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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 will engage deeply with the local, national, and international news and will explore the many sides to contemporary issues, covering a range of events, topics, and regions.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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Designers, brand leaders, and manufacturers can play a powerful role in effecting change on both local and global levels. Design roles shift when we view design as a tool or opportunity to enrich and add value to people's lives. Designers can use their communication skills and talents not only to create or sell products but also to educate, engage, and inform society through design.

Jun 1 - Aug 7
Online - Asynchronous
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Patterns decorate consumer products ranging from wrapping paper to bedding and clothing. This illustration-oriented class will give students the chance to develop a print and pattern portfolio, as well as learn industry standards for creating artwork for products. For those who already have a portfolio, they will also learn alternative ways of creating work in order to expand their portfolio offerings. A wide range of patterns are used in the consumer world, including damask patterns, plaids, tossed icon prints, florals, conversational prints, and more.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Stories shape our culture and define who we are and motion pictures (film and video) are more prevalent today than ever before. Digital video can be an effective medium for delivering, shaping, and sharing stories. This class will provide a hands-on experience with digital storytelling and is perfect for anyone interested in a challenging but fun introduction to video production and editing utilizing Adobe Premiere Pro nonlinear video editing software. Motion picture and sound will be incorporated to produce a digital masterpiece.

Monday
Jun 22 - Jul 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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Do you love to draw? Would you like to improve your skills and feel more confident in drawing? In this exciting class, students will dive deep into the world of drawing, exploring both Old Master drawings, from the likes of Rembrandt and Seurat to contemporary artists such as Korean artist Il Lee, who uses thousands of ballpoint pens to make his large-scale works.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jul 13 - Jul 17
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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Students in this class will have fun while learning the challenging skill of drawing from observation. Short drawing exercises will give students the confidence and ability to tackle more finished works of art.

Tuesday, Thursday
Jun 16 - Jul 9
1:00-4:00 p.m.
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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.

Online - Asynchronous
Jun 1 - Aug 7
Online - Asynchronous
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Fashion Illustration differs from fashion design in that it is more about conveying a mood or expression of a garment rather than about the actual creation and structure of the piece. In this class, students will begin to learn and understand ways of rendering fashion through the study of various methods of drawing and painting, including drawing from the live model. Students will examine and develop the ability to render the fashion figure as well as the fabrics that adorn.

Monday
Jul 6 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The act of drawing from the live human form can feel intimidating. The key to success lies in a sound understanding of the creative problem-solving process, in combination with an acknowledgment and recognition of one's own "creative DNA."

Thursday
Jun 4 - Aug 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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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.

Online - Asynchronous
Aug 24 - Dec 11
Online - Asynchronous
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