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University of the Arts London Summer Program

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Program Overview

Take your creative aspirations to Europe’s largest university for art, design, fashion, and communications this summer. Choose a three-week program to explore a topic intensely. You’ll work closely with faculty who are active artists, designers, and communications professionals, in the studio or in class.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Summer: March 15

Minimum GPA

3.00

Credit load

3

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Language prerequisites

None

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Academics

CHART Your Course
Find the classes you need fast with CHART. Our easy-to-use tool shows you classes recently taken by IFSA students.

To view available courses at University of the Arts London, visit the university’s summer catalog. Scroll down for a list of summer courses and click on the subject of your choice to see course options and the college where each is offered.

IFSA offers the three-week courses in Session One (July). Students will not be able to take classes in Session Two (late July-early August). If a course has two sets of dates listed on the UAL website, plan to attend the first session.

Camberwell College of Arts

  • Illustration

Central Saint Martins

  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Communication
  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice
  • Experimental Fashion Knitwear
  • Fashion Communication
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design Menswear
  • Graphic Communication Design
  • Interior Design
  • Product and Industrial Design
  • Textile Design
  • Visual Merchandising

Chelsea College of Arts

  • Interior and Spatial Design

London College of Communication

  • Animation
  • Communication, PR and Advertising
  • Contemporary Photography Practice
  • Design Management
  • Digital Photography Portfolio
  • Filmmaking
  • Media, Culture and Communications

Wimbledon College of Arts

  • Theatre and Screen Design

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.

Students must choose one course at one college to study. Please note that IFSA does not offer the second summer session at UAL, so classes offered outside the first session are not available.

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 beginning of the term.

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

Visa Requirement
Not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.

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

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 examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As a result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.
  • Windsor and Eton: Roughly half an hour by train from London, the beautiful Berkshire towns of Windsor and Eaton occupy opposite sides of the Thames. There’s no shortage of history here, with Windsor Castle—an imposing architectural study, built by Norman the Conqueror and now a residence for the British Royal family—and Eton College—a prestigious all-boys public school with a long list of famous alums.
  • London’s Southbank Walk and Borough Market. Wander the River Thames then nosh on fish and chips, Thai curry, and more­—there are hundreds of produce and street food stalls to choose from. Soak up some history as you refuel—food markets have stood here since the Middle Ages.
  • Get to know the real London with Unseen Tours. No one knows London like the locals. Explore the East End’s Brick Lane—known for its street art and multicultural heritage—or the West End’s Covenant Garden—once orchard garden for Westminster Abbey, now home of theatre, opera, shopping, and food galore.
  • Shakespeare’s Globe: In London’s Southbank, travel back to 1599 and explore what’s arguably the world’s most famous theatre. Along the way, learn about Shakespeare and the history of this legendary open-air structure.
  • Buckingham Palace. On the bucket list for countless UK visitors, here’s your chance to see the majestic London home of British monarchs since Queen Victoria in 1837. (Look for the Royal Standard’s yellow, red and blue squares that signify the king is in residence.)
  • Thames River Boat Cruise. Get a perspective on London you can’t find from land. See why England’s longest river has long been a vital link for trade and transport as you take in icons like Big Ben, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the House of Parliament, and the London Eye, and more, depending on route.
  • Independence Day BBQ. You may be in the UK, but you can still celebrate the fabulous U.S. Independence Day with a festive get-together and meal.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

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

Sample housing 

Take a look at 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 

Lightfoot Hall is typical of a central London housing option provided by IFSA:  

  • Location: Chelsea, an upscale area known for beautiful architecture, galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and plentiful green space. Home of Chelsea Football.  
  • Commute: 30 minutes to most UAL locations; 60 minutes to UAL Camberwell; 30 minutes to IFSA Program Center in Mayfair 
  • Double rooms: Two students share one bedroom and one bathroom. Rooms include two single beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes, and TV. Bed linens are provided. Take advantage of fully equipped kitchens and comfortable, shared spaces for studying and socializing. (Students might be placed in single bedrooms, which incurs an additional fee.) 
  • Meals: No meal plan. Students purchase meals or prepare food in shared kitchens.  
  • Other details: Unlimited WiFi, staff and security on site 24/7. Laundry facilities on-site.   
  • Nearby: The Natural History Museum, King’s Road shopping, the Victoria & Albert Musuem, Battersea Park, Kensington Palace, the River Thames, and more. 

Dates and Fees

Term
Term begins
Term ends
Program costs
Application deadline
Summer 2024
Early July 2024
Late July 2024
$9,000
March 15, 2024

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Kevin Canas

Kevin Cañas

Enrollment Counselor