Creativity and the Humanities Online, Illustration and Comic Art

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Price: $390.00

It is often assumed that only professional artists and illustrators can draw well. However, if concerns about artistic quality are eliminated, drawing or sketching can become a powerful communication tool. For example, a quick sketch may more effectively communicate complicated ideas than a one-thousand word document. Designers and non-artists in every discipline and profession use quick sketching under numerous circumstances and for a variety of purposes, such as brainstorming, idea creation and recording, problem solving, selling ideas and communicating visually with clients.

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April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This is the third course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students expand on their understanding of HTML and CSS, laying a foundation for more advanced development work. Students will build towards professional-grade front-end web development. Topics include: advanced layout and positioning, source control using Git and Github, modular CSS, and basic interactivity with JavaScript. Students complete a large development project for their portfolio.

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April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Liz Pangerl
Price: $390.00

Choosing the right color for a product, website, or brand identity program might at first seem like a frivolous concern. Research has shown that the reaction to color is emotionally based, and has a direct impact on consumer choice. Color is one of the most powerful selling tools available to the designer and marketing professional. It is important to know from a commercial aspect the way color can spell success or failure for a package, poster, logo, display, internet, or retail store environment. This course is designed to expose students to the realm of color marketing.

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February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Price: $390.00

Students apply the fundamentals of game development to an original concept of their own creation. More creative than technical, this course considers approaches to character development, game challenges and strategy integration, and player engagement. Student build a game pitch document through discussion, analysis, and play. This course is geared for the aspiring designer or casual enthusiast whether console, card, or table top, and will include interviews with professional game writers, designers, and tournament players. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

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February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This is the second course in the Web Development Basics series. In this course, students build on their understanding of HTML, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create well crafted web pages. Topics include: CSS selectors and properties, fonts and typographic treatment, colors, divs and spans, floats, layout, and positioning. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion. The class is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer; students are assumed to have a strong fluency with HTML.

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February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Arlene Birt
Price: $390.00

Enter the world of infographics. Learn what kind of graph to use in which scenario and how to present information in a way that is relevant for consumers. Students will learn about the growing field of information design. By the end of the course, you will have created your own infographic on a topic of your choice. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required. Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

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February 20April 2Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: David Farr
Price: $240.00

Photoshop provides the user with amazing image-editing flexibility, and many mobile apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat now mimic its basic functions like lightening and darkening photos, applying special effect filters, and adding additional graphics into those images. For those who would wish to go beyond these basic features, this online workshop is for you. Some of the topics we will cover are corrective filtering, unsharp masking, lens correction, and vanishing point. Learning actions and batch processing will save hours of time.

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February 21March 14Tuesday6:00-9:00 p.m.

Illustration and Comic Art, Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Caitlin Skaalrud
Price: $390.00

Comics Crash Course is a primer of the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, as well as mentored on how to develop their own creative voice. Weekly readings, technical demonstrations, and critiques of smaller assignments will supplement the completion of a short form comic over the five weeks.

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April 3May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $780.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 20May 9Online - AsynchronousOnline