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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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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
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- Creative writing: getting startedCourse start date: Sat 9 Dec 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Henry MartinGive creative writing a try on this fun and supportive 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.
- 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).Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Screenprinting in a dayCourse start date: Fri 15 Dec 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rolina Elsje BlokIn this fun, 1-day workshop you will be taught how to print and register a two colour screenprint using monoprint, colour blends and pre-made photographic screens. You will be taught some basic screen making process and insight into making digital artwork. This will set you up for longer and more advanced screenprinting classes.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £99.00
- 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.
- Ways into creative writingCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 15 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Grant CorrWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
- HTML5 & CSS: introduction (stage 1)Course start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: George StickneyHTML 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. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Introduction to PythonCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Timothy MarleyWant to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
- Agile methodologies: introductionCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Kate ScottA practical introduction to Agile project management methodologies.
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 £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
- Explore printmakingCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Esther HeyhoeCome and get inky with this fun one day workshop exploring printmaking. This course will give you a basic understanding of monoprinting, relief printing and screen printing and is aimed at those who would like to explore different printmaking techniques before going on to other courses.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
- Hand stitched textiles: Indian influenceCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amarjeet NandhraInspired by the richly embroidered textiles of India (Punjab and Rajasthan), examine traditional methods such as mirror work, embroidery and appliqué. Experiment and play with these techniques to create contemporary samples.
- ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy: fast-trackCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Ameena RahmanTrain to practise aromatherapy professionally. This is a FASTRACK, low cost course taught by experienced industry professionals. You must have completed the 'ITEC level 3 diploma in massage' or equivalent and preferably have attended an introductory course in aromatherapy.
The course fee is £1029 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
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- Introduction to using the sewing machineCourse start date: Tue 5 Dec 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Rachel SelormeyIdeal for beginners, you will learn how to use a sewing machine, its different components, how to troubleshoot and look after your machine. You will also learn different basic sewing techniques to start your journey into the world of sewing.
- Cross-cultural psychologyCourse start date: Sun 14 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Jacqueline GreenleesDiscover how cultural influences shape personal and social identities, behaviours, beliefs and mental health. Examine the role of cultural diversity in our work. Open to all - counsellors, professional helpers and educators will find this useful.
- Acting: improversCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes in this improvers class. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
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