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Lecturer at Morley College
To learn more about how to get involved in the UK’s penchant for photography, we spoke to Paul Kemp, photography tutor at Morley College, about the types of photography courses on offer and how you can best tap into your creative potential and get snapping....more
Morley College London is one of the UK's leading centres for adult education. The College is located 7 minutes' walk from Waterloo station. Founded in 1889, Morley has a distinguished history in music and the visual arts.
Today we offer over sixty areas of study in state-of-the-art facilities, along with numerous concerts, lectures, exhibitions and performances. We welcome over 13,000 students to the College each year.
Whether you are studying for your wellbeing, wanting to progress into higher education or develop your career, our vision at Morley is for our student's ambitions to be inspired and achieved through learning.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and the tutor Jorg Wagner was so passionate and energetic, his enthusiasm and knowledge made learning effortless. I had been dreading all the technical stuff that I'd have to learn but he introduces it all gradually and weaves in hands-on practise so you don't feel like it's lessons to be learnt! I have already booked my self on the Intermediate course!
Great teacher. Fast paced. Learnt loads. Fantastic value for money.
I had always thought of my self as a creative person but had not looked into graphic design as a career before now. I was looking for a short course to see what graphic design is all about and this was perfect. I was an absolute beginner to graphic design at the start of the course and by the end I had produced a small portfolio of work of which I was happy with. Our tutor was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and made the lessons fun and interesting. At the start of the course we were given a brief with tasks to complete over the 10 weeks. Each lesson we learnt things that we would need to know to help complete the brief. We learnt about layouts, typeface, colour and more. We also learnt some basic techniques in the 3 adobe programs by watching then doing, accompanied by hand outs to take home. This included techniques to create logos, posters and booklets and edit photos. As recommended on the description of this course and by the tutor on the first day you really do need to do work at home to make the most of the lessons. Our tutor also told us some recommend reading after most classes of which I found very helpful. The work I did at home included reading, youtube and adobe tutorials, sketching and hours and hours of playing around with the different programs. It can be a little slow and frustrating learning the programs in the group lesson but the pace was mostly good and the lessons along with handouts were a great starting point for work I continued at home. The more work you can put in yourself the more you will gain from this course, I really enjoyed it myself and would recommend it to others in a similar position.
The course is full of activities, perfect for begginers. For sure, the course gives a basic information, but, the teacher gives a lot of tips, supporting literature, website and ways to learn and explore the software. I wich the course could be extended, once, I really enjoy every single class. Stephen has a great knowledge and always is read to asnwer questions. Deffo, i reccomend it.
After the first week of the course, I returned to my studio, painted the floor and set up a clean and white space, so that I could really start to look at colour properly. Our tutor was clear and precise, and the short 4 week length of the course suited me well.
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