skip to main content

Essential coronavirus info
We are continuing to welcome our new and returning students. Your safety is our first priority.

Online Study Abroad

Online Study Abroad

Join a global creative community

Study online with UAL and join a global creative community of students. If you'd like more information, you can book a virtual appointment with the Study Abroad team.

Why study abroad online?

UAL’s online courses are for university students wanting to develop their skills and creativity within UAL’s unique Virtual Learning Environment. You will experience live sessions to engage with your tutor and other students from around the world in real time.

You will be able to:

  • Access teaching at a world-leading university, wherever you are
  • Design your semester by choosing from one to several modules
  • Gain access to UAL libraries, online resources and world-renowned archives
  • Gain valuable insight from industry guest lecturers to provide unique perspectives on the current climate and the fast-moving changes within the creative sector
  • Join online social activities, organised by UAL Social Programme
  • Book more than one course and receive a 10% discount off the total fee

Course details

Date: (week of) 1 February 2021 – 10 May 2021

Duration: 30 contact hours, taught over 15 weeks

Cost: £1,235 (book more than one course and receive a 10% discount off the total fee)

Location: Online

Application deadline: 14 December 2020

How to apply

Complete our online application form by selecting the course you wish to apply for below. You will find an 'Apply now' button on the course page.

View our Online Study Abroad courses

Fashion Entrepreneurship and Luxury Brand Management - central image

Fashion Entrepreneurship and Luxury Brand Management (Online)

Gain an understanding of the principles and practices behind luxury brand management, with one of the world's leading fashion universities.

Social media for fashion central image

Social Media for Fashion (Online)

Study with one of the world's leading fashion universities, London College of Fashion and examine the evolution of various social media platforms.

Fashion collage - visual communication for fashion banner
Fashion collage

Visual Communication for Fashion (Online)

Compiling impactful presentations is an acquired skill that can greatly influence the creative process and give a competitive edge when communicating or pitching an idea. If you want to learn creative and powerful ways communicate your ideas visually, this is the course ideal.


Creative Industries London (Online)

With a focus on disruptive design, media and screen industries it is ideal for students joining degrees in media communications, photography, advertising, PR, graphic design, information and interaction design, film, animation and games.

Student working on her designs on computer. Decorative image only.

Graphic Design: Powers of Observation (Online)

A keen-eye makes for effective communication. Observation is a process of closely studying something in order to gain information. Powers of observation can be developed by cultivating the habit of watching with an active, enquiring mind.

Typography: Original Copy course.
Image credit: Lewis Bush

Typography: Original Copy (Online)

The fictional book Certified Copy argues that, in art, issues of authenticity are irrelevant because every reproduction is itself an original, and even the original is a copy of another form. In a postdigital culture how might this argument challenge and advance the art of typeface design?

Image credit: Jo Mansfield

Contemporary Art in Britain (Online)

In this course you will virtually visit London-based galleries and museums, and occasionally, other important international art institutions as well. You will explore the main theories, trends and debates that make up the field of contemporary art today.

Credit value

Each course is 30 contact hours and 30 self-directed study hours (suggested credit value of 3 US credits). Students receive a Record of Study on completion of the course along with a suggested credit value. Credit is awarded by the home institution.

Level of study

UAL Online Study Abroad courses are for undergraduate, graduate and independent students from around the world. Minimum age is 18. Minimum GPA requirement for US students is 3.0. Non-US students should submit academic qualifications and achievements instead of GPA.

Level of English

The equivalent IELTS score of 6.0 or above is required. If you are interested in IELTS preparation courses, please visit UAL's Language Centre website for further information.

How UAL Online Courses Work

All online courses have the benefit to be a part of the University of the Arts London Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and have been developed specifically for the teaching and learning of Art and Design practices, online.

This Virtual Learning Environment uses the latest technologies to provide the participants direct access to lessons, assignments, portfolio space and live classes from most devices enabled to access the internet, including smartphones and tablets.

UAL Study Abroad Online courses are a mix of live classes and self-study time. Students will be required to attend live classes at a given time every week and work on the weekly assignment between classes.

Every week, the tutor and student will meet in the virtual classroom and participate as a class, which is set at a recurrent day and time (set in the United Kingdom, times GMT or BST and dates are subject to UK national holidays).

For convenience, the classes and course content are archived and made available for review for up to three months after the course finishes. The platform also enables each participant to manage their own content, including the submission of their work for assessment by the tutor.

Hear from Study Abroad students