Online Courses

Learning from Leaders

Leadership skills are a national priority. Whether you work as a manager or run your own business, it is critical that you take time to nurture the fundamental behaviours of leadership.

Building your digital strategy

This course will help you to build an effective digital marketing strategy. Using the SOSTAC model as your framework, you will learn how to develop a realistic plan taking budgets and resources into account.

Business Skills

This course looks at the commercial and business principles underpinning every successful creative business.

Web Design

This course has been developed as an introduction to Web design technologies. You do not need to have any web development experience to take this course.

Women in the Creative Industries

This elearning course was developed from a symposium on 'Why is it so hard to stay? Women and Work in the Creative Industries' which took place in Dundalk in May 2015. Hosted by Dundalk Institute of Technology and Honeycomb - Creative Works in collaboration with Maynooth University and the Centre for Media Research at Ulster University.

PULSE - Your Creative Future

PULSE was a collaboration between Dundalk Institute of Technology and Cavan Institute, supported by Honeycomb - Creative Works. This was an event bringing industry and education together for an energetic day of creativity and enterprise.

Rachel Seiffert & Paul Welsh - From page to Screen: Lore

How does a novel make it to the cinema? Novelist Rachel Seiffert and Glasgow-based film producer Paul Welsh discuss the long road to the big screen for Seiffert’s Booker Prize-shortlisted novel The Dark Room – a section of which has been adapted in the award-winning feature film Lore, directed by Cate Shortland.

Music Placement In Visual Media

This session with Mark Allen from ThinkSync Music looked at how this area of the industry works and offered a practical insight into music placement across film, TV, advertising and games. Mark was also be joined by musician Joe McAlinden to look at music placement from a composer’s perspective.

Radio Skills Workshop - Oban

In this workshop we covered local news gathering, presenting skills and creating community content. We delved into the key areas to consider in reporting news, discuss matters of impartiality and analyse techniques for presenting.

The Engine Room Pitch Workshop

The Engine Room Pitch is a unique workshop, which took place over two days providing a project development and pitching experience for documentary/factual filmmakers and producers seeking UK and international commissions and market intelligence.

Getting It Right Live - Workshop

This practical workshop saw the team from Kinetic Studios cover the ins and outs of getting a great live sound. This was a fully interactive session and featured a live soundcheck followed by a Q&A with experienced engineers looking at the practicalities of live performance from an artists perspective.

Health & Safety: Productions & Live Events

This was an accredited Health & Safety course for anyone working within live events and the television and film industry. Candidates walked away with an industry recognised certification that is often required for working in production and live events. The Production Safety Passport (PSP) is an industry-led scheme to support the mutual recognition of health and safety training in the live events and Creative Media Industries.

Guest Speaker - Paul Murray on TV Formats

Paul Murray is the Head of Formats at Scotland's largest indie, IWC Media. We were delighted he came to Stornoway to discuss the process of creating entertainment formats for TV through the projects he has worked on during his career.

Live Streaming Networking Session - Isle of Eigg

Dougal Perman of Inner Ear, producers of innovative live streaming event Sound to Sea, Walking Heads audio tours and internet radio station Radio Magnetic delivered this workshop discussion on getting your music and digital content to a wider and more engaged audience and using the digital space to learn and collaborate.

Working Creatively with Sound at UWS

The University of the West of Scotland's Creative Media Academy in Ayr was the venue for a workshop on Working Creatively with Sound lead by Field Recordist Chris Watson & Audio Specialist Jez Riley French along with UWS own lecture in Film Making Peter Snowdon.

Transmedia Tools at UWS

A host of industry experts hold a workshop on Transmedia Tools at the University of the West of Scotland's Creative Media Academy in Ayr.