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Pre-degree & Undergraduate Prospectus 2020


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Course directory Need some help?

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Canterbury

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Epsom

If you need any support in choosing a course with us, we’re happy to help:

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Farnham

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Maidstone Television Studios

enquiries@uca.ac.uk

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Royal School of Needlework

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Rochester

+44 (0) 1252 892 883 or visit us at an Open Day – book online via our website.

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UCA regularly updates its course portfolio to meet the changing needs of the creative industries. For the latest information, visit our website: uca.ac.uk/2020 and search courses.

Pre-degree, Foundation, International Pathway & Pre-masters courses

Campus

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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art & Design

CEFR

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Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

CEFR

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Extended Diploma in Art & Design

CER

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Extended Diploma in Business*

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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

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Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail*

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78

Graduate Diploma: Art & Design

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88–89

International Foundation in Art, Design & Media

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82–83

International Foundation in Business*

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84–85

Pre-Sessional English

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86–87


Undergraduate courses

UCAS code

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Acting BA (Hons) – Farnham

W410

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182–183

Acting BA (Hons) – Rochester

W411

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184–185

Advertising BA (Hons)

W218

E

198–199

Animation BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W615/W617

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92–93

Architecture BA (Hons)

K100

C

106–107

Business Innovation & Management (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

N100

E

200–201

Business Management BA (Hons)

N200

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202–203

Ceramics & Glass* BA (Hons)

W266

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114–115

Computer Animation Arts BA (Hons)

W281

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94–95

Creative Computing BSc (Hons)

W290

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96–97

Event & Promotion Management* BA (Hons)

N800

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204–205

Fashion BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W230/W236

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122–123

Fashion Atelier BA (Hons)

W237

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124–125

Fashion Design BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W233/W238

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126–127

Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)

WP25

E

170–171

Fashion Management & Marketing BA (Hons)

WN2N

E

206–207

Fashion Media & Promotion BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W226/W227

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164–165

Fashion Photography BA (Hons)

W645

R

190–191

Fashion Promotion & Imaging BA (Hons)

WN65

E

166–167

Fashion Textiles BA (Hons)

W231

R

128–129

Film & Digital Art BA (Hons)

W690

F

138–139

Film Production BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W600/W618

F

140–141

Fine Art BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year) – Canterbury

W100/W102

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146–147

Fine Art BA (Hons) – Farnham

W101

F

148–149

Games Arts BA (Hons)

W280

F

98–99

Games Design BA (Hons)

I620

R

100–101

Games Technology BSc (Hons)

G450

F

102–103

Graphic Design BA (Hons) – Canterbury

W211

C

152–153

Graphic Design BA (Hons) – Epsom

W210

E

154–155

Graphic Design BA (Hons) – Farnham

W217

F

156–157

Hand Embroidery BA (Hons)

W740

N

130–131

HR Management* BA (Hons)

N600

E

208–209

Illustration BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year)

W220/W221

F

158–159

Illustration & Animation BA (Hons)

WW26

C

160–161

Industrial Design* BSc (Hons)

W245

C

116–117

Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons) – Canterbury

W252

C

108–109

Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons) – Farnham

W251

F

110–111

International Buying & Merchandising* BA (Hons)

N110

E

210–211

Jewellery & Silversmithing* (BA Hons)

W271

F

118–119

Journalism & Media Production BA (Hons)

W902

F

172–173

Make-up & Hair Design* BA (Hons)

W452

R

132–133

Marketing BA (Hons)

N500

E

212–213

Music Composition & Technology BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons)

W300

F

178–179

Music Marketing & Communications BA (Hons)

WN36

E

214–215

Photography BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year) – Farnham

W640/W643

F

192–193

Photography BA (Hons) – Rochester

W642

R

194–195

Supply Chain & Logistics Management* BSc (Hons)

N510

E

216–217

Television & Media Production BA (Hons)

P321

F

174–175

Television Production BA (Hons)

P311

MR

142–143

Textile Design BA (Hons)

W234

F

134–135

Theatre Design BA (Hons)

W440

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186–187


Welcome At UCA, we’re devoted to your creative journey. We have a long history of nurturing unique communities of artists, designers, architects, writers, animators, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers, actors, creative business leaders and more, and are proud to say that 96.9% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months. Oscar and BAFTA-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, Turner Prize nominees, Stirling Prize winners and leading craft artists are just some of our high-profile alumni who’ve enriched the world with their talent. With the creative industries currently employing almost two million people in the UK* – a number which is still growing – we know that all kinds of businesses are looking for talented, highly skilled graduates. That’s exactly what we do at UCA – help and support you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on being 100% creative. We’ve provided students with unparalleled creative education for over 160 years, and we now have over 7,800 students studying on more than 120 courses. We’ve been named Modern University of the Year and are the highest ranked Specialist Arts Institution in the UK**.

We’ll support you throughout your studies, whether you come to us to study at pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate level. Our talented team of academics and technicians have a wealth of industry experience and contacts which will help prepare you for a career in the creative industries. Your wellbeing is just as important as your learning experience, so our specially trained staff are on hand to give advice and guidance throughout your journey, and our award-winning Students’ Union will help to make your time with us an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Each campus offers its own uniquely inspiring surroundings. Our distinctive edge against larger multi-disciplinary universities comes from our complete focus on the business of creativity, which is not compromised by sharing facilities with other subjects. We offer cutting-edge equipment, a wealth of resources and inspiring environments to support your learning and fully prepare you for a successful career in the creative industries. As a tight-knit and creative community, we value freedom of expression, experimentation, active collaboration across disciplines and backgrounds, rigour in our thinking and practices, and informed engagement with, and shaping of, the world around us. I invite you to join us – together we will create your future.

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Sources: *DCMS Sector Estimates: Employment & Trade, July 2017 **The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

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You’ll be part of a creative community that cares about your studies, your wellbeing and your success.

You’ll have access to our specialist facilities and expert tutors so you can fulfil your creative potential.

You’ll live, work and learn in the inspiring surroundings of our beautiful campus locations.

You’ll build a network of industry contacts and gain valuable work experience on our practical, industryfocused courses. 3


Becoming a student at UCA

When you start at the University for the Creative Arts, you become a member of the Students’ Union and have access to a broad range of the services on offer, from events to clubs and societies, and support to representation. In the last year, the SU has helped hundreds of students participate in sports and societies and held the biggest programme of Freshers’ activities in UCA’s history!

Marta Szurmiej Students’ Union President

Ultimately, the SU exists to make your time here fantastic, helping you gain new skills and develop as a creative along the way. The SU has won awards for its work to provide opportunities, support and activities to students, and we are constantly improving to maximise what it does for you. Life at university is rewarding but can be challenging and the SU is here to support you from the beginning. Through the advice service you can receive free, unbiased, nonjudgemental and confidential advice on a range of student issues. No matter what you’re interested in or how much time you have, the SU offers something for everyone.

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Modern University of the Year Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

No.1 & No.1

No.1 Specialist Arts Institution in the UK

(Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employment of graduates (DLHE survey 2018)

Top 10 & Top 35

Amongst the top 10 in the UK for teaching quality

Top 35 of all UK Universities

(National Student Survey 2018)

(Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

96.9%

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of our graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduating

Over 160 years of providing creative education

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Worldwide success On a weekly basis, our students, graduates and staff are recognised for their successes across the world. Here are just some of our most recent stories.

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UCA to play key role in consortium to support UK Creative Sector UCA is playing a key role in StoryFutures, a Research and Development partnership aimed at boosting the UK’s creative sector.

Hand Embroidery graduate chosen to highlight impact of plastic pollution at festival UCA graduate Nina Brabbins was chosen to feature at the In:Site Festival in Birmingham, which invites recent graduates to transform an outdoor space with unusual craft ‘interventions’.

UCA graduate receives People’s Choice Award at New Designers 2018 Rebecca Stapley, a BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts graduate, has received the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 New Designers event for her heart-warming animation.

Trailblazing student wins Hilary Alexander award at Graduate Fashion Week BA (Hons) Fashion student Evelyne Babin has been named the winner of the award after her work was chosen as one of the top 25 Graduate Fashion Week collections for 2018.

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Graphic Design student wins prestigious D&AD New Blood award Third-year student Jade Barnett has been named winner of the prestigious Design & Art Direction New Blood award for her intricate, handmade paper design.

Graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for powerful images exposing extent of humanitarian crisis Photojournalist Hannah McKay is part of a Reuters team that has been awarded the Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize for their powerful images of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Graduate puts the spotlight on the environment at Shanghai Biennial UCA Rochester graduate Dan Russell is highlighting industrial waste and plastic pollution at the fourth Triple Parade Biennial in Shanghai.

Academic’s film shortlisted for prestigious research award A documentary by Senior Lecturer in Television Production Helen Curston, exploring the history of African and Caribbean people in Kent, has been shortlisted for an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award.

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Discover UCA

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Starting your creative career with us

Creative careers: our graduates

Thriving in the creative industries

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Our campus communities

Accommodation

Our international community

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Study or work abroad as part of your course

Student life at UCA

Your Students’ Union

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World-class facilities and resources

Library & Student Services

Distance learning

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Jump to the information you need Our talented people

Our research

Choosing the right journey for you

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Pre-degree, Foundation, International Pathway and Pre-masters courses

Undergraduate courses

Portfolio advice

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Entry requirements

How to apply

Applicant Days

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Funding your study

Your journey to UCA

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Starting your creative career with us

In the last 20 years, the creative economy both in the UK and internationally has soared to remarkable heights – in fact, it was the only sector to see growth during the recession1. The UK’s creative industries are growing at twice the rate of the UK economy2, and figures published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport show us that the UK’s creative industries are stronger than ever, worth a staggering £91.8 billion to the UK economy3. Responsible for one in 11 jobs in the UK4, the creative industries are considered a vital strength to the economy by the government – in fact, one of the first sector deals undertaken in 2018 was to support the industry, with an aim to raise the economic value to £150 billion and create over half a million new jobs by 20235. With over three million people already working in jobs that contribute to the UK’s creative economy6, there’s a huge range of career possibilities open to exploration – and with more than half of all workers in the creative industries holding a degree7, creative courses play an important role in the job market.

We’re proud to say in 2018, 96.9% of our graduates were employed or in further study within six months of graduating8, making UCA the highest ranked specialist creative university for employability in the UK. At UCA we have a multitude of successful alumni and graduates who have gone on to create incredible things. Options for the careers that graduates can explore are wide and varied – from working for big brands and designers through to setting up their own creative business or practice. UCA offers a brilliant network of support to help you springboard into your dream creative career. Careers & Employability Advisers based on each of our four campuses are specifically trained in understanding the expectations and needs of the creative industries. As a student at UCA, you can take advantage of the wealth of guidance and support to help you navigate the challenges of your own individual career journey and reach your full potential as a creative professional.

When you embark on a creative education course at UCA – whether at pre-degree, degree or postgraduate level – you can benefit from strong industry links in all sectors. Work placement opportunities and live project briefs help you to gain valuable experience and build a network of employer connections. What’s more, our students learn from tutors, technicians and experts who are often still working in their fields – some with international recognition.

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Sources: 1: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/creative-industries-worth-8million-an-hour-to-uk-economy 2: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534305/Focus_on_ Employment_revised_040716.pdf 3: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/662958/DCMS_ Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2016_GVA.pdf 4: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/726136/DCMS_ Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2017_Employment_FINAL.pdf 5: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/695097/creativeindustries-sector-deal-print.pdf 6: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/726136/DCMS_ Sectors_Economic_Estimates_2017_Employment_FINAL.pdf 7: https://www.screenskills.com/media/1559/creative_skillset_creative_media_workforce_survey_2014-1.pdf 8: Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) survey July 2018

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Creative careers: our graduates By studying with us, you’ll be investing in your future. Our staff have fantastic links to the creative industries, which ensures our courses prepare you for professional practice. These are just some of our graduates who have forged their own creative careers since leaving UCA.

Oskar Woinski, Splash Damage

Hannah Smith & Charlotte Taylor

Graduated from BA (Hons) Games Arts in 2018 and is now a Lighting Artist.

Graduated from BA (Hons) Advertising in 2015 and are Art Director and Junior Creative at Iris Worldwide.

Jamie Windust, Fruitcake magazine

Molly Palmby, Asprey

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing in 2018 and is now an Editor-in-Chief.

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging in 2017 and is e-Commerce and Marketing Assistant.

Ayo Rosanwo, AHMM Architects

Heather Ibberson, Geist, FAULT & Elle Magazine

Graduated from BA (Hons) Architecture in 2017 and is an Architectural Assistant (Part 1).

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Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism in 2017 and is a freelance writer.

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Petr Skamrala

Gemma Theobald

Petr Skamrala, Marks & Spencer

Gemma Theobald, Volkswagen UK

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing in 2014 and is now an Assistant Buyer.

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing in 2015 and is a Marketing Support Manager.

Jamie Backshall, Dr Martens

Angelo Mitakos, GQ Magazine

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion and is now an Accessories Designer.

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion in 2014 and is a Senior Fashion Assistant.

Laura Baverstock, Specialist Hand Embroiderer

Josephine Rock, Platform Graduate Award 2018

Graduated from BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery in 2016 and has worked with Dame Judi Dench and Margot Robbie.

Graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art, UCA Farnham in 2018 and won the award for her art practice.

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Thriving in the creative industries

“I came to the university with a habit of spending my holidays looking for and working in internships within the industry. The tutors encouraged this habit and helped grow my network during my time at UCA. I gained over 12 months’ industry experience at AHMM architects, Ed Toovey Architects and Cross Harris Architects. “The careers department were very useful. They help you build a network but also provide you with the knowledge to grow and care for the network/partnerships you have. In addition, you’re helped through the next stage of going through interviews with advice gained from years of industry experience. “The confidence I came out with at the end of my experience at UCA is a big change. To be confident about your work in relation to standards in the industry as a fresh graduate is a great thing.” Ayo Rosanwo Architectural Assistant at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris BA (Hons) Architecture UCA Canterbury, 2017

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“I loved school, but I hated PE. Every week for five years I remember freezing outside in the field and just telling myself to push through it because one day I would be studying fashion. I went to a few open days and found some of the other universities a bit snobby — and I’m not a snob! I felt that UCA seemed real and very ‘me’ and I knew it was the university I wanted to get into. “My job changes day to day. I’m in charge of writing online articles, co-ordinating Fashion Week, arranging photoshoots, styling, and representing the magazine at parties. At the moment, I’m prepping a shoot because we’re flying to LA. I’m lucky to travel out to New York, LA and Paris several times a year! It’s very full-on but it’s so exciting. “Every step at university helped me get to where I am today. I apply every skill I learned at UCA to my job at GQ Magazine every single day.” Angelo Mitakos Senior Fashion Assistant at GQ Magazine BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion UCA Rochester, 2014

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“Outside the course, I worked as an illustrator on a commercial, which was a great experience. The job offer was sent through by our Course Leader – without that link, I probably would never have come across it. “[On the course] we received a lot of emails containing job offers, which made the process a lot easier and helped us to get our foot in the door. We still had to secure them ourselves of course, which was so important to learn. “I’ve changed in the way I think about animation. It has made me want to push boundaries – my boundaries, and the boundaries we believe animation has.” Michelle Brand Freelance Animator BA (Hons) Animation UCA Farnham, 2017

“I think one of the most important things I learned in my final year at UCA was to make jewellery that I liked, and enjoyed making. I was busy worrying about what my tutors wanted in my first year, but I found that I was more motivated and actually my tutors liked what I was doing when I chose to make what I wanted. “One of the most valuable things I have found is to have a creative network around me. Having friends that are also creative that you can bounce ideas off is so important. I have also applied to programmes like Hothouse and LCN where you meet other creatives. “The great thing with UCA is the other creative courses that are at the University. Take advantage of this, and get to know people on other courses. Collaborate with the fashion students and photographers to create a great photoshoot with your jewellery. My photos are all currently taken by photographers I know from UCA.” Alma Sophia Grønli Geller Award-winning Jewellery Designer BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery UCA Rochester, 2013

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Luton Airport

London Heathrow Airport

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UCA Rochester

UCA Epsom Maidstone Television Studios

UCA Canterbury

UCA Farnham Channel Tunnel

Gatwick Airport

UCA Canterbury New Dover Road Canterbury Kent CT1 3AN +44 (0) 1227 817302

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Our campus communities Our campus communities are the lifeblood of UCA. Each one reflects a unique blend of specialist creative courses – step through the doors and you’ll find an impressive array of high-spec equipment and resources at your fingertips.

Find out more Come and see where your creative journey will take you – turn the page for more information about each location and come along to one of our Open Days.

Studying at any one of our locations means that you’ll be part of a community that cares about your studies, your wellbeing and your success. You’ll learn in the inspiring surroundings of our beautiful campus locations, each of which has its own rich culture of creativity.

Take a tour Visit our website to take a 360-degree tour of our campuses.

UCA Farnham Falkner Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7DS +44 (0) 1252 722441

Maidstone Television Studios Vinters Business Park New Cut Road Maidstone Kent ME14 5NZ

UCA Rochester Fort Pitt Rochester Kent ME1 1DZ +44 (0) 1634 888702

Royal School of Needlework (RSN) Apartment 2a Hampton Court Palace Surrey KT8 9AU

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UCA Canterbury

Discover the campus Only a short walk from the city centre, our Canterbury campus is a relaxed and creative environment where you can study courses in architecture, fine art, illustration, graphics and interior design. You’ll find a range of purpose-built facilities including studios, workshops, lecture theatres, a specialist library and an art shop.

–– J  ustin Bere, innovative architect and most influential person in UK sustainability, 2010 –– A  ward-winning children’s illustrator, Babette Cole –– Iconic album cover artist, Roger Dean

With a lively atmosphere surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside, you’ll be living and studying with like-minded people with the same interests and passions as you, amongst both your fellow students and our talented and experienced staff. You’ll also benefit from easy access to local exhibition projects and spaces such as The Brewery Tap and our own Herbert Read Gallery.

–– The creator of Rupert Bear, Mary Tourtel

With on-campus accommodation, a café and a bar offering various events throughout the year, our campus is a friendly and engaging environment to study in. You’ll also find our vibrant Further Education department, running the popular Foundation Diploma, Extended Diploma and Access to Higher Education Diploma.

“I was excited to come to a place that I knew would be full of inspiration. Around every corner in Canterbury there’s a different piece of artwork for me to be inspired by.”

Many of our Canterbury students enjoy success and recognition both during and after their studies – current students and recent graduates have won awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects, exhibited in the Turner Contemporary and designed skyscrapers in London. Many, too, continue their studies through to postgraduate level.

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Alumni from UCA Canterbury –– Oscar-winning filmmaker and designer Arnold Schwartzman OBE

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–– J  ames Burgess, Ministry of Sound DJ and sound engineer.

Carmen Tyrrell Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

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With its seamless blend of rich culture and modern-day convenience, Canterbury is a busy student city with plenty of hidden gems to discover.

Explore the city Boasting a distinctive mix of contemporary creativity and ancient architecture, Canterbury is an incredible city drawing students from across the globe. Renowned as the capital of culture and the gateway to Europe, Canterbury is home to three universities. This makes it a lively place with no shortage of entertainment, places to visit or good food.

Things to do –– V  isit the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral –– T  ake a punt boat down the Great Stour River –– C  atch a show at the Marlowe or Gulbenkian theatres –– E  njoy the rich culture of the annual Canterbury Festival –– T  aste some local cuisine at one of over 80 restaurants and pubs –– B  rowse independent craft and gift shops in Herne Bay and Whitstable –– R  elax in the green, open spaces of Westgate Parks –– U  ncover unusual collections at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

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Nightlife With over 80 restaurants, pubs and clubs, you’ll find dancing, DJs, comedy, cocktails, live bands and more – Canterbury has an eclectic mix of laid-back pubs, lively clubs and popular bars offering nights out to appeal to all tastes. You’ll also be within easy reach of London, as well as the towns of Ashford, Maidstone and Rochester, if you fancy exploring further afield.

Getting here

The art scene

Nearby towns –– 20 minutes to the quaint village of Ashford –– 30 minutes to the Whitstable seaside –– An hour on the train to Margate, with its vintage fashion and furniture market.

Many of our graduates find that Canterbury has a lot to offer towards helping them carve a career in the arts. We’ve forged strong links within Canterbury and East 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. We also have a strong relationship with the Turner Contemporary and the Whitstable and Folkstone Bi & Triennials.

Nearest airports: –– London City –– London Gatwick By rail: –– One hour from London St Pancras By sea: –– 30 minutes from the English Channel ferry crossing at Dover –– 30 minutes from the Eurotunnel at Folkestone

Shopping If you’re in need of retail therapy, Canterbury’s Whitefriars shopping centre brings you the best in fashion and lifestyle brands, while the King’s Mile, Westgate, and St Dunstan’s are just a stone’s throw away and offer a range of specialist and individual outlets.

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UCA Epsom Discover the campus Our Epsom campus is a modern, well-equipped collection of studios and facilities set in a picturesque town within easy reach of London. Living and studying here, you’ll be part of a closeknit community where fashion, graphic design and creative business courses are at the heart of our creativity. It’s the perfect place for you to meet other like-minded designers and makers, and explore your talents. Home to the UK’s first Business School for the Creative Industries, UCA Epsom is an innovative and inspiring place to study. You’ll find multiple technical facilities on site, including photography studios and printing rooms, a letterpress and fullyequipped digital suites, as well as sewing facilities and specialist fashion machinery, offering you a truly enriching learning experience.

“Epsom felt really intimate and chill – there was a good atmosphere. It’s really nice to live somewhere where you can focus away from city life.” Aaron Challis BA (Hons) Fashion

Thanks to our experienced academics and practical courses, you’ll have access to influential professionals, job prospects and potential employers. Our fashion courses have industry connections with Ted Baker, Topman, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren and L’Oreal to name only a few, while our music students have worked closely with big companies such as BBC Introducing, Warner Music Group, Modest Management and more. Students from our Epsom campus have worked on a wide array of projects for well-known brands before graduating. For example, students on the Fashion Journalism course have undertaken placements with the likes of Vogue and Dazed & Confused, while our Graphic Design students have worked alongside Adidas, Autonomy Thinktank and Creative Arms.

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Alumni and successes from UCA Epsom –– Fashion designer, Alice Halliday, created custom clothing for Florence and the Machine –– G  raphic Design students’ work has been featured on Nescafé coffee tins and sold worldwide –– F  ashion student Bernadett Igyarto developed sustainable clothing labels with a global manufacturing company –– F  ashion Management & Marketing student, Jamie Windust, was awarded the ASOS Future Talent Communications Award at Graduate Fashion Week.

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A welcoming and sociable market town on the edge of the Surrey Hills and only a stone’s throw away from London, Epsom is an attractive and inspirational place to live, work and study.

Explore the town Previously voted one of the top ten most desirable places to live, Epsom has a friendly, community-focused feel. Located only 30 minutes from London by train, the town is surrounded by beautiful parks and green spaces. Popular with professionals, students and families alike, Epsom is a welcoming and sociable town. With a wide variety of bars and restaurants, great shopping, a multiplex cinema, nightclubs and much more, the town has bags of entertainment appeal. Things to do –– Watch a show at Epsom’s Playhouse Theatre –– Dress up for a day at Epsom Downs Racecourse –– Discover some heritage at Hampton Court Palace –– Enjoy a night out at one of Epsom’s 100 restaurants, pubs and bars –– Gather your friends for a picnic on Epsom Common –– Experience a thrill at Chessington World of Adventures

The art scene Epsom has an established and vibrant arts scene, boosted by exhibitions and activities organised by Surrey Arts, Surrey Contemporary Arts and Surrey Artists. It is also home to the Horton Chapel Project, a new volunteer-led arts centre which will deliver a lively programme of cultural activities. With a long tradition in the local youth services for performance and creative arts, the town has a strong arts presence and works hard to promote new talent, often seeing students’ work showcased in many local venues.

Getting here Nearest airports: –– London Heathrow –– London Gatwick By rail: –– 30 minutes from London Waterloo Nearby towns –– 10 minutes to the picturesque town of Leatherhead –– 40 minutes to Kingston, a favourite for shopping and entertainment.

The Epsom Playhouse is a must if you’re in the mood for theatre, offering opera, dance, drama, comedy, light entertainment, variety, popular shows and more.

Nightlife With a wide choice of restaurants and pubs to choose from, many of them offering student deals, you can enjoy a night out that won’t break your budget. Decide between big-name food chains or one-off speciality restaurants. You can head to a ‘proper pub’ for a craft ale, a trendy Latinothemed cocktail bar or for a change of scenery, a short trip to London will leave you spoilt for choice.

–– Hit the shops at The Ashley Centre with over 50 stores to choose from –– Wander the gardens of Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace in Nonsuch Park.

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UCA Farnham

Discover the campus Our Farnham campus has a long history as a respected art and design institution. With a long history as a respected art and design institution, our Farnham campus has an incredibly strong community feel. We offer a variety of courses on this campus, ranging from glasswork and ceramics to film and animation – and we have extraordinary facilities to support your learning. Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Farnham is the perfect place to inspire your creativity – it’s just down the road from Bourne Woods, famous for providing the backdrops for more than a few famous films (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, Skyfall, Wonder Woman, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: The Last Knight being amongst the most recent). Located within an hour’s train journey of central London – the heart of the UK’s creative industries – our students gain all the benefits of being close to the capital but living in one of the most wellconnected, friendly and beautiful regions in Europe.

The campus has an extensive range of up-to-date resources for students to use, including 3D printing, radio and TV studios, a cinema, darkrooms and metal and wood workshops. As a student at UCA Farnham you can have an induction in any one of these facilities, and include the practices in your work. A big part of beginning a creative career is industry experience, and students in Farnham have that in spades – they have secured internships at wellknown companies such as Sony, Cartoon Network, BBC and The Times, just to name a few.

