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University of the Arts London


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Welcome

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Welcome to the Language Centre brochure 2013!

About Us

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English for General Purposes

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English for Academic Purposes

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New English Plus We pride ourselves on our English Plus courses. Where else can you learn English in a creative environment and then study art, design, fashion and communication courses at a world-famous University? We’ve added some January English Plus options this year as well as some new summer English Plus courses. Our 21 English Plus options range from Fine Art to Fashion Styling, Art History to Product Design.

English for Exam Preparation

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English for Specific Purposes

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English Language for the Arts

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English Plus

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English Plus Art & Design

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English Plus Fashion

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English Plus Holiday Courses

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English Plus Work Placement

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Accommodation

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Other Student Services

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Art, Design and Fashion Short Courses

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Map of University Sites

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Bigger choice of accommodation We have three year-round options. Homestay is a great budget option where you can learn about London’s diverse culture, house share lets you stay in a sociable student house and our new partners at the Stay Club can welcome you to their year-round halls of residence for a truly independent option. In the summer we can recommend university accommodation too. Insurance included Insurance is included in all our tuition fees. The policy starts from the moment we receive your booking and covers cancellation, medical and theft, among many other things. We hope that this will give you the security you need when coming overseas to study with us. Details of the policy can be found on our website.

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Images on page 18 – 19: 1. English Plus Film-making 2. English Plus Fashion 3. Academic English 4. The view from 272 High Holborn 5. English Plus Fashion 6. A local café 7. English class at the Language Centre 8. English Plus Digital Photography 9. The Blueprint Café at 272 High Holborn 10. The Blueprint Café at 272 High Holborn

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About Us

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 18,000 full-time and part-time students from 114 countries, studying at all levels from short courses, further education and undergraduate to postgraduate and research.

The University has been a leader in learning and creativity for more than 150 years, and has had many award-winning students and staff. 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) Alice Temperley (Fashion Designer) As a student at the Language Centre you will be part of a world famous University for art, design, fashion, communication and performance.

Language Centre The Language Centre offers English and English Plus courses to students from all over the world. It 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. 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, a student guide and a Language Centre canvas bag.

There is a great social programme that takes place in the afternoons and evenings and takes advantage of our exciting location. Our colleagues at the International Centre can give you expert advice about how to apply to full-time further or higher education courses at the University. The Language Centre operates between 09.00 and 17.50, 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. Some 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.

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 well-qualified teachers. Many of them have additional qualifications in a range of academic subjects, including the fields of art, design, fashion and communication. Our Welfare Officer can help you with doctors, dentists, banks, travel arrangements and anything else you may need while you are with us.

English Plus Designing and Making 3D Art

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

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7 General English 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; with a choice of 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 and insurance. How long is the programme? Minimum enrolment is two weeks No maximum length of stay. When can I start? Any Monday throughout the year (except public and Language Centre holidays) See course dates and fees booklet. 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 Students will be told if they will study in the morning or the afternoon on their first day. How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14. What is the minimum age? 16. Level of English offered and CEFR equivalents A2 = Pre Intermediate B1 = Intermediate/Upper Intermediate B2 = Upper Intermediate C1 = Pre-Advanced/Advanced www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/lc/ bookyourcourse/yourlanguagelevel


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Develop your language skills in preparation for university study

Academic English 15 hours per week of English for Academic Purposes or 15 hours per week of English for Academic Purposes plus five hours per week of exam preparation (afternoon classes)

Why choose this programme? This programme is ideal for you if: • you intend to study at a university in the UK or in another English-speaking country; • 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; • 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. 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, your will receive five hours of extra IELTS or PTE Academic instruction.

What is included? 15 or 20 hours of tuition per week, regular tutorials and assessments, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance and insurance. How long is the programme? Four to 48 weeks. When can I start? Monthly start dates during the year See course dates and fees booklet. What time are the classes? 12.30 –17.15 or 13.30–17.15 Monday to Friday. 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. 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).


