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Fall Professional Practice Courses Online

CSPD 350: Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign $695.00

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.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 22, 2022 to December 1, 2022
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 410: Adobe After Effects $695.00

Course Description

ONLINE: Adobe After Effects a powerful tool for any motion graphic or video artist will take your work to the next level. 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.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets September 19, 2022 to November 21, 2022
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
Credits: 1.50

NCPD 117: Workshop: Intro to Figma $55.00

Course Description

ONLINE 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.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets October 1, 2022 to October 1, 2022
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Instructor: Nitin Sampathi
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 118: Workshop: Illustrating GIFs $175.00

Course Description

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.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets October 25, 2022 to November 29, 2022
On Tuesday from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Instructor: Kiran Joan
Credits: 0.00

NCPD 310: Workshop: Graphic Design 101 $175.00

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.

Term: Fall 2022

Section A meets November 2, 2022 to November 16, 2022
On Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Instructor: Brockett Horne
Credits: 0.00