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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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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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Songwriting Workshop
MMD 9420N 01
Kevin Hanson
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 07 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Explore the fundamentals of songwriting - and try your hand at it yourself - in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Learn, analyze, and apply the foundational and structural elements of songwriting through this collaborative, growth-oriented experience. The ground rules of songwriting are outlined, then applied toward your own composition - bringing out your inner songwriter! No previous music training is required.

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Tap Repertory
MMD 7081N 01
Corinne Karon
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 31 to Apr 11
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

In this unique tap class, you'll not only expand your tap technique but also get the opportunity to perform what you learn. Begin choreography lessons on the first night of class and perform toward the end of the semester(exact date TBA). The choreography in this class encompasses all levels of experience. Note: This course is only offered during the spring semester. Tap shoes required.

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Taxidermy as Wearable Art
ADSN 5054N 01
Beth Beverly
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 13 to Apr 10
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Creatively repurpose, design and fabricate animal specimens in this introduction to one of the world's oldets and most alluring crafts. Learn the essentials of basic taxidermy to gain visual and hands-on knowledge of animal anatomy and an understanding of natural fibers, ultimately completing an accessory or wearable embellishment of your choice. Specimens for class are sourced humanely and are safe to handle. Additional costs may be incurred for materials depending on the scope of the individual project selected.

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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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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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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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Writing the Short Story
WRTG 9026N 01
Laura Biesiadecki
  • Spring 2019
  • Mar 05 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this class, write and edit stories designed to intrigue readers. Work on creating dramatic tension and building your narrative voice. Writers of all levels and experience will learn how to develop fictive ideas, moving from idea generation toward exciting and heartfelt climaxes.

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