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Screen Printing
CE 5080N 01
Ian Sampson
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 28 to Dec 07
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Curious to try your hand at pulling a print? Are you eager to get back into the studio and explore new ideas? This course provides an introduction to image generation, screen preparation and the unique nature of this process, from start to finish, allowing more advanced students to develop individually. Students at all levels are welcome as we guide you into the process and let you explore varying levels of complexity. You are encouraged to bring photographic, computer-generated, hand-drawn images or stencils to get started. If you've never felt the satisfaction of screen printing, you are missing out!

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Screenwriting - Developing the Script
CE 1902N 01
David Greenberg
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 27 to Dec 06
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

No matter what stage you're in, this course uses the workshop approach to help you ignite a new screenplay, make significant headway on one already in progress or finish a first-draft script. The overall goal is to make sure you have a strong movie premise, a clear genre, a treatment that tells the story well, an outline built on an exciting scene-by-scene sequence structure and a script that can be produced. Sessions include structural breakdowns of feature films, discussion of assigned readings, application of screenwriting techniques and pertinent exercises. You should be prepared to pitch your screenplay on the first night of class. The course may be repeated until a first-draft screenplay is completed.

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Songwriting Workshop
CE 9420N 01
Kevin Hanson
  • Fall 2017
  • Nov 02 to Dec 07
  • 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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Studio Painting
CE 1616N 01
Coy Gu
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 27 to Dec 06
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UArts

Working from the figure, still life and invented forms, students explore painting materials, techniques and concepts on an individualized level. Learn the basics of color mixing, application techniques and pictorial composition and drawing, with an emphasis on perceptual painting. Students may choose to work in acrylic or oil as they paint still life setups and live models.

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Studio Photography + Lighting
CE 2700C 01
Addison Geary
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 28 to Dec 07
  • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

Emphasizing creative solutions to complex photographic problems, this course is designed for those interested in discovering the versatility and creative potential of the studio environment. Learn how controlled studio lighting, both electronic flash and tungsten sources, enhances a photograph. The course incorporates lectures, demonstrations and a series of assignments in still life, portraiture, fashion and product setups. Course accommodates digital cameras of 35mm and medium format. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.

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Taxidermy as Wearable Art
CE 5054N 01
Beth Beverly
  • Fall 2017
  • Nov 01 to Dec 06
  • 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
CE 5430C 01
Michael Estok
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 26 to Dec 05
  • Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

This course explores the user-centered design paradigm via readings, case studies and hands-on design experience, providing you with theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to understand the user-centered web development process and to manage a web project from start to finish. You will be exposed to the entire user-centered website design process, from planning and discovery to launch, promotion and maintenance. Prerequisite: Web III or equivalent experience.

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Vocal Lab
CE 6140N 01
Mary Desmond
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 26 to Dec 05
  • Tue 6:30 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 III
CE 2224C 01
TBA
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 26 to Dec 07
  • Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UArts

The Web Design Practicum integrates and builds upon concepts from the previous courses in the certificate, and introduces the skills of building a custom design for a Content Management System. You will explore advanced techniques while building a complete website for a client. Coursework combines design and development into a single cohesive workflow as you build a dynamic website for a client beginning with wireframes and mock-ups. You will go through a formal client review and revision process.

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Writing the Short Story - Horror
CE 9024N 01
Michael Aronovitz
  • Fall 2017
  • Sep 27 to Oct 25
  • Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UArts

In this class, write and edit stories designed to make the readers' skin crawl. Work on creating suspense and build thrill into your narrative while also taking the time to evolve your story and craft. Writers at all levels will learn how to develop story ideas - moving from idea generation toward a final blood-curdling story.

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