International Creative Summer School 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 highest placed creative university, the second highest modern university and are in the top 25 of all UK universities in The Guardian University Guide 2018. The Guardian also placed us in the top 10 for our Architecture, Fashion & Textiles and Film Production & Photography courses for 2018.

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.

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. 

For students aged 16-18

  • Creative Art & Design

For students aged 18+

  • Creative Business Management
  • Fashion Merchandising and Brand Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Interior Architecture & Design
  • Games Design Computer Games Arts
  • Mini Creative International MBA (30 credits and minimum English language requirement)