Study abroad in England with IFSA

University of the Arts London Partnership: Integrated Program

Program Overview

Follow your creative spirit to one of the world’s most prestigious art schools, with a rich legacy spanning 150+ years and a reputation for some of the UK’s best creative instruction. Join local students at one of five colleges and gain insight and skill from talented artists and professionals with close ties to the arts, theater, design, and media industries.

Interested in fashion business or design? Check out our sister program, University of Arts London: London College of Fashion.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 15

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

13 - 18

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

The UAL Integrated program is for students who are art, design, fashion, communications or performance majors with a strong background in these areas. This opportunity is ideal for students from a fine arts school or programs, as you may be required to submit a portfolio of 20-25 images of your work as part of your application.

You should be prepared for an intensive, independent study that is very subject specific alongside degree-seeking UAL students. When you join a full-degree program for a semester, you will automatically take the classes local students are taking at that point in their degree. Usually this is Year Two in the degree plan. You will not be able to freely choose electives.

Our students can study on any of UAL’s full degree programs at the following UAL colleges:

The UAL Integrated program is available for the fall, spring, and academic year terms, during which its structure varies as follows:

  • Fall and Academic Year students enroll in a required, three-week presession Creative Industries London class in September plus a 10-week term for a total of 13 U.S. semester credit hours.
  • Spring students enroll in a 19-week term for 15 U.S. semester credit hours. The optional three-week Creative Industries London class is available for a supplemental fee during spring break for an additional 3 U.S. semester credit hours.

Check out the University of the Arts London: London College of Fashion for additional options.

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course descriptions in the online course catalog include prerequisites and portfolio requirements that you must fulfill in order to apply to the course when applicable.

Please note that the courses listed are three-year degree programs taught in a conservatory style with no electives, which you will join for a semester or year. You will be accepted to study in Year 1 or Year 2 of the course you have chosen, on the basis of your course background and experience.

Students can participate in only one course of study. If you are interested in multiple art forms and have the background experience and completed coursework in both, you must choose one.

The Film and TV and the Film Practice degree programs at the London College of Communications are not open to study abroad students.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) year of study at your home institution before the start of the program.

Recommendation Letter

Your application to this program will require one (1) academic letter of recommendation.

Visa Requirement

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens for the semester program.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A visa is required if you are participating in the year program.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Program Activities:

Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control—including local government regulations and health protocols—could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.

Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.

Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. They vary each term based on availability, but activities may include:

  • London Pandemics–Past and Present: This event will engage you with both an historic overview and a contemporary look at concepts of community health and global health, with a particular focus on London and the pandemic. You will attend a guest lecture at the IFSA London Flagship, followed by the John Snow Cholera Tour. This tour will take you to the nearby streets of Soho to visit important sites in the story of Dr. Snow and the cholera outbreak in 1854.
  • London Statue Walk: This walking tour includes stops at some of London’s most iconic statues as well as some of its most obscure, weaving in historical, cultural, literary, and political threads as it seeks to put the past into dialogue with the present.
  • Homelessness in London–A Dialogue: This event will explore the realities of homelessness in London from three perspectives. First, you will participate in a dialogue with guest speakers followed by a tour of Central London developed, curated, and delivered by vulnerably housed individuals through Unseen Tours.
Program Excursions:

IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. They vary each term based on availability, but excursions may include:

  • The Square Mile Tour: The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is just over one mile of the capital city. But what a mile it is. The Square Mile is the oldest part of London, dating back to 43 A.D. when the Romans christened it Londinium. From St. Paul’s Cathedral to Borough Market, the Bank of England to Tower Bridge, this walking tour will give you an exclusive glimpse into the London of old and new.
  • London Graffiti and Street Art Tour: Get ready to experience the very best London has to offer in street art and graffiti during our urban street art adventure through the amazing painted streets of Shoreditch, East London and the surrounding areas. See work by some of the world’s most famous street artists including Banksy, Ben Eine, Obey, Roa, C215 and 100s more. We introduce you to all the various types of street art from street sculpture to stencils, wheat pastes and stickers. In addition to schooling you in graffiti art and explaining the different styles of lettering and techniques used in street art, the tour will really open your eyes to the graffiti/street art around you, as well as the meaning behind the graffiti.
  • Stonehenge and Bath Visit: Stonehenge has stood on Salisbury Plain for around 5,000 years and it’s still unknown how the prehistoric monument came to rest there! Make up your own mind during this visit and discover the fascinating theories behind these rocks. You’ll learn about Stonehenge from the fascinating exhibits and be able to enjoy a virtual sunrise as it rises over the prehistoric stones! Afterward, travel to the Roman city of Bath for a walking tour of this World Heritage city once home to Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Gainsborough, Lord Nelson, and Beau Nash. Then prepare to travel back 2,000 years to the Roman era with a visit to the Roman Baths.
  • Piers and Queers Brighton Trip: Since the 18th century Brighton has become a cosmopolitan place of recreation, escape, and freedom. A destination for people who didn't conform. With an LGBTQ+ population now estimated at 15%, Brighton celebrated England's first civil partnerships, and hosts the UK’s largest Pride event as well as Europe's first Trans Pride, rightly earning its title as the LGBTQ+ Capital of Britain. Peers and Queers is a tour of Brighton from a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer perspective, in a colorful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city center taking in more than 200 years of history including Regency Dandies, 1950s lesbian and gay life, and political activism. Afterward, there’s time for a walk on the pier and fish and chips, just watch out for seagulls!
  • Windsor Castle and Eton College Tours: Take a full-day tour to the beautiful Berkshire towns of Windsor and Eton. Visit the king’s home at Windsor Castle which has more than 900 years of royal history and is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. After lunch it will be on to Eton, home of the world-famous Eton College founded in 1440. Eton has educated generations of British and foreign aristocracy and members of the Royal family including Princes William and Harry, and British Prime Ministers Boris Johnson and David Cameron.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Residence Hall/Dormitory

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

All housing is self-catering, which means there is no meal plan. You will have access to a kitchen to cook your own meals.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

February 2, 2023

June 24, 2023

$32,875

October 15

Fall 2023

Late August 2023

Mid-December 2023

$26,425 (estimated)

April 15

Spring 2024

Early February 2024

Late June 2024

$32,875 (estimated)

October 15

Academic Year 2023-2024

Late August 2023

Late June 2024

Contact IFSA

April 15

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

February 2, 2023

Term ends

June 24, 2023

Program costs

$32,875

Application deadline

October 15

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Late August 2023

Term ends

Mid-December 2023

Program costs

$26,425 (estimated)

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Early February 2024

Term ends

Late June 2024

Program costs

$32,875 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 15

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Late August 2023

Term ends

Late June 2024

Program costs

Contact IFSA

Application deadline

April 15

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