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English Plus Media (Year Round)

English Plus Media (Year Round)

College
London College of Communication
Level of English required
Pre-intermediate or above

This English Plus Media course combines between 4 and 24 weeks of General or Academic English classes at UAL Language Centre with a media course at London College of Communication. Media courses include branding, social media, design, photography and film making.

Because UAL has so many kinds of classes, such as filming, design, art and fashion, and there are so many highly-motivated students, it's a good place to learn, not only English, but everything. Motosuke, Japan

Hours per week


Why choose our English Plus Media course?


English Plus Media provides a combined course of English classes with a variety of media and communication subjects. The Media part of the course is suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment, and is suitable for beginners. You will be introduced to various media topics including graphic design, branding, social media, UX design, photography, zine making and film making. The programme consists of practical work in the studio, group work and visits to museums and other relevant 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.

The courses are taught at the Language Centre and London College of Communication.

The English courses at UAL Language Centre are British Council-accredited

Watch a video interview with one of our students.

Key features


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General English or Academic English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • 7 hours of media studies over 2 days per week
  • 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 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 12 students and the maximum is 15.

For media 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 media studies.

Level of English required?

Pre-intermediate or above.

Not sure? Check your language level.

Timetable and course details 2020


Choose the dates that you want to study English Plus Media from our 4-week modules:

3 February: Branding and Social Media

An introduction on how to brand for success. Develop insights into how branding works across a range of formats and social media platforms.

  • Logo design
  • Making messages with impact
  • Advertising and copy-writing
  • Integrating social media into a promotional campaign

2 March: UX Design 

The 2 March UX Design course is cancelled but you can book UX Design for 24 August.

Learn about interaction design and web design. Learn about the principles of user experience and how to apply them to an online format.

  • Live testing of your ideas online
  • Prototype 'wire-framing' design for mobile devices
  • Creating open-ended user experiences
  • Generating narratives through experiences

30 March: City Photography

An introduction to digital photography with walking tours of London for location shooting.

  • Street photography
  • Photo essays
  • Editing your photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Photo selection and presentation

27 April: Film Making

Get an introduction into the world of film including the history and context of the discipline.

  • Using your camera for film
  • Making a short film with a mobile phone
  • Editing your work
  • Uploading and presenting your work

Watch an interview with one of our students.

1 June: Zine Making

Learn to design and lay out a range of documents, using both analogue and digital processes. Respond to a brief and create and publish your own zine for distribution.

  • Finding and communicating your voice
  • Layout design
  • Printmaking and letterpress
  • Experiment in type and images

29 June: Graphic Design

An introduction to the principles and discipline of Graphic Design

  • Apply design principles across different formats
  • Combine typography and fonts, image making and editing
  • Visual problem-solving
  • Create designs on paper and using a computer

27 July: Branding and Social Media

An introduction on how to brand for success. Develop insights into how branding works across a range of formats and social media platforms.

  • Logo design
  • Making messages with impact
  • Advertising and copy-writing
  • Integrating social media into a promotional campaign

24 August: UX Design

Learn about interaction design and web design. Learn about the principles of user experience and how to apply them to an online format.

  • Live testing of your ideas online
  • Prototype 'wire-framing' design for mobile devices
  • Creating open-ended user experiences
  • Generating narratives through experiences

21 September: City Photography

An introduction to digital photography with walking tours of London for location shooting.

  • Street photography
  • Photo essays
  • Editing your photos using Adobe Photoshop
  • Photo selection and presentation

19 October: Film Making

Get an introduction into the world of film including the history and context of the discipline.

  • Using your camera for film
  • Making a short film with a mobile phone
  • Editing your work
  • Uploading and presenting your work

Watch an interview with one of our students.

16 November: Zine Making

Learn to design and lay out a range of documents, using both analogue and digital processes. Respond to a brief and create and publish your own zine for distribution.

  • Finding and communicating your voice
  • Layout design
  • Printmaking and letterpress
  • Experiment in type and images

2020 course dates and fees


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

Start dates

  • 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

Course fees

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

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

Modules starting soon

3 February - Branding and Social Media

30 March  - City Photography

27 April - Film Making

See more information about these modules and more in the timetable and dates and fees sections.

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