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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!
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.
Please use the filters on this page to search by subject, location/delivery mode, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.
If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
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- Italian tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Anna GiuffriaItaly's unrivalled arts, food and architecture means there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Try your hand at learning a bit of Italian to see if you'd like to do a full course!
- Musical theatre dance: tasterCourse start date: Tue 12 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Clinton GoldsmithOur fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
- Spanish tasterCourse start date: Tue 5 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amaia IbargüenGet a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners.
- Try it out: jewellery makingCourse start date: Wed 13 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BoneIdeal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- Italian quiz nightCourse start date: Wed 13 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Francesco BucciolA pub quiz, but all'italiana! This will be a fun opportunity to put into practice your knowledge of Italian grammar, vocabulary, culture, and music. The £5 fee will be donated to the City Lit Student Bursary fund.Full fee £9.00 Senior fee £9.00 Concession £9.00
- Christmas carols sing-a-longCourse start date: Thu 14 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan BlakeTransport yourself into a joyous frame of mind and festive spirit as you sing through some of the most beautiful settings of medieval carols. Explore harmonic textures, musical interpretations, get technical tips for tricky corners and enjoy singing these wonderful pieces with others!Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
- Christmas crooningCourse start date: Mon 18 Dec 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Richard Hartley WilsonDon your sparkly jumpers and get into the Christmas spirit as you sing along to some Christmas classics!
- BSL level 1Course start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Carolina Delgado EspejoHave you always wanted to learn British Sign Language and communicate with Deaf people? Develop the skills you need to gain the level 1 BSL qualification, accredited by Signature. The fees for BSL level 1 courses include a year's subscription to Signworld.
You may wish to study BSL without the pressure of an exam, or just for fun. We can arrange for you to be taught without a formal final assessment and you will receive a certificate of attendance.
- Foundation in Drama (Certificate Level 2)Course start date: Fri 6 Oct 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Danielle Allan, Sean Croft, Cara Jennings, Vernon ThompsonDo you want to be an actor but find it hard to fit the training around your other commitments? This intensive and practical accredited course, running one full day each week, provides classes in the core disciplines of acting, voice and movement, and culminates in a showing of contemporary scenework to an invited audience. Successful candidates achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by OCN London.Full fee £1,249.00 Senior fee £1,249.00 Concession £1,249.00
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jon WisbeyLearn 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 (January - March 2024).
- A taste of philosophyCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: John GoffHave you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Ways into screenwriting: getting startedCourse start date: Sat 6 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Clive FordWant to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on this short online course that will help you shape your ideas and get your story going.
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
- Six day taster course in ceramicsCourse start date: Sun 7 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alex SimpsonIdeal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
- Contemporary cinema: the best films of the yearCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John WischmeyerThis course on contemporary/current cinema crucially coincides with the wide variety of films released during Bafta/Oscars awards season. It provides a weekly ‘what’s on’ of new releases. The first session is a wide-ranging discussion and debate about favourite films of the past year, from which emerges a definitive student list of best films, modified as we view and review current films week-by-week. This course is now more timely than ever as we continue to support cinema-going. The course meets in City Lit’s own Cultureplex cinema at Keeley Street.
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