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4.2 / 5 from 38 verified student reviews

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Arts University Plymouth is a small university run by artists for artists. It is the place to be as a creative. The facilities are incredible and no matter what course you study, you are able to use any facilities on workshop Wednesday's to experiment your practice further. The tutors care so much about the students and push you to be your best self. Due to it being a small university, I have found that the contact time i have with my tutors is 100 times more than my friends had with their tutors who studied in London, Brighton etc. Nothing is too much for them.

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By member685092
On 27th April 23
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Arts University Plymouth Ranking


King's College London (KCL) #32
Imperial College London #33
Keele University #34
University of Portsmouth #35
Arts University Plymouth #36
Aston University #37
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland #38
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) #39
Northumbria University #40
University of Bath #41

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Arts University Plymouth Hall Rankings


Saltwater Place #1
Plymouth Cross House #2
iQ Astor House #3
Mary Parker House #4
Treliske Students #5
Beckley Point #6
Central Point #7
The Old Dairy #8
Discovery Heights #9
Frobisher House #10

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Students' Union at Arts University Plymouth

StudentCrowd Students' Union score: 3.66 / 5

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4.2 / 5 from 38 verified student reviews

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Arts University Plymouth is a small university run by artists for artists. It is the place to be as a creative. The facilities are incredible and no matter what course you study, you are able to use any facilities on workshop Wednesday's to experiment your practice further. The tutors care so much about the students and push you to be your best self. Due to it being a small university, I have found that the contact time i have with my tutors is 100 times more than my friends had with their tutors who studied in London, Brighton etc. Nothing is too much for them.

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By member685092
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Applying to Arts University Plymouth

Entry Requirements

144-159 UCAS Points

Average range for Arts University Plymouth entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.


Offer and Acceptance Rates
Offers:
825
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Applications:
1,135
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Offer rate:
72.9%
Acceptances:
295
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Applicants:
1,030
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Acceptance rate:
25.99%

This is the latest available data, published by UCAS - 9th January 2023. All data is based on UCAS standard definitions.


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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1287144 On 2nd June 23 verified Verified student

Amazing place filled with staff and technicians who really enjoy their jobs and want to help you. Incredible student support team as well just a brilliant place I'm so glad I get to go there.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member685092 On 27th April 23 verified Verified student

Arts University Plymouth is a small university run by artists for artists. It is the place to be as a creative. The facilities are incredible and no matter what course you study, you are able to use any facilities on workshop Wednesday's to experiment your practice further. The tutors care so much about the students and push you to be your best self. Due to it being a small university, I have found that the contact time i have with my tutors is 100 times more than my friends had with their tutors who studied in London, Brighton etc. Nothing is too much for them.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member685047 On 26th April 23 verified Verified student

Since becoming a student at the arts university plymouth in September I’ve loved it so much. Everyone is so friendly, staff and pupils. I’d highly recommend this university if you’re wanting to study the arts. The thought of uni always made me feel uncomfortable because they’re so big and intimidating but having a small university like this is perfect for people like me who are a bit shy.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member685022 On 26th April 23 verified Verified student

Arts University Plymouth has been amazing for me! I've thoroughly enjoyed my course (illustration), my tutors always offer great teaching and advice for future career plans. The facilities on campus are incredible and I have been able to access all of it, not just course specific facilities! I would really recommend checking out Arts University Plymouth if you're considering a creative course for undergraduate study

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Student Review: 3.4 /5
By member784225 On 15th April 23 verified Verified student

Fantastic facilities, better than any other art school I’ve seen. Really friendly community of fellow art students.

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Student Review: 4.4 /5
By member584212 On 14th April 23 verified Verified student

Lovely small uni with fantastic facilities

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Student Review: 2 /5
By member484211 On 14th April 23 verified Verified student

Many parts of the uni are underdeveloped, especially the SU and societies.

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Student Review: 2.8 /5
By member784192 On 14th April 23 verified Verified student

State of the art equipment and resources, lecturers are very approachable but some technicians a very one way on how to do things (experimenting for them is not the way, they tell you to do it the way you are going to get a successful outcome, which is great but sometimes you want to learn from your mistakes. There is a lot of fundraising involved within the three years of study. We have had to raise 4000 pounds between a small cohort of 12 students (some don’t even get involved) and there is too much pressure on raising money and giving the university a good publicity image than actually learning and doing what you want. There is also an incredible amount of writing, reports of 6000 words and dissertation of another 6000, proposals of 2000 and they other making modules which research is a must. I think it’s a jam packed curriculum and not enough on making which is odd

