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Creative & Media Training

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Campaign Strategy / Wednesday 2nd March 2016 / 1pm – 5pm / £40

  • How to strategically develop business or social campaigns - find out more
    Run by industry professionals, successful business and social campaigners, the lively and interactive ‘Campaign Strategy Training’ course focuses on how to strategically develop business or social campaigns. The course is practical and flexible, allowing you to understand how you can adapt strategies and develop frameworks and processes to suit your organisation’s needs.Offering insights into the different components of campaigns as well as a ‘Campaign Strategy Toolkit’ and resources to develop the ideas, this course offers a complete package. The course is designed to help you achieve greater creativity, impact and sustainability in an increasingly competitive business and social sector.Whether you are trying to attract donors, sponsorship or investment, raise awareness about a brand, product or cause, or develop an audience you can rely on; this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to meaningfully engage with and influence your audience. This is a goal orientated session with creativity at the heart.You will leave with a package of tools and knowledge that will be of practical use in your organisation and can be shared with others. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet (although laptop is preferable for ease of use).Learn how to: 

    • Develop a campaign strategy and framework for your project.
    • Define and understand your purpose and audience.
    • Develop a campaign vision, mission and Calls to Action (CTAs).
    • Generate relevant campaign activities.
    • Develop a timescale/Gantt chart to plan the campaign.
    • Develop and integrate multi-channel, online and off-line campaigns.
    • Apply these ideas, tools and techniques to a social or business/project.

    When: Wednesday 2nd March 2016, 1pm – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £40 per person

Social Media for Campaigning & Influencing – Beginners / Monday 29th February 2016  / 9am – 12pm / £30

  • The basic elements of setting up social media platforms and how we can use social media to demonstrate impact and influence others - find out more
    Have you been thinking about setting up social media profiles for your organisation but aren’t sure if it is right for you? If you’re at the start – then begin your social media learning journey with us!This course has been developed by a team of social entrepreneurs who have run successful campaigns raising awareness on important issues to local and international audiences as well as engaging with decision-makers and politicians using a variety of digital media tools.We help you to develop a framework for assessing your current social media usage, how to choose platforms, the basic elements of setting up social media platforms and how you can use social media to demonstrate your impact and influence others. Included are our top tips, case studies, tools and resources for developing social media campaigns.This course is suitable for people with little or no social media experience.You will leave with a package of tools and knowledge that will be of practical use in your organisation and can be shared with others. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet (although laptop is preferable for ease of use).Learn how to: 

    • Assess your current social media use.
    • Define and understand your purpose and audience.
    • Choose the right platform for your organisation.
    • Create dialogue and exchange between you and your audience.
    • Improve your campaigning confidence.
    • Apply these ideas, tools and techniques to a social or business/project.

    When:  Monday 29th February 2016, 9am – 12pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £30 per person

Brand Visioning / Tuesday 29th March 2016 / 1pm – 5pm / £40

  • How to develop your company or brand with the ‘big idea’, creativity and foundational values at the heart - find out more
    As part of this course, you will explore how to systematically develop your brand, breaking down all the crucial stages along the way. You will leave with clarity on how to communicate your brand effectively to your audience. This course is practical and uses a safe space environment for you to put pen to paper and generate creative ideas which can get immediate feedback on.You will receive a resource package of simple and creative editing and design tools as well as top tips, definitions and idea development tools and models. We will also be giving away a ‘Brand Development Toolkit’ for you to continue the journey later.This course is suitable for those who want to create their own ideas before handing over to a professional to design, for those who want to produce their own branding/PR material/logos etc. themselves, and/or for those with established branding who want to develop ideas for a new, project, campaign or service.This is an open and interactive course with a friendly approach to supporting and enabling people, saving you time and money and allowing you to achieve great visual identity impact. It’s delivered by creative producers and marketing executives working with new brands every day.Learn how to: 

    • Create a brand development strategy/framework with creativity at the heart.
    • Develop your big idea into a brand, allowing your foundational values to shape it.
    • Define, understand and explore your mission, vision, audience and organisation’s culture.
    • Strategically develop cohesive brand values that influence your organisation.
    • Approach the development of logos, branding and visual identity.
    • Develop a consistent message or “story” and PR purposes.
    • Knowing how to talk about, express or “sell” yourself more creatively, directly and in a way that is more reflective of your organisation.
    • Improved confidence in your organisation.
    • Understanding of how to apply these ideas, tools and techniques to a social or business/project.

    When: Tuesday 29th March 2016, 1pm – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £40 per person

Social Media for Campaigning & Influencing – Intermediate / Monday 29th February 2016 / 1pm -5pm / £40

  • Build upon and develop your social media platforms to make a bigger impact on your audience - find out more
    This course uses a toolkit of creative case studies, resources and top tips, and creative ideas to build upon and develop your social media campaigns to make a bigger impact on your audience. Our successful campaigners show you how to make the most of your existing content, raise awareness to local and international audiences and engage in meaningful dialogue with your audience.Maybe you want to learn how to step up from basic usage to interactive dialogue, or make social networks work for you, rather than the other way around. Whether you are trying to attract donors or sponsorship, raise awareness about a brand, service or cause, develop an audience you can rely on or anything in between – this course will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to influence.This lively and interactive workshop draws upon real experience of what works practically. This is a step-up from our ‘beginners’ course and suitable for those with some experience of using social networks within their organisations or for personal use.You will leave with a package of tools and knowledge that will be of practical use in your organisation and can be shared with others. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet (although laptop is preferable for ease of use). Learn how to: 

    • Develop a vision, mission and calls to action.
    • Develop a campaign strategy and framework.
    • Develop and use your existing content in different ways.
    • Develop and implement a brand personality and tone of voice.
    • Create engaging and interesting social media campaigns.
    • Attract national and international as well as specific audiences.
    • Develop your social media campaign to integrate with off-line campaigns.
    • Improve your campaigning confidence.
    • Apply these ideas, tools and techniques to a social or business/project.

     

    When: Monday 29th February 2016, 1pm – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £40 per person

Short Film Production (3 Day Course) / Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd  March 2016/ 9am – 5pm / £220

  • This intensive and practical course will give you the confidence and guidance to venture into the world of film-making - find out more

    You will develop industry skills, get tips of the trade and understand what you will need to do to get where you want to be.

    Whether you want to make short or long, low or high budget, the course covers critical and core skills delivered by professional film makers. The course is ideal for beginners or intermediates and offers a hands-on environment to learn, experiment and test out skills.

     

    Learn how to:

     

    • Set-up equipment
    • Storyboard
    • Design your film project
    • Operate a camera
    • Choose and use lenses
    • Integrate relevant filming techniques
    • Camera angles, movement, positioning
    • Design and set-up lighting
    • Sound record
    • Editing
    • Finishing touches to your edit to ensure high quality output, no errors, colour correction and grading so that your film is ready to be viewed by the public
    • Develop your editing process and finish your project including file formats and exporting

     

    When: Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd  March 2016, 9am – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £80 per person

Photoshop – Beginners / Wednesday 9th March 2016 / 9pam – 5pm / £80

  • Adobe Photoshop is the software of choice for professionals and amateurs working with digital images - find out more
    Whether you are using Photoshop for print, the web or just for fun we will teach you the fundamentals with easy-to-follow, practical examples.

    Starting with the basics, we will teach you how to set up your work environment, open files and perform the basic editing functions that Photoshop has to offer, including working with layers, using filters and changing size or resolution.

    You will leave with a package of tools and knowledge including tutorials and links to resources.

    Learn how to:

     

        • Distinguish between Photoshop and Illustrator
        • Navigate the layout of Photoshop
        • Setup a page, Import & Open images
        • Understand Resolution
        • Make colour corrections to an image
        • Use basic filters and more

    Please note that you will need to bring your own laptop with Photoshop installed.  If you don’t have Photoshop then you can get the FREE trial version (click) here.  

    When: Wednesday 9th March 2016, 9am – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £80 per person

WordPress – Beginners / Friday 11th March 2016 / 1pm – 5pm / £45

  • This hands-on training session is aimed at complete beginners to WordPress and focuses on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get going - find out more
    This hands-on training session is aimed at complete beginners to WordPress and focuses on the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get going. You will learn the basic tools and how to navigate around the programme giving you the confidence to start exploring, experimenting and creating your own website or blog.This course is a great way to expose yourself to everything that WordPress has to offer so that you are aware of its potential. You’ll leave armed with the essential skills to get going.Starting at setting up an account and finishing with creating pages and populating them, you’ll leave with a functioning website that you can build on and soon promote. This will do wonders for your confidence and empower you to use your online presence to do great things!You will leave with a package of tools and knowledge including tutorials and links to resources. Bring a wi-fi enabled laptop or tablet (although laptop is preferable for ease of use). Learn how to: 

    • Set up a free account.
    • Navigate around WordPress.
    • Create a free website.
    • Add text, links and upload images.
    • Create pages.
    • Save money and create a professional image for your organisation.

     

    When: Friday 11th March 2016, 1pm – 5pm

     

    Location: Union Street Media Arts, 20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

     

    Contact & Booking: Natasha Boojihawon at training@unionstreetmediaarts.com or call 0161 877 3124 for information

     

    Course Fee(s): £45 per person

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Terms & Conditions

We cannot secure your place on the training course until a payment is made.

Invoices are payable within 7 days upon receipt of the invoice.

If you need to cancel your course more than 14 days before your course commences you will receive a refund minus a 20% administration charge

Only under special circumstances we agree to:
a) Permit that payment is split into two instalments, deposit and balance payment.
b) Refund you if you cannot attend. Of course it is possible to keep your payment as credit and take part in an alternative training course or date or send another person.

If we have to cancel the course for any reason, you will be fully reimbursed.

Should you should have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us

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