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UAL International Summer School for 16 to 18 year olds Short Course

Course description

The UAL International Summer School offers students with a keen interest in Art and Design a unique opportunity to learn in an art school environment. Students will create work inspired and informed by London's rich cultural and social diversity, as they engage in a series of art and design projects.

Structured in a similar way to a foundation course in art and design, you will be helped to build and create work for a portfolio. Throughout the three-week programme, you will be encouraged to learn new skills, progress existing skills and express your ideas through discussions with your tutors and fellow students.

Who should attend?

The UAL International Summer School provides a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced UAL tutors and experience life at art school. Suitable for anyone aged between 16 to 18 years old with a keen interest in Art and Design (You may be working towards a GCSE, International Baccalaureate or just wanting to improve your skills). This course runs at the same time as our successful UAL International Summer School for 11 to 15 year olds and provides an opportunity for younger students to attend within an appropriate age group.

Course outcomes

You will grow in your own self confidence and develop a range of perspectives and skills. You will generate ideas and concepts that reflect a given theme and create a range of new work, experimenting with: scale, texture and colour via the mediums of drawing, sketching, mark-making, design, 2D and 3D collage and modelling.

Find out more about the course from students who recently studied with us at the 2022 UAL International Summer School.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

Digital Credentials (badges and certificates)

Students will receive a UAL Short Courses digital badge and certificate on completion of the course. Digital credentials are a great way to celebrate your accomplishments and stand out from the crowd. Find out more about our digital badges and credentials.

Available dates

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Make an enquiry or call us on 0207 514 7015.


Topics Covered

  • Research and idea generation
  • Drawing: scale, texture and colour
  • Sketching
  • Mark-making
  • Design
  • 2D and 3D collage and modelling.


Any materials students are required to bring will be communicated closer to the course start date or on the first day of the course
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The UAL International Summer School for 16 to 18 year olds is a fun and intensive three-week summer course designed to improve skills and techniques through creativity, experimentation and collaboration. The course will provide a chance to help build a portfolio for further study, experience art college life and meet like-minded individuals.

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