Certificate Program in Arts

Top Certificate Programs in Arts

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The Arts as an area of study is an extremely broad category, and it can include everything from traditional studio arts to conceptual mathematics. Often, the areas of the arts that offer certificates are within psychological or conceptual design fields.

If you are still asking yourself, “What is a Certificate in Arts?” you should consider what a certificate is in the first place. Many fields offer special certificates in addition to normal, four-year degrees or post-graduate learning opportunities. A Certificate in Arts shows employers that you have learned and mastered a specific skill. There are some areas of the arts that require the employee to be certified, which of course means holding a current certificate.

Depending on the job in question, you may be required to have a certificate, especially in counseling positions. Other industries do not require employees to have all related certificates, but holding them does allow the job-holder to negotiate a higher salary or be boosted to the top of the list of prospective applicants.

The cost of earning a certificate is often much lower than compared with earning a degree. In order to find out how much you will need to set aside for your certificate program, it is best to contact the school directly for a quote.

Even if you already have a promising career in the arts, you may be able to increase the pool of jobs you can choose from with the help of a certificate. Whether you want to work with branding fashion labels, be qualified to work with youth as a counselor, or want to show future employers you can use complicated design programs, a certificate can improve your cause.

 

If you require a certificate for your field of work, or want to make your resume more appealing, you should consider pursing your studies online. This allows you to combine your existing work with your studies, or at least be able to work better around your busy schedule. You may prefer combining online coursework with physical lectures for a better learning experience. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Artist Development Certificate

California College of Music
Campus Full time 12 months April 2017 USA Pasadena

The Artist Development Certificate at CCM is designed with talented recording artists, singer-songwriters, and producers/engineers in mind. Musicians who wish to spend time developing their work in the studio and taking electives customized to their personal interests will find the Artist Development Program perfectly suited to their needs. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. Artist Development Certificate 4 Quarters, 60 Credits The Artist Development Certificate at CCM is designed with talented recording artists, singer-songwriters, and producers/engineers in mind. Musicians who wish to spend time developing their work in the studio and taking electives customized to their personal interests will find the Artist Development Program perfectly suited to their needs. CCM faculty members act as mentors to help students develop their own unique style, giving guidance and production tips throughout the recording process. By the end of the Artist Development Program, students complete a professionally recorded demo and an effective press kit, enabling them to successfully promote their music in the modern industry. NOTE: The Artist Development Program can also be taken as a 2 quarter extension after completion of any other program at CCM, if the student is able to meet all audition requirements for the Artist Development Program. VIEW THE COURSE OUTLINE FOR THE ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM HOW TO GET STARTED AND APPLY Step 1: Film your Video Audition Step 2: Complete an Application for Admission Step 3: Pay your application fee and send us your supporting documents APPLICATION DEADLINE CCM enrolls new students in our Spring and Fall quarters. Our Spring 2017 starts on April 3rd, 2017, and new students must submit all application materials by: U.S. Residents: March 1st, 2017. International Students: February 1st, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED UNTIL THE APPLICATION FEE IS RECEIVED [-]

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Melbourne Polytechnic
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2017 Australia Melbourne Victoria + 1 more

Let your inner artist break free - Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photomedia, digital media and our new specialisation focusing on textiles (available from 2014 at Prahran campus). [+]

Let your inner artist break free - Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is designed to give you a strong foundation in the visual arts, with practical studio subjects in painting, drawing, illustration, printmaking, photomedia, digital media and our new specialisation focusing on textiles (available from 2014 at Prahran campus). A solid pathway to a career doing something you love The Certificate IV in Visual Arts will give you a broad experience of 2D art forms, including painting, printmaking, drawing, illustration, digital art and photo media. Developed with industry input, and emphasising innovation and self-sufficiency, you will be encouraged to develop career networks and pathways for your future. The course will allow you to follow the pathway to further education through the Diploma of Visual Arts, specialising in illustration, painting, photography and our new specialisation focusing on textiles (available from 2014 at Prahran campus). Be mentored by experienced and practising artists Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Visual Arts is taught by experienced teachers who are practising artists, illustrators, photographers and designers, working with you to hone your skills while expanding your networks with other practising artists. International Students Entrance Requirements Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher. English Language: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall or recognised equivalency. Specific: Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in the visual arts field. Tuition Fees Much like choosing a course, every student’s circumstances are different when it comes time for tuition fees and we can guide you through the fee structure. Each course page will outline specific fees, or visit the Local Student fees page or International Student fees page for more information. [-]

