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Studio Classes in Professional Development - Summer

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
GD 347 Design for User Experience 3 credits Douglas Thomas $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

In this course, explore the process for developing digital products that serve users' needs. Students will prototype screen-based experiences that are empathetic to the needs of the end user. Students will develop design concepts that mediate relationships between people and products, environments, and services. Key concepts might include content strategy, navigation structures, usability principles, personas, and wireframes. Prerequisite: GD 220
GD 360 Branding 3 credits Claire Moore $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/21/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students explore the comprehensive branding process by creating functional design solutions. The student gains a new level of understanding of how design and communication can help define a organization’s message or product as well as engage how it performs. The course investigates the brand positioning process, strategic thinking, brand case studies, integrated brand communications, the launch of new products, target audiences, and a collaborative design process. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
NCPD 210 Introduction to Photoshop 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $300

Section A Meets 6/4/2016 to 6/5/2016 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This hands-on course covers PhotoShop 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. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Apple computers. Note: Students are required to bring a USB drive to class.
NCPD 212 Introduction to Illustrator 0 credits Kenneth Morgan $300

Section A Meets 7/23/2016 to 7/24/2016 on Saturday,Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

This course provides students with a basic working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. Subjects covered include drawing in Illustrator, usage of Bézier curves and basic color, gradients, and typographic effects. Students learn how Illustrator files are exported and used in other applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash. Note: A basic knowledge of computers is required for all software classes. Students are required to bring a USB drive to class.
NCPD 213 Picture Books 0 credits - TBA $150

Section A Meets 7/30/2016 to 7/30/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Spend the day learning about picture book creation from critically acclaimed author and illustrator of Apocalypse Bow-Wow and Waddle Waddle. Artists and writers will benefit from insights into the process of character and story development, pacing and consistency, mock-ups, submission to publishers, and how to find an agent. Class will be part lecture and part in class assignment and critique. Note: Students should bring pad and marker to class. All levels welcome.
NCPD 222 Creation of Information Graphics 0 credits Patricia Moore $150

Section A Meets 6/4/2016 to 6/4/2016 on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Information Graphics are the visual display and interpretation of quantitative information. The designer’s job is to look for key points to illustrate complex information that can be easily understood. Additionally, understanding the importance of creating these graphics can add great value to your marketability as a designer today. Spend a Saturday working with data and sharpen your skills in the important, in-demand creation of Information Graphics for print and web. Prerequisite: Basic skills in InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator.