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Adobe Illustrator
CE 024C 01
Gina Kernan
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Illustrator is a powerful tool that lets artists, illustrators and designers create infinitely scalable vector graphics. Learn how to use the application to create logos and icons, and how to convert drawings to an editable digital format. This course offers a practical overview of Adobe Illustrator's interface, workspace, tools and techniques. You will practice building with shapes, colors, gradients and lines while integrating good use of typography. Skills acquired can be used to design page layouts, website mock-ups or wireframes that add distinction and professionalism to any business or personal project.

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Classical Tap
CE 6107N 01
Corinne Karon
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

Tap dance is a uniquely American dance form evolved from African-American and Irish-American folk dances. This course focuses on teaching classical tap steps, rhythm and technique. Class consists of warm-up and building a vocabulary of steps and combinations. This course is appropriate for all levels of experience, including beginners. Tap shoes are required.

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Creating a Large-Scale Paper Collage
CE 0402N 01
Henry Bermudez
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 10 to Aug 07
  • 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 Writing
CE 1913N 01
Kenneth Bingham
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Aug 09
  • 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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Digital Audio Workshop
CE 2508N 01
Jacob Folk
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Jul 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 Darkroom
CE 1702C 01
Daniel Kraus
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Jul 03
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course will introduce students to digital darkroom processes using Adobe software like Photoshop and Lightroom. Furthering the skill set learned in Digital Photo II, students will master image preparation, manipulation and editing for the purposes of self-publishing a photo book. Other topics of concern will be assembling a digital portfolio in preparation for a future photography website. Students will working mostly with images made in previous assignments rather than making new work, as this class is concerned with outputting photographs and projects already made

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Digital Fine Art Printing
CE 2719C 01
Jeffrey Einhorn
  • Summer 2018
  • Jul 10 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Achieving satisfying and consistent results with digital technology involves much more than simply hitting the "print" button. This workshop covers the fundamentals of image editing, including RAW conversion, localized adjustments and basic elements of process control. Learn how to efficiently approach troubleshooting options.

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Digital Photography - Capstone Project
CE 0005C 01
Andrea Poulsen
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • Tue 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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Drawing Challenge
CE 1114N 01
Adam Lovitz
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 05 to Aug 07
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Each session will be a drawing marathon designed to encourage you to produce many pieces in short bursts with the goal to be fearless when drawing. Each week the instructor will provide different prompts ranging from props, still life, the live figure model or your imagination. Your drawing sessions will be fast paced, and you will be encouraged to bring different media such as ink, graphite, charcoal to experiment in these creative sessions. This class is designed for those with previous drawing experience eager to get into the studio looking for opportunities to practice, for artists looking for new inspiration, or for those new to drawing looking for opportunities to practice their skills in a supportive environment.

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Filmmaking: Introduction to Video
CE 1900N 01
Ellen Reynolds
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 14 to Aug 09
  • Thu 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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Game Design Lab
CE 1658N 01
Thomas Panico
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 07 to Jul 05
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Designed for individuals who are interested in learning how to design their own games, the Game Design Lab will introduce students to the core concepts of Game Design. Over the course of 5 weeks, you will learn about game mechanics, prototyping, playtesting, analyzing feedback, and iterating on their game based on that feedback. You will be encouraged to explore multiple concepts and will be challenged to improve upon the first iteration of those concepts. By the end of the course, you will have developed their own tabletop (board) game.

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Illustration: Character Development
CE 2306N 01
Christian Patchell
  • Summer 2018
  • Jun 06 to Aug 08
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Learn how to bring imaginative characters to life through compelling visual description and design. In this course, students will create original illustrated characters. Working from imagination, students will develop characters through thumbnail sketches that evolve into highly-rendered images. The characters developed for this class can be used in children's books, animation, comic books, cartoons, or graphic novels.

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