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 I - 244

Sep 6-Nov 15, 2021
Class meets Mondays from 1:30PM - 5PM ET (No class Mon Oct 11)
Instructor: Elizabeth Greenberg

This course introduces the concepts and methods of developing a series of images that enhance and challenge students’ personal vision and visual vocabulary within the medium. There are weekly slide lectures for the first half of the term to illustrate various genres and movements within photography, including: Light, The Photographer’s Eye, Landscape and Response to Place, Portraits and Self Portraits and Documentary work and the Decisive Moment.

19th Century History of Photography - 242 - Online

Sep 7-Nov 16, 2021
Class meets Tuesday nights from 6-8PM ET
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

This is a lecture course introducing the discovery of photography and influences in visual culture in the 19th century up to approximately 1935. Lectures and discussions along with extensive readings guide the students to understanding the advent of technology and visual images related to photography. Essays and exams are components of this course.

Digital Techniques - 240

Sep 8-Nov 10, 2021
Class meets Wednesdays
Instructor: Jim Nickelson

This studio course is designed for students concentrating in digital photography and video. Students learn to use their cameras to capture, organize and process digital images. The primary tools used in this course are Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop, and they, along with basic editing software, will be covered. Students explore techniques, materials and processes of digital output to paper and screen. Each student presents a final portfolio for evaluation.

Collaborations in Multimedia I - 262

Sep 9-Nov 11, 2021
Class meets Thursdays
Instructor: Tom Ryan

Students will gain a solid foundation in the basics of storytelling with video and multimedia. Lectures, demonstrations and assignments will cover key technical concepts of video capture, audio capture, editing, as well as storytelling technique and style. Composition of shot, audio acquisition, editing, story structure, and the interview process will all be covered.