Software Training Falmouth University
bite size courses
There are many short bitesize/taster courses to enable you to gain the basics of applications and understand what they are used for, if they're right for you.

We will offer further courses throughout the year. All current Bitesize corurses are mixed with Undergrads except Outlook and Onenote

Please Contact us if you would like further information about the below courses at softwaretraining@falmouth.ac.uk


digital imagery with Adobe Photoshop bitesize course

Weds 6th December

2-5pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus

Thurs 8th February

9.30-12.30

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus

Weds 11th April

9.15-12.15

Venue:

Seminar E Mac Suite - Falmouth Campus


Understand how to fully control the quality of a digital image. You will be able to use the image size dialogue box in Photoshop and understand how to preserve the quality of your digital images.

Level of literacy: Basic / no knowledge of Photoshop needed


Illustrator Bitesize Course

Tues 6th March

9.30-12.30

Venue:

DM IT Suite - Penryn Campus

Weds 25th April

9.15-12.15

Venue:

Seminar E Mac Suite - Falmouth Campus



This course will enable you to have a good understanding of what Vector is and be able to create basic vector logo.



Using one of the most powerful vector graphic applications.



Level of literacy: No knowledge of Ilustrator is needed


indesign bitesize

Tues 5th December

1.30-4.30pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus

Tues 13th March

1.30-4.30pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus

Tues 17th March

1.30-4.30pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Course Content: This is a short course enabling you to learn how to create a basic layout using text and imagery in Adobe InDesign

This is ideal for anyone who hasn't used InDesign before and would like to learn the basics or have a taster of InDesign.


wordpress

Thurs 22nd February

9.30-12.30

Venue:

Dual DC Mac Suite - Penryn Campus

Tues 1st May

9.30-12.30pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Learn how to master wordpress and understand what Wordpress can do. 24% of all websites are made using Wordpress!


It's not just a blog!

Level of literacy: Basic IT literacy



Video Editing:With Premiere

Weds 7th February

1pm-4pm


Venue:

Mac IT Suite - Falmouth Campus


A basic introduction to the powerful video editing application Adobe Premiere pro.


You will learn the basics of video editing, adding effects and how to save your footage to the best format.



Level of literacy: A good IT literacy.



Basic layouts Using Adobe InDesign

Tues 5th December

5-8pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus

Weds 2nd May

9.30-12.30pm

Venue:

DC Mac Suite - Penryn Campus

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to using images in InDesign? Is the most imaginative you get placing an image in a circle rather than a square frame?

This session will teach you to use Gridify to layout multiple images, as well as introducing you to a range of techniques to help your images ‘pop’ out of their frame.

Level of Literacy: You will need to have knowledge of InDesign (inserting text, images and using colour)


Intro to excel

Tues 7th November

1.15-4.15

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


A brief introduction to the basics of using Excel to organize financial data and create an invoice. You will be able to enter data into an Excel spreadsheet, sort and organize information and create an invoice.


Level of literacy: Basic / no knowledge of Excel needed


Creating Patterns in Photoshop and Illustrator

Tues 28th November

1.30-4.30

Venue:

Mac Suite - Falmouth Campus


Patterns are a really fun aspect of design and can be used across homewares, product design, apparel and more. Learn about creating and applying seamless pattern designs. In Vector and Rastor using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


Level of Literacy: knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


Digital Portfolios

Thursday 19th October

1.45-4.45

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Course Content: This course will enable you to create your own interactive document using InDesign. Level of literacy: You will need to have a knowledge of using InDesign (inserting, text, images and using colour)


Level of Literacy: a basic understanding of InDesign


Using the pentool

Weds 11th April: 9.30 to 12.30pm


Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Want to be a design master, you must first master the Vector Pen tool. The Pen tool is one of the most important items in your Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator toolboxes.


Session delivered by Susannah Travis

Level of literacy: A basic knowldge of vector is needed




book cover in Adobe InDesign

Tues 20th March

1pm-4pm

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Learn how to use the Pages panel and Page tool to create a full book cover and easily adjust the width of the spine. This session also includes important advice on separating your cover file from your book file, how to calculate the spine width, and how to get crop and fold marks in an exported PDF of the cover.


Level of Literacy: You will need to have knowledge of InDesign (inserting text, images and using colour)



Photoshop Raw

Thursday 22nd March

9.30-12.30

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


Camera Raw is Adobe’s tool for processing raw format images and gives you extensive image editing capabilities.


This workshop will enhance your digital image workflow by offering you a better set of tools to work with in the early stage of image processing, ideal if you have just started shooting in raw format.


Who is this for? This course is suitable for anyone with a beginners’ knowledge of Photoshop, or those who have completed our day course Intro to Photoshop.


Session delivered by Vicki Weavers


Outlook bitesize course

Tues 31st October

9.30-12

Venue:

Penryn - TBC

It's important to use Outlook as effectively as possible.

This course is designed to enable you to use Outlook to manage and save time by understanding the best and most efficient ways to organize your emails and use your calendar.


This will be taught on a PC, many of


the functions are available on Outlook for Mac.


Level of Literacy: You will need to have a basic knowledge of outlook



onenote

Tues 14th November

9.30-12.00

Venue:

TBC


OneNote is your digital notebook for capturing and organising everything across your devices.


Jot down your ideas, keep track of teaching and meeting notes, clip from the web or make a to-do list, as well as draw and sketch your ideas.


In this session we will get you up and running using OneNote and show you some useful tricks.


Session delivered by Susannah Travis

Level of literacy: Basic IT literacy


MS word

Mon 30th April

9.30-12.30

Venue:

DM IT Training Suite - Penryn Campus


This is a short course for anyone who has a knowledge of MS Word and would like to start using the advanced features for long documents such as dissertations.


The course will include Styles, Table of Contents, Foot notes and lots of useful features.

The course is aimed to make using word a lot easier when creating long documents.


Level of literacy: A fundamental knowledge of word is needed.