Graphic design, illustration and animation

From comic books to typography, our graphic design and illustration courses cover a wide range of subjects and cater to for all levels. Our courses are taught by passionate and expert teachers, and take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Adobe Illustrator in three days

    Course Date: Thu 22 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator. Learn how to use the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects and gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  2. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided. Please note: this is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00

  3. City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  4. City Lit children's book illustration course

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive, two-term course is ideal for artists and illustrators keen to explore the world of children's book illustration in depth and develop a portfolio of work. Collect reference material, generate ideas and characters, and explore image making in the context of the current children's book market.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter

    Tutors: Dee Shulman and Tim Ellis (as featured on 'The Apprentice')

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  5. City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Wed 11 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and develop skills and techniques necessary for contemporary professional graphic design practice on this intensive course. Using a range of hands-on and digital techniques, you will explore commercial and experimental approaches to design in our fully equipped studio. On this fast-track beginner's course you will undertake traditional, typographic, conceptual and commercial graphic design projects.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  6. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Wed 10 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £529.00

  7. Creative Photoshop workshop

    Course Date: Thu 15 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. This course will be tailored to individual student needs and is suitable for those with some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Course Date: Sat 10 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  9. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Course Date: Sun 21 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the principles of designing, laying out, and planning books and magazines using InDesign. This intermediate course is suitable for those with InDesign experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Develop a children's picture book

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Need some help developing your children’s picture book? An opportunity to develop your ideas towards a format for presenting to publishers. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Drawing for graphic novels

    Course Date: Fri 23 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative potential of the graphic novel. Learn how to script and storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Edit a video showreel in Adobe Premiere

    Course Date: Mon 5 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to really show off your filmmaking talents? Discover how to make a professional-looking video showreel in Adobe Premiere to advertise your work. Learn to prepare footage and explore a range of clever editing techniques to make an engaging and effective presentation of your video material.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Fundamentals of typography

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the critical role of typography in graphic design, building an understanding of the anatomy of the letterform, the distinguishing features of different typefaces and creative applications of type.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  14. Graphic design and illustration

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  15. Graphic design: stage 1

    Course Date: Fri 12 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working through a series of creative exercises that focus on the basic design principles in Graphic Design, you will create exciting visual solutions by learning to take risks and push your ideas forward. If you have an interest in a non-digital approach to Graphic Design and a curious mind then this course is for you. No need to have a design background, just unlock your creativity and explore the world of visual communication.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

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