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Ready to apply to one of our undergraduate degrees? Kickstart your future in the booming creative industries with a specialised degree in art, design, craft or digital media at an independent, university-sector art school.

From our Undergraduate BA (Hons) Degree programmes and Extended Degrees to our Postgraduate Masters Degrees and our range of Pre-Degree study options, we offer something for everyone looking to further their artistic practice.

How to apply for our creative courses depends on the level of study for you. Applications for Undergraduate Degree programmes (unless part-time) are made via UCAS, whereas applications for our Postgraduate programmes and Pre-Degree courses are made directly to us online.

If you’re over 18 years and looking to study a BA degree, you can apply to one of our undergraduate courses. We offer 18 highly-specialised degrees in art, design and media, providing students with access to state-of-the-art facilities and industry expertise.

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  1. Note our UCAS Codes — To apply through UCAS you’ll need our institution code P65 and the relevant course code - which is available on each course page.
  2. Login to UCAS Apply — You can apply to all of our undergraduate courses through UCAS. Click here to login and if you need any support you can call our Admissions team on +44 (0)1752 203400. Remember, the deadline for the majority of courses is 18:00 on 15 January (UK time) if you are applying for 2021 entry.
    You can view entry requirements for each degree on our course pages and consult the UCAS Tariff Table. We recognise the value of a variety of qualifications and relevant experience and welcome applications from students who have followed less traditional routes.
  3. Arrange a visit or register for your next Online Open Event.

What happens next?

Your application will tell us about your qualifications and previous experience, but studying the arts is about more than can be captured on forms. We need to find out about your creative potential, your abilities and idiosyncrasies, so we will invite you to talk about your work with a member of our HE academic team. You can tell us about your aspirations, and why you want to study at Plymouth College of Art. It is also a good moment to find out what we can offer you.

Guaranteed accommodation in your first year

We are committed to ensuring that our students have suitable accommodation choices, and all first-year students are guaranteed accommodation within the city. We work with Clever Student Lets and Host to bring you a wide range of accommodation choices for all budgets, so that you can find a place to live that suits you.

£300 bursary in your final year

We are committed to ensuring every student’s creative practice is unrestricted by financial circumstance, and so we have set aside money to support you through your final year of study. The bursary is intended to help pay for costs incurred during that year - from class trips to materials and equipment, this money is made available for all students, to help ease any worries about the cost of your degree. The college bursary is based on your household income.

Entry requirements

We recognise the value of a variety of qualifications and relevant experience and welcome applications from students who have followed less traditional routes. For further information visit the individual subject pages on this website or consult the Tariff Table on the UCAS website.

Overseas applications

If you are a European or overseas student interested in our Undergraduate programmes, you can submit your portfolio or showreel online and interview via an online platform. Please visit our International Students page or contact Admissions for further info on +441752 203474 and admissions@pca.ac.uk.

Quality & Standards

We are also registered with the Office for Students. That means we meet their requirements for course quality, academic standards, student support, student protection and more. For more information see www.officeforstudents.org.uk/the-register.

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Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions for Higher Education students – which set out the basis of the agreement between us when you accept a place with us – can be downloaded here. These make reference to our Academic Regulations and our Code of Conduct for students. The Code of Conduct is specified in our HE Student Handbook which can be found here.

If you require copies of any of the documentation referenced within the Regulations please contact the Deputy Registrar Margaret Campbell at mcampbell@pca.ac.uk.

Get in touch

For more information and to gain personalised advice on your application, please contact our Admissions Team.