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University of the Arts London (UAL) is a collegiate university comprising 6 internationally renowned colleges: Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, and London College of Fashion. These colleges specialize in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts, and together as UAL serve as the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located in London and each college is at the heart of their respective communities. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community. The University's expansive teaching staff, as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics, and theorists, lead the way in creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research, and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at UAL.

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On-Site Orientation

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Resident Directors

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Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

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Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • CSM courses are generally for students who have one year’s experience in the subject of choice.
  • Freshman may be admitted as long as they have some background in the subject to which they are applying
  • Completed API application
  • One official transcript
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $11,180 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 1 Jun, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $6,190 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 1, 2 and 3 Combined Jun, 2022 - Aug, 2022 $15,595 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022
Summer 2 Jul, 2022 - Jul, 2022 $6,190 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Summer 2 and 3 Combined Jul, 2022 - Aug, 2022 $11,180 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022
Summer 3 Jul, 2022 - Aug, 2022 $6,190 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

UAL offers a scholarship each year to an incoming summer student based on a video or blog post about why they want to study at UAL. To apply for the Summer Study Abroad Scholarship, you must first hold a conditional offer of a place on a summer course, so work quickly to first complete your API application before the deadline. 

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 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. API students will participate in one of the following excursions per term). Students participating in multiple program sessions will select 1-3 excursions determined by their length of program.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated in the Oriental Style. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

  • British Seaside

    Escape the heat of London and join us for a day at the British Seaside! Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits per session

University of the Arts London is a collegiate university comprising 6 international renowned colleges: Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, and London College of Fashion. These colleges specialize in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts, and is the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located in London and each college is at the heart of their respective communities. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community. The University's 1,228 teaching staff; as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics, and theorists, lead the way in creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research, and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at UAL.

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 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

The following courses are offered from several of the constituent UAL colleges, including:

  • CSM – Central Saint Martins
  • CHELSEA – Chelsea College of Arts
  • LCC – London College of Communication.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Summer students earn 90 contact hours per summer term. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses and credits that they plan to take abroad.

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 awards 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.)

CSM - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

This course is for students studying drama or theatre studies, to immerse themselves in a new and exciting programme for performing Shakespeare at Drama Centre London, one of the most renowned drama schools in the UK, and part of Central Saint Martins. The course will enable you to improve your skills for Shakespeare using a methodological approach, culminating in a performance based on Shakespearian text. Workshops in movement and vocal studies will form part of your class time to give you a hugely rewarding and intensive experience with the Drama Centre London. The course tutors will work with you to enhance your capacity to learn in a disciplined, organised manner and develop skills leading to independent learning. You will also develop a critical awareness of contemporary performance and learn to express your ideas clearly and articulately. To support your learning experience you will visit a number performances at world famous London theatres. During the course there is a theatre trip to Stratford upon-Avon, a beautiful medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Architecture

This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city. The course assists students in understanding the key phases of London’s architectural, economic and social development through a series of informal seminars as well as guided site visits. This research will provide a stimulating background leading into their individual design project work. Students will explore their ideas in context to a particular site in London and develop a design proposal for an urban intervention in group work through model making, drawing, and photography. Fabricating, testing and documenting their intervention on site will allow students to participate in London’s rich contemporary design culture and provide them with first-hand experience of the particularities of the city. The course is open to students with varying experience and will help those looking to study architecture, history of architecture, art and design. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary architectural practice as well as a sound introduction to appreciating architecture in context to history.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Art History, Criticism and Communication

This course will explore the relationship between art, language and criticism in applied and conceptual contexts. You will work alongside a number of London based galleries, artists, critics and curators in order to develop your critical practice in a way that embeds the link between art and theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Contemporary Fine Art Practice

This is an interdisciplinary 3 week fine art course that aims to provide an innovative and experimental approach to the making and development of your work. On the course you will respond to open and concept based projects and you will be encouraged to develop your own unique approach to realising your ideas. The course will encourage you to work in any medium that is appropriate to the concept of your project. You will be presented with short one-day projects, and longer projects of up to a week, designed to challenge you and encourage new ways of working. You will have the freedom to experiment with a range of disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. The course is studio and practice based and work on the projects is complemented by a programme of presentations, group discussions, critiques and talks from visiting arts professionals, including artists and curators. We focus on discussion during the course and talking about your work in the context of contemporary art practices. The course will assist you in developing practical, critical and conceptual skills necessary to encourage your own development as an artist. You will also receive an introduction to London's contemporary art scene via gallery trips to the harder to find London galleries to complement and contextualise the work that you are making.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

This course will suit students with a very creative design aesthetic in fashion and those who wish to develop and specialise in knit and other related fabrics. It will offer a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas via your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it. With a series of workshops covering techniques such as machine and hand knitting, crochet, embroidery and smocking you will be encouraged to design and produce a range of fashion and fabric ideas. You will learn how to edit your work and where to concentrate your technical abilities. You will be supported by professional technicians.

The first two weeks will be spent experimenting and developing your technical expertise. At this point you will choose one fashion look or silhouette to develop and produce during the third week for a fashion show on the final day.

Throughout the three weeks you will be expected to visit London's museums, markets, cafes and clubs to inform your design development. Your design solutions must be contemporary and relevant. You will receive peer and individual assessment and will potentially develop a strong and successful design project.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Fashion Communication

In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand identity and positioning through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, cinema, visual arts, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, fashion show reviews, analysis of advertising campaigns, the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data, strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global consumer base.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Fashion Design Menswear

This 3 week course covers the full experience of a working menswear designer - covering research, subject knowledge and context, to design development. It then goes on to teach you the basics of garments construction, based on a vintage piece. The focus is looking at menswear as a “product’ rather than high-end fashion.

In order to achieve a 3D final outcome, together with 2D portfolio work, students are expected to be focused, self-sufficient and hard working. Students are encouraged to take initiative, to work independently, and to be willing to learn fast. A basic ‘block’ shape / pattern will be followed by the whole class, but there will be plenty of scope for individual students to personalise their own garment. Garment construction help will be provided and students are expected to work independently to follow the design brief of the module. Tutors and technicians from BA Fashion Design Menswear plus relevant visits and industry guest lecturers will provide an authentic and intensive experience of fashion design menswear at Central Saint Martins

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Graphic Design

This course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning the participant from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on idea-based problem solving as well as exploring ‘What is graphic design?’ Students tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography. The first week is a dynamic introduction to the visual context of London as a source of inspiration. The practical sessions are combined with the opportunity to explore London’s public space and museums. There are critiques and discussions about the work-in-progress designed to give students confidence and increase their design vocabulary. During the second week, students explore a longer project based around them as practitioners. The main project is supplemented by a few experimental one-day pieces and students have some tutorial time before the final group presentation and discussion. Students leave the course inspired and knowledgeable about this dynamic and ever-changing area of art and design as it appears in a London context. Students will need to provide the following: a recent piece of work; sketchbook; a selection of pens and pencils; USB stick; laptop.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Interior Design

This is a 3 week course for students of all levels and experience interested in interior design. Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London. You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing. The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work, which may be used in your portfolio, as well as demonstrating good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience with fellow students from broad social and cultural backgrounds.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Textile Design

This in-depth 3 week course combines visual primary research with studio practice to focus on the exploration and examination of composition, colour and design through various printing techniques for textiles.

Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest including galleries, museums and textile retailers. Your print design work will be based on independent research, gallery and library visits and at the end of the course you should have a sketchbook full of ideas, a collection of printed fabric samples exploring various techniques and a final piece(s) that you will show in a group exhibition on the last day of the course.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Animation

This exciting three-week animation course is designed to give you a playful, creative experience whilst developing your animation portfolio and knowledge. The course focuses on Principles of Animation and Visual Narrative via a set of fast paced workshops and a short project. You will develop different ways of working, collaborating, visit exhibitions, researching and gathering materials, test your ideas and putting them into practice.

You will learn to create movement on screen, by studying the fundamental principles of animation. You will then go on to learn about narrative development and produce your own short animated project.

Technical workshops will focus on drawing for animation, storyboarding and animatics development, creating animation and digital assets using design and animation software. In the second and third week students will develop their own short animated film or sequence based on the theme, skills and techniques learnt in the first week. The software used on this course will be Adobe CC After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. At the end of the course you will present your work at an exhibition alongside photography, graphics and film students.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Contemporary Photography Practice

This summer course is practice-based and emphasizes the research and development of a personal project. There will be workshops on different aspects of photography production as well as a critical consideration of themes in contemporary photography practice. These include color and black & white darkroom development, flashguns, large format digital printing and retouching with Wacom tablets. LCC Photography has an international reputation for exciting and innovative photography ranging from fine art to photojournalism to commercial practice, with numerous successful and high profile alumni across the arts and media sectors.

Students will be shown how to research and develop a project conceptually as well as practically, and how to present and promote to an outside audience. The course will be taught through a mix of workshops, seminars, tutorials, and critiques. Students will have the opportunity to work in one of our industry standard studios or out on location.

Students will take advantage of the wonderful array of exhibitions in London in a programme of gallery visits followed by a discussion of exhibitions and of where their own work fits into the contemporary panorama of photography practice.

Students will be assessed on the selection and installation of their work in one of the galleries at LCC. On the final day of the course, the class will host a private view and students will be encouraged to invite friends and family.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

LCC - Digital Photography Portfolio

Develop a portfolio of photographic work, gain new skills in digital photography and grow your existing knowledge of the history, theory and practice of photography. Take advantage of the diversity and richness of London 2019s galleries and museums, and engage in discussions about the practice of photography. During the three week course you will develop enhanced skills in creative camera control, digital workflow, digital retouching skills, shooting in a studio and lighting on location, digital printing skills, how to showcase and promote yourself online, portfolio development, and presentational skills. The summer school is based on classes from BA Photography.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Filmmaking

You will learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking.

You will study in intensive workshops, with your own tutor and you will work in teams to make your films. You will assume a variety of roles: writer, producer, director, editor and performer in each area you will be supported and taught by experts. This is an intensive course and you will be expected to work with your team in the evenings and at the weekends.

Most of all the film will be fun. You will come together with like-minded people, sharing the adventure of filmmaking with all its challenges and thrills and you will leave us with a fully-produced short film.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Games Design

This exciting three-week course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of game design. The course includes an exciting mixture of hands-on exercises combined with lectures and discussion by experienced game design and animation tutors. You will develop an initial game concept whilst receiving lectures on practical game design theory, history and how it effects the design of game elements. Students will develop game design documents and build game prototypes. You will also learn how to use 3D modelling and animation. At the end of the course you will present your work and receive feedback for future portfolio development and further study. This course will be taught on 3DS Max and Unity software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Graphic Media Design

On this three week course you will explore the relationship between graphic design communication systems and media processes through studio based and technical workshops, discussion and other activities. With an emphasis on visual research and exploration we will examine the function of typography, layout, and basic design principles, Letterpress, Screen printing, Risograph printing, digital filmmaking & editing, furthering exploring the relationship between print and digital media.

There will be the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in London to see the latest design techniques and get some inspiration.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Journalism

This course is intended to develop your skills as a journalist, providing a rewarding insight into how to apply these core abilities to create accurate and compelling content across media platforms. In lecture and workshop settings, students will study writing in a range of genres including news, features, reviews and comment pieces. Working closely with social media and online blogging tools, you will explore the modern digital landscape, applying this knowledge and practical skills to a personal, bespoke web project. Under the guidance of staff and industry guests you will plan, research, produce and publish a feature-length piece of journalism on a topic and in a medium or media of your choice. This course is ideal for students who are thinking about a career in content creation or journalism or are heading for further study in this area.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Fine Art Studio

The Fine Art Studio programme at Chelsea College of Arts is designed to challenge students to develop investigative and forward‐thinking approaches to their art practices, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary dialogues between art‐making and critical‐thinking. The programme is studio‐based and practice‐led, establishing creative links between a wide range of materials and processes, including: Drawing / Sculpture / Painting / Collage / Film / Photography / Sound / Performance/ Installation / Collaboration / Site‐Specificity. Practice and contemporary theory are unified throughout the programme, enabling students to establish and extend the contexts within which they operate as a practitioner.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Interior and Spatial Design

This study abroad course will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities explored on the BA Interior and Spatial Design (BAISD) degree programme at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. The course differs distinctly from the many of the interior design courses available in the UK in that it approaches interiors from a position of research, exploration and experimentation. You will be guided through the stages and conventions of a typical BAISD project to rework elements of Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Digital Textile Design

Practical studio and workshop sessions will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of Digital Design through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator from initial drawing to the translation of your designs. This course will give you a unique insight into contemporary textile design for fashion and interiors. You will be taught new drawing approaches and experiment with a variety of techniques. Sessions will be complemented by lectures and external visits to places of interest within London, including museums, galleries and retailers.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Illustration

On this three‐week course, you will engage in a range of experimental research methods in order to strengthen your illustration practice. The course will focus on intuitive image making, ways of exploring subject matter through illustration and developing content. You will be given a series of tasks in the first part of the course that have been developed specifically to push your thinking and making. These will act as starting points to trigger your imagination and generate a body of research from which you will produce an outcome. The tasks will include elements of drawing, experimental image making, role‐play and movement, exploration of unconventional narrative forms, 3D lo‐fi making, and will include a research trip in London.

This course should be useful to you if you are interested in authorship, creating stories for picture books or comics, developing a portfolio for further study or simply looking for new methods of research, idea development and experimentation.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Advanced Fashion Design

This 3 week course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins fashion design experience, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. Please note, this course is aimed at high level and ambitious fashion students. You will be working with dedicated students and tutors from around the world in order to produce exceptional work. In this course you will explore your ideas by gathering inspiration from a variety of sources as the starting point for creative design research. You will then go on to develop and interpret your research ideas into garment designs, prints and embroideries. A series of workshops led by industry professionals will cover pattern-making and fashion illustration. You will explore a range of different techniques to present your ideas to an advanced portfolio standard. The course will be taught through a series of research projects, visits, design and illustration sessions, and individual and group tutorials. You will be expected to be ambitious and really push your ideas to explore what is possible to achieve through the design process. The course ends with a final critique in which you will present your work in an exhibition format. Designs finished in a toile format will be part of an audience attended fashion show organised by Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication students. This is a challenging and demanding course aimed at high level fashion students

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Theatre and Screen Design

Through practical workshops, visits, backstage tours, discussion groups, this course offers you the opportunity to engage with Designing for performance through an intensive three week programme. Whether it is Set Design for Screen, Set Design for Theatre or Costume Design for both, this course will give you the opportunity to explore designing for a Performance based on your own reactions to a work of art held in Tate Britain. From the historic Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre, to the innovative Royal Court Theatre, London offers a huge range of live performances and from Pinewood and Elstree film studios London 2019s film industry is continually growing. You will be based at Chelsea College of Arts, located just a few steps away from Tate Britain. Responding to a brief, you will develop a short story and visually communicate this. You will learn about the technical and creative processes involved in Design for Performance including costume, set design and lighting. Your learning will be enhanced by trips to Warner Brother, The Making of Harry Potter, The Stanley Kubrick Archive, and Angels Costumiers (subject to ticket availability). You will have a suggested, optional programme of evening theatre and film performances, which will compliment your course tutorials. *Tickets for evening, theatre and film performances are not included in the course price.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Product and Industrial Design

