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Visit

If you are interested in coming to look at our facilities, but can't make it to an Open Day, we are more than happy to arrange a one-to-one tour of our campuses on a date and time that works for you.

Following the latest government announcement of a four-week national lockdown, we have moved all of our on-campus events and tours online until 3 December 2020.

If you have already made a booking for an on-campus event or tour, it will now take place online. We will be contacting you via phone and email to confirm the details and to answer any further questions you have. You will also have the opportunity to book an alternative date.

You can still visit us virtually throughout the lockdown period. Join us at one of Online Open Events or book a virtual campus tour.

We will be looking to deliver on-campus events after 2 December if restrictions are lifted. These will continue to be delivered in line with Government advice and measures. You can find information on the enhanced safety measures we have implemented here.

Please complete the Tour Booking form or email liaison@pca.ac.uk to arrange an online tour. We will confirm your booking shortly and arrange to meet you on your preferred date and time.

Undergraduate

Tours of our Tavistock Place campus will include a visit to our brand new Refectory canteen and the Students' Union Social Space and Bar.

You’ll also take a look around our Library, home to over 25,000 books and over 100 journals, as well as quiet study spaces and Mac suites.

You will also be shown where our Student Support team are situated - their team of counsellors and advisers are on hand to help with issues around mental health and wellbeing.

You’ll visit The Gallery, our on-site exhibition space which plays host to a high-quality contemporary programme of art shows and events, which enrich teaching and learning at the college. The Gallery has played host to some of the biggest names in current contemporary art, with exhibitions from the likes of Martin Parr, Rose Wylie, Timorous Beasties and Corinne Day.

We’ll show you around our LABs, including our Multimedia Lab, with photography studios, sound studios and green screen; Fab Lab Plymouth, which includes the latest digital design and 3D printing technology, our Imprint Lab - with silkscreen, letterpress, litho printing facilities and more.

The Fabric Lab houses facilities for producing textiles include knitting machines, a tufting gun, dyeing, sewing and pattern cutting, and our Materials Lab is where you’ll find equipment for working with clay, glass, plaster, metals and wood.

Our Tours will also take you around our fully stocked Equipment Resource Centre (ERC), where we have over 6,000 pieces of bookable equipment - from entry level DSLR cameras, to professional industry-standard digital medium format camera Phase One, an Arri Alexa, and the Panasonic Varicam, used by the BBC to film Blue Planet. Equipment from our ERC is free for all students from all areas of study to use.

And finally, you’ll get to visit all of our dedicated studio spaces for all of our programmes, so you’ll get a real feel for the creative learning and teaching spaces across all aspects of our curriculum.

Pre-Degree

Extended Diploma and IBCP

Palace Court is home to five hundred 16-19-year-old students studying arts, crafts, design and media. The creative Extended Diploma campus is just around the corner from the inspiring historical surroundings of the Barbican waterfront, Plymouth Arts Centre and only five minutes walk from our main-site, Tavistock Place.

If you are interested in finding out more about our pre-degree facilities, you can book a tour of our Palace Court campus. You will be shown around our studios for Graphics, Illustration and Game Arts, our Film, Animation and Media Production Studio, our Fashion & Textiles Studio, and our Art & Design Studio.

To arrange a visit please complete our Booking Form.

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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Our dedicated space for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students, Palace Studios, is situated on Buckwell Street in the heart of Plymouth’s city centre. Adjacent to the newly opened Bretonside multiplex and cinema redevelopment The Barcode and on the same street as Palace Court Pre Degree Campus.

Palace Studios includes two large specialist studios, comprising spaces over 160m2, designed to meet the needs of modern art, design and media students plus high windows for natural light, all housed only five minutes walk from our HE campus, Tavistock Place.

To arrange a visit please complete our Booking Form.

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Postgraduate

The Postgraduate Centre is located in Studio 44, a few minutes walk from Plymouth College of Art’s Tavistock Place site. It houses two flexible teaching, study and display spaces dedicated to the use of postgraduate students. Teaching on MA programmes takes place at the Postgraduate Centre and across the Plymouth College of Art campus, where MA students engage with our technical facilities and areas of expertise relevant to their practice.

The Postgraduate Centre is home to a dynamic community of scholars and makers, artists, designers, entrepreneurs, campaigners and activists. We welcome recent graduates as well as creative practitioners with established careers.

To arrange a visit please complete our Booking Form.

Contact us

If you would like to arrange an in-person tour of our college campus please complete our Tour Booking form. If you have any questions about your visit please get in touch with our Student Recruitment team: