BA (Hons) Fine Art (Chelsea College of Arts)

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University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®, for the third year in a row.

UAL brings together 6 renowned Colleges and the recently founded Creative Computing Institute, each with a unique culture, philosophy and focus. The Colleges have a long established, global reputation for producing outstanding work:

  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Central Saint Martins
  • Chelsea College of Arts
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • Wimbledon College of Arts
  • UAL Creative Computing Institute

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.

Undergraduate study at UAL

UAL offers over 100 courses at degree preparation and undergraduate level in art, design, fashion, media, communication, screen and performing arts.

The University’s courses are delivered by inspiring and supportive teaching staff made up of professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics and theorists. With a UAL qualification, you could follow the path of many of the University’s alumni to become a world leader in your field.

Take a look at the list of courses to find out if there’s something for you.

How to apply

Course pages contain all the information you need to apply, including application forms and entry requirements.

Use UAL’s Course Finder to search for a specific undergraduate course.

Foundation Diplomas

The Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is one of the main routes into practice-based undergraduate courses at University of the Arts London. The course, which lasts one year, will prepare you for higher education and help you decide the specific subject you want to study at undergraduate level.

Learn more about UAL’s Foundation Diploma in Art and Design programmes.

Undergraduate funding

The UAL website contains information on grants and loans for undergraduates.

UAL also has a range of bursaries, scholarships and awards open to undergraduate students.

If you are from outside the UK, find more information on International Fees and Funding.


Each of the University’s Colleges boasts specialist equipment and facilities, including stunning galleries, dramatic workspaces and performance venues. Students have access to a range of learning resources — including archives and special collections, with items dating from the 15th century to the 21st — and can borrow materials from all of the College libraries.

Find more information about the University’s specialist art and design facilities.

Open Days

Open Days provide a great opportunity to learn about UAL’s courses and facilities, speak with current students and even get application advice. You will get to meet staff and students and gain in-depth information about undergraduate courses, fees and funding. It’s your chance to start to experience life at UAL. The University has a full programme of in-person and online events for you to learn more. Take a look at UAL’s upcoming Open Day events.

Contact us

If you have questions about any of UAL’s courses, complete an enquiry form on your chosen course page.