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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Lauren Steinberg
Program Description:
Program Overview | Academics | Program Calendar | Program Fee | More Information

Drexel Spring Break in the UK:
Fashion and Footwear in London

London Scenery View

Program Overview

This Intensive Course Abroad is designed for Fashion Design majors who would like to experience London through the lens of its rich fashion and footwear industries. In partnership with London College of Fashion (LCF), students will attend lectures, workshops, and tours which focus on the design, making, and innovation happening in the London footwear market. Topics include shoemaking, patterning, conventional and knit sneaker upper design and fabrication, material innovation, and CLO and Rhino technologies in the market. Conceptual footwear to mass market will be explored. At the conclusion of this program, in a post-trip critique, students will complete and present a footwear focused research presentation.

This program is open to Fashion Design majors who are Juniors and Seniors, with priority given to Seniors.


Academics

Credit/Registration
Students will be registered for FASH T380, Fashion and Footwear in London, for 3 credits as a part of their spring term course load. Students must leave space for these 3 credits in their schedule or will otherwise be billed for exceeding the 20-credit term maximum.

Pre-req: FASH 353, Fashion Design II Knitwear

Instructor
This program will be lead by Drexel Professor Jackie Kilmartin, with instruction by LCF faculty.


Program CalendarLondon Aerial View

Arrival Date: 3/18/22
Departure Date: 3/26/22
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.

Tentative Itinerary Overview
 

3/17       Depart US

3/18

Arrival

3/19

Sat TBD

3/20

Sun TBD

3/21

AM: Sneaker lecture
PM: Sustainability & ethical shoes - innovative materials.

3/22

AM: Future fashion/digital anthropology
PM: Think Tank & Design Workshop

3/23

AM & PM: Golden Lane visit & shoe making demo

3/24

AM: Digital studio CLO & Rhino demo - the future of shoe design technology.
PM: Design Workshop

3/25

AM: Design Workshop
PM: London walk & talk: shoes, shoes, shoes!

3/26

Departure


Program Fee - $ 2,270LCF

Due 11/15/2021 - $500
Due 1/15/2022 - $1770
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.

Included in Program Fee:

  • Housing in beautiful South Kensington neighborhood
  • Local transportation pass (Oyster card)
  • Tours, museum entrances, guest lecturers, etc.
  • Hop On/Hop Off Bus Tour
  • 1-2 group dinners
  • On-Call Emergency assistance

Not Included in Program Fee:

  • Flight ($900)
  • Meals ($40/day = $320)
  • Course Materials ($20)
  • Airport Transfer ($30)

 

ICA Financial Aid: Students may request an Adjusted Cost of Attendance by submitting the ICA program fee and estimated out of pocket expenses listed above to Drexel Central (via askdrexel). Doing so could make students’ eligible for additional financial aid.  Students may also be eligible to apply for Drexel's ICA Scholarships.

More Information

  • Visa: American and Canadian citizens do not need to apply for a visa for this program. Students with other nationalities should confirm with the British Embassy website to confirm visa requirements. 
  • A recommended flight itinerary will be provided. Students are responsible for booking their own airfare.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 11/29/2021 03/18/2022 03/26/2022