UCA Open Day

Wednesday, November 29, 2017



Book your place on our November Open Day today. Bookings are on a first come, first served basis – so don't miss out!    
 
At our Open Day you’ll be able to chat to our staff and students, see our accommodation and world-class facilities, and get a true insight into life at UCA. You’ll also be able to attend talks about our range of creative subjects, covering everything from animation to architecture, fashion to illustration, and photography to film production – and more.
 
Please note: The course talk for BA (Hons) Film Production at UCA Farnham is very popular and you must book to reserve a place. There is a waitlist in operation when this talk is full.

Event opening times

UCA Canterbury:

13:00 - 19:00

UCA Epsom:

13:00 - 19:00

UCA Farnham:

12:00 - 19:00

UCA Rochester:

12:00 - 19:00

Which campus should I attend?

Find out what courses are on offer across our campuses before making your decision to book.

  • Canterbury
    • Access Diploma in Art & Design
    • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
    • Extended Diploma in Art & Design
    • BA (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1)
    • BSc (Hons) Creative Coding & Technology
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Visual Communications
    • BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation
    • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design
    • MA Architecture
    • MArch Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)
    • MA Curatorial Practice
    • MA Fine Art
    • MA Interior Design
    • MA Urban Design
    • MA Visual Communication
  • Epsom
    • Access Diploma in Art & Design
    • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
    • Extended Diploma in Art & Design
    • BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management (top-up)
    • BA (Hons) Business Management
    • BA (Hons) Fashion | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Management & Marketing
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Marketing
    • BA (Hons) Music Journalism
    • BA (Hons) Music Marketing & Promotion
    • Graduate Certificate - Creative Arts Education
    • MA Creative Arts Education
    • MA Creative Business Management
    • MA Creative Marketing & Advertising
    • MA Design, Innovation & Brand Management
    • MBA Fashion Business
    • MA Fashion Business & Management
    • MA Fashion Marketing & Communication
    • MA Global Media Management
    • MA Graphic Design
    • MSc International Financial Management for Creative Industries
    • MA International Jewellery Management
    • MBA International Master of Business Administration
    • MA Luxury Brand Management
    • Postgraduate Certificate - Creative Arts Education
  • Farnham
    • International Foundation in Art, Design & Media
    • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
    • Access Diploma in Art & Design
    • BA (Hons) Acting & Performance
    • BA (Hons) Advertising
    • BA (Hons) Animation | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Computer Games Arts
    • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
    • BA (Hons) Digital Film & Screen Arts
    • BA (Hons) Film Production | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art
    • BA (Hons) Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
    • BA (Hons) Illustration | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design
    • BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production
    • BSc (Hons) Music Composition & Technology
    • BA (Hons) Photography | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Product Design
    • BA (Hons) Television & Media Production
    • BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors
    • MA Animation
    • MA Ceramics
    • MA Documentary Practices
    • MA Filmmaking
    • MA Glass
    • MA Illustration
    • MA Jewellery
    • MA Metalwork
    • MFA Photography
    • MA Product Design
    • MA Textiles
  • Rochester
    • Access Diploma in Art & Design
    • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
    • Extended Diploma in Art & Design
    • Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
    • BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
    • BA (Hons) Computer Games Design
    • BA (Hons) Contemporary Jewellery
    • BA (Hons) Design for Theatre, Film & Performance
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Atelier
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Design | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Media & Promotion | 3 & 4 Year
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
    • BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print
    • BA (Hons) Performance
    • BA (Hons) Photography
    • BA (Hons) Silversmithing, Goldsmithing & Jewellery
    • MA Contemporary Jewellery
    • MA Fashion Photography
    • MA Photography
    • MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors
  • Maidstone TV Studios
    • BA (Hons) Television Production
  • Royal School of Needlework
    • BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

    The talk for this course takes place at Hampton Court Palace, where you'll meet members of academic staff and get a chance to ask any questions about the course. We would love to welcome you on Wednesday 29th November at 2pm, but we do ask that you book your place with us first.

    Book a place via the RSN website

Select your campus

Choose the campus that you wish to attend below and complete the booking form.

School group bookings

If you are planning on bringing a group of students to our Open Day please select the following link:

Contact details & directions

Details of how to find our campuses.

UCA Canterbury
New Dover Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 3AN

Tel: +44 (0)1227 817 302

Directions

By road

From London, take the M2 towards Dover, then the A2 at Faversham (take the exit at Junction 7).

Exit the A2 at the A2050 to Canterbury. At the outskirts of the city, take a right at St Peter's Roundabout and follow the A290/A28 Ring Road. Turn right at the third roundabout by the cinema (signposted A2050 to Sandwich) into New Dover Road.

Immediately after the traffic lights turn left into the University drive - look for the signs to Canterbury College and to UCA. Follow the drive round to the right and UCA is on your left.

Parking

We have limited parking on campus particularly if you are visiting us on a week day. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on + 44 (0)1227 817 302 to arrange this.

We recommend that you 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.

By rail

Take a National Rail train from London Victoria to Canterbury East, then take a taxi to the University (Make sure that you ask for the University for the Creative Arts in New Dover Road - Canterbury has several colleges and universities and sometimes the taxi drivers get them confused!).

Alternatively take a National Rail train from London St. Pancras International or London Waterloo East to Canterbury West, changing at Ashford International if necessary, then take a taxi to the University.

Eurostar passengers can get off the train at Ashford International in Kent. This station has direct rail links to Canterbury.

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to the UCA campuses. The same journeys take between two and three hours by train. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses. 

By sea

The English Channel ferry crossing arrives at Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Dover and Folkestone are both less than 30 minutes from Canterbury.

