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Home to one of the largest fashion schools in the UK.

Vital statistics

  • 2008 Established
  • Public Type
  • 501 - 1,000 Number of employees
  • 4 campuses Stores
  • Surrey and Kent, United Kingdom HQ

Key people

  • Lee Widdows Associate Head of School Fashion
  • Thomass Atkinson Head of School Fashion

Company Snapshot

Company Snapshot

The University for the Creative Arts is a specialist provider of creative arts education located in the South East of England at campuses in Epsom, Rochester, Farnham and Canterbury. UCA is a top 40 UK university, and 94.5% of UCA graduates are employed or in further study within six months of completing their degrees.

Home to one of the largest fashion schools in the UK, courses are taught both at Epsom and Rochester. The School of Fashion encompasses all aspects of the fashion industry: design, textiles, atelier, marketing, management, promotion, media, image making, journalism and retail.

A new suite of Postgraduate courses launched in 2016 including Fashion Business courses at Epsom and a Printed Textiles course at Rochester. More information about our courses can be found on our website.

Whilst we are a school steeped in tradition, we also anticipate industry trends through exploring the very latest technology and developing highly individual, skilled and creative practitioners. Our academic staff are practitioners at a high level in the fashion industry and researchers of their practice.

Industry alignment underpins our culture, and we enjoy close links with a wealth of professional contacts and global fashion brands.

Our focus on creativity, skills, innovation and professionalism reaps rewards for UCA students in terms of employability, providing the next generation of fashion practitioners across a wide range of creative disciplines.

Our alumni have gone on to work in positions at Givenchy, Kenzo, Max Mara, Burberry, Prada, Stella McCartney, Selfridges, Harrods, Topman, Jimmy Choo, as well as for publications including Wonderland, Another Magazine, Dazed and Confused and Grazia.

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