What I See short film competition

Fancy making a short film about inspiring women to inspire a generation of young women and MAYBE WIN CASH?!! Deadline for entries is 1st October, read on and submit


SUARTS supporting Vitamin Water UK for #shinebrightstudio

Real honored to be supporting our friends over at vitaminwater through their ‪#‎shinebrightstudio‬ exhibitions and workshops featuring many extremely talented ‪#‎UAL‬ students and graduates. The exhibition will be kicking off this Wednesday with an exclusive Launch Party with Foxes performing a live gig ahead of her workshop. Absolutely Unmissable

More details on the upcoming events and how to attend them here


Sony World Photography Awards 2015

The 8th annual Sony World Photography Awards is now open for entry! This major photography competition receives hundreds of thousands of entries from all over the world and provides massive exposure (pun totally intended) to those who are shortlisted and exhibited. You can enter in a range of categories such as Open (for amateur photographers) Professional and Youth (for those aged 19 and under). Deadlines for entries differ slightly depending on the category you’re entering, but all are early January 2015.

There’s a delicious cash prize up for grabs along with the chance to be exhibited alongside the world’s greatest contemporary photographers so it’s well worth considering if photography’s your bag. Are you thinking, “but with so many entries from all over the world, they’ll hardly choose my work…”? Well stop!! This year’s Awards saw UAL Foundation student Anastasia Zhetvina win the Culture Category in the Youth Photographer of the Year Award for the photo below. THAT COULD TOTALLY BE YOU NEXT YEAR, SO GET SUBMITTING!!


'Allo Alumni - The Perks of being an UAL Alumni

You did it! You are now a University of the Arts Graduate, on your way to becoming a University of Arts Alumni, one of the biggest creative communities in the world. If that last phrase doesn’t do it for you here are five reasons why we think being an UAL Alumni is a great thing.

1. Postgraduate and Short Courses discount.

You might be feeling a bit depressed about leaving UAL, and you might be considering spending a little bit more time here. Here’s some great news then, the Alumni Association is giving an impressive £1000 for a one year MA, or £500 per year on courses lasting more, to UK/EU students who have successfully graduated from one of the colleges.

If this turns out to be too much of a commitment straight after finishing a degree, you might be interested in attending one fo the amazingly divesre short courses. Well, you can get a 10% disscount on that as well, as a UAL graduate.

2. Alumni bulletin newsletter.

As a UAL student you get amazing opportunities targeted at you all the time through SUARTS emails, social platforms and publications, and these more often than not turn out to be extremely helpful for new or continuing students. That can go on even after you graduate, with the alumni bulletin. By subscribing to this monthly newsletter you get the latest of news and opportunities aimed solely at UAL graduates. Not to mention upcoming events, such as future summer shows, which are hot-spots for networking and scouting for new creative thinkers.

3. Library access.

If you have to chose one thing that you could still come back to after graduating from UAL, let that be the enormously diverse and resourceful libraries within the colleges. All you have to do is download and fill in the form, and the largest art related and beyond reference source is at your service.

Here is the form: Alumni Library Registration Form (PDF,51.5 KB)

4. Career advice.

Regardless of what you have decided to do after graduating, whether that is to find a steady job, pursue a freelance career or set up your own thing, the department of Student Enterprise & Employability is here to help you out. With a huge variety of workshop, events and funding opportunities to make your dreams a little bit easier to achieve.

5. The long-lasting relationships you’ve made.

Probably the most important thing you will get out of your degree is the friends you’ve made, who are as talented and as willing to create and innovate as you are. Most likely you have collaborated during your degree, with at least one person you enjoyed and will keep in touch with. It’s all about meeting the right people and UAL is the place for that. You might be right now, sitting around a table in a pub’s terrace with you fellow graduates of 2014, talking about how amazing it would be to start your own thing and collaborate further. Next thing you know, you are setting up your own studio, working on briefs together, collaborate on project and so on. However far fetched this sounds, chances are you are very likely to be running into those people you love working with in uni. The Alumni Associations is also supporting this by constantly promoting networking events within the UAL Alumni community.

mwalker95 asked:
Hello, I'm starting my course in LCC this september studying Photography and I was intending to start a small blog or magazine when I'm down their. But I was wondering if there would be any opportunities working for the current magazine UAL have to offer for their students?

Students' Union - University of the Arts London
Students' Union - University of the Arts London answered:

Hi mwalker95,

Any creative opportunities within UAL or advertised by UAL will be found here : http://creativeopportunities.arts.ac.uk

Hope this helps!



Become a Cass Art Student Ambassador


Cass Art is looking for 1st and 2nd year art and design students to participate in the Student Ambassador 2014 programme. If you take part, you will volunteer your time to represent Cass Art at UAL promoting our student discount, exclusive events, ticket offers and new product launches. You will also have the opportunity to guest write for the Cass Art blog. In return Cass Art will support you with an exciting training trip to London, goodies sent to you throughout the year and a Student Ambassador Art Show in London in Summer 2015.

