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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, for the fourth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication, fashion, media and performing arts. Home to a diverse body of 18,000 students from 130 countries, UAL has over 100 years’ history of teaching across its institutions – Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts and UAL Creative Computing Institute.

UAL gives students unique opportunities to learn, create, research and innovate across a whole range of disciplines and at all levels – covering everything from drama, graphic and interior design to fashion and fine art. With a teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, UAL is one of the world's leading specialist creative universities. Each College has its own culture, philosophy and focus. UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the university has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.



Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design Delivery method Length Location
BA (Hons) Advertising On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Design Management On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Performance: Design and Practice On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) User Experience Design On campus 3 years London
Animation
BA (Hons) Animation On campus 3 years London
Architecture
BA (Hons) Architecture On campus 3 years London
Arts Management
BA (Hons) Creative Direction for Fashion On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Critical Practice in Fashion Media On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Buying and Merchandising On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion Communication and Promotion On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Contour On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Pattern Cutting On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Visual Merchandising and Branding On campus 3 years London
BSc (Hons) Fashion Management On campus London
Fashion Design
BA (Hons) 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Bespoke Tailoring On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Ceramic Design On campus London
BA (Hons) Costume for Performance On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Development On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Menswear On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Imaging and Illustration On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Jewellery On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Sportswear On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Menswear On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Marketing On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear On campus London
BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Print On campus London
BA (Hons) Jewellery Design On campus London
Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fashion Photography On campus 3 years London
BA (Hons) Fine Art On campus London
BA (Hons) Fine Art On campus 3 years London

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Scholarships & funding

UAL offers a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and awards provided through generous donations from individuals, companies and philanthropic charities, as well as from university funds. Please check the university website for more information regarding scholarships.

  • Eligibility depends on criteria such as your chosen subject or course, level of study and nationality.
  • Some awards are based on financial need while others are offered to students who show academic excellence or creative potential.
  • Postgraduate Progression Discount: a 20% discount on tuition fees for UAL graduates progressing to a taught master’s course.
  • 170 UAL Home Postgraduate Scholarships of £5,000 are available as fee waivers to Home applicants.
  • Up to 200 UAL International Postgraduate Scholarships of £5,000 are available as fee waivers to International applicants.
  • Up to 4 UAL International Postgraduate Scholarships of £50,000 are available to cover the cost of tuition fees and accommodation at one of UAL’s halls of residence.

Videos

Events

Introduction to University of the Arts London: UK Students

Join us in this webinar to hear more about University of the Arts London (UAL) including our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design and undergraduate creative degrees. Find out why we are top 2 in the world for art and design. This is your chance to find out how to research UAL from home. We will help you discover our Colleges, courses and find out about student life. There will be time allocated at the end of the session for Q&A's with our staff and student panel. This webinar is designed for home status students who reside in the UK.

Event dates:

Date:   5/25/2022    Time:   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Learn more
Date:   6/29/2022    Time:   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Learn more
Date:   7/27/2022    Time:   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Learn more

Perfecting your Creative Undergraduate Application

This webinar will focus on preparing prospective students for their applications, including personal statement writing, physical and digital portfolios and interview. Student Ambassadors will discuss how they develop their portfolios and will answer questions at the end of the webinar.

Event dates:

Date:   6/15/2022    Time:   3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   Learn more

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

University of the Arts London is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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Student services & facilities

UAL has a wide range of multipurpose workshops, specialist studios and equipment. This includes photography darkrooms, ceramic workshops, metal casting foundry, and printmaking studios for lithography, etching, screen printing and letterpress.

  • UAL has 6 libraries with over 470,000 titles, 15,000 journals and periodicals in subjects from art to web design. Students can also access 3 Learning Zones and over 50 unique specialist collections to enhance learning, creativity, and research.
  • Counsellors, health advisers and chaplains support the health and wellbeing of students by listening and helping them with issues and concerns such as depression, anxiety and illness, and by providing pastoral and spiritual care.
  • Student Advisers are money and immigration specialists;providing guidance on how to fund costs related to studying in the UK, and can assist International students with enquiries about visas and immigration matters.

Campuses

Spread across London, study at UAL takes place at one of the 6 colleges or UAL Creative Computing Institute, each offering a unique culture, philosophy and focus.

Camberwell College of Arts

Camberwell College of Arts is a renowned art and design college driving positive social impact through art and design.

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins is alive with different ways of thinking, making and doing. Across art, design and performance, students create the ideas, materials and actions for a better future.

Chelsea College of Arts

Chelsea College of Arts is proud to have a worldwide reputation for producing some of the leading artists and designers of the day.

London College of Communication

London College of Communication is home to future-facing creatives, exploring and rethinking what communication is and why it matters.

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion is a world-leader in fashion design, media and business education; in boundary-pushing research where fashion intersects with science, engineering and technology; and in the enterprise, where it partners it top brands and helps launch new businesses.

Wimbledon College of Arts

Wimbledon College of Arts has an international reputation for producing performance graduates known for their creativity, technical accomplishment and professionalism.

UAL Creative Computing Institute

UAL Creative Computing Institute offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.

Student lifestyle

A cultural and creative centre, London is an integral part of the UAL identity. Home to 8 million people from over 270 nationalities, London is a microcosm of the world. Studying here gives students access to endless creative and networking opportunities.

  • With 170 museums, 240 theatres and 250 festivals held every year, there’s always something inspiring to do.
  • Unlike many other large cities, London is famous for its abundance of parks and green spaces.
  • From clubbing to comedy nights, walking tours to museum lates, London offers something for everyone, even on a budget.

Accommodation

Accommodation options range from traditional halls of residence to self-contained studio flats. All are self-catering. UAL guarantees a place in halls of residence for international students from outside the EU in their first year.

  • All halls of residence across London are staffed 24/7.
  • Wellbeing reps host weekly drop-in sessions, so if you want advice or just fancy a chat, they are there to listen.
  • Halls Reps run free weekly events in halls including afternoon tea and film nights, yoga and fitness classes.

Contact

University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

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www.arts.ac.uk


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