Fine Art Practice Courses in London

Advanced fine art courses encompass a wide range of creative practices, approaches and techniques, from traditional figurative drawing and painting to contemporary, concept-led, media-based and experimental work.

While a number of our courses at this level are predicated on the traditional disciplines, and focus on developing and enhancing existing technical skills and material processes, others primarily examine and allow opportunities for engagement with ideas and concepts, and the development of conceptually-driven art practice. All our advanced fine art courses are taught by professionals with independent practices and profiles as artists, exhibitors or researchers, whose experience will be invaluable both throughout the course, and in preparing for and mounting the final public exhibition.

Regardless of the subject, course content is underpinned by historical, theoretical and contextual elements, and all courses have a strong emphasis on group learning, engagement and critical debate in a shared studio context, and on peer learning and feedback, whether on-site, in studio, or via our online learning environment. This ensures a vibrant learning space, with opportunities for all to contribute.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

  1. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020
    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 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

  2. Developing art practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Oct 2020
    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 (subject to circumstances), as well as online discussion and debate.

    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

  3. City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    (Click here to see the course exhibition showing work from our Year 2 City Lit Fine Art Students )



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies, across 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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,439.00
    Senior fee: £1,151.00
    Concession: £878.00

  4. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    (Click here to see the course exhibition showing work from our Year 2 City Lit Fine Art Students )



    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,439.00
    Senior fee: £1,151.00
    Concession: £878.00

  5. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    (Click here to see the course exhibition showing work from our Year 2 City Lit Fine Art Students )



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies, across 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 will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,439.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £878.00

  6. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 15 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    (Click here to see the course exhibition showing work from our Year 2 City Lit Fine Art Students )



    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,439.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £878.00

  7. City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    City Lit year of the figure and portrait

    Course Date: Mon 2 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form is an endlessly fascinating subject. Enjoy an intensive, three-term practical course exploring various aspects of drawing and painting the figure and portrait. Over this time you will make real progress and develop confidence in practical skills, informed and inspired by stimulating historical and contemporary artists' contexts for this genre.

    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: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  8. Develop a personal project

    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Enabling you to develop your ideas as you explore and circle a theme for an original project. You will be technically and conceptually supported as you use personal sources, experimentation, research and review.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. 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 a range of physical and digital media and formats.

    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: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  10. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An advanced multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.

    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: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  11. City Lit advanced printmaking

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This year-long advanced course is aimed at artist/printmakers wishing to develop a sustainable personal practice. Guided through research, experimentation and developmental tasks, you will eventually focus on a long term project of your own choice, as you progress towards a final body of work. The course involves theoretical, contextual and practical components.

    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: £1,649.00
    Senior fee: £1,649.00
    Concession: £1,006.00

  12. Could You Please Fuck Off, by Rolina Blok

    City Lit advanced print and media

    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    (click here to see an exhibition of work by students on the course )



    This 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, at advanced practical and conceptual levels.

    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: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  13. City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; this is an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.

    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: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

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