Welcome Pack for Short Courses



Thank you for signing up to a short course at Goldsmiths. The idea behind the short course scheme is to go back to Goldsmiths' roots in providing adult education and access for all. What distinguishes us from many of our competitiors is that our short courses are taught by the very same academics who teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We welcome you to our diverse community and hope that your experience here is so positive that you come back time and time again! At the end of your course you will have an opportunity to provide feedback - please do take the time to tell us how we are doing so that we can build on what we have started. In the meantime, if you have any queries along the way, then please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope you enjoy your learning journey.

Any questions please email the team at


For some short courses, you will be expected to read material in various formats (online, photocopied) before and during the course.  You may also be expected to undertake assignments/homework throughout the course.  Your course tutor will provide you with more information about course content either by email prior to course commencement or at your first class.

Getting to Goldsmiths

Most of our short courses will take place in the Richard Hoggart Building. When you sign up for a short course we'll let you know where your class is taking place.

Please see further details about how to get to Goldsmiths here

Joining the course

  • Most courses take place at the Richard Hoggart Building
  • Reception staff will be on hand to welcome you on weekdays
  • Please try and arrive in plenty of time, ideally at least 5 minutes before the start of your course on the first day of your course
  • Please bring along your Eventbrite confirmation slip
  • You will be shown to your room the first week. You will be in the same room every week
  • You will not need a security pass to get to your room


Refreshments: For refreshments you will be able to access ‘Loafers’, the on-site café situated on the ground floor in the Richard Hoggart Building, and which offers low cost food and beverages and will be open until 8.30pm every evening.

Technical: If technical equipment is required for teaching purposes e.g. access to a computer, then this will be provided (unless you are informed otherwise).  

Library: You are entitled to join the Goldsmiths Library for reference only access (until 9pm daily) for the duration of the course.  Please take your Eventbrite confirmation to the Library to sign up for a temporary Library card or see your course tutor for more information.

After your course

Certificates: you will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of your course.  Please note that certificates will be issued at the end of each term.

Feedback: you will be given a feedback form on your final day to complete – you can remain anonymous if you like.  We value your feedback so please do complete.  If for any reason you are unable to complete on the final day, please get in touch and we will send you one.  If you would be prepared to be part of a series of filmed testemonials for future advertising of short courses, then we would love to hear from you!

Follow up courses: do ask your tutor if there are further courses you could take to complement your learning, and indeed if your group would like to suggest a follow up course we can accommodate this.

Useful Contacts





Becky Shaw

Enterprise Co-ordinator

07734 603466

Aidan Sheridan

Enterprise Manager

07868 697296

Short Courses Office


0207 896 2626

Room Allocations

Please find your course and the allocated room in the table below:


Short Course Room
ACT at Work: Practioners Course LGB Council Room
Adolescents as Victims and Perpetrators RHB 251
Advanced Field Recording and the Soundscape RHB 150
Art Pyschotherapy - Taster Course St James' Annex Art Studios (10/11)
Bad Girls: Representations of Race and Gender in Popular Culture RHB 350
Black Britain - A History of Struggle and Triumph RHB 255
Comedy Improvisation Skills for Beginners RHB 154
Culture, Society and the Making of Humanity: Introduction to Anthropology RHB 141
Digital UX: Evaluate and Optimise PSH 305
Field Recording and the Soundscape RHB 150
From Music to Industry: Creative Strategies for Emerging Artists, Bands and Managers RHB 268
Fundraising and Marketing with Crowdfunding RHB 258
Getting to grips with Max 7: Exploring music, sonic and audiovisual art with Cycling 74's Max 7 and Max for Live RHB 269
How to Run Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaigns (June) RHB 251
 (May) RHB 150
How to Write Short Stories that Restonate RHB 150
Ideas for Successful Scriptwriting  PSH 332
Introduction to Ableton Live RHB 269
Introduction to Art Psychotherapy St James' Annex Art Studios (10 & 11)
Introduction to Composing for Film RHB 309
Introduction to Cultural Theory RHB 353
Masters of Sex? Feminisms, Sexuality and the Media RHB 352
Music Production: Mixing and Mastering EMS
Music Production: Programming of Synthesisers RHB 269 & EMS
Music Production: Studio Recording EMS
Myth, Ritual and Magic: Introducing the Anthropology of Religion RHB 325
Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals RHB 280 & 167 (Last)
Unplugged: Songwriting Workshop RHB 163 & 164
Writing about Ourselves and Others: Ethics and Life-Writing RHB 141
Writing the City: Creative Writing Inspired by London RHB 307

Building Codes:


BPB Ben Pimlott Building
DTH Deptford Town Hall
EMS Electronic Music Studios
LGB Laurie Grove Baths
PSH Professor Stuart Hall Building
RHB Richard Hoggart Building
RUTH Rutherford Building