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Short Courses Starting in April 2017

Myth, Ritual and Magic: Introducing the Anthropology of Religion

This course introduces an anthropological perspective on religion, examining its social role in diverse cross-cultural contexts as well as investigating the societal, evolutionary and psychological significance of religious behaviours with regard to understanding what, if anything, constitutes ‘human nature’.

Introduction to Cultural Theory

This short course introduces you to key figures, theories and approaches in cultural theory and the broader contexts in which such theories have applied.

Masters of Sex: Feminisms, Sexuality and the Media

This course is a perfect introduction into feminist studies and queer studies in relationship to media and the archive. The archive holds an increasingly important place within feminist and queer scholarship. We will question how LGBTQ artists, activists and community organisations use the archive in their cultural interventions.  

Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Come and explore soul, jazz and gospel music, build your confidence and develop your singing skills in a safe, enjoyable and creative atmosphere with others.

Music Production: Programming of Synthesizers

This course is designed for musicians, producers, DJs and sound artists and it will teach students how to analyse real or imaginary sounds, deconstruct them and synthesise them on a synthesizer musical instrument.

Culture, Society and the Making of Humanity: Introducing Anthropology

Why do we identify with some social groups more than others? How do every day activities such as shopping inform our sense of group belonging? Human behaviour, culture and society pose many questions for all of us and through the discipline of anthropology - the study of humans - we can reveal important insights into language, race, marriage, religion, sex and other defining features of our humanity.

Advanced Field Recording and Soundscape Composition

This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Field Recording and Soundscape Composition or those who possess reasonable experience with making field recordings and have an understanding of the introductory concepts around the soundscape.

Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop

A workshop for songwriters and singer/songwriters with some experience, who want to learn more about what makes a good song, hone their skills and try out ideas.

Introduction to Ableton Live

Increasingly used by creative musicians in a variety of settings, Ableton Live is a powerful, flexible and intuitive music production and performance environment.

Music Production: Mixing and Mastering

This course teaches you how to mix audio and master from start to finish. A good mix is an essential ingredient of the recording process and our experienced tutors can give you the insight and skills to make your mix sound professional.

Introduction to Composing for Film

For composers interested in writing music for film and TV, this course offers a thorough introduction to the technology and specific challenges involved in composing and producing music for film.

Short Course - Music Production: Studio Recording

This course is designed for musicians, sound artists and prospective sound engineers. Based on advanced studio recording techniques, the course addresses the optimal approach to high quality home and on-location recording techniques.