Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students expand on HTML and CSS skills by bringing projects to life with JavaScript and JavaScript libraries. These languages are used as the vehicle to add interactive and rich experiences to websites. Topics include: fundamental programming concepts, best practices for interactive development, coding for interactive design, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, and related technologies. 

Prerequisite Course: Web Development: HTML and CSS

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Timothy McGee
Price: $1,170.00

In this foundational course students are introduced to hands-on and holistic approaches to sustainability. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever-changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. 

Required Hardware: Computer with internet access; digital camera or scanner.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Sustainable Design Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Price: $1,170.00

We handle packages every day and they account for a third of our waste stream. Using the format of a product-repositioning study, students in this course examine the core ideas of consumer perception and market triggers, material selection, environmental impact, and long-term strategic thinking. By the end of this course, students are able to maximize a package's appeal while minimizing environmental impact. 

Required Software: Microsoft Word and photo editing software.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Ricardo Bloch
Price: $1,170.00

Books can provide all makers an exploration of image, text, and materials. Artists' books as a medium allows for pushing boundaries and expanding the definition of what a book is-whether it be graphic or conceptual, handmade or printed, narrative or stream-of-consciousness, photocopied or collaged, political or autobiographical, analog or digital. In this course theme-based projects are instigated by the instructor with media and materials selected by the student.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James Johnson
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students learn how to create visually appealing, well-organized web pages using HTML and CSS, the fundamental languages for creating content and style on the web. The course begins with HTML, and students are introduced to tags, links, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), and the foundation of web-page construction. Then, using CSS, students apply style sheets to HTML, using fonts, colors, divs, spans, layout, and positioning to create a well-crafted web page. The course is geared toward the beginning to intermediate web developer or designer. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

Have you ever used a website or app that makes it hard to do what you want? This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for your users. Guided by user-centered design processes, students design visual and experiential systems for web and mobile apps that are shaped by such things as stakeholder interviews, requirement gathering, usability testing, competitor benchmarking, and analytics.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Shannon Brunette
Price: $275.00

Grantwriting for Artists will begin to build your professional materials for applying to grants and other art-related opportunities. The course will look at the specifics of requests for proposal; including how to review all aspects of a given application process and guidelines provided by the organization leading the call for proposals. The individual artist voice is critical to this process; the artist/student will be expected to make initial project narratives, artist statements and proposal drafts intended for a particular opportunity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

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
October 10December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media

Open to students ages 16 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 16 and above. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 10November 11Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 16 and above.
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Price: $390.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). We explore how the web works along with tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, and web development best practices. We also lay the foundation for further web development work and for those wishing to take the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. This five week online course is a blend of tutorials, readings, development projects, and online discussion.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6July 8Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities, Photography and Filmmaking

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Emily Hoisington
Price: $1,170.00

The visual journal can be a place of exploration that is portable, economical, and inter/cross-disciplinary. In this courses, students create daily journal entries that can include but are not limited to drawings, paintings, collages, digital renderings and photography, paper engineering, and written observations. Each journal's overall form can be conventional or that of an artist's book, website, or blog.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Creativity and the Humanities, Fine Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students critically examine the cultural meanings of representations of the body in art and visual culture. Organized in roughly chronological order, the course comprises a series of case studies in the history of representation of the body in art, science, and popular culture. Some of the topics that may be addressed are: the classical nude found in Greek sculpture, female saints‚ mystical visions of the body, photographic pornography and fetish fashion designs, aesthetic dismemberment of the body in modern and contemporary art, the transgendered body, and cyber bodies. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture. Sessions include a mix of lecture and discussion. Students take midterm and final examinations and complete research assignments. Prerequisite: Introduction to Art and Design: History 2

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

This course introduces students to an overview of the interactive world by immersing them in current technologies and trends. Aspects of design, development, and marketing converge to illustrate the workflow process of interactive projects. The project management skills covered in this course guides students from the ideation process to project launch. A review of the career paths possible in the field of interactive prepare students for later courses in the program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline - Asynchronous

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Price: $1,170.00

This course introduces users to design options outside of the web space. As interactive concepts move beyond the computer and into everyday experiences, technology allows us to engage and interact with users in ways never imagined. Possibilities include data visualization, native applications, generative art and 3D. Students will learn how to weave interactivity with visualization through a variety of media.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 6August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Design and Digital Media, Brand New Classes

Open to students ages 16 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 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Family Workshops, Summer Studio Kids Camps Ages 8-11, Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 11-14

Instructor: Leila Enevoldsen
Price: $175.00

Look up, look down, treasure is all around. Is a bottle cap beautiful? Are sticks stunning? Leaves are lovely but can refuse really be ravishing? In this online course, child-parent* teams will explore their environments to collect their own "treasures." Teams will work collaboratively to create art out of the objects they find. Weekly projects will introduce teams to the topics of repurposing, recycling, as well as, impermanence and sustainability. The overarching focus, however, will be the child-parent relationship and their collaboration, teamwork and creativity.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 7Online - AsynchronousOnline

Illustration and Comic Art

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

Students in Comics Crash Course will learn the fundamental skills necessary for creating comics. Students will be guided to a working knowledge of crafting and producing comics, and will be 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. Topics covered will include craft and production; drawing; 2D art principles; narrative structure and concepts; critical thinking; and industry and publishing. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 11August 12Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Murphy Pizza
Price: $1,170.00

The five senses are the filters through which the physical world enters the artist, but many artists have no idea how they work. This course explores the anatomy, physiology, evolution, and cultural shaping of the sense, with history, science, folklore, and art as guides. Through readings, experience-oriented activities, projects, and guest experts, students develop a heightened sense of how they perceive. This class primarily consists of in-class discussion with some lecture. Students complete examinations as well as write some short and long essays. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Interactive Design and Marketing Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Price: $1,170.00

In this course students are introduced to designing for web and screen. This includes web-specific design fundamentals, best practices, and a review of current web design trends. From ideation to client review, students are guided through each step of the design process, including wireframing, use of design tools, and the preparation of a design for client review. Students complete a final web-design project and continue building and refining their web portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Mary McDunn
Price: $1,170.00

For generations, the transformative and magical powers of traditional folktales and fairytales have defined and shaped identities and character. Indeed, these literary forms have become part of everyday culture. During the semester, students in this course examine why these tales have had such staying power, the controversies that have surrounded them, and how they relate to the historical, political, and social issues of their times.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Fine Arts, Creativity and the Humanities Online

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Price: $1,170.00

See. Examine. Draw. Explore the microscopic world of plants and insects from direct observation through a lens and from rich, scientific, online databases of digitally captured magnifications. In this class, students explore the relationship between art and science through the close examination of botanical and insect life. The observed information is transformed into large-and small-scale drawings in a variety of media. Topics include natural formations of pattern, metamorphosis, artists who integrate science and art, and building a series of related works. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Norman Cuano
Price: $1,170.00

This course examines through various lenses the ways in which contemporary events circulate in the news, from hard-copy newspapers to online blogs, from trained journalists to eyewitness observers, and from social media venues to emerging media forms. Individuals in this course engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline

Creativity and the Humanities

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman Brandt
Price: $1,170.00

This course investigates the aesthetic issues at the heart of writing as an art in itself. Course topics illuminate the kind of thinking that guides and inspires and require students to develop presentations and to explore creatively. Students engage in deep investigations into the nature of communication and inquiries about the role of language. The class may include trips to and possibly participation in local events to enhance the classroom experience and students' understanding of the creative writing process. 

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 29December 16Online - AsynchronousOnline