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University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts



About UCA 
At UCA, we pride ourselves on offering rich, practice-based postgraduate courses with expert teaching from world-renowned staff, high-calibre facilities, and excellent career advice.

Our courses are internationally recognised in the creative industries for the development of specialist skills, allowing you to build on expertise in your chosen field.

Postgraduate qualifications can set you apart when competing with other candidates in the job market – in fact, the UK Commission for Employment & Skills predicts that roughly one in seven jobs are likely to need a postgraduate degree by 2022.

Take a look at our full list of courses

We pride ourselves on being 100% creative. We’ve provided students with unparalleled creative education for 160 years, and we now have over 5,500 students studying on more than 120 courses.

UCA’s creative communities
Our campus communities are the lifeblood of UCA. Each one reflects a unique blend of specialist creative courses.

Whichever campus you choose to study at, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people with the same interests and passions as you, amongst both your fellow students and our talented and experienced staff.

You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other individuals from across our portfolio of disciplines, so you’ll learn much more than you ever imagined.

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Facilities at the University for the Creative Arts
The extensive facilities that are available to students at all four of our campuses are provided to encourage your experimentation, creativity and enthusiasm within the creative arts.

We offer highly innovative environments, all with a huge range of equipment and resources to support your learning and fully prepare you for a successful career in the creative industries.

From animation suites and photographic studios, to kilns, looms and dye labs, our range of creative resources exceeds many of our competitors.

When using the facilities, our dedicated team of skilled technicians is here to give you guidance.

As experts in their fields, they’re on hand to help with techniques, questions or dilemmas – sharing their knowledge and expertise to help you grow as a confident creative practitioner.

As a student here, you can use all our equipment, no matter which course you’re on.

See more about our facilities and resources

Our research culture
Our researchers represent a broad range of practices as artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, photographers, historians, theorists and curators.

Their research ranges across the creative arts resulting in buildings, artworks, installations, books, articles, ceramics, exhibitions, textiles, reports, films, photographs and the moving image.

As such, they offer an understanding of art and design that has real impact in the world.

The Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirmed our position as a leading research community in art and design, with 93% of our research designated as internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research submissions class as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and thoroughness.

Discover more about our research culture on our website

Contact us
University for the Creative Arts
Canterbury | Epsom | Farnham | Rochester
Tel: +44 (0)1252 892883
Postal address: Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS.



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