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Photography alumni Nicholas White on conservation, collaboration and creativity
Nicholas White, graduate of BA (Hons) Photography, talks about his latest project, 'Carpathia', a photographic series working with rangers of a wilderness reserve in the Southern Carpathian Mountains of Romania.
From a Foundation Diploma to Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Arts
Alumni Xanthe Burdett writes about how Plymouth College of Art broadened her horizons and prepared her to succeed at Cambridge University.
Review: KARST opens up Test Space for BA (Hons) Fine Art students
BA (Hons) Fine Art students Stella Olivier, Ashanti Hare and Darcy Meades talk about their experience exhibiting at KARST
We'll pay your travel costs: Claim up to £80 when you visit us
Did you know we may be able to help out with some of your travel expenses when you visit us? Read on to find out how to make your claim.
Arts venues mark one year to British Art Show with £100k funding boost
To support the city's hosting of British Art Show 9, arts organisations across Plymouth have secured £100,000 grants from Arts Council England.
Plan Your Open Day
So you're coming to visit the college for an Open Day - we thought we'd share some of our favourite places to stay and eat while you're in the city
Organisations across Plymouth open their doors for the Fab City Plymouth Open Day 2021
The successful Open Day was the first large-scale Fab City event to be held in Plymouth for members of the public, showcasing how organisations, projects and local people are working together to make a truly Fab City.
Writing your UCAS Application
Advice & Support
If you're applying to study a full-time BA (Hons) or Extended BA degree at Plymouth College of Art, you will need to submit your application through UCAS. Read our step-by-step to complete your personal statement, references and education history.
Head of Design releases a love letter to the iconic Mini Cooper
Peter Barker releases new book about the history and iconic design of the world's first sports saloon
Plymouth artists come together for the NHS
The Postgraduate Medical Centre at Derriford Hospital is hosting a new exhibition, Celebrating Plymouth - Celebrating the NHS, to reflect on the challenges that the NHS has faced and celebrate University Hospitals Plymouth.
What to do in Plymouth when you come for an Open day
We've put together a handy guide to our favourite places for you to visit and explore when you come to us for an Open Day.
Dr Eddie Falvey celebrates 1980s horror!
Lecturer at Plymouth College of Art, Dr Eddie Falvey, has released a book studying the beloved cult classic horror movie, Re-Animator
What's On in Plymouth in October
To make sure you don't miss a thing, we've put together a guide of some of the best arts and culture events to see, do, and attend in our city this month.
In Pictures: Behind the scenes of The Hatchling
Our BA (Hons) Costume Production students helped create a giant dragon the size of a double decker bus, which took flight over the city at the end of August. Here are some pictures from behind the scenes.
National recognition for Plymouth’s innovative IGNITE festival
IGNITE Futures digital platform has been shortlisted for the highly competitive THE Award in the Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year category.
Fab City hubs open their doors to celebrate sustainability and collaboration
Fab City hubs across Plymouth are opening their doors. Drop-in to discover how we are working towards creating a more sustainable and collaborative city.
In Pictures: Masters Summer Show Open 2021
Images from the opening event of the Masters Summer Show Open 2021, where postgraduates showcased their exciting and dynamic research work completed during their studies
Fab Lab Plymouth leads drive to help local people better understand our environment
As part of the Smart Citizens Programme at Plymouth College of Art, people across Plymouth are installing environmental sensors to better understand and seek solutions to local environmental issues
Local creatives use digital design skills to protect Plymouth’s wildflower meadows
Students from Plymouth College of Art, young people and members of local businesses from around Plymouth coming together to design and produce digitally fabricated signs that have been installed in wildflower meadows across the city
International Making Futures conference goes digital for 2021
Making Futures is Plymouth College of Art’s international research platform, exploring how contemporary crafts are practised, consisting of an international biennial conference, staff research groups, an online open-access journal and more.
