Blockchain Art and NFTs, Short Course | University of the Arts London (UAL) | London, United Kingdom
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This Blockchain Art and NFTs short course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will provide an introduction to blockchain in the context of visual arts, design, and fashion.


About the course

Digital ownership and digital consumption find their roots already in the narratives of our everyday lives. This Platonian immaterial world doesn’t seem to be so distant anymore, as our identities become increasingly manifested through our digital existence and ownership. Galleries and auctions houses including PACE, Sotheby’s of Christies are already building their NFT platforms. Last year, the market irresistibly exploded with $41 billion worth of cryptocurrencies being spent on NFT marketplaces, not too far nearing sales of fine art and antiques that generated $65B in 2021.

This Blockchain Art and NFTs short course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will bring you closer to the underlying blockchain technology, smart contracts, and non-fungible tokens. This will cover digital collectibles, generative art, art on-chain and crypto art. You will be expected to prepare for classes with provided readings, and additional outside of class is highly encouraged.

Programme Structure

Topics to be covered:
  • Blockchain technology, consensus mechanisms
  • Smart contracts, wallets, DeFi, and exchanges
  • DAOs
  • Ecosystems (supply chain, gaming, metaverse, …)
  • NFT art, crypto art, blockchain art
  • Types of NFTs (Collectibles, PFPs, …)
  • Generative art, AI art
  • NFT marketplaces
  • NFT and digital fashion
  • Risk and Challenges

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is aimed at designers, creatives, managers, and entrepreneurs in the creative industries interested in learning about the web3 space.
  • It is also an excellent fit for individuals who are new to the blockchain sector or who aspire to work in it and want to learn more about the underlying technology to better prepare for a career move.

Course specific materials:

  • A notebook
  • A pen
  • A mobile phone with camera, with ability to read QR codes
  • A laptop with chrome browser

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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