United Kingdom, Nottingham

Arts and Humanities

when 4 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 2.5 ECTS

You can take one, two, three or four week long courses in a range of Art and Humanities subjects, combining courses with subjects in other disciplines too to make your own bespoke summer school experience. At Nottingham Trent University our summer courses are delivered by experts who bring academic and industry experience to their subject. Select from the following arts and humanities subjects:

> Creative Writing - this courses introduces students to core elements of writing fiction and creative non-fiction, such as narrative structure, characterisation, dialogue, editing and revision of text as well as looking at a range of different genres and styles of writing.

> Magazine Journalism - learn the unique skills required to research for and write magazine features. You'll be given an understanding of the magazine industry, including the use of pictures, colour and headlines, and also learn how to interview effectively and write in different styles for different markets.

> Museums, Heritage and Exhibitions - the museums, heritage and arts sector is changing rapidly and there is a growing
need for multi-skilled professionals who have an international experience of heritage and education work. Nottingham and the surrounding area includes a number of nationally important museums and galleries, from castles and sites of cultural importance, to modern art exchanges. This course therefore offers a unique opportunity to broaden your vision on an international level, to understand the practice of curating to modern audiences, and develop a network of friends and practitioners from around the world.

> Radio Journalism - gain an understanding of the practice of radio newsrooms, how a radio bulletin is compiled, and the importance of targeting a bulletin towards a particular audience. You'll be given basic voice training to help you present the news, plus develop skills in writing for broadcast.

> Sports Journalism - learn how to script write for multimedia, including how to do match reports and construct sports features. The
way sports reporting uses social media and blogs will also be examined, along with the art of commentary for written media, radio and television.

> TV Presenting Skills - Gain experience of studio and location presenting and develop your confidence with some basic voice training and performance coaching to help you feel more relaxed and confident in the role of a presenter. You'll also be
given tuition on script writing for bulletins, and experience multi-camera presentation.

You can mix and match these subjects with courses from other disciplines, including Architecture, Art and Design, Business, Law, Education, English as a foreign language, Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

The courses will broaden your skills and knowledge and introduce you to new ways of thinking, and you'll also learn more about Nottingham and NTU as contemporary places to live and study.

NTU is right in the heart of England, with London, the coast and all the major attractions within easy reach. We provide you with a real experience of living and learning in the UK, in a city famous for the tales of Robin Hood.

July is a vibrant and fun time to be in Nottingham, with events and activities to suit everyone. The Splendour Music Festival at Wollaton Hall is a great day for all music lovers, or you may like to commemorate Shakespeare by watching an open air theatre event at Nottingham Castle. You might want to enjoy some cricket at the world famous Trent Bridge, or visit one of Nottingham's other top sports venues such as The National Ice Centre or National Watersports Centre. With galleries, theatres, music venues and great cafes all within easy walking distance of the University you're sure to take home happy memories of your time in Nottingham, as well as a wealth of new skills and experiences from your studies.

We'll hold a series of optional activities you can choose to take part in that are designed to help you explore Nottingham, or you can get around this compact, attractive, and safe city yourself on foot or by using its excellent public transport network.

Target group

Our courses are aimed at University students who have taken at least one year of undergraduate study in a related subject.

Credits info

2.5 ECTS
On successful completion you'll receive a certificate to say you've attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by your tutor. You'll also be sent a transcript confirming that you've passed your course, and the number of credits achieved. Each week offers 5 NTU credits which is equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 0: The cost of our courses vary depending on whether you take one, two, three or four weeks of study.