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New Film, Photography and Creative Writing courses this Autumn

23 September 2016

This autumn we are launching new courses in Photography, Film and Creative Writing in October and November.

Three Photography courses will include specialist sessions on Portrait Photography and Night Photography as well a beginner’s course in DSLR Photography.

A one-day Portrait Photography workshop will benefit those who already take photographs but want to be able to take better portraits with a range of useful techniques and to building confidence, including using flash and available light, modifying light, colour balance, focal lengths and tricks for putting people at their ease. Portrait Photography takes place in QUAD on Saturday 29th October from 10:45am to 4:45pm, the cost is £60 or £50 concessions.

Night Photography
is ideal for capturing those Bonfire Night photos. The course offers a chance to learn techniques to best capture the night including exposure, shutter settings and taking photos in low light. Night Photography takes place in QUAD on Tuesday 1st and Tuesday 8th November from 6:15pm to 8:45pm the cost is £60 or £50 concessions.

Back by popular demand, DSLR Photography Level 1 is suitable for people who have recently bought a digital SLR camera. The course will demystify the features and characteristics of these cameras and give a basic understanding of light, composition and colour with demonstrations and 'hands-on' workshops. DSLR Photography Level 1 takes place in QUAD on Thursdays from 10th November to 15th December at 6:15pm to 8:45pm, the cost is £160 or £140 concessions.

Four film courses start in October. 

Posse Galore: The Return Of The Wild West Heroes Film Course looks at the Western film genre Lecturer Darrell Buxton looks at the way the western has adapted and re-emerged in modern times, from True Grit, Brokeback Mountain, No Country For Old Men, The Proposition, Mad Max: Fury Road, to newly released Hell Or High Water. Posse Galore: The Return Of The Wild West Heroes Film Course runs in QUAD on Wednesdays from 5th October the cost is £45 or £40 concessions and includes a free screening of Hell Or High Water.

Back by popular demand, Talk Cinema Film course runs over nine weeks, participants watch at film at QUAD then discuss it the next week with the help of an illustrated lecturer led discussion. Talk Cinema Film course runs in QUAD on Tuesdays from 11th October, the cost is £55 or £53 concessions. 

Don’t Panic! It’s Just a Movie Film Course
is a beginner's guide to film and the politics of film examining the media and moral panic, referencing cinematic controversies such as A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and more modern examples such as The Interview. Don’t Panic! It’s Just A Movie Film Course runs in QUAD for six weeks on Thursdays from 13th October. The cost is £40 or £35 concessions.

Hollywood and Politics Film Course in a Day looks at Hollywood and the White House - which have enjoyed a fascinating relationship for decades, with films about campaign trails and presidents dealing with life in the hot seat. Hollywood And Politics Film Course In A Day takes place in QUAD on Saturday 29th October from 10:30am to 4:30pm, the cost is £15 or £13 concessions. 

Also returning to QUAD in October and November From Idea To Publication Creative Writing Course is a popular eight week course for aspiring authors. Ideal for anyone getting interested in writing or experienced writers looking for a refresher course. With a variety of practical exercises and helpful advice, the course offers the tools you need to discover your writing talent, to explore what makes a great story and the information you need to get your story out there with an agent and a publisher. From Idea To Publication Creative Writing Course takes place in QUAD on Mondays from 6:30pm starting from 10th October. The cost for the eight week course is: £120 or £110 concessions. 

At our Shakespeare Masterclass on Friday 21st October there's a chance for actors and students to develop the skills needed to perform Shakespeare for theatre, film, TV and online audiences. Join Ben Spiller, artistic director of award-winning 1623 theatre company, and 1623 associate artists to bring Shakespeare's plays to life on stage and screen 400 years after his death.