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English Plus Fashion Design General English Academic English


2012 is a very exciting year for London and for The Language Centre because on 27 July we welcome the Olympic and Paralympic Games to our great city. The University is very much involved with the Olympics in many ways, from our alumni designing official stamps for the games to London College of Fashion students designing the uniforms that the volunteers will wear. We have signed the 2012 UK Event Industry Fair Pricing and Practice Charter, which means we will not be raising our prices on tuition during the weeks of the Olympics.

VI S ITOR CHARTE R

At The Language Centre we are adding several new options to our popular English Plus courses. From January we are offering English Plus Fashion at Central Saint Martins as a year-round course. In the summer we will be running English Plus Interior Design at two levels: introductory and advanced, and there are two new courses at London College of Fashion: English Plus Fashion: Buying & Merchandising and English Plus Personal Styling.

Supported by

The eyes of the world will be on London in 2012, and we welcome you to be a part of it.

Helen McAllister Head of The Language Centre


The Language Centre, University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London consists of six Colleges – Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art. The University has more than 19,000 full-time and part-time students from 109 countries, studying at all levels from short courses, further education and undergraduate to postgraduate and research.

The University is a leader in learning and creativity and has had many award-winning students and staff for more than 150 years. Famous alumni and former staff include: Sarah Burton (Fashion Designer) Jimmy Choo (Shoe Designer) Colin Firth (Actor) Antony Gormley (Artist) Anish Kapoor (Artist) Stella McCartney (Fashion Designer) Alexander McQueen (Fashion Designer) Henry Moore (Sculptor) Chris Ofili (Painter) Lucian Freud (Artist) Alice Temperley (Fashion Designer) As a student at The Language Centre you will be part of a world famous University for art, design, fashion and communication.

The Language Centre The Language Centre offers English and English Plus courses to students from all over the world and also supports the international full-time students at the University. We are located in the University headquarters building in central London. As a student at The Language Centre you can experience university life, even if you are here for just a few weeks. You can choose courses in General English or Academic English, English for Specific Purposes, English for Exam Preparation or our unique English Plus programmes. English Plus courses combine General English classes at The Language Centre with practical art, fashion, design or communication courses at the Colleges (see page 16). What to Expect There is a full orientation programme on arrival, including a placement test and a tour of our facilities. We will give you a welcome pack that includes essentials such as stationery and a student guide. Our English programmes are accredited by the British Council, and we are members of English UK, the national association of English language centres. We are very proud of our wellqualified teachers. Many of them have additional qualifications in a range of academic subjects, including the fields of art, design, fashion and communication. www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre www.facebook.com/thelanguagecentreual www.youtube.com/thelanguagecentre www.twitter.com/languagecentre

The Arts Gallery at 272 High Holborn

The view from 272 High Holborn

Our Welfare Officer can help you with doctors, dentists, banks, travel arrangements and anything else you may need while you are with us. There is a great social programme that takes place in the mornings and afternoons and takes advantage of our exciting location. Our colleagues at the International Centre can give you expert advice about how to apply to fulltime further or higher education courses at the University. The Language Centre operates between 09.00 and 17.30, Monday to Friday, and classes take place throughout the day. Our Facilities We are located at 272 High Holborn in central London. There are a number of comfortable classrooms, each with a large flat-screen television or projector, DVD player and networked PC. Many of these classrooms also have interactive whiteboards. We have a Language Studio where you can use computers and watch DVDs, and we have a small library where you can borrow English language books. You can also access all of the facilities of the University, including libraries, bars, galleries, cafeterias and many other student services.


