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.

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

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    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: £1,699.00
    Senior fee: £1,359.00
    Concession: £1,036.00

  2. City Lit animation course

    Course Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019
    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

  3. City Lit graphic design course

    City Lit graphic design course

    Course Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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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    Full fee: £2,149.00
    Senior fee: £1,719.00
    Concession: £1,311.00

  4. Documentary film making: a practical course

    Documentary film making: a practical course

    Course Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy making your own short documentary film? Join this exciting, in-depth course, with experienced documentary filmmakers teaching you everything you need to know to research, shoot and edit your own project. You'll use industry-standard cameras and a free editing software with fully profesional capabilities,DaVinciResolve.

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

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    Full fee: £1,599.00
    Senior fee: £1,279.00
    Concession: £975.00

  5. City Lit interior design course

    City Lit interior design course

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
    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

  6. City Lit photography course

    City Lit photography course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jan 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Want to delve deeper into photography? This comprehensive foundation course covers everything you could want to know, led by field experts in our dedicated 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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    Full fee: £1,899.00
    Senior fee: £1,899.00
    Concession: £1,158.00

  7. Contemporary practice: personal project

    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This advanced course in contemporary creative practice will support you in developing a personal project through research, experimentation, development and exhibition in a supportive studio environment. The course is facilitated by practising artists, theorists and curators.



    This course requires an application prior to enrolment. Please contact Visual Arts for more information.
    Full fee: £1,799.00
    Senior fee: £1,439.00
    Concession: £1,097.00

  8. City Lit bookbinding course

    City Lit bookbinding course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 1 Oct 2019
    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: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  9. EDAM

    Extended drawing for artists and makers

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 9 Oct 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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. EDAM Handbook



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    Full fee: £999.00
    Senior fee: £999.00
    Concession: £609.00

  10. City Lit calligraphy course

    City Lit calligraphy course

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Step into calligraphy with this two term course. Learn techniques and develop essential skills for using tools and materials to produce beautiful work. The course will cover specialist skills-based training in calligraphy and design, blending traditional skills with an introduction to the latest trends in calligraphy and the design world. An exciting, challenging, indepth introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £1,099.00
    Senior fee: £1,099.00
    Concession: £670.00

  11. City Lit children's book illustration course

    City Lit children's book illustration course

    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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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    Full fee: £2,049.00
    Senior fee: £1,639.00
    Concession: £1,250.00

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