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Photography Intro – ADULT Summer Immersion Course - Max. 10

This immersion course is for the passionate and focused beginner photographer!  Spend intensive time with a supportive, professional photographer and master teacher whose years of experience and depth of knowledge will help take your photography to the next level as you learn to photograph in full manual mode so you can artistically and confidently capture the world and image possibilities around you. 

Daily indoor lectures and outdoor photographic sessions will encourage you to practice the required basics i.e. aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities will allow you to have fun expanding your visual imagination. Equipment: You must bring your dSLR or a compact camera that can shoot in manual mode. Manual mode is usually indicated by a large capital (“M”) on the dial and is mandatory for this workshop. Monday and Wednesday classes will be on campus and Tuesday and Thursday will be local field trips. Location - TBA

You will learn:

  • All the manual mode settings (Aperture/Shutter/ISO/Focus) to gain full control over the camera
  • Compositional tricks for stunning and artistic images
  • Fun and interesting photo activities to aid in the understanding of the materials presented
  • Daily hands-on practice fully devoted to putting all of the principles into action
2018S PHOT 509G 001 • Jul 9 - Jul 13 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Off campus
  • $525+GST

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2018S PHOT 509G 002 • Jul 16 - Jul 20 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-1:30pm • Off campus
  • $525+GST

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Photography - Intermediate - ADULT Summer Immersion Course

This course is a follow-up to Mitch Stringer's popular Photography Intro - Adult Summer Immersion Workshop. Continue improving your understanding, implementation and control of the photographic process and become more confident in your abilities and the outcome of your images.Topics include: review of camera & photographic basics (a comprehensive refresher for everyone), further instruction in exposure and depth of field control, exploration of external flash operations and introductory discussion of photographic composition. Two field trips will offer the student opportunities to explore and refine their newly acquired knowledge and techniques.
PrerequisiteA good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1/Introduction course is strongly recommended, or equivalent skills).

2018S PHOT 514G 001 • Jul 16 - Jul 20 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 2:00pm-6:30pm • Off campus
  • $545+GST

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Photography Intro – TEEN Summer Immersion Course (14-17 years) Max. 10

This  teen specific immersion immersion course is  for the passionate and focused beginner photographer!  Spend intensive time with a supportive, professional photographer and master teacher whose years of experience and depth of knowledge will help take your photography to the next level as you learn to photograph in full manual mode so you can artistically and confidently capture the world and image possibilities around you. 

Daily indoor lectures and outdoor photographic sessions will encourage you to practice the required basics i.e. aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Creative photo activities will allow you to have fun expanding your visual imagination.  Equipment: You must bring your dSLR or a compact camera that can shoot in manual mode. Manual mode is usually indicated by a large capital (“M”) on the dial and is mandatory for this workshop. Monday and Wednesday will be held on campus while  Tuesday and Thursday will be (local) field trips. Locations TBA

You will learn:  

  • All the manual mode settings (Aperture/Shutter/ISO/Focus) to gain full control over the camera
  • Compositional tricks for stunning and artistic images
  • Fun and interesting photo activities to aid in the understanding of the materials presented
  • Daily hands-on practice fully devoted to putting all of the principles into action
  2018S PHOT 508G 001 • Jul 9 - Jul 13 (5 sessions) • Mitch Stringer
  • Mon Wed Fri • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • Tues Thur • 9:00am-1:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $525+GST

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Photography Level 3 - Advanced DSLR Photography - Max 8 - Only a few seats left!

Take your creative and technical skills to the next level. Limited to only 8 students, this advanced DSLR photography course is designed for the serious photographer and camera enthusiast wanting to excel.  With dynamic sessions centered in further studies in photographic theory, there will be field trips and a strong practical element to this course.  Additional time will be required outside of scheduled classroom and field sessions.

Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that you have completed both Photography Level 1 (Introduction) and Level 2 (Intermediate) courses before considering this advanced level course.

Field Trip dates:

Sunday, February 18 and Saturday, March 3 12:00-2:30 pm
 
 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Photography Level 1

You're on your way to creating picture-perfect photographs! This ten session course includes two field trips and provides a great introduction for traditional and digital photographers wanting to learn the functions of your camera (digital SLR & traditional film SLR) including exposure, light (metering and flash), depth of field, and more. Compact cameras (with manual functions/operations) are welcome but a digital or film SLR camera will afford you the best overall learning experience.   

Field Trips Dates:

  • 2018 PHOT 501G 001  Saturday February 17 and Saturday March 10 9:00am - 11:30 am
  • 2018 PHOT 501G 002  Saturday February 17 and Saturday March 10 12:00pm - 2:30 pm
  • 2018 PHOT 501G 003  Sunday February 18 and Saturday March 3 9:00am - 11:30 am
  • 2018 PHOT 501G 005  Saturday April 14 and Saturday May 5  12:00pm - 2:30 pm
Students must attend the specific classroom section and field trip they are registered in. Switching sections is not permitted.     

