University of the Arts London guide
Bringing together more than 19,000 students from 113 countries, University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university.
UAL, which received university status in 2004, is made up of six Colleges which were established in the mid-19th and early-20th century: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
Along with UAL’s range of undergraduate degrees, it also offers more than 65 postgraduate courses and a number of foundation level and short courses too. The focus here is on practice-based teaching and the university employs more than 3,000 academic, research and technical staff. It has recently been ranked in the top 30 UK research institutions for quality of research (REF 2014).
As well as notable alumni that include the photographer Rankin, artist Anish Kapoor, and fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, 14 of the 29 Turner Prize winners were UAL alumni, as were 11 of the fashion designers named British Designer of the Year and 12 of the 40 artists named as the most promising in The Caitlin Guide.
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At a glance
What you need to know about the University of the Arts
31 in The Guardian University Guide 2015
66 in Complete University Guide 2015
14, 285 undergraduate students
2,742 postgraduate students
2,214 further education students
The undergraduate tuition fees in 2013 were £9,000 for UK/EU students and £13,800 for international students.
Established: 2004, 1986 as the London Institute
UCAS Code: U65
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Open days at the University of the Arts
University of the Arts London open days
There are dozens of open days which take place across the six Colleges which make up the University of the Arts London. Usually the open days are specific to the course you want to take, so to find the most relevant open day date for you visit UAL's website.
How to find it:
University of the Arts London
272 High Holborn
Telephone 0207 514 6000
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