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Learning, Teaching & Assessment

Undergraduate courses at Plymouth College of Art are delivered and supported through a diverse range of learning and teaching experiences.

During the course of your studies, you will experience a variety of learning opportunities which will be delivered as taught or supported sessions, and directed study.

You will also have access to college-wide resources which include workshops, project spaces, and our library. Alongside specific skills taught and supported within your programme, college resources are open access for all students. We encourage mobility across subject areas, and the development of interdisciplinary practice. 

We also provide a base room for every programme in the college, offering a space for learning and teaching, alongside social interaction with your peers.

A variety of learning and teaching methodologies are used to support the development of practice in the context of subject and/or cross-subject requirements and the specific module learning outcomes.

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

We provide a dynamic, stimulating learning environment from which to test new models of practice, while investing in the rich relationship between practice and theory - based on the potential in material and visual exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of histories and contemporary contexts.

This page gives you an overview of the college's learning and teaching ethos, and methods of assessment.