As a specialist institution, the University for the Creative Arts gives you plenty of opportunity to be completely immersed in your chosen subject area. We offer a range of courses in art, architecture, communications, design and media across five campuses in the South East of England.
We've been providing specialist art and design education through our founding colleges for almost 150 years and this experience has taught us a thing or two about creativity. We aim to build on our prestigious history, developing courses and nurturing graduates to shape the next 150 years.
Our campus communities are very important to us. Each one reflects the subject areas studied there, creating unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers. You'll be surrounded by people with the same passions and interests as you.
The supportive environment at UCA encourages you to achieve the highest standards and reach your potential. Our course teams can really help you develop and push your creative boundaries.
Our courses allow you essential time to explore your subject area and to find your own style.
Investing in your future
We recognise that where you study is as important as what you are studying. We aim to invest in our campuses to create environments to suit the changing needs of our students and developments in our creative areas. The £6 million upgrade project at UCA Epsom to provide a new digital media building is just one example. We are constantly reviewing our courses and campuses to provide fantastic opportunities for all UCA students.
UCA is all about exploration and this means our facilities take pride of place.
You have access to extensive resources to support all your study needs including:
To view the facilities available on each campus please use the left hand navigation. To find out about course-specific facilities please visit our course pages.
In addition to course-specific facilities you also have access to the University Library on each campus. Collectively, the libraries provide one of the most comprehensive visual arts resources in the region with:
Each library has a dedicated subject support team to help you use the facilities and services. There is also a Study Adviser at each library to help you get the most out of your lectures and seminars, improve your academic writing skills and develop a better understanding of academic practices and methods.
For more information about our University Libraries please visit the dedicated library web pages.
Galleries and exhibitions
Our campus galleries host a unique and varied exhibition programme to enrich and engage our own network of staff and students and the wider community. For details of forthcoming exhibitions please see our galleries pages.
Studying for a course at UCA will be completely different to how you are used to studying at school or college.
Your studies will be made up in the following ways:
Studying for a degree at UCA also means you have access to the dedicated facilities and creative environment of a specialist university.
If you need extra help with the transition to university the Study Advisory Service is available to provide academic guidance and bespoke study advice to all students.
For further information visit our Study Advice pages.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University for the Creative Arts!
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.