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  1. Introduction to programming
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Roden Derveni
    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 or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  2. An introduction to European decorative arts at the V&A
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Andreas Petzold
    The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of European decorative arts in the world. This course aims to provide an introduction to these rich collections. It will focus on the period 1500 to 1900, but references later developments. The main media will be explored including textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and silver.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £71.00 Concession £58.00
  3. Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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  4. Generative AI: a short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Kate Scott
    This 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.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
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  5. Beginners BSL
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alesia Parshutsina
    Are you interested in learning BSL? Join us to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £90.00
  6. Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  7. Makers not muses: Claude Cahun, Eileen Agar and Isabel Rawsthorne
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Explore the work of three radical artists whose work and practice defied convention in modern art from the 1920s to 1960s. Discover how each artist challenged and transcended society’s expectations of being a ‘muse’ by living freely and making art in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to collage, photography and performance.



    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 £45.00
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  8. Arabic beginners: short introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Nora Allali-Carling
    Get off to a flying start in Arabic. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Arabic language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  9. Private portraits: painted miniatures in early modern Europe
    Course start date:  Fri 26 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Elizabeth Eyres
    Portrait miniatures are some of the most exquisite and beguiling likenesses ever produced. Their tiny scale and painstaking creation give them an intricacy, intimacy and sense of intrigue. These often reflect the circumstances in which they were gifted to their new owners by the person commissioning them, and both the images and their wider contexts repay our close study on this course.
    Full fee £99.00
  10. Alexander technique: online workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Cristina Codina Llavina
    Discover how to return your body to its natural state of balance and poise in this beginner's guide to the Alexander Technique. Learn to become mindful of muscular and mental tension in two Saturday sessions.



    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 £89.00
  11. Ways into screenwriting: getting started
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 6 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alan Nixon
    Want to write scripts but don't know how to start? Discover the basics of screenwriting - character, conflict and more - on this short online course that will help you shape your ideas and get your story going.



    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
  12. Universal horror: classic horror cinema from Universal Studios
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Jon Wisbey
    Universal had its greatest successes of the classical era with a series of horror films with which it will forever be associated. It's classic horror figures define the golden age of horror cinema, while the memorable performances of stars such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi established them as horror legends. Explore and enjoy these classic horror films and their lasting legacy for the genre.



    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
  13. Japanese beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Learn Japanese with an emphasis on practical use and the development of your listening and speaking skills on this intensive course.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00
  14. Korean beginners: short introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jaeran Won
    Get off to a flying start in Korean. This is a stand alone course to give you a basic introduction to the Korean language.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £51.00
  15. Storyboarding and animatics for animators and filmmakers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stephanie Griffiths
    Storyboards and animatics are crucial for planning, developing and communicating your film and animation projects to clients, funders or collaborators. Learn how to represent your project in still and moving image format showing different camera shots, framing, camera movement, action, timing and sound.
    Full fee £99.00
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