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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London is Europe's largest university for art, design, fashion, communications and the performing arts. The University is comprised of 6 internationally renowned Colleges, each with their own style, academic offerings, and location.



Students at UAL can choose to participate in one of two program options: the Integrated Semester Study Abroad program or the "Stand Alone" Semester program.

The Integrated Semester option has our students studying one course (i.e. Fine Art: Sculpture) alongside UAL's degree seeking students. Skidmore students are fully integrated into the BA course and must adapt to the British style of teaching and studying. Courses are delivered in a variety of ways including individual and group tutorials, projects, seminars, lectures, and museum, gallery and studio visits. Much of the students' time will be spent independently of teaching staff.

The duration of the course is 10-11 weeks for a total of 12-13 US credits. Students can then take the 2 week, 3 US credits, "European Art History module" which can include a study trip within Europe. This module option is only available to students at Camberwell, Chelsea, and Wimbledon.

Click here to see all course options within Integrated Studies.

The Stand Alone Semester option is designed specifically with Study Abroad students in mind. The teaching is more structured and there is more faculty support than on the integrated programs. Instead of taking one course for the full semester students will take multiple modules making up between 12-16 US credits.

Click here to see all Stand Alone program options.


UAL provides housing in residence halls (dorms or apartments) located either in central London or within a half-hour's travel time to the campuses. The halls feature single rooms with common cooking and social areas.

Program Dates

Students can apply to study at UAL for the fall, spring or full-year.