Ranked second in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS World University Rankings®), University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our six Colleges offer courses in art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts.
At UAL, we currently have over 400 students from all over the US studying with us as part of our internationally diverse student community.
You can find out more about joining our creative community by joining us at events in the US, or getting in touch with our local representative. We make regular visits to the US each year for student seminars, workshops and applicant interviews. Our US-based representative has offices in New York and Colorado and can help you with the application process, including visa and immigration advice.
If you're currently studying for a bachelor's degree, you may wish to consider participating in one of our three Study Abroad programmes. Study Abroad is an excellent opportunity for US students to experience University level education in art and design-related subjects in the UK as well as potentially earning transfer credits back in their home institutions.
Events in the US
We travel regularly to the US to attend education fairs, give presentations and hold seminars for students. If you'd like to hear about UAL visits to the US in the future, register your interest.
Take a look at our upcoming events:
Meet our representatives in the US and learn more about UAL at our Information Sessions. Our next Information Session date is to be confirmed. If you have any questions, get in touch with our US representative Josephine Auerback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 26 January 2019 – National Portfolio Day in Miami, FL
- 27 January 2019 – National Portfolio Day in Sarasota, FL
Find out more about postgraduate study at UAL at one of our evening seminars. Our next seminar dates in the US will be published soon.
Interviews in the US
Applying to UAL through our US representatives is the only way to have a face-to-face interview in the US. Our academics visit regularly to conduct interviews, and will be in the US on the following dates:
- February 2019 – various locations
- March 2019 – various locations
If you have any questions or would like more information about forthcoming interviews, contact our US representative Josephine Auerback at email@example.com.
Fees and funding
Standard international tuition fees apply for most of our courses but there are some that may vary. Visit our tuition fees page for more details on standard and non-standard fees. Here you will also find a currency converter so you can see the fees in USD.
Check your chosen course page to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course. Find the course page by searching our course listings.
If you’re looking for financial support, visit our US loans page for information on how to apply as well as links to our scholarships and funding pages.
Visit the International Students & Money page for more information.
Entry requirements for US students
Individual courses may have differing sets of entry requirements. Find the specific entry requirements for your course by searching our course listings.
If English isn’t your first language, visit our English language entry requirements information page for details on required IELTS scores.
Some courses require a portfolio for consideration at application stage. Take a look at our portfolio advice videos before applying.
Application to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or the International Preparation for Fashion course (you may know this as a freshman year) usually requires US students to have a High School Diploma plus one Advance Placement subject at Grade 3 and a portfolio of work. Entry onto these programmes may also depend on the outcome of an interview at application stage.
Application to an undergraduate degree course (you may know this as a bachelor's degree) usually requires US students to have a High School Diploma plus one AP subject at Grade 3 and, where needed, a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, and a portfolio of work. Entry onto some courses may also depend on the outcome of an interview at application stage.
Application to postgraduate degree courses usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to your proposed area of study, two references, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience. Entry onto some courses may also depend on the outcome of an interview at application stage.