University of the Arts London


Student life

Ranked No. 1 in the world in the 2023 QS Best Student Cities list, it’s no wonder that thousands of students from across the globe choose to study in London. Its world-class universities, thriving cultural sector and abundance of start-ups and enterprises make it the perfect place for our students to develop their creative practice and build their future careers. The city is home to over 200 theatres, 170 museums and countless independent art galleries and cultural spaces. Unlike many other large cities, London is famous for its abundance of parks and green spaces. From the gigantic Hyde Park and St James’s Park in the West to the wilds of Hampstead Heath in the North, there are endless opportunities to escape the noise of the city and immerse yourself in nature.

What's it like to live in London?
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There are 32 boroughs in Greater London, stretching from the City of London and Westminster, to surrounding areas like Chelsea, Camden, Richmond, Hackney and Islington.

It’s big, but it’s easy to jump on a train, tube or bus to experience everything on offer – from food pop-ups to world famous music acts, free museums and West End shows.

Fantastically diverse and historical, with many industries and businesses based here to kickstart your career, London is one of the most desirable – if pricey – cities in the world.

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What's it like to live in London?
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Spend your student years in one the world’s most cosmopolitan and fashionable cities, where the word ‘boredom’ doesn’t exist.

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Campus and facilities

Each of our 6 Colleges has a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work.

Central Saint Martins, Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts are renowned world-famous arts 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.

London College of Communication is home to future-facing creatives. Together, we explore and rethink what communication is and why it matters.

London College of Fashion is a world leader in fashion design, media and business education, boundary-pushing research and enterprise.

Wimbledon College of Arts is dedicated to stage and screen performance subjects. It produces bold, innovative performers and experimental designers.

The UAL Creative Computing Institute operates at the intersection of art, design and computation.

Course locations

Central Saint Martins

1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

London College of Communication

Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB

Camberwell College of Arts

Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

Creative Computing Institute, University of the Arts London

Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

London College of Fashion

20 John Prince's Street, London, W1G 0BJ

Wimbledon College of Arts

Merton Hall Road, London, SW19 3QA

Chelsea College of Arts

16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU