University of the Arts London, UAL
The University of the Arts London (UAL) is the largest university in Europe to specialise in art, design, fashion and the performing arts. It has close to 20,000 students coming from 110 countries, participating in over 250 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in addition to over 350 short courses.
The university is comprised of 6 renowned constituent colleges:
- Camberwell College of Arts
- Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
- Chelsea College of Art and Design
- London College of Communication
- London College of Fashion
- Wimbledon College of Art
UAL colleges have 14 sites across London, all of which are quite easily reachable by London’d public transportation (for which students are eligible for a discount on travel cards).
Eligibility criteria for acceptance for University of the Arts London:
Most of the recruitment is done via portfolio work or 1 year foundation courses. The requirements for GCSE & A-Level may vary. However, the entry needs can be specific to different courses. For more info, see the official University site.
University of the arts Facilities for the Students:
UAL has 6 libraries which holds over 470,000 titles, 15,000 periodicals & journals (covering everything between arts to website design), 25,000 video clips, 175 plus databases, as well as 885 plenty of subject related e-books and e-journals.
In addition, Univeristy of the arts London has more than 50 exclusive collections used to improve creativity, research and learning, as well as one of the best film archives across the world (The Stanley Kubrick archive), with easy access for students to participate in various multipurpose art workshops, professional equipment & studios.
University of the Arts London accommodation:
UAL offers self-catered flats within its accommodation halls which has shared kitches and shared en-suite bathrooms, starting from around £100 per week for a shared twin room and up to around £150 for a standard room for student rentals.