Alumni and successes from UCA Farnham –– Director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla, Gareth Edwards –– Darren Walsh, creator of the Meerkats from Compare the Market –– Mark Baker, animator and Peppa Pig creator –– Director of BBC’s Poldark, William McGregor –– Oscar-winning animator, Michael Dudok Du Wit.

“Farnham’s got a very good student vibe. Whenever you go to the SU or the pubs you always bump into someone you know. It’s very traditional and very ‘countryside’ but there’s a lot of inspiration as well.” Joanna Gill BA (Hons) Textile Design

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Farnham is a pretty Georgian market town, with a 12th century castle, quaint cobbled streets and a rich arts scene.

Explore the town Voted as the second happiest place to live in Great Britain in 20181, Farnham is England’s designated craft town and enjoys a long-standing association with the creative industries. Surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s a picturesque place to live, whilst still having great connections to the capital. A large development in the town centre is currently underway too, creating a hub for leisure and evening entertainment. It will bring in a brand new six-screen cinema as well as a retail centre featuring a collection of shops and restaurants. Things to do –– Re-live history at Farnham Castle Keep –– E  njoy an evening of entertainment at the Farnham Maltings –– S  ample the local ale at one of over 50 pubs –– V  isit the astonishing and atmospheric ruins of Waverley Abbey –– W  hile away a lazy afternoon at Farnham Park

The art scene Farnham has a large number of galleries, arts venues and craft shops. The town and borough councils both support the cultural scene and work with local organisations to develop projects within the community. The Farnham Maltings is a cultural centre renowned for events including plays, music, comedy nights, film screenings, workshops, classes, festivals and exhibitions. The Farnham Maltings works with artists and communities from the local area to encourage people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible. You can also join the local community for an assortment of outdoor festivals and events throughout the year, such as the carnival, community games, fireworks fiesta and annual duck race. Or while away a lazy afternoon at the free Music in the Meadow events held every Sunday throughout the summer.

Getting here Nearest airports: –– London Heathrow –– London Gatwick –– Southampton By rail: –– One hour from London Waterloo By bus: –– Discounts on bus travel are available from Stagecoach South East Nearby towns –– 30 minutes to the vibrant town of Guildford –– 25 minutes to Woking, the heart of Surrey –– Less than 10 minutes to the nearest cinema in neighbouring Aldershot.

Nightlife Farnham has roots in the brewery trade, so it’s no wonder that there are so many pubs to choose from. As the mood takes you, choose from a 16th century tavern with local ales and an open fire, regular live music gigs in a shabby-chic pub or a contemporary chain bar offering late-night resident DJs and cocktails.

–– T  ake a tour around the Hogs Back Brewery –– B  e inspired by local artworks at New Ashgate Gallery –– E  xplore the charming independent shops in Lion and Lamb Yard and Downing Street.

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UCA Rochester

Discover the campus UCA’s Rochester campus is bursting with artistic energy and offers an inspirational environment where you can fulfil your creative potential. Perched high on a hill, our purpose-built campus enjoys great views over the town and the River Medway. We’re only a 10-minute walk from the town centre and five minutes away from Chatham station. The campus is a creative hub for students enjoying a rich variety of courses in fashion, photography and digital animation. The range of exceptional facilities available includes dedicated fashion studios, construction spaces, photography development and editing suites, the unique Gerber Suite (read more on page 55) and much more. The Zandra Rhodes Gallery provides a focus for local interest in the arts as the campus hosts important exhibitions and contemporary art and design events throughout the year. Students from Rochester have progressed onto jobs with major brands such as Stella McCartney, Jigsaw, House of Fraser and River Island in the fashion industry. Graduates have also made props for blockbuster movies including Thor: The Dark World, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Dark Knight Rises, Spectre and many others.

Alumni and successes from UCA Rochester –– Dame Zandra Rhodes, world-renowned awardwinning fashion designer and UCA Chancellor Emerita –– J  ewellery designer to the likes of Madonna, Kate Moss and Cameron Diaz, Stephen Webster MBE –– The co-inventor of Stuckist Art, Billy Childish –– T  racey Emin, fine artist and 1999 Turner Prize nominee.

“Because the campus is such a big part of Rochester, the student life filters through to the town. It can only be a positive thing to surround yourself with more people who want to do the same thing as you outside of the course. It can’t do anything other than inspire you.” Lewis Punton BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

Courses in Rochester also benefit from incredibly strong industry links, with students having the opportunity to work with the BBC, ITV, Pinewood Studios, The Royal Opera House, Marc Jacobs, John Lewis and Getty Images.

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Charles Dickens lived here for much of his life, and you’ll find places that pop up in his books still sitting among the town’s characterful streets, shops and ancient buildings today.

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Whether it’s arts, dance, exhibitions, lectures, festivals, music, theatre or film, you’ll find your tastes are catered for in Rochester. With over 30 days of free festivals and over 600 events every year, Rochester and its neighbouring towns will keep you fully entertained.

Rochester is certainly big in character – with loads of activities on your doorstep, this location is perfectly suited to the student lifestyle. It’s only 40 minutes from London by train, and offers a variety of creative industry links and vibrant nightlife. Things to do –– Roam the grounds of Rochester Castle –– Meander the River Medway on a boat from Rochester Pier –– Peruse the quirky retailers on the Victorian High Street –– Take a tour of the Historic Dockyard –– Taste some homemade fudge from the Candy Bar –– Enjoy a delicious meal in Rochester’s famous restaurant scene –– Get your nose in a book at Baggins Book Bazaar –– Solve the mystery to free yourself at Escape Plan LIVE.

The art scene Local creative talent is nurtured through exciting and inspiring events and exhibitions. Both residents and visitors can revel in a range of inspiring and innovative arts and cultural experiences.

UCA Rochester is at the centre of a busy community of creative arts initiatives. Organisations such as Nucleus Arts and The Deaf Cat Gallery and Studios produce, promote and retail the very best in contemporary design, craft and media, making Medway a phenomenally vibrant centre for all creatively-minded people.

Getting here Nearest airports: –– London City –– London Gatwick By rail: –– 40 minutes from London St Pancras –– One hour from London Victoria By sea: –– One hour from the English Channel ferry crossing at Dover –– One hour from the Eurotunnel at Folkestone Nearby towns –– 40 minutes to the beautiful Whitstable coast –– 45 minutes to lively Maidstone –– 45 minutes to busy student city Canterbury.

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A small historic town with a modern artistic twist – the energy and creativity radiating from Rochester’s vibrant arts and music scene is contagious.

Nightlife By night, Rochester’s impressive selection of bars and clubs becomes the main attraction for the student community. Head to a wine bar with a lively vibe, sink into a comfy sofa in a cosy lounge or hang out at a grungy pub with live music. Or you can wrap up the night dancing to the resident DJ set at the best club in town – the choice is yours.

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“At first I was concerned about moving so far from home, but when I came to an open day I felt at ease. The TV studio is a lovely space to work and study in. By coming here every day, you become accustomed to the industry and you get hands-on experience, training us to work in a professional environment.”

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Gavin Roberts BA (Hons) Television Production student

Maidstone Television Studios offer you the unique opportunity to study television production in the UK’s largest independent TV studio facility. In this professional environment, you’ll have the chance to work on high-profile TV shows (such as Later… With Jools Holland, Take Me Out and Catchphrase), and network with leading industry professionals. TV Production students have access to a modern and spacious learning environment including edit facilities, screening rooms, an equipment store and a library, as well as the fully equipped TV studios and live gallery used by professionals. UCA Rochester is the link campus for students at Maidstone, and the majority of the course is taught at the studios but with some first-year lectures held in Rochester. Students on this course have access to all the facilities on the Rochester campus, including student services, the library and equipment hire. The town Maidstone is a vibrant town in Kent, 40 miles from London and close to our Rochester campus. The town offers excellent shopping, museums, galleries and events throughout the year and stunning local countryside to explore. If you love to eat out, then Maidstone won’t disappoint you, and with a variety of pubs, bars and nightclubs, there are always places to go when the sun goes down. Accommodation You can apply for a place in our halls of residence at Doust Way in Rochester which is about 20 minutes away by car – plus you would be eligible for a free bus pass, which is exclusive to Television Production students staying in our halls of residence. Alternatively, you can search for private accommodation in Maidstone, Rochester or the surrounding area – our Accommodation Office at UCA Rochester will be able to help you. 36

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Millie Byrne BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery graduate

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) offers the only specialist Hand Embroidery degree in Europe. We’re proud to offer it as part of our course portfolio. RSN is known as an international centre for excellence in the art of hand embroidery. Its skills are very much in demand today by couture fashion houses, as well as for individual and public commissions. During your studies, you may well be invited to work on high-profile embroidered pieces for clients. The town Located in Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey in south-west London, you’ll study in dedicated studios designed by Sir Christopher Wren. With fantastic views of Hampton Court Palace’s Privy Garden and the River Thames beyond, you’ll never be short of inspiration.

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“Every time I walk up to Hampton Court Palace, I just think ‘wow’. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that we work in such an incredible place. It’s great to have such a nice view when you’re sat in the studio stitching away!”

East Molesey has a vibrant café street culture with independent shops, antique emporiums, restaurants and bars. Nearby towns include Kingston-uponThames (15 minutes by bus), Epsom, Surbiton, Twickenham and Richmond. London Waterloo is 30 minutes away by train. Accommodation You can apply for campus accommodation in Epsom which is about 30 minutes away by car. We can also support you to find private accommodation in the local area.

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Your home from home

Accommodation For many students, moving away to university is their first real taste of independence and freedom. From the moment you arrive here, you’ll be part of a diverse and tight-knit creative community and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel right at home. The key is to find the right accommodation for you, so that it suits your needs in every way. You can choose from campus halls of residence, privately rented flats and houses or local lodgings. Each option comes with different pros and cons, so have a think about what will be important to you. Campus halls of residence We have halls of residence at each of our campuses – some located on-campus, some close by (see over the page). Our halls are all self-catering and each house or flat has a shared kitchen/dining area. You’ll need to bring a few things including your own pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, tea towels, towels, sheets, pillows and duvet (and cover) or blankets. Make sure you bring some personal items as well to make the place feel like home.

Safe & accessible We want you and your family to know that you and your belongings are in safe hands in our halls of residence. If you do have an emergency, all our halls have security guard cover as well as trained Student Wardens on duty overnight and during weekends and holidays. For further peace of mind, we also provide basic contents insurance for all residents living in our halls. Each campus has a number of bedrooms that are wheelchair accessible and we’ll make reasonable adjustments to modify accommodation to suit particular needs. We operate a no smoking policy in all our residences and buildings. How to apply We offer rooms to as many new full-time students who want to live in university accommodation as we can. If you’ve firmly accepted an offer from us, you can apply for UCA accommodation through the Applicant Portal. It’s best to apply for accommodation as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting the accommodation you’d like. You don’t need to wait for your exam results before you apply for your accommodation.

Internet access (wired in each bedroom and wireless in shared areas) is included in the residence fee for all our halls of residence.

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Campus halls of residence

Canterbury Ian Dury House is our on-campus accommodation at UCA Canterbury. The development contains nine self-catering flats which can house up to six students each. Hotham Court, Parham Road is located about a 30-minute walk from the campus and can accommodate 107 students. It offers flats of singlestudy bedrooms which can accommodate between two and six students. Prices range from around £131–£143 per week.*

Epsom Crossways House, East Street is our new, off-site campus. Housing up to 99 students across 14 flats, each flat has up to eight en-suite bedrooms. Ashley Road is located in the town centre, only a five-minute walk from campus. There are six flats of up to seven students – accommodating 28 students in total. Wilberforce Court is based on campus and houses up to 70 students. The building has 12 self-contained flats over three floors, with between four and seven bedrooms in each flat. Worple Road is on campus and is made up of three blocks of flats, with each containing between five and eight en-suite bedrooms. In total, the site can accommodate up to 58 students. Prices range from around £138–£166 per week.*

*Prices are based on 2018–2019 residence fees to give an approximate idea of costs only, and are therefore subject to change.

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Farnham The Student Village is based on campus and features a mix of purpose-built houses and flats for up to 345 students. Each unit can accommodate up to eight students in single bedrooms, with a small number of en-suite rooms available. Prices range from around £118–£149 per week.*

Rochester Doust Way is a five-minute walk from campus and houses up to 215 students, usually in flats of six. If you’re applying to study Television Production at Maidstone TV Studios, you can apply for accommodation in Doust Way. Prices range from around £131–£137 per week.*

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Our international community As the second largest provider of specialist creative arts education in Europe, we offer a truly global perspective in creative education. 21.2 per cent of our student population comes from outside the UK – our diverse international community currently includes students from 93 nations across the world. Percentage of international student population (by country of origin):

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Supporting our international students

Supporting our international students Studying in a new country can seem a little daunting at first, so we want to make sure that all of our students feel like they have a home away from home at UCA. We’ve created a support network that will help you settle into student life in the UK, and make your time with us as rewarding and enjoyable as possible. Help & advice Before you arrive, we will send you our Predeparture Guide, which will give you all the important information you need to know. We offer an airport pick-up service to transport you to your chosen campus, and we host dedicated international welcome events to help you settle in and make new friends. You can also speak to our Specialist Advisers, based at our campus Gateways, who are trained to help and advise you on visa issues, finances, healthcare, registration and working during your studies. Accommodation If you apply for accommodation by May 2020, ahead of the main allocation of rooms, we will prioritise your place in our student halls of residence – see our website for more details. If you choose not to apply for accommodation, or miss the deadline for any reason, we can also help you to find alternative private accommodation near to the campus where you will be studying.

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Course entry requirements You’ll need to provide evidence that you have an academic and English language qualification which meets the entry requirement for the course you’ve applied to. You can find out more about specific course entry requirements on the course pages of this prospectus, or on our website. Our website also lists the non-UK equivalent qualifications we accept from your country for each level of study. If your qualification does not appear, please contact us to see whether it is one that we accept. If you don’t have your academic or IELTS results when you apply to us, you will be given a conditional offer, meaning that you will need to pass your exams and send us the results before applying for a visa or enrolling with us. Tuition fees You can pay your tuition fees in full before enrolment at a discounted price, or in instalments in the first six months of your course at the standard fee. Fees are payable in UK sterling (£) so please be aware that exchange rates can fluctuate. For full details of international tuition fees and financial support, please visit our website. Your local British Council office can also give you details of scholarships and other sources of funding that you can apply for.

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English language requirements To benefit fully from our degrees, all students must have a good standard of spoken and written English, so we may offer you a place on the condition that you reach the required standard of English first. If your English does not yet meet the entry requirements, our 5-, 10-, 15- or 22-week Pre-sessional English language courses will improve your spoken, written, reading and listening skills. See page 86 for more information. If you need a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you may need to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT), which is recognised by the UK Home Office. If you plan to study a Pre-sessional English course, you’ll need to take the IELTS for UKVI test*. If you want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate course, we advise you to take the IELTS for UKVI test*, although the IELTS Academic test* will be sufficient if you achieve the scores needed for an unconditional offer. *If you are currently in the UK, you can also take the Trinity ISE test.

How to apply You can either apply to us directly using our online application form, or via UCAS if you’re applying for an undergraduate course. If you are only applying to UCA, we recommend that you apply directly to us. Where possible, we interview applicants in their own country – for details of which countries we visit and our overseas representatives, please check our website. Britain’s exit from the European Union (‘Brexit’) UCA is fully committed to providing the very best creative arts education to students from across Europe and we pride ourselves on a diverse community that welcomes applications from any nationality. The UK Government has confirmed that for EU students enrolling in 2019, immigration status and associated fees, as well as access to the student loan book, has not changed as a result of the vote. As soon as we receive details from the Government relating to 2020 entry, these will be added to our website.

Language & study support Whether English is your first language or not, or even if you are simply new to a university environment, our team of learning development tutors can help you to communicate effectively and creatively in your chosen field. Alongside your course, we offer tailored workshops, seminars and tutorials delivered throughout the year to provide help in a variety of ways, including cultural differences in communication. For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search international study

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Study or work abroad as part of your course At UCA we offer you the opportunity to study or work abroad as a fully recognised and accredited part of your degree course. We have strong collaborative links with partner institutions worldwide and our experienced team can help you take advantage of the opportunities available outside the UK. Studying and working abroad can be a lifechanging experience. Living in another country, you’ll experience new places, people, cultures and possibilities. You’ll develop initiative, independence, motivation and, depending on where you go, a working knowledge of another language – all qualities that employers are looking for. There are two types of study abroad exchange options available – a funded Erasmus exchange or an international exchange, each of which normally lasts for half an academic year. If you’re on an undergraduate degree, exchanges tend to take place during your second year in the spring term. Students in our School of Crafts and Design have the opportunity to extend their degree by a year to include an International Year. We have links with around 60 partner institutions across Europe and further afield, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain and the USA. For a full list of UCA’s current exchange partners, visit our website.

“The time I spent in Dunedin was wonderful, it opened so many doors and I got to learn so many new things in the studio as well as making new experiences. I made friends that I will have for a lifetime – we laughed together, made art together and explored the unknown terrains together. If you have the possibility to go abroad, then go for it. The amount of fun you will have, the stories you will be able to tell and the new things you will learn are all reasons to go.” Elena Portius Studied at Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, 2018

As well as the option to study abroad, students at UCA can also apply for Erasmus+ funding for a Traineeship opportunity at a company or organisation in Europe. You can apply for funding if you are completing a work placement as part of your course, or as an additional experience over summer or just after you graduate. For help and advice, our Study Abroad Team is here to help you through the process and make sure that you are fully set up for your time away. Find out more about our study abroad programme on our website.

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“I went to Estonia, but I met people from all continents and corners of the world. I developed independence and adaptation skills [and] became more open-minded. The adventures have been absolutely wonderful and I can say that I learned an incredible amount about other cultures but also about myself.” Wiktoria Lawinska Studied at Estonian Academy of Arts in Estonia, 2018

“Studying abroad in Japan was one of the best experiences of my life. Not only did I learn loads of amazing new skills such as paper making and Japanese calligraphy, but my experience abroad also helped clarify my career plan for when I leave UCA.” Aoife Casson Studied at Nagoya University of Arts in Japan, 2017

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Student life at UCA

Creativity is the energy that drives everyone at UCA to invent, explore and collaborate with each other. While studying with us, you’ll be immersed in a creative, fun atmosphere, surrounded by people with the same passions as you. Our campuses offer not only incredible resources and equipment, but also caring and vibrant environments for you to meet friends, put on events, socialise and explore your interests.

“The campus and the friends I made were the best things about life at UCA. My friends will stay with me for life and made university so enjoyable every day. Uni almost felt like an artistic collective where we would all put a lot of thought into each other’s projects to make them the best they could be.” Rosie Panton BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCA Canterbury

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“I love the access to technology, resources and the people I meet every day. The mix of the amazing community, bleeding-edge and industry-standard technology, a city full of architectural heritage, a supportive, experienced and wonderful teaching body and an almost infinite amount of resources is what makes UCA, to me, the perfect university.� Morgan Ruffell BSc (Hons) Creative Computing UCA Canterbury

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Galleries & exhibition spaces If you’re looking for a taste of culture, our campus galleries offer a wide range of unique, inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions. With such a varied programme running throughout the year, our galleries have something for all artistic tastes, including the work of our students, staff and graduates. Each of our galleries is free to enter and we welcome visitors from the local and wider community, as well as students and staff. Our aim is to showcase talent and inspire people to engage with the arts in an open and creative environment.

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Cafés & bars Each campus has its own café and most also have a bar, where you can relax with a drink or a delicious meal at tempting prices. Our cafés trade on good home-style food and cater for every diet and budget throughout the day. Our campus bars have a calendar of regular events for you to enjoy, including comedy, music, open mic and theme nights. If you’d like to arrange, host or even DJ a night of your own, you can work with the Students’ Union to get it up and running. We share the vision of the Fairtrade Foundation and you’ll find Fairtrade products available in all our outlets. If you choose to study here, you can also buy discount vouchers, which you can redeem in any of our cafés – these are really handy as it means that you’ll never get caught out without cash when you need a coffee or a bite to eat.

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Student blogs and vlogs Our talented team of student bloggers and vloggers can give you a taste of life as a UCA student, sharing their personal insights and experiences of studying, living and socialising on all of our campuses. These student-led pieces are published throughout the year and cover a huge range of topics – everything from vlogging, staging curated shows and getting the most out of Freshers’ Week, to experiences on overseas study trips and advice on entering your work into competitions. Read more on our blog or watch on our YouTube channel.

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“I just found that UCA being a specialised university, everyone there is creative and has fashion or arts in common – so it makes you feel safe and comfortable, and subconsciously it builds a little community amongst students.” Sarah Barnes BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism UCA Epsom

Join us at #UCAlive We run live Q&A sessions where you can ask us anything you like about what it’s like to live and study here at UCA. Find out more on our website and follow us on social media to find out about our next #UCAlive session.

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Your Students’ Union “The SU is an amazing support base and they’re there for any issues you have outside of your studies. Don’t be afraid to go in and ask them – they have an open ear and will try to help you as best they can.” Emma Gilbertson BA (Hons) Film Production

Working for you Ranked 22nd of all university Students’ Unions in the UK*, the multi-award-winning Students’ Union (SU) at UCA is here to make your university experience the best it can possibly be. The SU will help you develop new skills outside of your course, build friendships, campaign for what’s important to you and, most of all, make the most of all the life-changing experiences that are open to you throughout your time at UCA.

SU Presidents The Union’s Presidents are elected from the UCA student body to represent students’ views and opinions. They have a hand in almost every aspect of the Union and they’re also there to be your direct contact if you want to improve something about your experience. The Presidents are all UCA graduates, so they have extensive knowledge of what it’s like to study here. If they can’t help, they’ll definitely know who can.

The SU plays an integral part of every student’s experience, from sports teams and societies, to our social spaces and facilities, to essential guidance and advice – the SU is here to enrich your time at university. Led by UCA students, the SU is in the best position to act as a collective student voice.

Clubs & societies There’s a huge range of different sports clubs and societies across all four campuses, run by students, supported and funded. The SU regularly encourages students to participate and get involved, and often works with different courses to put on events.

Getting involved There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Students’ Union and build on your experience of living and studying at UCA. Opportunities range from joining or starting a club or society, running for election, being a course rep, engaging in national debate, supporting campaigns or taking part in SU events.

Activities cover all sorts of interests – illustration, photography, gaming, LGBTQ+, netball, film, basketball, cheerleading, rugby, and pole fitness are just some examples of what’s on offer.

Whatever your interests are, you’ll always get a warm welcome at the Students’ Union and they’ll always try to help with whatever’s on your mind.

There’s something for everyone, but if you don’t see one at your campus that reflects your interests, our SU can help you launch a new club or society if you’d like to start one yourself. Get in touch Check out the Students’ Union website ucasu.com for more details about clubs, events and contact details, or connect online.

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“I co-founded a society called Soul Flow, which encourages students to come together and share spoken word, whether it’s poetry, music, singing – whatever’s in their heads. “We’ve started hosting a night called Open Mic, Open Mind, to raise money for different charities and give everyone the chance to share their ideas. It’s been brilliant so far and students really seem to be coming together. “For me, I get this great sense of empowerment from putting on the events – I feel more confident, and I love seeing others strive towards what they want to achieve, what makes them happy. It’s really fulfilling, and an incredible experience to have as a student.” Gabrielle Ellison BA (Hons) Acting Co-Founder of Soul Flow

“I started the club before I even enrolled at university, as I was passionate about creating something that students could come join. Societies and clubs are so important for university life as it gives you the opportunity to create friends outside of your usual social circle. “Girls on the team have become some of my best friends. We go out for socials, dinners and celebrate birthdays, we are a big family! The idea behind the club was to compete and become really great cheerleaders but ultimately it has been a place that all of our members and even non-members can come and be a part of. We’re open for anyone to join, there is no ‘try-out’ and we encourage everyone to give it a go.” Sophie Holden BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing Captain of the Cheerleading Club UCA Epsom

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World-class facilities and resources While studying with us, you’ll have access to all the technology and expert technicians you need to complete your work – including the full range of workshops and resources on campus, not just those dedicated to your course. All of our campuses have extensive studio spaces with Macs and PCs loaded with the latest software, as well as an art shop offering a wide range of supplies at student-friendly prices. Each campus also has a hire store which gives you access to an impressive selection of equipment, including video and stills cameras, lighting and sound recording tools, laptops, projectors and much more. Our technicians and tutors are also highly skilled and are on hand to support and teach you how to use any of the equipment.

Canterbury highlights –– Free and Open Access Fabrication Lab (FABLab), with CNC routing

You’ll also have access to photography studios and darkrooms, as well as 3D printing facilities, plus you’ll find specialist equipment relating to the courses that are taught at each campus. Find out more about the resources we have to offer on our website, or take a virtual tour of our campuses. Please note: access to each campus and its resources can sometimes depend on the campus you choose to study at. For example, you may be using the facilities at the campus where your course is based but not always at others – this depends on your course.

Epsom highlights –– Extensive fashion studios with sewing facilities

–– Wood, metal, casting and printmaking workshops

–– D  igital print studio with large and small format printing, bookbinding, guillotine, perfect binding

–– Animation and stop-motion bays

–– Screen-print studio for traditional printing

–– H  erbert Read Gallery and multiple exhibitionspaces for fine art

–– T  raditional oil-based print including hot metal letterpress equipment

–– Digital Visualisation and Simulation lab

–– Sounds studio with equipped sound booth.

–– Extensive dedicated sculpture workshop.

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Farnham highlights –– Animation studio with Mac workstations, lightboxes, line testers and hi-speed batch scanners –– H  and and mechanical processes for ceramic, glass, wood, metal, plastics and jewellery and foundry for casting bronze and aluminium –– D  igital and traditional looms for woven textiles and associated dye facilities –– T  raditional printmaking workshop including intaglio, relief, screen printing and letterpress –– Bookmaking facilities –– Partnership with local Maltings theatre –– D  igital three-camera television studio, networked to our broadcast newsroom and using industry leading Autocue software. We have also recently unveiled a brand new dedicated Film & Media Centre, featuring over half a million pounds worth of equipment, including: –– Black box studio –– L  ive performance room with instruments provided, control room for sound mixing, dubbing theatre, radio studios and Foley studio –– Dedicated performance and rehearsal spaces.