General English Improve your English so you can communicate more effectively when you are studying, working or socialising

15 or 20 hours per week of English for General Purposes

Why choose this programme? This programme is ideal for you if: • you want to learn English for social, work or study reasons; • you want to improve your everyday English language skills and be able to communicate effectively with a variety of people in a number of different contexts; • you want a flexible programme; choose either 15 or 20 hours of English tuition per week. Key features • Balanced programme: speaking, listening, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar, comprehensive language input • Varied delivery: pair and group work, student-led input, project work, private study • Focus on living and communicating in real-life situations in Britain: a wide range of general interest topics, cross-cultural communication and cultural visits • Regular progress tests and tutorials

What is included? 15 or 20 hours of tuition per week, regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance How long is the programme? Minimum enrolment is 2 weeks No maximum length of stay When can I start? Any Monday throughout the year (except public and The Language Centre holidays) See course dates and fees leaflet What time are the classes? General English 15 09.00 –12.20 or 13.45 –17.15 Monday to Friday General English 20 09.00 –13.30 or 12.30 –17.15 Monday to Friday Classes will be held either in the morning or in the afternoon. How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14 What is the minimum age? 16 Level of English offered and CEFR equivalents Elementary (A1+, A2) Pre-Intermediate (A2+, B1) Intermediate (B1+, B2) Upper-Intermediate (B2+) Advanced (C1, C1+) See www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/ lc/bookyourcourse/yourlanguagelevel for more details on levels


English for Academic Purposes Develop your language skills in preparation for university study

15 or 20 hours per week (afternoons) of English for Academic Purposes

Academic English 15 15 hours per week of English for Academic Purposes Academic English 20 15 hours per week of English for Academic Purposes plus 5 hours per week of exam preparation Why choose this programme?

What is included? 15 or 20 hours of tuition per week (afternoon classes), regular tutorials and assessments, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance How long is the programme? 4 – 24 weeks

This programme is ideal for you if:

When can I start? Monthly start dates during the year See course dates and fees leaflet

• you want to improve your IELTS or PTE Academic score through developing your academic English skills in order to gain admission to a university or for professional reasons;

What time are the classes? Academic English 15 13.35–17.00

• you intend to study at a university in the UK or in another English-speaking country;

Academic English 20 12.30–17.00 Monday to Friday

• you want to experience British life and culture before taking up your university place; • you want to join your university programme with a level of English that will allow you to communicate with confidence and get the most from your studies. Key features • Focus on academic language skills: research and study skills, presentation skills, listening to lectures, note taking, extended writing • A variety of modes of delivery to prepare for a university learning experience: seminars, lectures, project work, tutorials, private study • Specialist language and vocabulary input • If you choose Academic English 20, you will receive 5 hours of extra IELTS or PTE Academic instruction

How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14 What is the minimum age? 16 Level of English required Minimum IELTS score of 5.0 or equivalent (see www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/lc/ bookyourcourse/yourlanguagelevel). If your level is below this, we recommend that you start with a General English course and progress to Academic English once you have reached Intermediate level. If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: IELTS or PTE Academic Preparation (see page 10)


Exam Preparation Courses: IELTS or PTE Academic Prepare for your IELTS or PTE Academic exam

15 hours per week (afternoons) of English for Academic Purposes in preparation for IELTS or PTE Academic Why choose this programme?

What is included? 15 hours of tuition per week (afternoon classes), regular tutorials, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance

This programme is ideal for you if: • you want to improve your English by working towards a recognised qualification; • you need to prove your language level for entrance to a school, college or university or for prospective employment;

How long is the programme? 4 weeks

• you need to demonstrate to your employer or sponsor that you have made progress while studying in London.

When can I start? 27 February, 10 April, 6 June, 22 October What time are the classes? 14.00 –17.20 Monday to Friday

What to expect from the courses: • Regular practice in all areas of the examination • Individual tutorials to identify your strengths and weaknesses • Focus on examination strategy and skills • We can help you arrange your IELTS or PTE Academic exam while you are studying with us; there is an additional charge for the exam fees – please see below Key features

How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14 What is the minimum age? 16 Level of English required Intermediate or above. See www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/ lc/bookyourcourse/yourlanguagelevel If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English for Academic Purposes (see page 8)

PTE Academic

IELTS

Overview

There are three main sections: Speaking and Writing, Reading, and Listening.

There are four main sections: Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking.

Length of test

Approximately three hours. All sections of the test are taken at the same time on a computer, including Speaking.

Approximately three hours. The Speaking section is a face-to-face interview and may take place on a different day.

When do I receive You will receive your results within five working days. my results?

Your results will be posted to you 13 days after the test.

Accepted by the University?

