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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. Drawing into watercolour painting
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jack Duplock
    Explore the relationship between the two disciplines of drawing and watercolour painting and the opportunities when their distinct qualities are combined.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  2. Tap dance: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jacqueline Pert
    Practice and improve your basic tap skills and increase your vocabulary of steps and sequences. Gain a greater understanding of rhythm, tempo and syncopation. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  3. Advanced fiction writing workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.



    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:
    93% of 100
  4. Composition techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Learn techniques for composing your own music for instruments and/or voices. Suitable for students with knowledge of music theory grade/level 6 standard.



    *. break week: 29th October 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
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    100% of 100
  5. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. Life painting: focus on light and shade
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    A great introduction to tonal painting working directly from the unclothed life model model. Using simple projects, you will explore different ways to represent the human form through light and shade in paint with encouraging helpful guidance from an experienced tutor.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  7. Music in France from Berlioz to Boulez
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    Explore French art music from Berlioz to Boulez including familiar names like Debussy and Ravel and then explore modernist movements in France. NB: break week 29 October 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
  8. 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
  9. Directing theatre: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    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
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    100% of 100
  10. Sing jazz: advanced
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laura Zakian
    For jazz vocalists with a sound technique and experience of jazz and Latin styles. Develop your solo performance and expand your repertoire in this further edition of our advanced class. Some repertoire and vocalese will be taught, and you will be invited to perform repertoire of your choice.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £181.00
  11. German beginners intensive: module 1 + 2
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francine van den Berg
    This course aims to enable students to begin to communicate with some fluency in a range of everyday situations. This is an intensive programme for beginners to German, with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Willkommen Chapters 1-6 (Hodder Arnold).







    We offer one hour online or in person tasters in German on Monday 9th or Tuesday 10th September. Please check the details by using the following course codes in Search on the top of this page: LGT1, LGT2, LGT6 or LGT7.



    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 £162.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Arabic beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Taïssir K Mahmoud
    Learn Arabic in the heart of London on this lively classroom-based course.







    We offer one hour online taster on 12 of September. Please check the details by using the following course code: LAT1. Search on this page top right corner.







    This course is designed for beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Arabic. It focuses on developing basic speaking and listening skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the standardised form of Arabic used in formal settings, media, and literature. The course will introduce students to essential vocabulary and grammar structures, with a focus on practical communication in everyday situations.



    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 £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  13. Hindi beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Osborne
    Learn Hindi on this lively online course.







    We offer one hour online taster on 17 of September. Please check the details by using the following course code: LHNT1. Search on this page top right corner.







    Learn the basics of this captivating language with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills. This course is designed for complete beginners who have little or no prior knowledge of Hindi. The course will introduce students to essential vocabulary and grammar structures, with a focus on practical communication in everyday situations.



    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 £229.00 Concession £149.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
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