Programmes in the Arts, Design, Fashion, Communication, Media and Performance 2016-17 - University of the Arts London →
Programmes in the Arts, Design, Fashion, Communication, Media and Performance 2016-17 - University of the Arts London →
A Programmes in the Arts, Design, Fashion, Communication, Media and Performance 2016–17 scholarships available
1 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad About us Welcome Why study at UAL? Our alumni Study in London Our Colleges Programmes and Courses Choosing the right programme Integrated Study Abroad Semester Study Abroad Summer Study Abroad All you need to know Accommodation Student life Academics Financial aid and scholarships How to apply Meet the team Our locations 02 03 04 06 08 16 18 22 24 28 30 33 34 36 38 39 What’s inside Contents University of the Arts London comprises six internationally renowned Colleges Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of Communication London College of Fashion Wimbledon College of Arts How to contact us For courses at Camberwell College of Arts Central Saint Martins Chelsea College of Arts London College of Communication Wimbledon College of Arts firstname.lastname@example.org (Please specify which course and College(s) you are interested in when you email) Study Abroad Office University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY United Kingdom Telephone +44 20 7514 2249 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad For courses at London College of Fashion email@example.com Study Abroad Office London College of Fashion 20 John Princes Street London W1G 0BJ United Kingdom Telephone +44 20 7514 7541 www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/lcf-study-abroad/ Join us on Facebook Study Abroad at University of the Arts London Study Abroad at London College of Fashion Follow us on twitter @UALStudyAbroad
2 3 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad About us Welcome Wherever you are in the world, welcome to University of the Arts London, a creative community made up of six world-leading Colleges. If you have creative bones, an original mind and an independent spirit then you’ll love exploring one of the world’s great creative capitals. If insight, inspiration and new challenges are what you want, you’ll find them all at Europe’s most influential university for art, design, fashion, communication, media and the performing arts.
This brochure marks the first stage of your journey. Here you will learn about the courses and Colleges and how to apply. You will need to spend time on our website at www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad in particular for information about the courses. You will receive practical help and advice throughout from the Study Abroad team. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, large or small – we will always be happy to help. So read on... We look forward to meeting you soon! 2 1 We are Europe’s largest specialist arts and design university, made up of 6 prestigious Colleges, and with 19,000 full- and part-time students from more than 110 different countries 2 Follow in famous footsteps!
Generations of internationally renowned artists, designers and performers began their creative journeys at the University 3 Our London location: a truly global city, and cultural and creative capital. Home to world-renowned landmarks, museums, and arts and performance spaces. We are less than two hours away from many European capitals 4 Programmes to suit everyone, from 3 weeks to a year long, and in every aspect of the arts, design, fashion, communications, media and performance 5 Expert advice and guidance from a dedicated Study Abroad team, on hand to provide you with all the support you need from the moment you first enquire 6 Excellent technical equipment and facilities, libraries and special collections. Our teachers bring an extremely high level of technical skill and industry expertise 7 Guaranteed student housing for all Study Abroad students who apply by our deadline 8 A unique opportunity to receive one of our £500 Deans’ Awards for Study Abroad 9 The extras that make all the difference to your experience: free transport from the airport (available for students arriving from outside Europe), social events throughout the year, and Welcome Days to help you settle in once you arrive 10 New challenges and new horizons: get prepared for a life-changing experience! 10 reasons to Study Abroad at University of the Arts London About us
4 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad 5 About us About us I was able to expand my activities beyond my field of study. UAL’s multidisciplinary environment and well equipped workshops enabled me to learn a lot about photography, printing and many other subject areas, and explore how these can relate to architecture. This has been a great way to review my own approach to what I study and get some invaluable inspiration. Felipe Franco (Brazil), Architecture, Central Saint Martins Our alumni Follow in these famous footsteps Henry Beck designer and creator of the London Underground tube map Derek Birdsall graphic designer Sir Quentin Blake illustrator and children’s writer Helen Boaden director of BBC Radio Hamish Bowles European editor, American Vogue Neville Brody graphic designer, typographer and art director Sarah Burton designer of royal wedding dress Sir Anthony Caro sculptor Hussein Chalayan fashion designer Jimmy Choo shoe designer Emilia Clarke actress Sir Terence Conran designer, retailer and restaurateur Sir James Dyson industrial designer, founder of Dyson Industries Paloma Faith musician Michael Fassbender actor Ralph Fiennes film and stage actor Colin Firth Oscar-winning actor Lucian Freud painter John Galliano fashion designer Gilbert & George artists Sir Antony Gormley sculptor Sarah Greenwood Oscar-nominated production designer Jefferson Hack and Rankin co-founders of magazine Dazed and Confused Maggi Hambling painter Tom Hardy actor Sir John Hegarty advertising executive Sir Howard Hodgkin painter and printmaker Sir John Hurt actor Nathan Jenden creative director of Diane von Furstenberg Christopher Kane fashion designer Sir Anish Kapoor sculptor Kwame Kwei-Armah playwright and former UAL Chancellor Mike Leigh director Stella McCartney fashion designer Alexander McQueen fashion designer Steve McQueen director Sir Henry Moore sculptor Chris Ofili Turner Prize-winning painter Phoebe Philo fashion designer Platon photographer Zac Posen fashion designer Alan Rickman actor Bibi Russell textile designer Charles Saatchi, advertising executive and art collector Douglas Scott designer of London’s double-decker red bus Joe Strummer musician, The Clash Alice Temperley fashion designer, Temperley London Florence Welsh musician Joe Wright director Wright and Teague (Gary Wright and Sheila Teague), jewellers With over 200,000 alumni all over the world, UAL is a global creative community like no other. The University has been the launching pad for the careers of many creative and cultural leaders, who have gone on to work in and help shape the arts, design, fashion, communication, media and performance worldwide. These are some of our most successful graduates…
6 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad 7 About us About us About us Study in London Creative city London is a truly global city: it is home to eight million people from all four corners of the world, speaking more than 300 languages. London is also a cultural capital and a world centre for the creative industries. It is where digital and media start-ups thrive, and where internationally renowned museums and galleries (many of which are free) sit alongside independent cultural centres and small artist-run exhibition spaces that feature emerging artistic talent. London’s rich annual cultural calendar includes an array of prominent events, such as London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair, LIFT theatre festival, London Festival of Architecture and London Design Festival, amongst others. And as a major transport hub, with its five airports, sixteen railway termini and high speed international connections London is the perfect base from which to explore the rest of the UK and many of Europe’s finest cities and regions.