Industrial design as a discipline is ever developing in line with technological and social changes. The industrial design student of today is just as comfortable designing for public discourse and services as well as the traditional object based foundations of the discipline. At Central Saint Martins students are expected to show a willingness to engage in practice through a unique range of processes and technical skills.

This 3-week intense course will help students, who may not be entirely familiar with the design process, learn how to develop projects through the use of key technical skills including; research techniques, sketching, prototyping, CAD & CAM. Through a continuous project, students will also learn how to introduce critical narrative discourse to their practice.

Language of Instruction: English   

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CSM - Fashion Communication

In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand identity and positioning through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, cinema, visual arts, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, fashion show reviews, analysis of advertising campaigns, the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data, strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global consumer base.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

LCC - Graphic Media Design

On this three week course you will explore the relationship between graphic design communication systems and media processes through studio based and technical workshops, discussion and other activities. With an emphasis on visual research and exploration we will examine the function of typography, layout, and basic design principles, Letterpress, Screen printing, Risograph printing, digital filmmaking & editing, furthering exploring the relationship between print and digital media.

There will be the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in London to see the latest design techniques and get some inspiration.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Advanced Fashion Design

This 3 week course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins fashion design experience, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. Please note, this course is aimed at high level and ambitious fashion students. You will be working with dedicated students and tutors from around the world in order to produce exceptional work. In this course you will explore your ideas by gathering inspiration from a variety of sources as the starting point for creative design research. You will then go on to develop and interpret your research ideas into garment designs, prints and embroideries. A series of workshops led by industry professionals will cover pattern-making and fashion illustration. You will explore a range of different techniques to present your ideas to an advanced portfolio standard. The course will be taught through a series of research projects, visits, design and illustration sessions, and individual and group tutorials. You will be expected to be ambitious and really push your ideas to explore what is possible to achieve through the design process. The course ends with a final critique in which you will present your work in an exhibition format. Designs finished in a toile format will be part of an audience attended fashion show organised by Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication students. This is a challenging and demanding course aimed at high level fashion students

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

This course is for students studying drama or theatre studies, to immerse themselves in a new and exciting programme for performing Shakespeare at Drama Centre London, one of the most renowned drama schools in the UK, and part of Central Saint Martins. The course will enable you to improve your skills for Shakespeare using a methodological approach, culminating in a performance based on Shakespearian text. Workshops in movement and vocal studies will form part of your class time to give you a hugely rewarding and intensive experience with the Drama Centre London. The course tutors will work with you to enhance your capacity to learn in a disciplined, organised manner and develop skills leading to independent learning. You will also develop a critical awareness of contemporary performance and learn to express your ideas clearly and articulately. To support your learning experience you will visit a number performances at world famous London theatres. During the course there is a theatre trip to Stratford upon-Avon, a beautiful medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Architecture

This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city. The course assists students in understanding the key phases of London’s architectural, economic and social development through a series of informal seminars as well as guided site visits. This research will provide a stimulating background leading into their individual design project work. Students will explore their ideas in context to a particular site in London and develop a design proposal for an urban intervention in group work through model making, drawing, and photography. Fabricating, testing and documenting their intervention on site will allow students to participate in London’s rich contemporary design culture and provide them with first-hand experience of the particularities of the city. The course is open to students with varying experience and will help those looking to study architecture, history of architecture, art and design. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary architectural practice as well as a sound introduction to appreciating architecture in context to history.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Art History, Criticism and Communication

This course will explore the relationship between art, language and criticism in applied and conceptual contexts. You will work alongside a number of London based galleries, artists, critics and curators in order to develop your critical practice in a way that embeds the link between art and theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Contemporary Fine Art Practice

This is an interdisciplinary 3 week fine art course that aims to provide an innovative and experimental approach to the making and development of your work. On the course you will respond to open and concept based projects and you will be encouraged to develop your own unique approach to realising your ideas. The course will encourage you to work in any medium that is appropriate to the concept of your project. You will be presented with short one-day projects, and longer projects of up to a week, designed to challenge you and encourage new ways of working. You will have the freedom to experiment with a range of disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. The course is studio and practice based and work on the projects is complemented by a programme of presentations, group discussions, critiques and talks from visiting arts professionals, including artists and curators. We focus on discussion during the course and talking about your work in the context of contemporary art practices. The course will assist you in developing practical, critical and conceptual skills necessary to encourage your own development as an artist. You will also receive an introduction to London's contemporary art scene via gallery trips to the harder to find London galleries to complement and contextualise the work that you are making.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

This course will suit students with a very creative design aesthetic in fashion and those who wish to develop and specialise in knit and other related fabrics. It will offer a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas via your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it. With a series of workshops covering techniques such as machine and hand knitting, crochet, embroidery and smocking you will be encouraged to design and produce a range of fashion and fabric ideas. You will learn how to edit your work and where to concentrate your technical abilities. You will be supported by professional technicians.

