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Children's book illustration - Nottingham Trent University
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Children's book illustration - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 3rd October 2019
£425
A course all about children's book illustrating. The classes will introduce you to the world of children’s books. With guidance you will create your own illustrated story for children, focusing on the internal workings of a picture book. The course is suitable for everyone from beginners to the more experienced wanting to build their portfolio, and writers who want to learn how to illustrate. It is also ideal for anyone who wants to explore the writing and illustration process so that they can create unique work for family and friends....
3D printing for model making - Nottingham Trent University
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3D printing for model making - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 25th February 2020
£190
Designers and makers today are using 3D printing to create models and parts, ranging from simplistic forms to detailed working prototypes. This method has become a quick and affordable means to produce and develop one-off items. This course will therefore give you an understanding and hands-on experience of 3D printing, with opportunities to explore materials and samples to see how this method works, and to work on a personal project. The course is aimed at professionals, hobbyists and students working in architecture, craft and design who would like a general...
Acrylics Now - Nottingham Trent University
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Acrylics Now - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd January 2020
£395
This course is ideal for those people new to acrylics and those with some experience. It will cover the basic tenets of acrylics; the materiality of the paint, the support (board, canvas, paper or other) and the tools required to create different effects. Throughout the course there will be a range of practical activities and inspiring projects for you to engage with, supported by demonstrations of specific materials and techniques, and supportive group critiques. On this course, you will: - complete colour mixing exercises - apply paint through traditional methods...
Adobe Creative Suite for marketing and communications - at Nottingham Trent University
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Adobe Creative Suite for marketing and communications - at Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 20th January 2020
£650
This course will teach you the principles of effective desktop publishing on the PC. It's ideal if you are working in-house for a marketing or communications team, and it is equally relevant if you are self-employed or involved in a start-up company. The course will provide you with guidance on what makes good layout design, and will develop your technical and visual skills to enable you to produce professional looking presentations across both printed and digital media. On this course you will: - have practical sessions using the latest desktop...
Animation for 12 - 14 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Animation for 12 - 14 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£475
If you enjoy drawing and creating characters then this one-week course is for you. The week will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets. You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results. You might be studying art or design at school and want to explore your creativity further. You might be new to the subject and just want to have a great week and meet others who share your interest. So long as...
Animation for 15-17 year olds - at Nottingham Trent University
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Animation for 15-17 year olds - at Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£475
One week animation summer course for teenagers. This course will provide you with an introduction to digital animation using Adobe Animate CC and Wacom Cintiq tablets. On this course you will: - learn the fundamentals of animation including timing and spacing - create animated ball bounces and walk cycles - study the movement of balloons and other objects - build your own short animation that demonstrates a personal approach. You can have little or no previous animation knowledge to attend and still achieve great results. What will you gain? By...
Architecture for 12 – 14 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Architecture for 12 – 14 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£475
This summer course explores creative thinking, drawing, model making and advanced technologies that architects use today. The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to architecture, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in. In addition to talks and demonstrations, you’ll be set projects that you’ll work on in groups, presenting your ideas in 2D as well as simple 3D models - to give you a taste of what it’s like to work in industry. There’ll be short, quick...
Architecture for 15 – 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Architecture for 15 – 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
This one week architecture summer course for teenagers explores new ways of thinking and advanced technologies that are being used by professional architects today. The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to design, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in. During this course you will: - investigate current building projects in the UK and around the world - learn the various stages of design development that professionals must go through - go on excursions to see local...
Art and Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Art and Design Portfolio for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
A one week art and design summer course for teenagers. This is a very practical course which gives you the opportunity to experiment with both 2D and 3D art and design techniques. It’s the perfect way to build your portfolio if you do not have an art and design foundation and are thinking about further studies. During this course you will: - learn how to demonstrate your approach to idea generation and research skills - take part in both group discussions and one-to-one tutorials - be encouraged to practice new...
