What You’ll Study
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per term
The University of the Arts London is a collegiate university comprising 6 international renowned colleges: Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Arts, and London College of Fashion. These colleges specialize in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts, and is the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located in London and each college is at the heart of their respective communities. Drawing on and contributing to the local culture, they foster closely-knit and welcoming environments in which to study, supported by all the resources of the larger University and the wider arts community. The University's 1,228 teaching staff; as active professional artists, practitioners, designers, critics, and theorists, lead the way in creative and experimental practice alongside historical and theoretical analysis. The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research, and highly-experienced staff creates a unique, multifaceted learning experience for students at UAL.
PROGRAMS AT UAL
Integrated Programs - 40 UAL credits per term (12 semester credits)
Students enroll directly alongside local undergraduate students who are full-time, degree-seeking students. Students are required to work more independently than they may be accustomed to at their home institution. While teaching is not conducted in a traditional U.S. lecture-based class setting, students receive guidance from faculty and are helped to identify the resources they need to reach course goals. Course content is delivered in a variety of ways, including individual and group tutorials, projects, seminars, lectures, and museum, gallery and studio visits.
Students receive an official transcript from the University of the Arts London upon completion of the program. Students are assessed on the basis of project work, preparatory materials, the log and written assignments.
The following links include courses from several of the constituent UAL colleges, including Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, and Wimbledon College of Arts.
INTEGRATED PROGRAM COURSE INFORMATION
In the UAL Integrated Programs, the word “course” refers to a “course of study,” or a “major” as we refer to it at U.S. universities. Therefore, students in this program choose only one course of study, and the classes, projects, and tutorials for that course are assigned upon arrival. Students are advised upon acceptance on the level of courses based on their previous experience in the specialist subject area. Year 1 is the equivalent of the Sophomore Year in the U.S. and Year 2 is equivalent to the Junior Year.
The following colleges offer integrated programs for international students: Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, Camberwell College of Arts, and Wimbledon College of Arts.
Students participating in the Integrated Studies program at UAL also have the opportunity to enroll in one of two courses as an optional extension to their regular coursework:
- Creative Industries London
- European Art History: London & Berlin
Please contact the England Program Coordinator if you require syllabi. Both modules are equivalent to 3 U.S. semester credits. Students participating in a fall session complete the module during the two weeks preceding the standard program start date. Students participating in the spring session complete the module during the two weeks following the program end date for the winter quarter program. Students participating in this optional module study alongside other international students and engage with the art, history, environment, and culture of London and Europe through lectures, visits, discussion groups, and studio-based workshops.
- The additional fee to participate in the optional Creative Industries London course is $3550.
- The additional fee to participate in the optional European Art History module is $3850.
Please note that students participating in a fall session who choose to enroll in this optional module will need to schedule a flight that arrives into London Heathrow Airport prior to the standard program start date in order participate in an earlier API on-site orientation. Likewise, students participating in a winter session must select a flight that departs after the standard program end date.
The colleges that make up the University of the Arts, London - or UAL - (including Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Arts) has offered recommendations for converting its alpha grades to American grades. Students who have enrolled full-time receive 40 credits at UAL each term. API awards 3 U.S. semester credits for every 10 UAL credit hours (e.g., a course representing 20 UAL credits would be awarded 6 US credits on the API translation.)
- Creative and diverse arts programs
- One of Europe's top art schoolsRanked #6 in Art and Design - QS World Rankings
- Central Saint Martins ranked #1 for undergrad/post-grad courses in Fashion - QS World Rankings
- 62% of the 'British Designers of the Year' are UAL alumni