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Integrated Study Abroad

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Immerse yourself into one of UAL's degree programmes.

The Integrated Study Abroad Programme offers students the opportunity to join current University of the Arts London undergraduate students for 1 term in the Autumn, 1-2 terms in the Spring or 1 full academic year.

For Spring 2021 teaching and learning will be delivered through a blended model of on-campus and online activity.

Students can expect:

  • lectures online
  • workshops and other small group sessions in person, on campus
  • access to specialist facilities, libraries, learning zones on campus

The ratio of on-campus and online teaching, and the regulations for studio access will vary per course across UAL and will be communicated in more detail ahead of the course start date.

Find tips and advice on studying online.

For Spring 2021, we have introduced flexible booking terms in response to COVID-19. If you decide to cancel your place on the course, the deposit payment is now refundable until 6 weeks before the course start, subject to receiving your cancellation notice in writing. If we have to cancel the course our usual terms and conditions apply. Please contact us at studyabroad@arts.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Programme detail

Start dates in September and January/February

Available at Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication and Wimbledon College of Arts*

What to expect

This programme is designed to allow students to experience UK student life on our BA and BSc programmes. Students will have the same coursework and schedule as a home student and should anticipate independent-style learning and a collaborative environment. Usually applicants will be either majoring/minoring in their chosen subject or have a developed portfolio in the subject area.

Optional modules

Students on our Integrated Study Abroad programmes can take a 3 week optional module which runs Monday - Friday, either at the start of their programme or during the Easter break.

Online Study Abroad

UAL’s online courses are for university students wanting to develop their skills and creativity within UAL’s unique Virtual Learning Environment. You will experience live sessions to engage with your tutor and other students from around the world in real time. Take one of our Online Study Abroad courses and join a global creative community of students.

Integrated Study Abroad students choose a degree programme and take classes in that core subject area. This is designed to develop further specialist technical skills, with the aim that students explore, develop and expand upon their own ideas. These are essential skills required for a career in the creative industries.

The Study Abroad team at UAL can send applicants course handbooks containing detailed information on the curriculum and classes for the selected degree course. Students often find it useful to have a copy of the course handbook when they meet with their academic advisors at their home institution.

The course director at UAL will assign students a programme of classes during their first meeting in London.

Watch videos from some of our Study Abroad lecturers

All degree courses at UAL are credit rated. Students earn credit points when they successfully complete a learning unit. Each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning across 2 areas:

  • taught or tutor-directed learning
  • self-directed study with access to College facilities.

Assessments might include project work, logged and written assignments, and other work as appropriate.

Study Abroad students can take classes for their home institution to award external credit. 120 credits are available for each year of study and this typically breaks down into 40 credits per term. At the end of the course, we will provide a record of study listing the grades the student has achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.

Students are advised to ensure their home institution will award external credit before they travel to London and enrol onto their elected Study Abroad Programme. The Study Abroad team can provide course handbooks to both the student and their advisor to demonstrate what will be studied during their time with UAL.

Spring - £10,150 (15 weeks taught - 19 weeks including Easter break)

Academic year (30 weeks) - £20,155


Integrated Study Abroad courses

Below you will find the list of BA or BSc programmes available for study abroad. The links will take you to the general BA/Bsc course page, where you will find dates, course units and more.

*There is no Integrated Study Abroad at London College of Fashion. Learn more about Study Abroad at London College of Fashion.

3D Design and Product Design

  • BA (Hons) Ceramic Design

    BA Ceramic Design is a unique, specialist design course.

  • BA (Hons) Jewellery Design

    BA Jewellery Design looks for enthusiastic, energetic and talented students who are keen to define the future direction of contemporary jewellery. It values innovation and originality, and enjoys superb industry links.

  • BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

    BA Product and Furniture Design at Chelsea College of Arts offers you the chance to explore our social, physical and emotional connection to objects.

  • BA (Hons) Product and Industrial Design

    Widely recognised externally as an environment in which rigorous thinking generates creative, commercially relevant work, this course gives you the intellectual, academic and subject-specific skills you need to define your own professional practice.

Animation, Interactive, Film and Sound

  • BA (Hons) Animation

    BA (Hons) Animation is a practice-led course, where you will start by learning the fundamental skills and principles of animation in an intensive and collaborative setting. After your first year, choose one of four specialist pathways that reflect industry specialisms: Animation Arts, 3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) or Games Arts.

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies

    BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies investigates the moving image from the 20th Century through to contemporary modes of immersive and interactive storytelling.

  • BA (Hons) Film and Television

    BA (Hons) Film and Television at London College of Communication will develop your skills and knowledge in cinema, television and online content production.

  • BA (Hons) Film Practice

    Find out about studying on the BA (Hons) Film Practice course at London College of Communication, including how to apply, staff, careers, funding and more.

  • BA (Hons) Games Design

    BA (Hons) Games Design will teach you skills sought by industry, such as coding and programming, enabling you to take software tools and create new playable games from your ideas.

  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media

    BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media is a studio-based course that will help you become a creative and innovative illustrator who is able to work in a broad range of media.

  • BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

    BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts is a practice-led, experimental course focusing on the relationship between people and designed objects and experiences.

  • BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen

    BA Production Arts for Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts offers a unique combination of design and making skills for film, television and other screen based media.

  • BA (Hons) Sound Arts

    BA (Hons) Sound Arts centres on the creative use of sound, both as a medium in its own right and in support of other media, and is delivered within specialist industry standard facilities.

  • BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production

    COURSE SUSPENDED. An industry-focused course, BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production will help you develop specialist skills and gain a deep understanding of the many types of production work involved in the industry.

  • BA (Hons) User Experience Design

    BA (Hons) User Experience Design is a digitally focused, practice-based course. You'll explore user experience (UX) and user interface design (UID) for current and emerging technologies.

  • BA (Hons) Virtual Reality

    BA (Hons) Virtual Reality (VR) at London College of Communication (LCC) is a course that explores immersive and interactive tools for film, games and animation.

Architecture, Spatial and Interior Design

  • BA (Hons) Architecture

    BA Architecture explores the spaces, places and buildings we inhabit.

  • BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces

    This professionally focused design course will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to create unique interior spaces, retail experiences, 3D installations and creative events.

  • BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design

    BA Interior and Spatial Design at Camberwell College of Arts covers a range of disciplines including architecture, art, furniture, interior and spatial practices.

  • BA (Hons) Interior Design

    BA Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts aims to define user experiences and interactions with objects and spaces through contemporary scenarios.

Business & Management, and Science

  • BA (Hons) Design Management

    BA (Hons) Design Management is a practical course where you will apply critical and design thinking to a range of projects that address social, business and environmental needs.

  • BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces

    This professionally focused design course will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to create unique interior spaces, retail experiences, 3D installations and creative events.

Communication and Graphic Design

  • BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction

    BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction will not only help you learn the skills associated with being a practice-based designer, but also develop your creative vision and the ability to direct other practitioners in realising that vision in whatever media and outcome are relevant to the solution.

  • BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

    BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design prepare students for the future of design and new technologies.

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity

    BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity is designed to produce strategic thinkers and creative communicators, with practical projects and technical workshops supported and informed by theory.

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design

    BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts gives you a range of skills and knowledge to produce effective design for both social engagement and the future of the design industry.

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Communication Design

    This course equips you to become a versatile graphic communication design practitioner in a wide range of media and contexts, from paper to screen, from digital environments to public spaces.

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication

    BA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts actively engages you in the creation and understanding of the rich visual culture that now surrounds us.

  • BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

    BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts is a practice-led, experimental course focusing on the relationship between people and designed objects and experiences.

  • BA (Hons) User Experience Design

    BA (Hons) User Experience Design is a digitally focused, practice-based course. You'll explore user experience (UX) and user interface design (UID) for current and emerging technologies.

Creative Computing

  • BA (Hons) Animation

    BA (Hons) Animation is a practice-led course, where you will start by learning the fundamental skills and principles of animation in an intensive and collaborative setting. After your first year, choose one of four specialist pathways that reflect industry specialisms: Animation Arts, 3D Computer Animation, Visual Effects (VFX) or Games Arts.

  • BA (Hons) Games Design

    BA (Hons) Games Design will teach you skills sought by industry, such as coding and programming, enabling you to take software tools and create new playable games from your ideas.

  • BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts

    BA (Hons) Interaction Design Arts is a practice-led, experimental course focusing on the relationship between people and designed objects and experiences.

  • BA (Hons) Virtual Reality

    BA (Hons) Virtual Reality (VR) at London College of Communication (LCC) is a course that explores immersive and interactive tools for film, games and animation.

Curation and Culture

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures

    BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures explores the role that media, cultural and creative processes play in shaping today’s world and helps you to develop your critical thinking in practical ways.

  • BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation

    BA Culture, Criticism and Curation offers a wide-ranging arts education which embraces design, fine art, architecture, fashion, film, performance and literature.

  • BA (Hons) Design Management

    BA (Hons) Design Management is a practical course where you will apply critical and design thinking to a range of projects that address social, business and environmental needs.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion History and Theory

    This pathway develops your understanding of the history of western fashion from the Renaissance to the present day, and provides you with a sound theoretical framework within which to analyse that history.

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies

    BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies investigates the moving image from the 20th Century through to contemporary modes of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Fashion Communication

Fashion Design

  • BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear

    Today, knitwear is created and marketed worldwide, whether through multinationals or designer-makers. This pathway aims to familiarise you with knitwear processes and the impact of world fibre resources on the sector.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design with Marketing

    This pathway is for designers who want to contribute innovative ideas to marketing activities operating alongside the international design industry today. Clothing, at the heart of lifestyle choice, is marketed in association with beauty products, music, food, interiors, fine art and more.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Menswear

    This pathway is for students who want to pursue careers as innovative designers. It sets out to deliver a clear understanding and experience of generating, developing and realising a wide variety of creative menswear ideas to a professional standard.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear

    This pathway is for students who want to pursue careers as innovative designers. It sets out to deliver a clear understanding and experience of generating, developing and realising a variety of creative womenswear ideas to a professional standard.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion: Fashion Print

    In this pathway the design process starts with fabric creation. By handling image, colour, surface pattern and a wide variety of print processes you’ll develop and apply your printed textile skills to fashion design.