Yes

Type of test

Yes Computer-based

Paper-based

Cost

The PTE Academic test costs approximately £130.

The IELTS test costs approximately £115 in London.

Further information

Please visit www.pearsonpte.com

Please visit www.ielts.org


Tailor-Made Programmes Develop your language skills on an intensive, semi-intensive or part-time basis in a group and/or one-to-one, for academic, business or creative purposes

One-to-one, two-to-one, three-to-one and bespoke group courses, according to your specific requirements

Why choose this programme? These programmes are ideal for you if: • you have specific language learning requirements related to your studies or profession; • you want to make the best possible progress in the time available to you;

What is included? Needs analysis, course proposal, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance How long are the programmes? Minimum 1 week

• you want a flexible programme of lessons that can fit around your timetable and other commitments.

When can I start? Any Monday during the year (apart from public and The Language Centre holidays)

Choose from the following specialist subjects:

What time are the classes? Classes are scheduled according to your individual needs and timetable.

• Business • Creative writing • Design • Fashion • Fine art • IELTS or PTE Academic • Journalism • Marketing and communication • Pronunciation (speaking or singing) • Presentation skills • Teacher training Please contact us if you have specific needs that are not listed above. Group courses We offer tailor-made programmes for groups in a wide range of areas, from general to more specialist English language courses, as well as language courses combined with a practical subject related to the fields of art, design, fashion and communication. Please contact us for further details and a quote.

What is the minimum age? 16 Level of English required No minimum level of English is required. These courses are available from Beginner to Advanced. If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English for General Purposes (see page 6)


English Language for the Arts 20 hours per week of specialist English for art, design or fashion

Why choose one of these programmes? These programmes are ideal for you if: • you want to improve your English using a specialist area as the basis for language work; • you are working, studying or about to study in one of these specialist areas. Key features • Art, design and fashion vocabulary • The full range of English language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing • Study skills and presentation skills • Gallery and museum visits

What is included? 20 hours of tuition per week, course materials, regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance How long are the programmes? Two weeks per option; study for two, four or six weeks in total When can I start? English for Art: 2 July English for Design: 16 July English for Fashion: 30 July What time are the classes? Classes start at 09.00, Monday to Friday, and finish at different times in the afternoon depending on the day’s schedule. Students study for four hours a day.

Students can take one, two or all three of the following options:

How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14

• English for Art: painting, sculpture, installation, photography. Start date: 2 July

What is the minimum age? 16

• English for Design: advertising, illustration, photography, computer graphics. Start date: 16 July

Level of English required Intermediate or above

• English for Fashion: jewellery, accessories, textiles, menswear, womenswear. Start date: 30 July Please note, these are not practical art and design courses. If you are interested in that type of course, please see English Plus (see page 16 ).

If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English Plus (see page 16)


English Plus Combine an English course with practical studies in art, design, fashion, communication or with a work placement

15 hours of General English per week at The Language Centre plus seven hours per week of a practical option at a College (15 hours per week for summer options at Central Saint Martins) Choose from the following English Plus options: Accessory Design

Fashion: Styling the Image

Architecture

Fashion: Visual Merchandising

Art & Design (year round)

Fashion (year round) (NEW for 2012)

Designing and Making 3D Art Digital Graphic Design Digital Photography Essential Guide to Fashion Business

Film-making Fine Art Graphic Design Interior Design: Introduction

Fashion: Buying & Merchandising (NEW for 2012)

Interior Design: Advanced (NEW for 2012)

Fashion Design

Marketing & Communication

Fashion: Personal Styling (NEW for 2012) See videos of English Plus students at www.youtube.com/thelanguagecentre

Why choose one of these programmes? These programmes are ideal for you if: • you would like to combine English language learning with a practical, hands-on art, design, fashion, communication or photography course at one of our Colleges; • you want to apply to a full-time art college course but do not yet have a portfolio of work sufficient to support your application; • you are interested in one of the areas offered by the programme and would like to find out more about that area before committing yourself to further studies or development. Key features • English language development in an art and design context • An exciting range of creative options to choose from: handson sessions in studios as well as workshops, talks and visits to galleries, museums or fashion houses. Your exact programme will depend on the option(s) you choose • Portfolio preparation for foundation level study: if you are preparing a portfolio we recommend taking 24 weeks of English Plus Art & Design or Fashion (see page 20)

