Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $403.00

In this course, students build a working video game in the Unity game engine. Much more than a step-by-step tutorial, learners will be able to develop their own mechanics, assets, and aesthetic. The class will work through existing projects and heavily modify them to create original work. Computer experience is important, but no previous game engine experience is necessary. Through video walkthroughs, playtesting, and structured workflow, students bring their ideas to life in a finished, playable product. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9August 10Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $300.00

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
July 9August 10Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $403.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
July 9August 10Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Deann Garcia
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

We are increasingly surrounded by data, and information is collected and categorized in the smallest of increments. Data on sustainability is no exception. How do we use and present data in a way that is relevant for consumers? In this course, students learn about the growing field of information design and critically evaluate how it relates to communicating sustainability. Customized project-based assignments take students deeper into real-life situations. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

In this course, students will apply both traditional and web-specific concepts, best practices, and strategies as they learn advanced concepts and skills in web design. Topics covered include: advanced techniques for page layouts; building responsive web pages; and universal design concepts. From concept to delivery, students will work to develop a fully developed website through each step of the design process including ideation and wireframing, using advanced design tools and techniques, and preparing and presenting a design for client review.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

This course introduces the fundamental language of the web: HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Students will explore how the web works, tags, links, images, lists, tables, forms, web standards (old, new, and evolving), directory structure, wireframing, web development best practices, and lay the foundation for further web development in the next course, Web Development Basics: CSS. 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
August 27September 30Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

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
August 27September 30Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Curt McNamara
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

We are transitioning from the age of design for the part to the age of design for the whole. Systems thinking, languages of design, and product life cycles are integrated and they form the solid foundation for innovative products. This course provides students with the tools required to succeed in today's dynamic market and a world of uncertainty. Actionable theory is absorbed through market-specific projects. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies here.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above.
Instructor: Amy Sands
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

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 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

Web Development: PHP and MySQL will take students beyond the what is visible in their web browser's front end displays by exploring and experimenting with the back-end, server-side technologies of PHP and MySQL. Student will learn how to develop dynamic, programmatic web sites using PHP, discover how to access, display, and work with data contained within MySQL databases, and develop form-focused user experiences that allow them to read and write information into their database.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 1November 4Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 1November 4Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

Mechanics are the working parts of a game system. Whether on a screen or on a table, all games have rules and logic that make the game fun and challenging. In this course, students analyze and implement a wide range of the interactive components of game design. This course takes an in-depth look at what makes a game a game, and how to best approach player interaction for any given concept. Through demonstrations and discussion, students explore the vast possibilities to consider as they construct their own game structure.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 1November 4Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Taryn Mead
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

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 project-oriented course provides an introduction to the tools and concepts of biomimicry, a new discipline that emulates nature's best ideas and blueprints in order to solve human design challenges. The course will cover core biological principles, astound you with the wealth of design solutions available in nature, and provide numerous examples of innovative designs inspired by natural models.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
October 1November 4Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $806.00

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 1December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Wendy Jedlička
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $300.00
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. This course will help prepare professionals applying sustainability to their industries for the ISSP-SA (Sustainability Associate) exam. / Open to students ages 18 and above. / View complete policies here.
Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 5December 9Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Robert Algeo
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

Web Development: WordPress will acclimate students to developing and designing within the Wordpress content management system. Using contemporary development techniques and workflows, students will create professional-caliber Wordpress themes. Students will leverage technologies like PHP, MySQL, SFTP, Docker, and Git to create robust, secure, and scalable Wordpress sites, while also learning how to express themselves and their ideas through both design and content.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 5December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ashby Utting
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

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. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 5December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $403.00

In this course, students build a working video game in the Unity game engine. Much more than a step-by-step tutorial, learners will be able to develop their own mechanics, assets, and aesthetic. We will work through existing projects and heavily modify them to create original work. Computer experience is important, but no previous game engine experience is necessary. Through video walkthroughs, playtesting, and structured workflow, students bring their ideas to life in a finished, playable product.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
November 5December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Illustration and Comic Art, Online Classes, Drawing and Painting

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $1,209.00

The visual journal can be a place of exploration that is portable, economical, and inter/cross-disciplinary. In this course, 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 4August 10Online - Asynchronousasynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $1,209.00

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 learn how to weave interactivity with visualization through a variety of media.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 10Online - Asynchronousasynchronous

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Colin O'Neill
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $403.00

Students in this class 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. Students 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
June 4July 8Online - Asynchronousasynchronous

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jessica M. Dandona
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $1,209.00

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. Topics that may be addressed include the classical nude in Greek sculpture, female saints, mystical visions of the body, aesthetic dismemberment of the body in modern and contemporary art, the transgender body, and cyber bodies. This course is taught as a seminar with some lecture.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
June 4August 10Online - Asynchronousasynchronous

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

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 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Ramon Tejada
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

Because the outlines of the profession continually change, the graphic designer must know how to integrate an understanding of visual literacy with broad-based cultural knowledge. This seminar examines the theoretical basis of graphic design, defining basic concepts and vocabulary used within the profession, such as information architecture, pattern-recognition, grids, proportion, rhythm, sequence, and gestalt.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Dawn Pankonien
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

By examining myth/ritual and its symbolization process, this course explores the significance of myth spanning from the ancient Greek stories to modern comics. Anthropological and psychological theories on the origins of mythology are emphasized. Class material utilizes cross-cultural as well as comparative examples from contemporary fine arts and popular culture. Class sessions are a mix of lecture and discussion. This course fulfills the Science and Economic Systems requirement for Humanities and Sciences. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Professional Development and Liberal Arts, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Jen Caruso
Term: Fall 2018
Price: $1,209.00

Can a particular form or set of stimuli always or reliably bring about a particular result? While there is still divided opinion as to how far an understanding of neurological functions can go in explaining how art "works" on the viewer or reader, scientists and artists alike have turned to neuroaesthetics to explain the aesthetic experience through a science of the mind.

Date StartDate EndDays of WeekTime
August 27December 14Online - AsynchronousAsynchronous

Graphic and Web Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Erika Hutchings
Term: Summer 2018
Price: $806.00

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
June 4August 10Online - Asynchronousasynchronous