University for the Creative Arts - Bachelor's Degree

University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is one of the largest specialist creative arts universities in Europe offering a range of creative courses in acting, art, crafts, animation, architecture, fashion, textiles, hand embroidery, film, photography, communication design, graphics, media and music, across four campuses in the South East of England – as well as its two additional locations at Hampton Court Palace and Maidstone TV Studios.

  • Average Tution GBP 9,000
  • Acceptance Rate 26%
  • Students 4,825
  • International Students 20%
  • Total Cost GBP 8,925
  • Student-Faculty Ratio 12:1

School Description

The origin of the University for the Creative Arts lies in a number of independent public art and design colleges in the counties of Kent and Surrey, almost all of which had origins in the Victorian period. In the 1990s, these merged to form multi-campus art and design institutes in their respective counties, before uniting to become a single organisation – the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) – in 2005.

Today UCA is the highest-ranking creative arts university in the UK. As one of the largest specialist creative arts universities in Europe, the University for the Creative Arts, UCA offers a global perspective in creative education, with 20% of its student population coming from outside the UK – 110 nations from all over the world. UCS’ notable alumni include: Turner Prize nominated artist, Tracey Emin;  Fashion designers, Karen Millen and Dame Zandra Rhodes; Film and TV Directors, Gareth Edwards (Monsters and Godzilla) and Will McGregor (Misfits, Poldark); Oscar-nominated animator and creator of Peppa Pig, Mark Baker; and Oscar-winning filmmaker, graphic designer and author, Arnold Schwartzman, among others.

Bachelor Programs

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Architecture

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Advertising

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Fashion Management & Marketing

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Animation

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Design

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Film Studies

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Fine Arts

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Graphic Design

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Media Production

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the development, use, critical evaluation, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications; and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Includes instruction in computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Media Studies

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Performing Arts

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the creation and interpretation of works and performances that use auditory, kinesthetic, and visual phenomena to express ideas and emotions in various forms, subject to aesthetic criteria.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Photography

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Music

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Communication

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Journalism

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of gathering, processing, and delivering news and that prepares individuals to be professional print journalists, news editors, and news managers. Includes instruction in news writing and editing; reporting; photojournalism; layout and graphic design; journalism law and policy; professional standards and ethics; research methods; and journalism history and criticism.

  • University for the Creative Arts
    Falkner Rd, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, United Kingdom

    Sports

    GBP 8,830 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the rules and techniques of participation and skill building in competitive physical activities, as well as non-competitive physical fitness programs. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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  • Complete University Guide (UK) 54
  • SchoolApply Ranking 100
  • The Guardian 21

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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 2005

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    The University for the Creative Arts encourages collaboration between its courses as it believes students benefit from exposure to a range of disciplines; hence fine artists study with budding filmmakers and fashion designers work alongside architects.

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          • 2010-2011, MA

            UCA@Epsom

            I did my Master's degree at UCA, Epsom. A beautiful campus with oodles of energy and vibrancy around. The courses available here (and in UCA as a whole) are very good. The professors and the technical staff are knowledgeable. The library facility there is vast and you can spend days together there taking in all the knowledge available.

          • 1993-1996, BA

            Farnham Art College

            I did a degree in photography here and really enjoyed it. Tutors were great and knew what they were doing, most were practicing artists