English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)

English Plus Art and Design
Excursion to Tate Britain

Combine between four and 24 weeks of General or Academic English with practical art and design lessons at Chelsea College of Arts.

Mari, Japan

I have never studied art before, but our teacher is very helpful with explaining basic things to me around drawing, painting and about creating something, so I really enjoyed it.

Mari, Japan

Hours per week

Level of English required: 

Pre-intermediate or above.

Course aims

Experience a variety of art and design topics taught through interesting projects. Create or develop your art and design portfolio which can be used for further study.

Course content

This option provides a general art and design mix suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. You will be given an introduction to various art and design subjects.

The programme consists of practical work in the studio, group work and visits to museums and galleries in order to gather research work for your projects. The emphasis of the course is on creativity, learning to express ideas on paper and also making art in three dimensions.

If you are preparing a portfolio we recommend taking 24 weeks of English Plus Art and Design.

Please note that computers are not used in this programme.


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • 7 hours of art and design classes over 2 days per week
  • regular tutorials and progress tests
  • free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • independent study facilities
  • insurance
  • certificate of Attendance from the Language Centre and Chelsea College of Arts

Are materials included? 

Basic materials will be provided but you are expected to bring or buy your own pencils, brushes, sketch book, a camera for recording 3 dimensional work and visual research (a camera phone is sufficient) and a portfolio to transport your work home.

How many students in a class?

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 10 students and the maximum is 14.
For art and design classes, the average is 12 students, and the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?


Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to art and design. 

What is the minimum level of English?

Pre-intermediate or above.

For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

2017 Timetable

Each 4-week block includes Drawing, Painting, and Design.


Start Dates


3 January or 

3 July

Gallery Visits
drawing in sketchbooks

Still Life Painting
observational painting
and colour mixing

from a masterpiece 

City Design
3D model making

30 January or 

31 July

Life Drawing
observational drawing of 
the human body

scale, proportion
and composition

Portrait Painting

Fashion Design
garment design 

27 February or 

29 August

Museum Visits
drawing and ideas

Life Painting
proportion, colour
mixing and tone

Architecture Design
3D model making

lino printing
27 March (two weeks)

tone and shade

colour mixing,
tone and shade

Clay Project
modelling and 

10 April or

25 September

Life Drawing
observational drawing of 
the human body

Gallery Visits
drawing in sketchbooks

Still Life Painting
observational painting
and colour mixing

from a masterpiece
Graphic Design
packaging design

8 May or 

23 October

line, tone, surface
and texture


Landscape Painting
outdoor traditional

pattern design using
mixed media

Interior Design
design your dream

5 June or 

20 November

fairytales, image 
making and 

Life Painting
proportion, colour
mixing and tone

mixed media 

3D Design
wire sculptures


2017 Dates and Fees

These course can be booked between 4-24 weeks in 4-week blocks
(except for a 2-week block starting 27 March)

Start dates:

3 January | 30 January | 27 February | 27 March* | 10 April | 8 May | 5 June

3 July | 31 July | 29 August | 25 September | 23 October | 20 November

2* weeks
























*These course lengths are only possible if they include the two week block