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Digital Photography & Filmmaking

The Digital Photography certificates offer professional training in creating, editing and manipulating digital photographs. Digital photography may be used in web design, multimedia, filmmaking, as a fine art medium or in commercial photography.

The Digital Filmmaking certificate provides training in video, audio, editing techniques and visual effects. Combine this certificate with Apple Certification in Final Cut Pro or Logic Pro.

Photography and Videography Classes

Photography and Videography - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine-tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Jul 15, 9:00AM-12:00PM. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55802
$249
7/10/17 - 7/24/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pat Berrett
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.

Section SUA-PD

55781
$125
7/31/17 - 8/7/17
Mon 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

Section SUB-PD

55801
$249
8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Develop your technical and creative skills as a digital videographer. Learn how to achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your own digital video camera. Implement some basic skills and shooting techniques. Topics include: video formats, camera capabilities, features and operation, camera control, movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera. Required Equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55911
$249
8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
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.

Section SUA-PD

55782
$125
8/14/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera, whether it is an iPhone or and Android phone. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we'll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Cell phone with photo capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUB-PD

55809
$125
8/15/17 - 8/22/17
Tue 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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In the past, aerial photography had to be shot from manned aircraft. The hugely expanding field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (or drones) has opened up new opportunities for aerial photographers. Drones can make citizens feel like masters of the sky while the FAA scrambles to keep up with regulating unmanned aircraft. Take a close look at these gadgets, how they work, why they are in such demand, and why safety is so important yet so often overlooked. We will discuss the process of flying the drone, operating the camera, downloading the footage and editing it. Weather permitting, a flight demo will be included. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55836
$95
8/23/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

Section FAA-PD

55801
$249
9/9/17 - 9/23/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lisa Tannenbaum
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

Section FAB-PD

55801
$249
9/12/17 - 9/26/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera, whether it is an iPhone or and Android phone. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we'll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Cell phone with photo capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55809
$125
9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine-tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Jul 15, 9:00AM-12:00PM. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55802
$249
10/3/17 - 10/17/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Whether you're looking to buy your first digital camera or upgrade your existing digital camera, you'll want to make the right choice. Gain the information you need to make a decision that's right for your professional or personal photography goals by discussing camera features such as megapixels, zoom values, JPG and RAW file formats and manual versus point and shoot capabilities. Learn about the differences between various memory cards, batteries, lenses, and other key accessories that will allow you to make the most out of your future camera investment. Note: To learn how to use your digital camera, see 55751 or 55801. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55752
$95
10/7/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

Section FAC-PD

55801
$249
10/9/17 - 10/23/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Take advantage of natural light, regardless of the situation, while improving your compositional skills. Practice and improve your knowledge of digital photography with local field trips and subsequent critiques. Find out how to take better photos, without having to buy an expensive and complicated camera and without getting bogged down in a lot of technical details. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Apr 1, 9am-12pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55810
$249
10/14/17 - 10/25/17
Sat 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Create a strong sense of depth in your photos by utilizing in-camera controls and making the most of photographic opportunities. Topics include the use of aperture and focal length to control depth of field and a comprehensive understanding of how light, background and textures can be used to make your images pop. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: Required field trip: Th, Mar 9, 10a-1p. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55828
$249
10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Tue, Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Develop your technical and creative skills as a digital videographer. Learn how to achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your own digital video camera. Implement some basic skills and shooting techniques. Topics include: video formats, camera capabilities, features and operation, camera control, movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera. Required Equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55911
$249
10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
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.

Section FAA-PD

55781
$125
10/21/17 - 10/28/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pat Berrett
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.

Section FAA-PD

55782
$125
11/4/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Journey to the magical world of extreme close-ups. Macro photography involves photographing a very small object or detail close-up in such a way that they can be reproduced greater than life size. Using specialized lenses or attachments to existing lenses, create intriguing images from various every day objects. Lighting and depth of field specifically in relation macro photography will be discussed. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities and tripod.

