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English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)

English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)

Chelsea College of Arts
Level of English required
Pre-intermediate or above

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General or Academic English classes with practical art and design lessons at Chelsea College of Arts.

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

Key features

This option provides a general art and design courses mix, suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. You will receive 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 3 dimensions.

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 12 students and the maximum is 15.
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.

Not sure? Check your language level.

Course aims

Learn English and study 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.


7 January or 1 July 2019: Illustration

Gain an improved understanding of the possibilities of image-making. Learn to problem-solve, generate ideas and develop a personal visual language imaginatively.

  • Printmaking and collage
  • Visual communication
  • Storytelling
  • Animation

4 February or 29 July 2019: Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance

Learn about the steps involved with developing your ideas for the stage and screen and bringing characters and their settings to life.

  • Narrative
  • Creating characters
  • Costume design
  • Model making

4 March or 27 August 2019: Fine Art

Develop confidence in expressing and visualising your ideas for fine art. Learn how to prepare a portfolio, gain drawing skills and experiment with new processes.

  • Fine art materials and processes
  • Mark making
  • Exploring scale
  • Idea generation

1 April or 23 September 2019: Design - 3D, Product and Spatial Design

Explore identity, place and sustainability in relation to product and spatial design. Learn to use design tools that aid the creative process.

  • Generating ideas
  • Creativity through play
  • 3D sketch model making
  • Problem solving

29 April or 21 October 2019: Art - Painting

Gain confidence with painting skills. Experience a range of approaches to creating artwork and learn about contemporary British painters.

  • Composition
  • Colour and application
  • Traditional and contemporary painting techniques
  • Scale and surface

3 June or 18 November 2019: Textiles for Fashion

Learn how to develop textile and fashion ideas into designs through research. Create a pattern design and explore a range of fabric printing techniques.

  • Dyeing fabrics
  • Pattern, motif, symmetry and repeat
  • Designing silhouette thumbnails and a capsule collection
  • Applying print to fashion

Dates and fees

These courses can be booked between 4 and 24 weeks in 4-week blocks.

Course fees

  • 4 weeks: £1,860
  • 8 weeks: £3,600
  • 12 weeks: £5,400
  • 16 weeks: £6,960
  • 20 weeks: £8,700
  • 24 weeks: £10,080

Start dates

  • 7 January 2019
  • 4 February 2019
  • 4 March 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 29 April 2019
  • 3 June 2019
  • 1 July 2019
  • 29 July 2019
  • 27 August 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 18 November 2019

The Language Centre holiday is 27 - 31 May and there will not be any classes in that week.

Please note, Monday 26 August is a UK public bank holiday so classes that week will begin on Tuesday 27 August.

Any questions?

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