Ranked 3rd for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2023, and 15th in the UK by The Guardian in 2023

If you see your future in architecture or interior design, our BA, BSc, MA and MArch courses are here to help you realise your vision.

Whether you want to become an architect, an interior designer, a set and prop designer, a product designer or work in creative computing, we'll give you the skills, confidence and industry connections to kickstart a successful career.

As well as dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, you'll benefit from the insight of our expert academics, visiting lecturers and industry contacts as you broaden your knowledge and horizons.

Most of our courses take place in UCA Canterbury's School of Architecture, however, we also run design courses at UCA Farnham and UCA Rochester.

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Careers in

After graduating from one of our Architecture or design degrees, you'll have the skills and contacts to launch your career in a range of areas in the industry, including:

  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Product designer
  • Propmaker
  • Set designer
  • Costumer designer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Experience designer
  • App developer

Building experience

Our Architecture courses offer state-of-the-art facilities and impressive industry connections.

Our School of Architecture is home to dedicated studios with the latest VR technology to realise your designs.

You'll be encouraged to take part in prestigious competitions, including the AJ Student Prize.

You'll work with industry experts, hearing from visiting lecturers and taking trips to agencies and studios to learn more about the design industry.

Connie Latham
Connie Latham

"The campus facilities were excellent and the staff were all really helpful. After doing my foundation course, UCA was the only place I applied to for the Architecture degree, because I loved the atmosphere and the supportive relationships between tutors and students." Connie Latham, BA (Hons) Architecture