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Nov 12, 1-4pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55833
$249
11/7/17 - 11/21/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Documentary' can be defined as a creative way of dealing with reality. This course is an introduction to the art of Documentary filmmaking. Through lecture and screenings, the class explores documentary techniques, genres and styles. We will discuss what makes a good Documentary idea, and how to take that idea from concept to treatment to film project. We will set up and shoot an interview situation, and shoot cinema verité style. We explore the filmmaker's approach to his/her protagonist, and the situational awareness needed to come out with good Documentary material. Students complete this course having gained the fundamentals of coverage, story structure, directing and producing in Documentary. Prerequisite: 55911. Required equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: This class is offered only in the spring. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

Section FAA-PD

55921
$249
11/8/17 - 11/29/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your personal digital video camera by applying basic skills and shooting techniques. Emphasis is on hands-on training and video exercises. Topics include camera movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, basic lighting setups, microphones and audio, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisites: 55911, must have a digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55912
$249
11/13/17 - 11/20/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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In the past, aerial photography had to be shot from manned aircraft. The hugely expanding field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (or drones) has opened up new opportunities for aerial photographers. Drones can make citizens feel like masters of the sky while the FAA scrambles to keep up with regulating unmanned aircraft. Take a close look at these gadgets, how they work, why they are in such demand, and why safety is so important yet so often overlooked. We will discuss the process of flying the drone, operating the camera, downloading the footage and editing it. Weather permitting, a flight demo will be included. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55836
$95
11/16/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Explore creative techniques to create interesting and artistic black and white photographs using a digital camera. Discuss unique methods of exposure to develop various moods for your subject. Learn the benefits of photographing in JPEG and RAW, and when to utilize in-camera digital techniques to enhance your black and white photograph. Basic black and white developing utilizing Adobe Lightroom will be discussed. Composition techniques and lens selection will also be covered. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Dec 3, 9am-12pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55830
$249
11/27/17 - 12/2/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Create exceptional digital photographs by increasing your understanding of light. The quantity and quality of light directly affect the outcome of your photographs. Discover how to see light and then determine how the camera will respond to that light. Learn about ISO, exposure, white balance, color temperature, and color spaces. Setting up lighting equipment on location and in the studio will be covered, including basic studio lighting in your home or office. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent expereince, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA-PD

55822
$249
11/28/17 - 12/5/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
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.

Section FAA-PD

55783
$95
12/7/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Supplement your training with a two-hour one-on-one tutoring session in any Digital Photography topic with the purchase of a six-hour or longer class in the same or a similar subject. Call (505) 277-6037 to schedule a day and time that is convenient for you. Note: Online registration is not available. Prerequisite: One six-hour or longer class in a Digital Photography topic.

Note: Contact Caroline Orcutt at 277-6037 or digitalarts@unm.edu to schedule your Tutorial Elective. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

Section FAA-PD

55899
$199
12/16/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Photography and Videography Professional Certificates

Note: A digital camera is required for the Level I certificate. Although any type of digital camera may be used for the beginning classes, features for the more advanced classes, optimum camera include aperture priority, shutter priority, manual exposure and RAW format option. Suggested brands include: Canon, Nikon and Sony. If you plan to pursue a Level II certificate, please see the camera requirements for Level II.

Prerequisites (As Needed)
- Basic camera experience
- Basic computer experience
- OR:
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Whether you're looking to buy your first digital camera or upgrade your existing digital camera, you'll want to make the right choice. Gain the information you need to make a decision that's right for your professional or personal photography goals by discussing camera features such as megapixels, zoom values, JPG and RAW file formats and manual versus point and shoot capabilities. Learn about the differences between various memory cards, batteries, lenses, and other key accessories that will allow you to make the most out of your future camera investment. Note: To learn how to use your digital camera, see 55751 or 55801. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55752 | $95

Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera - FAA-PD

10/7/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Get hands-on training with the Mac's latest user-friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital-arts/digital-arts-course-skills-assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens and utm_medium=course-description and utm_campaign=da-skills-assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/23/17 - 10/30/17
Mon, Wed 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - FAA-PD

12/4/17 - 12/11/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Photography Classes (5)
Class Name

Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine-tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Jul 15, 9:00AM-12:00PM. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55802 | $249

Photography with a Digital Camera II - SUA-PD

7/10/17 - 7/24/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

55801 | $249

Photography with a Digital Camera I - SUB-PD

8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAA-PD

9/9/17 - 9/23/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Lisa Tannenbaum
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAB-PD

9/12/17 - 9/26/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine-tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Jul 15, 9:00AM-12:00PM. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55802 | $249

Photography with a Digital Camera II - FAA-PD

10/3/17 - 10/17/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. 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.

55801 | $249

Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAC-PD

10/9/17 - 10/23/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Take advantage of natural light, regardless of the situation, while improving your compositional skills. Practice and improve your knowledge of digital photography with local field trips and subsequent critiques. Find out how to take better photos, without having to buy an expensive and complicated camera and without getting bogged down in a lot of technical details. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Apr 1, 9am-12pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55810 | $249

Using Natural Light in Digital Photography - FAA-PD

10/14/17 - 10/25/17
Sat 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Create a strong sense of depth in your photos by utilizing in-camera controls and making the most of photographic opportunities. Topics include the use of aperture and focal length to control depth of field and a comprehensive understanding of how light, background and textures can be used to make your images pop. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: Required field trip: Th, Mar 9, 10a-1p. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55828 | $249

Creating Depth in Digital Photography - FAA-PD

10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Tue, Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (3 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Photography Elective (1)
Any 9-hour Photography and Videography course (55800-55999) $249
Business Class (1)
Class Name

When working with digital imagery, it's important to have an understanding of the legal principles and issues that affect your work. Gain the tools to recognize legal problems and address them appropriately. Topics include contracts for professional services, copyright, model releases, licensing, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, First Amendment issues, business formation, determining when to hire a lawyer and more. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55625 | $195

Legal Issues in Visual Arts - SUA-PD

8/26/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Kate Fitz Gibbon
CE South Building

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Computer Classes (6)
Class Name

Explore the differences between raster and vector graphics and determine which is best for each project. Understand key file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, native, RAW data, and discover how they import work within Adobe and other software programs. Additional topics include RGB, CMYK, spot and Web color systems and digital camera resolution conversions. This course provides important foundation information for all graphics software used in digital arts. Note: See Course Skills Assessment on our website at digitalarts.unm.edu. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56101 | $249

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - SUB-PD

8/7/17 - 8/10/17
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - FAA-PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Whether you're scanning photographic prints, negatives, slides or other originals, gain the information you need to buy and use a variety of scanners. Learn the basics of scanning, how to choose the right scanner, and how to use scanners with popular software programs like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56012 | $95

Scanning and Digitizing Photos - FAA-PD

11/24/17
Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Use Photoshop Elements (an inexpensive version of Photoshop) to color-correct, crop, and fine-tune your photographs. Add text and other enhancements to your photos, and explore several methods of sharing them, including via email and printing. Understand the differences between JPEG, TIFF, and camera RAW formats, and discuss the basics of color management. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56331 | $249

Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer - SUA-PD

7/22/17 - 7/29/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56311 | $249

Photoshop: Beginning - FAB-PD

10/4/17 - 10/11/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/4/17 - 10/11/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Use Photoshop Elements (an inexpensive version of Photoshop) to color-correct, crop, and fine-tune your photographs. Add text and other enhancements to your photos, and explore several methods of sharing them, including via email and printing. Understand the differences between JPEG, TIFF, and camera RAW formats, and discuss the basics of color management. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56331 | $249

