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Summer Study Abroad

Study for 3, 5 or 8 weeks in the creative capital of the world.

Summer Study Abroad

Our 3, 5 and 8 week Summer Study Abroad courses provide an insight into our world-renowned degree subjects. Enjoy an immersive, collaborative experience in one of the world's most exciting cities. Network with your tutors and students from around the world, building global experience into your portfolio.

Summer Study Abroad 2021

Summer Study Abroad - Advanced Fashion Design
Summer Study Abroad - Advanced Fashion Design

Summer Study Abroad - Advanced Fashion Design

Explore fashion design ideas through personal inspiration to develop research into garment designs, prints and embroideries.

A selection of illustrations/stopped animations. Image is for a decorative purpose only
A selection of illustrations/stopped animations. Image is for a decorative purpose only

Summer Study Abroad - Animation

This exciting, hands-on course is designed to give you a playful, creative experience whilst developing your animation portfolio. The course focuses on Principles of Animation and Visual Narrative. You'll leave with your own short animated film.

Architectural drawing by student
Architectural drawing by student

Summer Study Abroad - Architecture

Explore architecture and urban planning through London's history and by designing an architectural intervention in the city.

Summer Study Abroad - Art History, Criticism and Communication
Summer Study Abroad - Art History, Criticism and Communication

Summer Study Abroad - Art History, Criticism and Communication

Enhance engagement and understanding of contemporary visual practice and theory in art history, criticism and communication.

Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Fine Art Practice
Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Fine Art Practice

Summer Study Abroad - Contemporary Fine Art Practice

Enhance engagement and understanding of contemporary visual practice and theory in art history, criticism and communication.

SSA - Communication photography
SSA - Communication photography

Summer Study Abroad - Communication for PR and Advertising

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge PR and advertising practices in one of the most creative cities in the world. You'll take part in workshops, visits and projects and leave with a practical and critical understanding of the contemporary issues surrounding communications.

Students sitting around a table, interacting with a colourful wooden map of the world.
Students sitting around a table, interacting with a colourful wooden map of the world.

Summer Study Abroad - Design Management

Gain understanding of the rules and logic of games and how these can be developed through programming into engaging games. Covering 3D modelling software and physical games you'll leave the course with a playable prototype.

Digital collage of photographs of profiles. Decorative image.
Digital collage of photographs of profiles. Decorative image.

Summer Study Abroad - Digital Photography Portfolio

This course is ideal for you if you want to built a DSLR photography portfolio for work or study. Explore the street portraiture, studio portraiture and the urban landscape of London and present your ideas with confidence.

Sample of Digital Textile Work from Summer Study Abroad
Sample of Digital Textile Work from Summer Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad - Digital Textile Design

Students take part in practical studio and workshop sessions, giving them a unique insight into contemporary textile design for fashion and interiors.

 Summer Study Abroad - Experimental Fashion Knitwear
Summer Study Abroad - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

Summer Study Abroad - Experimental Fashion Knitwear

From sketchbook to developing fashion and fabric designs, the course is a taster of BA Fashion Design with Knitwear at CSM.

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication
Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Communication

Fashion Communication covers how fashion designers and brands get their messages and products out to a global audience.

Close up of a person writing in a note book. Image is used for decorative purpose only.
Close up of a person writing in a note book. Image is used for decorative purpose only.

Introduction to Fashion Business: Summer School

Find out about what is involved in London College of Fashion's Study Abroad Business Summer School.

A colourful fashion collage in red, yellow and black tones. Image used for decorative purpose only.
A colourful fashion collage in red, yellow and black tones. Image used for decorative purpose only.

Introduction to Fashion Design: Summer School

This summer school is an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of fashion design.

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design
Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design

Students develop fashion ideas into designs, exploring illustration techniques, to present final work at a portfolio standard.

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design Menswear
Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design Menswear

Summer Study Abroad - Fashion Design Menswear

The course covers the full experience of a working menswear designer – covering research, subject knowledge and context, to design development.

Silhouettes of students and film cameras against a white backdrop
Silhouettes of students and film cameras against a white backdrop

Summer Study Abroad - Filmmaking

Learn how to produce your own short film, shot here in London. You will go from the basics of filmmaking to producing and editing on an intensive, hands-on course. It is suitable for those who want to learn either dramatic or documentary filmmaking.

