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* The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

South East England

Stansted Airport

London Luton Airport Heathrow Airport

UCA Rochester UCA Canterbury RSN* Gatwick Airport

UCA Epsom

Channel Tunnel Maidstone TV Studios

UCA Farnham

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

UCA Epsom Ashley Road Epsom Surrey KT18 5BE +44 (0) 1372 728811

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

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


Welcome to UCA

Book an Open Day to discover more... Saturday 17 June (includes a private view of our 2017 Graduation Show) Saturday 16 September Wednesday 11 October Saturday 4 November Wednesday 29 November

To book, go to: uca.ac.uk/opendays Contact us enquiries@uca.ac.uk +44 (0) 1252 892 883

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No.1 for arts in London & the South East

We are the highest ranked arts University in the London and South East region in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Guardian University League Tables 2017

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Second largest provider of creative education in Europe

14th of all UK universities for teaching quality Sunday Times University Guide

Four Oscars

One Turner prize

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6th out of 71 in the Sunday Times table of modern universities

94.5% of our graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation

Guardian top 40 university The Guardian League Table 2017

93% of research areas internationally recognised for quality (REF 2014) 5


We create headlines

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Fashion student designs for major Italian label

Two students receive RIBA prizes for excellence

A graduate from our School of Fashion has been working with Italian trouser designer Equipage to deliver their 2017 Summer Collection. Madihah Culasy landed the exciting position after winning a competition run in partnership between the renowned fashion house and UCA’s School of Fashion. As the winner of the competition, Madihah had the opportunity to fly to Equipage’s headquarters in Italy to oversee the production of her collection.

Two students from our School of Architecture were awarded prizes for excellence from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for their projects. Robin Spencer received the Degree Prize in recognition of his work on cultural resistance to French elitism, and Ting Yan Yeo was presented with the Diploma Prize for her project on the potential re-use of the main power station in Malta, which was decommissioned after more than 60 years’ use.

Student success at International Design Awards

First ever female Master Tailor on Savile Row

Two of our graduates have received prestigious international Red Dot Design Concept awards for their impressive designs, which they created while studying for their postgraduate degrees. Tami Ishida, who completed an MA in Glass was recognised for her Japanese tea ceremony-inspired glass vessels, while Saki Yokota, who completed an MA in Product Design, was awarded a Red Dot: Best of the Best award, reserved for the best products in a category, for her ‘Hoop’ light. In the Red Dot Design Rankings for 2016, UCA was named as one of the top ten most successful universities in the Americas and European region, based on the results of the awards.

Our Fashion alumna Kathryn Sargent has made history by becoming the first female Master Tailor on London’s iconic tailoring street, Savile Row. This isn’t the first time that Kathryn has paved the way for women in the industry – in 2009, she became the first female Head Cutter on the same street. Her self-titled shop is sister to Kathryn’s established atelier on Brook Street, tailoring for both men and women. The tailoring house does not have a specific style – Kathryn’s approach to her craft, from the initial consultation to the finished garment, is tailored to the wearer, their lifestyle and requirements.


Seven UCA students Textiles graduate shortlisted for British invited to Jakarta Fashion Week Animation Awards A total of seven UCA animators received nominations for prizes at the renowned bi-annual British Animation Awards. Graduates Henry Dunbar and Katie Lenton both received nominations in the Best Undergraduate Student Film category, of which Katie went on to win for her film Man Up. The pair also joined fellow alumni Bexie Bush, Chris Shepard, Kristian Andrews, 2015 BAFTA nominee Marcus Armitage, and past Oscar-winner Daniel Greaves on the shortlist for the Public Choice Award, which was won by Bexie for her film Mend and Make Do. The Animation degree course has a long history of developing talented animators, with no fewer than three Oscar winners having studied the course at UCA.

UCA graduate directs Star Wars Our alumnus Gareth Edwards has returned to the big screen with his latest blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The director made the cut after taking the box office by storm in 2014 with the release of Godzilla, a big budget reboot of the cult monster movie. Gareth, who graduated from UCA in 1996, began his post-university career in visual effects working on projects for the BBC, before getting his break with the 2010 budget sci-fi film Monsters. He not only wrote and directed Monsters but also created all the special effects for it – an achievement which resulted in a nomination for an Outstanding Debut award at the BAFTAs.

One of our graduates jetted off to Indonesia for three months to work on designs for Jakarta Fashion Week after winning the Graduate Fashion Week International Residency Award. Billie Jacobina, who studied BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print at UCA Rochester, worked as an assistant designer for the Indonesian brand Lekat and was tasked with putting together a collaborative collection for the major fashion event. Billie also got the opportunity to show a collection of her work, which she created during her time at UCA, at London Fashion Week.

UCA director returns with BBC thriller William McGregor, one of our Digital Film and Screen Arts graduates, returned to the BBC with a four-part thriller, One of Us. The director, who graduated from our Farnham campus in 2010, was brought in to work on the hard-hitting show after directing episodes five to eight of the Sunday night prime-time period drama Poldark, as well as his work on E4’s BAFTA-winning show Misfits and Pepsi’s inventive Super Bowl advert.

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Contents

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Welcome to UCA About us

10–11

Creative Careers Your creative career starts at UCA

12–15

Developing your career as a creative professional

16–17

Student life at UCA Our campus communities

18–37

Accommodation

38–41

Our international community

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Support for international students

44–45

Study abroad as part of your course

46–47

Student life at UCA

48–51

Your Students’ Union

52–53

Course facilities & student resources

54–57

Library & Student Services

58–59

Distance learning

60–61

Our talented people Our graduate network

62–63

Famous graduates

64–65

Learn from the best

66–73

Our research

74–75

Our Courses Course directory

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Choosing the right journey for you

78–79

Portfolio advice

80–83

Pre-degree and Foundation courses

84–105

Undergraduate courses

106–211

New courses coming soon

212–213

Essential Information Entry requirements

214–215

How to apply

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Applicant days

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Funding your study

220–221

Index & disclaimer

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Come to an Open Day

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About us

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 and more, and are proud to say that 94.5% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months. Oscar-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner Prize nominees are just some of our high-profile graduates who’ve enriched the world with their talents. And with the creative industries currently employing 1.9 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. At UCA, that’s exactly what we create – and we’ll 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 6,000 students studying on more than 120 courses. We’re ranked amongst the top universities in the UK for our courses and teaching quality and are the second largest provider of specialist arts education in Europe. Our distinctiveness against larger multi-disciplinary universities comes from focusing on provision through our campuses, which are not compromised by sharing facilities with other subjects or disciplines. 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.

We’ll support you throughout your studies, whether you come to us to study at further or higher education, undergraduate or postgraduate level. We offer pre-degree courses on all four of our campuses and guarantee you a place on any UCA degree course once you finish. Each campus offers its own uniquely inspiring surroundings and is within easy reach of transport networks for UK and international students looking to study in the UK. 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 critiquing of the world around us. But don’t just take our word for it – come and visit us on one of our Open Days and see for yourself what we have to offer. Together, we will create your future. uca.ac.uk

*Source: Creative Industries: Focus on Employment – Gov.uk published June 2016

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Creative careers

Your creative career starts at UCA 94.5% of our graduates employed (or in further study) within six months.

The UK’s creative industries – The UK's creative industries are growing at almost twice the rate of the wider UK economy*, and the influence of art, design and media in our lives has never been more prominent. For the next generation of promising creatives, there has never been a better time to take a creative course and pursue your passions. By studying with us, you’re investing in your career and your future. You’ll be taught by staff who are leading practitioners in their field, with direct links to the creative industries. These close connections help our courses keep pace with the latest industry trends, provide specialist guest lecturers, and prepare you for professional practice. Essentially – giving you the perfect platform from which to launch your creative career. Figures published by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) show us that the UK’s creative industries are stronger than ever – our sector is worth a staggering £84.1 billion to the UK economy*. With over 2.9 million people working in jobs that contribute to the UK’s creative economy** there’s a huge range of career possibilities for you to explore.

*Source: gov.uk/government/news published 26 January 2016 **Source: thecreativeindustries.co.uk/resources/infographics published July 2016

Creating careers – As the second largest provider of creative arts education in Europe, UCA has launched thousands of students onto exciting career paths with some of the biggest brand names in the world. We’re here to help our students and alumni prepare their next steps – during and after your time with us, we work with you and guide you through the challenges of navigating your career journey, helping you to reach your potential as a creative professional. To give you the best start, we offer one-toone support on all aspects of job applications and career routes. We run lectures, workshops and events throughout the year covering all aspects of your progression into employment and/or further study; as well as career resources that are bespoke to you. 94.5% of UCA graduates are employed (or in further study) within six months of completing their degrees and we currently have graduates forging careers in a host of exciting and rewarding roles (you can see some of our best-known alumni on pages 64-65). Even after you graduate, we remain committed to supporting your professional career. So after you leave us, you can continue to take full advantage of our Careers & Employability services for a further three years (see page 16 for more information). 13


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Developing your potential as a creative professional

Our Careers & Employability team – We support all our students and alumni as they prepare for their next steps. Our specialist Careers & Employability team will help guide you through the challenges of navigating your career journey to reach your potential as a creative professional. Our specialist team is here to help you develop and assess your professional skills and attributes, enabling you to achieve your potential and your career and life goals. Working closely with creative industry professionals and your course academics, the team provides a comprehensive range of services to support you, including: ––

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Career & Employability events held at each campus, providing excellent networking opportunities to meet leading industry professionals and potential future employers Bespoke workshops and presentations on careers and professional development Comprehensive up-to-date online resources including webinars and access to job vacancies, work placement opportunities Careers guidance, information and advice services at every campus Ongoing support, including online, for up to three years after graduation.

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Our Careers & Employability team also works closely with the Creative Enterprise and Partnership Development team and Students' Union to develop initiatives that support students’ entrepreneurial outlook

and confidence working self-employed, freelancing or setting up their own business. To find out more, visit: uca.ac.uk/creative-enterprisedevelopment Our industry connections – As the second largest provider of creative arts education in the UK, we have launched thousands of students into exciting career paths within the fast-growing Creative Economy, both in the UK and globally. 94.5% of UCA graduates are employed (or in further study) within six months of graduating, many securing professional creative and managerial roles. We have strong links with numerous leading companies and organisations across the creative industries. These connections provide lots of opportunities for you to work on exciting and challenging live briefs set by high-profile industry names – another great way to showcase your talents and build links with potential employers. A steady stream of visiting lecturers from across the creative and commercial world also ensures that your learning is enriched with industry-informed perspectives. Our industry links offer invaluable sources of knowledge, insight and experience, along with valuable networking opportunities. As well as working on live briefs, students have benefited from our connections by undertaking work placements with, attending guest lectures and seminars by, and receiving commissions or bursaries from a huge array of leading names and industry figures that include:


National Portrait Gallery

Later…With Jools Holland (BBC)

Apple

Imperial War Museum

Getty Images

V&A

Celebrity Juice (ITV)

ITV

GQ

Jaguar

Gucci

Kodak

H&M

Liberty of London

New Look

Marc Jacobs

Graduate Fashion Week

Jasper Conran

Nike

Mercedes-Benz

Calvin Klein

BBC

Paul’s Boutique

ASOS

EA Games

The Guardian

Pinewood Studios

Aston Martin

Elite Models

Burberry

Prada

Private Eye

Agent Provocateur

New Designers

Elle

Comme des Garçons

Dazed & Confused

Impressions Gallery

Discovery Channel

Ames Hyman Photography

Absolute Radio

Capital Radio

Dartington Pottery

Aardman Animations

MOJO Magazine

Lionhead

Alexander Rose Furniture

Medway Council

Esquel

Association of Photographers

Flint PR Group

Catchphrase (ITV)

Fotofusion

Atlantic Design

Gaffer Glass UK

Dash and Miller Design Studio

Frieze Art Fair

Autograph Agency

Gustav Metzger

Crafts Council

Nicholas Oakwell Couture

Beyond Retro

The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC)

CNN

Picasso Pictures

Brighton Photo Fringe

Glass Engraving Trust

Channel 4

Quinnine Design

Bullseye Glass of America

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Modus PR

Drapers

Doublesix Games

Neil Musson Design

Alexander McQueen

Net-a-Porter

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Our campus communities

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

UCA Epsom Ashley Road Epsom Surrey KT18 5BE +44 (0) 1372 728811

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

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


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South East England Stansted Airport

London Luton Airport Heathrow Airport

UCA Rochester UCA Canterbury RSN* Gatwick Airport

UCA Epsom

* The Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

Channel Tunnel Maidstone TV Studios

UCA Farnham

Visit any of our four campuses and you’ll find a thriving hub of collaborative creativity, each with plenty to offer as a place to live, study and enjoy. 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. Whichever campus you choose to study at, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people

with the same interests and passions as you, amongst both your fellow students and our talented and experienced staff. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other individuals from across our portfolio of disciplines, so you’ll learn much more than you ever imagined. Come and see where your creative journey will take you – turn the page for more information about each location or to join a campus tour on one of our Open Days, see uca.ac.uk/opendays

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Canterbury

As a world-famous cosmopolitan city, Canterbury draws students from across the globe though its distinctive mix of ancient architecture and contemporary creativity as a regional capital of culture and gateway to Europe. With nightclubs, festivals, DJs, comedy, cocktails, live bands and a range of student centred entertainment – Canterbury has an eclectic mix of laid-back pubs, live venues 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 going further afield. Canterbury’s two theatres offer a wide programme, including opera, musicals, theatre, dance, music and stand-up comedy. And not be missed, the Canterbury Festival – held in October – is a major international arts festival that highlights the performing arts.  Many of our graduates find that Canterbury offers more than other cities in 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 have a strong relationship with the Turner Contemporary and the Whitstable and Folkstone Bi & Triennials. Canterbury even has its own Arts and Creative Development team, offering advice and information to arts practitioners, groups, businesses and members of the public.

Our Canterbury campus is a short walk from the city centre and has a range of purpose-built studios, workshops and lecture theatres. With on-campus accommodation, a café, a newly refurbished bar and a range of art facilities including a specialist library, an art shop and the Herbert Read Gallery, the campus is a relaxed and creative environment to study in. Accommodation – UCA Canterbury has two blocks of student accommodation – Ian Drury House based on campus, and Hotham Court which is a 30-minute walk from campus. For details on Canterbury accommodation, turn to page 40 or visit the Accommodation page at uca.ac.uk/accommodation

Visit us: UCA Canterbury New Dover Road Canterbury Kent CT1 3AN

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Did you know...?

Melanie Jordan – student at UCA Canterbury

“UCA Canterbury has a wonderful, bubbly atmosphere where ideas are created with other students at all levels.”

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Eleanor Luckett – student at UCA Canterbury

Ian Dury, front man of the 70’s rock band Ian Dury and the Blockheads taught Fine Art at UCA Canterbury.

“Such a vibrant place, you can’t help but be inspired by the creativity.”

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Epsom

With frequent appearances at the top of the league tables of the best places to live in the UK, Epsom has a friendly and community-focused feel. It’s a lively and sociable historic market town located at the edge of the Surrey Hills – a creative hub that’s the perfect place to nurture your creative talent. Only a stone’s throw from Central London, and with over 60 restaurants and pubs to choose from, Epsom has plenty to offer its student population. As well as having access to London’s South Bank direct to Waterloo, Epsom has and established and vibrant arts scene, boosted by exhibitions and activities organised by Surrey Arts, Surrey Contemporary Arts and Surrey Artists. With a long tradition within 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 venues across the town. If you’re seeking some creative inspiration, head down to the nearby Epsom Playhouse where you’ll find a calendar packed with live drama, opera, comedy and dance performances. Another local favourite is the Myers studio, a venue for jazz evenings, professional productions, and various community events.

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The flourishing high street has a continental feel to it, you can sit at a street café and watch the world go by or enjoy the mixture of big brands and independent shops. You’ll also find a multiplex cinema and choice of nightclubs – not forgetting, of course, Epsom Downs racecourse, home of the world-famous Derby.

UCA Epsom is a hive of creativity across a range of Fashion courses as well as Graphics and Music, plus the UK’s first MBA in Fashion Business. With multiple technical facilities on side, you’ll have a truly enriching learning experience. Our campus is a 10-minute walk from the train station, where you can travel into London in just over half an hour. If you fancy a change of scenery or a day out, you’re also close to towns such as Guildford, Kingston-upon-Thames, Sutton and Wimbledon as well as Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, RHS Wisley and Hampton Court Palace. Located an equally short distance between both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports, Epsom is also an ideal place to live for frequent flyers as an international hub within the region. Accommodation – UCA Epsom has four halls of residence – Worple Road, East Street, Wilberforce Court and Ashley Road. Turn to page 41 for more information about accommodation at Epsom or visit the wAccommodation page at uca.ac.uk/accommodation

Visit us: UCA Epsom Ashley Road Epsom Surrey KT18 5BE


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Silviu Doroftei – Student Union Campus President UCA Epsom

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“With multiple technical and industry facilities on site, Epsom students have access to the best resources to help them with their studies, with professional support from both tutors and technicians.” Led Zeppelin’s founder Jimmy Page discovered his first guitar whilst living in Epsom.


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Farnham

Farnham is a vibrant and picturesque market town in Surrey, characterised by striking Georgian architecture, independent bars, restaurants and quirky shops. Surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty, Farnham enjoys a long-standing association with the creative industries and has a variety of independent boutiques along with several art galleries and contemporary art and craft galleries. It’s home to the Farnham Maltings, a cultural centre renowned for its events which include plays, music, comedy nights, film screenings, workshops, classes, festivals and exhibitions. Having deep roots in the brewery trade, it’s no wonder that Farnham and its surrounding area has over 40 pubs to choose from – plenty within walking distance of the campus. Choose from a sixteenth-century tavern with local craft beer and an open fire, regular live music and open mic nights in a traditional pub, or a contemporary bar offering late-night resident DJs and cocktails. (Don’t forget to take your NUS card with you for extra discounts on food and drink.) And if you fancy a change of scenery, there’s a direct train from Farnham which gets you to London’s lively bars and clubs in less than an hour.

The ideal balance of old and new, there’s evidence of Farnham’s history everywhere – from its own twelfth-century castle to the stunning Georgian architecture. Nestled in the Surrey Hills and famous for providing the backdrops for more than a few famous films (the likes of Harry Potter, Skyfall, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor: The Dark World and Transformers: The Last Knight being amongst the most recent), Farnham is the perfect place to inspire your creativity. The craft culture in Farnham is one of its defining features – thanks to its exceptional arts facilities the town boasts the accolade of Craft Town England. In and around Farnham you can also discover a handful of local potteries, several independent art galleries, a sculpture park, the Crafts Study Centre right on our university campus, and many more unique local gems. With over 2,000 students, UCA Farnham is the biggest of the UCA campuses and has an incredibly strong community feel. The campus offers courses across a range of subject areas, including Animation, Crafts and Product Design, Media and Advertising, Film, Fine Art, Graphics and Illustration, Journalism and Media Production, Music, Performing Arts, Textiles, Photography and

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Computer Arts. Farnham is also home to the James Hockey and Foyer galleries which host a range of exhibitions by visiting artists as well as our staff, students and graduates. A number of research centres are also based on campus too, including the Centre for Sustainable Design and the Crafts Study Centre, an internationally-renowned museum and gallery for crafts. The campus is only a 10-minute walk from the station, and UCA students regularly travel directly into central London in just under an hour to experience all the capital has to offer. Next door to Farnham, the lively University town of Guildford, with its multitude of restaurants, clubs and nightlife venues is only a short drive or train ride away and is a major destination for UCA students. It also has the region’s best collection of high street brands and arts venues. And, if you fancy casting your net wider, you’re only a stone’s throw from Stonehenge, Chessington World of Adventures, Royal Ascot, Legoland and Portsmouth and Southampton historic docks as well as many seaside towns along the south coast.

Visit us: UCA Farnham Falkner Road Farnham Surrey GU9 7DS

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Accommodation – UCA Farnham has two halls of residence on campus, just a minute’s walk from the town centre. Turn to page 40 for more information or visit the Accommodation page at uca.ac.uk/accommodation


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Becky Dann – Student Union Campus President UCA Farnham

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“Studying and living at UCA allows you to surround yourself with fellow artists and creatives from a range of backgrounds, and work in a diverse, supportive environment.” JM Barrie wrote the novel Peter Pan whilst living in Farnham. You may not find mermaids, fairies or pirates when you visit, but you’ll be in a place steeped in history, inspiration and culture.

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Rochester

Rochester is an historic university town with a modern twist. By day, students at this campus enjoy discovering the town’s rich literary heritage and beautiful architecture, browsing the quirky streets lined with boutique shops, and practicing their haggling skills at the indoor market. By night, Rochester’s impressive selection of bars, clubs and restaurants become the main attraction for its tight-knit student community. Rochester and the Medway area is certainly big in character. With loads of activities on your doorstep, this location is perfectly suited to the student lifestyle. Literary lovers will definitely be drawn by the town’s heritage – the area made such an impact on a young Charles Dickens that it features in several of his books. And there’s no doubt you’ll be bowled over by the energy and creativity radiating from its vibrant arts and music scene – there’s a busy events schedule in the local area, including concerts held at the magnificent Norman castle. Through exciting and inspiring events and exhibitions, local creative talent is nurtured and residents and visitors can revel in a range of inspiring and innovative arts and cultural experiences. Medway’s Arts Development Team also stages the annual Fuse Medway Festival which transforms the streets and open spaces with free arts events. Rochester is also very well connected, with regular trains running from Rochester to London St Pancras and Victoria taking just 40 minutes. Ebbsfleet International station is also just 20 minutes away by car, making it easy to take a trip to the continent in just a couple of hours.

