University for the Creative Arts

United Kingdom

About the University

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist art and design university in the south of England. 

With campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester it offers a diverse learning environment for students. Moreover, UCA is the second-largest provider of creative arts education in the UK and attracts a broad range of international students.

The university offers courses from art and design, right through to media and architecture. 



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Campus Life

UCA offers first-year students on higher education courses guaranteed accommodation in their first year, either in halls or in a rented property.

This allows students to form life-long bonds with their classmates and discover all their campus has to offer while studying.

Each campus benefits from purpose-build studios, galleries and libraries to aid students' learning.

The Canterbury campus is just a short walk from the bustling city centre. Epsom Campus is only a short commute from London and offers a well-equipped range of studios for Fashion courses, Graphics and Music Marketing. 

Farnham, as the biggest campus, has over 2000 students and is home to the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries as well as the Centre for Sustainable Design and the Crafts Study Centre. 

UCA Rochester is a creative hub for courses in fashion, photography, product design and digital animation. It is home to the Zandra Rhodes Gallery and the Gerber Suite.

Student life

Students at the University of the Creative Arts are part of a rich creative community which encourages success and growth. 

The university has a wealth of expert facilities and resources to help students to learn and four distinct campuses across the south of England. 

With a first-year guarantee for accommodation, plus vibrant local areas with plenty to see and do, students at UCA have the opportunity to explore.


Chris Butler (animator), William McGregor (director), Zandra Rhodes (designer), Arnold Schwartzman (director), Tracey Emin (artist), Suzie Templeton (animator), Wana Udobang (poet and filmmaker)

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