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Undergraduate - BA (Hons)

Our students have rated Arts University Plymouth above the national benchmark in all categories of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2023 and as the highest scoring arts university in multiple categories.

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

“I wouldn’t change any of the decisions that led me here. I’m so glad that I quit my job in London and came back to the South West to study Fine Art at Arts University Plymouth. That was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
Molly Erin McCarthy, BA (Hons) Fine Art Graduate

Take a look at where you could be when you complete your degree. Watch our incredible 2023 graduating class celebrating their final shows.

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 admissions@aup.ac.uk, 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 webmail.aup.ac.uk.
  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 13th 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 ithelpdesk@aup.ac.uk.

The new term commences with Freshers’ events starting on Monday 11 September, followed by your Welcome Week starting with Registration on either Monday 18 September or Tuesday 19 September in the Students' Union. Times and days for Registration vary depending on which course you are studying.

Monday 18 September 2023, from 9am

BA (Hons) Animation & Games09:00 - 09:30
BA (Hons) Commercial Photography
09:30 - 09:45
Extended BA
09:45 - 10:15
BA (Hons) Craft & Material Practices
10:15 - 10:30
BA (Hons) Film & Screen Arts
10:45 - 11:00
BA (Hons) Fine Art
11:15 - 11:45
BA (Hons) Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
11:45 - 12:00
BA (Hons) Photography
12:00 - 12:15

Tuesday 19 September 2023, from 9am

BA (Hons) Illustration
09:00 - 09:45
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication
10:15 - 10:45
BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
10:30 - 10:45
BA (Hons) Interior Design & Styling
10:45 - 11:15
BA (Hons) Textile Design
11:15 - 11:30
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
11:30 - 11:45
BA (Hons) Costume Production
12:00 - 12:30

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

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.

Please note, the password for the below padlet is AUP, and this works best viewed on desktop browsers.

Click here to see the AUP Launchpad

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