University for the Creative Arts

Key Information


Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Rochester, and Maidstone.




University for the creative arts (UCA) is a specialist art and design university based across 3 campuses in the South of England. It is the second largest creative arts education provider in all of Europe, providing undergraduate to doctorate education in the arts, media, business, film and more.

It has a strong reputation, having been voted as 13th in the Arts by The Guardian in 2021, and 33rd by the times. It was named the highest placed specialist university in all three UK league tables and the Business school was creative arts was ranked 7th in the UK.


Business School
Canterbury School of Architecture
Crafts and Design
Fashion and Textiles
Film, Media and Performing Arts
Fine Art
Photography and Visual Communication
Further Education


The University for Creative Arts has a history of nurturing unique artists, designers, architects, writers and more. 96.9% of their graduates are employed within 6 months of graduation.

Fees and Scholarships

University for Creative Arts’ fees range from around £14,210 to £18,000 for undergraduate courses, and are in the range of £17,500 for postgraduate courses.

UCA offer a range of scholarships, including foundation scholarships, departmental scholarships, honors scholarships, as well as state aid programs. For more information visit here.


UCA provides access to their own halls of residence for students in their Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester locations. Additionally, the university offers support in finding sutiable private accommodation for students who may not wish to live in halls.

Other Facts

It won the modern university prize for universities that were given university status after 1992, partly due to it’s cutting edge business school
It has a very wide and specialist range of creative courses
UCA alumni include over a dozen Oscar winners including a writer and director who won the 77th Golden Globes Awards