University of the Arts London is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings 2017. They offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Their graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.
The University draws together 6 renowned colleges, each with its own world-class reputation. Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.
They design innovative learning programmes for 2 age groups: ‘pre-16’ and ‘post-16’. This means they can support students as they progress through different stages of their educational journey. Their Outreach team is based at sites across UAL’s 6 Colleges. They are always looking to develop new projects and collaborations and welcome the chance to discuss ideas with teachers and other professionals working with young people.
All their projects start with a creative brief and access to subject area experts - UAL tutors and students (Outreach Ambassadors). They provide a space to experiment with different disciplines, techniques and processes. This enables students to discover what kind of art or design practice could suit their creative abilities and interests.
At 'pre-16' level UAL introduce students to a range of possible 'creative futures' through masterclasses, visits and presentations. From year 9 and 10 onwards, longer, more intense projects help pupils and students to recognise their own creative potential and prepare for the transition between different levels of creative education.
UAL's core ‘post-16’ programme runs across students’ 1st and 2nd year of Level 3 or A/AS Level study. Spring Schools encourage students to explore a range of disciplines before specialising in a particular subject area in our Summer Schools. During their Autumn/Winter Schools activities switch to developing portfolios and preparing for interviews in order to support students' progression to university courses.