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Spring 2020 Professional Practice Courses

CSPD 265: Information Visualization Basics (Online) $880.00

Course Description

This introductory online class will explore the types of powerful, data-driven visual narratives that are rising in demand across industries. Students will be introduced to “big data” and various design strategies to effectively distill complex information through a compelling visual narrative. This course is intended for both designers and non-designers interested in understanding basic tools and skills involved in information visualization.
Prerequisite: A working knowledge of Apple computers.

Note: No class on March 18th.

Section A meets January 28, 2020 to March 24, 2020
On Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 2.00

CSPD 410: Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro $660.00

Course Description

NEW! A powerful combination for any motion graphic or video artist Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro will enhance your work. This course will cover the basics for creating motion graphics, animated titles, short videos, and visual effects. Working with timelines, keyframes, assets, effects, type, imported images, art from Adobe Illustrator, sound, and masking students will create their short videos with animated titles. Instructor: Trish Moore ’83 (Graphic Design & Illustration, B.F.A.) is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and instructor with more than 25 years or experience. Her clients include DuPont, Sallie Mae, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. NOTE: No class on March 16.

Section A meets January 27, 2020 to April 20, 2020
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
Credits: 1.50

This class is full

CSPD 415: Advanced Adobe Creative Suite $660.00

Course Description

New! In this course, students will create more sophisticated designs using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and Lightroom. Building on the skills learned from each of the programs. Students will integrate the various programs while creating multiple projects, including illustrations, image manipulation and correction, page layout, and online pdfs. Knowledge of the Creative Suite is essential in developing more exceptional skills with these applications. Instructor: Randy Morgan, owner of Studio IX, has worked with interactive design, print media and digital imaging since 1992. He is also an exhibiting artist, working with traditional and digital media. His works can be found in private collections throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. NOTE: No class on March 17.

Section A meets January 28, 2020 to April 21, 2020
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

NCPD 310: Graphic Design 101 $120.00

Course Description

NEW! Explore the methods and tools to create effective designs for marketing, web, print, branded spaces and objects. Join the world of visual design with MICA, learning best practices from expert instructors that bring your business alive. In a workshop format, we will explore a range of visual exercises that can be applied to a variety of designed objects.You will become familiar with design principles such as composition, color, typography, interaction, explore current design trends, identify ways that design can support business development, view and critique relevant case studies and build basic skills in Creative Cloud software.

Section A meets March 28, 2020 to April 4, 2020
On Saturday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Brockett Horne
Credits: 0.00

This class is full