Trans is an annual festival held (traditionally) in Belfast by the Waterfront and part of it is the Urban Arts Academy – heaps of courses across diverse subjects with professional trainers – and for not a lot of money. As part of the Academy this year you can learn FreeRunning, Radio Production, Game Design and iPhone Programming.
There are some courses which run throughout the festival, from the 6th – 24th July. This includes Photography, Graphic Design, Events Management, Radio Production and Journalism.
There’s also a heap of music related courses facilitated by Musicworks NI, Sonic Academy and BEAT Initiative. These are Rock Music, Music Production (Rock), Music Production (Electronic), DJing (Beginner), DJing (Intermediate) and Live Percussion.
The Design Courses series includes Comicbook Illustration, Aerosol Art, Game Design, Street Art, 3D Animation and Fashion Design.
And this year, they’re introducing Short Courses. This includes courses in Ableton Live, Alternate Reality Gaming, Home Recording with Garageband, Creating a Music Video, VJing, and Developing iPhone Apps.
Some of these courses are proving immensely popular so get your booking in quickly
Check out the full catalogue at http://transbelfast.com