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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSPD 213 Intro to Illustrator 1.00 credit Kenneth Morgan $440.00

Section A Meets 6/12/2018 to 7/24/2018 on Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

Introduction to Illustrator is an immersive seminar covering the basics to help you get started in Illustrator. Tips and techniques covered include: setting up artboards, drawing shapes and lines, using the Pen tool, working with color and gradients, fills and strokes, type effects and more 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, InDesign and others. Note: Students should have a USB Flash drive to transport their work to and from class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience
CSPD 214 Intro to Photoshop 1.00 credit Kenneth Morgan $440.00

Section A Meets 6/14/2018 to 7/26/2018 on Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

Introduction to Photoshop 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, blending modes, and more to create unique imagery. Students explore best practices in working, managing, saving, and exporting files to be used in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and others. Note: Students should have a USB Flash drive to transport their work to and from class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience
CSPD 216 Intro to InDesign 1.00 credit Patricia Moore $440.00

Section A Meets 6/11/2018 to 7/23/2018 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 and typing skills. Note: Students should bring a USB flash drive to transport their works to and from class.
CSPD 217 Intro to UX Design 1.00 credit Glennette Clark $440.00

Section A Meets 6/13/2018 to 8/1/2018 on Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 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 July 4
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 305 Project Management for Creatives 2.00 credits Shay Anderson $880.00

Section A Meets 9/25/2018 to 11/24/2018 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.
CSPD 401 Perception in Visualization Design 3.00 credits Christopher Sloan $1320.00

Section A Meets 8/27/2018 to 12/5/2018 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 $170.00

Section A Meets 6/23/2018 to 6/30/2018 on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

An introductory seminar for artists, designers and photographers getting started with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The basics of color correction, retouching, image manipulation, graphics, logo development and page layout will be covered. Digital file formats and best practices will also be covered. This seminar is an overview of the capabilities of the software and requires no prior use. Prerequisite: basic computer experience
NCPD 116 Creative Insight II 0.00 credits Kenneth Morgan $170.00

Section A Meets 7/14/2018 to 7/21/2018 on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Go beyond the basics with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in this seminar. Explore tools, tips and expert techniques to produce exiting imagery and professional level layouts. Learn more about Smart Objects & Filters, file prep, best practices and more for digital and printed output. Prerequisite: NCPD 114 or basic knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign