Show/hide menu

English Language
English Plus Art and Design

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
Every Monday between 2 Jan and 10 Dec 2018
Course length:
Minimum 2 weeks (no maximum)
Maximum class size:
14 in English, 12 in Art
28 lessons (21 hours) per week

Entry requirements

Kings Level 2 (Elementary)
Minimum age:

Sample timetable for English Plus Art and Design

English Plus Art and Design

The course

English Plus Art and Design is ideal for students who are accomplished at art, and who need to improve their English for study or employment while preparing a portfolio of artwork.

It combines General English with specialist art and design-related disciplines.

What is included in the price

  • 28 lessons per week
  • Welcome information pack
  • Placement test on arrival, weekly progress tests and regular homework
  • Teaching materials and use of coursebook
  • Optional guided self-study
  • Basic art materials
  • Sketchbooks
  • Use of Art Studio
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to ClassMate online learning
  • Wireless internet in College
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • Two free social activities per week
  • End-of-course certificate

The Kings Art Studios

At both Kings Oxford and Kings London, there is a dedicated art studio for English Plus Art and Design students to use. The Oxford studio is based in the Alfred Street Annexe, in the centre of town.

Both studios are light and spacious, and specially equipped for teaching painting, drawing and modelling. It is here where lessons with specialist art teachers will take place, and where students come to work on projects in their own time.

The studios also provide a great space to meet other students after class to share and develop artistic ideas, and to learn new skills. Software available, includes Photoshop, and InDesign and Illustrator in Oxford.

From Kings Life

English Plus Art and Design student Lin Yang

English Plus Art and Design student Lin Yang tells us about her background in design and her reasons for choosing this course.

Read the full blog post

Course structure and content

English Plus Art and Design is a flexible course which allows a broad range of students to gain a different, personally tailored experience in art and design. Students can attend with highly varying previous study in art and design, from degree level, or pre-masters students to complete beginners. Students attend for varying amounts of time.

Many students want to work on their drawing skills, either for themselves or for courses for which they are planning to apply. Students who are taking art further are keen to get portfolio advice and expertise to prepare effectively for art courses or job applications.


  • 20 lessons of General English (15 hours)
  • 8 lessons with Art teacher (6 hours)
  • At least 6 hours per week of independent work on course projects.

English classes are usually in the morning. The six hours of art and design classes are timetabled for afternoons.

The art and design content of the course is determined by the student, and is structured around their experience and interests. Each student fills in a questionnaire on arrival and has a tutorial with their art teacher in their first lesson where they discuss their art background and previous experience as well as their learning goals.

Art skills covered include:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Practical 3-D Design for example, modelling, construction and design process including drawing
  • Fashion/textiles

Kings Oxford also offers:

  • Stop Frame Animation
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Skills developed

1. Language

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary

2. Art and Design Techniques

The course provides students with opportunities to practise different processes. All students will achieve an understanding of how art and design is taught in the UK through project work which will develop their creative thinking.

3. Portfolio development

Students will be advised on further art and design study in the UK. Portfolio development can consist of advice on selecting and presenting work, creating new work for a portfolio and giving a student the means to continue developing their portfolio after their course. Students wanting to work on portfolios should bring, if possible, images of any previous work and work in progress that they may wish to include in their portfolio.

More courses containing Art-related study

If you are interested in Art and Design and are interested in studying these subjects in the UK, we also offer these two options: