CLASSES ARE OPEN TO ALL. Our certificate programs offers a variety of classes, one on one time with instructors, project based assignments, "production" deadlines ~ all as you experience learning in a fast-paced design/production atmosphere. Participants complete a five or six course sequence with 144 hours of instruction. Our Certificate Programs can be completed within 9 months to one year. Signed program certificates will be issued when a participant meets all program requirements, including a capstone project. Possible careers include: graphic design, advertising, web design, web production, social media management and other communication-related occupations.
Total cost for each certificate $3,600.
ALL CLASSES MEET 5:30-8:30 PM in ROOM 329
Design for Print Certificate
Develop the skills to design & produce print media using Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Learn the techniques of layout/design by creating and applying custom graphics, text and images. Special attention is focused on file management, color control, image resolution, type selection/formatting, and delivery of print-ready files. This certificate program provides instruction on the proper use of type, color and images to create professional graphics/publications utilizing the principles of good print design. Classes needed to complete this certificate: Photoshop I & II, Illustrator I & II, InDesign and Photo Basics.
|FALL 2015 class schedule:|
|Photoshop I||12||Tuesdays | September 1 – November 17, 2015||$900|
|Photo Basics||6||Digital camera required||Thursdays | September 3 – October 8, 2015||$450|
|Illustrator I||6||PS I||Thursdays | October 15 – November 19, 2015||$450|
|Photoshop II||6||PS I||Tues/Thurs | December 1 – December 17, 2015||$450|
|SPRING 2016 class schedule:|
|InDesign||12||PS I can be taken concurrently||Thursdays | January 7 – March 24, 2016||$900|
|Photo Basics||6||Digital camera required||Thursdays | March 31 – May 5, 2016||$450|
|Illustrator II||6||Illustrator I||Tues/Thurs | May 10 – May 26, 2016||$450|
Design for Web Certificate
Learn the techniques of Web site design, including design principals for the Web, HTML, CSS (cascading style sheets), and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Students will use the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Dreamweaver, to build a variety of web sites. Take a project from concept to completion using industry standard tools and ensure your site's consistent performance and visual style across various platforms, browsers, devices, and screen sizes. Use advanced CSS to create scalable, accessible sites that conform to the latest professional Web Standards with HTML5, CSS3, and responsive web design for multi-device support. Explore visual, functional and aesthetic considerations in designing web sites and use SEO and Social Media/Networking to ensure that people looking for those sites can find them online. Classes needed to complete this certificate: Photoshop I, Web Design I & II, Web Marketing, Web Mobile.
Web Design I
Starting with the basics of website design, students get an introduction to design principles for the Web and how to build websites using HTML5 and CSS (cascading style sheets). Subsequent classes build on this foundation and include topics such as Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Strategy, and more. Lab exercises will allow you to build standards-focused websites. Participants will use Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and a variety of web-based apps to build websites. The exercises presented will demonstrate how to take a project from concept to completion, familiarizing you will industry tools and best practices and giving you tips and tricks to style your websites consistently across different browsers and platforms, as well as different devices. Students will learn to focus on the visual and functional considerations to design attractive and appropriate websites and user experiences.
The rise of mobile devices has changed the way we must design for the Web. Today's websites are being accessed on the widest range of devices and screen sizes possible – including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, desktops, wearable devices and more. To succeed, our websites need to support these wildly different devices and screen sizes. In this course we will explore design principals and best practice when designing for mobile devices and will use "responsive design" with CSS media queries to develop a website that will best support this multi-device landscape.
Complete a certificate program or take a class to improve your skills. If participants can provide evidence of prior learning for any of these classes, then we will evaluate it for credit towards the completion of the specific certificate program.
Participants will receive a signed certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Fees include all course materials, additional lab time and a parking pass for the RI Convention Center Parking
Special WordPress Class
Jeremy Girard - Jeremy has been designing for the Web or screen since the late 1990s and has worked with clients large and small, including PepsiCo, Universal Studios, Honey Dew Donuts, The United Way of Rhode Island, and many more. In addition to his position with URI, Jeremy is the Director of Marketing for Envision Technology Advisors, where he also leads the company’s website design and development services. Jeremy is a regular contributor to leading industry publications, a speaker at various events, and he maintains a personal website and popular blog at www.pumpkin-king.com.
Mike Ryan - Mike started his career at advertising agencies including RDW, Trainor Associates and Leonard Monahan. He began creating websites as a hobby in 1994, and in ’96 created his own web design firm, NewMedia Advantage. This merged with Envision Technology Advisors in 2001, where he managed an ever-growing web team until 2011. Mike is a graduate of Princeton University and RISD, and has worked as a programmer, designer, online marketer and project manager on projects ranging from mom and pop sites to Fortune 100 projects. Clients have included Amica Insurance, Titleist, Textron, GTECH, MetLife, Fatima Hospital, and roughly 300 others. He is also one of the founders of the non-profit Rhode Island Film Collaborative and a hobby filmmaker. Since 2012, Mike has been acting as publisher (and webmaster) of the RI-based arts and entertainment paper Motif Magazine. He continues to consult on web development projects and speak at seminars nationwide on online marketing and WordPress related topics. He has been teaching in URI’s MMCP program since its inception in 1999.
Learn more about Mike at www.linkedin.com/pub/mike-ryan/2/37/908.
To REGISTER please
download registration form and mail, fax or call:
URI/Providence Feinstein Campus
80 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
These classes/programs are self-funding. We require a minimum of 5 registered students for classes to run; 16 is the maximum number accepted. Students need to meet all program requirements including a capstone project to be eligible to receive the program certificate. Full payment for a course is expected at the time of registration. We accept payments from an employer. To cancel your registration contact Christine P. Dolan, Email: email@example.com and a 100% refund will be issued if you cancel up to ten (10) days prior to the start date of a class. If you decide to drop a class after the first session, you will receive a 75% refund. No refunds will be granted after the first week of classes. Students need to meet all program requirements including a capstone project to be eligible to receive the program certificate.
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