PS - Photography Studio - Art & design

Art & Design Courses - Online & in London  

Explore new and exciting subjects within a range of art and design disciplines, develop your skill set, get the support required to change career or launch yourself as a freelance artist or designer. All this and more delivered through our practical and engaging art and design courses at City Lit.

Our range of part-time, weekend and evening art and design classes are taught by successful artists and practitioners to ensure you get the skills, knowledge and experience you want and deserve. From experimental painting and drawing to contemporary jewellery making, there is sure to be a course for you. Study from 1 day to 2 years, whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist preparing for an MA. Our courses are designed with you in mind, so you get to spend more time doing what you love. New for 2020 we now offer a creative portfolio of live online courses as well as our face-face studio based teaching.

Set a new goal, start your next creative adventure with City Lit and let us support you to realise your ambitions.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

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  1. Try it out: photography
    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Experience learning in the photography department. Shoot some digital images, download your pictures onto a computer, make simple edits using an image editing program (Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom) and create a high quality print to take away with you.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  2. Photography for beginners: stage 1
    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
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  3. Essential photography skills: speedlight flash
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Lighten things up: join this practical course to learn the basics of using portable flash (speedlights) to enhance your images. Experiment creatively indoors and outdoors with different flashes and techniques, with a professional photographer on hand to guide you throughout.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  4. Exhibiting your photography
    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Exhibiting your photography will support you in developing new ways and methods in exhibition techniques. Working with a physical gallery space as a creative brief, you will have the opportunity to propose new solutions and ways of engaging an audience in phtotogrpahic displays. Discuss and learn the history of photography exhibitions with key references and contemporary photographers. Get expert guidance to every aspect of exhibiting, from how to approach galleries to budgeting, hanging and marketing - giving you real confidence to stage your own show.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  5. London Photography: gardens in the city
    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    On this practical course discover some of London’s urban gardens and explore their photographic potential from close ups of plants to their context in an urban landscape.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  6. Introduction to Affinity photography editing software
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 25 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Learn about the potential and possibilities available to you when using Affinity Photo and develop some practical skill and knowledge.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £115.00
  7. City Lit Photography projects
    Course Date: Wed 28 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Delve deep into the world photography with a selection of creative and fundamental projects that will support you in learning both traditional and digital techniques. Get to grips with your camera as you develop knowledge and practical experience within photography, exploring various contexts and the background of its many genres. Try out and develop new skills in industry software and gain the confidence and skills required to plan, shoot and edit your own photography project. Hilary Stock images for the exhibition - I used to be a photography student 2020.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £709.00 Senior fee £567.00 Concession £432.00
  8. Architecture photography
    Course Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Capture imposing buildings and eye-catching architecture in all their glory on this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then get out onto the streets of London to put your theory into practice, spotting architectural styles and experimenting with optics and lenses, composition, processing and editing. Image - Steve Rumbles.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
  9. Creative nature and landscape photography
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Explore nature, landscape and environmental photography in the classroom and in the field. You will learn to create images with impact, whilst developing your own visual style and a personal project.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  10. Get skills in: photography of jewellery
    Course Date: Tue 4 May 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Need to photograph jewellery for your website or leaflets? Discover how to get the most effective images with even the most simple digital camera. Learn how to shoot macro, photograph against backgrounds, use light and contrast, and prepare images for web and print, bringing a real touch of professionalism to your promotional materials.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  11. Restage paintings using photography
    Course Date: Thu 6 May 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Learn key skills in how to apply simple lighting techniques that create evocative and dramatic fine art photographs of people and still life inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio and the Dutch masterpieces from the 17th and 18th century. Combine art and photography with this workshop that focuses on the re-staging of iconic paintings in photographic form.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00
  12. food and product photography skills
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 16 May 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Food blogs are the most popular form of online publishing. Learn how to take professional looking mouth watering photographs to attract even greater audiences to your blog, Learn the essential techniques of food photography from equipment to composition, exposure, lighting and successful propping.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  13. Get skills in: panoramic photography
    Course Date: Tue 1 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    What is panoramic photography? Have you ever marvelled at a seamless panoramic photograph, image or online virtual tour? Learn how to do it yourself on this short practical introduction to photographing professional-level 360° by 180° panoramic images. Get to grips with the whole process of shooting and stitching, from single image to multi-row to full print- and web-viewable virtual tours using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and PTGui.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  14. London photography: bridges in the city
    Course Date: Mon 7 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Explore london and capture the beauty of the capitals bridges that span the Thames? This off-site photographic course will have you down to the river with your camera, exploring the diverse architectural designs and structures of bridges on the Thames that frame London. Learn about their history whilst learning the secrets to successful architectural and off-site location photography.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  15. Portraits and people photography
    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 11 Jun 2021

    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio

    Portraits and people photogrpahy explores and examines one of the biggest subject areas in photography. Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio. Image - Chris Elgin.

    This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £95.00

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