Welcome to University of the Arts London (UAL)

University of the Arts London (UAL)

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:
Open Days
Open Days provide a great opportunity to visit any of UAL's Colleges. You will get to meet staff and students and gain in-depth information about postgraduate courses, fees and funding. It's your chance to start to experience life at UAL.

The University has a full programme of Postgraduate Open Days that take place at each of the six Colleges. If you'd like more information about open days at UAL, please complete an enquiry form.
  • 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 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.

Postgraduate study at UAL

UAL offers a range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts at postgraduate level.

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Special Effects work at UAL
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.

UAL also offers 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.

Take a look at the “Programs” tab to see UAL’s range of postgraduate courses.

Life at UAL 

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. 
UAL is a place to meet new people, try new things, discover unexpected talents and live in one of the world’s most exciting cities. London’s art, music, literature, theatre and films are celebrated all around the world, and the city thrums with creativity. Internationally renowned arts institutions nestle beside small and independent cultural venues. 
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.


Many scholarships, bursaries, grants and loans are available for UAL students depending on the level of course, subject area and fee status or nationality. International students will pay different tuition fee amounts and will be offered different funding options to Home/EU students.


Each of UAL’s 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 the College libraries.