Welcome to London! Studying at any one of the University of the Arts London (UAL) colleges is a great way to delve into the art and media world, both on a local and international level, as well as a fantastic chance to gain some hands on experience in the field.
- London College of Communication (Elephant and Castle)
- Chelsea College of the Arts (Pimlico)
- Camberwell College of the Arts (Peckham Rye)
- Wimbledon College of the Arts (South Wimbledon)
- Collegiate university with different college campuses located all over central London
- UAL is a world Top 6 university for art and design according to the QS World University Rankings®, with students from more than 100 countries
- Notable alumni include Oscar winning director Steve McQueen, Charles Saatchi, proprietor of the renowned Saatchi Gallery, and actor Ralph Fiennes, famous for the role of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films
- UAL’s Chancellor is British icon and artist Greyson Perry
- UCEAP participants can study Fine Art, Media, Journalism, Costume Design or Textiles
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“The journalism course at the London College of Communication provided me with a hands on experience on how to report, shoot and edit both long and short form stories for different media outlets. I can’t think of any better place to practice journalism than London. London provided unlimited stories from many different and diverse communities. Thus, unlimited opportunities to learn and engage with both local and international communities to cover their stories”
– UAL/LCC student Nour Coudsi, a recipient of our ACE Scholarship ’16-’17
Top Five Things to do whilst at University of the Arts London
1. Wander through the Tate Britain and check out ‘the home of British art’ in between classes at Chelsea College of Arts
2. Sit front row at tons of innovative, exciting design and fashion shows throughout London
3. Head over to Brixton to go dancing and eat some delicious Caribbean cuisine
4. Attend an exhibition at the South London Art Gallery, next door to Camberwell College of Arts
5. Get some fresh air, have a picnic, and relax with friends on Wimbledon Common
UAL’s programmes are designed to offer students the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop the technical excellence necessary to succeed in the arts or communications sectors, as well as making important industry connections along the way. As one of the world’s top 6 universities for art and design, each college campus is equipped with state of the art facilities, including galleries, workshops, and studios, as well as a staff made up of expert technicians and experienced academics.
Attending UAL under the tutelage of such a diverse staff also helps students experiment with new ideas and practices, and hone their practical skills in a positive, exciting environment. For students interested in attending LCC, part of their programme includes participating in an industry work placement. As London is a hub for all things related to PR and communications, and media, this opens the door for some really exciting opportunities! In the past, some students have even had the chance to learn outside the classroom by travelling into Europe to make a film or attending conferences. These unique opportunities combined with the hands-on nature of the courses make UAL the ideal study abroad destination for UC students interested in pursuing a career in the arts or communications.
With four different colleges spread out along the River Thames and South London, UAL students are privy to many of London’s most artsy neighborhoods and well known galleries. Some of which are right next door, as in the case of Chelsea College of Arts, located a hair’s breadth from the Tate Britain museum, and Camberwell College of Arts, which has the South London Art Gallery just a few feet away. As all the college campuses are close to great transport links, the rest of London is just a Tube or bus ride away for students to explore and discover.
Also, as UAL does not have a large or traditional campus, students have the opportunity to find their own housing and live anywhere across the city that suits them. Often, students live in less touristy areas near campus, in artsy, lively neighborhoods such as Peckham or Brixton, which gives them an authentic experience of what life is like for real Londoners. At the same time, all the famous sights, restaurants, and museums are just around the corner, creating a very diverse and interesting study abroad experience for students studying at the University of the Arts London.
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