English Plus Communication (Year Round)
We learned lots of new vocabulary around things like web design, which is what I needed for my work.
Hours per week
- 15 hours of General or Academic English at the Language Centre
- 7 hours of communication studies at London College of Communication
Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above.
Course content: This option provides a mix of communication subjects suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. You will be given an introduction to various areas including advertising, design, photography and filmmaking. The programme consists of practical work in the studio, group work and visits to museums and organisations.
You will use a range of techniques including computers but you will also have the chance to make images using other processes using papers, glue, collage and film processing. Learning to create work using your hands helps you to think about the possibilities of design and the skills learned can translate well to thinking about your digital work.
What is included?
- 15 hours of General or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
- Seven hours of communication studies over two days per week
- Regular tutorials and reviews
- Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
- Independent study facilities
- Certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Communication.
Are materials included?
Basic materials will be provided but you are expected to bring or buy your own stationery for note taking and sketching and your own camera for photography projects.
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 communication studies.
Level of English required?
Pre-intermediate or above.
For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.
3 January or
30 January or
Storyboarding and storytelling
27 February or
History and context
Using your DSLR camera for film
Uploading and editing your work
10 April or
|Advertising and Social Media|
Finding and communicating your voice
Responding to a creative brief
Pitching your ideas
8 May or
|Interactive and Digital Design|
5 June or
Editing, selecting and presenting work
2017 Dates and Fees
These courses can be booked between 4-24 weeks in four-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