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Adobe Creative Suite Overview
CE 1403C 01
Christine Bailey
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Designed for individuals with no or little exposure to Adobe design software. This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Topics include image resolution, scanning, importing and exporting images, print setup, photo adjustments and introduction to vectors. Basic typography and design will be addressed. You can expect to gain a better understanding of how these three programs work together to create products for print and web. After this course you will be prepared to explore these programs at a deeper level and have the basic skills to expedite your creative ideas.

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Adobe Photoshop
CE 2423C 01
Christine Bailey
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for editing raster graphics. This course kicks off with an introduction to its interface, tools and potential application to both web and print. Learn basic techniques for cropping and retouching images as well as for correcting exposure, color and lighting - skills applicable to everything from restoring old photos to manipulating the shot you snapped today. Students also explore more sophisticated features like text, layer and blur effects. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to edit and manipulate photos to create the perfect image or combine multiple images to create an entirely new scene. Aspiring photographers, graphic designers and web designers all benefit from these Photoshop image editing basics. This class satisfies prerequisites for Advanced Adobe Photoshop CC.

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Animation
CE 1710N 01
Lowell Boston
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • 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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Calligraphy
CE 1622N 01
Ronald Little
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This beginner's course in the beautiful italic hand will emphasize the correct making of all lower case letters (called miniscules in the calligraphic world) and numerals as determined by its principal tool: the broad-edge pen. The course will stress traditional techniques as well as developing good work habits. No artistic background or ability is required, only a sincere interest to learn and to practice.

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Creative Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

This course is taught in a workshop format to allow both fiction and non-fiction writers to share, critique and improve their craft through lively discussions, conferences, written critiques, personal feedback and more, led by a professional writer. Participants examine plot structure, character developement, effective dialogue, voice and point of view. The goal is to guide students to refine a piece of work in prepareation to publish, while honoring the ongoing creative process of writing, editing and critiquing. This course is intended for writers with some work in various stages of development that they are eager to improve and expand.

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Design with Adobe After Effects
CE 9993C 01
John Brown
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 14 to Apr 18
  • Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Motion graphics can be found in a wide range of media--from broadcast media to web, animation, films to games. In this course you will explore the elements of time and space in order to convey messages and meaning using type, image, and sound. You will learn to animate your design through this introduction to Adobe After Effects' interface, workspace, tools and techniques with an emphasis on design creativity. Pre-requisite: Design with Adobe Illustrator, Design with Adobe Photoshop, Design with Adobe InDesign or permission of program director.

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Design with Adobe InDesign
CE 2425C 01
Gina Kernan
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Feb 28
  • Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard for page layout used by designers. It works seamlessly with files from Photoshop and Illustrator and you will learn how to integrate and use these tools more effectively and efficiently to achieve your design projects. In this course you will learn how to use the application to organize your design assets and your workflow through style sheets, master pages, tables and columns, giving you limitless layouts for both print, web and interactive design.

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Digital Audio Workshop
CE 2508N 01
Jacob Folk
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 14 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Interested in making music on your computer, but not sure where to start? Gain a basic understanding of digital audio so you can finally start composing and creating! Students become familiar with the fundamentals of digital recording and audio manipulation over the course of five sessions. The first three classes are held in a lab setting, allowing hands-on experience converting audio to a digital format and manipulating it within a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Get acquainted with audio editing software including GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, and learn to create MIDI-based compositions - compositions where instruments interface with your computer. The final two sessions are held in a recording studio, granting exposure to a mixing console and different types of microphones. Basic mixing techniques are covered in this course, including equalization, compression and panning audio within the stereo spectrum.

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Digital Photography - Capstone Project
CE 0005C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 29 to Apr 13
  • 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
CE 2710C 01
Daniel Kraus
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • 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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Effective Writing for Digital Content
CE 2232C 01
Swabreen Bakr
  • Spring 2018
  • Mar 13 to Apr 12
  • Tue, Thu 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
CE 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Tue 7:00 PM - 10:00 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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