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Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

UK, United Kingdom is more than 300 years old and comprises four constituent nations: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has been a centre of learning for the past 1,000 years and possesses many ancient and distinguished universities. Foreign students make up a significant proportion of the student body at UK universities.

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Digital Graphic Design Fundementals

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course will offer you a solid introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite 6* applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will gain a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting your confidence in decision making and helping to develop your eye for design. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Digital Graphic Design Fundementals This course will offer you a solid introduction to the Adobe Creative Suite 6* applications: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. You will gain a strong understanding of the principals of visual language, boosting your confidence in decision making and helping to develop your eye for design. Course Requirements Minimum age: 18 years of age, English proficiency: intermediate and eligible to study in the UK. Intake Part-time (Oct 2016, January 2017, March 2017, May 2017) Full-time (June 2017, July 2017, August 2017) [-]

Future of Branding Week

Future London Academy
Campus Full time 1 week June 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is for people who want to learn more about the world of typography and learn about best practices of using type in various areas of design; for those who want to meet in person legendary typographers and creative directors, who were responsible for the great masterpieces. [+]

What is British Typography and why is it different from Dutch or German? Why does every piece of British Design have a very distinct style with typography as the main element? Was it always there or did it only appear in the 60s? Did it get to the end in the 90s? Can a non-british designer become a British typographer? Where can we find examples of British Typography and how can we use them? All of these questions and many others will be answered during our programme. This course is for people who want to learn more about the world of typography and learn about best practices of using type in various areas of design; for those who want to meet in person legendary typographers and creative directors, who were responsible for the great masterpieces. This programme will help you to build a skeleton of typographic wisdom, that you will be able to build on in future. Programme includes lectures, workshops, visits to exhibitions, self-study work and professional discussions. You will also have a unique opportunity to get behind the closed doors of the most influential agencies in London. Structure of the programme: Every day you will discover typography through different lenses: Monday: environmental and space design
 Tuesday: type creation 
Wednesday: magazine and book design 
Thursday: digital design
 Friday: branding and packaging Who is this programme for: graphic, digital and packaging designers
 art and creative directors
 branding and typography specialists MA students and graduates of design programmes
 everyone who is passionate about British design and typography In a week you will learn: latest trends in typography how famous designers use type and what tricks do they use how biggest design studios and creative agencies work what do you need to know about type when working with branding, packaging and digital design can you become a British typographer if you were not born in the UK what is typography now and what it will look like tomorrow
 how many typographers are there in the UK Course curator Igor Mustaev, typographer and founder of Lavka Bukv. "Why ‘British Typography – the basics and the extras’? Because in 5 days, it is impossible to learn everything about such a vast layer of culture. But it gives an opportunity to immerse yourself in each area of it for a day and get the most out of personal interactions with legendary designers who created what is now known as British Typography. Some of you will confirm ideas you had about British typography, some will discover a completely different angle, but what is certain – you won’t get bored for a single second." Dates and schedule: Dates: 26th June -2nd July 2017
 Educational programme: 26th June - 30th June 2017 from 9 am to 6 pm Cost £1,995 – with accommodation 
£1,625 – without accommodation
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Professional Photography in 1 year

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 32 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. The Professional Photography Program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography. Part I / September to December: The first part comprises the core courses, which cover all aspects of professional photography: photojournalism, studio photography, fashion photography, computer imaging, visual identity, as well as the history of photography. Top-level professionals hold the courses and monitor the students’ individual acquisition of skills. Outside of class, students independently organize their shooting sessions and post-production, with the continual guidance of their supervisors. Part II / January to May: During the second part, the students improve their practical skills and broaden their range of knowledge. Depending on their career choice, they specialize either in studio photography or in photojournalism, and select between several complementary courses and options. The last week of the second part is dedicated to the set-up of the students’ end-of-the-year exhibition on the school premises, an important event visited by established photographers, photo agencies, iconographers and the press. The students also have the possibility to exhibit their work on the web. Courses - Computer Imaging - Commercial Studio - Photojournalism and Documentary - Visual Identity - Image Management and Publication - Printing Techniques - History of Photography / Museum and Gallery Visits - Essentials of Photography - Magnum Photos at Speos - Story Telling: Words & Images - Essentials of Video for Photographers - Meeting with Paolo Roversi: Fashion Photography [-]