University of the ArtsPreparation London English for Exam

Prepare for your IELTS or PTE Academic exam

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11 Exam Preparation Courses: IELTS or PTE Academic 15 hours per week (afternoon classes) of English for Academic Purposes in preparation for IELTS or PTE Academic

What is included? 15 hours of tuition per week (afternoon classes), regular tutorials, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance and insurance. How long is the programme? Four weeks.

Why choose this programme? 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; • you need to demonstrate to your employer or sponsor that you have made progress while studying in London. 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.

When can I start? 4 March, 15 April, 13 May, 10 June, 28 October. What time are the classes? 14.00–17.20 Monday to Friday. How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14. What is the minimum age? 16. Level of English required Intermediate or above. If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English for Academic Purposes (see page 8).

Key features 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 You will receive your results within five working days

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

When do I receive my results?

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

Accepted by Yes the University?

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Type of test

Computer-based The PTE Academic test costs approximately £130

Paper-based

Please visit www.pearsonpte.com

Please visit www.ielts.org

Cost

Further information

The IELTS test costs approximately £115 in London


English for Specific Purposes Develop your language skills on an intensive, semi-intensive or part-time basis. Study in a group or one-to-one for academic, business or creative purposes

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13 Tailor-Made Programmes One-to-one, two-to-one, three-to-one and bespoke group courses, according to your specific requirements

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

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; • you want a flexible programme of lessons that can fit around your timetable and other commitments. Choose from the following specialist subjects: • 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.

When can I start? Any Monday during the year (apart from public and Language Centre holidays). What time are the classes? Classes are scheduled according to your individual needs and timetable. What is the minimum age? 18 . 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).


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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 Students can take one, two or all three of the following options: • English for Art: painting, sculpture, installation, photography. Start date: 8 July • English for Design: advertising, illustration, photography, computer graphics. Start date: 22 July • English for Fashion: jewellery, accessories, textiles, menswear, womenswear. Start date: 5 August Please note, these are not practical art and design courses. If you are interested in this type of course, please see English Plus.

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 and insurance. 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: 8 July English for Design: 22 July English for Fashion: 5 August. 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. How many students in a class? Average 10 students, maximum 14. What is the minimum age? 16. Level of English required Intermediate or above 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

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17 English Plus 15 hours of General English per week at the Language Centre plus seven hours per week of a practical option at one of our Colleges (15 hours per week for holiday options at Central Saint Martins)

Choose from the following options: Accessory Design Architecture Art & Design (year-round) Art History (new for 2013) Designing and Making 3D Art Digital Graphic Design Digital Photography Essential Guide to Fashion Business Fashion: Buying & Merchandising Fashion Design Fashion: Personal Styling Fashion: Styling the Image Fashion: Visual Merchandising Fashion (year-round) Film-making Fine Art Graphic Design Interior Design: Introduction Interior Design: Professional Marketing & Communication Product Design (new for 2013) Why choose one of these programmes? These programmes are ideal for you if: • you would like to combine the 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: hands-on 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 videos of English Plus students at www.youtube.com/thelanguagecentre

What is included in the English Plus yearround courses? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday, 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 and insurance. 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 holiday courses? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday, 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 and insurance. 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 at introductory level except for Interior Design: Professional, but there is usually a range of skill levels in each class. Schedule and availability Please see www.arts.ac.uk/ languagecentre/lc/availability If this course interests you, you may also be interested in: English Language for the Arts (see page 14).


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College options Chelsea College of Art and Design

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Course description This option provides a mix of art and design 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.

What is included? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday Seven hours of college options over two days per week. Regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance and insurance. Duration 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks (two week course available only in March – see timetable). When offered Year-round. Level of English required Pre Intermediate or above.

Please note that computers are not used in this programme.

