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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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- Introduction to AutoCAD 2DCourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Nicholas WilliamsonAutoCAD is an essential part of the work process for engineers, designers, architects and visualisers. This course will teach you to create 2D technical drawings on a Mac in one of the leading CAD design programmes.
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 £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Graphic design studioCourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrew McCarten, Pam WilliamsCity Lit Studios provide time each week for you to commit to working on a personal project or portfolio, alongside your peers. A tutor will be on-hand to provide insights and guidance, as and when you need it.
Studios are for experienced learners with a burgeoning creative practice they wish to hone, in a supportive environment. For example, those who have completed a Beginners and Developing course in a relevant subject, or have equivalent industry experience.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Designing textiles using Photoshop ICourse start date: Mon 23 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeThis digital textile design course covers the basic technical Photoshop knowledge required to create patterns and motifs with this popular software. The course is ideal for textile students or designers who would like to explore the possibilities of digital design.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Screen acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gary GrantThis is a practical and intensive screen acting course, designed for students to learn how to create characters and be at their best when working within difficult and pressurised circumstances. Ideal for those who have previously studied screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work. Also for those who have already broken into the industry but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ro SylvesterMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Contemporary watercolour painting projectsCourse start date: Sat 4 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Chris HoughThrough a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also feature some approaches to painting, beyond the immediate western tradition to provide broader technical and critical insights.Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
- Developing illustrationCourse start date: Mon 6 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam GraffOur ‘Developing' courses help you take your next step in a chosen creative field.
This course will help progress your illustration practice by further exploring the practical skills (using a variety of analogue and digital media) and conceptual skills (researching and developing your ideas) integral to the discipline. You will also begin to consider which of the many ‘applications’ of illustration your developing personal style might lend itself to; for example, editorial, fashion, book, or product illustration, to name a few.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
- Acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydePractise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
- Keyboard harmony and performance workshopCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ricardo GosalboA practical workshop integrating keyboard harmony with piano performance skills. Taught in-person on a grand piano, this workshop is aimed at classical pianists with a music theory standard of grade 6+ and good sheet music reading skills. We shall deepen our understanding of musical works by studying the harmonic constructs that underpin them, tackle the technical challenges they present, and explore how harmonic analysis can inform our interpretative choices. Break week: Mon 23 Oct 2023.Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £263.00 Concession £214.00
- Introduction to graphic novelsCourse start date: Mon 29 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Stephen MarchantOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Comics – once considered lowbrow, or seen as exclusively for children, now occupy a higher cultural domain. Partly thanks to a re-brand, (as ‘Graphic Novels’), no weighty subject is off-limits. A graphic novel has even been nominated for The Booker Prize!
Alongside official publishing channels, exists a lively ‘zine’ culture, where comic and graphic-novel artists can legitimately self-publish and sell their work through a network of independent shops and fairs.
Learn how to create Comics and Graphic-novels with City Lit, and – once you have developed your practice – how to navigate this thriving sector.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Ceramics: surface printing on clayCourse start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Lauren IlsleyWorking with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
- Introduction to illustrationCourse start date: Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam GraffOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Illustration is a form of visual communication which often exists alongside text. Illustrations can help to explain or clarify (or sometimes contradict) the words on a page. Most of all, you could say, they bring the message 'alive', by making it more immediate and exciting. For this reason, illustrations are found across books, magazines, newspapers, websites and social media channels.
Learn how to create powerful illustrations on our exciting range of Illustration courses.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- A history of modern art in 50 worksCourse start date: Mon 15 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Off SiteTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore the history of modern art through objects and artworks in London galleries. Build a greater understanding of modern art, its experiments and the cultural rebellions that mark the period.
- Existentialism and the artsCourse start date: Mon 22 Apr 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: John GoffExistentialist themes of anxiety, anguish, dread, freedom, melancholy, loneliness, death and absurdity pervade the arts from the era of Romanticism onwards. What is the cultural significance and consequence of giving expression to such concerns?
NB: no classes on 6th and 27th May.
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