Our specialist Pre-Degree study programmes offer ambitious creatives a dedicated Pre-Degree & Sixth Form campus to develop their unique perspective, meet like minded people and gain the sought-after skills necessary to progress onto Higher Education study or industry.

<p>At Pre-Degree, we deliver high-quality education and skills. We place the aspirations and support needs of every student at the very heart of our work.<br /></p> <p>We understand that our students are keen to explore and develop their creative practice in social and industrial contexts. Our specialist teachers encourage our students to look beyond the curriculum and think about how students are able to positively impact or raise awareness of subjects that are important to them like the Environment and Sustainable Arts Practices and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity for all. The university was awarded the <strong>Social Enterprise Gold Mark</strong> in 2017 for its systemic commitment to community engagement.</p> <p>Your arrival at the Arts University Plymouth's Pre-Degree &amp; Sixth Form centre is your gateway to the extraordinary range of specialist skills and opportunities. This is a place in which to discover who you are and where your creative path is leading to interesting and exciting creative jobs or freelance opportunities.</p>
<p>Our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/foundation-diploma-in-art-and-design-post-a-level" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Foundation Diploma</a>, validated by University of the Arts London, is a chance for students to discover, experiment and explore across a wide range of disciplines – as well as maximise their chances of gaining a First if they decide to progress on to degree-level study. </p> <p>We offer places to students who have a profile of <strong>at least five grade 9 to 4 GCSEs </strong>(or A* to C in the old grading scheme), including English and Maths, <strong>as well as a full Level 3 qualification</strong>; this can be two A-Levels, at grade E or above (preferably with one in a creative subject). </p> <p>All applicants need to show a portfolio of creative work that reflects their passion, enthusiasm and commitment for art, design and media.</p>
<p>Our <a href="https://www.aup.ac.uk/courses/pre-degree" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">UAL Level 3 Extended Diplomas</a> provided across five different and bespoke specialist pathways are creative qualifications, designed by artists and designers for artists and designers. Awarded by University of the Arts London (UAL), they are assessed by coursework, and are <strong>equivalent to three full A-Levels or a maximum of 168 UCAS points</strong>, and are recognised by UCAS, universities throughout the UK, and by creative industry employers. <br /></p> <p>We normally offer places to applicants who have <strong>at least four GCSEs at grade 9 to 4 </strong>(A* to C)<strong> </strong>including English and preferably with one in a creative subject (or 9-4 in the new grading scheme), and who show commitment and enthusiasm for art and design through examples of creative work.</p> <p>Students will be supported to progress to Higher Education into employment. </p>