Applying for an Undergraduate course

UAL's six prestigious Colleges offer over 100 courses at undergraduate (higher education) level in art, design, fashion, communication, media and performing arts.

Before you begin the application process you need decide which course, at which College, you’d like to study. The video above will help you understand the application and selection process, and the types of questions we might ask to gauge your suitability for the course.

Many courses offer open days where you can meet teaching staff, talk to current students and see the facilities available at the College. They also provide information about making an application, interviews, fees and finance, student support and accommodation.

Courses Available 

UAL offers five types of undergraduate course:

  • Foundation degrees (FdA): These are two years in length and have work-based learning at their core.
  • Bachelors degrees (BA/BSc): These are three or four years in length and are designed to give you a thorough understanding of your subject to enter work or progress onto postgraduate study. 
  • Integrated Masters degrees: These courses comprise three years of undergraduate-level study, followed by a fourth year of postgraduate-level study leading to a masters qualification.

How to apply 


Home/EU applicants must apply through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Full details about this process, including key dates and deadlines, can be found on our Applying Through UCAS page.

International applicants

International applicants may apply through one of three routes only:

Through overseas representatives in your country
Through UCAS
Through a direct application

For applicants who want to apply directly to UAL, the direct application form may be found here:

Direct application form for Undergraduate Study (PDF, 243KB)

Applications for the academic year 2017/18 will be accepted from November.

For full details on the application process, visit the Undergraduate application page.