University of the Arts London has been ranked sixth in the world for Art and Design in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for its Foundation Diploma
  • 2 of the top 4 undergraduate fashion courses are taught at UAL
  • Ranked in the top 15 in the UK for industry connections
  • UAL alumni have won Golden Globes and Oscars among others
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About UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, screen, communication, fashion, media and performing arts, and is made up of 6 renowned Colleges. UAL has a world-class reputation and has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

Entry requirements to UAL’s courses can be found on the individual course pages. Explore the courses that UAL offers. Find out about the English language requirements for the courses offered at UAL.

UAL’s inspiring teaching faculty is made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, technicians, critics and theorists, all on hand to deliver cutting-edge programmes and courses.

The University dominates when it comes to fashion education with two of the world’s top four undergraduate fashion courses being taught at UAL colleges, according to the Business of Fashion (Bof) Rankings in 2017. UAL was also rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2017 for its Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.

The University’s students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theatres and gallery space. Students can also make use of the University’s libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers.

UAL is home to a diverse body of 18,000 students from 130 countries. The University offers accommodation in its various halls of residence and provides an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone.

The University has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders. Some of its alumni have gone on to take home some of the industry’s most prestigious art and design awards. This includes the BP Portrait Award, Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Oscars.

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6.5

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137 International student nationalities at this university

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Source: HESA

3.79% International students from USA

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£4,836

CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION

£8,526

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POSTGRADUATE

£18,160

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Anonymous, Japan 5

An awesome University with great experience

I am so lucky to have the chance to study at UAL (Camberwell college) and completed my degree. UAL is simply an awesome university with great facilities support. The teaching staffs are helpful and they gave me a lot of academic and professional advice that help me with my career buildup. 

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I am so lucky to have the chance to study at UAL (Camberwell college) and completed my degree. UAL is simply an awesome university with great facilities support. The teaching staffs are helpful and they gave me a lot of academic and professional advice that help me with my career buildup. This is undoubtedly the best learning experience I had and I highly recommend art and design talents who want to pursue their degree qualification in UK. show less

Anonymous, Korea DPR (North Korea) 4

Making the most.

Being active in class and participation is key for studying Fine art and enjoying university life. The more you put in the more you get out when it come to university life.
UAL comprises 6 UK leading art colleges. You get a lots of chances to get involved with wide range of opportunities (One of the bes read full review

Being active in class and participation is key for studying Fine art and enjoying university life. The more you put in the more you get out when it come to university life. UAL comprises 6 UK leading art colleges. You get a lots of chances to get involved with wide range of opportunities (One of the best things is being able to use any of the 6 libraries, which is really great.) show less

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