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Conditions Welcome 1. The number of places available on each course is stipulated in the course summary and in the Welcome to the Natcoll Design Technology school programme for 2008. course descriptors. The content (per outline provided), tutorial staff, tutorial methods and venue, will be the responsibility of Natcoll Design Technology. Short/STAR courses are a wonderful opportunity for students to develop their 2. The School may apply for places on any of the courses by contacting Natcoll Design creative abilities while learning skills and techniques from the world’s Technology by post, telephone or email and these will be processed on a “first come, first served” basis. Once these places are confirmed then the School is committed to funding that training fastest growing industry. place, excepting the provisions of clauses four and five below. Our courses are tailor-made to suit your students’ levels of learning and 3. Courses can be designed to meet the needs of the School by negotiation between the School are taken from our Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, Diploma of and Natcoll Design Technology provided that the School will provide students up to the agreed maximum prior to the commencement of the course using the STAR/Short course Web Development, Diploma of Digital Production (Lvl 5), Diploma of enrolment form. Interactive Design and Diploma of Animation: Each NZQA Lvl 6 accredited. 4. Cancelling bookings – the School may cancel booked places without penalty if the cancellation Short courses are run in our STAR lab, using Apple/Mac computers and is made a minimum of 5 (five) working days prior to the start date. Cancellations made less than five working days in advance may attract an administration charge of $50. industry-standard software. A short course usually runs for 4 days long and held between 9am – 4pm, usually at Natcoll. Alternatively, if you want to run a 5. Postponement or cancellation of courses – Natcoll Design Technology has the right to postpone or cancel a course if confirmed number of enrolments received 3 (three) working days prior to course at your school, we can do that too. We like to be flexible and responsive the course start is considered insufficient to run the course as proposed. Natcoll Design to your needs, so we can offer shorter courses, tailoring the times to suit your Technology will inform all schools a minimum of 2 (two) working days in advance. situation, e.g. a 4-day course could be run as 2 days one week and 2 days the 6. A training place will be deemed to be used if a student attends any part of the course, or if a following week. This can be advantageous if you wish to minimise disruptions student failed to attend and Natcoll Design Technology was not informed of their withdrawal to your students other ongoing educational commitments. before the first day of the course. 7. Course payment – Natcoll Design Technology will submit an invoice to the School at the end of Each course can be designed according to the needs of each group. We offer each month. This will be for the training places used at the rate specified in the course summary a combination of formal class teaching, where students will develop a set of and for any administration charges due to the late cancellation of places. Payment of this invoice industry-related skills – and project based work, where students can develop will be by the 20th of the following month. their own portfolio work related to their school programme. This may include 8. Course content – an indication of course content is outlined in the preceding pages. However, this students completing specific briefs to complement their current or up-coming content may be subject to change. school projects. All our tutors are industry-trained and have experience 9. If a course requires internet use, students may be required to sign an acceptable use policy. working in the industry, so students will be learning skills and techniques which may open up a world of career opportunities in their future. Natcoll’s Vision To provide an international learning community for creative Prior booking is essential as these courses are very popular and fill quickly. education using digital technologies to connect with Potential course options are outlined in the following pages. industry, stimulate personal growth and enhance vocational opportunities. To book a course or for more information, please contact: Daniel Lynch (STAR/Short Course Coordinator) tel (04) 384 9624 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org How to apply for STAR funding Digital Video Production 1. Select course from summary or descriptors. Learning Outcomes 2. Contact the STAR Coordinator at your school to find out if the course Students will learn the basic concepts of video shooting and non-linear editing. qualifies for funding. Course Content Students will learn how to film, direct and edit a basic movie. Using digital cameras 3. Contact Natcoll to book and arrange the course date. students will shoot footage according to a story board and script. They will be (You will then be sent a Contract for Provision of Services.) shown how to import footage from digital video cameras and explore how to edit 4. Complete the Contract for Provision of Services and send back to Natcoll. their footage to create a short movie. 