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. Try it out: InDesign

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun practical session you will learn how you can use InDesign for your publishing or marketing needs and have enjoy creating a publicity document with text and Image.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  2. Try it out: Photoshop

    Course Date: Thu 2 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun practical session you will learn how you can use Adobe Photoshop CC for creating or editing images enjoy creating a surreal image montage.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  3. Animation workshop: sand animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 4 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the techniques of famous animators. In this workshop you will be animating sand to produce surprising experimental animation sequences based on the work of Caroline Leaf.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your illustration professional portfolio and build your confidence in responding creatively and effectively to illustration briefs using a wide range of media. This course helps you to improve your research techniques and confidence in being innovative in your approach.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. 20 projects in graphic design

    20 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  6. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Try it out: Illustration

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what it means to be an illustrator, and the world of opportunities this offers you. This practical short course is a guided introduction to the world of illustration, and ideal if you are thinking about either starting Illustration or developing your practice.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  8. Botanical illustration: stage 3

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transforms these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  9. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  10. Adobe Photoshop professional retouching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use some of the tools and processes used by professionals to enhance your pictures, remove unwanted elements and improve the professional quality of your images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to produce exciting 2D animations using the wide range of brushes and tools with the animation timeline in Adobe Photoshop to create work with a unique hand-made look.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic graphic design techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator. Learn about paths, gradients, pen tools, brush patterns, text effects and more.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  13. Illustrator for embroidery design

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course embraces digital design in preparing artwork in adobe illustrator for embroidery design, whether that be for digital embroidery design or template creation for hand embroidery work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Digital animation for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at digital animation, this 10-week beginner's course introduces you to all the basic skills, combining traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation with computer techniques to help you produce your own short animations using Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

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