Whether you are looking to take up a new hobby, pick up a new skill or learn more about your area of interest, we have the course for you.
From acting and animation to sketching and social media, we are regularly expanding our offering and adding new courses for you to choose from.
- British sci-fi cinema of the 1950s and 1960sCourse start date: Sat 3 Feb 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Jon WisbeyIn contrast to American science fiction (SF) cinema of the same period, British SF cinema of the 1950s and 1960s often adopts a low-key and realist approach, with narratives featuring small groups, or communities, under threat from aliens or technological disaster. Explore a range of films and the way in which they constitute a distinctive branch of the genre, and of British cinema more generally.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
- Lunchtime lecture: Ellen Gallagher, drawing the archiveCourse start date: Wed 7 Feb 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Sarah JaffrayExplore the artistic practice of contemporary artist Ellen Gallagher and how the research of history is at the core of the art she creates. This lecture will focus on her drawing practice, emphasising works in the collection of the British Museum and shown recently in London at the Tate, Hayward Gallery and Royal Academy.
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 £10.00 Concession £7.00
- Learn NumPy: introductionCourse start date: Wed 7 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Arda BalkirIn this introductory course on NumPy you will learn Python's most powerful library for numerical operations. Crafted for beginners, this course aims to build a robust foundation for mastering numerical computations using Python.
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 £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
- Working with the Arts in Counselling: an IntroductionCourse start date: Fri 9 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Vyvian ShawAn CPD course opportunity for those who have some level of counselling theory, Level 3 qualification or in Level 4 training or are qualified counsellors to experience and learn about the power of using the creative arts in therapy.Full fee £289.00
- Web development: introduction to ReactCourse start date: Mon 12 Feb 2024
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
- French pronunciation through songsCourse start date: Thu 15 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Estelle HélouinWhether you are a shower singer, an experienced singer or just like listening to songs in French, this course is for anyone who would like to improve their French pronunciation while enjoying beautiful songs from different French speaking countries.Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
- Cabinets to White Cubes: a history of collecting art in the UKCourse start date: Tue 20 Feb 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Chantal CondronHave you ever wondered how works of art and cultural objects have been collected for public museums and galleries in Britain? Who collected these objects? What functions have public collections played in society? Why ‘collect for the nation’?
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £97.00
- Introduction to Egyptian and Arab cinemaCourse start date: Tue 20 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Gillian McIverAre you curious about world cinema? Do you want to learn more about a dynamic but often neglected region of cinema culture – the Arab world? This course will introduce you to some of the classic films of the of the Egyptian cinema and its stars like Omar Sharif, including The Land (1970) and Cairo Station (1958), alongside recent films such as Chaos, Disorder (2012) and Lebanese film Capernaum (2018). Each session will include a film screening, short lecture and group discussion.Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
- The Kurosawa-effectCourse start date: Wed 21 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jean-Baptiste de VaulxAkira Kurosawa is one of the leading figures of Japanese cinema with a career – from Shanshiro Sugata (1943) to Madadayo (1993) – as varied as it was influential. Most famous for directing a series of iconic samurai films, including Yojimbo (1961), Hidden Fortress (1958) and Seven Samurai (1954), his filmography also includes crime dramas and police thrillers (Stray Dog 1958), literary adaptations (Throne of Blood 1957) and profound meditations on life and death (Ikiru 1952). This six-week course, led by Professor Stacey Abbott, will examine the richness of Kurosawa’s work and his lasting global legacy through his dynamic visual style; innovative storytelling; revitalised approaches to genre and adaptation; and preoccupation with themes of family, society, and honour.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Ways into advanced art history: historiographyCourse start date: Wed 21 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Sarah JaffrayDevelop a greater understanding of art history and how to analyse the cultural meaning of an artwork by going in-depth with the ideas of prominent art historians. This course looks at the history of art history – the history of interpretation.Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £97.00
- Feminism for the 21st century: many genders and even more troubleCourse start date: Fri 23 Feb 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Katie GossIn the twenty-first century, feminist theories of othering and oppression, identity and relation, sex and sexuality come into new life. From trans-medicine and Artificial Reproductive Technologies to climate crisis and internet activism, feminism remains at the forefront of struggles for a more just and inhabitable world. This course will explore how feminist thought is undergoing interesting transformations to meet these and other challenges of our times.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £77.00
- Learn to laser cutCourse start date: Fri 23 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeA short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to create your own laser cut samples.Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
- Learn to print digital textilesCourse start date: Sat 24 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Suk Han LeeUsing Floral design as the focus, learn how you can develop and print digitally printed textile designs on this introductory course. This course is taught in our digital lab at City Lit. Please note that we use macs and adobe creative cloud software on this course. Some experience in using IOS and Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop will be beneficial for this course.Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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