Home students apply by direct application.
This should be about 500 words long and include:
- Your reasons for choosing the course.
- Your current creative practice and how this course will help you achieve your future plans.
- Any relevant education and experience, especially if you do not have any formal academic qualifications.
- A maximum of 30 images or other files showing a range of work and technical skills, which represent the complete design development process, from concept to final outcome.
- Examples of professional and or industry experience if appropriate.
- A concise portfolio which demonstrates a selective approach.
- An understanding of material qualities, which may be the basis of the research question.
For more support, please visit our Portfolio advice page and PebblePad advice page.
- We'd like you to submit a 2-3 minute video to help us learn more about you
- Please speak clearly in English and face the camera
- Your video task is submitted along with your portfolio. Read our guidance for how to submit your video task and which file types we accept.
As part of your video task please respond to the following direction:
Describe your practice and explain how your work will challenge the field of textile design.
What happens next
Communicating with you
After you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive a confirmation email providing you with your login details for the UAL Portal. We’ll use this portal to contact you to request any additional information, including inviting you to upload documents or book an interview, so please check it regularly.
Initial application check and selection
We check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you will be invited to submit a digital portfolio through UAL’s online portfolio review system. These will be reviewed by the academic team.
Following the review of the digital portfolio, a small number of applicants will progress to the interview stage. All interviews are held online and last 15 to 20 minutes. For support with your interview, visit our Interview tips page.
How we notify you of the outcome of your application
You will receive the final outcome of your application through the UAL portal.
Applicants for this course may be given an alternative offer. This decision will be based on our assessment of your creative and potential interests.
If you would like to request feedback please contact us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
Deferring your place
Read our Admissions Policy for details, and request your deferral by contacting us through the UAL Portal using the Contact Us button in your My Application(s) tab.
If you are currently studying at another institution and if you have successfully completed 60 credits in the equivalent units/modules on your current postgraduate course and wish to continue your studies at Chelsea College of Arts, you can apply to transfer. The Admissions Tutor will consider applications on a case by case basis, subject to places being available. You must apply directly to the course via the course webpage as early as possible. Please check our Student Transfer Policy for more important information and be ready to provide us with your current course handbook and transcripts.
Please be ready to provide an official document (translated into English if necessary) from your current university, explaining the learning outcomes of the units you have completed.
19 December 2022 and 3 April 2023
Our equal consideration deadlines have now passed. This course will remain open to applications for 2023 entry until places have been filled. Please be aware that courses can close without notice.
We recommend you submit your application as early as possible to allow the Admissions team to resolve any initial queries about your application as quickly as possible.
When you'll hear from us
If this course requires a digital portfolio as part of the application process, we will contact you to invite you to submit this through UAL’s online submission tool, PebblePad. For Round 1 applications, you will need to submit your portfolio by 9 January 2023 at the latest and by 20 April 2023 for Round 2.
This course receives a high volume of applications. We need to make sure that we give all applications equal consideration, so the course team will review them in 2 rounds, after each application deadline date. This means you won’t hear from us about the outcome of your application until after the relevant application deadline date. Outcomes for Round 1 will be released by (at the latest) end of March and outcomes for Round 2 will be released by end of June 2023.
Remember to check the outcome of your application in the UAL Portal. If you apply in Round 1 and don’t hear back from us, we will consider your application within Round 2.
Find out more about what happens after you apply.