All six UAL Colleges are at the heart of their local neighbourhoods, so you will be perfectly placed to enjoy these dynamic communities and all that London has to offer. The city is made up of vibrant boroughs and neighbourhoods, each with its own unique features and communities. In London, world-renowned landmarks and department stores are often only around the corner from quirky markets, small boutiques, designers’ studios, the latest restaurants and bars, theatres, and thriving arts and performance spaces.
8 9 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad What makes Camberwell so special? For over a century, this small College (1,600 students) with a big reputation has been at the heart of a bohemian community that values inventiveness, collaboration and curiosity. The College sits beside the South London Gallery in one of the city’s most vibrant, urban boroughs – a lively, friendly place brimming with artists’ studios. Come to Camberwell and you will notice a strong set of values - of equality and fairness, of respect and tolerance, and a real sense of place and connectedness with the world around us. The College has an extensive range of professional workshops and facilities, including a Digital Media Centre, one of the largest printmaking centres in the UK, open access ceramic, wood, metal and plastic workshops, and various specialist darkrooms, processing rooms and photographic studios. Camberwell is undergoing a £62 million regeneration, which will see a new extension being built to house a modern lecture theatre, studios and library.
Our Colleges Camberwell College of Arts The welcome programme provided me with a wonderful start to my study abroad experience. I settled in quickly, as everyone was so friendly from the very beginning. Chiara Hoensbroech (Germany), Theatre and Screen: Set Design for Screen, Wimbledon College of Arts About us About us
10 11 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Chelsea’s handsome, neo-Baroque exteriors hide a richly multicultural mix of students and staff, a world-renowned art and design library, and cutting-edge facilities. These include a digital print studio, an audio visual editing studio, specialist equipment for textile design (knitting and sewing machines, looms, digital and screen printing workshops and print and dye facilities), a foundry and 3D workshops in casting, ceramics, metalwork, and woodwork. Outside, Chelsea has London’s largest open-air gallery which hosts all sorts of events from film screenings to large scale installations, with international artists exhibiting alongside current students. Chelsea’s students also enjoy views over the river Thames, and a special relationship with their next door neighbour, Tate Britain, the UK’s national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day! Chelsea is one of the University’s smaller Colleges with 1,400 students, and it has a long and distinguished history going back more than a hundred years.
Our Colleges Chelsea College of Arts Central Saint Martins Generations of internationally renowned artists, designers and performers – individuals whose work has defined or transformed our times – began their creative journeys at Central Saint Martins. After 150 years, CSM now has an award -winning home in a vast refurbished Victorian granary at the heart of London’s developing cultural quarter of Kings Cross, with further classrooms and studios in two other sites – Archway and Richbell Place. The College’s workspaces are the backbone of its courses, providing a place for students to make and create. These include workshops for casting, ceramics, digital printing, fashion, jewellery, knitting, letterpress, metal, painting, photography, post production, weaving and woodwork, amongst other resources. With nearly 5,000 students, CSM has a palpable creative energy, which drives its close working relationships with the creative industries. Its shows, exhibitions, events, publications and research outputs make it a major force. The College best suits independent, risk-taking students who embrace the freedom of self-direction and who will thrive here.
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12 13 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Our Colleges London College of Fashion London College of Fashion’s rich heritage, and responsiveness to changes in design practice, has positioned it as a leading global provider of fashion education. Known worldwide as a centre of excellence and the proving ground of big names like Jimmy Choo, Paul Austin and Linda Bennett, the UK’s only specialist fashion college works hand in glove with its industry partners to prepare students for a successful career in fashion. LCF’s 5,000 students study across six campuses throughout London, from Shoreditch to Oxford Circus, and follow a range of programmes in fashion design, marketing, merchandising or fashion management. Footwear and accessories students study at renowned Cordwainers College, also part of LCF. The College has offered its unique bespoke Study Abroad programmes for over 25 years and has welcomed students from over 70 countries to study on its courses.
