UCA Rochester

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Life at UCA Rochester

Perched high on a hill, our purpose-built Rochester campus enjoys great views over the town and the river Medway. The campus is a creative hub for students studying a rich variety of courses in fashion, photography, product design and digital animation.

With halls of residence only five minutes away and a range of exceptional facilities, including an art shop, the Zandra Rhodes Gallery and the unique Gerber Suite, our Rochester campus offers you a genuinely inspirational study experience.

UCA Rochester is also close to Maidstone TV Studios, where you can study BA (Hons) TV Production. The majority of the course is taught at the studios, with some lectures held at our Rochester campus. Students on this course can apply to stay in Rochester halls and have access to all the facilities on the Rochester campus, including student services, the library and equipment hire.

Our Rochester campus is at the heart of a vibrant community of creative arts organisations that produce, promote and retail the very best in contemporary design, craft and media – making Medway a lively centre for all creatively minded people.

Open Days at Rochester & Maidstone TV Studios

Visit our Virtual Open Day where you'll find out more about studying at UCA Rochester or the Maidstone TV Studios

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Our accommodation guarantee to you for 2021

Moving away from home or overseas for the first time can be a daunting experience – but we guarantee that we’ll find you a place to call home.

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Campus virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of our Rochester campus and view 360 images of some of our creative studio spaces and workshops.

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Our campus and accommodation buildings provide an inclusive, secure and comfortable environment to live, work and socialise in. 

Physical access is straightforward with automatic entrance doors, ramps and lifts.?You’ll find disabled toilet facilities in all our buildings and lecture theatres are fitted with induction loops.?

Courses at Rochester

Check out the courses you can study at our Rochester campus.

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Courses at Maidstone TV Studios

You can study Television Production at Maidstone TV Studios, which is near our Rochester campus.

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UCA Publications

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Campus details & directions

UCA Rochester
Fort Pitt

Tel: +44 (0)1634 888 702


By road

Take the M2 from either London or East Kent direction, then exit the M2 at junction 3 (A229). Follow the signs to Chatham/Rochester. After the roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and continue onto City Way.

After about 2 miles, at the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout into New Road Avenue, then after 1/4 mile turn right into Fort Pitt Hill. The entrance to the University is at the top at the hill.



Unfortunately there is no parking available at Rochester and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact UCA Rochester directly on +44 (0)1634 888 702 to arrange this.

There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are a number of car parks nearby and the nearest one is at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham (postcode for satnav ME4 4LA) or there is also King Street Car Park in Rochester (postcode for a satnav ME1 1YD). Both of these are about a 10-15 minute walk away and the campus is on top of a steep hill!

For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway Council website.

By rail

Trains leave from both London Victoria and London St. Pancras stations and you can go to either Rochester or Chatham stations as our campus is an equal distance between the two. However we recommend that you go to Chatham station as the walk to the campus is slightly quicker and a more direct route. For times and details of trains please see the National Rail website.

Eurostar passengers should change at London St. Pancras International and then join a train to Rochester or Chatham as above.

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to UCA Rochester. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses. 

By sea

The English Channel ferry crossing arrives at Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Dover and Folkestone are about an hour from Rochester.


Contact us

If you have a question about studying at UCA Rochester please complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you:

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