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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.
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||We accept combinations of qualifications that meet or exceed our tariff requirements, alongside evidence of your creativity|
We recognise the value of a variety of qualifications and relevant experience and welcome applications from students who have followed less traditional routes. We are happy to accept combinations of qualifications, and welcome applications from candidates without formal qualifications who can provide evidence of their creativity.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/studying/how-to-apply/
Additional entry 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 college. It is also a good moment to find out what we can offer you.
We encourage you to visit the college, 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).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|