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UConn Communication Design in London, England (Faculty-led)

Open only to Communication Design majors
The Program
University of Connecticut Communication Design students will participate as visiting second year students on the Design and Interaction route within the BA in Graphic Design program at Central Saint Martins (CSM) in London. The Central Saint Martins BA (Honours) in Graphic Design is structured around small group tutorials, workshops and critiques and emphasizes solving visual communication problems through experimentation beyond the commercially driven constraints of contemporary design practice. UConn students will be distributed across tutorial groups and engage with project briefs and other required and extra-curricular activities as facilitated by CSM BAGD faculty alongside regular CSM degree students. UConn students will concurrently enroll in Communication Design 2 and Design Survey that will be taught on-site by UConn Associate Professor of Design, Mark Zurolo.

The Academics
Students will earn a full semester of credits by taking Art Foreign Study, Communication Design 2 and Design Survey and, when applicable, Senior Project with the hosting UConn faculty member and coursework within Central Saint Martins. These courses involve design briefs, surveys of contemporary design practice and criticism/theory. Students will keep a blog of their observations and images that will serve as live journals to record field trips, projects and experiences. Blogs from past programs can be viewed here:

The Experience
Students will live in the Central Saint Martins student housing where they will share kitchen and living facilities with a range of other UK and international students. By living in the center of London, students will have the opportunity to visit studios, museums, and historical sites, and attend a wide variety of cultural events. The goal of the program is to produce designers with a global perspective who are prepared to develop their interests cultivated upon this trip into their professional and academic lives. Each student will return with an understanding of the international design community, a network of designers whom they can contact in the future, and a skill set honed at the premier art school in the UK.

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Spring
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Spring
  • Homepage:

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/13/2017 09/20/2017 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3.2