About UAL

Image of an art installation from Wimbledon Degree Show 2014
Image from the summer degree show at Wimbledon College of Art, 2014

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing art. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

The University draws together six renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Our excellent facilities include everything from letterpress machinery to studio theatres and college archives. Find out more about the University's colleges.

Did you know?

  1. We have 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
    • More than a third of the 40 artists named in the Catlin Guide’s most promising graduate artists
    • 12 winners of the Jerwood Photography Awards
  2. You automatically join the UAL Alumni Association once you graduate - a global network of over 200,000 creative professionals.
  3. Diversity, individuality and innovation are at the heart of what we do - learn more about diversity at UAL.


We continue to nurture creative talent and strive to establish new, cutting edge programmes such as MA Fashion Media Production at LCF and Camberwell's postgraduate conservation course. UAL's courses are delivered by an inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. Find a course or find out more about studying at UAL.

UAL Strategy 2015-22

We have launched an ambitious seven-year strategy with four key key strategic areas that will ensure UAL continues to be a world-class place of learning. Learn more about our four strategic areas:

UAL: Where the money goes

We reinvest all of our money in making the University better. Find out where UAL money goes including what happens to any surplus. 

Leadership and governance

The University is led by a nine-person Executive Board, chaired by the Vice Chancellor Nigel Carrington, and Governed by a 24-person Court of Governors, Chaired by Sir John Sorrell.

Find out more about the University’s leadership and governance.

Read the Vice Chancellor’s blog.