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. Drawing for graphic novels

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the creative potential of the graphic novel. Learn how to script and storyboard innovative narratives and create exciting characters and compositions.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. 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

  3. Graphic design workshop: contemporary collage

    Graphic design workshop: contemporary collage

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and experimental course will enable you to explore the dynamic use of collage. Artists and designers throughout history have used collage from Kurt Schwitters and Saul Bass and Alan Fletcher to Pop artist Peter Blake. A practical course aimed at enlivening the creative process for artists and designers alike.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Children's picture book course: stage 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 26 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Need some help developing your children’s picture book? An opportunity to develop your ideas towards a format for presenting to publishers. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Graphic design: stage 1

    Graphic design: stage 1

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Working through a series of creative exercises that focus on the basic design principles in graphic design, you will create exciting visual solutions by learning to take risks and push your ideas forward.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 50 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this fast and varied fun practical course you will undertake 100 projects. The speed helps you to respond spontaneously and creatively whilst exploring key aspects of Graphic Design. This is invaluable for rebooting your creative responses to briefs.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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