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: identity and the self

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Art in theory: time and memory

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Critical thinking course for creative practitioners exploring memory as a creative and critical theme, 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

  5. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  6. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    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: £1,999.00
    Senior fee: £1,999.00
    Concession: £1,219.00

  7. 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

  8. Developing art practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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: £799.00
    Senior fee: £799.00
    Concession: £487.00

  9. Art in theory: space and place

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore concepts and theories of space and place in relation to historical and contemporary art and making, and engage in discussion and debate related to landscape, urban, site-specific and place-based creative arts.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Art in theory: What is creativity?

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 7 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This critical studies course for developing artists and makers explores the concept of creativity and what it means to be an artist, 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

  11. Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Course Date: Thu 7 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Art in theory: politics and society

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    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

  13. 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

  14. Picture framing and mounting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020 (and 4 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

  15. Art and Critical Theory - ways to think and write about art - Beginings

    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

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