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Pre-Degree

Read on for information on opening times, term dates, enrolment information, reading weeks, and more for new and returning Pre-Degree students.

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Pre-Degree Summer Show, 2018

Registration - Extended Diploma (Year 1) and Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (FAD) students

w/c Monday 6 September 2021

Term 1 Begins

w/c Monday 13 September 2021

Half Term

Monday 25 - Friday 29 October 2021

Term 1 Ends

w/c Monday 13 December 2021

Christmas Break*

Monday 20 December 2021 - Friday 31 December 2022

Teaching Begins

Tuesday 4 January 2022

Half Term

Monday 21 - Friday 25 February 2022

Term 2 Ends

w/c Monday 4 April 2022

Easter Break*

Monday 11 April - Friday 22 April 2022

Teaching Begins

w/c Monday 25 April 2022

Bank Holiday (University Closed)

Monday 2 May 2022

Half Term

Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June 2022

Term 3 Ends**

w/c Monday 4 July 2022

*University opening dates and times during the Christmas and Easter break are to be confirmed.

**Some commitments such as results day and final exhibition may fall after the end of the formal academic year and are subject to final confirmation with the awarding body.


In 2020, extensive safety measures were introduced across each Arts University Plymouth building, from protective plastic barriers for student and visitor facing services, 2-metre distances between workstations, one way systems and optimised timetables with staggered breaks and start times, to enhanced cleaning regimes, staff retraining and access to sanitising stations that will safely allow students back into workshops and studios, using the equipment and facilities that will prepare them for careers in the UK’s world-leading creative industries.

With new rules in place across every building, Arts University Plymouth continues to work with the Local Authority and Public Health England to support and promote the Track and Trace initiative.

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Palace Studios is home to our UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students.


We are looking forward to welcoming you on campus. In the meantime, please continue to monitor your inbox for email updates from our Learning & Teaching team and Admissions.

If you have any questions about your application or course, please email admissions@pca.ac.uk.

If you are a current student seeking information on assessment dates or anything else, please contact predegree@pca.ac.uk.