London College of Communication works at the cutting edge of new thinking so our students are ready to launch their careers and define the future of the creative industries. Located in a busy part of London, LCC lists the London Eye, the South Bank film, art and theatre complex, and Shakespeare’s Globe amongst its near neighbours. Its 5,000 students take full advantage of the outstanding facilities of this unique institution, which include photographic and TV studios, darkrooms, interactive media and animation suites, broadcast and print newsrooms as well as specialist printing, printmaking and letterpress workshops. LCC’s teachers make it their mission to meet the real needs of the communication, media and design industries. For LCC getting ahead means getting immersed - students are often commissioned to work on live briefs for major companies such as Nike (graphic design for clothing), The National Trust and Nokia. The College is also proud to house a selection of famous archives and special collections, including those of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
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14 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad London is certainly the top choice to learn about fine art, from classical to contemporary times. I have been able to explore art throughout the city, from world-renowned museums to all sorts of galleries, and even private studios of distinguished artists. Yu Hsi Chen (Taiwan) Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts The warm, close-knit community spirit of historic Wimbledon, our smallest College with just 1,100 students, is integral to its success in producing outstanding graduates of fine art and theatre design. Just an easy 15 minutes by train from the centre of London, its well-equipped studios, workshops and exhibition spaces are surrounded by leafy open spaces. Wimbledon’s range of specialist facilities include metal, wood, print, dye, costume, and technical arts and special effects workshops, as well as an animation suite, darkrooms, a sound studio, a film and video studio, and green screen facilities. The recent renovation of the 150 seat theatre to incorporate sound and film studios, along with the opening of a new sustainable studio building has further enhanced the facilities there. Students comment that the College is far enough away from the centre of London to have real space to think and work in, but close enough to be able to access London’s rich cultural life. Wimbledon College of Arts About us About us
16 17 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Programmes and Courses At University of the Arts London you can select from a number of different Study Abroad programme options, depending on how long you want to study here, and how you prefer to learn. For Postgraduate Study Abroad, please contact our office This handy diagram is to help you select the programme that best suits you. Choosing the right programme Choosing the right programme You might want to consider one of our Summer Study Abroad courses. See page 24 1, 2 or 3 terms (10 weeks per term) â â â 1 semester (14 weeks) â â â 3, 5 or 8 weeks â How long do you want to study for? Choose from over 30 different Summer Study Abroad courses. See page 24 Yes â â â A little â à I’m a beginner â Do you have experience of specialist study in art, design, fashion, communication, media or performance? Yes, very happy â â â I prefer more individual support from my tutors Are you happy to work independently (with appropriate guidance)? If you prefer to study on a course designed exclusively for Study Abroad students, then you might want to consider our Semester programmes, available in Graphics, Studio Art, Fashion, Interior design or Art History. See page 22 Quite important â Not so important How important is it to study alongside degree students to you?
Our Integrated programme is ideal for you! We offer Courses in 13 different subject areas. See page 18 à à à à Choosing the right programme… www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Our Semester programme might suit you best. We offer courses in Graphics, Studio Art, Fashion, Interior Design and Art History. See page 22
18 19 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad 3D Design and Product Design 3D Design Camberwell College of Arts Ceramic Design Central Saint Martins Product Design Central Saint Martins Accessories, Footwear and Jewellery Jewellery Design Central Saint Martins Animation, Interactive, Film and Sound Animation London College of Communication Interaction Design Arts London College of Communication Film and Television London College of Communication Film Practice London College of Communication Games Design London College of Communication Live Events and Television London College of Communication Sound Arts and Design London College of Communication Architecture and Spatial Design Architecture: Spaces and Objects Central Saint Martins Interior and Spatial Design Chelsea College of Arts Spatial Design London College of Communication One, two or three terms of 10 or 11 weeks Start September 2016 or January 2017 Available at Camberwell / Central Saint Martins / Chelsea / London College of Communication / Wimbledon You are likely to be an art, design, fashion, communications or performance major already, with a strong background and interest in these areas. You will: – study with local degree students for one, two or three terms – be fully integrated into your course and UK student life – be prepared for an intensive, fast-paced, and immersive learning experience, delivered through individual and group work, crits, projects, seminars, lectures as well as visits to museums, galleries and studios – study exclusively within your chosen subject area, taking classes that are assigned to you in order to fully develop specialist and detailed technical skills within the chosen field – spend time working independently and be quick to adapt to a more conceptual way of learning that is probably quite different to what you are used to. You will have more freedom within your programme and you will be expected to develop, explore and build your own ideas and creative thought processes. You will be given the freedom to manage and direct your work according to your own thought processes and schedules – be prepared for a flexible timetable, with some classes changing periodically – have the option of extending your period of study by 3 weeks by joining a European Art History module, which includes a field trip to Berlin Term dates and Fees Integrated programme (10 or 11 weeks) Autumn 26 September – 09 December 2016 Spring 09 January – 17 March 2017 Summer 18 April – 23 June 2017 Fees Integrated Camberwell, Chelsea, CSM, LCC, Wimbledon (except CSM Fashion) £6,000 per term Integrated – CSM Fashion £7,000 per term European Art History: London & Berlin (optional module) Autumn 05 – 23 September 2016 £1350 Spring 20 March – 06 April 2017 £1350 Deadlines Our deadlines for applications to Study Abroad programmes are as follows: Autumn start 31 May 2016 Spring start 31 October 2016 We process applications on a rolling basis, and so it is best if you apply as early as you can. We aim to let you know our decision within 2 weeks of your application. If you have missed an application deadline and still wish to apply, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Integrated Study Abroad Programme Integrated Study Abroad Courses Business and Management, and Science Design Management and Cultures London College of Communication Communication and Graphic Design Graphic and Media Design London College of Communication Graphic Design Camberwell College of Arts Graphic Design Design and interaction subject route Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Advertising subject route Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Moving image subject route Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Communication Chelsea College of Arts Curation and Culture Culture, Criticism and Curation Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication: History and Theory Central Saint Martins Fashion Design Fashion: Fashion Design with Knitwear Central Saint Martins Fashion: Fashion Design with Marketing Central Saint Martins Fashion: Fashion Design Menswear Central Saint Martins Fashion: Fashion Design Womenswear Central Saint Martins Fashion: Fashion Print Central Saint Martins Courses Courses
