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University of the Arts London (UAL) is a leading creative university. It has impressive alumni including famous fashion designers, artists and musicians.

There are six colleges across 14 sites around London. These offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, screen, fashion, communication, media 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.

UAL is home to Europe’s largest postgraduate arts and design community. It also ranks well for relevant subject areas in both UK and international league tables.

Through a strong, supportive network and industry-standard facilities, UAL has nurtured some of the most famous creatives from around the world. Past students from UAL include Colin Firth, Quentin Blake and Jimmy Choo. 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 can join the UAL Graduate Showcase created with IBM. This celebrates the achievements of graduates in art, communication, design, fashion, media and performing arts. For the first time in history, students can explore the work of UAL's graduates in one curated space. They can discover what it’s like to study on a course at the university and see what students achieve throughout their time there.

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

“So far it has been great. It was a life goal of mine to come here and both the university and the city haven’t disappointed. I feel challenged and I feel like I am growing in my field and as a person.”

“Amazing – the best 15 months of my life. I loved UAL and all its support and facilities. My course was incredible, life-changing and I really found myself through it.”

“I loved Central Saint Martins on my first sight and I am happy that I could live with it for two years. I love the fountains. I love the coal drops yard. I love the Friday markets. I love the platform bar. I love the people.”

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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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