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We invite you to study graphic and fashion design in London with API at the prestigious Central Saint Martins (a member college of the University of the Arts). CSM has been ranked #1 in the world for its courses in fashion (QS World Rankings), and is renowned the world over as an exceptional school for design studies. This program offers you the opportunity to enroll in classes with students from around the world while learning from industry experts.

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
  • One official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Students must submit all applicable portfolio as required by area of study
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation (for stays under 6 months) or valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug, 2023 - Dec, 2023 $23,900 May 15, 2023 No Extension Jun 15, 2023

*Please note that this program has been suspended by the host institution for the 2022 calendar year.

UAL Study Abroad awards are available to students who have been accepted to a UAL semester or academic year program.

Apply now! Awardees will receive a scholarship from UAL directly for a portion of their program fee. For submission instructions and deadlines please visit this website: https://www.arts.ac.uk/study-at-ual/study-abroad/financial-aid-and-scholarships.

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 U.S. semester credits per term

API offers students the opportunity to study graphic and fashion design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins (CSM), which is a part of the University of the Arts London.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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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

CREDIT INFORMATION

Students participating in a semester program at UAL can expect to earn between 1-6 U.S. semester credits per module for a total of 12-16 U.S. semester credits per term. Credits are based on hours of learning.

Courses at University of the Arts London (Semester Fashion and Graphic Design)

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
  • Creative and diverse arts programs
  • Central Saint Martins ranked #1 for undergrad/post-grad courses in Fashion - QS World Rankings
  • Ranked #2 in Art and Design - QS World Rankings
  • One of Europe's top art schools
  • 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.