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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 Syracuse 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 (visiting students only)
  • Application deadline is September 15


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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse Abroad staff after the September 15 application due date.

Portfolio Submission (visiting students only)

  • 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

(3 credits; optional for all London students)

Syracuse 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 a first-rate academic library and subsidized student union facilities. To get a feel for what life is like on campus, check out the Syracuse London site.

Program Cost

The cost of the Syracuse London program includes Syracuse tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (London Planning Budget 2018-19.pdf) for students and their families.

Hear from Syracuse London Alumni!

Talk to our Syracuse 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


Joelle Orecki, admissions counselor for Syracuse London:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/15/2019 09/15/2019 01/14/2020 05/01/2020
NOTE: Students will be notified of their admissions decision no sooner than the decision date (09/15/2019). Program dates are tentative and subject to change.