University of the Arts London

Why choose University of the Arts London?

University of the Arts London is top 2 in the World for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings® 2023). We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

The University draws together 6 renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Our state of the art facilities include workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theatres, gallery space as well as libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers.

UAL welcomes students from all over the world to programmes in the arts, design, fashion, media, communication and performance, lasting from three weeks to a year


Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We are committed to creating a fairer and more inclusive institution for all staff, students, visitors and our university community.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are integral parts of our University's strategy, values and activities. We support protected characteristics including age, disability, gender reassignment (gender identity), marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

Neurodivergent Support

The Disability Service arranges adjustments and support for disabled students. Over 3500 students at the University are in contact with us. We work with students who are disabled according to the Equality Act 2010. This includes students who have:

Dyslexia or another Specific Learning Difference
A sensory impairment
A physical impairment
A long-term health or mental health condition
Another long-term condition which has an impact on your day-to-day life
We offer advice before you begin your course and at any stage of your student journey. Contact before or after you have applied. A Disability Adviser will then contact you. They can help explain the adjustments, support and funding available for your studies.

Accessibility Support

Students who require step-free access, or need minimal walking distances, are advised to contact the Disability Service as early as possible to discuss their needs. Full access and route guides to all our sites are available on the AccessAble website.



We're taking climate-focused action to change the way we live, teach and work. Creating a just, sustainable future is at the centre of our mission. We're in the top 5 greenest universities in the UK and are the highest-ranking arts university in People & Planet’s University League.

Ethical Impact

We believe in the value of a creative education to make the world a better place. We're working to embed our social purpose in everything we do and use our position to shape thriving and sustainable creative industries.


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Creative Industries London Review

Nida and the other guests that were brought in: Nina, Ollie, Eva, Nicole, Onome and others were in red knowledgeable as well as kind. Nida created a sense of community and highlighted the importance of it in the creative industry. There was no better way I could have been introduced to the creative industries in London. It’s clear how skilled Nida is, and that she is incredibly well read and well informed. She showed us many interesting places in London that enhanced our understanding of the Industries. The course has helped me beyond the class as well, having read 2 books Nida suggested as well as in my current semester-long class work. I loved this class and would highly recommend to anyone interested in London culture and artistic industry. Or just anyone who has an open mind.

  • Broadened my knowledge of London
  • Good recommendations for museums, artistic spaces
  • Made friends
  • Too short
  • Sometimes difficult work
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3 week fashion design program

The program itself was great! I really enjoyed my time at UAL. The classes where taught in a very interesting manner and I was impressed by the new and innovative approach the professors had. We were asked to think about fashion in more ways than just as clothing and invited to take inspiration from architecture, the people of london, history and much more. I gained skills in draping and made a final product at the end. I would recommend the project for anyone wanting to know what it feels like what the whole design process from inspiration to runway feeling like and wants to spend a nice summer in London!

  • Develop and learn a new skill especially in trapping
  • Learn about fashion illustrated and try them out yourself
  • Have a final exhibition at the end and a show
  • Finding a place to stay in London is always tough, book the student accommodation early to not miss out!
  • Long hours, some people find that difficult
Yes, I recommend this program

Fashion Media and Communication Program Experience

An incredible experience, learned a lot about the industry and how fashion is not only garments but also culture, experiences, art. The tutors are amazing they share their knowledge with you and guide you in your work. The mandatory classes are amazing you learn a lot about the city, fashion and your classmates. To me the best class was fashion photography, the tutor lets you take the photos the way you want, explore the camera and find your own style. I definitely recommend this program if you want to expand you fashion vision and as well meet people from other parts of the world

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Applying for an internship while I was there, I would be a good option since its a fashion capital; I didn't do iy but I highly recommend it.
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Semester Abroad at UAL LCF

The classes were a lot of work but definitely paid off in the end. I liked all the welcoming programs towards the beginning of the semester as they helped me overcome any homesickness and meet other students in the program outside of our classes! I do wish during orientation there was a little bit more direction in terms of how the school is set up and our classes, as I felt that we were kind of just thrown into our classes and programs. Other than that, for the short three months abroad and for the first time being outside of the country personally, I definitely had a good time and learned a lot about myself and being outside the U.S!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I wouldn't be as afraid to try more experiences and step outside of my comfort zone, especially knowing if I had a shorter time abroad due to COVID.
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New Experiences & Opportunities

Moving to London and attending LCF during my college career was an experience I will never forget. I was able to have hands on experiences with industry professionals and other fashion creatives, unlike my education in the US. I was able to work with other students around the world on projects that will be influential to my career and experiences in the fashion industry. It has been about 2 years since I attended LCF and I still discuss experiences I had there in job interviews. London College of Fashion gave me new opportunities I wasn’t able to have in the middle of cornfields and gave me a new perspective on my career and life in general.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Travel, try new things, and get out of your comfort zone. You never know when you’ll have an abroad experience again in your life so make the most of it!


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