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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 1:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 220: Intro to Art Therapy $660.00

Course Description

In times of trauma, visual art can provide a sanctuary from which to express, view and help understand where we are in time and space. This art therapy course will examine its historical roots and theoretical underpinnings through readings, writings, art making experiences and visual journaling. Topics include what art therapy is and isn’t; how art therapists conduct sessions; and how artwork can be used to effect behavioral, emotional and personality changes. Students will understand how the creative process can reveal inner needs and conflicts as well as enhance one’s quality of life. Note: No class on March 21. Instructor: Christy Bergland ’67 (General Fine Arts B.F.A.) is a licensed pioneering art therapist in Maryland with an M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in art therapy from Drexel University. Christy came to the profession of art therapy out of her passionate dedication to her own artistic process.

Section A meets January 31, 2019 to April 25, 2019
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Mary Bergland
Credits: 1.50

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 275: Intro to Adobe Creative Suite $660.00

Course Description

This introductory class will offer newcomers an overview of the Adobe Creative Suite. The popular software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications including Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, InDesign, and Illustrator are the industry standard applications for many graphic design positions today. Students will get an overview of all that the Creative Suite has to offer and how it is utilized by creative professionals today. No class March 12.

Section A meets January 28, 2019 to April 22, 2019
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
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

CSPD 316: Illustrator II $660.00

Course Description

This advanced Illustrator course will build upon your current skill set. Projects will include branding, logo development, custom typography design and 3D illustration. Techniques for improving your knowledge in advanced masking, custom graphic styles, brushes, symbols and patterns, advanced color and blending techniques are just a few of the skills that will be explored. (Prerequisite: basic Illustrator experience or Illustrator I) Students should bring a USB flash drive to class. Note: No class March 21

Section A meets January 31, 2019 to April 25, 2019
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 317: UX II (User Experience) $660.00

Course Description

UX II offers a deeper look into the world of User Experience (UX). This class is for students that have basic knowledge of UX design or have taken an introductory UX class previously. Instructor will work with students on a “real life” hands on project for a local Baltimore / Washington non-profit online project. Students will be deeply involved working together and with the instructor to create an intuitive user experience for a worthy cause. Prerequisite: basic UX experience or Intro to UX) Note: No class March 20. Instructor: Glennette Clark is founder and CDO of Lazy Smart Consulting and producer of UXCamp DC, Mobile UXCamp DC and UXCamp NYC. She is an educator and advocate dedicated to evangelizing the value of design in all areas of business. Glennette also serves as director of marketing and communications for UXPA International. She teaches in MICA’s UX Design Master’s Program.

Section A meets January 30, 2019 to April 24, 2019
On Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Glennette Clark
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