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The campus – a 10-minute walk from the town centre, and five minutes away from

Chatham station – is bursting with artistic energy and offers an inspirational environment where you can embark on a creative degree. Perched high on a hill, our purpose-built Rochester campus enjoys great views over the town and the River Medway. The campus is a creative hub for students studying a rich variety of courses in Fashion, Photography, Silversmithing, Jewellery, Design for Theatre, Film and Performance and Digital Animation. Rochester is also the link campus for the Maidstone Studios TV Production course. The Medway area also is home to some of the most creative people in the country. 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. UCA Rochester is at the centre of a busy community of creative arts organisations that produce, promote and retail the very best in contemporary design, craft and media and students regularly benefit from visiting the city of Canterbury which is also a regional centre for arts and culture. Accommodation – There is one hall of residence at Rochester – Doust Way – which is situated by the beautiful River Medway and is about a five-minute walk from Rochester railway station. Turn to page 41 for more information or visit the Accommodation page at uca.ac.uk/accommodation

Visit us: UCA Rochester Fort Pitt Rochester Kent ME1 1DZ


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Julia Mason – student at UCA Rochester

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“It doesn’t feel like a school, it feels like a huge community that comes together to learn in their own awesome way.” The town was a favourite of Charles Dickens – many of his novels are based in this area and you’ll pass his former home on the way from the railway station to the campus.


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Maidstone TV Studios “Maidstone Television Studios provide a perfect professional environment to study in. Combine this with the amazing tutors, top quality facilities, and the in-depth production and theoretical based units, and you have an amazing course that explores everything from documentary, to studio production.” Josh Jones – BA (Hons) Television Production, Year 2

The studios – Maidstone TV 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 highprofile TV shows (such as Later…With Jools Holland and Take Me Out), 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, a library and even your own kitchen, as well as the fully equipped TV studios and live gallery used by professionals. The town – Maidstone is a vibrant town in Kent, 32 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 (see page 41), 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 the Maidstone, Rochester or surrounding area – our Accommodation Office at UCA Rochester will be able to help you.

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Location: The Maidstone Studios Vinters Business Park New Cut Road Maidstone Kent ME14 5NZ


“To study this degree is one of the best decisions I have made. The course has made me think differently and has brought skills and ideas out of me that I never knew existed. But most importantly it is challenging, experimental, forward thinking and fun!” Eleanor Latham – BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

Location: Royal School of Needlework Apartment 12a Hampton Court Palace Surrey KT8 9AU

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Royal School of Needlework

Royal School of Needlework – The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) offers the only specialist Hand Embroidery degree in Europe. We are 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. The studios have fantastic views of Hampton Court’s Privy Garden and the River Thames beyond. East Molesey has a vibrant café street culture with independent shops, antique emporiums, restaurants and bars. Nearby towns include Kingston upon Thames (15 minutes by bus), Epsom, Surbiton, Twickenham and Richmond. London Waterloo is 30 minutes away by train. Accommodation – Campus accommodation isn’t available for this course, but we can support you to find private accommodation in the area.

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A home from home

Accommodation – Starting a new course can feel a little strange at first, particularly if you’re moving away from home for the first time, but we’ll do everything we can to make you feel right at home. From the moment you arrive here, you’ll be part of a diverse and tight-knit creative community. It’s really important that you find the right accommodation for you, so that it suits your needs in every way. Choose from campus halls of residence, privately rented flats and houses or local lodgings. 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). You can apply for halls for your first year of study if you’re studying on a full-time course. If it’s not your first year, you can only apply if you have a disability or significant vulnerability. Our halls are all self-catering, and you’ll have your own study bedroom with a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and blinds or curtains. Bring your own personal possessions to make the place feel more homely. All bedrooms and shared areas are heated, and each house or flat has a shared kitchen/ dining area. You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils, tea towels, towels, sheets, pillows, and a duvet (and cover) or blankets. All internal shared areas are cleaned once a week, although you’re responsible for cleaning your own room (and en-suite bathroom if you have one). We provide 20mbps internet access in all bedrooms and shared areas – the cost is included in your residence fees.

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 trained Student Wardens on duty overnight and during weekends and holidays. We provide basic contents insurance for all residents living in our halls through Endsleigh Insurance – we’ll give you the details of the policy during your online induction. You can pay more for enhanced cover at any time. 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. From March 2018, 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, rather than waiting for your exam results in August, to have the best chance of getting the type of accommodation you’d like. The first allocation of university accommodation happens in May (you’ll need to apply by May 2018), and on a rolling basis after that – we’ll let you know by email as soon as possible. If you’ve been successful in your application, you’ll be able to view and accept your Accommodation Agreement through our online system. Find out more about halls of residence and private accommodation, including how much you can expect to pay, at uca.ac.uk/accommodation

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Take a tour Visit uca.ac.uk/accommodation to take 360 degree tours of our halls of residence.

Campus halls of residence

Canterbury – Ian Dury House is a purpose-built development which includes nine flats, each housing 6 students. All bedrooms are en suite and there is a shared kitchen facility in each flat. Location: on campus Hotham Court can accommodate 107 students. It offers flats of single-study bedrooms with a mix of en-suite and shared facilities. Location: about 20 minutes’ walk from campus

Farnham – The Student Village features purpose built houses and flats with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each unit accommodates up to eight students in single bedrooms, each with its own washbasin and with shared bathroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. Location: on campus The Main Hall comprises seven flats, each accommodating up to four or five students. The flats have shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and there’s also a washbasin in each room. 40

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Epsom – Worple Road can accommodate up to 58 students. It consists of three blocks of flats of up to eight single-student bedrooms all en suite and with shared kitchen facilities. Location: on campus Wilberforce Court houses up to 70 students and comprises 12 self-contained flats on three floors, with between four and seven bedrooms per flat. The accommodation has shared bathroom/shower and kitchen facilities. Location: next to campus Ashley Road comprises six flats of up to seven students, accommodating 28 students in total. Each unit has shared bathroom, toilet and kitchen facilities. Location: 100 metres from campus East Street is new, off-site accommodation housing up to 100 students. Each flat has up to 8 bedrooms all offering en-suite facilities and a shared kitchen/diner. Location: about 10 minutes’ walk from campus

Rochester – Doust Way offers 215 single-study bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The site offers a number of adapted rooms for students who are disabled. If you’re applying to study Television Production at Maidstone TV Studios, you can apply for accommodation in Doust Way. Location: 5 minutes’ walk from campus

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As the second largest provider of specialist creative arts education in Europe, we offer a truly global perspective in creative education. 17.2 per cent of our student population comes from outside the UK – our diverse international community welcomes students from 91 nations from across the world.

Our international community

17.2% of our total student population comes from outside the UK Our international population is made up of 91 nationalities

3.61% 3.5%

Hong Kong

2.76%

Spain

2.95%

Japan

Portugal

2.65% France

2.23% Romania

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24.2%

Other 70 countries

15.5% China

4.78% Taiwan

4.35%

4.56%

Italy

Cyprus

3.93%

3.93%

Norway

Greece

3.08% Lithuania

2.97%

2.34%

Thailand

2.55%

Bulgaria

2.34% Germany

USA

1.49% Finland

1.7%

Ireland

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Supporting our international students Studying in a new country can be a little daunting, 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 here, we will send you our Pre-departure 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. We also have 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, ahead of the main allocation of rooms, we can guarantee you a place in our student halls of residence – see uca.ac.uk/accommodation for more details. To help make sure that you have everything you need, we will also give you an enhanced accommodation package which includes bedding and a pack of kitchen essentials. 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 you will be studying at.

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Course entry requirements – You’ll need to provide evidence that you have a 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 at uca.ac.uk/courses


If your qualification does not appear, please contact us to see whether it is one that we accept. Please note that you do not need to have already met the offer conditions when you receive an offer from us, but you will need to meet the requirements before enrolling on your course. Tuition fees – Tuition fees can be paid 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 tuition fees and financial support, please turn to page 220 or visit uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/fees. Your local British Council office can also give you details of scholarships and other sources of funding that you can apply for. English language requirements – To benefit fully from our undergraduate 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 met this level, there is help at hand with our Pre-sessional English language courses, which will improve your spoken, written, reading and listening skills. See uca.ac.uk/pre-sessional 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.

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Our non-UK equivalent qualifications webpage shows examples of the qualifications we accept from your country for each level of study at UCA: uca.ac.uk/international-study/ equivalent-qualifications

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. How to apply – You can either apply to us directly using our online application form, or via UCAS. 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 see uca.ac.uk/international-study Britain’s exit from the European Union – 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 2017, 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 2018 entry, these will be added to our website: uca.ac.uk/international-study

*If you are currently in the UK, you can also take the Trinity ISE test.

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Student life at UCA Top: Egle Kazlauskate – BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management, studied abroad in Turkey

Bottom: Alice Horner – BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging, studied abroad in Australia

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Right: Aglika Hristeva – BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communication, studied abroad in Poland

“These classes were incredibly informative and I learned so much in such a short space of time. I made so many wonderful memories that’ll I’ll carry with me forever.” Gabriella Ditto – BA (Hons) Animation Arts, studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA


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Study abroad as part of your course “During my Erasmus trip I tried to travel as much as possible. This was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to in my life.” Egle Kazlauskate – BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management, studied at Anadolu University, Eskisheir, Turkey

At UCA we offer you the opportunity to study 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 to study outside the UK. Studying abroad can be a life-changing 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 exchange options available – a funded Erasmus exchange or an international exchange, each of which normally lasts three to five months. If you are on an undergraduate degree, exchanges tend to take place during your second year in Spring term. We have links with over 80 partner institutions across Europe and further afield, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and the USA. For help and advice, our Study Abroad Co-ordinator 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 at uca.ac.uk/study-abroad

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Student life at UCA Our creative campuses are great places for students to socialise and connect with like-minded people, share their interests and experiences, enjoy themselves and make life-long friends.

Cafés & bars – Each campus has its own café and 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 budget, and our campus bars have a calendar of regular events for you to enjoy, including comedy, music and theme nights. 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. Galleries – If you’re looking for a taste of culture, our campus galleries offer you a wide of range of unique, inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions. With such a varied exhibition programme running throughout the year, our galleries have something for all artistic tastes, and we frequently exhibit the work of our students, staff and graduates. 48

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. Student blogs – Our talented team of student bloggers 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 regularly on our website and cover a huge range of topics – everything from vlogging, staging curated shows and getting the most out of Freshers’ Week, to the best places to eat locally and reviews of bands and arts events. Check out uca.ac.uk/life-at-uca/blogs 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 at uca.ac.uk/live and follow us on social media to find out about our next #UCAlive session.


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Anya Shaw – BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism UCA Epsom

Sam Lane – BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery UCA Rochester

“Student life at UCA is vibrant and friendly, with interesting people around every corner to talk to and share artistic and stylistic knowledge. Not only have I developed a great confidence in my writing as a fully-fledged journalism graduate, but throughout uni I developed lifelong friendships; friends who will also be professional contacts, as future members of the fashion industry.”

“Student life at the Rochester campus is superb. There are lots of great facilities, including a huge canteen, various stores which are always very social and a diverse library where I’m always bumping into friends from other courses as itʼs the heart of the campus. The small size of my course allows for a closer mentality to form, where everyone is friendly and social within our studio. There are so many different types of practitioners within our course so itʼs amazing to get different perspectives about your own work, where we’re always bouncing ideas of each other and giving each other advice, which, in turn, makes all of the first, second and third years closer as a whole.”

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“The course has been an amazing, invigorating experience especially the whole university journey as a whole from moving from London to Farnham and adapting to a new environment and engaging with new peers. There was so much going on during the first few weeks of university. From all the fresher events, the freshers’ fair and generally making new friends. Being from the busy hustle of London, Farnham is a lovely scenic area. My advice to any new student would be to take all the UCA festivities in as much of a dose that you can handle, then I would urge to explore and embrace the surrounding countryside as it has so much to offer.”


Andrew Thompson – BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts UCA Farnham

“What a creative course should ultimately do is develop a sense of self-awareness, and because the Fine Art course can be as independent as you tailor it, this enables you to examine and test your own ideas with other students and academics. The intensity of this is variable upon the students and so many different forms of practices emerge, including the ability to form links with other disciplines and faculties – you find yourself collaborating with others including individuals and organisations outside the context of the university. Completion of my studies resulted in me winning the UCA Vice Chancellor Award and being shortlisted for the Contemporary Visual Artwork Network (CVAN).”

“As a rocker and a nerd in school I was always part of a certain group. I’m a friendly person and love to be around people, but you never felt as though you could talk to everyone. However, after going to UCA that changed. I became even more confident and could talk to anyone. After experiencing what people say are the best years of your life, I can safely say that I have found something that can be a career, and will be motivational for me to want to get of bed in the morning. It makes me want to work, I want to make cool stuff. It’s very rare you hear someone working in an office say that – this is why the creative industries are so incredible.”

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George Morl – BA (Hons) Fine Art progressing to MA Fine Art UCA Canterbury

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Your Students’ Union

Working for you – The award-winning Students’ Union (SU) at UCA is here to make your university experience the best it can possibly be. The SU can help you to 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. The SU plays an integral part of every student’s experience, from sports teams and societies, to our hangout spaces and facilities, or even just some guidance and advice – the SU is here to enrich your time at university. The SU is led by UCA students, so they’re in the best position to act as a collective student voice. 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 – with opportunities ranging from joining or starting a club or society, running for election, being a course rep, engaging in national debate, or taking part in SU events. 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.

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Campus Presidents – The Union’s Campus Presidents are elected from the UCA student body to represent the views and opinions on their campus. Campus Presidents have a hand in almost every aspect of the Union and they’re also

there to be your direct contact if you need guidance or help with any situation. The presidents will normally have studied at UCA for a number of years, so they’ll have extensive knowledge of how things work here. If they can’t help, they’ll definitely know who can. Clubs & Societies – There’s a huge range of different sports clubs and societies across all four campuses, run by students and supported by the SU. The SU regularly encourages students to participate and get involved. Our SU activities cover all sorts of interests, including illustration, photography, games, LGBT, netball, basketball, cheerleading, rugby, and Latin dance are just some examples of what’s on offer. 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 on clubs, events and contact details, or connect socially:

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Course facilities & student resources

The extensive facilities that are available to students at all four of our campuses, Maidstone TV Studios and the Royal School of Needlework are all provided to encourage your experimentation, creativity, and enthusiasm within the creative arts. We’ll help to support your studies and explore your potential by giving you access to high-calibre equipment, unique resources, and high-tech digital technologies. We offer highly innovative environments across all our campuses, all with a huge range of equipment and resources to support your learning and fully prepare you for a successful career in the creative industries. From animation suites, TV production studios and virtual reality labs, to kilns, looms and dye labs, our range of creative resources exceeds many of our competitors. It’s here that the benefits of attending a specialist university really come into play – unlike multi-disciplinary universities,

we’re able to dedicate 100% of our campus space to pure creativity, giving our students the space and freedom to thrive. We want you to set the bar on how far you progress into your specialist area. When using the facilities, our dedicated team of skilled technicians are here to give you guidance. As experts in their fields, they’re on hand to help with techniques, questions or dilemmas – sharing their knowledge and expertise to help you grow as a confident creative practitioner. As a student here you can use all our equipment, no matter what course you’re on. Discover more about our individual specialist facilities on each of our course pages in this prospectus, or online at uca.ac.uk

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Here are just some of our facilities‌

Workshops for metal forging, bronze casting and vacuum forming

3D workshops for metal, jewellery and ceramics and glass

Animation suites, including stop motion and digital

Pattern and production workshops with Gerber digitised pattern cutting and industrial sewing machines

Colour film processing

Welding and casting resources

Hot shop for glass blowing

Print beds for textiles

Kilns for ceramics work

Workshops for wood and plastics

Video production equipment and editing software

Dobby looms, computerised AVL looms, countermarch looms, table looms and box looms for textiles

TV studio and broadcast newsroom

Access to rehearsal spaces

IT suites fully equipped with PCs and Macs

Performing arts spaces

Computer games IT suites

Dye labs and dye vat areas

Textiles digital printing facilities

Print and weave equipment

Laser cutting and 3D printers

Archive of historical and contemporary textiles

Motion capture and virtual reality lab

Metal spinning equipment

Workshops for kiln fusing, casting and enamelling

Laser cutting and rapid prototyping Fab Labs

Film, television and radio studios

Comprehensive range of design software

Photographic studios with darkrooms and digital processing facilities

Hasselblad high end scanning stations and Epson scanning stations

Sound post-production facilities

35mm and medium format film cameras

Fine art studios

Editing suites

Water- and oil-based printmaking resources

Digital SLR cameras with high-end video capture

Digital print bureau

Extensive media store for equipment hire

‌and much more* *Facilities vary on each campus, depending on the subjects taught at each one. More information can be found by searching for your preferred courses online at uca.ac.uk

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Library & Student Services Gateway – This team acts as the first point of contact for our students, answering enquiries and providing support both 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 provides a comprehensive range of resources specifically focusing on the visual and creative arts, including: – – – – – –

Access to over 270,000 electronic and print books and exhibition catalogues Over 12,000 electronic and print journals Over 300 metres of archival materials A wide range of special collections and artists’ books 18,000 DVDs, videos, CDs and digital games Over 8000 television and film broadcasts online.

The library catalogue will enable 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 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.

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seminar rooms and meeting spaces, open access computing facilities including Macs and PCs, and quiet study areas. The library also offers access specialist IT equipment, software and digitisation services. For more details, visit uca.ac.uk/library Advice & student finances – We have a Specialist Adviser located at each of our four campuses who can provide 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 to international students. Careers & employability – Our campus libraries also house our Careers Services, with professionally qualified Careers and Employability Advisers on site, along with an extensive range of resources. For more details, turn to pages 13–16 of this prospectus or visit uca.ac.uk/careers-employability 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.

Counselling services – Students may seek counselling while at university for many different reasons. Located at our four main campuses, our professional counsellors provide free-ofcharge, confidential support to students facing a wide variety of personal concerns. Disability & SPLD team – The Disability & Specific Learning Differences (SPLD) team works alongside you and academic colleagues to provide advice, guidance and information. This could include: – –

An initial discussion to consider your learning needs in relation to your chosen course of study Signposting and referral for additional assessments, if required.

Learning & teaching services – Learning Development Tutors work closely with course tutors and librarians to help you develop the skills you need to flourish on your course – they’re available for individual tutorials on request. Learning and Teaching Librarians work with course tutors to provide tailored workshops, seminars and tutorials for you to help with research for written and practical assignments. 59


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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. Through our Open programme, you can study a one-off course 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 pace that suits you, whenever and wherever you like. 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 at distance.  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. All of our part-time distance learning courses and degrees are UCA accredited. We have an exceptional range of part-time courses in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film. The range of choices available through our Open College of the Arts portfolio is exceptional – enabling you to build the programme around your personal interests. Visit uca.ac.uk/open for more information on our distance learning courses.

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Our graduate network “The tutors and course leaders at UCA really helped to boost my motivation, learning and productivity. After graduation, I was approached by the BBC – I now help to bring creativity and fresh conceptual thinking for the advertising of new and existing television programmes. It was my online portfolio that really stood out to my employers – ideas and designs that ultimately I gained from my experience at UCA.” Connor Stephen – BA (Hons) Advertising UCA Farnham, 2014

When you graduate from UCA, you’ll instantly become a member of our global alumni network. Our alumni community is invaluable to us and so we constantly seek ways for our graduates to stay connected with us, helping them to forge new professional links and boost their career progression. As a member of the UCA Alumni Association, you can continue to use our Library Service free of charge for three years after gradution and you can make full use of our Careers and Employability Service too. This includes a confidential, impartial careers guidance appointment service with a qualified Careers and Employability Adviser. You’ll also receive Creative Update, our twice-yearly alumni magazine, which won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Excellence Award for Best External Newspaper or Magazine in 2011. Packed with news, features, alumni successes and advice from leading industry figures, the magazine shines a light on the many extraordinary things our students achieve after graduating from UCA.

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Kate Herron – BA (Hons) Film Production UCA Farnham, 2009

Tina Edwards – BA (Hons) Music Journalism UCA Epsom, 2012

Cherice Wilkins – BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print UCA Rochester, 2013

“Since graduating, I’ve made a number of short films, collaborating with filmmakers I met while studying for my degree and comedians I knew outside of that. These shorts allowed me to get better at my job and build up my reputation as a filmmaker – and I played at film festivals such as Palm Springs, Encounters, London Short Film Festival and Flickerfest. These shorts also won me a place on the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival with Sky Comedy mentor scheme, on which I made my short Rest Stop which went on to win the Grand Prize for Best Comedy at Flickers: Rhode Island Film Festival.” “At UCA we were always encouraged to discover new artists and genres, and I now put my journalism training to good use with my radio show, and my position as features writer for Jazz UK Magazine. UCA taught me that I can be a successful freelancer, and needn’t feel limited to one path.” “The course allowed me to explore, experiment and to develop my own individual identity as a creative print designer. Participating in Graduate Fashion Week and the New Designers Exhibition provided invaluable opportunities with many industry contacts attending, and this enabled me to secure an internship with Jimmy Choo, which led to a full-time position.”