Rochester highlights –– The Gerber suite, a unique Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) facility –– W  orkshops for ceramic, metal and woodwork, casting resin and plaster –– C  omputer-Aided Design (CAD) facilities for portfolio development –– E  xtensive design, pattern and production studios and sewing rooms –– S  tate-of-the-art fashion textiles digital printing resources –– D  edicated area for large-format printing and high-spec scanners.

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Library & Student Services Your gateway to our libraries Our Gateway team acts as the first point of contact for you, answering enquiries and providing support in person and online. Gateway staff manage the University’s libraries and help you to access the institutional collections, departmental facilities, Information Technology, and various areas of student welfare and learning support. Library service The library provides a range of resources and services to enable you to successfully complete your chosen course. It gives you access to a comprehensive range of resources specifically focusing on the visual and creative arts, including: –– A  ccess to over 280,000 electronic and print books and exhibition catalogues –– Over 17,000 electronic and print journals –– Over 300 metres of archival materials –– A  wide range of special collections and artists’ books –– 17,000 DVDs, videos, CDs and digital games –– Over 10,000 television and film broadcasts online. The library catalogue enables you to search and find relevant materials quickly and effectively both on and off campus, plus you can borrow items from across the UCA campus library network. Reading list items and other resources are tailored to meet your course requirements and are delivered to you via our virtual learning environment, myUCA. We can obtain alternative formats if needed to meet your specific learning needs. The library also provides space to develop your learning, whether you’re looking for quiet reading or working with fellow students. There are learning pods (some equipped with audio-visual facilities), seminar rooms and meeting spaces, open access computing facilities including Macs and PCs, and quiet study areas. The library also offers access to specialist IT equipment, printing, software and digitisation services.

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Academic support Our Learning Development Tutors work closely with course tutors and librarians to help you develop the skills you need to flourish on your course. If you would like one-to-one support, they’re available for individual tutorials on request.

Counselling services Students may seek counselling while at university for many different reasons. Located at our four main campuses, our professional counsellors provide free-of-charge, confidential support to students facing a wide variety of personal concerns.

Our Learning and Teaching Librarians work with course tutors to ensure our collections meet your course needs and that we are able to support your learning journey. They also provide tailored workshops, seminars and tutorials for you to help with research for written and practical assignments.

Disability & SpLD team The Disability & Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) team works alongside you and academic colleagues to provide advice, guidance and information.

Advice & student finances We have a Specialist Adviser located at each of our four campuses who can give you information and help with financial and welfare issues, including student loans, budgeting and managing your finances, disputes with housemates or landlords, access to local faith services, and external support agencies and services. We also provide specialist information and guidance for international students. Careers & employability Our campus libraries also house our Careers and Employability service, with professionally qualified Careers and Employability Advisers on site, along with an extensive range of resources. For more details, turn to page 12 or check our website.

This could include: –– A  n initial discussion to consider your learning needs in relation to your chosen course of study –– S  ignposting and referral for additional assessments, if required –– S  upport to attend our Open Days and Applicant Days. Our Autism&Uni toolkit provides information for autistic students on applying for UCA, preparing for your arrival and settling into university life. The toolkit is available online at: autism-uni.org/uca

Care leavers We have designated members of staff for looked-after teenagers and care leavers. If you’re a care leaver, a whole range of information and support is available to you, from application through to graduation.

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Distance learning

At UCA we offer one of the broadest ranges of course options in the UK for studying the arts by distance learning – provided through our distance learning college, UCA Open College of the Arts (OCA). Through our Open programme, you can study units leading to a Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education, or build towards a full BA (Hons) or MA degree. All studying can be done at a more flexible part-time rate, from your home or wherever you like at times that fit around other commitments. We have validated the educational quality of the Open College of the Arts for many years and OCA is now part of the University for the Creative Arts family, allowing for developments in our portfolio that provide the very best opportunities to students studying from home.

All of our part-time distance learning courses and degrees are UCA accredited. We have an exceptional range of undergraduate part-time courses in creative arts, painting, drawing, photography, fine art, garden design, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, interior design, moving image and visual communications. We also offer courses at predegree (Foundation) level and a postgraduate MA in Fine Art. The Open College of the Arts portfolio offers an extensive range of topics across the creative arts spectrum, enabling you to build the programme around your personal interests.

Open distance learning can be the perfect solution to studying in the arts at any point in your career. On one of our Open courses you will receive support on a one-to-one basis from an expert academic tutor who is also an arts practitioner. You’ll also become part of a thriving UK and international student community.

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Our talented people

Our academics are closely connected to their respective industries and each is an active practitioner in their field, ensuring that every discipline taught at UCA remains relevant to the sector it serves. So they’re the perfect people to guide and support your creative education and to share invaluable connections within the working world. We have a high staff-to-student ratio, providing excellent levels of contact time between staff and students across all four campuses. You’ll also be supported by our talented technicians, who are integral to the development of your practical skills. We’re very fortunate to have the support of so many skilled industry professionals – including published authors, exhibiting artists, commissioned photographers, specialists in design illustration, freelance 3D artists, and film and TV professionals. Thanks to our talented team here at UCA, we’re among the top 10 in the UK for teaching quality according to the National Student Survey 2018.

Andy Bossom Course Leader, Games Arts “The UK games Industry is the fifth largest revenue sector in the global games market, seeing growth year-on-year in console, PC, mobile and VR, as well as in other key areas. As an international industry, it offers opportunities to travel and its transferable skillset also opens doors to work in many other parallel creative industries. “Being a specialist arts university, we are constantly surrounded by stimulating and challenging work from the range of specialist courses on offer at UCA. This makes for a thriving and engaging place to learn, work and grow. “As a Course Leader, one of the predominant aspects of my role is seeing our aspiring artists and designers develop and grow in their chosen disciplines. These allow the developer to engage with new workflows, prototype games, produce inspiring portfolios, leading graduates to be industry practitioners in their own right. “Being a part of a creative community doesn’t end with the campus life, UCA Farnham is situated near Guildford and not far from London, two of the largest games industry hubs in the UK. This offers opportunities to attend industry events, for networking, internships and for future employment.”

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Valentina Elizabeth Fashion Tutor Technician

Chris Wraith Course Leader, Further Education

“Fashion moves at a fast pace and you have to keep ahead of the game. I love the colours and prints that are on offer to us. I can look at a design and, with knowledge and experience, interpret how a garment can be constructed. This, to me, is sheer satisfaction.

“The wider Further Education team and I all studied on Further Education courses prior to beginning our undergraduate and postgraduate study.

“I love what I do and it comes with years of practice – it’s challenging. I work with leather and also like to experiment with accessories, sampling and embarking on different techniques of construction. This gives students the opportunity to learn a diverse range of disciplines and skills. “It’s important for students to be able to look at historical research and be able to translate their findings into contemporary garments. Sewing techniques are fundamental too, as garments should be beautiful inside as well as outside. “There are so many jobs in fashion, from stylists to pattern cutters, technologists to designers and textile designers, photographers, illustrators and retail merchandisers. Every job in fashion gives you the opportunity to learn something new.”

“As part of all the subjects we teach in Further Education, we aim to equip each of our students with a range of project approaches. If students develop their understanding of research, concept, experimentation of ideas and materials and are able to reflect and evaluate this process, they have a very good starting point to prepare themselves for undergraduate study. “As the majority of our learners are 16–18 years old, the opportunity to study within a university whilst completing a Further Education qualification is an incredible experience. All students get large studio spaces and access to specialist tutors, technicians, materials and equipment which makes the step up from school learning to university-environment learning a fantastic leap for all individuals.”

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Dal Chodha Course Leader, Fashion Promotion & Imaging

Lesley Millar Professor of Textile Culture

“Working in fashion journalism was something that I knew I had to do. From a very young age I would draw clothes and so the natural progression was to study fashion after A-Level. It was only during my foundation course that I understood how many jobs there were in the industry. Today, there are so many more options.

“A passion for colour inspired me to work in textiles. Not being able to find the colours I loved in the cloth available in the shops, I decided I would find out how to do it myself. And then the qualities of the various fibres totally seduced me – the reflective vibrancy of silk, the soft warmth of wool – and so it carried on, and still does to this day.

“The students at Epsom get a real-time, no gloss, high definition experience of what fashion is really about. I didn’t have that experience at university. I always tell the students that their first day on the course is their first day in industry.

“We have the most fantastically equipped studios and internationally renowned practitioners teaching in all our Schools at UCA. This means that our students, uniquely, learn the fundamental importance of ‘knowing through doing’, rather than as some abstract concept.

“It is important for students to be open to new experiences and new ways of thinking, and to be open to learning new ways of doing too. At Epsom we have such a broad range of practitioners coming in every week – from set designers who have spent the week balancing Gucci shoes against soft fruit, to photographers catching overnight flights from New York to teach workshops on gender and composition. There is something to take away from every single person you meet at university.”

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“Of course, theory gives the context, but actually making puts the understanding of the materials and what those materials can do into your hands. Once that has happened and they are able to marry skill with imagination, they can do anything – the sky is the limit!”

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Our talented people

Phil Gomm Course Leader, Computer Animation Arts

Terry Perk Head of School, Fine Art & Photography

“As an award-winning writer for animation, I’m used to imagining elaborate worlds populated by fictional characters. As a designer, I’m fascinated by the ways in which objects, things and spaces combine to conjure meaning and connect with audiences.

“The nature of my practice always includes a community of other practitioners, experts and technicians. For many of our students that sense of community is at the heart of their experience with us.

“As an animator, I’m delighted endlessly by the ways in which image, sound and rhythm combine to create an emotional response. My experience of bringing lots of separate components together in the service of a cracking story or immersive experience helps me inspire our creative community of undergraduates, alumni and staff.

“My practice works much more like an architectural atelier than a conventional art studio, and so it gives students the opportunity to engage with all stages of the work’s development. It’s important to me that there is a legacy to their involvement with these projects and the confidence and ambition this instils in students always amazes me.

“Graduates of Computer Animation Arts have had their short films screened internationally and won multiple awards at New Designers, secured internships, commissions and employment.

“I’ve always felt that the measure of success for me isn’t simply what each student produces at the end of a course, but how well-equipped they are to manage their practice in the years after.

“At UCA you’re part of a creative community – a community of practice. We’re big enough to broker great opportunities for students and support their ambitions, but small enough to transform and nurture the individual. If you want someone to know your name, take a personal interest and commit to you as a creative individual, study with us. We’re boutique, we’re bespoke and we put our students first.”

“Our students come to study with us for a number of reasons – for all of these, though, it’s always about being part of a community of other practitioners and having the opportunity to question and drive their practice alongside other artists.”

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JJ Brophy Course Leader, Creative Computing

Simon Welsford Course Leader, Television Production

“I’ve been tinkering with computers and electronics since I was about nine years old, but I think I first realised the potential of digital media when I discovered Hypercard on my school’s Apple computers. The possibilities for creating little programs and narratives with relative ease really inspired me.

“I always loved making up stories when I was a child, so when I discovered you could turn them into a reality by making a film, I was hooked. I made my first film at university and went straight on to work in the film and television industry as a writer/director. Having worked professionally in the film/television industry for over 15 years, I am able to share a great deal of knowledge about what to do and importantly, what not to do, when making programmes and films. I have experience of the whole production process from idea through to screening.

“It’s an exciting time to be a student right now, especially in subjects like Industrial Design and Computing, which are inherently technology focused. The speed of innovation within these sectors is breathtaking, and more importantly, the access to these innovations is becoming far more inclusive and available. In my experience the most successful students are the ones who approach projects with an open mind. They will almost always find an innovative approach to resolving the brief, often stepping outside their comfort zone to learn new skills or ways of thinking in the process. “UCA is, at its core, a model for collaborative learning. The sense of community and a shared vision for art and design education are truly unique to UCA, and are part of what makes it an exciting, challenging and nurturing environment for learning.”

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“The fact that everyone working and studying at the university has a vested interest in the creative arts creates a very supportive and inspiring environment to work in. Students have the opportunity for work experience on productions made at Maidstone Studios. This includes big network shows like Take Me Out and Later with Jools Holland, where students are able to work alongside top industry professionals.”

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Ruth Torr Course Leader, Acting (Farnham) “I have been a professional movement director, dancer and actor, including work with the English National Opera, so I know what students are aspiring to. I have also taught for many years in lots of different contexts and therefore understand teaching and learning at this level. “Along with our professional team, we have eminent guest lecturers, including actors, directors and writers, so every week is an exciting opportunity to work with professionals. We have requests from inside and outside UCA for students to work with other departments and other organisations. We go to performances in London, have flash mobs in the canteen and performance parties to integrate the year groups. “I think the most important thing for students to learn is that you have to be up and making it happen for yourself. Make your own opportunities, network every day, do work that inspires you.”

Katherine Boxall Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries “I am one of the co-founders of the Fashion Management & Marketing course which was created ten years ago when we realised that there was a gap at the university for a vocational degree course focusing on creative marketing and the business side of the fashion industry. Now in my fifteenth year at UCA, I am very proud of this awardwinning course and the strong team of tutors who teach on it. “We treat our students like young industry experts and emphasise the importance of employability and having an industry-level skill set. As well as providing the essential knowledge and business acumen we have strong links and regular live projects that can lead the students directly into industry. Part of my role involves networking and facilitating strong industry links and I love seeing our students grow and develop into successful young industry professionals. “We are a close-knit community at UCA and this is a friendly, caring place to study. London, one of the world’s greatest fashion capitals, is a short train ride away and so I really do feel that our students get the best of both worlds.”

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Our research

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of our research is internationally recognised for quality* As a specialist institution, we’re committed to creative practice and we believe research and enquiry to be at the heart of the creative arts. The most recent Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirmed our position as a leading research community in art and design, with 93% of our research internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research submissions classed as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. Our research activities are a big part of the quality of learning and teaching here at UCA. Our researchers represent a broad range of practice as artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, photographers, historians, theorists and curators. Their research ranges across the creative arts resulting in buildings, artworks, installations, books, articles, ceramics, exhibitions, textiles, reports, films, photographs and moving image, and they offer an understanding of art and design that has real impact in the world. As a student at UCA, you’ll be able to benefit from the collections, academic staff knowledge and events through our specialist and internationallyacclaimed Research Centres, which you’ll be able to use to inform your work.

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International Textile Research Centre The International Textile Research Centre (ITRC) at UCA explores the practices, materials and creative contexts of contemporary textile culture. It leads a range of international academic projects and activities and builds on the work of The AngloJapanese Textile Research Centre, which was established in 2004 to create and develop the network within, and between, the UK and Japan. These networks embraced contemporary textile practice, funding organisations and exhibition venues in the two countries. As projects have developed, the network and its connections have extended beyond the UK and Japan to other countries where textile practice is equally culturally important. Crafts Study Centre The Crafts Study Centre has a unique collection of modern British craft that embraces calligraphy, ceramics, furniture, wood and textiles. This is accompanied by an archive of diaries, letters, photographs, sketchbooks and other materials that testify to the working practices of craftspeople. Alongside this, the Crafts Study Centre delivers a public programme of exhibitions, lectures, symposia, conferences and publications, drawing participants from around the world.

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Centre for Sustainable Design Since 1995, the Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) has organised numerous conferences, workshops and training programmes focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability. The CfSD has worked with businesses, policymakers and research communities in Europe, North America and Asia to build considerable experience in global manufacturing industries, information and communication technologies, and sustainable building products. With research at its core, the CfSD is explicitly industry-facing in its approach and has developed numerous events, networks and training programmes to publicise its work.

The School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre Established in 2017, the School of Fine Art and Photography Research Centre (FAPRC) supports world-leading research and aims to be at the forefront of current debates through projects, exhibitions, conferences and lectures that bring together artists and scholars in Fine Art and Photography. Some of the areas in which the FAPRC is currently involved include Fast Forward: Women in Photography, with international network and activities, and BookRoom, with publishing, international exhibitions and conferences.

Sources: *According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 2014.

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Choosing the right journey for you The diagram opposite illustrates the different Further and Higher Education routes available to you here at UCA. There are a number of directions you could take, depending on where you are now in your educational journey, and where you want to go. Where are you now and where do you want to go? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Is there a subject or specialism that really appeals to you? What future career can you see yourself pursuing? It’s always worth remembering that you’re more likely to do well studying a course you really enjoy and that you know will help you to fulfil your ambitions. So, ask yourself which subject you feel the most committed to and passionate about as a creative individual. Do you have GCSEs, but not A-Levels? You can come straight to UCA aged 16, after completing your GCSEs. Our Extended Diploma courses are an alternative to AS and A-Levels, developing your creativity and skills in a university setting. You’ll earn the same quantity of UCAS tariff points as if you’d studied AS or A-Levels and you will also develop a portfolio of work that will help secure you a place on a degree programme. We’ll also offer you support on our Diploma 2 Degree scheme when you’re ready to progress to a degree course – see our website for more details. Have you completed your A-Levels or Extended Diploma? Our Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies is globally recognised as bridging the gap between A-Levels and creative degree courses. It’ll give you the opportunity to explore specialist subjects that aren’t covered by the A-Level syllabus, such as crafts, fashion, graphic design and animation.

Alternatively, if you already know what you want to study and you have some experience in the subject area, you can apply directly to one of our undergraduate degree courses. Most of our degree courses are three years long, but some also offer a four-year option – this includes an extra year at the start of the course for you to develop your skills before progressing onto the main three-year degree course. After you’ve completed your degree, you may decide to progress onto a postgraduate course or straight into employment. Are you creative but want to explore more before taking a course? If you’re aged between 13 and 18 you can join one of our Get Creative workshops, clubs or masterclasses in creative arts, business and technology. You’ll be able to develop your skills, try out different subjects and experience university life. Search Get Creative on our website. Are you an international student needing to develop your English language skills? In addition to our Pre-Sessional English language courses, our International Foundation in Art, Design & Media and International Foundation in Business courses blend creative development with English Language Teaching. See pages 82-87 for more information. Are you returning to education? Our Access to Higher Education Diploma is offered on a part-time basis and is designed to prepare those returning to education for a degree course. See page 74 for more information.

After receiving a grounding across a range of subject areas, you’ll work with our Course Leaders to build an impressive portfolio of work in your main area of interest. See pages 220–223 for more information.

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Pathways to pre-degree, undergraduate study & postgraduate study GCSE, Diploma or equivalent Get Creative

UCA workshops for 13–18-year-olds

Two years Extended Diploma

Pre-degree

Two years A-Level, Scottish Highers, BTEC Nationals, International Baccalaureate, or equivalent

One year International Foundation

One year Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design

Undergraduate

Three or four years

BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) Degree

MA, MArch, MBA, MFA, Graduate Diploma or MPhil/PhD

Postgraduate

One year Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

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Pre-degree, Foundation, International Pathway & Pre-masters Our pre-degree and Foundation courses cover a variety of art, design and creative business subjects such as photography, textiles, graphic design, film and crafts. Our programmes offer you the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative areas before choosing a specialism for undergraduate study. They allow you to discover your artistic strengths and expand your portfolio, helping you to identify your particular area of interest and preparing you for the next stage of your creative arts education. If you’ve completed GCSEs or equivalent qualifications, you can apply for one of our two-year Extended Diploma courses, or if you’ve finished a BTEC, A-Levels or another equivalent level 3 qualification you can opt for our one-year Foundation Diploma course. Those returning to education can prepare for an undergraduate degree via our one-year Access course.

You’ll learn in a university environment with access to high-spec facilities, and be taught by dedicated teaching staff – most of whom are practising artists and designers. You’ll enjoy our art and design studios and benefit from using extensive facilities that you won’t find at most schools – including photographic darkrooms, editing suites, print equipment and 3D design workshops, along with exceptional libraries and learning centres. We’re confident that our predegree courses will give you the technical skills, creative eye and hard work ethic needed to succeed in an undergraduate degree. Our Diploma 2 Degree progression scheme guarantees you a place on a UCA degree course if you pass your pre-degree and meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study. The process is simple and stress-free, letting you bypass lengthy application processes and avoid UCAS fees. If you’re coming to UCA from overseas, we offer a range of international pathway courses specifically designed to prepare you for a creative arts degree in the UK, as well as a premasters course in art and design.

Courses in this section: –– Access to Higher Education: Diploma in Art & Design –– Extended Diploma in Art & Design –– Extended Diploma in Business –– Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology –– Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail –– Diploma in Art & Design: Foundation Studies –– International Foundation in Art, Design & Media –– International Foundation in Business –– Graduate Diploma: Art & Design –– Pre-sessional English 5, 10, 15 & 22 weeks

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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art & Design

Angela Underwood

If you’re returning to education and looking for a part-time art and design course, our Access to Higher Education course is the perfect springboard to a degree, career change or progression in your existing career. Open to anyone over 19 years of age, you’ll study with us for two days a week, normally experimenting in five disciplines – fine art, fashion & textiles, 3D design, lens-based media and visual communications. Specifically tailored to those entering education after a break, our Access Diploma gives you the chance to explore a range of creative subjects, whilst balancing other work or family commitments. On this course, you’ll develop or rediscover the skills and confidence needed to work in the creative industries. You’ll be supported by individual tutorials, educational visits, a range of specialist lectures, and opportunities to take part in live briefs and competitions.

As the year progresses, you’ll have more freedom to specialise. This will help you to grow as an artist and determine which creative direction your academic path and future career may lie in. All staff members teaching this course are either active practitioners or involved in research in their specialist fields, offering you a great opportunity to build relationships and learn directly from experts. You’ll acquire the verbal and written skills needed to present your ideas effectively and to engage in critical debate. Your creative and personal development will be realised by undertaking a final major project of your own choosing, culminating in a final exhibition.

Course Leaders: Canterbury: Andy Malone Epsom: Elle Reynolds Farnham: Omolara Obanishola Rochester: Chris Wraith Campus: UCA Canterbury UCA Epsom UCA Farnham UCA Rochester Duration: 1 year part-time

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Entry requirements: No formal qualifications are required. Entry is by interview and evidence of ability and commitment, in the form of a body of work or non-traditional portfolio. See page 224–225 for more information.

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Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Amy Otterpohl

If you have a passion for art, our Extended Diploma in Art & Design offers you a unique opportunity to study on a practical creative course within a university environment from the age of 16. Equivalent to three A-Levels, this is a two-year course which allows you to try out a wide range of art and design subjects before choosing a specialism. To ensure you build a fundamental skillset for a future in the creative industries, your practical learning on the course will include a variety of mediums. These range from drawing, photography, construction and making, to typography, animation, interactive design and moving imagery with sound.

After exploring each area in detail, in your second year you’ll be able to make an informed choice of which area to specialise in, allowing you to focus on developing specific skills and building your portfolio in your chosen area. Towards the end of the course, you may take part in a live project, giving you an insight into the creative industries and the chance to work with studios or galleries in the local area. You’ll also undertake a final major project and participate in your diploma exhibition.

Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4 including English Language and preferably including mathematics and either: art, design, media, photography, design technology or a related creative subject.

Course Leaders: Canterbury: Andy Malone Epsom: Elle Reynolds Rochester: Chris Wraith Campus: UCA Canterbury UCA Epsom UCA Rochester Duration: 2 years full-time

UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. See page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Extended Diploma in Art & Design

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Extended Diploma in Business*

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Equivalent to three A-Levels, this course covers a wide range of areas within the business world and is ideal for students considering a career in the increasingly competitive creative business sector. In the first year, you’ll develop essential skills, including how to set up your own company, account management, finance, human resource management, commercial law, marketing, events management and customer service. Throughout the second year, you’ll be encouraged to analyse current corporations, considering what they’re doing well and not so well. You’ll develop a marketing campaign for an international brand, pitch your business idea to potential investors, learn how to manage people effectively and organise an event.

The course is designed in collaboration with employers and professional bodies from the workplace, ensuring that the content is up-to-date and relevant, helping you develop skills, knowledge and understanding sought after by the industry. As part of UCA’s Business School, you’ll have a unique opportunity to study business within the context of the creative industries. Learning alongside others who are studying creative programmes, within one of the leading creative universities in Europe, you’ll experience first-hand the practical application of business behind creative projects.

Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4 including English Language and preferably including mathematics and either: business, art, design, media, photography, design technology or a related creative subject.

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Course Leader: Elle Reynolds Campus: UCA Epsom Duration: 2 years full-time *Course subject to validation at time of print.

UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. See page 224–225 for more information.

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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Cameron Carr

Take your interest in creative media to the next level and discover more about how it shapes our everyday lives. This dynamic, innovative course will develop and nurture your design and media skills across a wide range of multimedia formats. Equivalent to three A-Levels, you can start this two-year course after completing either your GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma. In the first year, you’ll experiment with a variety of media processes, including preparatory and postproduction film techniques, and with digital character design, storyboarding and narrative. You’ll also develop an understanding of stop-frame, GIF and Flash animation, increase your technical skills in photography and learn image editing techniques using leading creative software.

In your second year, we’ll give you the freedom to specialise and deepen your skills by focusing on one of the following: lens-based media, graphic and interface design; illustration, animation, computer-generated arts; or games design. Both years are supported by our cultural theory programme, introducing you to historic and current contextual topics. We offer a uniquely collaborative learning experience – you’ll be working alongside our undergraduate and postgraduate artists within our specialist creative environment, with access to high-spec facilities and equipment, plus frequent educational visits to creative venues in London and elsewhere across the country.

Course Leader: Chris Wraith Campus: UCA Rochester Duration: 2 years full-time

At UCA, we’ll support your transition from diploma to degree or employment – most students go on to study degrees with us such as Animation, Photography, Games Arts or Television Production.

Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4 including English Language and preferably including mathematics and either: art, design, media, photography, design technology or related a creative subject.

UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. See page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Extended Diploma in Creative Media

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Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail*

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From global supply chains to merchandising and media marketing, this two-year course is designed to be taken after your GCSEs and will provide you with an introduction to the business of fashion. You’ll learn about fashion trends, visual merchandising and targeted marketing and fashion management. Contextual studies will give you an overview of artist influences on fashion, current debates and themes. You’ll learn skills such as how to time manage, solve complex problems, and take responsibility for development and research. Located in our vibrant Creative Business hub with access to our high-quality facilities, you’ll explore the dynamic fashion retail world and learn about the industry through practical and theoretical projects, supporting your personal progression and helping you develop your skills. In the first year, you’ll study the business of fashion and how technology, marketing and the retail process come together. You’ll gain valuable knowledge through visits, collaborative projects and

individual study and learn how to convey information to audiences using original ideas and digital tools including social media. Throughout the course, you’ll explore and experiment with the different aspects of the fashion industry, developing business skills and acumen which will help to inform your choice of undergraduate degree and future career in the industry. During your second year, you’ll specialise in an area that interests you. You’ll have the freedom to develop ideas and discover your personal strengths and abilities to present concepts confidently. You’ll also gain a thorough understanding of retail spaces, range planning and supply chains, as well as considering the concept of sustainability and ethics in business. You’ll have opportunities to collaborate with other students on end-of-year shows, supported by professionally trained academics and technicians with backgrounds in business, retail, fashion and design industries.

Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4 including English Language and preferably including mathematics and either: art, design, media, photography, design technology or a related creative subject.

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Course Leader: Elle Reynolds Campus: UCA Epsom Duration: 2 years full-time *Course subject to validation at time of print.

UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. See page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail


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Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies “The Foundation course really put me at a level where I felt ready to tackle my BA. The Foundation staff were amazing – and it was really enjoyable as well.” Jamie Backshall Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies and BA (Hons) Fashion graduate, Accessories Designer at Dr Martens

If you’re preparing to progress onto an undergraduate degree, our Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies course provides you with an additional year to build up experience, develop your skills further and, most of all, establish a varied portfolio. You’ll spend the year exploring a range of creative subjects, giving you the time and inspiration to decide which area you’d like to specialise in when you come to choose your undergraduate degree. The first part of your course will be spent investigating different areas of art and design, identifying your strengths and personal interests to help you determine the subject you wish to explore further.

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As the year progresses, you’ll have the freedom to specialise. You’ll choose one pathway in which to boost your skills and develop your portfolio, whilst gaining insight into what it will be like to take the subject to the next level. Working amongst our undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of our uniquely creative community, you’ll be immersed in university life from the beginning. Surrounded by plenty of inspiration and collaborating with creative students across a variety of disciplines, you’ll be able to observe first-hand the range of degree options available to you. As a foundation student, you’ll be on campus for at least three days a week with your own dedicated studio space.

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Course Leaders: Canterbury: Andy Malone Epsom: Elle Reynolds Farnham: Omolara Obanishola Rochester: Chris Wraith Campus: UCA Canterbury UCA Epsom UCA Farnham UCA Rochester Duration: 1 year full-time

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Maisie Jenkins

Lizzie Lovell

Entry requirements: Normally one A-Level (or two AS-Levels) with a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points preferably including an art, design, media, photography, design technology or related creative subject OR a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points from BTEC/UAL Extended Diplomas, Extended Certificates, Subsidiary Diplomas OR a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points from a combination of BTEC/UAL Subsidiary/Extended Certificate and A Levels OR an IB (International Baccalaureate) score of 24 or above AND Five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4, including English language and preferably mathematics. UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. See page 224–225 for more information.

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International Foundation in Art, Design & Media “I consider this course not just as a start of a big journey, but as a journey on its own. The variety of projects completed and the number of places visited during the year were truly amazing. Awesome course, I would highly recommend!� Taislava Malyukova International Foundation in Art, Design & Media and BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art student

Dedicated to preparing international students for an undergraduate degree in the UK, this course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into Higher Education in the UK. You will emerge from the course with the confidence and practical skills to study a creative subject at a more advanced level. Our International Foundation is fully integrated with English language teaching, helping you to reach your IELTS target for undergraduate level study. With frequent visits to cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the south coast of England and further afield to Amsterdam, you will discover what makes the UK such an important place to study art and design, and why it has a worldrenowned reputation in the creative industries.

The practical element of the course involves experimentation in a variety of creative practices such as fashion, graphics, moving image and crafts. You will occupy a range of studio and workshop spaces during the course, which will enable you to refine your abilities in several specialist techniques, at the same time as developing your own unique style and approach. By the end of the course you will have a strong creative portfolio, having explored a number of specialisms before choosing an individual subject to pursue at undergraduate level. You can also choose to study a 5, 10 or 15 week intensive English course before this course which will improve your IELTS score and is specifically designed to prepare you to study art and design at UCA. Successfully completing all parts of the course means that you are guaranteed progression to study one of our undergraduate courses.

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Course Leader: Tomasz John Campus: UCA Farnham Duration: 24 weeks full-time Taught in three eight-week stages


International Pathway Taislava Malyukova

Keijyu Fukai

Cris Yini Hong

Entry requirements: 12 years of completed secondary school study with satisfactory grades – please see our website for specific requirements for your country. You must also provide a portfolio demonstrating your creative potential.

English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in each component). If your IELTS scores are lower than this, you could consider our International Foundation with 5 weeks English (IELTS 4.5 with 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in other components), or our International Foundation with 10 weeks English (IELTS 4.0 with 4.0 in each component).

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International Foundation in Business* “We’re thrilled to be delivering this fantastic course at the Business School for the Creative Industries. We focus on ensuring each student is fully prepared for undergraduate level study, expanding their opportunities and giving them the confidence and ability they need to succeed.” Tomasz John Course Leader

This course focuses on exploring innovation and problem solving in the context of creative business. Covering key business, management and marketing skills, you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and understanding to take your education to the next level. You’ll engage in a series of independent and group projects, working on live briefs and developing essential business and communication skills. With a very practical approach, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with photography, visual communication, design-thinking and fashion. After exploring the range of pathways within creative business, we will support you in choosing which area you’d like to specialise in at undergraduate level. With frequent visits to cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the south coast of England and to Amsterdam, you will experience a range of creative businesses first-hand, discovering what makes the UK such an important place to study creative business and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries.

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Dedicated to preparing international students for further study in the UK, this course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into university education in the UK. Fully integrated with English language teaching, we will help you to reach your IELTS target to ensure you’re ready for your degree. You can also choose to study a 5 or 10 week intensive English course beforehand (see page 86), which will improve your IELTS score and is specifically designed to prepare you to study at UCA. As part of our Diploma 2 Degree scheme, successful completion of all units means that you are guaranteed progression to study one of our undergraduate courses within our Business School for the Creative Industries.

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Course Leader: Tomasz John Campus: UCA Epsom Duration: 24 weeks full-time Taught in three eight-week stages *Course subject to validation at time of print.


International Pathway Business School for the Creative Industries

Entry requirements 12 years of completed secondary school study with satisfactory grades – please see our website for specific requirements for your country.

English language requirements IELTS 5.0 (with the minimum of 4.5 in each component). If your IELTS scores are lower than this, you could consider our International Foundation with 5 weeks English (IELTS 4.5 with 4.5 in writing and 4.0 in other components), or our International Foundation with 10 weeks English (IELTS 4.0 with 4.0 in each component).

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Pre-sessional English “The language and culture was a big challenge for me at the beginning. The pre-sessional course definitely helped! I made lots of friends from other courses and campuses and they were all from different areas which made for a good experience in cultural exchange.” Victor Wong Pre-Sessional English and MA Product Design graduate

Our Pre-sessional English courses in the UK (Farnham) and China (Beijing and Shanghai) support your creative English language development and fully prepare you to join a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate course. The Pre-sessional English courses help you to explore and advance the specialist creative arts vocabulary and communication skills required at university level, quickly and effectively.

In your class, there will be students progressing onto a variety of creative courses, but you will follow an individual plan tailored to your subject specialism. You will have a chance to expand your main course subject knowledge via study trips, lectures, seminars and personalised tutorials as well as talks from guest speakers.

Course Leader: Tomasz John

You’ll improve your academic English for art and design, enhance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English, develop your research skills and critical thinking as well as increase your confidence and understand more about living and studying in the UK.

Our Pre-sessional English courses: 22 weeks – Beijing 15 weeks – Beijing 10 weeks – Beijing – Shanghai – Farnham 5 weeks – Beijing – Shanghai – Farnham

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Entry requirements: To be able to study one of our Pre-sessional English courses, you must have an offer for a UCA course AND meet the minimum English language requirement for the Pre-Sessional English course (based on the main course you intend to progress onto).

English language requirements: The level of English language you need depends on the course you are progressing onto. For more information, search our Pre-sessional English courses on our website.

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Graduate Diploma: Art & Design “This course was a very good experience. I was able to learn various skills like time management and idea development that have really helped me in the Masters course. It was a great way to get to know people from different parts of the world as well.� Sarah Orio Graduate Diploma: Art & Design and MA Illustration student

Our Graduate Diploma in Art & Design is a pre-masters course which is academically-focused and specifically designed to prepare you for postgraduate level study at UCA. With two entry points, you can start the course in either September or January studying for a total of 30 weeks. The course has been created to support international students who have not previously studied in the UK education system, helping to develop the academic skills and practical subject expertise needed to succeed at postgraduate level.

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Art and design at postgraduate level in the UK is subject-focused and requires prior knowledge and experience to allow you to explore, develop and challenge established practices within your specialist field of study. This intensive course enables you to develop, strengthen or even change the subject focus of your first degree (or previous experience) through the development of your portfolio of work. You will also build up knowledge of essential academic research skills and methodologies. English language support is integrated into the course, which will improve your English language skills in preparation for postgraduate study. Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Art & Design, you will be guaranteed a place on a masters course at UCA.

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Erika (Yujia) Cheng

Zhuolun Dai

Entry requirements: A recognised honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject AND knowledge and/or experience of an art and design discipline or creative industry. You will need a portfolio of work which demonstrates your prior learning, creativity and relevance for your subject area.

English language requirements: For this course you need an overall IELTS score of 5.5 with 5.5 in each component or an equivalent UK Visas & Immigration recognised qualification.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Graduate Diploma

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Animation, Computing & Games Animation, computing and games are some of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with the UK leading the way in global trends. Sitting at the forefront of new tech and user design, learning these subjects in a creative arts environment gives you the opportunity to discover exciting, imaginative worlds of your own creation. Animation and games are both richly layered processes – stories and scripts need to be developed and concept art, characters and environments designed and animated. CGI is a particularly complex process, with software and tools to be learned and understood, before lighting, rigging, modelling and texturing can be completed. By studying with us, you’ll be able to explore animation and animated filmmaking through a range of techniques, or delve into the exciting aspect of video games, all taught by our team of expert academics. Our campuses offer state-of-the-art computer suites with powerful PCs and industry-standard software at your fingertips, and experienced and knowledgeable technicians are on hand to help and support your creativity.

Each of our campuses also has dedicated studios for their courses, such as the stop-motion studio and production studio in Farnham, Creative Computing studios with multiuser VR and tracking equipment in Canterbury, and Rochester’s baseroom with specialist technology for Computer Animation Arts. Our teaching teams include leading industry professionals, published authors, award-winning experts and working animators, coders and game designers, all with valuable links to industry. Subject tutors have worked for household names such as Warner Bros., DC Vertigo and Supermassive Games. Located in the South East of the UK, our courses have access to some of the biggest and most exciting emergent names in the games industry. Students at our Farnham campus are right next to Guildford, hailed as the ‘Hollywood of Video Games’ by The Guardian and home to giants such as EA Games, Criterion, Ubisoft and Supermassive Games. As a graduate on one of our courses, you’ll be amongst several Oscar, BAFTA and British Animation Awards winners, and students who have had their films showcased at festivals around the world.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Animation (3 and 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts –– BSc (Hons) Creative Computing –– BA (Hons) Games Arts –– BA (Hons) Games Design –– BSc (Hons) Games Technology

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Animation BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“In first year, I was petrified to pitch my ideas – by third year, I couldn’t wait to do it. I’m so proud of my achievements that have come from my animation projects. Two films I made in second year won seven awards worldwide between them.” Sinéad Stoddart BA (Hons) Animation graduate

With alumni including Oscar and BAFTA winners, and creators of beloved animations such as Peppa Pig, Fantastic Mr Fox, Compare the Market’s ‘Meerkats’ campaign and Hey Duggee, our Animation degree is one of the best-known and highlyregarded filmmaking courses of its kind in the world. Whether you want to make films using CGI software, the latest 2D drawing processes or produce stopmotion films, you’ll be encouraged to follow your passions as you discover and develop your own creative approach to animation and personal style, guided by our team of highly experienced and well-connected industry professionals. As a long-established degree course, you can benefit from our extensive network of industry connections and exciting work placement opportunities, including Agile Films, Aardman Animation, Cinesite, Nexus, Passion Pictures and Blackdog Film.

Year 0 If you take Year 0 of the fouryear course, you’ll improve your observational and drawing skills, undertake theoretical studies and work on a personal project. Year 1 You’ll be introduced to – and begin to develop – key concepts and critical debates in media, visual and cultural theory central to moving image and animation in particular. Units such as Digital Skills and Drawing for Animation will teach you the fundamentals of animation, encouraging you to experiment and find your voice within animation filmmaking.

Course Leader: Lesley Adams

Year 2 These techniques will be further developed in Year 2, alongside a deeper understanding of animation’s cultural context. You’ll specialise in your chosen medium and create two of your own films.

4 years full-time C93/W617/F

Year 3 You’ll undertake your final film and dissertation. You’ll have the opportunity to screen your film at the Graduation Show and you’ll be encouraged to submit to competitions and festivals internationally.

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Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W615/F

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Animation | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Chloe Peters

Marta Fernandes de Oliveira e Lemos

Daisy Fairbairn

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

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Computer Animation Arts BA (Hons)

“I’ve learned so much and been able to pursue my passions – filmmaking and storytelling. I’m very grateful to all the tutors for what they have taught me and how they’ve encouraged me to create and experiment.” Deanna Crisbacher BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts graduate

With a focus on art and design, this course will allow you to bring characters and worlds to life and explore your imagination through 3D animation. We’ll train you to become a proficient high-tech software user of programs such as Autodesk Maya and the Adobe Creative Suite, helping you develop a well-rounded skillset highly sought after by employers in the animation industry and associated creative sectors. We’re proud to have achieved 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey – the course represents a highly successful ‘community of practice’, working together as a close-knit group of likeminded creatives.

Year 1 We’ll introduce you to life-drawing and animation fundamentals – essential skillsets that will develop over your three years as the building blocks of your projects. You’ll come to understand the principles of production design and storytelling, and become familiar with the ‘animation pipeline’ – the multiple creative processes by which a story idea ‘on paper’ becomes a completed computer-generated animation on screen. Year 2 You’ll advance your expertise with 3D modelling, animation and character design, while the Collaboration unit gives you the opportunity to work as a team with classmates in the production of an animated short. Year 3 In your final year, your skills, experience and creativity combine as you produce an original computer animated film from your own brief. With an emphasis on production design, you’ll graduate from Computer Animation Arts as a skilled artist in both 2D and 3D production.

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Course Leader: Phil Gomm Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W281/R Accreditations Members of CILECT – the International Association of Film and Television Schools. Accredited by ScreenSkills.


Computer Animation Arts | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Ian Garling

Deanna Crisbacher

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Creative Computing BSc (Hons)

“My favourite thing is the integration with the School of Architecture, alongside the software, hardware and resources that are available to us. You can collaborate with other courses to create amazing projects. I’m currently working with someone to put his plans into a VR environment.” Morgan Ruffell BSc (Hons) Creative Computing student

Creative computing is at the heart of digital technology – driving every interaction we have with our smart devices, interactive spaces and immersive entertainment, bringing exciting and untold possibilities to the world of design. Our Creative Computing course will enable you to create and shape the world around you for architectural design, TV, gaming, app design and more. Through a unique blend of cutting-edge digital research, designing and making, you’ll develop your skills and understanding of coding languages, design tools and the interactive arts. You’ll also explore the use of key electronic tools and equipment to develop physical computing-based interactive experiences. Combining rapid prototyping through 3D printing, CNC and Laser Cutting, with autonomous or networked embedded code applications, you’ll experiment widely in the first two years, building towards your strongest work for your final project in the third year.

Year 1 As part of the Creative Thinking unit, you’ll learn to communicate through digital sketching, prototyping and making workshops designed to enhance your conceptualisation and presentation skills – essential skills for a successful creative technologist. Year 2 You’ll continue to develop these skills and your fluency in programming languages in a practical way as you learn the context and history of computing and design. Year 3 You’ll demonstrate your coding skills in a range of industry-standard programming languages through your final project and a piece of in-depth research.

You’ll gain an understanding of the designer’s role in society and learn how creative computing can work as a catalyst for change in one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy.

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Games Arts BA (Hons)

“The experience on the course has been incredible – not only have I made friends for life, but the course has given me an even greater appreciation for something I love. I’ve fallen in love with creating games.” Andrew Thompson BA (Hons) Games Arts graduate

A crucial part of the gaming experience is the art – the worlds, characters and concepts created through the imagination of the creators. Working in the gaming industry will give you a variety of opportunities to work all over the world, and studying this course will give you the skillset required. You’ll develop a deep grounding in 2D and 3D development through to production, current tools and technologies, games design disciplines, critical thinking practice and the widening context of gameplay. You’ll learn observational drawing and explore art styles, whilst designing and creating interactive and digital environments. You’ll study a balance of theory and practice, industry software, a range of 2D and 3D art and design workflows and drawing techniques. You’ll learn industry methodologies such as Agile Development, whilst experiencing how to work effectively in a team, collaboratively creating exciting game prototypes and completing projects towards an extensive and bespoke portfolio.

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Year 1 Units such as Gameplay & Interactivity and Visual Design in the first year will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of gameplay, computer games design and computer games programming. You’ll explore key 3D modelling techniques using Maya and games engine development in Unity. Year 2 You’ll build on these foundational game design workflows towards a specialism, through both solo and group work, experimenting with your own ideas, concepts and prototypes, in units such as Games Production and Games Art, as well as developing your theoretical knowledge and applying it to your work. Year 3 These skills will cumulate in your final major project in Year 3 – you’ll create your portfolio for industry (2D/3D/Game Prototypes), submit your dissertation and will have the opportunity to exhibit your final work at the Graduation Show.

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Games Arts | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Games Arts

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Games Design BA (Hons)

“I’ve become fascinated by game art, the process it goes through to become a game. I enjoy the freedom we’re given – we talk about the types of games we’re making, and helping each other on the course brings a great social feeling.” Thomas Yardley BA (Hons) Games Design student

Our Games Design course gives you the opportunity to explore the growing indie games industry and apply your creativity to develop a career in this vibrant and imaginative sector. Valued at more than the worth of Hollywood, the gaming industry is continually expanding at the forefront of technology, whether it’s computer or tabletop gaming. Using top-of-the-range software such as Unity, Autodesk Entertainment and Adobe suite, you’ll focus on your own individual approach to game design as you develop a broad range of skills and techniques, enabling you to launch into a career in the gaming industry after you graduate. Learning from experienced lecturers with strong links to the industry, you’ll apply your skills beyond just creating entertainment and explore other areas such as avant-garde games and games with a purpose.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll be introduced to a range of new skills, including: conceptual design, development of rules, mechanics and systems, scripting, logic, common development practices, prototyping, and introductory art asset and animation production. Year 2 During the second year, you’ll work on developing your technical skill and artistic voice. Through a variety of exercises and solo and group projects, you’ll explore how to use these skills in new and interesting ways to push the gaming medium forward. Year 3 Having established and developed your skills and creative thinking in Years 1 and 2, you’ll embark on a substantial development project in the third year which will be the showcase of what you have learned to date.

Throughout this course, we value an entrepreneurial indie attitude, aiming to challenge convention and help form the future of gaming. You’ll be encouraged to apply your skills to making games for more expressive, artistic purposes alongside those geared towards mainstream entertainment.

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Course Leader: Tom Cole Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/I620/R


Games Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Games Design

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Games Technology BSc (Hons)

“Games are at the forefront of immersive storytelling and interactive experiences, driving technological innovation. This why it is such an engaging area for research and academic study. Within games, there’s an abundance of opportunity to explore user-centred design, prototype gameplay and understand industry workflows.” Andy Bossom Course Leader

Linked to the Sony PlayStation First Academic Development program and founded on the principle of User-Centred Design (UCD), this course can put you at the forefront of new gaming technology, learning how to consider the user throughout each stage of the game design and development process. In addition, you’ll be taught key design processes and software skills. The ethos of UCD differs from other design approaches, explicitly setting out to design outcomes for how users can, want or need to play and interact with games. You’ll learn how to establish and refine requirements through investigative methods, including ethnographic study, contextual inquiry, prototyping and usability testing.

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Year 1 You’ll dive straight into learning the practical skills of creating games through the Games Design and Games Programming units. You’ll be introduced to key digital art and design workflows, complementing your technical skills with which you’ll develop ideas. You’ll gain a solid grounding in gaming systems and platforms, the system architecture of these platforms and their similarities. Year 2 As the course progresses, you’ll develop these practical skills further in the programming language C++ and Games Production units in Year 2, alongside the contextual study unit Gaming in Contemporary Culture. Year 3 In your third year, you’ll combine your programming and designing skills with the critical thinking and cultural contexts you have learned to produce. You’ll exhibit your final games prototypes, alongside submitting your dissertation.

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Course Leader: Andy Bossom Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/G450/F


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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Games Technology

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Architecture & Interior Design We offer highly-regarded architecture and interior design courses for you to progress onto challenging, enjoyable and influential careers. By coming to study with us you’ll learn from professionals who continue to practice in industry and bring work opportunities and valuable network contacts to the university. With over 60 years’ experience in delivering architecture education, we offer an Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validated BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) course, along with the opportunity to complete the full qualification at postgraduate level with a Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2). Alongside this, we also offer Interior Architecture & Design courses at our Farnham and Canterbury campuses – each with an individual curriculum, focus and scope for collaborative work. Both courses present their own set of questions and challenges, encouraging you to problem-solve some of the most essential issues which face interior design in the 21st century.

Each course will give you the opportunity to undertake exciting projects, producing a diverse range of work using technical resources including a dedicated virtual reality studio with spatial tracking, 3D printers, 3D workshops and highcalibre software for design and animation. Throughout your time with us, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, attend study trips and study abroad, as well as enter competitions to further increase your exposure to the sector and expand your network of contacts. You’ll develop your expertise by working with a range of communities and organisations, giving you a broad range of skills that employers are looking for.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) –– BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design – Canterbury –– BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design – Farnham

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Other courses you might like: –– BSc (Hons) Creative Computing, see page 96 –– BA (Hons) Theatre Design, see page 186

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Architecture (RIBA/ARB Part 1) BA (Hons)

“You’ll be challenged, and rising to the occasion you’re going to have a thoroughly enjoyable time. We’ve learned how to manage moments of stress – there are difficult days and triumphant days but through it all we have a lot of fun.” Jess Dowson BA (Hons) Architecture student

Studying Architecture at UCA is a lively, progressive and creative experience that will enable you to learn from a group of highly successful and dedicated architects, designers and engineers. Ranked 11th out of all 52 Architecture courses in The Guardian Good University Guide 2019, the course will allow you to experiment with all elements of architecture – from drawing and modelling, to fullsize project making and creating exhibitions in public spaces. You’ll develop digital skills through the use of industry-standard technology and software. Architects Registration Board (ARB) prescribed and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validated, this degree course will also offer you a thorough introduction to architectural management, practice and law.

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to the fundamental issues, processes, skills and tools relevant to your studies in architecture, focusing on design. Alongside this, you’ll learn communication techniques and the beginnings of the technical software required. Year 2 You’ll focus on the ways in which architecture can establish social, political, physical and environmental dialogues relative to different conditions. You’ll explore building materials, methods of construction and issues of sustainability, learning to experiment through physical making and testing on a variety of projects in different scales. Year 3 You’ll gain the depth of knowledge to put together a complex design. You’ll learn to be highly self-driven and self-directed, presenting and writing in detail about your specialist knowledge and viewpoints and developing a sophisticated appreciation of how architecture can significantly improve the worlds of today and tomorrow.

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 128 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is espeicially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Architecture

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Interior Architecture & Design – Canterbury BA (Hons)

“I enjoyed the conceptual/creative aspect of the course – this helped me discover my own unique way of working. UCA gave me much more confidence in my work and owning it – it showed me how to do what you love and I’m a strong believer of that now.” Ebamiyo Somade BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design graduate

This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to interior architecture and design, with a focus on exploring the potential of underused and unused spaces and places. During your studies, you’ll be challenged to create solutions for their transformation. We’ll encourage you to embrace traditional means of designing alongside emerging technologies, helping you to become a versatile, innovative and entrepreneurial graduate. Setting briefs that are progressive and engage with real-world challenges, the curriculum provides a researchintensive learning environment, which will encourage you to challenge your preconceptions of the discipline and begin to understand the role of the designer in contemporary society.

Year 1 The first year is designed to challenge your understanding of Interior Architecture and Design. Projects introduce ways of recognising the relationships between the human body and the built environment, considering how your work impacts upon people and beginning to understand your social responsibilities as a designer. Year 2 You’ll develop your understanding of the processes around the fabrication of elements by taking part in live projects. You’ll develop your knowledge of materials and fabrication processes through the design, representation and construction of an element in a site-specific location. You’ll also develop your own design brief around issues of conservation. Year 3 The third year offers you the opportunity to undertake a selfinitiated design project that lasts the entire year. During this time, you’ll set your own agenda, conducting in-depth contextual research within a shared research theme.

