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Our Courses

La Casa de Porras (also known as the ‘Casa del Estudiante’) strives to enable students to gain new skills and experience, in exciting learning environments, and runs a wide range of cultural activities in the city of Granada.

Currently, we offer over 50 courses to choose from (see comprehensive list below). Each course consists of 24 hours of classes taught over 8 weeks. You can also obtain an official certificate from the UGR's Casa de Porras to prove that you took part in your course (please note that in order for a certificate to be awarded you must attend at least 80% of classes).

Autumn Courses: October - December 2016

Sign-up period: 26 September - 21 October

Course dates: 24 October - 21 December

Literature and the Performing Arts:

Theatre production at the UGR

  • Creative Writing
  • An Introduction to Circus Performance
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Belly Dance
  • Flamenco Dancing
  • Flamenco Guitar
  • Creating Short Films
  • Latin Rhythm and Dance
  • Tango
  • Magic
  • Theatre and Drama
  • Puppetry
  • Listening to and understanding music

Graphic Arts:

Photography courses

  • Watercolour Painting
  • Photography
  • Photography and Urban Imagery
  • Urban Sketching
  • Drawing
  • Cartoon Drawing
  • Textile Printing (Batik y Gutta)
  • An Introduction to Stop-motion Animation
  • Design and Digital Image Processing
  • Painting
  • Silk-screen Printing
  • Non-toxic Etching and Engraving
  • 3D Modelling


Ceramics class

  • Furniture Recycling and Restoration
  • Natural Cosmetics
  • Leather Crafting
  • Bookbinding
  • Pottery and Ceramics
  • Porcelain

Physical and Mental Well-being:

Yoga, Casa de Porras

  • Qigong
  • Thai Massage
  • Yoga
  • Shiatsu Massage and Reiki
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Pilates
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Stretching
  • Tai chi

Lifestyle Courses:

Secret routes, Casa de Porras

  • Wine Tasting
  • Olive Oil Culture and Tasting
  • Biscuit Decoration: Macaroons and Cupcakes
  • Cookery Course for Students
  • Creating Blogs and Online Shops
  • Sign Language
  • Voice Training for Singing and Speaking
  • Creating Urban Vegetable Gardens
  • Secret and Underground Routes in Granada
  • Hiking Routes
  • Laughter Therapy


You can view the course descriptions, timetables and information about the teachers via the following link:

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