Photoshop Elements: For the Digital Photographer - FAA-PD

10/17/17 - 10/24/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance and transform your images. Organize and cross-index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56312 | $249

Photoshop: Intermediate - SUA-PD

7/11/17 - 7/18/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Intermediate - SUB-PD

8/24/17 - 8/31/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Intermediate - FAA-PD

10/16/17 - 10/23/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Adobe Lightroom is an ideal photo editing tool for beginners and seasoned photographers alike. With Lightroom, getting your photography into the digital workflow on your computer is easier than ever. Import, process, manage, and showcase your images from one shot to an entire shoot. Enjoy tight integration with Photoshop allowing you to quickly make changes and then see the updated effects in Lightroom. Learn how to import photos, organize them, make changes and color corrections, and use Lightroom to present your images to an audience. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56361 | $249

Lightroom: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/17/17 - 10/24/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Certificate Total: $2,875 for 103 Hours

Note: A digital camera with manual capabilities is required for the Level II certificate. Optimum camera features include aperture priority, shutter priority, manual exposure and RAW format option. Suggested brands include: Canon, Nikon, and Sony. A tripod is also required. For additional details, see the Digital Photography Level II certificate flyer.

Prerequisites (As Needed)
Digital Photography Certificate Level 1 courses, as needed, or equivalent experience
Photography Classes (Choose 6)
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Develop your technical and creative skills as a digital videographer. Learn how to achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your own digital video camera. Implement some basic skills and shooting techniques. Topics include: video formats, camera capabilities, features and operation, camera control, movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera. Required Equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

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55911 | $249

Digital Videography I - SUA-PD

8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Digital Videography I - FAA-PD

10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Journey to the magical world of extreme close-ups. Macro photography involves photographing a very small object or detail close-up in such a way that they can be reproduced greater than life size. Using specialized lenses or attachments to existing lenses, create intriguing images from various every day objects. Lighting and depth of field specifically in relation macro photography will be discussed. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities and tripod.

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Nov 12, 1-4pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55833 | $249

Macro Photography - FAA-PD

11/7/17 - 11/21/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Documentary' can be defined as a creative way of dealing with reality. This course is an introduction to the art of Documentary filmmaking. Through lecture and screenings, the class explores documentary techniques, genres and styles. We will discuss what makes a good Documentary idea, and how to take that idea from concept to treatment to film project. We will set up and shoot an interview situation, and shoot cinema verité style. We explore the filmmaker's approach to his/her protagonist, and the situational awareness needed to come out with good Documentary material. Students complete this course having gained the fundamentals of coverage, story structure, directing and producing in Documentary. Prerequisite: 55911. Required equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: This class is offered only in the spring. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55921 | $249

Documentary Storytelling - FAA-PD

11/8/17 - 11/29/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your personal digital video camera by applying basic skills and shooting techniques. Emphasis is on hands-on training and video exercises. Topics include camera movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, basic lighting setups, microphones and audio, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisites: 55911, must have a digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55912 | $249

Digital Videography II - FAA-PD

11/13/17 - 11/20/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Explore creative techniques to create interesting and artistic black and white photographs using a digital camera. Discuss unique methods of exposure to develop various moods for your subject. Learn the benefits of photographing in JPEG and RAW, and when to utilize in-camera digital techniques to enhance your black and white photograph. Basic black and white developing utilizing Adobe Lightroom will be discussed. Composition techniques and lens selection will also be covered. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: Required field trip: Sa, Dec 3, 9am-12pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55830 | $249

Digital Black and White Photography - FAA-PD

11/27/17 - 12/2/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Create exceptional digital photographs by increasing your understanding of light. The quantity and quality of light directly affect the outcome of your photographs. Discover how to see light and then determine how the camera will respond to that light. Learn about ISO, exposure, white balance, color temperature, and color spaces. Setting up lighting equipment on location and in the studio will be covered, including basic studio lighting in your home or office. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent expereince, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55822 | $249

