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Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PRNT-0714-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design (figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm and transformation). Using digital drawing tools such as Adobe Illustrator, students explore design through the dynamics of form, counterform and letterform. Together as a class, they review the basic concepts and vocabulary of design, as well as learn how to critique and discuss projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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

Prerequisite: Graphic Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PRNT-0791-02 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining its meaning, the design process and the role of the graphic designer in society. Students engage in various methods of critical thinking and making through hands-on exercises and projects, intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the profession.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PDM-0856
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

What is the experience of presenting work in freehand vs. digital format, and how can engaging images be produced by blending the best of both? In this course we will compare digital and freehand rendering techniques used in architecture and interior design. We will visit setup techniques and explore the main tools for rendering using primarily Adobe Photoshop and SketchBook Pro. We will explore outcomes by analyzing different starting points on floor plans, elevations and perspective views, and will review how to add textural notes, landscape features, entourage, reflections and light sources. The course will culminate with a final project that showcases all the learning outcomes.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: ID-E

Prerequisite: Drawing I or equivalent


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 6 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PDM-0865-03
9 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $215


Description

What is design thinking and how can it be incorporated in our day-to-day situations? How can we expand our creativity by introducing different directions into our thought process? In this course, we visit brainstorming techniques through role-play exercises in a team environment and learn how to gather meaningful data through a variety of simulations and activities. We also increase our dexterity by navigating the two- and three-dimensional worlds, with the creation of a variety of scale and full-size prototypes and presentation boards. We explore how to sketch quickly and effectively by analyzing different techniques, and learn the value of working on a team project and working through feedback. The course culminates with a presentation of research techniques, thinking processes and final outcomes.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Jorge Paricio (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-INDES-1039-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Design solutions are more easily found when the designer has a sound understanding of materials, systems and construction methods and when they are properly conveyed using industry-standard documentation software. This project-based course acknowledges both outcomes as students learn the primary tool for building professionals, AutoCAD Revit, to understand architectural anatomy. They gain confidence with the interface and Building Information Modeling (BIM) as they work in class and through self-directed assignments to create cutaway and component architectural views. Students learn the terminology and specifications of vast libraries of materials, and can expect to exit the course with competency using Revit, leading to a better understanding of structural, electrical, media and HVAC systems and a stronger portfolio.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: ID-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Interior Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Paolino (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-WEB-1219-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

This course introduces you 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.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-PHO-1647-03 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers acquaints students with the basics of photography and the use of their 35mm film or digital cameras, the history of photography, and the aesthetics of composing and shooting great pictures. Lectures, presentations and class assignments cover technical skills involving manual exposure controls, as well as opportunities for personal discovery. With students receiving ongoing guidance through weekly critiques, they explore methods of expanding personal creativity while increasing self-confidence. Whether you are interested in traditional black-and-white or color film, or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit, and a great introduction to the art of photography.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, NS-E, PG-R, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-WEB-2512-02
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

JavaScript is a platform-independent, event-driven, interpreted programming language that enables a web designer to add exciting features to what might otherwise be a static webpage. The course starts with an introduction to the document object model and a review of basic programming concepts and builds momentum as students learn to use and customize freely available scripts and to avoid common pitfalls. Browser integration with a JavaScript enhanced page is also a lesson topic that satisfies the primary objective of all web authors as they create an attractive site with full data retrievability. Class exercises give students the experience of setting up a small set of webpages using examples of JavaScript, such as status bar messages, event handlers and image rollovers.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: IT-R

Prerequisite: Interactive Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Bruce Campbell (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DFOU-1465 ( Class is almost Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Get ready to flex your vector graphics muscles with Adobe Illustrator! Whether you are a complete beginner or have been trying to learn Illustrator on your own, this class is for you. Illustrator is essential when creating unique images and graphics that require a high degree of precision and scalability—allowing an artist control of images as small as a bottle cap or as large as a billboard. Since the workflow is vector-based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, you'll learn all the fundamentals to create illustrations and freeform sketches as you explore how this program makes it possible to work from both sketch and photo references. You'll "learn by making" with targeted exercises and projects completed as homework. We'll also discuss saving and output options, and how Illustrator files connect to the larger world of print and digital design.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/SE-DFOU-2533-04 ( Class is Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $365


Description

Bitmap editing is an image editing technique commonly used in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. This course presents workflow using Adobe Photoshop, unleashing the power of bitmap editing using nonlinear and nondestructive methods as much as possible. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

Notes:
- This class will be taught through our online course management platform (CE Link).
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Doug Breault (Bio)