London Ancient/Modern

Majors open to

All Majors

Host Department


Faculty Lead

Ann Field
Paul Rogers
Christine Fraguela


3 units of ArtCenter credit

How To Apply

Applications for this program were due by Monday, October 28, 2019 (Week 8).


  1. Must have completed at least four terms of undergraduate study or two terms of graduate study
  2. Must have at least one term remaining upon return to ArtCenter
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  4. Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of the application

* If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements you still may be able to apply. Please contact for more information.


Deposit:  If you are accepted to the program and choose to commit, you will be responsible for providing a $200 non-refundable deposit. This deposit is due within one week of your acceptance and ensures your commitment as a downpayment towards the total program fee.
Program fee:  In addition to Art Center tuition, you will be responsible for a program fee of approximately $2,900. This fee covers the following costs: accommodations (shared rooms), London bus and subway pass, ground transportation, some meals, some museum entries, private lectures and studio visits, and travel/medical insurance.
Additional:  Costs that you will be responsible for that are NOT included in the program fee include: a passport ($135), a visa (if required), round-trip airfare LAX-London (~$500-$900), and daily personal expenses—food, toiletries, supplies, souvenirs, cell phone, etc. ($50-$60/day).


Term: Spring 2020
Dates Abroad: April 29 – May 10, 2020*

Classes will meet at ArtCenter during Spring term with travel to London over the spring break.

*Housing for this program will begin on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Housing will end the morning of Sunday, May 10, 2020.

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London provokes and inspires. This Spring term you will create a personal project based on a given theme and then fly to London over the break, where each day you will be immersed in the heady mix of style and culture high and low. Learn to think about these influences the way the British do. Everything is inspiration and you will get the opportunity to present your projects to some of the leading thinkers and tastemakers of this global, inclusive and ever-changing international city. Come and see what all the fuss is about.

About London
London is a thrilling place with a multitude of places to visit. Monuments from the capital’s glorious past are everywhere, from medieval banqueting halls and the great churches of Christopher Wren to the eclectic Victorian architecture of the triumphalist British Empire. There is no shortage of things to do in London: you can relax in the city’s quiet Georgian squares, explore the narrow alleyways of the City of London, wander along the riverside walks, and uncover the quirks of what is still identifiably a collection of villages. The largest capital in the European Union, stretching for more than thirty miles from east to west, and with a population of just under eight million, London is also incredibly diverse, ethnically and linguistically, offering cultural and culinary delights from right across the globe.

The capital’s great historical landmarks — Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and so on — draw in millions of tourists every year. This isn’t a city that rests on its laurels, however. Since the turn of the millennium, all of London’s world-class museums, galleries and institutions have been reinvented, from the Royal Opera House to the British Museum. With Tate Modern and the London Eye, the city boasts the world’s largest modern art museum and Europe’s largest Ferris wheel. And thanks to the 2012 Olympics, even the East End — not an area previously on most tourists’ radar — has been given an overhaul.

You could spend days just shopping in London, mixing with the upper classes in the “tiara triangle” around Harrods, or sampling the offbeat weekend markets of Portobello Road, Brick Lane and Camden. The city’s pubs have always had heaps of atmosphere, and food is now a major attraction too, with more than fifty Michelin-starred restaurants and the widest choice of cuisines on the planet. The music, clubbing and gay and lesbian scenes are second to none, and mainstream arts are no less exciting, with regular opportunities to catch outstanding theatre companies, dance troupes, exhibitions and opera.

London’s special atmosphere comes mostly, however, from the life on its streets. A cosmopolitan city since at least the seventeenth century, when it was a haven for Huguenot immigrants escaping persecution in Louis XIV’s France, today it is truly multicultural, with over a third of its permanent population originating from overseas. The last hundred years has seen the arrival of thousands from the Caribbean, the Indian subcontinent, the Mediterranean, the Far East and Eastern Europe, all of whom play an integral part in defining a metropolis that is unmatched in its sheer diversity.

Info Session:
Monday, September 30th (Week 4) at 1:00-2:00 pm, 6th Floor Gallery of 1111 Bldg

Can’t make an info session? Sign up for a 1-on-1 advising meeting with the Exchange and Study Away office to learn more about the program.

Selection and Notification Timeline
Application Deadline EXTENDED:
Monday, October 28 at 1 pm (Week 8)

All applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process. Interviews will be 20 minutes each.

Notification of Acceptance:
Friday, November 1  (Week 8)

Program Commitment & $200 Deposit Due:
Friday, November 8 at 1 pm (Week 9)

Scholarship Information: