University of Gloucestershire, the United Kingdom

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The UoG is offering three exciting international summer schools. These international summer schools offer outstanding opportunities for developing students’ creativity while studying abroad in the UK. The summer schools on offer in 2012 are Prose: Craft and Practice, Making Magazines, and Historic and Contemporary Landscapes. Read more.

Prose: Craft and Practice

This exciting summer school provides you with the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in the craft of writing, with particular emphasis on the short story. You will read and reflect on examples of the form in order to understand the nature and variety of prose processes and genres in group discussion. You will engage with the practical aspects of prose writing through writing exercises and peer critique. You will be taught by published writers and will aim to produce prose which develops both your own craft and increases your knowledge and understanding of the conventions of a variety of genres in order to use them in original ways. The rich literary history of Cheltenham and its environment will provide an inspiring background for both experienced and novice writers.

Making Magazines

This dynamic summer school explores the world of consumer magazines. Taking real-world titles, it looks at how magazines are made, what makes readers buy them and identifies current trends in the market. Practical workshops will guide you through the process of creating your own magazine. You will benefit from a solid introduction to key journalism skills: including feature writing, how to write headlines, designing and laying out pages. You will come away with a deep understanding of the consumer magazine market and a number of marketable skills, including competent use of InDesign and PhotoShop, the magazine layout and photo manipulation software widely used across the media.

Historic and Contemporary Landscapes

This summer school provides an introduction to the profession of landscape architecture, through a field study week and lecture series that explore historical and contemporary issues that have influenced the development of landscapes and gardens in urban and rural areas throughout the UK and around the world. Examples range from paradise gardens to twenty first-century urbanization; landscape gardeners to chartered landscape architect. You will explore the concept of bounded and boundless spaces; public and private space; the philosophies of notable designers as well as site art, architectural and design movements in order to evaluate the success of a range of historic and contemporary landscape spaces. Field classes will involve preparatory tuition, introductory lectures and study visits to historic and contemporary gardens and landscapes with ‘follow-up’ sessions for evaluation reflection and independent and/or group project assessment work.

How to Apply

Summer school applications are available here.


The all-inclusive cost for a summer school is £1,700. This includes:

  • A three-week intensive program consisting of 24 hours of teaching sessions delivered by academic experts in the relevant fields
  • Full accommodation and three meals per day throughout the three-week program
  • Daytrips each week including excursions to the Gloucestershire/Cotswold region