Social Networking Workshop: Beginners

When and Where

Dates
1 Feb 2020 - 1 Feb 2020 (5 hours, 1 day)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£60
Concession fee
£50
Senior fee
£55

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Stein Birkeland
Course code
VDD318A

What you will learn

This course will teach you how to design and set up your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles as your online social presence to attract friends, followers or customers. You will learn features that will turn your profile into a web page.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Set up Facebook and Twitter accounts and understand the differences between them
  • Personalise and manage the content and profile of your accounts
  • Work with media such as images, video and sound to enrich your pages
  • Develop an udnerstanding of the audience for your profile
  • Use social media terminology and functions confidently
  • Make your accounts public and start sharing

Class format and activities

The class will be taught via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One to one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. The classes are informal and allow for question and answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs, as well as for assessment and feedback on your progress.

Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

Entry requirements

A keen interest in the subject is key to your success. As part of the course you may be asked to read tutorials, take notes, listen to instructions and discuss related topics, therefore students should have a reasonable level of skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. This course can be taken alongside with any of our digital design, film and photography courses and will help you to gain the confidence you need when working with digital tools for design and publication.

What you need to know before you enrol

The Course will be taught on Apple mac computers in a bright, comfortable modern studio. It would be helpful if you have some familiarity with Macintosh computers and know how to use standard menus and commands. However this is not an essential requirement as these skills can be picked up during the course. As part of the course you will be asked to read tutorials, take notes and discuss related topics. As this is a computer-based course students will be encouraged to be aware of fatigue and eye strain and to take breaks when necessary. You may wish to revise and practise at home to reinforce what you have learned during the lesson. Information about computers and relevant software will be provided by the tutor. Many of the Art & Design studios have limited accessibility. If you have restricted mobility please contact the Art & Design Administrator on 0207 450 1934 or Learning Support on 0207 450 1835 before enrolling.

What you will need for your class

It would be helpful for you to bring a pen and notepad, as you may wish to take notes.

What you can do next

We offer a range of courses in Website building including new courses in blogging and web design using Wordpress.Com and Wordpress.Org. Use industry standard software for extensive web development and learn how to use HTML and CSS in our Coding for the Web Essential Skills course. Adobe Software skills including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are also available to help you with developing media. As you advance you can gain an official accreditation with our Adobe ACA exam classes. Courses to develop your essential Graphic Design and Illustration skills are also available. Please speak to your tutor, pick up a prospectus, browse our website or call the Digital Media, Film & Photography Department on 0207 450 1869 for more information.