Art and design portfolio Saturday school - Nottingham Trent University
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Art and design portfolio Saturday school - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£485
This practical course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create a unique and diverse portfolio. This could be for future studies, professional development or purely for personal interest. The aim of the course is to build your confidence and vocabulary when working in the art and design studio. The topics will include: body and adornment colour and light drawing and observation idea generation and project development life drawing and experimentation photography and image making texture, pattern and surface visual communication working with space and place. Throughout the...
CAD for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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CAD for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£625
This course suitable for anyone new to CAD who needs to use this software in their work. You will learn the basics of the computer programmes needed for 3D product design. Programmes taught will include AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Solid Works. During this course you will: - produce technical drawings and measurements in AutoCAD - render sketches and produce presentation boards in Photoshop and Illustrator - learn 3D CAD modelling in Solid Works. What will you gain? This course is very useful for professionals working in 3D who have...
CAD for interior design (Level one) - Nottingham Trent University
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CAD for interior design (Level one) - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£390
This course provides you with technical skills related to interior design and, most importantly, the application of computer-aided design within the profession. It’s an ideal opportunity to enhance existing interior design skills, and is perfect if you’re new to CAD and want to add this valuable knowledge to your work and CV. During the three days, the various practical elements will give you an understanding of the key skills required to bring a project together. The step-by-step processes will help you make informed design decisions based on the opportunities and...
CAD for textile and fashion print design - Nottingham Trent University
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CAD for textile and fashion print design - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£650
On this practical, Apple Mac-based course, you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative digital textile designs and patterns. This course is ideal for textile and fashion print designers at the start of their career. So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend. Ideally you’ll bring to the course textile or fashion print designs that you’re currently working on or which inspire you, so as to ensure you...
Concept art for game design - Nottingham Trent University
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Concept art for game design - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
This course is an opportunity to engage with the latest concept art techniques practised throughout the game design industry, many of which are also techniques used in film and TV production. Through a series of practical workshops and critical seminars you'll explore both physical and digital art processes. The course is ideal for people with basic drawing skills who are interested in developing professional skills in concept art. It's also an excellent opportunity for illustrators who wish to investigate their role in the game production process, and game designers who...
Concept Art for Game Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Concept Art for Game Design for 15 - 17 Year Olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£475
One week summer course for teenagers, ideal if they are considering a future in game design, animation or creative media. This course focuses on the process of image-making in the game design industry. It's hands-on, taught in a series of practical workshops and group sessions. This course is ideal if you are considering a future in game design, animation or creative media. During this course you will: - investigate the role of concept artist in the game production process - develop your 2D and 3D visualisation skills - use a...
Contemporary life drawing - Nottingham Trent University
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Contemporary life drawing - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th February 2020
£190
On this course you’ll learn key strategies to help you draw the figure and begin experimenting with new approaches. It’s open to beginners, but will also suit those already familiar with life drawing. The course is therefore ideal for anyone wanting to upskill, for personal or professional development. Whilst there are a wealth of life drawing classes out there, very few encourage the use of contemporary approaches. This is despite the influences of work by the likes of Egon Schiele and Jenny Saville, both of whom have pushed the boundaries...
Contemporary portraiture - Nottingham Trent University
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Contemporary portraiture - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 28th March 2020
£190
Working from a live portrait model, on this course you’ll learn key strategies to help you complete a portrait and begin experimenting with new approaches. It will start by covering essential topics such as facial proportions, composition, mark-making techniques and shading. Moving beyond this, you’ll then have the opportunity to explore your own individual creativity by creating contemporary portraits in drawing, painting and collage-based practices to push the boundaries of what a portrait could be, particularly beyond developing a physical ‘likeness’. The aim of the course is to allow you...
Corset making for fashion and costume - at Nottingham Trent University
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Corset making for fashion and costume - at Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£725
This practical course is for anyone who has a personal or professional interest in fashion, vintage dressmaking or costume who would like to develop the knowledge and skills needed to produce their own made-to-measure corsets. The course will begin with a number of structured technical classes. As it progresses you will then be able to work on a more personal project, reflecting your style and interests. On this course you will: - learn how to construct and fit a corset - put in a centre front busk - add eyelet...