5. If you have any special requirements for your class please contact the During the editing process students will learn how to combine clips, add Natcoll Short Course Coordinator in your area. transitions, dialogue and sound effects, add titles, and apply simple effects to build their final movie project. We recommend you book early as these courses are very popular. Career Opportunities v Training Paths Summary of courses Visual or Animation Industry Digital Video Producer/Editor iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design Diploma of Digital Production Motion Graphics Designer Diploma of Interactive Design Course Hours Cost Up to Level Maximum CD-Rom Designer/Developer Diploma of Video Post Production Visual Effects Artist Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) (per student) No. students Applying Photoshop Techniques 24 $200 6 10 Digital Illustration with Photoshop 24 $200 6 10 Advanced Photoshop 24 $200 6 10 Drawing with Illustrator 24 $200 6 10 Drawing with FreeHand 24 $200 6 10 Design & Page Layout with InDesign 24 $200 6 10 Design & Layout with InDesign 24 $200 6 10 & Photoshop 3D Animation & Modelling 24 $200 6 10 with LightWave Website Design with Dreamweaver 24 $200 6 10 2D Animation with Flash 24 $200 6 10 Digital Video Production 24 $200 6 10 3D Animation and Modelling with LightWave Confused about STAR funding? Lightwave is an industry-standard program used to create and animate models using STAR funding eligibility of Natcoll short courses 3D animation techniques. We are often asked how our programmes fit with the Ministry of Education’s Learning Outcomes STAR funding criteria, especially as our courses do not include any formal Students will be able to use LightWave 3D to create and animate models using assessment of unit standards. We have sought clarification from a Senior 3D animation techniques. Advisor at the Ministry but the answer we received still leaves us somewhat confused. Course Content Students will learn the basics of how to use LightWave to model, animate and render What we do know for sure is that the school must make the decision as to how simple objects. Projects include basic key framing, character design and character they will fund students attending our courses, not the organisation offering the animation. Students will also cover basic lighting and camera techniques, surfacing and course. The following information will hopefully assist you with your decision making short animated movies. re the use of STAR funding but if not we encourage you to contact your local STAR Advisor for further advice. Career Opportunities Training Paths Natcoll is confident that its short course programmes do fit closely with the 3D Animator iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design 3D Modeller Diploma of Digital Production objectives of STAR, especially objectives (ii) and (iii): Character Designer Diploma of Interactive Design (i) facilitate transition to the workplace for students, particularly those Character TD/Rigger Diploma of Animation VFX Artist Diploma of Video Post Production intending to go straight into the workforce or those likely to leave school Multimedia Specialist Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) without any formal qualifications; Digital Video Producer Motion Graphics Designer (ii) provide or purchase tertiary-type courses which will better meet students’ needs, which will motivate them to achieve, and which will facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment; (iii) support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study. We have also been told the following by a regional STAR Advisor: ∑ The most important thing is that the school uses their STAR funding to meet student need within the objectives of STAR. There are many different and acceptable ways that these needs can be met. ∑ Courses purchased with STAR funding may, but do not have to, involve unit standards. ∑ The form that is currently used for reporting on STAR funding includes columns for recording unit standards gained from the course. Unfortunately this can give the 2D Animation with Flash impression that unit standards must form part of the course but this is not the case. If there Flash is an industry-standard program used to create 2D animations and are no unit standards in the course and the unit standard columns on the reporting form add interactivity to websites. are left blank then STAR funding auditors will not have a problem with this provided the Learning Outcomes course met the student’s need within the objectives of STAR. Students will be able to use Flash to illustrate and animate vector graphics to create simple interactive projects or animations. ∑ Courses offered should meet one of the three STAR criteria, the first of these states, “The course, in all or part, includes work-based learning” – the critical word here is ‘learning’. Course Content Will the student learn skills that will assist them to meet one of the STAR objectives? Students will learn the basics of how to use Flash’s tools to design and draw, how to animate using 2D animation processes and how to add interactivity with simple ActionScript behaviours. With Flash, students can create exciting animations, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Natcoll at any time, for more interactive presentations and web pages. information. Advanced courses are also available in upon request. Career Opportunities Training Paths 3D Animator iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design You will find Natcoll's Graphic Designer Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Multimedia Specialist Diploma of Digital Production Wellington Campus at: Digital Video Producer/Editor Diploma of Interactive Design Motion Graphics Designer Diploma of Web Development Cnr Manners & Willis Street Interface Designer Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) 109-125 Willis St, Web Designer Wellington tel (04) 384 9624 fax (04) 384 9626 www.natcoll.ac.nz or contact: Daniel Lynch email@example.com (STAR/Short Course coordinator) Website Design with Dreamweaver Digital Imaging Courses Dreamweaver is an industry-standard layout program used to create with Photoshop web pages and websites. Photoshop is an industry-standard program used for Learning Outcomes either print or web graphics. Students will be able to use Dreamweaver and other web page building tools to create simple interactive web pages. Applying Photoshop Techniques Course Content Learning Outcomes Students