Study Abroad in London - 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 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Suitable for beginning-level students
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • FOOTWEAR SUMMER SCHOOL: 5 drawings of shoes (these can be in any medium and should represent your drawing ability)
  • FASHION DESIGN SUMMER SCHOOL: Must have drawing/sketching ability
  • Entry requirements: valid passport & supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)

Dates & Fees

Jun 9, 2018 - Aug 4, 2018


Apr 1, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Academic Program


120 contact hours, 12 semester credits

London College of Fashion has an international reputation as one of the most creative and forward-thinking educational establishments in the world, as a result of their unique relationship with the fashion, lifestyle and beauty industries. They offer the chance to study a range of specifically tailored, professional, career-oriented courses in fashion and footwear design. The programs are carefully designed to ensure a balance of theory and skills-based learning, underpinned by valuable historical and cultural study. Students also benefit from experiencing the stimulating cultural resources of London and its fashion industry.


Students who choose to study abroad in London will select a “course of study” from London College of Fashion. The courses are open to students at all levels of experience, and are designed to provide an intense, technical and creative approach to the subject matter and offer a curriculum of practical activity to enhance the learning process.

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 museum, gallery and studio visits. Some courses may require evening and/or Saturday work. This may cause students to miss certain API cultural events/excursions. Contact the API office for further information. 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.

Students can expect to earn 12 semester credits through participation in the Fashion Business, Introduction to Fashion Design, or Footwear Design Summer Schools. The Fashion Business and Fashion Design programs are comprised of 6 units (courses) + the Paris Field Trip; the Footwear Design program is comprised of 3 units + the Paris Field Trip. Each unit (course) is worth two, three or six study abroad credits. A 2 credit unit receives 20 hours of instruction (contact time) within a session, and 10 non-class hours (self directed study/homework) are expected in addition to this. A six credit unit will receive 60 hours of instruction (contact time) within a session, and 30 non-class hours (self directed study/homework) are expected in addition to this.


Students should demonstrate prior experience in the field, by submitting a maximum of 5 pieces of their best work on CD along with their application.


Students receive an official transcript from the University of the Arts London (in conjunction with the London College of Fashion) upon completion of the program. Students are assessed on the basis of assignment work.


All summer programs at LCF include a trip to Paris! After starting with a boat trip, students explore this capital of culture, art, style and inspiration through participation in a variety of carefully planned activities, walks and visits. Students visit a selection of museums, galleries, food markets, flea markets, designer boutiques, department stores, typical shopping districts as well as major sights, including: le Tour Eiffel, L’Arc de Triomphe, Sainte Chapelle, Louvre, Montmartre, NotreDame, Musee d’Orsay, Le Marais, Champs Elysees and any major fashion/textiles exhibitions.

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
  • 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.