Creative writing for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Creative writing for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£425
One week summer writing course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to turn ideas into creative, original writing. Whether you're interested in fiction or want to write blogs, it will help you to create impact with the right choice of words and provides a structured approach to establishing a life in writing. During this course you will: - learn how to find inspiration - focus on how to turn ideas into writing - find the right ingredients for your chosen discipline, including how to develop a character...
Creative writing for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Creative writing for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£375
The aim of the course is to enable both the beginner and the more experienced writer to work on developing their writing skills in a variety of different areas, including poetry, short story writing, flash fiction, playwriting and writing a full-length novel. Throughout the course you will be offered advice and feedback on your work, to help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment. Varied exercises and stimuli will be used to aid the creative process and exploration of your writing skills, offering new insights and inventive...
Creative writing: Level two - Nottingham Trent University
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Creative writing: Level two - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 20th April 2020
£300
On this course, you’ll be encouraged to further develop your writing skills in a variety of genres. You will consider the importance of originality, both in your work and that of other published authors. This is a follow on from our beginners’ course, or it can be taken independently if you have attended a course elsewhere. Throughout the course you’ll be offered advice and feedback on your work. This will help your writing develop and progress in a supportive workshop environment. You will also learn how to prepare work for...
Digital collage - Nottingham Trent University
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Digital collage - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£130
This course will teach you how to make well thought out, aesthetic collages through different creative exercises, using Adobe Creative Suite to manipulate analog designs and create disorienting juxtapositions. Working with printed materials, digital stock images, scanners and image editing software you’ll have the opportunity to explore your own creativity and will leave with a portfolio of digital images. There has been a recent rise in the use of digital collage, especially in the publishing industry where collage techniques are being used in advertising campaigns, book jacket designs and satirical...
Digital SLR photography - Nottingham Trent University
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Digital SLR photography - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£575
25 hour digital photography at Nottingham Trent University. This beginners course is responding to the huge growth in ownership of digital SLR (DSLR) cameras and the increased demand for digital images for personal and commercial use. The course is designed to take novice photographers and teach them the basic science, technology, craft and art of photography, enabling you to develop the knowledge and skills to create technically sound, interesting and professional images. You will move away from shooting with the camera in automatic mode and start using the various camera...
Digital SLR photography: Level two - Nottingham Trent University
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Digital SLR photography: Level two - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd June 2020
£290
This practical course is aimed at the serious photography enthusiast who wants to take great portraits and landscapes. The course is ideal for anyone who knows the basics. You might have attended a beginners course in digital photography and are looking to reach the next level, or you might be a more experienced camera user who needs some structure to help you develop further. To get the most out of this course you must have some familiarity with Photoshop and have your own digital camera. On this course you will:...
Domestic machine knitting and garment skills - Nottingham Trent University
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Domestic machine knitting and garment skills - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£540
The aim of this course is to encourage you to think creatively about using a domestic knitting machine and to show you how to exploit the equipment to create new, innovative garments. Many people rely on working from other people’s knitting patterns, as they do not have the skills to write their own patterns. This can mean you feel compelled to buy expensive new yarn rather than being able to use up the mountain of yarn you have hidden in the cupboard! This course will furnish you with a range...
Domestic machine knitting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Domestic machine knitting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£240
This course offers intensive instruction on domestic knitting machines. It’ll introduce you to thinking creatively about using a machine at home or at work, and how to exploit the equipment to produce a range of samples. The course will focus on producing work with a contemporary perspective. It’s ideal for people just starting out or in a need of a refresher. You might be returning to machine knitting after a break, or a student/graduate looking to add machine knitting to your CV and portfolio. Anyone who is interested in textiles...
Draw like a Design Pro - Nottingham Trent University
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Draw like a Design Pro - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 12th October 2019
£140
This is not an old-fashioned still-life drawing course. Over the two days, you’ll learn how to draw and illustrate your own imagined designs and concepts, using drawing to refine and develop a three-dimensional form. Freehand drawing is a fundamental skill of the professional designer. It’s used extensively within the design industry to communicate an early idea and concept (before the computer aided design and modelling begins). This course is therefore aimed at anyone involved in 3D art and design who would like to improve their drawing skills. It’s ideal for...