French Certificate of Professional Photography Photographe RNCP (1 year)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris United Kingdom London + 2 more

The Titre de Photographe is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography, with a particular emphasis on the business management of the profession. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. This program is registered in the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) by decree of December 22th, 2014 — published in the Journal Officiel of December 31st, 2014. It comprises three phases: The Professional Photography in one-year Program, from September to May. The Expert Modules, from the end of May to the end of July (cf. below). The planning and elaboration of the Business Plan, which needs to be submitted to a jury twice: an oral defense of the pre-project allows the students to validate their professional projects’ feasibility and coherence; the final jury’s comments assess the projects’ future implementation. The Titre de Photographe RNCP level I and 7 is also accessible via a VAE procedure (“Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience” — a French procedure by means of which work experience can be translated into educational levels). For further information, please contact us. What are the Expert Modules? The Expert Modules aim at deepening the participants’ previous knowledge and skills in those areas that are most demanded by the professional market. They cover the subjects of business management, image management and publication, advanced studio photography and photo reportage, combining theory and practice. For 8 weeks in total, participants meet up with photography professionals from various domains, who share their experience and know-how from their respective fields of expertise. Students can enroll immediately after completing the Professional Photography in one-year Program, or return to Speos to complement their training in the following year(s). They can enroll for 1 or 2 modules, supervised by professionals within the field of photography. In July, the students equally participate for several days at the Rencontres d’Arles — a major international photography event, during which they visit exhibitions, present their portfolios and start networking. Expert Module: The Photo Business Duration: 5 weeks in two parts Different experts present the business management of all kinds of activities linked to professional photography. The module gives an overview of the photographic professions and the market, copyright legislation, marketing, accounting and financial management within the field of photography. This module also allows participants to deepen their knowledge in the domains of image management and publication, which are presented from the point of view of independent photographers, photo agencies and image banks. Participants also encounter picture researchers/image buyers working for publishing houses and advertising agencies, art directors and photo agents. Throughout the module, they acquire in-depth knowledge about the various possibilities to syndicate their own image stocks. And – last but not least – they get a practical overview of how to efficiently use social media for photographers. Expert Module: Advanced Studio Photography Duration: 3 weeks (takes place at the same time as the Expert Module Advanced Photo Reportage) Participants encounter professional work situations, preparing complex studio sets, focusing on elaborate make-up, hairdressing and accessories. The module also presents a range of expert skills used in commercial photography: shooting with integrated digital post-production, specific retouching (culinary, skin, jewelry etc.), exterior studio shooting. Several meetings will be held at professionals’ workplaces. Expert Module: Advanced Photo Reportage Duration: 3 weeks (takes place at the same time as the Expert Module Advanced Studio) Photojournalism is analyzed from the point of view of agencies, dailies, magazines, and independent photographers. Participants meet professionals working in the fields of image purchase, sales and editing within various kinds of media (print and web). Through these exchanges, they learn how to position them selves and to efficiently prepare their entry into the professional world. Several meetings will be held at professionals’ workplaces. [-]

Higher National Certificate in Fine Art

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 30 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is equivalent to the first year of a Fine Art BA course. The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. [+]