Timetable for English Plus Art & Design Block

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7 January

Painting Transcription City Design

8 July

Painting Transcription City Design

4 February

Life Drawing Portraits Fashion Graphics

5 August

Life Drawing Portraits Fashion Graphics

4 March

Life Painting Architecture Design Museum Project Lino Printing

2 September

Life Painting Architecture Design Museum Project Lino Printing

30 September

Still Life – Plants Life Drawing Transcription

28 October

Interior Design Pattern and Textiles Landscape Painting Drawing – Textures

25 November

Life Painting Collage Illustration Wire and Shadow

2 April (2 weeks) Clay Painting 15 April

Still Life – Plants Life Drawing Transcription

13 May

Interior Design Pattern and Textiles Landscape Painting Drawing – Textures

10 June

Life Painting Collage 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. Projects This is a project-based course and these projects are divided into two areas: skill based projects and creative projects. Skills-based projects include activities such as observational drawing, mark-making and materials, the use of sketchbooks in artistic practice, cross-hatching and drawing textures, mixing colours, proportion and scale. You will be asked to then practise these skills for your homework. Creative projects are projects in which you can learn about the creative process and how to respond creatively. You will draw, research and think about the development of your creative practise and then produce your own ideas and own artwork.

Tutorials You will have a tutorial with your teacher usually every two weeks in order to check homework, set new homework and see how the your artwork is progressing on the course. You will be encouraged to discuss the development of your own work with your tutor. Drawing Drawing is the basis of all forms of artistic practice, from painting to sculpture to the various categories of design and it is an art form in its own right. Learning to draw from observation (drawing what you see) will help you to develop not only your drawing skills but also your understanding and appreciation of the world which surrounds you. It will also enable you to communicate your ideas and feelings about your subject matter to others. 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.


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Course description This course covers seven fashion topics, giving you the opportunity to try a different aspect of Fashion every four weeks. If you attend for the full 24 weeks 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.

Timetable for English Plus Fashion Block

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Fashion Drawing

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Fashion Drawing

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Fashion Trends and Design

5 August

Fashion Trends and Design

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Fashion PR and Marketing

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Fashion PR and Marketing

2 April

Fashion Portfolio

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Fashion Styling

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Fashion Styling

28 October

Simple Garment Making

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Simple Garment Making

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Draping on the Stand

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Draping on the Stand

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Frequently asked questions

College options London College of Fashion.

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.

When offered Year-round.

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 at London College of Fashion, and many of them are combining teaching with working in the fashion industry. They understand how competitive the industry is and will support you in developing your fashion career or advise you on further studies. Will I get to make things? Most of the blocks are design or business based, except for the Simple Garment Making course where you will be using the industrial sewing machines to make a garment from an existing pattern. If I take the 24 week English Plus Fashion course, will I have a 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.

What is included? 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday seven hours of college option over two days per week. Regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance and insurance. Duration 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 or 24 weeks (two week course available only in March – see timetable). Materials Basic materials will be provided. Students are expected to bring their own pencils, brushes, sketchbook and a camera for recording design work and for visual research. If you attend the Simple Garment Making course you will need extra materials. Details will be sent to you before the course. How many students in a class? For English language, average 10 students, maximum 14. For College option, average eight 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 irrelevant of their previous fashion experience. Level of English required? Pre Intermediate or above.


English Plus Holiday Courses

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English Plus Accessory Design

English Plus Architecture

English Plus Art History New for 2013

English Plus Designing and Making 3D Art

English Plus Digital Graphic Design

College

London College of Fashion

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Camberwell College of Arts

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Start Date and Duration

8 July; 4 weeks

7 January, 8 July, 5 August 4 weeks

8 July; 4 weeks

5 August; 4 weeks

5 August, 2 September; 4 weeks

Level of English Required

Elementary or above

Intermediate 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. Advice will be given on portfolio presentation for further studies.

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.

This is a great introduction to learning about original artworks - their importance, history and connections with our national visual culture.

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

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 include: • Off-site visits in London • Exploration of significant artistic movements for example: the Renaissance, Romanticism and Impressionism • Introduction to themes in history which have shaped the current art world • Discussion of how art is perceived today • The chance to enjoy original art, close-up.

