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 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

  2. Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Drawing and the art of mindfulness

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Paul Serrao

    City Lit advanced visual communications

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 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 traditional and digital media.



    Please see note 4 below - how to apply for this course.
    Full fee: £1,299.00
    Senior fee: £1,039.00
    Concession: £792.00

  4. 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

  5. Picture framing and mounting

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020 (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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Art and critical theory: ways to think about art - vision and gaze

    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

  7. Art and critical theory: feminism, post-colonialism and the death of the artist

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 4 Jun 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 feminism, post-colonial theory and the notion of the death of the author.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. Professional practice: presenting and exhibiting your work

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Professional practice: get your artwork out there

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This short workshop looks at how to go about getting your work to an audience. Students will bring some examples of their recent work – digital or in its physical form, for discussion for the purposes of writing a personal statement and seeking exhibiton opportunities. We will discuss your work in the context of contemporary art, look at applying for competitions, open exhibitions and residencies, networking, social media, finding exhibition spaces and marketing your work. This course will give you tips, know-how and confidence.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

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