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University College for the Creative Arts
http://www.kiad.ac.uk/

College Profile

One of the U.K.s largest providers of art and design is the University College for the Creative Arts and Design at Canterbury, Farnham, Rochester, Epsom and Maidstone. The University College for the Creative Arts and Design was established on August 1, 2005 through the combined strengths of the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and the Kent Institute of Art and Design.

The university offers higher-education full-time and part-time courses in art, design, media, architecture, and communications. It offers national diploma, access course, and foundation studies for 1-2 years. The University College for Creative Arts and Design offers postgraduate degree courses (full- and part-time) in design, media, arts, and communications, such as fashion, fine art, film, and video in various centers. It also offers research degrees like MPhil (full-time for 2 years or part-time for 3 years) and PhD (full-time for 3 years, part-time for 5 years). Part-time courses offered are flexible such as summer school, foundation degree, graduate diploma, MA, and honors degrees.

In recent years, the University College for Creative Arts and Design has enhanced its research center. The college is particular about its plans and conducts exhibitions, seminars, and conferences and also issues publications. The college secured a rating of 3a in a 2001 research assessment exercise (RAE), a sign of national excellence. The research activities may be practical as well as theoretical and cover media, communication, architecture, and visual arts.

The University College for the Creative Arts and Design has five centers in Canterbury, Farnham, Rochester, Epsom and Maidstone. The college offers part-time and full-time courses for art, design, communications, media, and architecture. This college offers higher education, further studies, post-graduation and research programmes.


Campus Address(es)

University College for the Creative Arts
New Dover Road, CT1 3AN , Canterbury
Kent, South East Region
Tel: 01227 81 7302, Fax: 0122 781 7500

University College for the Creative Arts
Ashley Road, KT18 5BE, Epsom
Surrey, South East Region
Tel: 0137272 8811, Fax: 0137 274 7050

University College for the Creative Arts
Falkner Road, GU9 7DS, Farnham
Surrey, South East Region
Tel: 01252 722441, Fax: 01252 892616

University College for the Creative Arts
Oakwood Park, ME16 8AG, Maidstone
Kent, South East Region
Tel: 01622 620000, Fax: 01622 621100

University College for the Creative Arts
Fort Pitt, ME1 1DZ, Rochester
Kent, South East Region
Tel: 01634 888702, Fax: 01634 820300

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