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Study at Art University London: preparation of Designers and Artists

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Study at Art University London: preparation of Designers and Artists

The University of the Arts London is ranked 2nd in the world in art and design according to the QS World University Rankings-2020. It is Europe's largest university of art and design with 19,000 students from over 130 countries. Founded in 2004, UAL brings together 6 respected colleges of art, design, fashion, media, which were founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

A wide variety of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts define the face of the creative industry around the world. The university has a world-class reputation.

Famous UAL alumni

  • Maggie Hambling artist
  • Fashion couturier John Galliano
  • Sculptor Sir Henry Moore
  • Actor Ralph Fiennes
  • Actor Anish Kapoor
  • Fashion designer Stella McCartney
  • Shoe Designer Jimmy Shue
  • Designer, retailer and restaurateur Terence Conran
  • Model Alec Weck
  • Jeweler Gary Wright and Sheila Teague,
  • Designer, Dyson Industries founder James Dyson
  • Actor Pierce Brosnan
  • Photographer Ruth Blies Luxembourg
  • Fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

UAL courses

UAL offers courses in fine arts, 3D animation, graphic design, and drama. Students have access to modern facilities, including letterpress workshops, studio theaters and galleries, libraries and archives.

Teachers are artists, designers, technicians, critics, theorists who offer cutting edge programs and courses.

The university conducts creative workshops, workshops with practicing artists, students embody their own ideas and projects, receiving feedback from industry professionals.

Examples of creative projects involving UAL students

  • Students and five professors from Spatial Practices joined local university students from PUC-Rio for a two-week intensive project in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students worked with local architects and designers to create a living site to design new primary school furniture for Jongo da Serrinha, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting youth culture and education, preserving chongo traditions, and Afro-Brazilian music. The challenge is to produce creative, low-cost products that meet the specific needs, desires and requirements of users who will occupy different spaces in and around the new headquarters. The designs and prototypes must be in line with the idea of home furnishings, as defined by Jongo da Serrigna, and be created from the reuse of finished objects from local sources, combined with traditional Brazilian construction methods and digital manufacturing methods. The students were engaged in the research, development, production of furniture prototypes based on the research of Oscar Niemeyer and Darcy Ribeiro's CIEP elementary schools. The work coincided with the Public Education Exhibition at which the CIEP were presented at the Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR).
  • Students and staff at London's Cordwainers Community College of Fashion and Gardeners are working on the Dye Garden on Mare Street, preparing plant beds for the new season. They are joined by artist Zoe Burt, whose mission is to create a dress grown from seeds inside the M25. Students used the garden to grow dyes for unique and sustainable collections.

Career opportunities for graduates

UAL focuses on career and employment issues, offering students a quality external experience, support in seeking opportunities in the creative industries, leveraging numerous strategic partnerships with industry, business and society. UAL is ranked in the top 15 best universities in the UK for industry links.

  1. Upon graduation, students automatically join the UAL Alumni Association, which has grown to a global network of over 200,000 people. It includes the most influential talents in the fields of art, design, fashion, communication, and performance.
  2. UAL works with some of the most inspiring organizations to find creative solutions, discover fresh ideas, and provide new talent. Students, staff and alumni are working on innovative projects with global and local brands, charities - for example, the Pop-up creative studio through Talent Works, BBC 6 Music is hosting a special event at Tate Britain. ASOS is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Fashion on the Digital Maker Collective Circular Design Pilot Course and the Tate Exchange on the Art of the Future project.
  3. ArtsTemps University's in-house temporary agency recruits students and recent graduates for paid temporary jobs at the university.
  4. The Year of Employment program helps you prepare for your future job: vacancies are advertised or sent by email.

Additional benefits for UAL students

  • A SEED financial initiative through which students can apply for awards of up to £ 5,000 to help start new businesses.
  • The UAL Showroom gives students the opportunity to showcase and sell their work, and start making a name in the industry.
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Kuban State University, Russia (World Economics); Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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