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CSPD 218: Public Relations Basics $660.00

Course Description

From Mark Zuckerburg and Beyoncé to Oprah and Bill Gates, these creative entrepreneurs all mastered one important accomplishment – being and staying in the spotlight through consistent and innovative public relations (PR) strategies. In this class, students will learn PR fundamentals that will help them secure attention for their projects/products. Topics will include getting your zine on the scene, packaging a bestselling book, innovative ways to sell your art, and the difference between advertising (bought media) and public relations (earned media). Students will gain insight, tools, and resources to help promote their creative projects and products in the market. There will be an opportunity to hear from local guest creative entrepreneurs during the series. Note: No class on April 20 Instructor: Cherrie Woods is a 16-year plus public relations veteran known for her work as a PR consultant, publicist and workshop facilitator for creative entrepreneurs. Woods has also held staff and management positions at several museums and government agencies and is the author of Where Do I Start? 10 PR Questions and Answers to Guide Self-Published Authors. Woods has been featured in several media outlets including The Culvert Chronicles, The Baltimore Sun, SiriusXM and Maryland Public Television.

Section A meets March 23, 2019 to May 4, 2019
On Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 1.50

NCPD 300: Photoshop: Beyond Basics $170.00

Course Description

This two session weekend seminar will be an intensive advanced level dive into the wonders of Photoshop. Students should already be proficient in the program and have the desire to explore the more advanced tasks and abilities this versatile program has to offer. Small class size will enable the instructor to work individually with students to develop specific skills in areas of interest as well as: as well as: nondestructive retouching and color correction, image compositing with layers and masks, Smart Objects and Smart Filters, image optimization for web and email, and more will be covered to maximize your creative workflow. Prerequisite: Photoshop basics

Section A meets April 6, 2019 to April 13, 2019
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 0.00