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Graphic Design & Visual Communication

The Graphic Design certificates focus on professional design and production for printed and digitally published materials including brochures, newsletters, ads, books, and other publications. Learn the most effective use of graphic design skills for any graphic design project on the job, for your portfolio, to promote your business or for personal projects.

Graphic Design and Visual Communication - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Explore the language of visual communication by looking at design's rich history. Topics covered include the development of visual communications from the earliest pictographs to the work of contemporary designers and illustrators. Students complete a design project by the last class. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Suggested text: A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

55321
$249
9/26/18 - 10/3/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Develop a solid foundation in freehand drawing that will enhance your abilities in any visual communication project. Learn perspective drawing, how to use line, value, contrast, light and shadow to capture simple and complex shapes. Move on to illustration techniques to create professional black and white illustration from concept to final rendering using media such as pencil, pen and ink, acrylic and gouache. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $40. A materials list will be included on your registration receipt. Please bring these materials to the first class session. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

55201
$249
10/11/18 - 10/18/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Migrate your photos and hand drawn art into Adobe computer illustration programs to create electronic art! Learn how to enhance photos and sketches in Photoshop, then use them to create illustrations in Illustrator. Utilize paint, brush and pen tools, apply effects, and build a painting palette with color tables and blends to build finished computer illustrations. Prerequisites: 56211 and 56311 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

55204
$249
12/1/18 - 12/15/18
Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Adobe Creative Suite - Upcoming Classes

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.

Section FAA‐PD

56101
$249
10/3/18 - 10/10/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56011
$95
10/9/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
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.

Section FAA‐PD

56121
$325
10/11/18 - 10/23/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section FAB‐PD

56121
$325
10/15/18 - 10/24/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56122
$325
10/25/18 - 11/6/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section FAA‐PD

56361
$249
10/29/18 - 11/5/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Delve deeper into the creative power and the productive rewards of computer illustration. Topics include creating and using gradients, advanced type use, an in‐depth look at Illustrator's color controls, and plug‐in filters. Several illustrations and single‐page displays are presented for use in class. Prerequisite: 56211 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56212
$249
11/6/18 - 11/13/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Color is a critical part of design‐‐whether your project is destined for print, web, video or other media. A clear understanding of color theory and practical applications is the key to using color with confidence. Learn to apply theory in digital applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and more. Learn the differences and applications for Pantone, CMYK, RGB, Hexadecimal colors, and other important color tools. The psychology of color and color harmonies are also addressed. Prerequisite: 56101 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56392
$125
11/8/18 - 11/13/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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When it comes to digital illustrations and design possibilities, it's impossible to match the flexibility and depth of Illustrator and Photoshop. Learn how to seamlessly create artwork across both programs. With the newest versions of software, these tools are more integrated than ever. From Smart Objects to Illustrator's new color tools, learn how to get the most out of this powerhouse combo. Prerequisites: 56211 and 56311 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56315
$249
11/15/18 - 11/21/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Increase your InDesign efficiency, and learn professional page layout tricks. Create long documents quickly using multiple Master Pages, sectioning, table of contents and index creation tools, and multi‐file books. Data merge, libraries, Bezier drawing tools, tables, advanced typography techniques, an in‐depth use of color, and prepress features are also covered. Prerequisite: 56122.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56123
$325
11/26/18 - 12/5/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section FAA‐PD

56311
$249
11/26/18 - 11/30/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
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.

Section FAA‐PD

56312
$249
12/3/18 - 12/10/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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An online portfolio is a must for designers and anyone who creates visual media. Learn how to showcase your work by creating an online portfolio using InDesign's interactive features‐‐all without knowing any code! Topics include creating galleries, buttons, hyperlinks, animation, and adding audio and video for a truly dynamic interactive portfolio. Students will create an online portfolio in class. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA‐PD

56128
$325
12/7/18 - 12/14/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Graphic Design Certificates

Prerequisite Computer Classes (Choose 1 As Needed)
Class Name

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&utm_medium=course‐description&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

10/2/18 - 10/9/18
Tue, Thu 8:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM(3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
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 - FAB‐PD

10/22/18 - 10/29/18
Mon, Wed 8:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM(3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
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&utm_medium=course‐description&utm_campaign=da‐skills‐assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - FAB‐PD

10/22/18 - 10/26/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Kyle Dozier
CE South Building

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Or basic computer experience
Design Classes (5)
Class Name

Explore the language of visual communication by looking at design's rich history. Topics covered include the development of visual communications from the earliest pictographs to the work of contemporary designers and illustrators. Students complete a design project by the last class. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Suggested text: A History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs. Prerequisite: None. Suggested: 55101.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55321 | $249

History of Graphic Design - FAA‐PD

9/26/18 - 10/3/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Develop a solid foundation in freehand drawing that will enhance your abilities in any visual communication project. Learn perspective drawing, how to use line, value, contrast, light and shadow to capture simple and complex shapes. Move on to illustration techniques to create professional black and white illustration from concept to final rendering using media such as pencil, pen and ink, acrylic and gouache. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $40. A materials list will be included on your registration receipt. Please bring these materials to the first class session. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55201 | $249

Drawing to Illustration Basics - FAA‐PD

10/11/18 - 10/18/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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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 | TBA

Graphic Design I

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Digital Arts Program Supervisor for more information.
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Build on the design principles introduced in the introductory class. Learn effective visual communication through the use of marketing standards, color, creativity and graphic style. Estimating, art direction and working with clients and vendors are also addressed. Students complete comprehensive layouts for a project of their choice. Equipment and materials cost about $25. A materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisite: 55101 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55102 | TBA

