Plymouth College of Art

Making Change Autumn 2021 – Free opportunities to experience life at an art school

Plymouth College of Art is offering a limited number of places on a free, three-week course for anybody interested in creative undergraduate or postgraduate-level study who wants to build their confidence and portfolio before deciding whether to take the plunge and make a university application.

Starting on Wednesday 29 September and open to anybody who will be aged between 18 and 70...

National recognition for Plymouth’s innovative IGNITE festival 

An innovative digital platform that connects arts graduates with creative agencies and employment and volunteering opportunities has been shortlisted for a prestigious major national education award.

The IGNITE Futures digital platform, the online hub at the heart of the city-wide IGNITE Festival of Creativity, is among six UK higher education projects shortlisted for a highly...

Photo Update – 'Paradise Lost' an exhibition by Mohini Chandra in MIRROR

'Paradise Lost', a new exhibition by Dr Mohini Chandra , an internationally-renowned artist, photographer and Subject Leader for BA (Hons) Photography at Plymouth College of Art, has opened to members of the public in MIRROR at Plymouth College of Art and will run until 6 November 2021.

All images courtesy of Dom Moore

'Paradise Lost' explores the rich...

Creative Extended Diploma students at Plymouth College of Art achieve best results yet!

Extended Diploma students from Plymouth College of Art’s Palace Court Pre-Degree campus are celebrating today as they receive the record results of their qualifications, after successfully tackling the challenges posed by continuing their art education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

52% of Plymouth College of Art UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma students obtained a Distinction, which is...

Plymouth College of Art student Emma Flintham wins South West Design + Digital Student Awards

Third-year BA (Hons) Graphic Communication student Emma Fintham from Plymouth College of Art has been selected as one of three winners of the Bristol-based agency Proctor and Stevenson 2021 South West Design + Digital Student Awards, winning £1,000 prize money.

Emma, who lives in Totnes, competed against 164 other final-year students from across the South West and Wales who entered the...

Plymouth College of Art has appointed Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Interim Principal and Chief Executive

Plymouth College of Art has appointed Professor Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Interim Principal and Chief Executive for the upcoming 2021/22 academic year. As Academic Dean with strategic academic leadership of Plymouth College of Art’s School of Arts + Media, School of Design + Communication and School of Critical + Cultural Studies, Paul has led the College’s undergraduate, postgraduate and...

MIRROR launches at Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art has announced the launch of MIRROR , an updated public gallery, events programme and online resource based within the college and built on the legacy of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, which was established in 2006.

Following on from the success of the South West Showcase, a programme of mentoring and support for South West based artists that was...

Professor Andrew Brewerton to step down as Principal and Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art

Professor Andrew Brewerton has announced his retirement as Principal & Chief Executive of Plymouth College of Art in July, after eleven years of service to the independent, university-sector art school (established in 1856), and a career of twenty-seven years in academic leadership.

In his time as Principal, Plymouth College of Art transferred from the Further Education (FE)...

Plymouth College of Art launch remote January-start design degrees for 2021

For anybody considering a degree in art, design, craft or digital media, it’s not too late to join Plymouth College of Art and kickstart a career in the creative industries, which contributed over £111bn to the UK economy in 2018, the equivalent of a massive £13 million an hour. The college is launching a wave of new January 2021 entry (Spring term) BA (Hons) degrees, which allow a global...

Devon student reaches final of JDO RAW national design competition

Plymouth College of Art student, Emma Flintham, has been selected as one of five finalists of the national student design competition - JDO RAW 2020 .

Over 150 students from across the UK submitted entries to the initiative - run by one of the UK's leading design agencies JDO - that has garnered a reputation for opening doors into the notoriously competitive design industry. Three...

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