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Course Leader: Rob Nice Campus: UCA Canterbury Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W252/C


Interior Architecture & Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Canterbury

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Ebamiyo Somade

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Interior Architecture & Design Canterbury

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Interior Architecture & Design – Farnham BA (Hons)

“I was inspired and motivated by the tutor’s incredible breadth of knowledge and never-ending enthusiasm, support and energy.” Rosie Sampson BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design graduate, Farnham

One of the most established of its kind in the country, this course investigates the potential for interiors to affect our everyday lives – from the home to the workplace and the spaces enjoyed in between. You’ll explore this concept through critical thinking, drawing and making, whilst contextual studies and theory blend with units throughout the course. The industry-facing nature of this degree provides an authentic learning experience. You’ll work directly with the local community, industry and businesses, providing you with the opportunity to work on live projects. The course has unique industry partnerships with leading design agencies, where you’ll get the opportunity to work with design directors in their studios. These partnerships, along with live projects and high profile industry guest speakers, bring students into regular contact with new ideas, people, spaces and objects that reflect the most exciting thinking in interiors, architecture and design.

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Year 1 You’ll be introduced to contextual frameworks in units such as Narrative and Rational, Context and Synthesis, and you’ll begin to examine the process of design development. Year 2 Your second year will focus on finding your own specialist way of working, developing communication processes and positioning your own practice in Spatial Identities and Spatial Narratives. Year 3 In the final year you’ll conclude your degree by completing a dissertation, a strategic portfolio of work and a capstone personal design project. The capstone project reflects a culmination of your learning on the course and is the single most significant expression of personal position.

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Course Leader: Mark Gower Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W251/F

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Interior Architecture & Design Farnham

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From the catwalk and the big screen to science labs and engineering workshops, contemporary craft makers are applying their valuable skills to a vast range of industries in the UK, contributing significantly to economic growth and driving change and innovation through their knowledge of material. We’re proud to offer our students exceptional specialist craft and design workshop facilities, including a glassblowing workshop, kilns and a fully equipped Foundry, as well as a digital and traditional printmaking workshop. With experienced staff practitioners, educators, academics and technical teams on hand, you will have all the support you need to achieve far beyond your expectations. Our craft makers are renowned for their innovation – UCA alumnus and esteemed jewellery designer to the stars, Stephen Webster, has designed one-of-a-kind pieces for a number of famous faces. Our very own Chancellor, Professor Madgalene Odundo OBE, is an internationally renowned ceramicist and a UCA alumna herself.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass –– BSc (Hons) Industrial Design –– BA (Hons) Jewellery & Silversmithing

Our crafts, jewellery and 3D design courses are all based in inspiring locations renowned for their creative heritage. Ceramics & Glass and Jewellery & Silversmithing are taught in Farnham, which boasts the official accolade of England’s Craft Town and is home to renowned artists as well as the next generation of emerging makers. Students on our BA (Hons) Industrial Design degree learn in the famous city of Canterbury and can benefit from unique collaborations with students at our School of Architecture. Our students emerge from their experience at UCA as aspirational professionals, equipped with the potential not just to support the industry of craft, jewellery and design, but to lead it forward into the future.

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Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery, see page 130 –– BA (Hons) Textile Design, see page 134

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Crafts, Jewellery & 3D Design

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Ceramics & Glass* BA (Hons)

“We have fantastic facilities and a great sense of community within our course. I always feel I’m being challenged creatively, and the support and knowledge of the tutors and technicians help me to produce work I am really proud of.” Heidi Nicholson Current student

Based in Farnham, this exciting course focuses UCA’s extensive craft experience and expertise in ceramics and glass at the heart of England’s designated Craft Town. You’ll learn how to blow glass and use the hot glass workshop, or create beautiful ceramic pieces and learn the details of using kilns, wheel throwing and more. The course embraces diverse approaches to the crafts, supporting you to explore all methods of ceramics and glass including traditional and contemporary practices. You’ll have the opportunity to experience materials and processes across both disciplines in detail whilst naturally focusing on your chosen path. You’ll gain the knowledge and experience to build your own studio at home if you want to set up an independent brand, or the confidence to settle comfortably within an established studio, working with others.

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Year 1 You’ll acquire a broad set of fundamental practical skills in your first year which will underpin your continued developmental study throughout the course. You’ll be introduced to the subject context and theory in order to start positioning your own thinking and approach. Year 2 This year is about experimentation, collaboration and increasing industry awareness. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in competitions and live projects. You’ll be encouraged to step outside your own boundaries and discover new territory to test your creative identity. Year 3 In your final year you’ll find and express your own creative voice, culminating in the graduation show where you have the opportunity to successfully communicate this to a public audience. You’ll also prepare a professional portfolio in support of your future aspirations.

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Ceramics & Glass | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Rebecca Rowland-Chandler

Joshua Schoeman

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Ceramics & Glass

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Industrial Design* BSc (Hons)

“We’ll give you the skills to make, in order to make things happen. This course is about developing your confidence, pushing the boundaries and really exploring your design intuition in a future focused way. It’s about making through thinking and thinking through making.” JJ Brophy Course Leader

On this course you’ll explore the small or large scale manufacture of everyday objects and experiment with materials and design, creating your own prototypes. This highly technical course will teach you the manufacturing process from beginning to end, with emphasis on design. You’ll challenge the definition of modern industrial design, innovating and developing towards a new model for the future. Building transferable skills throughout your studies, you’ll learn to make and create prototypes, present concepts to investors and develop a scientific understanding of materials and their interaction. Graduates will be able to enter a variety of industries with a production element – automotive, furniture, toys, electronic devices, toolmaking, 3D printing and more.

Year 1 You’ll learn idea pitching and presentation in Creative Thinking and Design Communication, generating ideas and enhancing visual skills. You’ll undertake contextual studies, exploring companies such as LEGO and the challenges of mass-production. You’ll build and make in the hands-on Material and Manufacture unit. Year 2 You’ll share the CoLAB unit with the BSc (Hons) Creative Computing course, alongside encouraged collaboration with the School of Architecture. You’ll build an understanding of business management within industrial design, mirroring running a small business or working freelance. You’ll learn practical skills in 3D printing, lasercutting and model-making in the Fabricate unit. You may undertake a year-long industrial work placement between Years 2 and 3 to gain industry insight into design research, development and production. Year 3 You’ll undertake a Dissertation, providing the foundations for your final major project. You’ll create and present ideas in the Pitching and Prototyping unit, fine-tuning your portfolio into your desired industry to enter your chosen career.

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Course Leader: JJ Brophy Campus: UCA Canterbury Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W245/C *Course subject to validation at time of print.


Industrial Design | BSc (Hons) | UCA Canterbury

Cameron Suckling

Willow Hudomiet-Forrest

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Industrial Design

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Jewellery & Silversmithing* BA (Hons)

“The tutors and technicians felt more like friends than teachers. All experts in their own fields with endless information at hand, they were happy to help us out whenever we needed it.” Dan Russell Graduate

This exciting course is based on the traditions of craftsmanship, combined with a forward-thinking approach to designing and making. We encourage diverse approaches to jewellery and silversmithing, providing you with the specialist technical and creative skills required to develop and realise your ideas.

Year 1 The first year explores the process of jewellery and silversmithing, with physical making and material investigation at the core of your studies. Great importance is placed on learning traditional hand skills whilst acknowledging the possibilities offered by digital fabrication.

You’ll gain invaluable experience by taking part in international competitions, placements and live projects. With an excellent reputation in the industry, our talented students have achieved outstanding success, winning awards such as the Goldsmith’s Company Award, Bright Young Gems and the Guild of Enamellers’ Bursary Award.

Year 2 Your second year focuses on exploring and developing sustainable processes of designing and making, either as a contemporary studio jeweller making artefacts for the body, or as a silversmith investigating ideas for functional domestic objects. Learning through making equips you with the confidence, knowledge and flexibility to take risks and to redefine your approach to jewellery and silversmithing.

Access to excellent workshops and our new state-of-the-art jewellery studio gives you the opportunity to work with a range of materials including metal, ceramics, glass, wood, plastics and textiles.

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Year 3 In your final year you’ll pursue and realise your designs, developing a personal creative identity. Participation in exhibitions and the development of a professional portfolio will help establish you within the field. The team of lecturers, who are practicing designers, makers or researchers, ensures what you’re learning on the course is current and relevant to industry.

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Course Leader: Debra Allman Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W271/F *Course subject to validation at time of print.

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Jewellery & Silversmithing | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Nia Davies

Issey Hennessy

Paul Alexander Smith

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Jewellery & Silversmithing

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Fashion & Textiles The UK plays a central role in the global fashion industry, with an eclectic spirit and energy provoking the imaginations of designers and consumers all over the world. UCA is home to all varieties of fashion practitioners, from cutting-edge pioneers to refined craftsmen and women. With notable alumni including world-famous fashion designer, Zandra Rhodes, the first ever female master tailor on Savile Row, Kathryn Sargent, successful full-time blogger, Ella Gregory, and new designer on the block, Claire Tagg, our students are shaping the future of the industry and show no signs of slowing down. Our fashion and textiles courses focus on creativity, skills, innovation and professionalism, which reaps rewards for our students in terms of employability. With a range of courses that delve into all different aspects of fashion – from branding and commercial awareness to the traditional skills of draping, tailoring and sewing – we’re training the next generation of fashion experts across a wide range of creative disciplines.

Head of School, Fashion Professor Thomass Atkinson

With close links to a wealth of professional contacts, global fashion brands, companies and guest speakers, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from industry experts while making integral connections to further your employability prospects. The facilities across our campuses reflect the high standard expected in industry. With a well-equipped print room and digital textiles lab, dedicated studios and naturally-lit workshops, we’ll provide you with your own space to develop your design identity and broaden your creativity.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Fashion (3 & 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier –– BA (Hons) Fashion Design (3 & 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles –– BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery –– BA (Hons) Make-up & Hair Design –– BA (Hons) Textile Design

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Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism, see page 170 –– BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing, see page 206 –– BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion, see page 164 –– BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging, see page 166

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Fashion BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“The support from my lecturers has really boosted my confidence and pushed me in directions that I would never have thought of.” Alex Jones BA (Hons) Fashion graduate

Build a wide portfolio of creative and practical skills and discover your own design identity on our Fashion course. You’ll graduate with the technical talent and business acumen to fully prepare you for a career in the global fashion industry. We’ll encourage you to be forwardthinking and experimental, with an intellectual and critical view of the fashion industry that challenges you, enhances your employability and shapes your ambitions. You’ll work within a hub of creative individuals, reflecting the collaborative atmosphere found in industry. The course will equip you with a firm foundation in fashion history and theory, so you’ll learn about a range of fashion and design concepts, and how these relate to your own work and creative thinking. With our international reputation for producing world-class talent, graduates from this course have gone on to work for big brands including Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie & Fitch, Burberry, Pringle and Givenchy.

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Year 1 You’ll be introduced to a range of contemporary design practices used to stimulate creativity and innovation within the design process. Through the Visual Communication and Creative Cutting & Construction units, you’ll learn the practical skills which will underpin your ideas. The Introduction to Fashion History and Theory unit will establish the framework of thinking, to help you connect the theory and practical aspects of your work. Year 2 You’ll build on both of these areas, learning the techniques of tailoring, draping and designing in more detail. You’ll continue to build your knowledge of fashion culture, and apply your knowledge in the real world through a period of work experience. Year 3 You’ll demonstrate what you’ve learned in both theory and practice, through your final major project and your dissertation.

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Course Leader: Bruce Montgomery Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W230/E 4 years full-time C93/W236/E


Fashion | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Evelyne Babin

Elisabeth Nilsson

Amy Woods

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4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

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Fashion Atelier BA (Hons)

“I’m so happy that I studied here because without UCA I wouldn’t have achieved what I have and, importantly, I wouldn’t have met the people I did.” Mitchell Rouse BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier graduate

This course has been developed in consultation with, and in response to, fashion industry requirements for high-calibre graduates skilled in design, technical and product development. We’ve earned an international reputation for producing incredibly talented graduates working at the highest levels of the fashion industry. As the only course of its kind, Fashion Atelier is a very practical degree that will provide you with an innovative, hands-on approach to experimentation and realisation, with a clear focus and depth of learning on specialist, technical and creative skills. Utilising our enviable industry links, you’ll apply your knowledge in the real world through an industry placement.

Year 1 The first year introduces and develops core Atelier skills through the concept of design realisation. You’ll learn specialist techniques in draping and creative pattern cutting, as well as production and finishing techniques through increasingly complex outcomes. An understanding of research and design communication, including illustration and Computer Aided Design (CAD) is also developed throughout the year. Year 2 You’ll build on these skills and truly develop your specialist practice in your second year through a focus on bespoke tailoring and couture-inspired ‘soft’ sewing for contemporary fashion. You’ll further develop your draping, pattern construction, fabric manipulation and handcraft sewing and finishing techniques, as well as advanced design communication skills. Year 3 In your third year, you’ll refine your creative and technical skills in the production of a final collection and professional portfolio, allowing you to showcase the breadth of your skills and express your individuality. You’ll have the opportunity to present your work through our own Atelier graduate show, as well as high-profile events such as Graduate Fashion Week.

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Course Leader: Chip Harris Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W237/R


Fashion Atelier | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Katherine Bagshaw

Zahra Alzahir

Mitchell Rouse

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Atelier

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Fashion Design BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“UCA provided me with the knowledge and skills to successfully enter the fashion industry as a confident designer, eager to learn and challenge myself.” Valentina Desideri BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduate

Our Fashion Design course has built an international reputation for producing professional, highly talented and skilled graduates. Our students have achieved exceptional success at Graduate Fashion Week, scooping up prizes including the FatFace design competition, the overall Gold prize for best collection and SmartFocus People’s Choice Award. With access to the latest technology, including a Gerber suite for computerised pattern development, you’ll master all the skills needed to make it in the industry, following in the footsteps of many successful fashion designers. Year 0 If you’re completing a four-year programme, your first year (Year 0) will provide you with a broad-based experience of the different areas and methods of Fashion Design.

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Year 1 For everyone, Year 1 will place emphasis on developing the core skills and understanding of your chosen subject. Units such as A Cut Above and Tools of the Trade will introduce you to all the basic techniques to help you develop and communicate your design ideas and then translate these through to product outcomes. Year 2 You’ll challenge tried and tested approaches to design in Year 2, taking an experimental and individual approach to your work through units such as Creative Identity and Cut to Suit. You’ll have the opportunity to tackle live briefs in the Company ID unit, working with well-known companies such as Reiss, ASOS Market Place and Tommy Hilfiger. Year 3 In Year 3, your Final Collection, Portfolio and Thesis will allow you to undertake in depth, self-sustained research and the opportunity to create a design collection. You’ll have the chance to show off your work at international, high-profile events such as Graduate Fashion Week.

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Course Leader: Donna Ives Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W233/R 4 years full-time C93/W238/R


Sedona White

Fashion Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Kirsty Walmsley

Kelsey Horlock

Sushila Pun

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Design

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Fashion Textiles BA (Hons)

“UCA is a good platform for anyone who is interested in print design. It has space to experiment and really good resources.” Claire Tagg BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles graduate

Based in an open studio environment, you’ll have plenty of space to develop the visual, creative and practical skills needed to work in contemporary practice. Your printed designs could be realised as anything from a catwalk collection, fabric design or accessories, through to fashion-led interiors and textile art. You’ll have the chance to work on live industry projects with big brand names, as well as exhibiting your work at shows including Graduate Fashion Week and the New Designers Exhibition. Professional links range from Alexander McQueen and Peter Pilotto, to Material Lab and Westcott Studios.

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Year 1 You’ll be introduced to fashion and printed textile design, as well as visual studies, drawing and illustration. You’ll learn about the exciting possibilities of print through creative studio practice and cultural studies. Year 2 The second year of the course has an industry focus with a live project, an industry placement and an opportunity to study abroad. You’ll expand your knowledge and skills through more in-depth experimentation in a wide variety of materials, techniques and processes. Year 3 You’ll create your final major project aligned to your individual career aspirations. A combination of digital design and printing as well as traditional screen printing methods can be explored for your final collection. The dissertation, competitions and preparations for the final year shows will also be part of your studies.

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Course Leader: Neil Bottle Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W231/R


Fashion Textiles | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Caroline Lowe

Karla Hobbs

Polly Beer

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Textiles

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Hand Embroidery BA (Hons)

“We’re all so different in our class, but we’re also really supportive. It doesn’t feel competitive and we’re all really close friends.” Millie Byrne BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery graduate

This world-renowned specialist hand embroidery degree course is delivered by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in dedicated studios at the picturesque Hampton Court Palace. You’ll be fully immersed within this specialist discipline, learning the craft of hand embroidery applied within contemporary contexts. Study is in small groups with specialist teaching support from experienced academics, industry professionals and RSN embroidery tutors. Hand embroidery is a dynamic subject and applies to a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Graduates have worked as embroidery artisans for couture and fashion, studio embroiderers for film and TV costume, embroidery designers for interiors, and exhibiting textile artists. Many have also progressed onto postgraduate study.

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Year 1 The first year introduces you to art and design practices, learning specialist hand embroidery techniques and skills. As the year progresses, you’ll work on set projects to explore contemporary approaches to the subject, including theory work to place your studies into context. Year 2 The second year is an opportunity to direct your practice towards a specialist area of interest. You’ll progress onto more advanced techniques, including Tambour embroidery, and work towards external competitions and projects. Your theory work will enable you to explore the wider area of textile practice. Year 3 In your third year, you’ll engage with practice-based research led by proposal. You will complete a dissertation, whilst also developing a major project supported by professional practice. Your final collection and portfolio will be showcased in a selected exhibition.

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Course Leader: Angie Wyman Campus: Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W740/N


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Jasmine Dawson

Hand Embroidery | BA (Hons) | Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

Abigail Frusher

Elliott Reynolds

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Hand Embroidery

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Make-up & Hair Design* BA (Hons)

“UCA Rochester has always provided me with such a welcoming, positive, inspiring and accepting space. I really believe I couldn’t be happier expressing my creativity and making work anywhere else.” Elizabeth Whibley Current student

This innovative course is perfect if you’re passionate, excited and inspired by the transformative power of creative beauty, and the role make-up and hair play in the world, and business, of fashion. From timeless elegance to street action, through to the edgiest of fashion editorials, make-up and hair complete the look. The role of the visionary in the world of beauty has become more and more essential in recent years, and the person who guides the colour, texture, product and brand narrative is a key player in all creative fashion teams. What you’ll learn on the course As a student on the course, you’ll learn about every aspect of the beauty industry. From products to publications, you’ll be immersed in the innovation of this powerful sector. You’ll learn about the collaborative processes between creative directors, advertisers and brand spokespersons, as well as stylists, designers, photographers and more.

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The course has a specialist focus on learning how to work with celebrities, performers and artists in order to understand their specific requirements. The knowledge of trends, newest technical advances, new-media progressions and the development of promotional work will be imperative for you to embrace the commercial success of beauty. Discovering skills through makeup, hair, beauty, styling, image creation, media placement and communication, you’ll expand your visual horizons of the business of beauty on this course and prepare to enter the industry – from rock band to luxury, online to red carpet. Your practical skills along with the academic understanding of the industry will ensure you graduate with an individual signature style and a rich portfolio of work.

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Course Leader: Sheelagh Wright Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W452/R *Course subject to validation at time of print.


Make-up & Hair Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Lauren Barrett

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Make-up & Hair Design

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Textile Design BA (Hons)

“Having the luxury of a loom to yourself as well as dye labs and huge print tables was really beneficial to our creative freedom.” Alice Howard-Graham BA (Hons) Textile Design graduate

This course has a specialist approach that focuses on the handmade, combining traditional print and weave processes with experimental craft techniques and material exploration. You will develop the skills to create textiles for lifestyle and luxury, art, architecture, fashion and interiors.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll learn new design and technical skills which enable you to create original textiles. The practical skills include workshops in materials, processes, techniques and visual studies complemented by contextual units introducing you to art, crafts and design.

With dedicated studios and personal space, you’ll work with high-quality print and weave equipment, including specialist dyeing labs and textile finishing areas, where you can experiment with colour, materials and techniques.

Year 2 In your second year, you’ll continue to develop your practical and design skills through further exploration. You’ll start to discover your style and establish your own creative vocabulary and individual design identity. To stretch your concepts and enhance your skills and professional development, you will have the opportunity to take part in industry live competitions, a work placement and a study abroad year.

We encourage a highly creative and agile approach, thinking beyond the textile in application, design and context.

Year 3 In your final year, we will support you to self-direct your own research. You’ll develop, edit and curate a substantial body of textile work for your portfolio, whilst establishing an individual practice towards your future profession. You will finish the year by managing and participating in a public exhibition.

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Course Leader: Sharon Ting Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W234/F


Textile Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Charlotte Wootten

Chloe Chapman

Annalise Allen

Cris Hollister

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Textile Design

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Film & Television Our Film and Television courses have produced Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmakers and animators, and we’re proud that our students regularly win awards in recognition of their work. Amongst our most high-profile alumni are director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla, Gareth Edwards; director of Poldark, Misfits and One of Us, William McGregor; and Oscar-winning filmmaker, Arnold Schwartzman OBE. Coming to UCA to study a film or television course gives you a creative environment in which you can learn and hone your skills. Our campuses are perfectly located to provide you with the valuable opportunities for work experience and networking within film and television. Courses on our Farnham campus enjoy close links with Bourne Woods, where many blockbuster movies have been filmed including Harry Potter, The Avengers, Jurassic World 2, Gladiator and Wonder Woman. The campus also has a brand new multimillion pound Film and Media Centre as well as dedicated studios for setbuilding and design, editing suites and a fully-stocked equipment store where you can hire any filming, lighting and sound equipment you need.

Our Television Production course is located at Maidstone TV Studios, and provides a unique opportunity for you to learn at a live recording studio. Graduates from the course regularly move into the industry with experience gained from working on shows such as Later… with Jools Holland and Take Me Out. On each of our courses, the staff at UCA will nurture your abilities and encourage you to aim high. Once you complete your degree, you’ll be able to step into the industry with a range of skills and experience, capable of problem-solving and creating original projects. Our graduates often come across UCA alumni on sets and productions both nationally and internationally, and with our training you’ll be able to work alongside them.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art –– BA (Hons) Film Production (3 and 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Television Production

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Head of School, Film, Media & Performance Professor Lyndsay Duthie

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Animation, see page 92 –– BA (Hons) Acting – Farnham, see page 182 –– BA (Hons) Acting – Rochester, see page 184 –– BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production, see page 172 –– BA (Hons) Television & Media Production, see page 174 –– BA (Hons) Theatre Design, see page 186

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Film & Digital Art BA (Hons)

“The best part is that the course doesn’t hold you to one thing – it’s open and teaches skills ranging from practical workshops with cameras to editing and visual effects. It’s perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to limit themselves to just one aspect of the industry.” Ance Priedniece BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art student

Our Film & Digital Art course offers an alternative to traditional film production courses, bridging the gap between film and fine art suited to those interested in artistic production. This unique course places an emphasis on exploring the creative and conceptual possibilities of moving image, photography and hybrid digital practices. The course has produced distinguished alumni and awardwinners such as Will McGregor, director of BBC series Poldark. Graduates from the course stand apart because of their broad skill base and ability to think beyond the boundaries of film. The course is ideal for students seeking to push the limits of technology, experiment creatively and develop skills for a practice that is responsive to wide social, political, and cultural contexts.

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to key concepts of historical and contemporary visual culture, developing skills in film language, sound recording, postproduction and research. Year 2 You’ll advance your practical skills and will develop your own individual style. You’ll investigate the relationship between fine art practice and theory and the rapid expansion of digital technology. Your imaginative productions might be projected installations, multiscreen work, documentary, photography, animation, dance, film or any other medium. Year 3 You’ll showcase your skills and interests and establish your future goals by proposing your own major project to lead onto a career in the creative industries, possibly as an entrepreneur, start-up or fine artist.

We’ll encourage curiosity, risk taking, critical reflection and conceptual exploration as you build your digital skills and production knowledge. You’ll graduate with broad transferable skills, equipping you for a future in the creative industries, fine art practice and postgraduate study.

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Course Leader: Rosie Gunn Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W690/F


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Film & Digital Art | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Katherine Whetton

Preston Hartley

Ivan Uzunov

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Film & Digital Art

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Film Production BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“The course was an amazing experience. I can’t believe how much confidence I’ve gained. To go from an incredibly shy, reserved person to standing in front of a lecture theatre and pitching an idea is an amazing achievement. I now know what career I want to pursue.” Hannah Cole BA (Hons) Film Production graduate

Our Film Production course has produced high-profile alumni who have contributed to multiple global movie successes including Star Wars, Godzilla, Harry Potter and Mission Impossible and have achieved recognition at BAFTA and Oscar level. Graduates have gone on to work with organisations such as the BBC, Channel 4, Art4noise, Splice Media and many others. We believe in learning through doing, which is why this course is 75% practical and 25% theoretical. From the beginning, you’ll become part of a close-knit creative team, making films exactly as you would in industry. You’ll explore different aspects of filmmaking and establish yourself in a specialist role. Coursework is screened at national and international competitions and festivals, providing a springboard for your future filmmaking career.

Year 0 In Year 0 of the four-year option, you’ll work alongside photography students, learning about framing images and storytelling through the camera. Year 1 You’ll be introduced to the world of film, exploring practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the representation of people or places using visual and sonic media. You’ll explore screen storytelling, understanding how filmmakers tell their stories and producing films as a group across fiction and documentary. Year 2 You’ll choose a specialist role in the second year – screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound or production design. You’ll take on that role in a production of a short fiction film as part of a group, develop your knowledge of film history and work on a factual film project. Year 3 The final year is a combination of work on your graduate film portfolio and self-directed work on an individual research project. You’ll complete your studies with a professional profile positioning yourself in the wider film and television community.

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Course Leader: Tiana Harper Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W600/F 4 years full-time C93/W618/F Accreditations Members of CILECT – the International Association of Film and Television Schools and NAHEMI - The National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image.


