You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0.
More information on English language requirements and equivalencies.
Open to all levels. Students applying for this course would preferably have completed one year at university (undergraduate-level study).
The course assists you in contextualizing and developing your ideas about art through an array of visual and critical lenses, from modernist art history to contemporary cultural theory and conceptual practice. A series of informal seminars and tutorials will help focus your research. The group will engage with an array of activities to trigger creative links with London’s rich contemporary visual and material culture, from gallery and museum visits to sessions working alongside professional artists, curators, writers and publishers. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary art practice, with confidence as well as a key network of cultural resources and connections.
The course will be taught by Claire Nichols and invited guest lecturers.
Claire Nichols is an artist and a curator. Exhibitions include Arebyte gallery, Florence Trust, David Roberts Art Foundation and Art on the Underground (all London, UK); Despina, Rio de Janeiro; Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona; Hangar, Barcelona and Space 118, Mumbai. She leads the BA Fine Art Study Abroad course at Central Saint Martins and previously taught on the BA Part-Time Programmes at the London College of Fashion.
Dates and fees
Date: Dates to be confirmed (TBC) for 2023
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 weeks
Materials and other requirements needed for the course:
- A notepad and pen
- Oyster card, for visiting galleries around London
Please note items can also be purchased from the college shop.
Summer Study Abroad Award
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Award for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.
- The award covers the tuition-fee only and depends on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Award winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad, including social media posts and takeovers, and blog writing.
Find out how to apply.