University for the creative arts rochester address

University for the creative arts rochester address

About UCA Rochester

Rochester has a budding reputation as a centre of culture, learning and new technologies. And, with a deep-rooted arts and music scene, the town has a creative, edgy and lively vibe.

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, product design and digital animation.

With halls only five minutes away and a range of exceptional facilities, including an art shop, the Zandra Rhodes Gallery and the unique Gerber Suite, our Rochester campus offers you a genuinely inspirational study experience.

Academic facilities

The facilities at UCA Rochester are second to none. You’ll be working in specialist studios, with up-to-the-minute equipment and software. You’ll also have access to a huge range of industry-standard facilities, including state-of-the-art fashion technology offered by only two other fashion departments in the country. You can discover more about individual specialist facilities on each of our course pages.

University for the creative arts rochester address

Rochester accommodation

In your first year, you can choose to apply for a place in our halls of residence, or search for private accommodation.

From the moment you arrive here, you’ll feel a sense of belonging. With roomy accommodation and comfy shared areas, you’ll soon feel part of the tight-knit, creative community that’s made our halls their home.


By road

Take the M2 from either London or East Kent direction, then exit the M2 at junction 3 (A229). Follow the signs to Chatham/Rochester. After the Toys ‘R’ Us roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and continue onto City Way.

After about 2 miles, at the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout into New Road Avenue, then after 1/4 mile turn right into Fort Pitt Hill. The entrance to the University is at the top at the hill.


Unfortunately there is no parking available at Rochester and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact UCA Rochester directly on +44 (0)1634 888 702 to arrange this.

There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are a number of car parks nearby and the nearest one is at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham (postcode for satnav ME4 4LA) or there is also King Street Car Park in Rochester (postcode for a satnav ME1 1YD). Both of these are about a 10-15 minute walk away and the campus is on top of a steep hill!

For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway Council website.

University for the creative arts rochester address

Address & location

UCA Rochester

Fort Pitt


Kent ME1 1DZ

T: +44 (0) 1634 888702