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University for the Creative Arts was named the Times and Sunday Times’ Modern University of the Year in 2019. As a specialist arts institution with over 110 creative courses, the university’s creative campuses are not compromised by sharing facilities with other subjects or disciplines, and the University’s Business School for the Creative Industries is the first of its kind in the UK. Alumni include Oscar-winning film makers and animators, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees.

Key Facts

Rankings

  • #42 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • #13 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2020
  • #48 in the Complete University Guide 2020

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 6,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 350

Year founded

  • 2005

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  • UCA is the UK’s top specialist creative university for employability in the most recent Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) 2018, with 96.9% of graduates either in employment or further study within six months of graduation.  
  • The University is second largest provider of creative education in Europe.   
  • The founding colleges, which date back to Victorian times, have produced famous graduates such as the artist Tracey Emin and the fashion designers Karen Millen and Dame Zandra Rhodes, who is also the university’s chancellor.
  • The four campuses have all have seen extensive developments, the latest of which is a £4m Film and Media Centre at Farnham.
Areas of recognition

UCA is a specialist arts university and therefore renowned for degrees within fields such as film, fine art, animation and games design, graphic design, crafts, fashion and textiles, media and journalism and performing arts.

The latest Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirms UCA's position as one of the top ten research communities in art and design, with 93% of its research designated as internationally recognised for quality.

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