Goldsmiths University of London Short Courses

By | 7th June 2017

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Goldsmiths University of London Short Courses

Digital Marketing online short course

The Goldsmiths Digital Marketing online short course is a 9-week course that equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to strategically select and deploy a range of digital marketing tools and tactics as part of an integrated digital media plan, using allocated budgets and relevant data-driven insights to achieve specific marketing objectives. The course is presented entirely online, in collaboration with leading online education company, GetSmarter.

  • Media and Communications

Academic Writing and Publishing

Learn from the highly cited academics how to improve your writing in one day. Get the top tips from experienced editors and reviewers on how to get your work published.

  • Psychology

Academic Writing, Publishing & Presenting

Learn to write well, publish in good leading journals, and deliver powerful public presentations.

  • Psychology

Accessible Genetics

We live in the genomic era, and knowledge is power and key to advancement. Genetic knowledge is expanding and is already commonly used in medicine and forensics. It is likely that in the near future genetic information will be used in many other spheres of our lives.

  • Psychology

ACT at Work: Practitioner’s Course

This course is designed as an introduction to ACT at work. Suitable participants include consultants, trainers, coaches, psychologists, human resources, and learning and development professionals.

  • Institute of Management Studies

Adolescents as Victims and Perpetrators

This course explores the unique experiences of adolescent victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Advanced Field Recording and Soundscape Composition

This course is suitable for anyone who has completed Field Recording and Soundscape Composition or those who possess reasonable experience with making field recordings and have an understanding of the introductory concepts around the soundscape.

  • Music

Advanced Mandarin Chinese

Building on your previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, the Advanced Mandarin course will refine your current language skills whilst improving your cross-cultural competency and referencing Chinese culture and society.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Advanced Pyschological Research

Providing you with a wide range of skills necessary for conducting international quality psychological research.

  • Psychology

Advocacy

Learn the art of advocacy (arbitration and courtroom) and how to deal with vulnerable witnesses, including children and people with learning difficulties.

  • Psychology

Advocacy in one day: The Art of Courtroom Advocacy

Learn the art of courtroom advocacy as applied in English courts and taught at the English Bar.

An Introduction to Authentic Movement – Developing Your Inner Witness

This course is suitable for all therapists/counselors/psychotherapists, students and anyone interested in exploring mindfulness and movement.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

An Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy Practice

This course is for anyone interested in learning about the principles and practice of Dance Movement Therapy (now known as Dance Movement Psychotherapy DMP).

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

An Introduction to Ecopsychology: A Body-Based Approach

This introductory course is for anyone in the helping professions who is interested in a body-based approach to Ecopsychology.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Art Psychotherapy – Reflective Practice

This series of Saturday seminars offer a continuing professional development opportunity for qualified Arts Psychotherapists to deepen theoretical understanding and approaches to practice through topic-led discussion and exploration.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Art Psychotherapy Foundation

This is a practical and theoretical introduction to Art Psychotherapy in the UK for those who have a general interest in the profession and those who are considering accredited training.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Art Psychotherapy – Taster Course

Interested in art psychotherapy and want to find out more? Goldsmiths is offering evening taster sessions where you can have a brief experience exploring art therapy and gaining awareness of the theories that underpin the practice. You will also have an opportunity to talk with Lecturers from the MA Art Psychotherapy about career development.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Art Therapy Large Group: Understanding Non-Verbal Communications and Dialogue

The course aims to give you the opportunity of taking part in an Art Therapy Large Group. We aim to provide a boundaried space with no explicit agenda, to enable individuals to explore, through the use of art, performance and dialogue, the dynamics that arise in a large group.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Asian Contemporary Dance

This course is for those with previous dance experience who wish to gain a knowledge of and experience in Asian Contemporary Dance. This course will look at the styling and movement performed by current dancers from Asia today.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Bad Girls: Representations of Race and Gender in Popular Culture

Watch your favourite series and unpack the layers of race, gender and popular culture on this course from the Department of Media and Communications.

  • Media and Communications

Black Britain: A History of Struggle and Triumph

What is the origin of the London carnival? Why is Bob Marley and reggae music so popular in Britain? Why is Brixton, Peckham and Hackney and other boroughs in London so vibrant with Caribbean music, food, styles, ways of speaking and culture?