FdA in Professional & Commercial Dance, full-time [Shockout Arts]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high... [+]

Professional & Commercial Dance - FdA full-time [Shockout Arts] This course is a partnership between the University of Bolton and Shockout Arts, based in central Manchester, and is designed to give you the edge to succeed in the busy performing arts market place. The course has been designed to reflect the needs of professional commercial organisations operating in this industry. It focuses on developing your practical skills to a high level and you will undertake your physical dance training in Shockout Arts’ high-standard industry-approved dance studios. Additionally, your studies of specialist subject areas will be underpinned by knowledge and understanding of the key concepts needed for an all-round appreciation of commercial dance in a professional context. You will acquire a thorough grounding in Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance, and develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in a variety of exciting and demanding professions in this industry. About the course Shockout Arts has longstanding links with organisations and employers in the performing arts industry throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The programme is designed to address the current and future needs of such employers, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects as a professional commercial dancer. In addition, Shockout Arts’ highly experienced tutors are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. The course includes a significant proportion of practical training and workshops where you will develop a range of techniques from most genres of commercial dance. Shockout Arts’ staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As a student on the FdA Professional and Commercial Dance programme you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. Special features The programme features a variety of teaching and learning methods including visits, workshops, guest speakers, with a range of weekly practical dance training sessions equal to industry standards are provided. The two year programme includes a work placement in the performing arts industry. The programme is delivered by academic staff who are professional industry practitioners. This ensures the programme content is relevant and up-to-date. The focus of the assessments is varied and includes a range of practical activities that are underpinned with academic work-based assessments, which are undertaken professionally. There is a combination of theory and practice throughout the programme. What you will learn The practical elements of this course involve workshops and structured training in a range of dance genres. These are supported and underpinned by theory elements delivered through lectures, presentations, seminars and tutorials using the University of Bolton’s virtual learning environment, Moodle. You will gain additional insights and knowledge by attending talks given by visiting speakers who are active industry professionals. While this foundation degree is taught at Shockout Arts studios in Manchester, you will officially be enrolled as a student at the University of Bolton giving you full access to all of the University’s facilities. Many of these resources are available electronically so you can use them remotely. In particular, Moodle allows you to access learning materials and study aids via the internet so you can work on your studies from anywhere at any time. What you will study Level 1 – HE4 Historical Context and Classical Ballet; Creative Arts Research and Professional Practice; Contemporary Dance Technique; Introduction to Commercial Dance; Technical Jazz; Performer Technical Skills. At level 2 underpinning theories and basic practical dance skills are developed to an advanced stage and applied to a range of professional and commercial dance genres. Experiencing the Industry (Work Experience in the Performing Arts Industry); Technical Jazz 2 and Performance; Contemporary Dance Technique 2 and Performance; Commercial Dance Showcase; Advanced Classical Ballet Technique; Choreographic Devices. Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. You will learn to appraise your own performance and set targets building towards the creation of your academic and professional Personal Development Plan (PDP). Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 160 UCAS points from at least one, but preferably two, A2-levels (or equivalent such as BTEC or HND) and experience of dance is preferred. You should also have five GCSE passes at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English. In addition you will be required to attend an audition as part of the application process. The quality of the audition is the primary basis on which applicants, with at least the minimum entry requirements, are selected. There is an audition charge of £30 per applicant for 2014 entry to the programme, payable directly to Shockout Arts at the audition. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals

University of the Arts London
Campus Full time 10 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom London

Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals is an intensive course designed for visual merchandisers, art directors, set designers, stylists, creative graduates, as well as practicing visual merchandisers, who want to expand their experience, cultivate their practical skills and further develop a creative approach to creative display. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Creative Visual Merchandising for Graduates and Professionals is an intensive course designed for visual merchandisers, art directors, set designers, stylists, creative graduates, as well as practicing visual merchandisers, who want to expand their experience, cultivate their practical skills and further develop a creative approach to creative display. Content and Structure In response to an industry demand, this course provides a creative and relevant approach to exploring visual merchandising, creative display, set design and styling for still life. This course is designed to enrich your creativity and provide a supportive learning environment for personal and professional development Retail environments are becoming curated, emporiums and theatrical stages for sending out messages to the audience and engaging customers in the entertainment of brands and products. Showcasing fashion products in new and innovative ways enhances a brand’s identity, story and reach. The appropriate communication and promotion of clothing and accessories in both physical and digital environments is key to a brand’s message and can successfully define and propel the DNA of a brand forward. Creative visual display has become far more than simply developing the visual concept of a window display or a brand's retail and on-line store. Visual merchandisers, art directors and stylists oversee and art direct photo shoots and create imagery to be shared with the potential consumers. Responsible for the overall visual strategy, visual merchandisers are heavily involved in the brands creative process and contribute towards defining the style language of the brand, their target market and message, influencing all departments within the product creation and distribution chain. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on exploratory and versatile approaches to this subject through practical work carried out both as a group and independently. You will build your knowledge by being encouraged to unlock the potential of your existing Visual Merchandising skills. You will discover the creativity of your own discipline by developing new practical, analytical and interpretative skills. Successful and creative merchandising is all about balancing the creative with the practical. Projects will cover different aspects of visual merchandising – exploring research, design development, communication and presentation. Course Location King's Cross [-]

Short course - Arts and Cultural Management

European School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 months January 2017 United Kingdom London

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. [+]

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. Upon the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter the pathway of the international art world within, for example, the museum environment and the art market. The programme combines rigorous coursework taught by professional docents and valuable on-site learning opportunities, in order to distinguish students within the public, private and nonprofit arts environment. Intake Dates: January, April, September Modules Offered: Foundation in Art History Art Marketing and Business International Business Decision Making E-Business and E-Commerce Total Course Hours: 144 Mode of Delivery: Each module holds a weekly 3-hour class ttotal 12 hours per week, Monday to Friday) Course Assessment: Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) Entry Requirements: Application form High-School Diploma Résumé / CV Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable €50 application fee Maximum Number of Attendees: 30 (In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme) Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement. Professional Opportunities: The ESE Professional Programme in Arts and Cultural Management has been designed to prepare innovative leaders in the sector of Art and Culture. Upon conclusion of the course participants will be prepared for positions in Art Galleries and Auction Houses, as well as Communication and Marketing Consultants in the art sector like Art Funding Managers, Art Editor and Art Administrator for example. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. [-]

Introduction to Fashion Illustration

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 4 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Learn how to illustrate your fashion design ideas. This course is ideal for relative beginners and will take you on your first steps to representing your ideas effectively. Ideal for thos who wish to develop more confidence in this area. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Whatever your interests or ambitions, we offer an exciting range of fashion courses in our dedicated department, taught by specialist fashion professionals. Our excellent links with Higher Education fashion and textiles courses in the London Area means that we can help you prepare a successful fashion course application. Many of our students have progressed onto Higher Education, successfully set up small businesses, or gone on to work within the fashion industry. We have a reputation for the high standard of work produced, and entry to our courses is often competitive. We cater for beginners through to the very experienced, aiming to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs. Acceptance onto all our fashion courses is by individual interview. Where appropriate you will be asked to bring examples of your work. At interview we can build a personal study programme taking into account your existing skills and time available. Course Overview Learn how to illustrate your fashion design ideas. This course is ideal for relative beginners and will take you on your first steps to representing your ideas effectively. Ideal for thos who wish to develop more confidence in this area. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Wed 18:15 - 21:15 [-]

Future Filmmakers Programme Oxford Gap Year (for ages 17-19)

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 12 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom Oxford

Take your film idea from "script to screen" in just 12 weeks under the personal supervision of award-winning film producer Bruce Windwood. [+]

