Student Views: Summer Study Abroad

Elizabeth Lunday, Contemporary Fine Art Practice

Studying at Central Saint Martins was an eye-opening experience. I was encouraged to use materials that I wasn't always familiar with, which helped me to evolve my skills as an artist. The teachers all came to the course with different points of view and different areas of expertise, which was so helpful. I love my time there.

University of Miami, USA

Gordon Berger, Contemporary Fine Art Practice

My experience at the Summer fine art course was motivating thanks to the creative atmosphere in the group, the freedom in using different approaches and the encouraging class critiques.

School of Design in Belgrade, Serbia

Jamaica Bastiras, Textile Design

The positive energy and productivity of Textile Design Summer Study Abroad was paramount in helping me achieve new levels of personal creativity.
Not only are the facilities probably the best in the world at an educational institution, the tutors and other students on the course provided me with an insight into what working in the textile industry might involve: CSM encourages you to be hardworking, sociable and reflective- in three weeks I learnt more than I did in a year on a previous textile course at my home college!
I am so glad I enrolled and only wish I had been able to lengthen my studies at the college; the dynamic I experienced was superb!

Adelaide, Australia

Davide Carrano, Fashion Design

I felt like that the course put in our head two main issues: freedom and rules. It was not about beauty or reproducing something which already exists, it was about searching for your own lines, through research and drawings. I especially enjoyed discussions with the tutors about our project. I took this course since I would like to access to the Fashion Folio part 2 and I think it has helped me to push further my ideas and skills.

University of Bologna, Italy

Tamara Krantzberg, Textile Design

The course was more than what I expected! It was personal and I acquired enough different skills to get me started on my thesis and explore further!

Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA

Luis Gutierrez, Graphic Design

I study architecture and doing the Graphic Design course has taught me much more than I expected. Even though it was not my field, I'm sure I took the most out of it. All the teachers were great and I made a bunch of new friends. All this in addition to being in such an amazing city as London made this summer one of the best.

Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Jesse Pimenta, Graphic Design

I came out of this course feeling a lot more confident about my design ideas, and the teachers were great at bringing out the best in your work and abilities.

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, USA

Sofia Chavez Del Castillo, Graphic Design

I had the best time at Central Saint Martins, even though the course was short, I learned so much more than just a summer abroad, the city is inspiring itself with so many beautiful surroundings and historic architecture. I have significantly expanded my skills as a graphic designer and open my mind to new concepts and ideas. The university just feel overwhelming, unique and very rich in art. The teachers were very well prepared and amazingly talented, and the most amazing thing is having 20 classmates from 20 different countries. I could¥t really ask for more fun, challenges and diversity than this summer in Central Saint Martins.

University of Monterrey, Mexico

Sara Saffore, Interior Design

CSM summer study abroad program creates for its students the perfect environment to confront oneself with interior design's highly demanding standards. Teachers Michelle and Pascal are the real asset to helping students who are willing to reach this level to achieve it. I could feel that their standards of expectations where reflecting the reality of the market and it was good to be challenged. I would recommend this experience to every students interested in interior design who are looking for a high-level short course.

Katya Reily, Textile Design

Jessica Chan was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the subject! One of the most involved professors I've had! She is a textiles ninja!

Pratt Institute, New York, USA

Inga Lena Ruttgers, Experimental Fashion Knitwear

There was a great mix of London experience, inspiration and supply research, technical skills, development of own creativity and personal project. Great ambience within the group and between students and teacher

Fashion Designer, Germany:

Maxim Grudinov, Contemporary Fine Art Practice

Everyone pays special attention to the materials and tools they use in their everyday work. I enjoyed the supporting atmosphere of the course. Since the very first day of studies you realise why Central Saint Martins is one of the best places to uncover your talents. The neatly arranged space of the university and the perfectly balanced curriculum provide the students the opportunity to delve into the world of modern art. Also the chance of communicating with the invited painters and gallery keepers is invaluable while studying and it is exciting to work in teams with students from different countries.

Blagoveshchensk, Russia

Emanuele Gatto, Contemporary Fine Art Practice

The Summer Study Abroad Programme was the ideal opportunity for me to further experiment with my art practice. As part of the programme I could experience creative freedom and collaboration with other artists which allowed me to research into new materials and media. Being a self-taught artist, I found it very interesting to work with people and tutors from very different backgrounds, and with such a diverse experience to share. What came out of this 3-week programme was a fruitful and dense collective creative process whose energy will flow around for much longer.

Rome, Italy