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Beginner Series

The Beginner Series classes are very short and affordable introductory classes in Digital Arts topics. This series is designed for those who are interested in Digital Arts, but may be short on time or budget. The Beginner Series classes may be applied to a certificate program with the approval of the program supervisor. If you decide to pursue a certificate or further your Digital Arts training.

Beginners Series Classes

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Creating an online gallery is easy and affordable by using a web template from a company like GoDaddy or Wix. Learn how to build your own high quality website using a web template from an available web service. Sign up with a web service, establish an account, determine a domain name, add text and images to your site and set up email and payment links. Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58013 | $149

Web Design: Create an Online Gallery - FAA‐PD

10/12/17 - 10/17/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Become acquainted with fundamental computer terminology and the Mac in a relaxed, easy‐paced setting. Work with the Mac's basic functions by learning about startup and shutdown procedures, keyboard and mouse operation, and other computer functions specific to the Mac. Get a brief introduction to some of the Mac's built‐in applications for composing letters, reading PDF files, sending emails and surfing the Internet. This course is for the computer novice. Note: See the Course Skills Assessment for this class on our website at digitalart.unm.edu. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54010 | $125

Mac for New Computer Users - FAA‐PD

10/16/17 - 10/18/17
Mon, Wed 8:30 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (2 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of photography as you explore the capabilities of your digital camera. Discover what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are and how they affect your photographs. Find out how and when to use flash, and experiment with photographic composition to get the most out of your camera‐‐and yourself! Recommended for those new to photography as well as film photographers who want to make the switch to digital. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55781 | $125

Digital Photography Basics - FAA‐PD

10/21/17 - 10/28/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Improve your photos with simple photo‐editing techniques used by amateurs and professionals alike. Learn to rotate, crop, and enhance your digital photos for sharing and presentation. Discover the distinctions between different popular photo‐editing programs and discuss various file formats, such as JPG, TIFF and camera RAW to determine which programs and formats best suit your work and support best practices. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56041 | $125

Photo Editing: Basics - FAA‐PD

10/23/17 - 10/25/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Adobe created this outstanding Creative Suite of programs: InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, Bridge and Acrobat. This class is designed to provide a hands‐on overview of these programs in order to help you make the most of your creative ideas. Whether you're using Mac or Windows, discover how the Adobe Creative Suite of programs allows you to design beautiful layouts, create great illustrations, edit your photos, build websites, work with interactive animations, optimize graphics and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56005 | $195

Discover the Adobe Creative Suite - FAA‐PD

10/31/17 - 11/2/17
Tue, Thu 2:30 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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One definition for photographic composition is simple: the pleasing selection and arrangement of subjects within the picture area. In general, good pictures result from careful attention to some basic elements of composition together with appropriate lighting and an interesting subject. Become familiar with the practical applications of the key elements of composition to improve your photography: point of interest, simplicity, contrast, balance, framing, viewpoint, movement, diagonals and rule of thirds. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55782 | $125

Photography Composition - FAA‐PD

11/4/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Using fundamental and free web design tools, create a website for personal or business use. Employ strategies for planning your site, creating and linking individual web pages, and adding images for visual appeal. Use styles to change background colors and fonts to develop your own theme. Prerequisites: Basic computer and Internet experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58011 | $149

Web Design: Getting Started - FAA‐PD

11/9/17 - 11/14/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Chase Allard
CE South Building

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Create a free website on WordPress.com. Choose a title for your website and learn how to manage the settings to control your website. Select a theme, add content and work with images. Learn how to use plugins and widgets. If you decide to upgrade to a self‐hosted WordPress website, all the information from this class will apply. Prerequisite: 58011.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

58012 | $149

Web Design: Using WordPress - FAA‐PD

12/5/17 - 12/7/17
Tue, Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Make the transition from camera to computer. Learn how to download photos from your camera to your computer, how to best organize and archive photos, and how to protect your photos from losing image quality. Discuss optimum workflow patterns in order to start with best practices so that your photos are protected, manageable and accessible. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55783 | $95

From Camera to Computer - FAA‐PD

12/7/17
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Digital Arts for Youth

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Bring a Friend Discount

Introductory Offer - Register with a friend for one or more of the Digital Arts Beginner Series classes and receive 25% off both registrations.

The Beginners Series classes may also be applied to a certificate program. Call (505)-277-6037 for more information.