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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor TBC FAT HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code C23FATC17C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

What is the ‘Open Source Artist’? Learn to use a range of free and open creative art and design software as alternatives to commercial products. In addition to learning to use this software you will also learn about the open source history and philosophy of collaboration and creation. Why would anyone use and make software that is free? How does this way of working impact on issues of copyright licensing? What are there implications for how we might create and work today?

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Introduction to using Free and Open Source software such as Inkscape, Krita, Gimp, Blender
  • Discover the history of the Opensource movement
  • Explore copyright licensing and its relation to a collaborative and creative mindset


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course central focus is developing confidence with using free creative art and design software. There will be some additional class-based discussion and learning relating to the subject.

    Entry requirements

    Curiosity about the subject. It is advised that you have at least a basic level of computer literacy.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Please make sure you can access online sessions.

    What you need

    You will need your own computer and access to the internet.

    What you can do next

    This course aims to develop confidence in a range Art and Design subjects.