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Professional Development

Fashion Styling students working in photography studio.
Fashion Styling students working in photography studio. - Credit: Central Saint Martins Short Courses

University of the Arts London (UAL), ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings®, has a world class reputation for inspiring creativity through innovative curriculum that is designed to prepare students for the careers of the future.

Every year, we continue to launch the careers of the creative and cultural innovators that go on to be industry leaders.

Our Professional Development courses at University of the Arts London take this same energy and apply it specifically to working professionals.

What to expect

Courses are:

  • Available as 1, 2 and 3 day intensive courses
  • Aimed at working professionals
  • Taught at an intermediate and advanced level
  • Designed to inspire
  • Based on the UAL methods of teaching and tailored specifically to industry leaders and practitioners
  • Designed to complement the work we do with our Business & Innovation clients and partners.

Courses can include

  • Practical element with structured learning
  • Availability of spaces that get your creativity flowing
  • Collaborative and enriching sessions
  • Discussions that question industry norms
  • Thought provoking seminars.

We are proud to be expanding our offer in include applying the innovative teaching techniques of our staff to working professionals. This will allow us to expand our work and reach to include those that would like to join the most influential talents in art, design, fashion, communication and performance.

Upcoming courses

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Models by Jaz Martell, a series of dioramas.
Models by Jaz Martell, a series of dioramas.
Confidence in Communication
Confidence in Communication
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Window display
Tutor and students stood around a table looking at work.
Tutor and students stood around a table looking at work.
Fashion Buying and Merchandising Advanced student in classroom
Fashion Buying and Merchandising Advanced student in classroom
Model wearing Joanna Melbourne, walking a CSM catwalk (50097).
Model wearing Joanna Melbourne, walking a CSM catwalk (50097).
Models wearing designs by Soyoung Park, Summer Show 2016.
Models wearing designs by Soyoung Park, Summer Show 2016.
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Students in classroom
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Two models. Nina Galbe-Delord, styled by Adele Cany.
Two models. Nina Galbe-Delord, styled by Adele Cany.
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