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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSDE 108 Design Fundamentals 1.5 credits Eric Rutledge $630

Section A Meets 2/1/2016 to 4/25/2016 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

Students learn the basic principles of effective visual communication in two dimensions, preparing them for further work in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, and jewelry. Using both wet and dry media, students will investigate how to employ the formal elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, pattern, and space to achieve visual impact and communicate ideas. Working first in black and white, students subsequently learn to discern and coordinate a range of tonal grays, and begin to grasp the rudiments of three-dimensional illusion on a flat surface. Students will explore multiple ways of composing images using the principles of design: balance, proportion, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, unity and variety. Note: No class on March 14.
CSPD 220 Intro to Art Therapy 1.5 credits Mary Bergland $630

Section A Meets 2/1/2016 to 4/25/2016 on Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM.

In times of trauma, visual art can provide a sanctuary from which to express, view, and help understand where we are in time and space. This art therapy course will examine its historical roots and theoretical underpinnings through readings, writings, art making experiences, and visual journaling. Topics include what art therapy is and isn’t; how art therapists conduct sessions; and how artwork can be used to effect behavioral, emotional, and personality changes. Students will understand how the creative process can reveal inner needs, conflicts, and enhance one’s quality of life. Note: No class March 14.
CSPD 250 Introduction to the Business of Art and Design 3 credits Samuel Hopkins $1590

Section A Meets 1/21/2016 to 4/28/2016 on Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Artists and designers often make a living through the marketing and sale of their own creative work or as creative managers working within a business. This online course provides students with an introduction to the fundamentals of running a small business. Topics include: marketplace for art and design, business entities and operations, marketing, taxes and finance, and legal considerations (contracts, intellectual property, licensing). Note: No classes on March 17. Course content derived from MICA’s online graduate MPS program in the Business of Art and Design. Students can choose to take this course online or onsite at MICA.
CSPD 265 Introduction to Information Visualization 1.5 credits Bryan Connor $630

Section A Meets 2/4/2016 to 4/28/2016 on Thursday from 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM.

ONLINE COURSE. Students will explore the types of powerful, data-driven visual narratives that are becoming more in demand across industries and examine the elements of a good visualization. Students will also learn art and design theories, methods, and applications, and how they are used to design a compelling visual story. This class is intended for non-designers. Note: No class on March 17. Course content derived from MICA’s online graduate MPS program in Information Visualization.