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. Art & cultural history of the 20th century - George Orwell

    'Art & cultural history of the 20th century

    Course Date: Fri 12 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the cultural history of Britain in the 20th century through art, literature and architecture, examining key ideas such as the decline of Empire, the growth of the heritage industry and London as an urban metropolis.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  2. 'Grave Matters': death, burial and the afterlife in the Victorian era

    'Grave Matters': death, burial and the afterlife in the Victorian era

    Course Date: Mon 8 Aug 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fascinating look at attitudes towards death and the body; the funeral and the evolving funeral industry; and the emergence of commercial cemeteries and cremation. We'll also consider contemporary views of heaven, hell and spiritualism.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £34.00
    Concession: £22.00

  3. 'Honour-based' violence in Britain: theory, policy and practice

    Course Date: Sat 13 Aug 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this comprehensive examination of ‘honour-based' violence in Britain we'll look at female genital mutilation, forced marriage and ‘honour’ killings, with reference to three key areas: theoretical perspectives, government policy and legislation, and grassroots service provision.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £34.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. 'The world on wheels': the impact of the railway on Victorian daily life

    Course Date: Tue 9 Aug 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This non-technical course explores the railway’s contribution to the Victorian economy and working life, as well as how it affected aspects of daily life and the nature of leisure, including popular culture and the arts.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £13.00
    Concession: £8.00

  5. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sun 2 Oct 2016 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. 19th century ballet narratives

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How does ballet tell a story? Dance and mime communicate plot and character, but music underpins the narrative . We will explore many examples from numerous ballets. No technical musical or ballet knowledge is required. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website]

    Break week: 24th October.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. 20th century German art  - Gerhard Richter

    20th century German art

    Course Date: Fri 30 Sep 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 100 years of German art, from movements such as Expressionism and Dadaism to artists like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, through a mixture of lectures, discussions and gallery visits.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  8. 360° photography

    Course Date: Fri 30 Sep 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Learn to photograph 360 x 180 degree panoramic images. You will also create print and web viewable virtual tours from them. Software used on this course: Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom and PTGui.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. 3D special effects make-up for film and TV

    Course Date: Thu 15 Sep 2016 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the fascinating life of a pearl. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, to judge the good from the bad, to spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  11. A day in the life of the ancient Egyptians

    Course Date: Mon 24 Oct 2016
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    A day in the life of Egyptian girl and boy twins: going to school, visiting the doctor, going shopping, household duties, and playing with games and toys.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £35.00

  12. A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford

    Course Date: Tue 14 Feb 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. A grand day out: London's Great Houses

    Course Date: Thu 1 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore one of London’s historic houses with City Lit. This day trip allows you to explore the history, social context and key objects within a London ‘stately home’.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  14. A grand day out: London's great houses - Ham House

    Course Date: Thu 20 Oct 2016
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the riches of 17th century Stuart England through an extended visit to Ham House, one of London's most exquisite stately homes.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  15. A grand day out: London's Great Houses - Osterley House

    Course Date: Tue 28 Mar 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the art and design of 18th century Georgian England through an extended visit to Osterley Park, one of London's most exquisite stately homes, and its gardens.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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