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Our Journal

Check out the latest news, events and opportunities from our university community and industry network.

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The new academic year is starting and we hope you’re all excited to join us or come back to your studies after a fun-filled summer.
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With online features by the Association of Illustrators, award winners at this year’s Summer Show awards and commissions in exhibitions at The Box, these graduates have a bright future ahead of them.
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UK’s newest arts university recognised as a national pioneer of sustainability
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Richard Watson joins from the South West Academic Health Science Network with 25 years experience in research and finance management and development
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Four talented BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduates show off their collections at this year's Graduate Fashion Week in London
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‘IC3 GL5’ by Dan Guthrie will be staged in dialogue with Huma’s exhibition from 16 August to 20 August 2022
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BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Kate Channing has been selected as one of the Association of Illustrators ‘10 UK Illustration Graduates to Watch in 2022’
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We spoke to Simon, who founded his own design business Langer Studio, about his entry to the awards, what inspires him in design and what he learned during his time studying at Arts University Plymouth.
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With designs featured by Tate, a KARST residency and progression leading to a PhD involving quantum physics, these graduating contemporary artists are ones to keep your eyes on.
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With a strong presence at Graduate Fashion Week 2022, projects working with companies such as Size? and Speedo and internships with local emerging brands, these graduating fashion students are ones to keep your eyes on.
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Featured in the likes of Creative Boom and The Mirror, these graduate photographers are ones to keep your eyes on as they progress into the photographic industry.
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Here’s just some of the graduates we think you should keep your eyes on as they progress into the creative industry.
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Arts University Plymouth graduate Daniel Dayment has been selected for Creative Boom’s Introducing 2022, an annual feature that will champion the work of 12 creative graduates each year as they enter the creative industries.
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Dr Sue Brownlow takes over from David Noyce, who is retiring as Chair of the Board of Governors.
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Bonnie won the award for her work, 'Complete Collection of Tactile Objects'.
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37 artists have been confirmed for the fourth and final stop on the national tour, which brings the work of some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists to four cities every five years.
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Helen Markes, Extended BA course leader, discusses the difference between the two courses and how to decide which suits you best.
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Pre-Degree students photograph Pollenize, Keyham Crafties, Stiltskin Theatre Company and Snapdragons for city-centre exhibition
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Pre-Degree student Coco Powell chosen to exhibit her work at The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch from 22 to 24 July 2022
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We catch up with BA (Hons) in Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial alumna Selina Hall to find out about her new studio in the city and why she was drawn to study at Arts University Plymouth.
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This countdown of some of 2022’s most accomplished graduates gives a taste of what can be achieved on a creative degree at Arts University Plymouth.
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Students received awards for incredible achievements during their studies in a ceremony held at Plymouth Arts Cinema
Illustration shows Plymouth Hoe and Tinside Lido in vector illustration form featuring classic landmarks and famous events including Smeatons Tower and The Beatles
With the Summer Shows coming to a close and the new academic year creeping closer, here's what you can do to make the most of the last of the summer months.
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This year our students have rated us above the national average in every main category of the National Student Survey, voting us the top arts university in the UK for student satisfaction.
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South West Showcase artist Huma Mulji’s solo show opens on Friday 22 July and runs until Wednesday 14 September 2022
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Arts University Plymouth, Green Minds & National Trust collaborate to communicate the importance of green spaces
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Ten projects go live on Crowdfunder, with opportunities to help graduates win their share £15,000 of match funding
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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Association of Contemporary Jewellers are holding a conference at University of Exeter, organised by Lecturer and Subject Tutor, Rachel Darbourne. We catch up with Rachel and ask her about this year's diverse programme of speakers.
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Staff and students from Arts University Plymouth have joined forces with Plymouth City Council’s Building Plymouth initiative to help create designs for Mission Mammoth STEAMFest 2022.
Digital manipulation work by artist Stella Olivier covers the walls of a white space with three people looking at the works
Student Ambassador and first-year BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking student Chris Stone has been visiting our Summer Shows to see some of the diverse outcomes and creations of our graduating students. Here are his thoughts on the 2022 BA (Hons) Fine Art Summer Show.
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Student Ambassador and first-year BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking student Chris Stone has been visiting our Summer Shows to see some of the diverse outcomes and creations of our graduating students. Here are his thoughts on the 2022 Extended BA Summer Show.
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The Clearing process can be confusing, so we’ve put together a range of special events to make the process a little... clearer!
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We sat down with Gabriel to find out more about how his travels around the world led to a love of landscape photography, the focus of his personal work, and why, more than anything, he wants to see students succeed.
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Arts University Plymouth formally recognised as the UK’s newest arts university
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‘The Plym Stone’ features locally sourced limestone, Ivybridge granite and glass reclaimed from Plymouth Gin bottles and was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth
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A mythbusting blog for parents, guardians and teachers to help you guide your young person through Clearing 2022
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How to boss Clearing
Advice & Support
Clearing can be a bit of a confusing process, so we've pulled together all your frequently asked questions to clear things up!
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Highly-experienced educator and photographer joins as Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader
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Summer Shows are well and truly underway and you can find so many exciting graduate showcases across the city, but that’s not the only thing that’s happening in Plymouth in July
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Class of 2013 alumna Eve Mahoney has progressed from a runner to self-shooting, editing and directing her own films. We catch up with her to chat about self-confidence, social media and her future plans.
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After medical discharge from the Royal Navy, Ian McCarthy is building a new life as a photographer
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Textiles graduate Ayesha King collaborated with the surfwear brand Finisterre to develop a wetsuit suitable for Muslim women.
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A collaboration between Green Minds, Keyham Krafties and Arts University Plymouth produces a living wall of mini pollinators.
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Award-winning festival and digital platform for city’s creative graduates returns with a new employment programme
Arts University Plymouth team being presented with the What Uni Student Choice Award 2022 for Best Small or Specialist University
Reviews submitted by students allowed for the university to be shortlisted in the Small or Specialist category, with a panel of judges naming Arts University Plymouth the winner
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Arts University Plymouth formally recognised as the UK’s newest arts university.
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Students and graduates won four awards at this year’s ceremony
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Plymouth College of Art has teamed up with Crowdfunder to award creative and digital projects with a share of £15,000 match funding.
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Local students are set to take the next steps of their entrepreneurial journey with IGNITE’s free Business Programme
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Meet Nathan Soper, first year on BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices whose experiences in the military brought him to the hot glass workshops
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Third year BA (Hons) Fine Art student Stella Olivier visited The Box's Another Crossing exhibition to explore the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower
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Rachel Darbourne teaches across our MA Jewellery and BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices programme. We asked her about her own creative practice, living in Plymouth and how she discovered her fascination for materials.
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Despite our Summer Shows just around the corner, that’s not the only thing that’s happening in Plymouth this month. Check out our selection of events for May.
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In partnership with Green Minds, craft students designed and installed sculptural installations inspired by the natural environment of Poole Farm
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David McKee, author and illustrator of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and Mr Benn, passed away after a short illness.
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We’ve partnered with Green Minds, Plymouth City Council and The Village Hub to offer £3000 of artist commissions exclusively for Plymouth College of Art students.
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Meet Tim, our Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader for BA (Hons) Commercial Photography. We had the chance to ask him some questions about his personal and professional practice and find out what advice he had for those starting out in photography.
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Students create sand drawing on East Looe Beach to commemorate the people of Looe who took part in the conflict
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Explore the contemporary role of creativity and making in education