The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is the UK’s top Specialist University for the Creative Industries. With two campuses in Kent (Canterbury and Rochester) and two in Surrey (Epsom and Farnham), we offer pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the creative arts – art and design, architecture, fashion, crafts, fine art, photography, communication, film, media and performance.
At UCA, we’re devoted to your creative journey. We have a 160-year history of nurturing unique creative communities of artists, designers, architects, writers, animators, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers, actors and more. We’re proud to say that 94.5% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of finishing their studies. Some of our famous graduates include Oscar-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner Prize nominees.
We pride ourselves on being 100% creative and have over 6,000 students studying on more than 120 courses. Each campus offers its own uniquely inspiring surroundings and is within easy reach of London and national transport networks. We have extensive facilities for our students at all four campuses, as well as at Maidstone TV Studios and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.
UCA has just been named the best Specialist University for the Creative Industries in the Complete University Guide 2018, is in the top 40 of all UK universities in the Guardian University Guide league table 2017, and is ranked 14th of all UK universities for teaching quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.