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

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Shop small and support local talent this Christmas - browse our hand-picked selection of unique gift ideas from a handful of our talented graduates.
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Fi, who has over 13 years experience, has worked on over a hundred professional productions, with skills in both set and costume design
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This December, our Pre-Degree students will delight visitors in Plymouth with a selection of pop-up shops, exhibitions, miniature trade fairs and a celebration of creativity and enterprise as part of our annual Design to Sell event
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Wondering how to get started on your portfolio? Check out our top tips on how to best showcase your work for university and college applications.
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Craft & Material Practices graduate Harry Chadwick announced as the winner the British Glass Biennale’s Glass Sellers Student Award 2022
To make sure you don't miss a thing, we've put together a guide of some of the best arts and culture events to see, do, and attend in our city this festive period.
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Plymouth-based artist Rhys Morgan responds to British Art Show 9 with sea shanties rewritten by the LGBTQIA+ community
Former Arts University Plymouth student named by Vogue magazine as one of the best new jewellers to see at Goldsmiths’ Fair in London, the most prestigious event in the UK for silversmiths and goldsmiths
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Artist and lecturer Tom Milnes curates city-centre space for exhibitions and workshops by arts university students, graduates and staff
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Designs by Eleanor Andrews, Faye Bentley & Stella Olivier now on sale in Tate galleries across the UK
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Student surveys reveal students who are happy with their progress, feel safe & enjoy their time studying creative qualifications
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We sat down with artist and graduate Sue to find out more about her passion for printmaking, why she recommends returning to education as a mature student, and how joining the residency programme at Ocean Studios benefits her artistic practice.
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Technical Demonstrators have created a film to showcase the potential for students in Plymouth’s arts university
Artist Oliver Beer explores his fascination with sound and space in his installation ‘Household Gods’ at MIRROR
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Art University Plymouth's inaugural lecture series launches with 'On Making: Learning as Artefact' by Professor Andrew Brewerton, held at The Box on Thursday 17 November from 5.30pm. This is the first in a free public series of lectures and events designed to celebrate the significant milestone of a member of the Arts University Plymouth community achieving the title of Professor.
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The British Film Institute's horror season, In Dreams Are Monsters, comes to Plymouth Arts Cinema
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Katie has over 15 years experience in the fashion industry, working as a freelance designer for brands including Dickies, SuperDry Japan, New Look and Timberland
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Expert staff from across Arts University Plymouth are engaged in a wide range of activities in collaboration and partnership with people and organisations outside of academia, working to share skills and knowledge in a way that benefits society and the economy.
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Jack Viant, graduate of BA (Hons) Illustration, has come full circle with his recent appointment as Lecturer on BA (Hons) Illustration. We spoke to him about his Arts University Plymouth experience and what it's like to be an internationally published illustrator.
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How to support your child in completing their UCAS application, personal statement and references to gain a place in Higher Education.
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To make sure you don't miss a thing, we've put together a guide of some of the best arts and culture events to see, do, and attend in our city this month.
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“Matters Arising”, which was held at Studio 11 from 2 September to 9 September 2022, showcased Arts University Plymouth's graduating Masters students work with disciplines such as painting, sculptural installation, glass, ceramics and more displayed.
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Arts University Plymouth welcomed a group of working creatives from Plymouth’s Alma Yard in a pilot venture that will see visiting professionals gain access to the world class facilities on offer in the UK’s newest arts university.
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Plymouth’s Go To Marketplace has welcomed Arts University Plymouth graduates Oliwia Nowotnik, Poppy Yeoman and Nina Westwood to the high street.
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We catch up with Craft graduate Jo Tyler in the run-up to her solo show in London to chat about collaboration, creative community and her advice for students.
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Fashion photographer Maia Cazzani, who graduated from our BA (Hons) Commercial Photography with a First Class degree earlier this year, has been chosen to represent Arts University Plymouth as part of our national recruitment campaign. Read our Q&A with Maia.
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15 year-old student Mykhailo has successfully achieved an accreditation in the computer aided design (CAD) software, Autodesk Fusion 360, with the support of Arts University Plymouth’s Smart Citizens Programme and Fab Lab Plymouth.
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Combining creative expertise and collaboration with printmakers across the South West, we are a proud partner in the Real Ideas Print in Action Festival, the first of its kind in Plymouth! Taking place on 22 & 23 of October, the festival will offer a wide range of masterclasses, tasters, workshops, talks and stalls.
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BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Kate Channing wins Gold in the Creative Consciousness Awards for her efforts to end drink spiking.
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With over 15 years of industry experience, we welcome Simon Yuen as our new BA (Hons) Fashion Communication Lecturer.
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Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Stephen Felmingham has been appointed as Professor of Artistic Research, recognising both his outstanding contribution to academic leadership, teaching and research, and his distinction and reputation within the arts in Higher Education.
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Featuring exhibitions, markets, conventions and more, October is set to be a busy month indeed.
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Head of Academic Research at Arts University Plymouth, Judith Noble, and freelance filmmaker Tom Chick have screened their film ‘Fire Spells’ as part of the Open City Documentary Festival.
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Arts University Plymouth graduate Emmy Palmer will feature in the series, ‘Make It At Market,’ set to air on BBC later this year. Emmy started her journey at Arts University Plymouth with a Foundation year, progressing to a BA (Hons) Applied Arts, now developed into our successful BA (Hons) Craft and Material Practices programme.
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Augmented reality project at the Hoe and Smeaton’s Tower raises awareness of ash dieback in the South West
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Joshua Lyle and Essi Peuhkuri met while studying for their MA’s, Joshua in Visual Communication and Essi in Disruptive Design. After sharing a study skills session, love blossomed and this summer they tied the knot! In celebration of their wedding we talked to them both about their happily ever after.
Pre-Degree students partnered with Green Minds on an Urban Rewilding project to think about how art can actively support and promote the regeneration of nature and enhance biodiversity. As a result, students are working to make Palace Court a haven for bees and other wildlife in the city centre.
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Student Wellbeing & Complementary Health Therapist Ethan Pennell is an experienced acupuncturist and mindfulness tutor, as well as an Arts University Plymouth postgraduate alumni with a busy art practice and an MA in Creative Practices for Sustainability.
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Extended Diploma students from Arts University Plymouth’s Palace Court campus for Pre-Degree study are celebrating as they receive their results.
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MA student Kate Williams reflects on first Southcombe Barn artist residency
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Recent graduate artists from Arts University Plymouth and University of Plymouth celebrated in prestigious national platform
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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’
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.
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