Located in the heart of London, University of the Arts London (UAL) is in the top 5 universities in the world for art and design.
University of the Arts London is in the top 5 universities in the world for art and design. Located in the heart of London, we specialise in art, design, communication, media, fashion and performing arts, and offer courses at pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Use the Course Finder on the UAL website to see the full range of courses.
UAL is made up of six unique Colleges, each with a history dating back to the 19th or early 20th century: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. Each College has their own unique identity, which means you can choose the one that best suits your talents, interests and ambitions.
Our alumni can be found in every part of the creative and cultural sectors, from heads of global businesses to self-employed practitioners, and on shortlists for awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
We are an internationally diverse student community. UAL is home to almost 19,000 students from over 130 countries. At UAL you can expand your horizons, be inspired by new ideas and collaborate with people from different cultures.
Håkon Lillegraven is studying a BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins. Originally from Trondheim in Norway, Håkon chose to study at UAL because he was attracted to the prospect of studying an academic course in an arts college environment, with the potential for interdisciplinary exchange.
Håkon says the best aspects of studying at UAL are the facilities, variety and London location. “Your education never stops. Whether you consciously seek out art and happenings, or you just walk down the street, London is increasing your awareness of yourself and your practice.”
One of the highlights of Håkon’s course so far has been the opportunity to work with students of different courses and backgrounds. “I was involved in a student radio project with students from other year groups and this really opened up a lot of conversations, relationships and opportunities!”
Henrik Bie from Stavanger in Norway, is studying a MA Television at London College of Communication. After his undergraduate study in public relations, Henrik decided he wanted to work in television – and London was the ideal location.
“I wanted to experience an MA, to work with other people who want the same career as me. I chose to study at UAL because of its well-known reputation and the experience of my course leader. UAL’s London location is very convenient when studying television. With the possibilities London offers, you have the opportunity to meet so many people in the field.”
Henrik’s advice to anyone thinking about studying at UAL is to go for it. “UAL is such a good university both socially and academically. It is a university where you can express yourself in a creative way.”
View our film to find out more about Henrik’s UAL experience.
UAL IN NORWAY
Come and see us at the Tautdanning Student Recruitment Fair in Oslo (Oslo Spektrum) from 10am – 7pm on Wednesday 15 February, and 10am – 3pm on Thursday 16 February. Visit the UAL stand to learn more about the range of creative courses we offer and ask us any questions.
We will also be holding two additional UAL events in Oslo in February 2017.
UAL Information Evening
Thursday 16 February, 5.30pm – 10pm, Norsk design- og arkitektursenter (DOGA), Oslo.
Whether you’re interested in undergraduate or postgraduate study, join us for an introduction to UAL, our world-renowned Colleges and courses, plus portfolio advice. Visit the UAL website to find out more and book your place.
Friday 17 February, 10am – 1pm, Norsk design- og arkitektursenter (DOGA), Oslo.
Find out more about becoming part of Europe’s largest postgraduate arts and design community, at this seminar for MA applicants, including portfolio and application advice. Visit the UAL website to find out more and book your place.