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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSGD 242 Introduction to Digital Publishing Suite 1.5 credits - TBA $615

Section A Meets 2/20/2014 to 5/1/2014 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This introductory course will take an intensive look at the tools used in creating Digital design projects for iPad and other tablets. We will examine the process of transforming a print concept into a multipage interactive document. This class will take you step by step through In Design---into the world of interactive brochures, e-books and newsletters. Examples of good print – redesigned for the digital world will be studied and class assignments critiqued.Prerequisite:basic InDesign experience or InDesign. Note: Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. No class on March 20
CSGD 303 Dreamweaver II 1.5 credits - TBA $615

Section A Meets 2/4/2014 to 4/29/2014 on Friday from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

This advanced Dreamweaver class will go deeper into the ins and outs of Dreamweaver and the versatile CSS. Learn how to better style text, images and tables. Using Div elements, descendent selectors, pseudo classes and styling groups as well as internally and externally saved sheets are some of the topics explored. If you have taken Dreamweaver I this is the class many of you’ve been asking for. Prerequisite:basic Dreamweaver experience or Dreamweaver I. Note:Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. No Class March 18
CSGD 458 Illustrator II 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $615

Section A Meets 2/6/2014 to 5/1/2014 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This advanced Illustrator course will build upon your current skill set. Projects will include branding, logo development, custom typography design and 3D illustration. Techniques for improving your knowledge in advanced masking, custom graphic styles, brushes, symbols and patterns, advanced color and blending techniques are just a few of the skills that will be explored. Prerequisite:basic Illustrator experience or IllustratorNote:Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. No class on March 20
CSPD 251 Market Research Basics 1.5 credits Kristin McMahon $615

Section .01 Meets 2/3/2014 to 3/14/2014 on Monday,Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Section A Meets 2/3/2014 to 3/14/2014 on Monday,Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

ONLINE COURSE. In today’s multifaceted and competitive business environment, any product or service worth its price begins with market research. In this six-week course, students will learn basic marketing principles and qualitative and quantitative research methods. Topics include research planning and design; how to analyze and interpret results; and how to apply research to business decision-making.
CSPD 252 Small Business Basics 1.5 credits Jennifer Dodson $615

Section .01 Meets 3/24/2014 to 5/2/2014 on Monday,Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Section A Meets 3/24/2014 to 5/2/2014 on Monday,Thursday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

ONLINE COURSE. Running a small business is a 24-7 job that requires understanding and applying key business practices to succeed. In this six-week course, students are given a basic overview of how to create and operate a small business. Topics include parts of a business; types of entities; small business models; basic taxes, accounting, and finance; and contracts and intellectual property.
NCGD 166 InDesign: Illustrating with InDesign 0 credits Patricia Moore $310

Section A Meets 3/29/2014 to 4/5/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar will concentrate on using InDesign for creating illustration. The course will cover creating imagery for logo concepts and as well as spot illustration for print and web. Learn how to utilize this popular layout centric publishing tool in a new way. (Prerequisite: basic InDesign experience). Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCGD 169 InDesign: Creating Interactive Documents 0 credits Patricia Moore $310

Section A Meets 4/19/2014 to 4/26/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar will focus on using InDesign to specifically create interactive documents. Creation of documents such as PDFs, emails and forms will be explored. This course is perfect for those who are familiar with using InDesign for print and would like to further explore it’s capabilities for the digital space. This seminar is great way for designers to quickly enhance their online marketing skills. (Prerequisite basic InDesign experience). Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCGD 240 Photoshop: Designing Web Graphics 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $310

Section A Meets 2/8/2014 to 2/15/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar will focus on using Photoshop to create art, graphics and interface elements for the Web. Learn basic animation techniques to create animated GIFs. This class will also cover Web centric features new in Photoshop CC. (Prerequisite: basic Photoshop experience) Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCGD 244 Photoshop: Painting Techniques 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $310

Section A Meets 3/1/2014 to 3/8/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar will explore painting techniques within Photoshop. Brushes, color usage and other creative techniques will be explored. (Prerequisite: basic Photoshop experience) Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.
NCGD 248 Photoshop: Retouching Techniques 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $310

Section A Meets 4/26/2014 to 5/3/2014 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This weekend seminar will explore several areas of Photoshop’s digital retouching capabilities. Basics of digital color correction, adding and removing people from photos, portrait and beauty retouching among others will be covered. (Prerequisite: basic Photoshop experience) Students should bring a portable zip drive to class.