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Foundry Short Courses focus on teaching and developing specialised skills from the ground up. Covering the basic technical skills involved in a variety of creative fields, each short course is designed to provide relevant hands-on skills - taught by teachers who are also successful working creatives.
Each short course is a 10-week single module with no prior learning required. All courses are specifically designed at the beginner level - to provide the perfect option for delving straight into a passion project, upskilling or learning an entirely new skill-set.
Layout Design (Introductory)
The way we lay out communication can make all the difference in the world of design - does it actually connect with the audience, is the intent and direction clear? In this course, we explore page layout programs (like Adobe InDesign) and learn the psychology behind reading on the screen and in print. You’ll also discover the world of typography while learning to adequately setup files right from the beginning to the final print stage.
Layout Design (Intermediate)
As information becomes more complex, the layout and way we communicate it must adapt to ensure our audience still understands the message. In this course, we examine advanced design techniques of transferring knowledge from the screen and page. It’s here you’ll learn and understand the different requirements for digital and print publications.
In this advanced course, we’ll also go one step further in programs like Adobe InDesign and look at interactive elements from a digital publishing perspective.
Most of us use social media every day in a very passive way. This course looks at the mechanics of the popular platforms and teaches engagement strategies that drive interaction and build a following. It’s here that you’ll learn how to recognise online habits and characteristics of users as well as build and plan content for both organic and paid campaigns. We’ll also guide you through the processes of analysing data and setting up key performance indicators.
In our world where content is king, speed is essential. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to use non-linear digital techniques to edit screen content for fast turnaround. Discover the world of Adobe Premiere and learn all about transitions, cuts, reshoots and effects. We'll also discuss the importance of storytelling and condensed narrative building. Shoot, edit, upload, and repeat.
This photography beginner class is where you’ll learn and gain a solid understanding of DSLR cameras and Adobe Photoshop for post-production. It’s here that you’ll understand how to achieve great looking shots every time by discovering how to enhance and manipulate digital images. You’ll discover the types and functions of digital cameras and lenses as well as delving into the role of movement and framing.
Conceptual photography plays a major role in visually communicating a brand’s story into the public realm. In this course, we explore how to build a conceptual photographic response to a client’s brief so that the work can be used in advertising and publications to reiterate and elevate the message. It’s here that you’ll learn about lighting in pre-production and post, while also discovering what’s achievable using in-camera effects.
Video production teaches you how to establish a workflow for shooting, editing and releasing content using software such as Adobe Premiere. It’s here that you’ll look at how visuals, sound, graphics and animation work together and learn to understand the key tools and equipment used in digital production and editing.
Foundry Short Courses are the best way to pick up a specialised skill set with a short-term commitment. Upskill for your current position or learn a new skill to support your creative aspirations or side projects. Enrol today or reach out to our team with any questions you may have.