  • History

Chinese Classical Dance

Chinese classical dance has a unique identity and style, with refined and sophisticated characteristics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Chinese Dance for Health and Wellbeing

The curriculum for this unique course was created by the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in China.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Chinese Folk Dance

This course is ideal for both dancers who are interested in expanding their repertoire of styles and also beginners/enthusiasts who are interested in learning traditional Chinese dance or knowing more about Chinese arts and culture.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Comedy Improvisation Beginners Course

Are you looking to improve your people skills? Whether it’s for the meeting room or on the stage, this is the course for you. We’ll help you bring out your funny side and make you more naturally confident. Comedy Improv works on harnessing comedy as a key strength, to improve your presence, impact and influence. The six sessions will have you thinking on your feet by creating characters, scenes and games on the spot.

  • Theatre and Performance

Composing and Arranging for Jazz and Contemporary Styles

This course investigates the theory behind the use of melody and harmony in jazz and contemporary music.

  • Music

Conversational Mandarin Chinese

This is a beginner’s course in Mandarin Chinese suitable for those with no prior experience of the language.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Culture, Society and the Making of Humanity: Introducing Anthropology

Why do we identify with some social groups more than others? How do every day activities such as shopping inform our sense of group belonging? Human behaviour, culture and society pose many questions for all of us and through the discipline of anthropology – the study of humans – we can reveal important insights into language, race, marriage, religion, sex and other defining features of our humanity.

  • Anthropology

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Foundation

Dance Movement Psychotherapy Foundation

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Digital UX: evaluate and optimise

Product Manager? UX Lead? Customer experience lead? Market Researcher? In today’s competitive digital environment, your company’s success depends more than ever on an in depth understanding of your customers and knowing how to respond appropriately.

  • Psychology

English for Specific Purposes: Art-related Intensive Course

This 3-week short course has been specifically designed for undergraduates from overseas who wish to further their knowledge of English related to the field of Art and Design and, at the same time, to familiarise themselves with ways of working in British academic culture.

  • English Language Centre

Facing Challenges Through Music

On this course we will look at how music can be of benefit for communication, team working, physical and emotional therapy, cross-curricular learning as well as social and personal development and how through a variety of repertoire, facilitation techniques and leadership skills music can be an incredibly effective tool for impacting on these young peoples’ lives. This is a two-day course but each day can also be taken as a standalone course.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Field Recording and the Soundscape

This course is suitable for those new to phonography and for those who want to improve the quality of their recordings.  Beneficial for artists working with sound and those who are ready to invest in more professional equipment.

  • Music

From Music to Industry: how to get your music heard in the digital age

From Music to Industry: how to get your music heard in the digital age. This three-day course is designed for emerging artists, bands and managers who want to succeed in the digital music age. Learn how to develop a strategy for launching your or your band’s career through a series of workshops delivered by music industry professionals.

  • Music

Full Stack Web Development: Advanced Coding with Meteor, Mongodb and JavaScript

Full Stack Web Development is an advanced coding course that teaches you to become comfortable with a variety of different coding platforms. Hosted by our research intensive Department of Computing, this course combines online and lab-based learning. If you have experience coding basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript then this course is ideal for developing your skills further.

  • Computing

Fundraising and Marketing with Crowdfunding

Learn about all the different options for raising funds and marketing through crowdfunding. This course will ensure you are fully prepared to launch your campaign and get the money and support you need. Whether you are an artist, musician, filmmaker, writer, designer, photographer, or you are involved with a community non-profit, gaining attention and access to funds is vital to bring your ideas to fruition.

  • Anthropology

Getting Started with Logic Pro

An introduction to essential music production skills and techniques using Logic Pro.

  • Music

Getting to Grips with Max 7: Exploring Music, Sonic and Audiovisual Art

Learn how to use Cycling 74’s Max 7 software to compose and perform original musical compositions, and create sonic, audiovisual and interactive sound art. You will gain the skills to create and customise Max “patches”, explore Ableton Live using Max for Live, understand the basics of digital audio signal processing, and develop the skills to modify and customise existing patches and Max for Live devices.

  • Music

How to Write Short Stories That Resonate

Find your voice as a writer and write your first short story on this course from the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

  • English and Comparative Literature

HSK Training Course

We offer bespoke HSK training course for those who wish to get specialised learning and support to provide you with a systematic preparation for the tests based upon the features and curriculum of HSK.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Ideas for successful scriptwriting

Before embarking on the challenging processes of scriptwriting, it’s important to know where your ideas come from and where they’re going. This course offers a secure framework from which to devise and develop ideas for successful scriptwriting. This is achieved by analyzing concepts and structures from a broad range of art forms, including film, music, painting, photography, sculpture and poetry. You develop an appreciation of a working creative space.

  • Media and Communications

Intermediate Mandarin Chinese

This course is for those who have completed Beginners Chinese or who already have a good command of around 200 characters.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

International Business Law

Learn to handle the most complex and exciting legal transactions: international business law transactions.

