Advanced practice

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. City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. 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: £1,849.00
    Senior fee: £1,479.00
    Concession: £1,128.00

  2. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Entry into year 2 will be by interview. Individual applications from prospective students who have not undertaken year 1 may be considered if places are available. 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: £1,849.00
    Senior fee: £1,479.00
    Concession: £1,128.00

  3. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This year, we are offering a late intake opportunity for students to join the first year of the 2 year City Lit Fine Art course. 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 requires an application and informal interview prior to enrolment. The online application form will be launched on this course page in April 2018. 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: £1,849.00
    Senior fee: £1,849.00
    Concession: £1,128.00

  4. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Entry into year 2 will be by interview at the end of October to join the course on 2nd November 2017. The course ends on 5th July 2018. Individual applications from prospective students who have not undertaken year 1 will be considered. 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: £1,849.00
    Senior fee: £1,849.00
    Concession: £1,128.00

  5. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    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.
    Full fee: £1,749.00
    Senior fee: £1,399.00
    Concession: £1,067.00

  6. Art, identity and the self

    Course Date: Tue 2 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This critical studies for artists and makers explores concepts of the self and identity, drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by creative practitioners to help inspire and enhance creative and critical thinking.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Reading art: Semiotics and visual language

    Course Date: Thu 11 Oct 2018
    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

  8. Developing art practice

    Course Date: Sat 13 Oct 2018
    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, an exhibition, as well as online discussion and debate. To apply for this course please click 'Start application'



    We will be in touch with the outcome of your application and to arrange an interview one week prior to the nearest interview date.



    Interviews will be held on:

    Saturday 20 May 14:00- 16:00

    Saturday 30 June 10:00- 15:00

    Thursday 12 July 12:00- 17:00.
    Full fee: £729.00
    Senior fee: £729.00
    Concession: £445.00

  9. Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 8 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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, aliveness and appreciation. A practical drawing course, from observation.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  10. Presenting art: Galleries, sites and situations

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative students and practitioners exploring concepts of space, place and site, drawing on a range of cultural theories and examples by significant artists to enhance and inspire creative work.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Art, memory and remembering

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring time and memory, drawing on a range of cultural theories and work by significant artists, makers and writers to enhance and inspire creative thinking and practice.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Picture framing and mounting

    Course Date: Sat 30 Mar 2019 (and 3 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. 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

  14. Re-thinking modernism and postmodernism

    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

  15. 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

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