Plymouth College of Art, UK

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Plymouth College of Art, UK


Plymouth College of Art is a specialist independent art school located in Plymouth, England. Founded in 1856, it offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and pre-degree programs focused on creative arts, design, and media. The college is known for its emphasis on hands-on learning, creativity, and community engagement.

Nearby Universities

  1. University of Plymouth
    • Located in Plymouth, offering a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across various disciplines.
  2. Plymouth Marjon University
    • Also in Plymouth, specializing in education, sport, health, and social sciences.
  3. University of Exeter
    • Approximately an hour's drive from Plymouth, with campuses in Exeter and Cornwall, offering a wide range of courses.

Weather Around the University

Plymouth has a temperate maritime climate, with mild temperatures and moderate rainfall.

  • Summer (June to August): Average highs of 17°C to 21°C.
  • Winter (December to February): Average highs of 5°C to 9°C.
  • Rainfall: Moderate and consistent year-round, with heavier rains typically occurring in the winter months.

Courses at Plymouth College of Art

Undergraduate Programs

  • Art: BA (Hons) Fine Art, BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts.
  • Design: BA (Hons) Graphic Design, BA (Hons) Illustration, BA (Hons) Interior Design.
  • Media: BA (Hons) Film, BA (Hons) Photography, BA (Hons) Animation & Games.
  • Fashion: BA (Hons) Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Fashion Communication, BA (Hons) Textile Practices.
  • Digital Arts: BA (Hons) Creative Technologies, BA (Hons) Game Arts, BA (Hons) Digital Media Production.

Postgraduate Programs

  • Art: MA Fine Art.
  • Design: MA Creative Education: Making Learning, MA Design, MA Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice.
  • Media: MA Photography, MA Film & Digital Media.

Pre-Degree Programs

  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design: Prepares students for higher education in creative subjects.
  • Extended Diploma in Art & Design: Two-year course equivalent to A-levels, focusing on creative practice.

Additional Information

  • Research and Collaboration: The college engages in various research projects and collaborates with local and international partners.
  • Student Support: Comprehensive student support services including academic guidance, career advice, and mental health support.
  • Facilities: State-of-the-art facilities including specialist studios for printmaking, ceramics, glass, textiles, and digital media; a library; and exhibition spaces.


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