London Direct Enrollment - Slade School of Fine Art

IES Abroad

Program Description

London Direct Enrollment - Slade School of Fine Art

IES Abroad


There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits!

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London help you make the most of your experience abroad. London will be your classroom. Involvement in the local community or a student club enriches your learning experiences and provides excellent opportunities for cultural integration.

We want you to feel at home in England, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in London. Our housing options provide you opportunities to meet and make new friends, while our cultural events familiarize you with the city of London.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad London
  • City: London
  • Country: England
  • Program Credits: 16 per semester
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Fall 2018

  • September 13 - December 15

Spring 2019

  • Late December - Early June

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Spring 2019 - September 14, 2018


IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Founded in 1871, Slade prides itself on its concern with contemporary art, its practice, as well as the theories and histories that inform it. Along with the approximately 260 students enrolled at Slade, you have access to some of the best art resources in the world, from the teaching staff, consisting of professional artists with regular national and international exhibitions, to the incredible range of opportunities to study first-hand works of art in local galleries and museums. Slade is small in size, ensuring an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment for artists.


The academic program at Slade is based on independent studio work rather than specific courses. You work one-on-one with tutors to design a course of study and evaluate progress. You are expected to generate and sustain your own program of work, and are assigned a personal tutor. Instruction combines tutorials, studio, and seminar programs, and demands that you be actively engaged in all forums. You are awarded 16 credits for the term. The independent studio program at Slade offers individual studio space for concentrated work and tutorials in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, or Fine Art Media (including Print, Film and Video, Photography, and Electronic Media). Disciplines include:

  • Fine Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Contemporary Art History
  • Contemporary Art Theory

Advising & Support

Even though you’re directly enrolling in one of our partner universities, we’ll be there for you whenever you need us.


Choosing and directly enrolling in courses abroad can be confusing and overwhelming. This is why we offer you predeparture advising that’s specific to your needs. Our goal is to provide support and guidance throughout your application and enrollment process. But our advising services don’t stop there. While you’re in London, our staff is available to help you transition into your new home.


The support services we offer IES Abroad direct enrollment students are specifically designed to help you achieve your study abroad goals as effectively and smoothly as possible. We know studying abroad is an adventure, and, at times, you may need help or just someone to talk to—that’s why our staff is there for you.

On-Site Staff

Whether you have questions about academic requirements, housing, or well-being and safety, our London-based IES Abroad staff is available to support you. Because of our close relationship with the universities in London, IES Abroad is also able to offer you unique academic, social, and cultural opportunities. Our staff in London accompanies you throughout orientation, as well as at the IES Abroad field trips and cultural events.


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave London, it will feel like home. As part of our direct enrollment services, we offer well-located, comfortable housing for all students because securing housing independently can be challenging. IES Abroad’s housing options meet our safety and security standards. Student Houses - Live in one of University College London’s self-catered student houses. Kitchens are provided where you can prepare your own food, or meals may be bought from the various food outlets on the main UCL campus. Placement in UCL housing is competitive and applying early is recommended. All rooms have Internet access.

Student Life


IES Abroad Orientation Upon arrival in London, you participate in an introductory orientation with the IES Abroad London staff. Designed specifically for direct enrollment students, the IES Abroad orientation program introduces you to your direct enrollment program, your fellow students, and to London. Other highlights may include a bus tour of London and other cultural activities. In addition, you will learn about the teaching methods of British professors of your host institution. University Orientation You will also attend Slade’s orientation, where you get acquainted with the logistics of student life.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in London through our cultural events, such as:

  • Touring Parliament, royal palaces, and gardens
  • Attending local sporting events, such as the English Premier League
  • Outings to London’s diverse markets
  • Going to world-class performances at London's many entertainment venues

University Clubs & Events

You can take advantage of the school’s connection with University College London, which gives them access to the UCL Student Union. This valuable resource is a great way for international students to further integrate into local student life. The union sponsors more than 140 clubs and societies, and each year, approximately 8,000 students choose to participate.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 3.3 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale. GPAs below 3.3 will not be considered.
  • Junior or Senior standing when program begins.

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. A student visa may be required to enter England. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information. If you're studying with IES Abroad in England, you may be eligible to use the IES Abroad ACCeSS program. ACCeSS is our visa processing service in which we submit your visa application and supporting documents to the consulate for you.


Fall 2018

  • Tuition: $18,740
  • Housing: $4,975
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $23,945

Academic Year

  • Tuition: $33,715
  • Housing: $13,475
  • Insurance: $455
  • Total: $47,645

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
IES Abroad

Last updated August 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Dec. 2019
1 - 2 semesters
Full time
23,945 USD
Program cost Fall 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Dec. 2019
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Dec. 2019
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019