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Whether you want to try something new, revive your passion, or take your skills to the next level; we have a huge range of courses for you to explore. Discover Languages, Art & Design, Drama, Music & Dance, Technology & Business, Writing, British Sign Language and much more!

All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.

We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden

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  1. Pinhole photography
    Course start date:  Fri 1 Nov 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Scott Perry
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  2. Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Photography studio lighting
    Course start date:  Fri 21 Feb 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  4. Assertiveness
    Course start date:  Fri 17 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Debora Collister
    Would you like to be more assertive? Develop the skill of communicating effectively and on equal terms with others in these practical workshops designed to help you gain self-esteem and confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00
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  5. Acting: beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 21 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lawrence Lambert
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and creative environment.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £142.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  6. Return to Spanish (elementary)
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    If you have learned Spanish in the past, but it has been a while, then come and join this lively course to refresh your elementary Spanish. You wil review, revise and practice in a course that is tailored to your needs. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 lower course starting in September or a summer course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Drawing: charcoal techniques
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Mar 2025 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Piano/keyboards 3A
    Course start date:  Fri 20 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Edward Henderson
    This fourth year of our piano programme begins with repertoire of a grade 2 standard. Improve your hand co-ordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
    Rating:
    88% of 100
  10. Creative non-fiction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Laffan
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
  11. Piano/keyboards 3C
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ana Claudia Magalhaes
    Work on grade 3 standard repertoire to improve your hand coordination, musical phrasing, reading and finger technique, and improve your confidence.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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