Be inspired and explore your creativity with Fine Art! We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging fine art courses run by an energetic and enthusiastic team of lecturers who are practicing artists and freelance commercial designers and photographers. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll be able to extend your technical skills and build confidence in your creative ability. You can choose a course from many Art and Photography areas, and study either by day or evening. You will be encouraged to explore materials, approaches and techniques in an extensive range of both certificated and non-certificated art and design courses. Our Fine Art qualification courses provide a unique opportunity for those who wish to begin their artistic careers with a challenging and rewarding period of study. Course Overview This course is equivalent to the first year of a Fine Art BA course. The Btec HNC specialises in Fine Art and enables students to pursue their ideas in drawing, painting, sculpture, video and printmaking. The principal course tutors are practising and exhibiting artists. Other specialist tutors within the college also contribute to the course. Underpinning the course are units in Contextual Studies (contemporary art context) and Professional Practice. Emphasis throughout is on acquiring and developing creative and technical skills through research and studio projects. There is an opportunity to show work in two exhibitions during the course. “The programme is contemporary in feeling, fostering high achievement and strong individuality amongst students, the highest achieving students producing ambitious, conceptually and formally rigorous work” Chris Hunt, External Evaluator. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon/Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Motion Picture/Television

College of du Page
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Glen Ellyn

The best film, TV, animation, or audio programs start as dreams. Through the use of art, craft and technology, these dreams are turned into moving images and sound. The Motion Picture/Television (MPTV) program at College of DuPage is dedicated to helping students learn the art, craft and technology behind the media of moving images, and to transform dreams into work that moves. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. The best film, TV, animation, or audio programs start as dreams. Through the use of art, craft and technology, these dreams are turned into moving images and sound. The Motion Picture/Television (MPTV) program at College of DuPage is dedicated to helping students learn the art, craft and technology behind the media of moving images, and to transform dreams into work that moves. Here are some of the many reasons to choose the MPTV program: Passionate faculty with award-winning, national production credits, and degrees from top programs (USC, UCLA, Northwestern) Smaller classes with hands-on work Film and television studio with multi-camera control room, lighting grid, chromakey screen, green room, and more. Computer labs with the latest professional, cross-platform software Audio studios with computers, professional software, mixers, and professional microphones Individual computer editing suites for advanced students Professional HD/SD digital video cameras and extensive support equipment Internship and employment opportunities with a broad range of employers in Chicago and the suburbs Career Opportunities Graduates of the Motion Picture/Television program find employment in a variety of areas. From camera operators to animators, writers to editors, directors to audio technicians, freelance producers to production team members, students with the expertise the program offers find fulfilling employment at the entry-level of the business of media creation. Advancement in the field is usually based on both area-specific skills and a broad-based background. To access a wider variety of job opportunities, some students choose to continue their education with a bachelor's degree. The Motion Picture/Television program has transfer agreements with Columbia College Chicago and DePaul University, allowing students to begin at College of DuPage and finish at Columbia or DePaul. [-]

One-Year Certificate Program in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism

International Center of Photography
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Hell's Kitchen

ICP's One-Year Certificate Programs provide advanced students with an intensive yearlong course of study to strengthen personal vision, teach professional practices, and explore the many disciplines informing media and art today. [+]

