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. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 2

    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 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.

    In this carefully prepared 3 days Photoshop course, you will take your Photoshop skills to the next level.

    You will explore additional ways to perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and web.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  2. Illustration workshop: creating risograph prints

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make risograph prints of your work and learn why it’s so popular with contemporary illustrators and designers. Great for own projects and for creating editions of prints for portfolio, self-promotion or gifts. Suitable for all levels. The course will cover the cost of one professionally printed Riso print per person.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Creative collages in Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 31 Oct 2019 (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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Digital animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use the Adobe Animate (formerly known as Flash) to create exciting drawn and cut out animations on this practical introductory course.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  5. City Lit Pro: Infographics design with Adobe Illustrator

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    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 practical course you will develop your skills in Adobe Illustrator, with a focus on creating infographics to present complex data in a visual, fun, attractive and impactful way to engage your audience.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £499.00

  6. City Lit graphic design course

    City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop the skills and techniques you need for professional graphic design practice on this fast-track beginner's course. Using a range of hands-on and digital techniques, you'll undertake traditional, typographic, conceptual and commercial graphic design projects in our fully equipped studio.

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

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    Full fee: £2,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,719.00
    Concession: £1,311.00

  7. City Lit Pro: An introduction to Adobe InDesign

    Course Date: Tue 12 Nov 2019
    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 intro Adobe InDesign course you’ll learn to use the industry-leading page design and layout app that lets you create, pre-flight, and publish beautiful documents.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  8. Illustration workshop: creative culture projects

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop illustrations inspired by popular culture images from films music advertising, photography and poster art. Ideal for beginners and those looking to further develop their style or explore a new style.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 14 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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 experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2 (for designers and illustrators)

    Course Date: Fri 15 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 Illustration.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

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    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 19 Nov 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  14. 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

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