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Expression Media

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Expression Media


During this excellent Expression Media course you will learn to keep your digital assets in order using Microsoft Expression Media. This Expression Media course is taught by an expert Photographer who has years of experience and tons of insider tips and tricks to share with you. Understand how to organise and manage your entire files for easy retrieval and presentation. In addition, learn how to rank and rate your files, add metadata and copyright information, and output your digital assets to an HTML gallery. This Expression Media course will be extremely helpful to Photographers, Graphic Designers

Our courses couldn’t be more convenient, the course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Batch groups of images, graphics, audio and video files with ease.
  • Add keywords, copyrights, descriptions, and rankings at the touch of a key.
  • Find out how to create Web pages, contact sheets, and slideshows for easy sharing with clients, colleagues, and family.
  • Discover how to import images in a variety of different ways.
  • Learn how to sort or arrange your files by a wide range of variables including date, place, keywords or rankings.

Meet the instructor:

Nick is a European photographer with a passion for the technical side of the discipline. He started out at a local magazine in Dorset, England and quickly moved into the mainstream after covering a major story on an isolated population of giant elephants in the remote west of Nepal.

Over the last 15 years, his work has appeared in a wide range of books and magazines. In recent years he has combined interesting advertising commissions with consultancy and training services to major names in the photographic industry. He is known for his lively but informative presentations and a variety of technical articles on software and photographic topics.

Course outline:

Section 01

  • Module 01: Overview & Importing Assets
  • Module 02: Organizing & Viewing Assets
  • Module 03: Adding Annotations
  • Module 04: Advanced Organization of Assets
  • Module 05: Filtering & Editing

Section 02

  • Module 01: Publishing & Proofing
  • Module 02: Interfacing With Other Applications
  • Module 03: Slide Show & Backup

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Expression Media certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Expression Media course will qualify you to be a Graphic Designer. As a Graphic Designer you can work on a freelance basis or as part of an organisation. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,791, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Media Producer
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Web Designer

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 49
Section 1
1: Overview & Importing Assets
1. Introducing Expression Media
2. Setting Up the Preferences
3. Importing Files
4. Importing from a Disk or Camera
5. Renaming Images
6. Using Auto-Update
2: Organizing & Viewing Assets
1. Viewing the Interface
2. Sorting, Viewing & Playing Media
3. Setting View Options
4. Viewing Individual Layers from .PSD Files
3: Adding Annotations
1. Introducing Metadata
2. Creating a Metadata Template
3. Annotating Images
4. Cataloging Annotated Images
5. Inline Editing
6. Using the Vocabulary Editor
7. Understanding Field Names
8. Adding Custom Fields
9. Synching Annotations
4: Advanced Organization Of Assets
1. Introducing Metadata
2. Working with Catalog Sets
3. Transferring Files
4. Creating Sub Catalogs
5. Resetting the Capture Date & Time
5: Filtering & Editing
1. Filtering Media Files
2. Searching for Images
2. Searching for Images
4. Converting Image Files
5. Working with the Light Table
Section 2
1: Publishing & Proofing
1. Emailing Images
2. Creating Contact Sheets & Printing
3. Using the PDF Maker
4. Exporting Data
5. Exporting XML
6. Exporting to a Web Gallery
7. Using the Media Reader
2: Interfacing With Other Applications
1. Working with Mail, Acrobat® & QuickTime®
2. Working with Photoshop® CS3
3. Working with Helper Applications
4. Working with Camera Raw
5. Exploring the Camera Raw Converted Images
6. Working with Capture One™
7. Creating a CD for a Client
3: Slide Show & Backup
1. Running a Slide Show
2. Backing Up the Assets
3. Reviewing Important Tips
4. Creating Metadata Templates
5. Creating Project Templates
6. Final Comments & Credits
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