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English Plus Media (Year Round)

English Plus Media (Year Round)

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

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General or Academic English with media courses at London College of Communication. Media courses include branding, social media, design, photography and film making.

Hours per week

Why choose this programme?

English Plus Media, previously called English Plus Communication, provides a varied mix of media and communication subjects suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. 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.

Our English Plus Media courses are suitable for beginners and are taught at the Language Centre and London College of Communication.

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?


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.

2019 timetable

7 January or 1 July 2019: 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 a computer

4  February or 29 July 2019: 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

4 March or 26 August 2019: 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

1 April or 23 September 2019: 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

29 April or 21 October 2019: 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

3 June or 18 November 2019: Zine Making

Learn to design and layout 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

Dates and fees 2019

These courses can be booked between 4 to 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

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

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

Any questions?

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