What is included in the English Plus year-round courses? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday (see page 6), normally seven hours of College options over two afternoons/mornings per week, regular tutorials, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance. Most materials for College options are included but some require specialist equipment, which we will list in your joining instructions. What is included in the English Plus summer courses? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday (see page 6), normally seven hours of College options over two afternoons/ mornings per week (15 hours over five afternoons/mornings per week for options at Central Saint Martins), regular tutorials, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance. Most materials for College options are included but some require specialist equipment, which we will list in your joining instructions. How many students in a class? For English language: average 10 students, maximum 14 For College options: average 12 students, maximum 16 What is the minimum age? 16 Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study? No. These courses are available to all students regardless of their previous art and design experience. Courses are at introductory level except for Interior Design: Advanced, but there is usually a range of skill levels in each class. If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English Language for the Arts (see page 14)


English Plus Film-making The Blueprint cafĂŠ at 272 High Holborn

English Plus Designing and Making 3D Art English Plus Art & Design The reception at The Language Centre

English Plus Interior Design Academic English The Learning Zone at 272 High Holborn

The view from the top of 272 High Holborn A London cafĂŠ


Year-round start date

Course description This option provides a general art and design mix suitable for portfolio preparation or general interest and enjoyment. You will be given an introduction to various art and design subjects. A different subject will be covered each week. The programme consists of practical work in the studio, group work and visits to museums and galleries in order to gather research for your projects. The emphasis of the course is on creativity, learning to express ideas on paper and trying out different materials.

College options Chelsea College of Art and Design Duration 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks (2-week course available only in March – see timetable) When offered Year round Level of English required Elementary or above

Please note that computers are not used in this programme.

Timetable for English Plus Art and Design Block

Project

Block

Project

3 January

Painting Transcription City Design

2 July

Painting Transcription City Design

30 January

Life Drawing Portraits Fashion Graphics

30 July

Life Drawing Portraits Fashion Graphics

27 February

Life Painting Architecture Design Dinosaur Project Collage

28 August

Life Painting Architecture Design Dinosaur Project Collage

26 March (2 weeks)

Clay Painting

24 September

Still Life – Plants Life Drawing Transcription

10 April

Still Life – Plants Life Drawing Transcription

8 May

Interior Design Painting – Interior Landscape Painting Lino Printing

22 October

Interior Design Painting – Interior Landscape Painting Lino Printing

6 June

Life Painting Drawing Illustration Wire and Shadow

19 November

Life Painting Drawing Illustration Wire and Shadow

Frequently asked questions If I take the 24-week English Plus Art & Design course, will I have a full portfolio at the end? This depends on whether you are a beginner and how much work you are able to do in your own time. The projects on this course, along with your own work and research, can contribute to and are suitable for building your portfolio. You will need three to four full sketchbooks and at least 25 pieces of work on paper. The teacher will help you with your portfolio and your work. If you have

artwork already, this can be built upon to create a final portfolio. Please note that you will need to be committed and produce work outside of the course hours in order to create a full portfolio at the end of a 24-week English Plus Art & Design course. How flexible is this timetable? The timetable is fixed; however, your tutor will encourage you in the areas that interest you. It is very important that you communicate with your teacher so that they can guide you as you study. What is a Transcription project? Transcription means to reinterpret or rewrite. In this project you will reinterpret a painting from the National Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain or the Wallace Collection. You will then make a piece of work in the studio, reinterpreting the artworks in your own designs. For example, if you are interested in fashion, you can redesign the costumes in a historical painting in a contemporary way. What is the Dinosaur project? The Dinosaur project is a two-day drawing project, one day of which is spent drawing the dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History Museum. Why is life drawing so important? Life drawing is an exercise in which you will learn to see, understand and draw proportion, scale, volume, tone and shadows. By practising life drawing your drawing skills will improve, as will your understanding of the concepts involved. Observational drawing is an important beginning for all art practice.


