English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)
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.
Hours per week
- 15 hours of General or Academic English at the Language Centre
- Seven hours of Art and Design at Chelsea College of Arts.
Level of English required:
Pre-intermediate or above.
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.
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
- 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.
Each 4-week block includes Drawing, Painting, and Design.
3 January or
drawing in sketchbooks
Still Life Painting
30 January or
27 February or
drawing and ideas
3D model making
|27 March (two weeks)|
10 April or
|Still Life Painting|
and colour mixing
from a masterpiece
8 May or
5 June or
mixing and tone
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)
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
*These course lengths are only possible if they include the two week block