Extended BA

Extended BA (Hons) Degree

If you want to pursue a creative degree at Arts University Plymouth but feel you have yet to acquire the experience and range of skills necessary, our Extended BA programme will prepare you for entry to one of our BA (Hons) undergraduate courses.

<p>This four-year route offers an exploratory year, developing your insight into a range of art, design and media skills and approaches, before progressing onto a specialist degree of your choice.</p> <p>Our Extended BA environment is dynamic and supportive, helping you discover your own particular passions and strengths within the creative arts, whilst building your academic confidence, purpose and direction. </p> <p>You will also gain first-hand experience of your chosen specialism, in the form of a module of specialist personal investigation where you can develop your own interests in your chosen degree subject.</p>
<p>Our Extended Degree is intensive and challenging, taught through lectures, workshop and studio sessions, seminars and tutorials. </p> <p>You will have the freedom to take risks, generate ideas, experiment, and develop a breadth of approaches to problem-solving. This is an exploratory year, in which you will experiment with materials, processes, methodologies and practices. </p> <p>You’ll develop a range of critical skills relevant to degree-level study, while broadening your use of drawing, visual research, contextual studies, digital imaging and design methods.</p> <p>As the year goes by you’ll specialise in your chosen undergraduate subject, helping you to become a confident, independent and creative artist, designer or maker.</p>
The year I spent on the Extended BA is one that I wish I could repeat again and again. To say that the year was transformative is a considerable understatement. I came onto the course feeling slightly imposter-like and I left the course an artist, excited for my future.
- Michele Azzopardi, Extended BA (Hons) Degree
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“The Extended Degree is an excellent chance to experiment with everything the university has to offer. The support from staff and use of the facilities helped me to determine the direction in which I wanted to take my career, as well as giving me a broad knowledge of art across a wide range of practices.”
Taylor Harford, Extended BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial

Extended BA students exhibit their work in the annual end of year Summer Show.

<p>There’s never been a more exciting time to join our university, as we develop our existing curriculum with the input of our students, alumni, and expert academics. Through close consultation with industry professionals, we can ensure that what you learn with us will prepare you for a dynamic and ever-changing future job market.</p> <p>If you're applying to study with us this Autumn please visit UCAS and refer to the codes below. For more information or support with your application please contact <strong><a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk?subject=Ext%20BA%20enquiry">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a>.</strong> <br /></p>



BA (Hons) Animation & Games (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Commercial Photography (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Costume Production (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Fashion Design (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Marketing (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Fine Art (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Illustration (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Interior Design & Styling (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Photography (Extended Degree)


BA (Hons) Textile Design (Extended Degree)

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In their artistic practice students are encouraged to take creative risks, generate ideas, experiment and develop a breadth of approaches to problem-solving.

<p>All students at Arts University Plymouth can access specialist support via our Student Support Team. Our trained advisers offer information and guidance on student finance and funding, disability support, counselling and more.<a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/disability-support-and-reasonable-adjustments" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><br /><br />Click here</a> to read more about the support we offer.</p>
<ul><li><strong>E</strong><strong>mail: </strong><a href="mailto:admissions@aup.ac.uk">admissions@aup.ac.uk</a></li><li><strong>Tel:</strong> +44 (0)1752 203434</li></ul>