Study at UAL
Reasons to study at UAL and useful information about courses, open days and finance.
University of the Arts London is ranked sixth in the world for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2018. We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.
The University draws together 6 renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Our state of the art facilities include workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theatres, gallery space as well as libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers. Find out more about the University's colleges.
UAL is ranked sixth in the world for art and design according to the QS World University Rankings®.
We have launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders with:
You automatically join the UAL Alumni Association once you graduate - a global network of over 200,000 creative professionals.
We celebrate diversity, individuality and innovation and it is at the heart of what we do - learn more about diversity at UAL.
UAL's cutting edge programmes and courses are delivered by an inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists.
Two of the world’s top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL Colleges, according to the prestigious Business of Fashion (BoF) 2017 rankings.
We have launched an ambitious 7 year strategy 2015-22 with 4 key strategic areas that will ensure UAL continues to be a world-class place of learning. Learn more about our 4 strategic areas:
UAL reinvests all of its money in developing our buildings, courses and facilities to support students on their creative journey. Find out where UAL money goes including what happens to any surplus.
UAL Vice Chancellor Nigel Carrington leads the Executive Board which manages the university. It is governed by a Court of Governors, chaired by Sir John Sorrell. Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry is Chancellor of UAL.
Find out more about the University’s leadership and governance.
Read the Vice Chancellor’s blog.