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DGP0754: Choir and Multi-Cultural Song Circle

Semester 1, Semester 2

Join in the fun with other students, in a once weekly session of singing your favourite songs.  The members of this group get to choose the songs to sing along with our guitar player.  International students have the opportunity to learn some Maltese songs.  Song Circle celebrates songs from various cultures, languages and genres.  The singing group is meant for students who enjoy singing and music.  Join us, even if you think you cannot sing – the Song Circle is meant for students to have fun in music and song and relax in between more demanding sessions on campus.

Sessions will be held on Fridays

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DGP0755: What is Cinema?

Semester 2 

This DGP unit is designed for students who wish to become more knowledgeable and more articulate about how to form a surer and sounder judgment about films they watch. How does a Hollywood blockbuster differ from a New Wave South Korean masterpiece? How does a European art-house film differ from an American Indie film? How is a story told through the language of film? How does cinematography influence perception of images?  How does film music affect us emotionally? Are we being guided or manipulated in understanding the filmmaker? What about editing? Does it impact our sensorial experience at all? Sessions also include viewing relevant film clips. 

Sessions will be held on Fridays.

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DGP0756: Theatre and Performance

Semester 1, Semester 2

A DGP unit designed to give students a basic knowledge of theatre and performance in a fun and collaborative atmosphere through physical, aural, visual and other creative forms of expression.  Devised work during sessions will lead to a demonstration/performance.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0758: Introduction to Screen Writing

Semester 1

In this unit, students will learn the fundamentals of how to write a story for a feature film (live or animation), a short, a documentary, and television drama/sitcom.  Topics explored include screenwriting fundamentals (such as conflict, story structure), finding the story spark and discovering what you want to say (theme), creating compelling characters, implementing visual storytelling, crafting well-constructed scenes utilizing POV, dialogue, structure and style and understanding the basic formatting of a script. 

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays. 

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DGP0830: Introduction to Contemporary Dance 

Semester 1, Semester 2

Take your first steps into Dance in these relaxed and informative sessions for absolute beginners. You will be guided through the basics, building your movement vocabulary, co-ordination and confidence. The programme offers fun and informal classes for people who have had little or no previous experience in contemporary dance or ballet. These classes will build confidence, improve technique and increase your dance vocabulary. 

What should I wear to class?

Whatever you feel comfortable in and which will not restrict your movement. 

Participants generally wear loose-fitting trousers, tights or shorts with a t-shirt or leotard. You should dance barefoot.

Sessions will be held on Fridays.

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DGP0840: Introduction to Contact Improvisation

Semester 1, Semester 2

Contact improvisation (CI) is an experimental dance form and a playful study of physics through partnering. Often called an art-sport, it is an open-ended exploration of kinaesthetic possibilities of moving through contact, by responding to a partner's touch, direction and momentum. Students practice skills of weight-sharing, counterbalancing, and falling in order to develop reflexes, sensitivity and coordination and discover a relaxed body awareness and confidence in moving. CI originated in the USA in the 1970s influenced by post-modern dance, martial arts and meditation, and is practiced around the world. Contact improvisation CI practice has benefits for health and well-being, and can be of interest to students in any area of study, including medicine, sport and the arts. 

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0921: Photography

Semester 1, Semester 2

This unit will give you the ability to capture those images you have always wanted to take, getting the best of your, camera. Please note that you do not need a professional camera for this unit.

Sessions will be held on Fridays.

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DGP0922: Studio Still Life Photography

Semester1, Semester 2 

This course enables students to come to terms with the importance of lighting and modelling in the photographic studio to create pictures which are well balanced in tonal range and compositional arrangement. A combined use of continuous and flash lighting will be used with the addition of light modifiers to control the intensity and quality of illumination. The traditional three-light setup will be discussed and then move on to illustrate a number of different lighting techniques. Students are required to have a Degree Plus certificate in basic photography, or equivalent and be in possession of a DSLR camera and tripod.

Sessions will be held Wednesdays.

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DGP0930: Drawing and Painting

Semester 1, Semester 2

This DGP unit will allow prospective students to get a basic overview of painting methods and some useful introductory techniques. This unit should be attractive to those who wish to improve their drawing through the study of focus, perspective and other skills. 

Sessions will be held Wednesdays.

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DGP0940: Principles of Design and Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Semester 1, Semester 2

An introductory DGP unit in the world of Adobe® Photoshop®, desktop publishing and basic typography. Sessions will take the form of a hands-on workshop to help bring out your creative qualities.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0941: Creating Virtual Worlds

Semester 1

Have you ever wanted to create your own world, free from physical constraints or logic? Then this is the unit for you! In a series of projects you will learn the basics of working with the necessary digital tools, and gain the skills to independently express your creativity in digital environments. The DGP unit aims to remove the entry barriers of working with digital assets and code - no prior experience required!

Lectures will be held on Fridays. 

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Music 

DGP0708: Music Theory Part 1

Semester 1 

Theory of music is an important part of learning to play an instrument. This course is intended for beginners, and lessons will involve easy-to-understand explanations of all basic theory concepts.  The student will learn how to read music fluently and be prepared to start practical lessons quickly.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0709: Music Theory Part 2

Semester 2

This course is a follow up to Music Theory Part 1.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

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DGP0711: University Vocal Ensemble

Semester 1

The University Vocal Ensemble forms a core element on Campus. It offers the possibility of ensemble tuition with a wide range of performance possibilities. Regular coaching is provided throughout weekly sessions where the core ethos is focussed on fostering collective engagement with due responsibility towards proper intonation and the development of interpersonal skills and musical dialogue.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

For a detailed Study Unit description please click here.

DGP0723: University Wind Ensemble

Year

The University Wind Ensemble provides a high-quality performing experience for wind players. The Ensemble meets every week for rehearsing sessions. Students are given the opportunity to experience an array of musical genres and styles ranging from arrangements of well-known orchestral pieces to jazz and contemporary music. 

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

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