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. You will have the opportunity to experience working with a range of materials, including clay, metal and wood, and to create a range of 3D objects to express your creative ideas.

The course will include: • Researching a brief • Translating work in different media to a digital format • Exploring ideas across forms, including digital illustration, typography and animation • Selecting and using appropriate software • Using the web to showcase and promote your work. You will look at the role and influence of computers on design 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.


English Plus Holiday Courses

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English Plus Digital Photography

English Plus Essential Guide to Fashion Business

English Plus Fashion: Buying & Merchandising

English Plus Fashion Design

English Plus Fashion Design

College

Camberwell College of Arts

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

London College of Fashion

Start Date and Duration

8 July, 5 August; 4 weeks

7 January, 8 July, 5 August, 2 September; 4 weeks

8 July; 4 weeks

5 August; 4 weeks

8 July, 2 September; 4 weeks

Elementary or above

Intermediate or above

Intermediate or above

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

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.

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.

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.

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 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 two dimensions.

Level of English Required Course Description

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. The course will include: • Use and control of a digital camera • Pixels, resolution and file formats • Effective image composition • 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.

The course will include: • A history of fashion business structure and where it is now • A look at how fashion is designed and developed • Different types of retailers • Buying and manufacturing methods • Marketing and PR • Career and business opportunities available in the industry.

The course will include: • Industry structure • Market research • Customer identification • Product selection and mix • The roles of the merchandiser 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.

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 course will include: • Use of drawing and colour materials in presenting design ideas and to look at figure and proportion using texture and different media • Research skills – how to use the resources of London (shops, museums and galleries) as sources of inspiration • Illustration skills • 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.


English Plus Holiday Courses

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English Plus Fashion: Personal Styling

English Plus Fashion: Styling the Image

English Plus Fashion: Visual Merchandising

English Plus Film-making

English Plus Fine Art

College

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion

Camberwell College of Arts/ Wimbledon College of Art

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Start Date and Duration

8 July, 5 August; 4 weeks

8 July, 2 September; 4 weeks

5 August; 4 weeks

8 July, 2 September; 4 weeks

5 August; 4 weeks

Level of English Required

Intermediate or above

Intermediate or above

Intermediate or above

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Course Description

This course is suitable for anyone interested in becoming a personal stylist and advising 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.

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.

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 introduce you to how fine art is taught in the UK, to build confidence when researching new ideas through three projects (drawing, painting and 3D work) and to enable you to present your work both visually and verbally.

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 • How to interpret the latest trends for your client • Personalising looks with accessories • Working with clients.

The course will include: • The role of the stylist • Style tribes and trends • Designer collections • Magazine styling • Fashion PR.

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.

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.

The course will include: • Brand communication • The role of the visual merchandiser • Store layout • Display and presentation techniques • Merchandising techniques • Developing concepts • Window displays.

You will take part in video and animation workshops to create your own experimental film. You will be shown how to edit and enhance videos using Apple Mac computers with Final Cut Studio Pro software. Videos can include animated sequences or found/old footage edited together. You will be shown basic stop-frame animation methods using a stills camera either on location in London or in a studio with lights using animation software iStopMotion. You will author your finished video work to DVD using DVD Studio Pro and have a group critique screening and exhibition at the end of the course.

The course will include: • Use of drawing, paint and other materials in fine art • Research skills – how to use the resources of London (museums and galleries) as sources of inspiration • How to develop your own personal ideas and responses to projects • Lectures on current fine art practice and a visit to a major exhibition or gallery such as the National Gallery to explore the relationship between fine art in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.


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English Plus Graphic Design

English Plus Interior Design: Introduction

English Plus Interior Design: Professional

English Plus Marketing & Communication

English Plus Product Design New for 2013

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Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Start Date and Duration

5 August; 4 weeks

8 July, 5 August; 4 weeks

5 August; 4 weeks

7 January, 8 July, 5 August, 2 September; 4 weeks

8 July; 4 weeks

Level of English Required

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Elementary or above

Intermediate or above

Intermediate or above

Course Description

The aims of this course are to introduce you to how graphic design, illustration and typography are taught in the UK, to build confidence when researching new ideas through short projects and to enable you to present your designs, both verbally and in a twodimensional format.