The first two weeks will be spent experimenting and developing your technical expertise. At this point you will choose one fashion look or silhouette to develop and produce during the third week for a fashion show on the final day.

Throughout the three weeks you will be expected to visit London's museums, markets, cafes and clubs to inform your design development. Your design solutions must be contemporary and relevant. You will receive peer and individual assessment and will potentially develop a strong and successful design project.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Fashion Communication

In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand identity and positioning through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, cinema, visual arts, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, fashion show reviews, analysis of advertising campaigns, the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data, strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global consumer base.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Graphic Design

This course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning the participant from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on idea-based problem solving as well as exploring ‘What is graphic design?’ Students tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography. The first week is a dynamic introduction to the visual context of London as a source of inspiration. The practical sessions are combined with the opportunity to explore London’s public space and museums. There are critiques and discussions about the work-in-progress designed to give students confidence and increase their design vocabulary. During the second week, students explore a longer project based around them as practitioners. The main project is supplemented by a few experimental one-day pieces and students have some tutorial time before the final group presentation and discussion. Students leave the course inspired and knowledgeable about this dynamic and ever-changing area of art and design as it appears in a London context. Students will need to provide the following: a recent piece of work; sketchbook; a selection of pens and pencils; USB stick; laptop.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Interior Design

This is a 3 week course for students of all levels and experience interested in interior design. Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London. You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing. The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work, which may be used in your portfolio, as well as demonstrating good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience with fellow students from broad social and cultural backgrounds.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Textile Design

This in-depth 3 week course combines visual primary research with studio practice to focus on the exploration and examination of composition, colour and design through various printing techniques for textiles.

Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest including galleries, museums and textile retailers. Your print design work will be based on independent research, gallery and library visits and at the end of the course you should have a sketchbook full of ideas, a collection of printed fabric samples exploring various techniques and a final piece(s) that you will show in a group exhibition on the last day of the course.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Animation

This exciting three-week animation course is designed to give you a playful, creative experience whilst developing your animation portfolio and knowledge. The course focuses on Principles of Animation and Visual Narrative via a set of fast paced workshops and a short project. You will develop different ways of working, collaborating, visit exhibitions, researching and gathering materials, test your ideas and putting them into practice.

You will learn to create movement on screen, by studying the fundamental principles of animation. You will then go on to learn about narrative development and produce your own short animated project.

Technical workshops will focus on drawing for animation, storyboarding and animatics development, creating animation and digital assets using design and animation software. In the second and third week students will develop their own short animated film or sequence based on the theme, skills and techniques learnt in the first week. The software used on this course will be Adobe CC After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. At the end of the course you will present your work at an exhibition alongside photography, graphics and film students.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Contemporary Photography Practice

This summer course is practice-based and emphasizes the research and development of a personal project. There will be workshops on different aspects of photography production as well as a critical consideration of themes in contemporary photography practice. These include color and black & white darkroom development, flashguns, large format digital printing and retouching with Wacom tablets. LCC Photography has an international reputation for exciting and innovative photography ranging from fine art to photojournalism to commercial practice, with numerous successful and high profile alumni across the arts and media sectors.

Students will be shown how to research and develop a project conceptually as well as practically, and how to present and promote to an outside audience. The course will be taught through a mix of workshops, seminars, tutorials, and critiques. Students will have the opportunity to work in one of our industry standard studios or out on location.

Students will take advantage of the wonderful array of exhibitions in London in a programme of gallery visits followed by a discussion of exhibitions and of where their own work fits into the contemporary panorama of photography practice.

Students will be assessed on the selection and installation of their work in one of the galleries at LCC. On the final day of the course, the class will host a private view and students will be encouraged to invite friends and family.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

LCC - Filmmaking

You will learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking.

You will study in intensive workshops, with your own tutor and you will work in teams to make your films. You will assume a variety of roles: writer, producer, director, editor and performer in each area you will be supported and taught by experts. This is an intensive course and you will be expected to work with your team in the evenings and at the weekends.

Most of all the film will be fun. You will come together with like-minded people, sharing the adventure of filmmaking with all its challenges and thrills and you will leave us with a fully-produced short film.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Games Design

This exciting three-week course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of game design. The course includes an exciting mixture of hands-on exercises combined with lectures and discussion by experienced game design and animation tutors. You will develop an initial game concept whilst receiving lectures on practical game design theory, history and how it effects the design of game elements. Students will develop game design documents and build game prototypes. You will also learn how to use 3D modelling and animation. At the end of the course you will present your work and receive feedback for future portfolio development and further study. This course will be taught on 3DS Max and Unity software.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Graphic Media Design

On this three week course you will explore the relationship between graphic design communication systems and media processes through studio based and technical workshops, discussion and other activities. With an emphasis on visual research and exploration we will examine the function of typography, layout, and basic design principles, Letterpress, Screen printing, Risograph printing, digital filmmaking & editing, furthering exploring the relationship between print and digital media.

