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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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If you can't decide which subject to study, why not try some of our short taster courses?
- Film studies tasterCourse start date: Sat 2 Dec 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Jon WisbeyLearn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (January - March 2024).Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
- Ways into creative writingCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 15 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Grant CorrWant to have a go at creative writing in a supportive environment? Join one of these introductory courses. Guided exercises will give you the tools to explore language creatively and find your own writing voice.
- Acting: improversCourse start date: Sun 5 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes in this improvers class. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
- Acting: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 18 Sep 2023 (and 10 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydeExplore 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.
- Drawing 1Course start date: Fri 29 Sep 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Eleanor BedlowExplore the creative possibilities of drawing, gain confidence and broaden your expectations and understanding. Learn and develop key drawing concepts: function of line, tone, texture, form, composition and mark making through a carefully structured approach. Suitable for beginners.
- Drawing 2Course start date: Thu 12 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ruth BrisonDevelop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
- Picture framing and mounting for beginnersCourse start date: Thu 9 Nov 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Esther HeyhoeLearn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Generative AI: a short introductionCourse start date: Sat 25 Nov 2023 (and 8 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Kate ScottThis is a short introduction to Generative AI for non-technical beginners who want to find out what all the fuss is about over ChatGPT, DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
- Picture book writingCourse start date: Sun 29 Oct 2023 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Andrew WealeWould you like to write a picture book text for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories, develop their ideas and technique.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Drawing for beginnersCourse start date: Wed 22 Nov 2023 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Joe RichardsonStart drawing and learn traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, we will introduce key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
- Intermediate PythonCourse start date: Tue 21 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)Tutors: Timothy MarleyTake your Python coding skills to the next level. Extend your programming skills by learning how to create secure and reusable code using sub-routines and modules, use advanced lists and dictionaries to create more complex programs that solve real world problems, use inbuilt libraries to boost the functionality of your programs and learn how to build graphical interfaces to your code that work on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Introduction to music productionCourse start date: Sun 3 Dec 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaCome and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
- Mixing and music production techniquesCourse start date: Tue 14 Nov 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Max La VillaIdeal if you know the basics of music production but want your music to sound more polished and professional. Tips and tricks for mixing, using compressors, limiters, EQ, reverb and other devices.
- Writing for blogsCourse start date: Fri 17 Nov 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Terry FreedmanGot a passion, a journey or an obsession to share? Blogging is the perfect medium through which to share your interests with the world. This taster course teaches the essential skills required to write blogposts that will resonate.
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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