College of Arts and Sciences

Study Abroad Opportunities for Art and Design Majors

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."  —Paul Strand

The Art and Design Department strongly encourages students to immerse themselves in the study abroad opportunities that Arcadia University offers. Art and Design majors have the opportunity to explore the world for a semester or more with excellent courses at some of the world's most prestigious art programs in the UK, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

You should meet with your adviser as freshmen to plan study abroad options. Almost all concentrations in Art and Design have sequenced courses, taken in a specific order, and certain concentrations only permit study abroad during a specific semester. You should meet with an adviser during your first year at Arcadia to discuss study abroad options. Careful planning is essential to avoid having to take an extra semester or year to complete your degree.

Below are some but not all of the schools at which you can study. In addition to formal classes, there are internship programs in England, Ireland, Scotland and Australia.

Programs and Courses Abroad

Specific Art Programs Abroad
  • The Burren College of Art (Ireland)
  • The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland)
  • The Slade School of Fine Arts (England)
  • The Queensland College of Art (Australia)
  • Victorian College of Art (Australia)
Studio Art/Design Courses Abroad
  • Westminster University (United Kingdom)
  • Lancaster University (United Kingdom)
  • Manchester University (United Kingdom)
  • Australian National University (Australia)
  • James Cook University (Australia)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Victoria University (New Zealand)
  • Goldsmiths College (United Kingdom)
  • Middlesex University (United Kingdom)
  • University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Wollongong University (Australia)
  • Monash University (Australia)
  • The Accademia Italiana in Florence (Italy)
  • The Umbra Institute in Perugia (Italy)