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We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Feb 2025 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Leipciger
    Not sure whether creative writing is for you? Give it a try on one of these fun and supportive short courses covering the basics of fiction and poetry. Increase your confidence and produce work through guided exercises and discussion.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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  2. Ballet at the barre: online
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alexander Simpkins
    An online barre class from the comfort of your own home. The work you do at the ballet barre is the foundation for all the other work you do as a dancer. Improve your strength, balance and coordination. Not suitable for complete beginners. There is no class on Monday 23 October.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
  3. Comedy improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Have fun acting, with theatre games and character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people while you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing improvised comedy scenes.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  4. How to read a film: a beginners' guide to cinema
    Course start date:  Mon 12 May 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    This course will develop your critical appreciation of the cinema by teaching you how to read and understand film texts. We will look at the elements that underpin film form – narrative, mise en scène, cinematography, editing and sound – alongside its historical development. We will consider film style by exploring classical, post-classical and art cinema and we will examine influential critical modes of analysis, such as genre, authorship and spectatorship.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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  5. The art of negotiating
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gavin Illsley
    Negotiation is a communication skill essential in solving problems and reaching your goals. Learn to prepare well and to feel confident using logical and emotional tools to achieve great outcomes in the art of negotiating. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £90.00
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    90% of 100
  6. Jazz today
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Albi Gravener
    An exploration of jazz music as we find it today and as it has developed over the past forty years.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
  7. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tim Matschak
    Get ready for a summer in a German speaking country and start learning German. This is an intensive course for complete beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  8. Jazz dance: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bless Klepcharek
    This class is suitable if you are new to dance or if you want to develop your existing skills and confidence.



    You will discover the basics of modern jazz dance, learn about posture, co-ordination and essential technique. Learn warm-up exercises, turns, steps and basic kicks along with amazing dance routines. It will help to build your fitness and tone your body too.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £104.00
    Rating:
    89% of 100
  9. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Hisaka Bunting
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £209.00 Concession £136.00
  10. Ways into creative writing: a gentle pace
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Feb 2025 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    Are you brand new to creative writing? Do you want to build your confidence in a supportive environment alongside other beginners? This gentle short-course guides students taking their first steps on the path to becoming a creative writer.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £75.00
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  11. French beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Daniel Fernandez
    Learn French on this lively interactive course for near beginners.The course will be taught in French, with an emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
    Rating:
    83% of 100
  12. Improvisation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mark Phoenix
    Enrich and develop your skills in this improvisation course. Working in a safe and supportive atmosphere, you will learn and practice the key techniques needed for performing effective improvisations.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  13. Communicating effectively at work
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 31 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jonathan Mulquin
    How skilfully do you manage the impression you make on people both in person and in online meetings and interviews? Develop your personal effectiveness by looking at voice and body language, assertiveness, sensitive listening, interviewing techniques and communication skills for business meetings. This course will be taught online.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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