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 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

  2. Adobe Illustrator in three days

    Course Date: Wed 20 Jun 2018
    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

  3. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Course Date: Sun 25 Feb 2018
    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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Animation taster

    Course Date: Tue 12 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  5. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use After Effects to create character animation, animated graphics and animated title sequences and find out why it’s the application of choice for professional animators and motion graphics designers.

    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: £379.00
    Concession: £379.00

  6. Botanical illustration

    Course Date: Sat 23 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    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.

    See what you could create – view a small selection of work made on this course

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

  7. Cartooning for all levels

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a portfolio of work in preparation for professional commissions.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    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.

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

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £263.00
    Concession: £201.00

  9. Children's book illustration taster

    Course Date: Fri 15 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction into the world of children’s book illustration, and an opportunity to discover the breadth of skills you can develop to successfully compete in the industry. This course is ideal if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit children’s illustration coursebut need further guidance before you begin.

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

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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  12. Children's book illustration: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Fri 6 Oct 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  14. 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: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  15. City Lit animation course: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 23 Nov 2017
    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 (VK413) or equivalent and are able to progress with their work outside college.

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

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    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

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