will learn how to build effective interactive web pages using Dreamweaver Students will be able to use Photoshop to create original and other web creation tools such as HTML, and/or web image editing software. designs and to edit and manipulate existing images. They will also learn basic web design principles and how to apply them to their Course Content projects, how to file manage their project, how to optimise images for web, and how Students will learn how to apply Photoshop’s tools to design images and manipulate to solve current design issues relating to website design. photos with image editing techniques which include colour correction, adjustments, masking techniques, and using layers. They will learn how to set up a document for a Advanced courses are also available uponv request. specific design purpose (e.g. print, web, interactive media and photography), and will address issues such as resolution, colour modes and correct file formats. Students can Career Opportunities Training Paths follow a directed project or a school project. Web Developer iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design Web Programmer Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Web Master Diploma of Interactive Design Digital Illustration with Photoshop Web Architect Diploma of Web Development Learning Outcomes Web Author Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) Students will be able to use Photoshop to extend their artistic and creative abilities, Web Specialist working with their original drawings and designs. Course Content Students will work with a variety of Photoshop brushes, and will learn how to use the advanced brushes palette and a variety of brush settings to create complex, detailed artwork. They will work with a broad range of Photoshop features to create illustrations, collages, and photo-realistic art, adding depth to artwork by using advanced transparency features and a wide range of blend modes. Courses are also available in Advanced Photoshop upon request. Career Opportunities Training Paths Graphic Designer/Mac Operator iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design Pre-press and Printing Industry Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Advertising/Newspapers and Magazine Design Diploma of Interactive Design Web Designer or Multimedia Designer Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) Design and Print Digital Drawing with InDesign & Photoshop Illustrator and Freehand are industry-standard programs used to create vector drawings. InDesign is an industry-standard layout program used to create single page or multi-page documents. Drawing with Illustrator Design and Page Layout with InDesign Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes Students will be able to use Illustrator to create vector Students will be able to use text and graphics in InDesign illustrations, logos, diagrams, advertisements and single page to design and layout documents effectively. layouts with text and graphics. Course Content Course Content Students will learn how to use this program for layouts Students will learn how to use the Illustrator tools to create and how to use the principles of graphic design to create effective document design. illustrations for use in their documents. They will learn to work with the interface, Learn how to save files in the right format, import graphics, choose fonts and work palettes and toolbox, and how to use the shape tools effectively. They will also learn to with text effectively, create and use style sheets and apply paragraph formatting. use the Pen Tool to draw straight lines, Bézier curves and complex shapes. Students Students can follow a directed task or create their own project such as the design of will create their own project such as the design of a school poster or flyer, illustrate a a school magazine, brochure or newsletter. children’s book cover or create a company logo. Advanced courses are also available in upon request. Design and Layout with InDesign and Photoshop Learning Outcomes Drawing with Freehand Students will learn industry standards of design concepts while also learning Learning Outcomes how to work with both Photoshop and InDesign. Students will be able to use Freehand to make simple illustrations as well as using it Course Content as a page layout program. Students will learn about the fundamental principles of graphic design and how to Course Content apply these principles to create effective documents. They will learn how to import Students will learn how to use Freehand’s tools to illustrate and design. They will also graphics, choose fonts and work effectively with text, create and use style sheets learn about the use of text for design and effective document layout. Students will be and apply paragraph formatting. Students will also learn how to manipulate and shown how to import graphics and will be shown how to print. Students can follow re-size images for their layout using Photoshop. a directed task or create their own project such as the design of a school magazine, Magazine Design with InDesign and Photoshop brochure, illustrate a children’s book or create a company logo. (Similar to above courses, but the focus is on creating a magazine.) Career Opportunities Training Paths Career Opportunities Training Paths Graphic Designer/Mac Operator iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design Graphic Designer/Mac Operator iCreate – Foundation course in Digital Design Pre-press and Printing Industry Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Pre-press and Printing Industry Diploma of Computer Graphic Design Advertising/Newspapers and Magazines Diploma of Interactive Design Advertising/Newspapers and Magazines Diploma of Interactive Design Web Design Assistant Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) Web Design Assistant Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced)
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