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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: daniel.lynch@natcoll.ac.nz
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
daniel.lynch@natcoll.ac.nz
(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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