Study Abroad Program Overview
Experience the rich histories, diverse cultures, and vibrant lifestyles of the United Kingdom while you study at one of the campuses of the prestigious University of the Arts London. Each campus specializes in exciting hands-on work from photography to communications and many other endeavors in between.
The learning experience at the London College of Communication is all about learning by doing, and students have access to outstanding technical spaces. Facilities include an industry standard Newsroom for journalism students, and many open access studios (3D workshop, Digital Space, Book Arts and Design, Printmaking etc.) that are open to all students.
UCEAP Orientation: Your program begins with an event-filled two-day UCEAP-only orientation in London, where you'll meet other UC students studying in England before you head off to your English university for a local orientation
- During the fall, you’ll experience UCEAP’s fabulous Thanksgiving event. This event rotates between the three capital cities of Edinburgh (Scotland), London (England), and Dublin (Ireland). With around 200 UC students attending, your Thanksgiving abroad will be one to remember!
- In the spring, join UC students from all over the UK on a weekend excursion or event. Past trips have included a Shakespeare play at Stratford-upon-Avon, a visit to the Houses of Parliament, and afternoon tea at a posh London hotel.
Students attend classes with host country students.
Language of Instruction
Go to the Participants
section to see current or past calendars.
late September to early December
late September to late May
January to late May
All UAL Colleges require a link to your Flickr Portfolio. For the London College of Communication, Journalism or similar majors can provide a link to their Blog or other written work, instead.
UCEAP students locate, reserve, and pay directly for housing. Your UAL College will email you a Welcome Pack with accommodation information. Short-term students may not be able to find housing in UAL dorms; UAL will provide links to several resources for local housing.
There are thirteen halls of residence located throughout central London for students attending one of the UAL colleges. Each hall offers a safe, student-focused environment as well as the chance to experience living in vibrant and distinct areas of the city. The unique halls provide a variety of different room types, including single and studio, en suite and not en suite. Many halls arrange these rooms in cluster flats, helping to create an enriching community experience. Most halls provide: internet access; on-site laundry facilities; a common room; and a social program which is open to all residents. UAL’s accommodation webpage features 360-degree virtual tours of all the residences, enabling students to view a model of each hall’s room options and facilities. Students with disabilities can be accommodated at Camberwell, Cordwainers, The Costume Store, Don Gratton House, Mana Ash, and Will Wyatt.
Students are encouraged to participate in sports, clubs, and social activities offered on campus and in the community. This is the best way to meet local people and enjoy the cultural experience of this program. Additional information is available by clicking on the host institution link under the Courses and Credit tab.
Internships may be available in the summer following the year program. Students must already have the Tier 4 Student Visa and are responsible to make their own internship arrangements. However, the UCEAP Study Center can help identify and approach the company, provide a letter of recommendation, and help with the required application or resume.
This program is overseen by the EAP Study Center in London. Local staff abroad help students integrate into the culture and provide assistance with academics, safety, and other issues.
See the EAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; housing; and information about the intensive language program (if applicable). --Coming Soon.
Students attending LCC in the fall or spring semester choose courses offered through the Contemporary Media Cultures OR the Media Communications program.
Students who want to enroll in the Journalism program, which offers an industry work placement, must apply to study at LCC for the full academic year.
Fall course offerings:
Contemporary Media Cultures
- Contemporary Cinema: Theories and Practices (6 quarter/4 semester UC units)
- Working in the Media and Creative Industries (8 quarter/6 semester UC units)
- Television and its Futures (8 quarter/6 semester UC units)
- Reflective assignment (2 quarter/1.3 semester UC units)
Media Communications (8 quarter /6 semester UC units each)
- Digital Cultures
- Promotional Media Communications
- Professional Industry Practice
Spring course offerings:
Contemporary Media Cultures
- Contemporary Cinema: Theories and Practices (10 quarter/6.7 semester UC units)
- Audiences, Publics and Networks (8 quarter/6 semester UC units)
- Collaborative Project (8 quarter/6 semester UC units)
Media Communications (8 quarter /6 semester UC units each)
- Media Convergence
- Collaborative Project
- Mapping Social Media
Year course offerings:
Journalism (8 UC quarter units each)
- Creative Storytelling
- Collaborative Project
- Social Media and Data Journalism
- Multimedia Features
- Journalism, Representation and Popular Culture
- Industry Work Placement – Spring term course
Note: This is a new program. Course titles and course details are subject to change. For additional course information contact your UC campus Study Abroad Office
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad: 24 quarter/16 semester UC units per term, and 48 quarter/32 semester UC units for the year.
Research and Independent Study
Research and independent study projects are not possible. The journalism year program offers an Industry Work Placement in the spring. See the Internships tab for more information.
Test Drive Your Future
This is a new program, and we are gathering more information about the internship. We are posting new information as it becomes available.
All year-students participate in the internship, and there are no additional fees associated with the placement.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
|Fall Semester||12 - 12||24 - 24||16 - 16||TBD||TBD|
|Spring||10 - 20||24 - 24||16 - 16||TBD||TBD|
|Year||32 - 32||48 - 48||32 - 32||TBD||TBD|
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated for 2015-16. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2015-16 payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay the same non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- All pre-departure expenses related to visas
- Round-trip airfare
- UC fees
- Optional airport meet and greet
- On-site Orientation
- Books and other materials
- Accident and medical insurance
- Automatic transfer of classes and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
3.00 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
Other Eligibility Requirements:
Majors suitable for this program are defined broadly and may include English Language, English Literature, Communication, Media Studies, History, Politics, International Relations, or Sociology. It is important that the applicant’s personal statement demonstrates a strong academic/professional interest in journalism/media. This interest can be grounded in the major or minor, but it can also be enhanced by journalism experience outside formal education such as internships, project work, and work experience.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by the host university.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: