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Collage and photography by Danielle Tartaro, International Preparation for Fashion student at London College of Fashion

USA

We currently have around 400 students from the US together with students from over 130 other countries shaping our internationally-diverse creative community. Discover how you can join them.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design (2019 QS World University Rankings ®). Our 6 world-renowned Colleges offer a wide range of art, design, fashion, communication, media, screen and performing arts courses at pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We offer a range of support for students from the US including a local representative who can provide specialist advice and in-country events giving you the chance to learn more about UAL.

Talk to our representative

If you’re thinking about applying to UAL, our US representative can help. They’ll support you through every stage of the application process, free of charge. This includes providing information and specialist advice about UAL and the courses we offer, your application and portfolio, visas and immigration, as well as arranging interviews with our academic staff. You can also register your interest with us for more information and updates.

Ms Josephine Haft

T: 1-866-693-7056

E: info@universityoftheartslondon.com

Email Josephine Haft

Register your interest

Fill out this form to receive information and updates about studying at UAL and our future visits to the US.

Connect with our alumni

Find out about our American alumni and what they're up to now:

USA East Coast Alumni Association

USA West Coast Alumni Association

Meet us in the US

We attend education fairs, give presentations and hold interviews, information sessions and seminars for students throughout the year. These events give you an opportunity to meet us, find out about studying at UAL, get portfolio preparation tips and discuss your application in person. If you have a question about any of our events, visits or interview schedule, email Josephine Haft at info@universityoftheartslondon.com.

Fairs

NPDA Portfolio Days

We'll be attending the National Portfolio Days in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles later this year. Talk to representatives from UAL about our creative undergraduate courses and get feedback on your portfolios.

  • New York (undergraduate) - 26 October 2019, 1-5pm
  • New York (postgraduate) - 27 October 2019, 12-4pm
  • San Diego - 9 November 2019, 12-4pm
  • Los Angeles - 10 November 2019, 12-4pm

See full NPDA event details

College Fairs

  • Los Angeles, Los Angeles High School for the Arts (LACHSA) - 20 September 2019
  • Idyllwild, Idyllwild Arts Academy - 23 September 2019
  • Napa, The Oxbow School - 14 November 2019

UAL events

Meet Josephine Haft, our US representative, and learn more about UAL at an information session or MA Seminar.

Upcoming information sessions:

  • Los Angeles - 22 September 2019

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  • Chicago - 3 November 2019

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  • San Francisco - 16 November 2019

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Josephine will be hosting more events later this year. To register your interest in any of the below events, email Josephine Haft.

Information sessions

  • New York - 29 October 2019

MA Seminars

  • New York - 28 October 2019

Interviews

Applying to UAL through Josephine Haft, our US representative, is the only way to have an in-person interview in the US. Our academic staff visit regularly to conduct interviews and dates will be published here as soon as they’re available.

Students who apply directly to one of our Colleges may be interviewed in London or by telephone/Skype.

Student stories

Our students are at the heart of everything we do. We want to tell their stories and showcase their work at every opportunity. The image at the top of the page features the work of US student Danielle Tartaro studying International Preparation for Fashion at London College of Fashion. Below you can hear about the experiences of some our American students and their advice to anyone thinking about applying to UAL.

Hear Megan's story

Press play to meet Megan from Florida, currently studying BA (Hons) Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Arts.

Read our interview with Kai

Take a look at our interview with Kai Kalb from New York in the US who studied MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice at London College of Communication.

Read our interview with Stacy

Hear from Stacy Stube from Baltimore in the US who studied MA Fashion Entrepreneurship at London College of Fashion.

Entry requirements

Always check your chosen course’s webpage for specific entry requirements. If English isn’t your first language, visit our English language entry requirements information page for details on required IELTS scores. Many of our courses require a portfolio as part of the application process so take a look at our portfolio advice page before applying. Entry onto some courses may also depend on the outcome of an interview at the application stage. Get in touch with our US representative if you have any questions.

Foundation and pre-degree courses

Application to a pre-degree course, including the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 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.

Undergraduate courses

Application to an undergraduate 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 or relevant pre-degree qualification, and a portfolio of work.

Postgraduate courses

Application to a postgraduate course usually requires US students to have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree in a subject related to the proposed area of study, a personal statement and, where needed, a study proposal and references. Many of our courses also ask for a portfolio and some require work experience.

Fees and funding

Students with International fee status are charged different tuition fee amounts and have different funding options than students with Home/EU fee status.

Tuition fees

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. Use Oanda’s currency converter to see the fees in USD. Check your chosen courses webpage to see if a non-standard fee applies to your course.

Funding

If you’re looking for financial support, visit our US Student Loans page for information about how to apply as well as links to our scholarships and funding pages. Visit the International Students & Money page for more information including options about working part-time whilst you study.

Discover more

Group of BA (Hons)  Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication
Group of BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media students, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson

Our courses

Browse our wide range of courses across pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Yarn on a sewing machine, Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts
Rebecca Chivers, Technician at Chelsea College of Arts © Alys Tomlinson

How to apply

Take a look at our application advice and next steps, including portfolio preparation and interview tips.

Pound and ampersand symbol in a Graphic and Media design students sketchbook
Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design, London College of Communication © Alys Tomlinson

Fees and funding

See the information we offer international students about tuition fees, living and course materials costs.

Art student in his studio, Benjamin Edmunds, BA Fine Art
Benjamin Edmunds, BA (Hons) Fine Art, UAL © Alys Tomlinson

Visas and immigration

Students from the US need a visa to study in the UK. See our advice about visas and immigration.

Photo of a communal area with armchairs and tables

Find accommodation

Apply for one of our halls of residence or get help finding a privately-rented home.

Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram
Miguel Desport and Marion Bisserier, BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design students, London College of Communication, interning at Pentagram © Alys Tomlinson

Launch your career

Find out about Careers and Employability, UAL’s dedicated careers and professional practice service.