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. New classes are being added, keep checking!

Communication Design (including Graphic Design) touches the life 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).

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

05/27

Meeting Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Sarah Friedman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Schedule Summer 2021 Wednesdays, 6:30-10pm, Jun 2-Aug 11 (no class July 28) Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm, June 5, 12, 19 & August 14 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 … Read more

Start Date

06/02

Meeting Day

See Course Description for days, dates, and times

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

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

06/02

Meeting Day

Wednesdays and Fridays

End Date

07/09

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

06/07

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

07/26

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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InDesign is the industry-standard application for the design of publications, which allows the designer to combine text and images. Offering more professional control and refinement of typography than Illustrator alone, plus the benefit of powerful time-saving features for formatting control and design over multiple pages, InDesign is essential for anyone … Read more

Start Date

06/19

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

06/26

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

06/21

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

07/19

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–8pm

Credits

1.5

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Color Rules! It does, absolutely, but there are NO rules, no formulas, no tricks. There is intention — getting color to say what you want it to say. In this intensive, week-long workshop we consider basic color concepts such as value, hue, and saturation and learn how to manipulate them to energize our work. Working with color divorced … Read more

Start Date

07/11

Meeting Day

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Nancy McCarthy

Time

See Notes for schedule and registration–

Credits

0 or 1

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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

07/17

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

07/17

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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