Making the most of your time at an arts university
Advice & Support
Starting your journey into art education can be a daunting one so we've compiled our best tips and tricks so you can get the most out of your time at art college.
MA Printmaking student wins summer residency at Canonteign Falls
Helen Skidmore, MA Printmaking student, has been selected for a summer residency at Devon’s Canonteign Falls, forming part of the September Devon Artist Network Open Studios event
An update for the student community returning in 2021
Advice & Support
A message from the educational institutions of Plymouth about the health, safety and wellbeing of the whole community, from students and staff to city residents and visitors.
Class Of 2021: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design graduates set their sights on the future
A taste of what to expect from this year’s ambitious Foundation Diploma students as they progress onto a wide range of pathways.
Masters Summer Show Open 2021 – Innovation and disruption from research-led makers
Hosted by Studio 11 on Regent Street, Plymouth, postgraduate students from Plymouth College of Art are showcasing their dynamic and exciting research projects from 10 to 16 September 2021
Lost painting by British Surrealist Ithell Colquhoun goes on loan to Whitechapel Gallery
'Water Flower' by Ithell Colquhoun is now showing at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in the exhibition 'Phantoms of Surrealism' running until 12 December 2021.
‘Paradise Lost’ by Mohini Chandra – a new exhibition in MIRROR at Plymouth College of Art
‘Paradise Lost’ is the new body of work from Dr Mohini Chandra, exploring the rich history of shipwrecks in the historic naval port city of Plymouth and their relation to empire, slavery and indenture
Explore your creativity in Britain’s Ocean City
Plymouth could seem to some like a sleepy city on the coast, but look a little closer and you'll find a thriving art scene from contemporary art galleries to large scale installations of public art.
MA Drawing student who's worked for Facebook and Nike creates colourful new mural for Union Corner
Will Luz, MA Drawing student collaborated with artist Stephen Smith of Neasden Control Centre and Nudge Community Builders to create a 13 metre tall bold and colourful mural on the side of Union Corner on Union Street, Plymouth.
Student shorts and archive footage of Plymouth to be showcased at Open Air Cinema
Visitors to Plymouth Arts Cinema’s Open Air Cinema events at Tinside Lido will be treated to a programme of student short films and archival footage to accompany the main programme of films.
Tips and tricks for studying a creative degree
Advice & Support
MA Painting and BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking graduate Marcus Nodwell gives his best advice for a new student starting their creative education journey!
MA Illustration student creates new look for IRIS Prize 2021
Awards & Industry
MA Illustration student Sean Morgan from Caerphilly creates dynamic new designs for 15th Iris Prize
Sustainable Design Talk: WASP revolutionising sustainable housing with 3D printing using local clay
Italy's pioneering specalists in 3D printing, WASP (World's Advanced Saving Project) have discussed the latest in 3D printing eco-homes at the Smart Citizens Programme's Sustainable Design Talk, hosted online by Plymouth College of Art's Smart Citizens Programme and Making Futures Research Group.
Practical tips to help you prepare for university
Advice & Support
MA Painting and BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking graduate Marcus Nodwell gives his best tips and tricks for starting university, from finances to what to pack!
Graduates and staff from Plymouth College of Art to show at Plymouth Contemporary 2021
Students and staff from Plymouth College of Art have been selected to showcase their work at the Plymouth Contemporary 2021.
Plymouth College of Art appoints Dr Stephen Felmingham as Academic Dean
Dr Felmingham has lectured extensively across the UK, including University College Falmouth, Norwich University of the Arts and Leeds College of Art.
Costume students help create The Hatchling
Our BA (Hons) Costume Production students helped create a giant dragon the size of a double decker bus, which is preparing to take flight over the city.
Creative students at Plymouth College of Art achieve best results yet
Extended Diploma and Foundation Diploma students from our Pre-Degree campus celebrated this week as they received record results, with over half achieving a Distinction, equivalent to 3 A* at A-Level.
