Archive for the ‘Digital Media & Video Production’ Category

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.

Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production (Web Design & Graphics) UAL – Level 2

This course has been developed to give you skills relevant to a variety of media areas including Web Design, Photography, Research Techniques, Audio, and Graphics. You will begin by learning about how the design process works through the study of research techniques, planning methods and developmental skills. You will then implement the software to create a digital project based around web design and graphics. In the second term you will study digital photography, web animation techniques and sound, and you will develop the skills covered in term one. In the third term you will create a personal project that will encompass a range of skills and techniques learned in the first two terms.

Throughout the three terms the course covers a wide range of digital media techniques including Research, Design Development, Digital Graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Digital Photography, Web Banner creation, Web Development (WordPress, Dreamweaver).

Projects will provide you with skills and understanding in various areas but will also allow the flexibility for you to develop your own personal style. This will provide you with a varied body of work that will build into an excellent digital portfolio ready for application onto higher-level courses.

Foundation Learning in Graphics, Media, Design & Craft Skills

This course provides a foundation for 16-24 students whose current level of skills development; specific learning difficulties or disabilities; or levels of literacy and/or numeracy require further improvement before they can be successfully accepted onto Level 2 study.
It combines the development an underpinning set of skills and knowledge, which can be transferred into any employment situation, and the completion of an with the opportunity to develop practical skills in one, or more, of the following areas.
• Audio & Video production
• Craft skills (Ceramics & Jewellery)
• Interior Design & Drawing
• Graphic Design
Students will usually have one, or more, of the following at entry –
• Have attained GCSE English and maths at Grade 1, or 2
• Have a documented Learning Difficulty or Disability which may be supported by an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
• Have limited/no experience of vocational study in their chosen area
For adult learners who are over the age of 24 (or over 19 without an EHCP) an alternative opportunity exists within the College’s Adult & Community Learning programme.

UAL Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 3 (Multimedia, Video and Audio)

The level 3 diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to degree level study or employment in the media sector.
This course is a refreshing and exciting pathway in to design and media. It has been designed to provide specialist opportunities for students looking to get in to media areas such as video production, visual effects, audio production, sound effects, photography, studio lighting, web design, photo retouching, documentary film making, short film and video making, video editing. All this is then packaged in to a portfolio for you to use as a platform to promote yourself and apply for higher education, apprenticeships or employment. This course provides a firm basis for higher education and we have achieved some of the best success rates in London and the UK.

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Graphic Design

The National Diploma in Graphic Design incorporates twelve challenging and exciting units of project-based work that lead to a substantial portfolio of skills to take to interview for further education or to employment application. This course is taught over three days per week for one year and includes workshops and group tutorials. You will benefit from the study of a wide range of activities including typography, poster design and publication design, computer aided graphic design, professional studio practice and packaging design alongside the development of drawing and visual communication skills. From the thumbnail sketch through to high quality finished artwork; students are encouraged to develop responsive and original solutions to sets of design issues. All projects and briefs are taught within the context of professional practice and reinforced with visits to galleries and design studios. Communication skills, energy and commitment are essential qualities needed to achieve on this challenging course and previous experience in some areas of the course would be useful. Applicants will need to bring examples of their work to interview.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Graphic Design

This course is designed to cover the fundamental skills relevant to Graphic Design, including drawing development, a variety of art based tasks designed to increase your creative thinking, basic typography, elements of design, and computer skills. It is a project based ‘hands-on’ course that will encourage you to develop ideas and practical skills to enable you to design a range of graphic design ‘pieces’.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop your drawing and making skills through a wide range of classroom activities. You will investigate the elements of Graphic Design and will spend time learning some software application skills from the Adobe Creative Suite. In term one, through the study of design concepts, and the implementation of the software you will create a digital project based around a given topic. In the second term you will develop your skills to create more complex work on a given topic. In the third term you will choose a subject around which to develop a self-initiated project to best showcase your skills.

Throughout the course you will cover a wide range of Art and Design techniques including drawing with a variety of mediums over a range of subject and methods, colour theory, line, tone, texture etc., packaging basics, page layout, typography, size/scale etc. You will develop sketchbook work every term as a basis of presenting your work for assessment and, and use digital graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) to develop your designs and ideas.

Projects will provide you with skills and understanding in various areas but will also allow the flexibility for you to develop your own personal style. This will provide you with a varied body of work that will build into a portfolio suitable for application onto higher-level courses.

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 or provide training in essential skills for a future career.

No prior experience needed.

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.

Making Videos with your Smart Phone

This course is aimed at helping you create quality short videos with little more than the smartphone in your pocket.
Taught by experienced film-makers, this course will cover:
• Framing your shot and capturing motion
• Filming from different angles and distances
• Creating the best sound
• Adding text to your film
• Editing using mobile apps including Shadow Puppet, Snapseed, Adobe Premiere Clip and i-Movie
There has never been a better time to hone your expertise in film. Use this course to use your smartphone more effectively or trade up to using more professional equipment.
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 material or provide training in essential skills for a future career.
No prior experience needed.

Animation with Adobe After Effects

This course will provide you with the tools and the skills to begin creating animations using Adobe After Effects. You will learn animation basics including special effects, layers, shape layers, masks, text, keying and compositing, along with motion tracking.
Taught by an experienced animation professional, by the end of this course you will have learnt how to animate your video project using this industry-standard software.
Don’t miss this opportunity and enrol now as courses fill up fast. Take that vital first step towards learning a rewarding and creative skill.
Prior experience of using film editing software such as Adobe Premiere will be needed.