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Ealing Art College

Coordinates: 51°30′23″N 0°18′19″W / 51.5064°N 0.3052°W / 51.5064; -0.3052
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The site today on St Mary's Road forms the Ealing campus for the University of West London.

Ealing Art College (or Ealing Technical College & School of Art) was a further education institution on St Mary's Road, Ealing, London, England. The site today is the Ealing campus of University of West London.


In the early 1960s the School of Art was composed of Fashion, Graphics, Industrial Design, Photography and Fine Art Departments, and the college was attended by notable musicians Freddie Mercury,[1] Ronnie Wood, and Pete Townshend, and Oscar-winning illustrator Alan Lee.[2]

The College offered External London University courses in the 1960s. The BA degree and BSc Economics with specialisation in various components like Geography, Economics and Law, attracted many British and foreign students, and also lecturers from various London University Colleges.

There was also a School of Liberal Arts that offered secretarial and undergraduate language courses in French, Spanish, German and Russian and included a semester at L'ecole d'interpretes, University of Geneva. It was considered revolutionary at the time.

The two-year Groundcourse was held in the annexe to the Art School. The "Groundcourse" was a radical and influential experiment in art education, led by Roy Ascott with a team of artists including R B Kitaj and Anthony Benjamin. For a few years in the 1970s, the college had a separate campus at Woodlands Avenue, Acton, where the Schools of Librarianship and Management were based.

Notable alumni[edit]



Writers and journalists[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jackson, Laura (2011). Freddie Mercury: The biography. Little, Brown Book Group. ISBN 9780748129072. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "How one man wove a kind of magic in Ealing", The Independent. Retrieved 2 July 2011
  3. ^ Clarke, Russell; Gould, Dennis (26 March 2017). "Letters: Gustav Metzger obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b Richards, Matt; Langthorne, Mark (2016). Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury. Simon and Schuster. p. 151. ISBN 9781681881881. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

51°30′23″N 0°18′19″W / 51.5064°N 0.3052°W / 51.5064; -0.3052