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.

Introduction to 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 will be 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.

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.

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.

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.

Introduction to Podcasts

This course teaches you how to record, mix and edit sound. If you want to learn how to record professionally-produced podcasts, develop your knowledge and skills in mixing, or turn your tracks into professional products for music and film production, this course is for you
Taught by an experienced sound recordist, you will learn the basics of acoustics; how to listen to a rough mix; levels and balance; labelling, organizing and editing tracks and more.
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. Some prior experience of recording and editing sound will be useful.

Foundation Learning in Graphics, Media, Design & Craft Skills

This course provides a foundation for students aged 16-24 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.

RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production & Business

Who is this course for?

A course for performers and producers aged 16+ who wish to develop practical skills for university and a career in the creative industries.  Students should have previous music experience at GCSE, Level 2, Grade 5 or similar.

What qualification will I receive?

On completion, you receive a Level 3 Extended Diploma, a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

Course length and timetable

A two-year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time. 

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent) and a successful audition.  Applicants should prepare for:
 • an interview
 • a portfolio presentation
 • an audition performance
 • a written assessment

Additional assistance for 16-19 year olds

In addition to the course units that make up your main qualification, you get assistance with Maths and English, tutorials, career advice and work experience placements.

How will I be assessed?

A combination of practical work, written assignments and group projects.

Progression

You can progress to university or directly into employment in the creative industries.  Take a look at which universities our students attend here and check out our success stories here.

“It was really good to have Albert in the studio today. Very talented! Would love to talk to you about potentially giving him a chance to have some more regular mentoring sessions at Kensaltown during the spring.”
—  Martin Terefe – Grammy Award winning producer, founder of Kensaltown Records