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.

This advanced course is ideal for you if you have previous experience of studying Interior Design or Architecture or are working in the Interior Design profession.

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 product design course will teach you how to develop ideas for a new product based on research and understanding the form and function of materials. The course will guide you through the design process from initial brief to an idea for a finished product.

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 • Working from a brief – how to solve problems regarding text and image using design, illustration and typography • Lectures on current graphic design and a visit to an exhibition/gallery to explore the relationship between design in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Please note that computers are not used in this programme.

This course will include: • How to take a brief from a client • Learning basic drawing skills; measuring, scale, plans and sections • Raising awareness of essential methods, procedures and techniques • Essential vocabulary of the industry • Studying form and space by producing a scale model of your design • Practical exercises and studio talks.

This course will include: • Off-site visits and lectures • Exploration of the British Design process • An independent project • Presentation to the class • Discussions to share experiences and ideas.

The course will include: • Essential marketing and communication principles and how they are employed within a business environment • 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.

Topics covered: • Creativity through playing with materials • Three dimensional sketch model making as part of design development • Problem solving.


English Plus Work Placement

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: • 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

Hotel and catering Import/Export Law * Media and advertising ** Museums/Arts Public relations Publishing Sales and marketing Travel and tourism

* These placements will require at least 12 weeks. ** Advanced level of English required.

What is included? Regular tutorials and progress tests, free internet and email access, self-study facilities, Certificate of Attendance and insurance. How long is the programme? A minimum of eight weeks in total, which comprises a minimum four-week 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. 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 14 (16 for English Plus options). What is the minimum age? Minimum 18, maximum 32. Level of English required Intermediate or above.

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Students have the choice of a range of accommodation while studying at the Language Centre, including homestay, house share, year-round residence and, during the summer only, university halls of residence.

Homestay Staying in a homestay will allow you to practise your English outside the classroom and experience diverse British culture first-hand. All hosts have been selected, interviewed and are regularly inspected by an independent agency, which is registered with the British Council. The homes are situated in good residential areas of London and are near to an Underground station. A laundry service is available. You may choose: • Single or shared rooms (shared rooms are only available for two students travelling together) • Bed and breakfast, half-board (breakfast and dinner everyday) or self-catering • One of three homestay options, depending on your needs: Option One Situated in a suburban location in London travel Zones 3 or 4, typically 50–60 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre. Option Two Situated in Zones 2 and 3, typically 40 – 50 minutes by public transport from the Language Centre; some have private bathroom facilities or a shared bathroom (with one other person of the same sex). Option Three 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 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.

House share House share offers the opportunity to have a single or shared room in a house with other students. This is ideal for students who prefer to choose a more sociable option. The house share properties vary in size, accommodating between five and 10 students. They are situated in Zone 2, so all houses are within easy reach of central London and the Language Centre.

UAL Halls of residence – summer only During July and August, accommodation at University of the Arts London’s halls of residence Will Wyatt Court is available to Language Centre students.

Each house has: • a shared lounge containing a TV and DVD player and broadband internet access; • a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, cooker, microwave, fridge as well as all necessary utensils (pots, pans, toaster, utensils etc). • bedrooms that are fully furnished with beds, bed linen, a storage area and a study desk.

Features include: • Situated in Zone 1, 40 minutes away from the Language Centre • Each room has a private shower and toilet • Towels and bedding are supplied • Laundry facilities are available • The halls are self-catering with a shared kitchen facility (utensils not provided).

