API at the University of the Arts in London

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API at the University of the Arts in London

Central Saint Martins Semester/Summer Programs: Central Saint Martins large, purpose-built campus is an exiting and energetic creative factory, bringing together students from the widest range of disciplines under one roof. Independent, risk-taking students who embrace the challenge of self direction thrive here.
London College of Fashion Semester/Summer Programs: 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. Combined with its forward-thinking business and management portfolio and its relationship with the global fashion and lifestyle industries, London College of Fashion is the underpinning of its mission to “Fashion the Future”.
London College of Communication Semester: London College of Communication’s modern central London campus is the best possible springboard for students wanting to progress in the rapidly expanding design, broadcasting, publishing, advertising, film and media industries. LCC is wired into theses industries more than any other British university.
Chelsea College of Arts Semester: Chelsea College of Arts offers cutting edge, modern teaching from its Grade II listed buildings overlooking the Thames and next to the inspiring Tate Britain gallery. Facilities include an outstanding art and design library and spacious, specialist workshops where you will meet passionate students from a wide range of disciplines.
Camberwell College of Arts Semester: Camberwell College of Arts is a century old institution at the heart of a bohemian community that values inventiveness, collaboration and curiosity. The college is located next to the South London Gallery, in one of the city’s most vibrant, urban boroughs – a lively, friendly environment, brimming with artist’s studios.
Wimbledon College of Arts Semester: Wimbledon College of Arts is a small, specialist art college with an outstanding reputation in fine art and theatre. Students join a close-knit and friendly community, far enough away from the centre of London to have space to think and work in the leafy outskirts of London, but just a 15 minute rail journey to the city’s rich cultural centre.

HIGHLIGHTS
London, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.

Subjects

  • Fashion Design
  • Communications
  • Arts
  • Design
  • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Jewelry Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Film
  • Journalism / Broadcasting

Related Programs

API Gap Year in Madrid, Spain

Spanish Language and Culture Program Students will complete 1 of 3 tracks per term in this program (tracks are differentiated based on the student’s language level and academic goals). Students may also choose to add additional hours or combine two quarter terms for additional credit. TRACK 1 – INTENSIVE LANGUAGE This track is open to students at all levels who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills. Students will take 120 contact hours of Spanish language, and may add on additional hours (up to 180 contact hours total) for an additional fee. TRACK 2 – SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE This track is open to intermediate and advanced-level students (levels B1- B2) who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills while taking additional hours of culture and content courses. Students will take 120 hours of Spanish language, as well as an additional 65 hours of cultural electives (for 185 contact hours per term). TRACK 3 – HISPANIC STUDIES This track is open to advanced and superior-level students (level B2 and higher) who are interested in taking more in-depth Spanish cultural courses. Students may choose to take either 3 or 4 culture courses (to earn 135-180 contact hours per term).

Students are not required to take a Spanish language course at this level. Spanish Language, Business, and Humanities Program This program offers classes taught in English in both business and humanities, as well as Spanish language courses at all levels. Students who have completed more advanced Spanish courses can choose from a wide variety of classes focusing on Spanish culture and civilization that are taught in Spanish. A placement exam determines the language level of each student. The fall semester begins with an intensive two-week Spanish language course for 3 semester credits. The spring early start semester begins with an intensive four-week Spanish language course for 6 credits. Students are then required to take at least one Spanish language class during the semester. Depending on the term, students then choose four or five additional classes at 3 credits each for a total of 12-21 semester credits. Spain’s capital since 1561, Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums, including the Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Visitors cannot miss the Iglesia de San Isidro, once the cathedral of Madrid, or the Palacio Real. Madrid is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks, including the glorious Parque del Retiro. The energy of Madrid is in its street life and warm people. Taking a gap year in Madrid means experiencing more than a classroom – it means experiencing the history of Spain and its people. Aspire by API gives students the chance to live and learn in this fast-paced capital city.

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API Gap Year in Paris, France

Students in this program select a combination of French language and cultural electives, and have the option of taking cultural electives in English.

Requirements: minimum 2.75 GPA, open to all levels of French speakers, valid passport with student visa
Housing: local host families, dorms, and apartments; meals: host families and/or meal stipend; monthly transit pass included; all Paris housing includes internet access

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