English for Creative Arts (Sept start)

UCA Farnham - 2021

Length of study:

28 weeks full-time


UCA Farnham

Entry requirements:

A confirmed acceptance onto a UCA, UG or PG course

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Course entry options:

September 2021

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Course overview

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. 

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Course details

The course will consist of the following units:

  • English Language Preparation and Development
  • English in Academic and Professional Contexts
  • Investigating Specialist Practice in Creative Art and Design.

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Dates & fees



Cost (Standard fee)

Cost (Discounted fee)

28-week course

Sept 2021 - June 2022



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.

Additional course costs
In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2021 entry.

Entry requirements

To study this course you must:

  • Have a confirmed acceptance onto a UCA, UG or PG course
  • Meet the minimum English language requirements (shown below).


Minimum English language requirements


Your overall IELTS

You need IELTS

28-week English for Creative Arts


4.0 (no band less than 4.0)


4.5 (no band less than 4.0)




How to apply

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.

  • Your name
  • Your student number or date of birth
  • The name of the course you are applying for
  • Scanned copy of your IELTS certificate, if available.

To apply please email: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk


Additional information

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.

Contact us

For more information about the course, please contact our international admissions team:

Email: international@uca.ac.uk