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A summary of our short courses

Course 2D Animation - Advanced Character Development + Rigging
This course builds on your animation experience. The learner is taken through the entire life cycle of character development. Firstly, research is conducted on the intended audience to create a character design that will suit their needs. Armed with that information, the learner then creates a model sheet complete with character expressions. The course will then briefly go into basic rigging as a recap for the learners. Then learners will be exposed to more advanced rigging techniques using Toon Boom Harmony.
Course Basic Shooting and Video Editing (Mona)
Learn the basic shooting and editing by making a finished short video in five days. This CARIMAC 2013 Boot Camp hands-on course gets you up close and personal with video and film production from the start. The course covers the basic use of cameras, lighting, location, sound recording and picture editing on a digital format. Participants also get the opportunity to the use the Premier Pro digital editing system. At the end of the course participants will demonstrate effective use of the techniques in planning and producing basic video projects.
Course Basic Video Shooting and Editing (WJC, Montego Bay)
Learn the basic shooting and editing by making a finished short video in five days. This CARIMAC 2013 Boot Camp hands-on course gets you up close and personal with video and film production from the start. The course covers the basic use of cameras, lighting, location, sound recording and picture editing on a digital format. Participants also get the opportunity to the use the Premier Pro digital editing system. At the end of the course participants will demonstrate effective use of the techniques in planning and producing basic video projects.
Course Communication Studies BOOTCAMP
This short teen summer course in communication studies is to aid teens/young adults to bridge the gap between English and Effective Communication. Moving from CXC English to Writing for different disciplines is a drastic change. At the University level, students are expected to conduct research, and evaluation in a short time, while producing accurate information. This course is designed to teach students how to handle vast amount of information, and present it in both writing and oral forms.
Course Creating Winning Social Media Strategies
A two-day workshop that provides real world guidance on identifying the best suited social media strategies to meet your organisational goals.
Course Creating Winning Social Media Strategies
A two-day workshop that provides real world guidance on identifying the best suited social media strategies to meet your organisational goals.
Course Designing Brand Identity Systems
 
Course Digital Design - CARIMAC BootCAMP
Enter the creative world of image and motion graphics design and production and create your own unique new media digital product. You'll learn image manipulation and motion graphics while gaining an understanding of design principles. Topics include: Colour theory, Typography, Layout and composition, Layers, Blend modes, Masking and Keyframing using After Affects and Photoshop.
Course Digital Photography
This introductory course will teach you about the anatomy and functionality of your digital camera. You will also learn how to improve on your digital photographic technique by capitalizing on your camera's functionality and your own skill and photographic style.This course will introduce you to the techniques of using digital tools and how the manipulation of images can influence perception.
Course Digital Photography and Photo Enhancement
 
Course Event Planning (BASIC)
This course provides a practical introduction to events planning, and outlines the steps that are necessary for executing successful events. It is suitable for event planners (both practicing and aspiring), public relations practitioners and other persons who are or may be involved in this activity. The course will stress the importance of adopting a systematic approach to event planning and management by identifying the various tasks and activities that must be accomplished to achieve success. Topics include management; categories and types of special events; goal and objective setting; the phases of events planning including concept, situation analysis (feasibility), analysis and planning, strategy, implementation including publicity and promotion, budgeting, evaluation; corporate event planning; entertainment; site selection and inspection; food and beverage management, sponsorship, negotiations and contracts. Participants will be required to plan an event as well as complete project management forms and time sheets. They will also be provided with a comprehensive handout at the end of the course.
Course Event Planning (BASIC)
This course provides a practical introduction to events planning, and outlines the steps that are necessary for executing successful events. It is suitable for event planners (both practicing and aspiring), public relations practitioners and other persons who are or may be involved in this activity. The course will stress the importance of adopting a systematic approach to event planning and management by identifying the various tasks and activities that must be accomplished to achieve success. Topics include management; categories and types of special events; goal and objective setting; the phases of events planning including concept, situation analysis (feasibility), analysis and planning, strategy, implementation including publicity and promotion, budgeting, evaluation; corporate event planning; entertainment; site selection and inspection; food and beverage management, sponsorship, negotiations and contracts. Participants will be required to plan an event as well as complete project management forms and time sheets. They will also be provided with a comprehensive handout at the end of the course.
Course Filmmaking Bootcamp
This introductory 4-week course provides an overview of the film production and will help students understand the production process. Students who successfully complete this programme will have a working understanding of the elements of film production which include directing, shooting film and editing stories. They will also gain the ability to produce their own films.
Course Fundamentals of Business Writing
The goal of the course is to teach students how to strengthen their professional skills by demonstrating keen attention to details and awareness of how to effectively transition to higher and stronger levels of their craft. By making better and clearer written and oral presentation, it is envisioned that students will be able to more effectively coordinate and conduct targeted presentation and organize more successful business meetings.
Course Graphic Design (Advanced)
In this advanced course you'll build creative skills needed to tackle a range of design challenges. This course requires the successful completion of Basic Graphic Design OR good proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator and/or CorelDraw.
Course Graphic Design (Basic)
Do you want to go public with your ideas and products? Or learn some basic advertising publicity techniques? This course will introduce you to the basics of graphic design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and InDesign. The principal focus is to show students how to design logos, brochures, posters or billboard advertising. You must be comfortable using a computer. You will also need to take a USB stick along with you to this course.
Course iDesign: A design workshop for teens
This short teen summer course is an introduction to the professional field of graphic design. iDesign: A graphic design workshop for teen will provide insight into digital imagery and illustration. Teens will be able to create pictures, flyers, covers and other designs, using the professional programs Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Course Interactive Motion Graphics (using Flash)
Since the late 1800s, media developers have sought new and improved methods to capture their audience’s imagination through the use of moving images. With the explosion of the personal computer in the late 20th century, media developers were given a powerful tool to engage their audience in new and now interactive ways. This course is aimed at providing participants with the training necessary to manipulate this mode of communication. Interactive Motion Graphics (Using Adobe Flash) introduces participants to Interactive Motion Graphics from both an artistic and practical perspective, with particular emphasis on understanding its role within the wider media industry. The course is designed as a ‘hands-on’ experience with exercises geared towards creating interactive motion graphics for any number of purposes and/or mediums. The experience gained from these exercises will provide the foundational skills necessary to start producing industry level interactive motion graphics.
Course Introduction to Web Design and Content Management (Kingston)
The World Wide Web is fast becoming the primary means of communication worldwide. While the majority of its users are consumers of content there is a growing need for persons (both designers and developers) with the requisite skills to produce and manage this content. Website Design and Site Management introduces participants to web design content management from both a theoretical and practical perspective, with particular emphasis on best practices, web safety and security. The experience gained from this course will provide the foundational skills necessary to design configure and manage websites.
Course iweb: Webdesign using Flash (Teens)