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Summer - Fashion,
Summer - Footwear
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Year (SH)||2014-2015||03/15/2014**||Rolling Admission||08/26/2014||04/10/2015|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior||Housing Options:||Apartments|
|Language Courses Offered:||No||Internships Available:||Yes|
London College of Fashion (LCF) is the only college in the UK to specialize in fashion education. With an international reputation for fashion education, LCF offers a unique portfolio of courses from fashion design to merchandising and communication. LCF's aim is to reflect the breadth of opportunity available in this vibrant industry. Campuses located throughout the city, students of University of the Arts London are members of an inspiring and diverse environment.
The study abroad program at LCF is a self contained program of 50-100 international students from all over the world. Students complete the program as a cohort, separately from other degree seeking LCF students, but there are plenty of opportunities to interact with these students! The college was founded in 1906 and is part of the University of the Arts London, Europe's largest university built around art, design, communication, fashion and the performing arts. LCF has been offering programs to international students for over 35 years.
Location: The program takes place in the center of London, the capital city of England. A city of 7.5 million people, London is known for its several prime fashion districts such as Soho, Bond Street, Brick Lane and Covent Garden. Of the six campuses that make up LCF, two are in the retail district of Oxford Street, an area known to locals and tourists as a primary retail location. Among several attractions throughout London, the LCF campuses are within commuting distance to destinations such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery, the Design Museum, and several fashion neighborhoods. Visits to these attractions round out the experience of studying fashion in the heart of the international fashion capital.
London's public transit system also offers opportunities to visit every corner of London. As one of the world's major hubs, London has museums, culture and entertainment unparalleled by any other place in the world. If you are looking for a true big city experience, London is the best place study abroad. Its location also makes it ideal for visiting the rest of the UK and Europe.
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Courses can be found here.
A one credit internship is also available. The internship is highly selective and students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Placements occur after arrival to LCF where students are interviewed by the Internship Coordinator and Study Abroad Director for appropriate placement.
An optional trip to Paris is offered during the semester. It is included in the summer program. Participation in the trip is highly recommended.
Fashion Summer School
This program is a perfect introduction to fashion design and fashion merchandising and communications.The 12 credit, 8-week summer program is made up of six mandatory courses which will cover Product Development in the UK, Fashion Forecasting, Fashion Marketing in the UK, Historical and Contemporary Fashion Research Studies, Fashion Styling and The Design Process. Student will
Creative Fashion Illustration Summer School
This 4 week, 5 credit, unique program will establish traditional principles of fashion illustration and technique. Students will gain a concentrated and diverse knowledge of fashion illustration. Additionally, students will develop visual awareness and creative style and the ability to express your own visual ideas. The innovative techniques covered in this program will help students understand and underpin traditional drawing techniques.
Creative Footwear Summer School
LCF's Creative Footwear summer program combines sound traditional design principles and techniques with innovation, CAD technology and the possibility of participating in a guided study trip to Florence. Students will gain a concentrated and superior knowledge of the footwear product, with particular emphasis on creativity and the use of technology. Throughout this 8 week program, students will earn 12 credits while studying Forecasting Research and Design and Digital Footwear Design.
Students will live with other international students in double or triple room apartment style flats in the center of London. Each apartment has shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The flats are a 20-30 minute subway or bus ride from the LCF campuses. Meals are not part of the housing cost. Students will buy and prepare their own meals. Students also have the option of finding their own housing upon arrival to London. More housing information can be found by clicking here.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in England. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students studying in England less than six months and not partaking in an internship or work do not need to apply for a student visa. Students studying in England for longer than six months or less than six months, but partaking in work or an internship will be required to apply for a student visa. The current visa fee is £200. The Office of International Education will be able to assist you with this process.
Accommodation: Information regarding accommodation at LCF can be found here.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from England. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Europe before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.