Fine Art

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

    Artists create the cultural resources of our shared future. We recognise the breadth and diversity of social, political, cultural, economic and technological contexts of contemporary art.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

    BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts brings together students and staff to examine what contemporary fine art practice is and to help forge its future.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Drawing

    BA Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts explores drawing as an expanded field of practice within contemporary art.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting

    BA Fine Art Painting at Camberwell College of Arts encourages you to explore the medium. You will be invited to embrace possibilities for its continued reinvention and consider its connection with social, cultural and political change.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography

    BA Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts offers an open and experimental approach to fine art photographic practice.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture

    BA Fine Art Sculpture at Camberwell College of Arts invites you to explore the interplay between materials, social practices and cultural contexts.

Illustration

  • BA (Hons) Illustration

    BA Illustration at Camberwell College of Arts takes an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practice of illustration.

  • BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media

    BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media is a studio-based course that will help you become a creative and innovative illustrator who is able to work in a broad range of media.

Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing

  • BA (Hons) Advertising

    Develop your innovative thinking, creativity and enterprise skills on our BA (Hons) Advertising course. Benefit from our superb industry links and opportunities to work on live projects.

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures

    BA (Hons) Contemporary Media Cultures explores the role that media, cultural and creative processes play in shaping today’s world and helps you to develop your critical thinking in practical ways.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion Communication and Promotion

    This pathway focuses on understanding how fashion can be communicated and promoted creatively through different media, through a curriculum that includes, amongst other areas, branding, trends, styling, photography, graphics and the creative use of new digital platforms.

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Communication: Fashion Journalism

    This pathway focuses on fashion writing for different media and markets. Fashion writers do not work just for magazines and newspapers but are employed by brands to communicate directly to their customers through e-tailing sites and brand magazines.

  • BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies

    BA (Hons) Film and Screen Studies investigates the moving image from the 20th Century through to contemporary modes of immersive and interactive storytelling.

  • BA (Hons) Journalism

    Find out about studying on the BA (Hons) Journalism course at London College of Communication (UAL), including how to apply, staff, careers, funding and more.

  • BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing

    Our unique BA (Hons) Magazine Journalism and Publishing course combines the practical and technical skills of journalism, editing and production with a contextual understanding of publishing.

  • BA (Hons) Media Communications

    BA (Hons) Media Communications is focused on the social and cultural impact of digital media forms and will help you develop a critical understanding of new communications technologies.

  • BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

    BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography will help you develop the specialist skills required to become a professional photographer and produce work for a range of outlets.

  • BA (Hons) Public Relations

    Taught by leaders working in industry, BA (Hons) Public Relations explores how brands communicate to diverse audiences, and how reputations are formed and maintained in a digital environment.

  • BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production

    COURSE SUSPENDED. An industry-focused course, BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production will help you develop specialist skills and gain a deep understanding of the many types of production work involved in the industry.

Performance and Design for Theatre and Screen

  • BA (Hons) Acting

    A Drama Centre course at Central Saint Martins, BA Acting prepares you for direct entry to the profession while laying the foundations for a lifelong acting career.

  • BA (Hons) Acting and Performance

    BA Acting and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts is for students who are interested in acting as an artistic practice and a key driver of contemporary culture.

  • BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre and Performance

    BA Contemporary Theatre and Performance at Wimbledon College of Arts is for students who are interested in making performance.

  • BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre and Screen

    BA Costume for Theatre and Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts introduces you to professional costume for theatre, film, television and live performance.

  • BA (Hons) Performance: Design and Practice

    Challenging assumptions and territories, this course explores theatre, film, video and live art. It emphasises collaborative practice, instilling a strong set of specialist and transferable skills. In the final year you’ll shape your own individual project, anticipating your future in this diverse and expanding sector.

  • BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen

    BA Production Arts for Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts offers a unique combination of design and making skills for film, television and other screen based media.

  • BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production

    COURSE SUSPENDED. An industry-focused course, BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production will help you develop specialist skills and gain a deep understanding of the many types of production work involved in the industry.

  • BA (Hons) Theatre Design

    The BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts covers both set and costume design.

Photography

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art: Photography

    BA Fine Art Photography at Camberwell College of Arts offers an open and experimental approach to fine art photographic practice.

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art

    BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts brings together students and staff to examine what contemporary fine art practice is and to help forge its future.

  • BA (Hons) Photography

    Find out about studying on the BA (Hons) Photography course at London College of Communication, including how to apply, staff, careers, funding and more.

  • BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

    BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography will help you develop the specialist skills required to become a professional photographer and produce work for a range of outlets.

Textiles and Materials

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design

    BA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts wants you to take an experimental and creative approach to textile design.

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design

    BA Textile Design explores the three main textile design practices – print, knit and weave – alongside digital and non-traditional approaches to textile design, trend prediction and presentation.