Training

CiCS offer training in the use of recording equipment and multimedia production.

Training can be delivered flexibly, tailored to the needs of the audience. If you would like to arrange a training session please complete the Training Request Form.

Drop-in support is also available daily from the fourth floor CiCS & Library desk in The Diamond Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm. User guides can be found online here.

Training sessions available:

Session Duration Overview of session Learning Outcomes Additional Information
Introduction to Multimedia Production 1.5-2hrs Overview of creating video, audio and screencasts, with short practical tasks. Users in this workshop will learn basic skills for producing multimedia work. Must take place in The Diamond Edit Suites.
Video Production 1.5-2hrs Workshop on creating video, including composition and framing advice, a practical assignment and critique of footage. Can be combined with the video editing session. Users in this workshop will learn how to create and share video using resources available to them at the University.
Video Editing 30mins-1hr Practical workshop on video editing, using iMovie (basic) or Adobe Premiere (advanced). Can be combined with video production session. Users in this workshop will learn how to edit and export material using iMovie or Adobe Premiere.  This session is restricted to a maximum of 18 people, and must take place in the Creative Media facilities in The Diamond.
Audio Production 1.5-2hrs Workshop on recording audio, including a practical assignment and critique of material produced. Can be combined with the audio editing session. Users in this workshop will learn how to produce and share audio material using resources available to them at the University.
Audio Editing 30mins-1hr Practical workshop on editing audio using Audacity. Can be combined with the audio production session. Users in this session will learn how to edit audio material using Audacity. Must take place in The Diamond edit suites for all practical tasks to be run.
Screencasting 1-1.5hr Session on producing, demonstrating free-to-use software and commercial software such as Camtasia Studio. Users in this session will learn the basics of producing screencasts, and the software available to them at the University.  This session is restricted to a maximum of 18 people, and must take place in the Creative Media facilities in The Diamond.
Legal Issues in Media 1-1.5hr Session on legal issues in producing media, focusing on copyright, defamation, performance rights and health and safety. Users in this session will get an overview of legal issues to think about when producing media.
Multimedia Demonstration 45mins-1hr A demonstrative session, lasting an hour or less, with no practical tasks, showing the stages of producing media. Users in this session will get an overview of the production process, and knowledge of where to find help, and resources in the University.

Training sessions can be run as full workshops, or as more informal training for smaller groups and individuals. Sessions can be delivered at The Diamond. Training sessions are available for staff and students, catering for all levels of experience and ability.

We work with departments across the university in ways to integrate our workshops into modules at both undergraduate and post graduate level. If you are a staff member who will be using Creative Media in your module please contact us to see if we can help arrange training for you or your students.

First Time Users

If you are using any of the creative media facilities or equipment for loan for the first time, we recommend you contacting us in advance to arrange training, using the Training Request Form.

Introduction to Creating Media Workshops

We also run monthly one hour practical workshops on audio, video production and screencasts using the creative media resources/facilities. If you would like to learn more about media production, please use the Training Request Form.