Fuel your passion for Film Oxford Royale Academy’s Future Filmmakers Programme is a dynamic and creative course, designed to take students from “concept to screen” over a period of twelve weeks. An immersive introduction to the practicalities of Filmmaking, this course is a suitable for students keen to take their first steps in the business, as well as those looking to build or expand an existing portfolio. In general, the course suits students who demonstrate a strong desire to work in the industry through their personal portfolio, film-related education or previous employment. However, no prior Film experience is required. The Future Filmmakers Programme is a three-month residential course centred around the production of a short film. Yarnton Manor is a ready-made film set teeming with creative inspiration: ORA students have the unique opportunity to live and shoot their film in the historic Jacobean Estate. This is an intensely practical course designed for the scriptwriters, producers, and directors of tomorrow. The Principal Photography aspect of the course utilises industry standard equipment and allows students to work alongside professional actors and film crews. Students are guided throughout by experts in the field, covering every aspect of the ‘script-to-screen’ process alongside more practical elements of the film business. As well as creative direction, students are encouraged to consider the full life cycle of a commercial release, from distribution to marketing to contractual negotiations around film sales. The Future Filmmakers Programme aims to provide students with the first steps to a successful film career: practical, immersive experience alongside professional cast and crew, as well as a high-quality short film suitable for portfolio or as an industry calling card. Whether they go onto higher education or straight into the business, students leave Oxford Royale Academy with a concrete skill-set and proven filmmaking experience. HOW TO APPLY The Future Filmmakers Programme is available as part of either our Oxford Gap Year (for ages 17-19) or our Oxford Study Programme (for ages 19-25). The easiest way to secure your place is to apply online, using our simple online booking form. To start, please select the programme you would like to apply for from the two options below: Future Filmmakers Programme (as part of the Oxford Gap Year for ages 17-19) Future Filmmakers Programme (as part of the Oxford Study Programme for ages 19-25) Please use the age you will be on your desired start date. If you will be aged 19 on your chosen start date, please select the Oxford Study Programme. [-]

Part Time Postproduction

Met Film School
Campus Part time 6 months April 2017 United Kingdom London

Part-Time Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide students with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Part-Time Postproduction is held on every Wednesday evening (7pm-10pm) and every other Saturday (10am – 5pm). Part-Time Postproduction is a course designed for those seeking specialist training in the latest digital filmmaking postproduction techniques. The course aims to provide students with highly marketable skills across a variety of visual media. Postproduction is the last stage in the film production pipeline where the film becomes a reality. A key part of this course is the study and practice of editing as a creative and technical craft. This course will cover the core skills and technology needed for today’s ever-changing filmmaking industry, including editing, colour grading and visual effects. LEARNING GOALS Develop an understanding of post-production workflows, processes and disciplines Demonstrate competency in editing to enhance the storytelling process Use colour to maximise the visual impact of films Apply core skills in visual effects production to the completion of films Deliver a film to market across a range of distribution platforms Minimum Age: 18 at start of course Entry Requirements: Our Part-Time Postproduction course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. [-]

BA (Hons) Semester Courses in Acting

Arts University Bournemouth - Arts Study Abroad Programs
Campus Part time 10 - 30 weeks August 2017 United Kingdom Poole

This highly practical course provides those aspiring to be successful actors with a thorough preparation for a career in acting. You will learn the key skills required to respond to the diverse demands of the industry and how to become a creative, flexible and [+]

BA (Hons) Semester Courses in Acting

 

This highly practical course provides those aspiring to be successful actors with a thorough preparation for a career in acting. You will learn the key skills required to respond to the diverse demands of the industry and how to become a creative, flexible and independent artist. As well as strengthening performance skills you will learn self-motivation, self-discipline, and develop a critical and imaginative engagement with the social, historical and cultural contexts of performance. Although there is a strong element of academic research, this is often approached through practice, emphasising the vocational nature of this course.