Accepting Applications for Fall 2017 ICP's One-Year Certificate Programs provide advanced students with an intensive yearlong course of study to strengthen personal vision, teach professional practices, and explore the many disciplines informing media and art today. About the Program The Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program focuses specifically on the investigative skills and technical knowledge necessary to advance in the complex and constantly changing world of visual journalism. With ICP’s long-standing commitment to documentary practice, this program engages faculty who are some of the foremost practitioners in the field today. Visiting photographers discuss new media, business, and methodologies, as well as political, ethical, and social concerns. The curriculum is student-centered, focusing on class discussions and critiques in a supportive learning atmosphere. Students explore the history of photojournalism; develop new and challenging technical skills in still photography, multimedia, and video; learn strategies for publication; and intern with premiere photographers, newspapers, magazines, and agencies located in New York. The Curriculum The Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program provides intermediate to advanced students with an intensive yearlong course of study that strengthens personal vision, teaches professional practices, and explores the many disciplines that inform media and art today. During the first term, many assignments are given to help students move out of their comfort zones and quickly acquire new skills and perspectives; in the winter term, our approach shifts to encourage more self-directed, independent work; and in the spring term, as students’ main projects are solidified and completed, internships and assistance with presentation lead up to the year-end exhibition, a day of portfolio reviews with leading professionals, and graduation. The academic year is divided into three terms, with an optional intersession in January. Each term, students register for four to five 10-week courses and three to four weekend workshops. Students should expect to spend 18–20 hours in the classroom weekly and to allow ample extra time for shooting, production, and the completion of assignments. Course requirements for the academic year include three terms of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Seminar, three terms of technical instruction in digital workflow, and one term of photographic history. Lighting and some history of analogue printing are required and highly recommended to complete before entrance in the fall. Students select additional 10-week courses and weekend workshops each term. These creative and technical offerings allow students to shape a sequence of instruction that will strengthen their practice. The Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program also offers students the opportunity to participate in an internship with a photographer, agency, magazine, or newspaper. [-]

Industry - DJ Performance and Production

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hollywood

Musicians Institute’s Certificate in DJ Performance and Production is a 2-quarter, 30-unit program for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists and electronic music composers and performers. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. Musicians Institute’s Certificate in DJ Performance and Production is a 2-quarter, 30-unit program for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists and electronic music composers and performers. Students are provided with in-depth knowledge and training in the latest technologies, tools and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and production. Subjects also include Beat-Matching, Vinyl Turntablism, various DAWs such as Ableton Live, Digital DJ solutions such as Traktor and Serato, Synth Programming, Sound Design and much more. Students will also be trained on tools that have defined DJ’ing, including (but not limited to) Vinyl DJ’ing, and CDJ setups as well. Multiple Settings This program allows students to study contemporary electronic music and Hip-Hop techniques and implement them within a solo setting AND a live band setting. Cross-Pollination DJ Performance and Production students take full advantage of MI’s unparalleled faculty, facilities and programs encompassing Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology, Vocals, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Guitar Craft and Independent Artist Development. Music Business Students learn about income streams, social media management, business contracts, publishing law, touring and other necessary aspects of being a professional DJ or producer. Final Concert The program culminates in a Final Concert, where each student demonstrates his or her abilities in a live performance event. Faculty Scratch Champion DJ Jedi Ableton Worldwide Certified Artist Josh Spoon Acclaimed House/Techno producer Art Bleek Prolific House/Disco DJ and producer Magic Touch Mi Programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. The sound quality of your recording is not a factor. (Recordings will not be returned) Note: Recording Requirements (see page 5 of application for Admission for specifics) – Music Business, Audio Engineering, and Bachelor Degree applicants DO NOT need to submit the recordings. [-]

Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies

Butte College
Campus Full time Part time 10 months September 2017 USA Chico + 1 more

Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. [+]

Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies Multimedia Studies Program Daniel Donnelly, Chair (530) 895-2880 Department Office: ARTS 224 (530) 895-2404 Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378 About the Program Multimedia Studies is a comprehensive program that recognizes the need to prepare the student for the world of work in today's high performance organization. This program delivers a dynamic, multidisciplinary, interactive, project-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, teamwork, and professionalism. While providing laboratory experiences for the development of skills in multimedia and related technical areas, the student will also develop competencies in workforce preparation, such as in portfolio development, communications, and high performance organization workplace skills. The Multimedia Studies Program New Media Lab is a state-of-the-art Macintosh-based multimedia lab equipped with industry standard computer and state-of-the-art multimedia applications. All students will build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge in image design and sequencing, idea presentation, portfolio development, and an overview of the opportunities in Multimedia. Career Opportunities All areas of the multimedia industry are experiencing unprecedented growth in order to meet the industry's needs. At present, there is more demand for skilled, qualified, and knowledgeable workers than is available in the current labor pool. Gainful Employment Information Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0958200CA.html Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies (24 Units) Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: Employ critical thinking and conceptual problem-solving skills to create a portfolio and body of work to be used for promotion, client and project acquisition as a freelance designer, and to be used for obtaining employment in the design industry. Demonstrate expert use of equipment, materials and software when creating multimedia projects. Discuss, write about, organize and produce works for presentation to clients, employers and implementation based on project needs. Required courses for the certificate: A Certificate of Achievement in Multimedia Studies will be awarded upon completion of 24 or more units from the Associate Degree program. [-]

