Plymouth College of Art is a specialist independent art school, run by artists for artists. Founded in 1856, we offer a range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Pre-Degree study across Art, Design and Digital Media – combining over a century’s worth of history with up-to-the-minute thinking and cutting-edge facilities. Our city centre campus is also home to the Gallery at Plymouth College of Art and FabLab Plymouth, and we also offer a range of short courses, masterclasses, and Young Arts Club.
More than 2,500 students study at our campus in the heart of Plymouth. Expert tutors share their expertise, while encouraging students to develop their own creative strengths. We continue to invest heavily in specialist resources and facilities – for digital media and technology, as well as fine art and handcrafted traditions. Our college has strong links with the creative industries and wider community. So our students have the opportunity to connect with a range of artists and potential employers from day one