Travel to 2 global design cities this summer and join an intensive academic programme at Central Saint Martins in London and one of our renowned partner colleges in six other unique cities.

London Barcelona

Central Saint Martins and Elisava
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 Course Dates:
London: 6 July - 16 July 2015
Barcelona: 20 July - 30 July 2015

Session 2 Course Dates:
London: 6 July - 10 July 2015
Barcelona: 13 July - 17 July 2015

London Copenhagen

Central Saint Martins and KADK
London and Copenhagen, are two dynamic fashion and lifestyle capital cities that provide ideal summer study abroad locations to compare and contrast the exhilarating design culture of northern Europe. Copenhagen, the European green capital in 2014, is a standard bearer for cool Scandinavian design, new Nordic cuisine and cosy interiors, that wins many quality of life surveys. 

Our partner institution, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) is a prestigious institution, founded in 1754, that is internationally recognized as one of the leading Nordic academies for world class study and research environments.

Session 1 Course Dates: 
London: 6 July - 10 July 2015
Copenhagen: 13 July - 17 July 2015

Istanbul London

‌Central Saint Martins and MSGSU
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 1 Course Dates:

Istanbul: 29 June - 3 July 2015
London: 6 July - 10 July 2015

Session 2 Course Dates:

Istanbul: 29 June - 9 July 2015
London: 14 July - 24 July 2015

New York London

Central Saint Martins and Parsons
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 School of 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 Course Dates:
New York: 29 June - 3 July 2015
London: 6 July - 10 July 2015

Session 2 Course Dates:
New York: 29 June - 9 July 2015
London: 14 July - 24 July 2015

Credit transfer available - see course description for details

London Paris

Central Saint Martins and IFM
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, L'Institut Français de la Mode (IFM), is the centre in France for training, research and expertise in the fashion-design and creative industries.

Session Course Dates:
London: 6 July - 10 July 2015
Paris: 13 July - 17 July 2015 (No class on 14 July)

What will my Dual City course be like?

From the first day on your course you will be part of a group of friendly, like-minded individuals from around the world that you would never normally get to meet.

Achieve personal growth
Your tutors will use their industry experience and professional contacts to expand your curriculum, sharpen your skills and boost your resume and portfolio of work. In turn, you will discover the reality of how your chosen subject area works in two different colleges, countries and cultures.

Have unforgettable experiences outside of class
Get to know your classmates, now your new international friends, by sharing your views and experiences, whilst absorbing the culture from the local museums, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants. Roam the cool city streets and neighbourhoods, shop at great stores and specialist boutiques or just relax in the many waterfront spaces or city parks as you soak up the summer sun.

Travel Learn Experience
Enrol on one of the programmes today and gain a global perspective and a competitive edge this summer for your creative professional future.

Full Programme Dual City 2015 Schedule [53KB PDF]

Dual City Summer Courses Brochure 2015 [PDF 1.9MB]

More information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

NEW for Summer 2015!  

Credit Transfer on selected 4-week Dual City courses
Studying with us this summer can help you build up credits for your own degree course. Please ensure you take the essential steps to clear the courses and credits with your home college or university before you begin your Dual City summer course.

Plan Credit Transfers Before Departure
Once you have selected your course, meet up with your study abroad office or academic advisor. Pass them the relevant course description and Course Handbook as this will assist advisors in assessing the course for credit-transfer at your institution.

Record of Study and Achievement & Grade Report
The Record of Study and Achievement (RSA) contains your final grade and is sent out soon after the end of your summer course. You will receive one copy, while a second copy will be sent to your home university or study abroad provider. 
The RSA we will send out includes details the course studied and tuition hours and the final grade that has been awarded, so your institution can determine the number of credits they will award. The Grades we use are formatted in a standard A-F scale, included in the course handbook is the grading criteria they we will use. Please ensure that your academic advisor is aware of the criteria as the level required for each grade may differ slightly from your home institution. 

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