48471008307 82108e2d3f k

Extended BA (Hons)

You'll be joining a vibrant, supportive and friendly student community at Arts University Plymouth, and we’re proud to be located in a city that plays host to a wealth of creative, inventive independent businesses and forward-thinking cultural organisations.

The Extended Degree is an excellent chance to experiment with everything the university has to offer. The support from staff and use of the facilities helped me to determine the direction in which I wanted to take my career, as well as giving me a broad knowledge of art across a wide range of practices.” — Taylor Harford, Extended BA (Hons) Commercial Photography

Described by GQ as “the coolest little city by the sea”, Plymouth offers a balance of some of the UK’s most stunning natural spaces alongside the convenience of city life, with a community ready to welcome new creative ideas and share new experiences with.

Your time at university is so much more than learning new skills and laying the groundwork for your creative career; it’s a chance to meet new people, expand your horizons, and create unforgettable moments.

To get you ready for joining us in September, we recommend you check out all the information about starting with us below.

Please note the university will be closed on Monday 19 September due to the State Funeral of HRH Queen Elizabeth.

Welcome to the creative community at Arts University Plymouth. We are delighted you have chosen to study with us and look forward to working with you.

There are lots of ways you can stay in touch with your creativity over the summer - why not have a look at our launchpad for creative inspiration below. (Password: AUP)

If you are out and about over the summer, making creative work, taking photographs, or visiting exhibitions and events, we would love to see what you have been up to. You can share your work and ideas on social media with us using the hashtag #KeepCreating and by tagging us @artsuniplym

Don’t worry! You won’t be assessed on any of this as part of your degree, we just wanted to start sharing some inspirational resources with you as you start your journey with us.

Click here to view the AUP Launchpad

Find out about life at our independent art school from the people who know us best — our real students. From finding the best cafes in Plymouth to course content and employability, our approachable student ambassadors are available to answer your questions on live chat.