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Class of 2023

Celebrate this year's Arts University Plymouth graduates at our 2023 Summer Shows

From art and design to digital media and traditional making, discover the future of creative practice.

At Arts University Plymouth we believe higher education is a catalyst for personal, professional and cultural transformation, and now more than ever, creative innovation plays a vital role in a globalised society.

<p>We explore new horizons and push the boundaries of creative practice, encouraging students to think of themselves as professionals from their first day on campus. Each year our annual showcase offers students the opportunity to celebrate the culmination of their hard work whilst propelling them into the creative industries.<br /></p>

Summer Shows 2023

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

26 - 31 May (Private View: 26 May)Palace Studios
Extended Diploma2 - 8 June (Private View: 2 June)Palace Court
Extended BA12 - 19 June (Private View: 15 June)Tavistock Place
Undergraduate23 - 29 June (Private View: 23 June, Industry Event: 28 June)Tavistock Place

31 August - 7 September (Private View: 31 August)

Tavistock Place


<p dir="ltr">Each year, as part of our Summer Shows, the university recognises the outstanding achievements of students. During our season of events for Summer Shows, we’ll be presenting the following awards to a selection of Pre-Degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students:</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>The Board of Governors Awards</strong> highlight and celebrate the outstanding achievement of students who have overcome obstacles to educational achievement, raised the profile of the university, and demonstrated a significant contribution to university life.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>The Vice-Chancellor's Commendation Awards</strong> recognise outstanding creative and academic achievement, alongside a sustained contribution to the university community, where the student has produced high-quality work, made significant progress, and made a positive contribution to the programme through excellent studentship.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr"><strong>The Dean’s Awards</strong> recognise work of outstanding quality, judged on the work to be exhibited in graduate shows.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">The <strong>Graduate Employability Award</strong> recognises a graduating Level 6 (undergraduate) student who has demonstrated sustained engagement with their personal and professional development throughout their studies, building outstanding transferrable and employability skills. The award is nominated by course leaders.</p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">The <strong>Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Award</strong> recognises a graduating Level 6 student, who in addition to demonstrating sustained engagement with their creative practice, is already operating in a professional capacity, for example; working as a freelancer, selling their work or having work published or exhibited. This award seeks to provide a valuable helping hand to to an aspiring creative entrepreneur, and the winner of this award will be provided with a place in Workroom, Arts University Plymouth's new business incubation space. Level 6 (undergraduate) students will be invited to nominate themselves for this award.</p></li></ul>

What's On

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<p>Limited places are still available on our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate">undergraduate courses</a> - it’s not too late to apply for study beginning in Autumn 2023. </p> <p>If you are planning for entry in January and September 2024, follow the links to find out about Arts University Plymouth's upcoming <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/open-days">open days and events</a>, or <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/prospectus">request a prospectus</a>. </p> <p>Interested in making the step up to Masters study? We have places available across our range of innovative <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate">postgraduate courses</a>. Join our active, cross-disciplinary community of makers and thinkers. </p> <p>To book an informal chat about your options and to find out more please get in touch: </p><ul><li><strong>Call </strong>(+44) 01752 203434</li><li><strong>WhatsApp </strong>(+44) 07722 744184</li><li><strong>Email </strong><a href="mailto:hello@aup.ac.uk">hello@aup.ac.uk</a></li></ul>