Graphic Design, Illustration & Animation Courses in London

From comic books to typography, our graphic design and illustration courses cover a wide range of subjects and cater to for all levels. Our courses are taught by passionate and expert teachers, and take place in the evenings, daytimes and at weekends.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

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

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  1. Comic book workshop: making

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines. Find out how to self-publish your work and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  2. Botanical illustration: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision and detail on this studio and location-based course.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2 (for design and infographics)

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 20 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator and how to use the application more intuitively, accurately and creatively. This course is an ideal follow-on to 'Illustrator: stage 1' for those who have an interest in design and infographics.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 26 Nov 2019 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  5. Drawing workshop: patterns in nature

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 27 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Geometry is everywhere in the world around us, from the simplest observations in nature to detailed measuring of intricate forms. Learn to draw patterns found in nature, slowly moving from simple to more complex designs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Adobe Photoshop for photographers: stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fluent in Photoshop but want to advance your skills further? Explore some of Photoshop's more sophisticated techniques, essential for professional and aspiring photographers. Speed up your workflow, increase your ability to edit and enhance images and experiment with more complex techniques, for confident, impressive results.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  7. Try it out: Stop motion

    Course Date: Mon 2 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Think you could create the next Morph or Wallace and Gromit? Get started in this fascinating workshop introducing you to the magic of stop-frame animation. Learn how to make the models, create storyboards, animate and edit your own short film.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  8. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    Please note: This course runs 07/12/19 - 14/12/19, and then 11/01/20 -15/02/20 (there are 3 break weeks over Christmas ).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  9. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 10 Dec 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. This course covers Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at an intermediate level. You'll learn advanced techniques and efficient workflows to create and manipulate photographs, graphics and page layouts.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  10. Try it out: children's book illustration

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A guided introduction into the world of children’s book illustration, and an opportunity to discover the breadth of skills you can develop to successfully compete in the industry.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use After Effects to create character animation, animated graphics and animated title sequences and find out why it’s the application of choice for professional animators and motion graphics designers.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  12. Nina Vidovic

    Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

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