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. 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

  2. City Lit Pro: Adobe InDesign intensive

    Course Date: Mon 24 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 create single and multi-page layouts used for posters, leaflets and brochures.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  3. Anime character design

    Course Date: Tue 25 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own Anime characters using traditional and digital methods. Immerse yourself in the world of Japanese Anime professional production design.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a new specialist topic each week and develop it in detail. Increase your knowledge and experiment with the program's applications and special effects. Prior basic experience of Photoshop needed.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. InDesign: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 27 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop intermediate desktop publishing skills using InDesign on Apple Macs. Construct and lay out a multi column, multi page document. Work with text to create, apply and import styles, set up and apply master pages and learn good working practices.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. 3D digital modelling and animation: an introduction

    Course Date: Fri 28 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Dive into 3D digital modelling in this introductory course. You will learn how to create and animate digital 3D models using 4D Cinema Lite, the 3D software that comes free with Adobe After Effects CC. Great for your animation or film making work and showreel.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Traditional model animation for beginners

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will learn how to create engaging 3D models and animate them using professional techniques and applications. Have fun producing effective short animated sequences that could prove invaluable for your animation showreel.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Design with Photoshop and Illustrator: fast track

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 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: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  9. Start 2D animation in Photoshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fascinated by animation? Why not learn to use Adobe Photoshop to create your own hand-drawn 2D animations - try out techniques using lesser-known Photoshop tools including advanced brushes and image editing capabilities, to create work with a traditional 'non-digital' look.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  10. Illustration workshop: illustrate your pet

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Illustrating your pet is a great way to develop illustration skills, produce an image all the family will enjoy and enable you to attract commissions from friends. Have fun exploring techniques and materials to create engaging pet portraits.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  11. Comic book workshop: drawing

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to develop the process of writing and drawing comic book pages and how to plan, create and draw comic book pages effectively. Plan a four page graphic story and complete one finished page on the course.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  12. Graphic design workshop: logo design

    Graphic design workshop: logo design

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a logo work and what doesn’t? Explore the purpose of a logo, the fundamental properties of a successful design, corporate identity, image and branding. Look at real life case studies.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

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