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University of the Arts London

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1986
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • Art and Design School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 272 High Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +442075146000
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of the Arts London

Located in the heart of London, UAL is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university. UAL is a federation of six arts colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, the London College of Communication, the London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Arts. Its state of the art facilities include workshops with letterpress machinery, studio theaters, gallery space as well as libraries and archives for research into hundreds of years of the greatest artists and designers. 

Academic Highlights

  • BA (Hons) Advertising.
  • BA (Hons) Animation.
  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures.
  • BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction.
  • BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces.
  • BA (Hons) Design Management.
  • BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies.
  • BA (Hons) Film and Television.

Life in University of the Arts London

School ranking

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings for the second year in a row, and is Europe's largest specialist university for art and design.


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Notable Alumni

  • Novera Ahmed
  • Jonathan Aris
  • Sally Arnup
  • Bernadette Ash
  • Gillian Ayres

Acceptance Rate

The University of the Arts London has an acceptance rate of 22%, which makes it highly competitive. 

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