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Fees, Finance and Funding

We offer a wide range of courses and programmes; from BA (Hons) degrees to MAs, as well as pre-degree courses — such as our Extended Diplomas, the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, and Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

The financial help on offer and the fees you will have to pay will vary depending on the level of course you are studying and your own personal circumstances.

For a useful myth-busting guide to fees and finance, take a look at this Money Saving Expert article on student loans. 

Undergraduate Degrees*

For 2020/21, fees for our BA (Hons) and Extended BA (Hons) degrees for UK and EU students are £9,250 per year for new students. The fees for part-time undergraduate programmes are half those shown per year.

For 2020/21, fees for our BA (Hons) degrees for international students are £14,800 per year. We do not offer part-time study for international students. Scholarships of up to £1,500 per year may be available for international students, subject to eligibility and availability.

Postgraduate Study*

For 2020/21, fees for our postgraduate programmes are £7,800 per year for full-time UK and EU students and £4,300 for part-time students. We also offer a discount of 15% for college graduates applying for 2020/21, and if you have studied a Short Course at Plymouth College of Art you are entitled to a 10% discount on postgraduate fees. International students' fees are £14,800.**

For 2020/21, fees for our MFA programme are £5,200 per year for full-time UK and EU students, and half those shown for part-time students. We also offer a discount of 15% for college graduates applying for 2020/21, and if you have studied a Short Course at Plymouth College of Art you are entitled to a 10% discount on postgraduate fees. International students' fees for MFA are £9,870.** 

Pre-Degree - Extended Diplomas (with or without IBCP) and Foundation Diploma in Art & Design*

If you're under 19 years old and a permanent UK resident/permanent EU resident, our pre-degree courses are completely free of charge.

Fees may apply for those aged 19 and over or non-permanent UK residents. Financial support may be available.

For further information about our course fees and the financial support we can offer, please look through the relevant sections below.

Progression Awards and Discounts

There are a range of discounts available for those who have previously studied at Plymouth College of Art.

  • Alumni Progression Award: 15% discount on MA or MFA fees for UG, Pre-Degree and FAD graduates who go on to postgraduate study with us.
  • Short Course Progression Award: 10% discount on MA or MFA fees for anyone who has completed a Short Course with us.
  • Alumni Discount on Short Courses: up to 25% discount for UG, Pre-Degree and FAD graduates on our range of Short Courses. Please note, discounted Short Course places are limited. The discount of up to 25% off Short Course fees only applies to those who graduated from BA/MA/Pre-Degree and Foundation courses or programmes no more than 10 years ago. Contact shortcourses@pca.ac.uk to see if there are any discounted places available on the course you would like to do before booking.

*Fees shown here give an indication of current costs.   
**Excluding costs for international students who need a pre-sessional English course and ongoing in-year English language support.

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