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Screenwriting: Finish Your Next Draft
WRTG 2902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
UArts

Designed specifically for intermediate and advanced writers who have completed at least one draft of a screenplay, this course uses the workshop approach to help you troubleshoot, make significant headway on another draft and receive feedback from other writers. The class will be reading/workshopping intensive with possible mini-lectures from the instructor. The overall goal is to either complete a work in progress or start a new draft based on fresh input. The course may be repeated as desired.

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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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Usability + User Experience
DDSN 5430C 01
Michael Estok
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Apr 08
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course explores the user-centered design paradigm via readings, case studies, research and testing and hands-on design exercises, providing theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to understand the user-centered development process and to manage a project from start to finish. You will be exposed to the entire user-centered product design process, from planning and discovery to launch, promotion and maintenance. Prerequisite: User-Centered Design: Research Phase or equivalent experience.

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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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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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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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Web Design I
DDSN 2222C 01
Jonathan Davis
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 11
  • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UArts

This course offers a high-level overview of the web as a design medium, an introduction to web graphics, and an introduction to HTML and CSS. Students will begin to explore the web as a design medium through discussions, readings, explanations and a hands-on approach. Begin to build skills in the tools and languages used on the web; process images for use on the web; learn the roles of HTML, CSS and Javascript. Explore the importance of a multi-platform, multi-screen approach to web design, learn current development best practices, and develop thoughtful user interface, user experience and information architecture for a website.

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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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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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    Writer's Workshop
    WRTG 1913N 01
    Kenneth Bingham
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 31 to Apr 11
    • Thu 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    UArts

    This course is structured as an ongoing workshop 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 preparation 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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    Screen Printing
    ADSN 5080C 01
    Ian Sampson
    • Spring 2019
    • Jan 31 to Apr 11
    • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    UArts

    This course approaches screen printing as a mode of expression and concentrates on techniques and experimentation in a fine art context. A range of techniques are covered, from image generation issues and screen preparation, to the use of screen printing as a creative medium. Develop a portfolio of prints that emphasizes personal content. The course consists of studio production, lectures, demonstrations and critiques. You are encouraged to bring photographic, computer-generated, hand-drawn or appropriated images to the first class session. Students should anticipate additional costs for materials based on the scope of their individual projects.

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