University of the Arts London

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March 7, 2013 by thejourneyual

To further validate the importance and prospects available to an education within the arts here are just a few of the esteemed alumni that represent UAL and their achievement.

• Fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane, Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney

• Musicians: Jeff Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Glen Matlock, Paloma Faith, Sade, M.I.A. and Florence Welch

• Artists: Peter Blake, Lucian Freud, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Chris Ofili, Anish Kapoor, Yinka Shonibare and Gavin Turk

• Actors: Colin Firth, Ralph Fiennes, Tara Fitzgerald, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Rickman and Paul Bettany

• Film directors: Stephen Frears, Mike Leigh, Isaac Julien and Joe Wright

• Journalists and writers: Jefferson Hack, Dylan Jones, Helen Boaden, Adrian Searle, Alexei Sayle and Claudia Roden

• Photographers: Rankin, Tom Hunter and Platon

• Designers: Neville Brody, Jonathan Barnbrook, Terence Conran, Sebastian Conran, and Tom Dixon

• 13 out of 28 Turner Prize winners (and 33 out of 99 nominees)

• 10 out of 17 fashion designers named British Designer of the Year

• 11 out of 40 artists named in the Catlin Guide 2012 as the most promising graduate artists

• 12 out of 30 winners of the Jerwood Photography Awards

• Three BP Portrait Award winners

• Seven winners of the Prince Philip Designers Prize

• Eight alumni and staff were included in the 2013 Power List of Britain’s most influential black people, while 14 current Royal Academicians have studied or taught at UAL.



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