The Dual City Summer Sessions are a range of practical art and design courses that commence at Central Saint Martins in London and end in Florence, Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, New York and Berlin. The partner schools in these programmes are all colleges with outstanding reputations based in cities famous for their culture and creativity.
These unique courses are the perfect opportunity for students to develop skills, sample the environment of these prestigious institutions and make new friends while learning the latest industry thinking from an impressive roll call of tutors, many of whom have their own external art or design practices.
Dual City also crosses the Atlantic Ocean with an exciting series of international short courses linking two world class cities and iconic institutions: Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins.
What will my Dual City course be like?
From the first day on your course you will be part of a group of friendly, like-minded individuals from around the world that you would never normally get to meet.
Achieve personal growth
Your tutors will use their industry experience and professional contacts to expand your curriculum, sharpen your skills and boost your resume and portfolio of work. In turn, you will discover the reality of how your chosen subject area works in two different colleges, countries and cultures.
Have unforgettable experiences outside of class
Get to know your classmates, now your new international friends, by sharing your views and experiences, whilst absorbing the culture from the local museums, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants. Roam the cool city streets and neighbourhoods, shop at great stores and specialist boutiques or just relax in the many waterfront spaces or city parks as you soak up the summer sun.
Travel Learn Experience
Enrol on one of the programmes today and gain a global perspective and a competitive edge this summer for your creative professional future.
Credit Transfer on selected 4-week Dual City courses
Studying with us this summer can help you build up credits for your own degree course. Please ensure you take the essential steps to clear the courses and credits with your home college or university before you begin your Dual City summer course.
Plan Credit Transfers Before Departure
Once you have selected your course, meet up with your study abroad office or academic advisor. Pass them the relevant course description and Course Handbook as this will assist advisors in assessing the course for credit-transfer at your institution.
Record of Study and Achievement & Grade Report
The Record of Study and Achievement (RSA) contains your final grade and is sent out soon after the end of your summer course. You will receive one copy, while a second copy will be sent to your home university or study abroad provider.
The RSA we will send out includes details the course studied and tuition hours and the final grade that has been awarded, so your institution can determine the number of credits they will award. The Grades we use are formatted in a standard A-F scale, included in the course handbook is the grading criteria they we will use. Please ensure that your academic advisor is aware of the criteria as the level required for each grade may differ slightly from your home institution.
Central Saint Martins remains one of London's most revered arts and design institutions, producing some of the most important artists, designers and performers over the last 150 years and has developed an internationally recognized research profile as rated in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2001.The Queen's Anniversary Prize was awarded to Central Saint Martins for its significant contributions to the UK fashion industry and for nurturing the creativity of students in 1998.Central Saint Martins also attained Skill set Media Academy status in 2007, recognizing the achievements in the area of media and interactive design.
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