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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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    • Academic Experience

      The workload is a lot, but if this is what you love doing then you'll have no problems in that area

      2013, 1st year, Journalism Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Supporting students

      2013, 1st year, Clothing/Fashion Design

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    • Accommodation

      The accommodation isn't as nice as I would expect for what you are paying . Small improvements and refurbishments have been...

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      2016, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accommodation

      The accommodation isn't as nice as I would expect for what you are paying . Small improvements and refurbishments have been made over time in different areas of accommodation. There are flats that are meant as 'quiet houses' I have learnt from experience however that some who apply for 'quiet houses' clearly don't know what that means. There are also specific flats for disabled students these generally contain on suite bathroom. The best part about accommodation is that I have my room where I can just be. Its my own space where I can have time to myself - work and not worry about the mess. You are also on site so if you need to go to the library its a 2 min walk away.The worst part is the accommodation staff - personally I find them intimidating and unhelpful. But if there is an issue don't be afraid to kick up a fuss, I found that even though I want to be an independent adult having the parents go in and make a complaint reminds the staff that you haven't been left on your own. That someone is looking out for you, they seemed more inclined to do things and quickly when people outside the Uni have a word...

      2016, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The first two terms we were in a good three times a week at least often for full days too but in the third term we had just one...

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

      Academic Experience

      The first two terms we were in a good three times a week at least often for full days too but in the third term we had just one scheduled lesson and when it turned to tutorials we had no lessons obviously we were still in working but only had one assignment so not everybody in the class came in. The first term was definitely the most challenging compared to the others but I don't feel that challenged. It was pretty much all essay based coursework we rarely had any design work to do. The tutors were good and knew their stuff it's just a shame we didn't have more lessons and it was better structured throughout the year.

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

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    • The downside

      Making things clearer, the class size is very big and a lot of the times it gets very crowded, I wish I could have more space...

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      2016, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      The downside

      Making things clearer, the class size is very big and a lot of the times it gets very crowded, I wish I could have more space to do work in.

      2016, 1st year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Creative scene

      Inking and printing - very good set up by 3rd year students

      2014, 2nd year, Creative Arts & Design 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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