Professional Lighting Techniques for Digital Photography - FAA-PD

11/28/17 - 12/5/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Any 9-hour Photography and Videography course (55800-55999) $249
Design and Business Classes (3)
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Learn to create an effective layout for any graphic design project. Discover the principles of design for clear and attractive visual communication. Topics include an introduction to advertising, publication, and web design; logos and letterhead packages; layout; typography; and color theory. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55201.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55101 | $249

Graphic Design I - FAA-PD

9/28/17 - 10/5/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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Graphic Design I - FAB-PD

10/2/17 - 10/9/17
Mon, Wed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Alexis Estrada
CE South Building

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Synthesize the material learned in the Digital Arts Program with the individual attention needed to fill in any gaps. This course is designed for the advanced Digital Arts student who has the skills necessary to plan and produce a portfolio project. A project is chosen at the first meeting, so bring your ideas. Students create at least one portfolio piece to be displayed or published. Notes: Cost of materials varies; materials will be discussed the first day of class. This class offers service learning. Prerequisite: Any Level I Digital Arts certificate or equivalent experience.

Note: Class dates are Sep 8, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55701 | $295

Projects in Digital Arts - FAA-PD

11/2/17 - 12/14/17
Thu 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Thu 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Thu 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM and Thu 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Caroline Orcutt
CE South Building

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Any 5- or 7-hour Business, Marketing, Social Media course.
Computer or Design Classes (Choose 2)
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Learn cutting-edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In-class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - SUA-PD

7/10/17 - 7/14/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Navigate Photoshop like the pros! Discover advanced techniques for enhancing photographs and compositing images, advanced use of layers (layer masks, layer comps, smart objects, smart filters), advanced selections and special effects with channels, automating and batch processing. The course includes exercises in enhancing a variety of images and creating complex collage-based art. Prerequisite: 56312.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56313 | $249

Photoshop: Advanced - SUA-PD

7/20/17 - 7/27/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Learn cutting-edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In-class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - SUB-PD

7/25/17 - 8/1/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with new features and powerful ways to combine existing tools. Explore creative ways to apply filters, including Smart Filters, Filter Gallery and new filters like the Blur filters, Shake Reduction filter, Oil Paint filter. Discover new ways to use Noise Reduction and Lighting Effects. Push the envelope with the puppet warp, animation and video tools. Explore the richness of high dynamic range (HDR) features to enhance your photos. Master selections with Layer Masks and enhancements to the Refine Edge command. Explore advanced layer capabilities, including layer masks, vector masks, labeling, grouping and searching for layers. Prerequisite: 56313.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56314 | $249

Photoshop: Expert - SUA-PD

8/8/17 - 8/15/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of video and audio editing using the non-linear editing (NLE) system Adobe Premiere. Topics include traditional editing vs. NLE, DV capture, importing, editing, transitions, keying, effects, audio, titles, and digital movie file export formats. Students assemble several short movies that demonstrate various editing techniques for video and sound. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101 or 56311.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

57311 | $295

Premiere Pro: Beginning - SUA-PD

8/15/17 - 8/22/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chris Paul
CE South Building

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Learn cutting-edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In-class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/3/17 - 10/10/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Elisa Valdez
CE South Building

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Navigate Photoshop like the pros! Discover advanced techniques for enhancing photographs and compositing images, advanced use of layers (layer masks, layer comps, smart objects, smart filters), advanced selections and special effects with channels, automating and batch processing. The course includes exercises in enhancing a variety of images and creating complex collage-based art. Prerequisite: 56312.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56313 | $249

Photoshop: Advanced - FAA-PD

10/25/17 - 11/1/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of video and audio editing using the non-linear editing (NLE) system Adobe Premiere. Topics include traditional editing vs. NLE, DV capture, importing, editing, transitions, keying, effects, audio, titles, and digital movie file export formats. Students assemble several short movies that demonstrate various editing techniques for video and sound. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101 or 56311.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

