Programs : Brochure
- Locations: London, England
- Program Terms: Summer
- Budget Sheets: Summer
England has long been a cultural center of Europe and the world. It’s been home to some of the most beloved and timeless typographers and designers like John Baskerville, Edward Johnston, Neville Brody, Peter Saville, Vaughn Oliver and many more. It’s a bustling center of innovators and is truly a marvel for graphic designers to explore.
Our group will spend 21 days in London visiting art and design museums, top design studios, doing hands-on workshops, and soaking up the diverse energy and culture of the city. During this time, students will have the chance to see British approaches to design—differences that are subtle, but noticeable nonetheless. Even a trip to the grocery store will illuminate just how differently UK designers market to their customers compared with American designers.
A typical day will start with a short meet-up in the dormitory, for students to update their travel journals/blogs—and then off we go into the city! Lunches will be at restaurants/takeaway joints near our activities. Evenings will be open for the students to explore (dinner will be their responsibility). A day trip out of the city will offer a nice respite from the busy capital.
In addition to the city activities, students will participate in a creative exchange with British and international students from the London College of Communication. Students will meet in studios at the university to participate in workshops on letterpress, Risography, and screenprinting. They will then be given a brief and studio time to complete the brief. The work created will then be shown in a pop-up exhibition at the London College of Communication.
The program starts and ends with group dinners—one will be traditional British food at a top-notch pub, and the other tasty Indian food—England’s second national cuisine.
This trip creates a community among the travelers, as well as the British/international students they collaborate with. Beyond the technical knowledge gained, and cultural touchstones experienced—students will come away with friends who love and live for design, and perhaps some who live across the world.
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|Thursday, January 30th
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|Faculty Leader||Briar Levit, School of Art and Design|
|Travel Dates||July 2 - July 22, 2020*
*Students should plan to arrive at their London airport at or before 11:00am on July 2nd
*Students should not fly to London via Dublin due to immigration regulations. Participants who enter London via Dublin will be required to leave England and then return to London at their own expense to ensure appropriate immigration status.
|Area of Study||
|Course & Credit||ART 401 Special Topics: Design in London
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||English|
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|Minimum GPA Requirements||Undergraduate: 2.75
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required|
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Note: Summer 2020 is eligible for Cycle 2, even though Cycle 1 is now closed
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*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.
*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.