University for the Creative Arts

Farnham | South East England

Creative Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: C93

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is situated in the South East of England with four campuses in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, and Rochester, as well as specialist courses at The Maidstone Television Studios and the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.  We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment and each campus is populated by a concentration of talented students and academics. Creators of Rupert the Bear, Morph and Aleksandr the Meerkat all studied at UCA.  Now the second largest specialist creative arts university in Europe, we have a 160 year track record of educating creative practitioners who go on to lead in their chosen field.
Source:University for the Creative Arts Students' Union

What students say about this university

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    • The upside

      It feels like a large, diverse constantly changing art gallery.

      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

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    • The downside

      facilities, as most of our campus has been given to mid-kent we find it hard to get the space we need

      2012, 1st year, Illustration

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    • Student Union

      A lot of Student Union events that are really welcoming

      2014, 2nd year, Fine Art Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Photography course - everything good until third year - marking based on whether tutors like you/your work or not, and is not...

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      2013, 3rd year, Photography

      The downside

      Photography course - everything good until third year - marking based on whether tutors like you/your work or not, and is not marked on your skill, very little actually marked with project learning objectives in mind. Dissertation brief expected to be started and finished in the last week of second year, no feedback until you return - feedback given about dissertation limited, very little help thereafter to help you choose your specific subject - only 4, 30 minute tutorials with your given tutor. No work experience.

      2013, 3rd year, Photography

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    • Facilities

      The library facilities are very extensive and you can borrow from the other campuses which is great and the staff are really...

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      2012, 1st year, Photography

      Facilities

      The library facilities are very extensive and you can borrow from the other campuses which is great and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The building is set out quite well with a nice bar area but unfortunately the photography department is located on the top two floors; the photographic dark rooms and developing area is great and set out well so very easy to use. Unfortunately again there are very limited clubs/ activites out of studies in fact I don't think there are any! however there is a student union which I think can be very helpful with issues as well as many people within the course and out of the course to be able to talk to about work or money etc. There are many computers throughout the whole university including not only computer rooms but also in areas like the bar which is great!

      2012, 1st year, Photography

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    • The upside

      Lectuerer's were very good

      2013, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

39%

LOW

Political

22%

LOW

Sporty

11%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

34%

LOW

Creative

89%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 76% MED

Overall student satisfaction

81%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

5,080

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

95%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

3%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

70%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

12%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

57%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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