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Fall 2021 Professional Practice Courses

CSPD 350: Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign $675.00

Course Description

ONLINE COURSE. An introductory course for artists, designers and photographers getting started with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The basics of color correction, retouching, image manipulation, graphics, logo development and page layout will be covered. Digital file formats and best practices will also be covered. This course will be taught online using Zoom & Canvas.
Randy Morgan, MFA, multi-media creative of Studio IX, first generation digerati and award-winning designer & educator, has been sharing his knowledge of art, design, photography, digital imaging and the Adobe Creative Cloud at MICA, Towson University and other institutions of higher education for over 25 years.

Section A meets September 23, 2021 to December 2, 2021
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

NCPD 104: Workshop: Intro to Lightroom Classic $170.00

Course Description

ONLINE COURSE. A workshop for artists, designers and photographers getting started with Lightroom Classic. The basics of importing and organizing photos, developing (color correction and retouching) and exporting images for print and digital display will be covered. This course will be taught online using Zoom & Canvas.

Section A meets November 8, 2021 to November 29, 2021
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 108: Workshop: Drawing with Adobe Fresco $170.00

Course Description

Illustrating with Adobe Fresco is a course designed for the artist who would like to draw on their iPad anywhere they are. Creating a portrait, making landscapes, cartoons and fantasies using the multitude of brush and painterly effects with this versatile app.

Section A meets November 9, 2021 to November 30, 2021
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 117: Workshop: Intro to Figma $85.00

Course Description

Learn how to design and build interactive prototypes with Figma. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create responsive user interfaces, populate them with real data, and animate them in order to make realistic prototypes. Along with being an industry-standard design tool that creates high-fidelity prototypes, Figma is the ultimate collaboration tool and can help streamline your design process. Personal licenses are free.

Section A meets October 9, 2021 to October 9, 2021
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Nitin Sampathi
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 118: Workshop: Illustrating GIFs $170.00

Course Description

ONLINE COURSE. Being able to animate is a super versatile skill to have in your toolbelt. GIFs can communicate so much in a few frames so come as we practice bringing your images to life and create fun animations to get the attention and engagement it deserves! In this class, students learn to create short looping animations, After Effects & Photoshop animation basics, specific settings for Adobe Media Encoder, exporting gifs & videos, and examining their personal ideas and techniques.

Section A meets October 8, 2021 to October 29, 2021
On Friday from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Kiran Joan
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 119: Workshop: Intermediate Figma $119.00

Course Description

Learn how to design and build interactive prototypes with Figma. In this workshop you’ll dive deep into creating responsive user interfaces and create designs at scale leveraging Figma’s robust component and library system. You’ll learn how to create data-driven prototypes and utilize the vast amount of community-made plug-ins. Along with being an industry-standard design tool that creates high-fidelity prototypes, Figma is the ultimate collaboration tool and can help streamline your design process. Personal licenses are free.

Section A meets November 13, 2021 to November 13, 2021
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Nitin Sampathi
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 310: Graphic Design 101 $170.00

Course Description

ONLINE COURSE.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.
Brockett Horne is a designer, educator, and writer. She serves as chair of graphic design at MICA, where she teaches fierce sophomores and daring juniors. She has been exhibited and honored with multiple design awards, is a past Rotary International Scholar, and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Her creative work is inspired by a desire to encourage the spectator to learn while looking. Clients include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Johns Hopkins University, Polaris Project, and the Taproot Foundation. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MA from Bard Graduate Center.

Section A meets October 27, 2021 to November 10, 2021
On Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: Brockett Horne
Credits: 0.00