Arts University Plymouth previously Plymouth College of Art was founded as the Plymouth Drawing School in 1856 and remains one of the last specialist art colleges in the United Kingdom. AUP received university status in May 2022.
Arts University Plymouth offers foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of art, design and digital media subjects as well as creative pre-degree courses. Pre-Degree courses includes a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
The university caters for approximately 2,000 students, with around 85% of full-time students on Higher Education courses, the BA (Hons) and Masters awards are validated by the Open University. The university is also accredited to deliver qualifications from the University of the Arts London and Trinity College London.
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