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Famous graduates Our alumni include nationally & internationally renowned creative figures, such as:

Gareth Edwards – Award-winning film director whose credits include Monsters, Godzilla & Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Dame Zandra Rhodes – DBE, RDI (Royal Designer for Industry), award-winning fashion designer and UCA’s Chancellor

William McGregor – TV and film director whose credits include BBC One’s Poldark and E4’s Misfits, and Cannes Lions and Royal Television Society Award winner

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Tracey Emin – CBE, RA, Turner Prize nominated artist

Karen Millen – OBE, fashion designer and retailer

Mark Baker – Oscar-nominated animator and creator of the BAFTA-winning children’s series Peppa Pig

Stephen Webster – MBE, founder of the luxury jewellery brand Stephen Webster, which has created exclusive pieces for Carrie Fisher, Madonna, Kate Moss, Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Pink and Christina Aguilera

Arnold Schwartzman – OBE, RDI (Royal Designer for Industry), Oscar-winning filmmaker, graphic designer and author

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Learn from the best

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 very high staff-to-student ratio, providing high 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. Here are just a few of our inspiring academics and expert technicians…

“As the majority of our learners are 16–18, the opportunity to study within a university whilst completing a Further Education qualification is an incredible experience.” Chris Wraith Further Education, Course Leader – “The wider further education team and I all studied on Further Education courses prior to beginning our undergraduate and postgraduate study. 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 leaners are 16–18, 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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Valentina Elizabeth Fashion Tutor Technician – “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. 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.”

“Being a specialist arts university, we are surrounded by exciting and varied creative work, which makes for a thriving and engaging place to learn, work and grow.” Andy Bossom Course Leader, Computer Games Arts – “I have a background in fine art drawing and narrative based character work. It was from here that I first considered bringing my ideas to life through animation and it was this transformative route of moving stories that led me to working in the games industry as a character animator. “ For me the most important thing is seeing our aspiring artists and designers learn new  creative skills and technical understanding, which allow them to explore their own ideas and game prototypes freely as industry practitioners in their own right. Being a specialist arts university, we are surrounded by exciting and varied creative work, which makes for a thriving and engaging place to learn, work and grow.”

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“Our students, uniquely, learn the fundamental importance of ‘knowing through doing.”

Lesley Millar Professor of Textile Culture – “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. “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. 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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“We’re big enough to broker great opportunities for students and support their ambitions, but small enough to transform and nurture the individual.” Phil Gomm Course Leader, Computer Animation Arts – “As a writer, I’m used to building 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. 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. Graduates of Computer Animation Arts have won multiple awards at New Designers and secured internships, commissions and employment. “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.”


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“What makes UCA unique is “I always tell the students that its specialism in arts education their first day on the course is and the endless possibilities for their first day in industry.” collaboration and creativity across the numerous disciplines.” Jon Hunt Senior Lecturer, CGI Animation – “The visual effects in two particular films first inspired me to want to work in Animation – Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. Seeing a 40-foot CGI T-Rex chasing a 4x4 through a jungle was pretty mind blowing! “What makes UCA unique is its specialism in arts education and the endless possibilities for collaboration and creativity across the numerous disciplines. The Animation course at Farnham was the first course in the UK to be established and recognised for academic study in the discipline of animation. “One of the most import things for students to learn is to approach their studies with a positive, open mind. It’s about learning to discover and embrace what an arts education can introduce you to.”

Dal Chodha Course Leader, Fashion Promotion & Imaging – “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. “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. “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 silhouette and gender. There is something to take away from every single person you meet at university.” 69


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“From Day One you don’t just study music and media, you put it into practice.”

“At UCA we have experienced, dedicated and internationally renowned staff who open their own  networks to students.”

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Lucy O’Brien Course Leader, Music Journalism, Music Marketing & Promotion ­ – “I started my career as a staff writer on NME in the 1980s. I loved writing and I played in an all-girl punk band, so music journalism seemed an ideal combination of my interests. I interviewed a lot of the major rap, rock and pop stars of the 80s, 90s and early 2000s, and that gave me real insight into the music industry. It’s fascinating to see how much Music Marketing has grown in the last five years. It has really transformed the industry. “Whilst studying at UCA, you CREATE music media and devise artist campaigns. From Day One you don’t just study music and media, you put it into practice. Music culture is a sociable culture. It is about having good, productive conversations and enjoying music together.”

Heike Löwenstein Course Leader, Photography (Rochester) – “I decided to work in photography because I was fascinated with light and how light modulated the world around us. I have a wide range of experience in the world of photography, including commercial  photography in documentary, editorial, industrial and fashion advertising, as well as experience as an internationally exhibited and published fine art based practitioner and researcher, working with human  geography, social sciences and architecture around themes of identity, place and belonging. “At UCA we have experienced, dedicated and internationally renowned staff who open their own networks to students and  challenge them to develop and achieve to a high level. Our courses prepare students for a host of careers in photography and the creative industries. Open access to funding and modes of dissemination as well as the exposure and opportunity to network with significant figures in the industry guarantees the best chance for success with our students’ work.”


“The team of lecturers has an impressive amount of professional experience so every week is an exciting opportunity to work with professional actors.”

“There will always be a demand for well-designed and made creative input. It feeds into our lives whether we are aware of it or not.”

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Ruth Torr Course Leader, Acting & Performance – “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. “The team of lecturers has an impressive amount of professional experience so every week is an exciting opportunity to work with professional actors. We have a constant stream of requests from inside and outside UCA for students to work with other departments and other organisations. “Our students want to collaborate with a wide range of creative people. They want to study somewhere where creativity is respected and experimentation is encouraged. What better place to do this than UCA?”

Sim Oliver Fine Art Sculpture Technician – “What first inspired you to work in Fine Art?” “I’ve been involved in Fine Art all my life as both my parents were fine art teachers and practicing artists. I did a two-year foundation course and later graduated with a BA (Hons). I impart whatever knowledge, skills and observations that seem relevant from my own career and experiences to enable students to hopefully make the most of their time and opportunities during their studies and beyond. “There will always be a demand for well-designed and made creative input. It feeds into our lives whether we are aware of it or not, from fashion to cars, interiors, architecture, music and art. It surrounds us and influences us all. “The sculpture area at UCA Canterbury is increasingly unique. Time and again I hear visitors at open days saying this, and that they have not seen its equivalent when visiting other colleges.”

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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.”

Simon Welsford Course Leader, Television Production – “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. “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.” Allan Atlee Head of School of Architecture – “Like lots of people who enjoyed art and science at high school, I was advised to think about architecture as it involves both subjects. Also, growing up in Glasgow I was fascinated by the contrasting styles of architecture and town planning and wanted to learn about how cities are made.

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“At UCA the people teaching you have interesting networks of collaborators – other architects, artists, urbanists, film-makers and researchers. Bringing these people into the school continually broadens everyone’s perspective and shows how many different and valid ways there are of doing architecture. I don’t know of another place where you can study architecture in such an intimate and intense campus that is shared by architects, illustrators, animators and artists. Everyone has a shared interest in the future, finding innovation and novelty through their own making and this makes for an incredibly stimulating experience.”


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“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.” JJ Brophy Senior Lecturer, Design Media – “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. “It’s an exciting time to be a student right now, especially in subjects like Architecture and Coding, 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.”

Katherine Boxall Course Leader, Fashion Management & Marketing – “I am one of the co-founders of the course which was created nine 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 fourteenth year at UCA, I am very proud of this award-winning 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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Kawaii, an exhibition curated by Professor Lesley Millar


93% of our research internationally recognised for quality (REF 2014) As a specialist institution, we are committed to creative practice and we believe research and enquiry to be at the heart of the creative arts. The Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirmed our position as a leading research community in art and design, with 93% of our research designated as internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research submissions classed as world-leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and thoroughness. Our research activities underpin 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 as such they offer an understanding of art and design that has real impact in the world. At UCA, we have a number of specialist and internationally acclaimed Research Centres. International Textile Research Centre – The International Textile Research Centre at UCA explores the practices, materials and creative contexts of contemporary textile culture. The ITRC leads a range of academic, curatorial and project activities internationally and builds on the work of The Anglo-Japanese 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, educational establishments,

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 those countries where textile practice occupies a corresponding position.

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Crafts Study Centre – Formed in 1970 with the aim of ‘the advancement of the education of the public in the arts and in particular the artistic crafts’, 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. Visit www.csc.uca.ac.uk for further details. Centre for Sustainable Design – Since 1995 the Centre for Sustainable Design has organised numerous conferences, workshops and training programmes focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability. The Centre has worked with business, policymaking 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. While research is at its core, the CfSD is explicitly industry-facing in its approach and has developed numerous events, networks and trainings to publicise its work. Visit cfsd.org.uk for further details.

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Course directory UCA regularly updates its course portfolio to meet the changing needs of the creative industries. To see what courses are coming soon, visit: uca.ac.uk/new-courses

*Course is subject to validation during 2017/18.

Pre-degree & Foundation Courses

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Access to Higher Education Diploma in Art & Design

88–89

Diploma in Art & Design

90–91

Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

92–93

Extended Diploma in Art & Design

94–95

Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

96–97

Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail

98–99

Extended Diploma in Production Design for Performance*

100–101

International Foundation in Art, Design & Media

102–103

Pre-sessional English

104–105

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Acting & Performance BA (Hons)

108–109

Advertising BA (Hons)

110–111

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

112–113

Architecture BA (Hons)

114–115

Computer Animation Arts BA (Hons)

116–117

Computer Games Arts BA (Hons)

118–119

Computer Games Design* BA (Hons)

120–121

Computer Games Technology* BSc (Hons)

122–123

Contemporary Jewellery BA (Hons)

124–125

Creative Coding & Technology* BSc (Hons)

126–127

Design for Theatre, Film & Performance BA (Hons)

128–129

Digital Film & Screen Arts BA (Hons)

130–131

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

132–133

Fashion Atelier BA (Hons)

134–135


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

138–139

Fashion Journalism BA (Hons)

140–141

Fashion Management & Marketing BA (Hons)

142–143

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

144–145

Fashion Photography BA (Hons)

146–147

Fashion Promotion & Imaging BA (Hons)

148–149

Fashion Textiles: Print BA (Hons)

150–151

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

152–153

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

154–155

Fine Art BA (Hons)

156–157

Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork BA (Hons) (3-year/4-year*)

158–159

Graphic Communication BA (Hons)

160–161

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

162–163

Graphic Design: Visual Communications BA (Hons)

164–165

Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art BA (Hons)

166–167

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

168–169

Illustration & Animation BA (Hons)

170–171

Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons)

172–173

Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons)

174–175

Interior Craft & Decorative Art BA (Hons) (3-year*/4-year*)

176–177

Interior Styling & Design* BA (Hons)

178–179

Journalism & Media Production* BA (Hons)

180–181

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

182–183

Music Journalism BA (Hons)

184–185

Music Marketing & Promotion BA (Hons)

186–187

Music Performance BA (Hons)*

188–189

Music Production BA (Hons)*

190–191

Performance BA (Hons)*

192–193

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

194–195

Photography BA (Hons)

196–197

Product Design BA (Hons)

198–199

Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery BA (Hons)

200–201

Sports Fashion & Branding* BA (Hons)

202–203

Television & Media Production* BA (Hons)

204–205

Television Production BA (Hons)

206–207

Textiles for Fashion & interiors BA (Hons)

208–209

Graduate Diploma: Art & Design

210–211

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Fashion Buying Retail Management BA (Hons)

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Choosing the right journey for you 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? And 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 what subject you feel the most committed to and passionate about as a creative individual. How do you want to get there? – The diagram opposite illustrates the different Further and Higher Education routes available to you here at UCA, depending on entry requirements and your current or predicted qualifications and status. There are a number of routes you could take, depending on where you are now in your educational journey, and where you want to go. If you have GCSEs, but not A-Levels… – You can come straight to university aged 16, after completing your GCSEs. Our Diploma and 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 progression programme – see page 87 for more details.

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If you’ve completed your A-Level(s)… – Our Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies is globally recognised as bridging the gap between A-Levels and creative

degree courses. It will give you the opportunity to explore specialist disciplines that aren’t covered by the A-Level syllabus, such as crafts, fashion, graphic design and animation. 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. 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 a preparatory year at the start of the course so that you can 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. If you’re an international student and you need to develop your English language skills… – Our International Foundation in Art, Design & Media blends creative development with English Language Teaching – see page 102 for more information. If you are 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. Question? Ask us – For more information, come to one of our Open Days – see page 224 or visit uca.ac.uk/opendays – or ask us a question online: uca.ac.uk/ask-uca


*Not offered at UCA **The award title for this course is Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts.

Our courses

Pathways to undergraduate study & postgraduate study

Two years –

Two years –

Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

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

Extended Diploma (in Art & Design, Creative Media Production & Technology, Fashion Business & Retail, or Production Design for Performance**)

One year –

Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

Three or four years –

BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) Degree

One year –

One year –

International Foundation in Art, Design & Media

Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design

Undergraduate

One year –

Pre-degree and Foundation Studies

GCSE, Diploma or equivalent*

Masters Degree One year full-time MPhil/PhD Two to three years full-time

Employment

Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma One year full-time

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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 entry. The Guardian’s latest figures show that the average entry tariff achieved by students joining UCA in September 2016 was over 300 old UCAS tariff points when compared with our standard entry level of 220 old UCAS tariff points. Against that backdrop of academic excellence, our balanced 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 to study with us – 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, drawings/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. 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. It may be 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 you 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. Documenting 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 intoyour creative thought processes and approach to your subject, and demonstrating a clear rationale. Make 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 10–25 pieces of work in your portfolio, neatly mounted on white or off-white paper in either landscape

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or portrait format (not a mixture of both). Put 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. Should I include projects that haven’t been successful? – 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. 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. 82

We want to see your passion and commitment to your chosen area of study. 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. 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 online at uca.ac.uk/study for more details. But even if you’re not asked to supply a portfolio, if you have creative work you’d like to share as part of your application and interview 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. 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


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YouTube. We ask that all 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. 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 Open Day place at uca.ac.uk/opendays 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 online at uca.ac.uk/study/portfolio-advice, plus we’ll send you further guidance via our Applicant Portal once you have applied to study here.

Preparing for audition – You may have prepared a ‘classical’ and a ‘modern’ piece for audition. Perform the text you feel most comfortable with – it could be something you’ve written yourself, or some students choose text from a play or film. Please know the text thoroughly, the play or film it 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 are not just a test of performance skills but will reveal whether you have some aptitude for Acting & Performance 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 are happy for you to upload your audition piece to our Applicant Portal.

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Introduction to Pre-degree & Foundation Studies

Our pre-degree (Further Education) courses offer you the opportunity to explore the wide range of art, craft, design and media subject areas we offer – before choosing a specialism for undergraduate study. They allow you to discover your artistic strengths and expand your portfolio by exploring a wide range of subjects, including fashion, textiles, graphic design, fine art, animation, photography, film and media. The aim is to help you identify your particular area of interest and prepare you for the next stage of your creative arts education. Pre-degree courses – If you’ve completed GCSEs, a BTEC or A-Levels you can apply for one of our pre-degree courses, where 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, computing studios, print equipment and 3D design workshops, along with exceptional library and learning centres. See pages 55–59 for more information about our facilities,

resources and student services. The deadline for pre-degree applications starting in September 2018 is 31 March 2018. Diploma 2 Degree – We’re confident that our pre-degree courses instil the technical skills, creative eye and hard work ethic needed to succeed on an undergraduate degree – a view that’s supported by decades of student progression and achievement. This being the case, we offer a Diploma 2 Degree progression scheme which guarantees a place on a UCA degree course to all students who pass their pre-degree course and meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study. The process is really simple and stress-free, allowing you to bypass lengthy applications processes, and avoid incurring UCAS fees. There’s also no need for you to attend an interview. For further information, visit: uca.ac.uk/diploma2degree

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Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design

Youʼll develop or rediscover the skills and confidence needed for the art and design industry, expanding your opportunities for your next steps in your study or career path.

UCA Canterbury – One year part-time UCA Farnham – One year part-time UCA Rochester – One year part-time 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. If you don’t have a GCSE in English and/or mathematics grade A*- C and/or grade 4-9 you may be offered the opportunity to sit these. For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/access-canterbury For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/access-farnham

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If you’re returning to education and looking for a part-time art and design course, then UCA’s Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design is the perfect springboard to a degree course, a career change or progression in your existing career. Specifically tailored to those entering education after a break, our Access to Higher Education Diploma gives you the chance to explore a range of art and design subjects, whilst balancing other work or family commitments. 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 and Textiles, 3D Design, Lens-based Media and Visual Communications. Throughout your studies you’ll have your own dedicated studio space, as well as access to the same facilities as an undergraduate or postgraduate student. You’ll develop or rediscover the skills and confidence needed for the art and design industry, expanding your opportunities for your next steps in your study or career path. We offer our students a supportive environment with individual tutorials, educational visits, a range of lectures, and opportunities for live briefs and competitions. 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 industry experts. The Access to Higher Education Diploma is fully integrated with the Foundation Diploma and Extended Diploma – so you’ll be working within a wider creative community for sharing ideas, techniques and project concepts.


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Diploma in Art & Design

You’ll have access to the excellent facilities of a specialist creative university and the support of lecturers who are professional designers, artists and researchers.

Our Diploma in Art & Design at UCA Epsom gives you the opportunity to study within a university environment from the age of 16 or 17. As an equivalent to one-and-a-half A-Levels and designed to be taken after GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma, our course offers you a comprehensive and creative introduction to a range of art and design disciplines. You’ll experience a broad range of art and design activities throughout the course, enabling you to develop your skills and identify a direction for further study and career progression. You’ll be able to explore a range of materials, processes and techniques such as drawing, painting, 3D design and workshop practice, graphic design, and historical and contemporary studies in the first part of the course. Then you’ll go on to study a selection of compulsory and specialist units, including visual communication, fashion design, photography, visual studies, computer applications and public art. At the end of the year, you’ll have your own unique and varied portfolio to take you to the next step, whether it’s a step up to the Foundation Diploma or progressing onto year 2 of an Extended Diploma with us. You’ll have access to the excellent facilities of a specialist creative university and the support of lecturers who are professional designers, artists and researchers. While studying for the diploma you’ll be on campus for at least three days a week, working in a dedicated studio space. If you’re studying English and/or mathematics as part of your programme you’ll be attending for longer. The library and some workshops are available each day.

UCA Epsom – One year full-time Entry requirements: Normally a minimum of four 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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Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies

As the year progresses, youʼll have more freedom to specialise and direct your route through the course, resulting in an exhibition of your work at the end of the year and a unique and varied portfolio, ready for your undergraduate degree.

UCA Canterbury – One year full-time UCA Epsom – One year full-time UCA Farnham – One year full-time UCA Rochester – One year full-time Entry requirements: Normally one A-Level (or two AS-Levels) – minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points.

Designed for post A-Level students, our Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies prepares you for the progression from diploma to degree. You’ll spend the year exploring a range of creative subjects, giving you the time and creative inspiration to decide which area of art and design you’d like to specialise in when you come to choose your undergraduate degree. You’ll have access to our high-spec facilities and will be supported by teams of subject specialist lecturers – most lecturers are active within their own fields as professional designers, artists and researchers. Working in and amongst our undergraduate and postgraduate students as part of our uniquely creative community, you’ll be able to observe first-hand the range of degree options available to you. The first part of your year will be spent investigating different areas of art and design, identifying your strengths and personal interests to help you grow as an artist or designer. As the year progresses, you’ll have more freedom to specialise and direct your route through the course, resulting in an exhibition of your work at the end of the year and a unique and varied portfolio, ready for your undergraduate degree. As a foundation student, you’ll be on campus for at least three days a week with your own dedicated studio space. If you’re expected to be studying English and/or Maths as part of your programme, you’ll attend for longer.

OR Progression Diploma (Level 3) or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area. AND four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/foundation-canterbury For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/foundation-epsom For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/foundation-farnham

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Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Youʼll also take part in a live project, giving you an insight into the creative industries and the chance to work with studios or galleries such as the Turner Contemporary in Margate or Beaney Art Gallery in Canterbury.

UCA Canterbury – Two years full-time UCA Rochester – Two years full-time Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). OR an equivalent qualification (Level 2).

Do you have a passion for art, but feel restricted by how it’s taught at school? Our Extended Diploma in Art & Design offers you a unique opportunity to study on a practical art and design course within a university environment at the age of 16. At UCA, you’ll have access to the same facilities, studios and workshops as all our undergraduate and postgraduate students. And, as you’ll be studying at the second largest specialist arts university in the Europe, you’ll be working with some of the best equipment available. Equivalent to three A-Levels, the Extended Diploma is a two-year course which allows you to try out a wide range of art and design subjects or specialise directly before choosing a degree subject. You’ll spend the first year developing essential visual language skills, exploring a range of practical media, techniques and processes in an experimental manner. You’ll then combine this with research methods and critical enquiry in the context of creative practices such as Fine Art, Fashion Textiles, 3D Design, Lens-based Media (Photography and Film) and Visual Communication. You’ll also take part in a live project, giving you an insight into the creative industries and the chance to work with studios or galleries such as the Turner Contemporary in Margate or The Beaney Art Gallery in Canterbury. As you enter the second year, you’ll work alongside students from the Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies and Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design courses, and continue one of the specialisms as a pathway to focus on for the rest of the course. Don’t worry if you still need to get your English or mathematics GCSE – we’re committed to getting you ready for an undergraduate degree and your future career, so we hold classes in both subjects.

Applicants without GCSE English and/or mathematics may have to study them at UCA. For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/extended-diploma-canterbury

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Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Youʼll experience and interact with a broad spectrum of digital media - learn how to experiment with different materials and techniques, including digital design, animation, printmaking, photography, 3D workshop practice and drawing for design.

Take your interest in creative media to the next level and discover more about how it shapes our everyday lives. This dynamic, creative diploma will develop and nurture your design and media skills across a wide range of multimedia formats and is designed to cover most elements of media production and technology. Our facilities include the latest virtual reality and track lab technology. You can choose to study this two-year course either after completing your GCSEs or a Level 2 Diploma – our Extended Diploma is equivalent to studying for three A-Levels. You’ll experience and interact with a broad spectrum of digital media – learn how to experiment with different materials and techniques, including digital design, animation, printmaking, photography, 3D workshop practice and drawing for design. Our course also includes theoretical studies that are essential for practical work, helping you to work independently and develop your own creative ideas, interests and professional skills. At UCA we will support you in your transition from diploma to degree or employment – most students go on to study degrees with us such as Animation, Photography, Computer Games Arts or Television Production. We also 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.