Year-round start date

Course description The course is project based, giving you an opportunity to try a different aspect of Fashion every four weeks. If you attend for the full 24-week block you will have an overview of the industry and an idea of where you might excel if you are considering further study. Students can join for just one block or try several back-to-back (up to 24 weeks) for a more complete experience.

College options Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design Duration 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks (2-week course available only in March – see timetable) When offered Year round Level of English required Elementary or above

Timetable for English Plus Fashion Block

Subject

Block

Subject

3 January

Fashion Illustration

2 July

Fashion Illustration

30 January

Fashion Draping

30 July

Fashion Draping

27 February

Fashion Trend Forecasting

28 August

Fashion Trend Forecasting

26 March (2 weeks)

Research and Inspiration in London

24 September

Fashion Styling and Accessories

10 April

Fashion Styling and Accessories

22 October

Fashion Design with Textiles

8 May

Fashion Design with Textiles

19 November

Fashion Design with Marketing

6 June

Fashion Design with Marketing

Frequently asked questions Can I start at any point in the course? You can start at the beginning of any four-week (or two-week) block. You can continue to take the course for up to six blocks, after which the course then repeats itself. I want to study Fashion but not the subject that is in the block during the dates I want. Can I do something else? Each four-week block covers a different topic that, when combined, will help you develop a rounded portfolio. The blocks are based around project work, which will give you the opportunity to concentrate on areas you are most interested in. You will be expected to respond to the set briefs and take part in the class discussions. The tutors will not be able to change the topic to suit you.

Who are the tutors? The tutors on this course all teach on the Foundation or BA Fashion courses at Central Saint Martins. They understand how to help students develop a portfolio that can be used when applying to an arts Foundation course. Will I get to make things? The most important starting point of Fashion Design is research and development through experimentation. You may be shown some techniques, but you will not be using the industrial sewing machines as making is not the focus of this course. If I take the 24-week English Plus Fashion course, will I have a full portfolio at the end? This depends on whether you are a beginner and how much work you are able to do in your own time. The projects on this course, along with your own work and research, can contribute to a finished portfolio.


English Plus Accessory Design

English Plus Architecture

English Plus Designing and Making 3D Art

English Plus Digital Graphic Design

English Plus Digital Photography

College

London College of Fashion

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Camberwell College of Arts

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Camberwell College of Arts

Start Date and Duration

2 July; 4 weeks

30 July; 4 weeks

2 July; 4 weeks

2 July, 28 August; 4 weeks

Level of English Required

Elementary or above

Intermediate or above

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Course Description

This exciting course is ideal if you want to explore the world of accessories. You will be introduced to accessory design for all seasons and asked to develop ideas in areas such as footwear, bags, jewellery and hats. The course is project based and encourages you to be creative and develop your own ideas. One afternoon will be dedicated to research when you will visit the Victoria and Albert Museum and some of London’s trendiest locations.

This course will start with a visual history of architecture in London, in which you will explore and identify themes that have shaped the city’s past and present landscape. You will discuss form, function, process and materials and develop your own critical view on architecture. Following this introduction you will work on a range of practical design projects, supported by architectural drawing and workshops to assist in your presentation techniques.

You will be encouraged to experience the creative energy of designing and making three-dimensional (3D) art.

Advice will be given on portfolio presentation for further studies.

Through the practical experience of investigating a range of processes, materials and skills in wood, metal and ceramics, you will gain a strong understanding of the types of creative production methods currently used in contemporary art and design practice. Project work, studio sessions and group critiques will allow you to apply that knowledge where it counts: in discovering and expressing your own ideas and creative abilities.

2 July, 30 July; 4 weeks Elementary or above

This course is an introduction to creating and presenting work in digital formats and an exploration of the range of digital design practice in the UK.

This course will introduce digital cameras and the digital workflow, giving you the chance to learn some basics about image capture through to correction and final output.

The course will include:

The programme will consist of a combination of theoretical lectures and practical workshops, group discussions plus visits to outside locations in London for photo shoots.

