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Creative Time Management Short Course

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Learning how to manage your time effectively needn’t be a dull and rigid process. This one day creative time management training course introduces the concept of creativity into managing your daily projects.

Why choose this course?

Would you like to make creativity more central to your life and livelihood? Are you trying to work out how to re-organise your life to make creativity more constructive to your wellbeing? Do you want to use your creativity to improve your time management skills?

Creativity is highly beneficial in both our personal and professional lives; it drives our curiosity about the world and an open approach to new ways of thinking. However, it can be difficult to prioritise creativity in our busy, online world, or to be as productively creative as we would like.

City's brand new Creative Time Management strategies one-day course is designed to enable participants to be more creative in their lives. Aimed at anyone who would like to see how they can become more creative and led by an expert in the field, this course will provide you with the skills to manage your time more effectively and channel your creativity into productivity.

Prize-winning author and tutor on City, University of London’s Novel Studio, Emma Claire Sweeney, leads this intensive one-daytime management course. She draws on the lessons she has learned as a professional writer and self-employed creative.

City Short Courses has an excellent reputation for helping creative people to identify the strengths that will help their projects thrive. By enrolling on one of our short courses or one-day workshops, you will join our supportive community of creatives that shares your drive, and understands your fears.

All of our short courses and one day masterclasses are taught in our central London location at City, University of London’s main campus.

Course overview

This creative time management strategies masterclass is aimed at those who want to re-organise their lives to make creativity more central and more constructive. We will explore methods for harnessing inspiration, carving out time, intensifying productivity, building stamina and developing resilience.

We will begin by clarifying our creativity goals and exploring their significance, before moving on to identifying the habits that help and hinder our progress. By the end of this session, we will each have devised blueprints for commencing, continuing and completing our creative projects to challenging yet achievable deadlines.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

How will I learn?

  • Clarify your creativity goals
  • Explore the significance of your ambitions
  • Identify the habits that help and hinder your progress
  • Learn key time-management skills to optimise your creativity
  • Devise a blueprint for commencing, continuing and completing your creative projects
  • Commit to challenging yet achievable deadlines



English requirements

Delegates of the Creative Time Management masterclass must have proficient written and spoken English.

Teaching & assessment

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by three criteria:

  • your contribution to class discussions;
  • your in-class exercises;
  • your blue print for progressing your project.

Throughout the day, you will receive ongoing feedback from both your tutor and your peers.

Tutor information

  • Emma Claire Sweeney

    Emma Claire Sweeney has won Arts Council, Royal Literary Fund and Escalator Awards, and has been shortlisted for several others, including the Asham, Wasafiri and Fish. As well as teaching on the Novel Studio, she also lectures at New York University; co-runs – a website on female literary friendship; and publishes literary journalism in the likes of The GuardianThe Independent on Sunday and The Times

    Owl Song at Dawn, a novel inspired by her autistic sister, was published by Legend Press in 2016.

    A Secret Sisterhood – a non-fiction book on the hidden literary friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, which she co-wrote with her own friend and Novel Studio colleague, Emily Midorikawa, was published in 2017 with Aurum Press in the UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the USA.