Film Production | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

With All the Will in the World

Wicked Stepmother

The English Student

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Film Production

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Television Production BA (Hons)

“The course is highly creative and there is never a wrong idea – it’s all about developing that idea into something watchable. It’s been an incredible journey that I’ll always look back on with a positive outlook.” Wesley Denne BA (Hons) Television Production graduate

With the latest high-calibre equipment and facilities, you’ll learn the full process of television from start to finish. You’ll have access to the latest 4K cameras, steadicams, Canon’s pro range of cameras, green screens, lighting, sound recording kits and software such as Final Draft, Adobe and Pro-Tools. You’ll learn advanced filmmaking techniques and cultivate a strong knowledge base that covers every aspect of moving image production, including script writing, directing, producing, sound design, camera work, editing and commissioning. Primarily taught at Maidstone Television Studios, with some sessions at UCA Rochester, this practical course offers you the unique opportunity to study television and film production in one of the UK’s leading TV studios.

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Year 1 You’ll dive straight into production with the Script to Screen unit, where you’ll write an original short screenplay and produce a short film from it. You’ll be introduced to the television centre, learn how to use our filmmaking equipment and familiarise yourself with the environment. Year 2 You’ll begin to explore other aspects of television production, such as TV news, and live programming. You’ll have the option of researching, planning and producing a short film adaptation or undertaking an industrial placement, gaining professional and valuable experience from a live environment. Year 3 You’ll produce a dissertation, a self-directed research piece demonstrating your understanding of the theoretical context of television production. Alongside this, you’ll focus your individual practice through the Pre-Production and Production units, culminating in a final major project.

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Course Leader: Simon Welsford Campus: UCA Rochester & Maidstone TV Studios Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/P311/R Accreditations Members of CILECT – the International Association of Film and Television Schools.


Television Production | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester & Maidstone TV Studios

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Cheyenne Joseph

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Television Production

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Fine Art Alumni from our Fine Art courses have progressed into a variety of roles, nationally and internationally, in a range of creative sectors. Our students have gone on to set up a graphic design business, curate at the Dallas Museum of Art, teach at the Royal Academy of Arts, write for Arts Forum – one of the most prestigious arts publications in the world – screen print merchandise for the Libertines, and much more.

Our Canterbury campus enjoys close connections with the local arts community, with students building on strong relationships with creative institutions such as the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

We are proud of our high-profile alumni such as world-renowned artist and Turner Prize nominee Tracy Emin and Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 Emma Leone Palmer.

Resources on our Canterbury campus include facilities for laser cutting, 3D printing, wood and metal casting, as well as a wealth of digital editing suites, photography studios and large exhibition spaces. You’ll be able to experiment with these resources in a studio setting, exploring your personal passions and interests and learning how to translate them into substantive work.

Our Fine Art courses in Canterbury and Farnham equip you with the practical skills and entrepreneurial knowledge to succeed in the arts sector, whether you decide to start your own business or join a larger institution. Throughout the courses, we will build your confidence and give you opportunities to network, exhibit your work publicly and discover what your art practice means to you.

Students who study in Farnham will hit the ground running from the first year, exhibiting publicly within the first term and taking advantage of close connections to London. You’ll be able to work with a wide range of craftbased resources including a glassblowing hotshop, foundry for bronze casting and traditional printmaking alongside video, photography and much more.

Head of School, Fine Art & Photography Professor Terry Perk

You’ll experiment and engage with different fine art disciplines and media, establishing your own unique style and making use of our impressive facilities when you study here. We provide high-quality resources, enabling you to aim high with what you seek to achieve.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Fine Art – Canterbury (3 and 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Fine Art – Farnham

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Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Illustration, see page 158 –– BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation, see page 160

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Fine Art – Canterbury BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“My art practice has really developed; I’ve learnt so much about working on my practice and the contemporary art field. I have knowledge about modern art history and practicing artists that I couldn’t have attained elsewhere. I’m a lot more confident in myself as an artist.” Ronan Alice Porter BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate, Canterbury

Fine Art at UCA Canterbury aims to develop your personal passion into a sustainable artistic career. We’ll encourage you to experiment, and you’ll graduate with an independent art practice informed by a theoretical and critical understanding of fine art. You’ll explore a range of media painting, sculpture, installation, photography, film, sound, performance, animation and printmaking. Staff will support you in leading your own practice, building your confidence and giving you entrepreneurial knowledge to continue your work after graduation. Graduates from the course have set up artist-led organisations which you might work with while you study on the course, such as Crate and Limbo. We’ll support and guide you to become ambitious about your work, providing you with self-promotion techniques, offering you opportunities to network and giving you a foundation for your career after you graduate.

Year 1 You’ll explore approaches to making and thinking about fine art, producing work in the Studio Practice units. You’ll learn production, dissemination and reception of contemporary art through the Context & Display unit. Year 2 The Contemporary Art Practice units will see you work independently, developing your practice to present publicly. You’ll collaborate with organisations like Canterbury Cathedral or the Stour Valley Creative Partnership. You’ll experiment with different media and collaborate with other students on your course. Year 3 You’ll demonstrate your ability to create work that makes a statement about yourself and your ideas, which you can exhibit as part of the Graduation Show. You’ll also research and produce a piece of critical writing.

Year 0 On the four-year course, Year 0 will introduce you to a variety of approaches to art making and you’ll complete your own project.

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Course Leader: Moyra Derby Campus: UCA Canterbury Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W100/C 4 years full-time C93/W102/C A six-year part-time route is also available for this course – please check our website for more information.


Fine Art | BA (Hons) | UCA Canterbury

Ty Locke

Faye Glen

Crystal Lyons

Neddy Eniafe

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fine Art Canterbury

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Fine Art – Farnham BA (Hons)

“I loved that, through the work on the course, I could participate in different areas of exhibition-making, fundraising events, work placements opportunities, internships, workshops and more.” Catinca Malaimare BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate, Farnham

Our Fine Art course in Farnham reflects the dynamism and attitude of contemporary art practice. The course encourages critical engagement with society, culture and politics through painting, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography, drawing or performance. While on the course, you’ll successfully initiate real-time opportunities, exploring how art is disseminated through live projects, exhibitions, curatorial exercises and work experience. You’ll gain valuable insight and transferable skills in leadership and project management. You’ll discover the ways in which artists sustain a profile, become employable and promote themselves in the wider world. The course aims to create a productive and lasting transition from graduate to practitioner through expert support and key industry links.

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Year 1 In the first year, you’ll be building the foundations for the work you’ll undertake throughout the course. You’ll learn how audiences interpret the value, meaning and status of artworks through the Spatial Practices unit, while the Critical Dialogues unit will introduce you to the contextual study of ideas that inform contemporary art practice today. Year 2 The second year will see you develop and deepen your studio practice. You’ll learn how theory informs creative ideas alongside critical and theoretical study. While exploring your ideas in the studio, you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit in live projects across London and the South East. You’ll learn how to curate and project manage professional artists alongside work experience within the art world. Year 3 In the third year, your final major project will be an opportunity to combine the practical skills you have learned throughout the course. We’ll ask you to focus primarily on the resolution of current issues and concerns in your studio practice which you have explored in the first and second years, building on existing ideas from your practice. You’ll also submit your dissertation and have the opportunity to show your final work in the Graduation Show.

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Course Leader: Paul Vivian Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W101/F A six-year part-time route is also available for this course – please check our website for more information.


Fine Art | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

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Josephine Rock

Danielle Sandling

Bella Harwood

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Graphic Design & Illustration

Graphic Design & Illustration Graphic design is a constantlyevolving field, sitting at the forefront of new technology and an essential part of every company, whether in branding, communications, product design or marketing. Studying this course will develop your creativity across different platforms and will enable you to innovate within the changing landscape of design. Throughout your degree, we’ll help you fulfil your creative potential and will support you with highlevel technical knowledge. Our programmes are relatively small, providing you with excellent tuition and a huge array of facilities.

Each of our campuses has a variety of resources available for you to take advantage of, such as stop-motion studios, printmaking and book production studios, digital suites with Macs and the latest design and editing software, 3D printing and workshops, laser cutting, textiles, metal and woodworking, photography and video and much more. You’ll work on live briefs from industry contacts specific to your course, giving you the opportunity to gain real industry experience and build an impressive and diverse portfolio which will prepare you for an exciting creative career.

Head of School, Communication Design Professor Jamie Dobson

Our academic staff hold a wealth of experience in a range of disciplines – many are active practitioners in their field, bringing valuable brands into the classroom, such as the Nescafé ‘Azera by Design’ project and window displays for Benetton’s flagship stores.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Canterbury –– BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Epsom –– BA (Hons) Graphic Design – Farnham –– BA (Hons) Illustration – Farnham (3 and 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation – Canterbury

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Animation, see page 92 –– BA (Hons) Games Arts, see page 98

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Graphic Design & Illustration

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Graphic Design – Canterbury BA (Hons)

“The course is practical for employability after university but still creative in projects and process. I loved the freedom and creativity you can choose exactly what to do and how to do it. With the help of your tutors and the resources, anything is possible!” Rosie Panton BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Canterbury

Learn to create and share visual storytelling on our Graphic Design course at UCA Canterbury. You’ll build a theoretical understanding of different techniques and discover how to use them to develop your own projects in areas such as editorial design, motion graphics, book arts, photography and visual narrative.

Year 1 You’ll explore how graphic design shapes form and content across the spectrum of media, from the printed page to the internet in the Introduction to Visual Communications unit. You’ll also study Design Fundamentals and Visual Theory.

Taught by our team of professional designers and high-profile guest lecturers such as Bruno Maag, founder of Dalton Maag, Jonathan Barnbook and Hans Reichert, you’ll begin to evolve your own style and voice as a designer, undertaking live projects and collaborating on a diverse range of assignments.

Year 2 Units such as The Editorial Process and Developing your Practice will enable you to experiment, find your own style and understand the processes and cultures of visual communication.

You’ll study graphic design in its broadest global context as a foundation to develop your understanding of contemporary practice. Supported through an exciting programme of workshops, including typography, printmaking, photography, darkroom processes, 3D, letterpress and motion design, you’ll discover a range of digital and analogue making skills relating to still and moving images, alongside dedicated software training.

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Year 3 In your final year, you’ll undertake a self-directed research and design project and will create your final major project. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with your fellow students to present your work, preparing you for a career in industry.

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Course Leader: Hugh Harwood Campus: UCA Canterbury Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W211/C


Graphic Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Canterbury

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Sophie Tweedale

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Graphic Design – Epsom BA (Hons)

“There are a lot of good parts to the course – going to different lectures around London, workshops in the print rooms – it gives you more depth of how the facilities work and can help you and benefit you in what you create.” Devanté Ferguson BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Epsom

Our Graphic Design course in Epsom takes a practice-based look at the art of visual communication, covering both analogue and digital skills within an encouraging and inspiring environment. We have a solid history of winning world-renowned competitions at institutions, including the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD). Our graduates regularly forge successful and rewarding careers for themselves across a range of industries in roles such as editorial design, advertising, interactive design and branding.

Year 1 You’ll further your existing knowledge and understanding of the tools you need to explore the fundamentals of graphic design practice in the Developing Thinking, Developing Making and Platform Rotation units. Year 2 A variety of options are available, covering topics including illustration, typography, interaction design, information graphics and design futures. You’ll also go through a work placement programme, with the option to secure experience externally or follow our in-house studio equivalent. These options will encourage you to specialise in a particular field, hone your skills and, alongside industry experience, begin to apply your knowledge in the real world. Year 3 You’ll demonstrate your understanding of graphic design with your creative thinking in your final project work, which you’ll be able to exhibit at the Graduation Show.

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Course Leader: Mark Hudson Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W210/E


Graphic Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Nescafe Azera by Design tins by Year 2 Graphic Design students

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Graphic Design Epsom

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Graphic Design – Farnham BA (Hons)

“I loved how broad the work you produce could be. I’d never have thought I could create what I did during the three years. The course encouraged me to try new things, embrace my strengths and helped me grow into the designer I wanted to become.” Emma Mills BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate, Farnham

Our Graphic Design course in Farnham introduces you to the exciting avenues within graphic design with a business focus – from branding, typography and UI/UX design to print media and digital publishing.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll focus on the investigation, testing and application of the guiding principles and processes associated with graphic design, learning the fundamentals of design and associated Adobe programmes.

You’ll put your learning into practice with challenging live projects, competitions, and extra-curricular industry placements. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a design expert in your specialist field with impressive industry experience.

Year 2 Units in the second year will give you the vital background knowledge and critical thinking skills to apply what you learn to the real world and the opportunity for work experience over the summer break.

Graduates from this course have achieved high-profile roles with leading names such as Apple, Design Studio, Bulletproof, Harrods, Lego and Saatchi & Saatchi, working in a vast array of graphic design roles within the sector ranging from branding through to app design.

Year 3 In your final year, you’ll begin to develop your practice through the Creative Research and Practice Unit and you’ll produce your final major project, bringing together your career aspirations and practical work. You’ll also have the opportunity to submit your work to prestigious awards, such as Design & Art Direction, the most prestigious award in design, and exhibit at the Farnham Graduation Show.

Watch graduate Jade Barnett talk about her prestigious design award.

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Course Leader: Tom Northey Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W217/F


Graphic Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham Sophia Clahar

Mia Blake

Olivia Rideout

Thomas Kent

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Graphic Design Farnham

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Illustration BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“The opportunity for a variety of illustrative inspiration and styles is my favourite aspect of this course. Workshops continually build on artistic knowledge and capability, inspiring me to push myself beyond the format that I’m most comfortable with in order to create an imaginative outcome.” Claire Marchant BA (Hons) Illustration student

Our long-established and renowned Illustration course has a strong reputation for visual narrative and documentary, underpinned by an understanding that the best illustration is based on exciting, original ideas. Graduates from the course include well-known illustrators Robert SaeHeng, Faye Moorehouse, Russell Mills, Geoff Grandfield, Paul Blow, and recently students have either won or been shortlisted for the V&A Awards and the Macmillan Children’s Book Prize. The course reflects trends in the creative industries for illustrators to be collaborative and flexible, initiating new opportunities for shared and individual work. You’ll be part of a thriving Illustration community, with access to a range of specialist resources such as moving image software, ceramics, photography, bookmaking, textiles and printmaking.

Year 0 If you choose the four-year option for this course, in Year 0 you’ll be introduced to drawing as a fundamental skill in the Drawing and Mark Making unit. You’ll also learn research techniques and how to develop your practice. Year 1 You’ll be able to experiment with ideas and image making, exploring your craft and learning the fundamentals of storytelling through illustration in both still and moving image and threedimensional work. Year 2 You’ll build on these principles, working in a more self-directed way, with the opportunity to explore new processes and skills. You’ll gain experience of the professional environment through externally focused projects, as well as establishing a good working practice, which will give you the experience and underpinning knowledge to progress into your final year. Year 3 The third year of the course is focused on establishing a unique visual approach and preparing you for the launch of your professional career.

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Course Leader: Jane Craddock-Watson Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W220/F 4 years full-time C93/W221/F


Illustration | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

Emma Curden

Dalma Bujnovszky

Theo Matthews

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

Tom Griffiths

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Illustration

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Illustration & Animation BA (Hons)

“Illustration is so easily defined as pencil and paper but this course really stretches that expectation and allows us to experiment with anything we like. The staff are amazing you create relationships with tutors and technicians, have a laugh with them while getting support and study help.” Sam Burgess BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation student

Our Illustration & Animation course is designed to help you explore visual storytelling for a variety of audiences. You’ll become a highly adaptable and independent maker with critical thinking at your core, able to explore relationships between research and studio work.

Year 1 In Year 1, the Illustration Fundamentals: Image, Type, Print and Animation Fundamentals: Motion, Narrative, Screen modules will give you a strong introduction into the two practices that shape this course.

This degree has a strong focus on social and cultural contexts for practice. We can also offer you opportunities to be involved with extra-curricular projects run in continental Europe.

Year 2 Underpinned by contextual and cultural studies, you’ll progress into Year 2 to develop these areas further, looking to find your own style and voice.

You’ll be part of a lively and active community, supported by stateof-the-art studios and access to specialist tools and processes, including printmaking, bookmaking, letterpress, moving image, 3D work (including ceramics, spatial practices and three-dimensional design), photography, darkroom processes and industry-standard software.

Year 3 You’ll undertake a substantial body of work through your dissertation and final major project, demonstrating your skills in the subject and creative imagination, which you’ll be able to exhibit in the graduation show.

Course Leader: Hugh Harwood Campus: UCA Canterbury Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/WW26/C

You’ll develop your visual, oral and written communication skills, whilst engaging with technology and processes relevant to contemporary illustration and animation. We’ll enable you to communicate your ideas using traditional and emerging media, and you’ll learn how to construct narrative and meaning in a variety of contexts.

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Illustration & Animation | BA (Hons) | UCA Canterbury Sam Burgess

Katie Thomas

Elise Conroy

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Illustration & Animation

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Marketing, Promotion & Management Our marketing, promotion and management courses offer you the chance to develop skills in branding, PR, promotion, forecasting, trends and merchandising. Whichever specialism you choose, we’ll encourage you to explore it in great depth so you can graduate with a range of useful skills, including Adobe design proficiency, branding, organisation, communication, presentation, time management and prioritisation, as well as subjectspecific knowledge. You’ll keep an eye on digital media too, to stay upto-date with changing technologies. You’ll be part of a close-knit creative community at UCA, learning from our expert and experienced tutors. Studying alongside students in fashion, business, photography, graphic design and textiles, you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with individuals from across our portfolio of disciplines to develop a wellrounded understanding of the creative industries.

Our graduates are able to hit the ground running as production managers, trend forecasters, stylists, fashion buyers, fashion merchandisers, public relations consultants, journalists, and brand marketers. We’ve seen alumni secure roles at high profile career destinations such as River Island, Topshop, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, House of Fraser, ELLE magazine, British Fashion Council, Selfridges and Harrods. By the end of your degree, you’ll be a commercially aware, innovative storyteller, with a comprehensive knowledge of the fashion industry, a wealth of contacts and the professional skills required in today’s marketing, promotion and management roles.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion (3 and 4 year routes available) –– BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging

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Head of School, Fashion: Professor Thomass Atkinson

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Event & Promotion Management, see page 204 –– BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing, see page 206 –– BA (Hons) Marketing, see page 212 –– BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Communications, see page 214

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Fashion Media & Promotion BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“I enjoy every single aspect of my course, it’s what drives my enthusiasm. Everything is a challenge, but it all gives me insight to my dream career.” Cynthia Darman BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion student

This course develops innovative communicators and idea-generators who go on to work in all areas of fashion, from catwalk to customer facing roles. Units cover fashion styling, film and photography, event design and curation, creative writing for digital and print platforms, and market-related social strategies to promote brands through innovative concepts and solutions. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to find and develop your own distinct voice as a visionary fashion communicator. We nurture and develop your understanding of how the fast-paced and everchanging fashion industry works, how you fit into it and how you can develop your specialist skills for a wide range of exciting career paths. Year 0 If you’re completing a four-year programme, your first year (Year 0) will provide a focused introduction to the subject, allowing you to explore your interests and plan your portfolio.

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Year 1 You’ll cover units such as Brands: Past, Present & Future, Fashion Styling & Identity and Fashion Media & Publishing. You’ll develop the research skills to understand fashion communication, while experimenting with creating fashion imagery in our photographic studio. Year 2 Your second year builds on your skills, refining creative confidence and technical knowledge in units such as Fashion Film & Marketing and Digital Media & Branding. Your professional development is consolidated in an industry placement (or overseas exchange) and a self-reflective skill-audit, culminating in your creative portfolio. Year 3 In your third year, you’ll synthesise and utilise all of your learning from your previous academic years, by applying your skills to work on a live client project brief, followed by your own final specialist project. The communication and presentation of your work will form the bridge to the outside world and the business of fashion media and promotion.

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Course Leader: Sheelagh Wright Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W226/R 4 years full-time C93/W227/R


Fashion Media & Promotion | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

Georgia Standing

Callum Smith

Elina Paunimo

Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Media & Promotion

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Fashion Promotion & Imaging BA (Hons)

“The best thing about the course is the different skills it taught us which means I now have a diverse range of career options to consider.” Ben Pechey BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging graduate

Our Fashion Promotion & Imaging course combines essential practical and experiential skills to launch you into your creative career. We welcome dynamic, bold thinkers committed to understanding the fast-paced, ever-changing fashion industry. The syllabus reflects this vibrant sector through a selection of pathway choices, allowing the course to be tailored around your personal strengths and interests. It covers subject areas such as photography and styling, set building, filmmaking, branding and creative marketing. On this course, you’ll learn the practice of fashion promotion and image creation in a wider cultural context, whilst exploring the interconnection between specialisms and fashion theory. The skills that we teach on the course are transferable and directly fit into different areas of the industry.

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Year 1 In your first year, you’ll learn the foundations of promotion and imaging through the Fashion Styling & Photography and Fashion Visual Communication units, introducing you to the different pathways available and providing you with practical skills and workshops. Year 2 You’ll develop a contextual understanding of fashion which you’ll build upon in your second year through the theory unit as you choose your specialist pathway. In this year, we’ll encourage and support work placement opportunities. Year 3 You’ll be able to showcase your understanding of fashion promotion and imaging by undertaking indepth research, study and practice through your final major project. This will demonstrate a combination of technical skills and critical thinking.

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Course Leader: Dal Chodha Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/WN65/E


Fashion Promotion & Imaging | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

Sammiey Hughes

Tom Cadogan

Michelle Connop

Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Promotion & Imaging

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Media & Journalism Head of School, Film, Media & Performance Professor Lyndsay Duthie Our media and journalism degrees offer you endless opportunities to strengthen your skills as a creative thinker and effective writer, and teach you how to engage audiences across different media platforms. Our teaching staff bring a wealth of industry experience from organisations such as the BBC, LBC and The Guardian, as well as industry contacts from Private Eye, Sky News, Vogue and many more. While studying with us, you’ll be able to draw on expertise from specialists in areas such as photography and film to enhance your projects. Your fellow students will provide a rich source of collaboration opportunities, some built into the course structure and others which you’ll discover as you make friends and expand your network across different courses.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism –– BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production –– BA (Hons) Television & Media Production

Media students at our Farnham campus have access to a fully-equipped television studio, with director’s gallery, green screen and cameras with built-in autocue, alongside radio studios and printing facilities. You’ll have the opportunity to work in a simulated newsroom environment, producing daily footage to a strict deadline, as well as honing your writing and researching skills in longer-form production pieces. If you choose to study Fashion Journalism in Epsom you’ll have a wealth of opportunity to collaborate with students from other fashion courses on campus, producing dynamic, exciting publications which impress at exhibitions and Graduate Fashion Week. Your drive will help you achieve great things while studying at UCA, and when you graduate you can join many of our alumni who now work in the newspaper, television, online, PR and media industries.

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Advertising, see page 198 –– BA (Hons) Television Production, see page 142 –– BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Communications, see page 214

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Media & Journalism

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Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)

“Studying Fashion Journalism has given me so many skills that I used in the production of my magazine, particularly my writing ability which has grown and developed so much over the past three years.” Maisey Brown BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism graduate

Whether you’re reporting from a front-row seat at a fashion show, interviewing a celebrity for a new retail campaign or uncovering what really happens in sweatshops in the developing world, the life of a fashion journalist is as stimulating and fast-paced as ever. This dynamic and highly creative course encourages you to explore the vast landscape of fashion and lifestyle media, whilst equipping you with the journalistic skills needed to become a versatile and creative fashion communicator. Throughout the course, you’ll build a portfolio of work demonstrating various styles and techniques across a range of markets and communication platforms, allowing you to head out fully equipped into the journalism industry.

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Year 1 This course’s unique philosophy revolves around the idea of the voice – in your first year, you’ll focus on training and finding your voice in units such as Fashion Vocabulary and Fashion Media and Industry. Year 2 Your second year will focus on developing and widening that voice through collaborative work, during units such as Fashion Publishing, as well as a work placement in industry where you’ll adopt the processes of investigation, application, interviewing and participation. Year 3 For a dissertation and final major project, you’ll create what’s fundamentally your own brief and produce work that exclusively demonstrates your skills, abilities, motivations, interests and understanding of creative practice.

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Course Leader: Mark O’Connor Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/WP25/E


Fashion Journalism | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Danielle Kerwick

Kelsey Dring

Entry requirements: Your written and/or visual portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your written and/or visual portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Fashion Journalism

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Journalism & Media Production BA (Hons)

“I’ve learned new skills and improved both my broadcast and written journalism. You get a lot of hands-on work, rather than sitting in a classroom listening to a lecturer. This helped me as I learn by doing things rather than listening to someone talk about it.” Emma Woodgate BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production graduate

Studying journalism and media production at UCA will give you the skills and understanding needed to find and share stories worth telling across a variety of platforms. Combining traditional journalism techniques with advanced technology in filming, green screen, radio, online and print, you’ll graduate with dexterity for all areas of the industry, able to tell compelling stories to multiplatform audiences. You’ll work to live briefs through newsroom simulations, developing visual stories for websites and social media, with opportunities for cross-course collaboration across subjects including film, television and performing arts throughout your studies. Graduates on UCA’s journalism courses have gone on to work in some of the biggest names in media and journalism, such as BBC Five Live, Channel 4, The Times, Reuters and the Press Association.

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Year 1 You’ll be introduced to research techniques and how to create a factual story using sound and moving image. You’ll learn to develop your own online presence, where you’ll present the content that you produce and the blogs that you write. Year 2 You’ll learn about content production, producing packages across multiple platforms, and planning and creating news bulletins in a realistic newsroom environment. During this year, you’ll be taught the importance of media law and will complete a five-day work placement to give you first-hand industry experience. Year 3 You’ll undertake a major piece of research with your dissertation. You’ll continue to develop and hone your live broadcasting skills within the newsroom environment and will create your final major project. You’ll also complete ten days’ work experience in broadcasting, digital media or print publishing.

