Your future starts here


We offer expert tuition across the arts and design – from arts and fashion to film and theatre, from media and graphics to performance and communication.

The University gears you up for the real world. That's what makes it so special – helping you know what your practice will be like when you leave. 

London College of Fashion student Charlotte Kelly

Providing a global experience in the heart of London, UAL has unrivalled facilities and resources. Our six Colleges are at the heart of their communities, providing welcoming environments and cultural connections.

University of the Arts London has unique links with the creative industries, giving you opportunities to work on projects with partner organisations such as Nike, Sony, WPP and L’Oréal Professionnel. All this means that students can develop their practice and get a head start on their careers.

Top 10 reasons to study with us

What do fashion designer Stella McCartney, painter Lucian Freud, Turner Prize-winning sculptor Anish Kapoor, Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and shoe designer Jimmy Choo have in common? Their careers began at UAL. And no wonder: we are the world’s leading specialist creative university and host the largest postgraduate arts and design community in Europe. Here are 10 reasons to join us.

  • 1. Size sets us apart

    We are the largest arts and design university in Europe, which means we offer an unrivalled range of subjects and courses. UAL has a vast creative community, with thousands of students, tutors and technicians at six exciting Colleges.

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    2. Incredible facilities

    Our studios, workshops, media suites, galleries, catwalk venues and theatre spaces will inspire you to develop your practice.

  • 3. Your career starts here

    Our Student Enterprise and Employability service helps you develop skills, networks and experience while you are at University and once you graduate.

  • 4. A creative community like no other

    Our six Colleges are rooted in their local neighbourhoods, forming a diverse, vibrant community from which to launch your ambitions.

  • 5. Top-level support for your studies and research

    Our IT facilities and richly stocked libraries have flexible access for all students across six College sites, a central Learning Zone and an online e-library.

  • Students learn solar plate techniques at LCC

    6. Learn from the best

    Our tutors are experts who currently practise in their fields. Their technical skills, knowledge and enthusiasm will help you get the best from your studies.

  • Students explore Brick Lane, in east London

    7. Experience London, a cultural capital

    Stay in touch with emerging trends, see cutting-edge exhibitions and shows, and be inspired by our global city. London offers a world of creative opportunities and experiences.

  • 8. Take part in special events across UAL

    Our Colleges offer extra lectures, screenings, guest speakers and exhibits. Join a year-round programme of arts, media, fashion, design and performance.

  • 9. Real-world experience

    Our impressive links with industry and partner organisations let students work on live projects throughout their studies and gain valuable insight and contacts.

  • 10. A dynamic family that spans the globe

    Our Alumni Association is the largest creative network in the world. It helps 200,000 former students stay in touch and develop their prospects.