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Photography Level 2

Building on the basics, you’ll continue improving your understanding and control of the photographic process and in doing so, become more confident in your abilities and skills. Topics include exposure and depth of field control, external flash operations and discussions around photographic composition. Explore and refine newly acquired techniques in two field trips.  

Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 course is strongly recommended, or equivalent skills).

Field Trip Dates:
2018W PHOT 503G 001  Saturdays, February 17 and March 10 3:00pm - 5:30 pm
2018W PHOT 503G 002  Saturdays, April 14 and May 5 3:00pm - 5:30 pm

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Composition - Developing a Photographer’s Eye - Max 14

Want to create compelling photographs? Learn how your decisions in how you compose your image can impact the meaning and success of your photographs. This introduction to visual communication will help you become more confident in photographing with intent, as well as reviewing images and discussing constructive points. Develop basic composition skills, acquire a heightened visual sensitivity to your surroundings and become more confident in your ability to see in a photographic manner. Additional time will be required outside of scheduled classroom and field sessions.

Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 or equivalent skills).  

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Faces, Fashion and Figures - The Art of Directing & Posing - Max 15

Increase your creative, technical and 'directing' skills working with people and talent (models) to shoot images with more style and impact! Learn how to use light to create and enhance mood. A photographer must be confident and comfortable with both the knowledge required to ‘be-in-charge’ while also establishing co-operative relationships to reach common goals and work successfully with subjects.
Using nude and clothed male and/or female models you will work with the human figure to study form and line. You will learn to direct and communicate; to study, understand and emulate editorial and fashion type styles and images; and using your own tools (flash), you will learn techniques to confidently manage in challenging shooting conditions (e.g. low/bad light). Discussion of concepts, demonstrations and critiques of student images will also be covered. Equipment: A digital camera that gives control over exposure settings and lenses. An external, off-camera flash is required.
Prerequisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 – Introduction course or equivalent skills is required).

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Food and Beverage Photography

This fun and information-packed one day workshop is designed for the "foodie" who loves photographing their food and beverages and has an interest in taking better and more creative shots!  Learn a few "tricks of the trade" to achieve a more professional look as well as tips on texture, form, styling, design, props and backgrounds. Gregg will share his extensive professional experience to help you understand the basic elements of food and beverage photography and composition to best illustrate them as a creative subject. He will discuss technique and demonstrate by providing several "food/beverage example displays" using accessible props, lighting and equipment that is appropriate for the non-professional, so students can go home and apply what is presented. Students will be welcome to participate by photographing Gregg's "example displays" to emulate what has been taught. Equipment: A digital camera that gives control over exposure settings and lenses. An external, off-camera flash is encouraged.
Pre-requisite: A good understanding of photographic basics including the ability to control shutter speed and aperture (Photography Level 1 - Introduction or equivalent skills is required).

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

iPhone/iPad ARTography

Art and Technology – this class mixes the best of both worlds!  Learn to combine hand-made textures, image distressing and image transfer techniques with the digital apps on your iPhone or iPad. Experience how you can digitally apply mixed media, collage, watercolour, abstract and oil painting effects and use coloured filter, grunge and texture apps to enhance your images. iPhoneography is a launching point for endless creative exploration! 

Equipment: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class.
Note: Instructions on apps to download will be emailed in the week before the class. Art Supplies are included in course cost ($40 value). Prerequisite: Students should have taken the iPhone/iPad Level 1 - Taking Great Photos course or already have a solid working knowledge of using their device's camera.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

iPhone/iPad Photography Level 1– Taking Great Photos

Caught the iPhoneography bug?  Explore the creative tools and techniques to shoot, process and share your work.  Your iPhone or iPad camera combined with a few choice apps can produce memorable images that were previously impossible without expensive software.  Create "app stacking" recipes combining multiple versions of the same image processed through different apps to finesse your final images and marvel at the results.

Equipment required: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class. NOTE: Instructions on which apps to download will be emailed the week before the class starts.

Prerequisites: Students must have a fundamental working knowledge of using their device's camera. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

iPhone/ iPad-Level 2 - Creating Digital Art from your Photos

Photo-Editing, Painting and Visual Effects. Expand your creative skills, artistic vision and editing skills on your iPhone or iPad.  Learn how to digitally apply mixed media, collage, watercolour, abstract and oil painting effects. Add text, ephemera and old photos to your images easily and effectively. Learn how to create a photograph not just take one.

Equipment: Participants must bring their iPhone 5/6/7/8 or an iPad, and have an iTunes account set up so they can download the required apps from iTunes before coming to the 1st class.

Apps Note: Instructions on which apps to download will be emailed the week before the class starts.

