The facilities, across our campuses include:
The UCA libraries are the most comprehensive visual arts resource in the South East, with library collections from our 150 year history offering access to around 272,000 print and electronic books and exhibition catalogues plus nearly 700 print and around 11,400 e journals. The University Library houses a range of archival material & special collections which include material concerning Oscar winning animator Bob Godfrey, the Tessa Boffin photography archive, working class artist books and press and the University's institutional archives among others.
Thecampus galleries host a unique and varied exhibition programme to enrich and engage our own network of creative staff and students, as well as the wider community. For details of forthcoming exhibitions please see our galleries pages.
Part-time work has become a big part of student life. Not only can you earn a bit of extra cash but it can make your CV more attractive to prospective employers in the future. The University offers a variety of jobs on campus such as:
Alternatively uou can try and find a part-time job off campus, UCA's careers service has a list of part-time jobs, many of which allow you the opportunity to practise the skills learned on your course.
Canterburry campus: Many of our students like living in Canterbury because it is safe and friendly, steeped in history and has a thriving artistic community. There's always lots going on to entertain and Canterbury's proximity to London means you can benefit from regular visits to London without paying the exorbitant rents.
Epsom campus: Epsom is a friendly and cosmopolitan area located on the edge of the beautiful Surrey Hills. Situated only 30 minutes from London it offers the perfect location to live and study. You can enjoy the lively bars and restaurants in the town a five minute walk from the campus or take a short bus or train journey to Sutton, Kingston or Wimbledon.
Farnham campus: Farnham is a bustling, creative market town in Surrey, full of striking Georgian architecture, bohemian bars and quirky shops. Just under an hour by train to central London, Farnham is the ideal place to study.
Rochester campus: Just 45 minutes from London by train. With its beautiful riverside and amazing views, it is no surprise that Rochester is the most famous out of the five Medway Towns. As well as a historical and literary heritage, the town offers a wide choice of restaurants, bars and cafés, fused by a radical arts and music scene and vibrant popular culture.
The Madistone Studios: The studios are located in Maidstone, just 45 minutes South East of London. The Maidstone TV Studios are about 20 minutes by car to the Rochester campus where you are able to access the University's facilities.
The Royal School of Needlework: The course is taught in dedicated studios based on the third floor of Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace in south west London in apartments designed by Sir Christopher Wren with superb views of Hampton Court's Privy Garden and the river Thames beyond.