Find out what it’s like to study at Arts University Plymouth – the no.1 Arts University for Student Satisfaction (NSS 2022).
Join us on Saturday 26th November to explore our campus, visit nearby affordable student accommodation and speak with our academics and course leaders. You’ll even have the chance to hop on a bus and have a tour of the city!
Learn more about life at Arts University Plymouth
We know that deciding where and what to study can be a daunting task, this is why we feel it’s important for you to find out as much about the place and course you’re interested in. During your visit to one of our Open Days, you’ll have the chance to speak to our friendly team to find out everything you need to know about our BA (Hons) and Postgraduate offering, ask questions about studying with us and get support on choosing the right course for you.
Fuel your creativity! Why not try out the fantastic selection of Plymouth’s eateries whilst you visit? Our vibrant city offers a wide range of different cafes, restaurants and bars all providing a diverse selection of food and drink. Our on campus Refectory will also be open during your visit, serving hot and cold food as well as delicious barista made coffee.
What’s on in Plymouth? Your university experience isn’t only defined by the course and university you choose, it’s also about where you’d like to live, what there is to do during your own time and how easily you can travel to visit other parts of Devon’s stunning natural destinations, and further afield..
We’re proud to be located within the heart of Plymouth, just a stone’s throw away from the city’s main train station with excellent public transport networks. Located opposite Drake Circus shopping centre and less than a minutes’ walk from The Box, the South West's new multi-million-pound new museum, art gallery and archive, our campus at Tavistock Place is surrounded by exciting, fun, cultural and unique things to do. Browse our handy What’s On guide to learn more about events and experiences available in Plymouth!
Travel information Known as Britain's Ocean City and the gateway to the South West, Plymouth is well connected, visit our Getting Here page to find out more about travelling to Plymouth’s independent art university.
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.
British Art Show is the largest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK, giving people in cities across the country the opportunity to engage with work by the most exciting artists in Britain.