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Acting Lab
MMD 6102N 01
Rosey Hay
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 30 to Apr 10
  • Jan 30 to Jan 30
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 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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    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
    • Feb 06 to Apr 17
    • 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
    • Mon 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
    • Feb 05 to Apr 16
    • 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
    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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    Letterpress Printmaking
    ADSN 5079N 01
    Marisha Simons
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 29 to Apr 09
    • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    UArts

    The traditional art of printing from engraved plates and metal type is explored using the University's collection of metal and wood typefaces. Create several printed works via typesetting and the Vandercook Proof Press, allowing for prints up to 22 inches by 24 inches. Design custom polymer plates and perform multicolor printing. Students should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of their individual projects.

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    Making Comics
    ADSN 8006N 01
    Christian Patchell
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 29 to Apr 09
    • Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    UArts

    Fans and aspiring comic book artists alike improve drawing and writing skills in a workshop-style course, designed to expand knowledge and execution of this vibrant storytelling medium. Focusing on observation, structure and daily practice, students use their drawings to find and express narrative vision. Each session gives you the tools to turn your cartooning practice and experimentation into finished works. This course is a fit for artists and writers looking to learn more about comics and comic-making, as well as cartoonists looking for a creative jolt.

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    Metal Sculpture - Fabrication + Welding
    ADSN 1619N 01
    Paige Miller
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 31 to Apr 11
    • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    Appropriate for the beginning or advanced student, this course focuses on developing or improving metal fabrication techniques through practice for your sculptural and/or functional pieces. You are encouraged to bring ideas to the class, which could be sketches, moquettes or even 3D CAD drawings. Techniques covered include: MIG, TIG and oxyacetylene welding; plasma cutting, hot + cold bending and forming; drilling + grinding; and patinas. You will get demonstrations on all these techniques adn encouraged to explore a number of them in depth while creating your own work.

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    Overview of Social Media Marketing
    SOME 2230C 01
    Melissa Alam
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 29 to Feb 28
    • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    UArts

    Social media represents one of the most significant changes in consumer media behavior in history, resulting in fundamental shifts in the way marketers communicate and interact with audiences. This course provides practical knowledge to establish objectives and implement strategies towards developing best practices and effective use in your organization. Interactive social media tools are examined, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, mobile apps and blogging. You will develop an understanding of the changing world of social media, considering editorial calendars, appropriate use, social listening, policy and copyright, case studies, website optimization, emerging platforms, resources management and content development. Learn how social media is critical to effective and efficient communication.

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