Fall 2020 continuing education classes are being taught remotely. Studio classes have live remote meetings. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer, and an internet linked camera (like a cell phone). Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements, contact the CE office at ce@massart.edu or your instructor. Fall classes are still being added--check again soon.

Graphic design touches the lives of every person. It is central to how we construct and convey meaning. Gain a robust working knowledge of print design, information design, branding, and dynamic media (user experience design).

Interactions are a core part of our everyday experiences. We interact with the world, each other, and with dynamic systems. This class explores the design process, prototyping, and evaluation of interactive experiences. Through project-based curriculum, students are exposed to various dimensions in design of interactive experiences, including user experience, information … Read more

Start Date

09/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply skills for concept development, visual design, and user-centered thinking to design projects of moderate complexity for both print and interactive media. Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography; students should also have completed Interaction Design (or be taking it at the same time) or have some background in User … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students bring advanced skills for concept, design, and design thinking to planning, designing and prototyping dynamic screen-based interactive experiences. We investigate complex systems of information emphasizing organization, navigation and usability. We focus on designing a valuable experience for the user while creating portfolio-quality prototypes for the web. Prerequisites: Interaction Design … Read more

Start Date

09/03

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Michael Cobb

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply typographic principles to communication design projects of moderate complexity. They strengthen skills in building typographic relationships and detail, creating sophisticated typographic layouts, including dynamic use of the grid, and employing type use and choice for creating expressive, conceptually based, typographic design. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, Typography, and … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Sara Eisenman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course is an exploration of how typographic techniques and principles are used for effective visual communications through professional typesetting, typographic layout, and expressive use of type. Students build skills for creating cohesive typographic systems, information hierarchy, and typographic grids. Prerequisites: drawing skills; for Graphic Design Certificate Students, Foundations of … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply knowledge of foundational design and typographic principles to produce effective visual communications for a targeted audience. The designer’s role and responsibilities including the development of design content and designing for user needs as well as client goals are explored. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, and a working knowledge … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: drawing skills, … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/14

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Thinking about a career in graphic design? Do you currently “dabble” in graphic design for personal projects? Have you found yourself designing flyers, webpages, brochures or other graphic design work professionally without any design training? This one-day workshop is specifically targeted for those with no graphic design background, to understand what makes a design “work” visually … Read more

Start Date

09/26

Meeting Day

Saturday and Thursday

End Date

10/01

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Sat, 9am-12noon–Thu, 6:30-9:30pm

Credits

0

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Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs — but radically different. Join us for two consecutive Saturdays to learn best practices for each program, and then see how they can work together in harmony. You’ll learn how to properly use … Read more

Start Date

09/26

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/03

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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Learn how to take a project from the design stage to printed product. Topics include: how to get print estimates, “preflighting”, font management, and color for print production. Includes a tour of a printing press. Prerequisites: Intermediate Typography or equivalent professional design experience, and working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, … Read more

Start Date

09/28

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8:30pm

Credits

1.5

What do your car, shopping cart, vegetable peeler, and suitcase have in common? Design thinking! Design thinking is a creative, problem-solving framework used by industrial designers and successfully applied to almost anything involving humans: civic policies, healthcare, business, architecture, computer science, management, etc. In this 2- day workshop, students collaborate on a specific challenge and apply … Read more

Start Date

10/17

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/24

Faculty

Evan Hutker

Time

10am–1pm

Credits

0

It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will … Read more

Start Date

10/24

Meeting Day

Thursday and Saturday

End Date

10/29

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm and Saturday, 9am-12noon–

Credits

0