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From acting and animation to sketching and social media, we are regularly expanding our offering and adding new courses for you to choose from.

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  1. World War 2: collaboration and resistance in Hitler's Europe
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 5 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Spyridon Tsoutsoumpis
    The course looks at the origins, articulations and legacies of resistance and collaboration in Hitler’s Europe (1939-1945).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £85.00
  2. Sculpture: inspired by Charles McGee
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Get inspired by the energetic and dynamic work of Detroit artist Charles McGee. Use his paintings, assembledges and sculptures as a starting point to create your own unique relief or sculpture work.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
  3. Magazine and editorial layout design
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gillian Fielden
    On this course you will explore grids, layouts and the relationship between text and image in the context of magazine design. You will be examine current magazine layouts, trends and various ways of generating visual ideas and design work.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Lunchtime lecture: the lure of Venice, art on the Grand Tour
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    What’s so inspiring about Venice? See the city through the art of Grand Tourists. Look at the atmosphere, light and myth of Venice through the art of Turner and his contemporaries.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £8.00 Concession £7.00
  5. The Viking Age in 50 objects, c. 750-1100 CE
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cassidy Croci
    We will explore how people lived, worshiped, fought, and identified themselves in the Viking Age (c. 750-1100 CE) using 50 objects.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £45.00
  6. French beginners at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Do you want to start learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Large-scale mixed media projects
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    An exciting short experimental course to explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found images, drawing, painting and paper to create unexpectedly beautiful or powerful images on a large scale. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  8. Nosferatu at 100
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Cristina Massaccesi
    F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (1922) is acknowledged as one of the all-time greats of cinema, expressing as one critic describes it, the ‘poetry of fear’. Join us for a study day, during which we will celebrate the centenary of this enduring silent classic, while also exploring precisely why this film continues to exercise such power over spectators. As part of the day, we will screen the film accompanied by a live piano performance, allowing you to experience the film as its original audiences would have seen (and heard) it. This day of reflection and celebration will involve a series of talks by internationally renowned scholars and critics while also providing an opportunity to discuss the film in depth. One hundred years on from its original release, accompany us as we commemorate this landmark filmic ‘fantasia of evil’.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  9. The life and times of Ignatius Sancho: slave, composer, man of letters, grocer and first Black British voter
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  William Sterling
    Explore the life of the 18th century black Londoner, Ignatius Sancho. Orphaned on a slave ship bound for South America he had many lives in London: in service to noble family in Greenwich, a businessman, elector, correspondent with Laurence Sterne and others and composer of music. After his early death many of his letters were published and helped to raise awareness of the plight of black slaves and ex-slaves and fuel the drive to the abolition of slavery.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £10.00
  10. A critical history of American television
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Rixon
    This online course explores the development of television in America, focusing on the role of the main national commercial networks which emerged with the development of radio. The course will look at the power struggles which occurred between the networks, the sponsors (advertisers) and the Hollywood studios as each vied to take advantage of this new medium. The course will also reflect on key moments in the history of American television which have been viewed by some as golden ages.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  11. Storytelling: a workshop for writers
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicole Acquah
    Combine writing with oral storytelling in this engaging workshop on the techniques of storytellers.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
  12. Dickens and Trollope: Giants of the 19th Century Novel
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott
    The Victorian period produced some of Britain’s most well-known canonical authors, all of whom drew inspiration from the challenges of their times. Together we’ll explore three novels from some of the period’s most popular writers and consider what anxieties they attempted to understand, and often satirise, through their works. We’ll meet a unique cast of characters along the way, including opium addicts, macabre folk parades, and industrial tycoons.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  13. Non-fiction writing: getting started
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lorna V
    Unravel the various kinds for non-fiction writing, from journalistic to essayistic, personal to activist.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
  14. City Lit animation
    Course start date:  Tue 18 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths, John Horabin, Litza Jansz
    Passionate about animation? Fancy spending a year building skills in traditional and digital animation techniques and producing your own animation project? Taught by professional animators, this exciting fast-track practical course gives you the opportunity to explore both commercial and experimental approaches to animation using professional equipment and software. Whether you’re a complete beginner or have some animation experience you can join our award winning alumni.



    A fantastic start to a new career or simply a chance to pursue your passion with like-minded people.
    Full fee £2,169.00 Senior fee £1,735.00

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