Graphic Design II

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Class Name

Explore the process of designing a website, including conceptualizing, structuring, and applying design principles to create visually appealing and highly usable solutions. With an emphasis on design principles and information architecture best practices, topics include setting up a site map, designing an interface, and creating comprehensive storyboards. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101 or equivalent experience and working knowledge of the Internet.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55125 | TBA

Designing for the Web

TBA

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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 | TBA

Legal Issues in Visual Arts

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Digital Arts Program Supervisor for more information.
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Computer Classes (6)
Class Name

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

10/2/18 - 10/9/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56101 | $249

Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art - FAA‐PD

10/3/18 - 10/10/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
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 | $325

InDesign: Beginning - FAA‐PD

10/11/18 - 10/23/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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InDesign: Beginning - FAB‐PD

10/15/18 - 10/24/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56122 | $325

InDesign: Intermediate - FAA‐PD

10/25/18 - 11/6/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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InDesign: Intermediate - FAB‐PD

10/29/18 - 11/12/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
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 - FAA‐PD

11/26/18 - 11/30/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Class Name

An online portfolio is a must for designers and anyone who creates visual media. Learn how to showcase your work by creating an online portfolio using InDesign's interactive features‐‐all without knowing any code! Topics include creating galleries, buttons, hyperlinks, animation, and adding audio and video for a truly dynamic interactive portfolio. Students will create an online portfolio in class. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56128 | $325

InDesign: Online Portfolios - FAA‐PD

12/7/18 - 12/14/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Certificate Total: $2,934 for 106 Hours

Prerequisite Classes (As Needed)
Graphic Design Certificate Level 1 courses, as needed, or equivalent experience
Design Classes (3)
Class Name

Color is a critical part of design‐‐whether your project is destined for print, web, video or other media. A clear understanding of color theory and practical applications is the key to using color with confidence. Learn to apply theory in digital applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and more. Learn the differences and applications for Pantone, CMYK, RGB, Hexadecimal colors, and other important color tools. The psychology of color and color harmonies are also addressed. Prerequisite: 56101 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56392 | $125

Color Theory in Digital Media - FAA‐PD

11/8/18 - 11/13/18
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Class Name

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 - FAA‐PD

10/4/18 - 10/11/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - FAB‐PD

11/13/18 - 11/20/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Explore the process of designing a website, including conceptualizing, structuring, and applying design principles to create visually appealing and highly usable solutions. With an emphasis on design principles and information architecture best practices, topics include setting up a site map, designing an interface, and creating comprehensive storyboards. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101 or equivalent experience and working knowledge of the Internet.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55125 | TBA

Designing for the Web

TBA

This class will be scheduled on a future date. Please check with the Digital Arts Program Supervisor for more information.
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Business Classes (2)
Class Name
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Any 5- or 7-hour Business, Marketing, Social Media course.
Computer Classes (7)
Class Name
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Class Name

Delve deeper into the creative power and the productive rewards of computer illustration. Topics include creating and using gradients, advanced type use, an in‐depth look at Illustrator's color controls, and plug‐in filters. Several illustrations and single‐page displays are presented for use in class. Prerequisite: 56211 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56212 | $249

Illustrator: Intermediate - FAA‐PD

11/6/18 - 11/13/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Increase your InDesign efficiency, and learn professional page layout tricks. Create long documents quickly using multiple Master Pages, sectioning, table of contents and index creation tools, and multi‐file books. Data merge, libraries, Bezier drawing tools, tables, advanced typography techniques, an in‐depth use of color, and prepress features are also covered. Prerequisite: 56122.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56123 | $325

InDesign: Advanced - FAA‐PD

11/26/18 - 12/5/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
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 - FAA‐PD

12/3/18 - 12/10/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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An online portfolio is a must for designers and anyone who creates visual media. Learn how to showcase your work by creating an online portfolio using InDesign's interactive features‐‐all without knowing any code! Topics include creating galleries, buttons, hyperlinks, animation, and adding audio and video for a truly dynamic interactive portfolio. Students will create an online portfolio in class. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56128 | $325

InDesign: Online Portfolios - FAA‐PD

12/7/18 - 12/14/18
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(4 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 | TBA

Photoshop: Advanced

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Advance your skills to cutting edge communication design projects. Learn techniques that will optimize your designs with quicker setups, object management, and best practices for adding images and type. Refine your long document skills with an in-depth study of character and paragraph styles, table of contents creation, complex text wraps and automating files. Use special effects, manage complex paths and learn about snippets and libraries. Get ready for professional printing with preflight and package options. Prerequisite: 56123.

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56124 | TBA

InDesign: Expert

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Learn advanced computer illustration techniques such as blending, masking, compound paths, pattern fills, importing art from other programs, and using layers. Discuss advanced output topics, including trapping and separations. Students practice putting these techniques together to create complex illustrations. Prerequisite: 56212.

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56213 | TBA

Illustrator: Advanced

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Elective (1)
Any 9-hour Digital Arts course (54000-59999)

Certificate Total: $2,881-2,997 for 106-108 Hours

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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. A schedule of 12 or more classes in a semester is full-time. Six classes is half-time.


About The Graphic Design & Visual Communication Curriculum

Our Graphic Design certificate program offers curriculum in graphic design theory and related software. Basic design principles are covered in course 55101 Graphic Design I. This class provides the foundation for all other Graphic Design courses. Basic understanding of computer graphics software, including an overview of raster and vector graphics, is covered in 56101 Computer Graphics: Raster and Vector Art. This class is a prerequisite to all other computer graphics courses. We recommend taking these two classes early in your curriculum.


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 Graphic Design & Visual Communication classes.

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