We engage in many types of collaborative activity.

Creative Business Partnerships

Our creative business partnerships support schools and colleges across the UK with opportunities to enhance their creative provision and support progression into Higher Education.

Collaborative agreements

Collaborative arrangements are formal agreements with an external partner institution to provide a programme of study that leads to a University award, or, to specific credit as part of a University award.

Study abroad

We promote and support student and staff mobility and have strong collaborative links with partner institutions worldwide.

Research partnerships

We have a vibrant and dynamic research culture. Collaboration within and beyond the University remains an essential conceptual driver for our research.

Creative Enterprise & Development

Our Creative Enterprise & Development team has long-established relationships with business, cultural and creative industries and a wealth of experience working in collaboration and partnership.

Widening participation

Our Widening Participation team offers a range of activities, giving learners of all ages an insight into studying art, design and media-related subjects and entering further and higher education. 

Our partners

We work in partnership with the following institutions and arts venues.

The Farnham Maltings

The Farnham Maltings is a leading performance venue located in the heart of Farnham. Students benefit from its' network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces, and a screening room. UCA offers the following course at The Farnham Maltings:

- BA (Hons) Acting & Performance

Laine Theatre Arts

Laine Theatre Arts is a specialist training college for musical theatre and dance situated in Epsom, Surrey. UCA validates the following Laine course.

- BA (Hons) Musical Theatre (top up)

London School of Design & Marketing

UCA validates the following courses at the London School of Design & Marketing:

- BA (Hons) Marketing
- BA (Hons) Design
- MA Marketing
- MA Design

The Maidstone Studios

The Maidstone Studios is the UK’s largest independent live TV studios, situated in Maidstone, Kent. UCA delivers the following course at Maidstone Studios.

- BA (Hons) Television Production

Millennium Performing Arts

Millennium Performing Arts (MPA) is a specialist training college for musical theatre and dance situated in Woolwich, London. UCA validates the following MPA course.

- BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Royal School of Needlework

The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is a specialist institution situated in Hampton Court Palace. UCA validates the following RSN course:

- BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art

School of Higher and Professional Education

The School of Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), based in Hong Kong, co-delivers the following course with UCA at Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI).

- BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging (top-up)

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is a leading art gallery situated in Margate, Kent. UCA delivers the following course in partnership with Turner Contemporary.

- MA Curatorial Practice