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One week courses that could boost your career in 2020

Published date
23 Dec 2019

Looking to start the new year with an array of new skills and smash your professional development goals? We've got you covered – whether you're looking to diversify your skillset, learn a new creative technique or build on your existing skills to make moves this new year.

With a range of courses from one day to multiple week learning experiences we've rounded up some of our 1-week courses which give an a in-depth opportunity to develop, learn and experiment in your chosen area.

Covering idea generation, pre-production, shooting and post-production this course is designed for aspiring feature and documentary filmmakers. Using a DSLR camera to illuminate the process, you will write, direct and edit a film. You’ll learn the visual language of filmmaking, camera settings, lighting control, framing, and getting to grips with technical equipment and editing software, enabling you to tell a story through film.

On this course you will learn everything you need to know to be able to create a successful digital marketing campaign. Each topic will enable you to build towards your own digital marketing strategy. You will learn the capabilities of the tactics, timing and techniques and what to measure to make sure your efforts return your investment (ROI). There will be a focus on creating content and the analytics you can use to measure and present results.

Design user experiences efficiently and collaboratively. This course is for you if you care about your customers and want to learn how to design effectively for them. It is inspired by the lean method and teaches you how to design great user experiences: starting from the users and various research techniques, analysing and integrating user testing at every step of the design.

We will introduce you to graphic design through the development of professional processes and skills. Taught through tutor presentations and hands on studio time, you will learn the building blocks of design so that you can create work you can be proud of. You will engage with projects and learn the subtleties of design in order to expand your creativity and challenge the often disjointed nature of mainstream design.

The camera can capture communities and situations for posterity, it also allows you to step back, reflect and comment. This course is very hands on, although it does touch on the theoretical parts of documentary photography. Much of the time you’ll find yourself out shooting single assignments, off to museums and exhibitions, as well as going through your work with the tutor and your fellow students in the computer room (you'll work in Adobe Photoshop - there will be a short introduction, so no need to know these programs before).

Learn the methods of contemporary art direction and how to visually communicate creative solutions and concepts through intelligent use of narrative components such as image, colour, mood and pace.

You will learn how to generate new ideas through a wide range of media: photography, illustration, typography, graphic design, interactive components, animation and video, and be encouraged to incorporate mixed media to produce strong art direction and a clear visual narrative.