Sunderland Creative Arts Program
Enjoy a summer on the history-rich Northeast coast of England. The University of Sunderland's program is taught by experienced tutors and practicing artists in specialist artist spaces and studios. Students can choose from "Fine Art, Design and Photography" with the chance to work through a range of practices such as drawing, print, animation, and curating; or "Glass and Ceramics," where you will work in the National Glass Centre. Both programs offer students the opportunity to work in some of the best artistic facilities in the world. Work produced by students over the four week program will be exhibited in a final show. Either program allows students to spend 5 days in London exploring the capital city and researching their subject.
Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Language of Instruction: English
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ISEP Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 15 University of Sunderland credits (3-4 US credits, ultimately determined by the home institution). Assessment will be in the form of a practical project and presentation.
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
Students must have completed at least one year of university-level study in any discipline.
I-to-I applicants who are not native English speakers must submit a minimum official TOEFL score of 550 (213 CBT) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. Note: The host institution ultimately determines proficiency level and course eligibility.
Additional options are available for semester programs. See the Membership Directory for details.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students are accommodated in single rooms within an on-campus residence hall. They will share kitchen and bathroom facilities with fellow students. Heating, electricity, bedding, and WiFi Internet access are all included. Meals are not included, but the fully equipped kitchens are available for students to use. Housing in London will be in hostel accommodation in the heart of the city.
Students will receive an orientation session upon arrival, introducing them to the university and the city of Sunderland. This includes campus and city tours and an introduction to all of the services available at the university. Field trips may include a visit to Hadrian's Wall to discover how the Romans lived, a trip to Alnwick Castle, an impressive edifice dating from the 11th Century that is also featured as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter movie franchise, and a day out to a local art gallery. Social evening activities include a welcome and farewell dinner, which are included in the program cost. During the five days in London, students will have access to world-class museums, galleries, studios and theatres.
The University of Sunderland is a dynamic, modern university with a growing reputation for teaching and research. The university has recently been named "The Best New University in England" for the quality, quantity, and range of its research. It has also been voted one of the top five campuses in the United Kingdom.
Sunderland is located in the Northeast of England, an area renowned for its history, culture, and beautiful countryside. The region is home to numerous abbeys, castles, stately homes, and a postcard perfect coastline. With a rich and fascinating heritage, Sunderland has a superb array of places of historical interest to visit and explore. Sunderland is the location of Washington Old Hall, which is the ancestral home of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Sunderland is also known as the "City by the Sea" with a compact city centre offering great shopping, entertainment, and nightlife.