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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 204 Concept Driven Typeface Design 1.5 credits Patricia Moore $615

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 Heather Border $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 250 Introduction to the Business of Art and Design 3 credits Stephanie Reimers $1560

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.
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).