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University of the Arts London (UAL)


University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world's leading specialist creative university.

UAL 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 has a track record for launching and furthering careers. 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
  • Over half of all designers named British Designer of the Year
  • Ten of the 2015 Catlin Guide’s list of most promising graduate artists
  • Both winners of the 2014 Jerwood Drawing Prize Student Awards
  • Eight Oscar winners, four BAFTA winners and two Palme d’Or winners.
  • Year established
  • Location
    South East England
  • Registered students

Academic specialism

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.

UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities with 83% of the research graded as world-leading and internationally excellent, following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

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.


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The University has 12 halls of residence located across London, but the transport network is excellent and students get discounted travel on London Underground, buses and overground trains.