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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. 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. London is an ideal location for students who wish to explore one of the most exciting and diverse cities while learning from industry experts.

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

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 25, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021 $19,350 May 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021 Jun 15, 2021
Spring Jan 8, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022 $19,350 Oct 15, 2021 Oct 25, 2021 Nov 1, 2021

API students participate 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 is your 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.

  • Harry Potter Studio Tour

    The Harry Potter Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology, and talent that went into making one of the most successful film series of all time. Students have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes to props and animatronics. Students explore a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes, and props. Some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics, will be revealed.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This is your 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.

  • Oxford & Blenheim Palace

    A stunning, but perhaps overlooked attraction when visiting Oxford, is Blenheim Palace. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is most notable for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. After exploring the beautiful Baroque architecture, students will have time to explore the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford. Oxford dates back to the 12th century as a place for scholars and today it continues to be the home of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.

  • Hampton Court Palace

    Hampton Court Palace originally began as the project of Cardinal Wolsey, but as he fell out of favour with King Henry VIII, he gifted it to the King and it soon became one of Henry’s favourite palaces. Subsequent monarchs also enjoyed the palace and made significant renovations and additions to try and rival the Palace of Versailles. Today you can see the different architectural styles, the historic tennis courts, wander the maze, and enjoy the 60 acres of well-manicured gardens.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 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. 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.

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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    Heather Lees

    Heather Lees will be your Resident Director in London and a resource for you on-site.

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    Anna McCole

    Anna McCole will be your Student Services Coordinator in England and a resource for you while you are abroad with us!

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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.

UAL Semester Courses

Semester Study Abroad Programs For International Students
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS SEMESTER PROGRAM (FASHION DESIGN OR GRAPHIC DESIGN):


1) Choose a core modules subject area which is your 'home' throughout the semester:

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design


2) All students take the Research for Core Subject Area:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Research for Core Subject Area


3) Choose a maximum of 3 elective modules to customize your program. The electives allow for a cross-disciplinary approach to support your core subject area:

  • Concepts of Editing
  • Fashion Design with Textiles
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Accessory Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Information Environments
  • Typography

UAL Semester Courses

Semester Study Abroad Programs For International Students
CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS SEMESTER PROGRAM (FASHION DESIGN OR GRAPHIC DESIGN):


1) Choose a core modules subject area which is your 'home' throughout the semester:

  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design


2) All students take the Research for Core Subject Area:

  • Cultural Studies
  • Research for Core Subject Area


3) Choose a maximum of 3 elective modules to customize your program. The electives allow for a cross-disciplinary approach to support your core subject area:

  • Concepts of Editing
  • Fashion Design with Textiles
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Accessory Design
  • Fashion Communication
  • Information Environments
  • Typography

Highlights
  • Creative and diverse arts programs
  • One of Europe's top art schoolsRanked #2 in Art and Design - QS World Rankings
  • Central Saint Martins ranked #1 for undergrad/post-grad courses in Fashion - QS World Rankings
  • 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. A weekly cleaning service is provided to the communal kitchen/living areas in all API London accommodations.

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.

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