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Drexel in England: London College of Fashion (LCF)
London, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Summer,
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Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
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 Eligible Majors:
Design and Merchandising, Fashion Design
 Type of Program:
Free Standing
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 Program Advisor:
Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:

The ProgramLCF logo

This program is open to open to Fashion Design students during winter and summer terms of sophomore year and Design and Merchandizing students during summer term of junior year. 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.


The AcademicsLCF building


During the LCF winter program students earn a total of 12 Drexel credits and receive Drexel grades.
        FASH 465: Historical & Fashion Research Studies
        FASH 465: Fashion Drawing
        FASH 465: Footwear Design
        FASH 465: Shoemaking
        FASH 465: Design Process - from Paris to London
        FASH 465: British Cultural Studies
During the LCF summer program students earn a total of 15 Drexel credits and receive Drexel grades. The summer program is comprised of 2 parts.

Part 1 - students choose one of the following tracks at LCF (both worth 12 credits):

Track 1: Fashion Business:

DSMR 465: Fashion Business & Product Development (this course may be reviewed for credit for DSMR 333 or DSMR 325 by Anne Cecil upon your return)
FASH 465: Historical & Fashion Research Studies
DSMR 465: Fashion Media
DSMR 465: Fashion Entrepreneurship & Marketing
DSMR 465: Styling
DSMR 465: Visuals for FashionLCF class 2

Track 2: Footwear Design:
FASH 465: Footwear Design
FASH 465: Footwear Making
FASH 465: Intro to Rapid Prototyping & RHINO
*Students applying to this track should have strong drawing skills and will need to provide 5 drawings of any subject to LCF prior to final acceptance.

Part 2: Trend Reporting Intensive Class

After LCF classes have finished, a Drexel D&M professor will teach an intensive London section of DSMR 326 Trend Reporting (3 credits). This course is required for ALL Fashion Design and Design and Merchandising students on the summer LCF program. It will be taught in a hands-on way through the city of London.

The ExperienceLCF class

Housing: 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

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

Visa requirements: 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.

Money Matters

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during your term abroad.  Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to the Financial Aid Office to see if additional funding may be available.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2015 09/01/2014 10/01/2014 TBA TBA
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