Think clearing is just for those who didn’t quite get the grades they were looking for? Think again!

At the University for the Creative Arts, we see clearing as a fantastic opportunity for you to get yourself on a great course and start an exciting journey within our creative community.

Clearing is, of course, the traditional route for those who maybe didn’t get the results you were expecting. But it’s also for you if you’ve decided at the last minute to take the plunge and study a degree, or you’ve changed your mind about what subject you want to study or which university you want to study it at.

At UCA - one of the UK’s top creative specialist universities - we know brilliant creators are about more than just grades and can sometimes be the more spontaneous type! So, when you apply to us, we’ll look at your portfolio, your passions and your personality – not just your certificates.

Applying through clearing is quick, straightforward, and a great way to get a place on a course you’ll love – and the earlier you get in touch, the more choices you’ll have!

Apply online Call our hotline: 012 5291 8240

Hotline opening times

  • Thursday 17th August: 8am - 8pm
  • Friday 18th August: 8am - 8pm
  • Saturday 19th August: 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 20th August: Closed
  • Monday 21st August onwards: 9am - 5pm

You can call our Clearing hotline on 012 5291 8240. When the hotline is closed you'll still be able to complete our online application form or submit a Clearing enquiry.

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Is UCA right for you?

UCA has a global outlook but at its heart are three creative communities spread over Surrey and Kent, where you’ll gain the freedom and confidence to unleash your creativity. It doesn’t matter whether you know what you want to do right now, or whether you’re still exploring your options. Whatever course you choose will allow you to grow, to experiment and to discover.

We offer a personalised experience – it’s your course and we’ll help you make it work for you, by providing amazing opportunities to dive deeper into your craft, and encouraging you to try new things you might not have considered. 

And it’s through these opportunities that we’ll help you prepare for your life after university, too. From live industry briefs, competitions, field trips, guest lectures and exhibitions, to work placements from a few weeks through to a year in length. Your time at UCA is designed to help you flourish – whichever campus you study at!

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Have a question about Clearing?

Our Admissions team are happy to answer any questions you have about Clearing. Simply submit our short enquiry form and the team will get back to you.

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