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  • Advertising
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Graphic Design

      ACN-030

      Explore the process of problem solving for graphics through realistic design projects. Please note that this is not a computer class but rather a course in which you will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to graphic design as you develop your conceptual process, design skills and presentation techniques. Logotypes and a range of other design projects will be assigned.

      Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that you have access to a computer and some experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Advertising

      ACN-040

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to the art, and business, of advertising. You'll sharpen your conceptual thinking skills as you brainstorm innovative marketing strategies for a range of products and services, then create magazine, newspaper and billboard campaigns that bring those ideas to life in a smart, engaging way. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to the Advertising program at Art Center; adults contemplating a career change; or those just interested in learning how advertising professionals think and how the ad campaigns we see every day are created.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Copywriting

      ACN-041

      Explore the history of copywriting, where and how copywriting fits in today's world, and how to write copy that can be emotive, entertaining and informative. This course will arm students with a better understanding of how words can help launch brands, create loyalty, change perceptions and shape the world around you. This course will appeal to those who are expert visual problem solvers, but stumble over their own words when trying to say what they want to in simple English. This course is also perfect for writers seeking to expand their reach as storytellers in the advertising and marketing game.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

      This course introduces new and intermediate students to the skill sets needed in the design and illustrative fields. Each week students are introduced to a variety of core fundamentals necessary to succeed in the applied arts. Topics covered include an overview of comp sketching (people, places and objects), perspective (to create accurate space and dimension in indoor and outdoor environments), composition, color theory and visual communication. Ideal for those interested in the fields of graphic design, advertising and illustration, this course is designed to support and reinforce the skills necessary in the creation of successful content. More info: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

    • Typography 1

      ACN-125

      This course explores the structural and spatial properties of letterforms, providing the groundwork for display typography, logo design or alphabet design/redesign. The course introduces the five basic type families and expands on that vocabulary to include an investigation into hybrid, modified, digital and hand-drawn typefaces. Topics covered include properties of scale, proportion, figure-ground, cropping and overlap, as well as contrasts of weight, width, emphasis and direction. Pencil, pen, brush and ink and computer programs will be used, with attention given to both personal style and craftsmanship.

      Prerequisites: Access to a computer with a font library, plus basic skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-127

      Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes and designing expressive compositions are the foundations of visual expression. In this seven-week class, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro level, managing shapes inherent in the design process; and the macro level, learning effective ways to compose on the page. Time will be spent learning how to effectively control visual priorities on the page, whether in a painting, logo, website or drawing. With open assignments based on a student's area of interest, this course can serve to enhance ongoing projects and inform new ones. This course is suitable for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Illustrators and Designers. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Color:Artist/Design

      ACN-128

      Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week workshop, students will learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of their work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors within the color wheel; and the psychology of color. Discussions of color throughout the visual arts, including photo and film, will also be covered. Class projects will help students become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors are the best ones relative to a given assignment. This class is ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Letterform

      ACN-133W

      In Creative Letterform, you will learn to use letterforms as design elements and as a means of communication to convey verbal, emotional and associative information. Gain an understanding of the illustrative and character qualities of letterforms and become familiar with the personalities of various letterforms as you explore contrast, shape, size, color and direction. Discover how to create compositions using the form and construction of letters-straights and curves, verticals and horizontals can produce strong directional movement; thick and thin strokes and varying weights of letterforms can create textures, patterns and rhythms.

      No prerequisites.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sequential Images for Graphic

      ACN-135

      In this course, you will learn how a graphic designer or art director selects the best imagery whether photographic, illustrative, or video-based imagery -- to tell a compelling story in a sequence along with words, color and typographic style. A picture is not a box with an "X" in a layout. A picture is something happening, with action or emotion, color or tone, meaning. Although most people have cameras and can take pictures, students need to be taught to really look, to see, and use images well. Course will also explore ways that picture editing, cropping and page composition impact the visual message. Projects include photo essays for print and mobile applications.

      Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Intro to Graphic Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of InDesign is also required. Prior coursework in Typography 1 or Essential Typography is strongly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers

      ACN-139

      Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of media, including pencil, pen and markers. Emphasis is on developing visual communication skills for graphic design and packaging, product and advertising. Class will cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal class for designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Filmmaking

      ACN-152

      Learn the fundamental concepts and practices involved in filmmaking. In this course, directing and cinematography are closely linked and students explore methods that make a film play. Emphasis is on effective communication, storytelling and creative editing techniques for story enhancement. Students will make three short films. Required: access to a digital video camera and editing system (Art Center's cameras and computer lab facilities are not available for student use.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Essential Typography

      ACN-175

      Typography is the modus operandi graphic designers use to communicate and reinforce the content of graphic design pieces. With its strong emphasis on the typographical grid, this course is a vital foundation for editorial design and multi-page layout. This is an ideal course for students and designers who wish to use typography with greater confidence. Gain increased sensitivity to the details of typographic form, paragraph format, page-layout dynamics and the expressive potential of type. Topics also include type characteristics and nomenclature.

      Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that you have basic computer skills in Illustrator and InDesign (or similar graphics programs). Access to a computer with a font library is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Documentary Film

      ACN-251

      Have you always wanted to make a documentary, but weren't sure where or how to begin? This introductory course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot and edit short documentary video. Students will learn all aspects of production and, at the end of the semester, screen their short films in class. Throughout the course,a variety of films will be shown to provide a historical perspective and to illustrate different approaches and styles of the documentary. No previous experience is necessary; students are required to have access to a digital video camera and a digital editing system.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Art of Movie Trailer

      ACN-254

      This class will explore the art and evolution of the movie trailer as well as examine the processes, strategies and techniques used to create the trailers that generate interest in a motion picture, build excitement and drive box office. Trailers are often the art of condensing, distilling, packaging, and positioning an existing - or soon-to-be-existing - film into a short, provocative format. Sometimes it involves creating new materials from outside the movie to enhance the story and experience. But it's always about deciding which story to tell and telling it in an exciting way. Course will also examine how these approaches apply to films beyond Hollywood blockbusters, including independent features, student films, shorts and documentaries. An ideal course for writers, copywriters, editors, filmmakers, advertising professionals and anyone who wants an inside perspective on how this increasingly vital commercial art form is created. Based on your individual goals, you will research, conceive and develop trailer concepts in the class through a proof-of-concept pitch - either verbal, script, PowerPoint, or rough edit. Prerequisites: access to a computer with a word processor and/or basic editing software (editing not required.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Package Design

      ACN-256

      Explore the exciting and changing realm of package design. In this 14-week course, you will develop creative packaging solutions that attract visual attention through the use of 3D form, packaging materials, typography, color and graphics. The course will also explore sustainability issues and emerging technologies that will change consumer interaction with packaging in the future. An ideal course for designers seeking to add packaging design to their portfolio or increase their awareness of the packaging field.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY Graphic Design

      ACN-290W

      Employing strong original and conceptual thinking, this class will explore the craft and language of visual communication in a non-digital environment, expanding students' awareness and appreciation of the tactile quality of hand-crafted artwork. Traditional graphic design techniques will be the preferred method for producing class projects; students will use computers only in the production of artwork and to output digital prints. This class will introduce students to British trailblazers in the field of graphic design during the non-digital era. These designers, who produced record sleeves, posters, magazines and more, are the inspiration for this class.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 15 - AUG 17
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Welcome to the Jungle

      ACN-316

      With an emphasis on advertising copywriting, concepting and presentation skills, Welcome to the Jungle is designed to provide you with the tools necessary to express ideas in written form. Weekly writing projects cover the creation of billboard, print, radio, social media and TV ads as well as an assignment for a real product or service. An off-campus trip to a production studio and in-class visits from a range of ad professionals will help you understand the role of a copywriter and other ad agency professionals.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Advertising or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Graphic Design

      ACN-332

      This concept-oriented course is about integrating typography and images applied to projects such as magazine layouts, posters and transmedia identity systems to communicate a story, a message or a marketing idea for its intended audience. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving and research skills in defining the appropriateness of a design. Note: This is not a computer class. However, students should have some computer experience, plus access to a computer with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign or similar graphics programs.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-373

      In this course designed for intermediate- to advanced-level students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, you will be guided through the development of an innovative product or idea to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, you will select one of your ideas to focus on for the rest of the term, with the goal of creating a fully formed brand for your product including advertising, a logo, web design and packaging.

      Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Forming the Dream: Cmc 2

      ACN-496W

      Now that you have completed Crafting a Meaningful Career, you are ready to progress to the next level. To do that, you will need to: define your goals; create your vision and mission statements; identify your market; research the impact of your concept in the marketplace; develop fee structures; and market your concept. To provide you with a roadmap to success, in this class you will begin the process of creating either a business plan or life plan. You will meet with your fellow classmates each week to refine and add value to your concept. And you will discover how others have met the challenges of creating a new way of life for themselves.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 22
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Fulfilling the Dream: Cmc-3

      ACN-497W

      Building on the first two sections of this class, you will now be ready to address other important issues necessary to begin a successful new career. Continuing on the development of your business plan or life plan, you will address such issues as: forms of management; intellectual property; team building and communication; identifying the competition; identifying your competitive advantage; location; financing your new venture; and defining success. Once finished, you will have the tools necessary to proceed, confident that you have examined the necessary aspects of a fulfilling career, and ready to embrace a new career dimension of your own design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising degree students.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

    • Narrative Sketching

      INT-120X

      In this course you will learn how to capture and express ideas visually and how to compose a sequence of images with notes that explain a specific idea or tell a compelling story. Using your hand skills-basic pencil sketching, Rapid Vis marker sketching, perspective drawing and painintg with Photoshop-you will learn how to draw the figure in a narrative context (interacting with the environment and objects), get an understanding of the basics of proportions and foreshortening, and experiment with a variety of media. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Archetype Press
    • Self Branded Letterpress Wkshp

      ACN-550W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own business cards, calling cards or personal note cards using Archetype Press' large collection of wood type, lead foundry type, ornaments and decorative rules. Learn the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on Vandercook proof press.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 10 - JUN 11
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Printing Wood Type

      ACN-552W

      Get your hands dirty! Experience Archetype Press' collection of vintage wood type. Learn how to hand-set type and print on a Vandercook cylinder proof press. Explore the process of letterpress printing through composition, press lock-up, inking techniques and more. Over the course of four sessions, you will design and print a limited edition of 11" x 14" posters with two or more colors.

      No previous experience necessary. Note: Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting stained with ink.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 04
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Holiday Card Wkshp

      ACN-557W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique holiday cards, notes or gifts, using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Limited to 10 students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Intro to Letterpress Printing

      ACN-574W

      Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. This is a great introduction to setting and printing metal type, where you can take advantage of more than 2,500 drawers of foundry type in the Archetype Press collection. Learn how to use a pica rule, composing stick, leading, spacing, the layout of the California Job Case, mix ink and how to operate a Vandercook proof press. You will set, proof and print multiple copies of a poem or a few lines of text. We will then distribute type and clean up. No prerequisites or previous experience required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 20 - MAY 21
      JUN 24 - JUN 25
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Valentine Card Letterpress Wk

      ACN-580W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique valentine cards, notes or gifts using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats, and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing of the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

      Once you have printed at Archetype, you will want more...and more, and more. Bring your creativity and explore one of the largest foundry type collections in the United States. Create your own unique announcements, notecards, stationery, calling cards and beyond. No experience required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Business & Design Management
    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      Learn how to take everyday products and scenarios and, through a process of determining problems and "pain points," design innovative and compelling product solutions. This 14-week course is open to anyone who has ever had inventive ideas, creative solutions or good problem solving skills, and is strongly recommended for students planning to apply to Art Center's Product Design or Graduate Industrial Design programs. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • DAM! Digital/Mgt for Photo

      ACN-149W

      As photographers in the Digital Age, we now produce tens-of-thousands (if not hundreds) of images. Creating a sensible workflow that protects and optimizes your images is crucial. In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn best practices for managing your library of images, utilizing Adobe Lightroom as the hub to your photographic workflow. Concepts that will be covered include: proper file naming, organizational structure, archiving & proper back-up, Metadata, export & delivery, file formats, rating & tagging, round-tripping to Photoshop and building a repeatable workflow structure. Having a basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom is beneficial. Please bring a portable USB hard drive (and cable) with images to work with.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Experience Design

      ACN-202

      In order to stay competitive and connected with their customers, today more and more brands are morphing into multi-threaded brands. Brands are now more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' daily lives, which means branding strategists and interaction designers now need to play key roles in determining how they grow and thrive. In this course you will learn how to collaboratively build successful brands and deliver immersive experiences. You will use trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects to deliver enriching experiences for your target audience. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and Industrial Design degree programs.

      Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career

      ACN-481

      Change is inevitable. The days of getting an education, going to work for a company for thirty years, retiring, and playing golf until you die are long gone. By some accounts, Americans will have seven or more career changes during their working lives. Whether those changes are big or small, they all involve introspection on what you want out of your life, risk assessment, and consideration of the impact your decision will have on the lives of those you care about the most. This unique course offers you an opportunity to: examine the pros and cons of past employment; deep dive into what motivates you; and create a plan to confidently move on to the next level. It's about defining your unique purpose and how to make it a reality, not about filling in a slot on an HR staffing chart. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a creative consultant, Tony Luna will help you discover your new role and connect with a growing network of talented people who are now living their dreams. Redefine your goals and explore the exciting possibilities your talent has in store for you in this information-packed, vital, and enlightening class! In the words of George Eliot, "It's never too late to be who you might have been."

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Launching Your Art Career

      ACN-485W

      Maybe you've just finished art school. Maybe you've been perfecting your craft for years and are finally ready to put yourself out there. Whatever the situation, if you're eager to start exhibiting your work but you aren't sure what steps to take, this practical no nonsense seminar will help get you started. Topics include: setting goals, creating effective support materials, making connections, researching and understanding different exhibition opportunities, submitting your work, managing your time, studio visits, art world etiquette, pricing your work, selling your work and creating an action plan. Open to students and emerging artists who are looking to launch or refocus their art careers, find exhibition opportunities, etc.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The 'Business' of Photography

      ACN-494W

      During this jam-packed one-day seminar, instructor Dana Hursey will discuss "The Business"-how to launch your photography business and keep it growing.Hursey will share his insider's knowledge and business practices on the day-to-day operations of running his company. He will discuss business considerations, needs and professional practices. Topics will also include: equipment, estimating, production, pre- and post- production, invoicing and getting paid. Please bring your portfolio to class. Class meets off campus in the Pasadena area. Enrolled students will recieve address and directions.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Forming the Dream: Cmc 2

      ACN-496W

      Now that you have completed Crafting a Meaningful Career, you are ready to progress to the next level. To do that, you will need to: define your goals; create your vision and mission statements; identify your market; research the impact of your concept in the marketplace; develop fee structures; and market your concept. To provide you with a roadmap to success, in this class you will begin the process of creating either a business plan or life plan. You will meet with your fellow classmates each week to refine and add value to your concept. And you will discover how others have met the challenges of creating a new way of life for themselves.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 22
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Fulfilling the Dream: Cmc-3

      ACN-497W

      Building on the first two sections of this class, you will now be ready to address other important issues necessary to begin a successful new career. Continuing on the development of your business plan or life plan, you will address such issues as: forms of management; intellectual property; team building and communication; identifying the competition; identifying your competitive advantage; location; financing your new venture; and defining success. Once finished, you will have the tools necessary to proceed, confident that you have examined the necessary aspects of a fulfilling career, and ready to embrace a new career dimension of your own design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Right Brain Business Plan

      ACN-500W

      Is it time to step away from working in your business to work on your business? Most businesses fail because they don't have a business plan. But now, finally, there is a creative method of designing a business plan tailored specifically to creatives. In this four-session workshop, you will sidestep the traditional, dry approach to business plan creation and instead you will cut and paste, dream and collect, and organize and create a comprehensive, visual road map to the future. Gain clarity and momentum as you align your business with your values, identify your ideal clients and create a marketing strategy that reflects the real you. This class will inspire a business plan as unique as you are. Class meets over 2 weekends.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Digital Media
    • Digital Design 1

      ACN-101

      This introductory course covers the processes and tools involved in digital publishing for print and the Web. You will learn to draw, scan and manipulate images as design elements, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, to ultimately produce digital files for a print piece and a basic companion webpage. Basic Web structure, vector versus bitmap artwork concepts, resolution, color and output will be explored as you learn techniques required to design and produce various assignments. Prerequisite: Mac proficiency.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics of Digital Photography

      ACN-142

      Don't be a victim to your digital camera! Take command of your camera and learn how to get the results you want. Whether you are just starting out with photography or need a refresher course, this class will get you started from the ground up. This class will cover all basic camera functions, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting and the challenges of shooting in a digital world. Demonstrations will augment in-class lectures, critiques and hands-on computer time. A significant portion of the class will focus on the use of Adobe Lightroom as today's 'darkroom' for image adjustment, delivery and asset management. While this class may touch on Adobe Photoshop, this is not a Photoshop class. Students must have a digital SLR camera with manual exposure adjustment capabilities as well as access to a computer with Adobe Lightroom 3. (Adobe Lightroom is available at the Art Center Student Store for $99 with valid ACN student ID.)

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals

      ACN-190

      This course presents a practical introduction to the challenges of Web design. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization and page layout. Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website. HTML5 and CSS3 will be explored. This course is ideal for those new to website design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class. Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience is assumed; access to a computer with current versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver is required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-191

      This course offers an online, practical introduction to the challenges of Web design. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization and page layout. Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website. HTML5 and CSS3 will be explored. This course is ideal for those new to website design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming course. Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience is assumed; outside access to a computer with current versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Maya to Zbrush: 3D Character

      ACN-192

      This new course bridges the gap between Maya and Zbrush software applications to keep students up to date with today's evolving entertainment industry. Understanding the 3D workflow is a vital skill needed for working in today's studio environment. You will start by using Maya to model a 3D humanoid character with perfect animation flow, then use Zbrush to further refine, sculpt, and paint your 3D models. Finish the course with a portfolio-ready 3D character model. This course will provide a good introduction into these applications and is ideal for students interested in Entertainment Design, or Illustration. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior figure drawing or character design experience recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Motion Design 1

      ACN-211

      Motion graphics, as incorporated in broadcast design, film effects or the Internet, is a fast-growing field. This class will provide a working knowledge of current tools and techniques and explore issues of rhythm, space and time using animation, sound and video. Students will build a repertoire of different types of movement and learn keyframe editing and interpolation, masking, effects, basic sound editing and storyboarding for motion. Adobe After Effects for the Macintosh is used as a teaching tool, but the skills learned can be transferred to any application or platform. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modo for Entertainment

      ACN-233

      As the rapidly growing 3D content creation software, Modo is known for its speed and ease of learning. In this new course, you will learn how to get the best out of Modo and turn your ideas and sketches into production-ready assets. Focus will be on rapid ideation for entertainment projects such as quick 3D composition and environment studies, props and assets (weapons, vehicles, spaceships, etc.), texture and lighting, and final renders. Learn how to customize Modo to suit your workflow so that repetitive operations can be automated and streamlined for faster content creation going forward. Learn how to drive terrain generation with displacement maps, make iterations using various deformation tools, and use 3rd party plugins to boost your workflow.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Modeling and Rendering with Modo is recommended, but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Rhino: Furniture/Envi

      ACN-261

      This course is an overview of 3D computer-aided visualization concepts through the instruction of industry leading software, Rhinoceros 3D, with the focus on modeling for the design and representation of built environments and furniture. The use of V-Ray for still image rendering will be introduced and the course will touch on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator as essential support tools. The course is structured around three primary functions, Basics, Representations, and Advanced Modeling, which are not seen as completely separable, and intertwine with each other throughout the class. The first component of the course focuses on basic modeling skills, and modeling architecture of various scales so that students will become familiar with contemporary design methodology. The second part of the class introduces the process of representation and concepts of visual communication. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      New to the current version of Photoshop and a little lost as to what's different or where to find the features you're used to using in earlier versions? This skills-based class is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and prior experience with an earlier version of Photoshop. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 2

      ACN-296

      This course continues where Photoshop Kick-Start 1 left off. Many of the skills introduced in Kick Start 1 will now be taken to the next level, with higher expectations, and will include color correction, selection techniques and layer masks. The class will focus on two assignments throughout the seven-week course, giving students ample opportunity to develop their concepts into strong portfolio pieces.

      Prerequisite: Photoshop Kick-Start 1 or equivalent working knowledge of Photoshop, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Beauty Intensive

      ACN-304W

      In this 2-day workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques on beauty retouching from retouching expert, Lisa Carney. Using only a few of tools in Photoshop, you'll learn efficient techniques that will help you render professional results quickly, without sacrificing quality. Major areas discussed will be skin, hair, lips and eyes, with emphasis on techniques for perfect textured skin and how to get it; how to clean and add pop to eyes, create eyelashes for a variety of situations; cleaning extra lines on lips, adding shine and creating gloss, matching lipstick colors and reshaping. You will also learn how to create sophisticated masks and use them for color correcting skin and hair. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills plus experience using Wacom tablet and pen.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Rendering for I.D.

      ACN-309

      For those interested in taking their industrial design rendering skills to the next level, this digital rendering course builds upon fundamental knowledge of manual techniques and applies it digitally using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn to use basic Photoshop functions such as masking, airbrushing and image manipulation to create realistic, 3D-looking products. Materials, textures and lighting will be covered through design projects ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Ui

      ACN-432

      The Art of UI is designed for those interested in creating user interface art for mobile apps, focusing on 2D art, illustration and graphic design. This introductory course provides a unique approach to app design, utilizing traditional design principles combined with conceptual design and illustrative techniques, allowing you to explore the creation of your ideas from rough pencil sketches to finished interactive mockups. Class involves research, coming up with an idea, wire-framing an experience, and visual development techniques. You will create a light prototype in Invision using a collection of Photoshop or Illustrator screens as proof of concept, rather than a functioning app. This course will give you greater insight into the mobile gaming and internet industries, user interface and experience design (UI/UX) and is intended to help you understand the principles and techniques necessary to approach app design under the high pressure of a production setting.

      Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, plus drawing/illustration skills. Access to an iPhone smart phone is required in order to view and present your designs for mock-ups and presentations.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-202X

      This course introduces students to general 3D design and animation techniques using Cinema 4D. By creating an animated project of at least 30 seconds, learn basic 3D modeling, lighting, textures, effects and animation; plan the creation of 3D elements to be used for compositing, and learn the post-treatment process of 3D renderings. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisite: Motion Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Motion Design 2

      GMOT-252X

      Strengthen your skills as a motion designer and learn to approach motion design projects, with the goal of creating a dynamic motion piece for your portfolio. In this team-oriented course, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and other tools will be used to develop a motion design project that begins with an original concept, moves on to a detailed storyboard presentation and ends with final motion execution with music. Students will work on a series of short animation projects or one longer project (minimum 30 seconds). This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: Motion Design 1 and 3D Motion Graphics or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This team-oriented course offers an advanced understanding of the 3D design process from start to finish. Build upon the basic techniques developed in the 3D Motion Graphics course to expand your understanding of general 3D motion skills. Learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process and produce an animated project of at least 30 seconds. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: 3D Motion Graphics, Motion Design 2 and Storyboarding, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Maya & 3D Animation

      ILL-210X

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of character- and motion-based animation, with emphasis on story, acting, camera and animation. You will use the tools available in the Maya software package for the creation of CG animation. Topics covered include modeling, basic character set up, animation, shading, lighting and rendering. The fundamental concepts of digital animation and storytelling will be emphasized.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Illustration

      ILL-258X

      Develop vector-drawing abilities through a variety of skill-based assignments using Adobe Illustrator. Course material covers drawing logo concepts and creating cartoon-style characters. Learn to execute technical renderings of 3D objects and create two-point perspective for architectural renderings, packaging, page layout and typography.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • Entertainment Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Figure Drawing

      ACN-009

      The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for your academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study fine art, animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Working from a model, you will examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition and develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media will be used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Entertainment Design

      ACN-045

      Concept designers for the entertainment industry skillfully illustrate and design unique and compelling characters, environments, vehicles and props for all kinds of stories and eras. This industry requires a unique combination of industrial design and illustration skills to understand how things are built, to communicate this through drawings and to show narrative aspects of the design. This course offers an introduction to the concept design process. Students will create original design solutions through sketches and renderings to support a story. This is an ideal class for students considering Art Center's undergraduate Entertainment Design major or for those seeking an understanding of how concepts are created for entertainment-oriented projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Painting Entertainment

      ACN-068

      This introductory digital painting course is designed specifically for aspiring entertainment design, entertainment arts, and illustration students. Painting can seem complicated, but by understanding the medium and combining foundation skills with more lateral approaches, you can discover the joy of digital painting. The first half of the course will focus on the fundamentals of painting in Photoshop. Working primarily from observation (master copies, plein air photographs, movie stills), you will learn to create color palettes, how to make brush strokes, understand value, and use lighting and rendering to complete a composition or character. The second half of the class will focus on imaginative principles of creating paintings from scratch using more advanced techniques. For in-class assignments, no digital tools are needed, just a pen or pencil. For homework assignments, students must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6, a Wacom tablet and a digital camera to take reference photos for plein air, brush and texture projects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Quick Sketch for Entertainment

      ACN-069W

      A "quick sketch," a sketch done quickly from live action, differs from the classroom sketch/gesture poses done from a model. The challenge of this class is to learn how to quickly capture on paper the impression of a one-time event or gesture, and to plainly depict the personality and actions of a subject. During the first class meeting you will learn to recognize and apply four basic shapes to your drawings, and examine anatomy (human and animal), balance and line of action. Subsequent class sessions are "hands on" and will be held off campus at locations where people gather-the zoo, local parks, shopping centers-where you will sharpen your sketching skills and learn to analyze your subject quickly.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-074

      Mastering visual communication skills is vital to your academic and professional success as an industrial designer. This class deals with a variety of sketching techniques designed to help you communicate your creative solutions and explore form development as it relates to product, transportation, entertainment and interaction design. Class exercises will be geared toward improving your drawing skills as well as providing a strong foundation in perspective, composition, value, craftsmanship and use of graphics in presentations. Emphasis will be placed on rapid ideation to improve the flow of your ideas on paper.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics: Interplanetary Flight

      ACN-078W

      Humans today are encountering new worlds. Thanks to robot emissaries, we are in the extraordinary position of experiencing these places up close for the first time. This raises a myriad of questions for designers: How do you design a spacecraft to travel among the planets? Under what conditions does it have to operate? How do you make it fly? How do you tell it what to do? What information does it send back? You don't have to know the first thing about space flight to participate fully in this course. Your only requirement is that you be curious about how humans are exploring the universe today, and what we're finding. The course an interactive, high-fidelity survey of disciplines and projects in today's interplanetary flight will involve participants in a variety of techniques, including visuals, design-based learning, hands-on physics, brainstorming, lecture, demonstrations, a stellar guest speaker or two and much more. More info: people.artcenter.edu/doody South Campus

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      Noncredit / $350

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Maya to Zbrush: 3D Character

      ACN-192

      This new course bridges the gap between Maya and Zbrush software applications to keep students up to date with today's evolving entertainment industry. Understanding the 3D workflow is a vital skill needed for working in today's studio environment. You will start by using Maya to model a 3D humanoid character with perfect animation flow, then use Zbrush to further refine, sculpt, and paint your 3D models. Finish the course with a portfolio-ready 3D character model. This course will provide a good introduction into these applications and is ideal for students interested in Entertainment Design, or Illustration. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior figure drawing or character design experience recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Character Design

      ACN-193

      Learn the creative process of conceptualizing iconic characters for the entertainment industry, focusing on research, sketching/rendering, storytelling, originality and other crucial technical aspects of character design. You will work on several simulative professional assignments to design and illustrate your own compelling characters to support a story. This is an ideal course for aspiring concept artists or students who are preparing admissions portfolios for the Concept Design or Character Animation tracks of ArtCenter's Entertainment Design program.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design and Introduction to Figure Drawing, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Although this course will focus primarily on hand-sketching and rendering skills, access to a laptop or tablet with a recent version of Photoshop is also recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, students will explore: transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details; drawing historic costume; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. Digital illustrators working on laptops are welcome; please bring your own laptop if you wish to work digitally. This beginning-to-intermediate class is designed for: students working on college degree program entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers and entertainment business artists and designers. Beginning to intermediate level. Please bring the following supplies to the first class: Biggie drawing pad (14x 17" or larger), drawing board, two black Tombow pens and a water brush.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Modo for Entertainment

      ACN-233

      As the rapidly growing 3D content creation software, Modo is known for its speed and ease of learning. In this new course, you will learn how to get the best out of Modo and turn your ideas and sketches into production-ready assets. Focus will be on rapid ideation for entertainment projects such as quick 3D composition and environment studies, props and assets (weapons, vehicles, spaceships, etc.), texture and lighting, and final renders. Learn how to customize Modo to suit your workflow so that repetitive operations can be automated and streamlined for faster content creation going forward. Learn how to drive terrain generation with displacement maps, make iterations using various deformation tools, and use 3rd party plugins to boost your workflow.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Modeling and Rendering with Modo is recommended, but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Theme Park Design

      ACN-236

      Learn how to translate your imagination to reality through the unique and exciting process of theme park design. This exciting industry utilizes a diverse knowledge base of skill and expertise. In this course, you will learn how to use visualization skills to communicate immersive story driven experiences with responsibility to real world building restraints. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Students will build an understanding of architecture, engineering, master planning, show set design, production design, lighting design, and show operations. This class is a rare opportunity for students who are interested in entertainment design or environmental design to start building a portfolio of themed environments. Projects will include dark ride attraction design, drawing over 3D models that have real world restraints, park icon designs, show set elevations, etc.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Digital Painting for Entertainment is recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a current version of Photoshop is also highly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Rey's speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Phaeton air vehicle in Halo 5: Guardians to Virgin Galactic's spaceship and Mercedes' Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept, the lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. Automotive design is often energized by the open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry and, likewise, vehicles designed for entertainment purposes need a sense of realism through the fundamentals of transportation design. This intermediate-level transportation/entertainment vehicle design course embraces and nurtures these notions by exploring what it takes to transport humans (and other creatures) from point A to point B. This course examines buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development is strongly recommended.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 05
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Story-Driven Art Direction

      ACN-413

      In entertainment, there is much talk of the role of 'story' in the visual development process. For many, however, it remains an elusive buzzword. In very pragmatic terms, this class illuminates how Western Storytelling Structure becomes Art Direction in practice, not just theory. In other words, how literary themes are visually represented by the artist, lending resonance to the written word in a way only an artist can. In this 14-week class, students will bring to life a Children's Classic - from blue sky concepts to a cohesive, production-ready style guide. In designing all assets for production (props/vehicles/weapons, character, environment, and story beats) students gain practical experience identifying what's universal in the story, while also finding their own personal connection to it in a way that nurtures their unique voice and flair! Students may design for any narrative genre/format: TV or Feature Animation (CG or Traditional,) Live-Action Film, Gaming, Animated short, Experimental Animation, Children's picture book, Graphic Novel.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Must be Photoshop proficient; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 +$125

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Art of Ui

      ACN-432

      The Art of UI is designed for those interested in creating user interface art for mobile apps, focusing on 2D art, illustration and graphic design. This introductory course provides a unique approach to app design, utilizing traditional design principles combined with conceptual design and illustrative techniques, allowing you to explore the creation of your ideas from rough pencil sketches to finished interactive mockups. Class involves research, coming up with an idea, wire-framing an experience, and visual development techniques. You will create a light prototype in Invision using a collection of Photoshop or Illustrator screens as proof of concept, rather than a functioning app. This course will give you greater insight into the mobile gaming and internet industries, user interface and experience design (UI/UX) and is intended to help you understand the principles and techniques necessary to approach app design under the high pressure of a production setting.

      Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, plus drawing/illustration skills. Access to an iPhone smart phone is required in order to view and present your designs for mock-ups and presentations.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Environmental Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

      Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly in this intensive class. Drawing techniques covered in this course will enable you to handle a variety of subjects and everyday objects, including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms - such as cubes, spheres and cylinders - to produce attractive drawings. Media will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Acquired skills are appropriate for students interested in industrial design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Environmental Design

      ACN-060

      This foundation course introduces the broad range of possibilities within environmental design through a series of projects. Environmental design focuses on a holistic and experiential approach to designing experiences, spaces, objects and images. Projects will range in scope from the design of overall immersive spaces to the detailed elements that define them, focusing on the design and integration of furniture, lighting, materials and graphics. The development of basic skills in concept development and visual communication (including drawings, models and other media) will be covered. Weekly presentations and lectures on significant artists, designers and architects will also take place. Visiting design professionals will provide tangible insight into career paths within environmental design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Branded Environments

      ACN-061

      Branded environments are one of the most powerful ways to engage people in a truly brand experience. By understanding the brand and the message to deliver in a space, designers are able to create powerful ways of interaction and emotional impact. Learn how to turn your brand story into a three-dimensional experience using space planning, interior architecture, materials, furniture details, lighting, graphics and media. You will explore and learn from a broad spectrum of projects including retail sites, restaurants, offices and exhibition spaces. By the end of the course, you will have a well conceived branded space and a better understanding about the process to design and present your project. Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to I.D. Modeling

      ACN-076

      This course provides an introduction to the techniques that will allow you to develop and execute well-crafted models and gain an increased awareness of 3D form. In this seven-week workshop, you will be introduced to the Art Center Technical Skills Center and become familiar with many of the materials that are used to build models for industrial design presentations. Some of the materials you will work with are styrene, urethane foam, and polyester resin. Hands-on exercises include wood lathing, vacuum forming, and mold making. Fiberglass layup and two-part molding/casting may also be covered, if time allows.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - JUL 20
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Theme Park Design

      ACN-236

      Learn how to translate your imagination to reality through the unique and exciting process of theme park design. This exciting industry utilizes a diverse knowledge base of skill and expertise. In this course, you will learn how to use visualization skills to communicate immersive story driven experiences with responsibility to real world building restraints. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Students will build an understanding of architecture, engineering, master planning, show set design, production design, lighting design, and show operations. This class is a rare opportunity for students who are interested in entertainment design or environmental design to start building a portfolio of themed environments. Projects will include dark ride attraction design, drawing over 3D models that have real world restraints, park icon designs, show set elevations, etc.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Digital Painting for Entertainment is recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a current version of Photoshop is also highly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Furniture Design

      ACN-260W

      Explore the diverse discipline of furniture design through various projects, such as functional furniture, interior systems, hybrid objects and lighting. Learn how to develop a concept into an actual object through various exercises in ideation, sketching, model building and materials exploration. Students will design and develop final models and basic production drawings, as well as design and fabricate a final 1:1 scale project. Class will meet at South Campus for the first few weeks; remaining classes will be held at the Hillside Campus model shop facilities.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 14
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Rhino: Furniture/Envi

      ACN-261

      This course is an overview of 3D computer-aided visualization concepts through the instruction of industry leading software, Rhinoceros 3D, with the focus on modeling for the design and representation of built environments and furniture. The use of V-Ray for still image rendering will be introduced and the course will touch on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator as essential support tools. The course is structured around three primary functions, Basics, Representations, and Advanced Modeling, which are not seen as completely separable, and intertwine with each other throughout the class. The first component of the course focuses on basic modeling skills, and modeling architecture of various scales so that students will become familiar with contemporary design methodology. The second part of the class introduces the process of representation and concepts of visual communication. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. In this course which emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology, you will make several quick experimental lights that work. For the final project, you will develop a light-from drawing to mock-up to final fabrication. Field trips, guest lectures and presentations will cover a variety of topics including LED, interactive and high-tech lighting; neon and glass; an insider's view of the lighting industry; and modern and contemporary lighting design.

      Previous coursework in environmental or product design is recommended, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Contemporary Sculpture

      ACN-381

      Contemporary Sculpture is an introduction to sculptural approaches in a variety of media, including traditional and experimental. The aim of this course is to enable students to explore sculptural processes through the body and space, considering visual aesthetics. Emphasis will be on the integration of studio practice and critical thought. Students will be encouraged to setup their own artistic problems, explore their own creative ideas, and required to produce new bodies of work, as well as talk and write about their work. Assignments are broad frameworks in which students may explore their individual creative voice and identity; as such, the class relies on students to be self-motivated and able to explore the sculptural realm under the guidance of the professor. Materials used may include plaster, wire, foam, air-dry clay, papier-maché, found objects. Portions of this class will be held outside in an open area near the South Campus shop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 31 - AUG 16
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Installation Art

      ACN-382

      In Installation Art, you will create site-specific three-dimensional work that offer viewers different perceptions of a space. Explore how to change an environment based on aesthetics, working in different types of environments including open spaces (streets or parks) and closed spaces (galleries or other interiors). During the first part of the class, we will read from "The Poetic of Space" by Gaston Bachelard, looking at more than twenty installation artists and analyzing their work, then organize students' projects. The second part of the class consists of working in groups or individually, as you learn a variety of material languages including plaster, concrete and found objects. You may work in a variety of mediums and materials of your choice including construction materials, sculpting mediums, video, projection, color, etc. You will be encouraged to choose an installation site based on your specific project. Guest speakers and a field trip will help round out your understanding of art installation sites. The course will conclude with a final group show - space to be determined.

      Prerequisite: previous coursework in sculpture or contemporary art, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      JUN 02 - AUG 18
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Interm. Environmental Design

      ACN-458

      Building upon the design fundamentals and basic presentation techniques covered in Introduction to Environmental Design, this course explores more complex parameters as devices for developing individual voices and intellectual processes. Students will design two projects in which they will distill the essence of abstract concepts and translate them into physical form language and materials / color palettes that define specific emotional experiences, brand philosophies and convey layered messaging. Emphasis will be on a higher degree of portfolio quality presentations using scale models and drawings, and may include temporary full-size installations and mock-ups of micro environments. Several field trips will be planned based on the current schedule of design events, exhibitions, availability of locations, etc. Demonstrations will include basics of using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      Are you a DIY home improvement enthusiast who would rather give up your firstborn than let anyone else design your dream project? Then this hands-on introduction to "architectural thinking" workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), is for you. Having experienced the thrill and satisfaction of forging her own path, DIYally encourages self-reliance in others and, as "architect on demand," spurs others into action by offering advise with no strings attached. Through brainstorming exercises like mind mapping, collaging and 3D diagraming, you will become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. No prerequisite other than a desire for self-expression.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 25 - JUL 09
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Environmental Issues

      HSCI-221X

      This course explores the impact of overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, politics and environmental activism on the land, oceans and atmosphere. Such topics as endangered species, biodiversity, human overpopulation, animal rights, deforestation, desertification, toxic waste, global warming, ozone depletion, wetland destruction, ocean threats and overgrazing will be covered. Students will learn to interpret complex environmental issues and apply them to their work and daily life and be better prepared to have their work, whether fine art or design, reflect the urgent nature of global concerns.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Neuroscience of Imagination

      HSCI-330X

      Seeing, visualizing and dreaming are closely related-they are all perceptual experiences. This course will explore various aspects of visual imagination. We will use the neurological mechanisms of visual imagination to compare and contrast imagination with other visual experiences. Brain scan and brain lesion studies allow us to examine visualizing both in its normal state and in its disorders. Psychological studies will help us investigate the role of visualizing and other forms of imagination in cognition. And since visualizing is a private experience, we will look at phenomenological analyses and compare them with first-person knowledge. This course will also explore what happens when we externalize the visual imagination in sketching, drawing or painting.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Fashion
    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Thread Painting

      ACN-205W

      Fabrics are your canvas, thread is your paint, and a stitch is your brush with this innovative, easy-to-master method of creating detailed, dimensional artwork using a sewing machine. Learn how to blend/"mix" color, shade and highlight, how to layer color, stitch for dimensional effects, and create a convincing yet artistic image. Your subjects might include landscape, face/figure, still life or abstraction, as each of these subjects will be demonstrated. We will also discuss and use a variety of mixed media and embellishments.

      Course meets Oct 8-Dec 17 (plus two additional sessions - dates to be determined).

      Prerequisites: As this is a class about applying fine art techniques and principles to thread, foundation drawing and/or painting coursework (or equivalent experience) is essential. You must also have access to, and be familiar with, a portable sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitch capability.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shibori Dyeing

      ACN-206W

      "Shibori" is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles through the shaping and securing of the cloth before dyeing. Chance and accident are inherent in this "wabi sabi" dyeing method that dates back to A.D. 700 and which is currently enjoying a resurgence, appearing in blockbuster musicals like The Lion King, high-end runway fashion apparel, and even trendy interior designs. Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to shibori while working with a variety of fabrics and papers. Master shibori techniques using your own fabrics, garments, and/or home décor items. And learn resist pattern making with Japanese stencils ("katazome") and how to incorporate this technique into shibori dyeing. Prerequisites: Knowledge of color theory; basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, students will explore: transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details; drawing historic costume; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. Digital illustrators working on laptops are welcome; please bring your own laptop if you wish to work digitally. This beginning-to-intermediate class is designed for: students working on college degree program entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers and entertainment business artists and designers. Beginning to intermediate level. Please bring the following supplies to the first class: Biggie drawing pad (14x 17" or larger), drawing board, two black Tombow pens and a water brush.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Film
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Quick Sketch for Entertainment

      ACN-069W

      A "quick sketch," a sketch done quickly from live action, differs from the classroom sketch/gesture poses done from a model. The challenge of this class is to learn how to quickly capture on paper the impression of a one-time event or gesture, and to plainly depict the personality and actions of a subject. During the first class meeting you will learn to recognize and apply four basic shapes to your drawings, and examine anatomy (human and animal), balance and line of action. Subsequent class sessions are "hands on" and will be held off campus at locations where people gather-the zoo, local parks, shopping centers-where you will sharpen your sketching skills and learn to analyze your subject quickly.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Exploring Studio Lighting

      ACN-126

      In this hands-on continuation of the Exploring Lighting class series, you will become familiar with studio lighting equipment (studio strobes, tungsten lighting, grip equipment, etc.). Projects will include still life photography, product photography and portraiture. Enrollment limited to 10 students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $895

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Filmmaking

      ACN-152

      Learn the fundamental concepts and practices involved in filmmaking. In this course, directing and cinematography are closely linked and students explore methods that make a film play. Emphasis is on effective communication, storytelling and creative editing techniques for story enhancement. Students will make three short films. Required: access to a digital video camera and editing system (Art Center's cameras and computer lab facilities are not available for student use.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Video for Photographers

      ACN-250

      For an aspiring or experienced professional, video is quickly becoming an essential skill in the photography industry. This course will introduce you to the practical operation of your DSLR camera as a video camera. We will explore resolution, frame rates, exposure, white balance and capture. In addition, students will explore the possibilities and techniques of capturing sound through internal and external microphones. Throughout the term you will work on narrative structure through concept and through editing, using Adobe Premiere, all leading to a final video at the end of the term. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an Art Center advisor. DSLR with video is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Intro to Documentary Film

      ACN-251

      Have you always wanted to make a documentary, but weren't sure where or how to begin? This introductory course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot and edit short documentary video. Students will learn all aspects of production and, at the end of the semester, screen their short films in class. Throughout the course,a variety of films will be shown to provide a historical perspective and to illustrate different approaches and styles of the documentary. No previous experience is necessary; students are required to have access to a digital video camera and a digital editing system.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Art of Movie Trailer

      ACN-254

      This class will explore the art and evolution of the movie trailer as well as examine the processes, strategies and techniques used to create the trailers that generate interest in a motion picture, build excitement and drive box office. Trailers are often the art of condensing, distilling, packaging, and positioning an existing - or soon-to-be-existing - film into a short, provocative format. Sometimes it involves creating new materials from outside the movie to enhance the story and experience. But it's always about deciding which story to tell and telling it in an exciting way. Course will also examine how these approaches apply to films beyond Hollywood blockbusters, including independent features, student films, shorts and documentaries. An ideal course for writers, copywriters, editors, filmmakers, advertising professionals and anyone who wants an inside perspective on how this increasingly vital commercial art form is created. Based on your individual goals, you will research, conceive and develop trailer concepts in the class through a proof-of-concept pitch - either verbal, script, PowerPoint, or rough edit. Prerequisites: access to a computer with a word processor and/or basic editing software (editing not required.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Photo Methods

      ACN-311

      This intermediate course emphasizes visual communication, strong subject matter, lighting and composition with assignments ranging from portraiture and still life to advertising and conceptual thinking. Working in black and white or color, traditional film or digital capture, your thinking and approach to image making will be challenged. Referencing the history of photography, this course will help you produce a portfolio of creative work, enabling you to survive in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. A lighting demonstration and a class visit to the instructor's photography studio in Culver City included. Please bring your portfolio to first class meeting.

      Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Cinema in the Round

      ACN-400

      Collaboration is essential to filmmaking historically. Whether it be the cast in front of the lens or the crew behind the camera, interpersonal relationships often make a production more than the sum of its parts. This course will provide students the opportunity to make two short films, in small groups, occupying a variety of set roles in the process. We will cover the basics of pre-production through final cut, and emphasize working relationships to not only realize a finished film but elevate its subject matter through teamwork. Class time will be evenly split between instruction and careful study of some of film history's more notable alliances.

      Prerequisites: Access to a working film or video camera; smart phones cannot be used in this class. Access to editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Story-Driven Art Direction

      ACN-413

      In entertainment, there is much talk of the role of 'story' in the visual development process. For many, however, it remains an elusive buzzword. In very pragmatic terms, this class illuminates how Western Storytelling Structure becomes Art Direction in practice, not just theory. In other words, how literary themes are visually represented by the artist, lending resonance to the written word in a way only an artist can. In this 14-week class, students will bring to life a Children's Classic - from blue sky concepts to a cohesive, production-ready style guide. In designing all assets for production (props/vehicles/weapons, character, environment, and story beats) students gain practical experience identifying what's universal in the story, while also finding their own personal connection to it in a way that nurtures their unique voice and flair! Students may design for any narrative genre/format: TV or Feature Animation (CG or Traditional,) Live-Action Film, Gaming, Animated short, Experimental Animation, Children's picture book, Graphic Novel.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Must be Photoshop proficient; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 +$125

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • History of Cinema 2

      HHIS-231X

      Explore how the aesthetic and technical development of the cinema (from 1941 to the present) defined, refined and changed the nature of the medium and the way we see in the context of historical, cultural, political and socio-economic determinants/influences. This course will also examine the ideas, implications and ramifications of important trends, movements, styles, genres, theories and directors. Finally, through intensive analytical analyses of the ways in which the formal elements of design of the image are manipulated for expressive purposes, learn how to really "see" and more fully experience the full potential of cinema.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Fine Art Media
    • Printmaking: Optional Lab

      ACN-001L

      Art Center at Night students enrolled in Printmaking Studio this term may purchase additional lab time to use the printmaking facilities outside of their scheduled class hours. Concurrent enrollment in Printmaking Studio is required. Note: Space in the Printmaking lab is extremely limited. Available lab time is based on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the hours listed.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY , FRIDAY 10:00AM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 11
      Noncredit / $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Figure Drawing

      ACN-009

      The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for your academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study fine art, animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Working from a model, you will examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition and develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media will be used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Fig. Drawing: Summer

      ACN-015

      In this intensive summer course, you will develop observational drawing skills as you investigate proportion, form and gesture. Working from a model, the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition will be examined. The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media are used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 22
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Painting/Sum. Intsv.

      ACN-016

      This intensive summer course provides an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes are explored with an emphasis on color, composition and form. You will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter, study the human figure to learn painting principles, and develop creative approaches.

      Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 29
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Direct Painting: Still Life

      ACN-017W

      This workshop is meant for students with some painting background who want to get back in touch with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from still-life set-ups, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Eduard Manet, Giorgio Morandi, Paul Cezanne, Marsden Hartley, Vanessa Bell, Gabriele Munter, Henri Matisse and Nicolas de Stael.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Introduction to Painting

      ACN-020

      This course will provide an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes will be explored, with an emphasis on color, composition and form. Students will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter and will study the human figure to learn painting principles and develop creative approaches. Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Direct Painting: Figure

      ACN-020W

      This workshop is designed for students with some painting experience who are seeking to reconnect with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from live models, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Lucian Freud, Eduard Manet, Alice Neel, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Chaim Soutine and Henri Matisse.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 1

      ACN-090W

      Meditation is not just about mindfulness. It's also seeing things as they truly are, developing clarity and manifesting our vision. Through a series of class exercises you will learn how our perceptions inform and, at times, fail us. Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this eight-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as non-objective brush and ink painting, collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging, all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourselves. Two sessions will be field trips to art museums to practice contemplative viewing. This class goes to the very heart of art-making and -viewing, by showing how meditation benefits benefits both the creative and viewing processes. No prerequisite. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 1.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:50PM
      JUN 03 - JUL 29
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 2

      ACN-091W

      In Meditation, Perception + Art 1, you learned how meditation benefits our creative and viewing processes. In this eight-week continuation course, you will explore meditation-in-action practices that reveal not only the simplicity, but also the complexity, of seeing things as they are-the natural connections between colors, shapes, seasons, elements, emotions, truths and wisdoms. These discoveries become an unlimited palette to draw upon for inspiration. Because the gap between inspiration and manifestation can be huge and often filled with obstacles like negativity and self-consciousness, you will explore the editing process-a process in which obstacles can be transformed into challenges, and negativity into greater vision and truth. Class will include two museum field trips. Prerequisite: Meditation and the Creative Mind 1, or Meditation, Perception, + Art 1. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 2.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Draw/Paint From Square One

      ACN-111W

      This is an opportune course for anyone who wants to improve their skills in painting, increase their creativity and expand their habits of seeing. In this drawing and painting workshop you will increase your visual awareness and synchronize your mind, eye and body with the creative process. Working with quick as well as sustained drawing and painting, you will reach for clear observation and authenticity, and create work that combines color, line, image, texture, layers and monotype using wet and dry media. Simple awareness and mindfulness exercises are woven into the course. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Plein Air Painting

      ACN-114W

      In this course, you will explore the on-site plein-air experience of landscape painting and examine the technical questions and formal issues that arise in this genre. Painting on location, you will discover that landscape is more than subject matter; it is a way to explore how an artist organizes elements in a visual field to make a dynamic, coherent and paintable composition. Color theory, composition and quick painting techniques will be the main focus of this seven-week course. Atmosphere and depth-crucial elements in achieving believability-will be studied extensively. First class meeting will be held at Art Center's Hillside Campus; subsequent class meetings will explore various sites around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SUNDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 04 - JUL 12
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Basics of Painting: Figure

      ACN-115W

      Learning to paint the human figure is a natural progression from still life painting. This second class in the Basics of Painting series uses the figure to explore issues such as composition, proportion, shape and value. Students who have an understanding of these essential skills will be more confident painting the figure with conviction. Prerequisite: Basics of Painting: Part 1 Still Life, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics of Painting: Still Life

      ACN-116W

      This seven-week Basics of Painting class will explore the fundamentals of painting using objects and still life, allowing beginning students the opportunity to learn basic techniques without the pressure that the human figure presents. Students may paint in the medium of their own choosing: oil, acrylic or watercolor. No prerequisite.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's books and learn what is needed to approach a publisher. Through individual and group critiques, in-class lectures and visual presentations, you will learn the process of writing and illustrating a children's book, including character development, revisions, pacing and design. Discussions will also cover the business side of the industry, including topics like payment, royalties and licensing. The goal? By the end of the term you will be able to develop a presentable picture book dummy suitable for submitting to a publisher.

      Basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-127

      Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes and designing expressive compositions are the foundations of visual expression. In this seven-week class, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro level, managing shapes inherent in the design process; and the macro level, learning effective ways to compose on the page. Time will be spent learning how to effectively control visual priorities on the page, whether in a painting, logo, website or drawing. With open assignments based on a student's area of interest, this course can serve to enhance ongoing projects and inform new ones. This course is suitable for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Illustrators and Designers. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Color:Artist/Design

      ACN-128

      Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week workshop, students will learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of their work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors within the color wheel; and the psychology of color. Discussions of color throughout the visual arts, including photo and film, will also be covered. Class projects will help students become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors are the best ones relative to a given assignment. This class is ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Aesthetic Themes: Painting

      ACN-129

      Aesthetic Themes in Figure Painting will examine how the figure has been a device for artists to express form and color concepts from the Renaissance to Modern art. From rolling rhythmic forms with muted colors to fragmented structure with pure color, aesthetic ideas will be the focus. You will analyze why artists painted in the manner they did and how that is relevant to art today by breaking down the aesthetic themes to their most basic form, then applying them to the live figure. Prerequisite: Introductory figure drawing and painting courses, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intro to Filmmaking

      ACN-152

      Learn the fundamental concepts and practices involved in filmmaking. In this course, directing and cinematography are closely linked and students explore methods that make a film play. Emphasis is on effective communication, storytelling and creative editing techniques for story enhancement. Students will make three short films. Required: access to a digital video camera and editing system (Art Center's cameras and computer lab facilities are not available for student use.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Composition and Drawing

      ACN-160

      Strengthen and enhance the concepts introduced in Introduction to Figure Drawing. During the first several weeks, we will review skills in gesture, proportion, contour and analysis of form. Later, anatomical observation (skeletal structure and musculature), mechanical function and foreshortening will be introduced and integrated into class drawings and assignments. In the final weeks, you will have the opportunity to explore light theory and apply all the concepts gained by practicing with long poses. This fundamental course emphasizes a thorough practice of the skills required to draw the human figure and is a vital class for Illustration or Fine Art students. (Formerly titled Intermediate Figure Drawing).

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Head and Hands

      ACN-168

      This course concentrates on learning how to read the primary forms of the face and hands and then how to translate that knowledge into a meaningful artistic statement. Learn to draw the head in action-in any position-with the proper expressions and conveying the energy of the pose, and ground your observational powers through an understanding of the planes of the head and anatomy. As you realize the expressive power of hands, you will learn what it takes to draw them dynamically to enhance a portrait by breaking down their complexity into simple forms. The ultimate goal of this course is to learn how to simplify and demystify the complexities of a "likeness." You will also examine great masters' portraiture drawings and compare different periods to enhance your understanding.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Best Practices / Oil Painting

      ACN-186W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression in the use of oil paints, a painting medium that has been in use for 1000 years. Many artists never go beyond the basics because so little information beyond the basics is readily available, or they are scared off from oil paints believing they are complicated and dangerous. This seminar will provide you with the knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential of this medium, as well as how to use it safely and simply. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions, we will explore why you should choose one oil painting medium over another, one pigment over another, how to produce artwork that will will last for generations, and how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled Mastering Oil Painting.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Best Practice/Waterborne Paint

      ACN-187W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression when using acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums. Many artists never go beyond the basics because, sadly, so little information beyond the basics is available. This seminar will provide you with the kind of knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions we will explore why you should choose one medium over another, one pigment over another, how you can work more safely, how to produce artwork that will last for generations, as well as how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled: Mastering Acrylics & Watercolors.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Color in Painting 3-Day Intsv

      ACN-189W

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this three-day intensive will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Students will also be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fine Art Projects

      ACN-204

      Discover a variety of concepts and processes specific to the creation of contemporary art. Explore contemporary discourses and approaches to traditional media such as painting, drawing and photography through class projects based on current, contemporary art exhibits in Los Angeles. Through additional assignments, try your hand with found objects, collage, textiles, and the processes of collaboration and installation. Expand your knowledge and practice of contemporary fine art through lectures, discussion, video presentations, gallery and museum visits, and hands-on art making.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Thread Painting

      ACN-205W

      Fabrics are your canvas, thread is your paint, and a stitch is your brush with this innovative, easy-to-master method of creating detailed, dimensional artwork using a sewing machine. Learn how to blend/"mix" color, shade and highlight, how to layer color, stitch for dimensional effects, and create a convincing yet artistic image. Your subjects might include landscape, face/figure, still life or abstraction, as each of these subjects will be demonstrated. We will also discuss and use a variety of mixed media and embellishments.

      Course meets Oct 8-Dec 17 (plus two additional sessions - dates to be determined).

      Prerequisites: As this is a class about applying fine art techniques and principles to thread, foundation drawing and/or painting coursework (or equivalent experience) is essential. You must also have access to, and be familiar with, a portable sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitch capability.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shibori Dyeing

      ACN-206W

      "Shibori" is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles through the shaping and securing of the cloth before dyeing. Chance and accident are inherent in this "wabi sabi" dyeing method that dates back to A.D. 700 and which is currently enjoying a resurgence, appearing in blockbuster musicals like The Lion King, high-end runway fashion apparel, and even trendy interior designs. Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to shibori while working with a variety of fabrics and papers. Master shibori techniques using your own fabrics, garments, and/or home décor items. And learn resist pattern making with Japanese stencils ("katazome") and how to incorporate this technique into shibori dyeing. Prerequisites: Knowledge of color theory; basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Surrealist Pen and Ink

      ACN-210

      This new summer-only course is designed for those who want to hone their skills in pen and ink, explore the use of collage techniques in drawing, or gain some hands-on experience with surrealist art. Learn techniques of contour line drawing, shading, pointillism, scumbling, cross hatching, and design fundamentals in ink drawings. Experiment with typography, adding prose and poetry to your work. Create surreal collages based on the techniques perfected by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Man Ray. For the experienced and the beginner alike.

      No prerequisites, however prior drawing experience is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, students will explore: transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details; drawing historic costume; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. Digital illustrators working on laptops are welcome; please bring your own laptop if you wish to work digitally. This beginning-to-intermediate class is designed for: students working on college degree program entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers and entertainment business artists and designers. Beginning to intermediate level. Please bring the following supplies to the first class: Biggie drawing pad (14x 17" or larger), drawing board, two black Tombow pens and a water brush.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Contemp. Illustration Concepts

      ACN-228

      In a competitive global marketplace, refining your unique point of view as an artist is essential to a successful and rewarding career in the visual arts. This is an ideal portfolio refinement class for students to develop, explore and create dynamic work for fine art exhibitions, graphic design, illustration, or mixed media projects. Students will learn about a variety of prolific working artists and their individual processes through artist profiles and documentaries. Students will be introduced to an array of possibilities within their own work. This class will challenge and encourage students to explore new potentials and techniques. Class projects can be tailored to meet individual needs. Instructors are open to working with students on their own desired media goals. Please bring samples of recent art projects to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Comic Book/Graphic Novels

      ACN-229W

      Learn the ins and outs of comics and graphic novels by diving into various illustrative exercises and experimental storytelling. You will learn how to make dynamic page designs utilizing an arsenal of trade tools from graphic design, comics, and entertainment design. This class explores illustrative techniques, character design, pacing, cinematic design and story development. Each student will produce a solid portfolio of work, a self-published book and a website.

      Prerequisite: Basic drawing skills are mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Modern Mark Making

      ACN-231

      Build a strong body of consistent work with a unique voice in this intermediate-level illustration course. Learn how to provide clear and concise ideas, sketches and revisions, and how to apply the elements and principles of design to your illustrations. The range of assignments will focus on current trends in the illustration market. Class discussions will also include the business side of illustration-from freelance and in-house opportunities to meeting deadlines to dealing with contracts and agents. This is an ideal course for artists and designers who are seeking to develop, explore and/or strengthen a current body of work.

      Prerequisite: Illustration Techniques and Concepts or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Expressive Type

      ACN-232

      This is a drawing and design class introducing typography. Students learn to draw letterforms with accuracy beginning with calligraphy to develop their spatial perceptual skills and their understanding of positive and negative space. Once initial hand drawings are complete students may finish their projects digitally. Students learn typographic families and history while studying typographic structure (anatomy, proportion/weight, nomenclature, and understanding the differences between display type and text). Students will be able to select, modify and design individual, creative and narrative typographic solutions and to integrate typography into their illustrative projects.

      Prerequisites: Basic drawing and design skills are assumed.

      Transferable for Illustration (select tracks).* * Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Photographic Projects

      ACN-247

      Do you have a personal photo project idea but aren't sure how to get started? This course will help you research, organize, shoot, edit and deliver your next big project. Learn how to write an artist statement; research and plan a project; put together a budget; and write a proposal that is on target and differentiates your work from others. Edit your images into a cohesive series and/or learn to improve your "good" photos to make them better. Whether you're interested in street photography, documentary, taxonomy, found objects, portraits, digital or alternative processes, every project starts with the big idea and ends with a thoughtful presentation (photo book, exhibit, projection, or digital delivery.) An ideal course for photographers of all levels and genres who want to focus on a special project, fine art photographers who want to build a cohesive body of work or series, professional photographers who need help showcasing their work or transforming their brand. Prerequisite: Intermediate Photo Methods or by permission of an Art Center advisor. JONAS KULIKAUSKAS (photography bio) BFA, Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design. He is an award-winning faculty member of ArtCenter since 2001 where he has received four grants and stipends for his photography projects. Kulikauskas has been practicing black-and-white film street photography for 30 years and has been exhibited widely in galleries and institutions nationally and internationally. Kulikauskas also practices historic printmaking and alternative photography processes. In 2012, his wet plate collodion series, St. Casimir's Parish, culminated in a solo museum exhibit at the Ciurlionis National Gallery of Art during the Kaunas International Photo Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Art of Movie Trailer

      ACN-254

      This class will explore the art and evolution of the movie trailer as well as examine the processes, strategies and techniques used to create the trailers that generate interest in a motion picture, build excitement and drive box office. Trailers are often the art of condensing, distilling, packaging, and positioning an existing - or soon-to-be-existing - film into a short, provocative format. Sometimes it involves creating new materials from outside the movie to enhance the story and experience. But it's always about deciding which story to tell and telling it in an exciting way. Course will also examine how these approaches apply to films beyond Hollywood blockbusters, including independent features, student films, shorts and documentaries. An ideal course for writers, copywriters, editors, filmmakers, advertising professionals and anyone who wants an inside perspective on how this increasingly vital commercial art form is created. Based on your individual goals, you will research, conceive and develop trailer concepts in the class through a proof-of-concept pitch - either verbal, script, PowerPoint, or rough edit. Prerequisites: access to a computer with a word processor and/or basic editing software (editing not required.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Love for the Drawing Line

      ACN-320

      In this class, instructor Christian Clayton will help demystify the drawing process for students by helping them break creative boundaries and explore new territories. Students will be introduced to a variety of hands-on experimental approaches in making images using various mediums that constitute a line. The class will explore contemporary drawing and art issues, plus strategies concerning art interpretation. Each student will be encouraged to explore renegade mediums of drawing in order to develop drawing maturation and a personal style. Discussions will introduce students to other artists who speak informatively on their development of personal drawing expression as well as how and why they create images. Open to students of all disciplines and levels. Please bring your portfolio or drawing samples to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Head Painting

      ACN-331

      Become familiar with the "classical method" used by the great masters of the Renaissance and the Northern European traditions. In addition to remaining unequalled in its expressiveness and understanding of the human form, tone and color, the classical method also provides all the tools you'll ever need to evaluate your work and to avoid getting stuck in a painting gone wrong. Using the classical method, you will learn to break up the painting process into different phases, while enhancing your capacity for creative expression. You will also be encouraged to explore and develop individual techniques and styles, and engage in 'direct painting' to enhance your free handling of color, tone and line. This is an ideal course to help you gain a well-rounded understanding of the entire painting process.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Printmaking Studio

      ACN-367

      Explore both historical and current digital techniques involved in fine art printmaking and image production. Develop an increased appreciation for and knowledge of printmaking processes such as intaglio, silkscreen, woodcut, plate lithography, as well as alternative photographic techniques that include photoengraving, salt printing and cyanotype. Course includes weekly demonstrations, assignments, presentations and group critiques. Individual projects will emphasize independent thought, creativity, problem solving and technical ability. Class size is limited.

      Prerequisite: Open to beginning- to intermediate-level students but previous coursework in art, design or photography is strongly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $85 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Collage and Mixed Media

      ACN-372

      Examine the elements and principles of 2-dimensional design as well as traditional and non-traditional techniques of collage including image transfers, hand-monoprinting, wet-drapery decoupage, and hand-sewn drawing. Small and large-scale two-dimensional projects created will encompass a wide variety of materials, tools and processes. Abstraction and representational design will be explored as well as experiments in drawing, painting, writing, and material application. Open to students of all levels.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Introduction to Illustration

      ACN-380

      Sharpen your conceptual problem-solving abilities as you explore various mediums and techniques-including acrylic, watercolor and mixed-media-to illustrate ideas for magazines, newspapers and books. Demonstrations are given for each technique, and practical compositional and design elements will be addressed with each assignment. Projects will be editorial in nature; later projects can be self-directed to reflect individual interests or portfolio needs. An overview of the field of illustration will also be provided.

      Prerequisite: Some prior drawing experience is required. Formerly titled: ACN-224 Illustration Techniques and Concepts

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Contemporary Sculpture

      ACN-381

      Contemporary Sculpture is an introduction to sculptural approaches in a variety of media, including traditional and experimental. The aim of this course is to enable students to explore sculptural processes through the body and space, considering visual aesthetics. Emphasis will be on the integration of studio practice and critical thought. Students will be encouraged to setup their own artistic problems, explore their own creative ideas, and required to produce new bodies of work, as well as talk and write about their work. Assignments are broad frameworks in which students may explore their individual creative voice and identity; as such, the class relies on students to be self-motivated and able to explore the sculptural realm under the guidance of the professor. Materials used may include plaster, wire, foam, air-dry clay, papier-maché, found objects. Portions of this class will be held outside in an open area near the South Campus shop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 31 - AUG 16
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Installation Art

      ACN-382

      In Installation Art, you will create site-specific three-dimensional work that offer viewers different perceptions of a space. Explore how to change an environment based on aesthetics, working in different types of environments including open spaces (streets or parks) and closed spaces (galleries or other interiors). During the first part of the class, we will read from "The Poetic of Space" by Gaston Bachelard, looking at more than twenty installation artists and analyzing their work, then organize students' projects. The second part of the class consists of working in groups or individually, as you learn a variety of material languages including plaster, concrete and found objects. You may work in a variety of mediums and materials of your choice including construction materials, sculpting mediums, video, projection, color, etc. You will be encouraged to choose an installation site based on your specific project. Guest speakers and a field trip will help round out your understanding of art installation sites. The course will conclude with a final group show - space to be determined.

      Prerequisite: previous coursework in sculpture or contemporary art, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      JUN 02 - AUG 18
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Abstract Painting: Summer Intv

      ACN-388

      In this 6-week intensive, you will explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. Course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters will be explored for analysis and discussion. You may work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. In-class exercises will offer you an opportunity to discover your individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 21
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Cinema in the Round

      ACN-400

      Collaboration is essential to filmmaking historically. Whether it be the cast in front of the lens or the crew behind the camera, interpersonal relationships often make a production more than the sum of its parts. This course will provide students the opportunity to make two short films, in small groups, occupying a variety of set roles in the process. We will cover the basics of pre-production through final cut, and emphasize working relationships to not only realize a finished film but elevate its subject matter through teamwork. Class time will be evenly split between instruction and careful study of some of film history's more notable alliances.

      Prerequisites: Access to a working film or video camera; smart phones cannot be used in this class. Access to editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Writing Workshop for Artists

      ACN-420W

      From artist statements to applications for art schools, residencies, grants, and exhibitions, writing has become increasingly more important in an artist's practice. The first part of this seven-week workshop focuses on writing an artist statement in which you will explore different ways to describe your work. During the second part, you will work on an application of your choice as you learning about different types of applications and research venues for residencies, grants, curatorial proposals, and art exhibitions. Through discussions of your work and those of other artists, you will begin to articulate your thought processes in writing, cultivate new ideas and further develop your practice. Strongly recommended for those who are applying to art schools.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      Noncredit / $395

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Launching Your Art Career

      ACN-485W

      Maybe you've just finished art school. Maybe you've been perfecting your craft for years and are finally ready to put yourself out there. Whatever the situation, if you're eager to start exhibiting your work but you aren't sure what steps to take, this practical no nonsense seminar will help get you started. Topics include: setting goals, creating effective support materials, making connections, researching and understanding different exhibition opportunities, submitting your work, managing your time, studio visits, art world etiquette, pricing your work, selling your work and creating an action plan. Open to students and emerging artists who are looking to launch or refocus their art careers, find exhibition opportunities, etc.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Abstract Painting + Compositon

      ACN-520

      Explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. This course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Class will examine traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters for analysis and discussion. Students may work in a variety of mediums of their choice, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. Invited speakers will address the class on both their technique and processes of painting. In-class exercises will offer students an opportunity to discover their individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process. The final project includes a painted visual diary.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Color + Light in Painting

      ACN-525

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this course will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Some meetings will be held at off-campus sites where students can paint the landscape directly from nature. Students will be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Letterpress Holiday Card Wkshp

      ACN-557W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique holiday cards, notes or gifts, using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Limited to 10 students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Re-Thinking Art

      ART-101X

      This course expands student awareness of contempory art activity through a selective examination of modern and post-modern values. Related projects explore critical issues in diverse mediums.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

    • Painting 1

      ART-111X

      Dive head-first into the technical and formal problems in painting, explore a variety of mediums, and discover the fundamentals of the painter's craft through a range of materials including pigments, paints, structures, surfaces and grounds. Explore a variety of subjects through traditional painting genres-still life, landscape, figure and portrait-as well as through symbols and allegories. Brushes, tools, varnishes and preservation strategies will also be covered. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited.(Formerly titled Painting Strategies.)

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Wet Paint

      ART-112X

      In the course, Wet Paint: Painting is painting, and there's no other art medium that maintains such a significant, yet ambiguous place in visual culture and human history. This course will investigate contemporary practices and current approaches to the art of painting locally, nationally, and globally, with an emphasis on examining work formally, philosophically, and from an historical viewpoint. Students will be responsible for developing their own body of work, preparing presentations, and participating in group critiques and discussions. There also will be weekly reading assignments and exercises to complete. Throughout, an attempt will be made to integrate studio practice and academic thinking into a composite whole. Wet Paint is a class taught jointly with Fine Art and Illustration faculty. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting, Passion for Painting, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

    • Passion for Painting

      ART-161X

      This studio workshop examines issues confronting contemporary painting and is taught by two notable contemporary artists, usually from two very different aesthetic points of view. Class explorations will be based upon the practice of the artists who are teaching, and students will receive in-depth feedback on their work. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for ArtCenter at Night students is limited.

      Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting, Painting Strategies, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Performance Art

      ART-320X

      Want to build on your basic performance skills? In this course, two active performance artists teach the class for seven weeks each, with the goal of communicating their individual perspectives. This course gives you the opportunity to understand the practice from two different points of view through a variety of tools, including readings, projects, collaborations, field trips, lectures and critiques of student work. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Modernism or equivalent contemporary art history course or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Properties: Artistic Materials

      HSCI-218X

      A lack of knowledge of artistic materials is one of the greatest obstacles to creativity and a successful art career. This course will discuss the physical and chemical properties of Western and Eastern art materials and how to select the right tool for the job. Learn how to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health, and how to unlock creativity using a vast array of materials, and hot to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for Photo/Fineart

      INT-103X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in photography and fine art. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable for Photography and Fine Art majors.* * Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Basics of Photo for Non-Majors

      INT-108X

      This class provides an exceptional introduction for non-photo majors to the world of photographic image making. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, new ways of thinking about the meaning of images that will be carried into digital applications for improved problem solving ability in all fine art and communication design fields. The 5-hour format allows time for extended experience in the darkroom, in-studio lighting, and location shooting.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable for NON-Photo majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      Enhance your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects, while broadening your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments in this foundation-level course will be experimental to allow you to discover innovative solutions to the development of form, structure and texture. Materials may include wood, plastics, plaster, metal and paper. Topics of instruction will include the safe operation of woodworking and some metalworking machines, techniques of mold-making and material safety.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Second Nature TDS

      TDS-320X

      Untamed, artificial, nurturing, destructive, endangered: how we see nature is always framed by culture, at some distance, and as second nature to ourselves. In this transdisciplinary studio you will examine cultural representations of nature: the history of painted landscapes; photography; cinema; video art; design, including architecture; poetry; and literature. The physical form of landscape will be considered as well, especially when culturally manipulated, as found in gardens, earth works and sculpture. The environment, economics, race, gender and sexuality will provide multiple lenses through which we view the horizon. We will additionally consider our own "wildness," however that may manifest. This five-hour studio with an embedded humanities component will include lectures, seminar discussions, screenings, field trips and class critiques of student work. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Modernism or equivalent contemporary art history course or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

  • Game Development
    • Maya to Zbrush: 3D Character

      ACN-192

      This new course bridges the gap between Maya and Zbrush software applications to keep students up to date with today's evolving entertainment industry. Understanding the 3D workflow is a vital skill needed for working in today's studio environment. You will start by using Maya to model a 3D humanoid character with perfect animation flow, then use Zbrush to further refine, sculpt, and paint your 3D models. Finish the course with a portfolio-ready 3D character model. This course will provide a good introduction into these applications and is ideal for students interested in Entertainment Design, or Illustration. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior figure drawing or character design experience recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Story-Driven Art Direction

      ACN-413

      In entertainment, there is much talk of the role of 'story' in the visual development process. For many, however, it remains an elusive buzzword. In very pragmatic terms, this class illuminates how Western Storytelling Structure becomes Art Direction in practice, not just theory. In other words, how literary themes are visually represented by the artist, lending resonance to the written word in a way only an artist can. In this 14-week class, students will bring to life a Children's Classic - from blue sky concepts to a cohesive, production-ready style guide. In designing all assets for production (props/vehicles/weapons, character, environment, and story beats) students gain practical experience identifying what's universal in the story, while also finding their own personal connection to it in a way that nurtures their unique voice and flair! Students may design for any narrative genre/format: TV or Feature Animation (CG or Traditional,) Live-Action Film, Gaming, Animated short, Experimental Animation, Children's picture book, Graphic Novel.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Must be Photoshop proficient; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 +$125

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Art of Ui

      ACN-432

      The Art of UI is designed for those interested in creating user interface art for mobile apps, focusing on 2D art, illustration and graphic design. This introductory course provides a unique approach to app design, utilizing traditional design principles combined with conceptual design and illustrative techniques, allowing you to explore the creation of your ideas from rough pencil sketches to finished interactive mockups. Class involves research, coming up with an idea, wire-framing an experience, and visual development techniques. You will create a light prototype in Invision using a collection of Photoshop or Illustrator screens as proof of concept, rather than a functioning app. This course will give you greater insight into the mobile gaming and internet industries, user interface and experience design (UI/UX) and is intended to help you understand the principles and techniques necessary to approach app design under the high pressure of a production setting.

      Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, plus drawing/illustration skills. Access to an iPhone smart phone is required in order to view and present your designs for mock-ups and presentations.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Maya & 3D Animation

      ILL-210X

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of character- and motion-based animation, with emphasis on story, acting, camera and animation. You will use the tools available in the Maya software package for the creation of CG animation. Topics covered include modeling, basic character set up, animation, shading, lighting and rendering. The fundamental concepts of digital animation and storytelling will be emphasized.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Graphic Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Graphic Design

      ACN-030

      Explore the process of problem solving for graphics through realistic design projects. Please note that this is not a computer class but rather a course in which you will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to graphic design as you develop your conceptual process, design skills and presentation techniques. Logotypes and a range of other design projects will be assigned.

      Prerequisite: It is strongly recommended that you have access to a computer and some experience using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Advertising

      ACN-040

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to the art, and business, of advertising. You'll sharpen your conceptual thinking skills as you brainstorm innovative marketing strategies for a range of products and services, then create magazine, newspaper and billboard campaigns that bring those ideas to life in a smart, engaging way. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to the Advertising program at Art Center; adults contemplating a career change; or those just interested in learning how advertising professionals think and how the ad campaigns we see every day are created.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Copywriting

      ACN-041

      Explore the history of copywriting, where and how copywriting fits in today's world, and how to write copy that can be emotive, entertaining and informative. This course will arm students with a better understanding of how words can help launch brands, create loyalty, change perceptions and shape the world around you. This course will appeal to those who are expert visual problem solvers, but stumble over their own words when trying to say what they want to in simple English. This course is also perfect for writers seeking to expand their reach as storytellers in the advertising and marketing game.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

      This course introduces new and intermediate students to the skill sets needed in the design and illustrative fields. Each week students are introduced to a variety of core fundamentals necessary to succeed in the applied arts. Topics covered include an overview of comp sketching (people, places and objects), perspective (to create accurate space and dimension in indoor and outdoor environments), composition, color theory and visual communication. Ideal for those interested in the fields of graphic design, advertising and illustration, this course is designed to support and reinforce the skills necessary in the creation of successful content. More info: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

    • Typography 1

      ACN-125

      This course explores the structural and spatial properties of letterforms, providing the groundwork for display typography, logo design or alphabet design/redesign. The course introduces the five basic type families and expands on that vocabulary to include an investigation into hybrid, modified, digital and hand-drawn typefaces. Topics covered include properties of scale, proportion, figure-ground, cropping and overlap, as well as contrasts of weight, width, emphasis and direction. Pencil, pen, brush and ink and computer programs will be used, with attention given to both personal style and craftsmanship.

      Prerequisites: Access to a computer with a font library, plus basic skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-127

      Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes and designing expressive compositions are the foundations of visual expression. In this seven-week class, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro level, managing shapes inherent in the design process; and the macro level, learning effective ways to compose on the page. Time will be spent learning how to effectively control visual priorities on the page, whether in a painting, logo, website or drawing. With open assignments based on a student's area of interest, this course can serve to enhance ongoing projects and inform new ones. This course is suitable for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Illustrators and Designers. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Color:Artist/Design

      ACN-128

      Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week workshop, students will learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of their work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors within the color wheel; and the psychology of color. Discussions of color throughout the visual arts, including photo and film, will also be covered. Class projects will help students become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors are the best ones relative to a given assignment. This class is ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Letterform

      ACN-133W

      In Creative Letterform, you will learn to use letterforms as design elements and as a means of communication to convey verbal, emotional and associative information. Gain an understanding of the illustrative and character qualities of letterforms and become familiar with the personalities of various letterforms as you explore contrast, shape, size, color and direction. Discover how to create compositions using the form and construction of letters-straights and curves, verticals and horizontals can produce strong directional movement; thick and thin strokes and varying weights of letterforms can create textures, patterns and rhythms.

      No prerequisites.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sequential Images for Graphic

      ACN-135

      In this course, you will learn how a graphic designer or art director selects the best imagery whether photographic, illustrative, or video-based imagery -- to tell a compelling story in a sequence along with words, color and typographic style. A picture is not a box with an "X" in a layout. A picture is something happening, with action or emotion, color or tone, meaning. Although most people have cameras and can take pictures, students need to be taught to really look, to see, and use images well. Course will also explore ways that picture editing, cropping and page composition impact the visual message. Projects include photo essays for print and mobile applications.

      Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Intro to Graphic Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of InDesign is also required. Prior coursework in Typography 1 or Essential Typography is strongly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers

      ACN-139

      Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of media, including pencil, pen and markers. Emphasis is on developing visual communication skills for graphic design and packaging, product and advertising. Class will cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal class for designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Essential Typography

      ACN-175

      Typography is the modus operandi graphic designers use to communicate and reinforce the content of graphic design pieces. With its strong emphasis on the typographical grid, this course is a vital foundation for editorial design and multi-page layout. This is an ideal course for students and designers who wish to use typography with greater confidence. Gain increased sensitivity to the details of typographic form, paragraph format, page-layout dynamics and the expressive potential of type. Topics also include type characteristics and nomenclature.

      Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that you have basic computer skills in Illustrator and InDesign (or similar graphics programs). Access to a computer with a font library is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals

      ACN-190

      This course presents a practical introduction to the challenges of Web design. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization and page layout. Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website. HTML5 and CSS3 will be explored. This course is ideal for those new to website design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class. Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience is assumed; access to a computer with current versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver is required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-191

      This course offers an online, practical introduction to the challenges of Web design. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization and page layout. Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website. HTML5 and CSS3 will be explored. This course is ideal for those new to website design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming course. Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience is assumed; outside access to a computer with current versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Interaction Design

      ACN-200

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to interaction design, the craft of how people interact with products, systems and services. Through brainstorming and critiquing different types of user experiences such as mobile and social applications, websites, gestural interfaces, games, consumer electronics, smart products, tangibles and art, students will become familiar with the range of design elements and methods that make up interaction design. Equal parts thinker and maker, students will conceive, design and produce simple interactive projects. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to Art Center's Interaction Design program, adults considering a career change and those interested in understanding this emerging field. Prerequisite: curiosity and a desire to create never-seen-before solutions. Fundamental design skills are recommended but not required. Basic computer skills are required. Transferable*

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Experience Design

      ACN-202

      In order to stay competitive and connected with their customers, today more and more brands are morphing into multi-threaded brands. Brands are now more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' daily lives, which means branding strategists and interaction designers now need to play key roles in determining how they grow and thrive. In this course you will learn how to collaboratively build successful brands and deliver immersive experiences. You will use trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects to deliver enriching experiences for your target audience. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and Industrial Design degree programs.

      Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Motion Design 1

      ACN-211

      Motion graphics, as incorporated in broadcast design, film effects or the Internet, is a fast-growing field. This class will provide a working knowledge of current tools and techniques and explore issues of rhythm, space and time using animation, sound and video. Students will build a repertoire of different types of movement and learn keyframe editing and interpolation, masking, effects, basic sound editing and storyboarding for motion. Adobe After Effects for the Macintosh is used as a teaching tool, but the skills learned can be transferred to any application or platform. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Package Design

      ACN-256

      Explore the exciting and changing realm of package design. In this 14-week course, you will develop creative packaging solutions that attract visual attention through the use of 3D form, packaging materials, typography, color and graphics. The course will also explore sustainability issues and emerging technologies that will change consumer interaction with packaging in the future. An ideal course for designers seeking to add packaging design to their portfolio or increase their awareness of the packaging field.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Surface Design

      ACN-258

      In this new course students will learn about the many styles and techniques used in creating surface designs as well as be presented with designer case studies, product categories beyond textiles, and themes in demand by manufacturers. Hands-on projects will include developing coordinated surface design collections, taking a collection from concept through refinement, and applying designs to products. Digital techniques in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be covered including scanning hand-drawn artwork, setting up accurate repeat patterns, changing colors, scale and textures, and color indexing for mass production. An overview of career opportunities for surface designers will also be discussed. This is an ideal course for professional graphic designers, illustrators and artists, as well as more advanced students studying graphic design, textile design or illustration. Prerequisites: Basic drawing, color theory, design and computer skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      New to the current version of Photoshop and a little lost as to what's different or where to find the features you're used to using in earlier versions? This skills-based class is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and prior experience with an earlier version of Photoshop. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY Graphic Design

      ACN-290W

      Employing strong original and conceptual thinking, this class will explore the craft and language of visual communication in a non-digital environment, expanding students' awareness and appreciation of the tactile quality of hand-crafted artwork. Traditional graphic design techniques will be the preferred method for producing class projects; students will use computers only in the production of artwork and to output digital prints. This class will introduce students to British trailblazers in the field of graphic design during the non-digital era. These designers, who produced record sleeves, posters, magazines and more, are the inspiration for this class.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 15 - AUG 17
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 2

      ACN-296

      This course continues where Photoshop Kick-Start 1 left off. Many of the skills introduced in Kick Start 1 will now be taken to the next level, with higher expectations, and will include color correction, selection techniques and layer masks. The class will focus on two assignments throughout the seven-week course, giving students ample opportunity to develop their concepts into strong portfolio pieces.

      Prerequisite: Photoshop Kick-Start 1 or equivalent working knowledge of Photoshop, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Graphic Design

      ACN-332

      This concept-oriented course is about integrating typography and images applied to projects such as magazine layouts, posters and transmedia identity systems to communicate a story, a message or a marketing idea for its intended audience. Students are encouraged to develop problem-solving and research skills in defining the appropriateness of a design. Note: This is not a computer class. However, students should have some computer experience, plus access to a computer with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign or similar graphics programs.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-373

      In this course designed for intermediate- to advanced-level students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, you will be guided through the development of an innovative product or idea to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, you will select one of your ideas to focus on for the rest of the term, with the goal of creating a fully formed brand for your product including advertising, a logo, web design and packaging.

      Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Self Branded Letterpress Wkshp

      ACN-550W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own business cards, calling cards or personal note cards using Archetype Press' large collection of wood type, lead foundry type, ornaments and decorative rules. Learn the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on Vandercook proof press.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 10 - JUN 11
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Printing Wood Type

      ACN-552W

      Get your hands dirty! Experience Archetype Press' collection of vintage wood type. Learn how to hand-set type and print on a Vandercook cylinder proof press. Explore the process of letterpress printing through composition, press lock-up, inking techniques and more. Over the course of four sessions, you will design and print a limited edition of 11" x 14" posters with two or more colors.

      No previous experience necessary. Note: Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting stained with ink.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 04
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Holiday Card Wkshp

      ACN-557W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique holiday cards, notes or gifts, using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Limited to 10 students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Letterpress Printing

      ACN-574W

      Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. This is a great introduction to setting and printing metal type, where you can take advantage of more than 2,500 drawers of foundry type in the Archetype Press collection. Learn how to use a pica rule, composing stick, leading, spacing, the layout of the California Job Case, mix ink and how to operate a Vandercook proof press. You will set, proof and print multiple copies of a poem or a few lines of text. We will then distribute type and clean up. No prerequisites or previous experience required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 20 - MAY 21
      JUN 24 - JUN 25
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Valentine Card Letterpress Wk

      ACN-580W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique valentine cards, notes or gifts using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats, and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing of the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

      Once you have printed at Archetype, you will want more...and more, and more. Bring your creativity and explore one of the largest foundry type collections in the United States. Create your own unique announcements, notecards, stationery, calling cards and beyond. No experience required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-202X

      This course introduces students to general 3D design and animation techniques using Cinema 4D. By creating an animated project of at least 30 seconds, learn basic 3D modeling, lighting, textures, effects and animation; plan the creation of 3D elements to be used for compositing, and learn the post-treatment process of 3D renderings. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisite: Motion Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Motion Design 2

      GMOT-252X

      Strengthen your skills as a motion designer and learn to approach motion design projects, with the goal of creating a dynamic motion piece for your portfolio. In this team-oriented course, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and other tools will be used to develop a motion design project that begins with an original concept, moves on to a detailed storyboard presentation and ends with final motion execution with music. Students will work on a series of short animation projects or one longer project (minimum 30 seconds). This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: Motion Design 1 and 3D Motion Graphics or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This team-oriented course offers an advanced understanding of the 3D design process from start to finish. Build upon the basic techniques developed in the 3D Motion Graphics course to expand your understanding of general 3D motion skills. Learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process and produce an animated project of at least 30 seconds. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: 3D Motion Graphics, Motion Design 2 and Storyboarding, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 1 - Materials Lab

      INT-102L

      This non-credit lab is specifically for ACN Graphic Design students concurrently enrolled in INT-102X Design 1 and who are prospective students for ArtCenter's Graphic Design degree program. Lab meets weeks 3 through 9 and will instruct students in the safe operation of certain shop equipment (including the table saw, band saw, and lathe), so that they may access the shop to complete class projects during the term.

      This lab requires concurrent enrollment in INT-102X.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 11:00AM-01:50PM
      MAY 30 - JUL 18
      Noncredit / $0

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising degree students.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

    • Narrative Sketching

      INT-120X

      In this course you will learn how to capture and express ideas visually and how to compose a sequence of images with notes that explain a specific idea or tell a compelling story. Using your hand skills-basic pencil sketching, Rapid Vis marker sketching, perspective drawing and painintg with Photoshop-you will learn how to draw the figure in a narrative context (interacting with the environment and objects), get an understanding of the basics of proportions and foreshortening, and experiment with a variety of media. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Humanities + Design Sciences
    • Business 101

      HBUS-101X

      Building a successful career requires not just talent, but an understanding of what it takes to be in business. Business 101 is an introduction to the business side of creative practice. The course is divided into two parts: general business information, including starting up, intellectual property, and money; followed by topics specifically geared towards the illustration, photography, or design business, including marketing and self-promotion, pricing and estimating, contracts, and client relationships. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

    • Money Math for the Right Brain

      HBUS-220X

      Are designers business people? Business financial statements are intimidating for the left brain-oriented designer. This course will demystify business financial statements through hands-on work from a design perspective.

      Students will research and analyze Profit & Loss Statements, Cash Flow Statements and Balance Sheets of publicly traded companies of their choice. From this analysis, they will create financial statements of their own from models provided by the instructor. The course goal is not that students become CFOs, but that they are conversant in the language of business in order to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Pro Practices for Artists

      HBUS-320X

      Pursuing art can sometimes seem like a capricious and daunting endeavor-there is no single path that serves all artists' aspirations or that guarantees success. In this course, you will be presented with an overview of the numerous opportunities that exist today for artists, and strategies for accomplishing your dreams. Topics explored include: tools for documenting achievements and assessing objectives; choosing a graduate school; setting up a studio; putting together a professional portfolio and resume; project proposals and artist statements; foundations, grants and artist-in-residence programs; legal issues, contracts and copyrights; finances, accounting and bookkeeping; art sales, representation and galleries; critics, curators and collectors; art teaching and academia; and skills needed for art-related careers. Class discussions will also touch on how to deal with the inevitable challenges of being a working artist, including pressures, motivation, competition and rejection.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Critical Practice 1

      HCRT-100X

      Understand how images-whether successful or not-work to convey the intended meaning of the artist/designer to a desired audience. Rather than asking what images mean, the emphasis of this course will be to provide you with a basic visual vocabulary or rhetoric in order to understand how images work in a variety of contexts. In other words, you will learn the rhetoric-a form of persuasion that produces an intellectual and physical transformation in the viewer-of visual communication.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:30PM-04:20PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Entrepreneurship

      HENT-100X

      Gain an understanding of how to create entrepreneurial ventures from self-initiated projects. In this course, you will learn how artwork, design and products are developed from the entrepreneurial standpoint including how designs vary depending on the business context. In class, some students will choose to create a new company and develop a start-up strategy to evaluate its feasibility. Others will choose to create products, which can be two-dimensional graphics or illustrations applied to existing product categories; new stylistic designs; entertainment or media properties; brand concepts; or technical inventions.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

    • The Entrepreneurial Spirit

      HENT-300X

      The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as, "a person who organizes, operates and assumes the risk for a business venture." However, an entrepreneur is also a true innovator who recognizes opportunities and organizes resources to take advantage of those opportunities. This course will provide you with all the necessary tools to complete a fully integrated business plan. Harvard Business School case studies will be reviewed and referenced so that you can learn from the challenges that real companies faced on the road to success. At the end of the course, you will present your business plan to an invited group of venture capitalists during a special presentation.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Modernism

      HHIS-110X

      This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary relationships among the arts, intellectual and scientific thought, technological progress, and social and political events from the mid-19th century through the 1960s. Through extensive visual material, primary source texts and class discussion, this course examines the changing perceptions of reality and the corresponding modes of representation in the visual arts, performing arts and literary arts in the modern industrial age.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 3) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 4) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 5) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • History of Cinema 2

      HHIS-231X

      Explore how the aesthetic and technical development of the cinema (from 1941 to the present) defined, refined and changed the nature of the medium and the way we see in the context of historical, cultural, political and socio-economic determinants/influences. This course will also examine the ideas, implications and ramifications of important trends, movements, styles, genres, theories and directors. Finally, through intensive analytical analyses of the ways in which the formal elements of design of the image are manipulated for expressive purposes, learn how to really "see" and more fully experience the full potential of cinema.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Children's Literature

      HNAR-310X

      This course has you consider children's literature and asks you to write fiction or non-fiction for children. You need not be a writer to take this course--you learn by doing. We will read and analyze stories for children, ranging from myths to modern works, from young children to young adults. We will examine narrative structure and some of the basic requirements for writing books for publication. You should leave the course with a better understanding of the role literature for children plays in their lives, and how to create it.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Writing for Video Games

      HNAR-311X

      Video games are unlike any other storytelling medium. Their greatest strength-interactivity-poses unique challenges, and opportunities, for a writer. In this course, you will analyze and identify what works and what doesn't in writing for video games, and apply that knowledge to create compelling worlds and stories for a player. Examine both the direct functions (e.g. dialogue), and the indirect functions-reflected in the pacing, design, and gameplay-of writing for the medium, with a focus on the practical application of storytelling as it pertains to video games. At the end of the course, you will present an original video game concept and story, key art, an explanation of its game mechanics, and discuss how it all fits together. Overall familiarity with "video games" in the collective sense is a must.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Genre Literature

      HNAR-313X

      Much of today's popular storytelling is informed by genre conventions that originated in literature more than 100 years ago, specifically (and chronologically) in Gothic, Detective, and Sci-Fi novels and short stories. Understanding the "language" of these genres makes us more fluent and adept contemporary storytellers, and can inspire us to innovate, to create something new. This class will define, track, and evaluate conventions in these genres through to the present day, attending especially to texts that combine tropes from more than one kind of story. Students will generate critical and creative responses to the material covered in class. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Graphic Novel

      HNAR-382X

      This course offers a close examination of the genre loosely labeled "graphic novel," in which verbal and visual language come together on the page toward a literary effect. Through a study of comics and graphic novels themselves, plus a number of critical texts which examine comics development over time and how they function physically and thematically, we will investigate the specialized language of comics and the narrative possibilities of a medium so open to experimentation.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Automotive Engineering

      HSCI-200X

      In this course, students will gain an understanding of the principles of engineering that guide the development of automobile design and manufacture. This course covers automobile functionality and gives an overview of the demands placed on the design process.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Future of Science & Technology

      HSCI-216X

      The future isn't something that simply happens but something that can and should be shaped by people with vision. Choosing its correct path cannot be left entirely to scientists and technologists, nor to politicians and entrepreneurs. In this course we will focus on understanding the basic science behind the upcoming revolutions in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and quantum science; and develop a shared vision of a desirable future. Topics will include: robotics and artificial intelligence; quantum, nano, and biotechnology; future energy sources; and mankind's possible future in space. The range of problems our society will face in coming years will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the science behind issues such as global warming. Ethical dilemmas posed by technology will also be explored.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Properties: Artistic Materials

      HSCI-218X

      A lack of knowledge of artistic materials is one of the greatest obstacles to creativity and a successful art career. This course will discuss the physical and chemical properties of Western and Eastern art materials and how to select the right tool for the job. Learn how to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health, and how to unlock creativity using a vast array of materials, and hot to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Environmental Issues

      HSCI-221X

      This course explores the impact of overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, politics and environmental activism on the land, oceans and atmosphere. Such topics as endangered species, biodiversity, human overpopulation, animal rights, deforestation, desertification, toxic waste, global warming, ozone depletion, wetland destruction, ocean threats and overgrazing will be covered. Students will learn to interpret complex environmental issues and apply them to their work and daily life and be better prepared to have their work, whether fine art or design, reflect the urgent nature of global concerns.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • (Un) Common Sense

      HSCI-224X

      Sound. Sight. Touch. Smell. Taste. These are the means we use to perceive and understand our world. How can we push the limits of our senses to gain knowledge and advance ourselves as human beings? What other modes of perception are out there?

      As humans, the amount of information we can take in with our physiological sensors (our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin) is relatively limited. For example, dogs can travel through time with their nose, using smell to pick up past information and predict disease long before we can. Bats can use sound as sight by echolocation. Dragonflies can see perfectly in low light and over 5 times as fast. Advances in science and technology have allowed us to move well beyond our bodily limitations to gain a greater understanding of the material world from the atomic scale to the universal scale. How do these sense mechanisms work? What perceptual devices have we come up with to push each of these senses to their limits? How does this knowledge transform human progress? Can we gain a higher state of consciousness? What happens when our senses get mixed up? How do we make up for an absence of sense?

      This class will use lectures, discussion, and hands-on experimental work to develop a holistic scientific understanding of how the senses work and advanced sensing technology (i.e. microscopes, transducers, etc) with no need for prior high-level scientific knowledge or mathematics.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Anatomy & Psych of Perception

      HSCI-230X

      Visual perception, which includes both observation and interpretation, ranges from the mere detection of objects being present in the visual field, to the construction of reality and the assessment of meaning. This course will cover both the anatomical and neuropsychological aspects of visual perception. The anatomical structures involved in seeing (the eye and the visual cortex) will be studied and related to "normal" seeing and dysfunction, including characteristics of the visual field, the perception of color and brightness, the recognition of faces, and depth perception. The psychological processes relevant in visual perception include attention and selection, seeing emotional content, and the relation between seeing and thinking. Students will gain an understanding of "seeing" as both an action and a neuropsychological construction, and become more aware of the characteristics of the experiential phenomena of seeing.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Nanotechnology + Design

      HSCI-233X

      This course will use lectures, discussion and hands-on experimental work to develop a holistic understanding of nanotechnology with no need for prior high-level scientific knowledge or mathematics. Guest lectures from experts, as well as a field trip to the California NanoSystems Institute, are tentatively planned. Students will have weekly readings and writing assignments, in which they will be expected to synthesize what they learned by relating it to their own life and art/design practice. The final project will be to look to the future and develop either: 1) A proposal for an original nanoscience research project; 2) A product not available or possible currently, but that could be in the future due to developments in nanoscience/technology; or 3) An art project which critically addresses or uses nanotechnology.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

    • The Dream

      HSCI-235X

      Explore the science of sleep and dreaming, the structure of a dream, and the way "dream logic" informs the work of writers, artists, and filmmakers. In this multidisciplinary course you will learn about the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders and the neurology and phenomenology of dream content. We will also discuss earlier ways of analyzing content (Freud), as well the contemporary scientific understanding of the narrative structure of dreams. Dreams create a sense of experience of meaning: how artists translate these experiences into artistic expressions will be a continuing theme throughout the course. We will also discuss how artistic works can be accessed through the same methods used in making meaning in dreams.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Science & Sustainability

      HSCI-250X

      Over the next hundred years, mankind will find itself in a life or death race: Can we develop the technology needed to achieve a sustainable society before we deplete the Earth's resources or irrevocably damage the environment? This course explores the science of sustainability, including climate change, alternative energy, relationships between poverty and sustainability, and the future of the car.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exp. Mathematics & Creativity

      HSCI-301X

      This course will be an informative exploration in higher mathematics and theoretical physics, which allows students to pursue selected topics in advanced mathematics far beyond the normal curriculum under the direction of a supervising instructor. With high school algebra as the only prerequisite, we will study Cantorian infinity, group theory, algebraic and geometric topology, black holes, and finish with string theory and hologram theory, the richest, most exciting current research areas. The class is focused on the intersections of creativity and mathematics; an 'Alice in Mathematics Land' journey. The grading rubric will be a series of reflection papers and one final power point presentation based on a mathematics topic of the student's choosing.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Neuroscience of Imagination

      HSCI-330X

      Seeing, visualizing and dreaming are closely related-they are all perceptual experiences. This course will explore various aspects of visual imagination. We will use the neurological mechanisms of visual imagination to compare and contrast imagination with other visual experiences. Brain scan and brain lesion studies allow us to examine visualizing both in its normal state and in its disorders. Psychological studies will help us investigate the role of visualizing and other forms of imagination in cognition. And since visualizing is a private experience, we will look at phenomenological analyses and compare them with first-person knowledge. This course will also explore what happens when we externalize the visual imagination in sketching, drawing or painting.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research (FAR/ILLU)

      HSOC-102X

      As fine artists, we know that concepts, materials and processes combine to make a work, but how can we nurture our innate curiosity to feed our work more deeply? Get brave with research! In this class we empower your creative process to reach heightened levels of curiosity to lead to a richer artistic vision. As you expand your process of inquiry to make new work, you will map research strategies to: find undiscovered inspiration within areas in which you are already passionate about; chart discoveries; and deal with inevitable failures. Faculty will bring unique insights from social science research and visual art practice to help you embrace brave choices in unknown territory. Examine artists' research processes in a variety of areas and mediums and use scientific inquiry, literature, social science methodologies, photography, prototyping and material applications to explore new avenues in your practice. This course is a three-hour project-based seminar with weekly assignments including writing, artwork, audio-visual presentations, and field trips. Class will culminate in a final exhibition.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perpetual Motion

