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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 Certificates

Prerequisite Computer Classes (Choose 1 As Needed)
Class Name

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 - SPA-PD

4/22/17 - 4/29/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
CE South Building

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Windows: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/12/17 - 6/14/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (2 Session Total)
David Maldonado
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 - SPA-PD

4/22/17 - 4/29/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Chase Allard
CE South Building

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Mac OS X: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/19/17 - 6/23/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Joshua Martinez
CE South Building

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Or basic computer experience
Design Classes (5)
Class Name

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 - SPA-PD

6/1/17 - 6/15/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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 | $249

Graphic Design II - SPA-PD

4/20/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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Graphic Design II - SUA-PD

7/13/17 - 7/27/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
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: This class is offered only in the fall. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55201 | TBA

Drawing to Illustration Basics

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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 - SPA-PD

3/30/17 - 4/13/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Typography, the art and craft of selecting and setting type, can make or break a layout. Focusing on the critical awareness of type, topics include the history of type and its language, how to choose and specify type, type categories, type as a visual element, creative typography, and type design. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisite: 55101 or equivalent experience.

Note: This class is offered only in the fall. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55103 | TBA

Typography

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Create effective logos by understanding the processes, strategies, applications and roles that logos play within brand identity. Learn about different types of logos through case studies, design history, and critical examination. Students produce a corporate identity project. Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101. Suggested: 55102, 55201, 56211.

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

55123 | $249

Logo Design - SPA-PD

5/11/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
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 | $299

Designing for the Web - SUA-PD

8/17/17 - 8/31/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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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 | $195

Legal Issues in Visual Arts - SUA-PD

8/26/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Computer Classes (6)
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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 - SUA-PD

6/19/17 - 6/23/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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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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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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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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 | $249

InDesign: Intermediate - SPA-PD

4/20/17 - 4/27/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Denise Weaver Ross
CE South Building

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InDesign: Intermediate - SUA-PD

7/17/17 - 7/21/17
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 - SPA-PD

4/3/17 - 4/7/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Illustrator: Beginning - SUA-PD

6/20/17 - 6/27/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 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 - SPA-PD

3/28/17 - 4/4/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Beginning - SUA-PD

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

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Photoshop: Beginning - SUB-PD

6/10/17 - 6/24/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 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: 56121/6.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

56128 | TBA

InDesign: Online Portfolios

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Utilize the note-making and markup capabilities of Acrobat Pro to make notations to documents for editing and updating. Set up navigation features to make it easy for users to link to other pages, web pages, or other PDFs. Learn how to create electronic forms. Discover how a PDF opens for a user, how to make limited text changes in a PDF, and embed media such as audio and video. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101/11 or equivalent experience.

Note: The last class session ends at 8:30pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

56181 | TBA

Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs

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Learn to prepare digital files for commercial printing in this introduction to electronic prepress technology. Discover the fundamental terms and technology involved, including pagination, spot and process color, trapping, registration, color separations, halftones and printing technologies. Master the basics of preparing quality files in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Prerequisites: 56121 and 56311 or equivalent experience. Suggested: 56181, 56211.

Note: This class is offered once a year. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56185 | $249

Digital Prepress - SPA-PD

4/24/17 - 4/28/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

56392 | TBA

Color Theory in Digital Media

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Typography, the art and craft of selecting and setting type, can make or break a layout. Focusing on the critical awareness of type, topics include the history of type and its language, how to choose and specify type, type categories, type as a visual element, creative typography, and type design. Note: Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisite: 55101 or equivalent experience.

Note: This class is offered only in the fall. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55103 | TBA

Typography

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Create effective logos by understanding the processes, strategies, applications and roles that logos play within brand identity. Learn about different types of logos through case studies, design history, and critical examination. Students produce a corporate identity project. Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101. Suggested: 55102, 55201, 56211.

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

55123 | $249

Logo Design - SPA-PD

5/11/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kevin Glasgow
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 | $299

Designing for the Web - SUA-PD

8/17/17 - 8/31/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
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 - SPA-PD

4/21/17 - 5/5/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Lisa Tannenbaum
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - SPB-PD

5/1/17 - 5/15/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - SPC-PD

6/3/17 - 6/17/17
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 - SUA-PD

6/19/17 - 7/3/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Photography with a Digital Camera I - SUB-PD

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

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Business Classes (2)
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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 17, Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

55701 | TBA

Projects in Digital Arts

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Any 5- or 7-hour Business, Marketing, Social Media course.
Computer Classes (7)
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Find out how to get accurate color on your monitor and match it to what comes out of your printer. The key is color management and calibration. Learn whats involved in managing color so that you can select and use calibration hardware and color management software to get consistent results for your printed digital photos, design proofs and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

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56013 | TBA

Color Calibration for Photographers and Designers

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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 | $249

InDesign: Advanced - SPA-PD

5/1/17 - 5/5/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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InDesign: Advanced - SUA-PD

7/24/17 - 7/28/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56124 | $249

InDesign: Expert - SPA-PD

5/15/17 - 5/19/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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InDesign: Expert - SUA-PD

7/31/17 - 8/4/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
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: 56121/6.