Drawing with Scissors: Contemporary Collage - Nottingham Trent University
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Drawing with Scissors: Contemporary Collage - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£130
This course is designed to expand your existing skills in drawing, painting or illustration through an introduction to the art of collage. It will take you on a developmental journey from drawing with paper, through simple collage printmaking methods, and assemblage. Since its emergence as an art form in the early 20th century, collage has continued to serve not only as a primary form of expression, but also as a principle means of developing new creative responses. This course will therefore include some theory and discussions regarding the importance of...
Dubied Machine Knitting for Pattern and Texture - Nottingham Trent University
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Dubied Machine Knitting for Pattern and Texture - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£540
This course introduces a variety of methods to help you produce unique fabrics that display a range of properties whilst exploring the use of colour, textured structures and stitch manipulation. It’s ideal for students and practitioners who have a basic understanding of machine knitting and who wish to develop their textile design skills or experimental skills as part of a textile art practice. This course uses Dubied handflat double-bed knitting machines, which can create a wide variety of fabrics using stitch structures such as hold stitch, tuck stitch, needle layouts,...
Experimental drawing and mark making - Nottingham Trent University
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Experimental drawing and mark making - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 14th March 2020
£195
It’s aimed at those interested in drawing and mark-making using different tools and materials. It will encourage participation, experimentation and reflection, whilst exploring the fundamentals of energy, the organic self, the sensory self and the expression of self. Mark-making can be the result of an action or a gesture. Marks can use or remove material. They can remain on the surface or penetrate below. As children, making marks is natural, and drawing can be seen as crucial to their development - it could be said children draw before speech is...
Fashion design portfolio for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Fashion design portfolio for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
One week fashion design summer course for teenagers. On this course you will learn how to create fashion concepts, taking your designs from an initial idea and sketch to a developed garment. Nottingham is famous for its fashion industry, being the home of international designer Paul Smith and a host of innovative boutique stores. And NTU students have been winning awards at all the major fashion competitions for many years. So why not become part of the creative action and develop your fashion knowledge and portfolio on our annual summer...
Fashion Drawing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Fashion Drawing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 28th March 2020
£180
This course is designed for anyone interested in fashion who wants to improve their drawing and illustration skills. It’s ideal for beginners as well as those with experience wishing to reinvigorate their creativity. You will be working with experimental drawing techniques to produce industry-standard hand-drawn fashion illustrations. You will take an idea from initial concept and then experiment with a range of different materials and techniques. On this course you will: - experiment with line drawing, blind drawing and more - consider collage and mixed media to enhance your work...
Fashion styling for 15 – 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Fashion styling for 15 – 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
With the influx of influencers, bloggers and celebrities dominating our social media feeds the fashion stylist has become one of the most exciting, in demand and powerful roles within the fashion industry today. If you’re a regular reader of fashion titles like Vogue, i-D, Elle, Grazia or a follower of influential fashion bloggers and influencers on social media this course will allow you to explore the paths to take you forward into this exciting industry. As a fashion stylist you work with a team of industry experts (designers, make-up artists...
Free Writing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Free Writing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 25th January 2020
£49
This one-day workshop will help develop your understanding of free writing, addressing its many benefits and assessing how it can be useful for one's well-being and creativity. The day will also examine its usefulness in contributing to current creative projects and overcoming challenges. The course is aimed at people who are interested in developing their writing skills, overcoming writers’ block and also those who are wanting to use writing to help improve their overall wellbeing. The course will feature both a theoretical understanding of what free writing is as well...
Furniture making workshop - Nottingham Trent University
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Furniture making workshop - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£725
This beginners furniture making course is for anyone who has an interest in furniture design and making. No prior woodworking experience is necessary as you will be guided step-by-step through the different processes to create a piece of furniture. This hands-on course will introduce you to a wide range of hand tools, machine tools and spray finishing techniques. On this course you will: - be inducted into our well-equipped product design workshops - use tools such as dimension saws, surface plainers, thickness plainers, flatbed sanders, routers and spindles - explore...
Glove making with leather - Nottingham Trent University
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Glove making with leather - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
£550
Using creative teaching techniques and clear, step-by-step guidance you’ll unravel the process of glove making with leather, a skill that’s traditionally thought of as difficult to master. With only six places offered, this course provides you with one-to-one attention to ensure you leave with the skills and knowledge to continue glove making as part of your profession or purely personal enjoyment. This course is suitable for those who are interested in craft and accessory design who’d like to extend their skills. It’s also good for those working in fashion wanting...
Graphic design (intermediate) - Nottingham Trent University
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Graphic design (intermediate) - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 23rd April 2020
£450
This course is aimed at those with an understanding of graphic design, ideally through professional experience or by having attended a beginners course at NTU or elsewhere. The course is suitable for those wishing to hone and expand their creative skills with a focus on ideas, creative thinking and visual problem solving, promoting their creativity at a professional, commercial audience. Workshop and project-based sessions will combine theoretical discussions with practical applications. Ideally you should have some prior experience of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator at beginners level or above, though an...
Graphic design for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Graphic design for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£425
One week graphic design summer course for teenagers. This course will provide you with a grounding in graphic design and is ideal if you wish to dip your toes in creative waters. The main purpose is to help you build a portfolio through the exploration and experimentation of graphic design ideas. You might be one of those people who has sometimes wondered what the term ‘thinking outside the box’ means. Or you might be interested in developing your creativity without boundaries. Either way, this course will leave you wanting more....
Graphic design for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Graphic design for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£450
Ten weeks of graphic design evening classes. Aimed at the beginner with limited or no knowledge of graphic design, this introductory course combines theoretical and practical content within a professional, commercial perspective. The development of ideas, the creative process and an understanding of visual language, layout and typography will all be included in this course to help you develop your knowledge of the different disciplines and skills associated with graphic design. You will create innovative compositions using words, pictures and colour through workshops and projects that combine theoretical discussions with...
Illustrator for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Illustrator for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd October 2019
£260
Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard illustration application for print, multimedia and online graphics. Whether you are a designer or technical illustrator producing artwork for print, an artist producing multimedia graphics or a creator of web pages for any online content Adobe Illustrator offers you all the tools you need to get professional results. On this Mac-based course, you will: - complete various exercises using all of the tools available - create scalable vector artwork - create professional logos from your own ideas and drawings - use the Illustrator tracing tools...
Interior design for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Interior design for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£475
Ten-week evening course or one-week intensive class of interior design in Nottingham. This is a very practical course delivered via informal lectures and interesting, creative projects. This course is ideal if you are looking to build a portfolio of design work or considering interior design as a future career, or simply interested in re-designing your own home. It will give you an insight into the world of interior design and inspire you with the confidence to present your own interior design schemes. On this course you will: - learn how...
Interior design for improvers - Portfolio development
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Interior design for improvers - Portfolio development
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 22nd April 2020
£475
There is always a lot of competition for interior design work, so it’s essential that you can demonstrate as much experience and knowledge in your CV and portfolio as possible. This course therefore aims to build on previous design studies, and is ideal for anyone seriously considering a career as an interior designer. The course will provide hands-on experience of all the stages involved in medium-sized interior design projects, from briefing to design development and on to visualisation. The projects will cover both domestic and commercial/public spaces, and you will...
Introduction to drawing - Nottingham Trent University
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Introduction to drawing - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 7th October 2019
£240
This course is an energetic exploration of the ways in which people use drawing and mark making to analyse and respond to physical (and metaphysical) spaces. It’s aimed at anyone who is new to drawing or people with experience looking for a challenge. This course aims to enhance your ability to produce expressive, analytical, mixed media and collaborative drawings. It will also improve your knowledge and understanding of traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing and mark making. Topics and content will be dictated largely by the aspirations of the group....
