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.
Download information on course levels and progression courses for animation 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. Painting and colouring in Photoshop: an introduction

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun practical introduction to using a Wacom tablet and the brushes in Photoshop to create and creatively paint and colour your images.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Cutting out images in Photoshop

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Being able to remove unwonted backgrounds and re touch areas in images is key for preparing images for any Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation or Film work. Learn how to identify and use the appropriate selection tools and cloning tool to select and retouch your images.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  3. Children's book illustration for beginners

    Children's book illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.

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

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    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  4. Illustration for beginners

    Illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Intro to digital animation using Adobe Animate (Flash)

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at animation, an introductory course showing you how to create professional-looking drawn animations using Adobe Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).

    See what you could create - view a selection of films and animations made on our courses on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  6. Create a comic strip in a day

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to draw an effective and engaging comic strip in this fun practical course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. How to draw caricatures

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introduction on how to draw engaging and witty caricatures of famous figures and your own friends and family.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Creative Photoshop and digital drawing

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with a new way of working and seeing. Produce drawings from a life model and manipulate them using

    Photoshop to create one fully resolved digitally rendered figure study.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Animation taster

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever fancied producing your own animations for web, devices and video? Come and learn the basics of creating professional-looking drawn animated sequences using the software application Animate CC (formerly known as Flash.). An ideal taster if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit animation course but would like to try it out before signing up.


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    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Graphic design and illustration

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  11. InDesign: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018 (and 4 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: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  12. Children's book illustration: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  13. Children's book illustration taster

    Course Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 (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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018 (and 2 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.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £649.00

  15. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to produce exciting 2D animations using the wide range of brushes and tools with the animation timeline in Photoshop CC.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

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