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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  1. Graphic design: stage 1

    Graphic design: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 14 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  2. Cartooning course

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 16 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a portfolio of work in preparation for professional commissions.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  3. City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

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

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    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £2,049.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  4. Try it out: graphic design

    Try it out: graphic design

    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you're interested in Graphic Design but don't know which course suits best suits your interests and ambitions, this one-session taster course will help you find out which longer graphic design course is right for you.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Introduction to 3D animation with live action

    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this exciting practical course you will learn how to create surreal films combining 3D animation and live action footage. Invaluable for animators and film makers alike who want to create exciting innovative short films.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  6. Interactive InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an ideal extension for those with previous print-based InDesign experience who wish to explore and learn Adobe InDesign’s interactive digital publishing features for export to different digital media formats.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £239.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Creative collages in Photoshop

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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