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. Illustration for beginners

    Illustration for beginners

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Wed 2 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. 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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  3. Advanced After Effects for Animators

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Revise and develop your processes, techniques and skills in After Effects to produce more professional animation projects.

    Learn to manage your workflow professionally and create engaging characters and objects moving and interacting in 2D and 3D environments.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  4. Graphic design and illustration

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  5. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 5 Oct 2019 (and 3 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.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  6. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 6 Oct 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  7. City Lit Pro: Adobe InDesign intensive

    Course Date: Thu 10 Oct 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. 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

  8. Greeting cards with illustrated letterforms

    Course Date: Fri 11 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create beautiful hand-drawn lettering and make greetings cards with your own personal message. You will develop skills and techniques in drawing and writing characters using a variety of tools and materials, including digital tools.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. 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

  10. Cartooning for all levels

    Cartooning for all levels

    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

  11. City Lit children's book illustration course

    City Lit children's book illustration course

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive, three-term course is ideal for artists and illustrators keen to explore the world of children's book illustration in depth and develop a portfolio of work. Collect reference material, generate ideas and characters, and explore image making in the context of the current children's book market.
    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  12. 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

  13. Try it out: Graphic design

    Course Date: Wed 23 Oct 2019
    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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. 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 3D model animation and composite it into 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

  15. 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

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