Graphic design

From branding and identity to typography, we have a large range of graphic design courses to choose from, at all levels and taught by our passionate and experienced teachers. Whether you’re free evenings, daytime or weekends, we have a variety of dates and times for you to choose from. Not only will you develop skills and techniques necessary for contemporary professional graphic design practice but you will be able to develop your own project with individual professional guidance and master classes in industry software and techniques.

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

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. 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

  2. Graphic design evening: intensive

    Course Date: Tue 25 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this fast moving graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Illustrator CC.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  3. Graphic design: stage 1

    Graphic design: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 1 Oct 2018 (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: £359.00
    Senior fee: £287.00
    Concession: £219.00

  4. Graphic design for social media

    Course Date: Sat 6 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Photoshop CC to design and create engaging professional content for social media marketing and digital campaigns on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  5. Graphic design taster

    Graphic design taster

    Course Date: Tue 9 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This one-session taster course will help you find out which longer graphic design course is right for you. This course is ideal if you are interested in our 30 week City Lit graphic design course but need further guidance before you begin.

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

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

  6. City Lit graphic design course

    City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Wed 10 Oct 2018
    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: £2,019.00
    Senior fee: £1,615.00
    Concession: £1,232.00

  7. Experimenting with graphic design

    Course Date: Wed 17 Oct 2018
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Graphic design: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your graphic design skills further and learn how to respond professionally to industry related briefs involving a range of branded products.

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

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    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

  11. Graphic design club

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Jump into the design process! Learn how to generate ideas for visual communication creating unexpected solutions to a variety of design briefs.

    To book the whole course at a discounted rate: book your place via City Lit as usual. Cost £ 299.00

    To book Individual sessions: book your place via Eventbrite. Cost £30 per session..
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  12. Social media for visual artists: promote and network

    Course Date: Sat 2 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your social media skills in this engaging session. Learn how to grow your business network and promote yourself positively.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  13. Design a logo for your business in 4 evenings

    Course Date: Tue 12 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a logo work and what doesn’t? Explore the purpose of a logo, the fundamental properties of a successful design, corporate identity, image and branding. Look at real life case studies.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Graphic design workshop: improve your layout skills

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good layout skills are the basis of effective graphic design. Enhance your graphic skills with an opportunity to explore and experiment with good layout design using the industry standard software, Adobe InDesign. You will work with text and images on structured layouts including magazines and brochure design.

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

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    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Course Date: Thu 16 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and experimental course will enable you to explore the dynamic use of collage. Artists and designers throughout history have used collage from Kurt Schwitters and Saul Bass and Alan Fletcher to Pop artist Peter Blake. A practical course aimed at enlivening the creative process for artists and designers alike.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

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