Sound like something you’re into? Read more and apply by midnight on 3rd August to be in with a chance to take part.


Last chance to take part in our RA Late!

We are teaming up once again with the Royal Academy to create a UAL-tastic Friday Late event in October, this time celebrating the photographic work of Dennis Hopper. Some UAL students have already gotten in their submissions for workshops, installations and happenings, but we’d like a few more of you to take part. This is a great opportunity to showcase your work, engage with a wider audience and GET PAID to work with the Royal Academy! (hello, CV highlight…) In particular, we’re looking for photographers, filmmakers and performers to get involved. Submit by the end of the week, here’s some info:

Photo fans, create a photographic workshop:

We’re looking for a photographer to create and lead an interactive workshop inspired by the Dennis Hopper photography exhibition to take place throughout the RA Late event.

The workshop should be hands on and actively take participants through a process that engages with photography and/or photographic imagery. It should include some kind of physical ‘take-away’ element at the end and be able to accommodate a minimum of 10 people at a time.

The workshop should be inspired by black and white photography or images, and engage with the spirit and style of the 60s. Concepts to think about include: documentary photography, 60s fashion and music, film icons, pop art, hippy culture, urban landscape, Easy Rider, American culture and the Civil Rights Movement.

Filmmakers, show your work:

We’re looking for original short films to be exhibited in a dedicated screening room during the RA Late event.  

The brief for the content of the films is open, but they must be black and white and no more than 3 minutes long.

Performers, express yourselves!

The radical social changes that occurred in the 60s led to the performance art movement. ‘Happenings’ was the term art critics gave to ad-hoc performances or time-based events.

As part of the RA Late event we’re going to be staging a series of ‘Happenings’ throughout the galleries and are looking for stand-out performances of all disciplines.

These ‘happenings’ could be music, monologues, poetry, performance art, your manifesto, a chance to get on the soap-box, a pitch, a demonstration, a conversation or interview, a dance or a 30min silent meditation.

They can be performed on your own or in small groups, and include your own props. When submitting your ideas please tell us how long you envisage your performance lasting.

Submit your proposal by midnight on Sunday 27 July!

Picture above: Dennis Hopper, Andy Warhol, Henry Geldzahler, David Hockney and Jeff Goodman, 1963, Photograph, 17.25 x 24.74 cm. The Hopper Art Trust, © Dennis Hopper, courtesy The Hopper Art Trust.


Paying Artists: join the campaign

A new campaign, with support from the Arts Council of England, reveals that a shocking proportion of artists - 71% - in Britain are not paid when they develop and exhibit work for publicly-funded galleries, while 63% of artists have turned down opportunities such as these because they are unpaid. The Paying Artists campaign has written a report you can read, gathered case studies of viable methods of paying artists to exhibit and is lobbying the industry for much needed improvements. Get involved and show your support: a positive change in the arts sector WILL affect you and your coursemates in the future!


Freshers - The Costume Store still has places!

If you’re coming to UAL in September but still need a place to live then fear not:
There are still rooms available for September!
The Costume Store is a vibrant hall full of personality, with easy access to London College of Fashion sites (a couple of minutes from the station and a 20 minute tube trip or a quick bike ride) and 30 mins on the tube to London College of Communication and boasting a great student community. If you’d like to come and have a look we have open afternoons every Wednesday from 1-6pm. We also offer Skype tours during this time if you can’t make it. To find out more about how to book a place today, apply online or email the team at accommodation@arts.ac.uk
Join the official SUARTS Freshers Group on Facebook to keep up to date with news and to meet your new classmates!

new Universities Minister: what does it mean for students?


Unlike Willetts, Greg Clark has a working class background: educated in a comprehensive school and the son of a shop assistant. Don’t let that fool you though, the new Minister for Universities is just as much of an elitist Tory as his predecessor. Here’s where he stands on some of the key issues:

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BA Interaction & Moving Image Exhibition - Opens Tonight!

The summer holidays can be tough without the constant flow of private views for student exhibitions (read: cheap/free drinks with artistic company).

So from 6pm tonight head down to Hotel Elephant to see work by second year students of BA Interaction & Moving Image at LCC, in collaboration with the Leathermarket Joint Management Board.  There will be plenty of art and design for you to, well, interact with.

The exhibition will run until Saturday the 19th of July.

Facebook Event.


The new UAL Theatre Society want you!

Staying in London this summer?  Missing your friends, housemates, pets?  Or just fancy getting involved in something new?
Rehearsals are beginning!
Would you like to act or be involved backstage (set, props, costumes, helping out…) in a real theatre production?

The UAL Theatre Society is beginning with rehearsals this Saturday (the 19th of July) from 10am to 1pm at 272 High Holborn.

Please see below poster for available acting positions and how to apply.

Have a great weekend and follow us on Twitter @ualtheatre for most up-to-date information about the Theatre Society!
- Rudy, UAL Theatre Society