London Now Summer

Moore College of Art & Design
Summer in London Program

  • The City of London serves as your classroom for this exciting three-week, three credit course focusing on visual arts and literature.
  • Moore College of Art & Design students will receive an Arcadia University transcript. Credit earned on the program will count towards your undergraduate degree at Moore College of Art & Design.

  • Arcadia's experienced, knowledgeable staff offer complete student support in both the U.S. and London.

  • All Moore College of Art & Design students will be housed together in accommodation provided by Arcadia University.


London is a city of the imagination - it both stimulates creative responses in the visual arts and in literature, and is itself a product of these imaginings. As a consequence, the city reinvents itself, and presents a challenge for the artist or writer: how to represent a phenomenon which constantly shifts shape?

The city becomes the classroom as students explore through seminars which invoke aspects of visual culture, geography, literature and architecture on an unprecedented metropolitan scale. To do this, coursework "maps" particular sections of the city through intensive classroom and field study, bringing London to life in a fresh and innovative way.

Classes will be held on the campus of City University, close to London's famous West End and right in the middle of a popular and upbeat London neighborhood brimming with cinemas, clubs, art venues, shops, and cafés. You'll have access to the University's library, as well as its computer and recreational facilities.

Co-Curricular Programming

All students may participate in the Arcadia University Co-Curricular Learning Certificate Program. Upon successful completion of an Arcadia University College of Global Studies program, students are eligible to receive:

• an Arcadia University Official Transcript
• a Co-Curricular Learning Certificate

Just as the Arcadia University Official Transcript documents the academic achievement of the student, the Co-Curricular Learning Certificate is a record of the student’s non-academic co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences. 


The 2012 program fee is $2,600, which includes:  tuition and housing, pre-departure advising, on site London staff and on-going support services throughout program, health and accident insurance, orientation and transcript. DOES NOT INCLUDE: flight, books, miscellaneous expenses, non-program related travel, meals.


Moore College of Art & Design students are eligible for Arcadia scholarships. Students need to fill out the FAFSA form and indicate Moore College of Art & Design and Arcadia University on the form. The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. It provides more than $2 million per year in financial aid and scholarships. Annually, The College distributes hundreds of primarily need-based scholarships. For more information, please call 215-572-2901.

Passport and Visa

If you do not have a passport, you must begin applying for one immediately.  Your passport must be valid for six months from the end of your program, otherwise you will need to renew your passport. 

You will not need to apply for student visa for this program if you are a US citizen. International students may need to apply for a visa as well. You can learn more about the visa process here.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation, and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Please note: Moore College of Art & Design students must earn a C or better to be able to transfer in a class at the undergraduate level and graduate students must earn a B or better to be able to transfer credits for post-undergraduate or technical based electives.


  • Summer session: 3 credits.

Application Deadline

Please contact Katherine Reinhart, Senior Program Manager in The College of Global Studies, at 1-866-927-2234, or, with any questions, or contact Claudine Thomas, Associate Dean for Educational Support Services, (215) 965-4061, or