Each of our UCA campuses has a different personality, defined by the diverse portfolio of courses that each one offers as well as its surroundings. We’ve put together these guides to show you the differences — and celebrate their successes.
If you’re planning on coming to an Open Day at UCA, you might be contemplating which campus of our four main ones to visit — Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham or Rochester. Or you might want to find out more about our smaller, more specialised locations — Maidstone TV Studios and The Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.
Each of our campuses has a different creative identity and each delivers a unique portfolio of courses — although you’ll find that there are a few that feature in different places.
To give you an insight into our campuses’ unique personalities, heritage and history, we’ve put together a guide to each one. Here’s what it’s like at UCA Epsom.
Our Epsom campus offers a range of fashion courses as well as Graphics and Music Journalism, plus the UK’s first MBA in Creative Business Management. Through our Design Business Institute, students have access to influential professionals, job prospects and potential employers. And with multiple technical and industry facilities on site, our students have a truly amazing study experience.
Alumni & successes
Students from our Epsom campus have worked on a wide array of projects for well-known companies before graduating — our fashion courses have industry connections with Ted Baker, Topman, Red or Dead, Adidas, Puma, Givenchy, Ralph Lauren, French Connection and L’Oreal to name only a few.
Students on the Fashion Journalism course have undertaken placements with the likes of Vogue, Elle, Love Magazine and Dazed & Confused — and have continued on to careers with Harrods, John Lewis, Oasis and Bloomingdales.
Our students have worked industry-level projects including custom clothing for Florence and the Machine and notable success at the London Fashion Week, including being shortlisted for and winning awards.
Our Music Journalism students have also benefitted from strong industry connections such as Kerrang!, Mojo, NME and The Guardian and graduates are now working for organisations like Radio 1, Vie and Absolute Radio.
You might have seen some of our graphic design students’ work, too — on the Nescafe coffee tins, a project that has been a success two years in a row.
Heritage & lifestyle
Our Epsom campus is a modern, well-equipped collection of studios and facilities set in the picturesque town. Previously voted one of the top ten most desirable places to live, Epsom has a friendly, community-focused feel.
Popular with professionals, students and families alike, the town is welcoming and sociable, located at the edge of the Surrey Hills. Only a stone’s throw from London, it’s an ideal place to live and study. There are also over 30 pubs and bars in and around Epsom to visit, and plenty within walking distance of the university.
The town has a vibrant arts scene, boosted by exhibitions and activities organised by Surrey Arts (Surrey County Council), Surrey Contemporary Arts and Surrey Artists. The local youth service has a strong arts presence and works hard to promote new talent — you’ll often see student work showcased in many venues across the town.
Must-see on campus
The print room has an excellent collection of tools varying from the traditional screen-printing to the modern process of laser-cutting, and is always worth a visit.