We engage in many types of collaborative activity.

Our creative business partnerships support schools and colleges across the UK with opportunities to enhance their creative provision and support progression into Higher Education.

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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.

Collaborative Provision Policy

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

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

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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. 

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Our UK

We work in partnership with the following institutions and arts venues in the UK.


The Farnham Maltings is a leading performance venue located in the heart of Farnham. Students benefit from its' network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces, and a screening room. UCA offers the following course at The Farnham Maltings:

- BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

The Farnham Maltings website

For creative, innovative and artistic individuals LCCA is a great place to kickstart your career. Ranging from fashion to business to graphic design, our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will help you get industry-ready. UCA validates the following courses:

- BA (Hons) Business Management (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Events and Promotions Management (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Fashion (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Fashion Management and Marketing (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Promotion (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (3 years and 4 years)
- BA (Hons) Illustration (3 years and 4 years)
- Global Master of Business and Management
- MA Fashion Business and Management
- MA Global Marketing and Communications
- MA Luxury Business Management
- Master of Business Administration MBA

London College of Contemporary Arts website

LCCM is a specialist higher education college, their courses focus on a specific range of subjects in the creative industries. UCA validates the following courses:

- BA (Hons) Music Business Management (3 years and 4 years)
- BMus (Hons) Commercial Music Technology
- BMus (Hons) Composition for Film, Games & Other Media
- BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music Performance and Production (3 years and 4 years)
- MA Creative Entrepreneurship 
- MMus Commercial Music Technology
- MMus Contemporary Music Performance 
- MMus Contemporary Music Production
- MSc Entertainment Science

LCCM website

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

- BA (Hons) Marketing
- BA (Hons) Design
- MA Marketing
- MA Design

London School of Design & Marketing website

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent live TV studios, situated in Maidstone, Kent. UCA delivers the following course at Maidstone Studios.

- BA (Hons) Television Production

Maidstone Studios website

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

MPA website

Our Global

We work in partnership with the following institutions globally.


BSBI are dedicated to training students to effectively shape the future and become tomorrow’s leaders in an ever-changing business world. UCA validates the following courses:

  • BA (Hons) Animation (3 year and 4 year)
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (3 year and 4 year)
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (3 year and 4 year)
  • BA (Hons) Illustration (3 year and 4 year) 
  • BA (Hons) Tourism and Hospitality Management (3 year and 4 year)
  • BSc (Hons) Business and Management (3 year and 4 year)
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing and Social Media (3 year and 4 year)
  • BSc (Hons) International Business and Management (UCA) (3 year and 4 year)
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science and Digitization (UCA) (3 year and 4 year)
  • Global MBA 
  • MA Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management
  • MA Visual Communication (Animation or Graphic Design or Illustration)
  • MA Global Marketing and Communications 
  • MSc Digital Marketing
  • MSc Finance & Investment
  • MSc Data Analytics (UCA)
  • MSc Information Technology Management (UCA)

Berlin School of Business & Innovation website

CAA is one of Cyprus’s longest established art schools (founded 1995) with a reputation for being a centre of excellence for the visual arts with a great deal of emphasis on intellectual, theoretical and practical skills development.

UCA validates the following CAA courses in Cyprus:

- BA (Hons) Animation
- BA (Hons) Fine Art
- MA Fine Art

Cyprus Academy of Arts website

Established in 1960, The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) is a non-profit-making organisation aiming to be the leading professional organisation in advancing management excellence in Hong Kong and the Region. It has effectively served the management education and training needs of the business community in Hong Kong and the region for nearly six decades.

UCA validates the following HKMA course in Hong Kong:

- MA Design, Innovation and Brand Management (DIBM)

Hong Kong Management Association website

The UCA’s Institute for Creativity and Innovation (ICI) is a new partnership venture from University for the Creative Arts, positioning itself to take advantage of the increasing appetite for creativity in higher education in China. Courses validated by UCA:

- BA (Hons) Environmental Design
- BA (Hons) Visual Communication

More info about ICI

The Millennium Universal College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional education. By bringing a range of international qualifications home, TMUC aspires to be recognized as the leading institution for borderless education, committed to providing opportunities that exceed local stream of education to the youth of Pakistan.

UCA validates the following TMUC courses in Pakistan:

- BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles
- BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles Top-up
- BA (Hons) Hospitality Management (Top-up)
- BA(Hons) Film & Digital Art
- BA (Hons) Media & Communication
- BA (Hons) Interactive Media (top up)
- International MBA

The Millennium Universal College website

Nanjing Winland Academy is an educational organisation which focuses on providing one-to-one tailored A-Level tutoring for Chinese students. The Academy’s creative courses and teaching methods help Chinese students to adapt to the A-Level programme and prepares them for further study abroad.

Nanjing Winland Academy is a UCA validated Foundation Centre:

- International Foundation in Art, Design and Media (IFADM)

Nanjing Winland Academy website

The UKCADC is a privately owned, Art and Design centre dedicated to the Creative Arts. All staff are artists in their own right including the Senior Directors and owners. 

Part of the Gaudi Art Association, the organisation has been operating for many years, teaching art to a variety of ages.

The UKCADC is the result of a recent investment in brand new facilities specifically for the delivery of the UCA International Foundation in Art, Design and Media in order to offer Korean students a clear progression route to UCA Degree courses in the UK.

UK Creative Art and Design Centre website