UAL Guide 2013

University of the Arts London

We have excellent technical equipment and facilities, found in studios, workshops, media suites, exhibition spaces, and catwalk and performance venues. The combined archive and library collections of our six Colleges provide an unparalleled set of learning resources, available to all our students. Our archives and special collections inform and inspire visitors from all over the world. The UK is one of the top university destinations and our qualifications enjoy a worldwide reputation. There are more international students studying in London, a truly multicultural society, than in any other city in the world: we have students from over 100 countries and all backgrounds. The University shapes and forms the future: outstanding achievements of the University’s researchers have made us a global leader in theoretical and practice‑based research in the arts and led to the development of a world‑class, sustainable research culture. UAL Research Online, the first research repository specifically designed for art, design, fashion, communication and performance, can be found at ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk Still not sure if University of the Arts London is right for you? Then listen to what our current students, graduates, teaching and technical staff have to say. Their inspiring voices – and examples of their work – can be found throughout the pages of this Guide, which gives further information on all our courses, Colleges and the range of support provided by the University. You can find extensive information on our website at www.arts.ac.uk , where you can sign up for our e‑bulletin. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. Details of the Student Enterprise and Employability Service (SEE) can be found at http://see.arts.ac.uk We are the largest specialist arts and design university in Europe and recognised as a world leader for teaching and research in art, design, fashion, communication and performance. Our six prestigious Colleges foster stimulating and welcoming learning environments. Each College is at the heart of its community, drawing on and contributing to the local culture. Our students thrive in a challenging, inspiring environment and are encouraged to question, take creative risks and work independently. As a result they graduate as highly professional, mature, creative, entrepreneurial and employable practitioners. Our alumni represent many of the most renowned names in the worlds of art, design, fashion, communication and performance. We are located in one of the world’s greatest and most exciting cities. London, our historic, cosmopolitan home, is a global cultural and creative centre, and a gateway to the world. Our location is part of our name because it is so central to the experience of studying with us. Our teaching staff bring a high level of technical skill and industry expertise. Students are taught by practising artists, designers and communicators with first‑hand knowledge of their subjects. Exceptional links with industry and partner organisations mean a high proportion of students find employment quickly after graduating. Our Student Enterprise and Employability Service (SEE) provides tailored advice, support and access to opportunities, including: our Creative Opportunities job website; our ArtsTemps agency for part‑time work at University of the Arts London; and access to bursaries and other funding to develop your creative ideas.


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