“IFSA allowed us to have so much independence and flexibility, which allowed us to engage with the local culture and explore the city right from the start.”
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Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, and communications is a great choice for any aspiring artist. Designed for the art, design, fashion, communications, or performance major, you'll work closely with faculty who are active artists, designers, and communications professionals, in the studio or in classes.
Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the UAL Integrated Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.
To view available courses at University of the Arts, visit the university's online course catalog. Scroll down to view courses by subject area. Click on the course of your choice to see the course details and the college where it's offered. IFSA offers study at every affiliated college at University of the Arts.
The Integrated Study Abroad Program is for a student who is likely to be an art, design, fashion, communications or performance major already with a strong background in these areas. You should be prepared for an intensive, independent study that is very subject specific alongside degree-seeking UAL students. This option is ideal for a student from a fine arts school or program that can support a portfolio of 20-25 images of their work. The Integrated Program is available for the fall and spring terms, during which its structure varies as follows:
- Fall students enroll in a 10-week term plus a mandatory 3-week pre-session module, for which they typically earn a total of 13 U.S. semester credit hours.
- Spring students enroll in a 19-week term, for which they typically earn 15 U.S. semester credit hours. The spring calendar includes a 4-week break during which students may add an optional module that carries a supplemental fee and increases their course load to 18 U.S. semester credit hours
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 3-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.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit 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.
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What Our Students Say
“The biggest thing I learned is the value of immersing oneself in a culture unlike that which you come from. Even though Australia speaks English, the culture has taught me to relax and take everything one step at a time.”
“I enjoyed the academic and personal freedom of my IFSA program. Being able to take whatever classes I wanted/needed in order to satisfy my requirements for major and what happened to interest me set the foundation for my study abroad experience.”
“For two years, I have tried to manage and exist with depression and anxiety. Coming to New Zealand enlivened me and gave me the tools to function and create the life I want and need. I was able to live somewhere for the first time away from family and friends and thrive in it. It allowed me to realize my potential and ability.”
Student, New Zealand
“I’ve learned about the culture my family comes from, more about the world in general, and the different ways there are to simply live. Above all, I think I’ve learned a lot about myself and my behavior—how I tend to act and react in situations. I’ve also become more assertive, courageous, and confident through this experience.”
“My IFSA program was amazing. They really do a great job making sure you adjust well and are well equipped for your time abroad.”
“Through IFSA, I learned to enjoy the small things in life, was able to better understand a culture different from mine, developed intellectually through independent study, and improved my Spanish.”
“The connections I made during my time in Scotland was the most enjoyable aspect of my IFSA study abroad abroad experience. I was able to connect with peers on the program, IFSA staff, and the local culture. Being part of the St. Andrews basketball team really facilitated my relationship with the campus and its students.”
“Through my IFSA program, I volunteered at a travel startup where I initiated and developed a six-month lesson plan for the first English teaching program in a Mayan community, created a cost plan for program volunteers, and translated itineraries.”
“I enjoyed study abroad the most when I got courage to speak at my first poetry SLAM, befriend a fanzine publisher, and speak up (in my broken Spanish) in my film class. Having the courage to own who I am made me feel good.
Unpacked: Student Stories
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