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. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Course Date: Sun 26 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fascinated by animation? Why not learn to use Photoshop to create your own hand-drawn 2D animations - try out techniques using lesser-known Photoshop tools including advanced brushes and image editing capabilities, to create work with a traditional 'non-digital' look.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  3. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Lights, camera, action! If you're into animation, learn how to add extra professionalism to your movies using the animation and special effects program After Effects to create exciting graphics and title sequences.

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

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Botanical illustration

    Course Date: Sun 22 Jan 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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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
    Concession: £170.00

  6. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 20 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.

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

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

  7. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Course Date: Fri 28 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

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

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  8. City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 10 Oct 2017
    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: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  9. City Lit animation course: year 2

    Course Date: Wed 2 Nov 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own professional animation project with expert guidance, learn about professional practices and techniques and find out how to position yourself within the world of professional international animation. An excellent follow on course for those who have completed the City Lit Animation course (course code VK413) or equivalent and are able to progress with their work outside college.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £519.00
    Concession: £396.00

  10. 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: £1,679.00
    Senior fee: £1,343.00
    Concession: £1,024.00

  11. City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Thu 12 Oct 2017
    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

  12. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    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 Suite 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

  13. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Photoshop course you will learn key tools and perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and web.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  14. Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Course Date: Tue 21 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designers through history have used collage in their work from Saul Bass to Alan Fletcher. This is an opportunity to explore the basic design principles; composition, structure, contrast and alignment using cut and paste techniques in a computer free zone.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Create a children's picture book

    Course Date: Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.

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

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    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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