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Design Technology Activities for Schools and Colleges

The University’s 3,000 creative industries students call our vibrant Cardiff Campus their home. In this session, students will learn more about the courses on offer – from drama, graphics and fashion design, to TV and film set design, music business and documentary photography - and how our state-of-the-art facilities and impressive industry links ensure that our students are ready to embark on a career in this billion-pound industry after graduation.

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Loved clothes Last. Running out of space for the clothes you can’t stop buying? This workshop explores our love affair with fashion, and how clothes are much more than garments. Learn what you can do to develop your sense of style over fashion. 

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Styling is an artform which combines imagination, fashion and photography to create unforgettable images. What does a Fashion Stylist do? 

  • Learn about the different roles of a fashion stylist
  • Identify Trends and conceptualise ideas
  • Create Vision boards
  • Shoot your look

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In this workshop, will share tips and tricks for using visual cues and exercises to start the creative writing process for professional purposes, whether it be for social media or for campaigns, and explain the crossover between creative writing and copywriting, art direction and creative direction. The workshop will be run by our Senior 

Lecturer in Advertising Design, Molly Owens, who is an award-winning writer and creative director, and who has had her creative writing published in literary anthologies and periodicals. Students will have an opportunity to participate in creative copywriting exercises, and produce some draft copy which they'll receive feedback for from the faciliator, and be given some resources to continue learning about this subject.

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Where do ideas come from? How do I get started with ideas? What is my creative process? These are all questions that are addressed in this workshop, which will help students with techniques that they can use to begin to meet a brief. 

The workshop will be run by our Senior Lecturer in Advertising Design, Molly Owens, who is an award-winning writer and creative director. Students will participate in creative idea generation exercises and have a short brief that they will begin creative concepts for, and will receive feedback on these.

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This session will look at how brands and influencers are working together to reach audiences through Instagram. You will learn how to write an effective bio, create and share compelling content, style and take pictures, create and manage a posting schedule, and how to engage with audiences. 

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When we say ‘fashion’, we often think clothes. But fashion is much more than that, it’s also design, branding and visual identity. Create a fashion brand from scratch; write your brief, use research to inspire new ideas, sketch logos and final create your graphic pathway (you will need access to a computer and Adobe software for this workshop).

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Ever wondered how Fashion Adverts, Socials Posts or Magazine shoots are created? In this workshop you will learn the creative process behind fashion campaigns from the concept to the final image. Learn the project methodology, teamwork and why you just can’t beat a good idea.

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Students will be given a presentation on storytelling for brands, and will then participate in creative copywriting exercises and develop some draft copy of their own in this interactive and inspiring workshop. 

The workshop will be run by our Senior Lecturer in Advertising Design, Molly Owens, who is an award-winning writer and creative director. Students will have the opportunity to receive feedback at the end of the session, and be given some resources to continue learning about this subject.

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What are the elements of a strong cover letter, and where do I begin? This workshop will help students learn the basics of writing a cover letter for university applications and employment, and they will be given the opportunity to write draft letters and receive feedback on them. The workshop will be run by Senior Lecturer Molly Owens, who is an award-winning writer. 

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