      HSOC-202X

      This academic course will introduce you to new ways of understanding the modern city as a dynamic-rather than static-entity. It will focus on how cities and regions are conceived, how they function, thrive, move, and sometimes fail. Early suburban utopias, contemporary edge cities, squatter cities of the South, and the shrinking cities of the North will all be analyzed. Readings and discussions will emphasize mobility, and often times the lack of it. In short, this course will serve as a primer for the problems and challenges associated with the built environment and its integrated and overlapping systems that require great expense to be built, maintained and changed.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Race and Racism

      HSOC-207X

      Current events make race and racism hard to ignore. This course takes a hard look at both the history and the present of race and racism in the Americas. We will ask a lot of questions: How is race socially constructed and experienced? What realities are created by the idea of race? What might racial justice look like? This class is not for the faint of heart; we will delve deeply into tough issues for which there are neither easy nor neat resolutions.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • American Graffiti

      HSOC-251X

      This course focuses on student experiences with various forms of street art, exploring the overlaps between them and the professional worlds of art, design and advertising. This course also coincides with a large, College-wide exhibition about street art, and the class will visit both on- and off-campus sites.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Introduction to Urban Studies

      HSOC-271X

      Introduction to Urban Studies will address many key issues of urban life, both past and present. Starting with a general understanding of cities as collections of spaces and places shaped by human activity, this course will explore the varied forces determining the proliferation, expansion, and even the decline of the urban form. Are the cities of the 21st century the cure or the cause of the many challenges facing us in the world today? How have people studied cities and how might we study them now? These questions and many others will emerge over the duration of the course. Students will use this course to make the connections between topics often discussed separately, like housing, transportation and urban politics. In addition, Introduction to Urban Studies will shine a spotlight on the modern city in the global context by linking the urban to processes of migration, investment and environmental impact.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Urban Leviathans: Opulence

      HSOC-290X

      Explore 21st-century urban extremes, from the globalized metropolitan region to the almost schizoid characteristics of what we once called the "developing" or "third world" but must now refer to as the "majority world"-the fast-growing cities located in or situated near the 10/40 Window. This course will provide a wide range of understandings about the nature of "majority" cities including, but not limited to, a study of the ecological ramifications of urban growth, varied security issues, the complexities of urban life, and the politics of plunder that keep stable governments from taking hold. This course will give you a better sense of the non-western city in a rapidly changing, globalized context and will help you understand urban life and the many political, ecological and social struggles we often find easy to ignore.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • American Politics & Media

      HSOC-301X

      Is the media liberal? Are all politicians in the pockets of corporations? Is dissent unpatriotic? Is the U.S. a nation to be loved? Or feared? Is it a democracy? An empire? Both? How are we, as citizens, to find our way through the rhetoric of the left, the right and the middle? How can we make sense of the increasing flood of political and cultural information that bursts from our computers, televisions, radios, newspapers and movies? Whom should we believe? This course seeks to provide the tools to help make sense of it all.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Los Angeles Histories + Myths

      HSOC-302X

      Los Angeles was a postmodern city by 1890, and has remained for generations what historian Norman Klein calls "the most photographed and least remembered city in the world." Even today, its layers, microclimates, bizarre planning and ethnic and cultural contradictions remain as fierce as ever. This class traces the historical trends that have shaped these contradictions.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Evolution of Civil Rights

      HSOC-330X

      In this class we will cover your rights as an individual, a member of a group and, even more specifically, as an artist, designer and/or author. We will look at how these rights are articulated in the law and in social practice. Films, music and guest lecturers will help us see how art, music, literature, poetry and activism lead to obtaining these civil rights. We'll also look at the threats and limitations to these rights in courts, cities and the workplace. As part of our discussions, we will talk about civil rights and current struggles both around the world and at home. Assignments will include reading articles, books and poetry selections, watching and reviewing movies and listening to music from the formation of the United States up to the present-all on the topic of defining, fighting for, defending and protecting the rights of individuals, minorities and groups in public and in private.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Human Rights Movements in U.S.

      HSOC-331X

      Using art, novels, movies, plays, speakers and interviews, expand your knowledge of the civil rights and human rights movements in the United States over the last 240 years. In this course, we will cover the meaning of civil rights and human rights and how these developed over the history of the United States. We will look at the situation for individuals and groups that gave rise to the Civil Rights movements in the United States for African Americans, women, the LGBT community, Native Americans, Latinos/Chicanos, immigrant groups, prisoners and disabled children and adults. We will analyze how these groups became aware of themselves as an interest group; their past and present goals and strategies; their leaders and other allies; and their challenges and successes. We will look at the events, actions, arts and expressions of these movements as articulated both by members of the movement as well as the dominant culture, by reading primary sources, listening to music, reading poetry and watching several movies.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

  • Illustration
    • Printmaking: Optional Lab

      ACN-001L

      Art Center at Night students enrolled in Printmaking Studio this term may purchase additional lab time to use the printmaking facilities outside of their scheduled class hours. Concurrent enrollment in Printmaking Studio is required. Note: Space in the Printmaking lab is extremely limited. Available lab time is based on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the hours listed.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY , FRIDAY 10:00AM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 11
      Noncredit / $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Figure Drawing

      ACN-009

      The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for your academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study fine art, animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Working from a model, you will examine the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition and develop observational drawing skills by investigating proportion, form and gesture. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media will be used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Fig. Drawing: Summer

      ACN-015

      In this intensive summer course, you will develop observational drawing skills as you investigate proportion, form and gesture. Working from a model, the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition will be examined. The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media are used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 22
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Painting/Sum. Intsv.

      ACN-016

      This intensive summer course provides an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes are explored with an emphasis on color, composition and form. You will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter, study the human figure to learn painting principles, and develop creative approaches.

      Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 29
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Direct Painting: Still Life

      ACN-017W

      This workshop is meant for students with some painting background who want to get back in touch with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from still-life set-ups, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Eduard Manet, Giorgio Morandi, Paul Cezanne, Marsden Hartley, Vanessa Bell, Gabriele Munter, Henri Matisse and Nicolas de Stael.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Introduction to Painting

      ACN-020

      This course will provide an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes will be explored, with an emphasis on color, composition and form. Students will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter and will study the human figure to learn painting principles and develop creative approaches. Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Direct Painting: Figure

      ACN-020W

      This workshop is designed for students with some painting experience who are seeking to reconnect with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from live models, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Lucian Freud, Eduard Manet, Alice Neel, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Chaim Soutine and Henri Matisse.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Entertainment Design

      ACN-045

      Concept designers for the entertainment industry skillfully illustrate and design unique and compelling characters, environments, vehicles and props for all kinds of stories and eras. This industry requires a unique combination of industrial design and illustration skills to understand how things are built, to communicate this through drawings and to show narrative aspects of the design. This course offers an introduction to the concept design process. Students will create original design solutions through sketches and renderings to support a story. This is an ideal class for students considering Art Center's undergraduate Entertainment Design major or for those seeking an understanding of how concepts are created for entertainment-oriented projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Painting Entertainment

      ACN-068

      This introductory digital painting course is designed specifically for aspiring entertainment design, entertainment arts, and illustration students. Painting can seem complicated, but by understanding the medium and combining foundation skills with more lateral approaches, you can discover the joy of digital painting. The first half of the course will focus on the fundamentals of painting in Photoshop. Working primarily from observation (master copies, plein air photographs, movie stills), you will learn to create color palettes, how to make brush strokes, understand value, and use lighting and rendering to complete a composition or character. The second half of the class will focus on imaginative principles of creating paintings from scratch using more advanced techniques. For in-class assignments, no digital tools are needed, just a pen or pencil. For homework assignments, students must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6, a Wacom tablet and a digital camera to take reference photos for plein air, brush and texture projects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 1

      ACN-090W

      Meditation is not just about mindfulness. It's also seeing things as they truly are, developing clarity and manifesting our vision. Through a series of class exercises you will learn how our perceptions inform and, at times, fail us. Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this eight-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as non-objective brush and ink painting, collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging, all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourselves. Two sessions will be field trips to art museums to practice contemplative viewing. This class goes to the very heart of art-making and -viewing, by showing how meditation benefits benefits both the creative and viewing processes. No prerequisite. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 1.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:50PM
      JUN 03 - JUL 29
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 2

      ACN-091W

      In Meditation, Perception + Art 1, you learned how meditation benefits our creative and viewing processes. In this eight-week continuation course, you will explore meditation-in-action practices that reveal not only the simplicity, but also the complexity, of seeing things as they are-the natural connections between colors, shapes, seasons, elements, emotions, truths and wisdoms. These discoveries become an unlimited palette to draw upon for inspiration. Because the gap between inspiration and manifestation can be huge and often filled with obstacles like negativity and self-consciousness, you will explore the editing process-a process in which obstacles can be transformed into challenges, and negativity into greater vision and truth. Class will include two museum field trips. Prerequisite: Meditation and the Creative Mind 1, or Meditation, Perception, + Art 1. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 2.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

      This course introduces new and intermediate students to the skill sets needed in the design and illustrative fields. Each week students are introduced to a variety of core fundamentals necessary to succeed in the applied arts. Topics covered include an overview of comp sketching (people, places and objects), perspective (to create accurate space and dimension in indoor and outdoor environments), composition, color theory and visual communication. Ideal for those interested in the fields of graphic design, advertising and illustration, this course is designed to support and reinforce the skills necessary in the creation of successful content. More info: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Draw/Paint From Square One

      ACN-111W

      This is an opportune course for anyone who wants to improve their skills in painting, increase their creativity and expand their habits of seeing. In this drawing and painting workshop you will increase your visual awareness and synchronize your mind, eye and body with the creative process. Working with quick as well as sustained drawing and painting, you will reach for clear observation and authenticity, and create work that combines color, line, image, texture, layers and monotype using wet and dry media. Simple awareness and mindfulness exercises are woven into the course. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Plein Air Painting

      ACN-114W

      In this course, you will explore the on-site plein-air experience of landscape painting and examine the technical questions and formal issues that arise in this genre. Painting on location, you will discover that landscape is more than subject matter; it is a way to explore how an artist organizes elements in a visual field to make a dynamic, coherent and paintable composition. Color theory, composition and quick painting techniques will be the main focus of this seven-week course. Atmosphere and depth-crucial elements in achieving believability-will be studied extensively. First class meeting will be held at Art Center's Hillside Campus; subsequent class meetings will explore various sites around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SUNDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 04 - JUL 12
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Basics of Painting: Figure

      ACN-115W

      Learning to paint the human figure is a natural progression from still life painting. This second class in the Basics of Painting series uses the figure to explore issues such as composition, proportion, shape and value. Students who have an understanding of these essential skills will be more confident painting the figure with conviction. Prerequisite: Basics of Painting: Part 1 Still Life, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics of Painting: Still Life

      ACN-116W

      This seven-week Basics of Painting class will explore the fundamentals of painting using objects and still life, allowing beginning students the opportunity to learn basic techniques without the pressure that the human figure presents. Students may paint in the medium of their own choosing: oil, acrylic or watercolor. No prerequisite.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's books and learn what is needed to approach a publisher. Through individual and group critiques, in-class lectures and visual presentations, you will learn the process of writing and illustrating a children's book, including character development, revisions, pacing and design. Discussions will also cover the business side of the industry, including topics like payment, royalties and licensing. The goal? By the end of the term you will be able to develop a presentable picture book dummy suitable for submitting to a publisher.

      Basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-127

      Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes and designing expressive compositions are the foundations of visual expression. In this seven-week class, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro level, managing shapes inherent in the design process; and the macro level, learning effective ways to compose on the page. Time will be spent learning how to effectively control visual priorities on the page, whether in a painting, logo, website or drawing. With open assignments based on a student's area of interest, this course can serve to enhance ongoing projects and inform new ones. This course is suitable for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Illustrators and Designers. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Color:Artist/Design

      ACN-128

      Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week workshop, students will learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of their work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors within the color wheel; and the psychology of color. Discussions of color throughout the visual arts, including photo and film, will also be covered. Class projects will help students become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors are the best ones relative to a given assignment. This class is ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Aesthetic Themes: Painting

      ACN-129

      Aesthetic Themes in Figure Painting will examine how the figure has been a device for artists to express form and color concepts from the Renaissance to Modern art. From rolling rhythmic forms with muted colors to fragmented structure with pure color, aesthetic ideas will be the focus. You will analyze why artists painted in the manner they did and how that is relevant to art today by breaking down the aesthetic themes to their most basic form, then applying them to the live figure. Prerequisite: Introductory figure drawing and painting courses, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Letterform

      ACN-133W

      In Creative Letterform, you will learn to use letterforms as design elements and as a means of communication to convey verbal, emotional and associative information. Gain an understanding of the illustrative and character qualities of letterforms and become familiar with the personalities of various letterforms as you explore contrast, shape, size, color and direction. Discover how to create compositions using the form and construction of letters-straights and curves, verticals and horizontals can produce strong directional movement; thick and thin strokes and varying weights of letterforms can create textures, patterns and rhythms.

      No prerequisites.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Composition and Drawing

      ACN-160

      Strengthen and enhance the concepts introduced in Introduction to Figure Drawing. During the first several weeks, we will review skills in gesture, proportion, contour and analysis of form. Later, anatomical observation (skeletal structure and musculature), mechanical function and foreshortening will be introduced and integrated into class drawings and assignments. In the final weeks, you will have the opportunity to explore light theory and apply all the concepts gained by practicing with long poses. This fundamental course emphasizes a thorough practice of the skills required to draw the human figure and is a vital class for Illustration or Fine Art students. (Formerly titled Intermediate Figure Drawing).

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Head and Hands

      ACN-168

      This course concentrates on learning how to read the primary forms of the face and hands and then how to translate that knowledge into a meaningful artistic statement. Learn to draw the head in action-in any position-with the proper expressions and conveying the energy of the pose, and ground your observational powers through an understanding of the planes of the head and anatomy. As you realize the expressive power of hands, you will learn what it takes to draw them dynamically to enhance a portrait by breaking down their complexity into simple forms. The ultimate goal of this course is to learn how to simplify and demystify the complexities of a "likeness." You will also examine great masters' portraiture drawings and compare different periods to enhance your understanding.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Best Practices / Oil Painting

      ACN-186W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression in the use of oil paints, a painting medium that has been in use for 1000 years. Many artists never go beyond the basics because so little information beyond the basics is readily available, or they are scared off from oil paints believing they are complicated and dangerous. This seminar will provide you with the knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential of this medium, as well as how to use it safely and simply. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions, we will explore why you should choose one oil painting medium over another, one pigment over another, how to produce artwork that will will last for generations, and how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled Mastering Oil Painting.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Best Practice/Waterborne Paint

      ACN-187W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression when using acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums. Many artists never go beyond the basics because, sadly, so little information beyond the basics is available. This seminar will provide you with the kind of knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions we will explore why you should choose one medium over another, one pigment over another, how you can work more safely, how to produce artwork that will last for generations, as well as how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled: Mastering Acrylics & Watercolors.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Color in Painting 3-Day Intsv

      ACN-189W

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this three-day intensive will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Students will also be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Character Design

      ACN-193

      Learn the creative process of conceptualizing iconic characters for the entertainment industry, focusing on research, sketching/rendering, storytelling, originality and other crucial technical aspects of character design. You will work on several simulative professional assignments to design and illustrate your own compelling characters to support a story. This is an ideal course for aspiring concept artists or students who are preparing admissions portfolios for the Concept Design or Character Animation tracks of ArtCenter's Entertainment Design program.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design and Introduction to Figure Drawing, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Although this course will focus primarily on hand-sketching and rendering skills, access to a laptop or tablet with a recent version of Photoshop is also recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Fine Art Projects

      ACN-204

      Discover a variety of concepts and processes specific to the creation of contemporary art. Explore contemporary discourses and approaches to traditional media such as painting, drawing and photography through class projects based on current, contemporary art exhibits in Los Angeles. Through additional assignments, try your hand with found objects, collage, textiles, and the processes of collaboration and installation. Expand your knowledge and practice of contemporary fine art through lectures, discussion, video presentations, gallery and museum visits, and hands-on art making.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Thread Painting

      ACN-205W

      Fabrics are your canvas, thread is your paint, and a stitch is your brush with this innovative, easy-to-master method of creating detailed, dimensional artwork using a sewing machine. Learn how to blend/"mix" color, shade and highlight, how to layer color, stitch for dimensional effects, and create a convincing yet artistic image. Your subjects might include landscape, face/figure, still life or abstraction, as each of these subjects will be demonstrated. We will also discuss and use a variety of mixed media and embellishments.

      Course meets Oct 8-Dec 17 (plus two additional sessions - dates to be determined).

      Prerequisites: As this is a class about applying fine art techniques and principles to thread, foundation drawing and/or painting coursework (or equivalent experience) is essential. You must also have access to, and be familiar with, a portable sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitch capability.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shibori Dyeing

      ACN-206W

      "Shibori" is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles through the shaping and securing of the cloth before dyeing. Chance and accident are inherent in this "wabi sabi" dyeing method that dates back to A.D. 700 and which is currently enjoying a resurgence, appearing in blockbuster musicals like The Lion King, high-end runway fashion apparel, and even trendy interior designs. Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to shibori while working with a variety of fabrics and papers. Master shibori techniques using your own fabrics, garments, and/or home décor items. And learn resist pattern making with Japanese stencils ("katazome") and how to incorporate this technique into shibori dyeing. Prerequisites: Knowledge of color theory; basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Surrealist Pen and Ink

      ACN-210

      This new summer-only course is designed for those who want to hone their skills in pen and ink, explore the use of collage techniques in drawing, or gain some hands-on experience with surrealist art. Learn techniques of contour line drawing, shading, pointillism, scumbling, cross hatching, and design fundamentals in ink drawings. Experiment with typography, adding prose and poetry to your work. Create surreal collages based on the techniques perfected by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Man Ray. For the experienced and the beginner alike.

      No prerequisites, however prior drawing experience is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, students will explore: transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details; drawing historic costume; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. Digital illustrators working on laptops are welcome; please bring your own laptop if you wish to work digitally. This beginning-to-intermediate class is designed for: students working on college degree program entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers and entertainment business artists and designers. Beginning to intermediate level. Please bring the following supplies to the first class: Biggie drawing pad (14x 17" or larger), drawing board, two black Tombow pens and a water brush.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Contemp. Illustration Concepts

      ACN-228

      In a competitive global marketplace, refining your unique point of view as an artist is essential to a successful and rewarding career in the visual arts. This is an ideal portfolio refinement class for students to develop, explore and create dynamic work for fine art exhibitions, graphic design, illustration, or mixed media projects. Students will learn about a variety of prolific working artists and their individual processes through artist profiles and documentaries. Students will be introduced to an array of possibilities within their own work. This class will challenge and encourage students to explore new potentials and techniques. Class projects can be tailored to meet individual needs. Instructors are open to working with students on their own desired media goals. Please bring samples of recent art projects to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Comic Book/Graphic Novels

      ACN-229W

      Learn the ins and outs of comics and graphic novels by diving into various illustrative exercises and experimental storytelling. You will learn how to make dynamic page designs utilizing an arsenal of trade tools from graphic design, comics, and entertainment design. This class explores illustrative techniques, character design, pacing, cinematic design and story development. Each student will produce a solid portfolio of work, a self-published book and a website.

      Prerequisite: Basic drawing skills are mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Modern Mark Making

      ACN-231

      Build a strong body of consistent work with a unique voice in this intermediate-level illustration course. Learn how to provide clear and concise ideas, sketches and revisions, and how to apply the elements and principles of design to your illustrations. The range of assignments will focus on current trends in the illustration market. Class discussions will also include the business side of illustration-from freelance and in-house opportunities to meeting deadlines to dealing with contracts and agents. This is an ideal course for artists and designers who are seeking to develop, explore and/or strengthen a current body of work.

      Prerequisite: Illustration Techniques and Concepts or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Expressive Type

      ACN-232

      This is a drawing and design class introducing typography. Students learn to draw letterforms with accuracy beginning with calligraphy to develop their spatial perceptual skills and their understanding of positive and negative space. Once initial hand drawings are complete students may finish their projects digitally. Students learn typographic families and history while studying typographic structure (anatomy, proportion/weight, nomenclature, and understanding the differences between display type and text). Students will be able to select, modify and design individual, creative and narrative typographic solutions and to integrate typography into their illustrative projects.

      Prerequisites: Basic drawing and design skills are assumed.

      Transferable for Illustration (select tracks).* * Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Modo for Entertainment

      ACN-233

      As the rapidly growing 3D content creation software, Modo is known for its speed and ease of learning. In this new course, you will learn how to get the best out of Modo and turn your ideas and sketches into production-ready assets. Focus will be on rapid ideation for entertainment projects such as quick 3D composition and environment studies, props and assets (weapons, vehicles, spaceships, etc.), texture and lighting, and final renders. Learn how to customize Modo to suit your workflow so that repetitive operations can be automated and streamlined for faster content creation going forward. Learn how to drive terrain generation with displacement maps, make iterations using various deformation tools, and use 3rd party plugins to boost your workflow.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Modeling and Rendering with Modo is recommended, but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Theme Park Design

      ACN-236

      Learn how to translate your imagination to reality through the unique and exciting process of theme park design. This exciting industry utilizes a diverse knowledge base of skill and expertise. In this course, you will learn how to use visualization skills to communicate immersive story driven experiences with responsibility to real world building restraints. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Students will build an understanding of architecture, engineering, master planning, show set design, production design, lighting design, and show operations. This class is a rare opportunity for students who are interested in entertainment design or environmental design to start building a portfolio of themed environments. Projects will include dark ride attraction design, drawing over 3D models that have real world restraints, park icon designs, show set elevations, etc.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Digital Painting for Entertainment is recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a current version of Photoshop is also highly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Surface Design

      ACN-258

      In this new course students will learn about the many styles and techniques used in creating surface designs as well as be presented with designer case studies, product categories beyond textiles, and themes in demand by manufacturers. Hands-on projects will include developing coordinated surface design collections, taking a collection from concept through refinement, and applying designs to products. Digital techniques in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be covered including scanning hand-drawn artwork, setting up accurate repeat patterns, changing colors, scale and textures, and color indexing for mass production. An overview of career opportunities for surface designers will also be discussed. This is an ideal course for professional graphic designers, illustrators and artists, as well as more advanced students studying graphic design, textile design or illustration. Prerequisites: Basic drawing, color theory, design and computer skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • DIY Graphic Design

      ACN-290W

      Employing strong original and conceptual thinking, this class will explore the craft and language of visual communication in a non-digital environment, expanding students' awareness and appreciation of the tactile quality of hand-crafted artwork. Traditional graphic design techniques will be the preferred method for producing class projects; students will use computers only in the production of artwork and to output digital prints. This class will introduce students to British trailblazers in the field of graphic design during the non-digital era. These designers, who produced record sleeves, posters, magazines and more, are the inspiration for this class.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 15 - AUG 17
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Love for the Drawing Line

      ACN-320

      In this class, instructor Christian Clayton will help demystify the drawing process for students by helping them break creative boundaries and explore new territories. Students will be introduced to a variety of hands-on experimental approaches in making images using various mediums that constitute a line. The class will explore contemporary drawing and art issues, plus strategies concerning art interpretation. Each student will be encouraged to explore renegade mediums of drawing in order to develop drawing maturation and a personal style. Discussions will introduce students to other artists who speak informatively on their development of personal drawing expression as well as how and why they create images. Open to students of all disciplines and levels. Please bring your portfolio or drawing samples to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Printmaking Studio

      ACN-367

      Explore both historical and current digital techniques involved in fine art printmaking and image production. Develop an increased appreciation for and knowledge of printmaking processes such as intaglio, silkscreen, woodcut, plate lithography, as well as alternative photographic techniques that include photoengraving, salt printing and cyanotype. Course includes weekly demonstrations, assignments, presentations and group critiques. Individual projects will emphasize independent thought, creativity, problem solving and technical ability. Class size is limited.

      Prerequisite: Open to beginning- to intermediate-level students but previous coursework in art, design or photography is strongly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $85 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Collage and Mixed Media

      ACN-372

      Examine the elements and principles of 2-dimensional design as well as traditional and non-traditional techniques of collage including image transfers, hand-monoprinting, wet-drapery decoupage, and hand-sewn drawing. Small and large-scale two-dimensional projects created will encompass a wide variety of materials, tools and processes. Abstraction and representational design will be explored as well as experiments in drawing, painting, writing, and material application. Open to students of all levels.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Introduction to Illustration

      ACN-380

      Sharpen your conceptual problem-solving abilities as you explore various mediums and techniques-including acrylic, watercolor and mixed-media-to illustrate ideas for magazines, newspapers and books. Demonstrations are given for each technique, and practical compositional and design elements will be addressed with each assignment. Projects will be editorial in nature; later projects can be self-directed to reflect individual interests or portfolio needs. An overview of the field of illustration will also be provided.

