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Person posing with African textiles and fabrics
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A world-class university, shaping the creative industries worldwide.

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2024 QS World University Rankings®.

The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

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  • Architectural model by Ruijie Shen - MA Interior Spatial Design.
    Ruijie Shen
    MA Interior and Spatial Design, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL |


    Browse all courses at UAL. We offer pre-degree, undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses.

  • Interview with Teshome Samuel image by Alys Tomlinson

    Colleges and Institutes

    Learn more about our Colleges and Institutes.

  • A purple, swirling 3D-rendered sculpture. Two purple, metallic hands at either side appear to make the object float in space.
    Kate Petersons, 2023 BA Design for Branded Spaces, London College of Communication, UAL

    Strategy and governance

    Find out how we're bringing creativity to the world with our 10-year strategy.

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    Mei Zhang (Study Abroad Student), Natalie Gibson (Tutor) and Rita Kumari (Specialist Print and Dye Technician and Associate Lecturer), 2013, Study Abroad, UAL | Photograph: Alys Tomlinson

    Working at UAL  

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Everyone's identity matters

UAL is home to a diverse body of 21,092 students from 130 countries. We are proud of our international student and staff community and we are committed to ensuring that the University offers an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.

  • Collage of images representing African heritage, culture and celebrities.
    Petra Raissa Nogueira, '[Black is] light', 2021, BA Fashion Design and Development, London College of Fashion,UAL.

    Anti-racism strategy

    We are working together to make UAL an anti-racist University. Learn more about our plans and objectives.

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    Angelica Ellis, 2021 BA Fashion Print, Central Saint Martins, UAL | Photographer: Maria Maleh

    Equality, diversity and inclusion

    Learn how UAL creates and supports staff and student diversity. Find groups and forums you can be involved with.

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    Collection of fabric samples at London College of Fashion | Photograph: Ana Blumenkron

    Ethnic Representation Index

    See how we're reviewing the progress made by universities in England to become anti-racist institutions.

How we spend our money

UAL reinvests all of its money to support students with funds put into building development, facilities and course progression. Find out more about how we spend our money and what happens to any surplus.

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