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age icon 15-18 years old

time icon 2 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

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This program offers a deep dive into the world of fine art and art history, ideal for those passionate about art creation or curation.

  • Engage with professionals in fine art and design, learning from those in corporate settings or as independent creators.
  • The program combines real-world issues with interactive workshops, providing a platform to learn from industry professionals and innovate groundbreaking ideas in the art industry.
  • Our small class sizes, averaging just seven students, ensure personalized attention from expert university tutors with extensive experience.
  • You'll participate in one-on-one career coaching for personal support and guidance for success.

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.

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Astor College address: 99 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QB.

  • Astor College, UCL is the campus location, near Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International stations in Bloomsbury, London.

  • Direct 55-minute journey from London Heathrow Airport to King’s Cross, then a 25-minute walk or short Underground ride to Astor College.

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in central London

  • Breakfast and dinner included on campus

  • Visits to leading industries

  • 40 hours of project sessions from subject experts

  • Real-world project workshops

  • 1:1 Career Coaching

  • Full and half day excursions to iconic London landmarks

  • Formal dinner at a top London restaurant

  • Graduation ceremony and certificate

  • Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach

  • Comprehensive summer school insurance

  • Mentor family photograph


  • Ice-Breaker Games
  • Quiz Night
  • Game Show
  • Tennis/Football
  • Talent Show
  • Lates Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Graduation Party & Prizes


  • Students will reside at Astor College, UCL’s student accommodation in Fitzrovia, central London.

  • Astor College features modern communal lounges, an outdoor courtyard, and open plan dining areas.

  • Provides a comfortable base for attending workshops, industry visits, and social activities.

  • Accommodation includes single bedrooms, both standard and en-suite.

  • Access to common rooms and social spaces with pool tables and quiet study areas, perfect for downtime.

  • Breakfast and dinner provided by experienced catering teams in the accommodation.

  • Catering staff familiar with various dietary requirements.

  • Students with food allergies should speak to staff at mealtimes for allergen information.

  • Dietary information is shared with catering teams prior to student arrival.

  • During term time, the accommodation is used by University of London undergraduate and postgraduate students.


  • Visit iconic London landmarks
  • Explore a world-famous museum after dark
  • Learn new skills at an indoor skate park
  • Catch award-winning theatre on the West End
  • Experience exceptional urban regeneration at the Olympic Park


  • Arrival Time: Participants should arrive between 2 pm and 4 pm on the first Sunday of the program, with registration and accommodation showings upon arrival.

  • London Heathrow Airport Transfers: Shared airport transfer service available from Heathrow Terminal 3 directly to Cambridge/Oxford colleges. Pastoral team to meet participants at any Heathrow terminal and escort to Terminal 3.

  • Transfer departures at 11:00, 14:00, and 17:00 on arrival Sunday; return transfers to London Heathrow Airport depart at 07:00 and 12:00 on the final Saturday.

  • Transfer Fee: Available for booking post-enrollment at £100 each way.

  • Detailed information is provided closer to the program date, including contact numbers.

  • Alternative Arrivals: For those arriving at different airports or by other means, details are in the Welcome Pack sent after enrolment confirmation.

  • Optional taxi service available with Addison Lee (Travel to and from the program is not included in the participation fee.)

Lesson Plan

  • 40 hours of academic sessions from subject experts
  • Visits to leading industries
  • Real-world project workshops
  • 1:1 Career Coaching
  • Average class size of 7, maximum class size of 10 students
  • Detailed Career Development Plan from your personal coach

Develop Your Creative Portfolio

  • Create a portfolio showcasing creative work from your chosen subject.
  • Portfolios highlight skills and accomplishments, crucial for university applications.
  • Benefit from two 1:1 sessions with an expert tutor for portfolio development.
  • Receive personalized advice and feedback to enhance your portfolio.

Unique Industry Insights

  • Undertake a self-led tour and participatory workshop at the Whitechapel Gallery.
  • Explore art workshops at the Saatchi Gallery, known for showcasing emerging artists.

Sample Modules

Module 1: Art and Ideas

  • Explore major art movements and scholarly personalities influencing art history.
  • Develop critical understanding of art evolution including Classical Culture, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Post-Colonialism.

Module 2: Modernist and Post-Modernist Art

  • Examine the histories of contemporary art from Modernism to Post-Modernism.
  • Study influential modernist and postmodern artists and their impacts on art.

Module 3: Visual Analysis

  • Learn methods of visual analysis and interpretation in art.
  • Delve into semiotics, iconography, gender, Marxism, and non-European aesthetics.

Module 4: Contemporary Issues

  • Engage in debates within visual arts, exploring current fine art issues.
  • Develop skills to articulate ideas effectively on contemporary art topics.

Module 5: Photography

  • Enhance creative vision through understanding elements like light, color, and texture.
  • Practice photography techniques and analyze professional works.

Module 6: Sculpting

  • Learn hands-on sculpting techniques, including the Sinclair Method.
  • Create figure armatures and explore professional realist sculpture skills.

Module 7: Drawing and Painting

  • Refine artistic skills in drawing and painting through practical exercises.
  • Experiment with various materials and mediums including landscapes, figures, and animals.

Module 8: Installation Art

  • Study immersive installation artworks and their spatial engagement.
  • Gain understanding of installations and develop personal installation art ideas.

Sample timetable Career insights 2024

Sample Tutors

Konrad H:

  • MArch I from Harvard GSD (2020), BSci in Architecture from UCL (2014) with First Class Honours.

  • Attended Harvard on a Merit Scholarship and as a Fulbright Flagship Scholar.

  • Worked at Snohetta Oslo, Kengo Kuma Tokyo, and KPF NYC.

  • Combined a broad work experience with a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture (having for example worked as an archeologist in Greece) which allowed him for teaching architecture as both a professional and theoretical subject that can allow for a broad range of interests.

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers:

  • Abi Oyepitan - Former Olympian: A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Dr Lynda Shaw - Neuroscientist & entrepreneur: A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success

  • Dr Nigel Warburton - Philosopher, author & journalist: How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?​​


  • Transfer Fee: £100 each way.

  • Pocket Money Advice: Money we recommend that participants bring £80 per week to cover lunch each day, plus any souvenirs that they may wish to purchase. Various banks and ATMs are available throughout Cambridge, and Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted.


  • This program is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC)

  • Meets global standards for academic provision and student welfare

  • Top priority for participant safety

  • Staff undergo enhanced background checks and safeguarding training

  • Participants assigned to a “Mentor Family” of 10 students

  • Mentors offer support, advice, and share their experiences

  • School management and supervision is managed by senior, experienced College Managers in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Sydney

  • College Managers trained to Level 3 Safeguarding standards

  • Resident summer team and college personnel supervise sites 24/7

  • Encourage student independence within safe boundaries

  • Team supervision ensures safe and rewarding experience


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Session Dates

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June - Boarding

Start 6/30/2024
End 7/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £5,995

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