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English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)

English Plus Art and Design (Year Round)

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

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General or Academic English courses at UAL Language Centre 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?

16.

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.

2019 timetable


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

29 July 2019: Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance

Please note: Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance has been cancelled. Email us on language-centre@arts.ac.uk if you would like suggestions for other courses.

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

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

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

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

2019 dates and fees


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

Course fees 2019

  • 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 2019

  • 1 July 2019
  • 27 August 2019
  • 23 September 2019
  • 21 October 2019
  • 18 November 2019

The Language Centre holiday is 27 - 31 May 2019 and there will not be any classes in that week.

Please note, Monday 26 August 2019 is a UK public bank holiday so classes that week will begin on Tuesday 27 August.

Read about how to book and pay for your course.

2020 timetable


6 January or 30 June: 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 27 July: 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

2 March or 24 August: 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

30 March or 21 September: Interior Design - NEW

Create your own interior design ideas in response to a brief and complete practical exercises to help develop your technical skills and creative thinking.

  • The design process
  • Researching London interiors and spaces
  • Problem-solving
  • Visualisation and presentation skills

27 April or 19 October: 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

1 June or 16 November: 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

2020 dates and fees


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

Course fees 2020

  • 4 weeks: £1,900
  • 8 weeks: £3,680
  • 12 weeks: £5,520
  • 16 weeks: £7,120
  • 20 weeks: £8,900
  • 24 weeks: £10,320

Start dates 2020

  • 6 January 2020
  • 3 February 2020
  • 2 March 2020
  • 30 March 2020
  • 27 April 2020
  • 1 June 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 27 July 2020
  • 24 August 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 19 October 2020
  • 16 November 2020

The Language Centre holiday is 25-29 May 2020 and there will not be any classes in that week.

Read about how to book and pay for your course.

Any questions?


Contact us

Email: language-centre@arts.ac.uk.

Phone: +44 (0)20 7514 2309

News


2020 bookings now open

See our new dates and fees information for courses starting in 2020.

Courses starting soon

1 July 2019 - Illustration

26 August 2019 - Fine Art

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

See more information about each of our courses in the timetable and dates and fees sections.

Cancelled

29 July 2019 - English Plus Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance - this course has been cancelled

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