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.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for graphic design and illustration in 2018.
Download information on course levels and progression courses for animation in 2018.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab, new for autumn 2018.

Browse the City Lit blog;

Dee Shulman: My top tips for writing and illustrating for children

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 II

    Course Date: Wed 12 Dec 2018 (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: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  2. Children's book illustration taster

    Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 (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. This course is ideal if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit children’s illustration coursebut need further guidance before you begin.

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

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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (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.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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

  5. Illustrated packaging: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. InDesign: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 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. In this stage 1 course you will learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  7. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Graphic design and illustration

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you interested in graphic design, illustration or both? Want to explore this further? For those with little or no experience and an enthusiasm for visual communication and graphic image.

    . Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

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

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    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £359.00

  9. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.

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

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    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  10. Websites made simple using templates

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Building a website can now be simple, straightforward and inexpensive. Learn to build your own website using free website builders with templates.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £249.00

  12. Puppet animation on Saturday

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  13. Graphic design: an A-Z of typography

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Typography is the keystone of good graphic design. On this practical course you will develop an appreciation of typography and learn how to use the professional software Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator to effectively create and manipulate type.

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

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    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  14. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.

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

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    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £339.00

  15. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the principles of designing, laying out and planning books and magazines using InDesign. This intermediate course is suitable for those with some InDesign experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

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