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University for the Creative Arts

 http://www.uca.ac.uk

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 2005
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • New Dover Road, Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +441252722441
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of the University for the Creative Arts

The origin of the University for the Creative Arts lies in the establishment of various small art schools in the English counties of Kent and Surrey in the nineteenth century. In Kent, the first of these was Maidstone College of Art, founded in 1867, and in Surrey the Guildford School of Art, founded in 1856. During the second half of the twentieth century, many of these small art schools merged, eventually forming Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1987 and Surrey Institute of Art & Design in 1995. These two organisations joined forces in 2005 to become the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. In May 2008 the University College for Creative Arts was granted full university status by the Privy Council and adopted its current name, the University for the Creative Arts, officially in September 2008.

Following the election of a Coalition government, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills introduced legislation to increase tuition fees while reducing government spending on Higher Education in real terms and the University for the Creative Arts was revealed to be the fourth most-cut university in England with a cut of 7.8% (10.2% in real terms).

The University for the Creative Arts announced in February 2011 that it was discussing designating part of its Maidstone campus for use by MidKent College. Further to this, MidKent College expressed its willingness to buy the Maidstone campus from 2012 and phase out the UCA presence at the campus by 2014.

Academic Highlights

The origin of the University for the Creative Arts lies in the establishment of various small art schools in the English counties of Kent and Surrey in the nineteenth century. In Kent, the first of these was Maidstone College of Art, founded in 1867, and in Surrey the Guildford School of Art, founded in 1856. During the second half of the twentieth century, many of these small art schools merged, eventually forming Kent Institute of Art & Design in 1987 and Surrey Institute of Art & Design in 1995. These two organisations joined forces in 2005 to become the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. In May 2008 the University College for Creative Arts was granted full university status by the Privy Council and adopted its current name, the University for the Creative Arts, officially in September 2008.

Following the election of a Coalition government, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills introduced legislation to increase tuition fees while reducing government spending on Higher Education in real terms and the University for the Creative Arts was revealed to be the fourth most-cut university in England with a cut of 7.8% (10.2% in real terms).

Life in the University for the Creative Arts

Creativity is the energy that drives everyone here to invent, explore and collaborate. When you study at UCA, you'll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in an unrivalled creative vibe, find your own style and create the extraordinary.

At UCA you'll be surrounded by people with the same passions as you. Our campuses offer cutting-edge creative environments, packed with the latest equipment and resources. Each one reflects the subject areas studied there, creating unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers.

School Ranking

World rank 2400

Admissions

You must make up your tariff offer from the following RQF level 3 qualifications:

  • A levels
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Diplomas at level 3
  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at level 3 or 4
  • NVQ at level 3
  • Key Skills at Level 3
  • Functional Skills at level 3
  • Level 3 of the 'Creative and Media' 14 - 19 Diploma
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Welsh Baccalaureate
  • Other UK/EU/International qualifications equivalent to tariff points at level 3 and deemed suitable by the Admissions Team.

Notable Alumni

William McGregor a Film and TV Director, directed programmes such as Poldark (2015 TV series) and Misfits (TV series)

PJ Liguori, YouTube filmmaker. Chris Butler (filmmaker) is an English-American storyboard artist, writer and director, known for his works at Laika, such as ParaNorman.

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Other Campuses
    • Ashley Road, Epsom, England, United Kingdom
    • Falkner Road, Farnham, England, United Kingdom
    • Fort Pitt, Rochester, England, United Kingdom

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