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Course Details

Online, Dec 26 - 27 | Online
ages 18+ | Online | 2019/CF-SEQ-0196 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

In illustrated storytelling, composition is key. This is apparent if you've ever read a comic strip, comic book or graphic novel and realized that you'd read the panels or speech balloons in the wrong order, or couldn't understand whether you were looking at a car's fender or a robot's shoulder. Trust us on this: it wasn't your fault. Many popular comics feature "dynamic" layouts with fragmented and superimposed images that can be not only difficult to navigate, but baffling to comprehend. In this course, you'll learn composition and layout techniques that allow readers to appreciate your stories and art without any design confusion or distractions. After examining work by various artists, including Tintin by Herge and Hellboy by Mike Mignola, students create their own four-page stories, with special emphasis on how subtle use of color can heighten drama and improve legibility.

Applies to: AV-E, CB-E


Instructor
  • Name: Ryder Windham (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 15 - 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 6-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRNT-3551 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

The poster offers a rich opportunity for a designer to create work that must be presented in a meaningful and visually interesting way. In this advanced course, we mimic the experience graphic designers face in the real world as they consider the unique but prominent art form that the poster has become. Your instructor assumes the role of art director and introduces the design brief that propels you, the student/designer, to develop innovative print media solutions from concept and design through to presentation and delivery. Each stage is critical and is the basis for a lesson in this honest rehearsal for the aspiring graphic designer. An overview of contemporary and historic poster design provides students with sufficient context to imagine their own solutions that will become an eye-catching duet of type and image.

Schedule Update: The time for this course has changed for the Fall 2015 semester. Class will now meet from 6:30-9:30pm.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-R, WE-E

Prerequisites: Digital Tools for Print Design and Typographics I or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Cara Collins (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1647 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether you are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1647-02 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $345


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether you are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: Evan Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1658 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

With the digital revolution in full swing, the challenge in digital photography is to manage this burgeoning technology. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, students in this course learn to operate digital cameras and to utilize them as precise tools for image capture. Discussions include the many camera, lens and equipment options available to digital photographers and how to establish a digital workflow. As students develop technical and aesthetic skills, they explore shooting techniques, composition and framing, as well as the basics of light control. Other topics covered include image management, adjustment and editing in Photoshop, and printing and archiving digital images. Whether the student's interest is in fine art, portraiture, event photography or product advertising, or simply in making the move from film to digital, this course provides a solid foundation for future work.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, JM-E, NS-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Sep 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1700 ( Class has Started )
3 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $75


Description

As its name implies, Bridge is Adobe's answer to one-stop image asset management. In this class, students are introduced to the product and given an overview of its functionality. Starting with image management, students learn to label and rate images, create and manage a light table, assign key words and understand metadata. Students develop workflow best practices as they open images in Adobe RAW through Bridge. We discuss output options including making a PDF catalog and proof sheets, and the creation of simple automated websites. By the session's end, creatives of all types will have a better command of photographic bookkeeping.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 10/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3543 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This course helps novice users become more confident -- and intermediate students more competent -- with computer-based design. We introduce the Apple computer and its operating system along with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and discuss the capture, transfer, manipulation and delivery of images. Proper digital workflow is revealed through class exercises and lecture, as students learn to output content for the printed page. Completion of this course provides you with valuable skill sets relied upon by all productive graphic designers, illustrators and draftsmen.

Applies to: CB-R, GR-R, NS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: T. Michael Tracy (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 17 - Dec 10 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533-02 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Whether images are scanned, photographed or digitally drawn, Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard program for manipulating them. This introduction to Photoshop focuses on combining, retouching and modifying images through class exercises and projects in which students work with Photoshop tools like the airbrush, paintbrush, cloning and pattern stamps, eraser and crop tool. By the end of the course, students understand Photoshop's capabilities and are able to handle basic file formats and layers, combine images, and create effects using grayscale, color and filters.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R, CB-R, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen, Digital Tools for Print Design or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)