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.
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  1. Build Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    Course Date: Mon 25 Jun 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  2. Build Pro: Adobe Creative Suite

    Course Date: Tue 10 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 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. Ideally suited to those starting internships and employment.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £335.00

  3. Photoshop for illustration summer school

    Course Date: Wed 11 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Photoshop to create and enhance effective multi-layered illustrations. Gain an overview of the functions of Photoshop and create illustrations using scanned artwork and photographs.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Adobe Photoshop for photographers intensive

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    A fine photographer but flummoxed by Photoshop? You're not alone - join our practical intensive course on Photoshop for photographers, introducing its basic functions including colour adjustment, retouching images, and layer manipulation. Find your way around the program to apply all sorts of edits and effects, producing professional-looking images in minutes.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  5. Graphic design summer school

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    With an emphasis on an experimental approach to generating images and visualising ideas, this graphic design course will unlock your creativity through a combination of hands-on and basic computer techniques using Adobe Creative Suite software.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Adobe After Effects for beginners: for video and animation

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to use Adobe After Effects to create complex animation, characters, titles or motion graphics. Enhance and transform your video projects. Develop key skills in animation and compositing for professional or home video work.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Painting and drawing with a Wacom pad in Photoshop

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Drawing caricatures

    Course Date: Wed 18 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Being able to draw both realistic and exaggerated cartoon portraits is an invaluable cartooning skill. Have fun learning how to draw engaging and witty caricatures of famous figures and your own friends and family.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Graphic design: an A-Z of typography

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Typography is the keystone of good graphic design. On this practical course you will develop an appreciation of typography and learn how to use the professional software Adobe Indesign and Adobe Illustrator to effectively create and manipulate type.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Build Pro: Photoshop intensive

    Course Date: Sun 22 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Photoshop course you will learn key tools and perfect your techniques to create, manipulate or enhance images and photographs for use in print and online.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  11. Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 2

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn intermediate Photoshop and design techniques in order to develop your textile design skills, gain clearer creative direction and expand your portfolio. This intensive textile design course is an ideal progression for those who have completed 'Designing textiles using Photoshop: stage 1', as well as for established textile designers wishing to expand their knowledge or students who are interested in surface pattern design.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Illustration summer school

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to communicate ideas through image making. Create a portfolio of work using a variety of traditional and contemporary tools and techniques including collage, cut outs, drawing, paint, 3D objects and digital.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Graphic design: collage with text and image

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and experimental course will enable you to explore the dynamic use of collage. Artists and designers throughout history have used collage, from Kurt Schwitters and Saul Bass and Alan Fletcher to Pop artist Peter Blake.

    A practical course aimed at enlivening the creative process for artists and designers alike.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Botanical illustration summer school

    Course Date: Thu 26 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Botanical illustration is popular with artists, botanists and publishers as both an art form and a means of scientific engagement. Learn about depicting form, colour and differences in plant species with precision, detail and creativity on this studio- and location-based course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. Graphic design: ideas generation at the V&A

    Course Date: Fri 27 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Unlock your imagination and develop your creative thinking skills in the setting of one of London's finest museums. If you have a curious mind, come along to explore different methods of generating ideas.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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