University for the creative arts widening participation

University for the creative arts widening participation


We engage in many types of collaborative activity.

Collaborative agreements

Collaborative arrangements are formal agreements with an external partner institution to provide a programme of study that leads to a University award, or, to specific credit as part of a University award.

Study abroad

We promote and support student and staff mobility and have strong collaborative links with partner institutions worldwide.

Research partnerships

We have a vibrant and dynamic research culture. Collaboration within and beyond the University remains an essential conceptual driver for our research.

Creative Enterprise & Development

Our Creative Enterprise & Development team has long-established relationships with business, cultural and creative industries and a wealth of experience working in collaboration and partnership.

Widening participation

Our Widening Participation team offers a range of activities, giving learners of all ages an insight into studying art, design and media-related subjects and entering further and higher education.

Our partner institutions

We work in partnership with the following institutions.

Barking & Dagenham College

UCA validates the following course at Barking & Dagenham College.

– Foundation Degree in Graphic Design

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree can progress to a top-up year for an Honours degree at a UCA campus.

Laine Theatre Arts

Laine Theatre Arts is a specialist training college for musical theatre and dance situated in Epsom, Surrey. UCA validates the following Laine course.

– BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (top up)

London School of Design & Marketing

UCA validates the following courses at the London School of Design & Marketing:

– BA (Hons) Marketing
– BA (Hons) Design
– MA Marketing
– MA Design

University for the creative arts widening participation

Millennium Performing Arts

Millennium Performing Arts (MPA) is a specialist training college for musical theatre and dance situated in Woolwich, London. UCA validates the following MPA course.

– BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Open College of the Arts

The Open College of the Arts (OCA) specialises in delivering courses by distance learning. UCA validates the following OCA courses:

– BA (Hons) Creative Arts
– BA (Hons) Creative Writing
– BA (Hons) Drawing
– BA (Hons) Fine Art
– BA (Hons) Graphic Design
– BA (Hons) Illustration
– BA (Hons) Moving Image
– BA (Hons) Music
– BA (Hons) Painting
– BA (Hons) Photography
– BA (Hons) Textiles
– BA (Hons) Visual Communications
– MA Fine Art

Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a specialist institution situated in Hampton Court Palace. UCA validates the following RSN course:

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