International Creative Summer School 2019

Modern University of the Year 2019*

As one of Europe’s premier universities for creative education, the University for the Creative Arts International Summer School is a world-class creative experience. We bring together talent from across the globe for three weeks of creative discovery and cultural exploration in and around London and South-East England.

- We are the No.1 Modern University of the Year in the UK*, with our Business school for the Creative Industries being the first of its kind.
- We are 33rd of all UK universities in The Times Good University Guide.
- Nearly 97% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months after graduation.
- 17% of our student population comes from outside the UK.

*The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

At ISS2019 you will be studying with some of the UK’s leading creative academics, practicing artists and technicians.

The programme will help you to develop your skills, personal portfolio and understanding of the UK’s creative industries and educational opportunities.

Most importantly, every student will leave with a well-developed piece of original art inspired by the experience and environment of UCA.

For over 150 years, UCA has been nurturing a unique community of artists, from jewellers, games-makers, designers, architects and writers to animators, filmmakers, illustrators, photographers and actors.

This is your opportunity to benefit from our facilities and academic teachers in our unique creative environment in Epsom, near London.

UCA ISS2019 will give you a full programme of workshop-based creative experiences and reflective learning alongside cultural visits, social activities and independent exploration to allow you to make the most out of your time with us.

We’ll help you to develop your knowledge and explore your own artistic potential surrounded by our academic staff and other aspiring artists and makers.

We have produced Oscar-winning film makers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees.

Our high-profile graduates have been taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff who will support you through your Summer School programme.

Our Epsom campus is a modern, well-equipped collection of studios and facilities set in a picturesque town within easy reach of London. 

Living and studying at our Epsom campus, you’ll be immersed in a hub of creativity – the perfect place to let your talent run wild and create the extraordinary. 

Our Epsom campus offers a range of Fashion courses as well as Graphics and Music Marketing and it’s also the home of our Business School for the Creative Industries, which offers a variety of courses in business management and marketing specifically aimed at working within the creative industries. 


Each course has access to influential professionals, job prospects and potential employers. And with multiple technical and industry facilities on site, you’ll have a truly amazing study experience. 

We regularly host exhibitions and talks by high profile industry figures, and our links with employers – from small, niche companies to large and established multinationals – give you the chance to take part in live projects and gain work placement opportunities.

Fee discount

A discount of £250 is available on course fees if booked before 18th March 2019.

Courses 2019

Throughout the three-week programme, you will have the opportunity to visit some of London and the South East’s major cultural and historic destinations, including royal palaces, art galleries and museums, famous landmarks and shopping districts. You will be surrounded by British history, stunning architecture and picturesque scenery. There will also be a social programme in Epsom throughout the Summer School to entertain you and cater for you during your stay. 

How to apply

Please complete the Summer School application form to apply for your chosen programme (above). Application forms will be added shortly.

Please ensure that you read, understand and agree to our terms and conditions before you complete the form.

All individual applicants must be aged 18. (Students below the age of 18 can attend if part of an official organised group.)

Please complete your application form and the required tuition fee, to the Admissions Team by 3rd June 2019. Your place on the course cannot be guaranteed until full payment is received. Course fees include VAT.

Key dates

Arrival days
Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July

First day of programme
Monday 15th July

Last day of programme
Friday 2nd August

Departure days
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August

What's included in your fee?

- 12 days of academic teaching and creativity
- Accommodation for the full three weeks
- Airport pick-up and drop-off*
- Two meals a day provided through the University's refectory (Monday - Friday)
- Cultural visits every Wednesday (including entry fees)
- Programme of optional social events during evenings and free weekend time**
- UCA International Summer School t-shirt.

*Only available on advertised dates from/to London Heathrow (LHR) Airport.

** Additional costs may apply to certain optional events.

Further information


The International Summer School Disclaimer has information about cancellations & refunds, insurance, safeguarding and more.

Code of Conduct

Find out about the International Summer School Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.