University of the Arts London

London, United Kingdom
UAL offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level. As well as MA courses, the University offers Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, an Executive MBA and MSc qualifications, all delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. Whatever your chosen discipline, a postgraduate course at UAL will allow you to grow creatively and professionally.
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Why should I study here at University of the Arts London?

Reasons to study at UAL:
  • Teaching

UAL can give you the teaching, facilities and creative space you need to explore your ideas, skills and unique vision. You’ll learn from academics working on some of the most exciting research across the creative sector, and you’ll be supported by a team of technical staff who’ll empower you to bring your ideas to life.

  • Reputation

UAL’s 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.

  • Community

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 it’s time to leave, UAL will continue to support you. The University’s Alumni Association is the world’s largest creative network, uniting 200,000 former students around the globe in their passion for art, design, communication, fashion and performing arts.

  • Location

Studying in London gives you a unique perspective on art and design. The face of our city is constantly changing, with a thriving culture of pop-ups, street art and performance spaces.

  • Your future

UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers. The University’s 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 University’s alumni to become a world-leader in your field.

About University of the Arts London

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:

•Camberwell College of Arts: An inspiring and challenging art school environment in which to develop your skills, experience and networks

•Central Saint Martins: A world-leading centre for arts and design education

•Chelsea College of Arts: A celebration of the British art school tradition – a warm, expansive, artist-centred community

•London College of Communication: A pioneering world-leader in design and media education

•London College of Fashion: A specialist global fashion education provider

•Wimbledon College of Arts: An intimate, supportive community of students and academics

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:

  • More than half of all Turner Prize nominees
  • Over half of the designers named British Designer of the Year
  • 55 of the Catlin Guide’s most promising graduate artists
  • 8 Oscar winners, 14 BAFTA winners and 2 Palme D’Or winners.

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.


Each of UAL’s six Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues. Students have access to a range of learning resources — including archives and special collections, with items dating from the 15th century to the 21st — and can borrow materials from all of UAL’s libraries.

Student life at University of the Arts London

UAL is based in the heart of London, so students have the perfect opportunity to explore the world’s 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.

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