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56128 | TBA

InDesign: Online Portfolios

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Utilize the note-making and markup capabilities of Acrobat Pro to make notations to documents for editing and updating. Set up navigation features to make it easy for users to link to other pages, web pages, or other PDFs. Learn how to create electronic forms. Discover how a PDF opens for a user, how to make limited text changes in a PDF, and embed media such as audio and video. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101/11 or equivalent experience.

Note: The last class session ends at 8:30pm. UNM Tuition Remission eligible.

56181 | TBA

Acrobat Pro: Working with PDFs

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Learn to prepare digital files for commercial printing in this introduction to electronic prepress technology. Discover the fundamental terms and technology involved, including pagination, spot and process color, trapping, registration, color separations, halftones and printing technologies. Master the basics of preparing quality files in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Prerequisites: 56121 and 56311 or equivalent experience. Suggested: 56181, 56211.

Note: This class is offered once a year. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56185 | $249

Digital Prepress - SPA-PD

4/24/17 - 4/28/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
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.

56212 | $249

Illustrator: Intermediate - SPA-PD

4/10/17 - 4/13/17
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Illustrator: Intermediate - SUA-PD

7/11/17 - 7/18/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

56213 | $249

Illustrator: Advanced - SPA-PD

4/17/17 - 4/24/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Illustrator: Advanced - SUA-PD

8/22/17 - 8/29/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 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 - SPA-PD

4/11/17 - 4/18/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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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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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 - SPA-PD

4/20/17 - 4/27/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Photoshop: Advanced - SUA-PD

7/25/17 - 8/1/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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

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

Graphic Design & Related Classes

Graphic Design and Visual Communication - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Using free internet applications and a low cost (~$5.00) cell phone application, you'll geotag your photos, make thumbnails and geo-locate those photos in Google Earth. You can make a Google Earth file to email your photos and map locations to your family and friends to bring your images to life. Turn your vacation photos into a sharable and multidimensional experience! In addition, you can geo-locate applicable photos to create that same engaging experience for professional projects.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55014
$149
7/15/17
Sat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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.

Section SPA-PD

55101
$249
6/1/17 - 6/15/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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.

Section SPA-PD

55102
$249
4/20/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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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.

Section SUA-PD

55102
$249
7/13/17 - 7/27/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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Create effective logos by understanding the processes, strategies, applications and roles that logos play within brand identity. Learn about different types of logos through case studies, design history, and critical examination. Students produce a corporate identity project. Equipment and materials cost about $25; a materials list will be available the first day of class. Prerequisites: 55101. Suggested: 55102, 55201, 56211.

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

Section SPA-PD

55123
$249
5/11/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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.

Section SUA-PD

55125
$299
8/17/17 - 8/31/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zac Van Note
CE South Building

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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 SPA-PD

55321
$249
3/30/17 - 4/13/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kevin Glasgow
CE South Building

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Spend the day becoming familiar with new techniques to create immersive images and presentations that take advantage of 3D technology, interactive panoramic images and more. A great starter course for iOS and Android users. At the end of the day you will have made your first virtual reality presentations and they will be ready to share among friends or colleagues. This class uses free and cheap tools.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

55323
$149
6/17/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Henry Lopez
CE South Building

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Spend the day becoming familiar with new techniques to create immersive images and presentations that take advantage of 3D technology, interactive panoramic images and more. A great starter course for iOS and Android users. At the end of the day you will have made your first virtual reality presentations and they will be ready to share among friends or colleagues. This class uses free and cheap tools.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUB-PD

55323
$149
7/15/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Henry Lopez
CE South Building

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Spend the day becoming familiar with new techniques to create immersive images and presentations that take advantage of 3D technology, interactive panoramic images and more. A great starter course for iOS and Android users. At the end of the day you will have made your first virtual reality presentations and they will be ready to share among friends or colleagues. This class uses free and cheap tools.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUC-PD

55323
$149
8/19/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Henry Lopez
CE South Building

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Adobe Creative Suite - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

56005
$195
6/5/17 - 6/7/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section SPA-PD

56012
$95
4/6/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

56041
$125
8/7/17 - 8/9/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Learn how to design and produce a flyer with Adobe InDesign that you can print and hand out, email in PDF form or send to a commercial printer for output. InDesign is a highly versatile tool for creating flyers and ads and other documents that grab attention with colorful imagery, striking graphics and attractive typography. Get an introduction to the tools and techniques for flyer-creation, including document set-up, character formatting, importing and sizing graphics, and page layout tips. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

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Section SPA-PD

56045
$195
4/22/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section SUA-PD

56101
$249
6/19/17 - 6/23/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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.

