Excellent Teaching at UAL

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has been introduced by the government with the aim of encouraging, recognising and rewarding excellent teaching in higher education. Read the highlights of our submission and download the full document to learn more.

Universities and colleges are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze ratings for their teaching quality, enabling students to make informed decisions when choosing where to study. UAL has been awarded Silver in recognition of our world-leading teaching. Learn more about teaching and learning methods at UAL.

  • Florence Rochon-Lamy, BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear, CSM
    Photograph by Ivan Jones

    A leading specialist university

    We are internationally regarded as the UK's pre-eminent provider of undergraduate art and design education.

  • Group work at Central Saint Martins
    Central Saint Martins

    Teaching quality

    Our distinctive teaching approach helps students become successful artists, designers and professionals.

  • Student and technician at a letterpress machine, London College of Communication
    Photograph by Lewis Bush

    Learning environment

    Learning in the studio takes place through making - this is at the heart of the UAL experience.

  • Khadija Chunawala, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Camberwell College of Arts
    Khadija Chunawala, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, Camberwell College of Arts, photograph by Alys Tomlinson

    Student outcomes

    Our award-winning careers and employability service is tailored to the specialist needs of our students.