English Plus Documentary Film-making

English Plus Documentary Film-making

Develop your film-making skills and discover how to shoot real-life scenarios from an expert’s perspective.

Hours per week: 

Level of English required: Intermediate or above

This course will introduce you to the principles of making a documentary. A documentary film-maker explores subjects that come from reality, and through film, creates stories that communicate a well-balanced view on the subject. A documentary has a social function: to engage, inform, educate, and develop important arguments and points of view.

This course will include:

  • An introduction to documentary theory and practice
  • Developing interview techniques
  • Camera, sound and editing workshops
  • Production of a five-minute documentary film in groups.


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • 15 hours of documentary film-making per week, Monday to Friday
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi access across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Insurance
  • Certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and London College of Comunication.

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 documentary film-making, the average is 14 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 documentary film-making.

Level of English required?

Intermediate or above.

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

Dates and fees

Start DatesDurationFees
31 July 20172 weeks£1,380