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The University for the Creative Arts (UCA), situated close to our UCA accommodation in Canterbury, has long been established as one of the best universities in the UK for studying creative disciplines.

It has built up an amazing reputation over its 160 year history for being a sterling creative education provider, specialising in Arts and Design courses.

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The UCA was initially formed by merging various local art schools across Kent and Surrey. That’s why it is so spread out across the region and boasts a total of four campuses located in Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham and Rochester. Our uni accommodation is best served to cater to Canterbury residents, but is well connected to all four locations.

As well as these main campuses, the UCA also has teaching bases at the Royal School of Needlework and The Maidstone Studios. Alongside those faculties they also have a project and exhibition space in Folkestone Creative Quarter. 

The Canterbury campus of the UCA is located on the edge of the city, and is served by our UCA Canterbury accommodation. On this campus you’ll find almost all of the courses that you could possibly ask for, in the School of Architecture.

In spite of its name, this faculty doesn’t only focus on architecture, but also on a wide range of BA and MA degrees in Fine Art and Design subjects, and some pre-degree courses. So if you’re staying in our UCA accommodation, you’ll be a hop, skip, and a jump away from amazing campus facilities and a creative course to suit every taste and need.

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University for the Creative Arts

An excellent reputation

The UCA has a great reputation as an academic institution. 

It’s the second largest provider of creative arts education in the UK. 

The UCA specialises in arts and design, and so you can choose from a plethora of varying courses for different needs and careers.

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Here, just a stone’s throw from our UCA Canterbury accommodation, you can take your pick from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architecture, Crafts, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Fine Art, Photography, Film, Media, the Performing Arts and Creative Business.

Every year around 6,000 students opt to come to study at the UCA. While living in our UCA accommodation, many of them choose to take advantage of the high end facilities and world-class teaching on offer, while enjoying a homely environment where they can make friends easily and study in peace in our dedicated private and group study rooms.

Here at Novel we understand that the student experience begins at home. We strive to give you the best experience possible by providing quiet spaces at our UCA accommodation, as well as wellbeing spaces to hang out with friends in between study sessions. 

You can even take part in our social events in order to mingle with other residents and enrich your student life. We’ve thought of everything, for every moment and for every need to ensure that you can crack on with your studies no matter what mood you’re in or what the workload is.

There’s plenty of incentive to study too, thanks to the amazing academic professionals that are attracted to the institution. 

The teaching quality at UCA was ranked top of the pile by The Sunday Times, who gave the University a ranking of 91.6%. It’s only natural that their enthusiasm and expertise is easily transmitted to their students, who go on to have long and successful careers in their chosen fields.

And with so much support at our student residence, you’re sure to be one of those successful students while making memories that will last way beyond your student years.

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Key Stats
 
200
QS WUR Ranking By Subject
 
60
Courses
 
21mins
walk to the nearest Novel
 
6,000
Number of full time students enrolled at the University
Student Properties

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