University of the Arts London

UAL is Europe’s largest specialist Arts and Design University, with more than 3000 academic, research and technical staff and ca. 19000 students from more than 100 countries. UAL brings together 6 arts, design, fashion and media Colleges: Central Saint Martins; London College of Fashion, Chelsea, Camberwell and Wimbledon College of Arts and the London College of Communication. UAL moves seamlessly between the rigour of academia and the dynamism of the creative industries. UAL staff comprises professional artists, practitioners, designers and critics offering unique opportunities to create, research and innovate across a whole range of creative disciplines.

Building on our practice-led traditions we offer high quality teaching and  an innovative curriculum that responds to cultural, economic and technological change and enhances graduate employability.


UAL capabilities encompass the following domains:

  • Design and Innovation
  • Fashion, Textiles and Wearable Technologies
  • Fashion History/Fashion and Society/Fashion Culture
  • Media
  • Arts and Craft

UAL facilities includes the following Research Centres:

  • Centre for Fashion Curation (CFC)
  • Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF)
  • Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
  • Design Against Crime (DAC)
  • Ligatus
  • Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC)
  • Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
  • Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TRAIN)

London Higher Europe Contact:

Alisdair Aldous, Academic Enterprise Manager
+44 (0)20 7514 9366


Dr. Dawn Ellams

Graffolution – Awareness and prevention solutions against graffiti vandalism in public areas and transport

The Graffolution project seeks understand the diverse European contexts of graffiti, to deliver an online resource to help sharing existing, and innovating new, protocols and responses. In addition to voices calling for more resources and tougher measures to counteract graffiti vandalism, diverse publics are also advocating the increased value of certain kinds of (currently illegal) graffiti practices, seen to “regenerate” rather than “degenerate” our cities (Young, 2014; Iveson, 2007). Relevant crime prevention practitioners are also reporting reduced resources to tackle the graffiti ‘problem’, necessitating new, more effective and more holistic approaches to combat illegal graffiti. Approaches are now needed that amplify opportunities for community- and arts-led regeneration whilst mitigating opportunities for anti-social graffiti vandalism and the associated economic, social and cultural costs. The Graffolution project is working to deliver resources to support such an approach. Anticipated outputs include a set of “Collaborative Tools and Resources” that will include (a) a secure online...

Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE)

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) is London’s pioneering fashion business incubator, situated at London College of Fashion for emerging fashion designers. London is home to some of the fashion industry’s brightest design talent. To ensure a brand’s survival and success though takes more than raw talent, it takes people who understand the creative mind, unlocking creativity and business potential, allowing designers to gain an international foothold through a pipeline of business support and strategic advice on progressive business solutions. Bespoke mentoring from industry leaders and key influencers are working with the next generation of iconic design innovators, CFE fast tracks designers into businesses ultimately for designers to reach economic sustainability. Successes include global names Erdem, Peter Pilotto, and Mary Katrantzou. CFE launched the Designer Manufacturer Innovation Support Centre as an advice centre delivering practical &technology based solutions, production planning and sourcing know-how to add...