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.
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.
Create your own performance by participating in this engaging study-unit which introduces you to devising (creating) theatre. Devising theatre is a method used to produce experimental, original work through workshop sessions. Participants create their own work with body movement, deconstructed texts, sound, costumes and other elements which are composed into a demonstration/performance. Workshops are conducted in a collective, collaborative atmosphere.
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.
Student Review: "Introduction to Screenwriting initiated me to concepts I never knew existed in the world of film-making. This unit is useful for both prospective screenwriters and to all those who enjoy watching movies from a viewer’s standpoint. The techniques discussed during this course will heighten one’s appreciation of the processes behind both big budget and indie films. Overall, I found this unit to be both informative and enjoyable." Daniel Cauchi - B.Sc. (Hons) Computing Science 1st Yr – Introduction to Screenwriting
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.
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.
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.
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.
Student Review: "People view Photoshop and design knowledge as the domain of those pertaining to the creative world. However, almost all lines of study involve the production and presentation of some material. As a science research student, I found this unit especially useful by providing tools to develop and show my ideas to others beyond conventional methods. It has also become my new pastime one which helps me to exercise my creative skills" Antonio Polidano Vella - B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Biochemistry 1st Yr – Principles of Design and Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
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!
Student Review: "Creating Virtual Worlds gave me the necessary foundation to begin to understand what goes into the creation of the magical worlds found in digital games. The course is extremely informative by explaining how to use the tools found in Unity, most of which are also common to other game engines. Furthermore, the course requires no previous knowledge of programming whatsoever so if you are interested in developing games, stop looking and apply!" Aidan Cauchi - B.Sc. (Hons) Computing Science 1st Yr – Creating Virtual Worlds
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.
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.