Business School for the Creative Industries

For 150 years the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has been equipping students with the skills needed to thrive in the creative sector. We are now taking this a step further with the launch of our Business School for the Creative Industries – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting venture builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

There is growing recognition that creativity and innovation in businesses depends on the skills and attitudes that specialist universities such as UCA have taught for many years as part of a creative education. These approaches to innovation, creativity, and ideas generation have been ignored by business education – but now they are increasingly seen as integral to growth and success.

Our Business School for the Creative Industries offers a range of courses combining creative development with business approaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Students will develop the innovative, high level business and practical understanding needed to embrace the specialised leadership challenges and opportunities of the creative industries. Your learning will be problem-based and commercial, combining theory and research with high level practical skills.


About the Business School

Based in Epsom, UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries enjoys close proximity to London and enjoys links with a diverse range of businesses and cultural institutions. In recent months the campus has played host to a number of key brands and employers, including Burberry, Urban Outfitters, Pandora and L’Oreal.

With frequent appearances at the top of the league tables of the best places to live in the UK, Epsom has a friendly and community-focused feel. It’s a lively and sociable historic market town located at the edge of the Surrey Hills – a creative hub that’s the perfect place to nurture and refine your creative business talent.

UCA Epsom is a hive of creativity, with multiple technical facilities on site and an exceptional and inspiring teaching team, you’ll have a truly enriching learning experience.

Our campus is a 10-minute walk from the train station, where you can travel into London in just over half an hour.  Located an equally short distance between both Heathrow and Gatwick international airports, Epsom is also an ideal place to live for frequent flyers as an international hub within the region.

Our Business School offers the traditional diversity of business disciplines, with a contextual focus on and application to the creative industries.

Our programmes provide:

  • A Global Perspective - an applied international focus drives our programmes to allow graduates to operate around the world.
  • A Co-Industry Challenge - programmes embed knowledge and skills from both business and the creative industries, ensuring graduates are highly employable and well rounded practitioners. 


Our programmes are:

  • Focused on Industry and Practice - our teaching is based on what the creative industries need, the practical skills students want to develop and is led by engagement with industry leading professionals.
  • Creative Throughout - we might be a business school, but we embrace the creative, innovative and enterprising ethos of the creative industries in all that we do.


Our programmes have:

  • Project Based Learning - our belief that active exploration of real world cases in the creative industries allows students to immerse themselves within their learning and develop a  portfolio evidencing their skills, knowledge and creativity.
  • Distinction - our programmes provide students with a unique opportunity to forge a pathway into the creative industries with highly-regarded qualifications and a transformational approach to business.


Business Prospectus 2019

Take a look at the Business Prospectus 2019 for more information about the Business School and all the courses we offer.

Upcoming events

We usually run Open Days on the same days across all of our campuses, so you can visit the location where your course is based. Visit us and find out why we are the UK's most creative university. A number of Open Days each year also have additional information for Postgraduate Study.

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