IES Abroad’s mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. That is why we partnered with the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
Founded in 1871, Slade prides itself on its concern with contemporary art, its practice, as well as the theories and histories that inform it. Along with the approximately 260 students enrolled at Slade, you have access to some of the best art resources in the world, from the teaching staff, consisting of professional artists with regular national and international exhibitions, to the incredible range of opportunities to study first-hand works of art in local galleries and museums. Slade is small in size, ensuring an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment for artists.
The academic program at Slade is based on independent studio work rather than specific courses. You work one-on-one with tutors to design a course of study and evaluate progress. You are expected to generate and sustain your own program of work, and are assigned a personal tutor. Instruction combines tutorials, studio, and seminar programs, and demands that you be actively engaged in all forums. You are awarded 16 credits for the term.
The independent studio program at Slade offers individual studio space for concentrated work and tutorials in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, or Fine Art Media (including Print, Film and Video, Photography, and Electronic Media).
- Fine Art
- Contemporary Art
- Contemporary Art History
- Contemporary Art Theory
The school is located within University College London on Gower Street in Central London. The British Museum, Tate Gallery, Tate Modern, National Gallery, Courtauld Galleries, and several private modern art galleries are all within easy reach of Slade.
You Can't Be Neutral in History
From the Introduction to You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
By Howard Zinn
I had been invited to give a talk in Kalamazoo Michigan. It was the night of the final televised presidential debate of the 1992 campaign, and to my surprise (did they need a break from election madness?) there were several hundred people in the audience. This was the quincentennial year of the Columbus landing in the Western Hemisphere and I was speaking on 'The Legacy of Columbus, 1492-1992.'
Ten years earlier, in the very first pages of my book People's History of the United States, I had written about Columbus in a way that startled my readers