UCA Epsom
Ashley Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT18 5BE

Tel: +44 (0)1372 728 811

Directions

By road

On the A3 from London, exit at the Tolworth Roundabout take the A24 heading for Epsom town centre. When you enter Epsom town centre, pass under the railway bridge, bear right into the main High Street and keep to the left hand lane, turning left at the lights into Ashley Road. Keep to the left hand lane and the University is on the left just after the turning for Heathcote Road.

From the M25, take the A24 from junction 9. Follow the road through Ashtead into Epsom, bear right onto the High Street (the clock tower will be on your right). At the next main set of lights turn right into Ashley Road. Move immediately into the left hand lane and the University is on the left just after the turning for Heathcote Road.

Parking

We have limited parking on campus particularly if you are visiting us on a week day. Exceptions can be made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on +44 (0)1372 728 811 to arrange this.

The nearest car parks to the campus are Depot Road (postcode for satnav KT17 4RJ) or at the Ashley Centre (postcode for satnav KT18 5AL), both are about a 5 minute walk away.

For details of other public car parks nearby please visit the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council website.

By rail

Take a National Rail train from London Waterloo or London Victoria to Epsom. It is five minutes' walk from Epsom station to the University, opposite Rosebery Park in Ashley Road. As you leave the station turn left down Station Approach, then right down Waterloo Road. Cross the High Street into Ashley Road (you will need to be on the left hand side of the road). Walk past Heathcote Road and the University is on the left.

Eurostar passengers should get off the train at London St. Pancras International, then take the Underground (Victoria Line - Southbound) to London Victoria, or change at Oxford Circus for the Bakerloo line - Southbound to Waterloo.

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to UCA Epsom. The same journeys take between two and three hours by train. There are rail connections from all the airports via central London to Epsom station, where you can walk or take a taxi to the campus.

UCA Farnham
Falkner Road
Farnham
Surrey
GU9 7DS

Tel: +44 (0)1252 722 441

Directions

By road

From the M25, follow the A3 past Guildford, then exit and take the sliproad onto the A31, signposted to Farnham and Alton. At the Shepherd and Flock roundabout head straight on along the Farnham bypass (A31) to the next roundabout.

From here, take the A325, which leads into West Street, towards the town centre. Turn left into The Hart. The main entrance to the University is at the junction with Falkner Road. Car parks are to the right.

Parking

There is some parking available at the campus and our car park is behind the campus and the entrance is on Falkner Road. However this can get full especially on a week day. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on +44 (0)1252 722 441 to arrange this.

If you are unable to find a parking space on campus there are two pay and display car parks very close to the campus - the Upper and Lower Hart (postcode for satnav GU9 7HA) car parks.

There are also a number of car parks located within a short distance from the campus, for further information please visit the Waverley Borough Council website.

By rail

Take a National Rail train from London Waterloo to Farnham (via Woking). It is 15 minutes' walk from Farnham station to the University.

Cross the railway tracks and walk down Station Hill. Cross the A31 and continue down South Street. Turn left into Union Road, which bears right into Downing Street. When you reach West Street, turn left and continue for 200 metres before turning right into The Hart. The University is at the top of this street.

Eurostar passengers should get off the train at London St. Pancras International, then take the Underground (Victoria Line - Southbound) to Waterloo (changing at Oxford Circus for the Bakerloo Line - Southbound).

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton airports to UCA Farnham. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses.

UCA Rochester
Fort Pitt
Rochester
Kent
ME1 1DZ

Tel: +44 (0)1634 888 702

Directions

By road

Take the M2 from either London or East Kent direction, then exit the M2 at junction 3 (A229). Follow the signs to Chatham/Rochester. After the Toys 'R' Us roundabout, stay in the left hand lane and continue onto City Way.

After about 2 miles, at the bottom of the hill, turn right at the mini roundabout into New Road Avenue, then after 1/4 mile turn right into Fort Pitt Hill. The entrance to the University is at the top at the hill.

Parking

Unfortunately there is no parking available at Rochester and visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact UCA Rochester directly on +44 (0)1634 888 702 to arrange this.

There is some street parking is available near to the campus but this can get very busy. There are a number of car parks nearby and the nearest one is at the Pentagon Centre in Chatham (postcode for satnav ME4 4LA) or there is also King Street Car Park in Rochester (postcode for a satnav ME1 1YD). Both of these are about a 10-15 minute walk away and the campus is on top of a steep hill!

For more information about car parking in and around Rochester please visit the Medway Council website.

By rail

Trains leave from both London Victoria and London St. Pancras stations and you can go to either Rochester or Chatham stations as our campus is an equal distance between the two. However we recommend that you go to Chatham station as the walk to the campus is slightly quicker and a more direct route. For times and details of trains please see the National Rail website.

Eurostar passengers should change at London St. Pancras International and then join a train to Rochester or Chatham as above.

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports to UCA Rochester. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses.

By sea

The English Channel ferry crossing arrives at Dover and the Eurotunnel at Folkestone. Dover and Folkestone are about an hour from Rochester.

The Maidstone Studios
Vinters Park
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 5NZ

The Maidstone Studios is the home to some of the most exciting creative television space currently available, for more information about the studios and the work produced there please visit The Studios website.

By road

If you’re using a SatNav system, our postcode is ME14 5NZ.

Take the M20 towards Maidstone-Channel Tunnel. Continue on the M20 and exit at Junction 7, sign-posted Maidstone.

At the first roundabout, take the third exit signposted Maidstone-Bearstead. Stay in the left-hand lane.

At the next round about take the first exit on the left, drive past Notcutts Garden Centre. You will approach another roundabout, take the second exit (the Studios are signposted from here).

You will start driving up a small hill, at the top of the hill is another roundabout. You will see the Studios positioned on your right.

By train

The nearest train station is Maidstone East (there are two train stations in Maidstone). The Trains depart from London Victoria and London Bridge.

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