Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

Higher National Diploma in Photography

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating one-year full time course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industries. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to the rapidly evolving world of photography.

Emphasis throughout the year will be on refining your research skills, analytical thinking and conceptual development, whilst exploring contemporary photographic practices. You will be working with medium and large format cameras using advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio to develop your ideas and photographic style. You will have the opportunity to explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as we believe that they form the foundation for understanding photographic principles. As digital post-production is an essential skill for any practicing photographer, you will be entirely supported and greatly encouraged to enhance your pre-existing skills.

At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work and to promote your self in your chosen pathway. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

The Higher National Diploma (HND) at level 5 is equivalent to the second year of a degree course. It is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course. Applicants should have previously completed a level 4 HNC program.

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction to a wide range of photographic practices. The course is intensive and offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography. The HNC can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very strong position when applying for undergraduate or even post graduate studies at a later date.

Commitment to study at the college is for two days a week for 30 weeks in the academic year. Over the year you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different course units. Some units are more theoretical and will contextualise different photographic approaches against a background of historical and political relevance. Other units explore more practical aspects of photography such as studio lighting, digital postproduction and analogue photography. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover and explore the area of photography you are particularly passionate about. The HNC team will provide the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.

To do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The HNC requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to work independently. The course is supported by a well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities. It is taught by a strong team of experienced tutors and professional photographers who will offer a creative environment for you to develop your photographic futures.

UAL Diploma in Art and Design – Interior Design & Architecture – Level 2

This course runs over 2 days per week – Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 to 4:00 (3 days for students who are under 19)

This course in interior design and architecture gives you the opportunity to explore the vast subject of Interior Design and Architecture.
Based in our specialist design studios you will work on projects that mirror those in industry, taught by experienced interior designers and architects. The course also includes visits to museums, comprehensive careers advice and for Under-19s teaching in English, maths and ICT.
You will explore through a series of exciting and challenging projects how to work to a brief, survey and plan small to medium-scale residential and retail spaces. You will experience the process of creativity through testing ideas, architectural model making, freehand and orthographic drawing, styling with colour and materials, photography and computer-aided design drawing. Discovering what other designers are doing now and in the past will underpin each project.
On completing the course you can choose to progress onto the Level 3 Diploma, present your completed portfolio for university, or apply for one of the many jobs in the design industry.
Adults will be required to attend for 2 days a week and Under-19s for three days per week.

Vectorworks for Interior Design- 2D Basic Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Conduct a survey of a given space and draw a floor plan from your survey using 2D drawing skills.
– Use the following editing tools – cut, copy, paste, duplicate array, mirror, rotate, move and send to draw more efficiently.
– Create more complex objects using Add, Clip and Combine surfaces tool and the graphic attributes tool.
– Add text and dimensions to drawings.

Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Advance Drawing Skills

This course will introduce you to the best practices and approaches to working in Vectorworks. Each 2.5 hour session will cover the following:
– Create a floor plan drawing of a contemporary apartment using the tools explored in Vectorworks for Interior Design – 2D Basic Drawing Skills course.
– Create interior elevations. Add colour and silhouette figures.
– Use the graphic attributes tool to add texture and patterns to your drawings.
– Use furniture symbols from Vectorworks library and create your own.
– Prepare drawings for presentation using Viewports.

Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign

This course provides a thorough introduction to the three leading components of Adobe’s industry-preferred Creative Suite software package. Learn how to edit images, create graphics and layout text for print and online magazines, posters, websites, social media apps and more.
Taught by experienced design professionals by the end of this course you should expect to have become proficient in the following:

Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is the design industry’s preferred software for working with and editing graphics and images.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:

• Crop and resizing images
• Enhance image quality
• Add text to images
• Prepare images for social media
• Create composite images
• Apply colour filters
• Create web banners

Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator is the industry-preferred graphics software that lets you create logos, icons, drawings, typography, and complex illustrations for print or online.
In this introductory course you will learn how to:
• Learn how to create professional designs and illustrations in Illustrator
• Master the Pen tool
• Create and edit shapes
• Learn simple designs
• Design logos and web icons

InDesign
Adobe InDesign is the industry-preferred software for producing covers and layouts for magazines, newsletters, reports and other printed publications. It is widely used in media companies as well as in marketing and communications.

In this introductory course you will learn how to:
• Create a new document InDesign
• Create layouts
• Add and format text
• Add graphics
• Apply colour and other effects

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning including a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you to make your own text or design material

Introduction to Interior Design and Styling

Join the Introduction to Interior Design courses and discover a new career in Design. This course is the equivalent of one unit of a Level 1 Qualification in Interior Design
Taught by R. Rubio an Interior Architect who will introduce you to the principles of Interior Design and the latest trends in the Interior design and Architecture.
You will learn How to design challenging spaces with a design brief and at the end of the course. You will have completed a design project which will open the door to study further and progress to the next level 2, related employment or manage your personal renovations.
Content: Exploring creative solutions for interior, styling, technical drawing, sample boards, model making, colour theory and employability.
Do not miss to this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast! For further information contact r.rubio@kcc.ac.uk

Introduction to Social Media

This course is an introduction to social media, a way of communication that has become essential to modern life.

Phone apps such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Linked-In and Instagram are much more than a way of sharing texts and photographs; they are fast becoming a primary way to catch up with friends and family and news about the world.

Social media is also now essential in accessing services, and for businesses to find new customers.

Taught by experienced social media users, by the end of this course you will have covered:

• What is social media; what are the different types.
• Introduction to Twitter, Linked-In, Instagram, Pinterest, WhatsApp and their uses.
• How to join a social network and create your first message in these and other social media.
• How to search for people and organisations you wish to communicate with
• How to use social media in a way that is safe and secure.

Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards a rewarding experience that will help you take that all-important first step in an exciting and rewarding new world of communication.

If you have no prior experience, then this course is for you.