Integrated Study Abroad

Student painting on canvas.
Photo by Monica Alcazar-Duarte

Study alongside local honours degree students for 1, 2 or 3 terms and fully integrate into the BA course and UK student life.

Much of your time will be spent on self-directed study and you will need to adapt quickly to a style of teaching and learning that might be quite different to what you are used to. Be prepared to take part in live projects and gain real insights into your work.

It’s tough to pick my one favourite part of studying abroad here! The programme was great and challenging, I’ve been able to visit a different museum every week, and I’ve loved meeting my classmates, they were so welcoming.

- Jien Sun (USA) Theatre and Screen: Costume Interpretation, Wimbledon College of Arts 

See which degree courses you could join on this programme by checking the subject groups below.

  • Classes and schedule
  • Credit
  • Fees



You will take classes in one subject area in order to fully develop your specialist technical skills and the ability to explore and build on your own ideas that is required for a career in professional artistic practice and the creative industries.

Before you apply, the Study Abroad team at UAL can send you a course handbook containing detailed information on the curriculum and classes for the degree course you would like to join. Many students find it useful to have a copy of the course handbook when they meet with their academic advisors back home.

Your course director at UAL will assign a programme of classes to you during your first meeting in London. 

Hear from some of our Study Abroad lecturers

Students joining an integrated programme at any UAL College can add the following modules to the start of the autumn term or end of the spring term. 

Creative Industries London

This 3-week course, based at London College of Communication, will introduce you to contemporary communications practices here in London, with visits to creative hubs around the city. 

European Art History

This intensive 3-week course, based at Chelsea College of Arts, will take you on a guided tour of the art, history, environment and cultures of two of Europe's most exciting cities, and includes a 4-day tutor-led trip to Berlin.


All integrated courses at UAL are credit rated. You are awarded credit points when learning is successfully assessed and you have completed a learning unit. The smallest units in the scheme have 10 credit points and each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning across three areas:

  • taught or tutor directed learning,
  • learning through access to School and College facilities,
  • self-directed study and learning time. 

Assessed work includes project work, preparatory materials, your log and written assignments, and other work as appropriate. 40 credits are available for each term.

A grade conversion table is available to assist in credit transfer: 

At the end of your course of study a transcript of your grades is sent to your home address as well as your home institution or the agency through which your application arrived. Please note that while we can provide subsequent replacement transcripts these will incur a £25 administration fee.

In order for your credit to transfer back to your home institution, you and your advisors should read through the course handbook together before you travel to London for them to have a clear idea about what you will be studying while you are here. It is your responsibility to make sure that your UAL classes will transfer back to your home institution.


2017/18 tuition fees

  • £6,250 per term (except CSM Fashion)
  • £7,250 per term - CSM Fashion

Save £500 if you start in January and study for the spring and summer terms.

Fees for both terms:

  • £12,000 (except CSM Fashion)
  • £14,000 - CSM Fashion

Optional modules

  • Creative Industries London - £1,795
  • European Art History (includes guided study trip to Berlin) - £1,495.

Find out about financial aid and scholarships.

Integrated Study Abroad courses

3D Design and Product Design

Accessories, Footwear and Jewellery

Animation, Interactive, Film and Sound

Architecture, Interior and Spatial Design

Business Management and Science

Communication and Graphic Design

Curation and Culture

Fashion Design

Fine Art and Photography


Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing

Textile and Materials

Theatre, Screen and Performance Design