20 21 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Courses Courses Fine Art Drawing Camberwell College of Arts Fine Art Central Saint Martins Fine Art Chelsea College of Arts Fine Art: Painting Wimbledon College of Arts Fine Art: Print and Time Based Media Wimbledon College of Arts Fine Art: Sculpture Wimbledon College of Arts Painting Camberwell College of Arts Photography Camberwell College of Arts Sculpture Camberwell College of Arts Illustration Graphic Design Illustration subject route Central Saint Martins Illustration Camberwell College of Arts Illustration and Visual Media London College of Communication Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing Advertising London College of Communication Fashion Communication: Fashion Communication and Promotion Central Saint Martins Fashion Communication: Fashion Journalism Central Saint Martins Journalism London College of Communication Magazine Publishing London College of Communication Media and Cultural Studies London College of Communication Media Communications London College of Communication Photojournalism and Documentary Photography London College of Communication Public Relations London College of Communication Sports Journalism London College of Communication Photography Photography Camberwell College of Arts Photography London College of Communication Photojournalism and Documentary Photography London College of Communication Textiles and Materials Textile Design Central Saint Martins Textile Design Chelsea College of Arts European Art History: London & Berlin Students joining an integrated Study Abroad programme at UAL have the opportunity to add the optional European Art History module to their programme, either at the start of the autumn term or the end of the spring term. Through lectures, visits, discussion groups and studio-based workshops, this module offers you the opportunity to engage with the art, history, environment and culture of London and Berlin through an intensive three week programme. Your learning will be enhanced by a four day trip to Berlin, accompanied by a member of academic staff who will guide you through the art and culture of another European city. This visit brings a further perspective to your Study Abroad experience and will give you greater insight into the development of European society, through art & design. Integrated Study Abroad Courses Theatre, Screen and Performance Design Acting: Drama Centre London Central Saint Martins Directing: Drama Centre London Central Saint Martins Film and Television London College of Communication Film Practice London College of Communication Live Events and Television London College of Communication Performance Design and Practice Central Saint Martins Theatre and Screen: Costume Design Wimbledon College of Arts Theatre and Screen: Costume Interpretation Wimbledon College of Arts Theatre and Screen: Set Design for Screen Wimbledon College of Arts Theatre and Screen: Technical Arts and Special Effects Wimbledon College of Arts Theatre and Screen: Theatre Design Wimbledon College of Arts The trip was amazing. I loved being in the galleries and museums and going to dinner with my fellow students in such a vibrant city. Paula Camarasa (Spain)
22 23 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Architecture and Spatial Design Interior and Spatial Design (London Design Programme) Chelsea College of Arts Business and Management, and Science Fashion Business London College of Fashion Communication and Graphic Design Graphic Design (Free Elective Semester Programme) Central Saint Martins Graphic Design Communication (London Design Programme) Chelsea College of Arts Curation and Culture Contemporary Art and Design (London Design Programme) Camberwell College of Arts Fashion Design Fashion Design (Free Elective Semester Programme) Central Saint Martins Fashion Design London College of Fashion Fine Art Studio Art (Free Elective Semester Programme) Central Saint Martins One semester of 14 weeks Start September 2016 or January 2017 Available at Camberwell / Central Saint Martins / Chelsea / London College of Fashion You are likely to be strongly interested in art, design or fashion and will have taken a number of classes in these areas. You will possibly be from a Liberal Arts background but most definitely be strongly motivated, ready for an educational adventure and looking for a study experience that: – is designed exclusively for Study Abroad students – has smaller class sizes – is delivered through a style of study that you may be familiar with from your home institution (the teaching approach is similar to that employed in US universities) – offers highly structured teaching and support from your teachers, all of whom are actively involved in their professional fields – allows you to study across a broader range of subject areas and design your course according to your study needs and interests: – at Camberwell,Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion, choose from a range of elective modules in addition to the mandatory classes. – at Chelsea, you can combine opportunities to learn alongside our full time students with sessions tailored to your study requirements – includes the chance to participate in a European study trip (this will be included in your fees or is an optional extra, depending on the programme you join) Semester dates and Fees Semester programmes at Camberwell and Chelsea (14 weeks) Autumn 05 September – 09 December 2016 Spring 09 January – 13 April 2017 Semester programmes at Central Saint Martins (14 weeks) Autumn 12 September – 16 December 2016 Spring 09 January – 13 April 2017 Semester programmes at London College of Fashion (14 weeks) Autumn see website for dates* Spring see website for dates* *www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/courses/lcf-study-abroad/ Fees per semester Camberwell* £6,750 Chelsea* £6,750 Central Saint Martins £6,750 London College of Fashion** £6,500 * Includes Berlin European Art History Trip ** Includes Paris Trip Barcelona Study Trip CSM students (optional) £650 Deadlines Our deadlines for applications to Study Abroad programmes are as follows: Autumn start 31 May 2016 Spring start 31 October 2016 We process applications on a rolling basis, and so it is best if you apply as early as you can. We aim to let you know of our decision within 2 weeks of your application. If you have missed an application deadline and still wish to apply, please contact us at email@example.com Semester Study Abroad Programme Semester Study Abroad Courses Courses Courses
24 25 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Courses Courses Accessories, Footwear and Jewellery Footwear Design London College of Fashion Animation, Interactive, Film and Sound Animation London College of Communication Filmmaking London College of Communication Games Design London College of Communication Architecture and Spatial Design Architecture Central Saint Martins European Interior Design: London & Milan Chelsea College of Arts Interior Design Central Saint Martins Business and Management, and Science Introduction to Fashion Business London College of Fashion Communication and Graphic Design Contemporary Typographic Design Chelsea College of Arts Graphic and Media Design London College of Communication Graphic Design Central Saint Martins 3, 5 or 8 weeks Start May / June / July / August 2016 Available at Camberwell / Central Saint Martins/ Chelsea / London College of Communication / London College of Fashion / Wimbledon Summer courses vary in length depending on the College, and are a great opportunity for students who cannot study for a full semester or year. We have programmes both for students who have already completed a year or more of full-time study in their specialist area, and for those of you with little or no experience in the specialism. They provide an intensive experience of practical projects, individual tutorials, workshops and often include visits to places of interest allowing you to experience the best of London! We have over 30 summer courses for 2016. Summer dates and Fees Courses start in May, June, July and August. Please visit our website for more information and the exact dates.
Fees 3 weeks £1,750 3 weeks Filmmaking – LCC £1,975 3weeks Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London – CSM £1,975 5 weeks £3,400 8 weeks £5,000 Rolling Applications We process applications on a rolling basis and most of our summer courses fill up quickly, so it is recommended you apply as early as you can. Curation and Culture Art History, Criticism and Communication Central Saint Martins European Art History: London & Berlin Chelsea College of Arts Fashion Design Advanced Fashion Design Central Saint Martins Experimental Fashion Knitwear Central Saint Martins Fashion Design Central Saint Martins Introduction to Fashion Design London College of Fashion Fine Art Contemporary Fine Art Practice Central Saint Martins London Art Scene: Practice & Context Chelsea College of Arts Journalism, PR, Media and Publishing Arts and Lifestyle Journalism London College of Communication Communication for PR and Advertising London College of Communication Fashion Communication Central Saint Martins Media, Culture and Communications London College of Communication Multimedia Journalism London College of Communication Styling London College of Fashion Summer Study Abroad Programme Summer Study Abroad Courses Photography Advanced Photography London College of Communication Contemporary Photography Practice London College of Communication Digital Photography Portfolio London College of Communication Fine Art Photography in the City Wimbledon College of Arts Textiles and Materials Digital Textile Design Chelsea College of Arts Textile Design Central Saint Martins Theatre Screen and Performance Design Acting Shakespeare with Drama Centre London Central Saint Martins London Theatre: Behind the Scenes Wimbledon College of Arts Modern Shakespeare: London &Stratford-upon-Avon Wimbledon College of Arts
26 27 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad All you need to know All you need to know Accommodation Student life Academics Financial aid and scholarships How to apply Meet the team Our locations All you need to know Studying in London helped me find myself, as clichéd as it may sound. Being in such a multicultural city forced me to develop my own personal style and this happened without me even noticing. It taught me not to think inside, nor outside the box – it completely removed all boundaries. I was able to discover new ways of thinking and find new perspectives. Lovisa Blomstrand (Sweden), Fashion Business, London College of Fashion
28 29 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Costume Store The cutting-edge Costume Store is a 730 bed development in North Acton, accommodating students in 654 en-suite single rooms in flats and 76 large self- contained studios. The Costume Store is located in west London, opposite North Acton underground station (Central Line), providing quick and convenient access to many of the College sites. Costume Store features: – A large studio workshop space – A residents’ common room – Wireless internet access in every bedroom at no extra cost – On-site laundry and vending machines – An art gallery for UAL artists All you need to know Accommodation Contacts Telephone +44 20 7514 6240 Email firstname.lastname@example.org /UALAccommodation /UAL_Halls Accommodation Setting up home in London Will Wyatt Court Located between vibrant east London and the cultural highlights of the West End, students at Will Wyatt Court will enjoy the atmosphere and accessibility of a central London location. This purpose-built, high quality student accommodation is situated close to Old Street underground station in Zone 1. There are 514 single rooms, each with en-suite facilities, internet and phone connection. Flats are shared by up to eight residents and have well equipped kitchen and lounge areas.
In addition to the 514 rooms available, we also offer features such as: – Secure bike storage – Internet access in every bedroom at no extra cost – Roof terrace – On site laundry and vending machines – Residents’ common room All you need to know LCF students London College of Fashion offer a flat share scheme exclusively for LCF Study Abroad students, and only 5 minutes from Oxford Street. Contact the Study Abroad office for details. Accommodation is guaranteed at a hall of residence (dorms or apartment) if you apply for a place by our deadline. University of the Arts London provides high quality self-catering accommodation in halls of residence across the capital. Almost all rooms have their own shower and toilet and share a kitchen.
Our students tell us they feel very safe at the University, and your safety is our top priority. As a result, all our halls of residence have: – Closed-circuit television (CCTV) inside and outside the building – Secure entry, for example by fob or card – Staff available and contactable 24 hours a day We hold allocations of rooms for Study Abroad students at two of our newest halls: – Costume Store, North Acton – Will Wyatt Court, Shoreditch The Social Programme The social programme is entirely run by students, for students, and offers a range of social events, campaigns and community projects throughout the academic year. These include movie nights and day trips and are a great way of making friends. See page 30 for more details Student Welfare Mentors UAL Halls also have Student Welfare Mentors available each week to talk to you about any concerns you might have, including settling in, managing your work, moving away from home, and making friends.
Summer Accommodation Summer Study Abroad students have many different accommodation options. In addition to Will Wyatt Court and Costume Store, there are three other halls of residence available for the summer: Cordwainers Court, Don Gratton House and Sketch House. All flats are shared by up to 10 residents and include communal kitchen and dining facilities, a residents’ common room, on-site laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. Cordwainers Court Cordwainers Court is nestled in the heart of Hackney, in East London, and offers an intimate experience in a small hall of residence. Hackney is a diverse area, with plenty of supermarkets and local shops. It is also within easy reach of the thriving districts of Hoxton, Islington and Shoreditch, where there are many popular bars and restaurants. All rooms at Cordwainers Court are single and include a shared bathroom and kitchen area. Don Gratton House Don Gratton House is just a few minutes’ walk from the eclectic Brick Lane and a short bus ride from the creative hub of Shoreditch and Silicon Roundabout at Old Street. All rooms at Don Gratton house are single with en-suite facilities.
Sketch House Sketch House is a brand new development based right in the heart of Finsbury Park. This is a perfect location if you wish to be close to central London in a lively community. All rooms have an en-suite and a three quarter bed. There are also studios available with a double bed, a kitchen and en-suite facilities.
30 31 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Student life Your Study Abroad experience All you need to know All you need to know Exclusively for Study Abroad students Welcome Days and Social Events UAL offers a free airport collection service available to students arriving from outside Europe, taking you to your accommodation. And to help you settle in, we organise a fun and informative Welcome Programme to introduce you to College life and London, and key personnel and services. Many of you tell us it helps to meet other students ‘in the same boat’ too. The Study Abroad Office also runs a programme of social events throughout the year to help you explore your new environment and socialise with Study Abroad students from other Colleges. Past events have included street art tours and a boat party on the river Thames. Study Abroad Trips Study Abroad students have the opportunity to participate in trips to European cities as part of their programme of studies. At LCF, the Paris trip is an integral part of all Study Abroad courses and included in the fee. Similarly, students on Semester courses at Camberwell and Chelsea get to visit Berlin as part of the European Art History module, which is also an option available for those joining an Integrated course at any College (please see page 21 for more information). For those on the Free Elective Programme at CSM, there is the option to join a study trip to Barcelona towards the end of the semester.
Studying abroad is an exciting time, and we aim to ensure you have the best possible experience, both at UAL and in London. There’s an array of events and support services offered by the university to help you settle in, make connections and become part of the wider UAL community. What’s more, UAL’s dedicated Study Abroad team provides day-to-day support, guidance and advice throughout your time with us. And with London waiting to be discovered, you will never run out of things to do and see. Across UAL Events The University hosts a diverse schedule of events throughout the year, from summer degree shows to various exhibitions exhibitions across a range of subject areas, as well as seminars and workshops.
Support UAL also offers a professional, confidential, and free service to UAL students. The Student Services team can help if you have practical or personal concerns while you are in London. Amongst their many services, they provide support for people with disabilities, a counselling service, health advice and a Chaplaincy service. Student Union As a Study Abroad student you are automatically a member of SUARTS – the Student Union. SUARTS runs student bars, organises social events and parties, runs sports clubs and societies, and provides representation for students. Joining in can be a great way to make new friends. They can also provide you with details of the latest student discounts!
The Social Programme UAL hosts the UK’s leading and award- winning Social Programme that runs events and activities in every hall of residence throughout the year. The events are organised by Social Reps – fellow students that live with you. They organise a wide range of activities, from movie nights and study sessions to secret tours of London. You can also go on cheap discounted trips around Europe to visit galleries and museums and experience the culture. They also organise cultural exchanges, competitions and discounted nights out to some of London’s best nightclubs, as well as food festivals, craft nights and fancy dress parties.
There are regular cross-halls events and parties giving you more opportunities to meet people from across UAL – all events are free or very low-cost, so everybody can take part.
32 33 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad All you need to know All you need to know Teaching and credit transfer Teaching at UAL Teaching at all the Colleges is practice-based, and is delivered in a variety of ways, including individual and group tutorials, projects, industry briefs, seminars, lectures and museum, gallery and studio visits. Feedback on studio-based project work takes place through discussion with your fellow students as well as tutors, while some courses make use of more formal written work. Integrated students will find we place a strong emphasis on individual autonomy. You will spend much of your time independent of teaching staff. You will not usually find ‘classes’ as you know them but instead, you will be given the support you need to direct your own study, take creative risks and develop confidence. You will enrol onto between 2 and 6 mandatory units while you are here, depending on the course you choose and how long you stay.
Semester students will be strongly supported during their studies and meet regularly with specialist staff responsible for your course. Courses provide a structured learning experience, and you will enrol onto a minimum of 2 mandatory modules, with the flexibility to choose from a range of electives that suit your study needs. There is also the opportunity to participate in a European study trip. Whichever programme you choose, our faculty (or ‘teaching staff’ or ‘tutors’ as they are called in the UK) are also practising artists, designers and communications professionals in their specialist fields. The quality of their teaching has been officially recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency, the UK’s quality watchdog for Higher Education.
Your advisers may ask to see a copy of the Course Handbook, which describes the academic content and structure of the courses. These are not currently available on-line but we can email one to you if you ask us to. The University also uses virtual learning environments, as well as other technologies, to provide resources, information and communication tools. The credit system at UAL All BA degree courses at University of the Arts London are credit rated. You are awarded credit points when learning is successfully assessed and you have completed a learning unit. The smallest units in the scheme have 20 credit points and each individual credit point normally equates to 10 hours of learning. Learning occurs in three ways: there is taught or tutor directed learning, learning through access to School and College facilities, and self-directed study and learning time. Assessed work includes project work, preparatory materials, your log and written assignments, and other work as appropriate. 120 credits are available for each year of study (generally 40 credits per term), and in order to gain an honours degree, 360 credits must be obtained in total. Transcripts At the end of your time here, we will provide you with a Record of Study and Achievement, which gives details of the units you have studied with the number of credits, and your UAL letter grades.
Grade conversion The following UAL grade conversion table is available to US institutions to assist in credit transfer. UAL Mark Letter grade US equivalent 1st A+, A, A- A 2.1 B+ A- 2.1 B, B- B+ 2.2 C+ B 2.2 C B- 2.2 C- C+ 3 D+, D C 3 D- C- Fail E, F, F- F Academics The tutors were great, passionate and truly care for the students. I really enjoyed and benefited from the content of the course. Yoon Shik Kim, (USA) Filmmaking, London College of Communication
34 35 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad Financial aid All six Colleges of University of the Arts London are Title IV registered. Eligible students who are enrolled on a Study Abroad programme here can continue to take out financial aid via their home institution. However, Study Abroad students are not eligible to receive US Federal or private loans through our institution. Should you wish to take out a US loan, please contact your home institution’s Financial Aid office. University of the Arts London is able to enter into a consortium agreement and this should be arranged via your home institution. Contact email@example.com with further questions. UAL Scholarships (exclusively for Study Abroad students) UAL Deans’ Award for Study Abroad UAL makes six awards of £500 to support Study Abroad students with their applications to our Colleges. UAL Deans’ Awards for Study Abroad reward outstanding students who have been accepted on to the Study Abroad programmes at University of the Arts London. Candidates will be required to demonstrate in their application how their study at University of the Arts London will enhance their personal and academic development, and how it meets their long term goals. We expect award holders to have the potential to make an exceptional contribution to the worlds of art, design, fashion, media, communication or performance. Generation Study Abroad Travel Awards As part of UAL’s commitment to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative, UAL makes two travel awards of £500 to Study Abroad students from an IIE Commitment Partner University.
For more information about our Study Abroad Scholarships, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org External Scholarships The Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship Program The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate Study Abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study or intern programmes worldwide.
Further details are available at www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program BUTEX British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association BUTEX awards a number of scholarships to students studying abroad for either a semester or for a whole academic year. The value of each scholarship is £500. Details are available at www.butex.ac.uk All you need to know All you need to know Financial aid and scholarships I applied to UAL in the hopes of pushing my art with a greater breadth of experience. Not only was I greeted by a phenomenal staff upon arrival, but I also found incredible inspiration from earning the Deans’ Award for Study Abroad, as well as witnessing the excellent work produced by my very talented peers.
Julia Bennett (USA), Photography, Camberwell College of Arts UAL Deans’ Awards for Study Abroad Spring 2015
36 37 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad All you need to know 5 Determine eligibility You need to have completed at least one year’s study at undergraduate level. Your grade point average should be 3.0 or above. If you have been studying at an institution where the teaching is not in English, you will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with some courses requiring 6.5, 7.0 or 7.5. London College of Fashion has different IELTS requirements and you should contact them for information. At this stage you must also ensure that your home institution will recognise your studies in London. Please contact us if your officials need a copy of the Course Handbook, which comprehensively describes the academic content and structure of each course. Tick box 6 Complete the Study Abroad online application form You will need to submit your application online at: www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad You should also submit the following supporting documentation: Your most recent academic transcript A letter of support (reference) from a teacher at your home university A personal statement: in one or two pages, please say why you have chosen to study at University of the Arts London, what you would like to achieve in your work and personally during your time in London, and describe your longer term goals. Two passport sized headshot images A copy of the picture page in your passport Tick box 7 Prepare and submit supporting evidence All our courses require some sort of supporting evidence, for example a portfolio, showreel or piece of written work. This should be submitted via a file-sharing site or on CD or DVD. Please do not send original work. Art, Design, Fashion: a portfolio of 20-25 images. The work you include should show breadth, and demonstrate your creative thinking, and personal research, progressing through stages to a finished piece. Additional info for Fashion at CSM applicants: You should demonstrate your fashion research and creative process skills; sketchbook imagery which shows the origin of ideas displayed in your portfolio; and the progression through design stages to a finished piece. Acting and Directing: a DVD of a recent performance in which you have taken a significant role. Film and TV: a DVD showreel of extracts of your film projects, with a short written film analysis.
Sound Art: a CD or DVD of your original sound work. All other courses: three pieces of written work appropriate to the specialist area. Tick box 8 Accept your offer If you are accepted, our Course Directors will say whether you are most suited to join Year One or Year Two of the course you have chosen. Study Abroad students are not invited to join Year Three, as much of this final year is taken up with personal projects and research. Once your application has been approved by the Course Director, we will send you an offer pack, which includes the following: Our offer letter Information about housing Information about arriving in London Information about visas* Information about our Welcome Programme for new students (or this will follow as soon as it is available) Your University Identification (ID) number It is important you read all the information carefully and return all forms by the dates we ask you to. You will need to pay your non-refundable deposit of £500 to secure your place within a month of receiving your offer letter. Your full course fees must be paid six weeks before the start of your studies. Tick box * For up-to-date information on the different types of visas, please see the ‘Study Abroad FAQs’ section on our website. How to apply Eight easy steps 1 Choose your course You will find an explanation of the different kinds of programme (Integrated, Semester and Summer) on pages 18, 22 and 24 of this brochure.
The courses themselves are listed on pages 19 to 25 and you will find links to detailed descriptions at www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad. Tick box 2 Choose your dates Our term and semester dates are listed on pages 18 and 22 of this brochure. Integrated Study Abroad students may apply to study during the autumn term; the spring term; autumn and spring terms; spring and summer terms; or the full academic year, autumn, spring and summer. Semester students may study for one semester. Summer dates vary and are available on our website. Tick box 3 Check your fees Our fees are listed on pages 18, 22 and 24 of this brochure. UAL also offers eight Deans’ Awards each year specifically for Study Abroad students – see page 34 for details.
Tick box 4 Check our deadlines Our deadlines for applications to Study Abroad programmes are as follows: Autumn start 31 May 2016 Spring start 31 October 2016 Summer courses Rolling applications. We process applications on a rolling basis so it’s best if you apply as early as you can. We aim to acknowledge receipt of your application by email to you as soon as we receive it, and let you know our decision within 2 weeks. If you have missed an application deadline and still wish to apply, please contact us at email@example.com. Tick box All you need to know
38 39 www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad REGENT’S PARK ST JAMES’S PARK GREEN PARK BURGESS PARK BATTERSEA PARK HYDE PARK RIVER THAMES FULHAM RO AD BAYSWATER ROAD E D G W A R E R O A D P A R K L A N E D A V I E S S T N E W B O N D S T MARYLEBONE ROAD EUSTON ROAD OXFORD STREET KINGS ROAD B A T T E R S E A B R I D G E R O A D VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD CAMBERW ELL NEW ROAD K E N N I N G T O N P A R K R O A D Will Wyatt Court Costume Store 1 2 3 4 5 6 * The British Museum Study Abroad Office, Language Centre and Student Services Camden Market The Design Museum Tate Modern Tate Britain London Eye The National Gallery V&A Museum Royal Albert Hall Bond Street Holborn Sloane Square South Kensington Pimlico Elephant and Castle Old Street Oxford Circus Green Park Westminster Leicester Square Waterloo Euston Kings Cross WIMBLEDON North Acton All you need to know Our locations 1 Camberwell College of Arts 2 Central Saint Martins 3 Chelsea College of Arts 4 London College of Communication 5 London College of Fashion 6 Wimbledon College of Arts Meet the team Hilary Benson Study Abroad Manager Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Isobel Child Study Abroad Manager UAL John Whitaker Study Abroad Administrator UAL Karin Johansson Study Abroad Assistant London College of Fashion Mio Tashiro Study Abroad Administrator London College of Fashion Rachel Bilson Study Abroad Manager London College of Communication Robin Tessenyi Immigration Compliance Administrator UAL Vicky Gray Study Abroad Coordinator UAL Our friendly Study Abroad team is here to provide information, advice and guidance about studying with us. We all have different roles, but we are all passionate about what we do – to support you before you arrive and throughout your course. This is what we look like… Alex Howes Study Abroad Administrator London College of Fashion Annalisa Riboni Study Abroad Administrator UAL Ashley Palmer Study Abroad Manager Central Saint Martins Hannah Svensson Macleod Study Abroad Manager London College of Fashion All you need to know underground accommodation Basia Szkutnicka Study Abroad Director London College of Fashion
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< R u s s i a < F i n l a n d All information correct at time of publication September 2015. University of the Arts London is not responsible for the content of external websites Image credits (clockwise on relevant page): Page 1 Monica Alcazar-Duarte Page 5 Monica Alcazar-Duarte Pages 6/7 Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Elaine Perks, Truman Brewery, Hunter Kelly Page 8 Monica Alcazar-Duarte Page 9 Elaine Perks; Work by BA Photography student Lewis Bailey, Camberwell degree shows 2014; hanging letters: work by BA Graphic Design student Samuel Jones, Camberwell degree shows 2014; Painting by BA Drawing student, James Bullimore, Camberwell Degree shows 2014; Painting by BA Fine Art student Efthymia Zachou, Camberwell degree shows 2014; Page 10 Monica Alcazar-Duarte; catwalk and pattern image, Granary building at night, images: John Sturrock Page 11 Monica Alcazar-Duarte; BA Fine Art. pyramid: Natascha Young, paintings: Georgina Nicolaou, Chelsea degree shows 2014; BA Textiles work by Natacha Gervais, Chelsea degree shows 2014, Interior design by Josie Rimmer Chelsea College of Arts degree show 2013, external main building image: Jim Stephenson; Nigel Hall sculpture on Chelsea’s Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground. Image: Betty Borthwick Page 12 Monica Alcazar-Duarte, external building – Anna Escobar; Spatial design work by LCC School of Design students; LCC Summer Shows 2015. Image: Lewis Bush; Monica Alcazar-Duarte; Work by LCC’s School of Design students, LCC Summer Shows 2015 Image: Lewis Bush; Filmmaking Summer Study Abroad students in MA TV studio. Image: Annalisa Riboni Page 13 Catwalk: Work by student Scottacus Anthony MA Womenswear 2015. Image: Felix Cooper; Monica Alcazar-Duarte Page 14 work by BA Fine Art: Print and Time-Based Media Rosa Nussbaum, Wimbledon degree shows 2014; Wimbledon theatre, Image: Jim Stephenson; Page 15 Monica Alcazar-Duarte Page 21 Berlin Gallery, Jackie Barnes Page 27 Monica Alcazar-Duarte Page 28/29 Will Wyatt Court, Alys Tomlinson Page 30 Barcelona, Vicky Gray; Berlin, Jackie Barnes; Pub, Yoleidy Quintero Rodriguez Page 31 Social programme: Yoleidy Quintero Rodriguez; Boat party Social: Jamie Clark; Street Art Tour: Hunter Kelly.
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Study Abroad Office University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY United Kingdom Telephone +44 20 7514 2249 Email firstname.lastname@example.org www.arts.ac.uk/studyabroad The Study Abroad team were very friendly and helpful during my stay. I loved receiving the weekly roundup e-mails and being kept up to date with what’s going on. It was also great that there is someone in every College to talk to every week. Matthijs Walhout The Netherlands My Study Abroad experience turned out to be a new beginning. I left with a new understanding of myself, a new appreciation for life, and a burning desire to succeed. UAL and London will change your life.
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