Founded in 1856, Plymouth College of Art has been granted full university status and formally recognised with the new title of Arts University Plymouth following approval by the Privy Council, becoming the city of Plymouth's specialist arts university.
Voted as the top Arts University in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS). Overall student satisfaction is 81% at Arts University Plymouth. AUP now ranks significantly above the national average of 76%.
Winner of Best Small of Specialist University at the 2022 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.