Study Abroad

Yap Zhiwen (Class of 2017)

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

I spent a semester abroad studying Studio Arts at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London during the Fall of 2015. The experience was inspiring, enriching, transformative, and a whole lot of fun at the same time! While at CSM, I got to take a huge variety of electives from Graphic Illustration to Typography, to Photography, in doing so I developed a large portfolio of installation, editorial design, and photographic works. The opportunity to interact with other students from a range of other creative specialisations like Product Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Architecture, and Curation, exposed me to a whole world of professional possibilities I could pursue with my degree. Moving forward, I would like to connect my burgeoning interest in graphic design with my fine art background by pursuing a design career that involves working on visual identities and spatial design of art spaces. The portfolio I developed at CSM, and which I have continued to build on since coming back, helped me to secure design internships in summer 2016. I am really excited to see what the future brings! This semester of art school life proved to be exactly what I needed to explore new areas of art and design, ultimately helping me discover my future professional direction.