Study Abroad in London - Central Saint Martin's Summer with API
Program Details


  • Courses taught in English
  • Creative and diverse arts programs
  • One of Europe’s top art schools


  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • CSM courses are generally for students who have one year’s experience in the subject of choice.
  • Freshman may be admitted as long as they have some background in the subject to which they are applying
  • Completed API application
  • One official transcript
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Copy of passport
  • Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents


Read about CSM’s amazing new building in the New York Times!

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2016-2017
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2016-2017
Jun 30, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017


SUMMER 1 2016-2017
Apr 1, 2017
Apr 15, 2017
SUMMER 1 & 2 COMBINED 2016-2017
Apr 1, 2017
Apr 15, 2017

University of the Arts London (UAL)

The University of the Arts London is a collegiate university comprising 6 internationally renowned colleges of art, design, communications, fashion and the performing arts, and as such is the largest provider of higher level education in the arts in Europe. All the colleges are located within 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 on 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 the University.

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins’ large, purpose-built campus is an exiting and energetic creative factory, bringing together students from the widest range of disciplines under one roof. Independent, risk-taking students who embrace the challenge of self direction thrive here. Student population: 4,883


Summer at Central Saint Martins provides a great opportunity to attend an intensive course that gives a taste of the full-time degree course programs at the University of the Arts, London. Students work more independently than they may be used to at their home institution. Teaching is not conducted in a traditional U.S. lecture-based setting; however, students receive guidance from faculty and help in identifying the resources needed to reach course goals. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways including individual and group tutorials, projects, seminars, lectures, and visits to museums, galleries and studios. All courses are taught in English. Course selection may vary, and no course is guaranteed. Note that there are prerequisites associated with certain courses. Some courses require additional fees for labs, equipment, etc. These fees are not included in the program cost.


Summer students earn 90 contact hours per summer term. API recommends that students obtain pre-approval from their home university for courses and credits that they plan to take abroad.


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.

What’s Included

  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Lauren Daniels is the London Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to England.


Resident Directors

Carmen Von Rohr and Nadia Jennings are the London Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in England.