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Fall 2021 Professional Practice Courses
CSPD 208: Intro to Typography $675.00
ONLINE COURSE. Typography is the craft and art of organising letters in space and time. This is an introductory course that familiarises you with typographic terms, technologies, and an understanding of typographic form as a means of communication. This course will equip you with an ability to construct typographic compositions and systems, to create and appreciate typography as an expressive medium that conveys aesthetic, emotional, and intellectual meaning. You will be introduced to information hierarchy, digital typesetting, and page layout softwares.
Section A meets September 18, 2021 to December 4, 2021
On Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Instructor: Aasawari Kulkarni
CSPD 350: Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign $675.00
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
CSPD 410: Adobe Premiere Pro $675.00
Adobe Premiere Pro is a powerful tool for motion graphic or video artists which 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.
With more than 25 years of experience as a designer and educator, Trish Moore has created award-winning work for large corporations and nonprofits. By fostering a human-centered design approach that leaves a positive impact every day and creates a culture that inspires and encourages optimistic thinking. Most recent projects have been for the University of Maryland and Maryland 4-H.
Section A meets September 12, 2021 to November 21, 2021
On Sunday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
NCPD 104: Workshop: Intro to Lightroom Classic $170.00
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
NCPD 106: Workshop: Handlettering in Procreate $170.00
ONLINE COURSE.Learn to wield your Apple Pencil like a pro & create playful hand-lettered designs for posters, greeting cards, apparel, and more! Explore different ways to draw letters, arrange words, and style your messages in a way that expresses more than the words themselves ever could on their own! Requires Procreate on the iPad with an Apple Pencil.
Section A meets September 15, 2021 to October 6, 2021
On Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Alissandra Seelaus
NCPD 108: Workshop: Drawing with Adobe Fresco $170.00
Section A meets November 9, 2021 to November 30, 2021
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
NCPD 118: Workshop: Illustrating GIFs $170.00
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
NCPD 310: Graphic Design 101 $170.00
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