  • Psychology

Introduction to Ableton Live

Increasingly used by creative musicians in a variety of settings, Ableton Live is a powerful, flexible and intuitive music production and performance environment.

  • Music

Introduction to Art Psychotherapy

Goldsmiths is offering a 2-day workshop where you can have an experience of art therapy, and learn about the theories that underpin the practice; how it can help and have an opportunity to talk with tutors from the MA Art Psychotherapy about career development.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Introduction to Composing for Film

For composers interested in writing music for film and TV, this course offers a thorough introduction to the technology and specific challenges involved in composing and producing music for film.

  • Music

Introduction to Cultural Theory

This short course introduces you to key figures, theories and approaches in cultural theory and the broader contexts in which such theories have applied.

  • Centre for Cultural Studies

Introduction to Python: Introduction to Data Analysis & Programming

Learn how to manipulate and shape your data, automatic processes or write bespoke programs.

  • Psychology

Introduction to R: Introduction to Data Analysis & Programming

Learn how to process and analyse data using many of R’s powerful functions, install packages for additional functionality and produce high quality graphics for use in publications.

  • Psychology

Introduction to Visual Anthropology: Documentaries, Films and Virtual Reality

In this course we will identify what makes a good documentary or film work. We will consider: what does reality look like and how do documentaries and film reproduce it? Are documentaries more “real”? and does it matter it all? Through the process of watching films and examining the trajectories of individual filmmakers, we will explore the diversity of filmmaking practices which aim to reproduce their own particular notions of reality.

  • Anthropology

Investigating the Origins of the Paranormal: Reality, Entertainment and Manipulation

Paranormal beliefs have become extremely widespread in recent years, and are now a focus of many forms of popular entertainment (with paranormal themes informing many contemporary films, TV dramas and reality shows). Why is this? Why do so many of us believe in paranormal phenomena such as ghosts, UFOs, and Bigfoot? Are such beliefs harmful or even dangerous?

  • Anthropology

Killer Sounds and Cool Kit: Inside the Electric Guitar

Ever wondered why a Stratocaster sounds different to a Jazzmaster or why vintage Les Pauls are so prized, how overdrive pedals work or why valve amps give you such great tone? Then this is the course for you!

  • Music

Kungfu

This course in Kungfu teaches you the ancient martial arts of China.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Learn Chinese Music: Erhu (Chinese Fiddle)

This course is for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. If you are a beginner in studying music, our professional music instructor professor Liu will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Learn Chinese Music: Chinese Lute (Pipa)

This course is for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. If you are a beginner in studying music, our professional music instructor Mr Liu will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Learn Chinese Music: Zhongruan

This course is for anyone who has an interest in music or Chinese culture. If you are a beginner in studying music, our professional music instructor Mr Liu will guide you through the basics.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Lower – Intermediate Mandarin Chinese

Lower-Intermediate Mandarin will continue to work on basic sentence patterns, grammar and means of expression to better enhance the mandarin learnt so far.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

This is a beginner’s course in Mandarin Chinese suitable for those with no prior experience of the language.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Mandarin Chinese for Business

This is a beginner’s course in Business Mandarin Chinese suitable for those with no prior experience of the language.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Masters of Sex: Feminisms, Sexuality and the Media

This course is a perfect introduction into feminist studies and queer studies in relationship to media and the archive. The archive holds an increasingly important place within feminist and queer scholarship. We will question how LGBTQ artists, activists and community organisations use the archive in their cultural interventions.

  • Media and Communications

Media Music – Composing for Media, Film and TV

If you want a career as a composer for film, TV and media but are unsure how to get started, this course will give you the essential professional knowledge and skills to understand how the industry works and get your work noticed.

  • Music

Memoir & Life-Writing: Writing About Ourselves and Ethics

Another year gone and you’ve yet to start that memoir! We all have a tale to tell – but where to start and how to get your stories out of your head and into the world? What to include and what to leave out? Then there’s the structure, and what about the truth? Relax – join this inspiring class begin sorting it out

  • English and Comparative Literature

Modern Jazz Workshop

This course provides experience of small group jazz performance for instrumentalists in a very practical way.

