Intensive Category: Specialism

Understanding the Climate Challenge

Climate change is widely recognised as one of the greatest, and most urgent, challenges facing humankind. This challenge has been recognised internationally, within the UK, and within Manchester. This specialism will give you an overview of the basic science of climate change as well as an understanding of the actions required by governments, businesses and …

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Civic and Public Spaces

This specialism considers how we can work in and with civic public space to address contemporary issues. It draws on disciplines such as urban geography, urban design and artistic performance to explore three important avenues: How can we observe and document activities in public space? How can we enable others to have their say? And …

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Designing a Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise is a model of business operation based on the principle of a dual ‘bottom line’. Like conventional businesses, cash profit is one measure of success – but social enterprise also emphasises the production of social good. So they tend to be businesses built on ethical principles. But done right, they can also be …

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Art and Creative Methods

In this course, professional artist Laura Negus introduces you to some of the ways in the outlooks and techniques of artists can enable us to respond creatively to challenges – and some of the ways in which art has been used to respond to social problems. Throughout she uses her own practice, and examples of …

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Podcasting and Vlogging

Welcome to the Podcasting and Vlogging specialism. This module gives you an overview of the technical requirements for producing a professional quality podcast or vlog, covering the equipment and production skills, along with the practical elements such as content creation and structure. In this specialism, you’ll look at creating video and podcast content. They’re both …

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Managing Social Media

Covering the foundations of what’s required to use social media for marketing, this specialism will give you insight into what’s required to produce effective campaigns whether you’re looking to sell a product, cause or just an idea to a desired audience. No matter what your ability and/or understanding of social media marketing is, the tutorials …

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App Design and Development

Welcome to this App Design specialism. You can start this module without any prior knowledge. By the end of this session you’ll make your very own prototype of an app, and we’ve collected some more resources if you’d like to dig further into the technical aspects of creating an app. What is this Specialism for? …

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Game Design

In this short specialism, you will learn a little more about game design – whether analogue or digital – and the ways in which games can be used not just for entertainment, but also to education and provoke change. It consists of two topics. In the first Matteo Menapace, an artist and game designed introduce …

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