There will be the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in London to see the latest design techniques and get some inspiration.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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LCC - Journalism

This course is intended to develop your skills as a journalist, providing a rewarding insight into how to apply these core abilities to create accurate and compelling content across media platforms. In lecture and workshop settings, students will study writing in a range of genres including news, features, reviews and comment pieces. Working closely with social media and online blogging tools, you will explore the modern digital landscape, applying this knowledge and practical skills to a personal, bespoke web project. Under the guidance of staff and industry guests you will plan, research, produce and publish a feature-length piece of journalism on a topic and in a medium or media of your choice. This course is ideal for students who are thinking about a career in content creation or journalism or are heading for further study in this area.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Fine Art Studio

The Fine Art Studio programme at Chelsea College of Arts is designed to challenge students to develop investigative and forward‐thinking approaches to their art practices, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary dialogues between art‐making and critical‐thinking. The programme is studio‐based and practice‐led, establishing creative links between a wide range of materials and processes, including: Drawing / Sculpture / Painting / Collage / Film / Photography / Sound / Performance/ Installation / Collaboration / Site‐Specificity. Practice and contemporary theory are unified throughout the programme, enabling students to establish and extend the contexts within which they operate as a practitioner.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Interior and Spatial Design

This study abroad course will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities explored on the BA Interior and Spatial Design (BAISD) degree programme at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. The course differs distinctly from the many of the interior design courses available in the UK in that it approaches interiors from a position of research, exploration and experimentation. You will be guided through the stages and conventions of a typical BAISD project to rework elements of Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CHELSEA - Digital Textile Design

Practical studio and workshop sessions will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of Digital Design through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator from initial drawing to the translation of your designs. This course will give you a unique insight into contemporary textile design for fashion and interiors. You will be taught new drawing approaches and experiment with a variety of techniques. Sessions will be complemented by lectures and external visits to places of interest within London, including museums, galleries and retailers.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Illustration

On this three‐week course, you will engage in a range of experimental research methods in order to strengthen your illustration practice. The course will focus on intuitive image making, ways of exploring subject matter through illustration and developing content. You will be given a series of tasks in the first part of the course that have been developed specifically to push your thinking and making. These will act as starting points to trigger your imagination and generate a body of research from which you will produce an outcome. The tasks will include elements of drawing, experimental image making, role‐play and movement, exploration of unconventional narrative forms, 3D lo‐fi making, and will include a research trip in London.

This course should be useful to you if you are interested in authorship, creating stories for picture books or comics, developing a portfolio for further study or simply looking for new methods of research, idea development and experimentation.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Advanced Fashion Design

This 3 week course is designed to give you an authentic Central Saint Martins fashion design experience, using experimental research and design development pathways that are original and innovative. Please note, this course is aimed at high level and ambitious fashion students. You will be working with dedicated students and tutors from around the world in order to produce exceptional work. In this course you will explore your ideas by gathering inspiration from a variety of sources as the starting point for creative design research. You will then go on to develop and interpret your research ideas into garment designs, prints and embroideries. A series of workshops led by industry professionals will cover pattern-making and fashion illustration. You will explore a range of different techniques to present your ideas to an advanced portfolio standard. The course will be taught through a series of research projects, visits, design and illustration sessions, and individual and group tutorials. You will be expected to be ambitious and really push your ideas to explore what is possible to achieve through the design process. The course ends with a final critique in which you will present your work in an exhibition format. Designs finished in a toile format will be part of an audience attended fashion show organised by Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication students. This is a challenging and demanding course aimed at high level fashion students

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Visual Merchandising

In Visual Merchandising we focus on the creative side of window design. We will start by analysing window design by some of the most ground breaking brands in the world. From this base we will go on to look at how to tell creative stories while still being able to sell product with in the classic confines of the vitrine. We will look at how this story telling feeds into in store displays. Specialists in all fields of this area of design will be invited to visit and to lecture or to set short projects on both the creative, scientific and legal aspects of this subject. Further visits to places of design interest such as galleries, exhibitions, model making shops and museums are also part of the course.

A combination of short one day and longer group projects will be set through the 3 weeks. The course will provide a structure towards good design practice that involves deep research, development of creative ideas, as well as practical creative play. The course will provide you with high quality two and three-dimensional presentations for your portfolio. You can expect an insightful, fun and intense studio experience working alongside like-minded students.

