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Acting: Audition Techniques
CE 8002N 01
Rosey Hay
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

This course focuses on the skills necessary to audition successfully for theater, film, and television. Topics include cold readings, monologues, commercials, and will cover working with agents and casting directors.

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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 Illustrator
CE 024C 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 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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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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Building Character: Sculpting for Animators, Comic Books + Toy Concepting
CE 6101N 01
Ashley McDevitt
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

You will start with making the simple monsters using basic techniques. In each class session the instructor will demonstrate a new technique and material, which you can incorporate into a new and different character each week. Demonstrations will include character development, sculpting, and surface embellishing. You will also learn mixing techniques to create realistic elements from nature. By the end of ten weeks you will be creating characters and monsters that use all of the techniques to create a miniature environment.

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Calligraphy
CE 1622N 01
Ron 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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Children's Book Illustration
CE 2303N 01
Adam Gustavson
  • Spring 2018
  • Feb 01 to Apr 12
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

This class is designed for illustrators looking to tailor their portfolio to target children's book agents and publishers. You will develop new portfolio pieces with a focus on narrative and promotional materials. Examine the works of contemporary illustrators and discuss techniques, materials and style. You should come to the first class session with examples of your work and a sketchbook.

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Contemporary Theater
CE 6089N 01
TBA
  • Spring 2018
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

From the iconic play Waiting for Godot to the runaway Broadway hit Hamilton, this course will sample major developments on the contemporary stage. We'll read scripts, discuss them, and watch video clips from major productions. If you love going to the theatre, or think you might love going to the theatre, this course should open eyes as well as doors.

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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 Alexander 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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