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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

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 screenwriting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn to write for the screen on this practical, introductory course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  2. Singing 1
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hakan Vramsmo
    Start singing and explore your voice in this fun, confidence-building course. These classes will introduce you to healthy use of your singing voice and basic musicianship through a selection of songs from a variety of genres.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
  3. Writing fiction
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  KR Moorhead
    Develop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  4. Starting your novel
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sophie McKenzie
    Got a great idea for a novel? Jump start your project in this supportive course that covers craft basics such as character and plot. Ideal for writers of fiction with some experience who have an idea for a novel.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  5. Ways into poetry
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 22 Jan 2025 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cecilia Knapp
    Relatively new to writing poetry? This inspiring course offers an opportunity to experiment with language and a variety of poetic devices alongside fellow emerging poets. Discover the key elements of a poem in a friendly and interactive class.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £120.00
    Rating:
    94% of 100
  6. Silver Swans ballet class
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Abigail Bulfin
    Silver Swans® classes have been specifically designed for the over-55s. If you are looking for a new way to keep fit and active, Swans ballet classes will put a spring in your step, whether you’ve never danced before or want to reboot your ballet skills. Classes focus on building the core technical principles and learning specially adapted repertoire from the popular ballets.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £125.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  7. Introduction to printmaking techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    This fast-paced course reveals some of the processes used to make fine art prints. You will try both relief and intaglio printmaking methods. This course is for beginners and those with limited experience who want to discover how printmaking techniques actually work. An ideal way to start printmaking.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  8. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  9. HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  George Stickney
    HTML is the foundation language of web sites and web based apps. It's easy to learn and can help you to begin a career in tech, update web sites and content management systems, have a better understanding of UX/UI, gain skills for SEO and digital marketing, collaborate more effectively with developers and much more!



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    97% of 100
  10. Contemporary British and international fiction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aamer Hussein
    We explore a brief and careful selection of recent novels in English, considering aspects of literature and the lives of writers, examining the contemporary perspective from which we reread and reinterpret classic texts to bridge the gap between past and present. Writers include Edward St Aubyn, Kathy O’Shaughnessy, Hari Kunzru, Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng, and British-Palestinian Isabella Hammad.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  11. Directing theatre: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Bowen
    Discover the practical elements of directing for the theatre, working on text analysis and beginning to build your director’s toolkit. Learn to motivate actors and create believable, engaging performances as you explore a range of modern texts.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £174.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Music theory: grades 1 and 2
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    Learn the basic principles of musical language and notation: rhythmic values, time signatures, pitch on treble and bass clefs, simple major scales, intervals and key signatures, and the most common musical terms and signs. Break week 28th October 2024.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. Drawing cartoons workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Mar 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephen Marchant
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.







    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  14. Irish Gaelic beginners: module 1
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Jan 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  William Brady
    The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of the Irish language, enabling students to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into Irish culture.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
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