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University for the Creative Arts

Farnham | South East England

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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    • Facilities

      The student union is also the cafe, bar , club and food hall. Some things are good value for money, others are awful....

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      2012, 1st year, Photography

      Facilities

      The student union is also the cafe, bar , club and food hall. Some things are good value for money, others are awful. Personally, I dislike going to the SU for evenings out when it is a club because it isn't amazingly busy and the atmosphere I severely dislike. You can sit in the SU without buying things in the daytime to my knowledge but entry in the evenings is 3 which I think is a complete rip-off for what it is. Mainly because you can go to a decent club with lots of people and cheaper drinks in most places for that but it is the only place around Farnham like it so they feel it is acceptable to charge that.

      2012, 1st year, Photography

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    • The downside

      The equipment for our course is dreadful. We are a computer based course with very few computers we can use. Also, our course...

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      2012, 2nd year, Design Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      The equipment for our course is dreadful. We are a computer based course with very few computers we can use. Also, our course never gets anywhere near the recognition it deserves for the amazing work it produces.

      2012, 2nd year, Design Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The learnig experience is very relaxed, thoroughly planned and executed, as to give all students equal opportunity. Practical...

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

      Academic Experience

      The learnig experience is very relaxed, thoroughly planned and executed, as to give all students equal opportunity. Practical and learning content is equal on the scale of challenge and interest, however outcomes are self-directed and dependent upon student engagement, enthusiasm, hard work and will for success. Most creative academic subjects lack examinations, however numerous essays and practical works will be assessed, and critical tutor/lecturer feedback is always given and can be usually be requested on an individual basis, away from academic study time. At UCA Farnham there are various rooms dedicated to animation. these rooms range from multiple computer suites, to the drawn and practical studio and lecturer rooms, to the dedicated animation research centre which holds rare historic animation artefacts.

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

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    • Academic Experience

      Not enough teaching or contact time with tutors

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

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    • The upside

      Facilities are great

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

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    • Nightlife

      Theres only 2 clubs including the su but theres 56 pubs to choose from and a few bars

      2014, 2nd year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

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Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% HIGH
Student score 80% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

4,805

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

94%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

4%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

71%

of students are female

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

52%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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