Why study in the UK?

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If you aspire to launch a successful career in the creative industries, there is no better foundation than a creative arts education in the UK.

Here are a few reasons why the UK is a great place to study:

  • The UK is internationally recognised as the place to study art and design and leads the world in creativity and innovation.
  • The UK is a diverse and exciting place to live. The art, architecture and history of the UK and nearby European cities are inspirational.
  • The creative industries in the UK are expanding at twice the rate of the rest of the economy which means you will have a wealth of opportunities during your studies and after you graduate.
  • You will take an experimental and analytical approach to your work and will develop a critical and open-minded view. This way of thinking produces some of the most unique and highly employable graduates in the world.


Why study with the University for the Creative Arts?

We have been at the forefront of specialist art and design education for over 160 years.

At UCA, you will have the time, space and support to immerse yourself in your chosen subject, find your own style and create the extraordinary. Each of our courses offers a cutting-edge creative environment, packed with the latest equipment and resources. You will flourish under the guidance and support of our passionate and driven teaching staff. They are closely connected to their industries and each is an active practitioner in their field. This means that every discipline stays relevant and up-to-date with current trends and technologies.

Each of our campuses reflects the subject areas studied there, creating unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers. So, you will be surrounded by people with the same passions as you. You can take advantage of a vibrant on- and off-campus social scene to relax and unwind or let off steam with your friends. There is lots of choice: from music and arts venues to restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas, sports facilities and festivals.