English Plus Communication (Year Round)

English Plus Communication

Combine between 4 and 24 weeks of General or Academic English with communication studies at London College of Communication.

Antonello, Italy

We learned lots of new vocabulary around things like web design, which is what I needed for my work.

Antonello, Italy

Hours per week

Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above. 

Course content: This option provides a mix of communication subjects suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. You will be given an introduction to various areas including advertising, design, photography and filmmaking. The programme consists of practical work in the studio, group work and visits to museums and 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.

Details 2018

What is included?

  • 15 hours of Academic English or Your Language Level tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • Seven hours of communication studies over two 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 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 communication studies.

Level of English required?

Pre-intermediate or above.

For more information on English levels, see the General page.

2018 Timetable

English Plus Communication Year-round

Timetable 2018

Block Start Dates


2 January and

2 July

Communication Design 
- Introduction to 20th Century visual 
- Creating designs on paper and on
a computer
- Responding to a design brief

29 January and

30 July

- Printmaking
- Storyboarding and storytelling
- Sound design

26 February and

28 August 

DSLR Film-making
- History and context 
- Using your DSLR camera for film 
- Uploading and editing your work

26 March and

24 September

Advertising and Social Media
- Finding and communicating your voice 
- Responding to a creative brief 
- Pitching your ideas
23 April
(two weeks)

Books Arts
- Creating beautiful handmade 
paper books
- Using various binding and sewing 
- Turning your own imagery and text
into one-off books

8 May and

22 October

Interactive and Digital Design
- Interaction design
- App development
- Moving image

4 June and

19 November

City Photography
- Street photography 
- Photo essays 
- Editing, selecting and presenting work

2018 Dates and Fees

English Plus Communication Year-round

Dates and fees for 2018

These courses can be booked between 4-24 weeks in four-week blocks
(except for a 2-week block starting 23 April 2018)

Start dates:

2 January | 29 January | 26 February | 26 March | 23 April* | 8 May | 4 June

2 July | 30 July | 28 August | 24 September | 22 October | 19 November

2* weeks
























 *These course lengths are only possible if they include the two-week block