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Open Day - Undergraduate

Saturday 1 Oct, 9:00am1:00pm
Saturday 1 Oct, 9:00am1:00pm
Arts University Plymouth
Tavistock Place, Plymouth, PL4 8AT

Before deciding where and what to study, it is important that you find out as much as you can about the place and the course you are interested in. At our Open Day, we'll have everything you need to know about our BA (Hons) Degrees and our UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

Our Open Days are a chance for you to explore the city as well as Arts University Plymouth, and to get a feel of what life’s like at an independent art university in Britain's Ocean City. During your visit you will have the opportunity to tour our campus, visit the local student accommodation halls, speak with our academics and even hop on a bus and have a tour of the city.

This Open Day you can take part in a free 3D portrait scanning drop-in workshop led by artist, researcher and BA (Hons) Creative Technologies Lecturer Tom Milnes in Fab Lab Plymouth. Perfect for aspiring artists and students interested in science and technology, the workshop will give visitors a whirlwind tour of the cutting-edge technology available in our Fab Lab, ending in participants leaving with an image of their 3D portrait scan to share on social media.

Alternatively, why not drop into our media studio to join the new BA (Hons) Sound Arts team for a session experimenting with an eclectic collection of hand-made instruments, including a noise machine designed to create bespoke sounds for horror films, inspired by the Futurist Intonarumori. Meet Lecturer Neil Rose, who will take a leading role in BA (Hons) Sound Arts when it launches next September, and find out more about the potential career paths that lead from a new degree focused on sound recording, engineering, designing and composing, with an emphasis on experimentation.

Expert academics and current students will be on hand to help you make a decision on what to study, as well as sharing insights into the benefits of studying a creative degree at the top ranked arts university in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022.

Course leaders and lecturers from a range of creative undergraduate degrees will be on hand, alongside Student Ambassadors who can talk about the award-winning support available at Arts University Plymouth, recently voted best Small or Specialist Institution at the annual Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Our award-winning Students’ Union will also be open. AUP:SU won Best Campaign Supporting Student Wellbeing at the last Think Student Awards, beating leading international universities to be selected as the winner by the Student Pulse panel of 40,000 students.


Plymouth College of Art, which was founded in 1856, has been granted full university status and formally recognised with the new title of Arts University Plymouth, following approval by the Privy Council. This makes us the City of Plymouth’s first specialist arts university. Read more here.

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