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Why The School of Arts and Digital Industries?

The School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London is a forward-thinking School in the thriving artistic, cultural hotbed of east London. Our vision is to be an internationally recognised leader in socially engaged and multidisciplinary arts. We aim to be at the heart of the cultural life of our local communities and of London itself: providing some of the key talent, skills and ideas that will help shape the future of the UK’s creative economy.

The School’s breadth of arts, fashion, media, performance and humanities subject areas are grounded in world-class research, and creative excellence, and framed by extensive community and industry collaboration. Our academic staff create a diverse and innovative learning environment that will not only challenge you, but also expose you to a rich mix of culture and knowledge. Programmes are taught in purpose-built facilities to ensure you have a full suite of resources available to you throughout your study.


Study at UEL and you’ll be living and learning in one of the world’s greatest cities. It’s a place that’s racing into the future but anchored in its past, with historic buildings and monuments and world-renowned museums and galleries around every corner.

It’s home to iconic sporting venues such as Wimbledon, the Olympic Park, Lord’s Cricket Ground and six Premier League football teams. It's a centre of commerce, with some of the world's most important financial hubs in the City of London and at Canary Wharf.

And it’s a city of rich cultural and entertainment choices, with acclaimed theatres and music venues, world-famous shopping districts and a bewildering choice of restaurants and cafés to suit every taste and pocket.

It’s a city that, quite simply, has it all.

Alumni Testimonials

It wasn’t your typical dance conservatoire where you just dance 10 hours a day. There was a lot of theory to it, which really gives you a backbone to go out in the real world and do it rather than just be a technical dancer.
Brian Gillespie , BA (Hons)  Dance, Urban Practice and Theatre Studies Combined, graduate
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They challenged us and prepared us for whatever opportunities we were given along the way. Looking back now, it was a fun and emotional experience that I would recommend to anyone thinking about a career in fashion.

Lucy Johnson , BA (Hons) Fashion Design, graduate
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UEL has been an incredible experience for me. I came into my own as a writer here, and as a person, too. UEL gave me the confidence, experience and knowledge to pursue the things I am passionate about. It values so much more than just marks.
Samantha Dodd , BA (Hons) Creative and Professional Writing
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