UCA Canterbury

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About UCA Canterbury

Canterbury exudes student appeal with its distinctive mix of ancient charm and contemporary culture.

Our Canterbury campus is a short walk from the city centre and has a range of purpose-built studios, workshops and lecture theatres. The campus offers courses in Architecture, Fine Art, Illustration and Animation, and Graphic Design. It's also home to a vibrant Further Education department that runs the popular Foundation Diploma, Extended Diploma and Access to Higher Education Diploma.

With on-campus accommodation, a café, a newly-refurbished bar and a range of art facilities including a specialist library, an art shop and the Herbert Read Gallery, the campus is a relaxed and creative environment to study in.

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Address & location

UCA Canterbury

New Dover Road


Kent CT1 3AN

T: +44 (0) 1227 817302

Academic facilities

Along with purpose-built studios, workshops and lecture theatres for nearly 1,000 students, you’ll have access to industry-standard resources and technology, whether you’re studying fine art, architecture or graphics. And you can use all our facilities, no matter what course you’re on. You can discover more about individual specialist facilities on each of our course pages.

Canterbury accommodation

In your first year, you can choose to apply for a place in our halls of residence, or search for private accommodation.

Our students say that our accommodation is the best. With roomy study bedrooms and light and airy shared facilities, you’ll soon feel right at home. Watch our video to find out more about living in halls at UCA Canterbury.

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Campus café & bar

Offering deliciously tempting hot and cold food, our 70-seat café is open to students, staff and visitors throughout the day. 

You’ll find our café bar open during the day and on some evenings for events like comedy or theme nights. Relax with a drink or enjoy entertainment including Freeview TV, pool tables and WiFi connection.


Planning on visiting us? Find out how to travel to our Canterbury campus.


Because of limited space, we can’t offer on-campus parking to full-time students. Permits are given to part-time students on a first come, first served basis. We have dedicated parking reserved for blue-badge holders.

You could use the Park and Ride car park which is on New Dover Road (postcode for satnav CT1 3EJ). The bus journey to the campus is only about 5 minutes. If you mention to the driver where you are headed they can help with stops. You can also look out for the large Canterbury College sign as the UCA campus is located to the left of this.  

For information about the all the car parks available, please visit the Canterbury City Council website. 


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

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