• Researching a brief • Translating work in different media to a digital format • Exploring ideas across forms, including digital illustration, typography and animation

The course will include:

• Selecting and using appropriate software

• Effective image composition

You will have the opportunity to • Using the web to showcase and experience working with a range of promote your work materials, including clay, metal and You will look at the role and wood, and to create a range of 3D influence of computers on design objects to express your creative ideas. study and practice as well as visit a gallery or exhibition. Basic familiarity with a computer is assumed, but no specific software experience is required.

• Use and control of a digital camera • Pixels, resolution and file formats • Introduction to the different genres of photography, e.g. reportage and documentary, portraiture and urban landscape • Getting started in Photoshop Please note you will need to bring your own digital camera.


English Plus Essential Guide to Fashion Business

English Plus Fashion: Buying & Merchandising New for 2012

College

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Date and Duration

2 July, 30 July, 28 August; 4 weeks

2 July; 4 weeks

30 July; 4 weeks

2 July, 28 August; 4 weeks

2 July, 30 July; 4 weeks

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Intermediate or above

Level of English Required Course Description

Intermediate or above This course provides an overview of the fashion industry from a British and European perspective. You will explore the structure of the industry and introduce the various business activities and opportunities that the fashion industry has to offer. The course will include: • A history of fashion business structure and where it is now

Intermediate or above Buying and merchandising are essential roles within the retail industry. The buyer is responsible for choosing, developing, sampling and creating the product, and the merchandiser is responsible for the delivery, allocation and sales performance of the product. These roles will be explored and the potential career opportunities discussed.

• A look at how fashion is designed and The course will include: developed • Industry structure • Different types of retailers • Market research • Buying and manufacturing methods • Customer identification • Marketing and PR • Product selection and mix • Career and business opportunities • The roles of the merchandiser available in the industry and the buyer • The buying calendar • Stock management • Purchasing budgets • Profit margins • Range planning • Sourcing and product development • Pricing Some mathematical formulae will be explained and practised during this course, so an understanding of basic mathematics would be helpful.

English Plus Fashion Design

English Plus Fashion Design

English Plus Fashion: Personal Styling New for 2012

The aims of this course are to introduce you to how fashion is taught in the UK, to build your confidence when researching new ideas through short projects and to enable you to present your designs, both verbally and in a twodimensional format. The course will include: • Use of drawing and colour materials in presenting design ideas • Research skills – how to use the resources of London (shops, museums and galleries) as sources of inspiration • Illustration skills and drawing from a clothed model • Lectures on current fashion design, and a visit to a major fashion exhibition or gallery, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum

The aims of this course are to enable you to present your fashion design ideas to a higher standard, to be able to show the research and creative process as you develop finished designs and to have a good understanding of the fashion industry and current designers in the UK. You will develop ideas and record them in a sketchbook, develop a fashion vocabulary through analysing collections, build confidence when researching new ideas through short projects and be able to present your designs, both verbally and in a twodimensional format.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in becoming a personal stylist and would like to advise other people on what to wear. The course will teach you the principles of successful styling to help you choose womenswear for your clients but also for yourself.

The course will include:

• How to interpret the latest trends for your client

The course will include: • How to identify figure shapes • How to choose the right styles and fabrics • How to choose the right colours and colour combinations

• Use of drawing and colour materials in presenting design ideas and to look • Personalising looks with accessories at figure and proportion using texture • Working with clients and different media • Research skills – how to use the resources of London (shops, museums and galleries) as sources of inspiration • Illustration skills and drawing from a clothed model • Lectures on current British fashion design, and a visit to a major fashion exhibition or gallery, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum or Design Museum • Learning to present your work


College Date and Duration Level of English Required Course Description

English Plus Fashion: Styling the Image

English Plus Fashion: Visual Merchandising

English Plus Film-making

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Camberwell College of Arts

2 July, 28 August; 4 weeks

2 July; 4 weeks

Intermediate or above

Intermediate or above

This course aims to provide students with an insight into the working life of the fashion stylist and offers the opportunity to work towards the creation of a styled image. The course is delivered as a series of theoretical lectures and practical workshops.

• Style tribes and trends

Visual merchandising is about displaying products in the best way to increase sales in a store environment. This course will introduce you to all the different display techniques and theories that are used in retail today. Exercises and lectures will help you to understand the importance of visual merchandising to create exciting displays, improve sales and build brands.

