UK – University for the Creative Arts

University for the Creative Arts


Oscar-winning film makers, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters, celebrity jewellers and Turner Prize nominees are just some of the high-profile graduates from the University for the Creative Arts.

As a specialist university, we have created a unique community for our students, where like-minded people can share in the creative process and inspire one another. Collaboration between courses is encouraged, with fine artists studying with budding film-makers, and fashion designers working alongside architects. In this way, our students benefit from exposure to a range of disciplines.

We pride ourselves on our industry-standard facilities. Our campuses are home to workshops for ceramics, glass, wood and metals where students can experiment under the supervision of technicians with extensive industry experience in their field. There is extensive studio space in painting, sculpture, fashion and film-making; radio and TV facilities for trainee journalists; stop motion equipment for animators; and an industry-standard Gerber suite for fashion pattern cutting.

It is not surprising that this specialist learning environment has produced graduates who go on to lead in their chosen industry. Our alumni include, Karen Millen and Zandra Rhodes in the world of fashion; jeweller, Stephen Webster; Oscar winning animators, Michael Dudok de Wit and Suzie Templeton; artists, Humphrey Ocean and Tacita Dean; and, textile designer Roger Oates.


In the UK we will be looking at Mapping. Working with various Elder groups and inter-generational groups we will map movements past, present and in dreams, under the titles: Past Lines, Lines of Connection, Lines of Desire. We will use tracking devices and record the patterns, actual maps as ‘prickings’, and led lights. Artists will work together with the participating group, translating the mappings into material outcomes.

The UK project began in late August 2012 with a group of Elders from Rowlands Castle in Hampshire, working with artists Gail Baxter and Carol Quarini. They have now identified their Past Lines and their Lines of Desire. The Lines of Connection will begin in September.

Workshop - Rowlands Castle