UCA Farnham

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Life at UCA Farnham

Our Farnham campus has a long history, going back more than 45 years as a respected art and design institution. We offer a variety of courses on this campus, ranging from glasswork and ceramics to film and animation.

With over 2,000 students, Farnham is the biggest of our campuses and has an incredibly strong community feel. The campus is home to the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, which host a range of exhibitions by visiting artists as well as our staff, students and graduates. Several research centres are also based on campus, including the Centre for Sustainable Design and the Crafts Study Centre, which is a purpose-built museum and gallery dedicated to crafts.

There are many exciting and star-struck stories that have come out of our Farnham campus. Students before and after graduating have completed work experience with big names like Harry Potter, Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Simon’s Cat and others. Students and graduates have achieved great success far and wide, from winning Oscars and BAFTAs to meeting Stephen Hawking.

The campus has an extensive range of up-to-date resources for students to use, including glassblowing furnaces, radio and TV studios, a cinema, dark rooms and metal and wood workshops. Any student can have an induction in any one of these, and include the practices in their work – making it an inspirational, creative place to study.

Open Days at Farnham

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Our accommodation guarantee to you for 2021

Moving away from home or overseas for the first time can be a daunting experience – but we guarantee that we’ll find you a place to call home.

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Campus virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of our Farnham campus and view 360 images of some of our creative studio spaces and workshops.

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Our campus and accommodation buildings provide an inclusive, secure and comfortable environment to live, work and socialise in. 

Physical access is straightforward with automatic entrance doors, ramps and lifts.?You’ll find disabled toilet facilities in all our buildings and lecture theatres are fitted with induction loops.?

Courses at Farnham

Check out the courses you can study at our Farnham campus.

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Campus details & directions

UCA Farnham
Falkner Road

Tel: +44 (0)1252 722 441


By road 

From the M25, follow the A3 past Guildford, then exit and take the sliproad onto the A31, signposted to Farnham and Alton. At the Shepherd and Flock roundabout head straight on along the Farnham bypass (A31) to the next roundabout.

From here, take the A325, which leads into West Street, towards the town centre. Turn left into The Hart. The main entrance to the University is at the junction with Falkner Road. Car parks are to the right.


There is no visitor parking available at the campus at the moment due to building work. Exceptions are made for blue badge holders, and anyone with special requirements should contact the campus directly on +44 (0)1252 722 441 to arrange this.

There are two pay and display car parks very close to the campus - the Upper and Lower Hart (postcode for satnav GU9 7HA) car parks.

There are also a number of car parks located within a short distance from the campus, for further information please visit the Waverley Borough Council website.

By rail

Take a National Rail train from London Waterloo to Farnham (via Woking). It is 15 minutes' walk from Farnham station to the University.

Cross the railway tracks and walk down Station Hill. Cross the A31 and continue down South Street. Turn left into Union Road, which bears right into Downing Street. When you reach West Street, turn left and continue for 200 metres before turning right into The Hart. The University is at the top of this street.

Eurostar passengers should get off the train at London St. Pancras International, then take the Underground (Victoria Line - Southbound) to Waterloo (changing at Oxford Circus for the Bakerloo Line - Southbound).

By air

It takes between one and two hours to drive from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton airports to UCA Farnham. There are rail and coach connections from all airports via central London to all UCA campuses. 


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