University for the Creative Arts

Farnham | South East England

Creative Town Campus Rural

Ucas code: C93

The University for the Creative Arts is located across five sites: Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. We're a small and specialist university with an art college environment. 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.
Source:University for the Creative Arts Students' Union

What students say about this university

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    • Everyday expenses

      You will need to travel to London on a weekly basis, so get a railcard, ensure you put enough money aside for train fares. If...

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      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

      Everyday expenses

      You will need to travel to London on a weekly basis, so get a railcard, ensure you put enough money aside for train fares. If you are looking to rent, look for properties within walking distance as the bus service is appalling. Don't waste money on Junk food, is does not taste that great anyway. To save money get LED bulbs, and reduce showering time to 10 minutes. You can have a luxury bath at the weekends. Always work no matter what. Even if it means just to write a sentence, do it the same day. The workload is hilarious and when it starts rolling in, it does not stop. There are quite a few job opportunities around, as there is a shopping centre close by and some pubs/ restaurants. Otherwise try as a collections agent, shifts are usually evenings. You will also need to put money aside for calico, and additional equipment (shears, pins, measuring tape, pencils, fabric, and so on)

      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • Academic Experience

      The course is very fast paced and is incredibly challenging, but being a creative course, it is also very rewarding to look...

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      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

      Academic Experience

      The course is very fast paced and is incredibly challenging, but being a creative course, it is also very rewarding to look back on what you have done. Essays (one or two a year) are expected and sometimes a timed written exam too. You spend the beginning of the year doing hands-on tasks and practising your creativity, then you start to be more independent and work more on computers, but you are always being practical.

      2013, 1st year, Graphic Design

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    • Accommodation

      Accommodation nearer to uni is very expensive, but the further you move away from the uni the cheaper it becomes, and with...

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      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

      Accommodation

      Accommodation nearer to uni is very expensive, but the further you move away from the uni the cheaper it becomes, and with regular buses until late at night, it is a good compromise.

      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

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    • Sport

      Football, netball, rugby and even quiditch clubs!

      2014, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Availability of staff, at times it can be hard to get hold of someone you need to talk to.

      2012, 1st year, Fine Art

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    • Academic Experience

      Teaching varies from lots to little, one essay per semester, not challenging.

      2013, 3rd year, Producing Motion Pictures

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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
Student score 73% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

77%

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

53%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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