IFSA University of the Arts, London - Semester Program

London, England


Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:
12 - 16

About UAL - Semester Program

Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, and communications is a great choice for any aspiring artist. At Central Saint Martins choose focus from Fashion or Graphic Design and numerous electives to establish your artistic vision at UAL. You'll work closely with faculty who are active artists, designers and communications professionals, in the studio or in classes.

UAL - Semester Program Benefits

  • Study at one of the world's most prestigious art colleges, with a rich legacy spanning more than 150 years in the creative heart of London
  • Choose a core module in Fashion Design or Graphic Design and other classes led by amazing faculty who are active artists, and professionals.
  • Take advantage of the close, working relationships faculty members have with the arts, design, fashion, and media industries of the U.K.
  • Central Saint Martins is located near vibrant Camden Town and Islington, allowing students the opportunity to enjoy these communities and all that London has to offer.

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of the Arts, London – Semester Program

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the UAL Semester Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

To view available courses at University of the Arts, visit the university's online course catalog. Under  "See the courses available on each programme," select Semester Study Abroad. Click on the subject of your choice to see the course options and the college where each is offered.

The Semester option is for students with a strong interest in art, design, or fashion who have taken a number of classes in these areas. Students will be studying alongside other overseas students with opportunities to collaborate with local students. Semester option students take a few mandatory modules and then choose a few electives. The Semester option is available in the fall and spring, and offers 14-week terms.

Students typically earn 12 - 16 credits per semester, depending on the course and modules chosen.
Check out UAL's Integrated Study Abroad Program and London College of Fashion Program for additional options.

Course Restrictions
The UAL Semester program is designed for U.S. College juniors who have a background in fashion. UAL may recommend an integrated program for students with less experience. 
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of the Arts, London – Semester Program
Advertising Animation/Illustration Ceramics Communications Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Film Production Gaming Graphic Design Illustration/Drawing Interior Design Jewelry Making Journalism Marketing Media/Multimedia Studies Painting Photography Public Relations Sculpture Studio Art Textiles & Apparel Theater/Drama Urban Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
All housing is self-catering, which means there is no meal plan. You will have access to a kitchen to cook your own meals.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Resident Director

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 1, 2020
Program End Date
April 10, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Central Saint Martins offers an optional study trip to Europe. Students who participate will incur a supplemental fee of approximately $975 (available to Central Saint Martins, semester students only).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
August 20, 2020
Program End Date
December 5, 2020

Program Fees

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Total Program Fee
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Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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