Get to know Plymouth
Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is home to around 35,000 students. Alongside our vibrant culture, Plymouth offers a huge variety of inspiring and creative events, contemporary arts venues and a wealth of independent and nationally recognised bars, restaurants and shops located within walking distance of Arts University Plymouth’s Tavistock Place campus.
Perfectly situated on the south west coast of the UK, Plymouth borders Devon and Cornwall, offering a stunning and vast coastline all easily accessible by foot, bus, car or train, as well as being within a 25 minute bus journey from the city centre to Dartmoor National Park; there’s many reasons to consider Plymouth a place to call home throughout your studies.
Did you know, Plymouth was officially recognised as one of the safest places in the country to enjoy a night out. Need more convincing? We’ve created a round-up of the top 10 reasons why you should choose to study at Arts University Plymouth.
The best way to experience our vibrant city is to visit us in-person. If you have applied to study with us you will have received information about how to book on to an Applicant Experience Day.
This is a great opportunity for you to get to know Plymouth and experience what it’s like to study and be part of our welcoming creative community. You will get to participate in a course specific workshop with our expert academics and technicians and meet other students on your course before you start in September. There will also be the opportunity to have a campus tour of our industry-standard facilities and talk to our teams about accommodation, finance, student support, careers and any other questions you may want answered.
Make the most out of your trip and visit our What’s On page and discover just some of the creative events and activities taking place on our campus. You can also keep an eye on our website and see some of the exciting events taking place in the city.
Claim £80 back towards your travel costs!
We understand the importance of having the opportunity to explore our campus and Plymouth first-hand so you are able to make an informed decision about where to choose to study. That’s why we’re proud to offer our travel bursary. With our travel bursary you can claim up to £80 back towards your travel costs, find out more here.
I can’t visit you in-person, what can I do next?
Not able to make it onto campus? There’s still plenty of ways you can explore Arts University Plymouth, the city and surrounding areas from the comfort of your own home! Discover more about our incredible city and all of the opportunities available to our students here.
On-Demand Open Days
If you can’t make it down to visit us, why not get a taste for life as a student at Arts University Plymouth with our curated selection of pre-recorded talks and virtual tours of our state-of-the-art studios and workshops. Find out more here.
Chat to our current students
Want to speak to one of our current students to get first hand information on what it's like to study here at Arts University Plymouth? Start the conversation here.
Check us out on our social channels!
Being a creative university, we have produced a host of inspiring images and footage to give you a taste of what it’s like to study with us. Explore the work of our students and staff via our social media channels (and make sure you hit like or follow!):