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Black line drawing on olive green background of hands with glowing yellow fingernails braiding long plaits of hair
Sandy Christ, 2022 MA Graphic Communication Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL
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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  •  A colourful and fluid digital artwork with purple and pink shades against a black frame
    Clara Boulard: MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins, UAL.

    Transforming Collections: open call for practice research residencies

    UAL Decolonising Arts Institute has launched an open call for artist practice researchers to undertake a series of virtual residencies as part of the Transforming Collections project. Open to mid-career or established yet institutionally under-represented artists, such as artists who identify as black, brown or people of colour.

  • An outdoor film scene of 4 people shot against a blue sky on a hillside. There is a town in the background. They are performing in pose.
    Yuen Fong Ling, “The Empty Plinth” (2022), workshop with participants exploring the decolonisation of public space, commissioned by SAFEDI Social Art for Equality Diversity and Inclusion (Manchester Metropolitan University, Axis, Social Art Network), and Sheffield Hallam University. Workshop leaders: Yuen Fong Ling, Nathan Geering; participants: Samara Casewell, Marcus Smith, Rebecca Solomon, Darwin Taylor, and Sam Underwood Doherty. Still from 3-channel film by Picture Story Productions.

    Announcing the first cohort of artists to the 20/20 project

    Eight emerging and mid-career artists with an extensive range of practices are the first of 2 cohorts to join 20/20: a national commissioning and network project led by Decolonising Arts Institute to directly invest in the careers of a new generation of ethnically diverse artists.

  • Aidai Serkebaeva, 2022 BA Fashion Design and Development, London College of Fashion, UAL | Photograph: Ben Turner, Model: Natalia Zhang, Make-up: Lisa Huang
    Aidai Serkebaeva, 2022 BA Fashion Design and Development, London College of Fashion, UAL | Photograph: Ben Turner, Model: Natalia Zhang, Make-up: Lisa Huang

    University of the Arts London named top 20 university

    University of the Arts London (UAL) has ranked 19th in the Guardian’s 2023 University Guide - marking the first time the University has appeared in the top 20. In the past 5 years, UAL has climbed 56 places in the prestigious league table.

6 Colleges, 1 University

6 Colleges,
1 University

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