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HND Graphic Design

City and Islington College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

If you are looking for a Graphic Design course in London, this HND develops your knowledge and practical skills for a career in the creative industries. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. HND Graphic Design Centre: Business, Arts and Technology Student Type: Adults (19+)Higher EducationInternational If you are looking for a Graphic Design course in London, this HND develops your knowledge and practical skills for a career in the creative industries. You will: Develop the practical and technical skills employers demand Learn the latest techniques from skilled practitioners, with lecturers working in the creative industries Enjoy a range of opportunities, that result from strong links with industry, including networking What you learn Offering a hands-on approach to learning, this qualification is highly regarded by employers, increasing your competitive edge. It also counts towards membership of professional bodies and employer organisations. You will learn through practical demonstrations, workshops, one-to-one tutorials and field trips to galleries and museums. You will work in a brand new Mac suite with Adobe CS and will be taught by lecturers with experience working as Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers and Programmers. 1st Year: Digital Image Creation and Development Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design Visual Communication in Art and Design Contextual and Cultural Referencing in Art and Design Typographic Skills Personal Style in Art and Design Interactive Media Design and Prototyping Advertising Campaigns 2nd Year: Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Professional Practice in Art and Design Interactive Media Web Authoring Art Direction for Advertising Work-based Experience Communication with Images in Art and Design Advanced Typographic Design Packaging in Graphic Design Assessments You will be assessed through coursework, project work and written assignments. What's next You will get a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design. Following this course, you can apply to further courses at UK universities or find employment in the sector such as Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Advertising Intern, Graphic Artist. Entry Requirements 160 UCAS points from one, or a combination of the following: A Levels in related subjects at Grade C BTEC National or Extended Diploma at MPP BTEC Level 3 National Certificate or Diploma at MM Access to Higher Education qualification (subject related) at Pass. In addition: A portfolio of relevant work 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English. Please note, Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2 or Key skills Application of Number and Communication at Level 2 will be accepted in place of GCSE English and Maths. Students for which English is a second language are required to pass the IELTS test achieving a minimum of level 5.5. Applicants who do not meet these entry criteria will be considered based on equivalent qualifications, previous experience, a College assessment, applicant interview and a portfolio of relevant work. Overseas qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis. [-]

Short Course - History of fashion

Istituto Marangoni
Campus June 2017 United Kingdom London

On this course you will discover the key moments of the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day, with a dedicated session on the influence of Italian fashion in this time. Participants will discover how history, arts, culture [+]

On this course you will discover the key moments of the history of fashion, from the 18th century to the present day, with a dedicated session on the influence of Italian fashion in this time. Participants will discover how history, arts, culture and technology have influenced the creation of new silhouettes and new fashion behaviours. At the end of this course, students will have gained significant knowledge on the major fashion designers of the past 100 years, how the fashion system was developed, how fashion was illustrated and criticised. Topics such as sociology of fashion and concepts of gender and identity will be discussed. The course will include lectures using paintings, fashion illustrations, photography and films, talks from fashion curators as well as visits the most important museums in the city where the course takes place. Course themes week 1 Introduction to the history of dress and fashion. Dress in the 18th century: from Rococo to Neo-classicism. Fashion in the 19th century: from Romanticism to the Art Nouveau and the birth of Haute-Couture. 20th century: Ballets Russes, Paul Poiret, Japonism, WW1, Chambre Syndicale and the first fashion weeks. The 1920s: a new wardrobe for the post-war woman, Jean Patou, Gabrielle Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Avant-Garde and fashion. The 1930s: the bias cut silhouette, Hollywood glamour and Historicism. Fashion during WW2, Claire McCardell and the ‘American Casual’ style, and the post war development of Italian fashion. week 2 The 1950s: Dior’s romanticism versus the invention of modernity by Cristobal Balenciaga, youth culture and the Sala Bianca in Florence Italy. The 1960s: from the space age to the hippy movement, Cardin, Courreges, Mary Quant and the ready to wear in Europe with Italy poised to lead this into the success of made in Italy. The 1970s: fashion as self-expression, revivals, Punk. The 1980s: ostentation versus the post-Hiroshima look: YSL and the Japanese designers. The 1990s: luxury brands and minimalism. week 3 2000 to now: minimalism versus the BRIC. Technology and fashion. Fashion photography. Here participants will experience fashion in the fashion capital where they choose to undertake the course. With museum visits and the new iconic pieces found in the best boutiques in the city, participants will be able to put their knowledge to the test to recognise the influences of culture, art and history of the fashion today and the forecasts of the future trends. London - language: en - 17 aug 2015 - 04 sep 2015 Milano - language: en, it, pt - 29 jun 2015 - 17 jul 2015 - language: en, it - 07 sep 2015 - 25 sep 2015 Paris - language: en, pt - 20 jul 2015 - 07 aug 2015 [-]

