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.
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  1. Art in theory: What is visual language?

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This critical studies course for artists and makers explores theories and methods of analysing and interpreting works of art and visual culture, and provides you with useful critical tools to help you think about your own visual language and creative communication.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Art and critical theory: ways to think about art - vision and gaze

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the role of critical theory within the field of art history, and learn new ways of thinking about art by focusing on the topics of vision and gaze.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Art and critical theory: feminism, post-colonialism and the death of the artist

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the role of critical theory within the field of art history, and learn new ways of thinking about art by focusing on feminism, post-colonial theory and the notion of the death of the author.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Professional practice: presenting and exhibiting your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look into the finer details of exhibiting your work such as dealing with galleries and contracts, to proper packaging and handling, from do-it-yourself projects to independently curated exhibitions. Practical topics like hanging, lighting, layout will also be discussed. .
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Professional practice: get your artwork out there

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Picture framing and mounting

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you will be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  7. City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  8. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,599.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  9. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  10. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Sep 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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  11. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 25 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £999.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £609.00

  12. City Lit advanced calligraphy

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 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

  13. Paul Serrao

    City Lit advanced visual communications

    Course Date: Mon 5 Oct 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: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,039.00
    Concession: £792.00

  14. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  15. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 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: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £914.00

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