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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSPD 114 Creative Marketplace: How to Get Better Clients ONLINE 1.50 credits Ilise Benun $645.00

Section A Meets 9/11/2017 to 10/16/2017 on Monday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

ONLINE CLASS. Are you aiming for better clients with bigger budgets or bigger clients with better budgets? Both goals involve advanced marketing strategies. Whether a solopreneur or an agency owner, attendees will explore methods of attracting and nurturing relationships with those dream clients as well as techniques for cultivating mindset, pricing strategy, and content positioning.
CSPD 212 Type Basics 1.00 credit Jane Rubini $430.00

Section A Meets 10/4/2017 to 11/15/2017 on Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Through typographic design assignments and lecture students will be introduced to the basic rules of Type. Simple but useful tips about type weight, style and spacing will be studied and practiced. You’ll learn how to choose the right type for your project and how to combine fonts with imagery for dynamic design and readability. Typography styles for logos, ads, web and editorial design will be covered. Students will have the opportunity to create a personal project in this class with homework and critique. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Macintosh computer operating system. Note: Students should bring a USB flash drive to transport their work to and from class.
CSPD 257 Experience Strategy for Digital Applications 2.00 credits Kyle Bodt $860.00

Section A Meets 9/23/2017 to 12/9/2017 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Currently, there are many jobs that are being overtaken by workforce automation and that trend will continue in the foreseeable future. This reality is not determined by a white collar labor/manual labor dichotomy, but more accurately concerned with the frequency of routine activities. Experience strategy is anything, but routine. This professional practices course will define experience strategy and introduce students to basic tools of this very human field including introductory business strategy, quality management, design thinking, human centered design, and motivational design. No class on October 14 and November 25.
CSPD 258 Strategic Design for Entrepreneurship 1.00 credit Brandon Ball $430.00

Section A Meets 9/28/2017 to 11/16/2017 on Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

This course will provide professionals with an understanding of and experience using strategic design to start a new venture. Business model canvas, lean startup, technology transfer, intellectual property, supply chain management, human centered design, and go-to market strategy will be integrated into the curriculum. Outside industry experts will be invited to classes to provide their perspective and approach to enhance the learning experience.
CSPD 261 Perception in Design 3.00 credits Samantha French $1290.00

Section A Meets 8/30/2017 to 12/13/2017 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. No class on November 22. Instructor: Chris Sloan is an award-winning art director, content developer, and author who specializes in bringing the principles of science to life for popular audiences. Science Visualization, the company he and partner Christina Elson founded in 2010, is dedicated to combining world-class communications design with world-class science to render the complexities of scientific discovery with elegance, clarity, and beauty. He has also written eight award-winning children's books for National Geographic.
CSPD 300 Photoshop I 1.50 credits Kenneth Morgan $645.00

Section A Meets 9/12/2017 to 12/5/2017 on Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.
Section A Meets 5/23/2017 to 8/1/2017 on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

This class is designed to teach the basic skills needed for using Photoshop. Students will be introduced to the function and basic control of Photoshop’s versatile toolbox. Hands-on assignments will be given in class. No Photoshop experience needed to attend this class. Students are required to bring a USB or Flash drive to class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience Note: No class on October 17.
CSPD 301 Illustrator I 1.50 credits Kenneth Morgan $645.00

Section A Meets 9/14/2017 to 12/7/2017 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. Learn how to set up art boards, draw shapes and lines, use the Pen tool, and work with color and gradients, fills and strokes, and type effects to create incredible artworks. Best practices will be covered in working, managing, saving, and exporting Illustrator 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 November 23.
CSPD 302 InDesign 1.50 credits Patricia Moore $645.00

Section A Meets 9/18/2017 to 12/11/2017 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. Note: No class on October 16. Instructor: Trish Moore holds a BFA with Honors in Graphic Design from MICA. An award-winning graphic designer and illustrator for over 25 years, her clients include DuPont, Sallie Mae, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins. Trish has been an adjunct instructor for more than 25 years.
CSPD 303 Introduction to Final Cut Pro 1.50 credits - TBA $645.00

Section A Meets 9/9/2017 to 12/9/2017 on Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM.

This introductory hands-on class will introduce students to the editing features of Apple Final Cut Pro. Areas covered will include compositing, titles, motion graphics capabilities, and creating digital special effects. Students will learn Final Cut Pro through lecture, assignments in class, and homework. The goal of this class is to help students develop the skill set needed for creating the narrative structure, rhythm, and pace that is key in creating dynamic visual storytelling today. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of Mac operating system. Note: No class October 14 and November 25.
NCPD 217 Introduction to UX 0.00 credits Glennette Clark $95.00

Section A Meets 7/22/2017 to 7/29/2017 on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

This class offers an introduction to the principles of user experience (UX) vital in today’s tech-focused marketplace. Students learn the basics of creating prototypes, wireframes and mockups, as well as basics of job estimation, resource allocation and project management. These two days are a sneak peek for newcomers into the dynamic nature of UX design today. All levels welcome.