Plymouth College of Art

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About Plymouth College of Art

Plymouth College of Art is an independent university-sector art school run by artists and designers for artists and designers. Established in 1856, the college is widely regarded as a dynamic catalyst for creative learning and social justice, offering courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and pre-degree level.

The college’s Schools & Outreach team work to raise aspirations and awareness of post-16 and post-18 arts education and routes into industry. From career fairs to online workshops, and employability talks to portfolio support - discover how Plymouth College of Art can support your students through meaningful encounters with art, design, craft and digital media.

The team are passionate about building links with schools and colleges all over the country and endeavour to deliver first hand, relatable experiences to inspire your students to continue on with their arts education. Learners can be connected with current students and alumni for an insight into life on campus and industry prospects beyond graduation.

Careers & Employability

Critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving are all vital transferable skills in the modern workplace and now more than ever it is essential for students to gain resilience. In fact, since 2010, the value of the creative industries to the UK economy has increased by 53.1%, estimated (before the pandemic) and is projected to increase to £130 billion by 2025. A recent report also found that 87% of creative industry workers are highly resistant to the risk of losing their role to automation in future. By booking an outreach activity with Plymouth College of Art, you are helping future-proof your students for a rewarding career in any sector, whilst equipping individuals with the confidence to adapt and succeed in an ever-evolving society.

The college is committed to supporting your school or college in reaching your Gatsby Benchmarks (4, 5, 6 and 7) and facilitating good career guidance. To view a full list of bookable activities please visit our website or email [email protected] to discuss a bespoke solution.

Workshops

Organising workshops is one of the best ways to give students an insight into studying arts subjects at degree level. We can provide everything from beginner or taster sessions to full projects. If there is a specialist discipline that you require, let us know and we can organise it for you. No matter what format we deliver our workshops, whether that is on-site or online, we assure you that your students will receive a high-quality creative experience designed to encourage them to think about their career options.

Information, Advice and Guidance

As well as workshops we are here to offer guidance and support, and can offer presentations and advice on student funding and UCAS applications, as well as course-specific talks for students wanting to learn more about specific areas of study. Our practicing creative professionals are on hand to talk through their professional expertise and journey to inspire and inform your students.

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Forthcoming Events

Pre-Degree Open Day
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Get to know... Costume Production
Monday, March 1, 2021
Admissions Drop-In
Monday, March 1, 2021
Student Q&A
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Get to know...Pre-Degree
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Get to know... IBCP
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Admissions Drop-In
Monday, March 8, 2021
Student Finance Q&A
Monday, March 8, 2021
Get to know... Textile Design
Friday, March 12, 2021
Admissions Drop-In
Monday, March 15, 2021
Student Q&A
Monday, March 15, 2021
Get to know... Fine Art
Monday, March 15, 2021
Accommodation Tour plus Q&A
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Student Life : Societies
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Admissions Drop-In
Monday, March 22, 2021
Open Day - On Campus
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Open Day - Online
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Admissions Drop-In
Monday, March 29, 2021
Portfolio and Interview Top Tips
Monday, March 29, 2021
 
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