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: 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

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

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 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

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 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

Sustainable Design, Online Classes

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

Game Design, Online Classes

Open to students ages 16 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

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

Professional Development and Liberal Arts

Open to students ages 18 and above
Instructor: Elisabeth Workman
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