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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
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 300 Photoshop I 1.50 credits Kenneth Morgan $645.00

Section A Meets 9/12/2017 to 12/12/2017 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.
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.