University of the Arts London
University of the Arts London is Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, with close to 19,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Established in 2004, University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.
Founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries, these colleges include Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Arts.
The University’s graduates go on to shape the creative industries in the UK and beyond, having benefitted from unrivalled learning, teaching and research. Every position within the University, from academics to managerial and technical staff, plays an important part in creating an excellent environment in which to work and study.
Professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists make up UAL’s inspiring and supportive body of teaching staff. Our facilities across the colleges include everything from letterpress machinery to studio theatres and college archives.
More than 3,000 academic, research and technical staff deliver a diverse range of exciting courses and continue to nurture and establish new, cutting edge programmes, from MA Fashion Media Production at LCF to Camberwell’s postgraduate conservation course, which has led the way in this specialism for over 40 years.
Our claim to fame
UAL moves seamlessly between the rigour of academia and the dynamism of the creative industries, so it is no surprise that we’ve earned a global reputation for outstanding work. We have launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including:
- More than half of all Turner Prize nominees
- Over half of the designers named British Designer of the Year
- More than a third of the 40 artists named in the Catlin Guide’s most promising graduate artists
- 12 winners of the Jerwood Photography Awards.