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Certificate in Digital Media Online (Full time)

The Certificate in Digital Media is an exciting opportunity to explore digital design. It’s where your creativity meets digital technology. Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented with a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for futher study.

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Certificate in Digital Media Online (Part time)

The Certificate in Digital Media is an exciting opportunity to explore digital design. It’s where your creativity meets digital technology. Using digital still and video cameras and computers, you’ll produce a wide range of original art that combines traditional and digital media. You’ll also learn digital illustration techniques, how to create images and pages for the web, how to capture and edit video, and how to create and animate 2D and 3D objects. This work is complemented with a wide range of art and creative practices to further enhance your skills base and prepare you for futher study.

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HTML and CSS Beyond the Basics Online

Take your web design skills to a whole new level - learn to write HTML5 pages beyond the document type and design websites with CSS3 at ease and speed. You’ll learn to integrate HTML5 semantically through your web pages and generate well formatted CSS with SASS, a popular CSS pre-processor. This course covers how to create wireframes in Photoshop, work with layouts, and use CSS drop-down menus and forms. You’ll also learn about creating SEO-friendly buttons and progressive enhancements and mobile layouts. You need to have a basic level of HTML, CSS and web standards, and we also recommend you complete the Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 course first. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a website wireframe 2. Understand CSS positioning 3. Use CSS to customise web typography 4. Create a fluid/liquid layout 5. Use CSS to create dropdown menus and Forms 6. Understand and implement Search Engine Optimised web buttons 7. Create a responsive web design for Mobile web pages

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3D Modelling for Games Online

Mad about modelling? Want to dip your toes into the world of modelling game assets? In this course you’ll create a model and take it through all the steps needed to get it ready for a game engine, without losing the detail of a high resolution model. You’ll cover modelling techniques, UV mapping, sculpting, normal maps, texture maps, lighting, and rendering and export for game engines. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop. A three-year free trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. A free, one-month trial of Photoshop can be downloaded from Adobe. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up a project in Maya including references 2. Build a basic model from existing references (flea) 3. Understand how to UV map a 3D model 4. Create a high resolution version of your 3D model using the Sculpt Geometry tool 5. Create a normal map for a low resolution 3D model 6. Apply textures using UV Mapping and the 3D Paint tool 7. Understand basic lighting for 3D models 8. Render a 3D model ready for game and 3D industries

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Introduction to After Effects Online

After Effects is a powerful application used to create motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, broadcast graphics and music videos. This course will teach you how to create sophisticated motion graphics using text and object animation, compositing videos and images and adding audio effects. You’ll learn basic animation of shapes and layers, work with keyframes, effects and layer options, 3D layers, cameras & rendering, and colour grading & enhancing footage. The course will also teach you about track mattes and keying, motion tracking and stabilisation, time remapping, image sequences and playing with particles. Phew! Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe After Effects software – a free, one-month trial can be downloaded from Adobe. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud which gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic animation principals 2. Create a simple animation using puppet tools and motion paths 3. Create a simple title sequence using effects, blending modes and animation 4. Create a simple animation in 3D space 5. Identify video errors and use colour correction tools to repair 6. Use animated masks as garbage mattes to prepare a green or blue screen clip for keying 7. Use track mattes to create transparency effects in layer combinations 8. Use motion tracking to add objects into footage / create composites 9. Use time remapping to alter speed of footage

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Introduction to HTML and CSS3 online

Want to create your own website? Or even just update your existing one? This course will give you the skills you need to get the job done. Learn how to create a basic website using HTML5 & CSS3. We’ll teach you how to create your own HTML document using plain text editor, format text, set up pictures and links using HTML, and add style using CSS documents. You’ll also cover how to add custom colour and text, extra pages, outgoing links and multimedia to a website. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and access to a browser and text-editing program such as Notepad, TextEdit, or Komodo (Free). Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic webpage 2. How to use HTML codes to format text 3. Create links to multiple html files and external webpages 4. How to use CSS to change colours and background images 5. Understand the Box Model principals 6. Create a webpage with embedded audio and video 7. Create consistent and clear navigation items 8. Use different tags to create a basic webpage layout 9. Build your own website with multiple pages and images with visual consistencies

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Introduction to Photoshop Online

Fire up your Photoshop skills and discover why it’s the go-to digital imaging software for photographers, designers, web professionals and video professionals. Understand the history behind graphics and design, and learn how to design graphics for web, video and print. Create a web banner, a flyer and an A4 poster from photos and graphics. Learn how to add text to photos, work with layers, retouch photos using different methods, and use selection tools to copy and composite images. You’ll learn different methods of colour correction for different effects, how to manipulate colour grade to change the look and feel of photos, and how to create amazing special effects. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Adobe Photoshop software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and emulate an existing design style 2. Retouch and repair old photographs 3. Colour correct photos 4. Create a web banner / a5 newspaper advert 5. Understand different image file types and their specific uses 6. Create a movie poster using supplied images

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Introduction to Illustrator Online

Want to get up and running with Adobe Illustrator – the industry-standard software for creating Vector art? Illustrator is used to create beautiful illustrations, logo and identity design, packaging, fashion design, web design and more. Grasp the basic tools and functions within Illustrator in this self-paced, online course. You’ll learn about vector vs raster, paths, working with colour and painting & drawing. We’ll also cover grouping and blends as well as Illustrators 3D rotation tools. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe Illustrator software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand how to create shapes within Illustrator 2. Create an illustration using the pen tool 3. Create an illustration using gradient and transparency tools 4. Create an illustration using the transformation tools 5. Create an advert using the 3D transform tools

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Introduction to Premiere Pro Online

Pining to master Premiere Pro? Our online short course will teach you how to capture footage, set up a timeline and gain an understanding of video formats, compression and importing audio. You’ll learn about basic cutting, adding titles and credits, colour correction and working with audio. You’ll create transitions and export your finished edits to suit your desired delivery platform. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Premiere Pro software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a basic edit using supplied footage 2. Create a basic advert with animated titles 3. Identify and correct errors in video footage 4. Use keyframes to create a basic animation 5. Use effects, generators and blending modes to create a simple title sequence 6. Understand how to edit and sync audio 7. Use Keys to remove and replace a green screen background

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Photoshop Beyond the Basics Online

Become a Photoshop whiz in your spare time. Photoshop is the ultimate software in digital imaging and is a favourite tool of photographers, designers, web professionals, and video professionals. Build on your existing knowledge of Photoshop, and learn how to make the most of this awesome software. Work with advanced paragraph and character options, use advanced layer styles and blending modes, create effects using filters, use liquify tools and create custom brushes. You’ll also learn to use vector drawing and shape tools, create swatch libraries and spot colour channels, and use monotone and duotone colour modes. This course will also show you how to create layer comps, use paths for clear cutting and masks, use image manipulation tools, toning and colour retouching tools, and export images, vectors and batch process. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC and some experience in the basic functions of Adobe Photoshop. We also recommend that you’ve completed our Introduction to Photoshop Online course. If you don’t have Adobe Photoshop software, a free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the Photoshop type tools 2. Use filters and blend modes to create different effects 3. Understand the difference between raster and vector images 4. Use adjustment layers 5. Use content aware function tools for photo retouching 6. Use Dodge and Burn tools for photo retouching 7. Create a Hybrid image 8. Know when and how to save images for the Web 9. Understand how to use batch processing

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Introduction to 3D Modelling Online

If you love concept design, character art, or just visualising your ideas in 3D space then this is for you! During this course, we’ll introduce you to the MAYA interface and you’ll learn about modelling with primitives, using reference images, modelling terrain and organic & hard surface modelling techniques. You’ll also cover differences between high and low polygon modelling, animating a camera, basic rendering set up and importing and exporting 3D models. Learn at your own pace with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up a basic project file in Maya 2. Build basic models using polygons 3. Build a model using references 4. Understand how to use UV mapping and Auto unwrap tools 5. Model terrain and generate topology 6. Build a high resolution model 7. Understand how to use UV and Texture baking to transfer detail 8. Animate a basic camera 9. Setup basic lighting for your 3D model 10. Create a render of an animated camera/video fly through of your model

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Introduction to 3D Facial Animation Online

Fascinated by facial animation? Learn the tricks of the trade including analysing and storyboarding facial expressions, lip movement and vocal syncing, planning facial movement and animating lips, eyes and brows to achieve different expressions. We’ll also cover loading a rig, rig controls, animating to audio, using the graph editor and creating realistic movement. Basically everything you need to know to get you started with facial animation using MAYA! Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand basic animation principals 2. Understand how to open and use animation rigs within Maya to a basic level 3. Create an expressive facial pose 4. Understand lip sync and create a storyboard using basic lip movements 5. Create an animated lip sync / reaction 6. Storyboard eyebrows and eyes 7. Understand how to use the graph editor to a basic level 8. Create a basic facial animation

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Introduction to Indesign Online

Create show-stopping magazines, newsletters, brochures, and more, using Adobe InDesign – the industry standard in document layout software. Learn all you need to know about setting up documents, working with text frames, importing and working with images, and arranging, stacking and layering elements. You’ll also cover text formatting, shape and line tools and text effects. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as access to Adobe InDesign software. A free, one-month trial can be downloaded from the Adobe site. You can also subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud - this gives you monthly access to the complete Creative Suite. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a mood board 2. Create a one page advertising flyer 3. Create a multipage newsletter, pamphlet or booklet 4. Understand typographic conventions, theory and terminology 5. Understand file formats, resolution and colour spaces

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Introduction to 3D Character Animation Online

Nail the principles of animation using MAYA—the industry standard high-end 3D computer program. You’ll cover rig loading and controls, posing a character to show mood and emotion and pose-to-pose animation, working with a storyboard and animating to audio. You’ll also learn how to use the graph editor and create realistic movement. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need to have basic computer skills on a PC or MAC as well as Autodesk Maya software. A free, three-year trial of MAYA can be downloaded from the Autodesk site. You can also join the Autodesk Education Community which gives you free access to MAYA for as long as you’re learning. Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyse and critique an existing animation using clear animation principals 2. Understand how to open and use animation rigs within Maya to a basic level 3. Create an expressive pose of your own 4. Create an Animatic 5. Create a basic pose-to-pose animation 6. Refine and develop a pose-to-pose animation

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Social Media for Business Online

Wish you could create social media campaigns that really pack a punch? Now you can learn how in your own time. If you’re already on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, this course will give you an opportunity to complete a range of activities that will take your social media presence to the next level. Catering for the beginner and intermediate in social media, you’ll learn how to reach and engage your customers, and generate real-world business value. Grow your business by developing an effective social media strategy and creating unique and engaging content for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. We’ll teach you how to measure the effectiveness of your campaigns; write reports using social media data and analytics; create, monitor and measure Facebook ads and sponsored stories; and create content for a website or blog that drives action. You’ll also learn how to monitor what customers are saying about your company and how to respond professionally. This course will ensure you gain visibility in a noisy world. Learn at your own pace, with plenty of support through our online forums. You’ll need existing social media accounts set up and some basic knowledge of the social platforms. Learning Outcomes: 1. Create a high impact Facebook post 2. Create a Facebook advert and Facebook advertising account 3. Create a Facebook advert to market your business 4. Create a Facebook sweepstakes campaign 5. Create engaging Twitter conversation 6. Create LinkedIn ads 7. Use LinkedIn to interact with potential contacts

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