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Thinking about creative study?

We have a limited number of places still available for Autumn 2020... 

What is Clearing?

Clearing matches applicants to university places that are yet to be filled. It’s available to anyone who wants to start a degree in 2020. Running from 6 July, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if:

  • you apply after 30 June
  • you are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to
  • your place is not confirmed after exam results are published

Clearing is also an opportunity for those who have missed their conditions or had a last-minute change of heart about the university or course they want to study. We have a limited number of places available for courses of creative study starting as late as November 2020, from fashion, film and fine art to graphic design, game arts, and animation. It’s your choice to make.

Autumn 2020 - a hybrid approach to teaching

We’ll be welcoming back our undergraduate students from 5 October 2020. Following an intensive period of development, in consultation with students and practicing artists, Plymouth College of Art is preparing to launch its extended creative studio pedagogy, a hybrid of live online and on-campus creative practice within the physical environment of the college’s rich diversity of industry-standard studios and workshops. You can find out more about our plans on our dedicated page

Supporting Late Arrivals

At Plymouth College of Art we are committed to excellence. We know that some students may start with us later than others and we have therefore designed a series of dedicated activities to support a smooth integration into our programmes. New undergraduate students are able to enrol with us up to a month after our advertised start date - please contact us if you need more information. We review all later starts on an individual case-by-case basis.

Our dedicated Student Experience and Retention Officer oversees all later starts and works in partnership with our Students’ Union and Admission team to ensure a positive and successful experience. This includes: supporting enrolment, helping with accommodation, timetabling, organising tours, and an introduction to our Students’ Union. They can also suggest great places to eat and the quickest way to find the sea, we’re pretty close! 

Importantly, we know that the first few months of study are key to settling into a programme, meeting new people and integrating into the college, and we make sure that we support you in doing so. From the vibrant mix of events in our on-site gallery and independent cinema to the friendly faces of students hosting pop-up shops and exchanging ideas in our open-doors interdisciplinary workshops — Plymouth College of Art has an undeniable energy and atmosphere. We can’t wait for you to experience it in person soon.

As a creative community, we pride ourselves on ingenuity and with the combined input of our students, expert academics and highly-specialised technicians we are ideally placed to come up with innovative solutions to the shared challenges we face. 

In the meantime, to get a feel for our state-of-the-art studios and workshops, you can take a 360 virtual tour on our website. Want to speak to a student? Start a conversation on Unibuddy and find out why our current students chose their degree with Plymouth College of Art. 

If you have any questions about starting a little bit later with us, please contact us on or call our friendly Admissions Team on +44 (0)1752 203402.

We have limited places available on the following programmes:

BA (Hons) 3D Design Crafts

BA (Hons) Animation

BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial

BA (Hons) Costume Production & Associated Crafts

BA (Hons) Digital Media Production

BA (Hons) Fashion

BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing

BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts

BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA (Hons) Game Arts

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

BA (Hons) Illustration

BA (Hons) Interior Decoration, Design & Styling

BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking

BA (Hons) Photography

BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern

BA (Hons) Textile Practices

We know it’s a big decision to make, so we’re happy to make a contribution to your travel costs to get here and check us out, and there’s no need to worry about accommodation - yours is guaranteed.

Complete the form below to register your interest for Clearing 2020 at Plymouth College of Art.

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