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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSGD 254 Photoshop I 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $630

Section A Meets 9/15/2015 to 12/8/2015 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This immersive seminar covers the basic tips and techniques in color correction, retouching, montaging, and image manipulation. Students will work with brushes, layers, masks, styles, blending modes, and more to create unique imagery. Best practices will be covered in working, managing, saving, and exporting Photoshop files for use in other Adobe applications. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience. Note: Students should bring a USB flash drive to transport their works to and from class. No class on October 20.
CSGD 256 Adobe InDesign 1: From Print to Interactive 1.5 credits Patricia Moore $630

Section A Meets 9/21/2015 to 12/14/2015 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This introductory course examines the capabilities of this popular document and design program, covering how to create designs for print and cross media publishing. Students will create brochures, business cards, and promotional materials for both print and web through assignments in class with critique and homework. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience and typing skills. Note: Students should bring a USB flash drive to transport their works to and from class. No class October 19.
CSGD 306 Illustrator 1 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $630

Section A Meets 9/17/2015 to 12/10/2015 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This course will introduce students to the vector-based application widely used by professionals today in illustration, graphic design, technical drawing, animation, and motion graphics. Students will work on projects in class and at home utilizing specific techniques to create custom typography, logos, illustrations, and more. Prerequisite: working knowledge of Apple computers. Students are required to bring a zip drive to class. No class on November 26.
CSPD 203 Design for Mobile 1.5 credits Andrew Morgan $630

Section A Meets 9/17/2015 to 12/10/2015 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

People are connecting, consuming content, and interacting not just with desktops, but with smartphones, next generation gaming systems, watches, and more. 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, possibilities for monetizing mobile ideas with advertising, and what the future might hold will also be covered. Finished pieces will round out students’ interactive design portfolios. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Note: Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. No class on November 26.
CSPD 205 Branding I 1.5 credits Heather Border $630

Section A Meets 9/21/2015 to 12/14/2015 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This course examines the basic steps in defining a brand identity from the bottom up. Students will individually design a logo and create a unique visual brand identity for print, web, and packaging. Participants will leave with a finished portfolio-quality piece. Class includes lecture, research, in-class assignments, critiques, and homework. All design levels welcome. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator. Students should bring a portable zip drive to class. Note: No class October 19.
CSPD 254 Information Graphics for Social Media and More 1.5 credits Patricia Moore $630

Section A Meets 9/9/2015 to 12/9/2015 on Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Information graphics are the visual display and interpretation of quantitative information. Through an analysis of the data the designer looks for key points to illustrate so that the viewer knows what is being conveyed. Additionally, graphical interpretations can be an effective method for succinctly communicating information about multiple, diverse data attributes and their interrelationships. In this class, students will work with data to create different types of graphics. Prerequisite: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Note: No class on September 23 and November 25.
CSPH 217 Typography for Photographers 1.5 credits Jane Rubini $630

Section A Meets 9/17/2015 to 12/10/2015 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

This class helps photographers understand how typography best integrates with photographic imagery in the real world. Students learn best practices when combining words and pictures with class assignments to promote their work on the web and in print. Discussions include how to interact in the marketplace with art directors and art buyers, how to create a photo library, how to plan ahead for type before the shot is taken, and how to tackle other issues of readability and balance. Note: Students need to bring a zip drive to class. No class on November 26.