University for the Creative Arts - Master'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 14,740

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.

Master Programs

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

    Animation

    GBP 14,740 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 14,740 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.

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

    Business Administration

    GBP 14,740 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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

    City Planning

    GBP 14,740 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and architecture of the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions; community and commercial development; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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

    Creative Arts education

    GBP 14,740 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Design

    GBP 14,740 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.

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

    Fashion Business & Management

    GBP 14,740 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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

    Fine Arts

    GBP 14,740 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.

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

    Graphic Design

    GBP 14,740 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

    Media Production

    GBP 14,740 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.

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    Complete University Guide (UK) 55
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    SchoolApply Ranking 64

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50

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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
            2005-2006, Professional Design Award

            Rochester

            I gained my Ba in Applied Art and Design, an amazing place to find your self, colourful and vibrant and you'll end up changing to the person your ment to be. Hard work but the best exprience ever.

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            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