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. Designing for magazines and books with Adobe InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    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 Photoshop course you will learn key tools and perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and web.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  3. Children's book illustration: intensive

    Course Date: Thu 6 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive course to develop your imagination as well as your illustration and narrative skills. This course is suitable for all levels and is ideal if you wish to develop your own personal children's book project. Invaluable for developing your illustration portfolio or possible competition entries.
    Full fee: £679.00
    Senior fee: £679.00
    Concession: £414.00

  4. Botanical illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Fri 7 Feb 2020
    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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 17 Feb 2020 (and 8 other dates)
    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 optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  6. Digital illustration workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An experimental course challenging illustrators to work with a variety of ideas and materials. Create traditional works and transform them into exciting new forms using digital media. Suitable if you have some knowledge of drawing and basic computer skills.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. City Lit Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive

    Course Date: Thu 20 Feb 2020 (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. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to design and manipulate vector graphics to create graphics, logos and simple illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe InDesign intensive

    Course Date: Mon 24 Feb 2020 (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. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to create single and multi-page layouts used for posters, leaflets and brochures.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  9. Anime character design

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own Anime characters using traditional and digital methods. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese Anime professional production design.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020 (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. Please note: This course runs 26/02/20 – 08/04/20, and then 22/04/20 -03/06/20 (there is 1 break week over Easter).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  11. Adobe InDesign: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop intermediate desktop publishing skills using InDesign on Apple Macs. Construct and lay out a multi column, multi page document. Work with text to create, apply and import styles, set up and apply master pages and learn good working practices.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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 basic experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. 3D digital modelling and animation: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive into 3D digital modelling in this introductory course. You will learn how to create and animate digital 3D models using 4D Cinema Lite, the 3D software that comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. Great for your animation or film making work and showreel.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  14. Design with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator: fast track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn and experiment with a range of techniques that integrate vector and raster images and graphics used for illustration, packaging, info graphics and promotional materials.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  15. Traditional model animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will learn how to create engaging 3D models and animate them using professional techniques and applications. Have fun producing effective short animated sequences that could prove invaluable for your animation showreel.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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