New courses at UCA

As a specialist arts university, we create new courses to keep up with the demands of the creative industry. Our programmes are designed to inspire, encourage collaboration and enhance your creative career. By studying with us, you're investing in your future.

You'll be taught by academics who are leading practitioners in their fields, with fantastic links to the creative industries. These close connections help us to keep our courses in line with the latest industry trends, and prepare you for professional practice.

Choosing to study with us will give you the freedom to discover your own personal style in our creative community with state-of-the-art facilities and inspirational, talented staff.

New Pre-degree & Foundation studies courses

Extended Diploma in Business

This Extended Diploma is a two-year, full-time course for students who want to progress to higher education in business before entering employment. Available for September 2019 entry.

Extended Diploma in Fashion Business & Retail

This two-year course is designed to be taken after your GCSEs and provides you with an introduction to the business of fashion, teaching you skills such as how to time manage, solve complex problems, and take responsibility for development and research. 

New Undergraduate courses

BA Acting

Our BA (Hons) Acting course at UCA Rochester is designed for the performer of the future. Available for September 2019 entry.

BA Business Innovation & Management

Our BA (Hons) Business Innovation & Management top-up degree is designed to hone your business and management skills specifically for the creative industries. Equivalent to Year 3 of a BA undergraduate degree, you will join us at level 6 with your previous knowledge and accredited prior experiential learning.

BA Business Management

We have designed our Business Management programme to be practice-based in order to prepare you to work as a creative business professional. The course will equip you with the practical skills, enterprising and entrepreneurial attributes and creative attitude required to make an immediate impact on business organisations across the globe.

BA Ceramics & Glass

This course embraces diverse approaches to ceramics and glass, supporting students with both art and design centred interests. You’ll have the opportunity to experience materials and processes across both disciplines whilst naturally focusing on your dedicated path. Available for September 2019 entry.

BSc Computer Games Technology

This new course that allows you to apply your technical skills and creativity within the growing computer games industry and beyond.

BSc Creative Coding & Technology

Our Creative Coding and Technology course will enable you to create and shape the world around you and to develop your skills and understanding of computational design and the interactive arts.

BSc Industrial Design

This course is ideal for students with the desire to design and shape mass products for our everyday need and use. Our primary focus is on the manufacturing process, a critical factor in overall product development and viability within the competitive marketplace. Available for September 2019 entry.

BA Jewellery & Silversmithing

The course embraces diverse approaches to jewellery and silversmithing. You’ll have the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials and processes, including metal, ceramics, plastics, wood and textiles. Available for September 2019 entry.

BA Make-up & Hair Design

This innovative Make-up & Hair Design course is perfect if you’re excited and inspired by the transformative power of creative fashion make-up and hair design. Available for September 2019 entry.

BA Marketing

Learning in the inspiring and well-connected surroundings of our Business School for the Creative Industries, you’ll develop your knowledge and understanding of marketing strategy, planning and management for multinational and global organisations.

New Postgraduate courses

MA Creative Business Management

This master’s degree will teach you high-level business content and will enable you to collaborate with other Creative Business and Media postgraduate students. Your learning programme will highlight the specialised leadership challenges and opportunities of the creative industries ­– such as fashion, film and TV, animation, architecture or computer games – with a focus on creative business.

MA Creative Marketing & Advertising

Studying MA Creative Marketing & Advertising at postgraduate level will allow you to further develop and refine your existing skills and critical insight into the professional, theoretical and practical world of creative promotion. Supported by teaching professionals and working alongside other practitioners, you will be able to collaborate with other Creative Business and Media postgraduate students to enrich your learning experience.

MA Digital Media

MA Digital Media is a practice-based course to extend your study of the discipline, and improve your employability in media-related fields in the UK or internationally.

MA Games Design

Our MA Games Design course allows you to apply your skill and creativity within the growing computer games industry and beyond. 

MA Global Media Management

We have developed our MA Global Media Management course for those looking to pursue a career in the dynamic and ever-changing world of international media. By learning about distinct areas of media management, you will acquire the specialist creative business knowledge required to work at a senior level in a multinational media empire.

MSc International Financial Management for the Creative Industries

On this one-year master’s course you will study management and finance topics ranging from Foreign Exchange Rates, Corporate Reporting and Central Banks, whilst also learning associated skills in both strategy and project management. The majority of the course is practice-based, ensuring that you’re well positioned to achieve your career aspirations.

MA International Jewellery Management

Our MA International Jewellery Management course is an exciting and innovative degree within our suite of Luxury postgraduate programmes from UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries. This course is perfect for those who have a passion for jewellery design and are looking to develop business skills in readiness for a career in managing global jewellery brands.

MBA International Master of Business Administration

Our International MBA degree is designed to accelerate the progression of those who are either looking to start, or already have, a career in the creative industries.

MA Luxury Brand Management

This one-year master’s degree will focus your creative talents and build your business management skills to allow you to progress into a high-level management role or start your own entrepreneurial venture in the luxury brand sector.

MA Media Communication

Our innovative and distinctive MA Media Communication is for those seeking to extend their study of the discipline, or improve their employability in media-related fields in the UK or internationally. 


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