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Course Leader: Adrienne Rosen Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W902/F


Journalism & Media Production | BA (Hons)  | UCA Farnham

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Journalism & Media Production

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Television & Media Production BA (Hons)

“I definitely enjoy the hands-on aspects of the course, like creating the comedy sketch or our own eight minute documentary. I really enjoy the freedom - we can do our own thing and take charge, giving us a more realistic sense of what the industry is like.” Lauren Bean BA (Hons) Television & Media Production student

With an emphasis on engaging storytelling and the emergence of a strong visual language, our Television & Media Production course focuses on growing your expertise in concept development. Working across radio, television and online studio production in our extensive facilities which include our new purpose-built Film & Media Centre, you’ll develop the advanced production techniques needed to produce informed pieces for journalistic, documentary and fiction purposes. You’ll work alongside film and journalism students, encouraged to collaborate with your peers to develop creative projects. There will be opportunities throughout the course for you to work on a number of live briefs, giving you the chance to experience a realistic simulation of a working studio atmosphere.

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Year 1 The first year of the course will introduce you to research techniques and creating engaging factual stories. You’ll learn how to record and edit audio suitable for broadcast, create a number of moving image projects and develop your own online presence. Year 2 You’ll work in the multi-camera television studio to remake a scene from TV, and within a group make a fiction or drama documentary production on location. You’ll choose to either develop your writing skills, or specialise in roles such as director, producer, camera operator or editor. Your practical work will be underpinned by your theoretical knowledge and a look at the cultural and social theories that inform debates around the media today. Year 3 In your final year, you’ll combine the skills you have developed throughout the course into a substantial body of work, including the proposal and creation of your final major project, alongside a professional portfolio for industry and your dissertation.

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Course Leader: Adrienne Rosen Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/P321/F


Television & Media Production | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Television & Media Production

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Music As a music student at UCA, you’ll be stretched creatively and will learn how to use imaginative solutions in a variety of different artistic scenarios. You’ll explore the theoretical context behind your practice and be encouraged to put your ideas into diverse and exciting projects. Collaboration is at the heart of our music culture in Farnham, with opportunities to create film soundtracks and theme music as well as dubbing, sound mixing and much more. Our courses in film, acting, animation, journalism, media and television provide a wide variety of avenues along which you can compose, create and edit your pieces, giving you valuable experience and contacts before you graduate.

Head of School, Film, Media & Performance Professor Lyndsay Duthie

You’ll have access to extensive resources – our new Film and Media Centre offers purposebuilt soundproof studios, recording rooms and performance spaces with specialist equipment. Elsewhere on campus, you can use the Foley room to create sound effects and black box theatre for more experimental performance, plus radio sound booths and our extensive library. We have a wealth of expert technical support from staff who have first-hand industry knowledge in broadcasting, composing and performance. Our academics have worked with artists including Emma Smith (Gorillaz) and the Edinburgh Quartet, as well as at BBC Radio. Tuition is carried out through small group work in tutorials, workshops and seminars, so you’ll receive an engaging learning experience during your time here.

Courses in this section: –– BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology

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Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Communications, see page 214

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Music Composition & Technology BA/BSc (Hons)

“I really enjoy the availability of being creative and making any of your crazy ideas become reality. Here at UCA you are provided any kind of assistance, equipment, time and space you need.” Arusik Nanyan BA (Hons) Music Composition & Technology student

Our Music Composition & Technology course allows you to follow your individual vision whilst also learning the in-depth skills required to become a creative practitioner today. Music Composition is a dynamic and wide-ranging discipline – it includes electronic composition, orchestration, synthesis, song writing, sound design and sonic art, embracing these traditional and modern tools. This innovative course is a springboard for any number of career paths, such as film composer, foley artist, music supervisor, music producer or sound designer. BA option The BA route explores music composition and sound design for linear forms in relation to film and animation – it looks at how an environment can be enhanced and created through music and sound.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll explore creative and technical approaches to music composition and sound design, learning the tools of your craft and developing your creative skills through practical projects. Year 2 In your second year, your choice between a number of technical or aesthetic units will determine whether you graduate with a BSc or BA degree. You’ll also choose either industry placement or collaboration with other UCA courses. Year 3 The primary focus of the final year is your showreel – this will be supported by either a dissertation, or combined written and practice-led research project.

BSc option The BSc emphasises the demonstration of technical knowledge and understanding. You’ll work within the domain of music composition and sound design for interactivity, games design, video projection or audio installations.

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio of musical work will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Music Composition & Technology

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Performing Arts Studying performing arts at UCA will give you the confidence and skills to forge a career in this competitive sector, with modern, advanced technological skills which will help you to stand out against more traditional training. Our performing arts courses combine essential acting and performing skills with advanced technical knowledge in camera work, screenwriting, photography, production and directing, which will equip you with the skills to embark on a variety of careers when you graduate. Our Acting and Theatre Design courses across our Farnham and Rochester campuses place an emphasis on cross-course collaboration, with units engrained in the courses giving you the opportunity to seek out exciting projects among students in animation, film, music, fashion, gaming, television production and more. These creative communities on our campuses enable you to build a network of contacts that could form the bedrock of your future career.

Those studying in Rochester can take advantage of our close ties with nearby Maidstone Television Studios, as well as a variety of facilities on campus, including wood and metal workshops and build studios for set and prop design, and textile facilities for costume design. On both campuses, you’ll also have access to an equipment store with stills and video cameras, and sound and lighting equipment, which you’ll be able to hire for all your projects on and off campus. Academics and technicians provide strong industry links and you’ll have opportunities for internships and work experience with household names like the Royal Opera House, National Theatre and Pinewood Studios.

Head of School, Film, Media & Performance Professor Lyndsay Duthie

Our graduates leave us with a deep understanding of the creative process, and impressive portfolios or showreels which demonstrate extensive experience of collaboration and creation of final productions and performances.

Students at our Farnham campus are able to perform at a well-known performance venue thanks to our close connection with the Farnham Maltings. Alongside this, our new dedicated Film and Media Centre provides sound recording studios, performance and rehearsal spaces and a black box theatre.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Acting – Farnham –– BA (Hons) Acting – Rochester –– BA (Hons) Theatre Design

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Acting – Farnham BA (Hons)

“From day one, you learn production techniques to produce high-quality work. We constantly get opportunities, to write, devise and direct our pieces and take ownership, which opens up our options for the future.” Sophie Correa-Smith BA (Hons) Acting student, Farnham

Our Acting course in Farnham focuses on preparing actors to work and flourish, both on stage and screen. With a bias towards finding your individual voice through writing and creating, and a dual emphasis on recorded and live performance, you’ll be immersed in learning the core skills of voice and movement, along with a range of techniques for camera, microphone and stage. We’ll encourage you to draw on your own interests and background in your explorations and performances. You’ll also be given the opportunity each year to develop your own ideas through self-directed and written performance, either in groups or as solo projects.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll tackle the basics of movement and voice, exploring singing, stage combat, self-tapes and voice recording. You’ll also develop your theoretical understanding of performance with units such as Approaches to Acting and Stage Screen Connections. Year 2 Your learning will revolve around making stories and finding voices with units including Violence and Revenge and American Classics. Year 3 The degree culminates in the Performance unit where you’ll make a short film and finish the third year with a live performance.

Our partnerships and connections with Farnham Maltings, the local theatre and performing arts venue, mean you’ll benefit from a network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces. On campus, you’ll also have access to rehearsal rooms, a cinema, TV studio, sound recording studios and filmmaking equipment.

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Course Leader: Ruth Torr Campus: UCA Farnham Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W410/F


Acting | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

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Entry requirements: Your audition will play an important part in your application. Along with your audition, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where an audition is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Acting Farnham

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Acting – Rochester BA (Hons)

“I think the most important thing for acting students to learn is that you have to be up and making it happen for yourself. Make your own opportunities, network every day, do work that inspires you.” Ruth Torr Course Leader

Our Acting course at UCA Rochester is designed for the performer of the future. It has a focus on screen performance, physical performance, presenting and skills which will enable you to share your work on social media, and at festivals and non-theatrebased live venues. You’ll benefit from our close ties with the nearby Maidstone TV Studios, giving you the opportunity to establish unique creative partnerships with other UCA students, working alongside those studying Television Production, Computer Animation Arts, Games Design and Theatre Design. Opportunities to write and perform your own pieces either alone or within a group enable students to be creators as well as performers. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a well-rounded skillset and theoretical understanding of performance, ready for a career in a changing industry.

Year 1 You’ll learn a variety of techniques through the Performance Skills units, which will develop and progress your abilities, as well as an introduction to acting for television. Year 2 Units such as American Classics, Dramas & Soaps and Improvisation & Comedy will give you a contemporary view of adaptations, current television productions and alternative filmmaking. Year 3 You’ll produce a substantial piece of research presented either as a written dissertation or a combined dissertation with a practical focus. You’ll also submit a portfolio of performances and collaborations which you will have produced, with the opportunity to present these at the final Graduation Show.

As well as allowing you to develop practical performance experience, the course will teach you valuable business acumen including marketing, event management and artist management.

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Course Leader: Ruth Torr Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W411/R


Acting | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

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Entry requirements: Your audition will play an important part in your application. Along with your audition, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where an audition is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Acting Rochester

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Theatre Design BA (Hons)

“Work experience was definitely one of the most amazing things - you graduate with a whole range of contacts already to go back to and work from, and from there, they can give you other people to go and work for.” Catherine Barron BA (Hons) Theatre Design graduate

Our Theatre Design degree fully prepares you for working within a highly creative industry, where set and costume designers deliver dynamic visuals to complement the remarkable stories being told by playwrights. You’ll learn the art of creative interpretation, which may simply begin in support of one character and their narrative, yet through the art and craft of design you begin to vividly capture the imagination of your audience. By designing costume and constructed environments within dramatic contexts, you’ll experience a unique opportunity to research human behaviour. From huge, detailed sets to perfect miniature worlds, from lifesize creatures to intricate, detailed period costume, you’ll be able to build and create worlds that fit your interpretation of the subject matter. We’ll provide you with an understanding of materials used within industry, and the processes used in making. First-hand experience within our technical workshops builds key skills, and you’ll receive technical training including technical drawing, model making, image manipulation, 3D printing, laser-cutting, hand and machine sewing, metalwork, carpentry, scenic effects, and production realisation of costume and set design elements.

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Year 1 You’ll begin with text analysis, understanding the story being told followed by how to communicate a story visually. Key skills will fall into your art and craft toolbox, through introductions to methods and techniques used in theatre craft making. Year 2 The second year project work includes embracing current sociopolitical issues, and establishing in-depth processes for designing and making. Projects are structured to replicate industry practice in working to deadline, and you’ll get your first taste of industry through work experience and professional collaborations. Year 3 You’ll consolidate your studies into your final project, where you’ll undertake self-directed design, make proposals, prototypes and output. This will form the basis of your exhibition at the Graduation Show at the end of the year.

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Course Leader: Gary Thorne Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W440/R


Theatre Design | BA (Hons) | UCA Rochester

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Photography

Photography As a student on one of our photography courses, you’ll get to experiment, take risks and use your individuality and flair to become an expert in creating original visual work. We have a strong ethos of conducting hands-on projects in studio environments with cutting-edge and traditional technology, giving you a platform to truly explore and push the boundaries of the discipline. Some of the resources available for you to work with include generous studios, lighting, multi-platform digital suites (including Flextight scanners and high-end printers) and an impressive range of photographic equipment covering the analogue and digital spectrum of contemporary photography. Our course at Farnham is a leader in contemporary photographic practices, drawn from a rich heritage of documentary photography. Our courses in Rochester are renowned for their advanced technological practices and commercial application, especially in relation to fashion.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Fashion Photography –– BA (Hons) Photography – Farnham (3 and 4 year options available) –– BA (Hons) Photography – Rochester

At both campuses, you’ll find unique opportunities for collaboration with students on other creative courses, teaming up with students from film, games, acting, journalism and fashion to produce exciting and diverse work which will enable you to create a photography portfolio. Staff and technicians on our courses include professionals who have exhibited across the world, such as internationally respected photographers Karen Knorr, Anna Fox, Jean Wainwright, Ori Gersht, Steffi Klenz, Natasha Caruana, Emmanuel Waeckerle and Sunil Gupta.

Head of School, Fine Art & Photography Professor Terry Perk

Graduates have pursued careers in fashion, editorial, fine art and documentary photography as well as advertising, picture editing and gallery management. As an experiential learner, you’ll ultimately be driven by concept and intuition – setting you up for an exciting future.

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art, see page 138

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Fashion Photography BA (Hons)

“Not only do I get an opportunity to learn about other photographers but I’m also able to learn about other things such as art, performance, culture and fashion – all things that relate to the visual image and help inspire ideas for new projects.” Grace Elliott BA (Hons) Fashion Photography student

On this course, you’ll have the opportunity to produce original, highly creative work which explores the established and expanded conventions within the field of contemporary fashion photography. Engaging with the boundaries of artifice and exaggeration as well as rawness and realness, you’ll emerge from this course with a grounding in photographic, professional and critical skills. We offer a dynamic and challenging curriculum through which you’ll encounter photography as a specific medium with its own particular histories. You’ll also learn about fashion’s representation as a site of transience and contestation as well as a site of luxury, aspiration and elegance.

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Year 1 The course will introduce you to some core photographic skills and genres (including landscapes, portraiture, street photography and montage) whilst also engaging in fashion industry specifics such as editorials, fashion film and storytelling skills. Year 2 You’ll begin to find your own specialist way of working, and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently as you develop your practice.

Course Leader: Francis Summers

Year 3 You’ll have the opportunity to fully demonstrate your style and your understanding of fashion and creativity through your final major project, accompanied by your thesis.

Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W645/R

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Photography – Farnham BA (Hons) | 3 and 4 year routes available

“Having the opportunity to be so ambitious and free with photography has to be the best and most enjoyable aspect of the course, because it provides you with the opportunity to truly create a body of work which you are genuinely interested in and motivated to develop.” Alice Andrew BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Farnham

With a distinguished history stretching back over 70 years, this course will encourage you to develop experimental and innovative approaches towards the photographic medium. As a member of this photographic community of internationally renowned practicing artists and photographers, you’ll have access to a wide range of both digital and analogue facilities. Through a variety of workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars, you’ll be given freedom to develop your own practice, incorporating historical and contemporary approaches to fine-tune your creativity. Year 0 If you choose the four-year option, in Year 0 you’ll work alongside Film Production students, learning the fundamentals of editing and skills in moving and still image.

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Year 1 Units such as Constructed Image, Documentary Practices and Narrative will introduce you to a range of approaches to photography, utilising digital and darkroom techniques to control studio and location production. These strategies will be underpinned by theoretical and historical frameworks to explore how to create meaning in your work. Year 2 You’ll explore critical ideas that challenge the conventions of photographic practice. During this period, you’ll produce an exhibition and, through building links with industry, you’ll begin to locate an external context for your work. Year 3 The final year enables you to draw upon your skills and knowledge to develop a major project through a practically-based critical inquiry. You’ll develop a specialist area of expertise that you’ll position in a professional context to develop your future career.

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Photography | BA (Hons) | UCA Farnham

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Entry requirements: 3 years full-time

4 years full-time

Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Portfolios are not compulsory for the four-year course option – however, if you do have some work you’d like to share with us, this would be very welcome. The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Photography Farnham

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Photography – Rochester BA (Hons)

“UCA is so close-knit – you get tutor time, staff are always approachable, classes are smaller. It has digital resources and production alongside the analogue side – you can take a 54 camera out or a Hasselblad. It has the best of both worlds.” Tommy Dobson BA (Hons) Photography graduate, UCA Rochester

Photography at UCA Rochester provides a dynamic and challenging curriculum, which foregrounds creativity and is supported by industry level technology within an inclusive environment. Our syllabus ensures that our graduates can become informed critical thinkers who understand the breadth and relevance of their subject and are able to establish themselves in the working environment after graduation. Staff are research-active and professionally experienced in a diverse range of areas from documentary photography to installation art.

Year 1 You’ll address core genres and approaches to photography whilst being introduced to the facilities and workshops available to you. Year 2 You’ll be encouraged to experiment with the medium and the hybrid nature of photography today, and part of this includes public exhibition and reflection on your professional future. Year 3 Your final year will see you create a specialised and challenging body of work for your degree show.

Throughout your time on the course, you’ll study a wide range of photographic techniques and concepts, and your technical teaching will include studio photography, digital processing, working with large and medium format cameras and darkroom practice.

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Campus: UCA Rochester Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W642/R

We’ll help you produce a portfolio of work and the opportunity to acquire skills which will equip you for life after graduation.

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Entry requirements: Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

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Our Business School for the Creative Industries is the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting expansion of our creative portfolio builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and strategic planning skills. Our courses combine creative development with business approaches, allowing you to develop the innovative, high-level professional understanding needed to embrace the specialised leadership challenges and opportunities within the creative industries. Your learning will be problem-based and commercial, combining theory and research with high-level practical skills.

Business School for the Creative Industries

Business School for the Creative Industries Based at our Epsom campus, the Business School has recently been refurbished to create an inspiring, purpose-built environment for our students. With collaborative communal spaces, flexible exhibition areas and innovative technology and display resources, you’ll have everything you need to nurture and refine your talent and skills. Within close proximity to London, the Business School enjoys links with a diverse range of household names and cultural institutions. In recent months, the campus has played host to a number of key brands and employers, including Burberry, Michael Kors, Urban Outfitters, Pandora and L’Oreal.

Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries Katherine Boxall

Our alumni have gone on to work in a variety of exciting fields, such as marketing, advertising, copywriting, buying, art directing, PR and more, with graduates employed by global brands including Marks & Spencer and Volkswagen.

Courses in this section: –– BA (Hons) Advertising –– BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management –– BA (Hons) Business Management –– BA (Hons) Event & Promotion Management –– BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing –– BA (Hons) HR Management –– BA (Hons) International Buying & Merchandising –– BA (Hons) Marketing –– BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Communications –– BSc (Hons) Supply Chain & Logistics Management

Other courses you might like: –– BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion, see page 164 –– BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging, see page 166

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Business School for the Creative Industries

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Advertising BA (Hons)

“The collaborative aspect of UCA allowed me to build contacts with other creatives who I could end up working with again in the future.” Archie Challen BA (Hons) Advertising graduate

Taught by highly experienced practitioners with connections to the biggest names in the industry, our BA (Hons) Advertising course at UCA Epsom offers you a unique opportunity to blend academic excellence with professional experience. Supported by some of the world’s advertising luminaries – including Mark Waites, founding partner of Mother Advertising, and Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK – our course continues to develop a mentoring scheme, giving you the chance to enter the industry as a valued professional. Our aim is to teach you to learn how to become a creative problem causer and thinker – to lead advertising rather than follow. We want you to understand and unfold strategies that are focused and creative, becoming an independent, intelligent professional with the ability to grow and reflect.

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Year 1 You’ll study units such as Art Direction, which introduces you to the process involved in creating a successful advertising campaign, and Copywriting, which will encourage you to develop your writing skills and learn how to communicate with your audience. Year 2 You’ll have the opportunity to explore Advertising Strategy along with Personal Practice, giving you the platform to create and experiment with strategic concepts and ideas. Year 3 You’ll realise your professional and research skills through the creation of a series of holistic campaigns and a dissertation, culminating into a folio of work that will allow you to graduate with a strong knowledge of the industry and your potential role within it.

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Course Leader: David Anderson Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/W218/E


Advertising | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Georgia Parker & Jasmine Watt

Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Advertising

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Business Innovation & Management BA (Hons) | one year top-up degree

“The best thing about being a UCA student is the unique personalised feedback and connections with the lecturers.” Anusha Gurung BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management student

Equivalent to Year 3 of a BA undergraduate degree, this course enables you to ‘top-up’ an existing qualification such as a Foundation degree or an HND. You’ll join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited learning, achieving a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice. What you’ll learn on the course You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of tactical decision making in the Marketing Strategy and Planning unit, whilst learning how to capture and create customer value at a strategic level. Ethical behaviour and corporate social responsibility now form part of the everyday consciousness of the consumer. We will present you with the concept of business ethics and develop your abilities to examine its relevance when considering business objectives and responsibilities.

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The Entrepreneurship and Creativity unit will provide an overall insight into enterprise. You will investigate the factors which underpin successful entrepreneurial activities whilst exploring issues related to individuals as well as small and family businesses. Your final project will allow you to develop your skillset of independent enquiry, enabling you to undertake a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to your area of interest. The course will foster your intellectual and ethical development and encourage your personal commitment to become a business professional. It will also develop your core behaviours through learning activities that enable you to practise, exhibit and develop confidence in enterprise.

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Subject Leader: Stephane Waller Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 1 year top-up degree C93/N100/E


Business Innovation & Management | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom Miruna Manole

Lauren Dymond

Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 240 credits of appropriate prior learning (120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) and minimum of 55% overall (normally a 2:2 or above) or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject area. See page 224–225 for more information.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Business Innovation & Management

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Business Management BA (Hons)

“This is a course with lots of promise and it provides the perfect balance between the creative and theoretical aspects of Business Management.” Faris Hattab BA (Hons) Business Management student

Whether you’re looking to start up your own business or forge your way as a leader in a small or large organisation in the creative industries, the course will equip you with the practical skills, entrepreneurial attributes and creativity required to make an immediate impact on global business organisations.

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of business enterprise through units such as Project and Operations Management and Introduction to Finance and Accounting. Here you will learn the skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore other areas of activity.

Based on techniques that have produced world-leading creative professionals in a sector that is undergoing substantial growth, each unit of the course will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in the creative business sector.

Year 2 You’ll be encouraged to find your own way of working in your second year, focusing on specialist areas of business including Law for the Creative Industries and International Business. You’ll also develop an understanding of contract law and the underlying principles relating to business in the international environment.

Our close connections with a diverse range of businesses within the creative sector will provide opportunities for exciting and challenging live briefs, offering you the chance to showcase your talents and ensure your learning is tuned to the needs of the commercial world.

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Year 3 Your third year will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in your Final Business Management Project. Here you will demonstrate your knowledge from previous units studied and apply it to a business plan.

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Subject Leader: Stephane Waller Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/N200/E


Business Management | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

Business School for the Creative Industries

Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Business Management

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Event & Promotion Management* BA (Hons)

“From festivals to experiential retailing, international events and more, a career in event and promotion management is an exciting prospect. This course will provide you with everything you need to flourish in the industry.” Katherine Boxall Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries

Studying this course will give you the opportunity to work collaboratively within the Business School, enabling you to create visionary and contemporary approaches to events and promotion management, underpinned by exceptional business skills.

Year 1 The first year of the course provides a solid grounding in business functions that support the events and promotion industry, including its operating environment. This will enable you to acquire key transferable skills essential to a career in this field.

You’ll explore what is required to set up your own events business as a self-starter or make an impact on the events industry at a national and international level, ensuring you leave UCA with the skills to design, manage and deliver events for the creative industries.

Year 2 In your second year, you’ll develop the ability to identify, critically evaluate and apply theories of event design and logistics in a practical context, as well as completing a live project in the form of an event or promotional project.

Throughout the course, you’ll study units such as Experiential Event Design & Management, Venue Management as well as Marketing and Digital Skills. This will allow you to identify opportunities within the market to create new and innovative promotional activities, while also developing your presentation and pitching skills.

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Year 3 Building on previous learnings, you’ll utilise your knowledge further through development of insights and research into the future of the events industry. You’ll also take part in a final event and promotion project.

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Deputy Director: Katherine Boxall Campus: UCA Epsom Duration | UCAS code: 3 years full-time C93/N800/E *Course subject to validation at time of print.


Event & Promotion Management | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Event & Promotion Management

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Fashion Management & Marketing BA (Hons)

“The course really challenges you in ways that allow you to grow. It was great to see how the skills I was learning could be transferred into something I have a passion for.” Jamie Windust BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing graduate

This innovative, award-winning course has strong industry links and moves in tandem with the fast-paced fashion world, providing you with up-to-date knowledge, transferable skills, and excellent employment prospects. Promoting creative thinking in a commercial context, the course focuses on developing business acumen and strategic planning ability. You’ll acquire skills in fashion buying, merchandising, forecasting, management strategy, PR and marketing, branding and international business. Our graduates have progressed into careers across the industry, working for household names such as Topshop, Burberry and Harrods.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll be introduced to the fundamental principles of fashion marketing, creative business and management, as well as brand management and promotion, buying and merchandising. This broad and varied overview sets you up with all the tools and knowledge you need to progress into your second year. Year 2 You’ll focus on finding your own specialist way of working in your second year and you’ll be encouraged and supported to start working more independently. Professional practice, visual merchandising and fashion forecasting are the focus for this creative and experiential year. You may also have the opportunity to complete an industry work placement, study abroad and join us on a trip to New York. Year 3 Your final year will see you achieve a greater level of independence with self-managed research, study and practice, resulting in a unique, creative and industry-linked final major project and trend forecasting unit.

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Fashion Management & Marketing | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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HR Management* BA (Hons)

“Our HR Management course is perfect for those wishing to pursue a career as an HR professional with the flexibility of working across a wide range of subject disciplines.” Katherine Boxall Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries

This course offers you the human resources (HR) knowledge and skills that employers value. You’ll cover contemporary perspectives on HR, operations management, law and more, allowing you the opportunity to explore whether you wish to work in consultancy or for an organisation. You’ll explore the functions of HR Management, and develop an understanding of how organisations and organisational structures evolve and grow, why they change and how they survive and flourish. You’ll leave UCA with an understanding of the importance of effective HR Management to the success of all types of business.

Year 1 Through units such as HR in Practice, Project and Operations Management and Entrepreneurship and Business Management, your first year will provide a solid understanding of HR business functions and how they operate within consultancy and organisations. This will give you the key transferable skills essential for a career in this industry. Year 2 In your second year, you’ll demonstrate an ability to identify, critically evaluate and apply theories of Employment Law and HR Consultancy in a practical context. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a work placement or professional project, allowing you to develop an understanding of the key principles of digital business and marketing. Year 3 You’ll utilise your knowledge to identify solutions to both defined and uncertain HR issues and problems in your final year, through units including Enterprise Sustainability & Business Ethics. We’ll support your learning of business strategy and enterprise sustainability through high quality business research and your final HR management project.

