API in London, England: UAL - London College of Fashion summer
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 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 can expect to earn 12 semester credits through participation in the Fashion Design and Merchandising or Footwear Design Summer Schools. The former is comprised of 6 units (courses) + the Paris Field Trip; the latter 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 semester, and 30 non-class hours (self directed study/homework) are expected in addition to this.