Woman using a paint brush
Woman using a paint brush

Summer Study Abroad - Fine Art Studio

The Fine Art Studio programme at Chelsea College of Arts is designed to challenge students to develop investigative and forward-thinking approaches to their art practices.

Close up of shoes being made by hand. Decorative image only.
Close up of shoes being made by hand. Decorative image only.
Computer graphics in motion
Computer graphics in motion

Summer Study Abroad - Games Design

Gain understanding of the rules and logic of games and how these can be developed through programming into engaging games. Covering 3D modelling software and physical games you'll leave the course with a playable prototype.

Summer Study Abroad Graphic Design Exhibition 2019
Summer Study Abroad Graphic Design Exhibition 2019

Summer Study Abroad - Graphic Communication Design

Explore contemporary graphic design through studio projects, turning you from a design student into a design thinker.

SSA - Graphic Media Design small image
SSA - Graphic Media Design small image

Summer Study Abroad - Graphic Media Design

Take inspiration from London, one of the most visually stimulating cities in the world. Through visual research and exploration you will examine the function of typography, layout and basic design principles, letterpress, screen printing, risograph printing, digital filmmaking and the relationship between print and digital media.

Image of Artefact Magazine
Image of Artefact Magazine

Summer Study Abroad - Journalism

Develop your skills as a journalist, gain insight into a changing industry and learn how to create accurate and compelling content across media platforms. You'll leave with a range journalism pieces including blogs, video and data visualisation.

Image of a colourful student illustration, in progress.
Image of a colourful student illustration, in progress.

Summer Study Abroad - Illustration

On this 3-week course students will engage in a range of experimental research methods in order to strengthen your illustration practice.

Summer Study Abroad - Interior Design
Summer Study Abroad - Interior Design

Summer Study Abroad - Interior Design

Creative exercises and workshops lead you through the basics of interior design, and process to completing a finished project.

3D model of a white building without a roof
3D model of a white building without a roof

Summer Study Abroad - Interior and Spatial Design

This study abroad course will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities explored on the BA Interior and Spatial Design (BAISD) degree programme.

Drawing of a hand holding a bottle
Drawing of a hand holding a bottle

Summer Study Abroad - Product and Industrial Design

Product and Industrial design are the efficient and effective generation and development of ideas through a process that leads to new products.

 Summer Study Abroad - Textile Design
Summer Study Abroad - Textile Design

Summer Study Abroad - Textile Design

Visual primary research and studio practice looks at composition, colour and design through printing techniques for textiles.

Theatre Design
Theatre Design

Summer Study Abroad - Theatre and Screen Design

The Theatre and Screen Design Summer Study Abroad programme at Chelsea College of Arts is designed to challenge students to develop investigative and forward-thinking approaches to their art practices. Visit places of interest in London as part of your learning.

Close up photo of a laptop with a collage of fashion photographs. Image used as decorative element only
Close up photo of a laptop with a collage of fashion photographs. Image used as decorative element only

Styling Summer School

London College of Fashion's Styling Summer School offers an understanding of the role of a stylist, make-up artist, designer, photographer and art director.

Entry requirements

Level of study

Summer Study Abroad is suitable for students who have completed at least 1 year of undergraduate-level study.

Level of English

The equivalent of IELTS 5.0 or above is required.

The equivalent of IELTS of 6.0 or above is required for Journalism, Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre and Art History, Criticism & Curation.

Credit

Record of Study

At the end of your course, we will provide a record of study with the grades you have achieved for each unit and their equivalent US credit value.

To earn credit for your Summer Study Abroad course, please check that your home institution will award external credit before you travel to London.

Financial aid and scholarships

Each summer, we award tuition-fee waivers for the following courses. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found on each course page:

Accommodation

Summer Study Abroad students have the option to reserve a space in 1 of UAL's halls of residence. Although UAL Study Abroad and Accommodation endeavour to provide students with suitable UAL accommodation, space is limited and is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

It is advantageous for students to book their summer accommodation as soon as they receive their offer letter; however, students will only receive the discounted rate once they receive an unconditional offer from the central UAL Study Abroad team. For more details about the discounted rate, please refer to the conditional offer letter.

Images from Summer 2019