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.
The International Summer school is located at our UCA Epsom campus. The campus is a hive of creativity, with multiple technical facilities on site and an exceptional and inspiring teaching team. It also enjoys close proximity to London.
Epsom 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 talent.
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.
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.
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.
A discount of £250 is available on course fees if booked before 18th March 2019.
Select your chosen programme (above), and select the 'apply now' button to fill out an application form.
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.)
Saturday 13th July and Sunday 14th July
First day of programme
Monday 15th July
Last day of programme
Friday 2nd August
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August
- 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.
The International Summer School Disclaimer has information about cancellations & refunds, insurance, safeguarding and more.
Find out about the International Summer School Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.