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CSPD 265: Information Visualization Basics $1320.00

Course Description

This introductory 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. Instructor: Samantha Winters ’15 (Information Visualization M.P.S.) pushes boundaries of data and information design, art and science. Her research builds on work with the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute where she developed a process to quantify and visualize qualitative data as a tool to explore the connection between collaboration and discovery. Sam has been a practicing designer for the past decade. She holds a B.F.A. in graphic design from Salisbury University and a master’s from MICA.

Section A meets January 22, 2019 to March 12, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Samantha Winters
Credits: 3.00

CSPD 271: Creative Leadership $660.00

Course Description

In this six week class, students will learn about leadership through the frame of self-awareness. Topics will include power, persuasive communication, body language, and networking, preparing students to strategically pursue their professional and creative interests. Students will engage in research, creative expression, and critique as methods to explore and expand their strengths and challenges, as well as develop new understanding of self and approaches to being a leader.

Section A meets March 25, 2019 to April 30, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Lindsey Davis
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 305: Project Management for Creatives $1320.00

Course Description

Creative projects can easily run awry due to unexpected scope or budget changes, lack of vision, or new thinking, managing them takes a level of understanding and flexibility. The course will cover defining what a project is and how a project is typically constructed, then focus in on the strategies, benefits, and importance of effective project management. Students will explore project management from a wide range of mediums, technology, and industries as well as the roles needed to building effective teams. Topics such as project management applications and tools available, and how to remain flexible whether managing a creative project or as a team member in a larger project will also be covered during class. Instructor: Shay Anderson, currently works with the Marketing & Sales Creative Delivery team at PwC to help design and develop data driven graphics and incorporate interactive visual storytelling within project proposals and deliverables. He is an experienced systems developer and data manager with expertise in customizing dynamic dashboards/reports, creating effective information visualizations, bespoke infographics, social network diagrams and process optimization.

Section A meets January 22, 2019 to March 12, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: Shay Anderson
Credits: 3.00

CSPD 314: InDesign II $660.00

Course Description

Randy Morgan | Tuesday | 6:30-9:45 p.m. |January 29 – April 23 | 12 sessions |1.5 credits | $660 This advanced course will take you to the next level with InDesign. Go beyond layout capabilities into a world of the skills needed to create e-books, PDF files as well as interactive files suitable for the iPhone, iPad and other mobile platforms. Topics also include: master pages, style sheets and digital image management—all essential for advanced print and digital design as well as automation. (Prerequisite: basic InDesign experience or In Design I) Students should bring a USB flash drive to class. Note: No class March 19. 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.

Section A meets January 29, 2019 to April 23, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

NCPD 114: Creative Insight I $255.00

Course Description

This seminar is an introductory class covering the most popular graphic design applications in use today. We will review application preferences, color settings, basics, tips and techniques for working with the Adobe CC apps. This seminar is for artists, designers and photographers searching for more knowledge in design, printing and digital output of their work Prerequisite: Basic computer experience. Note: Students should have a USB drive to transport their work to and from class. No class November 22.

Section A meets November 3, 2018 to November 17, 2018
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 0.00