  • Music

Multimedia Approaches in Art Psychotherapy

This 3 day intensive course is for qualified arts psychotherapists/psychotherapists who wish to develop their knowledge and skills across a range of multimedia tools and technologies in their therapeutic work. It will introduce a range of starting points and clear pathways for using multimedia approaches in progressing therapy interventions, enabling clients to engage in expressive, exploratory and reflective processes to share thoughts, feelings and review life experience

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Museums and Galleries as Creative Entrepreneurs

Museums and galleries have enthusiastically embraced the challenges before them to increase audiences, to embrace issues around diversity and offer a visitor experience that is both educational and enjoyable. They have had to develop entrepreneurial strategies in order to remain free, look after their buildings, realise ambitious new projects and compete with other forms of entertainment.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Museums and Galleries as Cultural Entrepreneurs

Museums and galleries of art make an important contribution to income generation in the UK. To achieve this successful outcome it is necessary for them to understand the role that culture plays in our society.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship

Music Production: Mixing and Mastering

This course teaches you how to mix audio and master from start to finish. A good mix is an essential ingredient of the recording process and our experienced tutors can give you the insight and skills to make your mix sound professional.

  • Music

Music Production: Programming of Synthesizers

This course is designed for musicians, producers, DJs and sound artists and it will teach students how to analyse real or imaginary sounds, deconstruct them and synthesise them on a synthesizer musical instrument.

  • Music

Music Production: Studio Recording

This course is designed for musicians, sound artists and prospective sound engineers. Based on advanced studio recording techniques, the course addresses the optimal approach to high quality home and on-location recording techniques.

  • Music

Musicians and Sound Artists Online: Develop, Launch and Manage your Career on the Web

This short course will teach you about the critical thinking, strategic planning and technical skills required to launch, develop and manage your music or sound art career online. Under expert supervision, we’ll pay attention to your individual needs, to ensure that each journey fits the bespoke framework required for your professional web presence.

  • Music

Myth, Ritual and Magic: Introducing the Anthropology of Religion

This course introduces an anthropological perspective on religion, examining its social role in diverse cross-cultural contexts as well as investigating the societal, evolutionary and psychological significance of religious behaviours with regard to understanding what, if anything, constitutes ‘human nature’.

  • Anthropology

Non-verbal Communication: The Art of Conversation through body language

This course is for practitioners in health, education, community and social care interested in developing ways of relating to clients who depend on non-verbal communication. This may include, for example, clients who are learning disabled, those with dementia or who have lost the capacity to speak.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Psychology in One Day

Take an exciting journey through the most diverse of sciences. Discover Psychology not as a motley collection of theories, but as a powerful sciene that aims to improve people’s lives

  • Psychology

Public Speaking and Conference Presentation

Public speaking is a beautiful and important art. It is an art which can be learned and mastered.

Python for Data Analysis: Flexi-length

A practical introduction to the Python programming language for data manipulation and analysis.

Qigong

Chinese Yoga, known as Qigong, is a form of exercise which has roots going back for thousands of years.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Responsive Web Design: Learn to Code with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is a modern approach to web design that allows websites to adjust their appearance and layout to suit different devices such as smart phones, tablets and laptops. In this course you will have the chance to learn the basics of how to build responsive web sites using the most common web design languages: HTML, CSS & JavaScript. This course is a precursor to our Full Stack Web Development short course in Advanced Coding.

  • Computing

Self Care for Practitioners Working in the Caring Professions

This course of for practitioners in the helping professions, for example therapists, care workers, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, who are interested in self-care and re-discovering the vitality and passion in the work.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Soul/Jazz/Gospel Vocals

Come and explore soul, jazz and gospel music, build your confidence and develop your singing skills in a safe, enjoyable and creative atmosphere with others.

  • Music

Taichi

The Taichi course introduces this traditional martial arts form.

  • Confucius Institute for Dance and Performance

Unplugged – Songwriting Workshop

A workshop for songwriters and singer/songwriters with some experience, who want to learn more about what makes a good song, hone their skills and try out ideas.

  • Music

VR The Next Frontier: A Masterclass with Dave Ranyard

Learn about cutting-edge technology, immersive computer games and the social challenges of virtual reality – a fascinating lecture with VR developer Dave Ranyard,

  • Computing

Working With Adults in the Context of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

This module explores the knowledge and skills required for effective interventions with people who perpetrate or experience abuse.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Working with Children in the Context of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

This course offers a psycho-social perspective on children’s experiences of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

  • Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Writing the City: Creative Writing Inspired by London

On this short course, learn to use the city around you to stimulate and inspire your prose, poetry or non-fiction projects.

  • English and Comparative Literature

How to Run Social Media and Digital Marketing Campaigns

Look beyond friends, followers and trends, social media is a modern marketing phenomenon and knowing how to get the most from it can be the difference in making your business a success. Learn how to create and run social media and digital marketing campaigns on this short course.

  • Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship