Visual Communication 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. Design with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020 (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. Please note: This course runs 26/02/20 – 08/04/20, and then 22/04/20 -03/06/20 (there is 1 break week over Easter).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  2. Adobe 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

  3. Adobe 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

  4. Design with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  5. 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

  6. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Tue 3 Mar 2020 (and 8 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 optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Adobe Photoshop: a detailed introduction

    Course Date: Mon 9 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is a solid introduction to Adobe Photoshop and has been designed for students who want to learn the professional and most effective way to use Photoshop from the ground up.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  10. 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

  11. Adobe InDesign: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 10 Mar 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. On this stage 1 course you'll learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and lay out a multi-column page.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  12. Adobe Photoshop and digital drawing workshop

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get guided help in using Photoshop to develop and produce your own work in a workshop environment. There will be a focus on using a Wacom pen and pad to draw directly into the computer. This course will be tailored to your individual needs and is suitable if you have some experience of Photoshop.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Illustration workshop: design for editorial and advertising

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 15 Mar 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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

  14. Graphic design workshop: a-z of typography

    Graphic design workshop: a-z of typography

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 21 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Typography is the keystone of good graphic design. On this practical course you will develop an appreciation of typography and learn how to use the professional software Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator to effectively create and manipulate type.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Try it out: InDesign

    Course Date: Wed 1 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this fun practical session you will learn how you can use InDesign for your publishing or marketing needs and have enjoy creating a publicity document with text and Image.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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