University creative of arts information

By | 16th May 2017

University creative of arts information

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist art and design university in the south of England.

History

Logo used from 2008-2015

The university was formed in 2005 as University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester, through the merger of the Kent Institute of Art & Design and Surrey Institute of Art & Design, University College. It was granted full university status by the Privy Council in May 2008 and adopted its current name officially in September 2008. The origin of the university lies in a number of independent public art and design colleges in the counties of Kent and Surrey, almost all of which had origins in the Victorian period. In the 1990s these merged to form multi-campus art and design institutes in their respective counties, before merging into one organisation in 2005.

University creative of arts information

In its previous forms and current form, alumni of the UCA as well as students have achieved artistic excellence with very considerable commerciality and critical merit of certain alumni’s work such as Tracey Emin, Michaël Dudok de Wit, Chris Shepherd, Zandra Rhodes, and Karen Millen.

Following the election of a Coalition government, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills introduced legislation to increase tuition fees while reducing government spending on Higher Education in real terms and the University for the Creative Arts was revealed to be the fourth most-cut university in England with a cut of 7.8% (10.2% in real terms).

The University for the Creative Arts announced in February 2011 that it was discussing designating part of its Maidstone campus for use by MidKent College. Further to this, MidKent College expressed its willingness to buy the Maidstone campus from 2012 and phase out the UCA presence at the campus by 2014.

UCA Canterbury
New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AN

Tel: +44 (0)1227 817 302

UCA Epsom
Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE

Tel: +44 (0)1372 728 811

UCA Farnham
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS

Tel: +44 (0)1252 722 441