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  1. Sing rock, pop and soul
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Zakian
    Meet the challenge of singing in contemporary styles. Enjoy learning rock and pop repertoire with guidance from a teacher and performer. You need to be able to sing in time and in tune to benefit from this introductory course.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
  2. Afro-centric drumming
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Chivers
    Explore your enthusiasm for drumming with African rhythms and their variations. Enjoy improving your individual and group playing skills and learn how to apply a variety of percussive instruments in any musical style or setting.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Alexander technique: workshop
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Codina Llavina
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in one Sunday workshop.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00
  4. Diploma in therapeutic counselling: integrative pathway
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The Application Process for this course has now closed.







    This Diploma course takes place over two weekday evenings. You will need to have completed a level 3 certificate in counselling skills course (minimum 145GLH) within the last three years to be eligible to apply. This two-year course awarded by Skills Education Group Awards (SEG) qualifies you to practise as a counsellor.



    The course fee is £2225, plus an upfront fee of £2574 payable at the time of your enrolment.



    If you are unable to pay the course fee upfront, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the cost, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    If you are unable to pay the upfront fee, you can talk to our Information, Advice and Guidance team who will advise you on other financial support available. You can contact the Information, Advice and Guidance Team by phone on 0203 443 9549 or by email: advice@citylit.ac.uk



    For more information, please call Psychology, Counselling & Personal Development on 020 4582 0403.
    Full fee £4,799.00 Senior fee £4,799.00 Concession £4,799.00
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  5. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (September - December 2024).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  6. Props till you drop I
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Wendy Chandler
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you interested in window display and the events industry? On this course you will explore techniques used by professionals to produce effective props and get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, mould making, casting and using a variety of paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from specialist tutors, and experience working to tight deadlines.
    Full fee £699.00 Senior fee £559.00 Concession £454.00
  7. Psychology as a career
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Greenlees
    Thinking of becoming a psychologist? Wondering about gaining psychology qualifications. In this short workshop, you will find out about training and jobs in this field and gain a clearer idea of whether psychology training is for you.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £84.00
  8. String ensemble
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Puzey
    Come and play string repertoire in a friendly group, and develop your confidence in ensemble playing. Suitable for those who have been playing violin, viola, cello or double bass for at least two years, playing at Grade 3 standard or above. To apply for the ensemble please click the pink 'Start your interview' button and someone from the music department will be in touch. No break week for this course.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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  9. Sing jazz 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Zakian
    Learn some standard repertoire and jazz protocols. Explore style, develop good timing and phrasing, breath control, and extend your vocal range. Not suitable for beginner singers but ideal for singers who are new to the jazz idiom.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
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  10. City Lit Big Band
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Contact the music department to check availability of places for your instrument and to arrange an audition.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  11. Lecoq technique: an introduction (level 1)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    Jacques Lecoq’s style of theatre training is in the body, it involves exploration of ourselves and the world we live in with a sense of curious play. Lecoq revolutionised the format of theatre craft and his style and techniques are recognised as essential tools to any professional working actor, in its most basic or grandest of themes. It is a style that hugs you warmly and sticks with you, adaptable and diverse.



    The Lecoq technique is about the performers engagement, listening physically and their connection in the space, working together as an ensemble, devising your own work and finding new ways to do it are essential.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  12. Jazz harmony and ear training 3A
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    In our 3rd year of study you will develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through the study of jazz standards, improvisation and transcription. Most sessions will involve playing as an ensemble, guided by aural skill and academic knowledge. Break week: 26 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  13. Communicate with confidence through voice and body language
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Danielle Allan
    Discover how to enhance your vocal impact and physical presence in many situations and become aware of habits that may hold you back from achieving your full potential. Skills on this intensive Saturday course include communicating with confidence, establishing rapport, learning assertive posture and gesture, vocal energy and projecting an effective personal style.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
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