London, UK

UCA - University for the Creative Arts

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Rank 32 Location England, UK Established 2005 International Students 17%
Famous Courses Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, MFA, BSc, BBA, MBA, MS, BHM, BE/Btech, MArch, MIM, MA, MEM International Fees £18,050

University for the Creative Arts London in UK

UCA or University for the Creative Arts was established in 2005 in Canterbury, London, UK. It is a public-owned university covering courses in various fields of creative education and research.

The main vision behind UCA is creativity. It is believed that creativity drives global communities towards more vibrance and innovation, and makes them more human.
The University is designed around a creative and inclusive framework. The main goal lies in inspiring society to use their creative prowess to bring about a change, and improve their lives and that of others.

UCA has four campuses across the United Kingdom. These campuses are situated at Rochester, Epsom, Farnham, and Canterbury. The University has partnered with the Royal School of Needlework, situated in Hampton Court Palace, and Maidstone TV Studios, the UK's biggest independent production facility. The UCA has been ranked #44 under University Rankings in the UK by The Complete University Guide in 2021. On the other hand, The Guardian ranked the University as #33 in 2021.

Courses in various lines of study such as Architecture, Crafts, Creative Business, Fashion, Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Media, Photography, and the Performing Arts are available at the prestigious University. The University extends studies at pre-school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels.

Under architecture studies pertaining to BA (Hons.) in Garden Design, BA (Hons.) in Interior Architecture and Design, and MA in Architecture are available.

Key courses in animation include BA (Hons.) in Computer Animation Arts, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Creative Computing, MA in Games Design, and MA in Animation.

Crafts, creative education, jewelry, fashion textiles, and 3D design all have a BA (Hons.) and an MA degree in their respective specializations.

The creative business department offers an MA, MBA, and MSc in Human Resources Management, as well as BA and BSc degrees in other management specializations.

The Film and TV, and Fine Art Departments provide BA and MA degrees in fine art, filmmaking, theatre, and other disciplines on all of the university's campuses.

Students in Graphic Design can pursue a BA or MA in Graphic Design, as well as a BA in Illustration, or a BA or BSc in Advertising.
The Media and Journalism department presents BA and MA degrees in fashion journalism, creative writing, and other fields, as does the Music Department, which offers a BA or BSc degree in Music Business and Management, Creative Arts, and other fields.

The Performing Arts Department only provides a BA in Acting and Performance, as well as Design for Theatre and Screen.

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Under graduate

  • Fashion Design BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Business & Management BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Fashion BA (Hons)
  • Fashion Atelier BA (Hons)
  • Drawing BA (Hons)
  • Event & Promotions Management BA/BSc (Hons)

Post graduate

  • Graphic Design MA
  • Global Master of Business & Management MBM
  • Global Marketing & Communications MA/MSc
  • Global Fashion Cultures MA
  • Glass MA
  • Games Design MA

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The University has separate dates for the beginning of Term 1 for its pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Term 1 of pre-degree courses is expected to start on September 20, 2021, and so do the postgraduate courses. Undergraduate courses commence on September 27, 2021. The international foundation courses begin on October 4, 2021.


The scholarships and fee discounts extended at the UCA covers Creative Scholarships, and fee discounts for UK students and international students. The Creative Scholarships are offered at the undergraduate as well as postgraduate level. At the undergraduate level, there are scholarships available that value as follows: £1,000 reduction per year for the duration of the program (2 scholarships), £1,500 per year payable in the second and third year (1 scholarship), and £2,000 reduction in the fee for final year of program (1 scholarship).
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