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Fall Professional Practice Courses

CSPD 300: Photoshop I $660.00

Course Description

Photoshop 1 is a hands-on course covering the basics, including techniques in color correction, retouching, montaging, and image manipulation. Students work with brushes, layers, masks, styles, blending modes, and more to create unique imagery. We will explore best practices in working, managing, saving, and exporting files to be used in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and others. Note: Students should have a USB Flash drive to transport their work to and from class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience. No class October 22nd

Section A meets September 17, 2019 to December 3, 2019
On Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 301: Illustrator I $660.00

Course Description

Illustrator 1 is an immersive, hands-on seminar covering the basics to help you get started in Illustrator! Tips and techniques covered include: setting up artboards, drawing shapes and lines, using the Pen tool, working with color and gradients, fills and strokes, type effects and more to create incredible artworks. Students will explore best practices in working, managing, saving and exporting Illustrator files to be used in applications such as Photoshop, InDesign and others. Note: Students should have a USB Flash drive to transport their work to and from class. Prerequisite: basic computer experience. No class November 28 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 September 19, 2019 to December 12, 2019
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Kenneth Morgan
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 302: InDesign I $660.00

Course Description

This introductory course examines the capabilities of this popular document and design program, covering how to create designs for print and cross media publishing. Students will create brochures, business cards, and promotional materials for both print and web through assignments in class with critique and homework. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience and typing skills. Note: Students will be using Canvas to receive and turn in work. Instruction for this online platform will happen on the first day of class. Instructor: Trish Moore holds a BFA with Honors in Graphic Design from MICA. An award-winning graphic designer and illustrator for over 25 years, her clients include DuPont, Sallie Mae, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins. Trish has been an adjunct instructor for more than 25 years.

Section A meets September 16, 2019 to December 9, 2019
On Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Patricia Moore
Credits: 1.50

CSPD 306: The Psychology of User Experience $880.00

Course Description

User experience design is the process of creating products and services by improving usability, accessibility, and desirability of a product or service. The Psychology of User Experience tackles the understanding and use of principles of psychology in User Experience. Designers often create and deploy behavioral and motivational design techniques rooted in the fundamentals of psychology. This class will take a deeper look at subjects like emotions, chatbots, human attention, memory, learning experiences, the information age, ethical design principles and more. Students will explore ways of applying the knowledge in a 7 week long design challenge. Instructor: Yao Adantor is a multidisciplinary User Experience Designer at KPMG. As a UX consultant he uses a blended approach of psychology and design thinking to build user friendly solutions in healthcare, research and education. He believes process and trends are fluid but the fundamentals of achieving and satisfying user experience remains the same. He earned his MPS in User Experience Design from MICA.

Section A meets October 2, 2019 to November 20, 2019
On Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 2.00

CSPD 307: Personal Brand Management $880.00

Course Description

It’s time to get personal! Everyone has a personality and story that define them and shapes their value. Yet, not everyone grasps how to be strategic and consistent so they may cultivate an effective personal brand. Do you want a job, customers or brand advocates? This course will cover the basics of branding and empower students to create a dynamic personal brand that can resonate with their client base, as well as adapt to career advancements. Students will also learn the power of “influencers,” effective story-telling, technological tricks to drive business, and how to grow areas of unique areas of expertise. Instructor: Dr. Talaya Waller is an international personal branding consultant who uses a research-based methodology to increase clients’ positioning in their industries. She has worked with a diverse range of clients from judges to entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 company executives and universities. In 2015, Talaya earned a Doctorate of Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership. In 2011, she completed an Executive Education at Harvard. She also holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in Managerial Sciences with a concentration in Entrepreneurship.

Section A meets September 17, 2019 to November 5, 2019
On Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 2.00