"If you are looking to get yourself or any of your employees fully trained up in Dreamweaver, Photoshop or Flash, then look no further than 21st Century Studios, who offer monthly scheduled courses in these subjects at their head office and web design production centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire." - Deputy Editor, 21stcentury.co.uk
Yes, it's true. After 14 years as a popular new media design agency we have opened our doors to the public and have been teaching our hard-won commercial experience directly to the public. Our head trainer has had over 15 years commercial print/web/design experience and over 10 years of training experience
teaching the likes of the BBC, BP, Lloyds, Channel 4, Daily Mail, VNU, Which? magazine
and teaching at Universities such as Warwick, Cardiff and Southampton University.
If you (or any of your employees) need to learn all of the ins-and-outs of Dreamweaver
then book one or more of our scheduled courses, which run on a regular basis from our dedicated training facility in St Albans. All our classes are limited to a maximum of 6 delegates
, so you are always assured of our full attention.
New Courses for 2012
- Viral Video Training Course (1 day)
Video marketing on websites such as YouTube, Yahoo! video or Google is all the rage. But how do viral videos actually work, and how can they be produced and marketed effectively and with some guarantee of success? This unique one day Viral Video training course guides you through all of the most important aspects of producing and marketing your very own viral videos.
- An Introduction to Photography (1 day)
An exiting and creative learning experience taught by an expert Photographer our Photography training course offers a concise, detailed and practical guide to mastering the skills required.
- The Animation Workshop (1 day)
An inspiring and creative extravaganza designed for those who wish to quickly master a variety of animation techniques and effects, to spice up web creations and or to apply to YouTube videos, DVD menus, advertisements, games, presentations and other new media projects.
Web Site Design Courses / Web Development Courses
- Introduction to HTML and the Web (1 day)
Get a grounding in the correct use of HTML in this focused one day course. This course is perfect for anyone planning to use HTML in web design, be it for Dreamweaver, CMS or any other field.
- Adobe Dreamweaver (1 day)
A detailed overview of Adobe Dreamweaver.
- Photoshop for the Web (1 day)
This course teaches you the specific techniques that web designers use to produce impressive web imagery, and how best to optimize your images for use on websites and within email campaigns.
- Complete Flash Training Course (3 days)
Our Complete Adobe Flash Training Course is a fantastic three day intensive learning experience which takes you through the entire process of learning Adobe Flash, from the very basics as a tool for creating superbly smooth animation, through learning more sophisticated techniques for creating all-Flash websites and interfaces, to examining and applying the use of Flash ActionScript 3.0 (the powerful scripting language that controls Flash) to allow greater speed, efficiency and effectiveness within your Flash movie creations. You can also attend any of these courses individually, which include:
* Adobe Flash Animation & Design (1 day) - an inspiring and intensive course which teaches you how to utilise Flash as a tool for creating animation.
* Adobe Flash Advanced (1 day) - a deeper exploration of Flash technique including how to build all-Flash websites.
* Adobe Flash ActionScript (1 day) - a detailed examination of the power of ActionScript and how you can best apply its advanced scripting techniques to control your Flash productions and movies.
- WordPress Complete Training Course (2 days)
Our Complete WordPress Training Course is a comprehensive two day course which guides you through the complexities of using WordPress, from the basics as a tool for creating websites and blogs, through utilising the power of plugins to expand the capabilities and functionality of WordPress, to using free and paid-for themes and how to design your very own unique templates using Artisteer, the top-rated theme design software program. You can also attend any of these courses individually, which include:
* WordPress Introduction - installation & familiarisation (1 day) - Our Introduction to WordPress training course course gives you a complete and detailed overview of WordPress: from downloading and installing the software, through learning how to use it quickly and effectively, to customising Wordpress and highlighting some the options open to you for expanding on it's possibilities and potential.
* WordPress Advanced - plugins and themes (1 day) - Our WordPress Advanced training course digs deeper into the capabilities of WordPress, examining many of the top plugins available that greatly enhance the capabilities of WordPress driven websites. In addition, the use and creation of themes is examined in detail, via a hands on workshop utilising the popular theme design program Artisteer.
Web Site Programming Courses
- iPhone Apps Training Course
A unique iPhone app training course that takes you through the full developmental process - from planning your app and the technologies involved, to how to source and choose the best developer for your needs.
- Creating Web Databases with PHP and ASP (1 day)
This intensive one day course offers a complete overview on how to set up web databases. From basic database structures and how they work, through setting up your own systems in mySQL/PHP and SQL/ASP/ASP.NET, this course provides an ideal jump-start into the world of web database programming.
This inspiring one day course teaches you how to source and successfully integrate a variety of exiting and up-to-date interactive web effects and techniques in order to spice up your website creations.
- Advanced CSS Training Course (1 day)
Learn to work with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), the best way to achieve clean HTML and greater control over the design of websites. CSS allows developers to control the style and layout of multiple web pages all at once. Define a style for each HTML element and apply it to multiple web pages. All elements are updated automatically.
Web Marketing Courses / Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Training Courses
- Internet Marketing & SEO Training Course (1 day)
A vital one day course that explores all of the most successful online marketing techniques currently available and how you can best utilise them in your marketing campaigns. In addition, this course teaches a broad understanding of search engine optimisation, focusing on what key words to target, how to optimise your web site correctly and how to promote your site in a way designed to increase your search engine ranking.
- SEO - Search Engine Optimisation Training Course (1 day)
This SEO course teaches a broad understanding of search engine optimisation, focusing on what key words to target, how to optimise your web site correctly and how to promote your site in a way designed to increase your search engine ranking.
- The Social Media Workshop (1 day)
An intensive, hands-on course which examines how best to utilise the power of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn when seeking to promote your goods and services.
- Creating HTML Email Newsletters that work (1 day)
The task of creating HTML email newsletters that work in all mail clients is a tricky art to master. This intensive one day course teaches you the do's and don'ts of creating HTML email newsletters that are accurate, display correctly and get through to your audience.
- Google Adwords (1 day)
This one day intensive course is ideal for those wishing to master Google Adwords, from cost-per-click (CPC) pricing (so you pay only for the clicks you receive and at a price you set) to devising your own targeted ads and managing your daily budget, this course teaches you how to most effectively control and manage your Google Adword campaigns.
Web Site Management Courses
- Web Business Training Course (1 day)
A powerful and comprehensive guide to the art of running a successful web based business, taught by a respected industry leader with over 15 years experience.
- Web Hosting Training Course (1 day)
The perfect course for those who wish to learn all about Web Hosting: what all the jargon means and how you can make the best and most educated choice for your future web hosting provider.
Video Editing Courses
- An Introduction to Final Cut Pro (1 day)
If you have never used Final Cut Pro before and are looking to gain an insight into this superb software, our one day course is ideal.
- Essential Final Cut Pro Techniques (2 days)
Learn the specific functionality that you require of this software to create polished and convincing film, video and movie clips.
- The Complete Final Cut Pro Training Course (3 days)
3 days of intensive learning on this superb package will give you a complete understanding of the power of this software, and how you can get the very best out of it for your film, TV and web related projects.
- Final Cut Studio (2 days)
A fantastic 2 day overview in how to utilise the power and versatility of Final Cut Studio, Apples premier video editing software.
- DVD Studio Pro Training Course (1 day)
Learn how to create professional DVDs using this powerful and versatile Apple software.
- Apple Motion (2 days)
For those looking to gain a complete mastery of Apple's Motion software, this course comprehensively covers working with Motion's real-time design engine and interface.
- Essential Premiere Pro Training Course (1 day)
This one day intensive course will give you a comprehensive grounding in Adobe Premiere and provide the skills to bring your ideas to life.
- Essential After Effects Training Course (1 day)
This Essential After Effects course is designed to allow those new to video post production techniques to get the most from this immensely powerful software.
- Web Video Techniques with Flash and HTML 5 (1 day)
A brilliant and creative course which shows you exactly how to create and process video using Flash and HTML 5. Quickstart methods to help you create amazing movies and upload them to your website for the world to see.
- The Art Of Podcasting (1 day)
The beginners guide to the art of Podcasting will have you on your way to producing fresh, interesting and exciting audible and visual content: from the subject matter and how to make the most of it with scripting and interviewing advice, to the recording, editing and mixing down of your polished professional Podcast.
Graphic Design Courses / Print Courses
Why train with us?
- we have successfully run a multimedia agency (21st Century New Media Ltd) for over 14 years now and have provided multimedia training to a variety of top media/advertising agencies and corporate clients.
More than just theory
- we provide you with not only with the technical and commercial training you require but also with the advice and guidance which can only be obtained from a company with our extensive background.
- we offer you the highest level of training quality for a competitive price and in the comfortable and exclusive environment of Elstree Film Studios, London.
Some of our previous training clients include:
Lloyds of London
The Home Office
The Post Office
St Martins College of Design
Get ahead of the future, with 21st Century Training!