Archive for the ‘Creative Arts’ Category

Introduction to After Effects CC

Adobe After Effects is used primarily for creating motion graphics and visual effects, as well as in film and TV opening sequences and trailers. This four-week course is designed for people wanting to understand the basic parameters of this industry standard. The program contains a series of engaging tutor demonstrations and practical exercises that give you the chance to apply your learning to live projects.

This is a beginner level course for video artists, filmmakers and graphic designers looking to gain an understanding of Adobe After Effects.

No prior knowledge of Adobe After Effects is required. Experience using CC platforms such as Photoshop or Illustrator will be useful but is not essential.

Glass Evening Workshop

Make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln-formed glass; experiment with traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass through this Glass Evening Workshop. Aimed at both beginners and those with some previous experience, the workshop will help you to learn new skills or extend existing skills.

Students will pay for materials and a small studio fee.

Digital Video Editing with Premiere Pro CC

Premiere Pro CC has fast become the industry standard software for video editing, both in businesses and in post-production houses. This is due to its flexibility, cross-platform compatibility, and intuitive design. This course will enable beginners to become proficient in its use and in applying its techniques.
The course will cover the video editing process from start to finish. Through instructor-led demonstrations and exercises, you will learn how to edit a short promotional video or film using a variety of media, adding video effects and titles and finally exporting your finished video. You will be provided footage in class to edit, including a short dramatic scene, a music video, a short documentary, and a trailer for a major motion picture.
This is a beginner’s course, designed for people with little or no knowledge of video editing or of Premiere CC.

Beginners Introduction to WordPress

This course will teach you how to build your own WordPress website from scratch. This could be a blog, a personal or business web site. The course includes understanding the basics of website architecture and design, how to upload text, images, sound and video; embedding payment systems and working with social media. This is a beginners course designed for people with little or no knowledge of web design or WordPress.

Glass Workshop. Building Skills for the Advanced Glass Artist: Making a Stained Glass Piece

Using stained glass techniques such as leading and copper foiling, this workshop will introduce you to new skills to create surface decorations on glass like painting, fusing and developing processes in sandblasting. A dynamic and challenging experience, the workshop will encourage the development of an individual signature style as well as advancing technical skills at a rapid pace.
Students pay for materials used and a studio fee.

Glass Workshop. Building Skills for the Advanced Glass Artist: Pate de Verre

Pâte de Verre is a kiln casting method that means “paste of glass”. The technique involves mixing frit glass granules with binders and then applying the glass to the inner surface of a negative mould to create granular cast vessels or sculptural kiln-formed glass. This workshop will give the advanced student a dynamic and challenging experience, which will encourage the development of an individual signature style as well as advancing technical skills at a rapid pace.
Students are to pay for materials used and a studio fee.

Interior Styling for your Home

This course will give you all the skills needed to make a start in styling the interior of your home. You will learn how to work with textures, materials, lighting and colour to create style boards for a residential interior. The course will also include visits to professional lighting and materials establishments. Students are encouraged to bring their own projects to class. No prior knowledge of interior design or styling is required.

Higher National Certificate in Photography

Sometimes seen as an alternative to going straight to higher education, the HNC in Photography takes you into professional practice, editorial and fine art photography or can be used as a stepping stone to place you in a very competitive position when applying for a degree or even a masters course later on. The course is intensive and project based with options to cover both analogue and digital photography. You will be working in the studio and on location doing live projects.The course includes a trip to Paris Photo in November.

There are core units which look at contextualising photographic practice against a background of both commercial, documentary and fine art practices, followed by specialist practice based units. To do this course, you need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to, our level 3 BTEC Diploma in Photography. The course requires a lot of self-motivation as you will need the determination to succeed in preparing a strong portfolio during the course to make you into a successful photographer. Taught by a strong team of working freelance photographers, the course is supported by a well equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities.

BA Hons Fine Art Top-up

The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification. This one year programme allows you to develop and refine your chosen specialist discipline. Teaching takes place in a studio setting where there is an emphasis on making and exploring fine art. Students will also be given the opportunity to study the critical and contextual dimensions of fine art practice in the form of weekly art lectures, seminars and workshops. They will be encouraged to develop their thinking and understanding to become independent and critically aware practitioners. The HNC and HND at KCC comprise stages one and two of a three year programme of study. The BA top up is the third stage and will be characterised by the expectation for students to take absolute responsibility for the direction of their work. The programme will encourage a professional orientation that looks beyond the framework of the educational establishment.

Diploma in Art & Design (QCF)

The KCC Art & Design Level 3 pathway integrated with Foundation Preparation consistently offers motivated learners the opportunity to develop their art and design portfolios for successful entry to the Level 4 Foundation Course and other art courses at KCC and University. The course consists units which cover an introduction to: Visual language, research skills, critical and contextual awareness, materials, processes and technical skills, using Drawing, Painting, 3D Sculpture, Printmaking and Photography. Further units integrate diverse approaches and develop personal projects.

The course is project based with an encouragement to develop personal ideas and a commitment to the development of drawing skills as a tool for the communication of ideas. The course seeks to ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence required to work independently and to direct their own learning. It also provides opportunities for those who are intrigued and motivated by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a structure that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge, while enhancing self confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.