Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling was an intensive 5 week programme, co-designed with Magnum Photos, for the next generation of image makers.
This intensive course sought to equip London’s young creative talent with the connections, skills and knowledge to progress in their careers. Over a five-week intensive course, participants investigated the power of digital imagery with Magnum Photos - global leaders in photography. Through a range of practical workshops and activities, group crits, seminars and guest talks, fifteen young Londoners developed their own visual language and the skills required to understand photography’s ever-changing marketplace.
Working in teams, trainees developed a body of work for exhibition, responding to a live brief developed with It’s Nice That. Guided along the way, trainees gained insight from creative professionals and London-based collectives.
The course focused on building great stories through mobile technology and digital editing. Rather than getting stuck on technical details, the course was more interested in developing concepts and creative direction. Guided by experts at Magnum Photos, trainees learnt skills throughout the process; from research, shooting and editing, to production, exhibition installation and promotion.
Participants received individual support creating a professional profile, polishing up a portfolio and CV plus advice on how to find paid work in the creative industries.
The programme built insight into content creation which could lead to entry-level roles photojournalism, image-editing, archiving and curation applicable to arts & culture, media, advertising and beyond.
The course ran from Monday 22nd October to Friday 23rd November.
Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling was a Mayors Fund for London programme, delivered by A New Direction in partnership with Magnum Photos.
Our Creativity Works courses
Our Creativity Works courses are the ultimate in creative employment courses.
Participants are given access to mentoring, accreditation in arts project management, work experience, live briefs and masterclasses.
They develop contacts, knowledge and the confidence needed to get their careers going - it's the perfect next step after school, college, university, or even your first job.
80% of participants go on to get jobs or go into further training.
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