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Book a tour

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 bespoke tour of our campuses on a date and time that works for you.

Please email liaison@pca.ac.uk and one of our friendly team will confirm your booking, and meet you on your preferred date and time.

Undergraduate campus, Tavistock Place

Tours of our Tavistock Place campus will include a visit to our brand new Refectory canteen and the recently opened 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’ll be shown around our Careers and Enterprise office, where students can find support through all steps of their career planning, including a job wall filled with great employment opportunities and internships. 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, 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 Campus, Palace Court

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.

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Palace Studios

Palace Studios is home to our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design course, and includes two large specialist studios, comprising spaces of over 160 square metres, high windows for natural light, plus an enclosed courtyard social area.

Palace Studios can be found on Buckwell Street, adjacent to Palace Court, and is only five minutes walk from our main Tavistock Place campus.

Postgraduate Centre, Studio 44

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.

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