Communication and creative arts single units

Have a creative itch that needs scratching? With our single units, you can explore a passion and connect with like-minded creatives in your field. Upskill in your downtime, and use your new talents to unlock career opportunities.

Learn big skills with these bite-sized units

Whether you want to become a social media guru or master the written word, our single units can teach you the specialised skills you need to make your goals a reality. Plus, every unit is available on our premium online learning platform, allowing you to study when and where it suits you.

Single units available for study

  • Content Creation for Social Media

    Single unit

    Learn to explore, examine and experience contemporary social media content creation in relation to diverse digital contexts.

  • Creating Your Arts Business

    Single unit

    Explore strategic and creative approaches to marketing, as well as entrepreneurship and creative business planning.

  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving

    Single unit

    Investigate ‘design thinking’ as a strategic methodology and problem-solving process, using creative tools to solve challenges.

  • Digital Curation

    Single unit

    Learn how to creatively select and assemble media elements to create personal and brand identities.

  • Digital Publishing

    Single unit

    Explore typography, designs principles, grids, forms and structures, and learn how to transfer your designs from hand to digital formats.

  • Feature Writing

    Single unit

    Build the skills to report, interpret and comment in-depth on public affairs and to work as a specialist in different areas of journalism.

Progressive, real-world learning. Online.

Digital is in our DNA, with 40 years of experience in distance and online learning. Invest in your skills by studying one of our industry-led online short courses, and secure your place in the future of work alongside our dynamic community of 60,000+ online learners.

  • Introduction to Digital Photography

    Single unit

    Develop a range of skills, including basic digital photography, image retouching, colour correction and much more.

  • Law Media and Communication

    Single unit

    Understand the legal rights and risks involved with being a professional communicator.

  • Making Sense of Communities Online

    Single unit

    Utilise netnography and other tools to understand community dynamics and social patterns of interaction online.

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