University of the Arts London (UAL) is Europe’s largest specialist art and design university, with close to 19,000 students from more than 100 countries. Established in 2004, UAL brings together six esteemed arts, design, fashion and media colleges, which were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries:
UAL gives students unique opportunities to learn, create, research and innovate across a whole range of disciplines and at all levels – covering everything from drama, graphic and interior design to fashion and fine art. With a teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists, University of the Arts London is one of the world's leading specialist creative universities. Each college has its own culture, philosophy and focus. UAL graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide, and the university has launched the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, including over half of all Turner Prize nominees.