University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is a specialist arts institution that is 100% creative. UCA students develop their skills and thinking in environments that replicate the studios found within the creative industries, alongside peers on courses spanning arts, business and technology. UCA is the 2nd largest provider of creative education in Europe, and their innovative Business School for the Creative Industries is the first of its kind in the UK!
Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA's high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents. Taught and guided by experienced, industry-connected academic staff, UCA’s students reap the benefits of studying at the highest-ranked creative specialist in the UK.
Why the University for the Creative Arts - Canterbury Campus?
- Location: Canterbury is an unexpectedly small city with a big student population – being home to three universities makes it a lively place, with no shortage of entertainment or good food. Canterbury has an eclectic mix of laid-back pubs, lively clubs and popular bars offering nights out to appeal to all tastes. It is also within easy reach of London, as well as the towns of Ashford, Maidstone and Rochester, for those that fancy exploring further afield.
- Industry Connections: Many graduates find that Canterbury offers a lot towards helping them carve a career in the arts. UCA has created exciting links within Kent's vibrant international art scene with festivals, grants, paid apprenticeships, studio spaces and internships available for art and design students and graduates in the area.
- Sport and Recreation: Adventure sports, dance and fitness, swimming, cycling, walks in the country - there are so many ways to get active in the Canterbury area. For a breath of fresh air, why not take a stroll in one of the city’s tranquil gardens. Or, for a heartier walk, head along the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable.
- Galleries and Exhibitions: UCA’s campus galleries host unique and varied exhibition programmes that enrich and engage the wider community as well as the network of creative individuals across the University. The Canterbury campus is home to the Herbert Read Gallery.