Study Abroad in London - API/London College of Fashion
Program Details


  • International excursion to Paris!
  • One of Europe’s top art schools
    UAL is ranked #6 in Art and Design – QS World Rankings
  • LCF ranked #6 for undergrad/post-grad courses in Fashion – QS World Rankings
  • LCF placed 2nd in Global Graduate Fashion Business Courses
  • 62% of the ‘British Designers of the Year’ are UAL alumni


  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Must have completed at least one year in major of desired field of study
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Students must submit all applicable portfolio as required by area of study
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation

Dates & Fees

Aug 25, 2018 - Dec 1, 2018
Jan 5, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019


May 15, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Nov 1, 2018

University of the Arts London (UAL)

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.

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion’s rich heritage and responsiveness to changes in design practice have positioned it as a leading global provider of fashion education, research and consultancy. The College’s work is centered on the development of ideas: its staff and students use fashion alongside historical and cultural practice to challenge social, political and ethical agendas. This, combined with its forward-thinking business and management portfolio and its relationship with the global fashion and lifestyle industries, is the underpinning of its mission to “Fashion the Future”.

Programs at UAL

The Colleges offer the University’s 20,000 students a diverse range of courses, with some of the colleges offering a different focus or area of study within the same discipline. As these courses often have the same course title across the colleges and as each college has its own personality, we encourage students to read carefully both the course descriptions and the descriptions of each college, before making a careful choice of which to apply for.

Special Semester Study Abroad Programmes at LCF

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 12 – 16 U.S. credits per semester.

These programs were designed specifically with study abroad students in mind. The teaching is more structured and there is more faculty support than on the integrated programs, and the dates more closely match the US semester calendar.


Most courses require supporting documentation, for example a portfolio, showreel or piece of written work. The portfolio for art and design courses should include 20-24 images preferably on a CD. The work should show breadth and demonstrate creative thinking and personal research. Please do not send original work. Students applying to the London Contemporary Art Theory Semester Program should supply a written piece in support of their application. Students must include a letter of support from someone within their academic department. LCF students applying for the Fashion Product Design pathway with prior experience in the field should submit a maximum of 5 pieces of their best work on CD.


The London College of Fashion (LCF) programs includes a trip to Paris, France! Students will gain a unique perspective through guided city tours, museum and gallery visits, and other cultural exploration.


Students receive an official transcript from the University of the Arts London upon completion of their program. Students are assessed on the basis of project work, preparatory materials, the log and written assignments, and/or work completed during the semester.

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 Coordinator

Kelsey Patton is the London Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to England.


Resident Directors

Nadia Jennings and Heather Lees are the London Resident Directors and will work with you during your stay in England.