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Banff Centre: Practicum Programs

The Banff Centre’s Practicum Program is an experiential learning opportunity that marries technical training in the arts with hands-on, real world experiences. Practicum participants learn from an array of sources that include faculty, mentor staff, peers, and the artists creating, producing and performing art at The Banff Centre.
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Upcoming Design Build Course with MGA

A heads up for students about an interesting interdisciplinary course coming this summer. Though exact timing and costs are still coming, space will be super limited so we wanted to let you know about it now. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get involved with the community and help a good cause. Information session is June 17, 4-5 PM at Michael Green Architecture, 57 East Cordova Street.

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EVENT: Free Resume Worskshop on Richmond Campus

Kwantlen Career Services is hosting a Resume workshop in Richmond on April 12th, and it’s free for all students. Read more…

LEARNING: IDEA Courses, Kwantlen University

Some new courses that may be of interest, sent via Kwantlen instructor @rosslaird

These are courses in creativity, in the meaning and purpose of our own creative energy, and in the many ways that we might explore and experiment with the joy of intentional creative action. For more information about these courses, please visit the courses page.

This posting has been received by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and is believed to meet basic ethical, community service and educational standards. However, we cannot vouch for the standard of every posting on this site. Those engaging in following up with opportunities shown, do so at their own risk and are responsible for making their own decisions about speculative work, competitions, volunteer work, internships, or pro bono work. Kwantlen is not responsible for outcomes.

LEARN: Resume, Cover Letter, & Interview Workshops

Free for you as Kwantlen students – resume writing, cover letters, and interview skills & preparation workshops:

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
Learn the resume writing basics and more on how to get your resume to stand out from the crowd. Do you really need a cover letter? YES!!! What information should a cover letter contain? Find out here. Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter to the workshop.

Surrey Campus
Monday, October 5th, 2pm-4pm in Room G1055
Monday, November 9th, 2pm-4pm in Room G1055

Richmond Campus
Thursday, October 8th, 2pm-4pm in Room 1420
Thursday, November 12th, 4pm-6pm in Room 3450

Langley Campus
Tuesday, October 27th, 2pm-4pm in Room 1055

Cloverdale Campus
Wednesdays, by appointment or request your Instructor to have an in-class workshop

Interview Skills & Preparation Workshop
Want to stand out from your job seeking competition? Come to this workshop to learn how! Learn interviewing skills, how to create a positive impression and the best way to prepare for an interview.

Surrey Campus
Monday, October 19th, 2pm-4pm in Room G1055
Monday, November 23rd, 2pm-4pm in Room G1055

Richmond Campus
Thursday, October 15th, 2pm-4pm in Room 1420
Thursday, November 26th, 4pm-6pm in Room 3450

Langley Campus
Tuesday, November 3rd, 2pm-4pm in Room 1055

Cloverdale Campus
Wednesdays, by appointment or request your Instructor to have an in-class workshop


LEARN: Free 6 Month Photoshop Course

Wanted to make sure I passed this one on, as I’ve personally taken a few different online classes from Creativetechs, and they are easy to take part in, full of quality teaching, have lots of opportunity for feedback and questions, and have something in them for both newbies and professionals.

Jason Hoppe’s first 10-Week Photoshop course was the success that kicked off our “free training” experiment. This time we’re taking things to a whole new level.

Want to enroll? Sign-up here: 6-Month Photoshop Course.

So what does a 6-Month Photoshop Course cover? Here is the tentative schedule. We’ve built this as an ongoing series of 5-week courses, building from basic fundamentals, up to some fairly advanced techniques. With a fun side-trip around the holidays for digital scrapbooking topics.

Course I – Photoshop Fundamentals

  • Sep 3 – Basics
  • Sep 10 – Layers
  • Sep 17 – Selections
  • Sep 24 – Masks
  • Oct 1 – Pen Tool

Course 2 – Color Correction

  • Oct 8 – Advanced Selections
  • Oct 15 – Color Correction pt1
  • Oct 22 – Color Correction pt2
  • Oct 24 – Cloning Basics
  • Nov 5 – Final Touches

Course 3 – Photoshop Fun

  • Nov 12 – Scrapbooking Techniques
  • Nov 19 – Brushes
  • Dec 3 – Layer Effects
  • Dec 10 – To Be Announced
  • Dec 17 – To Be Announced

Course 4 – Advanced Retouching

  • Jan 7 – Advanced Cloning Techniques
  • Jan 14 – Retouching Skin
  • Jan 21 – Retouching Hair
  • Feb 4 – Retouching Landscapes
  • Feb 11 – Repairing Digital Anomalies

Course 5 – To Be Announced!

  • Feb 25 – TBA
  • Mar 4 – TBA
  • Mar 11 – TBA
  • Mar 18 – TBA
  • Mar 25 – TBA

The dates may shift a bit as we get going. We’ll be fleshing out the details on the final five as that gets closer.

And yes, you can pass this offer along to friends, or even post it on your blog. Help spread the word. We need a minimum of 1,000 people enrolled to make this free class viable.
Read on for an extended Q&A, and to ask your own questions in the comments. We’ve left some open slots on our schedule, so if you have a topic you’d like to see us cover, mention it in the comments.