Our English for Creative Arts course is specifically designed to prepare you to study art and design at UCA. This is a 28 week full-time course aimed at supporting international students who have received and accepted a conditional offer to study with us.
The course also offers the exciting opportunity to study a practical art and design unit, which will be linked to your UG or PG subject through practical projects.
With frequent visits to cities such as London and Oxford, as well as trips to the south coast of England and to Amsterdam, you will discover what makes the UK such an important place to study English language, as well as art and design subjects, and why our country has a world-renowned reputation in the creative industries.
We welcome students who speak English as second language, and those who are simply new to a university environment. Our tutors can help you to communicate effectively and creatively in your chosen field as well as develop intercultural skills.
By undertaking this course you will not only improve your IELTS score, but also improve your academic English, expand your art and design vocabulary, develop your research skills, boost your confidence as a creative arts student in the UK and help you to understand more about living and studying here.
*This course is subject to validation.
Length of study:
28 weeks full-time
International Subject Leader, International Pathway Programmes
Peipei Yu leads our International Pathway courses and is also the link tutor for the overseas franchised International Pathway courses at UCA.
Lion & Lamb courtyard
Farnham food festival
The course will consist of the following units:
"The language and culture was a big challenge for me at the beginning. The pre-sessional course definitely helped! I made lots of friends from other courses and campuses and they were all from different areas which made for a good experience in cultural exchange."
Cost (Standard fee)
Cost (Discounted fee)
6 January - 7 August 2020
If you choose to pay your fees in full before you enrol for your course, you will pay the discounted fee. If you choose to pay after you enrol, or pay in instalments, you will pay the standard fee.
The course fee includes:
To study this course you must:
A sufficient English level is expected which can be presented by either an IELTS for UKVI test or UCA English test.
You must apply for your chosen UCA course before you apply for the English for Creative Arts course.
If you already have an offer for one of our UG or PG courses, please apply for the English for Creative Arts by emailing our international admissions team with the following information.
To apply please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
While you study the English for Creative Arts course you will stay at our Farnham campus. You can find out more about the types of rooms at the Farnham campus and costs on our Farnham accommodation page.
To help you settle in, we will also give you a welcome pack, which includes the essential bedding and kitchen items you will need.
Please make sure you apply for your accommodation as soon as possible, otherwise we cannot guarantee that you will get a place in halls.
Please note, course content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change in line with our Student Terms and Conditions for example, as required by external professional bodies or to improve the quality of the course.
For more information about the course, please contact our international admissions team: