Spend a summer studying Art and Design at University of the Arts, London! Classes are offered across the 6 colleges that make up UAL, an institution that is consistently ranked as one of the top two universities for art and design worldwide. Choose from a diverse range of courses from digital photography to fashion, animation and graphic design. Beyond the classroom, immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical fabric of London.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
4 semester credits per session
Courses offered in animation, architecture, art history, design management, digital photography, fashion communication, fashion design, fashion knitwear, fashion media, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, interior design, product and industrial design, styling, textile design, and theater and screen design
Shared room in a student residence
Such as walking tours, theater visits and day trips
For use on London’s public transport system including the Underground (Tube) and bus
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Say hello to Sonia, a college student from Nova Southeastern University! Sonia took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in London, England this summer at University College London (UCL) with AIFS. Watch as she highlights what a typical day in her life looks like there.
Students are housed in shared rooms in residence halls.
London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London had topped 9 million people in 2020.
London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theaters.
London’s transportation system is also renowned, and the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
Chris has several years’ worth of experience in international education and support. Before joining AIFS, Chris worked in student resident life for many years. Growing up in Ealing, West London, Chris has studied abroad on an exchange to the University of North Texas and lived abroad in Toronto, Canada. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Surrey and a Masters in Urban Planning from University College London. Traveling around the world is something that Chris really enjoys, and Chris has been to over 36 countries around the world ranging from Bosnia to Japan. You can find Chris exploring and learning about different neighborhoods in London on the weekend and is always on the lookout for “hidden gems” that few people know about including local restaurants, markets, nightlife and experiences. Chris’s big passion is watching football and Chris supports the mighty Tottenham Hotspur and attends matches whenever possible. Feel free to contact Chris about a variety of things including things to see and do in London and the UK, housing, healthcare, traveling, saving money and much more.
The Program Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of British life and culture the AIFS staff organize an active social and cultural program. A guided city tour is included in the program fee – see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.
Other events are offered which are subsidized from student fees so students pay a much lower rate than they would if they bought tickets directly from local theaters and tour agencies. Last year’s activities included:
Please note that students pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
Besides arranged activities, there are a wide range of events taking place in and around London during the summer, such as Trooping the Colour, the Ascot races, Wimbledon tennis tournament, Henley Royal Regatta, rock concerts, theater in the parks and much, much more. Information on these events will be made available to students upon arrival in London.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)