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UAL Online Open Courses

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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

Interested in finding out more?

Staff from across UAL are working closely on the design of these new courses. We want to make sure that they equip you with the skills you need to succeed in your personal or professional goals and provide you with a rewarding online study experience.

You can register your interest to be amongst the first to receive news and updates about the new UAL online open courses.

Digital learning environment

Our Open Courses will be taught completely online through the UAL Digital Learning Environment. Within this learning environment you will gain technical and creative skills as you:

  • Engage with content in a live or pre-recorded capacity — allowing you to work at a pace that's suited to your lifestyle
  • Take part in online discussions, tutorials and collaborative group work as you become part of a growing online community
  • Experience learning methods which reflect emerging industry practices as you develop skills for creative online collaboration. Such as: live workshops, video tutorials, progress tutorials and seminars.
  • We ask all applicants to have access to a laptop or desktop computer and broadband.
Student working remotely in their apartment
Student working remotely in their apartment by Ben Turner

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.

  • Student working on laptop in garden
    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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    Student on phone by Ben Turner
    Short courses

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