University for the creative arts ranking

University for the creative arts ranking

University for the Creative Arts


     The second-largest centre for creative arts education in the UK, UCA is spread across four locations and first opened its doors to students in Victorian times. Fashion courses are taught at the campuses in the market towns of Epsom and Rochester in the south of England. Overall, UCA students were pleased with their campuses and the resources the university provides. All students engage in internships during their degree. However, students feel slightly less prepared than average for work in the fashion industry. Application for undergraduate studies is competitive, however UCA offers pre-degree courses with guaranteed progression to an undergraduate course. The university also maintains several accredited research centres, including a Centre for Sustainable Design and an International Textiles Centre. The university plans to extend its postgraduate degrees to a fashion business portfolio of MA, MBA and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for 2016/17. Currently, UCA offers MAs in fashion, promotion and imaging, and marketing and management.


BA Course Ranking 2015

Courses Offered

BA Fashion Promotion and Imaging, BA Fashion Journalism, BA Fashion Marketing and Management, BA Fashion

University for the creative arts ranking

Company Snapshot

    The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist provider of creative arts education located in the South East of England at campuses in Epsom, Rochester, Farnham and Canterbury. UCA is a top 40 UK university, and 94.5% of UCA graduates are employed or in further study within six months of completing their degrees.

Home to one of the largest fashion schools in the UK, courses are taught both at Epsom and Rochester. The School of Fashion encompasses all aspects of the fashion industry: design, textiles, atelier, marketing, management, promotion, media, image making, journalism and retail.

A new suite of Postgraduate courses launched in 2016 including Fashion Business courses at Epsom and a Printed Textiles course at Rochester. More information about our courses can be found on our website.

University for the creative arts ranking

Whilst we are a school steeped in tradition, we also anticipate industry trends through exploring the very latest technology and developing highly individual, skilled and creative practitioners. Our academic staff are practitioners at a high level in the fashion industry and researchers of their practice.

Industry alignment underpins our culture, and we enjoy close links with a wealth of professional contacts and global fashion brands.

Our focus on creativity, skills, innovation and professionalism reaps rewards for UCA students in terms of employability, providing the next generation of fashion practitioners across a wide range of creative disciplines.

Our alumni have gone on to work in positions at Givenchy, Kenzo, Max Mara, Burberry, Prada, Stella McCartney, Selfridges, Harrods, Topman, Jimmy Choo, as well as for publications including Wonderland, Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Grazia.