57311 | $295

Premiere Pro: Beginning - FAA-PD

11/30/17 - 12/7/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chris Paul
CE South Building

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Learn cutting-edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In-class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56121 | $249

InDesign: Beginning - FAB-PD

12/4/17 - 12/8/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector art in both color and black and white. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including geometric and freeform drawing tools, transformation tools and path editing, paint and type tools, and exporting art for output. Special emphasis is given to the ways Illustrator facilitates drawing. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56211 | $249

Illustrator: Beginning - FAA-PD

12/6/17 - 12/13/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with new features and powerful ways to combine existing tools. Explore creative ways to apply filters, including Smart Filters, Filter Gallery and new filters like the Blur filters, Shake Reduction filter, Oil Paint filter. Discover new ways to use Noise Reduction and Lighting Effects. Push the envelope with the puppet warp, animation and video tools. Explore the richness of high dynamic range (HDR) features to enhance your photos. Master selections with Layer Masks and enhancements to the Refine Edge command. Explore advanced layer capabilities, including layer masks, vector masks, labeling, grouping and searching for layers. Prerequisite: 56313.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56314 | $249

Photoshop: Expert - FAA-PD

1/8/18 - 1/15/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

Registration for this section opens 11/27/17
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Elective (Choose 1 or More)
Any 9-hour Digital Arts course (54000-59999)
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Certificate Total: $2,910-3,026 for 107-109 Hours

Notes: A digital video camera is required for the Digital Filmmaking certificate. Although any type of digital video camera or stills camera with video mode may be used for class, optimum features include: A High Definition Video Camera with manual control of focus, exposure, aperture, white balance and gain; headphones and microphone jacks, audio input volume control. A tripod is also required. For additional details, see the Digital Filmmaking Certificate Flyer.

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Get hands-on training with the Mac's latest user-friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital-arts/digital-arts-course-skills-assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens and utm_medium=course-description and utm_campaign=da-skills-assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/23/17 - 10/30/17
Mon, Wed 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

Note: This class uses Windows 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - FAA-PD

12/4/17 - 12/11/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Or basic computer experience
Photography and Videography Classes (3)
Class Name

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 - SUA-PD

8/14/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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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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Develop your technical and creative skills as a digital videographer. Learn how to achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your own digital video camera. Implement some basic skills and shooting techniques. Topics include: video formats, camera capabilities, features and operation, camera control, movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, sound, light, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of your camera. Required Equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55911 | $249

Digital Videography I - SUA-PD

8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Digital Videography I - FAA-PD

10/19/17 - 10/26/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Documentary' can be defined as a creative way of dealing with reality. This course is an introduction to the art of Documentary filmmaking. Through lecture and screenings, the class explores documentary techniques, genres and styles. We will discuss what makes a good Documentary idea, and how to take that idea from concept to treatment to film project. We will set up and shoot an interview situation, and shoot cinema verité style. We explore the filmmaker's approach to his/her protagonist, and the situational awareness needed to come out with good Documentary material. Students complete this course having gained the fundamentals of coverage, story structure, directing and producing in Documentary. Prerequisite: 55911. Required equipment: Digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: This class is offered only in the spring. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

55921 | $249

Documentary Storytelling - FAA-PD

11/8/17 - 11/29/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Achieve satisfying and professional-looking footage using your personal digital video camera by applying basic skills and shooting techniques. Emphasis is on hands-on training and video exercises. Topics include camera movement and composition, types of shots that make up a scene, basic lighting setups, microphones and audio, and how to shoot with editing in mind. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisites: 55911, must have a digital video camera (any type) or digital stills camera with video mode.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55912 | $249

