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 workshop: illustrated packaging

    Illustration workshop: illustrated packaging

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to develop and create exciting illustrated packaging designs using adobe illustrator cc. Invaluable for your graphic design portfolio.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  2. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive highly focused follow up course to develop design, drawing, imagination, characterisation and narrative skills. Ideal if you’re planning to prepare a portfolio for presentation to publishers or wishing to further develop your skills and imagination.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  3. Introduction to puppet animation

    Introduction to puppet animation

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make your own traditional 3D puppet and the principals of how best to animate, film and edit your own stop-frame puppet animated sequence.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £146.00

  4. Children's book writing and illustration workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We'll examine both the writing and illustration skills you need to produce a picture book. As well as learning how to develop story ideas, characters and text, you'll learn about character sketches, sample illustrations and the relationship between illustration and text.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £299.00

  5. Illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  6. Graphic design: stage 2

    Graphic design: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your graphic design skills further and learn how to respond professionally to industry related briefs involving a range of branded products.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  7. Children's book illustration: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to character design, layout and story development, giving you a solid understanding of the industry. Develop your own style while exploring a variety of media and learn to research and develop ideas in response to a given brief. Basic materials provided.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Designing for magazines and books with InDesign

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Jan 2020
    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

  9. City Lit advanced animation

    City Lit advanced animation

    Course Date: Thu 30 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this fast paced practical course you will not only learn advanced animation techniques and get expert guidance on your own animation project but you will also learn how to position yourself within the animation industry and apply for commissions and funding.
    Full fee: £899.00
    Senior fee: £719.00
    Concession: £548.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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