Advanced Practice Courses in London

If you want to study art and design at university, develop your career in the arts, develop studio-based activities or set up your own small business - these courses are for you. You will receive professional advice and leave with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your creative abilities. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

  1. Fine art thought and practice summer school

    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Gain an introduction to the integrated practices of contemporary fine art on this short summer school course. A team of tutors take you through a series of projects in 2D and 3D to stretch and challenge. This is an ideal introductory taster course for the two year City Lit Fine Art course at City Lit.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  2. Professional practice: get your artwork out there

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 23 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. Students will bring some examples of their recent work – digital or in its physical form, for discussion for the purposes of writing a personal statement and seeking exhibiton opportunities. We will discuss your work in the context of contemporary art, look at applying for competitions, open exhibitions and residencies, networking, social media, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Develop your creativity and a body of contemporary art work at an advanced level through the experimental exploration of a personal project. The course is facilitated by practising artists, theorists and curators, who will support you through guided critical and creative research, experimental workshops, critical studies, studio practice and one-to-one tutorials.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment, please see course outline for guidance.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,949.00
    Senior fee: £1,559.00
    Concession: £1,189.00

  4. Developing art practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    This advanced course for developing and practicing artists consists of work-based seminars facilitated by peers and artist-tutors giving you the opportunity to develop and present your work for critical discussion. The course includes individual tutorials and mentoring, critical investigation and gallery site visits, as well as online discussion and debate.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin your application.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £899.00
    Concession: £548.00

  5. City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 20 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies in a series of structured projects. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London. Group tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. The course can be taken for personal development or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,727.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  6. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 20 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Consolidating the experience gained in year 1, you will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,727.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  7. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies in a series of structured projects. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London. Group tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. The course can be taken for personal development or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £2,159.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  8. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    You will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.

    This course requires an application and informal interview prior to enrolment. The online application form will be launched on this course page in April 2018.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £2,159.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  9. Art in theory: space and place

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore concepts and theories of space and place in relation to historical and contemporary art and making, and engage in discussion and debate related to landscape, urban, site-specific and place-based creative arts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Art in theory: What is creativity?

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This critical studies course for developing artists and makers explores the concept of creativity and what it means to be an artist, drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by creative practitioners to help inspire and enhance creative and critical thinking.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Drawing and mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 5 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    An opportunity to explore the beauty and simplicity of the ancient practice of mindfulness in the context of drawing. Explore how the two disciplines complement each other leading to greater clarity of perception, responsiveness to your subject matter, and enrichment of drawing. A practical drawing course, from observation and the imagination.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  12. Paul Serrao

    City Lit advanced visual communications

    Course Date: Mon 9 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This advanced course will help you improve your skills in creative design and visual communications in its broadest sense, for print-based and on-line delivery, working with text, image, medium and message across traditional and digital media.
    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  13. City Lit advanced calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 16 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £853.00

  14. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  15. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This new advanced course explores the creative potential within combined digital and print media. It is designed to allow printmakers and digital artists to develop interdisciplinary thinking and practice across both traditional and contemporary forms.
    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

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