How to Apply
Your future starts here
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
If your application meets our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to an informal discussion about your work with one of our academics. This might take place before or after you receive an offer from us.
We encourage you to visit the college, so that you can see our facilities, meet our teaching and technical staff, and discuss any other queries you may have; however we appreciate this may not always be possible. If you are unable to travel or have already attended an Open Day, this meet can take place online via Google Meet, WhatsApp, or a phone call. We will ask you to email a digital portfolio or showreel to us in advance, and arrange an interview slot with our Admissions team in advance.
If you would like to see what goes on inside our state-of-the-art studios and workshops or you would benefit from an informal talk about your future, a campus visit is a great place to start your research.
Come along to one of our Open Days and gain personalised advice from our student finance team, meet with expert academics and current students, and try out our specialist facilities. Our accommodation providers will also be on-hand to show you around the local area and our affordable shared halls and housing, just a stones throw from the college's main-site, Tavistock Place.
We are also pleased to announce that bookable tours will be available every Wednesday and Friday throughout August and September, allowing the public to explore a diverse range of degrees in art, design and digital media, alongside our Students Union, The Gallery, and Plymouth Arts Cinema.
Our knowledgeable staff will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about entry requirements, portfolios, employability, student finance and accommodation.
If you are unable to attend on a Wednesday or Friday we may be able to offer alternative dates upon request. To arrange a visit please email email@example.com
Our online events are a chance for students, parents and advisers to get a virtual feel for life at a university-sector independent art school. Both online and on-campus, we are committed to providing meaningful learning experiences and we can’t wait to show you the creative degrees we offer.
We welcome drop-ins, but to make the most of the event and receive more information over email, we recommend registering your interest in advance.
To join the talk simply set up your computer, tablet or mobile phone and click through the link provided over email and in the schedule below
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.