• Designer collections

The course will include:

• Magazine styling

• Brand communication

• Fashion PR

• The role of the visual merchandiser

Students will interpret current fashion trends and current designer collections to create their own styled image. The results will be photographed at the end of the course.

• Store layout

The course will include: • The role of the stylist

• Display and presentation techniques • Merchandising techniques • Developing concepts • Window displays

2 July, 28 August; 4 weeks Elementary or above

English Plus Fine Art

English Plus Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

30 July; 4 weeks

30 July; 4 weeks

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

During this course you will have the opportunity to look at the work of contemporary artists and directors making experimental video. The course will also include a visit to a gallery.

The aims of this course are to The aims of this course are to introduce you to how fine art is introduce you to how graphic design, taught in the UK, to build confidence illustration and typography are when researching new ideas through taught in the UK, to build confidence three projects (drawing, painting and when researching new ideas through 3D work) and to enable you to present short projects and to enable you to your work both visually and verbally. present your designs, both verbally All this will be set in the context of and in a two-dimensional format. the practical nature of this course, The course will include: you will take part in video and The course will include: • Use of drawing, paint and other animation workshops to create your materials in fine art • Use of drawing and colour materials own experimental video. in presenting design ideas • Research skills – how to use the You will be shown how to edit and resources of London (museums and • Research skills – how to use the enhance videos using Apple Mac galleries) as sources of inspiration resources of London (shops, computers with Final Cut Studio museums and galleries) as sources of • How to develop your own personal Pro software. Videos can include inspiration ideas and responses to projects animated sequences or found/old • Working from a brief – how to solve footage edited together. You will be • Lectures on current fine art practice problems regarding text and image shown basic stop-frame animation and a visit to a major exhibition or using design, illustration and methods using a stills camera either gallery such as the National Gallery typography on location in London or in a studio to explore the relationship between with lights using animation software fine art in the UK, Europe and the rest • Lectures on current graphic design iStopMotion. and a visit to an exhibition/gallery of the world to explore the relationship between You will author your finished video design in the UK, Europe and the rest work to DVD using DVD Studio Pro and of the world have a group critique screening and exhibition at the end of the course. Please note that computers are not used in this programme.


English Plus English Plus Interior Design: Introduction Interior Design: Advanced New for 2012

English Plus Marketing & Communication

College

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Date and Duration

2 July, 30 July; 4 weeks

30 July; 4 weeks

2 July, 30 July, 28 August; 4 weeks

Level of English Required

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Course Description

This project-based course is an ideal introduction to interior design. You will learn the processes behind successful interior design while based in the studios of Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Whether you have studied interior design or architecture or are currently working in the interior design industry, this advanced course is ideal for students with some previous experience of the subject to learn to explore and learn about the British design process.

This course will give you an introduction to the UK’s approach to marketing, advertising and public relations through an accessible series of talks, fun group discussions and exciting guided visits to places of interest.

This course will include:

• Essential marketing and communication principles and how they are employed within a business environment

This course will include: • How to take a brief from a client • Learning basic drawing skills; measuring, scale, plans and sections

• Off-site visits

• An independent project • Raising awareness of essential methods, procedures and techniques • Presentation of your project • Essential vocabulary of the industry

• Class discussions and critiques

• Studying form and space by producing a scale model of your design

It is possible to study English Plus Interior Design: Introduction first and then progress to English Plus Interior Design: Advanced – please see course dates.

• Practical exercises and studio talks

Intermediate or above

The course will include:

• The history of advertising practice in the UK • The UK advertising industry today: agencies, organisations and clients • How to create a print advertisement and storyboard • A visit to a central London advertising or marketing agency • An introduction to public relations practice and the media in the UK • How to write a press release


Develop your language skills in both the classroom and in a working environment, while gaining practical work experience (EU students only)

Why choose this programme? This programme is ideal for you if: • you want to develop your English language skills in class and then improve them further within a working environment; • you want to gain practical experience of working in the UK; • you want to interact with English speakers in a genuine and meaningful way. Key features In addition to the features of your chosen English course you will:

How long is the programme? A minimum of eight weeks in total, which comprises a minimum fourweek course in The Language Centre followed by a minimum four-week work placement. The work placement must not be longer than your English course. When can I start? As per the start date for your chosen English language course. Work placements can start immediately after the end date of your English course.

