The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is a specialist creative arts university. Its courses offer a blend of creative arts, business and technology programmes to prepare students for a career in the creative industries. The University offers over 110 creative courses across its four campuses in the South East of England.
Creative disciplines at UCA include:
The university has achieved the Gold award under the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) 2019.
Each of the four campuses reflects a unique portfolio of specialist creative courses, with students having easy access to high-spec equipment and resources. Campus facilities across the four main sites include state-of-the-art photography studios, TV studios and a broadcast newsroom, a computer animated studio, a virtual reality lab, laser cutting facilities, first-class sewing and textiles equipment, and industry-standard production and editing software.
Students are encouraged to collaborate with each other from across a variety of disciplines, so you’ll learn a range of transferable skills during your time there.
All four campuses are located in inspiring green spaces within an hour’s train journey of central London, the heart of the UK’s creative industries. Students gain all the benefits of being close to the capital but living in one of the most well-connected, safe and beautiful regions in Europe.
Alumni include the creators of Rupert Bear, Peppa Pig and Where’s Wally?, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes, DBE RDI, as well as Turner Prize nominee Tracey Emin. There are also Oscar-winning filmmakers, BAFTA-winning directors and award-winning designers thrown into the creative mix.
University for the Creative Arts students on Whatuni say:
“I have made some wonderful friends, have learnt so much about my independence and the need to work hard to achieve great things. So far I have grown as a person which only uni could have offered me.”
“It's been pretty fun so far. I have a lot of time to get work done in my free time outside of lessons and I am able to balance my social life with my work I get.”
“I have enjoyed my university experience over the past 3 years and I will be sad to leave. The university now offers more Masters degrees which I may look into doing in the future.”
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