England London Fashion Student 73724992

We invite you to study abroad with API in England at the prestigious London College of Fashion. This exciting program offers you the opportunity to enroll in cutting edge fashion classes at LCF, ranked one of the top 10 institutions worldwide for fashion and known globally as a creative leader in the field. Enroll alongside students from across the world in a range of specifically tailored, professional, career-oriented courses in fashion (business and design) and footwear design.

Enhance your portfolio and your resume, earn valuable academic credit towards your degree, and see why London is consistently ranked the best city for university students and is always among the most visited locations in the world!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Must have completed at least one year in major of the desired field of study
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Students must submit all applicable portfolio as required by area of study
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 7, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023 $24,900 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 1, 2022
Fall Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $25,500 May 15, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. This API program includes an international excursion to Paris included within the program fee! In addition, students will participate in at least one additional API London excursion. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is one of the greenest and most beautiful cities in Europe, attested to by the 2 million visitors it receives each year. It is built on a jumble of hills and valleys and has an extinct volcano 823 feet high in the heart of the city. This volcano is known as Arthur’s Seat and it is possible for the more active to climb to the summit, from which the views of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. One of the city's most distinctive and most visited landmarks is Edinburgh Castle, perched high up in the city centre on the craggy remains of another extinct volcano. It was believed to have been the site of an Iron Age fort. It is still in use by the British army. From The Castle, The Royal Mile leads down past many medieval buildings to the new Scottish Parliament. Next to Parliament is the Palace of Holyrood House, which is the Queen's Scottish residence and the scene of royal garden parties in the Summer. It was also home to the infamous Mary Queen of Scots. and welcomes visitors to tread in the steps of the royals.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Small Town Britain

    Find yourself amongst the cobbled streets, nibbling a warm scone, and enjoying the quintessence of British life. On this excursion, we will venture outside the hustle and bustle of London and into one of the cozier corners of England. Chocolate box houses, thatched roofs, and blazing firesides say 'quaint' with the perfect amount of British charm. Take time to stop and smell the roses and immerse yourself in a fairy tale village on this wonderful day away.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

London College of Fashion is a member college of the University of the Arts London. LCF's rich heritage and responsiveness to changes in design practice have positioned it as a leading global provider of fashion education, research, and consultancy. The College’s work is centered on the development of ideas: its staff and students use fashion alongside historical and cultural practice to challenge social, political and ethical agendas. This, combined with its forward-thinking business and management portfolio and its relationship with the global fashion and lifestyle industries, is the underpinning of its mission to “Fashion the Future”.

This program at LCF was designed specifically with study abroad students in mind. The teaching is more structured and there is more faculty support than on the integrated programs, and the dates more closely match the US semester calendar.

PARIS TRIP

The London College of Fashion programs includes a trip to Paris, France! Students will gain a unique perspective through guided city tours, museum and gallery visits, and other cultural exploration.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of the Arts London upon completion of their program. Students are assessed on the basis of project work, preparatory materials, the log and written assignments, and/or work completed during the semester.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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    Sally Wippman

    Sally will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in England!
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    Vanessa Alves

    Vanessa will be an on-site London Student Services Coordinator and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

LCF offers three main pathways of study – Fashion Product Design Semester, Fashion Business Semester, and Fashion Media & Communication. Students will enroll in 3 mandatory units per track and then may select elective units (up to a total of 16 semester credits).

First, students must choose their pathway.

Second, students must take the following mandatory modules (descriptions below in course section)

  • British Cultural Studies (2 credits)
  • Fashion History and Artefact (2 credits)
  • Theoretical and Contemporary Fashion Studies (2 credits)

Third, students will choose a maximum of 10 elective credits within the specific pathway of their choosing. The electives allow for a cross-disciplinary approach to support their core subject area (descriptions below in the course section):

Fashion Business Semester Courses:

  • Buying and Product Development (4 credits)
  • Fashion Styling (3 credits)
  • Creative Visual Communication (3 credits)
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship and Luxury Brand Management (3 credits)
  • Garment Technology and Ethics (2 credits)
  • Visual Merchandising (2 credits)
  • Fashion Marketing in the UK (2 credits)
  • Trend Forecasting (2 credits)
  • Fashion Speed Sketching (1 credit)
  • Social Media and Online Communication (2 credits)
  • Fashion Drawing (2 credits)

Fashion Product Design Semester Courses:

  • Draping (4 credits)
  • Shoe Making (3 credits)
  • Menswear Design (3 credits)
  • Footwear Design (3 credits)
  • Corsetry (4 credits)
  • Millinery (3 credits)
  • Creative Visual Communication (3 credits)
  • Fashion Styling (3 credits)
  • Start a Fashion Label (2 credits)
  • Fashion Drawing (2 credits)
  • Fashion Speed Sketching (1 credit)

Fashion Media & Communication Courses:

  • Fashion Photography (4 credits)
  • Fashion Styling (3 credits)
  • Fashion Editorial Makeup (3 credits)
  • Creative Visual Communication (3 credits)
  • Fashion Journalism (3 credits)
  • Creative Direction for Fashion Media (3 credits)
  • Fashion Public Relations (2 credits)
  • Social Media and Online Communication (2 credits)
  • Fashion Marketing in the UK (2 credits)

PORTFOLIO ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

LCF students applying for the Fashion Product Design pathway with prior experience in the field should submit a maximum of 5 pieces of their best work on via shareable links or pdf on Dropbox or Google Drive - (no greater than 10 MB).

CREDIT INFORMATION

The colleges that make up the University of the Arts, London - or UAL - (including Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Arts) has offered recommendations for converting its alpha grades to American grades. Students who have enrolled full-time receive 40 credits at UAL each term. API recommends 3 U.S. semester credits for every 10 UAL credit hours (e.g., a course representing 20 UAL credits would be awarded 6 US credits on the API translation.)

Courses at London College of Fashion (Semester)

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Courses at London College of Fashion (Semester)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • International excursion to Paris!
  • One of Europe's top art schoolsUAL is ranked #6 in Art and Design - QS World Rankings
  • LCF ranked #6 for undergrad/post-grad courses in Fashion - QS World Rankings
  • LCF placed 2nd in Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses
  • 62% of the 'British Designers of the Year' are UAL alumni

London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats.

We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included. Meals are not included in these housing options.