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. Photoshop for beginners: fast track

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Photoshop, and develop some practical skill and knowledge.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Model puppet workshop

    Model puppet workshop

    Course Date: Tue 30 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and animate a 3D stopframe puppet and create your own engaging short puppet animation sequence.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 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 After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  4. 50 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fast and varied pace practical course will enable you to undertake 50 projects in Graphic design. Quick fire creative exercises and tasks will help you to respond spontaneously and creatively whilst exploring many of the basic principles and key aspects withinGraphic Design. This is invaluable course is ideal for those looking to build or extend their portfolio of work and ideas, alongisde those wanting to reboot their creativity and responses to briefs.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  5. Designing with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to use Adobe Illustrator and InDesign and how to work easily between them on this fast-paced course. Together they are used in graphic design for everything from promotional materials and presentations to magazine work, infographics and packaging.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  6. Graphic design workshop: exploring type and image

    Graphic design workshop: exploring type and image

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Unlock your creativity and kick start an experimental approach to producing your own exciting design solutions.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  7. Illustration workshop: visual storytelling

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  8. Nina Vidovic

    Creative collages in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create exciting collages in Photoshop and learn how to use a range of tools, layers and filters to select and combine images.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Adobe Photoshop for illustration

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Photoshop to create and enhance effective multi-layered illustrations. Gain an overview of the functions of Photoshop and create illustrations using scanned artwork and photographs.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  10. Louise Wearn

    Graphic design professional portfolio

    Course Date: Wed 22 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a chance to refine your design ideas and shape them into a selection of work to form the start of your own design portfolio. The course is designed as a follow on for those who have completed the City Lit Graphic design course VK414, or similar.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. City Lit Pro: Adobe Photoshop intensive stage 2

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with this course. Learn expert techniques to create realistic compositions, mind blowing illustrations and manipulate images like a pro.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  12. Photoshop for beginners: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An ideal introduction to image manipulation using Photoshop. Learn and practise the essential skills, and work towards a greater understanding of the main features of this popular program so that you can edit your images in exciting and creative ways.
    Full fee: £389.00
    Senior fee: £311.00
    Concession: £237.00

  13. Animation intensive

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Throw yourself into the world of stop motion animation on this intensive practical course. Explore a range of materials and techniques to produce exciting drawn, cut out and 3D animation sequences. Invaluable for your show reel.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  14. Children's book illustration: summer workshop

    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy exploring the world of children's book illustration on this intensive practical four day course. Learn techniques in developing ideas and creating exciting images in the context of the current children's book market. Please note, there will be some offsite drawing which will involve walking, standing and/or sitting for long periods. Please bring footwear for comfortable walking and you may wish to bring a portable sketchbook stool.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for video and animation

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 4 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

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