Study at DLD College London

Study in the heart of London at one of the top independent colleges in the country. 

DLD is the only college with on-campus boarding facilities located in central London. In college, we provide a caring, supportive, and student-focused environment, with a wide range of courses and subjects to choose from. DLD Students benefit from amazing learning and enrichment opportunities, and many progress to join some of London and the UK’s top universities.

  • The only on-campus, purpose-built boarding school in the heart of London. 5-star student accommodation in central London.
  • A pathway to top London and global universities. London is home to world-class universities than any other city on earth. 61% of DLD students progress to London universities including LSE, Imperial, and City.
  • A wide choice of courses and subjects. Leading in digital, creative and finance courses.
  • Top-class facilities and unique learning experiences. Over 30 weekly college clubs enable students to develop their interests and relax outside of their studies. Facilities include a new library, dedicated student well-being centre and our Global Kitchen, opened Michellin-starred Atul Kotchar.

Study art at DLD College London (Popular)


Artistic skill underpins every creative practice. Our approach is to support the development of practical skills whilst encouraging expression and personal creativity. During the first part of the academic year you will explore a variety of materials, processes and techniques, whilst simultaneously building on your contextual knowledge. These new skills will act as a foundation for the second part of the academic year, which consists of an exam unit, where you will draw upon previous learning experiences to devise your own project. Throughout this creative journey you will be guided by experienced and supportive staff members who will draw on a variety of teaching methods in order to help you achieve your potential.



  • Illustration
  • Typography
  • Photography
  • Mixed media
  • Graphics
  • Logo’sColour Schemes


  • Designing Fashion (the role of the Fashion Designer)
  • The Crafting and Construction of a Garment (use of materials and construction of proto-types)
  • Commercial Production (from mass production to hand-made and Haute Couture)


  • Art Deco + influence and effects
  • Cubism + influence and effects
  • Skills building
  • Digital development


This module will cover the history and development of Fashion, looking at key developments, historical and contemporary. It will also study how Fashion has developed to be a social and cultural phenomenon that can express and reflect cultural identity and value, as well as its’ recent development as a diverse social art form expressively connected to identity, creative self-expression, and lifestyle.

  • Traditional & Ceremonial Dress (Cultural Rituals, Festivals, Courtly, Ceremonial & Formal Occasions)
  • Functional/Official Dress (Office/Manual Labour, Sportswear, Casualwear)
  • Social/Tribal Dress (Status, Gender, Identity-Designer Labels, Logo-wear, Mods, Rockers, Punks, Hippies, Form & Function)
  • Key Designers & Fashion Houses/Brands (including Chanel, Dior, Yves St Laurent, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood,
  • Burberry, Alexander McQueen)

Assessment Method: Portfolio and written assignment.

British Boarding School Experience (One-term study)

Spend a term studying the British curriculum and improving your English whilst boarding in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Why study with us? 

  • Improve your written and spoken English
  • Live and study in one of three beautiful, historic and vibrant British cities
  • Study the globally recognised and admired British curriculum
  • High-quality accommodation and pastoral support included
  • Study and live with ambitious students from around the world

Whilst you study you will become a full member of our diverse student community, with access to our exciting extra-curricular programme of weekly clubs, sports and activities, evening lectures, and university study preparation sessions.

Upon completion of your studies, you will receive a comprehensive academic report and completion certificate to take home. If you enjoy your time here, you can also choose to join the full GCSE or A Level course and complete your university studies in the UK or at home.

Please note that there are limited places on these courses available.

Course overview 

You will be joining students from around the world studying on our established GCSE (14–16 years) and A Level (16–18 years) programmes. Your weekly study programme will be a combination of academic subjects and English language lessons.

Full board accommodation will be included in one of our college boarding houses.

The fees listed cover tuition and boarding for the stated duration of study.

Course fees

Sept. 2020 – Dec. 2020 one term
DLD College London £17,360
Abbey College Cambridge £16,200
Abbey College Manchester £13,375

Study in the heart of London


As one of the world’s great capitals, London is an ideal place for those who wish to study such as finance, engineering, law and the sciences as well as the medical professions. Every large company in the world has offices here, often its European or world head office, adding to the feeling of excitement and being near to the centre of the business world.

London is also the cultural capital of the UK, with all of the most important museums, libraries and art galleries as well as being the centre of theatre, cinema, fashion, design and architecture.

Multi-cultural and tolerant, it is hard to be bored here and easy to find exactly what you are looking for, whether it be an internship at a leading financial company, a foreign newspaper or simply a specific item of food.


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With fees ranging from £26,000 - £32,000 per-annum (not including accommodation prices)