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. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using a Wacom tablet and stylus allows you to paint and draw more naturally than with a mouse. Learn how to use the tablet and the exciting range of brushes available in Adobe Photoshop CC to create and combine digital pencil drawings and paintings. This course is suitable for students with some Photoshop experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Illustration: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    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: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. 20 projects in graphic design

    20 projects in graphic design

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this fast moving graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Illustrator CC.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020 (and 5 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

  5. Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Exploring watercolour and mixed media

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sensitivity of water-based media such as inks, watercolour, water-soluble pen, pencil and crayon. Make inventive combinations of media to draw from your own found imagery, photographs and sketches.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  6. Try it out: Illustration

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what it means to be an illustrator, and the world of opportunities this offers you. This practical short course is a guided introduction to the world of illustration, and ideal if you are thinking about either starting Illustration or developing your practice.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Children's book illustration: all levels

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

  8. Botanical illustration: stage 3

    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £439.00
    Concession: £335.00

  9. Adobe Photoshop professional retouching

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use some of the tools and processes used by professionals to enhance your pictures, remove unwanted elements and improve the professional quality of your images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Animating in 2D in Photoshop

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to produce exciting 2D animations using the wide range of brushes and tools with the animation timeline in Adobe Photoshop to create work with a unique hand-made look.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  11. Adobe Illustrator: stage 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Digital animation for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For anyone who's ever wanted to try their hand at digital animation, this 10-week beginner's course introduces you to all the basic skills, combining traditional methods of drawn and cut-out animation with computer techniques to help you produce your own short animations using Animate CC (formerly known as Flash).
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  13. Start 3D animation with Blender

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this beginners course we will dive into creating 3D computer graphics using the entirely free, extremely powerful 3D animation software ‘Blender’. You’ll learn how create 3D models, add textures, lights, simple animation and export still images and videos.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Digital 2D character animation using Animate stage 2

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this short, fast paced, practical course you will learn some advanced techniques to create professional looking drawn and cut-out animation using Adobe Animate CC.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  15. Draw, paint, print

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On this experimental course, you will draw, paint and print in often unfamiliar ways in order to catch the unexpected. Through experimentation and reflection, you will put together a personal collection of work. .
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

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