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Essential coronavirus info
Your safety is our first priority.

Textiles installation suspended from the ceiling
Textiles installation suspended from the ceiling
Textiles installation by Amelia Rodney, BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2019, © Alys Tomlinson

Welcome to our online open day hub. From webinars to helpful advice, find everything you need to decide whether UAL is the university for you - all from the comfort of your home.

We are UAL

We are 1 university made up of 6 world-renowned Colleges, each with their own unique offering.

With diverse courses, expert lecturers and cutting-edge facilities, we offer a transformative education for creative minds.

Explore our Colleges.

student at exhibition
BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication Summer Show, Chelsea College of Arts by Alys Tomlinson

What can I study?

We cater to every type of creative. Whether you're interested in sustainable fashion, brand curation, immersive theatre or creative journalism, we have the course for you.

Our pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate courses cover 19 subject areas across art, design, fashion, communication, business, creative computing and performing arts.

Explore our subject areas.

Student drawing in full sketchbook, viewed from directly above.
Cynthia Porta Fernandez's sketchbook, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Arts

Student life

Life at UAL

Hear from our students

You may not be able to chat to our students in person right now but that doesn't mean you can't find out what it's really like to study at UAL.

Watch our Creative Students in London film series and catch a glimpse of life at UAL through the eyes of 6 of our students.







London arts map

Explore our interactive map and discover how truly connected UAL is to this creative capital.

  • Four students throw green, orange, purple and white confetti at each other at the BA Graphic Design Summer Show at Camberwell
    Credit: Photographer: David Poutney Photographer: David Poutney, Students throw confetti at the BA Graphic Design Summer Show 2019. The course's exhibition identity was Camberwell Festival, and was designed by students Iso Newman, India Warden, Edy Bridges and Hope Roalf).
    , Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Photographer: David Poutney
    Living in London

    Find out more about living and studying in one of the world’s best student cities.

  • The common room at The Costume Store, a UAL halls of residence. The image shows a big light room with tall ceilings, tables and chairs and a football table.
    Common Room, The Costume Store, UAL Halls of Residence.

    Explore our accommodation and find your perfect home away from home.

Student support


Student wellbeing is at the core of everything we do.

Our support services are designed to give you the extra support you need to ensure you can make the most of student life at UAL. Our trained professionals can offer advice on everything from mental health and student finance to accommodation and faith-related matters.

We're here to help.

Hand outstretched and holding small plant pot with a small green plant.
Seaweed flower pots by Diana Tso, MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, 2019 © Alys Tomlinson
  • A group of 5 students and 1 tutor sat on 2 large pink sofas in a cafe, discussing projects and smiling.
    Students discussing in cafe, Central Saint Martins, 2019, © Alys Tomlinson
    Student services

    From health and accessibility to funding and visas, find out how UAL can support you.

  • Lecturer speaking to three students.
    Jack Heard, Paula De La Orden, Garima Singh with Julie O'Sullivan (Course Leader MBA), 2018, © Alys Tomlinson
    Academic support

    We offer lots of support including tutorials, group workshops and online resources to help you with your studies.

  • Small line drawings depicting bodies in abstract poses, displayed in a grid.
    Abstract bodies illustration by Hammer Chen, MA Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts
    Student voices

    Listen to our dedicated playlist of student stories and find out more about student life at UAL.

Your future

What happens once you graduate?

Your UAL journey doesn’t stop once you’ve graduated. As a UAL alum, you’ll have lifelong access to our creative events, opportunities and support.

Check out the UAL Graduate Showcase, our online exhibition space curated by our recent graduates. Discover emerging artists and be inspired by their amazing creations.

UAL Graduate Showcase.

An image taken underwater of a model in bright garments made to resemble a mermaid
Zoe Sujin Lee, 2020 BA Fashion Design with Marketing, Central Saint Martins, UAL | Photograph: So Yuul
  • Credit: Image courtesy of UAL Image courtesy of UAL, Celebrating graduation
    Alumni and friends

    Find out more about our global network of creative graduates.

  • A student talking to a colleague during his internship.
    Cem Hamlacibasi during his Internship at Narrative Projects, 2019, © Alys Tomlinson
    Careers support

    Whether you're a student or you've already graduated, you'll still have access to our careers support services.

  • Products for sale in not just a shop.
    Photo by Yeshen Venema
    not just a shop  

    Buy unique home, fashion, giftware and artwork designed by UAL students and alumni.

Our community

One of the best things about being a UAL student is the freedom! It's the ability to be who you want, when you want. It's time to break boundaries and defeat the norm in a world surrounded by creativity and endless opportunity. UAL is about one thing and that's YOU!

— George Boyle, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, London College of Fashion.
George cutting material in a studio.
George Boyle, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear, 2018, © Alys Tomlinson
Emanuela working in a studio.
Emanuela Ogunji, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts, 2018, © Alys Tomlinson
Being a UAL student has taught me how to be more independent. I've found myself pushing to know more, do more and try more things. My advice to new students is to take risks - it's okay if things don't always work. You learn from experiences, the people around you and the conversations you have. My advice would be to make the most of it!

— Emanuela Ogunji, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts.
Studying at UAL has been an incredible experience. For the past three years I’ve been surrounded by insanely talented people working at the edge of their fields and creating beautiful things. I’ve made so many friends who’ve become pillars in my life and massively inspire me.

— Damilola Ayo-Vaughan Graduated 2020 from BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins. Now studying MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies, Central Saint Martins.
Damilola Ayo-Vaughan handling an artefact.
Damilola Ayo-Vaughan, BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation, 2020, © Alys Tomlinson