All Summer 2020 continuing education classes will be run online. Basic requirements to take a class are an internet connection, computer and an internet linked camera. Most classes will be hosted through Zoom or MassArt Moonami. For specific course requirements contact the CE office ce@massart.edu or your instructor.

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).

This is a very fun, enriching, and smart way to invest in your future. This class is designed around YOUR needs and respect is given to your workflow. We take a thoughtful approach to solving problems, and learn how to build images in an intelligent way. Adobe Illustrator is the … Read more

Start Date

04/25

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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This course explores and builds skills for visualizing and presenting information to the public in a clear, concise, and attractive way for both print and interactive media. The focus is on addressing user centered systems of information with an emphasis on organization, navigation, and management. This course is suitable for … Read more

Start Date

05/26

Meeting Day

Tue and 2 Thu

End Date

07/21

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6pm–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

05/27

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/05

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6pm–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

06/01

Meeting Day

Mon and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

06/01

Meeting Day

Wed and Fri evenings

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

06/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

06/13

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

06/20

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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

06/15

Meeting Day

Monday and Thursday

End Date

07/30

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

06/22

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

1.5

An introduction to the planning, organizing, designing and building usable, accessible and beautiful web sites using industry-standard design methods and modern, semantic development techniques. Students are exposed to a user-centered design process that will aid them in balancing aesthetics with user experience. Participants learn to build their designs for the … Read more

Start Date

06/22

Meeting Day

Mon and Wed

End Date

07/29

Faculty

Erich Doubek

Time

9am–1pm

Credits

3

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

07/02

Meeting Day

Tue and Thu

End Date

08/06

Faculty

Alexandra Candelas

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

This is a very fun, enriching, and smart way to invest in your future. This class is designed around YOUR needs and respect is given to your workflow. We take a thoughtful approach to solving problems, and learn how to build images in an intelligent way. Adobe Illustrator is the … Read more

Start Date

07/25

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

08/01

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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