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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSPD 217 Intro to UX Design 1.00 credit Glennette Clark $440.00

Section A Meets 9/11/2018 to 12/4/2018 on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM.

Intro to UX offers a look into the world of User Experience (UX). This growing field in today’s tech focused marketplace is one of the hottest growth areas for jobs. Students will learn the basics of creating prototypes, wireframes and mockups, as well as basic skills for job estimation, resource allocation and project management. All levels welcome. Note: No class on October 16. Instructor: Glennette Clark is founder and CDO of Lazy Smart Consulting and producer of UXCamp DC, Mobile UXCamp DC and UXCamp NYC. She is an educator and advocate dedicated to evangelizing the value of design in all areas of business. Glennette also serves as director of marketing and communications for UXPA International. She teaches in MICA’s UX Design Master’s Program.
CSPD 265 Information Visualization Basics 2.00 credits Samantha Winters $880.00

Section A Meets 9/8/2018 to 11/3/2018 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

This introductory class will explore the types of powerful, data-driven visual narratives that are rising in demand across industries. Students will be introduced to “big data” and various design strategies to effectively distill complex information through a compelling visual narrative. This course is intended for both designers and non-designers interested in understanding basic tools and skills involved in information visualization. No Class on October 13.
CSPD 271 Creative Leadership 1.50 credits Lindsey Davis $660.00

Section A Meets 9/25/2018 to 11/6/2018 on Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

In this six week class, students will learn about leadership through the frame of self-awareness. Topics will include power, persuasive communication, body language, and networking, preparing students to strategically pursue their professional and creative interests. Students will engage in research, creative expression, and critique as methods to explore and expand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop new understanding of self and approaches to being a leader.
CSPD 300 Photoshop I 1.50 credits Kenneth Morgan $660.00

Section A Meets 9/11/2018 to 12/4/2018 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Photoshop 1 is a hands-on course covering the basics, including techniques in color correction, retouching, montaging and image manipulation. Students work with brushes, layers, masks, styles, and blending modes to create unique imagery. The course will explore best practices in working, managing, saving and exporting files to be used in applications such as InDesign and Illustrator. Note: Students should have a USB drive to transport their work to and from class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience. No class October 16. Instructor: Randy Morgan, owner of Studio IX, has worked with interactive design, print media and digital imaging since 1992. He is also an exhibiting artist, working with traditional and digital media. His works can be found in private collections throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
CSPD 301 Illustrator I 1.50 credits Kenneth Morgan $660.00

Section A Meets 9/13/2018 to 12/6/2018 on Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Illustrator 1 is an immersive, hands-on seminar covering the basics to help you get started in Illustrator. The course will cover: setting up art boards, drawing shapes and lines, using the Pen tool, working with color and gradients, fills and strokes, and type effects to create incredible artworks. Students will explore best practices in working, managing, saving and exporting Illustrator files to be used in applications such as Photoshop and InDesign. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience. Note: Students should have a USB drive to transport their work to and from class. No class November 22. Instructor: Randy Morgan, owner of Studio IX, has worked with interactive design, print media and digital imaging since 1992. He is also an exhibiting artist, working with traditional and digital media. His works can be found in private collections throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
CSPD 302 InDesign I 1.50 credits Patricia Moore $660.00

Section A Meets 9/17/2018 to 12/10/2018 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. Note: Students should have a USB drive to transport their work to and from class. No class October 15. Instructor: Trish Moore ’83 (Graphic Design & Illustration, B.F.A.) is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and instructor with more than 25 years or experience. Her clients include DuPont, Sallie Mae, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins.
CSPD 305 Project Management for Creatives 2.00 credits Shay Anderson $880.00

Section A Meets 9/25/2018 to 11/20/2018 on Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Creative projects can easily run awry due to unexpected scope or budget changes, lack of vision, or new thinking, managing them takes a level of understanding and flexibility. The course will cover defining what a project is and how a project is typically constructed, then focus on both the benefits and importance of effective project management. Students will explore the wide range of mediums, technology and industries as well as the roles needed to building effective teams. Topics such as project management applications and tools available and how to remain flexible whether when managing a creative project or as a resource to larger project teams will also be covered during class. Note: No class on October 16. Instructor: Shay Anderson, currently works with the Marketing & Sales Creative Delivery team at PwC to help design and develop data driven graphics and incorporate interactive visual storytelling within project proposals and deliverables. He is an experienced systems developer and data manager with expertise in customizing dynamic dashboards/reports, creating effective information visualizations, bespoke infographics, social network diagrams and process optimization.
CSPD 401 Perception in Visualization Design 3.00 credits Christopher Sloan $1320.00

Section A Meets 8/29/2018 to 12/12/2018 on Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

This course will cover how understanding human-based factors are critical to effective visual communication. Human-based factors include our different cultural perspectives, our understanding of the world, the technologies we use, and, very importantly, human visual perception. Artists and designers who are aware of human-based factors can avoid commonly made mistakes and improve the impact of their work. The course will provide an overview of these factors and present solutions that students can use in their daily work. The course will focus heavily on visual perception and its implications for information visualization.
NCPD 114 Creative Insight I 0.00 credits Kenneth Morgan $255.00

Section A Meets 11/3/2018 to 11/17/2018 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

This seminar is an introductory class covering the most popular graphic design applications in use today. We will review application preferences, color settings, basics, tips and techniques for working with the Adobe CC apps. This seminar is for artists, designers and photographers searching for more knowledge in design, printing and digital output of their work Prerequisite: Basic computer experience. Note: Students should have a USB drive to transport their work to and from class. No class November 22.