Graphic design, illustration and animation

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.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for graphic design and illustration in 2018.
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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. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Wed 2 May 2018 (and 2 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: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  2. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Course Date: Fri 4 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  3. Illustration for editorial, design and advertising

    Course Date: Sun 13 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of illustration and its different areas. Experiment and develop your work through a series of projects. This course also covers an introduction to scanning and digital imaging with Photoshop.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  4. Graphic design: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 14 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working through a series of creative exercises that focus on the basic design principles in graphic design, you will create exciting visual solutions by learning to take risks and push your ideas forward. If you have an interest in a non-digital approach to Graphic Design and a curious mind then this course is for you. No need to have a design background, just unlock your creativity and explore the world of visual communication.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. City Lit Pro: Adobe Dreamweaver intensive

    Course Date: Wed 23 May 2018
    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 Dreamweaver course, you will learn the key skills and techniques for designing a website including basic HTML, CSS styles, and search engine optimisation.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  6. Social media for visual artists: promote and network

    Course Date: Sat 26 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your social media skills in this engaging session. Learn how to grow your business network and promote yourself positively.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 31 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior basic experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Natural history illustration

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to capture wildlife on paper, from fossils to fleeting birds and butterflies. Gain skills using a variety of different media including digital. Includes trips to the Natural History Museum.

    See what you could create – view a small selection of work made on this course

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    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Drawing for graphic novels

    Course Date: Fri 1 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative potential of the graphic novel. Learn how to script and storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. InDesign: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop intermediate desktop publishing skills using InDesign on Apple Macs. Construct and lay out a multi column, multi page document. Work with text to create, apply and import styles, set up and apply master pages and learn good working practices.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Develop a children's picture book

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Need some help developing your children’s picture book? An opportunity to develop your ideas towards a format for presenting to publishers. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  12. Illustrator: stage 2

    Course Date: Tue 5 Jun 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. This course is an ideal follow on from 'Illustrator: stage 1'.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  13. City Lit Pro: Adobe InDesign intensive

    Course Date: Wed 6 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to create single and multi-page layouts used for posters, leaflets and brochures.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  14. InDesign: stage 3

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend your existing InDesign experience to an advanced level and explore magazine layouts, tables, libraries and interactive PDFs. Create and manage complex text and object styles. You should have completed 'InDesign: stage 2' or have equivalent knowledge.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Creative Photoshop workshop

    Course Date: Thu 7 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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