Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James O'Brien
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML).

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19February 21OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

In this class, which is an introduction to sustainability, students will learn about and discuss different definitions of sustainability. Students will learn various methods for measuring sustainability, and gain an understanding of the three main branches of the sustainability tree: ecological, economic and social sustainability.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19February 21OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Anita Nowak
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

Economic, environmental, and ethical crises present leaders with new and complex challenges. Effective, resilient, and agile leaders employ a diversity of skills, experience, and resources to respond to humanity's greatest challenges with creative, innovative, and humane solutions. Students build their capacities to become creative leaders and to work constructively as part of dynamic and collaborative teams through the integration of an ecological perspective for their work, organizations, communities, and the planet. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Matthew Luken
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course explores the UX Design process and leverages it to bridge the gap between functionality and aesthetics, creating a better experience for 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
January 19May 12Tuesday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $820.00

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. 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 22May 12Monday, Online5:00–6:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: James O'Brien
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

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.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

In this 5-week course, students will dive headfirst into the specifics of designing with environmental, social and ecological well-being in mind. Topics that will be explored include frameworks and tools practitioners currently use to implement sustainability. Key lessons will touch on design for use, dematerialization, localization, transmaterialization, dematerialization, design for reuse, design for disassembly, design for effectiveness, and design for systems.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Pre-College Portfolio Preparation Ages 15-18, Online Classes, Drawing and Painting, Pre-College Classes Ages 15-18

Open to students ages 15 and above.
Instructor: Avigail Manneberg
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $300.00

The portfolio is the single most important component of an art school application, and colleges across the nation are stepping up their requirements for admission. Most require several observational drawings, or drawings made from what we see, rather than from our imagination or a photograph. This online drawing class is designed to help motivated visual arts students develop exemplary observational drawings for their portfolios.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Denise DeLuca
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $50.00

Nature offers boundless inspiration for sustainable design, but how do we access the wealth of biological information available and apply it effectively to design? This course provides an introduction to biomimicry, a discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges sustainably. Each week is composed of three lessons that follows these main themes: Biomimicry Basics, Observing Nature, and Biomimic’s Design Studio. A typical lesson includes an introduction to the topic, readings, and an (ungraded) assignment.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22April 4OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Lafe Smith
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $820.00

Concept Art is an essential part of development for visual storytelling. Found in the early stages of film, animation, and game projects, this previsualization tool allows creators to imagine and explore cinematic moments through engaging illustrations. Through examination of influences, terminology, and techniques, students will select methods to create a suite of preproduction art emphasizing key story beats, characters, props, and environments.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
February 22February 22Wednesday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Holly Robbins
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $225.00

The demand for skilled sustainability practitioners has grown exponentially in the past three decades. As businesses, nonprofits, and governments worldwide have adopted sustainability-focused practices, the need for professionals with the expertise to guide them has never been greater. To build sustainability professionals' credibility in the eyes of clients, colleagues, employers, and the public, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) developed standards of practice for sustainability professionals.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Annelise Capossela
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

Go beyond beginner! In this intermediate course, illustrators will learn more advanced techniques to animate using primarily Adobe Photoshop, as well as some tools in Adobe AfterEffects. From short films and music videos, to professionally-executed editorial GIFs and social media sticker packs, this course is for the illustrator and artist who wants to have the tools to complete polished motion illustration.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

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. / Students will have access to the Adobe Creative Cloud software throughout the class. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $410.00

This final 5-week course of the Fundamentals of Sustainable design series will dive deep into politics and governance in relation to sustainable change. Students will learn about and discuss organizational change as it relates to sustainability; how to effectively communicate regarding sustainability issues; explore ideas that reach beyond sustainability to thrivability; and finish things off by learning about various methods of engaging and implementing change. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
April 5May 12OnlineOnline

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Heidi Miller
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course incorporates research, ideation, and application within large-scale branding, publications, signage, mapping projects, and identity systems. Students investigate conceptual possibilities utilizing research; knowledge of historical and contemporary perspectives; experimental strategies using hand tools and digital software; and personalized design methodologies. Identification of real-world challenges and typographic solutions are explored through professional experiences with external designers.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12Monday, Online7:00–8:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course introduces the fundamentals of programming using the language of the web, JavaScript. Students explore topics through a variety of projects, including creating interactive web components and building a simple web application. The course progresses towards a student-selected final programming project. Topics include program and data structures, objects and arrays, functions, bugs and error handling, the Document Object Model (DOM), event handling, drawing using HTML5 canvas, data fetching, and using common libraries and tools.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 19May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

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
January 25May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

In this course students investigate the most essential aspects of human anatomy pertinent to the artist. The course progresses from examining anatomical artworks in art history to researching current anatomical references as a basis for image exploration. The importance of accurately depicting the human form is stressed through technical studies of skeletal and muscular structures in a sketchbook format. Online resources are an active part of the course in learning terminology and functions of mechanical structure of the human form.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 25May 12OnlineOnline

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course covers the entire process of coloring a comic book, from color design to print, using a computer. The goal of the course is to gain a working knowledge of a variety of techniques in order to complete a project from ideation to the final state. Topics covered include: scanning artwork, use of color as a storytelling tool, CMYK vs. RGB in the color workflow, and how to "paint" using the computer—including step-by-step instruction, a survey of computer tools, color separation and its use to make the finished product look the best possible even on poor quality paper, and more.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 25May 12OnlineOnline

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Term: Spring 2021
Price: $1,230.00

This course introduces students to issues in modern art, popular culture, and contemporary art and design. Topics may include the expanding audience for art, the transformation of the art market, the impact of new technologies, the changing status of the artist, and the role of art in society. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies. / This course is part of the undergraduate degree program.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
January 25May 12OnlineOnline