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Student working on their laptop at an outdoor cafe
Student working at an outdoor cafe by Ben Turner

We will be launching a brand-new suite of online courses. Develop your understanding of Art, Creative Communication, Design and Media subjects in an online format, wherever you are in the world.

What are online open courses?

UAL online open courses are short creative courses. Experience the amazing opportunities of a UAL education without the need to commit to a full-time degree or masters.

  • Study online: learn within our UAL Digital Learning Environment via online talks, seminars, workshops and more.
  • Learn from industry: grow your professional network as you're taught by established creatives and meet online with an international cohort of fellow students.
  • Open to all: wherever you are in the world, we welcome all applicants.
  • Flexible: whether you're a working professional or a recent graduate, you can balance our courses with your lifestyle.
  • Connect with UAL expertise: each course is created with UAL academics and designed to be accessed online.
  • Build your learning: depending on your goals and interests, you can take a single course, or you can compile a collection of courses to build your own unique learning journey.
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Student working on laptop 2021, 2021 ©Alys Tomlinson

Take part in our upcoming research

As part of an innovative piece of action research, leading UAL academics and digital learning specialists have designed three-week research activities and we are inviting you to participate for free.

Help us shape the future of online courses at UAL as you develop your knowledge in subjects like creative computing, screenwriting, curation, VFX and more. Find out more.

Our other online courses

If you'd like to study with UAL online, but are curious about our other remote learning options, explore further below.

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    Student working on laptop in garden by Ben Turner
    Online degrees  

    Explore our range of fully online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, ranging from 1 - 3 years in length.

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    Student working on laptop 2021, 2021 ©Alys Tomlinson

    We've teamed up with Future Learn to offer a variety of free online courses.

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    Short courses

    We have a variety of online short courses, no experience necessary.