UCA Rochester

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About UCA Rochester

Rochester has a budding reputation as a centre of culture, learning and new technologies. And, with a deep-rooted arts and music scene, the town has a creative, edgy and lively vibe.

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 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.

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Address & location

UCA Rochester

Fort Pitt


Kent ME1 1DZ

T: +44 (0) 1634 888702

Academic facilities

The facilities at UCA Rochester are second to none. You’ll be working in specialist studios, with up-to-the-minute equipment and software. You’ll also have access to a huge range of industry-standard facilities, including state-of-the-art fashion technology offered by only two other fashion departments in the country. You can discover more about individual specialist facilities on each of our course pages.

Rochester accommodation

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

From the moment you arrive here, you’ll feel a sense of belonging. With roomy accommodation and comfy shared areas, you’ll soon feel part of the tight-knit, creative community that’s made our halls their home.

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Campus café & bar

When you need to take a break, our campus café will tempt you with countless tasty choices of food and drink - all at fantastically affordable prices.

You’ll find our bar open during the day and on some evenings for events like comedy or theme nights. 


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


Unfortunately there is no parking available on-campus at UCA Rochester, unless you are a blue-badge holder.

There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are also a number of car parks nearby. For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway 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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