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Professional Development

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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 an 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 elements 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 to 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.

Short course stories


    Why does tracking social media analytics matter?

    Everyone now recognises the importance of social media for business, but showing a measurable return on investment can be tricky. We quizzed tutor Lynsey Fox, on why tracking social media analytics matters, and her three key things to remember.

  • A degree in resilience: we talk to UAL alumnus and tutor Ansel Neckles

    UAL alumnus Ansel Neckles graduated with “a degree in resilience and stick-ability”– and of course his BA (Hons) Graphic Design from Camberwell College of Arts. He recently joined the team at LCC Short Courses to lead a new course in Visual

  • Makes, designs and prints: student Zé Monteiro talks Screen Printing and his process

    Zé Monteiro joined us for Experimental Screen Printing late last year. Now a screen printing technician, we caught up with the South East London local to hear about his favourite techniques, next steps and how he plans to expand his knowledge

  • Meet our Tutors - Magali Avezou

    Here at CSM Short courses we think getting to know your Tutors is a surefire way to ensure you get the most out of your Short Course experience. Today, we are talking with Curator, Arts Manager, and tutor on the Introduction to Contemporary

  • How I got here: Tom Oliver Payne

    Starting the series with Tom Oliver Payne, an Australian Architectural Photographer who joined us for the three day Architectural Photography short course lead by NAARO, a photography studio focused on the narration of contemporary architecture. Tom