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Join an Applicant Advice Session

If you're looking to study a creative degree in September 2021, come along to our series of talks for HE applicants.

If you or someone you know are looking to study a creative degree in September 2021, we recommend coming along to an upcoming Applicant Advice Session. Mix and match from the topics below to gain a deeper understanding of the journey to undergraduate study.

Short and sweet but packed with useful information on UCAS, portfolios, interviews, accommodation and more — our Applicant Advice Sessions offer you an informal opportunity to ask questions and gain personalised tips on your next steps to Higher Education.

All talks are free to attend and will take place online, allowing you to pick and mix the sessions that suit your needs and attend multiple events from the comfort of your home. Sessions are suitable for both enquirers and applicants, and friends and family are welcome. We encourage you to book in advance via the links below to receive event reminders and useful resources before and after the talk.

Scroll down to find out what’s on in April and if you can’t make a session don't worry — most talks will repeat throughout the Spring. Scroll to the end of this page to register for an alternative date or email hello@pca.ac.uk to find out more.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Join our experienced academics from the School of Arts + Media, the School of Design + Communication and the School of Critical + Cultural Studies as they discuss current key topics.

There will be the opportunity to join in the discussion and ask any questions you might have.

Get an insight into what life is like at an independent, specialist art school in Plymouth from the people that know us best, our current students!

Join our live Q&A session for your chance to speak to current students about what it is like to study at Plymouth College of Art and live in Britain’s Ocean City. Our ambassadors will answer any questions you have about course content, facilities, accommodation, industry opportunities, student support, the Students’ Union and more.

Thursday 29 April, 16:00-16:30

Drop-in for advice from our Admissions team on the application process, student finance and how to submit your portfolio. Our knowledgeable staff will be waiting on Google Meet to answer any questions you might have about UCAS, entry requirements, interviews and more over video or live chat.

This event repeats every Monday between 3-4.30pm, so if you can’t make a date in January don’t worry! Contact hello@pca.ac.uk to find out more and bookmark this event link.

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Join one of our accommodation providers Host for a narrated virtual tour of our recommended student halls and shared houses, including an overview of prices and locations. Our current students will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have about living in Plymouth, meeting new people, and preparing for university.

Thursday 29 April, 16:00-16:30

When applying for an art, design or digital course, applicants are usually required to submit a creative portfolio or showreel of their work. This is a chance to showcase your creative potential and is an important part of your application. Join our recruitment team for practical tips on the kind of things to include in your portfolio and how to present it in a digital format, ensuring it is interview ready.

We’ll also be providing some tips on the interview process and how to ensure you are best prepared for a digital interview.

Thursday 29 April, 16:30-17:00

Our knowledgeable student support team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the student finance process, including applying for student finance, and details on tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries and loan repayments. They will also be providing advice and top tips on budgeting whilst studying.

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Book an alternative date

To view a full list of upcoming Open Days and Online Events click here. We can also arrange a one-to-one campus tour (both online and in-person options available).