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SURROUND YOURSELF WITH INNOVATORS AT ONE OF FIVE COLLEGES

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. Here, you’ll gain insight and skill from talented artists and professionals with close industry ties. Colleges include: 

  • Camberwell: Illustration, drawing, painting, graphic design 
  • Chelsea: Design, fine art  
  • Central Saint Martins: Highly ranked fashion* design, architecture, performance 
  • London College of Communication: Film/screen, media, game design 
  • Wimbledon: Film, television, theater (including rare production classes) 

Ready for downtime? London has endless museums, galleries, markets, and landmarks to explore. We’ll help you maximize your stay with IFSA excursions and activities that give you deeper cultural insights, all with no extra fees. Possibilities include a West End theater performance, a session in the famous The Great British Bake Off tent, and exploring below ground with a former coal miner in Wales.

*Interested in fashion business or design? Learn more about University of Arts London: London College of Fashion.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: April 15
Spring: Oct. 15
Academic Year: April 15

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

13–20

Housing

Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option

Instruction language

English

Language prerequisites

None

Visa required?

Not in most cases. Learn more.

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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.

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.

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

Camberwell College of Arts
Subjects: Illustration, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Computational Arts, Painting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design

Chelsea College of Arts
Subjects: Fine Arts, Textile Design, Interior Design, Product and Furniture Design, Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins
Subjects: Architecture, Ceramic Design, Fine Arts, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Communication, Fashion Journalism and Performance Design

London College of Communication
Subjects: Photography, Music Production, Journalism, Advertising, Graphic Design and Branding, Film Practice, Public Relations, Magazine Journalism and Publishing, Photojournalism, Film and Television Studies, Computer Animation, Game Design, Game Art and Design for Climate Justice

Wimbledon College of the Arts
The curriculum at Wimbledon is uniquely theater and film focused: Theater Arts, Theater Performance, Creative Technical Theater, Costume for Theater and Screen, Production Arts for Screen, Theater Design, Technical Arts for Theater

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

  • Fall 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 20 U.S. semester credit hours.
  • 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 for the fall. They also enroll in a 19-week term for 20 U.S. semester credit hours for the spring. Student will earn a total of 33 U.S. semester credit hours for the year.

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

CHART Your Course
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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.

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

Please note that the classes 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 of study you have chosen, on the basis of your class 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.

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) full-time 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.

Demonstration of Prior Work
Your application will be required to show your prior work, either through a portfolio of creative work or a written statement depending on your area of study. IFSA will provide guidance on the specifics of what you need to submit.

 

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 classes 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

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are a selection of activities and excursions from previous terms; options may vary for your program. Due to the seasonal nature of many of program activities, we cannot guarantee a specific activity or excursion will be available in a given term or program.

Activities

  • The Great British Bake Off Experience: Step into the famous white tent and don your apron for this immersive baking experience. Perfect for fans of The Great British Bake Off, you’ll work in pairs and bake a dessert against the clock that will be judged by the head baker. You’ll even be able to take home your creation at the end!
  • West End Theatre Performance: No time in the UK would be complete without a trip to the West End, London’s famous theatre district. Shows are chosen that provide context or different perspectives on London/the UK/Europe. Recent examples include Operation Mincemeat and Cabaret.
  • Sustainability Garden: Visit a community garden started to rewild urban space and respond to the challenges of urban sustainable food production in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. By speaking to gardeners, learn more about the impact of sustainable practices on the biodiversity of urban areas and how they’re trying to widen participation in their local community. Make sure to dress appropriately because we’ll be getting our hands dirty!
Excursions
  • 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 LGBTQ+ perspective. This colorful 90-minute walk along the beach and historic city center takes 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!
  • Big Welsh Weekend: Delve into the rich history of Wales and explore its unique culture and its complex relationship with the rest of the UK on a weekend that takes in the famous Tintern Abbey, the historic Raglan Castle, the Blaenavon coal mines, and St Fagan’s, a museum that has preserved buildings and cultural practices from Welsh history. Spend the night in Cardiff, the Welsh capital, and discover the Cardiff Bay area, home of the Welsh Parliament.
  • Yorkshire Adventure: Explore the vibrant and historic county of Yorkshire on a weekend trip where you’ll discover how this English region has contributed to the UK’s cultural landscape. Highlights may include the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth, the Piece Hall in Halifax, the Victorian model village of Saltaire, or the imposing Harewood House in Leeds.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat, Single Room Option

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

Students live in UAL residences or in flats (apartments) provided by IFSA. 

