Foundation

No matter what you ultimately chose to focus on in the Academy, everyone will go through the Foundations phase, which will better prepare your specialised course. You can find out more here:

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The Unreached

No matter what course you decide to take, all of our courses are dedicated, and focused on the Unreached world, as with the rest of Create International. All courses use this as a focus, and all work towards projects that are focused on the Unreached

Choose One

During your time with us at the Academy, you may take one course at a time. You may, of course, come back and take different courses but you cannot take two at the same time.

Current Courses

Filmmaking

UofN code: CHR/CMC 287/288

Our filmmaking course previously known, in-house, as The School of Frontier Media, will help you gain skills in audio-visual communications which can be directly applied to frontier missions worldwide. Lectures and workshops will be conducted by teachers who are considered cross-cultural specialists or media professionals in their field of expertise.

The filmmaking course includes:

  • Video Production & Lighting

    Learn the video production process, including lighting, sound and working together as a crew. These essential skills will equip you to tell God’s stories in film and video.

  • Directing Evangelistic Films

    Learn to make the creative decisions necessary to make an impacting evangelistic film that will share God’s heart with the nations. Discover the dynamics of working on a crew producing evangelistic dramatic films in a cross-cultural context.

  • Photography and Visual Communication

    We learn together how to see through the lens of God’s love to capture a moment. The focus is on getting out onto the streets, meeting people and bringing back images that reflect the beauty and dignity that God sees in every individual.

  • Digital Visual Effects for Film

    Digital visual effects makes its way into every film, large or small. We will learn how to navigate Adobe’s After Effects, and how to use it to create title sequences, credit roles, and minor in-film effects like explosions, gun fire, and image composition.

  • Mobilization Documentary Production

    God wants to bring the needs of the nations to the church’s attention. We will learn how to create engaging documentary film productions to communicate God’s heart for people and issues.

  • Digital Video Editing Techniques and Tools

    Editing is a key aspect of the filmmaking process, and as such deserves a whole week of class to cover it. We cover the editing process, the editors role in the production, and how editing ultimately impacts the story

Fine Arts

UofN code: CMC 265/266

Our fine arts course previously known, in-house, as the Visual Arts for Missions school, is an art program focused on developing culturally relevant art resources for Unreached peoples. Come and train with us and use your passion and talent for art to expand God’s Kingdom.

The Fine Arts course includes:

  • Intro to Drawing

    We will start off the course by teaching students the basics of drawing. This will include such skills as composition, form, shapes, value, perspective, space, and different mediums. This is the foundational week on which all the others will be based.
    We will start at the very beginning of building drawing skills, so no matter what level you are, we will help you to grow and become more confident in drawing. All you need to bring is a desire to try!

  • Advanced Life Drawing

    This week we will focus on figure drawing, using different mediums (pastel, pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, conte, markers) to draw people from real life. This week is a lot of fun! Drawing people in real life is very beneficial to give a broader understanding of proportions and spatial awareness.

  • Intro and Advanced painting

    Two weeks will be focused on working with wet mediums, moving into using brushes and canvas instead of pencil and paper.

    The first week is Intro to Painting. We will use acrylic and watercolor to start learning about color theory, such as primary colors, complimentary colors, and more!

    For the second week, we will move onto Advanced painting, which will be using oil paint, and making more complex compositions. This is when we get to combine the skills gained from all the weeks into one art piece

  • Cross-cultural Art Techniques

    We will learn how to research and interact with a new/foreign culture, with the intent of creating something contextualized. This includes being in their own style and language, for use of spreading the gospel.
    We will look at other culture’s art styles and expressions to see how we can adapt them for use in a project.
    You will use one or two mediums learned from the other weeks, to create a contextualized piece during this week.

  • Digital Media Training in Adobe’s Photoshop

    In today’s world a working knowledge in digital media, including Photoshop is essential. We make sure we our students have a good grasp at the program, as well as advanced skills in the particular functions that are needed to create multi-plane animation for their gospel presentations.

  • Digital Visual Effects for Film

    Digital visual effects makes its way into every film, large or small. We will learn how to navigate Adobe’s After Effects, and how to use it to create title sequences, credit roles, and minor in-film effects like explosions, gun fire, and image composition.

  • Digital Video Editing Techniques and Tools

    Editing is a key aspect of the filmmaking process, and as such deserves a whole week of class to cover it. We cover the editing process, the editors role in the production, and how editing ultimately impacts the story