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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

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 2-5pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542-02 ( 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)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2532 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Adobe Illustrator -- a popular vector graphics editor used by designers and illustrators to produce print or Web designs -- is particularly helpful in 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. Because the program is vector based, curves do not pixelate as they do in other graphics applications. In this course, students learn to create illustrations and free-form sketches, explore how this program of choice for professional artists and designers makes it possible to trace and alter scanned images in order to create a variety of special effects, and learn to save their files in the most often used output options (EPS, PDF, VML).

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, GR-E, NS-E, PM-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Digital Tools for Print Design or Digital Design for the Screen


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

Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 13 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/16
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRNT-2531 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Graphic designers must have a fundamental understanding of the basic structures and organizing systems that lie beneath all examples of the print designer's craft. Grids and modules are discussed as the primary device for originating compelling design solutions that acknowledge the core rules of proportion, rhythm, pacing and sequence. Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are among the digital tools used to define these unifying structures that are often (but not always) invisible. The class builds upon a foundation of weekly exercises as students develop a solid understanding of the practical considerations involved in the planning and delivery of a conclusive graphic design project.

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

Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PRNT-2666 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Designed to expand students' understanding of basic typographic principles, this accelerated project-based course leads to greater confidence in graphic design practice. Students gain fluency with visual interpretation and the representation of language while being encouraged to think beyond traditional design methods. Assignments are sequenced to concentrate on issues of hierarchy, conceptual development, image/type relationships, and structural systems. Problem-solving skills and concepts developed in this course serve as a foundation for working with more challenging graphic design. Lectures, critiques and in-class explorations reinforce these concepts as students produce complete and sophisticated projects that become finished portfolio pieces.

Applies to: AD-E, CB-E, GR-R, WE-E

Prerequisite: Typographics


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

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 9 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DVID-2827 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

This studio course covers all aspects of video production. With only a hint of the final product in mind, students begin with creative ideas that lead to script formats, storyboards, location scouting, auditions, production scheduling and defined budgets. The class then breaks into discrete production teams, each shooting and editing a short video project using digital cameras and Final Cut Pro. Camera operation, lighting concepts and audio are all covered as footage is gathered and postproduction begins. In this phase, raw footage is screened, logged and digitized before editing, which gives the project its final shape. Ultimately, students discover that digital video is no longer just for amateurs, with many filmmakers using these techniques to produce independent films that they submit to film festivals.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-R

Prerequisite: Editing Movies on the Computer


Instructor
  • Name: Melinda Rainsberger (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 16 - Dec 16 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 9/24, 11/26
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-WEB-2550 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Creating an interface that is easy to use and appropriate for the intended audience is a challenge for any Web designer. Participants in this course develop an understanding of the interface design process, from determining client and user needs to creating the structure, navigation and screen appearance of a graphically rich site. Students learn to enhance a site's usability and effectiveness by considering perceptual and cultural factors, screen design principles, icon creation, usability standards and their own experiences as end users. Focusing on the design aspects for interactivity rather than the technology, students work from concept to wireframes to gain an understanding of the design process for building usable and compelling interfaces.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design for the Screen


Instructor
  • Name: Eric Paul Meier (Bio)