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. Start 3D animation with Blender

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this beginners course we will dive into creating 3D computer graphics using the entirely free, extremely powerful 3D animation software ‘Blender’. You’ll learn how create 3D models, add textures, lights, simple animation and export still images and videos.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  2. Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 2

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this short, fast paced, practical course you will learn some advanced techniques to create professional looking drawn and cut-out animation using Adobe Animate CC.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. InDesign: stage 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Extend your existing InDesign experience to an advanced level and explore magazine layouts, tables, libraries and interactive PDFs. Create and manage complex text and object styles. You should have completed 'InDesign: stage 2' or have equivalent knowledge.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Creative Photoshop workshop

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  5. Graphic design and illustration: stage 2

    Graphic design and illustration: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  6. Children's picture book course: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever thought about writing and/or illustrating your own children’s picture book? Not sure where to start? Here’s the opportunity to get hands-on professional input, whilst exploring your ideas. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Children's book illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of the children's book illustration industry and your professional children's book illustration practice. Get creative and innovative in your character design, storyboarding and layout skills, develop your professional portfolio and get critical feedback in a supportive environment.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  8. Children’s book animated illustration: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to give life to your children’s book character and introduce it into an animated scene. Invaluable for book trailers and online publicity.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £365.00

  9. Illustration workshop: natural history

    Course Date: Wed 20 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to capture wildlife on paper, from fossils to fleeting birds and butterflies. Gain skills using a variety of different media including digital. Includes trips to the Natural History Museum.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Social media for visual artists: promote and network

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 24 May 2020
    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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. City Lit Pro: Infographic design with Adobe Illustrator

    Course Date: Tue 2 Jun 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 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 Pro: Adobe Animate (Flash) intensive

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 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 practical course you will learn the key tools, techniques and processes to produce your own short animations using Animate CC.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  13. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Jun 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: £409.00
    Senior fee: £409.00
    Concession: £249.00

  14. Adobe Illustrator: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn more advanced features of Illustrator, and how to use it more intuitively, accurately and creatively. Practise and explore advanced professional techniques for design and for improving workflow. This course is an ideal follow on from 'Illustrator: stage 1'.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

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