      Prerequisite: Some prior drawing experience is required. Formerly titled: ACN-224 Illustration Techniques and Concepts

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Contemporary Sculpture

      ACN-381

      Contemporary Sculpture is an introduction to sculptural approaches in a variety of media, including traditional and experimental. The aim of this course is to enable students to explore sculptural processes through the body and space, considering visual aesthetics. Emphasis will be on the integration of studio practice and critical thought. Students will be encouraged to setup their own artistic problems, explore their own creative ideas, and required to produce new bodies of work, as well as talk and write about their work. Assignments are broad frameworks in which students may explore their individual creative voice and identity; as such, the class relies on students to be self-motivated and able to explore the sculptural realm under the guidance of the professor. Materials used may include plaster, wire, foam, air-dry clay, papier-maché, found objects. Portions of this class will be held outside in an open area near the South Campus shop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 31 - AUG 16
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Installation Art

      ACN-382

      In Installation Art, you will create site-specific three-dimensional work that offer viewers different perceptions of a space. Explore how to change an environment based on aesthetics, working in different types of environments including open spaces (streets or parks) and closed spaces (galleries or other interiors). During the first part of the class, we will read from "The Poetic of Space" by Gaston Bachelard, looking at more than twenty installation artists and analyzing their work, then organize students' projects. The second part of the class consists of working in groups or individually, as you learn a variety of material languages including plaster, concrete and found objects. You may work in a variety of mediums and materials of your choice including construction materials, sculpting mediums, video, projection, color, etc. You will be encouraged to choose an installation site based on your specific project. Guest speakers and a field trip will help round out your understanding of art installation sites. The course will conclude with a final group show - space to be determined.

      Prerequisite: previous coursework in sculpture or contemporary art, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      JUN 02 - AUG 18
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Abstract Painting: Summer Intv

      ACN-388

      In this 6-week intensive, you will explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. Course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters will be explored for analysis and discussion. You may work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. In-class exercises will offer you an opportunity to discover your individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 21
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Story-Driven Art Direction

      ACN-413

      In entertainment, there is much talk of the role of 'story' in the visual development process. For many, however, it remains an elusive buzzword. In very pragmatic terms, this class illuminates how Western Storytelling Structure becomes Art Direction in practice, not just theory. In other words, how literary themes are visually represented by the artist, lending resonance to the written word in a way only an artist can. In this 14-week class, students will bring to life a Children's Classic - from blue sky concepts to a cohesive, production-ready style guide. In designing all assets for production (props/vehicles/weapons, character, environment, and story beats) students gain practical experience identifying what's universal in the story, while also finding their own personal connection to it in a way that nurtures their unique voice and flair! Students may design for any narrative genre/format: TV or Feature Animation (CG or Traditional,) Live-Action Film, Gaming, Animated short, Experimental Animation, Children's picture book, Graphic Novel.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Entertainment Design or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Must be Photoshop proficient; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 +$125

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Writing Workshop for Artists

      ACN-420W

      From artist statements to applications for art schools, residencies, grants, and exhibitions, writing has become increasingly more important in an artist's practice. The first part of this seven-week workshop focuses on writing an artist statement in which you will explore different ways to describe your work. During the second part, you will work on an application of your choice as you learning about different types of applications and research venues for residencies, grants, curatorial proposals, and art exhibitions. Through discussions of your work and those of other artists, you will begin to articulate your thought processes in writing, cultivate new ideas and further develop your practice. Strongly recommended for those who are applying to art schools.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      Noncredit / $395

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Ui

      ACN-432

      The Art of UI is designed for those interested in creating user interface art for mobile apps, focusing on 2D art, illustration and graphic design. This introductory course provides a unique approach to app design, utilizing traditional design principles combined with conceptual design and illustrative techniques, allowing you to explore the creation of your ideas from rough pencil sketches to finished interactive mockups. Class involves research, coming up with an idea, wire-framing an experience, and visual development techniques. You will create a light prototype in Invision using a collection of Photoshop or Illustrator screens as proof of concept, rather than a functioning app. This course will give you greater insight into the mobile gaming and internet industries, user interface and experience design (UI/UX) and is intended to help you understand the principles and techniques necessary to approach app design under the high pressure of a production setting.

      Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, plus drawing/illustration skills. Access to an iPhone smart phone is required in order to view and present your designs for mock-ups and presentations.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Launching Your Art Career

      ACN-485W

      Maybe you've just finished art school. Maybe you've been perfecting your craft for years and are finally ready to put yourself out there. Whatever the situation, if you're eager to start exhibiting your work but you aren't sure what steps to take, this practical no nonsense seminar will help get you started. Topics include: setting goals, creating effective support materials, making connections, researching and understanding different exhibition opportunities, submitting your work, managing your time, studio visits, art world etiquette, pricing your work, selling your work and creating an action plan. Open to students and emerging artists who are looking to launch or refocus their art careers, find exhibition opportunities, etc.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Abstract Painting + Compositon

      ACN-520

      Explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. This course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Class will examine traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters for analysis and discussion. Students may work in a variety of mediums of their choice, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. Invited speakers will address the class on both their technique and processes of painting. In-class exercises will offer students an opportunity to discover their individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process. The final project includes a painted visual diary.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Color + Light in Painting

      ACN-525

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this course will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Some meetings will be held at off-campus sites where students can paint the landscape directly from nature. Students will be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Letterpress Holiday Card Wkshp

      ACN-557W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique holiday cards, notes or gifts, using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Limited to 10 students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Letterpress Printing

      ACN-574W

      Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. This is a great introduction to setting and printing metal type, where you can take advantage of more than 2,500 drawers of foundry type in the Archetype Press collection. Learn how to use a pica rule, composing stick, leading, spacing, the layout of the California Job Case, mix ink and how to operate a Vandercook proof press. You will set, proof and print multiple copies of a poem or a few lines of text. We will then distribute type and clean up. No prerequisites or previous experience required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 20 - MAY 21
      JUN 24 - JUN 25
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Wet Paint

      ART-112X

      In the course, Wet Paint: Painting is painting, and there's no other art medium that maintains such a significant, yet ambiguous place in visual culture and human history. This course will investigate contemporary practices and current approaches to the art of painting locally, nationally, and globally, with an emphasis on examining work formally, philosophically, and from an historical viewpoint. Students will be responsible for developing their own body of work, preparing presentations, and participating in group critiques and discussions. There also will be weekly reading assignments and exercises to complete. Throughout, an attempt will be made to integrate studio practice and academic thinking into a composite whole. Wet Paint is a class taught jointly with Fine Art and Illustration faculty. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting, Passion for Painting, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students.

    • Passion for Painting

      ART-161X

      This studio workshop examines issues confronting contemporary painting and is taught by two notable contemporary artists, usually from two very different aesthetic points of view. Class explorations will be based upon the practice of the artists who are teaching, and students will receive in-depth feedback on their work. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for ArtCenter at Night students is limited.

      Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting, Painting Strategies, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Genre Literature

      HNAR-313X

      Much of today's popular storytelling is informed by genre conventions that originated in literature more than 100 years ago, specifically (and chronologically) in Gothic, Detective, and Sci-Fi novels and short stories. Understanding the "language" of these genres makes us more fluent and adept contemporary storytellers, and can inspire us to innovate, to create something new. This class will define, track, and evaluate conventions in these genres through to the present day, attending especially to texts that combine tropes from more than one kind of story. Students will generate critical and creative responses to the material covered in class. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Graphic Novel

      HNAR-382X

      This course offers a close examination of the genre loosely labeled "graphic novel," in which verbal and visual language come together on the page toward a literary effect. Through a study of comics and graphic novels themselves, plus a number of critical texts which examine comics development over time and how they function physically and thematically, we will investigate the specialized language of comics and the narrative possibilities of a medium so open to experimentation.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Maya & 3D Animation

      ILL-210X

      This course introduces students to the fundamentals of character- and motion-based animation, with emphasis on story, acting, camera and animation. You will use the tools available in the Maya software package for the creation of CG animation. Topics covered include modeling, basic character set up, animation, shading, lighting and rendering. The fundamental concepts of digital animation and storytelling will be emphasized.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 - Materials Lab

      INT-102L

      This non-credit lab is specifically for ACN Graphic Design students concurrently enrolled in INT-102X Design 1 and who are prospective students for ArtCenter's Graphic Design degree program. Lab meets weeks 3 through 9 and will instruct students in the safe operation of certain shop equipment (including the table saw, band saw, and lathe), so that they may access the shop to complete class projects during the term.

      This lab requires concurrent enrollment in INT-102X.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 11:00AM-01:50PM
      MAY 30 - JUL 18
      Noncredit / $0

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable for Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising degree students.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Industrial Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

      Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly in this intensive class. Drawing techniques covered in this course will enable you to handle a variety of subjects and everyday objects, including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms - such as cubes, spheres and cylinders - to produce attractive drawings. Media will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Acquired skills are appropriate for students interested in industrial design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Entertainment Design

      ACN-045

      Concept designers for the entertainment industry skillfully illustrate and design unique and compelling characters, environments, vehicles and props for all kinds of stories and eras. This industry requires a unique combination of industrial design and illustration skills to understand how things are built, to communicate this through drawings and to show narrative aspects of the design. This course offers an introduction to the concept design process. Students will create original design solutions through sketches and renderings to support a story. This is an ideal class for students considering Art Center's undergraduate Entertainment Design major or for those seeking an understanding of how concepts are created for entertainment-oriented projects. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      Learn how to take everyday products and scenarios and, through a process of determining problems and "pain points," design innovative and compelling product solutions. This 14-week course is open to anyone who has ever had inventive ideas, creative solutions or good problem solving skills, and is strongly recommended for students planning to apply to Art Center's Product Design or Graduate Industrial Design programs. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Product & Transp Des.

      ACN-050

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning design students who want to enter the product and transportation design fields. Design projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, drawing techniques and presentation methods as they relate to product and transportation design. Sketching demonstrations and exercises utilize pencil, marker, chalk, Prismacolor and gouache. Career information and opportunities are discussed.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-051

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities are discussed. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319, or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-055

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects will involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques, and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities will be discussed.

      These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Class meets at Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive location details via email before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Environmental Design

      ACN-060

      This foundation course introduces the broad range of possibilities within environmental design through a series of projects. Environmental design focuses on a holistic and experiential approach to designing experiences, spaces, objects and images. Projects will range in scope from the design of overall immersive spaces to the detailed elements that define them, focusing on the design and integration of furniture, lighting, materials and graphics. The development of basic skills in concept development and visual communication (including drawings, models and other media) will be covered. Weekly presentations and lectures on significant artists, designers and architects will also take place. Visiting design professionals will provide tangible insight into career paths within environmental design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Branded Environments

      ACN-061

      Branded environments are one of the most powerful ways to engage people in a truly brand experience. By understanding the brand and the message to deliver in a space, designers are able to create powerful ways of interaction and emotional impact. Learn how to turn your brand story into a three-dimensional experience using space planning, interior architecture, materials, furniture details, lighting, graphics and media. You will explore and learn from a broad spectrum of projects including retail sites, restaurants, offices and exhibition spaces. By the end of the course, you will have a well conceived branded space and a better understanding about the process to design and present your project. Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Digital Painting Entertainment

      ACN-068

      This introductory digital painting course is designed specifically for aspiring entertainment design, entertainment arts, and illustration students. Painting can seem complicated, but by understanding the medium and combining foundation skills with more lateral approaches, you can discover the joy of digital painting. The first half of the course will focus on the fundamentals of painting in Photoshop. Working primarily from observation (master copies, plein air photographs, movie stills), you will learn to create color palettes, how to make brush strokes, understand value, and use lighting and rendering to complete a composition or character. The second half of the class will focus on imaginative principles of creating paintings from scratch using more advanced techniques. For in-class assignments, no digital tools are needed, just a pen or pencil. For homework assignments, students must have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop CS6, a Wacom tablet and a digital camera to take reference photos for plein air, brush and texture projects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to I.D. Modeling

      ACN-076

      This course provides an introduction to the techniques that will allow you to develop and execute well-crafted models and gain an increased awareness of 3D form. In this seven-week workshop, you will be introduced to the Art Center Technical Skills Center and become familiar with many of the materials that are used to build models for industrial design presentations. Some of the materials you will work with are styrene, urethane foam, and polyester resin. Hands-on exercises include wood lathing, vacuum forming, and mold making. Fiberglass layup and two-part molding/casting may also be covered, if time allows.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - JUL 20
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-086

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-087

      Students with basic skills in product design will learn to apply more advanced "design processes" through one intense project. In-class demonstrations of more advanced rendering and presentation techniques will also be covered. This course is recommended for intermediate or returning industrial design students, as well as design professionals. For individuals interested in applying to Art Center's industrial design or interaction design programs, the project created in this course will be suitable for use as part of your application portfolio.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 11 - AUG 15
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-134W

      This class will focus on visual communication skills for transportation design and vehicles for entertainment design. Learn to communicate ideas through a variety of techniques using traditional media (pencil, pen, markers, chalk and gouache) and refine your skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. This is an ideal course for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and for those who are refining sketching and rendering for transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Visual Communication and Form Development is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers

      ACN-139

      Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of media, including pencil, pen and markers. Emphasis is on developing visual communication skills for graphic design and packaging, product and advertising. Class will cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal class for designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Interaction Design

      ACN-200

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to interaction design, the craft of how people interact with products, systems and services. Through brainstorming and critiquing different types of user experiences such as mobile and social applications, websites, gestural interfaces, games, consumer electronics, smart products, tangibles and art, students will become familiar with the range of design elements and methods that make up interaction design. Equal parts thinker and maker, students will conceive, design and produce simple interactive projects. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to Art Center's Interaction Design program, adults considering a career change and those interested in understanding this emerging field. Prerequisite: curiosity and a desire to create never-seen-before solutions. Fundamental design skills are recommended but not required. Basic computer skills are required. Transferable*

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Experience Design

      ACN-202

      In order to stay competitive and connected with their customers, today more and more brands are morphing into multi-threaded brands. Brands are now more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' daily lives, which means branding strategists and interaction designers now need to play key roles in determining how they grow and thrive. In this course you will learn how to collaboratively build successful brands and deliver immersive experiences. You will use trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects to deliver enriching experiences for your target audience. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and Industrial Design degree programs.

      Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Electronics

      ACN-203W

      Take your ideas from basic concept to high tech. Today's small, inexpensive and easier-to-use microcontrollers allow creatives to incorporate functionality into just about any project or art installation. This seven-week course explores the basics of electronics and coding through easy hands-on examples. Projects will demonstrate how to use microcontrollers such as Arduino; colorful LED displays; sensors to explore the real world; IoT (Internet of Things) to link all things to the cloud; and the code that makes it all work.

      Prerequisites: This class assumes no prior knowledge of electronics or programming. Access to a personal laptop during class time is recommended starting on Week 1, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Furniture Design

      ACN-260W

      Explore the diverse discipline of furniture design through various projects, such as functional furniture, interior systems, hybrid objects and lighting. Learn how to develop a concept into an actual object through various exercises in ideation, sketching, model building and materials exploration. Students will design and develop final models and basic production drawings, as well as design and fabricate a final 1:1 scale project. Class will meet at South Campus for the first few weeks; remaining classes will be held at the Hillside Campus model shop facilities.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 14
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Rhino: Furniture/Envi

      ACN-261

      This course is an overview of 3D computer-aided visualization concepts through the instruction of industry leading software, Rhinoceros 3D, with the focus on modeling for the design and representation of built environments and furniture. The use of V-Ray for still image rendering will be introduced and the course will touch on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator as essential support tools. The course is structured around three primary functions, Basics, Representations, and Advanced Modeling, which are not seen as completely separable, and intertwine with each other throughout the class. The first component of the course focuses on basic modeling skills, and modeling architecture of various scales so that students will become familiar with contemporary design methodology. The second part of the class introduces the process of representation and concepts of visual communication. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. In this course which emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology, you will make several quick experimental lights that work. For the final project, you will develop a light-from drawing to mock-up to final fabrication. Field trips, guest lectures and presentations will cover a variety of topics including LED, interactive and high-tech lighting; neon and glass; an insider's view of the lighting industry; and modern and contemporary lighting design.

      Previous coursework in environmental or product design is recommended, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Rey's speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Phaeton air vehicle in Halo 5: Guardians to Virgin Galactic's spaceship and Mercedes' Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept, the lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. Automotive design is often energized by the open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry and, likewise, vehicles designed for entertainment purposes need a sense of realism through the fundamentals of transportation design. This intermediate-level transportation/entertainment vehicle design course embraces and nurtures these notions by exploring what it takes to transport humans (and other creatures) from point A to point B. This course examines buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development is strongly recommended.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 05
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Rendering for I.D.

      ACN-309

      For those interested in taking their industrial design rendering skills to the next level, this digital rendering course builds upon fundamental knowledge of manual techniques and applies it digitally using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn to use basic Photoshop functions such as masking, airbrushing and image manipulation to create realistic, 3D-looking products. Materials, textures and lighting will be covered through design projects ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intermediate Transp Design

      ACN-353

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and other industry information. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm. Transportation Design

      ACN-355

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and more. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeeting. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319 or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intermediate Product -1

      ACN-374

      This 7-week course focuses on completing a previously developed project appropriate for submission as part of the application for ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design department (and other product design programs). Course will cover storyboarding the user-scenario, in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and will also help you clarify the product development process and provide guidance if there are any missing elements. Prerequisites: Product Design: Basics and Product Design: Process, and/or previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Product -2

      ACN-384

      In this continuation of Intermediate Product Design, you will focus on completing a previously developed product, explore in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and develop a prototype of your design.

      Prerequisite: Intermediate Product Design 1.0, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor, and previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      1.5 units

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm. Environmental Design

      ACN-458

      Building upon the design fundamentals and basic presentation techniques covered in Introduction to Environmental Design, this course explores more complex parameters as devices for developing individual voices and intellectual processes. Students will design two projects in which they will distill the essence of abstract concepts and translate them into physical form language and materials / color palettes that define specific emotional experiences, brand philosophies and convey layered messaging. Emphasis will be on a higher degree of portfolio quality presentations using scale models and drawings, and may include temporary full-size installations and mock-ups of micro environments. Several field trips will be planned based on the current schedule of design events, exhibitions, availability of locations, etc. Demonstrations will include basics of using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      Are you a DIY home improvement enthusiast who would rather give up your firstborn than let anyone else design your dream project? Then this hands-on introduction to "architectural thinking" workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), is for you. Having experienced the thrill and satisfaction of forging her own path, DIYally encourages self-reliance in others and, as "architect on demand," spurs others into action by offering advise with no strings attached. Through brainstorming exercises like mind mapping, collaging and 3D diagraming, you will become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. No prerequisite other than a desire for self-expression.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 25 - JUL 09
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      Enhance your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects, while broadening your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments in this foundation-level course will be experimental to allow you to discover innovative solutions to the development of form, structure and texture. Materials may include wood, plastics, plaster, metal and paper. Topics of instruction will include the safe operation of woodworking and some metalworking machines, techniques of mold-making and material safety.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design 1

      PRD-151X

      Product Design 1 will focus on the main elements and processes in compressed form that make up a product design experience from start to finish. This will include basic sketching, composition, personal branding and presentation. Focus will also be put on brainstorming techniques (open your mind in attitude and exploration), iconography, infographics, storyboards and methods to protect IP. Emphasis will be placed on research and integrating study models into the final project. All work will also be presented in a process book at the end of the term. This course is part of the undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited.

      Prerequisites: Product Design: Basics and Product Design: Process. Concurrent enrollment in ACN-076 Intro to Industrial Design Modeling is strongly recommended. Transferable for Product Design.* Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units

  • Interaction Design
    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

      Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly in this intensive class. Drawing techniques covered in this course will enable you to handle a variety of subjects and everyday objects, including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms - such as cubes, spheres and cylinders - to produce attractive drawings. Media will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Acquired skills are appropriate for students interested in industrial design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-074

      Mastering visual communication skills is vital to your academic and professional success as an industrial designer. This class deals with a variety of sketching techniques designed to help you communicate your creative solutions and explore form development as it relates to product, transportation, entertainment and interaction design. Class exercises will be geared toward improving your drawing skills as well as providing a strong foundation in perspective, composition, value, craftsmanship and use of graphics in presentations. Emphasis will be placed on rapid ideation to improve the flow of your ideas on paper.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Interaction Design

      ACN-200

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to interaction design, the craft of how people interact with products, systems and services. Through brainstorming and critiquing different types of user experiences such as mobile and social applications, websites, gestural interfaces, games, consumer electronics, smart products, tangibles and art, students will become familiar with the range of design elements and methods that make up interaction design. Equal parts thinker and maker, students will conceive, design and produce simple interactive projects. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to Art Center's Interaction Design program, adults considering a career change and those interested in understanding this emerging field. Prerequisite: curiosity and a desire to create never-seen-before solutions. Fundamental design skills are recommended but not required. Basic computer skills are required. Transferable*

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Experience Design

      ACN-202

      In order to stay competitive and connected with their customers, today more and more brands are morphing into multi-threaded brands. Brands are now more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' daily lives, which means branding strategists and interaction designers now need to play key roles in determining how they grow and thrive. In this course you will learn how to collaboratively build successful brands and deliver immersive experiences. You will use trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects to deliver enriching experiences for your target audience. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and Industrial Design degree programs.

      Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Electronics

      ACN-203W

      Take your ideas from basic concept to high tech. Today's small, inexpensive and easier-to-use microcontrollers allow creatives to incorporate functionality into just about any project or art installation. This seven-week course explores the basics of electronics and coding through easy hands-on examples. Projects will demonstrate how to use microcontrollers such as Arduino; colorful LED displays; sensors to explore the real world; IoT (Internet of Things) to link all things to the cloud; and the code that makes it all work.

      Prerequisites: This class assumes no prior knowledge of electronics or programming. Access to a personal laptop during class time is recommended starting on Week 1, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • The Art of Ui

      ACN-432

      The Art of UI is designed for those interested in creating user interface art for mobile apps, focusing on 2D art, illustration and graphic design. This introductory course provides a unique approach to app design, utilizing traditional design principles combined with conceptual design and illustrative techniques, allowing you to explore the creation of your ideas from rough pencil sketches to finished interactive mockups. Class involves research, coming up with an idea, wire-framing an experience, and visual development techniques. You will create a light prototype in Invision using a collection of Photoshop or Illustrator screens as proof of concept, rather than a functioning app. This course will give you greater insight into the mobile gaming and internet industries, user interface and experience design (UI/UX) and is intended to help you understand the principles and techniques necessary to approach app design under the high pressure of a production setting.

      Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, plus drawing/illustration skills. Access to an iPhone smart phone is required in order to view and present your designs for mock-ups and presentations.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • Business 101

      HBUS-101X

      Building a successful career requires not just talent, but an understanding of what it takes to be in business. Business 101 is an introduction to the business side of creative practice. The course is divided into two parts: general business information, including starting up, intellectual property, and money; followed by topics specifically geared towards the illustration, photography, or design business, including marketing and self-promotion, pricing and estimating, contracts, and client relationships. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

    • Money Math for the Right Brain

      HBUS-220X

      Are designers business people? Business financial statements are intimidating for the left brain-oriented designer. This course will demystify business financial statements through hands-on work from a design perspective.

