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Welcome to Chelsea

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A message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor

“Welcome to your first term at Chelsea College of Arts. You’ve joined the college at an exciting time and I am confident that you will have an inspiring, enjoyable and rewarding experience as a student here.

Your college is 1 of 3 colleges that work very closely together: Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon. Each of our 3 art colleges has its own special character with an international network of partners and alumni. Together we have a shared desire to explore the possibilities of our disciplines and to help you build your career as a creative professional.

It’s really important to me that you get the most from your time here so I encourage you to get involved in all the opportunities on offer at Chelsea and at UAL.

I am delighted you have chosen to study with us and wish you every success during your time here.”

Professor David Crow

Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience and Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon

Next steps

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Get your Student Guide

We’ve created a handy guide to help you settle in to your life as a new student.

Download the 2019 Chelsea Student Guide (PDF 6.26MB)

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You must enrol each academic year to join or continue your course. The enrolment process consists of 2 important stages online enrolment and the enrolment event.

How to enrol

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Welcome Days

Don't miss your College Welcome Day – packed full of activities, information, food and other freebies.

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Explore our Big Welcome events calendar, with a full programme of College Welcome Days, creative workshops, tours, trips, socials, nights out and more.

Get to know Chelsea

Chelsea College of Arts parade ground.
Chelsea College of Arts parade ground.

Find us

How to get to Chelsea College of Arts. Find out where we are located in London.

Macs available to use in the textiles workshop at Chelsea.
Macs available to use in the textiles workshop at Chelsea.

Chelsea Library opening hours

Opening hours and location for Chelsea College of Art (CCW) library, at University of the Arts London.

Photo of 2 people on a sofa by Ella Mars.
Photo of 2 people on a sofa by Ella Mars.

Student life at Chelsea

Student life at Chelsea College of Arts. Facilities, gallery, local area, accommodation and interviews.

Other useful services

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Student services

Find out about Student Services at UAL, including counselling, health advice, chaplaincy, disability and dyslexia support, and advice on funding, immigration and visas.

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University IT Services

Information about UAL’s IT service for students. Help with email, Wi-Fi, logins, calendars and storage.


Library Services

Information about Library Services across all 6 Colleges at UAL.

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Camberwell arts shop, photo by Eleanor-Rose Fusaro

arts shop

We have 9 arts shops across our sites, selling a broad range of art, design and fashion materials.