Introduction to Maya - Nottingham Trent University
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Introduction to Maya - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 1st February 2020
£495
Studios today are looking for talented animators who are proficient in 2D or 3D animation using industry standard software. This course responds to this need, developing your skills in character animation using Maya. This course will benefit professionals (and students) who wish to develop their artistic and technical skills in all aspects of animation. Beginners to animation are welcome, though you must be computer literate and have some experience with 2D or 3D applications such as Photoshop, Sculptis or Blender. On this course you will: - learn about the twelve...
Introduction to writing creative non-fiction - Nottingham Trent University
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Introduction to writing creative non-fiction - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 1st February 2020
£275
Courses that explore creative forms of non-fiction are few and far between. However, it’s one of the most up-and-coming forms of writing in contemporary literature and some of the most talked-about books from the last few years have been works of creative non-fiction: The Outrun, The Lonely City, The Last Act of Love, So Sad Today, The Argonauts, White Girls, Between The World And Me, Men Explain Things To Me and more. This course will act as an introduction, focusing on the different forms of non-fiction, such as life writing,...
Journalism for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Journalism for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£425
This one week summer course introduces you to the craft of journalism. It will provide you with the basic skills journalists are required to have when working in both news and features. Designed as a practical (and fun) introduction to journalism, you will learn about the different career options open to you as well as the essential skills required to be a successful journalist, from researching and writing a story to how to make contacts and conduct effective interviews. Team-working, planning, problem-solving and communication skills will be developed whilst you...
Keyshot: complete rendering - Nottingham Trent University
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Keyshot: complete rendering - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 7th October 2019
£275
Many industry leaders use renders instead of photography now, and for good reason. In this course, you’ll learn how to create stunning renders of 3D CAD models using Keyshot. It’s ideal for product designers, interior and spatial designers and architects who want to use rendering to create visually impactful shots of their designs when studio photography may be unaffordable or inaccessible. This course is suitable for anyone who has basic 3D CAD modelling experience. Rendering is not just a glamourous end to a design process. It can also be used...
Laser cutting for model making - Nottingham Trent University
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Laser cutting for model making - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 28th January 2020
£190
Designers and makers today are using laser cutting to create models and parts, ranging from simplistic forms to detailed working prototypes. This method has become a quick and affordable means to produce and develop one-off items. This course will therefore give you an understanding and hands-on experience of laser cutting, with the opportunity to explore materials and samples to see how the method works, and to work on a personal project. The course is aimed at professionals, hobbyists and students working in architecture, craft and design who would like a...
Magazine design for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Magazine design for 15 - 17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£425
This unique one-week course focuses on the creative side of magazine design and production. You’ll be given the opportunity to explore ideas, photography, storytelling, marketing and art direction. You’ll generate your own eight-page magazine about a subject that matters to you, complete with individual photography, writing and design. On this course you will: - generate ideas around what is at the heart of a magazine and what it aims to do - research your competitors and target audience, and look at how you can make your magazine stand out from...
Making a monster: how to create a killer character - Nottingham Trent University
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Making a monster: how to create a killer character - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 23rd November 2019
£49
Frankenstein’s monster, Hannibal Lecter, Count Dracula... everyone knows their names and stories. This short course will walk you through a mini history of the monster in horror writing, before you create your own monster legend. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - define and understand what is meant by monster - examine previous monsters and the impact they’ve had on the genre and industry - understand the use of a monster from a marketing angle - create a...
Mindfulness through drawing - at Nottingham Trent University
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Mindfulness through drawing - at Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 15th February 2020
£65
This one-day course combines mindfulness meditation techniques with drawing to enable greater focus and concentration, which in turn can lead to more creative outcomes. Mindfulness is a proven method of maintaining wellbeing, and benefits people for many different reasons. You might be someone who is at the beginning of their artistic journey looking to find ways to open up and release their inner creativity. You might already be studying and want help to relax and build your portfolio at the same time. It is also useful for professional people with...
