Honorary & Notable Graduates

UCA's alumni and honorary graduates have achieved success in a wide range of fields.

The university has a number of notable alumni and honorary graduates. A selection of our famous faces include; Zandra Rhodes, Karen Millen, Tracey Emin, Daniel Grieves and Ozwald Boateng.


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Tracey Emin RA

Tracey graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Maidstone College of Art (now UCA Maidstone) in 1988

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Karen Millen OBE

An extremely successful fashion designer who graduated from UCA Rochester with a BA in Fashion

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Humphrey Ocean

Humphrey Ocean attended Canterbury College of Art (now UCA Canterbury) between 1970-1973

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Dame Zandra Rhodes RDI

Zandra studied printed textile design at the Medway College of Art (now UCA Rochester)

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Arnold Schwartzman OBE RDI

Arnold studied at Canterbury College of Art (now UCA Canterbury) between 1951-1955

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Gareth Edwards

Gareth studied Film at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (now UCA Farnham)

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Brian Webb

Brian trained as a graphic designer at the Canterbury College of Art (now UCA Canterbury)

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Stephen Webster MBE

Stephen studied Jewellery and Silversmith at the Medway College of Design (now UCA Rochester)

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Honorary Graduates

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Emmanuel Cooper OBE (1938-2012)

UCA awarded Emmanuel Cooper an Honorary Degree in 2003

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Jeff Banks CBE

Jeff accepted an Honorary Fellowship in July 2001 


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Mrs Elfriede Windsor

Elfriede ran the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham for twenty years, helping many artists and craftspeople to launch and establish their careers

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