UCA is engaged in the following types of collaborative activity:
- Arrangements for the delivery of UCA awards as part of a collaborative agreement
- Study abroad
- Research partnerships
- Enterprise and outreach
- Widening participation and access agreements.
1. Arrangements for the delivery of UCA awards as part of a collaborative agreement
Collaborative arrangements are formal agreements with an external partner institution to provide a programme of study that leads to a University award, or, to specific credit as part of a University award.
The following definitions used in collaborative arrangements are useful :
- Validation is the process used by the University to judge that a course that has been developed, and is taught and assessed by another institution, is the appropriate quality to maintain the standards that lead to a University award.
- Franchising occurs when a partner institution delivers a UCA validated course, or part of a course, that is also delivered on one of the campuses of the UCA, without changing that course.
- A dual award (or double degree) is where a student is studying at a partner institution and the course is validated by the University and accredited by the awarding body of the partner institution. Two awards will be made with the transcript of each recognising the other award, and stately clearly that the credits achieved cannot be counted twice.
2. Study Abroad
Please see our Study Abroad pages for more information about our partner institutions.
3. Research Partnerships
The University for the Creative Arts has a vibrant and dynamic research culture. Information about our research partnerships can be found on the Research pages.
4. Enterprise and Outreach
The Enterprise Team has long-established relationships with business, cultural and creative industries and a wealth of experience working in collaboration and partnership. For more information see the Enterprise pages.
5. Widening Participation and Access agreements
UCA's Widening Participation team offers a range of activities giving learners of all ages an insight into studying art, design and media-related subjects and entering further and higher education. For more details please see our pages.