Access a world-class programme of arts and culture at the University, and across the cities of Southampton and Winchester. Art and Design at Middlesex has been enriching the creative, cultural and intellectual life of London and communities around the world for 130 years, beginning life as Hornsey College of Art, founded in 1880 – an iconic British art institution, renowned for its experimental and progressive approach to art and design education.
St Bride’s came under the control of the London County Council in 1922 and was renamed the London School of Printing and Kindred Trades; in 1949 it was merged with the LCC School of Photoengraving and Lithography, forming the London School of Printing and Graphic Arts.
Awarded the Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2012, as well as the Journal’s Culture Award for Best Arts and Business Partnership in 2013. Additional university collections include the University Archives, the Picture File, the Book Arts and Textile Collections, and the Drawing Resource Center. UAL offers over 100 courses at degree preparation and undergraduate level in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.
The Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) review of the university in January 2013 found that the university meets expectations in the four key areas examined – academic standards, the quality of student learning opportunities, information about learning opportunities and the enhancement of student learning opportunities.
University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world’s leading specialist creative university. Art shops across the university and colleges sell a wide range of discounted art and design materials. University of the Arts London students enjoy unique access to the archive of Stanley Kubrick, one of the most important and comprehensive film archives in the world. The Faculty of Arts scooped the bulk of the top rankings in New Zealand in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. The full list of student-run organizations reveals the breadth of students’ engagement with the arts.