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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  1. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore basic graphic design techniques and processes using Adobe Illustrator. Learn about paths, gradients, pen tools, brush patterns, text effects and more.
    Full fee: £239.00
    Senior fee: £191.00
    Concession: £146.00

  2. Children's book illustration: advanced practice

    Course Date: Wed 1 May 2019
    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.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £195.00

  3. Illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your illustration professional portfolio and build your confidence in responding creatively and effectively to illustration briefs using a wide range of media. This course helps you to improve your research techniques and confidence in being innovative in your approach.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Live action and 3D animation: the magical mix

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    On this exciting practical course you will learn how to create 3D model animation and composite it into live action footage. Invaluable for animators and film makers alike who want to create exciting innovative short films.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Graphic design and illustration

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    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. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £359.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £219.00

  6. Photoshop: stage 1

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    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: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Graphic design workshop: improve your layout skills

    Course Date: Thu 2 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good layout skills are the basis of effective graphic design. Enhance your graphic skills with an opportunity to explore and experiment with good layout design using the industry standard software, Adobe InDesign. You will work with text and images on structured layouts including magazines and brochure design.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. Botanical illustration advanced: from traditional drawing to digital design

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular in branding, advertising, textile design and book illustrations. On this advanced practical course you will develop traditional techniques in botanical illustration and then transforms these into vibrant and versatile digital designs using Adobe Illustrator. Invaluable for your professional portfolio.



    Please note: This course is suitable for those with some experience of drawing and image manipulation using a computer.
    Full fee: £519.00
    Senior fee: £415.00
    Concession: £317.00

  9. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your own style and characters while exploring a variety of media, techniques, design and layout possibilities. Learn how to research and develop ideas in response to a relevant brief. Basic materials included.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £319.00
    Senior fee: £255.00
    Concession: £195.00

  10. Graphic design: stage 1

    Graphic design: stage 1

    Course Date: Sat 4 May 2019
    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. If you have an interest in a non-digital approach to Graphic Design and a curious mind then this course is for you. No need to have a design background, just unlock your creativity and explore the world of visual communication.

    See what you could create – view a selection of work made on our graphic design courses

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    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  11. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Sun 5 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs, regularly used together for everything from infographics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £649.00

  12. Animation with Adobe After Effects

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use After Effects to create character animation, animated graphics and animated title sequences and find out why it’s the application of choice for professional animators and motion graphics designers.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  13. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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 Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  14. Illustration for fine artists. Image: Cdemir75

    Illustration For editorial, design and advertising

    Course Date: Sun 12 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the world of illustration and its different areas. Experiment and develop your work through a series of projects. This course also covers an introduction to scanning and digital imaging with Photoshop.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £229.00

  15. Children's book illustration: beginners

    Children's book illustration: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019
    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.

    See what you could create –
    view a selection of work made on our children’s book illustration courses

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    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

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