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member576718 On 31st January 23 verified Verified student

Great university, great facilities. Suitable for artist

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member1176043 On 25th January 23 verified Verified student

Great staff that are super friendly and helpful as well as awesome facilities and opportunities!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1175927 On 25th January 23 verified Verified student

Amazing university with incredibly helpful staff!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member867276 On 15th March 22 verified Verified student

Good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member967239 On 14th March 22 verified Verified student

Amazing place to study , having the time of my life there

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1067230 On 14th March 22 verified Verified student

great art school, talented staff

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Student Review: 3.2 /5
By member1367216 On 14th March 22 verified Verified student

Could be a partnership between Plymouth uni and PCA to allow students to have access to more societies. Also could get adobe for free for the students.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member663857 On 15th November 21 verified Verified student

The facilities at Plymouth College of Art are like no other, and the fact you can try out anything you like, no restrictions, is amazing. You won't find a Students' Union who care more about students; Harriet is the most hard-working person I've ever met, and goes above and beyond for students at every opportunity. The clubs and societies are completely led by students, which I really enjoy, and the ones I've joined have been amazing ways to meet new people. The careers team are small but mighty, Louise is the loveliest person I've ever met and so incredibly helpful. Donna is the Library is amazing too, she'll always make time for you. No matter how busy the Reception team are, they'll always help you. Honestly, all the staff are fab.

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Student Review: 2.6 /5
By member658965 On 26th May 21 verified Verified student

They have wasted my time and stolen my money. There courses are shambles and I have learnt the majority of my key skills outside of university. I can only suggest that they invest in improved teaching staff and leadership. Their unwillingness to listen to suggestions and Frank rudeness when receiving complaints is very disheartening. Several staff are brilliant at their jobs I simply have not been able to flourish there.

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Student Review: 3.6 /5
By member1358046 On 17th May 21 verified Verified student

Great facilities. Not the best for clubs and societies, think I was only ever told of three going on and they weren’t my thing.

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member457256 On 2nd May 21 verified Verified student

Honestly the best university for any creative subjects, the amount of support is really incredible and I'm so thankful for all the staff support during my time here. Resource-wise I was blown off my feet at what was a available to use night and day, free of charge, on and off the campus. Techs and course staff are really knowledgeable and helpful too. Careers and the students union are my two favourite areas of the college despite clearly being the least funded. Both areas do great things with what they've got so I can only imagine how much they'd thrive with the appropriate funds. The clubs and societies are a bit lacking but they are led by students and not everyone has the time to be running them alongside their work and the wifi can be pretty patchy at times, it's basically non-existent in the fine art and masters buildings which isn't ideal. Overall a brilliant experience here and couldn't recommend it enough!

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Student Review: 4.6 /5
By member1056041 On 11th April 21 verified Verified student

the facilities, technicians and lecturers are truly amazing and everyone is so knowledgeable and friendly.. over covid times we have been sent stuff and the president of the SU ran a food bank from her flat which was amazing. just feel really thankful and supported in my studies here, and would highly recommend the experience to anyone (all ages, genders, everything goes at art school!)

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member454946 On 4th March 21 verified Verified student

Due to COVID I haven’t used any of PCA equipment or social societies

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1254907 On 3rd March 21 verified Verified student

The University Campus is alright. It's just your average building that has all the creative courses you can think of. I can't say too much about the clubs or the Student Union because I've never been to them. However, the people here are very nice and easy to talk to.

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Student Review: 1.4 /5
By ItsHer On 21st October 20 verified Verified student

This is probably the worst university I have ever attended. The lack of knowledge in many of these tutors is insane. Especially the hate they have against the foreigners. I can tell you here and now, this is a university that will do anything to keep their staff in place and let the student be wrong. Do you know what is funny? After I worked day and night to finish my work, I received a poor grade and I asked them if they even read my work and my tutor responded: "no, I don’t have time to read everyone’s work." .. is this really a fit university for people to attend?

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Student Review: 1 /5
By member451344 On 29th September 20 verified Verified student

Just overall a negative experience from tutors and their abhorrent and obvious favouritism to the complete lack of students union. Can honestly say I learnt nothing, when the tutors where challenged on the lack of teaching the course leader explained we should be learning this stuff out of uni time??? So what did we pay for? The library and student support from counsellors and careers advisers are the best part.

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Student Review: 4.8 /5
By member750575 On 17th August 20 verified Verified student

Our Students' Union has grown so much over the past couple of years, the staff are all so lovely, the clubs and societies are really accessible and I can't wait to see how much it develops this year.

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