Applications for our range of postgraduate study – including our MFA and MA in Creative Education – are open via the online application form, linked on the right hand side of each of our Postgraduate programme course pages.
More information on the Postgraduate Centre can be found here, and you can also visit us at a Postgraduate Open Evening to learn more.
How to apply for an MA
Students are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.
You can apply for the course you are interested in studying by clicking on the Apply Now link situated on the right hand side of each specific course listing. As part of the application, you will be asked to give the usual application details, to provide some digital images of your work, and to submit a short personal statement (300 words approximately).
This personal statement is a chance to tell us what you want to do on your chosen MA. It might include details of the techniques or themes that you want to investigate, the creative practitioners that inspire you, or the reading that fires your imagination.
It is also good for you to use the personal statement to let us know about your longer-term professional goals. It’s fine to change your mind later on about what you intend to do – we understand that a creative process rarely runs in straight lines. However, the personal statement is important because it helps us to begin a dialogue about how we can best support your flourishing as a distinctive, individual voice.
If you meet the entrance requirements, we will get back to you within three weeks of receiving your application to invite you for interview. You will have the opportunity to tell us more about your work at this stage and to ask more questions about your course.
Information regarding applying for an MFA
To enrol on our MFA, a recent MA or 180 level 7 credits in an art, design, crafts or media discipline is normally required. The personal statement can be used to outline the work you intend to develop on the MFA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Alumni Progression Award
Plymouth College of Art graduates applying for 2019/20 are offered a discount of 15% on Masters programme fees, regardless of when they studied with us previously. The discount applies if you studied on one of our pre-degree, foundation or undergraduate programmes. Postgraduate fees are usually £7,200 (full time study for UK/EU students) but with the 15% Alumni Progression Award discount, the cost is reduced to £6,120, saving £1,080.
Terms, conditions, and documents
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 viewed 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.