• Course Subject

  • Campus

  • Level

  • Full Time or Part Time

  • Age Group

Photoshop Illustrator and InDesign

Next Start Date: 27-09-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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

GCSE English

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon 17:00 - 20:30

This Level 2 qualification is essential for future employment and higher study in any subject.With options for day or evening , this course is designed for learners who prefer to study in an environment that is very different to previous school experiences and wish to achieve Grade C-A*. The course will improve your confidence and communication skills both verbally and in writing and will help you to become a more skilful reader. It includes a fascinating investigation into modern spoken English in the 21st Century and its impact on us and the way we write. Even though the main focus is on Language, the course does give you the opportunity to study some modern short story texts. Please bring evidence of any qualifications you already have to the initial assessment session where you will be asked to complete an assessment test. If you have not sat any exams before for personal reasons, come to be assessed and advised.Days and Times are subject to change.GCSE English and Maths courses are free for all EU citizens who do not already have a GCSE grade A*-C

ESOL Entry 2 (Elementary) – Kensington

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon/Tue/Wed 13:00 - 15:30

ESOL Entry 2 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English. You will take an assessment at the end of the 12 week course and gain a City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 2. This will qualify you to continue in Term 2 with a Reading and/or Writing course.

BTEC Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 – Interior Design and Architecture

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00

An intensive one year course, where you will learn interior spatial design and styling to give you the skills and experience to develop as a creative Interior Designer. Through practical projects, you will learn how to develop and create a concept for an interior from designing the space to styling it with colour, pattern and texture, visualizing your ideas using computer aided design and model-making. We will introduce you to design methods and technical skills, leading to 3-dimensional thinking and analysis. Projects will range from domestic, to commercial interiors in the local area. At the end of this course, many students progress onto the Higher National Certificate in Interior Architecture at KCC, a degree course in Architecture /Interior Design or employment.

Higher National Certificate in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Photography provides a broad introduction into a wide range of photographic practices. It is a level 4 course, which is equivalent to the first year of a degree course. The course offers an overview into professional practice, editorial and commercial photography. HNC can be used as a stepping-stone to place you in a very strong position to continue to study at a higher level such as HND or degree level or even a Masters at a later date.
It is a part time course, which will run for two years. Over the two years you will build on your knowledge by studying a number of different units. Some units are more theoretically based which 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, analogue photography and professional development. A well-equipped studio, black and white darkroom and digital facilities support the course. The broad variety of units will allow you to discover the area of photography you are particularly passionate about and the HNC team will offer the support and career guidance to enable you to pursue that passion professionally.
In order to do this course you will need to have completed, or have knowledge equivalent to a level 3 Photography course. Throughout your journey you will be urged to work independently, while our experienced photographic team will continuously support you.

ESOL Entry 2 (Elementary) – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon/Wed 9:30 - 13:00

ESOL Entry 2 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English. You will take an assessment at the end of the 12 week course and gain a City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 2. This will qualify you to continue in Term 2 with a Reading and/or Writing course.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Kensington

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon/Wed 9:00 - 12:30

ESOL Entry 3 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English and develop your ability to understand what English speakers say to you.You will take an C&G ESOL assessment at the End of the 12 week course and this will qualify you to continue with Reading and/or Writing in Term 2. Or – if you make enough progress – you can move to the next level of speaking and listening.Many of our students are able to gain work or get promotion at work as a result of gaining Entry 3 ESOL.

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

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00

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.

Photography – Level 2 Certificate

Next Start Date: 01-11-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

Have you ever been intrigued by the many buttons on your camera and baffled by the jargon in the instruction manual? If this is the case our level 2 photography programme is just right for you.
As well as learning about how to take control of your camera, you will be introduced to many other aspects of photography such as lighting, composition, traditional darkroom and digital editing. You will also be able to use our great resources and facilities in the process.
You will receive introductions to past and contemporary practices in photography to help you on the way to becoming a serious amateur or perhaps even a professional. In this respect you may be able to progress onto our more advanced programmes such as the National Diploma or the HNC.
Following your application you will be invited for an interview where you can get more detailed information and discuss your own requirements. You do not need to have a lot of previous experience in photography but it will be useful for you to discuss and demonstrate your interest in photography
Please note that in order to be considered for a place you need to have access to a DSLR camera and to have a good level of English & Maths. As this course leads to a qualification you will also need to dedicate an extra day per week for the completion of research and homework.

Higher National Diploma in Photography (Part time 2 years)

Next Start Date: 26-09-2019
Times: Thu 9:30 - 16:30

Our HND Photography course is a stimulating course that will enable you to meet the needs of the contemporary creative industry. It will allow you to develop as a professional self-reflecting individual, and will equip you with the skills to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment.
It is a part time course, which will run one day a week for two years. During your studies, you will develop analytical thinking and explore contemporary photographic practices. You will be working in a supportive environment, while producing photographic work for the set project briefs independently. You will be using different format cameras and advanced lighting techniques in our well-equipped photographic studio. You will explore analogue photography and darkroom printing, as well as digital post-production techniques and will be encouraged to develop your ideas and photographic style. At the end of your studies you will have the opportunity to exhibit a body of your photographic work, so as to promote yourself 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) is a continuation of the Higher National Certificate (HNC) course, so students should have completed a HNC program previously, which can then be built on to progress to study at HND.

ESOL Entry 3 (Intermediate) – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 17-09-2019
Times: Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:30

ESOL Entry 3 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English and develop your ability to understand what English speakers say to you.You will take an C&G ESOL assessment at the End of the 12 week course and this will qualify you to continue with Reading and/or Writing in Term 2. Or – if you make enough progress – you can move to the next level of speaking and listening.Many of our students are able to gain work or get promotion at work as a result of gaining Entry 3 ESOL.

BTEC Certificate In Art & Design Level 3 – Jewellery

Next Start Date: 13-09-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

This one day a week Jewellery course provides students, who have achieved Level 2 or equivalent, with an opportunity to develop their design ideas and extend Jewellery making skills. Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of the course with the emphasis on producing work with a strong personal language. The course will require some independent research to be conducted outside of the taught course hours. Presentation, and portfolio building skills, will help with progression to university or self-employment. Students are charged an annual studio fee and will pay for some materials.

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design – Graphic Design

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Var -

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.

Introduction to Drawing from the Life Model

Next Start Date: 28-10-2019
Times: Mon 14:00 - 16:00

Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills and techniques for observational drawing with the life model as subject. The formal concerns of line, tone, shape, form and rhythm are explored.

ESOL Level 1 (Upper-Intermediate) – Chelsea

Next Start Date: 16-09-2019
Times: Mon/Wed 9:00 - 12:30

ESOL Level 1 Speaking and Listening is the course for you if you want to improve your ability to communicate with others in spoken English and develop your ability to understand what English speakers are saying to you at an intermediate level. At the end of the 12 week course you will take a C&G ESOL qualification in S&L which will enable you to progress onto the Level 1 Reading/Writing courses. Or, if you do well enough in Level 1 Speaking and Listening, you can progress directly onto the next level of ESOL Speaking and Listening Level 2.

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Art & Design: Interior Design and Styling

Next Start Date: 13-09-2019
Times: Fri 10:00 - 16:00

This course is aimed at applicants who want to progress in to the Interior design industry who may already have some experience or an interest in refurbishing residential properties. The course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to design residential interiors and prepare for design related employment. This course is designed to let you study around your family and work commitments. Learning takes place in fully equipped design studios, and teaching involves lectures and design workshops where you will be introduced to drawing skills, colour theory and styling, computer aided design (CAD), conceptual and spatial thinking to help you understand the creative design process and develop ideas for a client brief. There will be visits to exhibitions, galleries and trade fairs and all sessions will be delivered by professional lecturer and practising Interior architect. Students who have undertaken this course have developed the skills and confidence to progress into self-employment, Higher education and the Interior design Industry.
Do not miss to this opportunity; enrol now as the courses fill up fast! For further information contact r.rubio@kcc.ac.uk

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

Next Start Date: 09-09-2019
Times: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 16:00

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.