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Looking through a zine for an online zine making course by Ben Turner
Looking through a zine for an online zine making course by Ben Turner
Ben Turner, Looking through a zine for an online zine making course by Ben Turner
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From online short courses to full online degree programmes, you can develop your creative expertise from anywhere in the world with an online course from UAL.

Whether you have ambitions to upskill and improve your career opportunities, pursue a new profession, or simply want to expand your personal interests, take the next step in your creative journey with an online course from University of the Arts London (UAL).

Choosing to learn online gives you the flexibility to study wherever it suits you without needing to attend classes in person. Each course is developed and taught by our specialist academics, giving you access to the same expert teaching you'd get from studying with us in London.

With a variety of short courses and degrees available, you can find the right course to suit your creative interests and career goals.

Online student typing on laptop surrounded by notebooks by Ben Turner

Our online study options

  • Student pinning material to a mannequin head for a practical online course assignment, by Ben Turner

    Online short courses

    Our wide range of online short courses can help inspire a new hobby, give your career a boost or prepare you for further study. We also offer online short courses for creative kids and teens. You can choose between courses that involve 1 or 2 hours of study, are taught over a few days, or opt for a weekly learning programme. With courses available throughout the week, you’ll be able to find something that fits your schedule.

  • Student drawing on paper on their floor during an online workshop, by Ben Turner

    Online pre-degree courses  

    Develop the skills, experience, and portfolio you need for creative undergraduate study without having to move to London. Designed for international students, our online pre-degree and foundation courses will help you explore your creative interests. Choose to unlock your potential in our courses focussed on Design, Media and Screen, or join our Pre-Degree: Online to explore broader subject areas before choosing a specialist pathway.

  • Online student watching a presentation on their laptop at home while cooking, by Ben Turner

    Online postgraduate courses  

    Our online master’s programmes offer an array of creative disciplines to choose from, including computing, fashion business, performance, animation, and photography. With the support of experienced tutors and a variety of online resources, you’ll develop industry-ready technical and creative skills and a comprehensive understanding of the creative industries.

How you study online

By choosing to study online with UAL, you’ll be joining a network of UAL specialists and fellow learners that share your creative interests. You’ll be taught through a range of online learning activities, including online lectures, workshops, self-directed learning, and collaborative group work. Our online courses use a combination of digital learning platforms to enhance your student experience. Find out more about the different digital learning tools in use at UAL.

The specific platforms and teaching methods you’ll use will depend on the level of study and subject area you choose to pursue. Whatever and however you choose to study, our experienced team will be there to support you.

Online student and tutor talking over a video call, by Ben Turner

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