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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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Victorian Hairwork
ADSN 1558N 01
Nicole Barrick
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 28 to Feb 25
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this course, students will learn two Victorian Hair Art techniques- the art of making hair wreaths. Hair wreaths are made by twisting and weaving hair into flowers, leaves and loops. You will also learn some of the history of Victorian mourning hair art, as well as the significance of hair in other cultures. We will make connections to contemporary artists who use hair, as well as how the concepts behind Victorian hair work are relevant today.

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Vocal Lab
MMD 6140N 01
Reginald Pindell
  • Spring 2019
  • Jan 29 to Apr 09
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
UArts

This course is a wonderful way to participate in the study of voice in a group setting which will build confidence and technique. Class will deal with basic vocal techniques for beginners, including positive breathing habits, posture, good diction, phrasing, interpretation of song literature, resonation, tone, production and diction. Both group and individual singing of simple vocalises and songs are part of each week's class work. Various singing techniques are covered, including singing with a microphone. This workshop provides a basic foundation into the craft of singing for all participants, regardless of experience, in a fun and welcoming environment.

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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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