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College entrance | Photographer: Alys Tomlinson

Camberwell College of Arts

Camberwell College of Arts (CCA) is a renowned art and design college. We believe that creativity can have a positive social impact. Our college culture gives students the freedom to explore their individuality.

CSM King's Cross Building | Photographer: John Sturrock

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins (CSM) is a world-famous arts and design college.

Students working in the college garden | Photographer: Alys Tomlinson

Chelsea College of Arts

Chelsea College of Arts (CCA) is one of London’s most prestigious art and design colleges. We have a reputation for producing some of today’s leading artists and designers. We inspire our students to explore global, cultural, political and social issues through their practice.

Building frontage, Imprint Exhibition | Photographer: Lewis Bush

London College of Communication

London College of Communication (LCC) is a pioneering world leader in creative communications education. It works at the cutting edge of new thinking in Design, Media and Screen and prepares its students to become the future of the creative industries.

Close up of a costume with feathers and fur by Stephanie Shaw, show at Oxo Tower | Photographer: David Poultney

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion (LCF) is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education and has been nurturing creative talent for over a century.

Main Reception, Merton Hall Road building | Photographer: Ideal Insight

Wimbledon College of Arts

Wimbledon College of Arts (WCA) has a world class reputation for teaching performance. As a community we will help you to become bold, innovative performers and experimental designers.

VR session hosted for European partners as part of Accelerate, Chelsea College of Arts | Photographer: Alexandra Rodriguez Cifre

Digital and Technology

Digital is at the heart of all our lives, and the mission of our new Digital & Technology group is to deliver fantastic digital services for our students and staff that enable them to grow and excel. We’re doing this by building teams that bring together the skills, practice, culture and technologies of the internet age.

Students and staff working in Central St. Martins library | Ana Blumenkron

Library Services

UAL has outstanding library environments providing the largest specialist art and design library in the UK across 8 sites. It offers exceptional services, award winning innovative practices and globally significant collections. The library is a crucial partner in the University’s learning, teaching and research agendas and its student experience.

City photos on rolling paper, Hai Hui Xiong, MA Book Arts, Camberwell College of Arts

AKO Storytelling Institute

Developing a world-leading understanding of how narrative and storytelling can bring about change.

Launch of UAL Creative Computing Institute

UAL Creative Computing Institute

The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities, partnerships and events - exploring computer science and creative practice.

Ana Escobar, Girl with headphones at a private view, London College of Communication, UAL

UAL Decolonising Arts Institute

The UAL Decolonising Arts Institute (DAI) seeks to challenge colonial and imperial legacies and drive social, cultural and institutional change.

A co-created and crowd sourced fashion garment in blue by AWAYTOMARS, Photo by Gleeson Paulino

UAL Fashion, Textiles and Technology Institute

The UAL Fashion Textiles and Technology Institute (FTTI) delivers sustainable innovation across the entire fashion and textiles value chain.


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Mariah Courtney working in the Studio | Credit: Alys Tomlinson


An Apprenticeship is a real job with a programme of training to support you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for the role and your career progression. As an employed member of UAL staff, you will work towards a recognised qualification and the completion of your apprenticeship training will be a condition of your contract of employment. You will be entitled to all the same staff benefits as other members of UAL staff.

Knitted accessories and telephone installation | Xinyi Zhang

Contact us

Find out how to contact us or make an enquiry.

Lucie Brosson writing notes | Photographer: Alys Tomlinson


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UAL Treasure Hunt // Photographer: Jieying Shao

Our culture

Everyone's identity matters

Animation still | Credit: Alexandra Kostyuk

Our process

Useful information to guide you through the recruitment process.

Candy floss at Staff Summer Party, Chelsea College of Arts | Copyright: University of the Arts London

Staff benefits

We recognise the hard work of our staff and the contribution they make. Our staff have access to a wide range of benefits.

Models by Jaz Martell | Photographer: Alys Tomlinson

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across several sites of Colleges, Institutes and Research Centres.

Working Video Stills - Animation | Credit: Alexandra Kostyuk

Academic Staff

Working Video Stills - Animation | Credit: Alexandra Kostyuk

Executive Board

Giant Jenga puzzle from Staff Party | Angela Tozzi

2023 has been another big year for UAL!

Student looking at artwork at Camberwell College of Arts | Photographer: Ana Blumenkron

A look back at 2022 for UAL

2022 was a big year for UAL - join us in looking back on some of our achievements, improvements and initiatives across the whole University.

User Experience (UX) Design tutor

Be a part of the Short Courses teaching pool

‘Green Oranges’, Cleo Amissah, 2023 BA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication, UAL | Photography: Cleo Amissah

Black History Month: What’s on the menu?

A few weeks back we asked staff and students from the Black community to share their favourite dishes with us so that we can re-create and serve them throughout Black History Month. Food is a core part of any culture and is a great way to learn more about a culture’s history and background. Read on to find out what’s on offer this month and where you can enjoy it!

Clive Myrie with London College of Communication staff and students, 2024, LCC, UAL | Photograph by Dave George Creative

Clive Myrie named Chancellor of UAL

Students studying at the Language Centre | ©Simon Goode

Customer service professionals required for a brand new registry and course support service

Exciting opportunities to develop a brand new service. As part of UAL’s commitment to provide a world class student experience we are launching The Student First – Registry and Course Support programme. At the heart of this will be a brand-new course support function, providing a first-class customer support service that will enhance our academic delivery and will place an increased focus on the student experience.

Future Creatives tutor

Join the Future Creatives teaching community

Unleash your potential and shape the future of art and design

Digital Fabrication Bureau | © Bruce Bassude

New opportunities for technicians

Be a part of our creative community. Our new strategy aims to give students the education they need to flourish in a changing world and bring a high-quality creative education to more students than ever before. To help achieve this we are expanding our technical teaching provision, providing a wealth of exciting new career opportunities.

Nigel Ball

Nigel Ball appointed Director of Social Purpose Lab

Nigel Ball has been appointed director of UAL’s new Social Purpose Lab – part of a wider transformation agenda at UAL. The Lab will form a key part of UAL’s new Social Purpose Group, reporting to Polly Mackenzie, Chief Social Purpose Officer.

Professor Kene lecturing

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Communication appointed

Professor Kene Igweonu has been appointed University of the Arts London (UAL) Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of London College of Communication, where he will take up post in July 2022.

Lu Jin, 2023 MA Fashion Futures, London College of Fashion, UAL

QS World Rankings 2024

Textiles with organic shapes by Tayla-Jayne Sander, image courtesy of UAL.

UAL publishes Ethnic Representation Index 2023

In response to the critical need for transparency and action regarding racial inequality in British universities, the University of the Arts London (UAL) has published the second edition of the Ethnic Representation Index (ERI). This index provides a more holistic overview of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E) representation across the sector using data from the 2021-2022 academic year.

People at Pride in London

UAL’s Culture Hub: A place to grow, thrive, and innovate