Summer Study Abroad at University of the Arts London

Video and Photos

Group of students at a Summer Social, smiling and sitting around a table
Group of students at a Summer Social, smiling and sitting around a table
Student laughing while working on a garment.
Student laughing while working on a garment.
St Paul's Cathedral and bridge over the river Thames, blue sky above.
St Paul's Cathedral and bridge over the river Thames, blue sky above.

About

Our Summer Study Abroad program is ideal for students who are looking for high-quality, short-term courses. The program provides an intensive experience of practical projects, tutorials and workshops, with many courses featuring visits to places of interest in London and beyond. trips have included Harry Potter Studios, Tate Modern and more. We offer courses for students who have completed a year of undergraduate-level study in their specialist area, as well as those with little or no experience.

Entry requirements:
Summer Study Abroad is suitable for students who have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate-level study.

Level of English:
The equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or above is required.

Credit:
At the end of your course, we will provide a record of study with the grades you have achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.

Highlights
  • Programs in the Arts, Design, Fashion, Communication, Media and Performance
  • Scholarships Available
  • Top 2 in the World for Arts and Design (QS World Ranking 2019)
  • London College of Fashion, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts
  • Prime London locations

Questions & Answers

Reviews

97%
based on 6 reviews
  • Academics 8.3
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.5
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Mirella
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Digital Textil Design

This course gave me the opportunity to learn different techniques to develop even more my creativity and find my own visual identity in every project that I make. I had time to experiment new things without being afraid if it was going to work or not, cause every mistake you make is one more step to the success. I would recommend to anyone looking for an improvement in your career. You'll have the opportunity to try new materials and techniques each day with amazing professionals by your side, giving you the help needed. At the end of the course, you'll be able to see how each person have your own style, working on the same project. It's an amazing experience that will improve for sure my future personal projects and even my knowledge about the textile area.

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HIN WAI
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing summer exchange experience in London

My summer exchange at the University of Art London - LCC was very rewarding. I had a great time exploring the City of London and a lovely moment to encounter the people from Europe.

The classes there were very useful because we can learn about writing in a range of genres. All my writing is posted on my blog - https://chikhinwai.wixsite.com/website.

The most massive challenge in the classes is to make a zine in a week time. Even so, we completed it in time. In my reported feature, I had noted the problem of homeless people in London. Thus, I tried interviewing homeless people and charity in London. This experience was fabulous, I can't imagine the homelessness is an ongoing concern in the UK.

In conclusion, this three-week time is unbelievable. I have only been here for a month, but the memories I made would be unforgettable for a lifetime.

If you a looking for a Journalism course, then this course should be your first choice. Not only having a great time in the UK but also get some journalistic practice in the three-weeks time.

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Valeria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best experience

I loved how the course showed me London and architecture in a unique way, I got to enroll in local projects and get to know some amazing places as well as projects, it helped me to see architecture in a new way, and also to explore architecture. We did everything by hand, instead of doing it by computer, which was a new way of doing and designing things, at first I didn’t enjoyed it that much but then I realized how many details you can see and add by doing everything by hand! At last I really enjoyed it and i hope to apply it in my future projects at my school! The activities that I enjoyed the most was the walking around London, I got to know London as a real local and also I explored almost every corner of London, I loved how my teacher explained every single detail of every corner in London.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe one thing I would improve is the amount of work and how the work is done, because we did everything by hand, which I enjoyed quite a lot, but I think the work could turn way better with help of other devices and technologies
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Yujia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Theatre and Screen Design

First of all, I would like to say that this project has helped me fulfill my dream of trying to do a theater design.
Second, the curriculum is really good. Leaving us three days a week, but also can ensure that the course is very professional, and really fruitful. Three days a week is enough for me to feel London by watching kinds of London performances, visiting London creative markets and museums. Then during class time, the teacher will watch exhibitions, perform and visit the studio and theater backstage with us. The experience of seeing exhibitions together is completely different from doing that by myself , while visiting we can discussing, it really has a great benefit. And the teacher will also recommend a lot of small museums to us.
Based on our reactions to these exhibitions and performances we have seen, we develop our own storyboard and make models to make our ideas come true. In this complete process, the teacher treats us all as independent designers and listens to our ideas to help us solve the problem. The process of finding out the problem and solving the problem has made me very fruitful. Even if my original major was jewelry design, I could still get something useful for me to prepare my own collection of design works in the future.
Because there are not many people in a class, teacher have the energy to give advice and help to everyone.
So I think it is very friendly for people who come to London to travel, the student who come to further improve their major, or students to experience foreign teaching methods in different majors like me, even those who do not have any art foundation but just want to experience it .

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Don't be shy and unconfident, because of the lack of confidence in speaking English, in fact, there are a lot of times that I want to do communication with my classmates but I have not done. It's really bad to make people think that I don't want to make friends with them, and it's obviously a good opportunity to practice English that should be seized.

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Hanna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad - London College of Fashion - Fashion Business

I've had a great experience from London College of Fashion. I graduated from Textil and Design in Sweden 2016. After my experiences in sewing, I wanted to learn more in depth about the business in the fashion industry and that's why i selected this program. It has given me so much tools and knowledge that I couldn't even imagen that I would learn. I can really recommend this program to a person who wants to see the reality of the fashion industry and get a greater knowledge and inspiration to which part one will find themselves in the industry.

What would you improve about this program?
This is a great program. But it has been really challenging to work with people who are not interested in this subject, I don't know why they apply. So the thing that could be improved is the admissions, it will be a greater experience for the teachers as well for the students who are passionated about this.
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Alison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

London Theatre: Behind the Scenes

This program was so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the different projects we worked on in class, as well as the remarkable tour and show experiences we got to participate in. I really felt like I got to see things the average theatre-goer wouldn't experience. The instructor was incredibly helpful and friendly, too, and was wonderfully involved. Living in London itself, and traveling to Wimbledon for class, was also a really unique and engaging experience. It truly felt like I was living there - not just a tourist. All in all, a fantastic way to experience a new city and country, with structure and academic/practical challenge, but also with time to see the things I wanted to see on my own. If I could, I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London is top 2 in the World for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings® 2019). We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape...