Graphic design, illustration and animation

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.

Download information on course levels and progression courses for graphic design and illustration in 2018.
Download information on course levels and progression courses for animation in 2018.

Many of our digital and design students can now take advantage of our state-of-the-art , new for autumn 2018.

Browse the Build blog;

Dee Shulman: My top tips for writing and illustrating for children

Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Build Pro: Adobe Illustrator intensive

    Course Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. On this intensive and fast-paced course you'll learn the fundamental skills you need to design and manipulate vector graphics to create graphics, logos and simple illustrations using Adobe Illustrator.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  2. InDesign: stage 2

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Animation for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Traditional model animation is more popular than ever now. On this practical course you will further develop your model animation skills to produce more professional 3D articulated models and sets and plan and produce effective short animated 3D films.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  4. Drawing for comic books

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    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. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  5. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs which are used together for everything from info-graphics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design. Please note: This course runs 7 - 28 Mar 2018, and then 11 Apr - 27 June 2018 (there is 1 break weeks over Easter - 4 April).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  6. Social media for visual artists: follow up

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With new Data protection laws, finding audiences and attracting commissions is increasingly more dependent on effective social media. Learn how to take your social media content further and promote yourself more professionally.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. Design a logo for your business in four evenings

    Course Date: Tue 12 Mar 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Illustration for fine artists. Image: Cdemir75

    Illustration for editorial, design and advertising

    Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019 (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

  9. Painting and colouring in Photoshop: intermediate

    Course Date: Mon 18 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun practical introduction to using some of the drawing tools in illustrator to draw and colour your images.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Interactive InDesign

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is an ideal extension for those with previous print-based InDesign experience who wish to explore and learn Adobe InDesign’s interactive digital publishing features for export to different digital media formats.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

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