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A colourful collage-style showing a mother figure holding a child.
'Wild Dreams’ by Joseph Ijoyemi, 2023, MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, UAL
Models by Jaz Martell, photographed by Alys Tomlinson

UAL is "the world’s biggest factory for making trouble" (Grayson Perry, former 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 2024).

Come and join the creators and innovators of tomorrow.


  • Two people, one woman and one man, are standing and smiling in a workspace with lockers and shelves in the background, while addressing a seated audience. The woman is gesturing with her hand, and the man has an open posture, engaging with the attendees.
    Clive Myrie with London College of Communication staff and students, 2024, LCC, UAL | Photograph by Dave George Creative

    Clive Myrie named Chancellor of University of the Arts London

    University of the Arts London has appointed BBC news anchor Clive Myrie as its new Chancellor. Known for presenting the News at Six and Ten, Clive is also a foreign correspondent and host of Mastermind. He advocates for storytelling and media representation, creating documentaries on jazz in Britain and the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra. Clive began his term with a visit to UAL’s London College of Communication, meeting students from Film, Television, and Journalism courses.

  • Student working at a desk with a range of electrical equipment
    Tejaswini Sood, MA Fashion Futures student in the Digital Learning Lab, 2024, LCF, UAL | Photography by Ben Turner

    Sharing our policy priorities

    With a general election set to take place on 4 July, we are publishing our 6 policy priorities and recommendations for whoever forms the next government.

  • Textile studio at Central Saint Martins
    CSM textile studio, 2019. Photography: Elaine Perks.

    UAL continues to rise in the Complete University Guide 2025

    UAL continues its upward trend in the Complete University Guide league table, now ranking 28th place out of a total of 130 institutions for 2025. Since 2020, UAL has climbed 33 places in the guide.

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    Natural dyes explorations by sustainable fashion brand 11.11/eleven eleven - Copyright: British Council

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