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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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- 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.
- Writing fictionCourse start date: Tue 19 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alex PickettDevelop your creative writing skills on this practical intermediate course. You'll explore the fundamentals of fiction-writing craft, such as character and structure, and unlock your imagination to produce compelling prose. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
- Developing your novelCourse start date: Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 6 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah LeipcigerHave you started work on your novel? This course is suitable for experienced creative writers who want to make progress with a novel draft. Learn more about the art of novel writing and move your project forward in a supportive workshop environment.
- Developing your screenwritingCourse start date: Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Alan NixonContinue your screenwriting journey in this practical intermediate course. Writing exercises, presentations and screenings will teach you key skills, and you’ll begin to produce work and an outline for a full-length project.
- Counselling: an introductionCourse start date: Mon 11 Sep 2023 (and 23 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Adam FoordEnhance your personal skills, learn more about yourself and take your first step in counselling training on this primarily experiential course, underpinned by the 3 main theoretical approaches in counselling.
We have courses running daytimes, evenings and weekends. Whatever your schedule, you can find a course that works for you!
- 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.
- Developing your poetryCourse start date: Thu 28 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Christina DunhillFor those familiar with the basics of poetic form, this intermediate course explores craft and content through reading exercises, writing exercises and constructive feedback. Ideal if you have already attended 'Ways into poetry'.
- Pottery: evening courseCourse start date: Tue 12 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Trish SpenceFor those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
- Short story writingCourse start date: Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor PennyA hands-on introduction to the art of writing short stories. You will receive technical advice, creative exercises to generate ideas, and feedback to develop your writing skills.
- City Lit textiles: surface, structure, stitchCourse start date: Tue 9 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Louise BaldwinInvestigate textile structures and surfaces through this project based course. Develop an experimental portfolio of 2D and 3D stitched samples, sketchbook research and aim towards a finished piece.
- Advanced playwritingCourse start date: Tue 16 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Brian MullinDive deeper into the key elements of writing for the theatre, gain fresh critical insight into your own writing, and produce a new draft of your work. This course is designed for experienced playwrights who have work in-progress.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £115.00
- Advanced fiction writing workshopCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah LeipcigerFor 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.
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