Summer school 2017

Make the most of your summer with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

From blues harmonica for beginners and an introduction to Hawaiian massage to a masterclass in vocal anatomy and blogging for business and so much more...

Join our July and August short courses, which range from one or two week intensives to one-day workshops.

Study in the heart of London, with evening, weekend and weekday, daytime courses.

Under 30s offer

If you’re aged 30 or under, you can get 10% off the cost of any of our courses up to the value £1,000* (that’s almost all of our courses!). Find out more

Need advice?

Contact our enrolment team: Email us on infoline@citylit.ac.uk or call 020 7831 2521 for more information or advice.

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  1. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017 (and 6 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

  2. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try in an enjoyable and supportive environment. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £20.00

  3. Adobe Creative Suite software training for the workplace

    Course Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A quick overview of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign aimed at those starting internships and employment. Learn to use the software’s essential features to create and export promotional materials for print and web.
    Full fee: £529.00
    Senior fee: £529.00
    Concession: £323.00

  4. Alexander technique: masterclass

    Course Date: Sun 20 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how to integrate freedom of voice and movement in performance. Learn skills to gain presence, find your centre and deal with performance nerves.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  5. Arabic beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Wed 12 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Take the next step in your Arabic studies if you have completed 'Arabic 1: module 2' or equivalent. Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on this lively course, which also refers to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed 'Arabic 1: module 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Assertiveness

    Course Date: Sat 12 Aug 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self esteem and confidence.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £55.00

  7. Astronomy: a gentle introduction

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A leisurely walk through back garden astronomy. Learn how to find your way around the constellations, whether to buy a telescope, and how to find planets and look safely at the sun. Find out why astronomy is good for you.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. Astronomy: a practical guide

    Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already enjoyed a gentle introduction to astronomy, here is the next step: what to look for and how to do and find out more. De-mystify some of the specialist software, equipment and terminology of the subject.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 5 Aug 2017 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction. Develop your writing and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into written narratives, realistic or fantastical.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £34.00

  10. Blogging: write your own blog using WordPress

    Course Date: Sun 13 Aug 2017 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about blogging and how to create your own blog.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  11. Bordeaux without breaking the bank

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We all think that Bordeaux wines must be expensive – yet this large region produces lots of inexpensive, well-made white and red wines – the trick is knowing where to look! We will show you how to find them.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  12. Bridge revision

    Course Date: Thu 17 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed for City Lit bridge students, past and present, as well as anyone who is familiar with one and two level opening bids but wishes to refresh their declarer and defensive play.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  13. Build a website in a day with WordPress

    Course Date: Sun 6 Aug 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An intensive course in using WordPress, the free content management system, to build a website in a day.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  14. Cello taster

    Course Date: Wed 16 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to hold the cello and bow, how the instrument works, and play some simple tunes by the end of the session. Please bring your own instrument. Tutor: Polly Hewett.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £18.00

  15. Chess for improvers

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You’ve learned the rules of the game but are mystified about how you win. What next? Explore the tactics of chess and ways of developing your game to deliver checkmate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

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