      Students will research and analyze Profit & Loss Statements, Cash Flow Statements and Balance Sheets of publicly traded companies of their choice. From this analysis, they will create financial statements of their own from models provided by the instructor. The course goal is not that students become CFOs, but that they are conversant in the language of business in order to thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Pro Practices for Artists

      HBUS-320X

      Pursuing art can sometimes seem like a capricious and daunting endeavor-there is no single path that serves all artists' aspirations or that guarantees success. In this course, you will be presented with an overview of the numerous opportunities that exist today for artists, and strategies for accomplishing your dreams. Topics explored include: tools for documenting achievements and assessing objectives; choosing a graduate school; setting up a studio; putting together a professional portfolio and resume; project proposals and artist statements; foundations, grants and artist-in-residence programs; legal issues, contracts and copyrights; finances, accounting and bookkeeping; art sales, representation and galleries; critics, curators and collectors; art teaching and academia; and skills needed for art-related careers. Class discussions will also touch on how to deal with the inevitable challenges of being a working artist, including pressures, motivation, competition and rejection.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Critical Practice 1

      HCRT-100X

      Understand how images-whether successful or not-work to convey the intended meaning of the artist/designer to a desired audience. Rather than asking what images mean, the emphasis of this course will be to provide you with a basic visual vocabulary or rhetoric in order to understand how images work in a variety of contexts. In other words, you will learn the rhetoric-a form of persuasion that produces an intellectual and physical transformation in the viewer-of visual communication.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:30PM-04:20PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Entrepreneurship

      HENT-100X

      Gain an understanding of how to create entrepreneurial ventures from self-initiated projects. In this course, you will learn how artwork, design and products are developed from the entrepreneurial standpoint including how designs vary depending on the business context. In class, some students will choose to create a new company and develop a start-up strategy to evaluate its feasibility. Others will choose to create products, which can be two-dimensional graphics or illustrations applied to existing product categories; new stylistic designs; entertainment or media properties; brand concepts; or technical inventions.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

    • The Entrepreneurial Spirit

      HENT-300X

      The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as, "a person who organizes, operates and assumes the risk for a business venture." However, an entrepreneur is also a true innovator who recognizes opportunities and organizes resources to take advantage of those opportunities. This course will provide you with all the necessary tools to complete a fully integrated business plan. Harvard Business School case studies will be reviewed and referenced so that you can learn from the challenges that real companies faced on the road to success. At the end of the course, you will present your business plan to an invited group of venture capitalists during a special presentation.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Modernism

      HHIS-110X

      This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary relationships among the arts, intellectual and scientific thought, technological progress, and social and political events from the mid-19th century through the 1960s. Through extensive visual material, primary source texts and class discussion, this course examines the changing perceptions of reality and the corresponding modes of representation in the visual arts, performing arts and literary arts in the modern industrial age.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 3) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 4) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 5) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • History of Cinema 2

      HHIS-231X

      Explore how the aesthetic and technical development of the cinema (from 1941 to the present) defined, refined and changed the nature of the medium and the way we see in the context of historical, cultural, political and socio-economic determinants/influences. This course will also examine the ideas, implications and ramifications of important trends, movements, styles, genres, theories and directors. Finally, through intensive analytical analyses of the ways in which the formal elements of design of the image are manipulated for expressive purposes, learn how to really "see" and more fully experience the full potential of cinema.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Children's Literature

      HNAR-310X

      This course has you consider children's literature and asks you to write fiction or non-fiction for children. You need not be a writer to take this course--you learn by doing. We will read and analyze stories for children, ranging from myths to modern works, from young children to young adults. We will examine narrative structure and some of the basic requirements for writing books for publication. You should leave the course with a better understanding of the role literature for children plays in their lives, and how to create it.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Writing for Video Games

      HNAR-311X

      Video games are unlike any other storytelling medium. Their greatest strength-interactivity-poses unique challenges, and opportunities, for a writer. In this course, you will analyze and identify what works and what doesn't in writing for video games, and apply that knowledge to create compelling worlds and stories for a player. Examine both the direct functions (e.g. dialogue), and the indirect functions-reflected in the pacing, design, and gameplay-of writing for the medium, with a focus on the practical application of storytelling as it pertains to video games. At the end of the course, you will present an original video game concept and story, key art, an explanation of its game mechanics, and discuss how it all fits together. Overall familiarity with "video games" in the collective sense is a must.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Genre Literature

      HNAR-313X

      Much of today's popular storytelling is informed by genre conventions that originated in literature more than 100 years ago, specifically (and chronologically) in Gothic, Detective, and Sci-Fi novels and short stories. Understanding the "language" of these genres makes us more fluent and adept contemporary storytellers, and can inspire us to innovate, to create something new. This class will define, track, and evaluate conventions in these genres through to the present day, attending especially to texts that combine tropes from more than one kind of story. Students will generate critical and creative responses to the material covered in class. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Graphic Novel

      HNAR-382X

      This course offers a close examination of the genre loosely labeled "graphic novel," in which verbal and visual language come together on the page toward a literary effect. Through a study of comics and graphic novels themselves, plus a number of critical texts which examine comics development over time and how they function physically and thematically, we will investigate the specialized language of comics and the narrative possibilities of a medium so open to experimentation.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Automotive Engineering

      HSCI-200X

      In this course, students will gain an understanding of the principles of engineering that guide the development of automobile design and manufacture. This course covers automobile functionality and gives an overview of the demands placed on the design process.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Future of Science & Technology

      HSCI-216X

      The future isn't something that simply happens but something that can and should be shaped by people with vision. Choosing its correct path cannot be left entirely to scientists and technologists, nor to politicians and entrepreneurs. In this course we will focus on understanding the basic science behind the upcoming revolutions in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and quantum science; and develop a shared vision of a desirable future. Topics will include: robotics and artificial intelligence; quantum, nano, and biotechnology; future energy sources; and mankind's possible future in space. The range of problems our society will face in coming years will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the science behind issues such as global warming. Ethical dilemmas posed by technology will also be explored.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Properties: Artistic Materials

      HSCI-218X

      A lack of knowledge of artistic materials is one of the greatest obstacles to creativity and a successful art career. This course will discuss the physical and chemical properties of Western and Eastern art materials and how to select the right tool for the job. Learn how to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health, and how to unlock creativity using a vast array of materials, and hot to create a lasting work of art while protecting your health.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Environmental Issues

      HSCI-221X

      This course explores the impact of overpopulation, urbanization, pollution, politics and environmental activism on the land, oceans and atmosphere. Such topics as endangered species, biodiversity, human overpopulation, animal rights, deforestation, desertification, toxic waste, global warming, ozone depletion, wetland destruction, ocean threats and overgrazing will be covered. Students will learn to interpret complex environmental issues and apply them to their work and daily life and be better prepared to have their work, whether fine art or design, reflect the urgent nature of global concerns.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • (Un) Common Sense

      HSCI-224X

      Sound. Sight. Touch. Smell. Taste. These are the means we use to perceive and understand our world. How can we push the limits of our senses to gain knowledge and advance ourselves as human beings? What other modes of perception are out there?

      As humans, the amount of information we can take in with our physiological sensors (our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin) is relatively limited. For example, dogs can travel through time with their nose, using smell to pick up past information and predict disease long before we can. Bats can use sound as sight by echolocation. Dragonflies can see perfectly in low light and over 5 times as fast. Advances in science and technology have allowed us to move well beyond our bodily limitations to gain a greater understanding of the material world from the atomic scale to the universal scale. How do these sense mechanisms work? What perceptual devices have we come up with to push each of these senses to their limits? How does this knowledge transform human progress? Can we gain a higher state of consciousness? What happens when our senses get mixed up? How do we make up for an absence of sense?

      This class will use lectures, discussion, and hands-on experimental work to develop a holistic scientific understanding of how the senses work and advanced sensing technology (i.e. microscopes, transducers, etc) with no need for prior high-level scientific knowledge or mathematics.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Anatomy & Psych of Perception

      HSCI-230X

      Visual perception, which includes both observation and interpretation, ranges from the mere detection of objects being present in the visual field, to the construction of reality and the assessment of meaning. This course will cover both the anatomical and neuropsychological aspects of visual perception. The anatomical structures involved in seeing (the eye and the visual cortex) will be studied and related to "normal" seeing and dysfunction, including characteristics of the visual field, the perception of color and brightness, the recognition of faces, and depth perception. The psychological processes relevant in visual perception include attention and selection, seeing emotional content, and the relation between seeing and thinking. Students will gain an understanding of "seeing" as both an action and a neuropsychological construction, and become more aware of the characteristics of the experiential phenomena of seeing.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Dream

      HSCI-235X

      Explore the science of sleep and dreaming, the structure of a dream, and the way "dream logic" informs the work of writers, artists, and filmmakers. In this multidisciplinary course you will learn about the physiology of sleep and sleep disorders and the neurology and phenomenology of dream content. We will also discuss earlier ways of analyzing content (Freud), as well the contemporary scientific understanding of the narrative structure of dreams. Dreams create a sense of experience of meaning: how artists translate these experiences into artistic expressions will be a continuing theme throughout the course. We will also discuss how artistic works can be accessed through the same methods used in making meaning in dreams.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Science & Sustainability

      HSCI-250X

      Over the next hundred years, mankind will find itself in a life or death race: Can we develop the technology needed to achieve a sustainable society before we deplete the Earth's resources or irrevocably damage the environment? This course explores the science of sustainability, including climate change, alternative energy, relationships between poverty and sustainability, and the future of the car.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Neuroscience of Imagination

      HSCI-330X

      Seeing, visualizing and dreaming are closely related-they are all perceptual experiences. This course will explore various aspects of visual imagination. We will use the neurological mechanisms of visual imagination to compare and contrast imagination with other visual experiences. Brain scan and brain lesion studies allow us to examine visualizing both in its normal state and in its disorders. Psychological studies will help us investigate the role of visualizing and other forms of imagination in cognition. And since visualizing is a private experience, we will look at phenomenological analyses and compare them with first-person knowledge. This course will also explore what happens when we externalize the visual imagination in sketching, drawing or painting.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research (FAR/ILLU)

      HSOC-102X

      As fine artists, we know that concepts, materials and processes combine to make a work, but how can we nurture our innate curiosity to feed our work more deeply? Get brave with research! In this class we empower your creative process to reach heightened levels of curiosity to lead to a richer artistic vision. As you expand your process of inquiry to make new work, you will map research strategies to: find undiscovered inspiration within areas in which you are already passionate about; chart discoveries; and deal with inevitable failures. Faculty will bring unique insights from social science research and visual art practice to help you embrace brave choices in unknown territory. Examine artists' research processes in a variety of areas and mediums and use scientific inquiry, literature, social science methodologies, photography, prototyping and material applications to explore new avenues in your practice. This course is a three-hour project-based seminar with weekly assignments including writing, artwork, audio-visual presentations, and field trips. Class will culminate in a final exhibition.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perpetual Motion

      HSOC-202X

      This academic course will introduce you to new ways of understanding the modern city as a dynamic-rather than static-entity. It will focus on how cities and regions are conceived, how they function, thrive, move, and sometimes fail. Early suburban utopias, contemporary edge cities, squatter cities of the South, and the shrinking cities of the North will all be analyzed. Readings and discussions will emphasize mobility, and often times the lack of it. In short, this course will serve as a primer for the problems and challenges associated with the built environment and its integrated and overlapping systems that require great expense to be built, maintained and changed.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Race and Racism

      HSOC-207X

      Current events make race and racism hard to ignore. This course takes a hard look at both the history and the present of race and racism in the Americas. We will ask a lot of questions: How is race socially constructed and experienced? What realities are created by the idea of race? What might racial justice look like? This class is not for the faint of heart; we will delve deeply into tough issues for which there are neither easy nor neat resolutions.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • American Graffiti

      HSOC-251X

      This course focuses on student experiences with various forms of street art, exploring the overlaps between them and the professional worlds of art, design and advertising. This course also coincides with a large, College-wide exhibition about street art, and the class will visit both on- and off-campus sites.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Introduction to Urban Studies

      HSOC-271X

      Introduction to Urban Studies will address many key issues of urban life, both past and present. Starting with a general understanding of cities as collections of spaces and places shaped by human activity, this course will explore the varied forces determining the proliferation, expansion, and even the decline of the urban form. Are the cities of the 21st century the cure or the cause of the many challenges facing us in the world today? How have people studied cities and how might we study them now? These questions and many others will emerge over the duration of the course. Students will use this course to make the connections between topics often discussed separately, like housing, transportation and urban politics. In addition, Introduction to Urban Studies will shine a spotlight on the modern city in the global context by linking the urban to processes of migration, investment and environmental impact.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

    • Urban Leviathans: Opulence

      HSOC-290X

      Explore 21st-century urban extremes, from the globalized metropolitan region to the almost schizoid characteristics of what we once called the "developing" or "third world" but must now refer to as the "majority world"-the fast-growing cities located in or situated near the 10/40 Window. This course will provide a wide range of understandings about the nature of "majority" cities including, but not limited to, a study of the ecological ramifications of urban growth, varied security issues, the complexities of urban life, and the politics of plunder that keep stable governments from taking hold. This course will give you a better sense of the non-western city in a rapidly changing, globalized context and will help you understand urban life and the many political, ecological and social struggles we often find easy to ignore.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • American Politics & Media

      HSOC-301X

      Is the media liberal? Are all politicians in the pockets of corporations? Is dissent unpatriotic? Is the U.S. a nation to be loved? Or feared? Is it a democracy? An empire? Both? How are we, as citizens, to find our way through the rhetoric of the left, the right and the middle? How can we make sense of the increasing flood of political and cultural information that bursts from our computers, televisions, radios, newspapers and movies? Whom should we believe? This course seeks to provide the tools to help make sense of it all.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Los Angeles Histories + Myths

      HSOC-302X

      Los Angeles was a postmodern city by 1890, and has remained for generations what historian Norman Klein calls "the most photographed and least remembered city in the world." Even today, its layers, microclimates, bizarre planning and ethnic and cultural contradictions remain as fierce as ever. This class traces the historical trends that have shaped these contradictions.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Evolution of Civil Rights

      HSOC-330X

      In this class we will cover your rights as an individual, a member of a group and, even more specifically, as an artist, designer and/or author. We will look at how these rights are articulated in the law and in social practice. Films, music and guest lecturers will help us see how art, music, literature, poetry and activism lead to obtaining these civil rights. We'll also look at the threats and limitations to these rights in courts, cities and the workplace. As part of our discussions, we will talk about civil rights and current struggles both around the world and at home. Assignments will include reading articles, books and poetry selections, watching and reviewing movies and listening to music from the formation of the United States up to the present-all on the topic of defining, fighting for, defending and protecting the rights of individuals, minorities and groups in public and in private.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Human Rights Movements in U.S.

      HSOC-331X

      Using art, novels, movies, plays, speakers and interviews, expand your knowledge of the civil rights and human rights movements in the United States over the last 240 years. In this course, we will cover the meaning of civil rights and human rights and how these developed over the history of the United States. We will look at the situation for individuals and groups that gave rise to the Civil Rights movements in the United States for African Americans, women, the LGBT community, Native Americans, Latinos/Chicanos, immigrant groups, prisoners and disabled children and adults. We will analyze how these groups became aware of themselves as an interest group; their past and present goals and strategies; their leaders and other allies; and their challenges and successes. We will look at the events, actions, arts and expressions of these movements as articulated both by members of the movement as well as the dominant culture, by reading primary sources, listening to music, reading poetry and watching several movies.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

  • Motion Design
    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Motion Design 1

      ACN-211

      Motion graphics, as incorporated in broadcast design, film effects or the Internet, is a fast-growing field. This class will provide a working knowledge of current tools and techniques and explore issues of rhythm, space and time using animation, sound and video. Students will build a repertoire of different types of movement and learn keyframe editing and interpolation, masking, effects, basic sound editing and storyboarding for motion. Adobe After Effects for the Macintosh is used as a teaching tool, but the skills learned can be transferred to any application or platform. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-202X

      This course introduces students to general 3D design and animation techniques using Cinema 4D. By creating an animated project of at least 30 seconds, learn basic 3D modeling, lighting, textures, effects and animation; plan the creation of 3D elements to be used for compositing, and learn the post-treatment process of 3D renderings. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisite: Motion Design 1 or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Motion Design 2

      GMOT-252X

      Strengthen your skills as a motion designer and learn to approach motion design projects, with the goal of creating a dynamic motion piece for your portfolio. In this team-oriented course, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and other tools will be used to develop a motion design project that begins with an original concept, moves on to a detailed storyboard presentation and ends with final motion execution with music. Students will work on a series of short animation projects or one longer project (minimum 30 seconds). This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: Motion Design 1 and 3D Motion Graphics or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This team-oriented course offers an advanced understanding of the 3D design process from start to finish. Build upon the basic techniques developed in the 3D Motion Graphics course to expand your understanding of general 3D motion skills. Learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process and produce an animated project of at least 30 seconds. This course is part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Prerequisites: 3D Motion Graphics, Motion Design 2 and Storyboarding, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

  • Off-Campus
    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-051

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities are discussed. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319, or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-055

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects will involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques, and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities will be discussed.

      These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Class meets at Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive location details via email before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Rey's speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Phaeton air vehicle in Halo 5: Guardians to Virgin Galactic's spaceship and Mercedes' Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept, the lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. Automotive design is often energized by the open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry and, likewise, vehicles designed for entertainment purposes need a sense of realism through the fundamentals of transportation design. This intermediate-level transportation/entertainment vehicle design course embraces and nurtures these notions by exploring what it takes to transport humans (and other creatures) from point A to point B. This course examines buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development is strongly recommended.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 05
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Interm. Transportation Design

      ACN-355

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and more. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeeting. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319 or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

  • Online
    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-191

      This course offers an online, practical introduction to the challenges of Web design. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization and page layout. Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website. HTML5 and CSS3 will be explored. This course is ideal for those new to website design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming course. Prerequisites: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience is assumed; outside access to a computer with current versions of Photoshop and Dreamweaver is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

  • Orange County
    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-051

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities are discussed. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319, or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Interm. Transportation Design

      ACN-355

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and more. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeeting. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319 or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

  • Photography & Imaging
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photo 101: Analog to Digital

      ACN-011W

      This seven-week crash course in the principles of photography is ideal for anyone who wants to gain confidence in basic camera operations and develop a strong technical foundation. Techniques and concepts covered include aperture settings, shutter speed, depth of field, film selection/ISO setting and proper exposure for both 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. Students must have access to a 35mm SLR or digital SLR camera with manual capabilities. No darkroom work is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exploring Light Fundamentals

      ACN-014W

      Lighting skills are essential to good photography practice. In this seven-week course, you will explore the potential of light using simple tools to illustrate and control many aspects of continuous light sources. Traditional and digital photographers alike will benefit from the skills taught in this course. No darkroom work is required. Students must have access to a 35mm camera SLR or digital SLR and possess basic camera-operation skills.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Photo 102: Taking the Streets

      ACN-102W

      In this course, you will fine-tune your camera skills and publish a collection of photographs online. You will learn how to focus your "photographer's eye," discover your photographic "nouns"-the persons, places and things that speak to you-and clarify your personal vision as you refresh or continue your visual voyage. You may choose to shoot traditional or digital imagery. Access to a 35mm SLR or a digital camera with manual capabilities is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 11 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exploring Studio Lighting

      ACN-126

      In this hands-on continuation of the Exploring Lighting class series, you will become familiar with studio lighting equipment (studio strobes, tungsten lighting, grip equipment, etc.). Projects will include still life photography, product photography and portraiture. Enrollment limited to 10 students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $895

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Basics of Digital Photography

      ACN-142

      Don't be a victim to your digital camera! Take command of your camera and learn how to get the results you want. Whether you are just starting out with photography or need a refresher course, this class will get you started from the ground up. This class will cover all basic camera functions, proper exposure, depth of field, composition, lighting and the challenges of shooting in a digital world. Demonstrations will augment in-class lectures, critiques and hands-on computer time. A significant portion of the class will focus on the use of Adobe Lightroom as today's 'darkroom' for image adjustment, delivery and asset management. While this class may touch on Adobe Photoshop, this is not a Photoshop class. Students must have a digital SLR camera with manual exposure adjustment capabilities as well as access to a computer with Adobe Lightroom 3. (Adobe Lightroom is available at the Art Center Student Store for $99 with valid ACN student ID.)

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DAM! Digital/Mgt for Photo

      ACN-149W

      As photographers in the Digital Age, we now produce tens-of-thousands (if not hundreds) of images. Creating a sensible workflow that protects and optimizes your images is crucial. In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn best practices for managing your library of images, utilizing Adobe Lightroom as the hub to your photographic workflow. Concepts that will be covered include: proper file naming, organizational structure, archiving & proper back-up, Metadata, export & delivery, file formats, rating & tagging, round-tripping to Photoshop and building a repeatable workflow structure. Having a basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom is beneficial. Please bring a portable USB hard drive (and cable) with images to work with.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intro to Filmmaking

      ACN-152

      Learn the fundamental concepts and practices involved in filmmaking. In this course, directing and cinematography are closely linked and students explore methods that make a film play. Emphasis is on effective communication, storytelling and creative editing techniques for story enhancement. Students will make three short films. Required: access to a digital video camera and editing system (Art Center's cameras and computer lab facilities are not available for student use.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Storyboarding

      ACN-165

      This course provides an introduction to the versatile field of storyboarding.Class discussions and demonstrations will cover different styles and techniques of sequential art used in live action, animation and commercial applications. Through a combination of in-class and homework assignments, this course will teach you the necessary mechanics of visual storytelling and help you develop an individual and industry-typical style. Special guest speakers will round out the classroom experience. Students may draw by hand or work in digital formats using Wacom boards and laptops. Note: access to Art Center's computer facilities is not included. Please provide your own equipment and software if you wish to work digitally. This course is designed for students and professionals who wish to expand their skills or seek to develop their portfolios for entry into Art Center's full-time degree programs.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Photographic Projects

      ACN-247

      Do you have a personal photo project idea but aren't sure how to get started? This course will help you research, organize, shoot, edit and deliver your next big project. Learn how to write an artist statement; research and plan a project; put together a budget; and write a proposal that is on target and differentiates your work from others. Edit your images into a cohesive series and/or learn to improve your "good" photos to make them better. Whether you're interested in street photography, documentary, taxonomy, found objects, portraits, digital or alternative processes, every project starts with the big idea and ends with a thoughtful presentation (photo book, exhibit, projection, or digital delivery.) An ideal course for photographers of all levels and genres who want to focus on a special project, fine art photographers who want to build a cohesive body of work or series, professional photographers who need help showcasing their work or transforming their brand. Prerequisite: Intermediate Photo Methods or by permission of an Art Center advisor. JONAS KULIKAUSKAS (photography bio) BFA, Otis Art Institute of the Parsons School of Design. He is an award-winning faculty member of ArtCenter since 2001 where he has received four grants and stipends for his photography projects. Kulikauskas has been practicing black-and-white film street photography for 30 years and has been exhibited widely in galleries and institutions nationally and internationally. Kulikauskas also practices historic printmaking and alternative photography processes. In 2012, his wet plate collodion series, St. Casimir's Parish, culminated in a solo museum exhibit at the Ciurlionis National Gallery of Art during the Kaunas International Photo Festival in Kaunas, Lithuania.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Video for Photographers

      ACN-250

      For an aspiring or experienced professional, video is quickly becoming an essential skill in the photography industry. This course will introduce you to the practical operation of your DSLR camera as a video camera. We will explore resolution, frame rates, exposure, white balance and capture. In addition, students will explore the possibilities and techniques of capturing sound through internal and external microphones. Throughout the term you will work on narrative structure through concept and through editing, using Adobe Premiere, all leading to a final video at the end of the term. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an Art Center advisor. DSLR with video is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Intro to Documentary Film

      ACN-251

      Have you always wanted to make a documentary, but weren't sure where or how to begin? This introductory course provides students with an opportunity to conceive, research, develop, write, produce, direct, shoot and edit short documentary video. Students will learn all aspects of production and, at the end of the semester, screen their short films in class. Throughout the course,a variety of films will be shown to provide a historical perspective and to illustrate different approaches and styles of the documentary. No previous experience is necessary; students are required to have access to a digital video camera and a digital editing system.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Art of Movie Trailer

      ACN-254

      This class will explore the art and evolution of the movie trailer as well as examine the processes, strategies and techniques used to create the trailers that generate interest in a motion picture, build excitement and drive box office. Trailers are often the art of condensing, distilling, packaging, and positioning an existing - or soon-to-be-existing - film into a short, provocative format. Sometimes it involves creating new materials from outside the movie to enhance the story and experience. But it's always about deciding which story to tell and telling it in an exciting way. Course will also examine how these approaches apply to films beyond Hollywood blockbusters, including independent features, student films, shorts and documentaries. An ideal course for writers, copywriters, editors, filmmakers, advertising professionals and anyone who wants an inside perspective on how this increasingly vital commercial art form is created. Based on your individual goals, you will research, conceive and develop trailer concepts in the class through a proof-of-concept pitch - either verbal, script, PowerPoint, or rough edit. Prerequisites: access to a computer with a word processor and/or basic editing software (editing not required.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Conscientious Photography

      ACN-274

      Social and cultural photography continues to be a powerful force in both the commercial industry of photography as well as the fine art world-Taryn Simon, Rineke Dijkstra, Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg and many other photographers are working in advertising, publishing editorials in W and The New York Times and exhibiting in the Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art and in prestigious galleries around the world. In this course, we will examine diverse approaches and focus on how to develop and articulate projects with a social and cultural awareness. We will not only explore the masters of this language but also investigate the techniques of photography, including cameras, lighting and editing. Assignments will help students discover the issues and concerns that have the potential to become powerful photographic projects. Each student will develop a final project with a conceptual and aesthetic continuity that shapes their subject into a coherent visual statement. Prerequisite: Basics of Photography or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      New to the current version of Photoshop and a little lost as to what's different or where to find the features you're used to using in earlier versions? This skills-based class is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and prior experience with an earlier version of Photoshop. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 2

      ACN-296

      This course continues where Photoshop Kick-Start 1 left off. Many of the skills introduced in Kick Start 1 will now be taken to the next level, with higher expectations, and will include color correction, selection techniques and layer masks. The class will focus on two assignments throughout the seven-week course, giving students ample opportunity to develop their concepts into strong portfolio pieces.

      Prerequisite: Photoshop Kick-Start 1 or equivalent working knowledge of Photoshop, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Beauty Intensive

      ACN-304W

      In this 2-day workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques on beauty retouching from retouching expert, Lisa Carney. Using only a few of tools in Photoshop, you'll learn efficient techniques that will help you render professional results quickly, without sacrificing quality. Major areas discussed will be skin, hair, lips and eyes, with emphasis on techniques for perfect textured skin and how to get it; how to clean and add pop to eyes, create eyelashes for a variety of situations; cleaning extra lines on lips, adding shine and creating gloss, matching lipstick colors and reshaping. You will also learn how to create sophisticated masks and use them for color correcting skin and hair. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills plus experience using Wacom tablet and pen.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intermediate Photo Methods

      ACN-311

      This intermediate course emphasizes visual communication, strong subject matter, lighting and composition with assignments ranging from portraiture and still life to advertising and conceptual thinking. Working in black and white or color, traditional film or digital capture, your thinking and approach to image making will be challenged. Referencing the history of photography, this course will help you produce a portfolio of creative work, enabling you to survive in the rapidly changing contemporary art world. A lighting demonstration and a class visit to the instructor's photography studio in Culver City included. Please bring your portfolio to first class meeting.

      Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Imagine a cure for cancer. Now imagine what the the logo would look like. This course outlines the breadth of creative services and approaches needed to tell compelling stories to market and sell professional services in the areas of academia, health care, insurance, legal marketing, financial services, environment, government, and more. Learn to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. Gain an understanding of how creative fits into the world of professional services by developing fictitious case studies or using real life existing examples. Topics covered include: brand, marketing, sales, thought leadership, design, technology. This is an ideal course for working professionals (junior designers, designers, art directors) and design students alike who want to deepen their creative corporate experience, glean best practices, and/or build upon their portfolios. Prerequisites: mid-level design experience and strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint and access to a personal computer with this software). Multimedia skills (Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photographing People

      ACN-358

      Interested in portrait, fashion and fine art photography? Gain new insight to your work and enhance your technical, conceptual and personal perspectives on photographing people in this new intermediate-level course. Assignments will focus on the psychological challenges involved in photographing individuals, and provide you with the tools to articulate these challenges. This course will explore people photography through a broad perspective and also examine both historical and contemporary developments. We will look at which photographers inspire us, discover what they are doing, and understand how they are doing it. In addition to assignments, students will create a personal series of images with the goal of integrating their newfound perspectives on light, narrative, intention and exploration.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Graphic Imagination: Page

      ACN-375W

      The world is filled with printed matter. Every surface is covered however only certain elements stand out in a complicated visual environment. "Getting the word out" and letting others know what we are doing is a primary instinct to artists, promoters and designers, but how to do it is crucial to how successful we are as communicators. All events have ephemera surrounding their public display. The strategies for how you put something into the world can differ greatly depending on numerous factors: should your message be overt, subversive, acceptable, likeable, proper or just 'quick, fast and cheap'? Using both digital or analog tools, this studio class will focus on different strategies for visually representing your exhibition, book, advertisement or conceptual artwork.

      Prerequisite: This class is open to all students wanting to expand their visual communication and narrative skills. A basic proficiency in a media of choice and comfortability with a computer is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - AUG 02
      Noncredit / $525+75

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photo as Contemporary Art

      ACN-397

      In this studio course, students will explore a variety of strategies used in the production of photo-based art, including documentation, fabrication, abstraction, sequences, performance, collaboration and appropriation. Students will investigate new ways to experience and represent a sense of time, a sense of place, body and mind. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critiques, viewings and discussions of contemporary art works. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process, experimentation, and on how artists express their ideas. An exhibition of work produced during the term will be discussed. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Prerequisite: Basics of Photography or Basics of Digital Photography, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • The Daily Visual

      ACN-398

      The Daily Visual is a photography course designed to motivate you to shoot every day. Develop a 24/7 "mind set," learn to discover interesting and emotional images on a daily basis, and raise your level of awareness of light, subject matter and composition. Assignments will strengthen your point of view, sharpen your eye for discovery, challenge the structure of how and what you photograph, and question the reason for taking a photo in the first place. This class is ideal for those seeking personal enrichment and a "passion" for this medium, students seeking to develop portfolios for entry into ArtCenter's full time degree program, and professional artists/designers desiring to improve their eye.

      Prerequisite: Introductory photography courses such as Basics of Photography or Basics of Digital Photography, or by permission of ArtCenter advisor.

    • Cinema in the Round

      ACN-400

      Collaboration is essential to filmmaking historically. Whether it be the cast in front of the lens or the crew behind the camera, interpersonal relationships often make a production more than the sum of its parts. This course will provide students the opportunity to make two short films, in small groups, occupying a variety of set roles in the process. We will cover the basics of pre-production through final cut, and emphasize working relationships to not only realize a finished film but elevate its subject matter through teamwork. Class time will be evenly split between instruction and careful study of some of film history's more notable alliances.

      Prerequisites: Access to a working film or video camera; smart phones cannot be used in this class. Access to editing software such as iMovie or Adobe Premiere.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Writing Workshop for Artists

      ACN-420W

      From artist statements to applications for art schools, residencies, grants, and exhibitions, writing has become increasingly more important in an artist's practice. The first part of this seven-week workshop focuses on writing an artist statement in which you will explore different ways to describe your work. During the second part, you will work on an application of your choice as you learning about different types of applications and research venues for residencies, grants, curatorial proposals, and art exhibitions. Through discussions of your work and those of other artists, you will begin to articulate your thought processes in writing, cultivate new ideas and further develop your practice. Strongly recommended for those who are applying to art schools.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      Noncredit / $395

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career

      ACN-481

      Change is inevitable. The days of getting an education, going to work for a company for thirty years, retiring, and playing golf until you die are long gone. By some accounts, Americans will have seven or more career changes during their working lives. Whether those changes are big or small, they all involve introspection on what you want out of your life, risk assessment, and consideration of the impact your decision will have on the lives of those you care about the most. This unique course offers you an opportunity to: examine the pros and cons of past employment; deep dive into what motivates you; and create a plan to confidently move on to the next level. It's about defining your unique purpose and how to make it a reality, not about filling in a slot on an HR staffing chart. Drawing on more than 40 years of experience as a creative consultant, Tony Luna will help you discover your new role and connect with a growing network of talented people who are now living their dreams. Redefine your goals and explore the exciting possibilities your talent has in store for you in this information-packed, vital, and enlightening class! In the words of George Eliot, "It's never too late to be who you might have been."

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Launching Your Art Career

      ACN-485W

      Maybe you've just finished art school. Maybe you've been perfecting your craft for years and are finally ready to put yourself out there. Whatever the situation, if you're eager to start exhibiting your work but you aren't sure what steps to take, this practical no nonsense seminar will help get you started. Topics include: setting goals, creating effective support materials, making connections, researching and understanding different exhibition opportunities, submitting your work, managing your time, studio visits, art world etiquette, pricing your work, selling your work and creating an action plan. Open to students and emerging artists who are looking to launch or refocus their art careers, find exhibition opportunities, etc.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The 'Business' of Photography

      ACN-494W

      During this jam-packed one-day seminar, instructor Dana Hursey will discuss "The Business"-how to launch your photography business and keep it growing.Hursey will share his insider's knowledge and business practices on the day-to-day operations of running his company. He will discuss business considerations, needs and professional practices. Topics will also include: equipment, estimating, production, pre- and post- production, invoicing and getting paid. Please bring your portfolio to class. Class meets off campus in the Pasadena area. Enrolled students will recieve address and directions.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for Photo/Fineart

      INT-103X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers both a solid foundation and addresses specific media and content needs for students interested in photography and fine art. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories as well as to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and color exercises. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable for Photography and Fine Art majors.* * Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Basics of Photo for Non-Majors

      INT-108X

      This class provides an exceptional introduction for non-photo majors to the world of photographic image making. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, new ways of thinking about the meaning of images that will be carried into digital applications for improved problem solving ability in all fine art and communication design fields. The 5-hour format allows time for extended experience in the darkroom, in-studio lighting, and location shooting.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable for NON-Photo majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Narrative Sketching

      INT-120X

      In this course you will learn how to capture and express ideas visually and how to compose a sequence of images with notes that explain a specific idea or tell a compelling story. Using your hand skills-basic pencil sketching, Rapid Vis marker sketching, perspective drawing and painintg with Photoshop-you will learn how to draw the figure in a narrative context (interacting with the environment and objects), get an understanding of the basics of proportions and foreshortening, and experiment with a variety of media. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Product Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

      Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly in this intensive class. Drawing techniques covered in this course will enable you to handle a variety of subjects and everyday objects, including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms - such as cubes, spheres and cylinders - to produce attractive drawings. Media will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Acquired skills are appropriate for students interested in industrial design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      Learn how to take everyday products and scenarios and, through a process of determining problems and "pain points," design innovative and compelling product solutions. This 14-week course is open to anyone who has ever had inventive ideas, creative solutions or good problem solving skills, and is strongly recommended for students planning to apply to Art Center's Product Design or Graduate Industrial Design programs. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Product & Transp Des.

      ACN-050

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning design students who want to enter the product and transportation design fields. Design projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, drawing techniques and presentation methods as they relate to product and transportation design. Sketching demonstrations and exercises utilize pencil, marker, chalk, Prismacolor and gouache. Career information and opportunities are discussed.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-074

      Mastering visual communication skills is vital to your academic and professional success as an industrial designer. This class deals with a variety of sketching techniques designed to help you communicate your creative solutions and explore form development as it relates to product, transportation, entertainment and interaction design. Class exercises will be geared toward improving your drawing skills as well as providing a strong foundation in perspective, composition, value, craftsmanship and use of graphics in presentations. Emphasis will be placed on rapid ideation to improve the flow of your ideas on paper.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to I.D. Modeling

      ACN-076

      This course provides an introduction to the techniques that will allow you to develop and execute well-crafted models and gain an increased awareness of 3D form. In this seven-week workshop, you will be introduced to the Art Center Technical Skills Center and become familiar with many of the materials that are used to build models for industrial design presentations. Some of the materials you will work with are styrene, urethane foam, and polyester resin. Hands-on exercises include wood lathing, vacuum forming, and mold making. Fiberglass layup and two-part molding/casting may also be covered, if time allows.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - JUL 20
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics: Interplanetary Flight

      ACN-078W

      Humans today are encountering new worlds. Thanks to robot emissaries, we are in the extraordinary position of experiencing these places up close for the first time. This raises a myriad of questions for designers: How do you design a spacecraft to travel among the planets? Under what conditions does it have to operate? How do you make it fly? How do you tell it what to do? What information does it send back? You don't have to know the first thing about space flight to participate fully in this course. Your only requirement is that you be curious about how humans are exploring the universe today, and what we're finding. The course an interactive, high-fidelity survey of disciplines and projects in today's interplanetary flight will involve participants in a variety of techniques, including visuals, design-based learning, hands-on physics, brainstorming, lecture, demonstrations, a stellar guest speaker or two and much more. More info: people.artcenter.edu/doody South Campus

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      Noncredit / $350

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-086

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-087

      Students with basic skills in product design will learn to apply more advanced "design processes" through one intense project. In-class demonstrations of more advanced rendering and presentation techniques will also be covered. This course is recommended for intermediate or returning industrial design students, as well as design professionals. For individuals interested in applying to Art Center's industrial design or interaction design programs, the project created in this course will be suitable for use as part of your application portfolio.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 11 - AUG 15
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers

      ACN-139

      Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of media, including pencil, pen and markers. Emphasis is on developing visual communication skills for graphic design and packaging, product and advertising. Class will cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal class for designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Interaction Design

      ACN-200

      This course offers a hands-on introduction to interaction design, the craft of how people interact with products, systems and services. Through brainstorming and critiquing different types of user experiences such as mobile and social applications, websites, gestural interfaces, games, consumer electronics, smart products, tangibles and art, students will become familiar with the range of design elements and methods that make up interaction design. Equal parts thinker and maker, students will conceive, design and produce simple interactive projects. An ideal course for students thinking of applying to Art Center's Interaction Design program, adults considering a career change and those interested in understanding this emerging field. Prerequisite: curiosity and a desire to create never-seen-before solutions. Fundamental design skills are recommended but not required. Basic computer skills are required. Transferable*

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Experience Design

      ACN-202

      In order to stay competitive and connected with their customers, today more and more brands are morphing into multi-threaded brands. Brands are now more relevant, personal and experiential in their customers' daily lives, which means branding strategists and interaction designers now need to play key roles in determining how they grow and thrive. In this course you will learn how to collaboratively build successful brands and deliver immersive experiences. You will use trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects to deliver enriching experiences for your target audience. An ideal class for design professionals, branding strategists and corporate executives, as well as students applying to ArtCenter's full-time Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Advertising and Industrial Design degree programs.

      Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework highly recommended. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Furniture Design

      ACN-260W

      Explore the diverse discipline of furniture design through various projects, such as functional furniture, interior systems, hybrid objects and lighting. Learn how to develop a concept into an actual object through various exercises in ideation, sketching, model building and materials exploration. Students will design and develop final models and basic production drawings, as well as design and fabricate a final 1:1 scale project. Class will meet at South Campus for the first few weeks; remaining classes will be held at the Hillside Campus model shop facilities.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 14
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Rhino: Furniture/Envi

      ACN-261

      This course is an overview of 3D computer-aided visualization concepts through the instruction of industry leading software, Rhinoceros 3D, with the focus on modeling for the design and representation of built environments and furniture. The use of V-Ray for still image rendering will be introduced and the course will touch on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator as essential support tools. The course is structured around three primary functions, Basics, Representations, and Advanced Modeling, which are not seen as completely separable, and intertwine with each other throughout the class. The first component of the course focuses on basic modeling skills, and modeling architecture of various scales so that students will become familiar with contemporary design methodology. The second part of the class introduces the process of representation and concepts of visual communication. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. In this course which emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology, you will make several quick experimental lights that work. For the final project, you will develop a light-from drawing to mock-up to final fabrication. Field trips, guest lectures and presentations will cover a variety of topics including LED, interactive and high-tech lighting; neon and glass; an insider's view of the lighting industry; and modern and contemporary lighting design.

      Previous coursework in environmental or product design is recommended, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Photoshop Rendering for I.D.

      ACN-309

      For those interested in taking their industrial design rendering skills to the next level, this digital rendering course builds upon fundamental knowledge of manual techniques and applies it digitally using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn to use basic Photoshop functions such as masking, airbrushing and image manipulation to create realistic, 3D-looking products. Materials, textures and lighting will be covered through design projects ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-373

      In this course designed for intermediate- to advanced-level students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, you will be guided through the development of an innovative product or idea to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, you will select one of your ideas to focus on for the rest of the term, with the goal of creating a fully formed brand for your product including advertising, a logo, web design and packaging.

      Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Product -1

      ACN-374

      This 7-week course focuses on completing a previously developed project appropriate for submission as part of the application for ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design department (and other product design programs). Course will cover storyboarding the user-scenario, in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and will also help you clarify the product development process and provide guidance if there are any missing elements. Prerequisites: Product Design: Basics and Product Design: Process, and/or previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Product -2

      ACN-384

      In this continuation of Intermediate Product Design, you will focus on completing a previously developed product, explore in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and develop a prototype of your design.

      Prerequisite: Intermediate Product Design 1.0, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor, and previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      1.5 units

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      Are you a DIY home improvement enthusiast who would rather give up your firstborn than let anyone else design your dream project? Then this hands-on introduction to "architectural thinking" workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), is for you. Having experienced the thrill and satisfaction of forging her own path, DIYally encourages self-reliance in others and, as "architect on demand," spurs others into action by offering advise with no strings attached. Through brainstorming exercises like mind mapping, collaging and 3D diagraming, you will become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. No prerequisite other than a desire for self-expression.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 25 - JUL 09
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-484W

      In this one-day workshop, you will develop a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists, designers, and copywriters use to grow their creativity, with special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually-oriented workplace. Gain a better understanding of the creative process, simplified; from idea to final execution and how it differs from what most people do today; how to come up with a wide range of potential solutions for visuals and/ or written word; what to do to put yourself in a creative state of mind; and understand the differences between creative play and creative problem solving - and how both are necessary. Open to students and working professionals with an interest in advertising, illustration, fine art, graphic design, photography, film, and product design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-05:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      Enhance your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects, while broadening your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments in this foundation-level course will be experimental to allow you to discover innovative solutions to the development of form, structure and texture. Materials may include wood, plastics, plaster, metal and paper. Topics of instruction will include the safe operation of woodworking and some metalworking machines, techniques of mold-making and material safety.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design 1

      PRD-151X

      Product Design 1 will focus on the main elements and processes in compressed form that make up a product design experience from start to finish. This will include basic sketching, composition, personal branding and presentation. Focus will also be put on brainstorming techniques (open your mind in attitude and exploration), iconography, infographics, storyboards and methods to protect IP. Emphasis will be placed on research and integrating study models into the final project. All work will also be presented in a process book at the end of the term. This course is part of the undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ArtCenter at Night students is extremely limited.

      Prerequisites: Product Design: Basics and Product Design: Process. Concurrent enrollment in ACN-076 Intro to Industrial Design Modeling is strongly recommended. Transferable for Product Design.* Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units

    • Toy Design

      PRD-276X

      This class is designed to teach basic skills and concepts necessary for the application of product, illustration, and graphic work in the field of Toy Design. With a focus on play patterns and storytelling, you will create a product concept or world of characters, plots and environments, and then design a line of marketable and manufacturable toys. Throughout the course, different aspects of product development will be covered from both the design and business perspective, including how to develop a business plan, manufacturing and production strategies, marketing methods, financial planning, sales and contract negotiations.

      Required text: The Toy and Game Inventor's Handbook by Richard Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Introduction to Industrial Design Modeling or Materials of Art and Design is also strongly recommended but not required.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Summer Workshop
    • Intro to Fig. Drawing: Summer

      ACN-015

      In this intensive summer course, you will develop observational drawing skills as you investigate proportion, form and gesture. Working from a model, the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition will be examined. The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media are used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 22
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Painting/Sum. Intsv.

      ACN-016

      This intensive summer course provides an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes are explored with an emphasis on color, composition and form. You will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter, study the human figure to learn painting principles, and develop creative approaches.

      Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 29
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Color in Painting 3-Day Intsv

      ACN-189W

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this three-day intensive will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Students will also be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surrealist Pen and Ink

      ACN-210

      This new summer-only course is designed for those who want to hone their skills in pen and ink, explore the use of collage techniques in drawing, or gain some hands-on experience with surrealist art. Learn techniques of contour line drawing, shading, pointillism, scumbling, cross hatching, and design fundamentals in ink drawings. Experiment with typography, adding prose and poetry to your work. Create surreal collages based on the techniques perfected by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Man Ray. For the experienced and the beginner alike.

      No prerequisites, however prior drawing experience is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Beauty Intensive

      ACN-304W

      In this 2-day workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques on beauty retouching from retouching expert, Lisa Carney. Using only a few of tools in Photoshop, you'll learn efficient techniques that will help you render professional results quickly, without sacrificing quality. Major areas discussed will be skin, hair, lips and eyes, with emphasis on techniques for perfect textured skin and how to get it; how to clean and add pop to eyes, create eyelashes for a variety of situations; cleaning extra lines on lips, adding shine and creating gloss, matching lipstick colors and reshaping. You will also learn how to create sophisticated masks and use them for color correcting skin and hair. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills plus experience using Wacom tablet and pen.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Abstract Painting: Summer Intv

      ACN-388

      In this 6-week intensive, you will explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. Course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters will be explored for analysis and discussion. You may work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. In-class exercises will offer you an opportunity to discover your individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 21
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Surface and Textile Design
    • Thread Painting

      ACN-205W

      Fabrics are your canvas, thread is your paint, and a stitch is your brush with this innovative, easy-to-master method of creating detailed, dimensional artwork using a sewing machine. Learn how to blend/"mix" color, shade and highlight, how to layer color, stitch for dimensional effects, and create a convincing yet artistic image. Your subjects might include landscape, face/figure, still life or abstraction, as each of these subjects will be demonstrated. We will also discuss and use a variety of mixed media and embellishments.

      Course meets Oct 8-Dec 17 (plus two additional sessions - dates to be determined).

      Prerequisites: As this is a class about applying fine art techniques and principles to thread, foundation drawing and/or painting coursework (or equivalent experience) is essential. You must also have access to, and be familiar with, a portable sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitch capability.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shibori Dyeing

      ACN-206W

      "Shibori" is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles through the shaping and securing of the cloth before dyeing. Chance and accident are inherent in this "wabi sabi" dyeing method that dates back to A.D. 700 and which is currently enjoying a resurgence, appearing in blockbuster musicals like The Lion King, high-end runway fashion apparel, and even trendy interior designs. Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to shibori while working with a variety of fabrics and papers. Master shibori techniques using your own fabrics, garments, and/or home décor items. And learn resist pattern making with Japanese stencils ("katazome") and how to incorporate this technique into shibori dyeing. Prerequisites: Knowledge of color theory; basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Surface Design

      ACN-258

      In this new course students will learn about the many styles and techniques used in creating surface designs as well as be presented with designer case studies, product categories beyond textiles, and themes in demand by manufacturers. Hands-on projects will include developing coordinated surface design collections, taking a collection from concept through refinement, and applying designs to products. Digital techniques in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop will be covered including scanning hand-drawn artwork, setting up accurate repeat patterns, changing colors, scale and textures, and color indexing for mass production. An overview of career opportunities for surface designers will also be discussed. This is an ideal course for professional graphic designers, illustrators and artists, as well as more advanced students studying graphic design, textile design or illustration. Prerequisites: Basic drawing, color theory, design and computer skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Designing for Textiles

      ACN-379W

      In this new course, you will explore unique illustration methods through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital materials, tools and techniques, combining theory with hands-on practice to create beautiful surface/textile designs ready for the marketplace. Gather inspiration from creative cultural traditions and historical designs in order to explore the world of print and pattern. Assignments drawn from actual couture fashion and home décor textile clients will allow you to apply your creative ideas to a simulated "real world" project. Color, composition, repeat patterns, unifying themes, and designing full collections will all be discussed and demonstrated.

      Prerequisites: Drawing skills are recommended, but not required. Although this is not a digital class, access to a computer, scanner and printer, plus previous Photoshop or Illustrator experience is helpful.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Sewing Lab

      PRD-278X

      Learn to sew or advance your current sewing skills. Get help with your apparel and soft goods projects. Learn how to read and understand commercial patterns. Create your own designs by combining, adjusting and redesigning commercial patterns. This is a multi-level class. For beginners, design and make new projects. For advanced students, expand on existing projects to create additional prototypes. Use home sewing machines to sew fashion fabrics, light weight upholstery fabrics, denim, and light weight leather or vinyl. This is course part of ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design program. Enrollment for ACN students is limited. ACN students will have access to the home sewing machines in class and must successfully complete all training before access to industrial machines will be considered. You choose your project. Come to the first class with a proposal and sketches of your idea. Complete one or more projects during the semester.

      Please note, the first Saturday of this class will be January 14.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $830 + $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Transportation Design
    • Design 360

      ACN-007

      Are you interested in art or design, but not sure which area suits you best? Would you like to sample each major offered at Art Center? Then this class is for you! Design 360 explores the major art and design fields offered in Art Center's degree program, including: advertising, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, fine art, illustration, product design, environmental design, entertainment design, and transportation design. Through projects centered around one major theme, you will have a chance to explore the principles of each of these art and design disciplines. Drawing skills will be emphasized as an essential way to communicate your ideas. This class is the perfect first class for adult students (over age 18) who are either new to design or seeking to expand their creative horizons. THIS CLASS WILL RETURN IN SUMMER 2017!

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 01 - AUG 17
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

      Learn how to put ideas to paper quickly and convincingly in this intensive class. Drawing techniques covered in this course will enable you to handle a variety of subjects and everyday objects, including products, appliances, office equipment, furniture and materials such as wood, metals, plastics and glass. Emphasis is on mastering basic forms - such as cubes, spheres and cylinders - to produce attractive drawings. Media will include pencil, pen, felt marker and pastel. Acquired skills are appropriate for students interested in industrial design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Product & Transp Des.

      ACN-050

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning design students who want to enter the product and transportation design fields. Design projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, drawing techniques and presentation methods as they relate to product and transportation design. Sketching demonstrations and exercises utilize pencil, marker, chalk, Prismacolor and gouache. Career information and opportunities are discussed.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-051

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities are discussed. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319, or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-055

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects will involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques, and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities will be discussed.

      These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Class meets at Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive location details via email before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-074

      Mastering visual communication skills is vital to your academic and professional success as an industrial designer. This class deals with a variety of sketching techniques designed to help you communicate your creative solutions and explore form development as it relates to product, transportation, entertainment and interaction design. Class exercises will be geared toward improving your drawing skills as well as providing a strong foundation in perspective, composition, value, craftsmanship and use of graphics in presentations. Emphasis will be placed on rapid ideation to improve the flow of your ideas on paper.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to I.D. Modeling

      ACN-076

      This course provides an introduction to the techniques that will allow you to develop and execute well-crafted models and gain an increased awareness of 3D form. In this seven-week workshop, you will be introduced to the Art Center Technical Skills Center and become familiar with many of the materials that are used to build models for industrial design presentations. Some of the materials you will work with are styrene, urethane foam, and polyester resin. Hands-on exercises include wood lathing, vacuum forming, and mold making. Fiberglass layup and two-part molding/casting may also be covered, if time allows.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - JUL 20
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics: Interplanetary Flight

      ACN-078W

      Humans today are encountering new worlds. Thanks to robot emissaries, we are in the extraordinary position of experiencing these places up close for the first time. This raises a myriad of questions for designers: How do you design a spacecraft to travel among the planets? Under what conditions does it have to operate? How do you make it fly? How do you tell it what to do? What information does it send back? You don't have to know the first thing about space flight to participate fully in this course. