University for the Creative Arts

Professor Catherine Harper

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

catherine.harper@uca.ac.uk

+44 (0)1252 722 441

Falkner Road

Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS

As a specialist arts institution, we are 100% creative. Our students develop their skills and thinking in environments that replicate the studios found within the creative industries, alongside peers on courses spanning arts, business and technology.

Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA’s high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents. Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, our students reap the benefits of studying at the highest-ranked creative specialist in the UK.

  • We’re the highest placed specialist creative university in the Complete University Guide and The Guardian’s 2021 league table.
  • Ranked 25th in the THE ‘Table of Tables’ which identifies the top thirty UK institutions based on an average ranking across multiple league tables.
  • We’re the highest placed specialist creative university in the Complete University Guide and The Guardian’s 2021 league table.
  • Ranked seventh across all universities for business in The Guardian’s 2021 league table.
  • We’re the UK’s No.1 specialist creative university for employability in the most recent Destinations of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) 2018. 96.9% of our graduates are either in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
  • The Complete University Guide has placed us second among all modern universities and our overall ranking has risen to 44th overall for 2020.
  • The Office for Student has recognised the quality of our teaching and awarded us ‘Gold’ in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
  • We were named Modern University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2019.
  • Our students regularly win awards across the creative subjects. In the past year our students have won prestigious awards in creative sectors including architecture, graphic design, fine art, photography, film, animation and crafts.
  • The latest Research Exercise Framework (REF 2014) confirms our position as one of the top ten research communities in art and design, with 93% of our research designated as internationally recognised for quality, and 64% of our research submissions classed as world leading and internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and thoroughness.
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