England Multimedia

July 17, 2022 —August 08, 2022
This is past program: To apply for a new CCSA program please visit our course search or use the main menu above.

The advertising and design industry is changing very rapidly. Web-based graphic design is one of the fastest-growing areas in the field of visual communication. Today’s advertising and design studios rely heavily on computers for tasks that 10-15 years ago were done by hand (or, in the case of web design, not at all).

This program takes full advantage of specific locations within and around London to provide a comparative experience for those interested in a career in advertising and design. We will visit many historic sites that will be investigated on the site and location user experience.

Students enroll in the two courses for 6 credit hours.

Program Package

  • Accommodations
  • Course-related activities and entrances fees
  • Additional cultural program excursions
  • Health and emergency evacuation insurance (International Programs Only)
  • On-Site Director's and staff on-site 24/7

For the first week, participants will reside at St. Giles London, one of the most centrally located hotels in London. Situated in the heart of the West End, St. Giles is just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, Soho, Theatres, the British Museum, Covent Garden, and many other attractions. Tottenham Court Underground Station (Central and Northern lines) is just 2 minutes away. Students will be housed in twin bedrooms, equipped with two single beds, desk and chair, storage cabinets and drawers, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin, mirror and toilet. An LCD TV, telephone, digital safe and hairdryer are also included. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence.

Daily full English breakfast is provided in the Sage & Chilli Restaurant.

For the second and third week, participants will reside at the London School of Economics (LSE) Bankside House, located in the historic borough of Southwark on the Thames’ South Bank. A walk along the river will take you to the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tate Modern and the South Bank Arts Centre, as well as the famous Borough Market. London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines) and Southwark (Jubilee line) Underground Stations are a short walk from the residence.

Students will be housed in twin bedrooms, equipped with two single beds (linens and towels are provided), wardrobe, bedside table, desk, chair, and an en-suite bathroom with shower, sink, and toilet. Free WiFi is provided throughout the residence.

Daily full English breakfast is provided in the Bankside House Restaurant.

Unless otherwise noted, participants will be responsible for lunch and dinner each day and receive meal allowance over the course of the program.

CCSA Central Office

Contact Information

Kara Arvin - Applications

Nate Addington - Payments

Denise Knisely - Travel

Jerry Barnaby

On-Site Director

No Photo Submitted Jerry is the Executive Director for CCSA.

Group or Individual Travel Allowed

Option One - Group Travel

Travel together with faculty, staff and other participants from your CCSA program with our group travel. CCSA will purchase a airline ticket from select U.S. cities on your behalf. The airline cost will be included in your final bill from CCSA. In addition to the flight, you will also receive transport to/from the accommodation in the destination city and the airport.

You can check our currently available departure cities on our departures page CCSA highly recommends this option for those new to international travel.

  • roundtrip air transportation from one of CCSA's designated U.S. departure cities.
  • roundtrip ground transportation between airport and the accommodation site.
  • CCSA faculty and staff to guide you through the immigration and customs process.

Option Two - Individual Travel

If you wish to make independent travel arrangements and depart from a city not listed or travel outside the program dates please choose INDEPENDENT TRAVEL from the selection below. You will book your own flights and arrange your own transportation to/from the airport and the accommodation site of the program. This is a great option for going early, staying late, or using airline miles to purchase tickets. We highly recommend participants not fly standby for these programs as a late arrival may negatively impact your grade.

Important Note for Independent Travelers: Please be aware that your check-in date may be up to 24 hours AFTER the program start date (program dates include travel time).

Check the CCSA website at https://ccsa.cc/departures for your scheduled date/time check-in.

* All prices are estimates based on prior programs. Final pricing will be published on the CCSA website by the first payment deadline.


Not required for U.S. citizens for less than a 3-month stay. Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for obtaining a visa as needed.

Program Dates
July 17, 2022 —August 08, 2022

Base Price
$3,335 - $3,535*
(*price will be determined by application deadline)

Estimated Airfare
$1,257 - $1,357
(estimated additional cost based on recent airline prices)

Payment Process
See our payments page
Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Application Deadline
April 08, 2022
Late applications accepted as space allowed; $30 late app fee applies.

Courses Offered

Advertising & Promotion / Art & Design / Marketing / Film and Media Studies

Exploring British Culture to Create Multimedia Campaigns
Course Description: With demand for digital products steadily increasing, so has the demand for skilled designers who understand how to create high-quality interactive products. With the goal of creating a portfolio-ready tourism campaign, students will explore such iconic and culturally significant London locations as Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Tower of London. Students will take notes about their experience and shoot photos to use in developing their tourism campaign, while the class will provide them with an intensive introduction to visual principles and design elements that go into creating effective interactive products.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ART 496
Prof. Kara Williams Glenn | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U

Art and Design / Advertising and Promotion

Exploring Typography and Poster Design in the UK
Course Description: This course investigates historic poster and type trends that originated in England while also highlighting contemporary design trends. Students will learn about the US-based poster initiative “Type Hike” and will compare and contrast poster design while looking at the posters and advertisements that are stapled and placed all over Britain. Visits to museums and design studios in London will provide historic and contemporary perspectives. Incorporating design research, methodologies and their own personal approach, students will develop a poster series which will be curated into an online blog site that reflects the research and creativity of the entire class.
Prerequisite: None
WKU Course: ART 331
Prof. Natalie Tyree | 3 Cr. Hrs. | U
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