Arts University Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animation & Games (Extended Degree)

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Course summary

Plymouth College of Art has been granted full university status and formally recognised with the new title of Arts University Plymouth, following approval by the Privy Council. This makes us the City of Plymouth’s first specialist arts university. The title of Arts University Plymouth signifies a change to the way that the world will see us, our position within the sector and the mobility of our graduates; but not a change in the way that we see ourselves or what we do. Arts University Plymouth will build upon the existing strength of our unique culture and incredible community; we have no plans to change the specialist focus of the work we do together. The name Arts University Plymouth will appear on our qualifications, making it easier for employers and peers to recognise that our students were taught at a leading specialist arts university. In May we were awarded the Best Small or Specialist University at the 2022 WhatUni Student Choice Awards, coming top in a list of well-respected specialist UK universities, based on unbiased and honest reviews from students across the UK, in a category that highlights the quality of our provision as a specialist creative university. Our Extended Degrees offer a dynamic and supportive environment in which you will be encouraged to explore and develop core skills and competencies as a creative practitioner.

  • Identify your personal practice through access to college-wide facilities.
  • Learn in the unique environment and study experience of a specialist art college, characterised by creativity, experimentation and imagination.
  • Successful completion of the first year guarantees you a place on one of our full undergraduate programmes.
If you want to pursue a specialist creative undergraduate degree but feel you have yet to acquire the experience or typical entry requirements, our Extended Degrees will help focus and refine your creative interests through applied practice, and facilitate your future learning journey. This programme provides you with an intensive interdisciplinary year of experimental and investigative approaches to developing your learning in preparation for your entry to year one of our BA (Hons) undergraduate programmes. We’ll help you discover your own interests within the creative arts, building academic confidence, purpose and direction. Our Extended Degrees offer a four-year route towards gaining a BA (Hons) degree with us, providing you with insight into a range of art, design and media skills and approaches. Our Extended Degrees will challenge your preconceptions, encourage risk-taking and build confidence in your own ideas and abilities. You will be taught through lectures, workshops and studio sessions, seminars and tutorials, with opportunities to investigate a wide range of materials, processes, methodologies and practices. You’ll develop critical skills relevant to degree-level study, while broadening your use of drawing, visual research, contextual studies, digital imaging and design methods. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing. You will be introduced to facilities across the college, including our 3D studios, specialist drawing and print spaces, film and photographic facilities, Fab Lab Plymouth, and the Equipment Resource Centre.

Course details

Modules

The first year of an Extended Degree is not a qualification in its own right, but when you successfully complete it you are guaranteed a place on our full undergraduate programme. You’ll develop confidence in your use of drawing, visual research, contextual studies, digital imaging and design methods, and you’ll have the chance to experiment with a range of materials, equipment, processes and software. As the year goes by you’ll specialise in your chosen undergraduate subject (illustration, graphic design, fine art, etc.), helping you to become a confident, independent and creative artist, designer or maker.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W618
Institution code:
P65
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Your application will tell us about your qualifications and previous experience, but studying the arts is about more than can be captured on forms. We need to find out about your creative potential, your abilities and idiosyncrasies, so we will invite you to talk about your work with a member of our HE academic team. You can tell us about your aspirations, and why you want to study at the university. It is also a good moment to find out what we can offer you. We encourage you to visit the university, so that you can see our facilities, meet our teaching and technical staff, and discuss any other queries you may have; however we appreciate this may not be possible, and are happy to talk to you via an online platform (such as Google Meet or similar). We accept a range of international qualifications and will look at each application individually.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.aup.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

We will ask you to upload a digital portfolio or showreel, and may also invite you for a discussion with one of our academic staff if needed, which will help us make a decision about your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Level B2):overall score of 6.0 with minimum scores Listening: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5
Trinity ISEPassIntegrated Skills in English II (Level B2), minimum grades required: Reading: Pass Listening: Pass
PTE Academic50PTE Academic (Level B2), minimum grade required: Listening: 50, Reading: 50, Writing: 50, Speaking: 50

Click here to find out the most up-to-date information on our English Language requirements

https://www.aup.ac.uk/international/language-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animation & Games (Extended Degree) at Arts University Plymouth - UCAS