University for the Creative Arts

Rank 71
Location Various, England
Established 1866
International Students 12.6%
Famous Courses Art, Design, Media
Key Information
Location Various, England
Established 1866
Famous Courses Art, Design, Media

Overview

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) offers an array of specialist courses in friendly and supportive campus environments and continues to provide an inspiring education to all students. The University is based at five campuses across the South East of England, in Canterbury, Epsom, Maidstone and Rochester.

UCA was named the highest placed specialist creative university in all three major UK league tables and the Business School for the Creative Arts is ranked no.7 in the whole of the UK for Business, Management & Marketing (Guardian Guide 2021). The University has also been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

The University for the Creative Arts creative reputation has been established for over 150 years and the 6,500 students currently enrolled from over 70 different countries study a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Subject areas include:

  • Advertising & Branding
  • Animation, Computer Games & Digital Arts
  • Architecture & Interior Design
  • Crafts: Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass
  • Design for Theatre, Performance & Events
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Film & Video
  • Fine Art
  • General Art & Design courses
  • Graphic Design & Illustration
  • Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Marketing & Management
  • Photography & Media Arts
  • Three Dimensional & Product Design

Methods of teaching and learning in the UK may differ from those in your own country and the University for the Creative Arts encourage students to think creatively and to produce personalised, original and individual solutions to assignments. This means that there is not always a 'right' or a 'wrong' way to answer a set assignment.

Services for International Students

The University for the Creative Arts is committed to helping students achieve to the highest level of which they are capable. Students will have the opportunity to update and improve academic English skills, through attending English Language support classes and tutorials, with staff specialising in the theoretical aspects of the course, will also help you develop your English Language ability.

If you have come from an educational background that is more structured towards direct instruction, you may find the UK learning methods challenging at first. Help and guidance is available to support you with your academic progress and the University offer students English Language classes, which are tailored to meet the course requirements at each stage of your study at UCA.

Ranking

  • 71st in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 33rd in the Guardian University Guide 2021

Accommodation

University accommodation ranges from on campus halls of residence to University managed flats and houses. All accommodation is self-catering and the majority is in single study bedrooms and international students are guaranteed a place in UCA managed accommodation. 

Location

The University of Creative Arts has campuses in Canterbury, Maidstone and Rochester, which are located in Kent which is about an hour south east of London, and Epson and Farnham in Surrey about a hour west of London. Both are within an hour of international airports.

I had a very great experience right from the start to finish; All the staff were really great and very helpful. I recommend SI-UK for all students who are planning to study in the UK.

Anuradha Venkatesh Msc Energy Management, University of Stirling

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