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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSGD 331 Photoshop III 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $615

Section A Meets 2/5/2015 to 4/30/2015 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Learn more about layers and masks, blending modes, Smart Objects and Smart Filters, and other features that will dramatically improve your images. Master non-destructive retouching and color correction, animation, image optimization for web and email, and other techniques to take your creative workflow to the next level. Prerequisite: Photoshop I or equivalent experience. Note: No class on March 18.
CSGD 458 Illustrator II 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $615

Section A Meets 2/3/2015 to 4/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

provides students the opportunity to expand their working knowledge of Illustrator. Tips and techniques using gradients, masks, styles, brushes, symbols & patterns, color, blending & transparency are just a few of the topics that will be explored. Students will learn how Illustrator files are exported and used in other applications such as Photoshop and InDesign. Adobe Illustrator best practices will be discussed, investigated and utilized throughout this course. Prerequisite: CSGD 306 Illustrator I or equivalent experience. Note: No class on March 17.
CSPD 203 The Art and Business of Mobile Advertising and Design 1.5 credits - TBA $615

Section A Meets 2/3/2015 to 4/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

The visual and functional future of mobile advertising, and the impact savvy designers can make, is wide open. This class will explore the interactive capabilities of different devices and how to best communicate interactive ideas for specific devices. Business aspects of new technologies, and possibilities for monetizing mobile ideas with advertising, will also be covered. Plus students will make some killer pieces for their interactive design portfolios. Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. Note: No class on March 17.
CSPD 204 Concept Driven Typeface Design 1.5 credits Iris Sprague $615

Section A Meets 2/18/2015 to 4/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.
Section A Meets 2/18/2015 to 4/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.

Students will gain a basic working knowledge of the vocabulary, techniques, and history of modern and post-modern type design; cover historical influences on the design of type; and evelop a working display face in response to a specific design problem. Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. Prerequisite: Basic skills in Illustrator. Note: No class on March 18.
CSPD 205 Brand Identity Design 1.5 credits - TBA $615

Section A Meets 2/2/2015 to 4/27/2015 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

By examining the basic steps in defining a brand identity, students will design logos and create unique visual brand identities for print, web, and packaging. Each participant will leave with a portfolio-quality piece. All design levels welcome. Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator. Note: No class on March 16.
CSPD 206 Introduction to Information Architecture 1 credit - TBA $410

Section A Meets 2/28/2015 to 4/18/2015 on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

This class will help designers navigate the best practices in communicating large amounts of often complex material in ways that are intuitive, easy to access, and beautiful. Topics include visual hierarchies, page layouts, prototypes, and user research (for both print and eb). Students should bring a portable flash drive to class. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop. Note: No class on April 4.
CSPD 207 Creative Boot-Camp: The Big Idea 1.5 credits Julie Zerivitz $615

Section A Meets 2/11/2015 to 5/6/2015 on Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

A big idea in today’s marketing world goes a long way, but there is a real dearth of big thinkers out there. Creative professionals need ideas big enough to cover web, mobile, social, ambient, viral, guerrilla, print, and outdoor media executions. Participants will learn how to approach thinking and brainstorming in a new way. Copywriters, art directors, and designers of all levels are welcome. Bring a layout pad, a black marker, and a desire to think bigger. Note: No class on March 18.
CSPD 210 Design Master Class 1.5 credits Jane Rubini $615

Section A Meets 2/5/2015 to 4/30/2015 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This class will offer students the opportunity to learn and interact with leading professionals in the world of Art and Design from Baltimore and beyond. Each week, a prominent designer or creative director will make a presentation and offer a critique of student assignments. Guests include Ed Brodsky, SVA; Heather Border, Havas Discovery; Dave Wassell, MGH; and Jame Prioimus, childrens’ book author. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from and network with some of today’s leading creative minds! Note: No class on March 19.
CSPD 250 Introduction to the Business of Art and Design 3 credits Stephanie Reimers $1230

Section A Meets 1/26/2015 to 5/7/2015 on Monday,Thursday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Artists and designers often make a living through the marketing and sale of their own creative work or as creative managers working within a business. This online course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of running a small business. Topics include: marketplace for art and design, business entities and operations, marketing, taxes and finance, and legal considerations (contracts, intellectual property, licensing). Note: No classes on March 16 and March 19.
CSPD 253 Professional Practice in Art: Strategies for Independent Working Artists 3 credits Elizabeth Robinson $1230

Section A Meets 1/20/2015 to 5/12/2015 on Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

(Online Course) Seminar class on professional practices in the art world today. Overview of the business of art, strategic planning, goal setting, social media/branding online, creating publishing and exhibition opportunities, grant proposals, and the marketing of art. Students will gain professional practice skills and learn tools necessary to survive in the real art world. Note: No class on March 17.
IS 321 Introduction to Rhino CAD 3 credits Jonathan Butt $1560

Section A Meets 1/2/2015 to 1/16/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Rhino CAD For 3D Printing is an introductory level course that will cover basic modeling in Rhino CAD (Computer Aided Design). Students will learn multiple ways to create an object in digital space through techniques like extrusion, Booleon functions, joining, bending, lofting, and checking for naked edges. Each student will be equipped with enough basic knowledge to continue using Rhino CAD as both a design tool and as a method of creating three-dimensional objects. Prerequisite: FF 101 (Sculptural Forms).