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Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Type of Program: Free Standing
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Andrew Sandefur Academic Focus: Art and Design, No or Minimal Language Requirement
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in England: Fashion in London


Program Overview

This program is open to open to Fashion Design sophomores and Design and Merchandising juniors. Students will gain knowledge of the British fashion industry and learn specialist skills gained within the stimulating, creative and multi-cultural environment of London College of Fashion (LCF). LCF is part of Europe’s largest and most influential university for art, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. Courses are taught by British faculty at LCF. Courses are designed to take advantage of the strong fashion influences of London and offer Drexel students a unique opportunity to learn in a different culture. Students from universities around the world participate in the program, offering a great opportunity to internationalize your fashion perspective.

Besides studying at LCF students will also go on a five-day study tour of Paris, seeing many of the famous Parisian sights, exploring several important museums, and developing their own personal sketch book! The travel cost of this trip is included in the program fee.


  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore status or higher


Students select one track, each track is worth 12 credits.

Course Availability
Courses are available in the following subjects:

Track 1: Fashion Business:
   DSMR T380: Fashion Business & Product Development (2 credits)
   FASH T380: Historical & Fashion Research Studies (2 credits)
   DSMR T380: Fashion Media (2 credits)
   DSMR T380: Fashion Entrepreneurship & Marketing (2 credits)
   DSMR T380: Styling (2 credits)
   DSMR T380: Visuals for Fashion (2 credits)

Track 2: Footwear Design*:
   FASH T380: Footwear Design (4 credits)
   FASH T380: Footwear Making (4 credits)
   FASH T380: Intro to Rapid Prototyping & RHINO (4 credits)
*Students applying to this track should have strong drawing skills and will need to provide 5 fashion drawings to LCF prior to final acceptance. 

Track 3: Fashion Design:
   FASH T380: Fashion Product Development (2 credits)
   FASH T380: Historical & Contemporary Fashion Research Studies (2 credits)
   FASH T380: Design Theory: Collection & Portfolio (3 credits)
   FASH T380: 3D Experimentation/Accessories (2 credits)
   FASH T380: Styling (2 credits)
   FASH T380: Visuals for Fashion (1 credit)

During the LCF summer program students earn a total of 12  Drexel credits and receive Drexel letter grades. 

Program Calendar

Summer Dates and Itinerary
Program Start Date  June 5, 2020
Program End Date  August 2, 2020


Student housing is located in South Kensington and operated by the Foundation for International Education (FIE). Living accommodations include dormitory-style bedrooms and several suites, with shared kitchens on each floor, private bathrooms in most cases, as well as a common area on the ground floor for lounging around on those rainy London afternoons. There are kitchens on each floor equipped with a microwave, pots, pans, dishes, etc. Students will generally be placed two to four to a room. All residence halls have wireless internet access as well as 24/7 access to Metrogate computer lab. Students studying on other university programs will also be living in the building, providing a nice mix of interests to your living situation. London College of Fashion, located in Oxford Circus, a large retail area, is approximately 30 minutes by Tube from the residence halls. For more info about the London housing, visit


American and Canadian citizens do not need a visa for this program. Students with other nationalities should confirm with the British Embassy website to confirm visa requirements. Please review the FIE UK visa guide to determine whether you need a visa, pre-entry clearance, or a Tier 4 visa

Cost and Financial Aid

Program Costs
Program Fee 2020: $4,860

Included in Program Fee:

  • Housing in South Kensington for duration of program
  • 5 day trip to Paris
  • Emergency assistance

Not included in Program Fee:
Tuition (will be the same as your normal Drexel tuition), airfare, transportation, meals, books

Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.

Tuition & Financial Aid

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.

Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).

Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

The Emily & Yvonne Selke Memorial Fund was created to help students from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design to offset the cost of studying abroad. Awards up to $1,000 for a Westphal undergraduate student pursuing an international experience (study or co-op) at Drexel. Apply here. 

More Information

Student Scholarship Projects:
College of Fashion Google Map by Kathryn Dillard, Summer 2017

Jewish in London Guide by Dara Engel, Spring 2017
London Budget Guide by Victoria Veres, spring 2015

Lost in London Blog by Samantha Santos, Fall 2015

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/02/2020
Rolling Admission 06/05/2020 08/02/2020
NOTE: Priority deadline: October 15th. Applications completed by October 15th will qualify for a $50 application fee waiver! Applications completed after October 15th will be reviewed after the final February 1st deadline and do not qualify for the application fee waiver.

Note: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Priority deadline: October 15th. Applications completed after October 15th will be reviewed after the final February 1st deadline.

** See NOTE Above*

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