Course Code E2302T003
Tutor Dian Joy, Lynn Dennison
Course Dates Thursdays: 11th January to 21st March 2024
Times 10:30AM - 4:30PM
Experience Level Ages 18+, All Levels
Fee £630

This course is part of our Elective Skills Workshop series. You will be studying alongside students from our pre-degree and degree programmes.

This course will enable you to become more familiar with moving image and audio-visual media, its production and presentation. Through the study of contemporary and historical practitioners of video art and the creation of your own work, you will be encouraged to consider how contemporary visual culture and our familiarity with the “screen” could affect the content and presentation of a video and in turn the experience of the viewer. 

A series of practical workshops will introduce you to using a camera and post-production software. In the latter weeks of the course you will apply the skills acquired to develop a personal project under guidance from the tutors. 

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

  • Analyse the work of others, applying findings to their own work
  • Explain how cinematic devices can influence an audience’s perception
  • Create, film, record and source a variety of audio-visual media
  • Apply various video editing techniques in Premiere Pro
  • Gain an understanding of contemporary animation techniques
  • Use presentation equipment such as projectors, media players and sound equipment
  • Plan and complete a self-initiated personal project

This course is suitable for all levels wishing to develop their cross-disciplinary practice.

This course is suitable for all levels. Students can move at their own pace depending on their experience, with as much support from the Tutor as they wish.

  • Beginner

    Choose a Beginners course if you are looking for a broad introduction to the medium you are studying. Students spend time learning the very basics of the taught medium, for example, how to mix colours, use different tools, set up an easel. Our Beginner courses are suitable for students with no prior experience, they tend to follow a more structured path than our other courses, ensuring each student receives the guidance they need from the tutor.

  • Beginner +

    Choose a Beginner + course if you are looking to hone your skills, focus on a specific subject area and build your confidence. These courses are suitable for those with some basic skills in and knowledge of the taught medium, but still follow a structured path with guidance from the tutor.

  • Intermediate

    Our Intermediate courses are suitable for students who have considerable prior knowledge of the taught medium or have completed a Beginners/Beginners + course with the Art Academy.

    These courses tend to be less structured and instead are tailored to the classes’ needs and the direction they want to advance in. Choose an Intermediate course if you are looking to improve your skills and have more critical discussions around the work you produce.

  • Advanced

    Choose our Advanced courses if you have considerable knowledge in the taught medium. You are expected to be able to work independently and have critical discussions around your work.

     Our Advanced courses include our Masterclasses.

All attendees must be aged 18 or over.

Lynn Dennison is the Foundation Programme Leader and a London based artist who works across several disciplines, including video, installation and collage, to explore our relationship with our surroundings and how we see and experience our environment. Her single and multiple screen videos are often based in the documentary of place and the human interaction there. She graduated with a B.A. in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art in 1987 and later completed an M.A. in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2013. Her work has been commissioned and supported by grants and awards, and exhibited nationally and internationally. She has participated in workshops, residencies, talks and events. Recent exhibitions include Human Traces at Flowers Gallery, New York, Clepsydra at Birmingham University, Waterfall and Border country at the De La Warr Pavilion, and Sweet Thames, run softly while I end my song at the Brunel Entrance Hall, London. She is the winner of the 2015 RBS Sculpture Shock Award. 

Dian Joy is a British-Nigerian transdisciplinary artist who lives and practices in London, working across a variety of mediums, including video, installation, and extended reality. While conceptually rooted in the practices of Cultural Analysis, Joy remains deeply grounded in the physicality to which the experience of the subaltern is bound. Within this, special attention is paid to the intersections and interactions between technology and discourse,  employing community engagement as a qualitative research methodology within their process. Their investigation into various strategies of emancipation and exaltation has led them to exhibit across Europe both solo and as a part of BLUE, a transnational art collective they co-founded whilst living in Amsterdam. This community of artists worked digitally and transnationally to produce exhibitions, installations, performances, and club nights across Europe, and was active from 2017 to 2020. Beginning their practice working in collaboration has deeply influenced the trajectory of their solo career, enabling them to work at different scales, often with public and private institutions—such as BBC, BFI, Story Futures, and Nexus Studios.


Please note that all prints must be paid for.

Any photographs, sketches or other material with ideas you may want to develop throughout the course.

** Please note all our computers in the Digital Suite are Mac’s and currently run the macOS Catalina operating system, they also all run Adobe CC 2020 software.**

Mermaid Court

165A Borough High Street
London SE1 1HR
tel: +44 (0) 207407 6969

Nearest Tube/ Rail: London Bridge or Borough (both a 5 minute walk).

Please note that London Bridge has two exits, the most direct route is to follow signs to “Borough High Street”.

Students are welcome to use our Common Room/ The Barn during break times, where you can prepare hot drinks and/or food.

You are also welcome to make tea or coffee.

  • You will need to have paid in full before the first session of your class. Your place is not guaranteed until we have received full payment. Please book early in order to guarantee your place on the course.
  • If you purchased a pack online this will be given to you on the first session of your course upon your arrival. Packs can be purchased on our Materials Page or on the individual course page when you make your booking.
  • Please don’t wear your best clothes as there is always a chance you will get messy. If possible bring an apron or overalls.
  • All artwork MUST be taken home at the end of the course or it will be disposed of. Paintings that need to dry should be collected within a week. For clay sculptures that need hollowing and firing, you will receive a separate email when they can be collected.
  • Please ensure that your mobile phone is switched off or is on silent during the class.
  • Health and Safety Guidelines will be provided to you at the beginning of your class.
  • Sometimes our photographer will pop in to get some images of our classes in progress. We will typically inform you beforehand if photography is taking place during your class; if you do not want to be photographed please let the photographer know!
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Fee: £630.00

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