Mary Trapp 3

Postgraduate - MA/MFA

We're looking forward to welcoming you to join our vibrant, supportive and friendly student community at Arts University Plymouth.

“A university with art at its heart and problem-solving in its veins. Every person who works in the university has an experience, understanding and, or love for the creative arts. The resources and technicians are second to none and being a smaller university experience allows for a great atmosphere and all access for all students, regardless of discipline or capacity.”
Caroline Pedler, MA Illustration Subject Tutor

Our Postgraduate Centre is located in Studio 44, a few minutes' walk from Arts University Plymouth’s Tavistock Place site. It houses two flexible teaching, study and display spaces dedicated to the use of postgraduate students.

Teaching on MA programmes takes place at the Postgraduate Centre and across the Arts University Plymouth campus, where MA students engage with our technical facilities and areas of expertise relevant to their practice.

There are two key steps you need to complete ahead of joining your course here at Arts University Plymouth. The first step is to activate your online account, and then the second step is to enrol online. Please follow the instructions below.

Your student reference number is in your enrolment email, if you haven't had your enrolment email please contact us:

Email, call +44 (0)1752 203434 or message us via WhatsApp +44 (0)7722 744184.

Click here for our 'Enrolment Frequently Asked Questions'.

First Step:

To activate your online account, you need to set up your username and password. Your login details are as follows:

  1. Open an incognito window or private window in your browser and then go to
  2. Enter your username - First initial of your first name, first initial of your surname and your student reference number (see above).
  3. Enter your password - First initial of your first name, first initial of your surname, a full stop and your date of birth. (If you are a returning student with us, use your existing password.)

E.g. if your name is Alex Smith, your date of birth is 01/01/2001, and your student reference number is 12345678; your username would be AS12345678 and your password would be AS.01012001

Second Step:

  1. You will receive an email in your university email account with instructions on accessing and completing your online enrolment.
  2. Click the link in the email and complete your enrolment. You will need a profile photo for your student card and National Insurance number at the ready.
  3. Remember to click submit once you have completed all of the sections!

You must complete this process by Wednesday 20th September.

If you have any problems with logging in to your account, please contact our IT Help Desk on +44 (0)1752 203 449 or email

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

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