The deadline for UCAS applications is 15 January each year for entry the following September. We give equal consideration to all applications received by the application deadline. We accept applications after the deadline but please be aware that places be limited.

If you are thinking about applying to UCA and need more information please contact the UCA enquiries team on +44 (0)1252 892883 or email


Garment (2016) by Charlotte Goodayle

open days

open days are intended for prospective undergraduate students who have not yet applied and their family and friends. Each open day includes campus tours, talks/tours by course staff and a range of information points for our support services.

Our next round of open days will be held in Rochester during the following dates:

  • 10th October 2018
  • 3rd November 2018
  • 28th November 2018
  • 20th February 2019
  • 15th June 2019

For more information about UCA open days please visit the UCA Website.


Design Development (2016) by Phoebe Button

how to apply

If you live in the UK or an EU country, you should apply via UCAS (the University and Colleges Admissions Service). Applications to UCAS must be made electronically either through the UCAS website or through your school or college using the UCAS Apply system.

If you are from outside the UK or the EU and only applying to a course at UCA you can apply directly to UCA using the online application forms or via your in-country representative. If you are applying for more than one university in the UK you should apply via UCAS. Please see the international apply pages for more details.

The UCAS code for BA (hons) Fashion Design at Rochester is W233 R BA/FasD

For more information about how to apply, please visit the UCA website.


Design Development (2016) by Angharad Lanning

entry requirements

You apply through UCAS and need to meet the minimum entry requirements of 220/240 UCAS points. These need to come from a qualification on our list of accepted qualifications:

GCE A levels
International Baccalaureate
BTEC Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas at level 3
BTEC Nationals at level 3
OCR Nationals
NVQ at level 3
Key Skills level 3
Level 3 of the ‘Creative and Media’ 14 – 19 Diploma
Other EU/International qualifications which are equivalent to 220-240 tariffs at level 3

We also accept other relevant and equivalent UK and international qualifications, which are considered on an individual basis.

For international applications where English is not your first language you need to achieve an average IELTS of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component) or equivalent.


Garment (2014) by Shristi Rai

tuition fees

UCA tuition fee for 2016 entry for Home and EU students is £9.000 per year

For more information about Fees, international fees and financial support, please visit the UCA website.


Collection lin-up (2014) by Lauren Hunt

overseas students

International students have three ways to apply to undergraduate courses at UCA

1. Direct to UCA using the links below, please select your UCA campus to view courses.
2. Via a UCA in-country representative
3. Via UCAS (If you are only applying to UCA we would recommend that you apply direct to UCA, if you are applying for more than one university in the UK please apply via UCAS.)

If you are an overseas applicant, you can find more information from the UCA website.


Garment (2015) by Avgi Kalogreadou


You will need to bring your portfolio which should show visual evidence of a range of relevant skills. You need to make sure that your portfolio is well presented and logically organised demonstrating your ability to develop a project or idea. We like to see:

  • exploration of drawing techniques
  • colour, experimentation with a variety of media
  • attention to presentation
  • annotated sketchbook work and personal development is always welcomed
  • evidence of at least one fashion design project  – from moodboard through to design development
  • at interview we like to see a real passion for the subject and expect students to demonstrate this

Above all, know your work and be prepared to discuss the ideas, which you have developed within your portfolio.


Design Development (2015) by Kate Wilson


To find out more about UCA Rochester and our range of courses, please go online.

For queries regarding admission to all undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses please contact: Tel: +44 (0) 1252 892960, E:

UCA Rochester, Fort Pitt, 
Rochester, Kent 

Tel: +44 (0) 1634 888702


Garment (2015) by Rikki Battle