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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.
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- Instagram for business: introductionCourse start date: Fri 3 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Amber Raney-KincadeLearn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
- Art history tasterCourse start date: Wed 6 Dec 2023 (and 11 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah JaffrayCurious about art history? Join us for this taster session where we explore different ways into visual art and its histories from the ancient to the contemporary.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- 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).
- 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!
- French tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie JézéquelGet a flavour of French and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.
- French 2 upper: tasterCourse start date: Mon 11 Dec 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pascale VuittenezCome and discover what a lower intermediate French class feels like.
This course is suitable if you have studied French for 2-3 years recently or have done a GCSE some time ago.
- Spanish tasterCourse start date: Tue 5 Dec 2023 (and 3 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.
- 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.
- Try it out: jewellery makingCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Elizabeth BoneMake a pendant in two evenings. During this action packed course, you will gain the fundamental skills needed to make a simple pendant in copper and/or brass.Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
- 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
- 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.
- Clay sculpture: life and portraitCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Valerie MerloFollow in the footsteps of Michelangelo and Rodin and learn how to capture the human figure, both physically and emotionally, on this fascinating practical sculpting course. You will work from a life model to develop your own clay sculpture of the human form.
- 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.
- BSL level 2Course start date: Mon 2 Oct 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Susan WhalleyHave you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
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