FdA Graphic Media and Communication

Somerset College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

The aim of the course is to help you develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. With this in mind, the course explores how ideas are communicated through language, images and messages. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Within the School of Art and Design at Somerset College we pursue the intelligent development of visual communication. Students learn the invisible language of form, composition, balance, structure, rhythm and hierarchy coupled with the very visible language of communication. The aim of the course is to help you develop the creative skills needed to achieve success in your future career. With this in mind, the course explores how ideas are communicated through language, images and messages. It equips you with the understanding and skills to operate effectively within the fast-moving and stimulating design sector. By studying on this course, you will develop and establish: - A broad range of skills across the disciplines of graphic media and communication with disciplines which include graphic design, screen based design, moving image and sound, Illustration and photography. - A professional understanding of the strength and usage of visual communication. - A detailed understanding of industry-standard equipment and software. - An understanding of how to evaluate a client’s needs and respond successfully to them. - Experience of working as part of a professional team, gained through group projects and work placements, and through entering national and international design competitions. - Your own visual signature, enabling you to generate and express your personal ideas and beliefs. Teaching and Assessment Teaching takes place within the School of Art and Design utilising a range of purpose-built media and design studios. Assessment is based on 100% coursework and we undertake continuous modular assessment. Studio-based assignments are augmented by lectures, seminars and workshops throughout the year. Progression Opportunities After successfully competing the FdA you can progress on to the BA (Hons) Graphic Media and Communication top-up year at Somerset College. Career Progression Graduates for any of the media programmes work across a broad range of disciplines, including web design, motion graphics, packaging, advertising, information design, character design, editorial design, photography and illustration. Thanks to their grounding in a broad range of disciplines, all of our Graphic Media courses are the ideal foundation for a successful career as a designer, and also provide a good basis from which to pursue postgraduate study. [-]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4)

​Bradford Dance Centre
Campus Part time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Bradford

Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. [+]

