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Our Summer Study Abroad programme is ideal for students who are looking for high-quality, short-term courses.

The programme provides an intensive experience of practical projects, tutorials and workshops, with many courses featuring visits to places of interest in London and beyond.

We offer courses for students who have completed a year of undergraduate-level study in their specialist area, as well as those with little or no experience.

Download our Summer Study Abroad course list (PDF 47KB)

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"Studying abroad is great because not only are you immersed in a new set of classes, you're immersed in new culture, a new way of being taught, and a new way of thinking."
- Scott Solakian (USA) Footwear Design, London College of Fashion

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.

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.

Summer Study Abroad courses for 2019

Click on the relevant page for information on dates and fees.

3D Design and Product Design

Animation, Interactive, Film and Sound

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INTRODzuwA_AdobeAfterEffectsAndAnimation_Beginners

Summer: 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.

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Summer: 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.

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Summer: 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.

Architecture, Interior and Spatial Design

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 - 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.

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3D model of a white building without a roof

Summer Study Abroad - Interior 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.

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Girl at desk

Summer Study Abroad - Visual Merchandising

Work on projects that focus on the creative side of window design while you develop your portfolio and study current trends.

Communication and Graphic Design

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Summer: 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.

Students work on computers
Students work on computers

Summer Study Abroad - Graphic Design

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

Curation and Culture

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.

Fashion and Fashion Business

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LCF SAB Footwear Summer School 2 3.jpg
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LCF SAB Fashion Design Summer School.jpg

Introduction to Fashion Design: Summer School

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

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LCF SAB Fashion Business Summer School.jpg

Introduction to Fashion Business: Summer School

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

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LCF SAB Styling Summer School.jpg

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.

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.

 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.

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.

Fine Art

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.

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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.

Illustration

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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.

Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing

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Summer: 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.

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Summer: 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.

Performance and Design for Theatre and Screen

Summer Study Abroad - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London
Summer Study Abroad - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

Summer Study Abroad - Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London

Explore subject areas of acting Shakespeare through a range of disciplines; turn from a drama student into a drama thinker.

Theatre Design
Theatre Design

Summer Study Abroad - Theatre and Screen Design

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.

Photography

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Summer: 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.

Textiles and Materials

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 - 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.

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