Courses

Courses

Choose from over 5,000 short and part-time courses at City Lit, London's largest college for adults in Covent Garden. Use the filter on the left hand side to search by category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find a course which is right for you.

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  1. Professional practice: CVs, statements and websites

    A look into artist branding and public image. You should bring samples of your work, any statements, CVs, writing, etc. The day will be broken into three parts: web, statements and CVs with an overall focus on building a continuous brand identity.
    Full fee: £50.00
    Senior fee: £41.00
    Concession: £32.00

  2. Developing practice for makers through museum collections

    For students who want to develop their practice in the applied arts in areas such as ceramics, textiles, jewellery, basketry and book arts and have their own space in which to work. Meeting in a supportive community on a Saturday every few weeks, you will have the opportunity to develop a personal project through interpreting and responding to a museum collection. Guided by a team of practising makers and tutors there will be the opportunity to take part in critical investigation and discussion with your peers. The programme will include site visits, talks by makers, tutorials and seminars, and preparing proposals.
    Full fee: £487.00
    Senior fee: £347.00
    Concession: £304.00

  3. The City Lit fine art course: year 1 evening

    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. In the third term of each year you will participate in an exhibition. Basic materials included. VM550 runs Thu evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Sat 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,595.00
    Senior fee: £1,595.00
    Concession: £712.00

  4. The City Lit fine art course: year 1 daytime

    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. In the third term of each year you will participate in an exhibition. Basic materials included. VM550 runs Thu evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Sat 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,681.00
    Senior fee: £1,182.00
    Concession: £850.00

  5. The City Lit fine art course: year 2 evening

    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. Entry into year 2 will be by interview. VM556 runs Thu evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Sat 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,595.00
    Senior fee: £1,595.00
    Concession: £712.00

  6. The City Lit fine art course: year 2 daytime

    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. Entry into year 2 will be by interview. VM556 runs Thu evenings 18:00–21:00 and every other Sat 10:00–17:00. Details of Saturday dates will be given at interview.
    Full fee: £1,681.00
    Senior fee: £1,182.00
    Concession: £850.00

  7. Focus on: Cindy Sherman

    Focus on: Cindy Sherman

    Discover one of the most important and influential artists in contemporary art: Cindy Sherman, postmodernist photographer and feminist icon. Analyse key works from her groundbreaking ‘Untitled Film Stills’ series (1977–80) to more recent murals.
    Full fee: £57.00
    Senior fee: £57.00
    Concession: £34.00

  8. Imagined cities: Chicago

    Discover a city renowned for its architecture, the New Negro movement, social realism, outsider art, poetry, its gangsters and molls. See Chicago immortalised in the novels of Saul Bellow and by its street artists.
    Full fee: £57.00
    Senior fee: £57.00
    Concession: £57.00

  9. Glories of the Florentine Renaissance. Photo: Dennis Jarvis

    Study trip: Glories of the Florentine Renaissance

    Explore Florence, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities. This three day tour is an opportunity to see some of the most famous Renaissance paintings, sculptures, and buildings in context with an expert art historian. Note: The course fee covers 3 full days of guided visits and all entrances to museums and churches. It does not include flights, accommodation, meals etc. which you will be required to book independently (please wait for confirmation from us).

    There will be a reasonable amount of walking between venues.
    Full fee: £380.00
    Senior fee: £380.00
    Concession: £380.00

  10. Study trip: Venice Biennale and Venetian Renaissance. Photo: Jorge Royan

    Study trip: Venice Biennale and Venetian Renaissance

    Explore the glorious art of Venice’s Renaissance and see the city come alive with contemporary artworks during Venice’s exciting Biennale in this three day guided visit with an expert art historian.



    Note: The course fee covers 3 full days of guided visits and all entrances to museums, churches, and the Biennale. It does not include flights, accommodation, meals etc. which you will be required to book independently. We have enough students to run this course so you can go ahead and book your flights and accommodation.



    There will be a reasonable amount of walking between venues.
    Full fee: £380.00
    Senior fee: £380.00
    Concession: £380.00

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