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Summer Skills Sessions 2021

Hoping to study a creative degree and want to build on your creative practice before moving into Higher Education? Learn new skills and explore our courses at one of our Summer Skills Sessions.

Plymouth College of Art is hosting an exciting series of digital and on-campus Summer Skills Sessions, taking place every Wednesday from 28 July until 1 September 2021. Each session will be focused on a different topic, providing tips and tricks and educating you on a variety of aspects of creative study and careers. Not only will you be able to enrich your creative practice, you will also get the opportunity to learn new skills, speak with our expert academic staff and ask questions about what it's like to study at an independent art school in the South West of England. These sessions are aimed at students aged 16+ who are looking to go into Higher Education.

Check out our upcoming Summer Skills Sessions below. You can book your place here.

Mastering Your Personal Statement, UCAS & Clearing - 28 July 2021

Need support with writing your Personal Statement? Unsure on what to include? Join us in this session where our expert team will be on hand to walk you through creating a successful personal statement. We will also provide you with some top tips while speaking about our own experiences! Book your place here.

Fab Lab Workshop Taster Session - 4 August 2021

Live from our Fab Lab, technician Ben Mundy will be running an exciting workshop demonstrating our 3D printing software, talking through the 3D process and introducing you to the Fab Lab network. Book your place here.

Photographing Your Own Work - 11 August 2021

Join our Technical Demonstrator Stephen Green for an exciting workshop providing tips, tricks and guidance on how to photograph your own work. Use these skills when putting together your own creative portfolio! Book your place here.

Social Media & Standing Out As A Professional - 18 August 2021

Join this exclusive Q&A panel discussion, where our amazing team of academics, careers advisors and alumni will provide helpful advice on how to utilise social media to promote your creative work, how to build an online presence, and how to write and enhance your CV. Book your place here.

Pre-Degree Taster - 25 August 2021

Introduction to Japanese: Learn to introduce yourself in Japanese and how to make a hopping origami frog! This is also an opportunity to chat with one of our Subject Leader's Michelle Lester to find out more about the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career Diploma) and what our Pre-Degree courses have to offer. Book your place here.

Starting University, Life Hacks & Top Tips - 1 September 2021

Our Students' Union President Harriet Moore and our Student Ambassadors will be running this session to get you ready for moving to university. They will be talking about their experiences studying at Plymouth College of Art, what to expect from university, providing some helpful advice on student life and much more! Book your place here.


Workshop Experience Day - 18 August 2021

Join us on campus and experience our state-of-the-art facilities first hand. With a variety of workshops to choose from, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and get a taste for the creative courses we offer. Book your place here.

*More on-campus sessions to be added soon