University of the Arts London

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Camberwell College of Arts

Camberwell College of Arts is one of six colleges that form the University of the Arts, London (UAL). It is based in the south east of London and specialises in design, fine art and conservation. Each UAL college is world-famous in its own right, resulting in UAL being ranked 2nd in the UK for art and design in the QS World University Rankings 2015. More than half of all the people nominated for the Turner Prize began at UAL and Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) is among Camberwell’s many successful alumni.

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins has an international reputation for developing art and design talent. Its alumni include numerous high-profile fashion designers and pop stars, as well as more than half of all artists nominated for the Turner Prize. It offers undergraduate degree courses in areas ranging from fine art and fashion to graphic design, drama and performance. Based in new headquarters at King’s Cross in central London, it has strong links with the creative industries and tutors who are leading practitioners.

Chelsea College of Arts

Chelsea College of Arts is one of London's most prestigious art and design schools. Based in Pimlico in central London, in a grade II listed building overlooking the Tate Britain gallery, it is relatively small, with just 1,400 students, and prides itself on its community ethos. It specialises in curating, fine art, graphic communication, textile design and interior and spatial design, and has expert staff to support students in their practical, theoretical and professional learning.

London College of Communication

London College of Communication (LCC) is part of the University of the Arts London. It has a school of media and a school of design. LCC students often work on real projects; previous students have worked on briefs for Nike, Nokia and The National Trust. Facilities include photographic and television studios, darkrooms and newsrooms. The college also houses the Archives and Special Collections Centre (ASCC). Students have access to over seventeen collections, including the Stanley Kubrick archive.

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion (LCF) is part of the University of the Arts London. The college houses the largest fashion library and archive in the UK and has a dedicated Fashion Business School. It also has a dye and flax garden where students can grow crops and plants that can be used to create fabrics and natural dyes. Cordwainers at LCF allows students to specialise in footwear. Students have completed placements with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Topshop and Cordwainers alumni Jimmy Choo.

Wimbledon College of Arts

Wimbledon College of Arts is part of the University of the Arts London and has around 800 students. It offers a selection of courses in fine art and in designing for theatre, film and television. The college encourages participation between students on different courses through shared lecture programmes, exhibitions and cross-course projects. It has facilities for theatre, audio visual work, digital media, printmaking, costume making and working with wood and metal.

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