Partner universities

NAFA currently collaborates with two universities in the United Kingdom (UK) – University of the Arts London and Royal College of Music, London – to offer Bachelor with Honours degree courses from AY2021.

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject ®.

The University has a world-class reputation and is made up of six equally renowned Colleges and three institutes: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL Creative Computing Institute, UAL Social Design Institute and UAL Decolonising Arts Institute.

Royal College of Music, London

The Royal College of Music, London (RCM) is a renowned conservatoire that has trained musicians for international careers. Since its founding in 1882, by the Prince of Wales and later Edward VII, the College has been linked with the Royal family. Its patron is currently Her Majesty, The Queen and its President is HRH The Prince of Wales. With around 700 students studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM is a community of talented musicians where excellence, individuality, creativity and diversity are prized. Through its professors - distinguished musicians who perform, compose, write and research - an unparalleled range of artistic and commercial collaborations has been forged to ensure that RCM musicians connect effectively - and stay connected - with a fast-changing profession.

Recent RCM innovations included establishing a YouTube video channel (, launching a new Artist Diploma for chamber music and creating a new alumni network. A testament to its artistic success are performances as part of the Southbank Centre’s multi-award-winning festival The Rest is Noise, and at the Festival of Baroque and Renaissance Music in Bolivia.