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 new students can get 20% off their first online course using code CITYLIT20. (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. Italian 1: module 2 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your basic knowledge of Italian, focusing on your speaking and listening skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 2 intensive' or if you have studied the language for about 15 hours recently. Suggested progression route: 'Italian 1: module 3 intensive' (LBN03).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Spanish 1: module 1 intensive

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Spanish from scratch, focusing on your listening and speaking skills. Once you complete this course you can progress to 'Spanish 1: module 2' intensive.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Singing for absolute beginners

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Start your journey as a singer this summer with this short, enjoyable course. Take the first important steps to develop a healthy vocal technique and connect with your singing voice. An ability to pitch notes from the piano and voice is essential.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Composition techniques: intensive workshop

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Write a composition in a week, using the concepts of ground bass and variations. Good music theory knowledge (grade 5 or higher) and playing skills needed.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Learn English - learn about London, entry 2 - entry 3

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London at the same time? This course will help you feel more confident about living in London and using your English. You will visit interesting places and learn about the history of the city and the people who live there. You will also learn about important events in the city in the past and now. You will improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn a lot of new words to describe people and places and how to express yourself fluently and correctly.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. Learn English - discover London, its history, culture and people, level 1 - level 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to improve your English and learn about London, its history, culture and people at the same time? On this course, you will visit places of interest and learn about the history of these places especially about the different people and cultures who have lived there, and about important events which have shaped the city. You will do your own research and so improve your reading and writing skills as well as your speaking and listening. In addition, you will feel more at home in London and able to participate in its rich and diverse life.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Revive your beginner's French: module 1

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Rediscover your basic knowledge of French. The emphasis will be on developing your speaking and listening skills. Not suitable for complete beginners (unless you speak a romance language fluently e.g. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese).

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive stage 1

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £579.00
    Senior fee: £579.00
    Concession: £579.00

  9. Screen acting summer school

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    This practical, intensive course guides you through the key screen acting techniques required to get a truthful performance on camera.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  10. Italian 1: module 3

    Italian 1: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1: module 2' or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Japanese 1 fast-track: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue learning to speak Japanese. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading and writing Hiragana. Suitable if you have completed 'Japanese 1 fast-track: module 2' or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00
    Concession: £115.00

  12. Japanese beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana. Based on Japanese for Busy People 1, Kana version, revised 3rd edition (Kodansha International). Suitable for complete beginners.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Why do we obey? The politics of obedience

    New Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    We groan against bosses, berate politicians, demonstrate against most aspects of the social system, and then humbly take our orders from above. Is obedience imprinted in our genes? How submissive must people be for society to function? In this short course we will discuss the politics of obedience – drawing on psychology, anthropology, history, and political philosophy.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  14. Russian beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jul 2020 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: Online
    Improve your elementary Russian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on speaking and listening, and you will gain a basic grounding in Russian grammar.Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    The Odyssey reading group (in translation)

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War may now be over 2,500 years old but it still has much to tell us about the Ancient Greek world that is still relevant today. Explore this great work in translation.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

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