UCA Rochester – Two years full-time Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). OR an equivalent qualification (Level 2). Applicants without GCSE English and/or mathematics may have to study them at UCA.

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Conor Barefiel – Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology UCA Rochester

This dynamic, creative diploma will develop and nurture your design and media skills across a wide range of multimedia formats.

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Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail*

Our two-year Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail at UCA Epsom will provide you with an introduction to the business and retail world of fashion taught in a university environment. Open to students aged 16 and over with a fashion, business or management interest, you’ll explore the fashion retail world and learn about the business through practical and theoretical projects, supporting your personal progression and helping you develop your skills. From global supply chains to merchandising and media marketing, you’ll learn about the business of fashion and retail, how to time manage and solve complex problems, as well as take responsibility for development and research. You’ll have full access to our high-quality facilities where you’ll work with other students and professionally trained academics and technicians with backgrounds in business, retail, fashion and design industries and experience working with major brands.

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In your first year you’ll learn about 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. During your second year, you’ll progressively specialise in an area that interests you where you’ll have the freedom to develop ideas and discover your personal strengths and abilities to present ideas

confidently. Most students will undertake a short placement to foster vocational and personal skills. You’ll have the opportunity at the end of your second year to progress to one of a number of related degree courses here at UCA with the skills you have learned, or you may decide to choose an exciting career path in the fashion retail industry. We offer our students a choice of several popular fashion and business-related degree courses that help you make valuable industry connections, where you’ll work with top fashion designers and brands through work experience placements and projects. Previous UCA graduates have been offered positions at Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Burberry.

UCA Epsom - Two years full-time Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English and one art, design, media, performance or technology related subject. OR an equivalent qualification (Level 2). Applicants without GCSE English and/or mathematics may have to study them at UCA. *Course subject to validation at time of print. For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/extended-diploma-fashion


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Cabrini Roy – Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies UCA Epsom

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Extended Diploma in Production Design for Performance*

During your studies youʼll discover fresh approaches to production, working in groups and with professionally trained academics and technicians to learn new techniques and captivate audiences.

Our two-year Extended Diploma offers you a single route in design for performance and a wider range of productions and events. We offer this course to students aged 16 and over who are interested in design for events such as theatre, dance, music, film, TV and a wide variety of street and community activities. Although you’ll gain an understanding of various performance genres, there isn’t a performance requirement within the course – instead, you’ll focus on technical and practical elements which will give you key information and insights about the principles of production and design. You’ll explore the design process both digitally and practically to support and enhance your personal growth and help you develop your study and vocational skills. During your studies you’ll discover fresh approaches to production, working in groups and with professionally trained academics and technicians to learn new techniques and captivate audiences. You’ll have full access to our high calibre facilities at our university campus, and will gain valuable feedback from tutorials and group discussions. During your first year, you’ll experience a range of activities and will be given the freedom to explore your own direction. At the end of the second year, you’ll then create an exciting final project to show what you’ve accomplished. By taking this course, you’ll be able to choose a creative direction where you can progress from diploma to degree within UCA or elsewhere, or pursue any future career in production or stage, music, film or entertainment industries.

UCA Rochester – Two years full-time

The award title for this course is Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts.

Entry requirements: Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including English and one art, design, media, performance or technology related subject. OR an equivalent qualification (Level 2). Applicants without GCSE English and/or mathematics may have to study them at UCA. *Course subject to validation at time of print.

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International Foundation in Art, Design & Media

Our International Foundation course celebrates the culture of each student whilst providing vital insight into Higher Education in the UK. We’re dedicated to preparing international students for an undergraduate degree in the UK – you’ll emerge from the course with the confidence and practical skills to study a creative subject at a more advanced level. The course is fully integrated with English language teaching, helping you to reach your IELTS target for undergraduate level study. Our Farnham campus is the ideal place to discover the rich arts heritage of this beautiful town and surrounding area, plus the course includes frequent visits to iconic cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the South Coast of England and to Amsterdam. Discover for yourself what makes the UK such an important place to study art and design, and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries.

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We have a student-to-staff ratio of just 15:1 which means you will benefit from a high level of tutor interaction, and can develop at your own pace. You’ll learn and practice specific art and design vocabulary in preparation for your undergraduate course. The course is highly practical and you will be in the studio every day, with embedded tasks developing your English proficiency in order to gain knowledge and confidence in your presentation, essay-writing and referencing skills.

The practical element of the International Foundation involves experimentation in a range of creative practices, such as fashion, graphics, moving image and crafts. We’ll give you your own studio space where you’ll be able to refine your abilities in a range of 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 a specific subject to pursue at undergraduate level.

UCA Farnham 24 or 29 weeks full-time Taught in three eight-week stages Entry requirements: 12 years of completed secondary school study with satisfactory grades – please see uca.ac.uk/international-study/equivalent-qualifications for specific requirements for your country. You must also provide a portfoliodemonstrating your creative potential. 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). January start uca.ac.uk/international-foundation-jan September start uca.ac.uk/international-foundation-sept


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Yuka Izuhara – International Foundation in Art, Design & Media UCA Farnham

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Pre-sessional English

We welcome students who speak English as a first or second language, and those who are simply new to a university environment.

Our Pre-sessional English language course is specifically designed to prepare you to study art and design at UCA. We offer 10-week and 5-week courses to improve your IELTS score by up to 1.0 to enable you to meet the language requirements for your main course of study. Pre-sessional English courses are available if you are progressing onto an undergraduate or postgraduate course, or the Graduate Diploma: Art & Design course with us. We also offer the International Foundation in Art, Design & Media with five or ten weeks of intensive English training. We welcome students who speak English as a first or second language, and those who are simply new to a university environment. Our EAP Tutors can help you to communicate effectively and creatively in your chosen field as well as develop intercultural skills. Come and learn with us to improve your academic English for art and design, enhance your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English, develop your research skills, increase your confidence and understand more about living and studying in the UK, all within the supportive and inspiring surroundings of our Farnham campus.

UCA Farnham – Ten-week course You can take this course if your IELTS score is 1.0 below your main UCA offer (September and January intakes) For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/pre-sessional

UCA Farnham – Five-week course You can take this course if your IELTS score is 0.5 below your main UCA offer (September and January intakes) For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/pre-sessional

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BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

“My first year on the Acting and Performance course has been exceptional. I have been to many drama schools and acting academies but they were missing one thing that our course has – acting experience.”

Our degree programme focuses on preparing actors to work and flourish, both on stage and on screen. Using the camera as a teaching and learning tool, this course offers a uniquely creative springboard for innovative and confident actors. You’ll graduate with all the practical, artistic and academic skills needed for a successful career in the competitive world of acting and performance. With a dual emphasis on recorded and live drama, you’ll be immersed in learning the core skills of voice and movement, along with the latest techniques for camera – self-taping, performance streaming – for microphone – both screen and radio - and a variety of stages. We’ll encourage you to draw on your own personality, interests and background in your explorations and performances too. With our strong track record for producing BAFTA and Oscar winners from across our disciplines – and with world-class film and TV studios at our Farnham campus – you’ll be encouraged to work closely with peers on other courses, including Film Production, Animation, Computer Games Arts and Music Composition. This way you’ll become part of our vibrant and collaborative creative community. Our partnership with Farnham Maltings – a leading performance venue located in the heart of Farnham – means you’ll also benefit from its network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including a variety of performance and rehearsal spaces, and a screening room. The course is practically based with a bias towards industry relevant assessment. Taught by lecturers with professional acting or directing experience, you’ll quickly learn what it takes to be an industry professional. Our degree course is designed by professionals to train contemporary actors, and our valuable industry links include connections with Drama UK, British Actors’ Equity, Farnham Maltings, and London venues for final year presentations.

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BA (Hons) Acting & Performance uca.ac.uk/courses/W410 UCA Farnham – Three years full-time 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 214 for more information. Where an audition is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. BA (Hons) Acting & Performance students

UCAS codes: C93/W410/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W410

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BA (Hons) Advertising

Taught by experienced practitioners with connections at senior levels of the industry, BA (Hons) Advertising offers you a unique opportunity to blend academic knowledge with professional experience. Supported by some of the world’s best-known advertising agencies, including BBH, Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi and Mother, our course continues to develop a mentoring scheme, giving you the chance to enter the industry more prepared and with a stronger advantage than most. With our comprehensive course, you’ll learn to tackle challenging briefs both creatively and strategically, using the latest tools and processes. You’ll develop a deep understanding of how theory and practice are linked together in real-world scenarios. Our aim is to teach you ways in which to become a creative problem causer and thinker; we want you to understand and deploy strategies that are focused and creative, becoming an independent, intelligent professional with the ability to grow and reflect.

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We’ll encourage you to explore outwardly, collaborating with fellow students to create fresh, attention-grabbing creative projects across a range of platforms. Within the wider UCA community you’ll find insight and knowledge from fellow artists in other disciplines such as fine artists, photographers, illustrators, filmmakers, poets, playwrights, novelists, fashion designers and architects.

By the end of the course, you’ll have built your own unique book of well-rounded ad campaigns, showcasing your strategic planning and creativity in art direction and copywriting. Throughout the course you’ll work to build specific skills in critical analysis, research, production and communication appropriate to the advertising industry, whilst also developing your creative and strategic thinking abilities. Equipped with a fantastic library and excellent support services, our Farnham campus provides the ideal environment for this course – close enough to London’s leading ad agencies and mentors to gain valuable industry knowledge and experience but set in an inspiring and creative environment surrounded by like-minded people.

UCA Farnham – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course. UCAS codes: C93/W218/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W218


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Hollie Anderson & Laura Boxall – BA (Hons) Advertising UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Animation

Our internationally revered alumni include over twenty Oscar and BAFTA winners, as well as numerous nominees and many other award winners who have maintained UCA’s reputation for creativity and innovation in a vibrant and ever expanding animation industry. From Peppa Pig, the Meerkats, and Fantastic Mr Fox, to Frankenweenie, Simon’s Cat, Hey Duggee, many of our students have gone on to become renowned animators, directors, filmmakers and producers in the world of animation. Established in 1972 by Academy Award winner Bob Godfrey as the UK’s first course to take an academic approach to animation, we pride ourselves on giving our students a comprehensive understanding of frame-by-frame image manipulation using the ever expanding range of creative techniques. Whether you want to make films using CGI software such as Autodesk Maya, use the latest 2D drawing processes or produce stop-motion films shot in our professionally equipped studios, you’ll be encouraged to follow your passions as you discover and develop your own creative approach to animation.

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Guided and supported by our team of highly experienced and well-connected tutors alongside a broad range of visiting industry professionals, you’ll discover that animation is so much more than making moving images. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of narrative, character development, movement, sound, and the full range of expressive and personal filmmaking techniques contemporary animation now uses.

As a long-established degree course, we’ve built an extensive network of industry connections, giving us access to high-profile visiting lecturers, commissions, competitions and exciting work-placement opportunities. Our industry links include Studio AKA, Cinesite, The Mill, Nexus, and the National Film and TV School. Animation is one of the most significant and rapidly expanding media fields. An enormous range of career opportunities exist in animation, from the traditional techniques of animation storytelling to drawn, model and CGI animation. Typical careers in the industry include directors, producers, animators, editors, character designers, production designers, pre-vis artists, compositors, and storyboard artists.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W615/F Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W617/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W615 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W617


BA (Hons) Animation uca.ac.uk/courses/W615 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W617

Top: Jess Lester – BA (Hons) Animation UCA Farnham

Bottom: Sabby Surrey – BA (Hons) Animation UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Architecture

With the space and freedom to embrace and debate the future, you’ll develop new ways of thinking through design practice.

Top right: Emily Martin – BA (Hons) Architecture UCA Canterbury

Bottom right: Jordan Whitewood-Neal – BA (Hons) Architecture UCA Canterbury

UCA Canterbury – Three 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 128 UCAS tariff points and five GCSEs grade A*-C and/or 9-4 including English and Maths – see page 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/K100/C For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/K100

Studying at the Canterbury School of Architecture at UCA is a lively, progressive and creative experience that will enable you to learn from a group of more than fifty highly successful and dedicated architects, designers and engineers. This course is ranked in the top five Architecture courses in the Guardian’s University Guide 2017. Developing your creativity will include experimenting with all the elements of architecture – from drawing and modelling, through to full-size project making, creating exhibitions and deployment in public spaces. You’ll also develop digital skills through the use of high-calibre technology and software. ARB prescribed and RIBA validated, this degree course will also offer you a thorough introduction to architectural management, practice and law, and prides itself on its creative collaborations. Giving you the chance to work with cultural institutions and businesses as well as the Canterbury School of Architecture’s overseas partners, our exciting and frequently updated projects will involve you in contemporary issues and in live projects, providing you with invaluable, profession-based industry experience. You’ll study in large, light and airy, dedicated studios on this highly practical course. With the space and freedom to embrace and debate the future, you’ll develop new ways of thinking through design practice. An industry mentoring scheme is also available and our excellent student-to-staff ratio will help you to build your portfolio and CV, ready for the professional workplace. Our School of Architecture also offers progression to a fully-validated UCA MArch in Architecture. Our alumni have secured rewarding careers nationally and internationally for more than 60 years – many of our graduates typically progress to one-year paid placements at architects’ offices, before continuing their studies at Masters level. Recent employment opportunities have included working at offices of Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Will Alsop, and Sauerbruch Hutton, as well as local architects’ practices such as Clague Architects and Lee Evans Partnership, both of which are located in Canterbury.


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BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts

“Three years ago, I was a student who knew nothing about 3D practices, Maya or animation, now I have recently graduated with a First in Computer Animation Arts and have produced and directed my own animation short. I feel as a person and as an artist I have developed tremendously and am finally going along the right path for me.” Anthony Faulkner Graduated 2016

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/W281/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W281

Driven by the world’s seemingly limitless demands for creative and original CG content, our Computer Animation Arts degree offers you an outstanding launch pad for an exciting career in this rapidly evolving industry. Throughout the course you’ll discover how to use animation specific software – whilst also harnessing more traditional art materials. Our course focuses predominantly on art and design, with an additional emphasis on the fundamentals of production design, so you’ll graduate from UCA as a skilled artist in both 2D and 3D. We’ll train you to become an experienced, proficient software user, helping you to develop a well-rounded skillset highly sought after by employers in the animation industry and associated creative sectors. You’ll explore the broad variety of pathways offered by this discipline, including concept art, story development, character design, and animation and film, as well as developing a rich understanding of art and cultural history. You’ll have access to a dedicated baseroom and computer suites, as well as high-tech software such as Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, and the Adobe Creative Suite – so you’ll be given all the tools you’ll need to really explore your design ingenuity and push your creative boundaries. Graduates of our Computer Animation Arts course leave UCA equipped with an array of transferable skills, helping them to secure careers with big industry names such as Industrial Light and Magic, Game Studios, Framestore and Glassworks, Dovetail Games, and Blue Zoo. They also enter a variety of fields within the industry such as visual effects; toy, character, and game design; as well as freelancing.

Top right: Anthony Faulkner – BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts UCA Rochester

Bottom right: Sam Cannon – BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts UCA Rochester


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BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts

“The experience on the course has been incredible. Not only have I made friends for life, but I also found something that I have a major passion for.”

The UK is one of the leading global centres of the games industry and is recognised as a dynamic birthplace for new ideas and emerging talent. Located less than ten miles from the country’s largest games hub in Guildford, and right on London’s doorstep, we offer our students a wealth of opportunity and expertise in the rapidly growing computer games arts field. You’ll join a vibrant community of practitioners that actively seeks creative challenges, embraces experimentation and encourages independent thinking. Supported by our team of experienced lecturers and practitioners, you’ll study a balance of theory and practice in a series of key topics covering art skills and observational drawing. You’ll explore interactive digital environments, 3D and 2D concept and asset development/production, current tools and technologies, games design disciplines, theory and context, and commercial perspectives. You’ll also learn industry methodologies such as Agile Development and sketchbook development, completing a major project demonstrating a working game environment, and creating an extensive and bespoke portfolio. Our students have access to outstanding industry software such as Autodesk, Maya, Quixel Suite, Zbrush, Unity3D, XNA, Adobe CC, a sound production studio with Pro Tools, 3D rapid prototyping, film and animation facilities. You’ll also have access to production cameras, workshops and digital editing studios. Whether your ambition is to become a games concept artist, designer, 3D modeller or concept/texture artist, this degree offers you the perfect springboard into the industry. Using the skills gained with us, our graduates have progressed into employment in both AAA console titles and indie games development (PC, iOS and Android), in the fastest growing and most exciting sectors in the digital creative industries.

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Andrew Thompson Graduated 2016

UCA’s Computer Games Arts degree has access to some of the biggest names in industry including Sony, EA, Super Massive Games, Ubisoft, and Rebellion.


BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts uca.ac.uk/courses/W280 UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information.

Kuba Grzybowski – BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts UCA Farnham

Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W280/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W280

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BA (Hons) Computer Games Design*

BA Computer Games Design allows you to apply your skill and creativity within the growing computer games industry and beyond. Through this course we particularly value an entrepreneurial indie attitude, aiming to challenge convention and help form the future of gaming.

Youʼll learn from internationally renowned lecturers, many of whom are currently commissioned in industry on innovative technology/design projects.

Students on our Computer Games Design course will take a broad approach to the specialism and may incorporate games technology and design into other related disciplines – for example architecture, fine art, illustration or graphic design. You’ll be part of a creative community with strong external networks, but there will be a strong focus on your own individual approach to game design as you develop a broad range of skills that underpin your chosen area of specialism. You’ll learn from internationally renowned lecturers, many of whom are currently commissioned in industry on innovative technology/design projects. Our Rochester campus has excellent facilities dedicated to Computer Games with high-end PCs and Macs running software including Unity and Unreal 3D Editor, CGI Autodesk Entertainment suite, Adobe Master Collection, ZBrush, Andriod tablet dev kit and Swift for iOS. The course also has access to shared resources including 3D workshops and laser-cutting, as well as photography and printmaking.  There are fantastic career opportunities for graduates of Computer Games Design, with the option to develop entrepreneurially into fields beyond the creative arts – for example, educational and therapeutic games and games for rehabilitation. There’s an opportunity to study abroad during your second year with guidance from the university.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. 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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UCAS codes: C93/I620/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/I620

Right: Martin Garnett – BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts, UCA Farnham


BA (Hons) Computer Games Design

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BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology*

Career routes are plentiful in the computer games industry, which is growing at a record pace.

Our BSc Computer Games Technology course allows you to apply your technical skills and creativity within the growing computer games industry and beyond. We like slick, first-person shooters but we also like ‘serious games’ – we’re interested in how games technology can be used for rehabilitation and therapy, training and education, as well as how it can inform other creative disciplines such as film and architecture. Founded on the principle of User-Centred Design (UCD), you’ll learn how to consider users throughout every stage of the design and development process. This ethos differs from other design approaches in that you’ll explicitly set out to design outcomes for how users can, want or need to use the games – we don’t force them to change their behaviour to accommodate us. You’ll explore how users’ requirements are established and refined through investigative methods, including ethnographic study, contextual inquiry, prototyping and usability testing.  Our Computer Games Technology course sits alongside the established and highly regarded BA Computer Games Arts course – this provides you with extra opportunities to collaborate with your peers on Computer Games Arts through linked projects that mirror industry team development.  The computer games industry requires individuals with a high level of practical skills, technical knowledge and experience, and our BSc Computer Games Technology course creates graduates who go above and beyond.

UCA Farnham – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points and five GCSEs grade A*-C and/or 9-4 including English Language, Maths (grade B or above) and Science or Physics (grade B or above). – see page 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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UCAS codes: C93/G450/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/G450

Career routes are plentiful in the computer games industry, which is growing at a record pace – with London and the South East hosting 48% of the UK gaming industry, our Farnham campus is ideally located at the centre of this exciting industry.


BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology uca.ac.uk/courses/G450

Top: Kuba Grzybowski – BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts UCA Farnham

Right: Sam Eastwick – BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery

This exciting course focuses on individual creative expression, giving you the chance to design and create innovative jewellery based on your own research and material exploration. Learning through making with a wide range of materials and processes, you’ll be equipped with the confidence, technical skills and flexibility to take risks and to redefine jewellery. We foster a supportive environment, which is stimulating and challenging. The teaching team are practicing designer-makers, all highly regarded within their respected professions, ensuring that the course content is constantly evolving and is responsive to the latest professional demands. With additional support from specialist technical staff, you’ll have the opportunity to harness a host of design processes whilst investigating different materials, including metal, plastic, silicone, wood, ceramics, and digital technology – including laser cutting and 3D printing. You’ll learn how to develop and realise your ideas and designs, developing confidence in making and testing them, alongside learning basic techniques of drawing, research, design, computer aided design and theoretical skills to help you explore design projects to their full potential. With access to excellent workshops and your own workspace, you’ll work alongside like-minded designers and makers in a stimulating creative studio environment at our Rochester campus, where innovation and excellence are encouraged. 94

Right: Leah Wadey – BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery UCA Rochester

Through individual and collaborative work you’ll explore diverse ways of approaching the design process and learn through a series of stimulating projects, producing ambitious, creative and individual work. You’ll have the time and space to speculate; to test boundaries and take risks, developing your wide knowledge of materials, refining your technical skills and developing new ones, you’ll also take part in live projects and competitions. In the third year you’ll develop your collection for exhibition, establish a professional portfolio, as well as an online presence. The course also participates in the New Designers exhibition in London for graduating students. An additional ‘International Year’ study/ work placement abroad option is available between second and third year study and a European study trip is organised each year and is open to all year groups. Our graduates have progressed to a variety of professional roles, including becoming designer-makers, designing, working for jewellery manufacturers, marketing, retail and teaching whilst others have chosen to embark on postgraduate study. UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W700/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W700


BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery

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BSc (Hons) Creative Coding & Technology*

Working alongside artists, architects and coders, you’ll develop a great balance of rigour, expertise and imagination.