Undergraduate Certificate in Asian Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo + 8 more

Undergraduate Certificate in Asian Studies (30 credits) [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. Undergraduate Certificate in Asian Studies (30 credits) Courses Undergraduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses (relevant to a major or minor). Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the undergraduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 30 credits Courses (minor) 20 credits / 4 courses Electives 10 credits / 2 courses Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin Students who are 17 or older who have completed less than 12 years of formal education and who do not hold a high school diploma that allows access to higher education in the country of origin should earn up to an additional 60 credits in the Undergraduate Foundation program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their undergraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Undergraduate programs are an excellent choice for recent high school graduates as well as for college and university transfer students who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with entry-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other undergraduate and graduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

Character Animation

NFTS - National Film and Television School
Campus Full time 3 months August 2017 United Kingdom Bristol

In partnership with Aardman, this intensive 3 month Certificate in Character Animation is aimed primarily at graduates and is taught by industry professionals within Aardman studios here in Bristol. The course is headed up by Loyd Price, Head of Animation at Aardman, with the aim of bridging the gap between education and industry and enabling students to develop the core practical skills needed for them to become competent... [+]

Character Animation In partnership with Aardman, this intensive 3 month Certificate in Character Animation is aimed primarily at graduates and is taught by industry professionals within Aardman studios here in Bristol. The course is headed up by Loyd Price, Head of Animation at Aardman, with the aim of bridging the gap between education and industry and enabling students to develop the core practical skills needed for them to become competent professional animators and to create believable characters through acting and performance. COURSE OVERVIEW This course will take place at Aardman’s studio in Bristol and will be taught by practicing Aardman animators who have worked on many productions including Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, Flushed Away, The Pirates! and Shaun the movie. There will also be additional support from other industry professionals from both the Stop-frame and CG animation disciplines. The course is short but very intensive with the main aim being to produce students with the level of animation skills needed to allow them to get jobs as animators within this competitive industry. While this is no guarantee of future success, to date over 70% of the students have become animators within the industry. The course is open to a maximum of 6 Stop Frame and 6 CG students, with the students working in either CG (using Maya) or Stop Frame (using Dragon-Frame). Students will be taught in small groups to enable maximum contact time with staff and other visiting tutors. The course will be taught in a series of weekly assignments, each focusing on a key aspect of animation performance. Students will be encouraged to repeat and finesse each assignment during the week. The course will be based on learning technical and practical skills, providing a foundation on which students can become technically proficient animators and thereby enable them to bring their characters to life. The course is structured to build from simpler exercises towards a short sequence demonstrating character-based performance, which will be animated within scheduled production deadlines. On completion of the course students will: Have improved technical animation skills Be able to deliver convincing character acting and performance. Produce their work to a deadline Understand the role of an animator with a production TUTORS The main tutor on the course will be Loyd Price, Head of Animation at Aardman (credits include Nightmare before Christmas, Chicken Run, The Curse of the WereRabbit, Flushed Away, Pirates and Shaun the movie). The other main tutor on the course will be a current industry professional working in CG animation. There will also be additional tutorial input from other animators and directors currently working here at Aardman. CURRICULUM This is a 12 week full time intensive and practical course based at the Aardman studio’s in Bristol. The majority of the course is practical with students working on animation exercises to improve their skills, knowledge and experience. Initially the course will focus on the core animation skills to ensure that students understand the key animation principles such as timing, weight and lines of action. These technical aspects of animation underpin character performance and are essential to enable students to achieve convincing performance. Further character-based performance exercises increase the understanding of Character Posing, Blocking and Plotting the action within the shot or sequence. Each exercise builds on what has been learned in the previous week and students will have the opportunity to video themselves acting out variations of the exercises to guide and inform their work. The course culminates in a short character animation sequence - pre-planned and boarded to showcase the skills learnt during the course. This sequence will be created within the parameters of a realistic production schedule and will reflect the pressures of a live production. To complement the intensive animation training, students will have life drawing sessions, acting workshops as well as industry masterclasses. These give the students invaluable contacts within the industry moving forwards, as well as tips on how to promote yourself and the soft skills needed within a competitive industry. Past speakers have included companies such as Blue Zoo, Lupus, Jellyfish, Passion Pictures, Factory Transmedia, Turner, Richard Williams, Nick Park, MPC, DNeg and Dreamworks. The course finishes with a graduation screening which is open to industry, giving students the platform to show their work and network with future employers. Following on from the course we are aiming to secure a small number of paid internships with production companies based here in the UK. On previous courses these internships have taken place at companies such as Factory Transmedia, Blue Zoo as well as at Aardman. In many cases these placements then led to the students being offered jobs as animators. Daily tuition from animators currently working within the Industry Unique fast-track route into the Industry with many students going on to work as animators for UK animation companies Working methods based on Industry practice Situated in a professional studio environment at Aardman in Bristol Learn from BAFTA and Oscar winning animators Masterclass sessions from external industry Unique, fast-track route into the Industry Working methods based on Industry practice Situated in a professional studio environment at Aardman in Bristol Learn from BAFTA and Oscar winning animators ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants do not necessarily need to have a university Bachelors degree to apply for this course, but must be able to clearly demonstrate a good level of animation ability, have a real passion for animation and be fully committed to a career in it. [-]

SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production

SAE Institute New Zealand
Campus Part time 6 months March 2017 New Zealand Auckland

The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. The SAE Certificate in Electronic Music Production encourages individualism and combines the fundamentals of electronic music production with practical experimentation and personal creativity. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to create the music they love and gain a strong foundation for future learning. Who should take this programme? Musicians wishing to experiment with electronic sound or work more efficiently with their equipment Music teachers who have electronic music as part of their course Individuals with production experience wishing to add an edge to their techniques Anyone with a passion for electronic music or wishing to pursue further education in this field YOU WILL LEARN The course is designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge in electronic music production including: Editing Sampling Sequencing Arrangement Production techniques Synthesis Performance Copyright MIDI theory Digital audio workstation operation CAREER OPTIONS Electronic Music Producer Recording Artist Electronic Musician Writer/ArrangerComposer Sound Effects Producer Remixer Performance Artist Jingle Writer ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum Age Students must be 16 years of age or older. Academic Requirements Some mathematical and/or musical knowledge is advantageous English Language Requirements Students must have a good command of both oral and written English. Students who do not speak English as the first language, current International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a band score of at least 6, or equivalent must be supplied. Entrance Interview Students may be required to attend an entrance interview. FEES AND PAYMENTS Registration Fee : $200 Programme Fee : $1,800 Total Fees : $2,000 [-]

Certificate program in Character Design

U-Tad Centro Universitario de Tecnología y Arte Digital
Campus Full time 300 hours September 2017 Spain Madrid

The Certificate program in Character Design at the U-tad takes on the creative process corresponding to designing characters from a narrative, story or script in a digital animation, publicity, videogame or TV series production... [+]

Certificate program in Character Design The Certificate program in Character Design at the U-tad takes on the creative process corresponding to designing characters from a narrative, story or script in a digital animation, publicity, videogame or TV series production. Specialists in character design capable of representing artistic ideas through design, construction and form will be the result of the Certificate program in Character Design. The aim of the program is to learn the techniques that allow seduction, entertainment, narration and expression through the art of drawing, color, body language, psychology and volume. The knowledge acquired, starting with traditional techniques and reaching the latest cutting-edge software, is the tool of the trade in any professional entertainment industry audiovisual communication environment: Film, television, publicity, videogames or illustration. Student profile The U-tad's Certificate program in Character Design is especially geared towards: People with creative interests that want to broaden their knowledge of drawing applied to the entertainment and audiovisual communication industries University students or graduates, especially from Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Audiovisual communication design or other related areas related to producing graphic materials: 3D modelers, animators, illustrators or publicists among others Professionals from the animation sector that want to broaden their knowledge and continue learning and applying knowledge alongside highly accomplished active professionals from the industry using the latest cutting-edge technology People with creative tendencies, a natural talent for drawing and an interest in improving and specializing and want to study a Master's Degree while working Course Content Drawing and characters Theory and practice of traditional academic drawing and its application to human anatomy to understand how to create a character. Understanding of the anatomical form and structure of the human figure, its movement, expressions, attitude and how to simplify a character to the essential limits. Concept and Development Understanding character creation not only as drawing or concept, bus as part of a creative process whose origin is considering and knowing certain codes: specific character situations, psychology, light sources, color, details, audiovisual narrative, script and the design document. Digital Sculpture and Volume Understand basic three-dimensional shapes for creating and refining figures. Learn digital modeling and sculpture techniques as well as their practical applications in character design. Character design and the industry Applying the acquired knowledge to Industry parameters: Feature films and series, publicity, videogames, web content, comics, merchandising and licensing. Real-world key project management skills: organization, direction, planning and delivery. Master's final Project Preparing a professional portfolio and presenting it to industry professionals. Specialization and application fields After finishing the U-tad's Certificate program in Character Design, students will be qualified to work under different professional profiles: Character designer Visual development artist Storyboard artist Illustrator Comic book artist Facilities and equipment The U-tad classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, both hardware and software, that companies use day-in day-out to carry out their activities. The Certificate program in Character Design classes at the U-tad use the most innovative programs and technology so students can develop all of their budding potential. [-]

GCSE Art and Design

DLD College London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom London

GCSE Art & Design is a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and mixed media and photography. It is an unendorsed course where candidates can work in appropriate art, craft and design materials and processes. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. What is Art & Design? GCSE Art & Design is a broad course exploring practical and critical/contextual work through a range of 2D and/or 3D processes and mixed media and photography. It is an unendorsed course where candidates can work in appropriate art, craft and design materials and processes. Students will produce practical and contextual work associated with the exploration of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Three- Dimensional Design, Photography and Textiles. Art is a fascinating and rewarding subject that encourages the use of your imagination and creativity, whilst acquiring a range of skills, abilities and directions you will engage with the world in a visual and tactile way. What will I study? Two projects (units) during the year: in Unit 1 (Portfolio of work) and Unit 2 (Externally Set Task) students will work on projects exploring and developing skills and technical ability in a range of materials and processes. Following the initial skills building period students can then choose the particular areas of Art they would like to explore in more depth in their Portfolio Unit and in Unit 2. Students will need to complete two sketchbooks per unit showing the development of their art in lessons and through a range of practical homework. Annotation, explanation and written analysis are required to explain sketch book work. How is it assessed? Unit 1 60% Portfolio of work Unit 2 40% Externally Set Task (10 Hour Exam) Exam Board: AQA What do I need? Above all you will need an interest in art & design, and a willingness to learn and develop your skills and ideas. We recommend that you have access to your own digital camera (preferably 10 megapixels) and a 2-4 GB USB stick. A range of drawing, painting and craft materials would also help you to develop your skills in homework and in art & design lessons. “My journey from GCSE Art to AS Art has been an exciting yet a challenging transition. With the support of my teachers, my experience of studying GCSE Art at DLD College meant that I was encouraged to learn and push myself in my studies. I feel that with the effort I have put into my studies, Art has helped stretch my horizon!” Elmo Spethmann – Current DLD Student [-]

3D ANIMATION FOUNDATIONS (Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media))

