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Short Courses Starting in October 2016

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’.

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.

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.

ACT at Work: Practitioner's Course

This course is designed as an introduction to ACT at work. Suitable participants include consultants, trainers, coaches, psychologists, human resources, and learning and development professionals.

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.

Ideas for successful scriptwriting

Before embarking on the challenging process of scriptwriting, it's vital to know where your ideas come from and where they're going. On this ten week short course, you'll learn how to form characters and stories, giving you the knowledge, understanding and a template from which you can write and structure your script.

Field Recording and the Soundscape

This course is suitable for those new to phonography and for those who want to improve the quality of their recordings.  Beneficial for artists working with sound and those who are ready to invest in more professional equipment.

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.

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.

Modern Jazz Workshop

This course provides experience of small group jazz performance for instrumentalists in a very practical way.

Short Courses Starting in November 2016

A Practical Guide to Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a powerful tool, used to raise money for thousands of projects and businesses around the world. However, without the right knowledge and planning it’s easy to fall into the 70% of failed campaigns. This course, through case studies, lectures, workshops and one-to-one support, will equip you with the right skills to help you succeed and stand out from the masses.

How to Run Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaigns

Look beyond friends, followers and trends, social media is a modern marketing phenomenon and knowing how to get the most from it can be the difference in making your business a success. Learn how to create and run advanced social media and digital marketing campaigns on this short course.

Digital UX: evaluate and optimise

In today’s competitive digital environment, your company’s success depends more than ever on an in depth understanding of your customers. Building this understanding through key concepts in consumer and media psychology will provide you with a fresh, insightful, robust and actionable toolkit which you can adapt to your company’s needs, to optimise existing or create compelling new digital user experiences.

Comedy Improvisation Beginners Course

Are you looking to improve your people skills? Whether it's for the meeting room or on the stage, this is the course for you. We'll help you bring out your funny side and make you more naturally confident. Comedy Improv works on harnessing comedy as a key strength, to improve your presence, impact and influence. The six sessions will have you thinking on your feet by creating characters, scenes and games on the spot.