Prerequisite: Students must have a fundamental working knowledge of using their device's camera. 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Writing and Publishing

Visit and bookmark our webpage for updates and more information on our courses and instructors: Writing and Publishing

From Film to Fiction to Memoirs to Travel – learn how to effectively capture your experiences and stories from a variety of well-known local writers. Course formats vary from workshop to seminar. Choose what fits for you!

Prep for Creative Writing Immersion New

Your story starts here. Work through some basic exercises and fundamentals of creative writing in preparation for the two-day Creative Writing Immersion later this month. Voice, flow, point of view, and basic plot outlines will be discussed.

2018S WRIT 896G 001 • Jun 6 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $55+GST

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Beyond the Basics: A Creative Writing Immersion New

You’ve mastered the basics and now it’s time to kick it up a notch. This two-day intensive workshop will help you whet your writing skills, tighten up the tension, create convincing characters, punch up the plot and entertain with an epic ending. Learn editing tricks, questions to ask your beta readers, and how to create a compelling story that readers will not want to put down. Prerequisite: Students must bring a completed short story or start of a novel for this workshop. Ideally, you’ll have completed a creative writing course and/or the 2-hour preparation class (WRIT 896G) in advance.

2018S WRIT 895G 001 • Jun 23 - Jun 24 (2 sessions) • Darcy Nybo
  • Sat Sun • 9:00am-3:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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The Writers Toolbox: Tools of the Trade New

Every profession has its tools. Writing is no different. The Writers' Toolbox is a series of five workshops that will touch on the skills and strategies needed to improve and promote your writing. Refresh your knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and the basics of editing. Find your unique written voice and learn how to get that voice heard on social media and in web, newsletter, and blog writing.

Workshops are also available for individual registration:

  • Discover your Written Voice (WRIT 867G)
  • Web, Newsletter & Blog Writing (WRIT 868G)
  • Social Media & What's my line (WRIT 869G)
  • Grammar & Punctuation Refresher (WRIT 870G)
  • Editing 101 (WRIT 871G)
2018S WRIT 872G 001 • May 22 - Jun 5 (5 sessions) • • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $295+GST

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Discover Your Written Voice New

Ensure your voice is what the reader hears when they read what you've written. This class is a fun way to learn how to write so the voice is distinctly yours. From business writing to science fiction, blogs to historical romance novels, using your unique voice will help you tell the story and get your points across.

Note: This is part one of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Web, Newsletter & Blog Writing New

In the written electronic world, you need to learn how to say more with less, as well as ensuring your words are crafted carefully for search engine optimization. Whether you are passing along info, promoting yourself or selling a product or service, a well-crafted phrase, or paragraph could make all the difference between success and mediocrity.

Note: This is part two of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Social Media & What's My Line New

In the world of writing, learning how to market yourself is a must. A rapid-fire class that covers: The handshake – how important is it? The Elevator Speech – how to explain and promote yourself to a stranger in under two minutes. The Tag Line – one short sentence that says it all. The Media release – how to write one and how to get free press. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, all have their own set of rules and ways to get you noticed.

Note: This is part three of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 869G 001 • May 29 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Grammar & Punctuation Refresher New

Yes, grammar and punctuation can be fun, at least in this class. Learn how to stay away from passive/aggressive verbs, un-dangle your participles, and how to make a good proposition without ending in a preposition. Discover why missing a period isn't always a bad thing and when to slash and bracket. Semi-colons, colons, oxford commas, nothing is off limits when it comes to grammar and punctuation. There's also a quick look at how to capitalize, or proper capitalization.

Note: This is part four of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 870G 001 • May 30 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Wed • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Editing 101 New

Learn how to change from writer to editor mode. Basic editing marks, removing adjectives, searching for ings and lys. Completed assignments will be discussed as a group. Also discussions on types of writing styles, focusing mostly on CP style, with some brief overview of other styles such as medical and science style guides, or other guides as per group requirement. Also covered will be the power of brevity. How to say more with less words and be more effective by doing it.

Note: This is part five of five in the Writer's Toolbox Series. You can select each workshop individually or register for the entire Series. If you have registered for the Writer's Toolbox Series (WRIT 872G), you are already attending this workshop!

2018S WRIT 871G 001 • Jun 5 (1 session) • Darcy Nybo
  • Tues • 6:00pm-8:30pm • Lansdowne
  • $65+GST

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Advanced Fiction Writing with Robert Wiersema New

Designed as a follow-up to Fiction Writing Intermediate with Robert Wiersema, this advanced level workshop will guide developing writers through a larger work, either a short story or part of a novel. The name of the game is writing, and students should come prepared to write, read, critique and discuss during class sessions, and to write between sessions. This hands-on work will be complemented by lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions. Prerequisite: Fiction Writing Fundamentals Parts 1 & 2, Fiction Writing Intermediate Workshop with Robert Wiersema or equivalent. Please call 250-370-4773 to discuss equivalency. Important Note: Students must be prepared to submit and critique work weekly, starting with the first class. After you enroll, instructions will be emailed for submitting your work approximately one week before the class starts: a story, scene or chapter of not more than 1500 words. The first six submissions received will then be emailed to each student for them to read and critique starting with the first class.

2018S WRIT 888G 001 • May 15 - Jun 12 (5 sessions) • Robert Wiersema
  • Tues • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $235+GST

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Undressing Your Master Poet: Workshop with Yvonne Blomer

This is your opportunity to enter a poet’s work deeply, and let that work inspire your own poetry. In this five-week course, students will select a Master Poet to study, respond to, mimic and learn from. This will be an exploration where you will select and undress the lines, language and metaphors of your chosen poet. In 'Hologram: A Book of Glosas', P.K. Page writes that the glosa form was for her an opportunity to give homage to poets that she loved and who influenced her as a poet. In the poem, 'Taking off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes', Billy Collins writes “how there were sudden dashes whenever we spoke,” a poem where he takes risks, is cheeky but also pays homage to a great American poet. There will be readings, a short presentation and in-class writing as well as weekly homework.

2018S WRIT 890G 001 • May 2 - May 30 (5 sessions) • Yvonne Blomer
  • Wed • 6:30pm-9:00pm • Lansdowne
  • $259+GST

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Writing History

Do you have a story set in the past that you wish to tell? Whether it is family history, personal history, creative non-fiction or fiction history, or factual history, this course, with its nuts and bolts approach, will help get you started or help improve upon your existing material. Lecture topics include: research, angle of approach, dialogue, plot & structure, character development, dynamic scenes, and marketing your work. Short assignments will be given each week and workshopped during the second half of the class. 

Instructor Claire Mulligan's first novel, The Reckoning of Boston Jim, was nominated for the Giller prize and the BC Book Prize. Her second novel The Dark was published by Random/Doubleday in 2013 and was short-listed for the 2014 Canadian Author's Award.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Fiction Writing Intermediate Workshop with Robert Wiersema New

Designed as a follow-up to the introductory Fiction Writing Fundamentals Part 1 & 2 with Robert Wiersema, this intermediate level workshop will guide developing writers through a larger work, either a short story or part of a novel. The name of the game is writing, and students should come prepared to write, read, critique and discuss during class sessions, and to write between sessions. This hands-on work will be complemented by lectures, discussions and Q&A sessions. Prerequisite: Fiction Writing Fundamentals Part 1 & 2, Fiction Writing Workshop with Robert Wiersema or equivalent. Please call 250-370-4773 to discuss equivalency.

Important Note: Students must be prepared to submit and critique work weekly, starting with the first class. After you enroll, instructions will be emailed for submitting your work approximately one week before the class starts: a story, scene or chapter of not more than 1500 words. The first six submissions received will then be emailed to each student for you to read and critique starting with the first class.
 

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Self-Publishing New

In this session, learn to navigate the road to self-publishing, understanding why self-publishing is no longer taboo. Discover the ins and outs of where your book goes and who gets what in traditional publishing. Find a publisher and learn about copyright, layout, writing apps, software options and what to include for your editor. In the end, learn how to treat your book as a business. Understand tax information, ISBN, CIP, budgeting, bar codes, selling online through Amazon and Kindle, and most importantly, learn how to price your book and market it to sell.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Beginning a Book-length Memoir (Part 1)

In this six-week class students will work on a memoir they have begun or want to begin. Through readings and discussions, in-class writing and homework, students will begin to flesh out ideas on structure, tense, point of view, story, action, beginnings and endings. In-class writing will prime the pump so memories begin to flow and cohere. This is an intensive class for those interested in writing a long piece – essay or book – and in being supported in getting started.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

Film Adaptation

Hate it when your favourite book or short story is adapted into a terrible film? Think you can do better? You can. This course challenges you to adapt a short story or book or any other source material into a short screenplay, a feature film, or even a TV pilot. We will look at various theories and approaches to adaptation, analyze adapted films, and discuss the differences between screenplay structure and literary structure.

Claire Mulligan is an awarding winning novelist and short story writer. She is currently pursuing a MFA in screen and screen adaptation at the University of Victoria.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

History - Music & Film

There are currently no courses offered in this category.


Lifestyle

The Magic of Barcelona New

Interested in the culture, traditions and architecture of one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Mediterranean? Discover Barcelona's most interesting sights from the narrow medieval streets to the grand boulevards and the famous 'Ramblas' which lead to the sea. Find out more about the distinctive architect, Antoni Gaudi, whose famous works contribute to the rich architectural fabric of Barcelona: the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batlló and Casa Mila.

Sorry, this course is not offered at this time.

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