Miniature painting: new techniques and special effects - Nottingham Trent University
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Miniature painting: new techniques and special effects - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 16th November 2019
£180
Nottingham is synonymous with miniature painting, from Games Workshop’s mighty armies and multi-part kits, to the bespoke models produced by smaller companies around the city. This short course is designed to help hobbyists develop their miniature painting and reach the next level of confidence and ability, regardless of the theme or style of miniatures they work on. The course is very practical, with plenty of hands-on painting projects, demonstrations and one-to-one tutoring. However, each new approach and technique will be examined at a theoretical level to begin with, asking and...
Musical theatre song writing - Nottingham Trent University
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Musical theatre song writing - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 23rd April 2020
£275
This course combines practical and theoretical training in the art of writing songs for musicals. Specifically, it focuses on the craft and skills required to write a musical, as well as the business of getting work developed and produced. It’s delivered through a combination of lectures and workshops, and culminates in a performance. This course is for anyone who is passionate about musical theatre. It’s aimed at both the beginner and more experienced lyricists, musician or composer. You don't have to be experienced in reading and writing musical notation -...
Original song writing - Nottingham Trent University
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Original song writing - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 20th January 2020
£275
This course is ideal if you’re a musician of any level who wishes to develop competent song writing skills. Rather than following rules and rigid formulas, the emphasis is placed on concepts and individuality, making song writing a truly creative learning process. The course will be delivered as a combination of lectures and practical workshops. The ideal attendee is anyone who wishes to become an authentic musician with a deeper understanding of how songs are written and why they work. On this course you will: - learn about rhythm, melody...
Pattern cutting and drafting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Pattern cutting and drafting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 26th October 2019
£595
On this practical pattern drafting course you will be introduced to the skill of creating your own blocks and dress pattern from scratch and see it realised in a finished garment. This course is ideal for people who are already familiar with sewing and using commercial patterns and would like to start developing their own garment design without the reliance on commercial patterns. Whether you are already working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, you will develop practical...
Photoshop for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Photoshop for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
£260
This course is suitable for anyone who’s new to Adobe Photoshop who wishes to apply the software to either artistic pursuits or professional projects. Photoshop is the standard piece of kit for designers, image-makers and photographers. On this course you will: - be introduced to the functions of Photoshop that are relevant to beginners - learn how to work in a non-destructive way - create and edit images efficiently so that their impact is maximised - explore the software for different print and screen outputs - build your skills through...
Playwriting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Playwriting for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 20th January 2020
£375
On this course you’ll learn a range of dramatic writing techniques for creating a one act play. You’ll learn about different processes that aid play development, studying the conventions of dramatic tension both in the storyline and between the characters. You’ll start the course by developing an idea and considering what works, what doesn‘t work and why. You’ll create a synopsis and, whether your play is set in the present or past, you’ll ensure it connects with the contemporary world to make it relevant, engaging and marketable. As your characters...
Portrait photography - Nottingham Trent University
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Portrait photography - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 1st October 2019
£575
Most of us wish to be able to take great portraits of our family and friends, and be able to capture striking images of people and cultures when travelling. As a business, portrait photography is undoubtedly the most profitable field in photography - almost everybody needs, at some point in life, to have a good portrait made by a professional. Taking pictures of people can be a challenge even for the most experienced photographer. This very practical course will therefore help you to take your portraits to the next level,...
Premiere Pro CC  for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Premiere Pro CC for beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 30th November 2019
£260
The growth of video content on DSLR cameras, desktop, tablet and mobile devices has been incredible - and this trend looks set to continue. This course provides a comprehensive grounding in Adobe Premiere and gives you the skills to bring your ideas to life, creating sequences for multimedia and the web. The course covers hints and tips on timing, project management issues and the video effects and compression methods that can make all the difference to your final video production. You need no previous experience to attend this course. On...
Product design for 15 -17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
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Product design for 15 -17 year olds - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£450
This one week product design summer course for teenagers is a series of practical workshops that will introduce you to product design and innovation, from idea to manufacture. You will develop your design and interpersonal skills and consider new ways of thinking and better team building – essential tools for successful product design. A project will be completed in teams which will have a simple theme: to design an innovative new product that can be easily adopted by an end user and which will become an integral part of everyday...
