Our aim is to help you manage your own learning and growth throughout your time studying at UAL and beyond.

Professional Development

Our aim is to help you manage your own learning and growth throughout your time studying at UAL and beyond.

How we support you

This can be in the form of:

  • Understanding the basic principles of becoming a professional creative
  • Increasing your confidence
  • Developing your networking skills and collaborating with others
  • Keeping your knowledge and skillset current
  • Helping you to achieve your career goals

The Arts SU recognises the role of collaboration as a method to ensure we have a truly student-focused and student-led programme of professional development. Therefore, we platform the importance of continually learning new skills, gaining valuable experience and new knowledge.

We supported student, Cecile Barouk, who got in touch with us asking to host a skill sharing workshop on Computer Software tool, Blender:

Delivering the workshop was an amazing experience. It is very precious for me to be able to share my experience and knowledge with [fellow] students that are interested. It was nice to see that there were many reasons they wanted to learn how to use the software like 3D printing, 3D animation or architecture. There was also a good diversity of courses. Making digital objects and scenes is something that can be useful in any artistic medium even if it is not what their course is focusing on. I would say adapting to the different degrees of familiarity with technology was the most challenging part. Students were excited to learn more about and to make things digitally. They also said that being in person is completely different from online tutorials and that they wanted more in-person workshops and learning experiences. I am very thankful to the SU for giving me the opportunity to do the workshop and I can’t wait to do more!

Cecile Barouk – Introduction to Blender workshop as part of Art + Tech, 2022

Our programme

Our programme looks to support UAL students by providing mentoring and quality experiences, while continually reflecting and consulting with you to improve our programme and ensuring that we are truly student led.

In the past we have coordinated focused learning in the following areas:

  • Art Handling and transportation
  • Marketing your practice and the role of social media
  • Mindful artistic practice
  • Exhibition making and the role of curating
  • Collecting art
  • How to become represented

If there is an area of development you would like us to explore, or if there is an organisation that you believe you would positively learn a lot from – please get in touch with the Arts Programme team to talk it through, artsprogramme@su.arts.ac.uk.