• Have an interview followed by a work placement in the professional area of your choice • Gain practical work experience Choose from a wide range of professional areas, including: Advertising Architecture* Business administration Charities Educational administration Estate agents Event management Fashion Finance Graphic design Interior design

What is included? Regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance

Hotel and catering Import/Export Law* Media and advertising (Advanced level of English required) Museums/Arts Public relations Publishing Sales and marketing Travel and tourism

What time are the classes? It depends on which English course you choose. Please see the previous pages for details once you have chosen your course. How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 12 (16 for English Plus options) What is the minimum age? Minimum 18, maximum 32 Level of English required Intermediate or above

*These placements will require at least 12 weeks.

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Students have the choice of a range of accommodation while studying at The Language Centre.

Homestay

House share

Staying in a homestay will allow you House share offers the opportunity to practise your English outside the to have a single or shared room in a house with other students. This classroom and experience British is ideal for students who prefer to culture first-hand. All hosts have been selected, interviewed and are regularly choose a more independent option. The house share properties vary in inspected by an independent agency, size, accommodating between five which is registered with the British and 10 students. They are situated Council. The homes are situated in in Zone 2, so all houses are within good residential areas of London and easy reach of central London and are near to an Underground station. A The Language Centre. laundry service is available. You may choose:

Each house has:

• Single or shared rooms (shared rooms are only available for two students travelling together)

• a shared lounge containing a TV and DVD player and broadband internet access;

• Bed and breakfast, half-board (breakfast and dinner everyday) or self-catering

• a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge as well as all necessary utensils (pots, pans, toaster, utensils, etc.);

• One of three homestay options, depending on your needs: Standard Situated in a suburban location in Zones 3 or 4, typically 50–60 minutes by public transport from The Language Centre Superior

Social programme

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We offer a weekly social programme to help you make the most of your time in London. This is a great opportunity for you to meet people, make new friends and experience some of London’s many attractions.

We can arrange an airport pick-up for you in a taxi to or from your accommodation. Please indicate on the accommodation booking form if you require this service.

The activities include: • Visits to a range of London museums, galleries, exhibitions and other attractions with a Language Centre tutor • Weekly Friday pub nights • Participation in events organised by University of the Arts London, such as exhibitions, open evenings, plays, talks and debates • Discount tickets for popular London clubs and discos • A monthly social event in the University’s café, where food and drink is provided

• bedrooms that are fully furnished with beds, bed linen, a storage area and a study desk.

• Full-day and weekend excursions can be arranged to places of interest in the UK and in Europe, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Paris and Amsterdam

Some houses have a garden or outdoor patio space. House share rooms must be booked Sunday to Sunday.

Further study at University of the Arts London The Language Centre is part of the International Centre and we operate out of the same office. Therefore, if you have any questions about further study opportunities at University of the Arts London, including Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees, we can give you information about how to apply. Official visits to some Colleges may also be available. If you require more information about summer short courses at the Colleges (without English), please see www.arts.ac.uk/courses/ shortcourses

• All activities are optional; most activities are free of charge, but some may include a small participation fee

Situated in Zones 2 and 3, typically See our website for a full list of 40–50 minutes by public transport accommodation. from The Language Centre; some have private bathroom facilities or a shared www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/lc/ bathroom (with one other person of accommodation the same sex)

See our website for the current social programme: www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/lc/ studentlife/socialprogramme

Executive Situated in Zones 1 and 2, typically 30–45 minutes by public transport from The Language Centre; many have private bathrooms and some have a private lounge and kitchen Homestay is normally booked from the Sunday before to your course start date, but can be booked from other days of the week if requested, subject to availability. Prices for one week include seven nights’ accommodation.

University of the Arts London offers a wide range of services for students, including an exciting social programme

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How to find us The Language Centre is on the fourth floor of the University of the Arts London building at 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY. The nearest underground station is Holborn (Underground lines: Piccadilly, Central)

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