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 After Effects for beginners: for use in film and video

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Adobe Creative Suite software training for the workplace

    Course Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A quick overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign aimed at those starting internships and employment. Learn to use the software’s essential features to create and export promotional materials for print and web.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £323.00

  3. 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

  4. Adobe Illustrator: fast track for beginners

    Course Date: Sun 23 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator: including using the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects to gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Botanical illustration summer school

    Course Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision and detail on this studio and location-based course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Children's book illustration summer school

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy exploring the world of children's book illustration on this intensive practical five day course. Learn techniques in developing ideas and creating exciting images in the context of the current children's book market. Please note, there will be some offsite drawing which will involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods. Please bring footwear for comfortable walking and you may wish to bring a portable sketchbook stool. Please note, there will be some offsite drawing which will involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods. Please bring footwear for comfortable walking and you may wish to bring a portable sketchbook stool.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 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

  11. Creative illustration projects

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop illustrations inspired by popular culture images from films music advertising, photography and poster art. Ideal for beginners and those looking to further develop their style or explore a new style.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. 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

  13. Design a logo in a one day

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using Adobe illustrator create an effective logo in one day that you can use for your website and stationery. Distil your essence down to a single graphic form through a rigorous development process involving conceptualizing design and sketching.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. 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

  15. Designing textiles using Photoshop: advanced

    Course Date: Mon 31 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced Photoshop techniques to develop further your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio on this intensive textile design course. An ideal progression for those who have completed 'Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2' or for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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