From the rapid emergence of virtual reality to architectural design, film sets and TV studios, creative coding and new technologies are presenting exciting and untold possibilities to the world of design. Our Creative Coding and Technology course will enable you to create and shape the world around you, while developing your skills and understanding of computational design and the interactive arts. Through a unique blend of cutting-edge digital research, designing and making, you’ll develop an understanding of the designer’s role in society and learn how creative coding can work as a catalyst for change. As part of our School of Architecture, you’ll benefit from our teaching staff’s broad knowledge and experience in making, fabricating and spatial thinking.  You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable skills in creative thinking and communication, and explore the structures and vocabulary of contemporary programming languages. We’ll give you ample opportunity to put your learning into practice and you’ll develop an understanding of design processes and business management.  With our academic staff offering their expert support, you’ll explore different technology and coding techniques to understand where your strengths lie, whilst also having access to state-of-the-art technology – including laser cutters, 3D printers and room scale VR equipment – through our FabLAB and TrakLAB.  You’ll be encouraged to collaborate, socialise and share ideas with our unique community of creative students and our renowned teaching team of industry-experienced professionals. 

UCA Canterbury – Three years full-time Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the standard entry requirements for the course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/W290/C For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W290

Employers often comment on the breadth of skills that UCA graduates offer. Working alongside artists, architects and coders, you’ll develop a great balance of rigour, expertise and imagination – you’ll be able to critically evaluate and learn the secret to great design, preparing you for career opportunities in fields such as interaction, exhibit and experience design.


BSc (Hons) Creative Coding & Technology

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Virtual reality lab UCA Canterbury


BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Film & Performance

Our Design for Theatre, Film & Performance course will fully prepare you for a career in this exciting sector – where designers and makers collaborate with directors, actors and a wide range of technically trained creatives to deliver dynamic environments for theatre, film and new multi-media platforms. Whether working at a small scale with non-traditional performance locations, or on a larger scale in art direction for film or events, this course will enable you to develop an individual artistic vision as well as the capacity to cross over into commercial areas of performance design. You’ll build a solid foundation to your skills through our wide range of workshops, demonstrations, and project briefs – where hands on problem solving will strengthen your artistic direction. Supported by experienced senior lecturers, a wide range of specialists, and leading professionals within performance design and making, you’ll learn the essentials of design interpretation to support live or recorded performances. This will include working within traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces, model making, production design and art direction for film, technical drawing, scenic painting, costume making and prop making.

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Our dedicated workshops within our Rochester campus offer you a fantastic range of the latest facilities, including equipment for metal work, woodwork, casting, resin and plaster work, as well as access to laser cutters, 3D printing

Top right: Rebecca Hallen – BA (Hons) Creative Arts for Theatre & Film UCA Rochester

Bottom right: Megan Krull – BA (Hons) Creative Arts for Theatre & Film UCA Rochester

facilities and specialist costume rooms. The ability to be hands on with your problem solving will strengthen your individual artistic direction. We offer a range of interpretative opportunities where your leadership skills will begin to drive key aims and personal objectives. Project briefs will replicate industry practise, supporting you to find work experience beyond the University, either through a placement or externally commissioned projects. This may include: the making of scenic elements; working in wardrobe; property making; and scenic painting on productions in theatre and film, both regionally and nationally. We also encourage you to develop extended projects in your chosen specialism, in preparation for well-attended graduate exhibitions on campus, as well as showcase events in London.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W440/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W440


BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Film & Performance

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BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts

“In the beginning I always heard everyone else’s opinion and changed my work to make everyone happy. These days my ideas come with a backup of reasoning, research and sheer confidence.” Rachel Bramley Year 3

Digital Film & Screen Arts (DFSA) is an exhilarating and pioneering course with a track record for nurturing raw talent and supporting our students’ transformation into digital specialists. Our graduates leave us with exceptional technical ability and artistic vision and they go on to ground-breaking achievements in the creative industries. Whether you want to become a filmmaker, an artist or choose a career with a range of digital skills, as are now widely desired by employers, DFSA gives you the freedom to experiment and develop those creative, critical and transferrable skills that will give you the ability to stand out and even revolutionise digital content as we know it. With our extensive professional facilities and studios at your disposal, you’ll explore a variety of concepts and skills in still and moving image by undertaking exciting practical projects and tasks. Studies will include digital film making, photography, visual effects, sound design, expanded film and installation art, dance film and interactivity. You may also create music videos, animation, documentary or fact-based film and short dramas that challenge convention. The emphasis of this course is on combining new ideas with creative exploration; to investigate and push the limits of advancing digital technology – from cinema and television, to online video platforms, mobile and beyond. Careers are varied and include film and video direction, cinematography, sound recording and design, producers and production managers, digital film editors, visual effects artists, CGI animators, games designers, phone app creators and experimental film and video artists.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/W690/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W690

This course has produced a host of distinguished alumni, including national award winners. Recent graduates have gone on to work for Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop in Los Angeles, the BBC, C4, Cartoon Network and Boomerang and post production companies Double Negative, The Mill, and Framestore. Many graduates have also started their own successful companies such as Kode, Iron Box and BrightStem.


BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts uca.ac.uk/courses/W690

Top: Chloe Wilson, Mohammed Sahir Rahman, Rob Adams – BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts UCA Farnham

Bottom: Rob Adams – BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts UCA Farnham 101


BA (Hons) Fashion

With an emphasis on art-based thinking, our BA Fashion course will help you to build a wide portfolio of creative and technical skills, as well as nurturing your own professional design identity – fully immersing you in the fashion world and preparing you for a career in a fast-paced industry. We’ll encourage you to explore new ways of thinking, giving you the freedom to explore and express your individuality within fashion design, whilst also developing an intellectual and critical view of the fashion industry. Based in our fashion studios – which are kitted out with facilities for design, drawing, pattern-cutting, pressing and sewing – you’ll be working with a close-knit hub of likeminded creative individuals, simulating the industry’s collaborative workroom vibe.

UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W230/E Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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.

Our course will provide you with a firm foundation in fashion history and theory, covering a range of fashion and design concepts, providing you with an understanding of how these relate to your own work and creative thinking. An emphasis on drawing and illustration will help you professionally communicate your ideas to industry, and the compulsory work placement during your second year will give you the opportunity to put it all into practice and discover the area of fashion that most appeals to you. Fashion at UCA Epsom has outstanding relationships with a range of household fashion brands that our students work with year after year. You’ll particularly benefit from our strong industry links in Year 2, when you’ll secure your own work placement, as well as having opportunities to work on live briefs set by companies such as Red or Dead, Warehouse and Ralph Lauren. You’ll also have the chance to enter competitions with these brands throughout your degree.

The standard entry requirements for this course are 64 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W236/E

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For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W230 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W236

Right: Lisa Crook – BA (Hons) Fashion UCA Epsom


BA (Hons) Fashion

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BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier

“Each project on the course has a generally open brief, allowing us to form concepts that inspire us individually, which is something I really appreciate as it allows our creativity and research to explode in the best possible way.” Bryony Selway Year 3

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/W237/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W237

Our unique Fashion Atelier course enjoys an international reputation for producing talented, ambitious and dedicated graduates. As the only course of its kind, Fashion Atelier at UCA is a very practical degree that develops and refines the skills required for the design studio and atelier workshop. Providing an innovative approach to experimentation and realisation, along with a focus and depth of learning on specialist technical and creative skills for the industry, the course is based on the traditions of craftsmanship, combined with a forward-thinking approach to technical and design innovation. During this degree, you’ll learn the skills needed for handcraft tailoring and couture-inspired fashion to inform contemporary design for the modern wardrobe. These include specialist draping techniques, creative pattern cutting, bespoke tailoring and three-dimensional realisation, including specialist finishing techniques, as well as design communication skills such as illustration and computer-aided design. You’ll have access to spacious dedicated design, pattern cutting and production studios with specialist facilities. Our team of highly skilled staff and well-respected visiting practitioners will offer you a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you develop a range of tangible and transferable skills that have real industry value. Our Fashion Atelier course at UCA has strong links within the industry, allowing students to collaborate on projects, including participating in high-profile competitions with organisations such as the British Fashion Council. These links will be particularly valuable for the placement module in Year 2, which offers you the chance to gain invaluable industry experience. We enjoy close connections with brands such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph & Russo, Erdem, Max Mara, Alexander McQueen and Céline. These industry leaders, along with many more, often employ our graduates.


BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier uca.ac.uk/courses/W237

Tessa Johnson – BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier UCA Rochester

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BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management

“The breadth of content and different approaches to assignments has not only made the course really interesting but has helped me develop my report writing skills as well as presentation skills.” Nabeel Hassan Year 3

Retail is a highly dynamic and fast-moving industry. Graduates who are passionate about fashion and also have strong business acumen, specialist management expertise and a creative approach to retail are in high demand. Our Fashion Buying Retail Management degree stands out for its creative and entrepreneurial approach to fashion management issues. Encompassing an extensive range of fashion retailing areas including marketing and PR, finance, HR, sourcing and supply chains, buying and merchandising, and operations management, you will get to grips with key elements of the industry. This course allows you to combine your interests in the fashion industry and business management in a perfect blend of creative flair and business insight. It provides you with the expertise to thrive in a career throughout fashion retail, providing an inside view into retail operations, fashion marketing and PR, fashion supply chain and logistics, and buying and merchandising. With access to high quality facilities and the opportunity to work alongside other creative fashion students at UCA, you’ll benefit from a clear teaching focus on creative thinking within fashion retail management, as well as quick and regular personal academic feedback from the industry experts who run the course. UCA has strong links to an exciting list of major fashion retailers – through our industry networks and collaborations, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake your second year work placement with leading businesses, brands and fashion retailers. The course covers a mix of creative work as well as more analytical and written work, giving you the opportunity to develop your skills in both areas.

UCA Rochester – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information.

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UCAS codes: C93/WN2F/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WN2F


BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

“I was given the opportunity to meet so many inspirational people, explore myself as a designer and visit some amazing places. UCA has the best facilities and also taught me how to work and how the fashion industry operates.” Lauren Ward Graduated 2015

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W233/R UCA Rochester – Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W238/R

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For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W233 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W238

Our award-winning Fashion Design course has built an international reputation for producing professional, highly talented and skilled design graduates. Nurtured by professional design staff with abundant and varied industry experience, you’ll work in a creative, supportive environment that will help you develop your individual design identity. With access to the latest technology in fully equipped dedicated studio spaces, you’ll master all the industry skills needed to make it as a successful fashion designer. We’ll encourage you to tackle live briefs, working with well-known brands such as Reiss, Warehouse and Tommy Hilfiger, and give you the chance to show off your work at high-profile international events such as Graduate Fashion Week – where UCA excels every year. We pride ourselves in having no house style – so you’ll have the freedom to establish your own creative identity, supported by a community of like-minded peers from disciplines across the creative industries. Situated on London’s doorstep, you’ll also have easy access to one of the world’s biggest fashion capitals, where you can benefit from our extensive industry connections for work experience opportunities and for enhancing your career prospects after graduation. As a final year student, you’ll have the opportunity to have your collection shown on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week where we also have a stand presenting final year portfolios. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in a variety of industry competitions. Many students have had competition success in the past, including Best Womenswear Collection and Gold for Overall Best Collection at Graduate Fashion Week. We have also had finalists in the Fashion Awareness Direct Competition for five consecutive years, and finalists in the National Tailoring and Design Awards.


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Maurice Connolly – BA (Hons) Fashion Design UCA Rochester


BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism

Fashion journalists communicate breaking news, future trends and industry issues to the public. Whether reporting from a front row seat at a designer fashion show, interviewing a celebrity in a new retail campaign or uncovering what really happens in the sweatshops of developing countries, the life of a fashion journalist is stimulating and fast-paced. This dynamic and highly creative course encourages you to explore the vast communication landscape of fashion and lifestyle media, whilst equipping you with the journalistic skills needed to become a versatile and creative fashion communicator. The course’s unique philosophy revolves around the idea of the voice – training and finding the voice in Year 1, developing and widening that voice in Year 2, and expressing and promoting each individual voice’s unique attributes in Year 3. Over the three years, you’ll build a portfolio of work of various styles and techniques across a range of markets and communication platforms. You’ll develop skills through individual and collaborative work in both studio and industry environments, including a work placement and live project briefs. The course ulminates in a graduate portfolio demonstrating each individual’s skills and interests.

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The course is taught by practicing journalists and editors with a wide range of skills and experience in print, online and digital editorial and publishing. They have worked for brands such as The Independent, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, iD, Fantastic

Man, The Gentlewoman, Vogue, FHM and Time Out. Fashion Journalism at our Epsom campus enjoys close links with both the fashion and creative industries, benefiting from visiting speakers and guest lecturers such as editors, fashion editors, PR agencies, fashion photographers and stylists. Our students obtain work placements with some of the leading titles in the industry such as Elle, Vogue and Dazed & Confused, as well as independent magazines, PR agencies, model agencies, high street brands and fashion designers. This course doesn’t just produce writers and journalists, but also marketing and PR professionals, copywriters, digital and social media content managers, along with graduates who set up their own magazines, available on the newsstand.

UCA Epsom – Three years full-time 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/WP25/E For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WP25


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Anya Shaw – BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism UCA Epsom

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Eleanor Codlin – BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism UCA Epsom

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BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing

Right from the start your skills are developed in fashion buying, merchandising, fashion forecasting, management strategies, PR and marketing, and fashion branding and international business.

The fashion industry is dynamic, highly competitive and critical to the growth and development of the global economy. As such, it needs graduates who can respond creatively and effectively to its constantly evolving challenges and opportunities. This innovative, award-winning course has strong industry links and moves in tandem with a fast-paced fashion world, providing students with the latest up-to-date knowledge, excellent transferable skills, and a high employability rate. Promoting creative thinking within a commercial context, the course focuses on the realities of the fashion industry, placing emphasis on business acumen and strategic planning. Right from the start your skills are developed in fashion buying, merchandising, fashion forecasting, management strategies, PR and marketing, and fashion branding and international business. The course will help you to develop industry-level communication skills through report writing, graphic presentation and professional pitches, entering the global fashion world from a creative business perspective. With comprehensive experience across Fashion Management & Marketing and creative business skills, you’ll be perfectly positioned to embark on a career in the fashion industry. As part of the course, you’ll enjoy benefits from our industry links and events such as London Fashion Week and Graduate Fashion Week. Our connections include Hugo Boss, Burberry, ASOS Marketing, Prada and Liberty of London. Our graduates are highly employable and possess the essential skills relevant to the fashion management industry. Past UCA graduates have progressed careers with brands such as The Future Laboratory, Topshop, Ralph Lauren, Harrods, and Net-a-Porter.

UCA Epsom – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. Portfolios are not compulsory for this course.

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UCAS codes: C93/WN2N/E For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WN2N


BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing uca.ac.uk/courses/WN2N

Adriana Facsko – BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing UCA Epsom

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Right: Shannon McGrath – BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion UCA Rochester

BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion

Fashion Media & Promotion at our Rochester campus gives you the professional and intellectual versatility, contacts and know-how to succeed in the exciting multi-billion pound global fashion media and promotion industries.

The course also provides you with insight and knowledge from various visiting professionals: Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, NET-A-PORTER, FAULT, Wallpaper, WIRED magazine, Lamb To Slaughter and On/Off London Fashion Shows.

Our range of experienced and friendly professionals – all of whom are active in the fashion and media industries – will provide you with a deep understanding of how fashion works and how to promote concepts through all forms of media including fashion photography, fashion film, publications, digital marketing, public relations and social media.

PROOF is a course publication created by students, staff and alumni and it tells the FMP story by showcasing workshops and final pieces of work.

With access to dedicated photographic studios and fully equipped Mac suite, you’ll undertake fashion shoots on location, create your own publications, and develop your creative writing, photography and art direction skills. You can start to map your own specialist skills by developing a fashion film for an emerging designer, or an experimental or concept fashion film; investigate and audit a fashion brand’s use of social media; and undertake a work placement to suit your skills and aspirations. You’ll also get the opportunity to exhibit your work to potential employers at Graduate Fashion Week and at our Fashion Media & Promotion Graduate Exhibition.

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Working within industry is embedded into all three years of the course. With live project briefs throughout the course, you’ll benefit from our connections with fashion brands such as Marks & Spencer, Next, River Island, with fashion media such as Wonderland and SHOWstudio and with fashion PR agencies such as Modus and Exposure.

By the end of the course you’ll be a commercially aware, innovative storyteller with a confident knowledge of the fashion industry, a wealth of contacts and the professional skills required by today’s global fashion media and promotion industries.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W226/R Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W227/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W226 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W227


BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion

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BA (Hons) Fashion Photography

As a student of Fashion Photography at UCA Rochester, you’re given both the knowledge and facilities to explore your own areas of interest and inspiration, so you’ll establish your unique voice and a sustainable photographic practice within the creative industries. Working in the globally renowned Rochester Photography Department, you’ll be able to forge connections across alternate disciplines, both within the department and with the prestigious School of Fashion at UCA. With outward-facing commissions, strong industry and alumni connections, and shared visiting lecturer programmes with the BA (Hons) Photography course, you’ll leave with a strong, competitive knowledge of both technical and conceptual theories essential to the working environment.  You’ll be encouraged by our team of internationally renowned, research-active academics and professionals to produce fresh, highly creative and provocative work for both course and independent projects. You’ll be given access to the extensive network of connections on offer from tutors, alumni, visiting lecturers and postgraduate Photography students, to accommodate a strong foundation in the photographic industry. 

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You’ll be encouraged to approach your practice in new, interesting and exciting projects to become visually literate and conscientious contributors to our increasingly image-led world. You’ll have access to two photographic studios, film processing suites, colour and black and white darkrooms, professional digital processing suites and cutting-edge equipment.

Through industry-facing project briefs, strong links with practitioners at multiple levels, portfolio reviews, visiting lecturers, studio visits, and a notable series of course publications and annual exhibitions, you’ll have multiple opportunities to gain valuable contacts and experience within the world of photography. Some of our industry contacts include Carl Lyttle – a 3D specialist photographer, Burnham Niker – a leading photography agency, Getty Images, 125 Magazine, and the Association of Photographers. Our graduates have landed roles in a dazzling range of fields, including fashion, editorial, advertising, fine art, production and post-production, digital imaging, video editing, art buying and direction, picture editing and research, image management, and marketing.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W645/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W645


BA (Hons) Fashion Photography uca.ac.uk/courses/W645

Georgia Plomer, Hayleigh Love, Molly Hill – BA (Hons) Fashion Photography UCA Rochester

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BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging

Our dedicated academic staff are active fashion practitioners within this sector and act as nurturing and supportive guides, treating you as a fashion professional from the outset.

Welcoming creative thinkers, UCA’s Fashion Promotion & Imaging degree fuses the essential, practical and experiential skills to help focus and develop your ambitions, and launch your career in the ever-changing, constantly evolving fashion industry. The syllabus encompasses and reflects this dynamic sector by introducing a selection of pathway choices; uniquely, we allow you to design and tailor the curriculum to your personal strengths and interests. You’ll cover subject areas such as photography and styling, visual communication and creative marketing. You’ll learn the practice of fashion promotion and image creation in a wider cultural context, whilst also exploring the interconnection between specialisms and fashion theory. All skills taught on the course are transferable, and directly align to different areas of the industry. We encourage and support work placement opportunities and also offer study abroad options to host institutions such as AMFI – Amsterdam Fashion Institute, IED Barcelona and the Whitehouse Institute in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Our dedicated academic staff are active fashion practitioners within this sector and act as nurturing and supportive guides, treating you as a fashion professional from the outset. Lecturers share their own work, encourage group collaboration and offer critiques.

Right: Christina Van Harten – BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging UCA Epsom UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/WN65/E For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WN65

The course is highly regarded in the fashion world and as such, we have forged strong industry connections that our students can benefit from, including Lazy Oaf, Volt Magazine, BBH, Warehouse, and LSN Global. Our graduates have secured rewarding career positions working as fashion editors, art directors, trend researchers, sponsorship managers, illustrators, filmmakers, film editors, and graphic designers. Follow us on Instagram @fpiepsom


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BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print

“The second year was a really important year for me as I was able to make connections with people in the industry.” Cariss Pointon Year 3

For a successful career in today’s fashion textiles industry, designers need to be highly creative, cutting-edge and adaptable. Based in an open studio environment, with your own personal studio space, our innovative course offers you the freedom to explore print through a wide range of design-led projects, allowing you to combine traditional, hand crafted textile techniques with the latest digital technology. Our specialist digital textile lab, with three printers, provides high-quality print for a wide variety of fabrics including cottons, silks, wools, synthetics and leathers. The textiles print room has a dye lab, screen-printing tables, screen separation and preparation, fabric processing and cloth-dying equipment. Our pattern and production workshops are equipped with Gerber digitised pattern cutting technology, industrial sewing machines and embroidery machines. During the course you’ll develop the visual, creative and practical skills you need 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. With our experienced staff, we’ll train you to achieve professional standards, and you’ll also have the chance to work on live industry projects, as well as work and exhibit internationally.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/W231/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W231

Our professional links provide you with a well-rounded experience and potential contacts for post-graduation. These range from Alexander McQueen and Peter Pilotto, to Quex Park Museum and Westcott Studios. Our graduates have gone on to secure positions at many fashion and textile brands such as Jimmy Choo, Monsoon, Beetlejuice, and House of Fraser, working in many key areas including textile design for clothes, CAD design for printed textiles, interior and exterior print applications, design forecasting, and fabrics and print products.


BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print uca.ac.uk/courses/W231

Sianne Natt – BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print UCA Rochester Photo: Sam Chick

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Right: Group work – BA (Hons) Film Production UCA Farnham

BA (Hons) Film Production

As a creative arts university, we have built an enviable reputation in the film world – producing over twenty Oscar and BAFTA winners. Our high-profile alumni network has contributed to multiple global movie successes, including Star Wars, Godzilla, James Bond, Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, Lilting and Pride. We believe in learning through doing, which is why this course is 75% practical and 25% theoretical. From the very beginning, you’ll become part of a close-knit creative team, making films exactly as you would in the film industry. This team ethos will help you fully explore the different aspects of filmmaking and establish yourself in a key specialist role, such as producing, production design, screenwriting, directing, cinematography, editing or sound. At UCA, we offer one of the few courses where you can still combine the latest digital techniques with traditional filmmaking. We have a long tradition of training aspiring filmmakers on 16mm film. This has a proven effectiveness for developing visual literacy and fostering the discipline and planning that will help you excel. You’ll graduate from this course with a strong portfolio of work, with sought-after specialist skills and the practical filmmaking experience that employers are looking for. The experience of studying film with like-minded people in a specialist arts environment will fuel your creativity and give you a wide network of invaluable contacts for your future career. 122

Our dedicated team of staff are here to nurture your talents and encourage you to aim high. A number of them have worked with the BBC and Channel 4, on Game of Thrones, with Steve McQueen, Terence Davies and Sheffield Doc/Fest. We also have staff and visiting industry professionals who hold high-profile connections with the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, HBO and Discovery. Our well-established industry connections also include Paramount Pictures, Pinewood Studios, BECTU, Panavision and Envy.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W600/F Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W618/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W600 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W618


BA (Hons) Film Production

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BA (Hons) Fine Art Canterbury

“Overall I have loved studying Fine Art, each year has been very different but equally rewarding. The technicians are always so helpful and open to give their knowledge to aid any ideas you may have.” Louise Davison Graduated 2016

UCA Canterbury – Three years full-time – Six years part-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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W100/C Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W102/C

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For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W100 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W102

Fine Art at UCA Canterbury is a self-directed course in which you’ll be encouraged to experiment and develop your own independent artistic practice. Using our extensive facilities and dedicated studio spaces, you’ll have the chance to explore a range of different media such as painting, sculpture, installation, curation, photography, film, sound, performance, animation and printmaking in the development of your own studio practice. This experimentation will take place in an environment where creative problem solving and thinking through making are actively encouraged. You’ll be exposed to the breadth of contemporary art practice through regular gallery visits and a bespoke series of visiting artist lecturers. Supported and guided by our team of experienced practising artists, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own professional practice. Exhibiting your work in both the national and local art scene with organisations such as the Whitstable Biennale, Turner Contemporary and artist run spaces like CRATE in Margate, you’ll gain practical experience of what it means to be a working artist. This is a practice-based course which is informed by a theoretical and critical understanding of contemporary fine art. As a long-established course, we have a strong national reputation which gives you access to some of the most respected names in the creative industries, including Tate Modern, the Saatchi Gallery, LUX, Canterbury Festival, and the Dover Arts Development. We’re passionate about giving you the confidence, motivation and ambition you need to pursue your own artistic activities. For some this means going on to study at postgraduate level. Whilst many of our alumni establish careers as artists, others choose to apply their talents and transferable skills to other fields, becoming curators, writers, filmmakers, project managers, animators, photographers, arts administrators, publishers, educators, designers, technical instructors, producers, picture/archive researchers, and teachers.


BA (Hons) Fine Art Canterbury uca.ac.uk/courses/W100 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W102

Top: Clarissa Beveridge – BA (Hons) Fine Art UCA Canterbury

Bottom: Sophie Taylor – BA (Hons) Fine Art UCA Canterbury

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BA (Hons) Fine Art Farnham

With opportunities to specialise in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, film and performance, this course provides a rich and interdisciplinary contemporary art environment. At Farnham, we guide and inform your development with a team of experienced, practising artists and theorists. Our course ensures you graduate as confident artist, informed by a wealth of knowledge and experience. With access to leading artists, academics and facilities, we offer you an eclectic environment where you can explore diverse creative avenues. From traditional crafts to technological art works, you’ll have the freedom to develop your own artistic voice, informed by a dynamic programme of study. You will have dedicated individual studio space and world-class facilities to explore ideas and processes, including a bronze foundry, laser cutting facilities, large-format printing and moving image editing suites. We passionately believe in developing ambitious and resilient graduates, we’ll help you to secure rewarding work placements as well as promote your work to give you real world experience. From the start you’ll have the opportunity to create live project exhibitions in London and the South East in order to locate new networks and audiences for your work.

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You’ll receive regular tutorials and lectures from internationally recognised artists – recent visitors have included Gavin Turk, Phyllida Barlow, Gustav Metzger, Richard Wentworth and Turner Prize winner, Martin Creed. There are also live curatorial projects where students have previously collaborated

with diverse communities, refugees, writers and experimental sound artists across the UK and Europe. As a long-established and well-connected course, Fine Art at our Farnham campus has strong industry links including The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Jerwood Space, The Henry Moore Institute, Watts Gallery, Cobham, TATE Galleries, and Blyth Gallery Imperial College. Our alumni have won and participated in prestigious art prizes such as BT New Contemporaries, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, John Moores Painting Prize, TATE Young Artists, The Discerning Eye, The Woon Art Foundation Prize and the Neo Art Print Prize. The adaptability instilled in our students has translated into exciting and diverse opportunities for many of our graduates, from creating concert projections for Madonna to collaborating with Sadler’s Wells, others have gone on to become practising artists, curators, creative project managers, teachers, writers, production assistants, technicians, arts administrators, gallery owners, illustrators, and art historians. The course is approximately 70% practical and 30% theoretical. Course blog: ucafarnhamarts.wordpress.com

UCA Farnham Three years full-time – Six years part-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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W101/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W101


BA (Hons) Fine Art Farnham uca.ac.uk/courses/W101

Top: Kathleen Rutherford & Kitti Jankovics – BA (Hons) Fine Art UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork

The UK’s craft and design specialisms have a long-standing and world-renowned reputation, putting the country on the map for innovative, forward-thinking, contemporary design. Our Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork degree gives you the opportunity to explore each of the four specialisms, before choosing to study one in greater depth. With no prior specialist knowledge or expertise required, this course fully equips you to initiate and develop creative ideas while offering you the freedom to work with a range of materials. We’re all about finding innovative design solutions, our working methodology is collaborative, curious, playful and experimental and a vehicle for expression. Our students’ work spans a very broad spectrum – from design for manufacture, to the built environment and the unique art object – so throughout your studies, you’ll learn and develop your skills through a combination of workshops, lectures, seminars, tutorials, but most importantly through your own practice. You’ll use your making skills as a means of experimenting with materials and processes, whilst playful invention will form the basis of working through specialist workshops and creating engagement on multiple levels.

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Working within focused design briefs, you’ll test and develop ideas, combining research, documentation, evaluation and resolution. You’ll also build the ability to work as part of a creative team through the conception,

management and execution of a public graduate exhibition. On top of this this, previous students have also taken part in competitions with the British Art Medals Society, the Lighting Association, and the Stevens Association, familiarising themselves with work-place projects, commissions, and exhibitions during their studies here at UCA. Our strong links with craft and design associations, together with a study of business, marketing and promotion, will enable you to develop a deep understanding of professional practice before graduating.

UCA Farnham Three years full-time – Six years part-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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W703/F Four years full-time (includes year 0)* 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 214 for more information. *Four year course subject to validation at time of print. UCAS codes: C93/W702/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W703 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W702


BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork uca.ac.uk/courses/W703 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W702

Top: Kyran Wallace – BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork UCA Farnham

Bottom: Lisa Dakin – BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Our graduates go on to achieve high profile roles with leading names such as Burberry, Harper Collins, River Island and Sonic.

Graphic Communication at our Farnham campus is far from your average graphic design course – you’ll be a designer by the end of your first year and, after three years, we’ll consider you a design expert in your specialist field, perfectly equipped to achieve outstanding success in a highly competitive industry. At the start of the course we’ll introduce you to the vast array of avenues within graphic communication – from branding, typography and advertising, to print media, digital publishing and graphic design. With our academic staff offering their expert support, you’ll explore all areas of the discipline to understand where your strengths lie and decide which vocation you would like to pursue. Through a unique mix of creative discovery and business development, you’ll specialise in your area of interest while simultaneously building a strong entrepreneurial skill set. We’ll also give you ample opportunity to put your learning into practice with challenging live projects, competitions, and extra-curricular industry placements. Recent students have designed window displays for Benetton’s flagship stores, worked with Sky on the creation of a new television channel, undertaken live projects for Bestival in conjunction with JDO Raw, and have also had the opportunity to take part in competitions held by D&AD and YCA. You’ll be encouraged to collaborate, socialise and share ideas within our unique community of creative students, as well as utilise the industry knowledge of our experienced design professionals and tutors. Our graduates go on to achieve high profile roles with leading names such as Burberry, Harper Collins, River Island, and Sonic, working in areas of graphic communication such as branding, typography, editorial design, graphic design, freelance design, and brand strategy.

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BA (Hons) Graphic Communication uca.ac.uk/courses/W217

Top: Jenya Steanson – BA (Hons) Graphic Communication UCA Farnham

Bottom: Emily Kelly – BA (Hons) Graphic Communication UCA Farnham

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W217/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W217

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BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Based on London’s doorstep, you’ll be ideally situated to take inspiration from one of the world’s foremost creative hubs.

UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W210/E Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W214/E

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For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W210 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W214

Our philosophy of Graphic Design is thinking through making, with the course adopting a practical and hands-on approach to this ever-expanding discipline. As a student, you’ll take a conceptual, practice-based approach to the art of visual communication, learning both analogue and digital skills such as typography, moving image and social design, within an encouraging and inspiring environment. Taught by a core team of practicing industry professionals and supported by a broad range of visiting lecturers, you’ll have access to our full range of top-class facilities – these include letterpress, screen-printing, an Arduino maker space, and a fully-equipped computer studio with Macs and the latest design software. Through the first year you can expect to gain all the skills and knowledge you need to establish a critical practice and enable you to specialise within your areas of interest from the second year onwards. Based on London’s doorstep, you’ll be ideally situated to take inspiration from one of the world’s foremost creative hubs. You’ll participate in bespoke live project briefsand studio visits to begin networking with some of the most influential names in graphic design. With a solid history of winning prestigious competitions at world-renowned institutions – including the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) – our graduates have gone on to forge successful and rewarding careers for themselves across a range of industries in roles such as editorial design, advertising, interactive design and branding. Our team of experienced lecturers have years of experience and connections throughout a number of industries and a range of businesses, meaning that you’ll have the opportunity to network and learn from distinguished names such as Vaughan Oliver and Tony Brook from Spin, as well as take advantage of industry links with the likes of Eye Magazine, Baseline Magazine, and The Typographic Circle.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design

uca.ac.uk/courses/W210 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W214

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Vinotha Panja Pillay – BA (Hons) Graphic Design UCA Epsom


BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communications

Tutored by a team of experienced professional designers with connections at the highest levels of the industry, our graduates have gone on to work in a multitude of different roles.

Visual communication explores the mechanisms of conveying messages and meaning through a diverse range of media. From the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt to the complexity of contemporary app design, the power of visual communication has been harnessed by businesses, organisations and individuals for millennia. As a student of Graphic Design: Visual Communications, you’ll build a theoretical understanding of the different techniques used to spread visual storytelling. You’ll then discover how to use these techniques to develop your own projects in areas such as editorial design, motion graphics, book arts, photography and visual narrative. Using our dedicated studio spaces and independent study areas, you’ll begin to evolve your own style and voice as a designer, undertaking live projects and collaborating on a diverse range of assignments with other members of our uniquely collaborative creative community. Our aim at UCA is to launch you into the world of work as a fully rounded, capable graphic designer with a sound understanding of the underlying theory and history – reflected in our 80% practical, 20% theory curriculum. Tutored by a team of experienced professional designers with connections at the highest levels of the industry, our graduates have gone on to work in a multitude of different roles – including graphic and packaging designers, art directors, picture editors, information designers and screen­-based designers.

UCA Canterbury – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W211/C 134

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W211

Our course enjoys strong links with respected names across the industry. Calling on our connections, we’re able to attract high-profile guest lecturers, with recent visitors including Bruno Maag (typographer), Jonathan Barnbrook (British graphic designer and typographer), Hans Reichert of Baseline magazine, and representatives from companies such as BCMH, Unicorn Press and Thomas Matthews.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communications uca.ac.uk/courses/W211

Top: Erika Baltusyte – BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communications UCA Canterbury

Bottom: Aglika Hristeva – BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communications UCA Canterbury

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BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

This world-renowned course is delivered by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in dedicated studios at Hampton Court Palace and is the only full-time BA degree programme specialising in hand embroidery. As a student on this course, you’ll immerse yourself in the art of hand embroidery, exploring traditional techniques within a contemporary context to develop your own creative practice. You’ll study in small groups with close support and guidance from experienced academics and professional RSN embroiderers. The course has been designed to provide a dynamic experience that connects your individual practice with textile and design theory, along with a strong base of technical hand embroidery. Preparing you for a successful career in the industry is a key focus, and you’ll be encouraged to involve yourself in professional opportunities – deepening your awareness of current practice within your chosen speciality. The RSN’s long-established, international industry links provide live projects, as well as industry insight from guest lecturers.

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Renowned for the creative expertise of its students and graduates, the RSN’s studio also produces bespoke hand embroidery for private commissions, giving students an opportunity to work on a number of high-profile commissions. Our connections have included work with Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen: hand embroidery for the wedding dress of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge; Burberry ‘Makers House’ and Thomas’ café: bespoke hand embroidery in collaboration with The New Craftsmen;

Red Carpet Green Dress: hand embroidery for the Oscar dress worn by actress Naomie Harris; Nicholas Oakwell Couture: the couture gown modelled by Erin O’Connor for the GREAT Britain Campaign and worn by X Factor judge Cheryl at the 2015 live finals; Hussein Chalayan for Paris Fashion Week; and Jasper Conran for London Fashion Week. Hand embroidery is both a diverse and specialist subject but it opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Degree Graduates from the Royal School of Needlework have progressed to roles such as embroidery artisans for couture and fashion, studio embroiderers for film and TV costume, freelance embroidery designers, studio designers for interior design companies, and independent designer-makers. Thanks to generous supporters, RSN is able to make bursary awards to some of its Hand Embroidery students.

Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace in collaboration with UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W740/N For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W740 or rsndegree.uk


BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art uca.ac.uk/courses/W740 or rsndegree.uk

Top: Hattie McGill – BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art Royal School of Needlework

Bottom: Alex Standring – BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery studios – Royal School of Needlework

The course has been designed to provide a dynamic experience that connects your individual practice with textile and design theory.

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Sam Selley – BA (Hons) Illustration, UCA Farnham

BA (Hons) Illustration

Illustrators have a unique way of seeing the world, then interpreting and communicating this visually to a wider audience – harnessing both the traditional processes of drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and book production, as well as new processes Zand moving image, such as animation, photography and film.

get involved with external competitions, shows, and live projects, as well as producing promotional work. We have fantastic connections with the likes of the Association of Illustrators, Nobrow Books, GAS Art Agency, Ambit Magazine, Penguin Books, The Pound Shop, The Folio Society, and Loop Magazine.

Our specialist Illustration course has a reputation for visual narrative and storytelling, underpinned by an understanding that the best illustrations are based on exciting, original ideas. So we offer you a real emphasis on visual experimentation, investigation and innovation, supported by the development of strong drawing and storytelling skills.

To add a deeper range of insight for you, our course attracts a variety of guest speakers such as Rosy Nicolas, Graham Rawle, Robert Sae-Heng, Olivier Kugler, The Association of Illustrators, Stephen Appleby, and David Lemm. These individuals, along with many others, help to provide specialist industry knowledge, as well as networking opportunities.

Based in studios equipped with high-calibre resources, you’ll also have access to an extensive range of facilities on campus for printmaking, book production, animation, ceramics, digital printing, 3D design, textiles, photography and video.

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UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information.

The course curriculum and delivery reflects recent trends in the creative industries for illustrators to be collaborative and flexible, initiating new opportunities for shared and individual work. You’ll be taught largely through studio-based projects and workshops, supported by regular tutorials and group reviews. There’s also a lively programme of visiting speakers, practical skills-based workshops, pop up exhibitions and external visits.

Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria.

Our Illustration course benefits from a wide range of well-established industry links which give our students the opportunity to

UCAS codes: C93/W221/F

UCAS codes: C93/W220/F Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information.

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W220 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W221


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BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation

Weʼll encourage you to communicate your ideas using traditional and emerging media, and youʼll learn how to construct narrative and meaning in a variety of contexts.

Our Illustration & Animation course provides an ambitious level of study which will help you to explore and develop a visual voice for a variety of audiences. We’ll encourage you to become an independent maker with critical thinking at your core, exploring relationships between research and studio work. Throughout your three years with us, you’ll be part of a lively and active community. You’ll work in state-of-the-art studios with access to specialist processes such as printmaking, bookmaking, letterpress, moving image, 3D, photography and darkroom, as well as high-quality software and support. You’ll develop your visual, oral and written communication skills, whilst working with technology and processes relevant to contemporary illustration and animation practice. We’ll encourage 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. With close links to our Graphic Design course, you’ll have the chance to work collaboratively with other students and extend your learning to include the relationship between text and image. Illustration & Animation has a strong focus on social and cultural contexts for practice, shaped by our proximity to the coast, and we can offer you opportunities to be involved with extra-curricular projects run in Europe. This outward-facing approach is reinforced through strong links with Kent-based businesses, galleries and creative networks, alongside a diverse series of talks by guest lecturers, introducing you to experimental, multidisciplinary and collaborative models of practice.

UCA Canterbury – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/WW26/C 140

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WW26

There will also be multiple opportunities to engage with practitioners, competitions, live briefs and extra-curricular projects, furthering your experience and providing you with access to industry knowledge. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, designed to broaden your educational experience and to deepen your understanding of cultural diversity.


BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation uca.ac.uk/courses/WW26

Phil Saunders – BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation UCA Canterbury

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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design Canterbury

Working within the existing built fabric is central to the practice of interior architecture and design. Reuse and re-modelling present a series of challenges concerning the relationship between the old and the new, the original identity of the building and character of the intervention, whether it is a structure or situation, interior or exterior. In very broad terms, the curriculum responds to how society interacts with and inhabits space; the consequence(s) of architecture. The course is delivered within the School of Architecture, a supportive, progressive and experimental educational environment established more than 60 years ago. It’s taught alongside undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Interior Architecture, Architecture, and Urban Design. The curriculum provides a research-intensive learning environment, which encourages students to dive in at the deep end, challenging their assumptions and allowing them to push the boundaries of the discipline. You’re given the freedom and confidence to speculate; to play, to imagine and to take detours, as you explore in ways previously unimagined, and engage with design briefs as agents of social, cultural and economic change.

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Year 1 is an intensive year, where you will begin the process of familiarising yourself with the subject, learning through observing, making, drawing and collaborating. As you progress into Years 2 and 3, you’ll encounter a variety of challenges that require you to deal with the more specialist demands of designing an interior, fluctuating somewhere between

artefact and architecture. As part of their professional studies, our Year 3 students are also offered placements in leading architecture and design agencies, such as Platform, Bompas and Parr, Piercy and Co, Hawkins Brown and Jason Bruges Studio. The design studio is at the heart of students’ studies offering a stimulating range of approaches to design; through tutorials, seminars, live projects and project reviews. Alongside studio work, we visit exhibitions and provide the opportunity for students to join study trips, as well as studying abroad. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter competitions to further increase your exposure to the sector and expand your network of contacts. Ultimately, you’ll be joining a course that encourages you to embrace more traditional means of designing, alongside emerging technologies, with the intention of creating designers who are versatile, innovative and entrepreneurial.

UCA Canterbury – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W252/C For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W252


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Helena Martin – BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design UCA Canterbury


BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design Farnham

Our challenging live projects and successful work placement programme offer invaluable opportunities for you to establish key contacts, gain experience and broaden your skill set.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W251/F 144

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W251

The Interior Architecture & Design course at our Farnham campus introduces you to an exciting and thriving international discipline, where creative and technical skills combine to transform three-dimensional spaces. From the outset, we’ll encourage you to explore critical issues in contemporary design, nurturing the ability to not only react to opportunities, but also to be responsible for creating them. 2D and 3D experimentation in our dynamic, collaborative studio environment will allow you to focus on design development by exploring form, scale, light and colour, digital design processes and building construction.   Your practical development will be supported by theory modules which will deepen your appreciation and give context to everything you create. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of architecture and design and a working knowledge of materials and building technology, as well as the skills required to create inventive and relevant interior spaces, bringing your ideas to life.   We also have a strong focus on preparing you for your future career. Our challenging live projects and successful work placement programme offer invaluable opportunities for you to establish key contacts, gain experience and broaden your skill set. We’ve established a range of strong industry connections, including prestigious names including Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Virgin, Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons. Recent graduates have secured positions in a wide range of design areas such as retail leisure, exhibitions and events, offices and conferences, hotels and clubs, residential, cruise ships and transportation, film sets, and computer animation.


BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design Farnham uca.ac.uk/courses/W251

Top: Marta Hegyvari – BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design UCA Farnham

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BA (Hons) Interior Craft & Decorative Art*

You’ll gain knowledge and production skills through our extensive craft and design workshop facilities, engaging first hand with making processes and working with external makers as appropriate.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W751/F Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. UCAS codes: C93/W750/F 146

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Interior Craft & Decorative Art is a pioneering new course for our 2018 academic year. During your studies, you’ll explore how to design and make full-scale decorative interior architecture detail and decorative art objects within interior space. You’ll gain knowledge and production skills through our extensive craft and design workshop facilities, engaging first hand with making processes and working with external makers as appropriate. Traditional and digital production techniques are studied as well as both historical and contemporary contexts. Throughout the course, you’ll work on full-scale detail – a unique focus among interior courses – gaining precise craft/ making skills, haptic understanding, and material knowledge. Our course aims to reflect operations of the professional studio, with collaborative teamwork, live projects and industry engagement. You’ll build bespoke supplier and artisan networks and develop the ability to manage areas of specialist production to satisfy your project goals. You’ll get to grips with the relevant interior/art market context and how your work is situated within it, fully preparing you for the ambitious and challenging practice of interior craft and decorative art. On this course you also have the unique opportunity to undertake an additional ‘International Year’ at one of our specialist partner institutions in Europe or beyond. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to progress into a broad range of studio or manufacturing industry opportunities – these include bespoke interior design studios, niche craft industry workshops and suppliers, restoration studios and finishing specialists, as well as more commercial operations such as retailers and property developers.


BA (Hons) Interior Craft & Decorative Art

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Bronwyn Williams, – BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork, UCA Farnham


BA (Hons) Interior Styling & Design

As a student of Interior Styling & Design, you’ll learn how to create the complete aesthetic of interior spaces. Discover how to select and compose interior content – including furniture, fittings, finishes and ornamental object – and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the global interiors market place, how to navigate it and the fashions and trends that drive it. Our course aims to reflect operations of the professional design studio, with collaborative teamwork, live projects and a keen focus on industry engagement.  You’ll be given opportunities to build bespoke supplier and artisan networks, and develop a ‘good eye’ for creating contemporary, market-leading interiors with innovative styling. Through this, you’ll contribute to the course archive of material and object samples, as well as the network of contacts. Our Interior Styling & Design degree is part of a portfolio of courses within the School of Crafts & Design offering you unique engagement opportunity and focus within the subject area. You’ll work alongside courses populated by a diverse range of crafts practitioner/designer-maker students, who will be potential collaborators and contacts for both the present and future projects. You’ll acquire both digital and analogue presentation skills and much of your time on the course will be spent off campus and in the marketplace. Our learning structure covers leisure, domestic and workplace contexts, establishing a broad reference base and giving you the tools you need to progress onto a diverse range of professions, including interior design, visual merchandising, styling and art direction.  On this course you also have the unique opportunity to undertake an additional ‘International Year’ at one of our specialist partner institutions in Europe or beyond.

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BA (Hons) Interior Styling & Design uca.ac.uk/courses/W761

Our course aims to reflect operations of the professional design studio, with collaborative teamwork, live projects and a keen focus on industry engagement.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information.

Sophie Lindsay – BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors UCA Farnham

Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W761/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W761

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BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production*

By the time you graduate, youʼll have had first-hand experience of working in professional arenas, helping you to get a foot in the door of a very competitive profession.

As a student of one of the longest established journalism schools in the country, you’ll not only learn the essential journalistic skills sought by the world’s biggest media organisations, but the technical skills too. So whether you want to work in TV, on the radio, in print or online, you’ll have the dexterity for all areas of the industry to tell compelling stories to a multi-platform audience. Working in our state-of-the-art studios, you’ll be taught by industry professionals, learning key journalistic skills such as identifying sources and interviewing. Your newly acquired techniques will be regularly called into action in newsroom simulations, giving you invaluable experience of working in a fast-paced, professional-standard environment.  The philosophy of this course is centred on teaching you the skills required to produce immersive, engaging content for both established media like TV and radio and emerging media such as mobile apps too.  With access to a multi-camera television studio with a green screen, production gallery and autocue, recently upgraded radio studios, and newsrooms equipped with PCs and Macs, there is an abundance of facilities for you to find your creative feet within the world of journalism and media production and really push the creative boundaries.

UCA Farnham – Three years full-time Your written or visual 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 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W902/F 150

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W902

By the time you graduate, you’ll have had first-hand experience of working in professional arenas, helping you to get a foot in the door of a very competitive profession. Our graduates 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.


BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production uca.ac.uk/courses/W902

Top: Journalism students on campus

Bottom: Journalism studios at UCA Farnham

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BA/BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology

Our Music Composition & Technology course is pioneering in its field – formed to meet a growing demand in the music and sound industries, it has been designed to reflect the need for graduates to be flexible and adaptable to different media. The course content is driven by the ever-changing nature of the music and sound industry, as well as the evolving needs of our students. On both the BA and BSc courses you’ll be encouraged to question the status quo of the creative industries and develop the confidence to shape the future development of technology and media. On either award you might be working as a composer, a sound designer, or both; but it is the application of skills and knowledge to the different technological demands of the environment that determines whether you ultimately choose to work for a BSc or BA award. Once you’ve gained a better insight into the topics that you’ll be studying in your second year, you’ll have the opportunity to decide whether to pursue a BA, or BSc. The BA route will explore music composition and sound design, for linear forms – particularly in relationship to film, animation, advertising, and will also look at how a creative environment can be enhanced through music and sound. The BSc route will focus on music composition and sound design for interactivity, for instance in theatre, games design, video projection, VJ-ing and audio installations.

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We recognise the value of diversity in learning, so you’ll develop a global

understanding of music, sound design and technology, have the freedom to develop your individual areas of interest, and learn how the ability to manipulate sound and music is relevant to current and emerging media. With guidance from our knowledgeable teaching staff, you’ll gain the confidence to challenge existing music and sound cultures. A combination of activities, live projects, collaborations with other disciplines, work placements and engagement with industry professionals will help you grow as an informed, creative and well-connected graduate.

UCA Farnham – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. Additionally you’ll normally be expected to have A level in music or music technology Or Grade 5 Theory (ABRSM, LCMM, Trinity College, Rockschool or others recognised by Ofqual). Portfolios are not compulsory for this course. UCAS codes: C93/W300/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W300


BA/BSc (Hons)Music Composition & Technology uca.ac.uk/courses/W300

Sound editing suite UCA Farnham

YouĘźll develop a global understanding of music, sound design and technology, have the freedom to develop your individual areas of interest.

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BA (Hons) Music Journalism

“Attending music award ceremonies has been a big part of the last three years, too. I’ve managed to have conversations with some of the country’s biggest music stars and I have got some incredible contacts out of that.” Connor Willis Graduated 2016

Music Journalism at UCA Epsom is designed to transform music lovers into confident media professionals. With its emphasis on multi-platform content creation, the course trains you to discover new artists and genres, and identify innovative ways of sourcing and publishing material across print, online, video and radio. As a budding music journalist, you’ll learn how to write engaging copy – features, news, reviews, blog posts and investigative pieces – and articulate them on the relevant platform as well as circulating them on social media. The course has strong links with music and media experts, and Epsom’s close proximity to London means that the UK’s largest media companies will be on your doorstep, helping you to develop an invaluable network of industry contacts. From Kerrang! and NME to Mojo and The Guardian, we have long-established links with some of the most high-profile publications in the industry. With access to dedicated studio space, you’ll be guided through how to use high-quality software, such as Adobe’s Creative Suite, as well as how to put journalistic theory into practice. You’ll also benefit from working in a campus community of fellow creatives from the fields of music promotion, media, film,design and fashion. Taught by an experienced team of professional journalists and visiting lecturers, our graduates have gone on to forge exciting careers in print, online, TV, and radio, including at NME, Kerrang!, Vice, Clash, Polydor, Radio 1, muzu.tv, Virgin Records, Uncut Magazine and Absolute Radio.

UCA Epsom – Three years full-time A written portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your written portfolio, the standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/WP35/E 154

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WP35

Right: Tom Russell – BA (Hons) Music Journalism UCA Epsom


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BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Promotion

With the worldʼs most recognisable music brands on your doorstep, youʼll have the chance to build a professional network in one of the most competitive and rewarding media professions.

As a significant cultural export, the UK music industry is world-renowned – not only for its quality and diversity, but also for the way it is disseminated through the media. Behind every radio play, concert and movie theme lies a successful music promoter, pulling the strings in the interests of artists and labels. With access to dedicated studios and computer labs, and guided by a highly experienced team, you’ll learn the transferable skills needed in music marketing and promotion – exploring the history of promotion and marketing in the context of the music industry, and creating innovative digital campaigns that embrace the latest techniques used in radio, press, television, online and digital distribution. Studying Music Marketing & Promotion at UCA Epsom puts you within 25 minutes of central London, the beating heart of the UK’s music industry. With the world’s most recognisable music brands on your doorstep, you’ll have the chance to build a professional network in one of the most competitive and rewarding media professions. You’ll enjoy a wealth of strong connections with major labels and influential independents such as Sony, Universal, Q, Domino, and Warner. You’ll also be able to collaborate with students on companion courses at Epsom. As well as Music Journalism, the course sits alongside Fashion Management & Marketing, Fashion Promotion & Imaging and Graphic Design. You’ll be able to share projects, special guest lectures and events, all of which will help you build a diverse portfolio. Graduates from this course enter the music world armed with the skills they need for a successful career in a number of wide ranging roles such as music publishing, promotion, artist management, PR, advertising, branding, and merchandising.

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BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Promotion uca.ac.uk/courses/WN35

UCA Epsom – Three years full-time The standard entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 for more information. Phoebe Fox – BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Promotion UCA Epsom

Portfolios are not compulsory for this course. UCAS codes: C93/WN35/E For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/WN35

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BA (Hons) Music Performance*

Full of exciting, creative opportunities, the music industry is one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports. Music Performance at our Epsom campus is an innovative performance course that focuses on the development of the music artist as a creative force. On this course you’ll gain a global understanding of music and the music industry, learn to question musical forms, and begin to understand your own development as a performer. Through immersion in the rich heritage of musicians and artists from David Bowie, to Prince to Joni Mitchell, you’ll have the opportunity to creatively experiment with music, image and performance, and by the end of the course, you’ll have developed a distinctive portfolio of work. Taught by an experienced team of professionals, you’ll learn through live projects and work experience placements, have the opportunity to collaborate with other UCA courses from Music Journalism to Fashion and Graphic Design, and network and engage with industry experts. Throughout the course, you will be learning skills for a sustained career as a musical-artist. We also nurture your flexibility and adaptability, helping you to develop your own earning potential in today’s marketplace. Our strong links to the music industry will help you learn and develop a host of performance skills, work creatively with others, and make important connections that will prepare you for a career, not just in music, but the wider creative industries too.

UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. *Course subject to validation at the time of print

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For up-to-date course information, please go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/ba-performance


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BA (Hons) Music Production*

Our new Music Production course based at the Epsom campus is part of our ever-evolving portfolio of innovative and ground-breaking music courses. The music industry is one of the UK’s biggest cultural exports and as it continues to grow within the digital and online spheres there is a greater demand for graduates who have a deeper understanding of digital production. Epsom’s close proximity to London means that the UK’s music scene will be on your doorstep, helping you to develop an invaluable network of industry contacts. Our Music Production course will strengthen your knowledge of the music industries and give you the confidence to shape live and recorded music outputs. You’ll learn to communicate with bands, artists, music marketing and management companies, whilst developing compositional abilities and sound mixing skills and an understanding of the underlying principles of acoustics. Studying areas such as music and popular culture, festival theory, studio skills, culture music and identity, and performance, production and industry, you’ll have the chance to learn from a variety of perspectives, developing a global understanding of the industry. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with other courses at Epsom, like Music Journalism, Music Marketing & Promotion, and Fashion, Promotion & Imaging.

UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. *Course subject to validation at time of print.

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For up-to-date course information, please go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/ba-music-production

Throughout the course you’ll progress as a creative critical thinker, giving you the confidence to experiment with and challenge existing music cultures. There will be a variety of live projects, collaborations, work placements, networking and engagement with industry professionals which will give you a range of skills that can provide a springboard into a range of creative industries. With such transferable skills, you can look to progress into a wide variety of career paths within the music industry such as a composer, arranger, producer, DJ or a sound engineer/mixer who wants to explore the contemporary music scene.


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BA (Hons) Performance*

BA Performance is an exciting new course which incorporates a wide range of performance skills and techniques. Bridging the gap between conventional theatre and contemporary live performance enhanced by new technology, collaboration and diverse performance experiences, our course prepares you for a career in performance in its widest sense. Through both theoretical and practical study, you’ll learn to perform for theatre and also experience how techniques for filming are different, exploring first-hand how digital technologies can enhance and expand your performance choices as well as the audience experience. You’ll study a wide range of acting/performance, dance/movement and singing/vocal techniques, and discover how to get work seen both in and out of the theatre. As well as allowing you to develop practical performance experience in the rehearsal room, TV studio and on location, the course also teaches you valuable business acumen, including marketing and managing artists and event management. Based at our Rochester campus, 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 (especially the Creative Design for Film and Theatre students) and make the most of our extensive links with the film and television industry. The course will equip you with the skills and business knowledge that you need to succeed in this highly competitive industry, encouraging you to be experimental and create your own original work which will give you the confidence you need to progress from your degree to the workplace.

UCA Rochester – Three years full-time 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 214 for more information. Where an audition is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. *Course subject to validation at time of print.

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For up-to-date course information, please go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/ba-performance


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(for BA Performance) BA (Hons) Acting & Performance students – Photography by James Taylor-Mémé

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BA (Hons) Photography Farnham

Guided by some of the world’s finest photography academics, our BA Photography degree in Farnham offers you the opportunity to study within a uniquely creative environment where you can develop a deep understanding of photographic practice, theory and history. With a distinguished history stretching back over 60 years, this course encourages you to develop experimental and innovative approaches towards the photographic medium. Studying photography enables you to explore a variety of photographic practices through a range of contemporary and historical contexts.

As a long-established photography course, our renowned teaching team bring with them high-profile industry connections, both nationally and internationally.

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 including black & white and colour darkrooms, film processing, digital processing & editing suite, photographic studios and various digital and film cameras, lenses and lighting equipment. Studying amongst our unique artistic community also gives you the chance to collaborate and share ideas with fellow students from across the creative industries, including filmmakers, journalists, fine artists and advertisers. As a long-established photography course, our renowned teaching team bring with them high-profile industry connections, both nationally and internationally. We regularly arrange visits to, and lectures from, a wide range of institutions such as the National Media Museum, Brighton Photo Fringe, The Photographer’s Gallery London, Photoworks Magazine, as well as Berg, Blackwell, Focalpress, Routledge and other publishers. Skilled and creatively gifted photographers are needed across an enormous range of industries, and many of our graduates have secured professional roles in a variety of fields including editorial, advertising, fine art, documentary-making, and gallery/ project management.

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BA (Hons) Photography Farnham uca.ac.uk/courses/W640 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W643

Yasmin Stephens – BA (Hons) Photography UCA Farnham

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W640/F Four years full-time (includes year 0) 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 214 for more information. UCAS codes: C93/W643/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W640 or uca.ac.uk/courses/W643

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BA (Hons) Photography Rochester

Students of Photography at our Rochester campus are encouraged to learn, think, create, and play in new and exciting ways to create fresh, exciting and provocative work. Our diverse community of academics, students and alumni – along with high-calibre facilities and resources – makes this possible. As a student on this course, you’ll be encouraged to create work and collaborate on both course-related and personal projects, allowing you to make use of our extensive department, campus, national and international connections. You’ll be led by our team of research-active academics and technical staff who are at the height of their careers in industry.

We create a supportive and professional environment that promotes independent learning and experimental approaches to your given area of interest. You’re encouraged to approach your practice in new and interesting ways to become visually literate and a conscientious contributor to our increasingly image-led world. Whilst the course has strong industry-facing elements, it also provides keen philosophical and conceptual teachings that enable our graduates to work equally well as fashion, fine art, editorial or advertising photographers, as well as retouchers, art directors, graphic designers, theorists, and art buyers.

Our cutting-edge professional Photography facilities include two studios, digital workshop suites, colour and black and white film processing, colour and black and white darkrooms, and industry-leading equipment available for loan throughout the academic year to develop your projects ready for exhibition.

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Through a mixture of industry-facing project briefs, strong links with practitioners at multiple levels, portfolio reviews, high-profile guest lecturers, studio visits, and a notable series of course publications and annual exhibitions, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable contacts and experience within the real-world of photographic discourse. Some of our industry links include Metro Imaging, Getty Images, 125 Magazine, The Association of Photographers, and DDB Advertising Agency.

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W642/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W642


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Agata Sidorczuk – BA (Hons) Photography, UCA Rochester

As a student on this course, you’ll be encouraged to create work and collaborate on both course-related and personal projects, allowing you to make use of our extensive department, campus, national and international connections.

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BA (Hons) Product Design

From abstract ideas through to designs and the development of prototypes, product designers respond to a wide range of different scenarios and cultural contexts. Their work follows a journey from initial drawings through to the development of a product specification for the manufacturing industry, and can incorporate design for both one-off editions or for high-volume production with international distribution. Here at UCA, your experiences will closely mirror those of a product designer working in industry. You’ll be taught in specialist workshops where you can develop your own ideas using processes from within the sector. The latest CAD and digital technologies will be available to help you shape your vision and, by taking advantage of the wide range of materials here, you can make your own design concepts into high-quality prototypes. Learning from our team of professional product designers with significant international experience, you’ll develop a deep knowledge of industry manufacturing techniques. We’ll set you projects that challenge you as a designer, honing your design, making and presentation skills. As the course progresses, there’ll be an additional focus on professional development, helping you to establish your own creative identity and unique design profile.

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Based at our Farnham campus, our extensive facilities will be at your fingertips – professional design studios, industry-standard CAD programmes, rapid prototyping and engineering facilities, and extensive model-making workshops.

Our course holds strong connections with both London-based design studios and larger manufacturers, enabling our students to take on rewarding work placements and live project briefs from companies such as Kenwood DeLonghi, iGuzzini, Atrium Lighting, Alexander Rose Furniture, Quinine Strategy Consultants and Therefore Design. Our product design graduates successfully land roles with blue chip companies such as Samsung, Apple, and Nike; with design studios like Frog Design, McClaren, and therefore; with advertising and marketing agencies; and many other creative design studios.

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W242/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W242


BA (Hons) Product Design uca.ac.uk/courses/W242

Top: Lauren Carey – BA (Hons) Product Design UCA Farnham Bottom: Nathan Hopkin – BA (Hons) Product Design UCA Farnham

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Justyna Kus – BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery UCA Rochester

BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery This award-winning course provides you with a unique opportunity to become a distinctive designer and maker across three specialisms. Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery at UCA is focused on both traditional and contemporary approaches to making, and we place great importance on both hand and digital fabrication skills. Physical making and material investigation are at the core of our student experience, bringing together traditional craft skills and developments in technology. Alongside the technical elements of the course, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own interests and distinctive creative direction through design projects. By designing, making and evaluating, you will develop practical skills, critical judgement and professional confidence, building your self-reliance and ability to resolve projects to a high standard.

The British Art Medals Society will give you the chance to take part in national and international competitions and placements. What’s more, live projects within industry will give you invaluable professional experience. Our students and graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession and have had outstanding successes in major competitions. An additional ‘International Year’ study/ work placement abroad option is available between second and third year study and a European study trip is organised each year which is open to all year groups. Our graduates have progressed to a variety of professional roles, including becoming designer-makers, designing, working for jewellery companies, marketing, retail and teaching whilst others have chosen to embark on postgraduate study.

With access to excellent workshops and your own workspace, you’ll work alongside like-minded designers and makers in a stimulating creative studio environment at our Rochester campus, where innovation and excellence are encouraged. We offer a supportive culture, which is stimulating and challenging. The teaching team are practicing designer-makers who are all highly regarded within their professions, ensuring that they respond to the changes and opportunities in the development of contemporary practice, promoting a culture of creativity, innovation and competitiveness.

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Long-standing links with industry and leading organisations such as The Goldsmiths’ Company, West Dean, and

UCA Rochester – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W721/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W721


BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery

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BA (Hons) Sports Fashion & Branding*

This unique Sports Fashion & Branding course will help you develop the skills and expert knowledge to thrive in this rapidly growing specialist sector of the fashion and sports industry. BA Sports Fashion & Branding at UCA will open up a distinctive route into design, concept, product development and branding if you’re looking to kick-start a career in this fast-paced and ever-changing market. Located at our Epsom campus, the BA Sports Fashion & Branding course offers a range of specialist facilities for you to develop your projects and skills. These include a fully equipped professional CAD/ Mac and PC suite, design studios, digital textile printing studio, and manufacturing and photographic studios. The course provides a friendly, supportive environment where you will be taught by a diverse range of industry professionals who are active in the fashion sports and branding industries. The course explores the process of design and branding with consideration to the ever-changing sportswear industry. We encourage a holistic approach to research, design and branding, and the main method of teaching for this course will be through a range of lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials.

