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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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. Animation workshop: animating still life

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be exploring the techniques of Paul Bush and Jan Švankmajer to produce exciting animations using found objects.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Photoshop for beginners: fast track

    Course Date: Fri 28 Jun 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

  3. Develop a children's picture book

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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.

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

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    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  4. Photoshop on Sunday for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore, experiment and express your digital creativity using Photoshop.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £409.00

  5. Design and bind it: bookbinding techniques for graphic artists II

    Design and bind it: bookbinding techniques for graphic artists II

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make dynamic book structures which explore the relationship between key graphic design elements and a range of folded and sewn book forms.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Websites made simple using templates: intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 10 Jul 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for video and animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Explore your graphic design creativity in 5 days

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The aim of the course is to generate a series of graphic design projects, free up your designing style, use of materials and techniques keeping productivity fluid and open.

    This is invaluable for rebooting your creative responses to briefs.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  9. Children's book illustration: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jul 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy exploring the world of children's book illustration on this intensive practical five day course. Learn techniques in developing ideas and creating exciting images in the context of the current children's book market. Please note, there will be some offsite drawing which will involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods. Please bring footwear for comfortable walking and you may wish to bring a portable sketchbook stool.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Experimenting with graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who’s ever wanted to try their hand at the latest graphic crazes, an intermediate course showing you how to experiment with a range of on-trend effects including double exposure and duo tone visuals, vivid colours plus gradients, glitch and ruined effects, sketches and hand-drawn Illustrations.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  11. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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 optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  12. Illustration: an introduction to visual storytelling

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. City Lit Pro: a masterclass in Adobe Indesign for publishing

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 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. Whether you work in print or digital media, in our Adobe InDesign Masterclass course you will learn the advanced features of InDesign such as creating eBooks, generating indexes, and automating workflows.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  14. Botanical illustration workshop

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Photoshop for illustration: intensive

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Photoshop to create and enhance effective multi-layered illustrations. Gain an overview of the functions of Photoshop and create illustrations using scanned artwork and photographs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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