Housing in UAL residences 

Explore Costume Store (a UAL residence named as a nod to its previous life as storage for the BBC costume collection) to see what your London home might be like: 

  • Location: North Acton in West London  
  • Commute: North Acton Tube station is across the street. It’s a 60-minute ride to the College of Fashion site, with easy connections to other UAL sites.  
  • Furnished flats: Designed for four to nine students, with single bedrooms, some with private bathrooms, some with shared bathrooms. Shared living space and kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, and kettle. Sheets and towels not included.  
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students prepare or purchase meals. 
  • Additional details: Student art gallery. On-site laundry, coffee shop, and small supermarket. Receptionist on staff.  
  • Nearby: Shepherd’s Bush, BBC Television Centre, Wembley Stadium; easy access to all of London via Tube

Housing in IFSA flats (apartments)

Students live in furnished flats (apartments) selected by IFSA, with IFSA students as flatmates.

  • Living space: Each flat contains single bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom.
    • Bedrooms include bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and light for each student.
    • Comfortable space to cook, eat, socialize, and study either in your flat or in convenient common areas.
    • Linens, except towels, are typically provided.
  • Meals:  There is no meal plan. Students cook or purchase their own meals. Some flats have private kitchens, others include shared kitchens. Most are fully equipped; if not, kitchenware is easy to purchase nearby. Flatmates say cooking and eating together is a fun, social part of their day.
  • Commute: Varies by location. Expect a 40- to 50-minute trip via local train services, the Tube (the London subway), or bus.

Sample housing

Explore Vita Lewisham, one housing option, to see what your London home might be like:

  • Location: Lewisham, an area in southeast London undergoing substantial regeneration, particularly following its tenure as London Borough of Culture in 2022. Lewisham Shopping Centre, a five-minute walk away, is home to over 70 stores. Across the street is Glass Mill Leisure Centre, with gym, pool, sauna, and steam room. Two-minute walk to Lewisham train station.
  • Commute: 30 minutes by train to Camberwell campus; 45 minutes by train to Central Saint Martins campus; 45 minutes by bus to the London College of Communication campus; 45 minutes by train/Tube to Chelsea College of the Arts campus; 60 minutes by train to Wimbledon College of the Arts campus.
  • Single rooms: Rooms include one double bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and TV. Bed linens provided. Studio rooms include private kitchen with oven, stove, refrigerator, and microwave. Other rooms are part of cluster flats: six single rooms with private bathrooms, a shared kitchen, and living space. Kitchenware provided.
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students purchase meals or prepare food in shared kitchens. Breakfast available in the reception area on weekday mornings.  Free coffee 24/7.
  • Common spaces: Three private dining rooms, a bar, study spaces, a gym with dance studio, and a games room.
  • Other details: Unlimited Wi-Fi, staff and security on site 24/7. Laundry facilities on-site. Cleaning provided every two weeks. The residence runs a full social calendar.
  • Nearby:  The bustling Greenwich area, home to Greenwich Market, renowned museums, and Greenwich Park (where the Eastern and Western Hemispheres meet)—five minutes away via Docklands Light Railway. (Watch for celebrities: Greenwich frequently stands in as London and occasionally Paris in film and television productions.) Central London is 15 minutes away via train, so it’s easy to get to London Bridge and Charing Cross, the historic center of London.

Dates and Fees

Term
Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Fall 2024
August 28, 2024
December 14, 2024
$28,900
Passed
Academic Year 2024-2025
August 28, 2024
June 21, 2025
$59,775
Passed
Spring 2025
Early Feb. 2025
Late June 2025
$31,875 (estimated)
Oct. 15, 2024
Fall 2025
Late Aug. 2025
Mid-Dec. 2025
$28,900 (estimated)
April 15, 2025
Academic Year 2025-2026
Late Aug. 2025
Late June 2026
$59,775 (estimated)
April 15, 2025

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Kevin Canas

Kevin Cañas

Enrollment Counselor