Swansea College of Art Taster day

Would you like to experience a taste of studying a creative course at Higher Education?

We will be holding a taster day on the 6th December between 10am and 3pm at the Swansea College of Art. The following exciting taster lectures will be included:

 

Performing Arts

Film & TV

Music Technology

Session 1:

Neutral Mask workshop

10.30-12.00

Following the practice of Jacques Lecoq, students will use Neutral mask training techniques to explore and strengthen their physical relationship with the world, developing performer readiness, presence and bodily mannerisms.

Session 1 (AE101): 

Memory and Storytelling

10.30-12.00

Learn how to compose and design sophisticated storytelling techniques using a variety of approaches.

Session 1: 

Sound Design

10.30-12.00

Learn how to compose and design sophisticated sound effects, cinematic textures, and evolving soundscapes in the studio for use in films, apps, games and many applied sound production scenarios.

Session 2: 

Theatre of the Oppressed: Intro to Image Theatre

13.00-14.30

Working with Augusto Boal's 'Games for Actors and Non-Actors', participants will have the opportunity to take part in games, exercises and explore Image Theatre as an introduction to Theatre of the Oppressed

Session 2 (AC204):

Creating an audience: Film Festival trailer

13.00-14.30

Create a series of trailers for the upcoming Copper Coast International Film Festival.

Session 2:

Game Audio Production workshop

13.00-14.30

Create a 3D audio-rich interactive game using the latest industry standard game engines. Students will get an opportunity to implement sound effects, background/atmospheric music and soundtracks and to embed them in a game level.

 

Graphic Design

Fine Art

Photography

Session 1:

Illustration Workshop

10.30-12.00

An introduction to one of the most direct forms of visual communication. We look briefly at the diverse nature of contemporary illustration and its presence in the things of everyday life: newspapers, magazines, books, graphic novels, animation, game design, on CD sleeves and book jackets, posters, websites, clothing and on the packaging of consumer products. All illustration is storytelling, even when its main purpose is to sell – at this fun and creative workshop we will play with image making and visual storytelling. There will also be a tour of our studios and facilities, where lots of student work is on display. Aimed at students who love drawing and think a career in illustration may be for them.

Session 1:

Drawing Workshop

10.30-12.00

A drawing workshop using the idea of free running and exploring space in terms of sound and vision.

Session 1:

Collage/Photomontage

10.30-12.00

OR

Alternate Session 1:

Exhibition Tour

10.30-12.00

Participants will be able to experience a tour of site specific collaborative exhibitions put on by current students. The exhibitions will include photography and multi media installations.

 

Session 2:

Advertising and Brand Design

13.00-14.30

The workshop has been created to give students an introduction into this multifaceted, exciting and fast moving subject. From the outset we will consider what advertising actually is in 2017 and we will also look at the importance of communicating messages to key audiences. The session is informative and fun and includes an exciting workshop where students will have the opportunity to work in teams and share ideas.

Session 2:

Drawing Workshop (Repeat)

13.00-14.30

Drawing workshop using the idea of free running and exploring space in terms of sound and vision.

Session 2:

Studio lighting workshop

13.00-14.30

 

Creative Computer Design

Design Maker

Illustration

Session 1:

VR Game Design Workshop

10.30-12.00

Using a range of design techniques and software everyone will have a chance to create characters, tools/weapons and environments within a live VR game experience.

Session 1:

Demo of 3D Printing in Clay

10.30-12.00

A hands-on workshop where participants will be introduced to printing 3D models in clay.  There will be the option to have a go with TinkerCad to make simple 3D models, a selection of which will be printed in clay.

Session 1:

Eley Kishimoto x SPD iPhone X Case Design Workshop

10.30-12.00

A workshop that will use low tech processes – collage, print and laser to create Eley Kishimoto inspired designs.

Session 2:

A Character Animation workshop

13.00-14.30

A chance to have a go with a range of animation techniques and in both 2D and 3D formats. Use pre-set rigs in Maya to add facial expression and body language and believable motion(s) in 3D scenes.

Session 2:

Demo of 3D printing in clay (Repeat)

13.00-14.30

A hands-on workshop where participants will be introduced to printing 3D models in clay.  There will be the option to have a go with TinkerCad to make simple 3D models, a selection of which will be printed in clay.