London Now: Fashion in the City
Summer Program

  • Study costume history, fashion illustration and design, trend forecasting and fashion publishing in London!
  • This three-week, three-credit course uses London as its classroom, with visits to museums, galleries, markets and studios complemented by a series of visiting lectures.
  • Program dates are July 28-August 16, 2014.
  • 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 in student accommodation provided by Arcadia University.


London Now: Fashion in the CityThe course will be ‘London-centric’, drawing upon everything London has to offer culturally.

Students will be given a reader appropriate to time frame. Classes will typically meet for three hours a day (morning) with afternoons reserved for class related on-site activities. The course is designed to appeal to a broad range of students from the visual arts, and requires no specific disciplinary background.

The course will treat the city of London itself as the ‘classroom’ for students. Over a three-week period, students will learn fashion illustration basics, with visits to museums, galleries, markets, and fashion designers’ studios, as well as having visiting lecturers covering the above areas of expertise.

By the end of the course, students will have gained insight into how fashion illustration is used within the fashion industry for communicative and decorative purposes.

Each student will leave with a portfolio of fashion illustrations, and will also have gained an understanding of basic to intermediate fashion illustration techniques, along with the ability to contextualize their work within the current fashion climate.


The 2014 fee is $3,340, which includes: 3-credit course, course-related excursions and exhibitions, housing, health insurance, academic advising, pre-departure advising, on-site support staff.

Not included in the fee: Flight, books, miscellaneous expenses, non-program related travel, meals.


ScholarshipsMoore 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. Learn more about the visa process.


Summer program: 3 credits.

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.

Application Deadline

  • March 31

Apply Online


Please contact Katharine Reinhart in The College of Global Studies at 1-866-927-2234, or, with any questions, or contact Alyssa Truszkowski, Academic Advisor, (215) 965-4063, or