Some houses have a garden or outdoor patio space. House share rooms must be booked Sunday to Sunday. The minimum age is 18. Year-round halls of residence Stay Club You can stay in a new development in Willesden Junction or Camden at any time of the year. This should be booked directly with Stay Club: info@londonnestltd.com Features include: • An equipped kitchen, single or twin beds (bedding and towel provided) and a private shower and toilet • Laundry room in the halls, residents’ lounge, vending machines and 24 hour security • Rooms cleaned and linen changed once a week • Meal options available • Under 18s can stay if sharing with an adult • Willesden Junction is 50 minutes from the Language Centre and Camden is 25 minutes from the Language Centre.

Airport transfer 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.

This should be booked directly with UAL’s Accommodation Department: housing.arts.ac.uk/bnb

UCL Halls of residence – summer only From the end of June to the middle of September you can stay at the UCL Halls of Residence. Some of them are within walking distance of the Language Centre. The hall must be booked directly with UCL: www.ucl.ac.uk/residences Features include: • Some halls are within walking distance of the Language Centre • Single rooms with private bathrooms • Internet is available at extra cost • Laundry facilities and a communal lounge • Shared equipped kitchen • Bedding and towels provided. The minimum age is 18 in all summer halls. See our website for a full list of residences, house shares and available dates: www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre/lc/ accommodation

A homestay living room


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Other Student Services

Social programme 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 new people, make new friends and experience some of London’s many attractions. 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 • 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 • All activities are optional; most activities are free of charge, but some may include a small participation fee.

Further study at University of the Arts London The Language Centre is part of the International Centre at University of the Arts London. If you have any questions about further study opportunities at the University including Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we can provide information about how to apply. Presentations In addition, we hold regular lunchtime events for students who want to find out more. These events are led by the International Coordinators from across the University’s six Colleges. They give presentations about opportunities at the University and give guidance on your progression to further study. Academic counselling services The University can also arrange one-to-one advice sessions, portfolio reviews and application interviews. Opportunities for College visits are also possible. See our Facebook page for the dates of the next further studies presentations www.facebook. com/thelanguagecentreUAL

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Art, Design and Fashion Short Courses

University of the Arts London offers a wide range of interesting and flexible short courses. The courses are offered through all our Colleges and cover a wide range of subjects, from fine art and fashion to photography and performance, interior design and illustration to 3D design and theatre. Courses are run during term times and holidays, during daytimes, evenings and weekends. There are courses for those who want to prepare an application or portfolio for higher education, build their career skills if they are already in employment or to do, simply for fun. Along with thousands of courses for adults, we offer a wide range of short and preparatory courses for students aged 13 to 18. These are run during holiday times and provide an opportunity to experiment with different subjects and develop personal creativity. The practical skills covered prepare students and help them progress onto higher education and full‑time degree programmes.

We also offer a growing selection of online courses for students who are based outside London or the UK. These offer a quality learning experience and give students aged 18 and over from around the world a chance to access first‑class art, design, fashion and communication education from University of the Arts London. All classes are taught in English. Short Course students whose first language is not English should be confident in written and spoken English and should be able to get involved in group discussions and presentations in English. As a guideline we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 4.5 for practical courses and 6.0 for seminar courses. Tailor-made professional training Each of the University’s Colleges have expertise in developing tailor‑made training programmes to meet the needs of companies, developed in close consultation with their clients. For full details of all our short courses and professional training go to www.arts.ac.uk/courses/ shortcourses

Please note that while every care has been taken to ensure accuracy at the time of production, the information contained in this publication may be subject to change. Please visit www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre for the latest information.

Designed by Turnbull Grey Illustrations by Clementine Hope Printed in London by Tradewinds Limited using vegetable-based inks on recycled paper Photography © Alys Tomlinson, Luke Potter, Susan Gooding, Elaine Perks Published by University of the Arts London, August, 2012. All information is correct at time of publication. University of the Arts London is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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Language Centre University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY United Kingdom Telephone +44 (0)20 7514 2309 Email language-centre@arts.ac.uk


Language Centre University of the Arts London 272 High Holborn London WC1V 7EY United Kingdom Telephone +44 (0)20 7514 2309 Email language-centre@arts.ac.uk www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre


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