Professional sewing techniques - Nottingham Trent University
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Professional sewing techniques - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 29th February 2020
£475
On this course, you'll be introduced to professional sewing techniques and garment construction. Whether you're working in the industry, hoping to pursue academic study or are a home dressmaker seeking to improve your skillset, this course will help you develop your practical skills. This course is ideal if you're already familiar with pattern drafting and cutting and would like to start developing your sewing techniques. During the course you will: - sew and assemble a shirt from start to finish - use an overlocker, and learn how to set one...
Short story success - Nottingham Trent University
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Short story success - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 7th March 2020
£120
Do you have an idea for a short story but don’t know how to begin? Or maybe you’ve an idea for a novel but writing a shorter version will help you get started? On this course you’ll be guided through the process of writing your first piece, and introduced to ways in which writers get their work seen in this competitive arena. The course will suit both the beginner and those with more experience who are interested in honing an idea or who are seeking fresh inspiration. On this course...
Start writing your novel - Nottingham Trent University
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Start writing your novel - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£225
Three days of creative writing tuition for those who have always wanted to write a novel. Whether you’ve got a great idea but aren’t sure how to begin or have an unfinished manuscript gathering dust under your bed, this practical and playful course will offer exercises and advice to get your novel underway. The course will suit both the beginner and those with more experience who are interested in honing a novel or who are seeking fresh inspiration. On this course you will: - explore the essential aspects of novel...
Street photography - Nottingham Trent University
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Street photography - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 9th May 2020
£240
This course is all about developing your skills and building your confidence as a street photographer. You'll learn the techniques of creating street portraits, introducing you to new and exciting ways of working. The real skill in street photography is being able to approach a stranger and make an awesome portrait of them. At first this seems really daunting, but your tutor will be on hand for moral support and technical advice. By the end of the first session you’ll find this process quite addictive, and you’ll have achieved some...
Thriller Writing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
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Thriller Writing for Beginners - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 25th February 2020
£175
The thriller genre is amongst one of the most popular genres sought out by today’s readers. With so many subgenres, such as crime, espionage, supernatural, mystery, there is a subgenre to capture almost any taste. What’s more, more and more authors are being able to make a profitable income from thrillers in today’s market, including the tutor of this course, Rick Wood. If you have a spark for creative writing, maybe an idea or aspiration of creating your own enthralling thriller novel, this is your opportunity to learn from an...
Tutu making for costume - Nottingham Trent University
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Tutu making for costume - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire
£725
This is an exciting course designed for anyone who has an interest in theatre costume or ballet. It'll teach you how to make a professional tutu base and bodice for classical ballet dancers or ballet students. With a limit of seven people, you will have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue making tutus at home or work. Tutu making is a unique skill allowing costume professionals to stand out in a crowd with a competitive portfolio. It's not a widely taught subject...
Watercolour Painting Now - Nottingham Trent University
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Watercolour Painting Now - Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£395
This course is ideal for those people new to watercolour or those with some experience. Whilst ostensibly a practical course the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references. The course introduction will include a brief overview of the tradition of watercolour. However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of watercolour and artists using this medium will be explored and researched. On this course you will: - cover the basic tenets and processes of watercolour; wet-into-wet, wet-into-dry and washes - undertake colour mixing exercises and apply paint...
What’s at stake? Writing vampire and zombie fiction - at Nottingham Trent University
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What’s at stake? Writing vampire and zombie fiction - at Nottingham Trent University
Nottinghamshire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£45
Vampires and zombies fiction is still alive and kicking (well, not quite!) in the horror genre. This one-day workshop will help you understand its current position in the industry. It will also introduce you to the skills you need to create fiction that gets noticed. This day is comprised of short lectures, group discussions and practical writing exercises. On this course you will: - gain an understanding of vampire and zombie literary history - examine key texts for hints and tips - assess our own expectations of zombies and vampires...