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With impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. There are six Colleges around the city across 14 sites which offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

The Colleges are:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • Wimbledon College of Arts

Not only is UAL home to Europe’s largest postgraduate arts and design community, but it’s also ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings® for the second year in a row.

Through a strong, supportive network and facilities, UAL has nurtured some of the most famous creatives around the world. Just some of the past students from UAL’s colleges include Colin Firth, Quentin Blake and Jimmy Choo, while many have gone on to work at the likes of Chanel and Vogue. Classes are taught by a mix of professional creatives and guest lecturers.

Students of University of the Arts London on Postgraduate Search say:

“It's pretty amazing and new. Very refreshing.” Shifora, Fashion Design Technology Graduate Diploma

“I've met the most supportive tutors studying here. I feel like my voice is heard and my ambitions understood and pushed forward.” Leslie, Documentary Film MA

“Very good, lots of tutorials and academic support.” Kinare, Pattern and Garment Technology 

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About the University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London or UAL is made up of six constituent Colleges, which are located within London. These colleges offer postgraduate courses in art, music, design, fashion and communication. UAL is Europe’s leading university for students who aspire to achieve success based on their creative thinking abilities.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2019

This University

17% Part Time
83% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2019


UK students


Non-UK students

Study level
Source: HESA, 2019

15,115 Undergraduate
3,850 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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