Digital Videography II - FAA-PD

11/13/17 - 11/20/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Business Class (1)
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When working with digital imagery, it's important to have an understanding of the legal principles and issues that affect your work. Gain the tools to recognize legal problems and address them appropriately. Topics include contracts for professional services, copyright, model releases, licensing, trademarks, rights of publicity and privacy, First Amendment issues, business formation, determining when to hire a lawyer and more. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55625 | $195

Legal Issues in Visual Arts - SUA-PD

8/26/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Kate Fitz Gibbon
CE South Building

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Computer Classes (8)
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Explore the differences between raster and vector graphics and determine which is best for each project. Understand key file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, native, RAW data, and discover how they import work within Adobe and other software programs. Additional topics include RGB, CMYK, spot and Web color systems and digital camera resolution conversions. This course provides important foundation information for all graphics software used in digital arts. Note: See Course Skills Assessment on our website at digitalarts.unm.edu. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

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56101 | $249

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - SUB-PD

8/7/17 - 8/10/17
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - FAA-PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56311 | $249

Photoshop: Beginning - FAB-PD

10/4/17 - 10/11/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Beginning - FAA-PD

10/4/17 - 10/11/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this three-day hands-on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Students work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing--from basic techniques to Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Notes: This is an AATC course. The testbook and one Apple Certification Exam Session is included in the cost of this class. The exam may be taken up to six months after completion of the class. This class has a 14-day advance notice cancellation policy. Prerequisite: 54101 or basic knowledge of Mac OS X. Suggested: 56101 or 56311 or basic knowledge of editing terminology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. This class requires a written request 14 days prior to the start date to drop the class or transfer to another section.

57911 | $995

Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production - SUB-PD

7/18/17 - 7/20/17
Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Brad Stoddard
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of video and audio editing using the non-linear editing (NLE) system Adobe Premiere. Topics include traditional editing vs. NLE, DV capture, importing, editing, transitions, keying, effects, audio, titles, and digital movie file export formats. Students assemble several short movies that demonstrate various editing techniques for video and sound. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101 or 56311.

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57311 | $295

Premiere Pro: Beginning - SUA-PD

8/15/17 - 8/22/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chris Paul
CE South Building

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Final Cut Pro X is a revolutionary video editing application that helps beginners and seasoned professionals achieve stunning results. In this three-day hands-on course, students become familiar with the user interface while they learn how to perform editing functions. Students work with real-world media to learn practical approaches to video editing--from basic techniques to Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Notes: This is an AATC course. The testbook and one Apple Certification Exam Session is included in the cost of this class. The exam may be taken up to six months after completion of the class. This class has a 14-day advance notice cancellation policy. Prerequisite: 54101 or basic knowledge of Mac OS X. Suggested: 56101 or 56311 or basic knowledge of editing terminology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. This class requires a written request 14 days prior to the start date to drop the class or transfer to another section.

57911 | $995

Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production - FAA-PD

10/9/17 - 11/1/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Brad Stoddard
CE South Building

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Final Cut Pro X: Professional Post Production - FAB-PD

11/15/17 - 12/1/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Brad Stoddard
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of video and audio editing using the non-linear editing (NLE) system Adobe Premiere. Topics include traditional editing vs. NLE, DV capture, importing, editing, transitions, keying, effects, audio, titles, and digital movie file export formats. Students assemble several short movies that demonstrate various editing techniques for video and sound. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101 or 56311.

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57311 | $295

Premiere Pro: Beginning - FAA-PD

11/30/17 - 12/7/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chris Paul
CE South Building

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Go beyond the fundamentals of video and sound editing and learn more advanced non-linear editing techniques. Topics include keyframes, motion effects, chromakeying, video codecs for the Internet, and advanced titling. Import music from a CD or MP3 Player, and create soundscapes by mixing audio tracks. Prerequisite: 57311 or equivalent experience.

