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Program Description:
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London Center: Design

This program is spring-semester only. Enrollment is limited due to studio capacity.

Students majoring in industrial design, communications design, and interior design are invited to apply to participate in the SU London design program. This program offers participants the opportunity to take courses in collaborative design and contemporary design history, complemented by studio and academic electives, in a world capital renowned for its cutting-edge design.

Program Details

  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Open to visiting students on a limited basis
  • Credit hours: 12-19
  • Portfolio is required for admission


All students take:

And one of the following based on major:

Plus two other courses selected from the arts and sciences, communications, or management courses offered by the SU London Center.

Admissions Criteria
In the event that the number of qualified applicants exceeds program capacity, some students will be placed on a wait list. Please note that space in the program is limited and all major-specific courses (CMD 450, IND 481, and EDI 352) are capped at 15. The decisions on the wait list will be based on the portfolio, performance in the major, as well as cumulative GPA in order to have a balanced, multidisciplinary group of students. Admissions decisions will be made by faculty in the school in consultation with SU Abroad staff after the October 1 application due date.

Portfolio Submission

  • Portfolio should be a single web-friendly PDF (up to 8/10mb each)
  • Provide examples of your three (3) stronger projects, including as much as you feel is relevant to understand your thought and creative process (research, sketches, concepts, design, renderings, etc.), for a total of up to 12 pages of content.
  • If you already have set up a website, it should meet the above minimal requirements.

Signature Seminars - Not Offered Fall 2017

(3 credits; optional for all London students)

SU London offers students the opportunity to participate in a Signature Seminar, "Sustainability and Environmental Justice in Europe."

Sustainability and Environmental Justice travels to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland, where students see how progress towards sustainable development goals made in the Nordic countries compares to other parts of the region and the world.

The Campus in London: Faraday House

Situated mid-town, between the West End and the City, Faraday House is on the edge of the Bloomsbury area, London's university quarter. The features of our facility are augmented by the University of London, including first-rate academic library and subsidized student union facilities.

To get a feel for what life is like on campus, check out the SU London site.

Program Cost

The cost of the SU London program includes SU tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (London Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf) for students and their families.

Hear from SU London Alumni!

Talk to our SU London global ambassadors if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in London. You can also check out our program reviews on


Caitlin Jarvis, admissions counselor for SU London:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/16/2018 05/04/2018
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change. Optional Pre-Semester Signature Seminar: January 5-15; optional Post-Semester Signature Seminar: May 6-17

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.