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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. Introduction to children's book illustration
    Course start date:  Thu 23 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dee Shulman
    Our Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.







    The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.



    Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.



    You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  2. Introduction to acting
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 24 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cara Jennings
    A fun one day intensive encounter with the acting process. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  3. Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
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  4. Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs: an introduction for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 24 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hugo Cook
    This four-week course delves into the written words and thoughts of the ancient Egyptians. Students will gain a foundation in the iconic writing of hieroglyphs, putting their newfound skills into practice by reading original texts from British Museum artefacts. This is a truly fascinating and intricate language, and it offers its readers the ability to understand the lost voices of one of history’s most remarkable civilisations. The class will be held in Covent Garden, with regular visits to the near-by British Museum.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  5. Creative writing: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 May 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Deborah Martin
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive online short course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination. Please note: this course has a 2-hr break from 12:30-14:30.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  6. Character design workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

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



    In this workshop, learn how to create compelling characters for illustration projects, and beyond.







    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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Voiceovers: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    Expanding on the skills mastered in the Improvers course, you will gain deeper experience in microphone and voiceover techniques, working towards a higher professional standard. This more challenging course will provide you with a focused range of audio/voiceover materials.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £97.00
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  8. Ways into creative writing: intensive
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 15 May 2024 (and 10 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lucy Popescu
    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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  9. Figures in British politics and society you need to know!
    Course start date:  Tue 28 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gabriel Olumide Apata
    The aim of this course is to bring to the forefront those, in British politics and society, who may have been confined to the fringes of history, simply been forgotten about, not fully understood or had their stories altered to fit a certain narrative. Curious? Join us to learn more!
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
  10. Ways into creative writing: a gentle pace
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Henry Martin
    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 £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £70.00
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  11. Reading Shakespeare: a director's perspective - Twelfth Night and Two Gentlemen of Verona
    Course start date:  Wed 29 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Baggaley
    Take a fresh look at Shakespeare, exploring selected plays in the company of an experienced theatre director. With performance in mind, we will examine the language of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Twelfth Night,



    and discuss how Shakespeare’s use of verse evolves over the course of his career.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
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