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Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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International Buying & Merchandising* BA (Hons)

“We promote creative thinking with a commercial context on this course, ensuring you leave UCA with the industrystandard skills needed to enter the global buying and management world.” Katherine Boxall Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries

This course explores all facets of the creative industries, from luxury, fashion, interiors and beauty to motor, food and sports, bringing creative thinking and product development to the forefront of business. You’ll study everything required to understand the promotion, buying and selling of goods or services for all sectors. You’ll gain an understanding of how to obtain the correct number of products, on trend and at the right price, to ensure brands make profit. With use of the excellent facilities available to you across the University, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and refine your own product ranges, generating real prototypes in order to bring your ideas to life and test them in the current market.

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Year 1 Throughout your first year, you’ll receive a thorough introduction to buying and merchandising and a solid grounding in the understanding of a ‘range’ and product development. Year 2 In your second year, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a work placement of your choice or a professional project. You’ll develop an understanding of the key principles of digital business and marketing, as well as experiential retailing and visual merchandising which is vital for those wishing to pursue a career in the industry. Year 3 In your final year, you’ll build on previous learning, utilising your knowledge with a final project. You’ll work alongside fellow practitioners on strategic research and trend insights to support new developments for product ranges and their promotion in the marketplace.

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International Buying & Merchandising | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

Business School for the Creative Industries

Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

For more information, visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search International Buying & Merchandising

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Marketing BA (Hons)

“I joined the Business School with no previous experience, but my lecturers have made it so enjoyable and easy to understand. The environment here is incredible – with so many creative people around, you really feel like you can express the real you.” Letitia Hatton BA (Hons) Business Management student

Effective marketing is critical to the success of any business, and as a discipline it must constantly evolve and innovate to meet the demands of both technology and customer behaviour. This course will harness your creative talent and allow you to develop an enquiring, critical and reflective approach that you’ll need to become a marketing professional in an exciting and ever-changing industry. You’ll gain the ability to develop bespoke marketing approaches that can be applied to a range of sectors, along with strategic problemsolving skills that are highly sought after by employers.

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Year 1 In your first year, you’ll build a solid foundation from which to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject, with units including Marketing Fundamentals and Management and Organisational Behaviour. Year 2 You’ll be encouraged to broaden your understanding of Entrepreneurship and Creativity, E-Marketing and Global Marketing in your second year. Alongside academic theory, you’ll benefit from an embedded practice-based learning experience as well as the opportunity to complete a professional work placement. Year 3 You will expand your research skills and develop stronger independence in your third year, taking part in an Integrated Marketing Project. With a focus on Marketing Strategy and Planning as well as Enterprise Sustainability and Business Ethics, you’ll complete your degree with the marketing knowledge and skills that employers value.

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Marketing | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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Music Marketing & Communications BA (Hons)

“The music industry in the UK is exciting and world-leading. From globally renowned festivals and iconic artists to originating whole new genres of music, the distribution and marketing of music has never been more important. Come and be a part of it!” Chris Parles Course Leader

If you have a passion for music and an ambition to work with artists on the road and behind the scenes, this course is ideal for developing the industry-focused skills needed to thrive in the music business. As the only specialist music marketing degree in the country, with an exciting network of industry connections, you’ll leave UCA with the ability to apply the fundamental principles of marketing and communication to the UK’s world-leading music scene. Whether you dream of working in live music event promotion, artist management or record company marketing, or you’re an artist wanting to learn how to promote yourself effectively, this course will cover everything you need to achieve your goals.

Year 1 In the first year, you’ll look at how the principles of marketing and promotion have been developed to take advantage of new media and technology in an ever-changing and challenging music industry. You’ll also examine the visual and cultural history of music – how it fits into the wider social history, and how critical thought can help us deconstruct its deeper meaning and context. Year 2 You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the current working structures and operations of global music industries through professional practice or a work placement in your second year. Working alongside other marketing and business professionals you’ll explore how music producers and businesses interact. You’ll also explore the concepts of brand development and gain a broad understanding of the power of music and brands. Year 3 In your final year, you’ll combine these skills, understandings and experience into your final major project, where you’ll demonstrate your understanding of the importance of market research, brand development and marketing practices in the music business.

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Music Marketing & Communications | BA (Hons) | UCA Epsom

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Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Management* BSc (Hons)

“This course will equip you with everything required for a wide range of successful careers within the business sector, including operations roles, solution architects, resource managers and analytics.” Katherine Boxall Deputy Director, Business School for the Creative Industries

With the globally competitive environment ever changing, new and innovative sourcing models are our greatest challenges to bringing sustainable and ethical products, services, supplies, materials and data from all over the world into the supply chain.

Year 1 The first year of the course provides you with a firm understanding of the supply chain and logistics management and the relationship between the two, where you will learn the basic transferable skills that are essential to a career in this industry.

This course enables you to discover how businesses and brands are sourcing their products both globally and locally. Through interconnected units within the Business School, we will give you the understanding and skills needed to deliver professional strategies and ideas to make global business effective.

Year 2 You’ll have the opportunity to complete a work placement or professional project in your second year, whilst learning more about retail and manufacturing logistics. You’ll demonstrate an ability to identify, evaluate and apply theories of procurement and contract law.

You’ll explore the functions of logistics management and develop an understanding of how planning, manufacturing, logistics and finance all go into creating a successful supply chain.

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Year 3 In your final year, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge to begin making informed decisions, utilise data and create a model for supply chain management in specific business settings. You’ll apply advanced knowledge of global management to support your final management project.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Management* | BSc (Hons) | UCA Epsom

Business School for the Creative Industries

Business School for the Creative Industries

Entry requirements: The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 224–225 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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Portfolio advice Selecting our applicants As the UK’s highest-ranking creative arts university, we want to attract the best and most creative minds in the country – so we take a balanced approach to candidate assessment, taking both individual portfolios and exam results into account. As our reputation and league table rankings have risen, the average UCAS tariff points achieved by our students is now significantly higher than our standard level of entry. Against that backdrop of academic excellence, our approach to making offers also benefits applicants whose creative potential is more clearly evidenced with outstanding portfolios – which is why we occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than the standard entry criteria. That’s why your portfolio can be an especially important part of your application – and we can help. If you’re thinking of studying with us, an impressive portfolio will help to demonstrate your practical and creative ability, and will give that extra edge to your application. Creating a portfolio is your opportunity to identify and refine your artistic aspirations and could be the key to securing the place you want on a pre-degree or degree course. What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of your work that demonstrates a range of skills and creative talent. It’s your opportunity to showcase your individuality, creativity, inspirations and artistic abilities, and is a useful way for us to evaluate your suitability for the course you’ve applied to. It might contain design work, drawing/art projects, photographs, films, sound work, music composition, or examples of creative writing or essays. Think of your portfolio as a statement about your work – it should exhibit your creative journey, thought processes and influences. Don’t be afraid to be bold and appeal to a viewer, keeping their attention and leaving them feeling excited about your creative potential.

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What should my portfolio include? –– Your portfolio should feature examples of your research and show the development of your ideas and projects – this should be highly presentable and well organised. You may find it useful to arrange your work into themes, styles or chronological order – this will demonstrate good organisational skills and your own artistic awareness. –– It should exhibit your creative journey, thinking processes and individual personality, so we can assess your potential. It’s also important to show both your inspirations and aspirations, as your portfolio should say a lot about you and your creative identity, as well as the course you’re applying to. –– D  ocumenting the development of your ideas in a sketchbook is a great way to show us how you approached the task of creating your work, allowing us to gain insight into your creative thought processes and approach to your subject, and demonstrating a clear rationale. –– M  ake sure your portfolio is well presented. Remember, our tutors will only have a short amount of time to look through each portfolio, so you need to organise your work intelligently. Generally, we would recommend that you include between 10 and 25 pieces of work in your portfolio, neatly mounted on white or off-white paper in either landscape or portrait format (not a mixture of both). –– P  ut some of your most attention-grabbing and interesting work at the front and lead the viewer through your journey by exhibiting pieces of work that showcase a variety of skills, materials, techniques and influences – this might include paintings, drawings, photography, digital pieces, storyboards, animation images or written work. If you include moving image work, we would recommend a maximum of two minutes’ running time. Highlight your favourite pieces too, and indicate what or who inspires you.

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Should I include projects that haven’t been successful? Showcase your relevant strengths and feel free to include pieces that are experimental or may not have worked as you expected them to. Keep in mind that we’ll be looking for quality over quantity too. We want to see your passion and commitment to your chosen area of study. It’s important that you tailor your portfolio to the course you’re applying for, so that you include work that demonstrates the skills and techniques that will be required if you’re made an offer. We’ll provide advice on what to include in your portfolio when we send you your Applicant Day invite or when we ask you to upload your portfolio. Show us that you enjoy the discipline – we’d like to know if you’ve worked on independent projects in your own time and taken inspiration from sources outside of education. And, very importantly, you must be able to talk about each piece in your portfolio, if required.

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Do all courses require a portfolio? Not all of our courses require a portfolio as part of your application – see individual course pages of this prospectus or search the course pages of our website for more details. Even if you’re not asked to supply a portfolio, if you have creative work you’d like to share with us, we’d love to see it and understand more about you and your interests. Do I need to submit my portfolio digitally? We do accept digital portfolios via our online portfolio upload system for applicants who are based outside the UK or cannot attend an interview, or for UK applicants who are unable to travel to an Applicant Day. The online portfolio upload system, which is available in the Applicant Portal, allows you to upload images, or links to external websites such as Flickr and YouTube. We ask that all digital portfolios are submitted via this system (we don’t accept portfolios via email), as there is no size limit and you can add a description for each piece of work you upload. We’ll confirm whether we need to see a physical or digital portfolio after we’ve received your application.

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Where can I find out more? Our academics can offer you expert advice on how to showcase your creative talent and build a portfolio of work that will make your application really stand out. Come to a UCA Open Day to discover more – you’ll have the opportunity to attend a portfolio advice session, with examples of portfolios to browse through. Book your UCA Open Day place on our website to make sure you don’t miss out. More advice on how to create an exceptional portfolio, including portfolio advice videos for specific subject areas, is also available on our website, plus we’ll send you further guidance via our Applicant Portal once you have applied to study here.

How should I prepare for my audition? If you’re required to do an audition as part of your application, you’ll need to have learned a monologue, which can be contemporary text (play or screenplay), a period piece (e.g. Shakespeare) or an original piece you’ve written. Perform the text you feel most comfortable with and make sure you know the text thoroughly, where the play or film comes from and the author. You’ll be asked to perform it in at least one different way so you need to be secure with the text. You should be ready to discuss the character who says it and where it’s situated in the play or film. Auditions are friendly and should help you to feel relaxed. They’re not just a test of performance skills but will reveal whether you have some aptitude for acting and if you’re able to work collaboratively. It’s also a good way to give you a taste of what the course might feel like. If you are based outside the UK, or cannot come to an audition, we’re happy for you to upload your audition piece to our Applicant Portal.

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Entry requirements Our requirements for portfolio submissions are considered alongside academic achievement as part of our balanced approach to candidate assessment. See pages 218–221 of this prospectus for more details. Pre-degree entry requirements The standard academic requirements for pre-degree courses are summarised below.

Funding for EU students will be confirmed after the UK’s departure from the EU (‘Brexit’) and EU students may therefore also be required to retake GCSE maths – please check our website for up-to-date fees and finance information.

Latest details of course entry requirements can be found in full on our website. Extended diplomas (two years) Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/ or grade 9-4 including English Language and preferably including mathematics.

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design (one year) No formal qualifications are required for this course. Entry is by interview and evidence of ability and commitment in the form of a body of work or non-traditional portfolio.

Courses also have subject-specific GCSE requirements. See the course pages on our website for more information. Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies (one year) –– Normally one A-Level (or two AS-Levels) with a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points preferably including an art, design, media, photography, design technology or related creative subject –– Or a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points from BTEC/UAL Extended Diplomas, Extended Certificates, Subsidiary Diplomas

Higher Education entry requirements The standard academic requirements for undergraduate courses are summarised below. Some courses may have other criteria they expect applicants to meet. See full details on our website. Four-year BA/BSc (Hons) degrees –– 64 UCAS tariff points from A-Levels

–– Or a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points from a combination of BTEC/UAL Subsidiary/ Extended Certificate and A Levels

–– Or Pass at Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies (Level 3 or 4)

–– Or an IB (International Baccalaureate) score of 24 or above

–– Or P  ass at UAL Extended Diploma

–– Or M  erit Pass Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma

And –– F  ive GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 9-4, including English language and preferably mathematics.

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UK / EU students aged 16-18 without a grade C / 4 or above in GCSE maths may still receive an offer but will be required to study GCSE maths as a mandatory part of the course. This also applies to students aged 19-24 who don’t have to pay fees due to a Learning Disability Assessment or Education Health and Care Plan.

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–– Or 64 UCAS tariff points from a combination of accepted Level 3 qualifications –– Or Access to Higher Education Diploma And –– F  our GCSE passes at grade A*–C and/or grade 4–9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

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Three-year BA/BSc (Hons) degrees –– 112 UCAS tariff points from A-Levels* –– Or Pass at Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies (Level 3 or 4)** –– Or Distinction Merit Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma*** –– Or Merit at UAL Extended Diploma*** –– Or Access to Higher Education Diploma –– Or 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of accepted Level 3 qualifications And –– F  our GCSE passes at grade A*–C and/or grade 4–9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).**** In addition to these requirements: –– B  A/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology applicants will normally be expected to have an A-Level in music or music technology, or Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM, LCMM, Trinity College, Rockschool or others recognised by Ofqual). –– B  Sc (Hons) Games Technology normally requires five GCSE passes at grade A–C and/or grade 4–9 or above, including English language, mathematics (grade B/6) and science or physics (grade B/6). –– B  Sc (Hons) Supply Chain & Logistics Management normally requires five GCSE passes at grade A–C and/or grade 4–9 or above, including English language and mathematics.

Top-up BA/BSc (Hons) degrees –– 240 credits of appropriate prior learning must be achieved (120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5) and minimum of 55% overall must be achieved (normally a 2:2 or above) Or –– A  relevant professional qualification, or appropriate work experience in a relevant industry. International students International students can view typical entry requirements by country on our website. If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language ability. More information on our English language entry requirements are available on our website. Other qualifications Other relevant and equivalent UK/EU/international qualifications are considered on an individual basis. To see the latest entry requirements and accepted qualifications for your undergraduate course of interest, visit our website. For all courses, we occasionally make offers which are lower than the standard entry criteria to students who have faced difficulties that have affected their performance, and who were expected to achieve higher results.

* BA (Hons) Architecture requires a minimum entry criteria of 128 UCAS tariff points. ** BA (Hons) Architecture requires a Merit in Art & Design – Foundation Studies. *** BA (Hons) Architecture requires a Distinction Distinction Merit from a BTEC Extended Diploma or Merit from a UAL Extended Diploma. **** BA (Hons) Architecture requires five GCSE passes at grade A*–C and/or grade 4–9 including mathematics and English or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level; and BSc (Hons) Games Technology normally requires five GCSE passes at grade A–C or grade 4-9, including English language, mathematics (grade B/6) and science or physics (grade B/6).

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How to apply The course you choose determines how you apply – this could be through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) via ucas.com or directly to us at UCA, using the ‘Apply’ link on the course page of our website.

Deadline for undergraduate applications To guarantee that your application is considered for a full-time UCA undergraduate course starting in September 2020, you must apply by the UCAS equal consideration deadline of 15 January 2020.

Pre-degree applications You should apply directly to UCA for:

We can usually consider applications received by UCAS after this date but please be aware that places on some courses may be limited and may close to new applications after 15 January. Our website will confirm whether we’re still accepting applications after 15 January 2020.

–– Access to Higher Education Diplomas –– Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies –– Extended Diplomas –– International Foundations. Deadlines for pre-degree applications If you’re looking to start a pre-degree course with us in September, we encourage you to apply between December and March as this is when most of our Applicant Days take place. Applying by the end of March will also give you plenty of time to prepare for your studies. Applications will still be accepted for consideration after the 31 March deadline, subject to availability of places. Undergraduate applications You should apply via UCAS for all full-time undergraduate degree courses*, but should apply directly to us for part-time undergraduate courses. For more information on applying, please visit our website. UCAS applications Applications to UCAS can be submitted online either through the UCAS website or through your school or college using the Apply system from mid-September the year before the course begins. For further information on UCAS, please visit: ucas.com

International applications If you’re from outside the EU and you are only making an application to UCA, you can apply directly via our website using the ‘Apply’ link on the course page. If you’re applying to other institutions, you should apply through UCAS for undergraduate courses. Please see our website for more information. Other applications You should apply directly to UCA for: –– Part-time undergraduate courses –– Graduate Diploma – Art & Design –– Pre-Sessional English. We guarantee that your application will be considered if you apply by 15 January 2020. We can usually consider applications received after this date but please be aware that places on some courses may be limited after this date. Support for disabilities To help us meet your needs, we recommend that you declare any disability on your UCAS or UCA application. This will help us to take appropriate action to support you on your learning journey. *We accept direct applications from international students throughout the year.

UCAS institution and course codes –– UCAS institution name is UCA –– UCAS institution code for UCA is C93 –– C  ampus codes are: C, E, F, R and N (for the Royal School of Needlework) UCAS course codes are detailed on each of the course pages in this prospectus.

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Applicant Days “Our Applicant Days have been especially designed to help you discover more about the course, campus and student experience.” Sarah Simms Head of Admissions

Your Applicant Day is an opportunity for you to showcase your talent in a relaxed environment and for us to answer any questions you have about your course as we get to know you. If you live in the UK, for most of our courses we’ll invite you to an Applicant Day which may include an interview, portfolio review or audition. Usually, you’ll have a chance to meet with current students and lecturers to find out more about the course and meet with a member of the course team who will discuss your work, interests and academic background with you. We’ll encourage you to ask lots of questions and satisfy yourself that UCA is the right choice for your career aspirations. When your Applicant Day has been scheduled, we’ll email you to confirm the date and time with you. The email will also include your Applicant Day Guide, which will include information about how to get to UCA, what you’ll need to bring with you, and where you’ll need to register when you arrive. You will also be able to see the information about your Applicant Day on our Applicant Portal.

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In most cases, you’ll be offered a guided tour of the campus and will have the opportunity to meet our Student Ambassadors, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about life at UCA. You’re welcome to bring along parents, guardians or other companions, who can also join the campus tour – however, interviews and auditions are restricted to applicants only. The majority of our Applicant Days take place between December and March and you’ll have the choice to come in the morning or afternoon. If you live outside of the UK or can’t attend your Applicant Day, we’ll ask you to submit a portfolio of work using our online portfolio upload task – you can access this via our Applicant Portal.

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Funding your study Tuition fees We review our tuition fees annually, prior to the start of each academic year. Our 2020 fees had not been set at the time of going to print, but as a guide, here is fee information for 2018 and 2019: 2018¹ pre-degree tuition fees for UK & EU students: Course

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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

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£0

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£3,690 (per year)

Extended Diploma in Business* and Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail*

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Extended Diploma in Art & Design

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Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Access to Higher Education Diploma: Art & Design

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16–18

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£5,420

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2019 undergraduate tuition fees for UK & EU students: Course

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BA/BSc (Hons) degree

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BA (Hons) top-up degree

£9,250

Fee information for 2020 will be added to our website at the earliest opportunity. We will tell you about any additional mandatory costs that you will need to budget for, such as trips and exhibitions when we offer you a place.

We’ll also try to give you an indication of additional costs such as materials where we can, but these will vary according to the nature of your project work and the choices that you make.

¹ P  re-degree fees for the 2019/20 academic year will be released in June 2019. These may be subject to change as a result of changes in inflation, government policy on tuition fees, entitlement to fee reductions and tax or benefit rules. Please check for the latest information before you enrol. I f you’re a UK or EU student and under 19 years of age on 31 August before the start of your course, you don’t have to pay any tuition fees. * Course subject to validation. ** I f you’re a UK or EU student aged between 19 and 23 on 31 August before the start of your course – and you haven’t already got a full Level 3 qualification – you won’t be charged tuition fees. *** These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

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Do I have to pay my fees up front? Most students don’t have to pay their fees up front; however, if you are an international student, you will be required to pay a deposit as part of the application process. If you apply successfully to the Student Loan Company, they will pay your fees directly to UCA on your behalf.

What support is available from the government? Most UK/EU students are eligible for support with their fees and – in the case of UK students – maintenance too, through the Student Loans Company.

When do I have to repay my student loan? When you leave university, you won’t have to start repaying your loan until you’re earning over £25,000 and even then repayments are very affordable for most people.

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The following tool will help you forecast what your repayments could be:

Take a look at this website to find out what you’re eligible for:

What other financial support is available to me? UCA has a small number of scholarships available for talented individuals. For further information search scholarships on our website.

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Your journey to UCA Choosing to apply to university is a big decision. We encourage you to ask lots of questions and make sure you have all the information and support you need to help you understand the process of applying to university. Here’s your step-by-step journey to UCA.

Create a portfolio Do your research Find the courses you’re interested in and do some research about what they offer and where they are.

For some courses you’ll be asked to prepare a portfolio which can be an especially important part of your application to study with us. Our website contains helpful advice on what you should include to showcase your creativity and demonstrate your suitability for the course.

Submit your application Visit an Open Day Open Days play a key role in helping you decide which course is right for you, and where you want to spend the next few years of your life.

Once you have submitted your application, we’ll send you an email confirming your username and password for the UCA Applicant Portal. The Applicant Portal enables you to view the status of your application online, every step of the way.

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Make your application When you’ve decided on your course and campus, the application process is quite straightforward. See our ‘How to Apply’ information on pages 226–227 for more information.

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Need help? Don’t hesitate to contact us:

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Confirm your accommodation If you’re moving into halls or local student accommodation make sure you’ve paid your deposit and know your moving-in date.

Apply for a student loan

Come to an Applicant Day

Eligible students in the UK can apply for a loan to cover tuition fees and living costs. For further information on support specific to your region, visit: gov.uk/student-finance

For most courses you’ll be asked to attend an Applicant Day which may include an interview, portfolio review and/or audition. If your application has been successful, you’ll receive an offer email from us. You can view details of your offer via the Applicant Portal.

Accept your offer If you’ve applied via UCAS, you can accept your offer by logging into UCAS Track. If you’ve applied directly to UCA, you can accept your offer via the link in your offer email.

Apply for accommodation We’ll contact you to let you know when you can apply for University accommodation. This is usually in March for courses that start in September.

Pay your deposit/apply for your visa (international students only)

If you are from outside of the UK or EU and need a visa to study in the UK, you’ll need to pay a tuition fee deposit (which is part payment of your tuition fees). Paying your deposit will then start the process of issuing you a CAS number, which you’ll need to apply for your visa.


Get your exam results We know it’s a nail-biting time so we’re here to make sure it’s stressfree. If you don’t get the results you were hoping for, our team is here to help you apply through Clearing.

Send your qualifications If you receive an offer which has conditions, we’ll need to see evidence that you have met the conditions of the offer before you can enrol on the course.

Enrol on your course If you’re successful in gaining a place at UCA, we’ll send you information and advice about travelling to UCA and enrolling on your course approximately one month before your course start date.

Take your place at UCA Once you’re here all that’s left to do is settle into your student accommodation (if you’re moving to UCA), complete your enrolment, meet your new friends and enjoy your creative journey at UCA!


Come to an Open Day to discover more... Open Days play a key role in helping you decide which course is right for you, and where you want to spend such an important and exciting stage of your life. We hold Open Days across our four creative campuses, where you’ll be able to explore our outstanding facilities, tour the campus and student accommodation, and meet staff and current students – helping you get a feel for what life at UCA is really like. You’ll also have the chance to receive expert portfolio advice, so you can make your application stand out from the crowd.

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Saturday 15 June Saturday 14 September Wednesday 9 October Saturday 2 November Wednesday 27 November Wednesday 11 December Please visit uca.ac.uk/2020 and search Open Days for all the latest event details.

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Join us at #UCAlive We run live Q&A sessions where you can ask us anything you like about what it’s like to live and study here at UCA. Visit our website and follow us on social media to find out about our next #UCAlive session.


Disclaimer Although we take reasonable steps to deliver the courses as described in this prospectus, any course may be changed, suspended or withdrawn due to circumstances outside our reasonable control, including government actions, war, civil disturbance, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, fire, extreme weather conditions and labour disputes, including disputes involving someone else’s employees. The prospectus is prepared in advance of the academic year to which it relates. Although every effort has been made to ensure that its content is accurate and up-to date, it may be subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information. We have the right to: –– Make reasonable changes to a course, at any time, including changing locations, facilities, course content, structure, staff, teaching and assessment, if we consider such changes to be necessary in order to:

In the event that we suspend or discontinue a course, or change it significantly: –– We will advise applicants at the earliest possible opportunity; –– A  pplicants will have the right to withdraw their application by advising us in writing within the timescale given when being informed of the change. Any advance deposits paid will be refunded. Any changes (including newly introduced courses or amendments to entry requirements made after the publication of the prospectus) will be added to our website. We will also advise you of any relevant changes if we sent you an offer of a place. For up-to-date information on any of our courses and studying here at UCA, please go to uca.ac.uk/2020. If you have any queries or are uncertain about any aspect of the information contained in this prospectus, we advise you to contact us directly – search Contact Us at uca.ac.uk/2020.

–– K  eep to external professional, accrediting or other regulatory body requirements; –– Keep to changes in the law; –– Improve the quality of the course; –– M  ake sure that the curriculum is current and relevant to the intended learning outcomes or standards set by relevant professional bodies; –– P  ut in place the results of feedback from external examiners and academic advisers; –– P  ut in place the results of student feedback, for the benefit of our students; –– S  uspend or withdraw a course before it has started, if enrolment number requirements cannot be met, or if the quality of the student experience cannot be guaranteed due to not enough students accepting offers to study on that course.

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