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 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.
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 Barbican Arts Group Trust, arebyte gallery, Florence Trust, David Roberts Art Foundation, Centre Cultural La Mercè, Girona and Despina, Rio de Janeiro. 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 scheduled for 2022. Register for updates.
Cost: To be confirmed
Day: Monday - Friday
Time: 10am - 4pm
Duration: 3 Weeks
Location: Granary Sq. - N1C
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 Scholarship
We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.
Find out how to apply
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 scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
- Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.