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Online, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CW-PRAC-2678
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

A digital portfolio is the ideal vehicle to claim your identity as an artist or designer, and is the easiest way to present a body of work to potential clients, employers, galleries or graduate schools. This course presents how "going digital" allows you to structure and deliver visual information in a concise and accessible manner for maximum impact. Using Photoshop, you learn to optimize images and to manipulate rich media (video, audio, animation) to build a portfolio that can be viewed in a web browser or on a portable device. Hand coding techniques (including XHTML, CSS and JavaScript) are introduced and practiced as a means to create an interactive showcase that has become the best way to present a professional identity.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, ID-E, IT-E, JM-E, NS-E, PG-E, PM-E, PS-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CW-WEB-3528
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

As the preeminent presentation language of the web, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) allows designers to effectively separate form and content, while reinforcing their control over a site's published appearance. With the introduction of CSS3 and HTML5 standards, the web is becoming a much more stable and robust platform for designers, whose work must now stretch from traditional desktop browsers to an ever-widening array of mobile devices. In this course, students become familiar with CSS behavior through lectures and exercises in a project-based learning model that anticipates the likely changes in CSS standards. Students can expect their resulting webpages to be more structurally sound, as they demonstrate the qualities that have long been associated with inspired design.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-WEB-1219
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces students to the possibilities for graphic design on the screen. Through lecture and exercises, the instructor explains the two primary web authoring competencies, HTML and CSS, and gives you an opportunity to practice working with images, text, layouts, links and content management. You'll be introduced to the elements and principles of design, best practices for usability and accessibility, and gain an appreciation for the user experience. You'll finish with an understanding of both the art and science behind screen design, and a site demonstrating your new knowledge.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-R, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Jan 11 - Feb 15 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-ADV-0694
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

What can online marketing accomplish for you or your business? Have you established reasonable and specific goals for your marketing? Answers to these questions are found in this class that examines the types of online marketing available to entrepreneurs and web professionals: search engine optimization, pay-per-click advertising, and the most rapidly evolving, social media marketing. Together we cover the steps involved in planning, researching and executing each step and then discuss metrics and analytics for measuring success. Students are also introduced to the concept of user experience (UX), which has become both a competency and primary consideration for a successful web presence.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or equivalent experience.


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesday, Jan 30 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-WEB-2792
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Learn how to use social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to effectively enhance or create your online brand and image. Tania Picard has worked with many individuals and businesses to develop an online presence. She will share her expertise and help you gain an in-depth perspective on how to use social media to tell your brand's story -- strategically increasing your following. Learn which tools come highly recommended to manage your posts, and how to use them. You will gain an understanding of how to set up and use website analytics to measure social media success and understand followers' internet patterns. Note: Students should plan to bring their laptops.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tania Picard (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jan 7 - Feb 18 | ONLINE
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CW-WEB-2675
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425


Description

Although your computer may physically sit on your desk, it is virtually connected to a wide array of devices on an emergent global network. Web architecture is, in broadest terms, everything that allows traffic to speed along this electronic superhighway of interconnectivity. In this course, we examine the origins, design, and implementation of computer networks, and classify them by scale, protocol and connection method. Network topology, both physical and logical, is introduced, as well as the hardware (hubs, switches and routers) and protocols that allow for smooth communication and flow of data. An understanding of web architecture is critical to Web designers, digital media artists, and anyone needing to learn the rules of the virtual road. Note: Students are contacted via email by the instructor prior to the start date of class with detailed information.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-R, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
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