Language of Instruction: English   

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Theatre and Screen Design

Through practical workshops, visits, backstage tours, discussion groups, this course offers you the opportunity to engage with Designing for performance through an intensive three week programme. Whether it is Set Design for Screen, Set Design for Theatre or Costume Design for both, this course will give you the opportunity to explore designing for a Performance based on your own reactions to a work of art held in Tate Britain. From the historic Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre, to the innovative Royal Court Theatre, London offers a huge range of live performances and from Pinewood and Elstree film studios London 2019s film industry is continually growing. You will be based at Chelsea College of Arts, located just a few steps away from Tate Britain. Responding to a brief, you will develop a short story and visually communicate this. You will learn about the technical and creative processes involved in Design for Performance including costume, set design and lighting. Your learning will be enhanced by trips to Warner Brother, The Making of Harry Potter, The Stanley Kubrick Archive, and Angels Costumiers (subject to ticket availability). You will have a suggested, optional programme of evening theatre and film performances, which will compliment your course tutorials. *Tickets for evening, theatre and film performances are not included in the course price.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Interior Design

This is a 3 week course for students of all levels and experience interested in interior design. Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London. You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing. The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work, which may be used in your portfolio, as well as demonstrating good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience with fellow students from broad social and cultural backgrounds.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Graphic Design

This course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning the participant from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on idea-based problem solving as well as exploring ‘What is graphic design?’ Students tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography. The first week is a dynamic introduction to the visual context of London as a source of inspiration. The practical sessions are combined with the opportunity to explore London’s public space and museums. There are critiques and discussions about the work-in-progress designed to give students confidence and increase their design vocabulary. During the second week, students explore a longer project based around them as practitioners. The main project is supplemented by a few experimental one-day pieces and students have some tutorial time before the final group presentation and discussion. Students leave the course inspired and knowledgeable about this dynamic and ever-changing area of art and design as it appears in a London context. Students will need to provide the following: a recent piece of work; sketchbook; a selection of pens and pencils; USB stick; laptop.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Art History, Criticism and Communication

This course will explore the relationship between art, language and criticism in applied and conceptual contexts. You will work alongside a number of London based galleries, artists, critics and curators in order to develop your critical practice in a way that embeds the link between art and theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

This course will suit students with a very creative design aesthetic in fashion and those who wish to develop and specialise in knit and other related fabrics. It will offer a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas via your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it. With a series of workshops covering techniques such as machine and hand knitting, crochet, embroidery and smocking you will be encouraged to design and produce a range of fashion and fabric ideas. You will learn how to edit your work and where to concentrate your technical abilities. You will be supported by professional technicians.

The first two weeks will be spent experimenting and developing your technical expertise. At this point you will choose one fashion look or silhouette to develop and produce during the third week for a fashion show on the final day.

Throughout the three weeks you will be expected to visit London's museums, markets, cafes and clubs to inform your design development. Your design solutions must be contemporary and relevant. You will receive peer and individual assessment and will potentially develop a strong and successful design project.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Textile Design

This in-depth 3 week course combines visual primary research with studio practice to focus on the exploration and examination of composition, colour and design through various printing techniques for textiles.

Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest including galleries, museums and textile retailers. Your print design work will be based on independent research, gallery and library visits and at the end of the course you should have a sketchbook full of ideas, a collection of printed fabric samples exploring various techniques and a final piece(s) that you will show in a group exhibition on the last day of the course.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

This course is for students studying drama or theatre studies, to immerse themselves in a new and exciting programme for performing Shakespeare at Drama Centre London, one of the most renowned drama schools in the UK, and part of Central Saint Martins. The course will enable you to improve your skills for Shakespeare using a methodological approach, culminating in a performance based on Shakespearian text. Workshops in movement and vocal studies will form part of your class time to give you a hugely rewarding and intensive experience with the Drama Centre London. The course tutors will work with you to enhance your capacity to learn in a disciplined, organised manner and develop skills leading to independent learning. You will also develop a critical awareness of contemporary performance and learn to express your ideas clearly and articulately. To support your learning experience you will visit a number performances at world famous London theatres. During the course there is a theatre trip to Stratford upon-Avon, a beautiful medieval town and birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Architecture

This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city. The course assists students in understanding the key phases of London’s architectural, economic and social development through a series of informal seminars as well as guided site visits. This research will provide a stimulating background leading into their individual design project work. Students will explore their ideas in context to a particular site in London and develop a design proposal for an urban intervention in group work through model making, drawing, and photography. Fabricating, testing and documenting their intervention on site will allow students to participate in London’s rich contemporary design culture and provide them with first-hand experience of the particularities of the city. The course is open to students with varying experience and will help those looking to study architecture, history of architecture, art and design. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary architectural practice as well as a sound introduction to appreciating architecture in context to history.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Art History, Criticism and Communication

This course will explore the relationship between art, language and criticism in applied and conceptual contexts. You will work alongside a number of London based galleries, artists, critics and curators in order to develop your critical practice in a way that embeds the link between art and theory.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

This course will suit students with a very creative design aesthetic in fashion and those who wish to develop and specialise in knit and other related fabrics. It will offer a taster of the BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at Central Saint Martins. You will be shown how to initiate ideas via your sketchbooks and how to explore your research and develop fashion and fabric designs from it. With a series of workshops covering techniques such as machine and hand knitting, crochet, embroidery and smocking you will be encouraged to design and produce a range of fashion and fabric ideas. You will learn how to edit your work and where to concentrate your technical abilities. You will be supported by professional technicians.

