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Studio Classes in Professional Development - Summer

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

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop for artists, photographers, interior, graphic and Web designers, and multimedia professionals who desire to create powerful imagery and take their skills to a higher level. Explores practical working situations with Adobe Photoshop, and its integration with design and Web applications such as Illustrator, InDesign, Quark-XPress, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Digital imaging techniques discussed and demonstrated include color correction and retouching, advanced pixel-blending, layering, and masking. Covers a variety of strategies for working with digital imagery and managing digital assets.
CSGD 256 Adobe InDesign 1 1.5 credits Patricia Moore $630

Section A Meets 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

This hands-on course covers InDesign basics of layout and design in this widely used program for cross-media publishing. Students will create several projects in class, such as business cards, hang tags, promotional materials, and multi-page brochures. Skills covered include layout, formatting, type, graphics handling and color, and style sheets and master pages for multi-page documents. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Apple computers. Note: Students are required to bring a USB drive to class.
CSGD 306 Illustrator 1 1.5 credits Kenneth Morgan $630

Section A Meets 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:00 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. Note: No class on November 26.
CSPD 203 The Art and Business of Mobile Advertising and Design 1.5 credits - TBA $630

Section A Meets 5/27/2015 to 7/29/2015 on Wednesday from 6:00 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. Note: Students should bring a USB drive to class.
CSPD 215 Branding II 1 credit Heather Border $420

Section A Meets 6/1/2015 to 7/13/2015 on Monday from 6:15 PM to 10:00 PM.

Students with current or past branding experience can take a deeper dive into the more intricate elements of branding. Students will design logos and create unique visual brand identities for print, web, and packaging. We will cover the importance of designing with brand in mind, how to develop a brand identity from scratch, and create design elements that can be used in portfolios. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator.
CSPD 254 Information Graphics for Social Media and More 1.5 credits Patricia Moore $630

Section A Meets 5/26/2015 to 7/28/2015 on Tuesday from 6:00 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.
ED5539 Fine Arts Studio for K-12 Art Educators 3 credits Rebecca Belleville $1845

Section A Meets 7/13/2015 to 7/24/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Art educators are invited to spend two weeks creating artwork generated through prompts, themes, and contemporary art practices. Participants will share a studio in the Lazarus Graduate Center, and develop unit and lesson plans inspired by their art-making practice in order to return to the classroom with new ideas, insights, and inspiration to enrich their teaching. Educators who want to continue the dialogue about how these ideas transfer to the classroom are invited to enroll in a follow-up course in the fall for three more credits. Educators will explore how the work from the summer can transform students, open the possibilities of what and how students learn in art, and suggest new ways for assessing student growth and learning in the art classroom.
ED5543 Graphic Design for Educators 3 credits Brockett Horne $1845

Section A Meets 8/3/2015 to 8/14/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Section A Meets 8/3/2015 to 8/14/2015 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Educators (from any subject area and any level of teaching) are invited to learn the basics of graphic design that will enhance their ability to create visually dynamic and effective teaching resources from posters to handouts to assessments. Basic skills in InDesign will be learned through project-based learning. This course will be taught in the Graphic Design Lab of the Baltimore Design School and is offered for credit through MICA. The Baltimore Design School is located at 1500 Barclay Street.