Course Comparison

Course MA Contemporary Art Practice BA (Hons) Fine Art
Award Master of Arts - MA Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Course type Part-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

For entry to postgraduate level, you should normally possess:

  • a first or upper second (2:1) degree with honours or professional qualification, recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; or
  • an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma, accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field.
  • Applicants with overseas qualifications can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

Non-academic entry requirements

You will be expected to submit a portfolio of work, documented in an appropriate form, and a proposal for study, for discussion at interview.

For assistance, please view our interview and portfolio guidance page.

A level 
A minimum of 2 A levels, General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM. 

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All access courses
Pass a named Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferably art and design or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction.

GCSE
Mathematics and English Language grade C.


English language requirements.


Equivalent qualifications may be considered, please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.


An interview and portfolio presentation are requirements for entry onto this course.

Find further information on our interview and portfolio guidance page.