Design? Fashion? Communication? Performing arts? The University of Arts London (UAL) has it all – specially classified into six, world-renowned colleges – Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts.
UAL has launched the careers of many of the biggest names in the creative and cultural industry. More than half of all Turner Prize nominees, as well as over half of the designers named as British Designer of the Year are alumni of UAL. These, together with being part of the network of over 200,000 creative professionals, are just some of the things to look forward to upon graduation.
UAL possesses the faculty, facilities and the creative space that every student needs to grow and explore individual visions. There is a deep and wide range of academic support from people working on some of the most exciting discoveries in the creative sector. There is also a strong support from the technical staff – a team that is dedicated to empowering students to bring their ideas into life.
The six colleges that make up UAL have a history that dates back as far the 19th or early 20th century. Each college offers its unique culture, philosophy and focus. Students can choose the College that best suits their interests, talents, and goals. No matter which College they choose to go to, the high-quality of education is guaranteed – they will be taught by experts and practising artists, communicators, and designers. There will be a mix of traditional lectures and workshops and lots of studio time, as well as work placements, exhibitions, and performances throughout the stay of the student.
Camberwell offers courses in fine art, design and conservation. It has a distinct studio culture that gives its students the freedom to explore their creativity, while embracing traditional craftsmanship and digital technology. Central Saint Martin’s meanwhile is a world-leading center for art and design education. Its reputation is based on its graduates’ achievements as well as the caliber of its staff. London College of Communication is a pioneer for education that merges design and media. It prides itself on being on the cutting edge of new thinking. Chelsea specializes in the four areas of fine art, interior/spatial design, textile design, and graphic design communication. The London College of Fashion is a global name in providing fashion education, research, and consultancy, while Wimbledon boasts of its wide range of offerings on fine art and theater and screen design programs. The college is known for encouraging practical experimentation as a method of learning.