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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20th Century History of Photography - 251 - Online

Jan 6 - Mar 10, 2021
Class meets Wednesday nights from 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. This course requires the completion of a term length paper and exam. 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.

Collaborations in Multimedia II - 233 - Online

Jan 7- Mar 11, 2021
Class meets Thursdays from 10AM - 5PM ET
Instructor: Tom Ryan

Students explore 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 introduce additional facets of post-production such as motion graphics and color correction. Over the course of the term students will work on a series of projects with various focuses, including a culminating film. There will be screenings, critiques, and in-depth discussion. We will also discuss many of the practicalities of doing professional client work.

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