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In your first year, you’ll develop your drawing and CAD skills and gain an understanding of product technologies, product creativity, marketing, branding, and communication. In Year 2, there is a marked emphasis on industry practice through live projects, professional practice and industry placement. The final year will see you undertake a major project, from concept development to product design and

realisation, where you’ll be required to contextualize your practice along the way. If you choose to produce a collection or range of designs, you will have the opportunity to liaise directly with manufacturing companies to have samples made in factories. On the course you’ll gain the appropriate skills and technical know-how required to work in a range of roles, such as a sportswear designer, sports brand manager or consultant. Many of our students will go on to have successful careers in business, or indeed set up their own fashion/sport business with the relevant experience and knowledge to make it in a fast-paced fashion and sports environment.

UCA Epsom – Three 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 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W232/E For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W232


BA (Hons) Sports Fashion & Branding uca.ac.uk/courses/W232

Rosheen Brunt – BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier UCA Rochester

If you’re looking to kick-start a career in this fast-paced and ever-changing market, this unique course offers a range of specialist facilities for you to develop your projects and skills.

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BA (Hons) Television & Media Production*

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.

UCA Farnham – Three years full-time 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 214 for more information. *Course subject to validation at time of print. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/P321/F 174

For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/P321

From screenwriters to editors, camera operators to directors, the television and media industry is hungry for talented individuals with the right set of skills. As a student of BA Television & Media Production you will be taught a broad and valuable range of research methods, interviewing skills, writing and visual storytelling techniques giving you the tools to create compelling and informed content that’s always in high demand.  You’ll have access to high-calibre equipment, including Sony HD solid-state cameras and software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects and Pro-Tools. Working across a range of mediums in our state-of-the-art facilities, you will develop the advanced production techniques needed to produce informed pieces for journalistic, documentary and fiction purposes.  Taught by experienced industry professionals, your practical skills will be strengthened by solid research and analytical skills, and a deep understanding of current cultural and social theories. You’ll work closely with others specialising in a range of media disciplines, broadening your understanding of the field and providing opportunities for creative collaboration.  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. Graduates can look to progress into a variety of career paths, such as screenwriter, director, producer, editor, production assistant, digital content manager, researcher, and camera or sound assistant.


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Television studios – UCA Farnham, Photo: James Taylor-Mémé


BA (Hons) Television Production

Our workshops are frequently led by industry professionals who’ve achieved success across all platforms and channels, including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, HBO and ITN.

Taught at Maidstone Television Studios and UCA Rochester, this practical course offers you the unique opportunity to study television production in one of the UK’s leading TV studios. By honing your skills in a professional environment you’ll have the chance to contribute to the high-profile TV shows made at Maidstone Studios, as well as network with leading industry professionals. This course is taught by television and film production professionals with extensive industry experience, and offers a wide range of exciting projects, visiting lecturers and work placement units to help you forge vital connections and gain a deeper insight into the industry. Our workshops are frequently led by industry professionals who’ve achieved success across all platforms and channels, including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, ITV, HBO and ITN. Our students have worked on shows such as Later with Jools Holland, Take Me Out, Frank Skinner, and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Using the latest high-calibre equipment and facilities, including Sony HD solid-state cameras, steadicam, Canon 7D, green screen, lighting 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. You’ll discover script writing, directing, producing, sound design, camera work, editing, commissioning and more. By the time you graduate, your versatile and highly sought-after skill set will extend across the whole production process, covering work in television, film, commercials, corporate, music videos, viral and idents.

Right: BA (Hons) Television Production students

Maidstone TV Studios and UCA Rochester – Three years full-time Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. Along with your portfolio, the entry requirements for this course are 112 UCAS tariff points – see page 214 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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UCAS codes: C93/P311/R For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/P311


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BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors

You’ll benefit from being surrounded by a team experienced in art, craft, design and research whose network of contacts will enrich your learning experience.

We aim to create the next generation of thinkers and innovators in textiles for fashion, interiors, art and architecture. Our Textiles for Fashion & Interiors course offers a unique fusion of traditional skills with innovative, materials based textile design in both print and weave. Your creativity will be developed through designing and making with your peers and tutors in dedicated textile studios packed with facilities. You’ll benefit from being surrounded by a team experienced in art, craft, design and research whose network of contacts will enrich your learning experience. Our academics, lecturers, and artistsin-residence undertake commissions, international exhibitions, and work within the textiles industry. Our students work with our industry network on unique collaborations, live projects, and exhibitions, as well as undertaking work placements both in the UK and abroad. These contacts include the likes of Esquel Apparel LTD, the John Lewis Design Studio, Zoffany Fabrics, Ratti Spa Design Studio Italy, and LK Bennett Design Studio. As curators of our own public collection, we have an enviable on-site archive of historical and contemporary textiles. Also located on our Farnham campus is the internationally renowned Crafts Study Centre, a research centre with an impressive annual calendar of exhibitions and events. We’ve built a worldwide reputation for promoting and developing the work of our graduate textile designers, offering you a springboard into a diverse range of career paths, examples of professional practice include textile designers and makers, interior designers, fashion designers, accessory designers, fabric technologists, stylists, surface and material developers, colourists, curators and textile innovators.

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As well as preparing our students to enter industry professions, we also create forward-thinking, entrepreneurial textile designers who set up their own businesses, working as designer-makers or freelance textile designers.


BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors uca.ac.uk/courses/W234

Molly Gillett – BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors UCA Farnham

UCA Farnham – Three 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 214 for more information. Where a portfolio is especially outstanding, we’ll occasionally make offers to students whose results are lower than standard entry criteria. UCAS codes: C93/W234/F For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/W234

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Graduate Diploma: Art & Design (Pre-Masters Course)

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.

Right: Disha Anilkumar Seth – Graduate Diploma in Art & Design UCA Farnham

UCA Farnham – 32 weeks full-time Entry requirements: A recognised honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Knowledge and/or experience of an art and design discipline or creative industry. Your portfolio will play an important part in your application. IELTS for UKVI test from an approved test centre with an overall score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). All applications for this course should be made directly to UCA.

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For more details, go to: uca.ac.uk/courses/graduate-diploma

Our Graduate Diploma: Art & Design is academically focused and specifically designed to prepare you for postgraduate level study here at UCA. This course will help you develop the academic skills and practical subject expertise needed to succeed at Masters level. Art and design at postgraduate level in the UK is subject-focused and requires prior knowledge and practice to allow you to explore, develop and challenge established practices within your specialist field of study. Our Graduate Diploma: Art & Design has been created to support international students who have not previously studied in the UK education system, helping them to successfully progress to postgraduate study. Starting the course in January means you can progress directly onto an MA course with us in September. The course is fully integrated with English language teaching, helping you to reach your IELTS target for undergraduate level study. Our Farnham campus is the ideal place to discover the rich arts heritage of this beautiful town and surrounding area, plus the course includes frequent visits to iconic cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the South Coast of England and to Amsterdam. Discover for yourself what makes the UK such an important place to study art and design, and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries. 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’ll also build up knowledge of essential academic research skills and methodologies.  Following successful completion of the Graduate Diploma: Art & Design, you will be guaranteed a place on an MA course at UCA.


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Coming soon

The creative industries are fast-paced, with new technology and advancements continuing to evolve and push boundaries and expectations. To offer students the opportunity to be prepared and at the forefront of the field, we continue to create courses which are innovative, relevant and above all, creative. We have a few exciting new courses in development, so it’s worth keeping an eye on uca.ac.uk/new-courses for the very latest information.

BA (Hons) Fashion Make-up & Hair Epsom – Are you excited by the by the transformative power of creative fashion make - up and hair design? This innovative course will utilise the medium of make-up from classical to conceptual, from catwalk to contemporary art, to prepare you for a career as a fashion practitioner, make-up and hair artist, working across all fashion formats or in the beauty media arena.

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Students will learn about this particular area of the fashion industry, where a make-up artist and hair designer fit within it and how the make-up/hair artist collaborate with a stylist, art director, fashion designer, catwalk producer, fashion director, photographer and film maker. You will develop the practical skills needed to become an innovative practitioner, together with a broader academic understanding of the theories of culture and identity. You will graduate with an individual signature style and rich portfolio of work.

BSc (Hons) Industrial Design Rochester – Our BSc (Hons) Industrial Design will be for students interested in exploring the relationship between designed objects and their manufacturing processes. It will adopt an exploratory attitude that understands traditional, analogue methods of production alongside the new, rapidly developing digital technologies and materials that are currently shaping our future. Students will undertake a work placement in industry between stages 2 and 3. They gain creative insight into the mutual dependencies between research, development and production methodology. uca.ac.uk/new-courses


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Entry requirements

See pages 81–83 of this prospectus for more details.

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.

Pre-degree entry requirements – The standard academic requirements for pre-degree courses are summarised below. Latest details of course entry requirements can be found in full at uca.ac.uk/study

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.

Diploma in Art & Design (one year) – Normally four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

See full details on our website: uca.ac.uk/study

Our requirements for portfolio submissions are considered alongside academic achievement as part of our balanced approach to candidate assessment.

Extended diplomas – Normally five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2). Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies (one year) – Normally one A-Level (or two AS-Levels) with a minimum of 32 UCAS tariff points –– –– ––

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Or Progression Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area Or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) in a related subject area And Four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

For all courses listed above, an Access Diploma (in an appropriate subject) or BTEC National Award qualifications may be considered for entry. Other relevant and equivalent qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

Four-year BA/BSc (Hons) degrees –– –– –– –– –– ––

64 UCAS tariff points from A-levels Or Pass at Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies (Level 3 or 4) Or Merit Pass Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma Or Pass at UAL Extended Diploma Or 64 UCAS tariff points from a combination of accepted QCF qualifications And Four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent UK/EU/ international qualifications are considered on an individual basis. To see the latest entry requirements and accepted QCF qualifications for your undergraduate course of interest, visit uca.ac.uk/study/levels-ofstudy/undergraduate


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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 QCF qualifications And Four GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).****

International students can view typical entry requirements by country on our website: uca.ac.uk/international-study. Other relevant and equivalent UK/EU/international qualifications are considered on an individual basis. 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.

UCAS tariff

A-Levels

* BA (Hons) Architecture requires a minimum entry criteria of 128 new UCAS tariff points. ** BA (Hons) Architecture requires a Merit at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

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Three-year BA/BSc (Hons) degrees

*** 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 Maths and English or Key Skills Communication Level 2. **** BA (Hons) Architecture requires five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9including Maths and English or Key Skills Communication Level 2; BSc (Hons) Contemporary Music Technology requires five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9, including English Language, Maths (grade B or above) and Physics or Science (grade B or above); and BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology requires five GCSE passes at grade A-C or above, including English Languagev, Mathematics (grade B or above) and Science or Physics (grade B or above).

Art & Design Foundation Studies

UAL Extended Diploma

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma

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D*DD

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DDM

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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 now’ link on the course page of our website uca.ac.uk


UCAS course codes are detailed on each of the course pages in this prospectus.

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Deadline for undergraduate applications To guarantee that your application is considered for a full-time UCA undergraduate course starting in September 2018, you must apply by the UCAS equal consideration deadline of 15 January 2018.

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Access to Higher Education Diploma Art & Design Diploma in Art & Design Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies Extended Diploma in Art & Design Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail Extended Diploma in Production Design for Performance International Foundation in Art, Design & Media.

Deadlines for pre-degree applications We encourage you to apply between December and March, as this is when the majority of our Applicant Days take place. We guarantee that we'll consider all applications received by the end of March. If places are still available after this date, we'll consider late applications. Applying by the end of March will also give you plenty of time to prepare for your studies. Undergraduate applications You should apply via UCAS for all full-time undergraduate courses*, but should apply directly to us for part-time undergraduate courses. For more information on applying, please go to uca.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply 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 UCAS institution & course codes –– –– ––

UCAS institution code for UCA is C93 UCAS institution name is UCA Campus codes are: C, E, F, R and N (for the Royal School of Needlework)

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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 2018. International applications If you are from outside the EU and you are only making an application to UCA, you can apply directly via our website using the ‘Apply now’ link on the course page. If you are applying to other institutions, you should apply through UCAS for undergraduate courses. Please see uca.ac.uk/international -study for more information. Other applications You should apply direct 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 2018. 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.

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

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 meet with the Admissions Tutor 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.

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Applicant Days

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.

We’ll email you when your Applicant Day has been scheduled, 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 in our Applicant Portal. 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 are restricted to applicants only. We schedule most of our Applicant Days for both mornings and afternoons, and the majority of our Applicant Days take place between December and March. 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

Getting the most out of a creative arts education sometimes involves spending more than just the tuition fee. You’ll have books to buy of course, as well as covering the printing costs for your research or written work. Other expenditure might relate to a field trip, project materials or the costs involved in participating in a final degree show or an external showcase event such as Graduate Fashion Week.  We will give you an indication of additional costs where we can when we make you an offer, but we can’t be specific about materials costs before you start your course as these will vary according to the nature of your project work and the choices that you make. We’ll tell you about any additional mandatory costs that you will need to budget for when we offer you a place. Inflation or other price rises can sometimes mean that our suppliers (or organisers of trips and outside events) have to alter their prices later on – which means the cost to you may then have to change. 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. 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 £21,000 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: www.gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan Websites such as moneysavingexpert.com will help you work out where to go for support and advice on how to maximise your resources. 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. As well as helping with living costs, student finance means you don’t have to pay your fees up front. Take a look at this website to find out what you’re eligible for: www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview How do I apply for grants and government loans? – Start online at www.gov.uk/studentfinanceoverview. The Careers Service at your school or college should also be able to help you, as well as our Specialist Advisers located in each campus Gateway. For more information, please call +44 (0)1252 892883. What scholarships are on offer? – Thanks to a generous donation, we have a small number of scholarships available for those studying on one of the following undergraduate courses: Music Journalism, Fashion Journalism, Television Production, Journalism & Media Production, and Television & Media Production.


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You can find more information, and an application form at: uca.ac.uk/scholarships What other financial support is available to me? – You may find that there are charities and other organisations that will fund you to work in a particular discipline. Online research might help you to identify sources of funding, based on your interests or particular needs. A good place to start is: www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help If you have a disability, you may be eligible to apply for support with the costs of study. Look at www.gov.uk/disabled-studentsallowances-dsas/overview to get an idea of what you can access. We also offer Specialist Advisers who can guide you to potential funding sources and offer you information and advice. You can find out more at: uca.ac.uk/financial-support Accommodation ––

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University-provided single room accommodation: around £370 – £535 per month. You’ll only pay for ten months per year, depending on the campus and type of accommodation you choose Privately rented accommodation: around £360 – £600 per month. Contracts are likely to be for a 12-month period.

Bills – If you live in privately rented accommodation, allow around £60 – £80 per month to cover gas, water and electricity bills. In some accommodation, bills are included in the rental costs. Insurance – Contents insurance is crucial and you can expect to pay around £5 per month, depending on where you live and what you want to cover. Food – Expect to spend up to £50 per week, depending on who you’re living with and how you plan to share the cost of food. Socialising – Experiencing the social life of university is a vital part of your student journey. Decide how much you should spend each week on going out – think about things like clothes and your mobile phone bill too. This varies for every student but always try to budget carefully, and remember that your living costs may be much higher if you don’t go home for the holidays. We’ve created an interactive budget tool to help you plan: uca.moneydoctors.info/budget For more information on Fees & Finance, go to: uca.ac.uk/fees

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Index A About UCA, 11 Academics, 66 Access to Higher Education Diploma – Art & Design, 88 Accommodation by campus: – Canterbury, 21 – Epsom, 24 – Farnham, 29 – Rochester, 32 Accommodation – how to apply, 39 Acting & Performance BA (Hons), 108 Advertising BA (Hons), 110 Alumni, 62 Animation BA (Hons), 112 Applicant Days, 219 Application deadlines, 217 Applying – how to apply, 217 Architecture BA (Hons), 114 Auditions, 83 C Campus communities, 18 Canterbury, 21 Care leavers, 59 Careers services, 16, 59 Ceramics (Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork) BA (Hons), 158 Choosing the right journey for you, 78 Computer Animation Arts BA (Hons), 116 Computer Games Arts BA (Hons), 118 Computer Games Design BA (Hons), 120 Computer Games Technology BA (Hons), 122 Contemporary Jewellery BA (Hons), 124 Counselling, 59 Course directory, 76 Creative careers, 14 Creative Coding & Technology BA (Hons), 126 Creative industries, 13 D Developing your potential as a creative professional, 16 Design for Theatre, Film & Performance BA (Hons), 128 Digital Film & Screen Arts BA (Hons), 130 Diploma 2 Degree, 87 Diploma in Art & Design, 90 Diploma in Art & Design – Foundation Studies, 92 Disability support, 59 Distance learning – Open College of the Arts, 61 E Employment, 13, 16 English Language – Pre-sessional courses, 104 Entry requirements, 214 Epsom, 24 Essential information, 214 Extended Diploma in Art & Design, 94 Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail, 98 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, 96 Extended Diploma in Production Design for Performance, 100 192

F Facilities, 55 Famous alumni, 64 Farnham, 29 Fashion Atelier BA (Hons), 134 Fashion BA (Hons), 132 Fashion Buying Retail Management BA (Hons), 136 Fashion Design BA (Hons), 138 Fashion Journalism BA (Hons), 140 Fashion Management & Marketing BA (Hons), 142 Fashion Media & Promotion BA (Hons), 144 Fashion Photography BA (Hons), 146 Fashion Promotion & Imaging BA (Hons), 148 Fashion Textiles: Print BA (Hons), 150 Fees, 220 Film Production BA (Hons), 152 Fine Art BA (Hons) Canterbury, 154 Fine Art BA (Hons) Farnham, 156 Funding your study, 220 Further Education (Pre-degree), 87 G Gateway services, 58 Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork BA (Hons), 158 Goldsmithing (Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Jewellery) BA (Hons), 200 Graduate Diploma – Art & Design (Pre-Masters course), 210 Graduate network, 62 Grants and government loans, 220 Graphic Communication BA (Hons), 160 Graphic Design BA (Hons), 162 Graphic Design: Visual Communications BA (Hons), 164 H Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art BA (Hons), 166 I Illustration & Animation BA (Hons), 170 Illustration BA (Hons), 168 Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons) Canterbury, 172 Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons) Farnham, 174 Interior Design & Decorative Art BA (Hons), 176 Interior Styling & Design BA (Hons), 178 International applicants, 44 International community, 42 International Foundation in Art, Design & Media, 102 J Jewellery (Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork) BA (Hons), 158 Journalism & Media Production BA (Hons), 180 L Learning Support, 58 Libraries, 58 Loans, 220


Disclaimer M Maidstone TV Studios, 36 Map of campuses, 18 Metalwork (Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork) BA (Hons), 158 Music Composition & Technology BA/BSc (Hons), 182 Music Journalism BA (Hons), 184 Music Marketing & Promotion BA (Hons), 184 Music Performance BA (Hons) Epsom, 188 Music Production BA (Hons) Epsom, 190 O Open Days, 2, 225 Outreach activities, 224 P Photography BA (Hons) Farnham, 194 Photography BA (Hons) Rochester, 196 Portfolio advice, 81 Pre-degree (Further Education) courses, 85 Product Design BA (Hons), 198 Performance BA (Hons) Rochester, 192 R Research, 75 Rochester, 32 Royal School of Needlework, 37 S Scholarships, 220 Silversmithing, Goldsmithing, Jewellery BA (Hons), 200 Social media, 225 Sports Fashion & Branding BA (Hons), 202 Student blogs, 48 Student life, 48 Student loans, 220 Students’ Union, 52 Student Services, 58 Study abroad, 47 T Technicians, 66 Television Production BA (Hons), 206 Textiles for Fashion & Interiors BA (Hons), 208 Tuition fees, 45, 220 U UCAS tariff points, 215

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. We have the right to: (a) – – – – – –

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: Keep to external professional, accrediting or other regulatory body requirements; Keep to changes in the law; Improve the quality of the course; Make sure that the curriculum is current and relevant to the intended learning outcomes or standards set by relevant professional bodies; Put in place the results of feedback from external examiners and academic advisers; Put in place the results of student feedback, for the benefit of our students.

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Suspend 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.

In the event that we suspend or discontinue a course, or change it significantly: – We will advise applicants at the earliest possible opportunity; – Applicants 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. 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 at uca.ac.uk/ask-uca Photography: Liz Carrington, Angela Moore James Taylor-Mémé UCA staff and students Design: spin.co.uk Print: Belmont Press

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Come to an Open Day

Whether you’re interested in pre-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate study, our Open Days are a crucial part of helping you to decide which campus and creative course is right for you. So why not visit us at one of our Open Days and discover what each of our four campuses has to offer. You’ll be able to: –– –– –– –– –– 194

Tour the campuses and get a feel for student life Explore our specialist creative facilities View our student work and galleries Meet out students, lecturers and technicians Take a look inside our campus accommodation.

Book your place at: uca.ac.uk/opendays If you’re a teacher or careers advisor, we have a number of schools and outreach activities to suit all year groups available to you and your school/college. From a presentation about art and design at your school, to a creative workshop at one of our campuses, our outreach activities are hosted and delivered by our creative tutors, our UCA Ambassadors or one of the Outreach Team. Find out more at: uca.ac.uk/outreach


Follow us online

2017 Open Day dates Saturday 17 June (includes a private view of our 2017 Graduation Show) Saturday 16 September Wednesday 11 October Saturday 4 November

Follow us to see more extraordinary student work, view our latest news and get to know other applicants:

@UniCreativeArts facebook.com/ucreativearts instagram.com/unicreativearts @unicreativearts #WeCreate

Over the coming months we’ll also be sharing insights from our students about life at UCA and making a home in our campus towns.


UCA Prospectus 2018  

University for the Creative Arts: Prospectus 2018

UCA Prospectus 2018  

University for the Creative Arts: Prospectus 2018