1856 - ?

Arts University Plymouth

Plymouth College of Art, as the Plymouth Drawing School was opened on 21 January 1856 and renamed Plymouth College of Art and Design and in 2008 Plymouth College of Art. In 2013, the college founded the city-centre free school for 4 to 16-year-olds, Plymouth School of Creative Arts. In 2019, Plymouth College of Art received Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), granting them, the power to award their own degrees and in autumn 2020, the first undergraduate and postgraduate students graduated from Plymouth College of Art with an award accredited by the institution. In May 2022, the College was awarded University status. Arts University Plymouth is one of the last specialist art schools in the United Kingdom.