Short Courses Online

At City Lit we have hundreds of short online courses taught live by expert tutors in 6 weeks or less. Our courses are designed to provide you with valuable knowledge and skills in a condensed timeframe. With live instruction from experienced professionals, you'll have the opportunity to engage with the material, ask questions, and receive personalized feedback. Whether you're looking to learn a new skill, advance your career, or simply explore a topic of interest, our short online courses offer a convenient and engaging learning experience.

Browse our selection of short courses and start your learning journey today! See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Writing and rewriting fairytales
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Victoria M. Adams
    Once upon a time there was a City Lit workshop all about writing fairytales. The quest: to inspire writers to pen stories of love, fear, forests, revenge, dragons, witches, kings, queens, frogs and magic.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  2. Introduction to therapeutic writing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 3 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Charmaine Pollard
    Poetry therapy is the intentional use of poetry and other forms of literature for healing and personal growth. Learn how to introduce therapeutic writing into your work, to help people improve their health and wellbeing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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  3. Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  4. Podcasting: introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
    Rating:
    91% of 100
  5. Spanish 3/4: grammar workshop - subjunctive
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roser Martínez-Sánchez
    Consolida los usos básicos del subjuntivo a través de actividades escritas y orales. Este curso es ideal para estudiantes de Spanish 3 lower/upper o si te estás preparando para el DELE B1 exam.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  6. Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  7. Korean: language, customs and lifestyle
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Find out more about the fascinating language, culture and traditions of Korea.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
  8. Craft focus: narrative time in fiction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Vicky Grut
    All fiction is bound by time: a story must begin and end. In this practical short course learn how time functions in fiction and, through practical writing exercises, how you can manipulate it to great effect. Suitable for those with some creative writing experience.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  9. Focus on: iconography
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 17 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Leslie Primo
    Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art.



    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
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  10. Instagram for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 20 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    Learn how to use Instagram, the visual social media site, to market your business and communicate with your customers.
    Full fee £99.00
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  11. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  12. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    This taster of forthcoming film courses at City Lit in 2024 offers you the chance to think about which ones to take while also providing an opportunity to explore some of the key areas in film studies more generally.



    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 £10.00
  13. Overcoming procrastination
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Debora Collister
    Do you constantly put things off? Do you put aside small tasks, like paying a bill, or big life choices, like ending a relationship? Explore why you procrastinate and learn techniques to help make decisions.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
    Rating:
    87% of 100
  14. Literature taster
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Patricia Sweeney
    Do you want to explore how to go about understanding a poem? How to do a close reading of a work of fiction? Come and join this online taster session to find out what makes a literature class at City Lit so special.







    The course also presents an overview of our literature offering for term three in fiction, poetry, drama and literary non-fiction (April-July 2024).



    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 £10.00
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  15. Write your screenplay: from idea to first draft
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clive Ford
    A good screenplay starts with a good story but it also needs structure, good characters and interesting twists. This is a course for writers who have an idea they think is ready to go. We’ll look at the best ways to grab the viewers’ attention from the off, and at the end of the course you’ll get a chance to pitch your ideas.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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