University for the Creative Arts - Bachelor's Degree

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is one of the largest specialist creative arts universities in Europe offering a range of creative courses in acting, art, crafts, animation, architecture, fashion, textiles, hand embroidery, film, photography, communication design, graphics, media and music, across four campuses in the South East of England – as well as its two additional locations at Hampton Court Palace and Maidstone TV Studios.

  • Average Tuition GBP 9,000

School Description

The origin of the University for the Creative Arts lies in a number of independent public art and design colleges in the counties of Kent and Surrey, almost all of which had origins in the Victorian period. In the 1990s, these merged to form multi-campus art and design institutes in their respective counties, before uniting to become a single organisation – the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) – in 2005.

Today UCA is the highest-ranking creative arts university in the UK. As one of the largest specialist creative arts universities in Europe, the University for the Creative Arts, UCA offers a global perspective in creative education, with 20% of its student population coming from outside the UK – 110 nations from all over the world. UCS’ notable alumni include: Turner Prize nominated artist, Tracey Emin;  Fashion designers, Karen Millen and Dame Zandra Rhodes; Film and TV Directors, Gareth Edwards (Monsters and Godzilla) and Will McGregor (Misfits, Poldark); Oscar-nominated animator and creator of Peppa Pig, Mark Baker; and Oscar-winning filmmaker, graphic designer and author, Arnold Schwartzman, among others.

Bachelor Programs

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Advertising

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Animation

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and interactive media design; music and sound design; video production; web design; and photography.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Architecture

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Communication

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law and ethics, creative writing, and media design.

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    Design

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Fashion Management & Marketing

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Film Studies

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Fine Arts

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

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    Graphic Design

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Journalism

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the fundamentals of Journalism. The program offers courses that focus on news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Media Production

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Media Studies

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Music

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Performing Arts

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Performing Arts. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that are delivered through a mix of practical workshops and lectures that focus on music, dance and drama.

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    Photography

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

  • Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Sports

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; cardiovascular conditioning; agility work; speed training; and flexibility exercises.

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    Complete University Guide (UK) 55
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 88

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 2005

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    The University for the Creative Arts encourages collaboration between its courses as it believes students benefit from exposure to a range of disciplines; hence fine artists study with budding filmmakers and fashion designers work alongside architects.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2011, MA

            UCA@Epsom

            I did my Master's degree at UCA, Epsom. A beautiful campus with oodles of energy and vibrancy around. The courses available here (and in UCA as a whole) are very good. The professors and the technical staff are knowledgeable. The library facility there is vast and you can spend days together there taking in all the knowledge available.

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            1993-1996, BA

            Farnham Art College

            I did a degree in photography here and really enjoyed it. Tutors were great and knew what they were doing, most were practicing artists