University for the Creative Arts


  • Location: Town, City, Rural

Student life

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South East England is made up of nine counties, with key student cities being Brighton & Hove, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, and Southampton.

The area sees more sunshine than anywhere else in the UK – perfect, given its coastal treasures. Brighton – ‘the LGBT capital of the UK’ – is a student favourite, with tons of quirky shops and cafes.

Moving east, Kent’s charming towns – like Whitstable, Broadstairs, and Margate – are bursting with literary history, plus iconic landmarks like Dover’s white cliffs and Canterbury Cathedral.

London is just a one – two hour train ride away for gigs, theatre trips etc., while the country’s two largest airports – Heathrow and Gatwick – make travelling abroad simple.

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Campus and facilities

The Cantebury campus is close the bustling historic city centre, which has a large selection of shops, restaurants, and nightlife. It's about 1 hour 30 minutes from London and also close to Continental ferry ports and Eurotunnel. Creative students will be well served in Canterbury, with the Turner Contemporary Gallery and major art events such as the Folkestone Triennial. 

The modern UCA Epsom campus is a short walk from the friendly town, which itself has been named one of the most desirable places to live in the country because of its friendly feel. And it's only 30 minutes from London's rich culture, nightlife, and work placement opportunities. 

The largest UCA campus is at Farnham, a market town with a rich creative past. The campus is a five minute walk from a host of shops, restaurants and pubs, together with vibrant arts' facilities such as The Maltings. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, and London only 30 minutes away by train. 

Course locations


New Dover Road, Canterbury, CT1 3AN


Fort Pitt, Rochester, ME1 1DZ


Ashley Road, Epsom, KT18 5BE


Falkner Road, Farnham, GU9 7DS


Oakwood Park, Maidstone, ME16 8AG