University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
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University for the Creative Arts (UCA)

Located across four campuses in Farnham, Canterbury, Rochester and Epsom, The University for the Creative Arts was established over 150 years ago and currently has a Guardian University league table ranking of 13. Each of the four campuses offering a unique and inspiring creative environment. 

UCA was named Modern University of the Year 2019 and was the highest ranked Specialist Arts Institution in the UK. Across the four campuses there are over 7,800 students enrolled on more than 120 creative courses.

Courses cover a wide range of Creative Arts and Design subjects at a number of different levels; Pre-Degree, Undergraduate and Postgraduate. 

Subject areas include: 

  • Animation, Computing and Games
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Business for the Creative Industries
  • Crafts, Jewellery and 3D Design
  • Fashion and Textiles
  • Film and Television
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Marketing, Promotion and Management
  • Media and Journalism
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography

The student union at The University for the Creative Arts operates over all campus locations. Activities include Fresher’s week events, club nights, sports events and competitions. There are also clubs and societies to participate, such as religion, sport and culture.

Those who enjoy sports can use the facilities in each of the locations where the campuses are based. You’ll also find parks and other recreational spaces in these areas.

The University offers student accommodation at each campus to undergraduates. Students can choose to live in halls of residence or private accommodation. 

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 73/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 71/121
Address UCA Canterbury, New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3AN View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)1227 817 302

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