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.
  1. Art, society and politics

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring culture, society and politics drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists and designers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practical work.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Re-thinking modernism and post-modernism

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical studies course exploring cultural developments over the past 100 years – from modernism and post-modernism, to metamodernism and post-internet theories. This course is ideal for those wishing to understand, situate themselves and inspire the development of work within a contemporary cultural context.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Art and time: past, present, future

    Course Date: Tue 4 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and discuss theories of time, history, and the future in relation to historical and contemporary art and making, and engage in discussion and debate related to memory, duration, the passing of time, and more.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Art now: contemporary theories for artists

    Course Date: Thu 6 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore and debate the latest theories of art to help build the creative and critical context of your own art or design work. This course is ideal for art students, or working practitioners wanting to update their critical knowledge.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Professional practice: presenting and exhibiting your work

    Course Date: Sun 16 Jun 2019
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  6. Professional practice: get your artwork out there

    Course Date: Sun 23 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. We will look at applying for residencies, networking, building your CV, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence. Look into the best places to start researching and scrutinise your administrative skills to ensure you get your work out there.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  7. Picture framing and mounting

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jul 2019 (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: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  8. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    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 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    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

  10. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    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: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,899.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  11. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    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: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,899.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  12. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This advanced course in contemporary creative practice will support you in developing a personal project through research, experimentation, development and exhibition in a supportive studio environment. The course is facilitated by practising artists, theorists and curators.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please contact Visual Arts for more information.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  13. Developing art practice

    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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.
    Full fee: £749.00
    Senior fee: £749.00
    Concession: £457.00

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