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Montclair in London: Fine Arts 2016
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:  
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: English Housing Options: Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Academic Area: Fine Arts
Program Description:

Montclair in London:         

Fine Arts International Field Trip

Course: January – May, 2016

Travel: March 4 – 12, 2016

Payment Deadlines and Costs
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This spring semester course includes an 8-day study abroad experience in London and seminars at MSU and in New York City. This course will focus on gathering visual research and processing this information and inspiration into a body of work. Students will come to understand how to interpret a city as an artist, and how working artists in New York City and London interpret their surroundings. Visual documentation of your research will be required throughout the course, and will result in a body of practical work; to be presented at the end of the semester.
            Museum visits include: MOMA in New York City, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Satchi, and White Chapel Gallery. Students will also participate in a street art tour and workshop, and visit artist studios in both cities. 

Whitechapel art gallery
Tate Britain art gallery

Owen Oertling MFA, Sculpture Area Head in the Art and Design Department at Montclair State University, will be the faculty for this course.  He is a working artist, designer and fabricator with a studio based in Passaic, NJ. His interest in hand-held sculpture has lead him to a 10 year career in the toy design industry working for companies such as Mattel, Warner Brothers, and Hasbro. Owen has resided in New York, Rome, and London.

Street Art face
All students register for:  ARGS 260 Visual Arts Workshop: London
Prerequisites: BA/ BFA Student, ARFD 121, ARFD 122, ARFD 123

The course will meet for seminars in Montclair and New York City prior to the trip as preparation for the site visits in London. Students will observe and document their experiences at museums, galleries, and artist studios in NYC and make comparisons to the sites we visit abroad. Students will be encouraged to take in not only the location, but also to understand the life of the artists they meet.

ALT LDN monkeyEach student will be required to maintain a daily sketchbook throughout the entire course. Students will be expected to actively process their observations, and will be required to submit a ‘working’ design thesis after their study abroad experience. Students will then focus on formulating their visual research and observations into a final design project based on their travels. The outcome(s) will be shown at the end of the semester.
Students will be encouraged to explore the city in small groups. Use of hand-held devices will be limited throughout the course, including for travel. Learning to travel; engaging and exploring a city will be included in the final evaluations.

Accommodation and Meals:
Participants will stay in a centrally located hotel in double or triple occupancy rooms with private bath. Single rooms may be requested for an additional cost.  Breakfasts are included throughout. Two group dinners are included in your cost. (Please be sure to disclose any food allergies in the appropriate section of the study abroad online application form.).

Fashion Museum LondonParticipants will be responsible for all other meals, including one additional planned group dinner estimated at $20. The daily itinerary follows normal living patterns within the city of London as much as possible, so students will be encouraged to obtain lunch from local markets and supermarkets with a typical cost of US $8.00 – $12.00 per meal. Lodging is in hotels, so kitchens are not available.

Additional out of pocket expenses:

  • Transportation to and from Newark Airport
  • Passport and visa fees if necessary
  • Currency exchange and international transaction fees
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Some meals
  • Transportation to New York City for museum and site visits

Estimated Program Costs:

approximately $2,700
The program cost includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare        
  • Local transportation
  • Museum entrance fees          
  • All lectures, tours
  • International cell phone with a UK phone number
  • Double or triple occupancy 3 star hotels with continental breakfast

Program costs are based on 12 participants and current exchange rates and are subject to change.
Students are encouraged to speak with financial aid prior to applying.
Any student with a 3.0 or above is encouraged to apply for the scholarship funds available through MSU Global Education Center. See the study abroad website for more information.

Payment Schedule:
Once accepted into the program, the payment schedule for the program costs is as follows:

Application Fee by Oct 1:


First Deposit by Nov. 1:    


Second Deposit by Dec. 1:    


Final Payment by Feb.1    

$700 (to be confirmed)

Make checks payable to “Montclair State University.”

The minimum GPA for study abroad programs is 2.75. All participants are required to have an interview with the faculty director, the online application which includes one reference form completed by any other faculty member, and the $100 application fee.

All interviews must be completed by November 1st in order to be eligible to register for the course.

Pre-enrollment form

For Further Information:
Contact the Global Education Center at 973-655-4185, or email or
Prof. Owen Oertling at 973-655-7265 or
Or see


Faculty Led Short-Term Study Abroad Institutes Forms

Global Education Center
Stone Hall
Montclair State University
, NJ 07043

Tel: 973 655-4185
Fax: 973 655-7654

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.