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Integrated Study Abroad

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Study alongside UAL undergraduates for 1, 2 or 3 terms and fully integrate into a BA course and UK student life.

Integrated Study Abroad Programmes provide 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.

What to expect

This programme is designed to promote cultural integration into the UK higher education system and into UK student life. Students undertake the same coursework and schedule as a home student. On the integrated programme, students should anticipate independent-style learning and a collaborative environment with huge emphases on discussion-based learning and project work. It is expected that the student is currently majoring/minoring in the elected subject or has a developed portfolio in their chosen subject area. *The Summer Term is not the same as Summer Study Abroad.

"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

Integrated Study Abroad students take classes in 1 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 professional artistic practice and the creative industries.

See below for the full range of Integrated Study Abroad courses available.

Before applying, the Study Abroad team at UAL can send 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.

  • £6,500 per term (except Central Saint Martin Fashion programmes)
  • £7,500 per term - Central Saint Martin Fashion programmes
  • £6,650 per term (except Central Saint Martin Fashion programmes)
  • £7,500 per term - Central Saint Martin Fashion programmes

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Optional Modules

Students enrolled on integrated Study Abroad programmes can take 1 optional module at the start of the autumn term or at the end of the spring term. Each module runs for 3 weeks and is worth roughly 3 US credits.*

European Art History: London and Berlin

This module offers you the opportunity to learn about the art, histories, environments and cultures of London and Berlin.

Programme features:

  • 4-day study trip to Berlin
  • Site visits around London and Berlin
  • Taught at Chelsea College of Arts

Visit the European Art History: London and Berlin course page to find out more.

Creative Industries London

Designed around UAL’s expertise in the areas of disruptive design, media and screen practices, students will visit creative hubs around the city and examine the relationship between culture and commerce and how the creative industries have shaped the physical and social structure of London.

Programme features:

  • Site visits around London
  • Creative and Media Industry Professional Insight
  • Taught at London College of Communication

Visit the Creative Industries London course page to find out more.

Integrated Study Abroad courses: 3D Design and Product Design

BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

BA Product and Furniture Design at Chelsea College of Arts offers students the chance to explore the emotional connection we have to objects.

College: Chelsea College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Ceramic Design

Unique nationally, this course provides a design-led creative experience of ceramics within a broad subject context and brings an ethos of responsible design to the study of markets and manufacture.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Product 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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Film and Television

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

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design

BA (Hons) Sound Arts and Design 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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

Architecture, Spatial and Interior Design

BA (Hons) Architecture

BA Architecture explores design for the human environment through the buildings and spaces we inhabit, and the objects we use inside those spaces. Key issues include community and sustainability.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Interior Design

BA Interior Design at Chelsea College of Arts is a course with an emphasis on collaborative, provocative and innovative design for future environments.

College: Chelsea College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design

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

College: Camberwell College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces

BA (Hons) Design for Branded Spaces is a new future-facing course with a strong focus on interactive branded spaces enhanced by digital technologies. It is aimed at students who are interested in designing interior, pop up, installation and event spaces for commercial and cultural brands.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design

Find out about studying on BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity at London College of Communication, including how to apply, staff, funding and more.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

BA Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts focuses on challenging convention. Students are encouraged to experiment, develop their own distinct voice and look for appropriate methods of producing work.

College: Camberwell College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Graphic Design Communication

BA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts examines the wide-ranging aspects of the graphic design process and contemporary communication.

College: Chelsea College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

Curation and Culture

BA (Hons) Culture, Criticism and Curation

With a focus spanning art, design, architecture, fashion, film, performance, literature and media, BA Culture, Criticism and Curation equips you for work in galleries, museums and collections, TV, radio and new media, theatre and cinema, teaching, and arts and events management.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

Fine Art

BA (Hons) Fine Art Drawing

BA Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts teaches drawing as an extension of thinking.

College: Camberwell College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fine Art

BA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts invites students to work alongside our internationally respected team of artists and writers, providing a critically creative environment where they can develop their own practice.

College: Chelsea College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Print and Time-Based Media

BA Print and Time-Based Media at Wimbledon College of Arts combines the traditional with the contemporary, bringing together printmaking, photography, film, audio, writing, video and performance art.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting

BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts values a medium specific studio environment. This course provides a context for creative exploration, as we encourage our students to be inventive, ambitious and professional with their practice.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture

BA Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts fosters an enquiring and experimental approach to sculpture practice, its history and contemporary contexts.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

Illustration

BA (Hons) Illustration

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

College: Camberwell College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Television and Live Events Production

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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. Intensive and vocational, it’s based on the work of teaching giants like Stanislavsky.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre and Screen

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

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Costume for Performance

This costume for performance course prepares students for a career working with costume and fashion in the performance industry, by learning a specialist subject in the heart of a thriving cultural capital city.

College: London College of Fashion
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate

BA (Hons) Theatre Design

The BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts covers both set and costume design. We prepare our students to enter the world of contemporary theatre and performance design.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Wimbledon College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

Photography

BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography

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

College: Camberwell College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: London College of Communication
Level: Undergraduate

Textiles and Materials

BA (Hons) Textile Design

BA Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts wants students to take an experimental and creative approach to textile design. You will gain colour, design and materials knowledge within textile print, knit, stitch or weave. Ideas and conceptual thinking are developed through fashion, sustainability, interior and exterior design projects.

College: Chelsea College of Arts
Level: Undergraduate

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.

College: Central Saint Martins
Level: Undergraduate