English Plus Graphic Design (Summer)

English Plus Graphic Design

A practical introduction to design, illustration and typography.

Irene, Spain

I enjoyed this course very much because it is different. It does not use computers so you can try other techniques and I think it’s very creative.

Irene, Spain

Hours per week: 

Level of English required: Pre-intermediate or above.

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 two-dimensional format.

This 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.


What is included?

  • 15 hours of General English tuition per week, Monday to Friday
  • 15 hours of graphic design classes, Monday to Friday
  • Regular tutorials and reviews
  • Free Wi-Fi across all UAL sites
  • Independent study facilities
  • Insurance
  • Certificate of attendance from the Language Centre and Central Saint Martins.

Are materials included? 

Some basic materials are included, but you are required to bring a sketchbook and a digital camera or smart phone (with a camera).

How many students in a class? 

For English language classes, the average number of students in a class is 12 students and the maximum is 15.
For graphic design, the average is 14 the maximum is 16.

What is the minimum age?


Do I need to have experience in the subject I want to study?

No, this course is designed as an introduction to graphic design. 

Level of English required?

Pre-intermediate or above.

For more information on English levels, see the Your Language Level page.

Dates and Fees 2018

Please note that English Plus Graphic Design Summer Course is cancelled. 

Start Date Duration Fee
30 July 2018 4 weeks