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Clearing 2024 will open in July. Applications for September 2024 undergraduate courses are still open.

Clearing 2024 will open in July.

Applications for studying with us in September 2024 and January 2025 are still open and limited places are available.

From fashion, film and fine art to graphic design, illustration, and animation — the world needs creatives now more than ever.

<p>Clearing is the process universities and colleges follow to match vacant spaces on their study programmes to people seeking a place.</p> <p>From <strong>July to October</strong>, you can apply for one of our courses using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has vacant places.</p> <p>Clearing for 2024 will open on Friday 5 July 2024.<br /><br />Interested in finding out more? Complete our quick pre-registration form below, and we’ll be in touch to discuss your eligibility and the creative courses we have available.<br /></p>
"I originally accepted a place at Brighton for BA Illustration, but after visiting the AUP campus I was blown away by the facilities and the sense of community and collaboration. I declined my Brighton place following a conversation with a lecturer about the clearing process, and arranged an interview after which time I received and accepted an offer at Arts University Plymouth. The process was simple, friendly and extremely positive; I believe this was the absolute best decision I could have made."
Ruby, BA (Hons) Illustration
<p>Clearing presents an opportunity for applicants who have missed their offer conditions, declined all offers or had a last-minute change of heart about the university or course they want to study. Clearing is open to many people, including students receiving results this summer, late applicants, and mature learners. </p> <p><strong>You are eligible to apply through Clearing if:</strong><br /></p><ul><li>you’re <strong>applying after 30 June</strong> (If UCAS received your application after this date, they will not have sent it to any universities and colleges)</li><li>you <strong>didn’t receive any offers</strong> (or you’ve chosen not to accept any by the due date)</li><li>you <strong>didn’t meet the conditions</strong> of your offers (e.g you have not met a grade)</li><li>you've <strong>paid the multiple-choice application fee</strong> of £26</li><li>you’ve <a href="https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/results-confirmation-and-clearing/what-clearing/declining-your-firm-place-track" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><strong>declined your firm place</strong></a> using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track</li></ul>
<p dir="ltr">If you are <strong>yet to make an application</strong>, apply online now via <a href="https://www.ucas.com/students" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">UCAS Apply</a>. Don't forget you'll need a reference as well as your personal statement. UCAS applications received after the 30 June deadline, or students who miss their grade target, will be automatically entered into Clearing. Those who haven't yet applied to any universities can also apply through Clearing once they have their results. However, you'll need to have completed a UCAS application to use Clearing.</p> <p dir="ltr">If you are <strong>already holding a university place</strong> but would like to apply to a course at Arts University Plymouth instead, you can self-release into Clearing rather than wait for your original choice of university to release you. Self-release is available in UCAS Track from early July.<br /></p>

Check out our Portfolio Tips in this video, with some extra tips regarding interviews and informal discussions that you may have when you apply for a creative course.

Choose your Course

<p>Applications for courses beginning in <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">September 2024</a> are open. Take a look at our range of undergraduate degrees below.</p>

Contact Us

<p dir="ltr">If you have any questions about your application, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly Admissions team.</p><ul><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Email: <a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a></p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Call: <a href="tel:+441752203402">01752 203402</a></p></li><li dir="ltr"><p dir="ltr">Whatsapp: <a href="https://wa.me/+447722744184" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">07722 744184</a></p></li></ul> <p dir="ltr">You can also <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/ask-a-student" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">start a live chat </a>with our current students below and find out why they chose to study at Arts University Plymouth. Ask questions about course content, industry experience, student life, finding accommodation, the local area and their top tips for settling into your first year of studies.</p>
31 January 2024

Deadline for applications for 2024 study to be received.

28 February 2024

UCAS Extra opens for any applicants who received no offers, or who rejected all their offers

30 June 2024

Applications received after 6pm will automatically be entered into Clearing.

4 July 2024

Last date to add a UCAS Extra choice.

5 July 2024

Clearing 2024 officially opens