Through the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), studio art students may enroll in the Slade School of Fine Art and focus on contemporary art, its practice, as well as the theories and histories that inform it.  Slade is small in size, ensuring an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment. Slade is located within University College London on Gower Street in Central London within easy reach of the British Museum, Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, National Gallery, and Courtald Galleries.

Fields of study:

Studio Art, Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art History, Contemporary Art Theory


Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.  Admission is selective.  Students must prepare a portfolio of 15 slides representing a range of talents.

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring


September-December; January-June


16 credits per semester - Students participate in independent studio work rather than specific courses. The independent studio program offers studio space for concentrated work and tutorials in drawing, painting, sculpture, or fine art media (including print, film and video, photography, and electronic media).

Credit Conversion:

1 IES credit = 1 Whitman credit


In a University College London self-catered student house


Students may prepare their own meals in house kitchens or purchase meals at various food outlets on the main UCL campus.


Placement in UCL housing is competitive and applying early is strongly recommended.




IES Abroad Scholarships

Program Link:

IES: Slade School of Fine Art