A Guide for Freshers 2021
Advice & Support
From Drink and Draws to city tours and from escape rooms and arcades to rock climbing and surfing, whether you just want to check out some free socials or book in for a student experience not to be missed, there really is something for everyone this Freshers'.
Clearing advice for parents, guardians and teachers
Advice & Support
A mythbusting blog for parents, guardians and teachers to help you guide your young person through Clearing 2021
Plymouth College of Art awards Honorary Fellowships to Anne Barlow, Tim & Chris Britton, and Jo Arscott
In a ceremony featuring almost 250 students hosted by Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art awarded fellowships to those who have significantly contributed to the arts, arts education and cultural leadership.
Class of 2021: The best looks from this year’s Fashion graduates
Highlighting the excellence of creativity from the Class of 2021, we check out graduating students from BA (Hons) Fashion Design and BA (Hons) Fashion Communication who have made an impact already.
Don't miss our Clearing events
The Clearing process can be confusing, so we’ve put together a range of special events to make the process a little... clearer!
Class of 2021: Outstanding images from our photography graduates
Meet the outstanding 2021 graduates of BA (Hons) Photography and BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
Class of 2021: Traditional artistry reimagined with this year's graduates
Here we’ve showcased this year’s BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking graduating students by selecting a hand-picked few who have shown their passion, energy and appetite for success throughout the duration of their degree studies
Graphic Communication student Emma Flintham wins South West Design + Digital Student Awards
Awards & Industry
Competing against 164 other students, Emma has been selected as one of three winners, winning £1,000 in prize money with her unique drinks brand concept, The Kombeecha Co.
Class of 2021: Exploring contemporary art practice with this year’s Fine Art graduates
We narrow down graduating students from BA (Hons) Fine Art who have impressed with their innovation and expression during their time on the course.
Graduate Charlotte Scurlock on her journey to Teign Valley Glass
After graduating BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices in 2020, Charlotte has landed herself a new role at Teign Valley Glass.
Smart Citizens Community Meet-Ups – Bringing technology & creativity together to protect nature
Members from Smart Citizens, Green Minds, Pollenize and Art & Energy come together to protect Plymouth’s wildlife and environment.
Class of 2021: Award winning talent in film and digital media
We explore the Film & Digital Media students who have made a big impression during their time at Plymouth College of Art.
How to boss Clearing
Advice & Support
Clearing can be a bit of a confusing process, so we've pulled together all your frequently asked questions to clear things up!
Supporting students in the Fabric Lab – Celebrating our outstanding Technical Resource Manager
Kathryn Hays, Technical Resource Manager for Plymouth College of Art has been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to help students access equipment, resources and facilities vital to their art school education experience.
Class of 2021: Shaping the future of interior design
Keep an eye on these students graduating from BA (Hons) Interior Design & Styling, as they enter into the world of industry.
Artist Maud Craigie explores BA (Hons) Fine Art Summer Show 2021
South West Showcase 2020 artist Maud Craigie, during her residency at MIRROR Plymouth, has visited this year's BA (Hons) Fine Art Summer Show, showcasing the work of graduating students.
Why you should go to an Open Day
Open Days are a great way to find out everything you need to know about studying at Plymouth College of Art. Here's why we think you shouldn't miss our next one.
Plymouth: City Of Culture
There’s something special about the way that music, art and film blend in Plymouth, here's why we think the city is such a great place to study.
Summer Shows 2021
Plymouth College of Art’s 2021 Summer Shows
Plymouth: A beautiful place to study
From stunning countryside and beaches to a vibrant and thriving city life, Plymouth has a lot to offer...
Plymouth College of Art has appointed Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Interim Principal and Chief Executive
Plymouth College of Art has appointed Professor Paul Fieldsand-Danks as Interim Principal and Chief Executive for the upcoming 2021/22 academic year
Plymouth College of Art students get creative outside the classroom
Students at the college have been making their mark on public art across the city, in collaboration with local art organisations