Foundation Course in Professional Contemporary Dance (QCF Level 1-4) Dates: Sept 2015 - July 2016 Hours: 18 hours per week Schedule: Thursday & Friday; or Mon & Wed evenings and Saturday Cost: £3,245 Our new foundation course in professional contemporary dance, is an intensive course for students looking for part-time, high-quality practical dance training. The course is delivered either over two full days, or over evenings and weekends, which enables students to continue to work or to undertake further study. This is a practical course, which aims to develop students contemporary dance technique and performance skills. Each week students will participate in 11 practical classes: 6 contemporary technique dance classes; 2 classical ballet technique classes; 2 body conditioning classes (such as pilates or yoga); and 1 creative/choreography class. Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work created at the end of each term. There are no formal entrance requirements. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance and will be selected based on their commitment and desire to undertake the training, demonstrated on their completed application form. Students may choose to undertake nationally recognised dance qualifications, from a QCF Level 1 Certificate up to QCF Level 4 Diploma (equivalent of the first year of an undergraduate degree). Applications close: 30 June 2015. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by: 10 July 2015 Who is the course for? The course is for young people and adults (aged 16+) interested in developing their contemporary dance technique and performance skills. The course is suitable for people with a range of experiences: dancers who might be interested in a professional career, preparing for auditions or interested in full time vocational training; those who would like to pursue a career in community dance, or dance teaching; and those who would like to emerge themselves in dance training for personal or professional development. We particularly encourage applications from mature students who might feel that their age is a barrier to applying for vocational dance training. Students will be grouped according to their experience and level of ability. Initially, students will be allocated a group based on the information provided in their application form. Students will assessed during the first few weeks of the term to ensure they are placed in the correct group, and re-allocated, if necessary. Entry requirements There are no formal entrance requirements and no audition. Candidates will be expected to have some practical experience in contemporary dance or ballet and will be selected based on their commitment and motivation to undertake the training, as demonstrated on the completed application form. This is an intensive course and we do not recommend it for absolute beginners. If you have no experience of contemporary dance, we suggest you undertake some classes prior to applying, to ensure that contemporary dance is the right option for you. Course content This is a practical course, focused on improving students dance technique and performance skills. Each week, students will participate in 11 practical classes, including contemporary and classical technique classes, body conditioning and creative choreography sessions. Part-time syllabus 6 x contemporary technique classes (styles will vary each term) 2 x classical ballet technique classes 2 x body conditioning classes (such as Pilates or yoga) 1 x creative/choreography class Each term students will have the opportunity to learn three contemporary dance techniques, such as Graham-based, Cunningham, Horton, Limon and release techniques. Students will also have one “free”/non-scheduled session each week, which will be used for a variety of purposes throughout the year, for example: group tutorials and one-to-ones with course tutors; preparing the portfolio of evidence; assessment preparations; rehearsals; and workshops/masterclasses. Students will have the opportunity to share their learning and perform the work they have created during the creative/choreography sessions at the end of each term. What qualification/s will I achieve? The foundation course is a flexible programme and students may undertake a variety of qualifications, dependent on their level of prior experience and qualifications. The following qualifications are on offer: Level 1 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades DG or foundation diploma) Level 2 Certificate in Performance Skills Using Dance (equivalent to GCSE grades A-C or first diploma) Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Performance Skills (equivalent to A-Level or extended diploma) – attracts UCAS points (tbc) Level 4 Diploma in Performing – Contemporary Dance (equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree or HNC) Students undertake the qualifications at their own pace. A student with limited dance experience might wish to start at Level 1 in the first term and progress through to Level 2 and 3 throughout the year. Students with more dance experience, or with existing qualifications, may choose to start at Level 3 or Level 4. To achieve the Level 4 qualification, students will be expected to demonstrate good technical ability and performance skills, at the equivalent standard of a first year undergraduate degree. Only those students that can demonstrate this standard will be permitted to undertake the Level 4 qualification. Participation in the qualifications is optional and students may complete the training without undertaking any qualification. Duration of course and hours of study This is a one year course, delivered over thirty-six weeks. The course is structured around school term times and students will break during half-term. The term dates for 2015/2016 are: Term 1: 14 Sept - 20 Dec 2015 (half term 26 - 30 Oct) Term 2: 4 Jan - 24 March 2016 (half term 15 - 19 Feb) Term 3: 11 Apr - 10 July 2016 (half term 30 May - 3 June) Students may choose to study at evenings and weekends or during the day. Evening/weekend Monday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Wednesday evening: 17:30 – 21:45 Saturday: 9:00 – 18:00 Day Thursday: 9:00 – 18:00 Friday: 9:00 – 18:00 Students undertaking qualifications will be required to spend additional hours of personal time to complete their portfolio of evidence and to prepare and rehearse for their practical assessments and examinations. Course fees The course fees are payable in three instalments, four weeks in advance of each term. A £200 deposit is required to secure your place (which will be deducted from term 1 fees). Deposit: £200 Term 1: £885 Term 2: £1,080 Term 3: £1,080 TOTAL fees: £3,245 The fees are inclusive of all qualification registration and assessment costs. [-]

Music, A Level

Richard Huish College
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Taunton

Music is a balanced study of the academic and practical aspects of Music. You will have the opportunity to compose your own music. Performance is central to the course both individually and in groups. This subject explores classical, popular, world and film music. [+]

Best Course Studies in Arts in United Kingdom 2017. Music A Level Full-time Examining Board: EDEXCEL Doing Music at Huish is “a challenging, varied and exciting experience”. Music is a balanced study of the academic and practical aspects of Music. You will have the opportunity to compose your own music. Performance is central to the course both individually and in groups. This subject explores classical, popular, world and film music. There is a range of practical and written exams. Your development will be assessed through performance, composition, listening and analytical skills. This is a highly regarded academic course that prepares you for higher education and professional music opportunities. I like the way we learn everything as we go along. So theory on Mondays, composition on Tuesdays etc... so you are not just learning things in a big chunk. The teaching is excellent and I feel completely prepared for the exam as far as teaching goes. A Level Music student To do this course you need the following: Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language [-]