Section SUB-PD

56101
$249
8/7/17 - 8/10/17
Mon, Wed, 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 SUA-PD

56121
$249
7/10/17 - 7/14/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 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 SUB-PD

56121
$249
7/25/17 - 8/1/17
Tue, Thu 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 SPA-PD

56122
$249
4/20/17 - 4/27/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denise Weaver Ross
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 SUA-PD

56122
$249
7/17/17 - 7/21/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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 SPA-PD

56123
$249
5/1/17 - 5/5/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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 SUA-PD

56123
$249
7/24/17 - 7/28/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

56124
$249
5/15/17 - 5/19/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

56124
$249
7/31/17 - 8/4/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Learn to prepare digital files for commercial printing in this introduction to electronic prepress technology. Discover the fundamental terms and technology involved, including pagination, spot and process color, trapping, registration, color separations, halftones and printing technologies. Master the basics of preparing quality files in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Prerequisites: 56121 and 56311 or equivalent experience. Suggested: 56181, 56211.

Note: This class is offered once a year. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

56185
$249
4/24/17 - 4/28/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Section SPA-PD

56211
$249
4/3/17 - 4/7/17
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

Section SUA-PD

56211
$249
6/20/17 - 6/27/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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 SPA-PD

56212
$249
4/10/17 - 4/13/17
Mon, Wed, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
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 SUA-PD

56212
$249
7/11/17 - 7/18/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

56213
$249
4/17/17 - 4/24/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SUA-PD

56213
$249
8/22/17 - 8/29/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Explore ways to work faster and more efficiently while enhancing the style and realism of your Illustrator projects. Take advantage of non-destructive techniques that gives you more control of your designs, illustrations and typography with symbols, styles, actions and color guides. Make custom brushes and patterns, apply variable width strokes, use advanced shading and color techniques with a gradient mesh and add dimension to designs with the 3D tool. Additional topics cover planning and organization, such as managing links, using guides, creating custom artboard layouts and exporting methods. Prerequisite: 56213.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

56214
$249
5/10/17 - 5/17/17
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
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 SPA-PD

56311
$249
3/28/17 - 4/4/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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.

Section SUA-PD

56311
$249
6/6/17 - 6/13/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aaron Barreras
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 SUB-PD

56311
$249
6/10/17 - 6/24/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 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 SPA-PD

56312
$249
4/11/17 - 4/18/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Zac Van Note
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 SUA-PD

56312
$249
7/11/17 - 7/18/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aaron Barreras
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 SUB-PD

56312
$249
8/24/17 - 8/31/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
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.

Section SPA-PD

56313
$249
4/20/17 - 4/27/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aaron Barreras
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.

Section SUA-PD

56313
$249
7/25/17 - 8/1/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Section SPA-PD

56314
$249
5/2/17 - 5/9/17
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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.

Section SUA-PD

56314
$249
8/8/17 - 8/15/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Aaron Barreras
CE South Building

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Discover how to use a Wacom drawing tablet to trace, draw and sketch in Adobe Photoshop. Get acquainted with the set-up and use of a Wacom drawing tablet, and how to create dynamic brushes in Photoshop that react to pressure, tilt and direction. Explore a variety of Photoshop tools to simulate naturalistic sketching and drawing using the tablet and stylus. Learn basic scanning and clean-up techniques to import your hand drawn ideas for use in Photoshop as a tracing template. Finally, add color to your artwork using mixing brushes, patterns and gradients. Prerequisite: 56311 or equivalent experience.

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Section SUA-PD

56318
$149
7/17/17 - 7/19/17
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
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.

Section SUA-PD

56331
$249
7/22/17 - 7/29/17
Sat 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Finish your photos to portfolio quality by using Lightroom and Photoshop together. Find out how these programs work together to allow you to make subtle to dramatic changes to your images that add to the overall quality of your body of work. Follow best practices for making selections, using adjustment layers and masks, cloning out distracting elements and transformation and cropping techniques. Work on your own photographs in class to get a sense of what techniques will best enhance your personal style of imagery. Prerequisites: 56311, 56361. Suggested: 56312.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA-PD

56365
$249
5/11/17 - 5/18/17
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Downloads:
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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.


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 Graphic Design & Visual Communication classes.

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