Basic Drama Practice    Apply NOW

Tuesdays 17:30 - 20:00
Dates 1 May – 20 July 2021
Contact Sessions 8 classes
Venue Building F2 Room G16
Course Fee R3100 per person
Course Materials
To be communicated by presenter;
+ Pen and note paper; Flip-file
Course Reference Code T98

Drama Practice is aimed at any person who is interested in acting, or would like to develop their confidence through acting techniques. Aspects that are dealt with include body work and movement, voice work, mime skills, directing, song and dance, choreography, text analysis, character analysis, and dialogues. The short course familiarises participants with core acting techniques to gain a basic understanding of the interpretation and presentation of dramatic texts. The intermediary short course follows later in the year.

 

Admission Requirements & Materials

The admission requirements for this short course are a NQF Level 4 education (matriculation or equivalent) and participants must be 18 or older.

 

See also Film History and Appreciation

 

Intermediary Drama Practice   Apply NOW

Tuesdays 17:30 - 20:00
Dates 10 August – 12 October 2021
Contact Sessions 8 classes
Venue Building F2 Room G16
Course Fee R3300 per person
Course Materials
To be communicated by presenter;
+ Pen and note paper; Flip-file
Course Reference Code T982

Drama Practice: Intermediary follows the Basic course, building on body work and movement, voice work, mime skills, directing, song and dance, choreography, text analysis, character analysis, and dialogues. The short course familiarises participants with intermediary acting techniques to gain a basic understanding of the interpretation and presentation of dramatic texts. A showcase of skills will be included for the last class.

Admission Requirements & Materials

The admission requirements for this short course are a NQF Level 4 education (matriculation or equivalent) and participants must be 18 or older. Successful completion of the Basic Drama Practice or previous introductory drama experience is necessary.

 

See also Film History and Appreciation

 

Music Technology    Apply NOW

Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
Dates 13 July – 12 October 2021
Contact Sessions 12 classes
Venue Building K1 Computer Lab 120
Course Fee R4000 per person
Course Materials 16GB USB Flash Drive required
Course Reference Code U02

Music Technology is an integrated component of multimedia and aimed at those who are interested in acquiring knowledge and skills applicable to the music and sound technology industry. After successfully completing this short course, participants will have the necessary practical skills and knowledge to use music software effectively (these include sound mixing, sound editing and sound balancing). Sound mixing and sound editing in particular are highly valued in the context of large-scale public events such as music concerts and public performances that involve large crowds. The course also includes application of ‘theatre of the mind’ creativity.

 

Admission Requirements & Materials

The admission requirements for this short learning programme is a NQF Level 4 education (matriculation or equivalent) as well as basic computer skills.

 

See also Film History and Appreciation

 

Video & Film Editing Workshop    Apply NOW

(One-day workshop) 

Saturday 15 May 2021
Morning Session: 09:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session: 14:00 - 18:00
Contact Sessions 1 day, 2 sessions (8 hours)
Venue Building F2 Multimedia Lab 120
Course Fee R1600 per person
Course Materials Bring along your video camera, cables and flash drive*
Course Reference Code U15

Video and Film Editing is a full-day workshop aimed at those who want to learn how to use a digital video camera successfully and how to transfer recorded material to DVD format by means of the software programs iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro and iDVD. The workshop is structured as follows:

 

Practical work

  • Basic cinematography
  • Introduction to directing
  • Video and film formats
  • Editing aesthetics

 

Digital transformation

  • Basic software training in Adobe Premiere
  • Basic technical editing
  • Editing techniques on iMac
  • Finishing video work and formatting

 

Admission Requirements & Materials

The admission requirements for this workshop is an NQF Level 4 education (matriculation or equivalent) as well as basic computer skills. Participants will have to obtain and bring their own flash drive to contact sessions. *Participants must bring their own digital handheld cameras (that can record onto DVD, hard drive or USB data drive) along with all the cables required by the camera, or mobile phones (and USB cable) with good video quality capability. Please also note that a maximum number of twelve enrolments will be accepted on a first-to-register basis. Own refreshments should be catered for during the lunch break.

 

See also Film History and Appreciation

 

Video & Film Editing Workshop: Intermediary Level    Apply NOW

(One-day workshop) 

Wednesday 18 September 2021
Morning Session: 09:00 - 13:00
Afternoon Session: 14:00 - 18:00
Contact Sessions 1 day, 2 sessions (8 hours)
Venue Building F2, Mac Lab 123
Course Fee R1750 per person
Course Materials Bring along your video camera, cables and flash drive*
Course Reference Code U151

Video and Film Editing is a full-day workshop aimed at those who want to further their knowledge and skills in terms of Aesthetics, Workflow, Editing techniques (basic and advanced), Software (Adobe Premier Pro), and Formats and Codeces (eg. mobile, TV etc).

 

Admission Requirements & Materials

The admission requirements for this workshop is a NQF Level 4 education (matriculation or equivalent) as well as basic computer skills and previous completion of the NWU Creativity Centre Video and Film Editing Workshop (or equivalent - check with nwucreativity@gmail.com).
*Participants will have to obtain and bring their own flash drive to contact sessions. Although not a prerequisite, participants are welcome to bring their own digital handheld cameras (that can record onto DVD, hard drive or USB data drive) along with all the cables required by the camera. Cameras will be available during the workshop for those who do not possess their own video cameras. Video sequences will also be available for manipulation on computer. Please also note that a maximum number of fifteen enrolments will be accepted on a first-to-register basis.

 

See also Film History and Appreciation