Get a taste of our college programs!

Each trimester, 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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Culminating Project III - 252

Mar 23-May 25, 2020
Class meets Monday afternoons, 1:30PM – 5:00PM
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

This is the final Community "Projects" class offered in 2020. An emphasis is placed on creating resolved content for this project portfolio. In this course, students hone their skills in realizing images, developing the story, editing and creating a skillful sequence. A final portfolio or video is required for faculty review and public exhibition at term end.

Professional Development - 255

Mar 24-May 26, 2020
Class meets Tuesday afternoons 1:30-5:00pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Greenberg

A familiarity with relevant business and professional protocol is necessary to prepare media artists to fulfill their creative goals. This course provides an overview of professional, business and ethical practices for media artists. Each student will develop and launch a personal website, in addition to creating marketing and promotional materials appropriate to their career ambitions.

Advanced Photographic Printmaking

Mar 25-May 27, 2020
Class meets Thursdays from 9AM - 12:30PM
Supervised Lab from 1:30-5:00pm
Instructor: Brenton Hamilton

Emphasis on digitally created negatives and platinum printing are the primary investigations of this course. Students choose two processes for in-depth practice creating a portfolio of images. Technical information from lectures and demonstrations and significant practice in supervised labs are components. Ink gravure, Platinum and Wet plate collodion are all emphasized.

Collaborations in Multimedia III- M234

Mar 26-May 28, 2020
Class meets Thursdays from 9AM - 12:30PM
Supervised Lab from 1:30-5:00pm
Instructor: Tom Ryan

This course is designed for multimedia storytellers and documentarians who already have a firm grasp on the basic technical and aesthetic considerations of filmmaking; the camera, the edit process, and the fundamentals of visual storytelling. In this course, we will move into a new technical and theoretical concepts involved in the creation of effective multimedia work, digging deeper into what makes storytelling effective, and implementing new tools, equipment, and software involved in the process. We will work within new styles of nonfiction storytelling such as the cinematic documentary, exploring the possibilities of pushing traditional genre into new places. We will work hands-on with industry gear, LED lights, DSLR and Mirrorless camera systems, and professional audio recording equipment.

Film History & Theory Workshop - "Storytelling in Light & Shadow"

Apr 20-24, 2020
Class meets Mon-Fri
Instructor: Kenneth James
Workshop Fee: $365

The story of film is an incredibly rich journey that winds through countries, movements, forces, personalities, visions, theories, and technologies. From the extraordinarily fertile period of invention that marked the early development of film, to the rapidly evolving digital landscape of the present, we will study how the medium has changed over time. Through lecture, discussion, viewing, and reading, students will examine key films and filmmakers that have pushed the medium forward. A deepened understanding of how writers and directors have continually reinvented the ways in which stories are told will set the stage for a richer exploration of story and screenwriting in the next unit.