UAL can give you the teaching, facilities and creative space you need to explore your ideas, skills and unique vision. Youll learn from academics working on some of the most exciting research across the creative sector, and youll be supported by a team of technical staff wholl empower you to bring your ideas to life.
UALs six Colleges have a global reputation for excellence in the arts, which was reiterated in 2015 when the QS World University Rankings placed UAL 8th in the world, and 2nd in the UK, for art and design.
UAL is home to more than 19,000 students from over 140 countries. You will expand your horizons, be inspired by new ideas and collaborate with people from different cultures and traditions. Even when its time to leave, UAL will continue to support you. The Universitys Alumni Association is the worlds largest creative network, uniting 200,000 former students around the globe in their passion for art, design, communication, fashion and performing arts.
Studying in London gives you a unique perspective on art and design. The face of the city is constantly changing, with a thriving culture of pop-ups, street art and performance spaces.
UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. The Universitys graduates can be found in every part and at every level of the creative and cultural sectors. With a UAL qualification, you could follow the path of many of the Universitys alumni to become a world-leader in your field.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university and host to the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe.
The University draws together six renowned Colleges, each with a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:
UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level.
UAL also offer theoretical and practice based research programmes, leading to a PhD or MPhil award in any subject area where appropriately qualified supervision can be provided. The University is ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
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:
UAL awards research and taught degrees and acts as validating and awarding body for a number of arts institutions in the UK and internationally.
The University also works with a range of professional, statutory and regulatory bodies to provide a small number of courses with University and professional body accreditation.
University of the Arts London prides itself on the variety and quality of its facilities; from state-of-the-art design suites to traditional print studios. Each of the Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues.
Whichever College you choose to study at, you’ll have access to the resources at all six of our Colleges, including the Learning Zones at Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication. These are spaces for social and activity-based learning.
Our six Colleges also hold a wide range of archives and special collections that can be accessed by all UAL students.
UAL will always try to help students find the most suitable and convenient place to live, in a fully student-focused environment, within easy reach of you College. The University offers around 3,300 places in self-catering accommodation in halls of residence across the capital.
UAL is based in the heart of London, so students have the perfect opportunity to explore the worlds most visited city. There are hundreds of art galleries and exhibition spaces to discover across London, making it an ideal city to study art and design.
Wherever you come from or whatever your background, you will meet like-minded people. Around 300 languages are spoken in the city, while more than 270 nationalities are represented. Over eight million cosmopolitan inhabitants live side by side in the diverse and vibrant city, just as internationally-renowned arts institutions nestle beside small and independent cultural venues.
Across the city, up-and-coming creative communities are charting the cultural map of the future. You can join them by becoming a UAL student.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of the Arts London!