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Acting Lab
MMD 6102N 01
Rosey Hay
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

This course provides a basic foundation into the craft of acting to all participants, regardless of experience. Through investigating techniques in script analysis, movement, voice, ensemble, and collective collaboration, students gain skills widely useful in social, business or public speaking situations. Participants are assigned scene-work and/or monologues as a means of personal exploration, and they work closely with the instructor to discover their strengths and challenges as an actor.

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Adobe Creative Fundamentals
DDSN 1403C 01
Christine Bailey
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Have little to no experience with Adobe design software? This course outlines the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Learn the basics of image resolution, scanning, image import/export, print setup, photo adjustments and vectors, as well as introductory typography and design. You'll gain a better understanding of how these three software programs work together and independently to create products for print and web. This course offers navigational and introductory essentials, as well as a solid foundation for ongoing design exploration.

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Animation
ADSN 1710N 01
Lowell Boston
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

Animation encompasses nearly all the other arts, from drawing, painting and sculpture to design, writing, acting and music. We will explore the mediums and techniques possible in the art of animation. Beginning with the fundamentals of hand drawn animation, students will then apply them to numerous animated mediums, from stop-motion, clay and sand, to digital approaches and tools. Various platforms will be discussed and demonstrated to showcase your work.

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Creating a Large-Scale Paper Collage
ADSN 0402N 01
Henry Bermudez
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 19 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Unleash your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind large-scale assemblage from an array of traditional and non-traditional materials. Your instructor will guide you through a series of techniques to create large cut paper elements. You may also choose to incorporate photographs, scanned images, and exotic papers, which fuse to become a work of art suitable for display. This course merges the playfulness of expressive art with history and theory that support memorable assemblage.

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Creative Digital Editing for Photographers
DPHY 2750C 01
Daniel Kraus
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Learn how to optimize the full possibilities of Adobe Photoshop for image editing. In this course, harness the power of this incredible software program and understand its use, specifically as it relates to photographers. Step-by-step instruction will hone your skills. Additionally, learn the right way to scan film, prints and negatives for editing in Photoshop.

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Digital Photography - Capstone Project
DPHY 0005C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course is designed to provide you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have learned in the Digital Photography Certificate program. Explore and analyze topics within the discipline of photography to meet your individually defined goals in coordination with and approved by the instructor. Assemble and present your body of work in a portfolio of images appropriate to your professional, educational or personal goals. The course concludes with an exhibition. Prerequisite: For Digital Photography Certificate enrollees only; successful completion of all prerequisite classes is mandatory.

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Digital Photography II
DPHY 2710C 01
Daniel Kraus
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

If you have completed Digital Photography I or are comfortable with the use of a digital SLR camera (in manual mode), this course will allow you to expand your photographic competency and aesthetic sensibility while learning techniques to improve your work and build a greater understanding of advanced functions of the digital camera. The course stresses the development of a cohesive body of work, and the final goal is a series of project-based photographs. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I or equivalent experience.

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Drawing
ADSN 1001N 01
Adam Lovitz
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This course is for individuals of all skill levels who aim to develop an understanding and sensitivity towards the process of drawing. With the formal investigation of line, value, shape, texture and space, students will study compositional methods to render, and learn to draw through mark-making. Classroom exercises will be grounded in direct observation, and we will spend time analyzing the structure of still life objects as well as the human form, while also approaching certain techniques of abstraction.

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Effective Writing for Digital Content
SOME 2232C 01
Swabreen Bakr
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 05 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Writing solid copy is essential to any digital marketing strategy. However, traditional copywriting does not always translate effectively to the digital landscape. New marketing channels created by evolving digital technology require new ways of communication. Learn the techniques to develop and create copy for marketing emails, websites, online advertising, social media, blogs and mobile technologies. By the end of the course you'll have completed several pieces of a digital marketing campaign to start building a portfolio.

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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
ADSN 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

A hands-on introduction to the principles and techniques of digital-video production. Learn to light, compose, and shoot video; and explore the logic of editing. The course engages students in an analytic consideration of basic cinematic syntax and will provide you with an opportunity for individual experimentation and practice.

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Food Writing
WRTG 1917N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Feb 26
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

The art of food writing requires not only a keen interest in and knowledge about food but also an ability to translate your experiences and bring them alive for the reader-through evocative language that appeals to the five senses. Whether you write about producing, preparing, or partaking of food, this course will show you how to make mouths water as you inform, educate, or persuade. We will discuss the full spectrum of food writing-restaurant reviews, food blogs, magazine articles, personal essays, recipe-centered pieces, social and cultural commentary, food history, destination pieces-and try your hand at a variety of forms. Creative brainstorming, hands-on writing exercises, group writing critiques, and close analysis of readings by some of America's best food writers will comprise the main activities of the workshop. Mixed into this experience will be visits from food industry professionals, culminating in an exclusive tasting dinner at a local establishment.

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Foundations of Interactive Front-End Web Development with jQuery
DDSN 2427C 01
David Chaplin-Loebell
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This class builds on the skills covered in Introduction to Programming. Students will improve their understanding of object-oriented programming techniques, build an interactive application, and explore the tools and techniques of a modern front-end development workflow, including preprocessors, git, front-end libraries, task runners, and code repositories.

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