Art & Design Courses in London

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art Digital and Design Lab.

Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Video editing: Final Cut Pro X tips and tricks

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course offers some valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with FCPX 10.3 is essential.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Vectorworks: project workshop

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 19 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This practical course offers you an invaluable opportunity to improve your Vectorworks skills through a combination of revision and exploration of new concepts that directly relate to your own projects. Develop your skills in modelling interior spaces and 3D forms with this accessible program.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  3. City Lit Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A comprehensive introduction to creating vector graphics using Illustrator. Learn how to use the pen tool, shapes, brushes, patterns, live trace and effects and gain experience in techniques and strategies useful to graphic designers and illustrators.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £399.00

  4. Video editing: Adobe Premiere tips and tricks

    Course Date: Thu 6 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This course offers valuable insider tricks, best practice ideas and general tips on how to improve your editing and efficiency. Previous experience with PRE CC is essential.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. City Lit ceramics

    City Lit ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience.
    Full fee: £1,729.00
    Senior fee: £1,383.00
    Concession: £1,055.00

  6. City Lit ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  7. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included.
    Full fee: £2,609.00
    Senior fee: £2,087.00
    Concession: £1,591.00

  8. City Lit ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,329.00
    Senior fee: £1,063.00
    Concession: £811.00

  9. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting chance to learn from professional practitioners of contemporary interior design and decoration, and to build an informed, creative and individual portfolio. The first term introduces key concepts and specialist skills including taster sessions in Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SketchUp Pro. The core part of the course will be traditional drawing techniques, use of colour, space and material, styles and sustainability. The second term emphasises project development, creative problem solving and presentation techniques. This intensive course is for beginners as well as those with some experience in the subject.

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

    You can pay for your course in instalments at our enrolment counter.

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    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00
    Concession: £945.00

  10. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This exciting course is a chance to develop key creative skills and approaches to art and design in 2D, 3D, life drawing and critical studies. If you complete stage 1 successfully you'll be able to progress onto stage 2 of the formal Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Please note that the course runs for two days (10.30 - 16.30) per week. Students are able to choose between studying on Tuesdays and Wednesdays OR Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to the two days a week there will be six evening sessions (17:30 - 20:00) on Wednesday evenings.
    Full fee: £749.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £225.00

  11. Foundation diploma in art and design: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 21 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will be required to attend for three days per week (10.30 - 16.30). The days of the week you attend will vary according to your choice of specialist subjects. Please contact us for additional information.



    The course fee is £5521, inclusive of an upfront material fee of £100.



    If you’re unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends.



    If you choose to apply for a Loan, an amount of £300 is payable on enrolment, this includes a deposit of £200 secure your place (refundable after you complete the course) and the material fee of £100.



    You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans.

    The course fee is £5421. If you’re unable to pay this upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. A deposit of £200 is also payable to secure your place (refundable after you complete the course). You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Art and design (pre 1920) on 020 7492 2700/2703.
    Full fee: £5,521.00
    Senior fee: £5,521.00
    Concession: £5,521.00

  12. City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Build an individual fine art practice by exploring painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and contextual studies in a series of structured projects. You will be expected to keep up with current exhibitions in London. Group tutorials will help you adopt an independent and experimental approach to your work. The course can be taken for personal development or act as a bridge between adult short courses and entry to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,727.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  13. City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course requires an informal interview prior to enrolment, please contact the visual arts department for more information.



    Consolidating the experience gained in year 1, you will pursue a more individual route, resulting in a body of work reflecting your own concerns. You will have one-to-one tutorials and will learn a range of skills from practising artists. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,727.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  14. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your jewellery design and making on this year-long evening course. From idea to product, finesse your technical skills, discover your design identity and approach professional practice and presentation, with the guidance of expert tutors.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,149.00
    Concession: £701.00

  15. City Lit fine binding higher level: vellum

    Course Date: Tue 22 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make a stiff-boarded binding in full vellum. Practise ‘pulling’ (disbinding) a book, preparing it for rebinding, making endpapers, edge-gilding, sewing multi-coloured end-bands, and preparing and covering with vellum. Suitable for advanced level students.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £879.00
    Concession: £670.00

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