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Overview

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has been educating students with practice-based courses for over 160 years and is the best specialist university for the arts in the UK (#1, Complete University Guide).

In 2019, the University received the Gold standard from the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF).

UCA has four campuses (Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester), each with their own creative specialities and postgraduate courses, so you will be surrounded with creative students from your particular area of study. Our Epsom campus is also home to our unique Business School, which specialises preparing students for business-focussed roles within the creative industries.

Taught postgraduate courses focus on the fields of creative business and financial management, and marketing and communication. Research Degrees are offered in the areas of Art, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Film, Music and Performance.

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About the University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts or UCA as it is popularly known and can trace its origins to the Farnham School of Art established in 1866. The institution was granted ‘university status’ in 2005 and offers a variety of innovative postgraduate courses in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Media & Communications and Arts Management.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018

59%

UK students

41%

Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

5,795 Undergraduate
340 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018

35%

School leavers

64%

Mature students

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