Courses

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.

Join our July and August short courses, which range from one or two week intensives to one-day workshops, or explore our huge range of courses starting later in the year.

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Browse our summer school courses.

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  1. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 11 May 2017 (and 16 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Advanced autobiographical writing

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This workshop for experienced writers of autobiographical prose or poetry will provide you with support and in-depth feedback on your work. It is suitable for students who have an ongoing project.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £68.00

  3. Advanced critical workshop for creative writers

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  4. Advanced poetry workshop

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your poetry, taking it in new directions and maturing your poetic voice. Various approaches and techniques will be explored, and new poetry can be workshopped. For experienced poets only.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  5. Advanced writing: an online course

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online Course
    This workshop-based online programme offers total flexibility as you develop your writing with feedback from other participants and a supportive, knowledgeable tutor.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £116.00

  6. Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Aesthetics: art and anti-art

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Bringing philosophy together with art criticism, sociology and cultural anthropology, this course examines answers from a range of thinkers to two basic questions: what is art? And is beauty in the eye of the beholder?
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  7. Arabic 2 lower: module 3

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to improve your elementary Arabic and develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills using Modern Standard Arabic. Suitable if you have completed 'Arabic 2: module 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Arabic beginners: module 2

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue learning to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic, with reference to to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed Arabic 1: module 1 or equivalent.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  9. Arabic beginners: module 3

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to learn to speak, understand, read and write Modern Standard Arabic on these lively courses, which also refer to other Arabic dialects. You should have completed 'Arabic 1: module 2' or equivalent.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Bass guitar: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 19 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills as a bassist and your understanding of rhythm and melodic roles, playing with an ensemble or backing tracks. We will focus on groove playing in swing, rock, funk, R&B. (please note it is essential you can read for bass) Please bring your own bass guitar and lead (amps provided). Tutor: Paul Westwood.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Biography writing

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? Learn to experiment with your own life writing as you uncover the techniques and methods of this exciting genre with a professional biographer. (Please note that the dates of this course have changed and it will now run from 2 May - 11 July.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £76.00

  12. Book conservation and repair workshop: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you have some bookbinding conservation experience and want to develop your skills further by working on your own projects with advice and guidance. Each term will include demonstrations that focus on a different aspect of book conservation. Tutor: Gavin Moorhead.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  13. Book conservation and repair: vellum-bound books

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to assess books and repair vellum-covered books including limp, semi-limp and boarded style. Work on your own projects in paper, cloth or leather. Basic materials included. For those with some bookbinding experience. Tutor: Peter Spain.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Bookbinding: 10 projects for beginners

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A medley of projects to introduce you to bookbinding; come armed with enthusiasm and walk away with a stack small books and a heap of information on materials, tools and techniques. Tutor: Sue Doggett.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Bridge: the competitive auction

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Forearmed with a solid foundation in the bidding and playing of bridge, we must now face the opposition! Consolidate the use of overcalls and learn how takeout doubles can snatch contracts away from your opponents! Come and develop your killer instinct at the card table!
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

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