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Why study at UAL?

We're dedicated to supporting our students and graduates through teaching, outstanding resources and employment opportunities. Explore further about why studying at UAL could be perfect for you and hear some specific guidance for Canadian applicants from our academic staff, current students and graduates.

Hear from staff and students

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Central Saint Martins Print Workshop by Alys Tomlinson

Our facilities

The facilities and workspace studios at our 6 Colleges are designed to inspire successful and creative student work. We offer everything from traditional tools to the latest technology, as well as expert guidance from our specialist technicians.

Our Colleges also have a variety of special collections and archives that you can access as a UAL student. Our Stanley Kubrick archive at London College of Communication (LCC) is particularly popular.

Learn more about our facilities.

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Cem Hamlacibasi during internship at Narrative Projects by Alys Tomlinson

Industry connections

We're proud to connect with a range of studios, brands and companies within the creative industry to create exciting opportunities for our students. Discover some of the companies our students have worked with during their time at UAL: Puma, Nike, L'Oréal Professionnel and Samsung. We also offer industry connected courses through Future Learn.

We advise students to get involved in live industry briefs and internships to broaden their understanding and experience of the creative sector. Our student careers department is also on hand to help with resume advice, interview preparation and work placements.

Learn more about our industry connections.

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Katie Sorell BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Womenswear by Ben Turner


Our alumni have gone on to succeed in the creative sector across the world. We have a global community of over 200,000 creative practitioners, the Canadian chapter has over 1,000 active alumni.

Explore the work of UAL's graduates in one curated space on the 2021 UAL Graduate Showcase. You can view, interact with, and buy original work from UAL graduates who are becoming the newest names in art, design, fashion, communication, media and performing arts.

Learn about what to expect when you join our UAL graduate community

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Hotel Motel Taco Bag by Niki Jessup. Photography by Richmond Lam.

not just a shop

There's an impressive array of work by UAL graduates for sale at not just a shop. Our permanent location is right next to UAL's High Holborn campus in Central London. Stop by or visit the online store to explore all the amazing things for sale. Learn more about bespoke leather goods designer, Niki Jessup from Montreal who has her products for sale in the shop.

Learn more about not just a shop.