Multimedia Certificate Program
URI’s Multimedia Certificate Program is carefully designed to enable successful participants to embark on a career in graphic design, web design and maintenance, advertising and other communication-related occupations. These dynamic programs have considerable appeal to adults seeking career change or advancement through enhanced knowledge of this growing technology.
Our instructors are experienced professionals who focus the course work on the practical application of acquired skills. If you have been thinking about a career change and are interested in visual technologies, we invite you to come in, talk to us and find out what this unique course has to offer.
For more information please call 401-277-5200.
Track 1 – Design for Print
Spring 2013 Schedule—TBA
Participants will complete a 96-hour, 32 session non-credit certificate program that will meet in the evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the URI/Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI.
Develop the skills to produce print media using the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign in 96 hours of Classroom instruction. Using this industry standard software, learn both the basic and advanced techniques of layout and design by creating and applying custom graphics, text, and images. Students will begin by learning core skills with special attention to file management, color control, image resolution, type selection and formatting, and delivery of print ready files. Coupled with instruction in the principles of good print design, this track offers a concentration on proper use of type, color, and images to create professional graphics/publications. Work one on one with instructors to achieve success in creating effective imaging, dynamic artwork, and more complicated layouts, including multi-page print documents. This track is project based, deadline oriented, and gives students experience in a fast-paced design/production atmosphere.
Capstone/Final Project - Demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competencies in this six-hour section through completion of a final project consisting of a logo and collateral package along with a companion brochure or related print media.
Spring 2013 Schedule – January 7 through April 24, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m
Participants will complete a 96-hour, 32-session non-credit certificate program that will meet in the evenings from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the URI/Feinstein College of Continuing Education, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI.
Learn the basics along with advanced techniques of Web site design and get an introduction to the Internet, design principles for the Web, HTML, CSS (cascading style sheets), and Search Engine Optimization. In this 96-hour section participants will use Adobe Flash, Acrobat, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver applications to build Web sites. The exercises presented will illustrate how to take a project from concept to completion, familiarizing you with industry standard tools and ensuring your site’s consistent performance and style across various platforms and browsers. Includes an in-depth look at how to use advanced CSS (cascading style sheets) to create scalable, access sites that conform to the latest professional Web Standards. Students will learn to focus on the visual, functional, and aesthetic considerations in designing striking and appropriate Web sites. Along with training in the powerful vector animation tool, Flash, which allows for visually rich, interactive websites, students will learn how to add value to a site through Search Engine Optimization and Social Media/Networking.
Capstone/Final Project - Demonstrate your knowledge, skills and competencies in this six-hour section by completion of a final project consisting of a multi-page web site.
Participants receive a signed certificate upon successful completion
of the program.
The course fee for the Multimedia Certificate Program is $4950. (64 Sessions/192 Hours).
The course fee for individual tracks is $2950. (32 Sessions/96 Hours) ***
Fees include all course materials, additional lab time and a parking pass for the RI Convention Center Parking Garage.
*** Track 2 (Design for Web), taken as an individual track, requires approval by the course coordinator to insure required software experience.
This certificate program is self-funding. We will require a minimum of 8 registered students in order for it to run; 16 is the maximum number accepted. Full payment is expected at the time of the registration. Payments made on your behalf by your company’s tuition assistance program are accepted and must be received before the start of the program. Cancellation of your registration must be made in writing (e-mail is acceptable) to the program coordinator, Beau Jones, email@example.com and a full refund will be issued if the cancellation is received up to 10 days prior to the start date of the program. We will accept a substitute in your place if your company’s tuition assistance program has paid on your behalf and this occurs before the start of the program. No refunds will be granted once the program begins. Should a participant need to miss any of the scheduled programs sessions, it will be their responsibility to work with the session instructor to ensure that they have met all requirements and are eligible to receive the course certificate.
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