The Industries or Art Forms of the Future
UAL’s emphasis on practice has equal status with our research capability, which we combine with deep industry links in order to redevelop and innovate. One world first is our MSc Cosmetic Science. Industry partners involved in the design and delivery of the course include Procter and Gamble, Body Shop, Unilever, L’Oreal, Boots and Molton Brown.
In a developed economy, most of the answers to climate change will come from changes in behaviour, directed by design. This puts us at the forefront of social change in sustainability. We are shaping the future of the textile industry through UAL’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Futures Research Centre, which are pioneering global curricula in sustainability.
Our teaching programmes attract frequent approaches from industry to work with our students across all disciplines. Collectively, our teaching courses work with over 500 organisations every year and on average we run 150 industry-funded consultancy projects a year with large companies including Microsoft, Levis, Hitachi, Nokia and Unilever.
UAL has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher Education, with the 2013 prize citing our ‘major contributions to industry, commerce and the profession of design, both in the UK and internationally.’