About University for the Creative Arts


Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA's high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents. Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, our students can now reap the benefits of studying in a top 35 UK university (see latest league table results below).

With more than 6,000 students studying over 110 creative courses across four campuses, we generate unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers.

As a specialist arts institution, we are 100% creative. Our distinctiveness against larger multi-disciplinary universities comes from focusing on provision through our creative campuses, which are not compromised by sharing facilities with other subjects or disciplines.

  • No. 1 Specialist creative arts university
  • Modern university of the year
  • 160-year history of providing creative education
  • 2nd largest provider of creative education in Europe
  • 17% of our student population come from outside the UK
  • 91 different nations represented at UCA
  • 96.9% of our graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation
  • Our business school for the Creative Industries is the first of the its kind in the UK