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VESA Year 10 Media and Photography

 

 Delivery Dates: September 2016 – July 2017

Commissioner: VESA 13-19 Education Support Agency

Target Cohort: KS4 Young People

Partners: VESA as well as Leicester City and County Schools

Project's Key Objective: Learners to experience a vocational educational programme to build on recognised skills and enrich their learning.  This will also help them select which specialism they would like to study in Year 11, and expose them to the creative industries early in their education.

Summary: This series of 8x 1.5 hour taster sessions introduces learners to DSLR cameras and their functions and settings.  They will learn basic composition techniques, aperture and shutter speed controls, Photoshop editing and studio photography techniques.  During these sessions learners will learn to use aperture and shutter speed controls to create images that freeze and show movement, as well as learning how to use Photoshop to import images, alter them, edit in black and white, edit using layers within images and learn about file types for specific outputs.  Learners will have the opportunity to use a basic studio lighting setup to create a series of portraits, at the end of the programme they will also select and edit their best images to create a digital portfolio.

 

VESA Year 10 Music Technology

 

 Delivery Dates: September 2016 – July 2017

Commissioner: VESA 13-19 Education Support Agency

Target Cohort: KS4 Young People

Partners: VESA as well as Leicester City and County Schools

Project's Key Objective: Learners to experience a vocational educational programme to build on recognised skills and enrich their learning.  This will also help them select which specialism they would like to study in Year 11, and expose them to the music industry early in their education.

Summary: This series of 8x 1.5 hour taster sessions introduces learners to the breadth of the music business, looking at a variety of job roles that support live events and the recording process.  There are opportunities for drum, guitar, bass and vocal tutorials, as well as to use live music equipment and learn software such as Logic, Garageband and Serato.  During these sessions learners will be able to set up and perform with a DJ rig, as well as recording their own mix or song.  At the end of the programme learners will have a trip to a local music venue where they can share and perform any of their work created through the tasters, with small performances from guest musicians.


VESA Year 11 Interactive Media

 

 Delivery Dates: September 2016 – May 2017

Commissioner: VESA 13-19 Education Support Agency

Target Cohort: KS4 Young People

Partners: VESA as well as Leicester City and County Schools

Project's Key Objective: Accredited learning for KS4

Summary: Following on from the Media and Photography Taster programme, this Level 1 Interactive Media course offers sessions in photography, Photoshop, graphic design, typography, animation, film, sound, audio works, light graffiti and painting.  This course gives learners the opportunity to heighten their technical ability and knowledge in creative media.  The course is centred around practical activities and for the most part learners will be working to design briefs in order to showcase their skills and ideas.  The Bronze Arts Award will also be delivered additionally to the core qualification.


VESA Year 11 Music Performance

 

 Delivery Dates: September 2016 – May 2017

Commissioner: VESA 13-19 Education Support Agency

Target Cohort: KS4 Young People

Partners: VESA as well as Leicester City and County Schools

Project's Key Objective: Accredited learning for KS4

Summary: Following on from the Music Technology Taster programme, this Level 1 Music Performance course offers sessions in DJing, music production, singing, MCing (rapping) and instrument playing.  This course gives learners the opportunity to heighten their technical ability and knowledge in a recording studio environment.  The course is centred around practical activities and for the most part learners will be working to plan a live music event where they can perform and showcase their skills.  The programme also explores career opportunities in the music industry to support progression and development. The Bronze Arts Award will be delivered in addition to the core qualification.