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Teacher, Technician and Adviser Workshop Series 2022

Tuesday 21 June – Friday 8 July

Creative teachers, technicians, heads of departments and career advisers, you are welcome to our 2022 Teacher, Technician and Adviser Workshop Series.

Across three weeks, we will be hosting a range of creative and inspiring workshops that you can get involved with from the comfort of your own home.

Plus, join us on campus for our Teacher, Technician and Adviser Day for the chance to get stuck-in with practical workshops on campus with our amazing course academics.

Upcoming Online Workshops

Available online workshops to book.

Mindful slow-stitch Textile Practice 

Tuesday 5 July | 4.30 – 5.30pm

This session is relevant for all of us in education where increasingly we are coping with students suffering from stress and anxiety, which can have a negative impact on academic practice. Slow Stitch is about adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to making.

This workshop looks at a way of using simple techniques and reused and re-invented materials to help students slow down and spend time in conversation and reflection, enabling them to build a stronger sense of resilience. 

Previous Workshops

Being a Multi-Specialist in the Creative Industries 

Tuesday 21 June | 4.30 – 5.30pm

Join Akin Akinsiku, BAFTA award-winning Creative Director, for this inspirational talk on why we should encourage our students to be ambitious multi-specialists, who can harness their creativity to create change in the world around us.

Akin will offer tips on how you can best prepare your students to widen their horizons beyond the course specific subject they study. Akin will look at how being a multi-specialist enabled his own success, as an NUA BA Graphic Design graduate with over twenty years of experience in television and advertising, working for organisations such as Nickelodeon and Sky.

Making Comics

Thursday 23 June | 4.30 – 5.30pm

In this workshop, we will explore what goes into making a comic book. You will try your hand at a bit of creative writing, create a dummy book, and adapt your writing into a visual narrative. If there is time you will have a chance to produce an idea for a cover design.

Led by BA Illustration Lecturer Christian Peterson.

Do / Make / Think

Saturday 25 June | 10.00 – 11.00am

Participants will undertake a number of quickfire activities to stimulate lateral or unorthodox creative thinking. Fundamentally you will be challenged to make art from low-tech materials and whatever is around you.

Led by BA Fine Art Senior Lecturer Desmond Brett.

Designing User Experiences

Monday 27 June | 4.30 – 5.30pm

Join Graphics courses Lecturer David Watson for an introduction to User Experience Design through an exploration of collaborative design and prototyping tools.

Visual Merchandising for Fashion

Wednesday 29 June | 4.30 – 5.30pm

Join Alexandra Hill, Course Leader for Fashion Communication and Promotion and Fashion Marketing and Business, as well as Lecturer Holly Farrar for an introduction to the fundamentals of visual merchandising and current industry trends.

You will have the opportunity to create a visual merchandising concept and receive tips on how you and your students can make a great digital mood board.

A Tool-kit for Creating a Stand-Out Graphics Portfolio  

Saturday 2 July | 10.00 – 11.00am

Join Lecturers Jamie Johnstone and Chelsea Carter to hear all about the four different Graphics courses at Norwich University of the Arts, as well as receiving a toolkit of information on workshops and practical tasks to take back to the classroom.

This tool-kit will enable your students to create the work we’re looking for in a stand-out Graphics portfolio and give you the context of why this type of work is important to us and the learning of our applicants.  

On Campus Event

Friday 8 July | 10.00am – 4.15pm

Join us on campus for our 2022 Teacher, Technician and Adviser Day for an intro to our creative campus and the chance to get stuck-in with practical workshops.

Start timeActivity
10.00amRegistration and refreshments
10.20amWelcome to NUA
10.30amNUA Overview and Update
11.00amWorkshop 1*
2.00pmWorkshop 2*
4.15pmEvent finish

Workshops will cover creative areas and courses including;

  • Animation
  • Creative Computing
  • Fashion
  • Film and Moving Image Production
  • Fine Art
  • Games Art and Design
  • Interior Design & Architecture
  • Photography

*You will have the chance to select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for workshop attendance for the TT&A Day below. We will then allocate 2 workshops for your timetable based upon your preferences.