Welcome to International Students

On behalf of all of us in the School of Art and Design, welcome! We are delighted you have chosen to study with us here in Coventry in one of our art and design disciplines.

Your Course Director will be able to tell you who are the ‘International Champions’ in your area of study; your Course Director and your International Champion are here to support you as you find your place in our dynamic School. We encourage you to take every opportunity to enjoy the rich cultural experience of studying here in Coventry. You will meet people from around the world and from this city; we all benefit greatly from the lively mix of culture, language and global experience you bring to the international community that is Coventry University. 

I very much look forward to meeting you and wish you all the best in your studies.

Rachelle Viader Knowles, Associate Head International.

Summer Schools

In the School of Art and Design we offer international students two Summer Schools which consist of a two-week course here in the UK, either in Coventry or London.

Design and Visual Arts

This course is located in the main campus on Coventry University that will introduce students to dramatic ambient visual displays and artistic solutions that are arresting and provocative. Students will have access to state-of-the-art facilities for practical workshops, discussions and trips to local art communities and galleries. Opportunities exist for students to work with experienced and dedicated members of the graphic design, fine art and industrial design courses.

Fashion Marketing 

This intensive two-week course introduces students to the core principles of marketing a fashion brand. By the end of the course, students will have created a basic visual identity for a fashion brand, a rationale and a promo video. The course is split between Coventry University's London and Coventry campuses. The course's emphasis is on marketing, on identifying and understanding a brand's product, core values and marketable potential. 


UK work experience

Placements and internships provide the student with a competitive advantage in the labour market by allowing them to gain valuable work experience, which is why the School of Art and Design invest heavily to allow students the opportunity to apply theory into practice and to develop the soft skills often sought by employers.

Creative Futures are our specialist careers service located within the School of Art and Design who help students both home and international, to support students wanting to undertake a placement or work experience in the UK. Opportunities exist within the private, public, voluntary, charitable and third sector.

Previous UK work experience roles within the School of Art and Design include:

  • Graphic design - designing a company logo and brand creation 
  • Designing and developing marketing/advertising material
  • Fashion and fashion accessory design, fashion tutoring and research
  • Company video production and editing
  • Photojournalism and photography/portfolio projects
  • General multi-media tasks
  • Storyboarding/animation and research
  • Translations roles
  • Education/Teaching positions