Courses

Whether you want to try something new, revisit a past passion, or take your skills to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

You can now study in the comfort of your home with our online courses.

For a limited time you can enjoy 20% off our online courses with a start date from 1 September 2020 using discount code: NEWONLINE. (Terms & Conditions apply )

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera. Many classes use Google Classroom.

Use the filter on the left hand side to search by location (online), category, time of day, price and more to ensure you find the perfect course for you.

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  1. City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    City Lit gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Jazz drumming

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    You will combine playing in swing and Latin grooves with a brief tour of the work of famous jazz drummers. For experienced drummers who are new to jazz.

    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: £54.00

  3. Introduction to programming

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    This is a beginner's course designed for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the exciting world of programming and see what all the fuss is about. Perfect if you want to make your first step in learning any of the programming languages at City Lit.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  4. Song lyric writing: create and combine with melody

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Create original, catchy and memorable lyrics from scratch. Learn how to generate lyrics from your everyday experiences. Look at structure, creating a hook and finding your unique writing style. tutor : Polly Hwewtt.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

  5. Chinese 3 upper revision

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    A revision course for students who have completed the Chinese 3 upper course.

    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: £36.00

  6. Social media content strategy

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    In order to successfully use social media for business, it is essential to have a clear strategy and create good content to encourage audience engagement. You'll learn both in this class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  7. Movements in art: Impressionism

    Course Date: Thu 9 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Study the work of a controversial group of painters working in and around Paris from the late 1860s and 1870s and explore how these artists re-thought their creative practice in response to modern life.

    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: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Podcasting: introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully fledged podcast which you will produce in the class.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  9. Japanese: an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to Japan to provide a foundation in the Japanese language.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. Great musicians: Noël Coward

    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Wit, performer, actor, writer, director and composer Noël Coward epitomised elegance and was the epitome of sophisticated Englishness for his generation. We investigate his life, work, successes and legacy. Prepare to be amused!

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  11. Piano repertoire: shorts

    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Boost your confidence, refresh your practice routine and explore new repertoire with these termly short classes. For pianists at Grade 7+ standard. You must prepare repertoire from the selection listed below.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Chinese (Mandarin): an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient China to provide a foundation in Chinese (Mandarin). Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Setting up a private counselling practice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Wondering if this is the way forward? Explore the practical, emotional, financial, legal and ethical aspects of private practice and increase your knowledge and confidence. This course is aimed at counsellors, other helping professionals and trainees.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Songwriting: form and function

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Develop your ability to make songs through practical exercises. Examine well known songs from pop, rock and jazz in order to understand their chord progressions, accompaniment, bass lines and rhythm. Ideal for players and singers with a good working knowledge of harmony.

    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: £54.00

  15. A journey through Boccaccio's Decameron

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The Decameron is one of the early literary works in the Italian language and it had a significant influence on many other writers. Come and discover the genesis of the novel and some of the stories that still resonate with readers today.

    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: £30.00

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