Plymouth College of Art


Plymouth College of Art is a specialist, independent art school offering a range of study across Art, Design and Media – from Extended and Foundation Diplomas to BA (Hons) Degrees and MAs. Our reputation as the leading provider in specialist Arts Education in the UK is founded on a rich history, the original Plymouth School of Art was opened in 1856.

Study here and you’ll be taught by highly skilled tutors and supported by expert technicians, in state of the art, industry level studios and facilities. Our tutors won’t just set assignments and leave you to get on with it. Open and approachable, we’re committed and involved in the whole college community, living and breathing creative and professional practice.

Our college has strong links with the wider community. We run a busy national and international programme of visiting artists, exhibitions, public events and partnership activities. As a student here you’ll be making connections with artists, industry and potential employers from day one.

Our Vision
High-quality education for life in contemporary arts practice, as the creative catalyst for personal, professional and cultural transformation.

Our Ethos
Places the aspirations and support needs of every student at the very heart of our creative enterprise.

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