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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 creative writing: intensive
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jul 2024 (and 10 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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  2. Watercolour painting studio: urban landscapes
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Jul 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Build your confidence and skills in outdoor watercolour painting in a variety of central London locations. You will be introduced to watercolour mixing and mark making in relation to painting the urban landscape. This course can be seen as a refresher or for students who have had a minimum amount of watercolour experience.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  3. Jazz piano: a history from blues to bebop and beyond
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    Trace the development of jazz piano from its origins in New Orleans to later styles, including boogie woogie, stride, bebop, post bop and abstraction, and look at key influential pianists of the period.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £83.00
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  4. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Aug 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, Gemini, and Firefly.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  5. Return to Spanish (elementary)
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    If you have learned Spanish in the past, but it has been a while, then come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary Spanish. You wil review, revise and practice in a course that is tailored to your needs. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 lower course starting in January.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  6. Build a website with WordPress
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Nov 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christine Robertson
    WordPress is the world's most popular content management system, and it's free! On this intensive, one-day course you'll learn how to use it to build your own website.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  7. Photography for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  8. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  9. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  10. ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage: fast-track
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 2 May 2025 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Oge Okoh
    Considering massage therapy as a career? Learn the theory and practice of massage at a professional level. City Lit is a leading training provider in London for Massage and Complementary Therapies, providing outstanding achievement at high industry standards. Our courses are taught by experienced and practising industry professionals who have current knowledge of the massage sector. If you’ve applied for this course and not heard back from us, please email us on health@citylit.ac.uk, or call us (Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00) on 020 8142 4577.











    We have a limited number of free places on this course under the government's Free Courses for Jobs initiative.

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    The Free Courses for Jobs initiative is for Londoners aged 24 or over at the start of the course who are: on a low-income; or on certain benefits; or do not have a full level 3 qualification. For more information Click here





    The course fee is £1599 payable at the time of your enrolment. If you are unable to pay the course fees, you can choose to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) to help cover the course fee, repayable after the course ends. You can find more information about the Advanced Learner Loan www.citylit.ac.uk/advanced-learner-loans



    For more information, please call Health & Wellbeing on 020 8142 4577.
    Full fee £1,599.00 Senior fee £1,599.00 Concession £1,599.00
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  11. Ways into abstract painting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 13 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mario Lautier Vella
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a range of painting materials. With reference to the work of a variety of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, eg. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
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  12. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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