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Applied Arts Courses - Online & in London

Advanced applied arts is home to all advanced courses in craft, 2D and 3D design specialisms, media and communications, and related subjects. This rich mix of subjects encompasses courses offering a wide range of creative practices, approaches and methods across several disciplines, from traditional craft techniques and hand skills that are hundreds or even thousands of years old, to contemporary, web- and media-based experimental work in the field of visual communications, made using the latest state of the art hardware and software, for dissemination in print, online, broadcast, or via social media.

All our courses in the area of advanced applied arts are taught by professional creative practitioners, with extensive experience in the spheres of commercial design and craft-based disciplines, and many of whom enjoy international reputation within their specialism. All our applied arts courses culminate in a public exhibition.

With small group sizes, well-equipped workshops and an online learning environment supporting every course, there is a strong emphasis on group learning, engagement and debate, and on peer feedback and support. Alongside a solid grounding in historical and contemporary contexts, and a range of cultural references and perspectives, these courses offer the best possible environment and experience to develop your advanced creative practice.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

  1. City Lit advanced graphic design

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course will help you improve your skills in graphic design and visual communications in their broadest sense, for delivery or publication in print and online, working with text, image, layout, medium and message across a range of physical and digital media and formats

    It is ideal for anyone who has already completed our City Lit graphics course, and for anyone wishing to build a more extensive portfolio of graphics/viscom projects, whilst developing a deeper understanding of the connection between text, image, message and media.

    Please note that the course runs on Monday and Thursday evenings 18:00 – 21:00.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,039.00
    Concession: £792.00

  2. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    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


    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  3. Advanced visual communications: where is the truth?

    Advanced visual communications: where is the truth?

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This advanced course examines the representation of truth and the manipulation of meaning through text and image, an issue with critical importance for the current times, from a number of perspectives. Working across a range of media and techniques employed in creative design and visual communications, we will examine examples in print, broadcast and on-line media.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £519.00
    Concession: £396.00

  4. City Lit advanced textile art course

    Course Date: Sat 21 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your textiles to another level with this stimulating two year advanced course. Open up new perspectives for your work as you explore a range of technical and visual research methods in response to a theme. These will include approaches to drawing, contextual studies, mixed media, dye and print, stitch and constructed textiles. You will be guided and supported throughout by regular tutorials and workshops that stretch your individual textile practice. The course will culminate in a public exhibition at the end of year two.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £2,299.00
    Senior fee: £2,299.00
    Concession: £1,402.00

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