Get a taste of our college programs!

Each trimester (fall, winter, spring) we reserve a limited number of seats in select courses from our certificate programs or other classes designed specifically for members of our community. These courses meet weekly for a few hours in the morning, afternoon, or evening, and some are a full day long. Community classes are a great opportunity to learn something new, dedicate focused time to your art practice, and tap into a community of artistic peers. Local residents enjoy a special rate on these classes.

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Projects II - 252

Jan 3-Mar 7, 2022
Class meets Mondays from 1:30PM - 5PM ET
Instructor: Elizabeth Greenberg

Students in this course concentrate on producing a project, either fine art or documentary, during the term. Students may work in digital still, chemical darkroom processes and video. Emphasis is placed on content, story and excellent printmaking and edit dynamics. This course includes group and individual critiques, the creation of new images and stories through significant field work and culminates in a final edited group of sequenced photographs or edited video piece.

20th Century History of Photography - 251 - Online

Jan 4-Mar 8, 2022
Class meets Tuesdays (Online) 6-8pm ET
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

The visual trends of the 20th century are detailed as major paradigms in visual culture. Extensive lectures on the major influences, movements and personalities of photography post-1940 are covered. Major 20th century photography developments are discussed: New Topographics, The Rise of Color Photography as a medium, The Culture Wars of the 1980’s and Postmodernism.

Historic Photographic Techniques - 249

Jan 5- Mar 9, 2022
Class meets Wednesdays 9am-5pm (Supervised Lab in Afternoon)
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

As the digital age of visual storytelling progresses, there has been a huge upsurge in interest in the historic and alternative processes of photography. This is an introductory course to the noble processes of platinum, cyanotype, gum bichromate, and salted paper. Each printmaking technique is considered and practiced in lectures, demonstrations and supervised labs. Digital negatives and conventional negative processes are introduced to facilitate new work. A detailed technical notebook is produced in conjunction with a suite of finished prints.

Collaborations in Multimedia II - 233

Jan 6-Mar 10, 2022
Class meets Thursdays 9am-5pm (Supervised lab in afternoon)
Instructor: Tom Ryan

This video production course is a follow-up to the basic unit, Collaborations in Multimedia I, offered each fall. Students dive deeper into the technical, practical, and aesthetic considerations of video capture, audio capture, visual storytelling, and editing. We will explore sound design, editing theory, camera movement, and more. We will discuss the finer points of shooting, lighting, and editing talking head interviews, and we will also discuss many of the practicalities of doing professional client work.