Enrol on a Dual City 2014 summer course and you will experience a journey through two cities, two cultures and two different methods of teaching - all in one simple educational package.

Dual City London
Dual City Paris
Dual City New York
Dual City Milan
Dual City Istanbul
Dual City Barcelona

Istanbul London


London and Istanbul are among the world's oldest and richest cities in terms of heritage and historical sites. Their global appeal is booming, with artists and designers keen to experience the beguiling mix of both the ancient and modern styles of these vibrant metropolises.

Our partner institution for these courses, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU), is situated in the heart of Istanbul by the Bosphorus Strait, looking out across to the continent of Asia and is the perfect base to explore the city and catch the progressive and fashionable vibe of Turkey's cultural capital.

Session Dates:

Istanbul course dates: 16 June - 26 June 2014

London course dates: 1 July - 11 July 2014

New York London


New York and London are cities rich in design, art, fashion and innovation. The appeal of these two cities extends around the world with artists and designers flocking to these creative hubs in order to experience their unique culture.

Our partner institution for these courses, Parsons The New School for Design, is a pioneer in art and design education. Parsons has cultivated outstanding artists, designers, scholars, business people, and community leaders for more than a century.

Session 1 Dates:

New York course dates: 23 June - 27 June 2014

London course dates: 30 June - 4 July 2014

Session 2 Dates:

New York course dates: 23 June - 3 July 2014

London course dates: 8 July - 18 July 2014

Session 3 Dates:

New York course dates: 7 July - 11 July 2014

London course dates: 14 July - 18 July 2014

London Barcelona


London and Barcelona are both world-famous for art and design. They are exciting international cities that attract visitors from all around the world, enticed by the rich heritage and cool contemporary culture of the cities and their creative practitioners. Whether you are interested in fine art, design, retail, media or history both cities are packed with places to explore, find inspiration and immerse yourself.

Our partner institution for these courses, ELISAVA (Barcelona School of Design and Engineering), is the leading design School in Spain.

Session 1 Dates:

London course dates: 30 June - 4 July 2014

Barcelona course dates: 7 July - 11 July 2014

Session 2 Dates:

London course dates: 30 June - 10 July 2014

Barcelona course dates: 15 July - 25 July 2014

London Milan


London and Milan have some of Europe's best fashion, art and retail experiences, exceptional architecture and are home for some of the world's top design companies.

If you are a beginner and wish to build a portfolio and sample a real design school atmosphere at CSM and our partner institution, NABA, or an experienced student or designer who wishes to build upon existing skills at CSM and NABA's postgraduate sister school on the same campus, Domus Academy, then there will be a course in our 2014 Dual City London Milan Programme for you.

Session 1 Dates:

London course dates: 30 June - 4 July 2014

Milan course dates: 7 July - 11 July 2014

Session 2 Dates:

London course dates: 7 July - 17 July 2014

Milan course dates: 22 July - 1 August 2014

London Paris


London and Paris are cities rich in creativity, from art, architecture and interior design to textiles, product design and, most significantly, fashion. This creativity has found an important place in the cultures of these two cities, where artists and designers are drawing upon a successful past and creating new concepts for the future.

Our partner institution for these courses, Institut Français de la Mode, is the centre in France for training, research and expertise in the fashion-design and creative industries.

Session 1:

Paris course dates: 30 June - 4 July 2014

London course dates: 7 July - 11 July 2014

Session 2:

London course dates: 18 August - 22 August 2014

Paris course dates: 25 August - 29 August 2014

Dual City 2014: Reasons to join

This is your opportunity to take a career boosting or vocational short course that spans London and Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Istanbul or New York over two or four weeks exploring exciting Art and Design subjects from complementary and contrasting viewpoints that broaden your creative horizons and kick start your imagination.

You will come away from your Dual City Summer course having:

  • Experienced the cool, collaborative vibe at two world class art schools with outstanding reputations
  • Acquired new skills and techniques from qualified tutors (many with their own professional practices) at two renowned institutions
  • Gained an insider viewpoint into two super cities that will amaze and inspire you with their thriving creative scenes - these courses are specifically designed to get you out of the classroom into the city and exploring as much as possible.
  • Made new friends and future business contacts with other students in your chosen subject area.
  • Collected new life stories and travel experiences to share with those around you.

The Dual City Summer Sessions are a range of practical fashion, design and art courses that began in 2006. 

CSM Dual City Summer Programme Schedule 2014 [PDF 684KB]