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University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


High calibre facilities

UCA is all about exploration and this means our facilities take pride of place.

We’re committed to providing high-calibre facilities for students to produce their work, and our graduates are renowned for being well prepared for positions in the creative industries. We also have a range of rare traditional workshops and tools. Our facilities across our campuses include:

  • Studio spaces and workshops for painting, sculpting, fashion design and filmmaking
  • Dedicated teams of subject-specific technicians
  • High-end computers loaded with the latest software for animation, architecture and digital design and video editing
  • Motion capture and virtual reality lab
  • 3D printers and laser cutters
  • Pattern-cutting centre, Gerber suite and Computer-Aided Manufacturing studio
  • Fashion textiles digital printing resources alongside weaving equipment and looms
  • Extensive photography facilities including darkrooms, studios and a range of film and digital equipment, and the Hasselblad Research Centre
  • Dedicated Film & Media centre on our Farnham campus with Acting spaces, a Black Box Theatre, music recording studios and more
  • Workshops for ceramics, glass, wood and metals, including welding and casting
  • Journalism and broadcasting facilities including a TV journalism newsroom with live feed, a TV studio with viewing gallery and radio suites
  • A purpose-built film studio and cinema with cutting-edge editing and post-production software
  • Access to hire equipment such as video and still cameras, lighting, laptops and projectors.

To view the specific facilities available on each campus please use the left-hand navigation. To find out about course-specific facilities please visit our course pages.


University Libraries

The UCA libraries are the most comprehensive visual arts resource in the South East, with library collections from our 150-year history. They offer access to around 272,000 print and electronic books and exhibition catalogues, plus nearly 700 print and around 11,400 e-journals.

UCA libraries also offer:

  • Multimedia collections with over 18,000 DVDs, videos, blu-rays, digital games, CDs and CD-ROMs
  • 8,000 television broadcasts via our streaming service eStreamplayer
  • Over 300 metres of archival materials and fabrics
  • A wide range of specialist collections and artists’ books.

Students can borrow material from all four sites – we’ll bring it to your campus for you. The Library Catalogue and most of the electronic resources are also available both on and off campus. We also offer a document supply service to provide items not available from within the University collections.

The University libraries house archival material and special collections including material on Oscar-winning animator Bob Godfrey, the Tessa Boffin photography archive, working class artist books and press and the University's institutional archives.

The libraries are also home to our Gateway teams, which are on hand to offer of student support services.

For more information about our University libraries please visit the dedicated library web pages.


Galleries and Exhibitions

Our campus galleries host a unique and varied exhibition programme to enrich and engage our staff and students, as well as the wider community. For details of forthcoming exhibitions please see our galleries pages.

University for the Creative Arts

Admissions contact information:
Telephone: +44 (0) 01252 892 883


University for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road
Farnham, Surrey
GU9 7DS United Kingdom