Future London Academy

Introduction

Future London Academy (FLA) is an educational organisation formed in 2013. Our courses cater for professionals across a variety of industries; they consist of talks, lectures and workshops conducted by industry experts. Our programmes are designed to immerse participants in the creative, commercial and cultural life of London. Participants enjoy exclusive access to some of the top people; agencies and businesses at work here today learning first-hand how they operate, as well as gaining behind-the-scenes insights into their most successful projects. We believe in practical experiential learning, where you learn directly from the source rather than a textbook.

Participants spend seven days in London all living in a house at the creative heart of the city. Our talks and workshops take place at our industry experts’ offices or exciting meeting spaces and are designed to be informative and informal. Previous courses have included visits to leading companies like Google, Twitter and the BBC. Participants have had the opportunity to sit around the table with key people in these organisations – asking questions, having conversations, and learning face-to-face about their approach and their ideas.

Apart from the educational aspect, the courses are also designed to show you London from a number of different angles, every day is packed with activity. Participants visit acclaimed exhibitions and cultural events as well as exploring some of the secret spots in London that most visitors never get to experience.

Every day consists of various activities to maximise participants learning experiences, we follow the following structure:

  • Boosting breakfast: The first activity of the day includes informal activities over breakfast to activate brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. During the boosting breakfasts, participants will interact with other participants, share their ideas, experiences and expectations for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the creative industry.
  • Morning session: It is the first session of the day; it will take the form of a lecture or a hands-on workshop.
  • Practical exercise: A short task to follow up the morning session and make everyone unlock their brain's full potential
  • Lunch break: Between the morning and afternoon sessions there will be a short break where participants will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the morning session’s location.
  • Afternoon session: It is the second session of the day, where participants will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing the secrets they use in everyday work.
  • Debrief and the city: After a long day of absorbing new ways of working, idea brainstorming and creative exercises participants will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in their minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that participants can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries and event spaces.
  • The weekend: The weekend will be dedicated to cultural and social activities, visiting exhibitions and exciting places in London.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Design Thinking and Innovation Week

Campus Full time 1 week March 2018 United Kingdom London

A unique programme for service designers, creative entrepreneurs and business owners – introducing you to London's most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking. [+]

Every day will consist of lectures, roundtables and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centred approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest approach to creativity, product management and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere.

All lectures and workshops will take place in the actual agencies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration for your work, to help you get an expert opinion on your current projects, and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.... [-]


Future of Branding Week

Campus Full time 1 week June 2018 United Kingdom London

Future of Branding Week created by Future London Academy is an immersive 5-day programme with talks, office visits, mini-workshops, roundtable discussions and guest lectures from the most exciting creative agencies in London. Learn how the biggest brands approach their marketing strategy and how leading design companies inspire their teams. Find out how to create brands that will last for generations and what trends you need to be aware of not to become obsolete in 5 years. And the best part – you will spend a week with 20 like-minded entrepreneurs and UX professionals from around the world. [+]

Branding is UK's number one export. But what makes agencies in London so successful globally? Meet the legendary designers behind the greatest masterpieces and listen to their approach to brand strategy. Explore all the new possibilities from experiential and sound identity to branding in digital and motion design.

This one-week learning adventure is for people who want to understand what differentiates a good brand from a great one, how to create a legacy and what you need to know to succeed globally. This programme will help you to stay up-to-date with the newest trends in the industry, become better at what you do and find new ways to develop your career.

The programme includes talks, roundtables, mini-workshops, visits to exhibitions and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the most influential agencies in London and meet fellow creatives from around the world.... [-]


UX and Digital Design Week

Campus Full time 1 week August 2018 United Kingdom London

UX & Digital Design Week created by Future London Academy is an immersive 5-day programme with talks, office visits, mini-workshops, roundtable discussions and guest lectures from the most influential digital companies right now. Get inspiration for your current projects and advice on how to build a design team of your dreams. Find out the secrets of what makes products successful and what mistakes companies made when they were building new services. And the best part – you will spend a week with 20 like-minded entrepreneurs and UX professionals from around the world. [+]

During a whole week, you’ll immerse yourself in London's technology and creative industry exploring the hottest trends and latest inventions. You will have a chance to meet the teams behind the most ground-breaking products and learn how they approach to design strategy, work with clients and improve their services. This programme consists of lectures, round table discussions and mini-workshops all conducted at the actual company offices – that gives even better perspective on how they work and collaborate.

Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. This is a very fresh way to learn and explore the industry. And the best part is – you will spend this week as a part of a small group of 20 like-minded entrepreneurs, UX designers and product managers from around the globe.... [-]


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