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Crafts graduate Tom Gerardin is now a designer at LEGO and has recently revealed his first set!
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Here are our top 10 reasons why you should choose to study at Arts University Plymouth!
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The university's new furnace will reduce the annual energy consumption of its renowned hot glass studios by up to 80%
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The group exhibition bringing together three artists runs until 11 March 2023
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Despite February being the shortest month of the year, there's still plenty to do in Plymouth!
Ethan Penn graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Communication at Arts University Plymouth with a First Class Honours in 2019
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StudentCrowd have ranked Plymouth as one of the cheapest cities in their league table of the 2022 Cheapest UK Cities for Student Accommodation.
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Former Principal, Professor Andrew Brewerton, returned to Plymouth to deliver 'On Making: Learning as Artefact', launching our inaugural lecture series with his reflections on making as being intrinsic to human learning.
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‘Dinner Machine: The Tale of the Tattoo’d Pig’ by alumnus Sam Machell will be shown at Plymouth's curated city-centre Cornwall Street Project Space.
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Arts University Plymouth students work with Green Minds to share the benefits of helping nature
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Happy 2023 everyone! Here's some great things to do in Plymouth this month so you can start this year with style.
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If you’re visiting Arts University Plymouth for an Open Day - why not stay a little longer and make the most of your visit to Britain’s Ocean City?
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Will Darch joins Arts University Plymouth as Subject Leader for Pre-Degree's Extended Diploma in Film, Animation & Media Production. We sat down with him to get to know him a little better.
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The group exhibition brings together three artists and opens on 27 January 2023 and runs until 11 March 2023
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Interdisciplinary artist & researcher Stephanie Owens is a former Director of the Cornell Council for the Arts & champion for innovation in material practice & immersive technologies
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Arts University Plymouth alumni Frankie Hocking worked on Amazon Prime’s ‘The Devil’s Hour’, ‘Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’, plus new Channel 4 documentary about disability
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Former Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth University joins the UK’s newest arts university
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QR codes across the city are a new way to support your favourite venue and keep up-to-date about upcoming events
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Artists, students and curators recently came together in Plymouth for the British Art Show 9 Symposium.
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Read more to find out about the unveiling of a new public sculpture in the grounds of Arts University Plymouth's city-centre campus, created by Paul Hillon, a multidisciplinary artist and Technical Demonstrator who lives and works in the city.
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Emerging artist award presented to Arts University Plymouth graduate Ashanti Hare by guest judge, artist Larry Achiampong
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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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Stephanie Owens, Dean of Arts, Design & Media, explains what the StudioLab for Embodied Media is – a research hub aligned with contemporary notions of embodied experience in the context of technology.
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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.