Academy of Interactive Entertainment
Online & Campus Combined Part time 10 - 20 weeks June 2017 Australia Sydney Melbourne Canberra Adelaide Australia Online + 4 more

3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives student an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry. [+]

3D Animation Foundations is designed to introduce students to the many career opportunities available for 3D artists, animators and designers. This course gives student an understanding of the creative potential of the 3D animation software used in the games, film and visual effects industry. The course covers the fundamentals of 3D animation including: 3D modeling Texturing Animation Lighting Rendering Character design Environment design Short movie production The course concludes in an production unit wherein students will work together to produce a short animated film. Students start by planning their animation with concept art and storyboards, modelling and animating their designs throughout the production process and finish by editing sound, music and special FX into the final product. 3D Animation Foundations serves as a valuable bridge to further study in 3D animation, including 3D animation for games or film. Graduates leave with a portfolio of work, knowledge and skills useful in many other multimedia and design areas. For students currently studying in year 11 or 12 at an ACT or NSW College/High School, this course may be counted towards your Higher School Certificate or Year 12 Certificate. For more information, please contact your school VET co-ordinator or AIE reception. Victorian and Commonwealth Government-Subsidised Training If you are applying to study this course at AIE Melbourne, you may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth funding. To view subsidised course fees, click on 'Melbourne' under the Course Fees and Start Dates heading below. Online options available 3D Animation Foundations is now offered from our Online campus. Software Requirements Online students will need the following software to successfully complete the course. All the software is free to download or will be provided on a DVD. Maya Gimp Web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox Adobe Connect plugin PDF Reader such as Adobe Acrobat reader Students will also need an internet connection, preferably broadband for streaming live discussions, collaboration and downloads. Course Requirements Headset with microphone [-]

Fle Fle Art And Design (French Foreign Language Or Art + Design +)

Autograf
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

Autograf offers two programs for foreign students wishing to come to France for studies in Applied Arts but who do not have the required level in French to go directly Bachelor or Master. [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Arts 2017. Autograf offers two programs for foreign students wishing to come to France for studies in Applied Arts but who do not have the required level in French to go directly Bachelor or Master. FLE Art is for students who have never been to art school, and requires no prior level of French. This curriculum consists of general FLE courses where texts and vocabulary are partially oriented towards the arts, there are also cultural excursions and introductory courses to technical and artistic culture (drawing, fine arts, PAO, ..). This training allows obtaining a training certificate. FLE Design is for students who already have at least three years of study in artistic fields of graphic design, digital design, interior architecture or video games. This year is for students wanting to improve their French, to access our Masters recognized by the State and who wish to improve their practical Design for learning French. This training lasts one year and consists of French courses for 3 weeks out of 4 and Bachelor of Design course in Global Design for 1 week 4. The monitoring of this training requires a level B1 French. This training allows obtaining a training certificate for the French course and a European diploma validating a Bachelor 3 in Global Design Manager. Evidence of students in class FLE: Yun, student FLE Art "After my license in China management, I continued my studies in an engineering school in France, but the course does not satisfy me and I am passionate about drawing since forever, so I chose to redirect me Graphic design, to realize my dream of working in this field. So I chose to enter the class of FLE Art in Autograf, courses are varied, in addition to French language courses, we have courses that include art, French art culture and new technologies. All this allows me to acquire basic knowledge of Graphic Design and at the same time to perfect my French. " Zihao, student FLE Design "I have obtained a license from Environment Design in China, I discovered the Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Garden Design and did internships in the field of Design Environment and Interior Architecture. Being very interested in the French style in architecture, I wanted to improve myself in Interior Architecture in France, which has an international reputation in this field. I Autograf discovered during an education fair in Shanghai, my level of French is insufficient to directly integrate the Master, I applied FLE Design. This training combines Global Design and French courses, suited to my profile. I liked to alternate French language courses, with foreign students and specialized courses with French students. The trainers are professionals and patient with us and share their plans and experiences. " [-]