Arts University Plymouth
About Arts University Plymouth
Arts University Plymouth was founded in 1856 as the first specialist school of art and design in the city.
Since that time, we’ve retained our independence, our identity and our ability to respond swiftly to emerging trends and artistic movements. We’ve occupied a number of sites in the city, under a number of different names, but the beliefs that hold us together haven’t changed.
Social justice – through community impact and social mobility, and creative learning – through pedagogical innovation, are at the heart of everything that we do.
We believe that high-quality education for life is the creative catalyst for personal, professional and cultural transformation.
We offer the richest, most diverse ecosystem of materials, technologies, processes, practices, and exchange of ideas at any art school in the UK. And that synergy gives us a certain kind of energy.