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57312 | $295

Premiere Pro: Intermediate - FAA-PD

12/12/17 - 12/19/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Chris Paul
CE South Building

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Learn the fundamentals of computer recording for film, music or podcasts. Topics include multitrack recording, podcasting basics, virtual instrument and effect plugins and two-track editing. In addition get a foundational understanding of file formats, computer audio hardware basics, and internet audio. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

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57601 | $295

Digital Audio I - FAA-PD

9/25/17 - 10/2/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joey Belville
CE South Building

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Get an introduction to Logic Pro's primary features and basic user interface. Students learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro's comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, using external MIDI controllers, mixing, and creating final output. Notes: This is an AATC course. The textbook and one Apple Certification Exam Session is included in the cost of this class. The exam may be taken up to six months after completion of the class. This class has a 14-day advance notice cancellation policy. Prerequisite: 54101 or basic knowledge of Mac OS X. Suggested: 57601 or basic knowledge of audio terminology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. This class requires a written request 14 days prior to the start date to drop the class or transfer to another section.

57981 | $995

Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production - SUA-PD

7/24/17 - 8/3/17
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Joey Belville
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

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55801 | $249

Photography with a Digital Camera I - SUB-PD

8/7/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAA-PD

9/9/17 - 9/23/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Lisa Tannenbaum
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAB-PD

9/12/17 - 9/26/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAC-PD

10/9/17 - 10/23/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Get an introduction to Logic Pro's primary features and basic user interface. Students learn how to generate a customized audio and MIDI configuration that will seamlessly integrate with their own personal production studio. Students also create their own song using Logic Pro's comprehensive array of software instruments, Apple Loops, and DSP effects. In-depth lessons cover MIDI and audio recording, streamlined editing and arrangement techniques, user defined key commands, automation, using external MIDI controllers, mixing, and creating final output. Notes: This is an AATC course. The textbook and one Apple Certification Exam Session is included in the cost of this class. The exam may be taken up to six months after completion of the class. This class has a 14-day advance notice cancellation policy. Prerequisite: 54101 or basic knowledge of Mac OS X. Suggested: 57601 or basic knowledge of audio terminology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. This class requires a written request 14 days prior to the start date to drop the class or transfer to another section.

57981 | $995

Logic Pro X 10.1: Professional Music Production - FAA-PD

11/6/17 - 11/22/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Joey Belville
CE South Building

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And Choose 1: Any 9-hour Digital Arts Course (55000-59999)

Certificate Total: $2,994-4,145 for 102-123 Hours

One Apple Certification Exam is included in the cost of Logic Pro X: Professional Music Production.

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All Digital Arts programs are designed to prepare students for an internship, entry-level employment or business.

Half-time to full-time students should be able to complete one master certificate in two semesters or fewer.


About the Digital Photography & Filmmaking Curriculum

Our Digital Photography and Filmmaking certificate programs combine curriculum in photography and filmmaking theory and related software. As digital cameras and software become more sophisticated, so does the tendency for digital photography and filmmaking to merge. It’s not uncommon for a professional photographer to also have videography skills and vice versa.

Digital Photography Curriculum

Photography students should take 55801 Photography with a Digital Camera as early in their curriculum as possible as it is a prerequisite to all other Photography courses. For equipment requirements, see the downloadable flyers for each Digital Photography certificate. For additional equipment guidance, register for class 55752 Digital Cameras: Buying the Right Camera or contact the program supervisor for advisement.

Digital Filmmaking Curriculum

Filmmaking students should take 55911 Digital Videography: An Introduction as early in their curriculum as possible. Combining this certificate with Apple Certification in Final Cut Pro is an option. For equipment requirements, see the downloadable flyer for the Digital Filmmaking certificate. For additional information, contact the program supervisor for advisement.


Digital Arts Package

Purchase SIX (6) courses within Digital Arts (course numbers between 54000 and 59999) at the same time and receive 15% off your purchase price. Inquire at time of registration. Some restrictions may apply.


Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Professional Development Tuition Remission for Digital Photography & Filmmaking classes.

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