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Yuze Li, 2022 BA Fashion Design: Knitwear, Central Saint Martins, UAL | Photograph: David Poultney, 2022
Models by Jaz Martell, photographed by Alys Tomlinson

UAL is "the world’s biggest factory for making trouble" (Grayson Perry, UAL Chancellor). We are 1 university, made up of 6 Colleges and 19,000+ students from everywhere.

And we are top 2 in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Come and join the creators and innovators of tomorrow.


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    Carnival of Crisis basecamp, 2021 | Photograph Kat Smith

    Launching our Climate Action Plan and committing to systemic change

    UAL has published its Climate Action Plan. It brings together various strands of climate-oriented action at UAL into a plan for systemic change.

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    Gabrielle Ngoo working with computing components in the Physical Computing Lab, 2022, UAL Creative Computing Institute, UAL | Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

    New courses in data science and AI, creative robotics and computer science

    UAL CCI is launching 6 new undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Computer Science, Data Science and AI, and Creative Robotics. The courses are set to start in the 2023/24 academic year.

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    National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv | Photo: Courtesy of National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture

    Twinning with The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture

    UAL and The National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv have twinned and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore how they can share learnings, ideas and resources

  • A group of three people are talking. On the left and indivdual is speaking into a micraphone, they are wearing a nurses unniform. Two others stand around them
    Actor Comfort Fabian speaking at the launch of AKO Storytelling Institute at Royal Opera House, 2022, UAL | Photograph: David Poultney / In-Press Photography Ltd

    UAL launches new AKO Storytelling Institute

    Institute will bring creatives and campaigners together to work on some of the world’s biggest problems – from climate change to inequality.

  • Two people walking in opposite directions past a white wall with framed photography as part of an exhibition. The shot is slightly blurred.
    MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication MA Show. Photo by Lewis Bush.

    Scoping Culture and Heritage Capital study launches with research funding call

    A report scoping how the value of arts, culture and heritage can be articulated and measured through the use of a capitals model publishes today on the government’s Culture and Heritage Capital portal. It was led by Dr Patrycja Kaszynska, Senior Research Fellow at UAL.

6 Colleges, 1 University

6 Colleges,
1 University

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