University of the Creative Arts (UCA) is a university dedicated to art. With four different campuses in Epson, Rochester, Canterbury and Farnham, the university creates vibrant communities of artists, designers and creative arts professionals, all of whom will provide a huge amount of support and enable its students to create extraordinary, innovative work that opens the door to their future career

Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA’s high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents. Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, students can now reap the benefits of studying in a top 35 UK university.

With more than 6,000 students studying over 110 creative courses across four campuses, the University generate unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers. As a specialist arts institution, we are 100% creative. Our distinctiveness against larger multi-disciplinary universities comes from focusing on creativity and providing specialized facilities, where students don’t have to share with students from other subjects or disciplines.


Pre-degree Art & Design
Architecture & Interior Design
Fashion & Textiles
Fine Art
Graphics & Illustration
Marketing & Management
Media & Digital
Three Dimensional & Product Design


UCA has four campuses delivering a variety of courses. Two of those are located at Kent in southeast of England and two at Surrey also in south England (southwest from London).

– UCA Canterbury: From the underground station of London Victoria it is 1 hour and 40 mins, while from Heathrow airport it is 2 hours and 30 mins.

– UCA Rochester: Via train from London Victoria or London St. Pancras the closest rail stations are either Rochester or Chatham (50 mins). From London Heathrow it is a 1 hour and 50 mins rail ride.

– UCA Epsom: From London Bridge Station in central London it is one hour away while from Heathrow Airport 1 hour and 30 mins.

– UCA Farnham: From London Waterloo to Farnham (via Woking) it a 1 hour and 15 minutes rail ride. Heathrow airport is 2 hours and 5 minutes away.


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Before you choose

  • Talk to a careers/guidance adviser.
  • Visit to get more information and compare the courses and universities that interest you. When you apply, you can select up to five choices.
  • Do a keyword search on UCAS – if there’s a specific course title or course combination you want to do, type it directly into the UCAS course finder engine.
  • Do your research carefully – check out university websites, as well as UCAS, so you get a real feel for the place.
  • Consider the course content and not just its title – English at one university is not the same as English at another university.
    Check the entry requirements – will you need specific subjects (including GCSEs) or work experience? Are you on track to achieve the grades you need?
  • Attend university open days – see our handy checklist for suggestions on things you could ask about. If you’re considering Anglia Ruskin, we’d love to see you at one of our undergraduate Open Days.
  • Get advice from friends, family and school staff – but don’t forget the ultimate choice is yours.
  • Try to get to a UCAS HE Fair where you can pick up prospectuses from lots of different universities and speak with their representatives.
  • Have you chosen courses with a range of entry requirements? Try to maximise your chances by making your ‘Insurance’ option a course with lower grade requirements than your ‘Firm’ choice.
  • Think about a range of universities with different entry requirements.
  • Above all you should be comfortable with your choices: it’s all about finding the ‘best fit’ for you.
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