The first two weeks will be spent experimenting and developing your technical expertise. At this point you will choose one fashion look or silhouette to develop and produce during the third week for a fashion show on the final day.

Throughout the three weeks you will be expected to visit London's museums, markets, cafes and clubs to inform your design development. Your design solutions must be contemporary and relevant. You will receive peer and individual assessment and will potentially develop a strong and successful design project.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Upper Division  

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CSM - Fashion Communication

In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand identity and positioning through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, cinema, visual arts, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, fashion show reviews, analysis of advertising campaigns, the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data, strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global consumer base.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Graphic Design

This course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning the participant from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on idea-based problem solving as well as exploring ‘What is graphic design?’ Students tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography. The first week is a dynamic introduction to the visual context of London as a source of inspiration. The practical sessions are combined with the opportunity to explore London’s public space and museums. There are critiques and discussions about the work-in-progress designed to give students confidence and increase their design vocabulary. During the second week, students explore a longer project based around them as practitioners. The main project is supplemented by a few experimental one-day pieces and students have some tutorial time before the final group presentation and discussion. Students leave the course inspired and knowledgeable about this dynamic and ever-changing area of art and design as it appears in a London context. Students will need to provide the following: a recent piece of work; sketchbook; a selection of pens and pencils; USB stick; laptop.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

CSM - Interior Design

This is a 3 week course for students of all levels and experience interested in interior design. Through a structured method of problem solving and unique thinking, this highly structured course begins by analysing existing interiors, retail spaces, restaurants and bars in London. You will learn how to 'read' an interior. After the design project brief is given, the course will involve a mix of creative exercises and workshops. This will lead you through the basics of interior design as well as the fundamentals of the design process to completing a finished project. We have a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to the design process. Design for us, is all about thinking through making and doing. The course provides you with a structure where creative ideas, drawing techniques (both technical skills and sketch visualisation) and model making enable you to be confident when presenting your ideas. The course will provide you with high quality and dynamic 2D and 3D work, which may be used in your portfolio, as well as demonstrating good practice in research through producing a dynamic sketchbook. You can expect an intense and challenging studio experience with fellow students from broad social and cultural backgrounds.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Textile Design

This in-depth 3 week course combines visual primary research with studio practice to focus on the exploration and examination of composition, colour and design through various printing techniques for textiles.

Studio and workshop sessions will be complemented by visits to places of interest including galleries, museums and textile retailers. Your print design work will be based on independent research, gallery and library visits and at the end of the course you should have a sketchbook full of ideas, a collection of printed fabric samples exploring various techniques and a final piece(s) that you will show in a group exhibition on the last day of the course.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

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CSM - Visual Merchandising

In Visual Merchandising we focus on the creative side of window design. We will start by analysing window design by some of the most ground breaking brands in the world. From this base we will go on to look at how to tell creative stories while still being able to sell product with in the classic confines of the vitrine. We will look at how this story telling feeds into in store displays. Specialists in all fields of this area of design will be invited to visit and to lecture or to set short projects on both the creative, scientific and legal aspects of this subject. Further visits to places of design interest such as galleries, exhibitions, model making shops and museums are also part of the course.

A combination of short one day and longer group projects will be set through the 3 weeks. The course will provide a structure towards good design practice that involves deep research, development of creative ideas, as well as practical creative play. The course will provide you with high quality two and three-dimensional presentations for your portfolio. You can expect an insightful, fun and intense studio experience working alongside like-minded students.

Language of Instruction: English   

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CSM - Fashion Communication

In this course students analyze how to convey fashion brand identity and positioning through both traditional and digital media channels. Fashion communication regards every facet of information relating to fashion, in all available media: journalism, magazines, cinema, visual arts, social media, photography, blogging and more. The course covers trends and solutions to improve brand value communication. Students learn to analyze Web marketing and communication strategies. Skills developed include fashion writing, fashion show reviews, analysis of advertising campaigns, the ability to find and use social media and marketing research data, strategies that enable brand value to be improved and conveyed to an expanding global consumer base.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 6   Course Level: Lower Division  

CSM - Fashion Design

Central Saint Martins fashion alumni like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, and Stella McCartney have changed the way that the world looks at fashion. At the heart of the Central Saint Martins approach is the way that individual students’ own ideas provide the focus for design development. In this course, students use London, its streets, museums, and people as the starting point for design research. The class goes on to develop their research ideas into designs. Students explore a range of different illustration techniques to present their ideas to finished portfolio standard. Students are expected to push their ideas to expand and explore what is possible through the design process. During the class students also visit specialist fabric shops and the costume collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The class ends with a final critique in which students present their ideas to the group. Assessment is based on research in a sketchbook or other form, including sourced inspirational research, fabrics, sketches and rough design ideas. Designs developed from these ideas are presented as illustrations to portfolio standard, including working drawings. This course is open to all students, from ambitious beginners to those with more experience. Students will be provided with a sketchbook and layout pad but will need to provide for themselves the following: sketching pens; black pen; coloring pencils; others as needed per syllabi.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

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.

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