Long courses in art and design

Our art and design long courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to become a skilled artist or designer who is confident in their ability.

By learning through a range of methods including practical assignments, workshops, group work, discussions and even trips to exhibitions and galleries, you will gain a clear insight into the exciting and ever-changing industry of design which can help you progress to university or into employment.

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  1. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 6 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Develop your creativity and a body of contemporary art work at an advanced level through the experimental exploration of a personal project. The course is facilitated by practising artists, theorists and curators, who will support you through guided critical and creative research, experimental workshops, critical studies, studio practice and one-to-one tutorials.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment, please see course outline for guidance.

    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,949.00
    Senior fee: £1,559.00
    Concession: £1,189.00

  2. City Lit sculpture course

    Course Date: Wed 7 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you ever dream of building your own individual sculpture practice? This inspiring, year-long course will challenge your thinking and help you identify themes and ideas that interest you; it will encourage you to experiment with all sorts of materials and processes, and build your confidence and capability to develop your own independent sculptural practice.
    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  3. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 8 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    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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    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,549.00
    Senior fee: £1,549.00
    Concession: £945.00

  4. City Lit beginners' jewellery

    City Lit beginners' jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 12 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone setting.
    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  5. Identity by Desiree

    City Lit photography course

    Course Date: Wed 14 Oct 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated central London photography studio. Get to know your camera, learn traditional and digital techniques, explore the background to different genres, try out industry software, and gain key skills to get you started in the workplace or to apply for a university-level course in photography.

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

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    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,519.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  6. City Lit graphic design course

    City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Wed 21 Oct 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    Develop the skills and techniques you need for professional graphic design practice on this fast-track beginner's course. Using a range of hands-on and digital techniques, you'll undertake traditional, typographic, conceptual and commercial graphic design projects in our fully equipped studio.

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

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    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £2,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,719.00
    Concession: £1,311.00

  7. City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Oct 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. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £2,159.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  8. City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 22 Oct 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.



    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. This course runs Thursday evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Saturday 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.

    This course requires an application and informal interview prior to enrolment. The online application form will be launched on this course page in April 2018.
    Full fee: £2,159.00
    Senior fee: £2,159.00
    Concession: £1,317.00

  9. City Lit children's book illustration course

    City Lit children's book illustration course

    Course Date: Fri 23 Oct 2020
    Location on this date: Mixed Mode (Online and Onsite)
    This intensive, three-term course is ideal for artists and illustrators keen to explore the world of children's book illustration in depth and develop a portfolio of work. Collect reference material, generate ideas and characters, and explore image making in the context of the current children's book market.

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

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    This course will be delivered online and onsite. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £2,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,719.00
    Concession: £1,311.00

  10. City Lit fine jewellery

    City Lit fine jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 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

  11. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 3 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into bookbinding with this three-term course. Learn essential techniques and develop skills in using tools and materials to produce your own work. A stimulating, challenging and comprehensive introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,159.00
    Senior fee: £1,159.00
    Concession: £707.00

  12. City Lit animation course

    City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 17 Nov 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques, taught by professional animators in our fully-equipped studio? This exciting fast-track course is open to all, including beginners, giving you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation. A fantastic start to a new career, or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.

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

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    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £2,049.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

  13. City Lit basketry course: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For learners experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques, this is a new course to build develop your skills. You will be introduced to some new techniques and emphasis will be placed on self directed study and developing a personal portfolio of work. This course is suitable for those experienced in a wide range of basketry techniques and who have completed the City Lit basketry course or have equivalent skills. These will be discussed at a pre-enrolment interview.
    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  14. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Nov 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A multi-disciplinary course that will help broaden your skills and experience. Record, imagine, visualise, transform, narrate and develop through a series of practical projects. This exciting course is designed to help you place drawing at the centre of your chosen artistic discipline.



    This course requires a pre-enrolment application. Please click 'Start Assessment' on the right hand side of this page to start your application.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  15. City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    City Lit year of the figure and portrait: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The human form offers inexhaustible potential for communication and expression of ideas; an exciting advanced course for those with experience of working with the figure and/or portrait who would like the challenge of exploring new perspectives on the figurative tradition in drawing, painting and mixed media.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please click 'start assessment' to begin an application.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

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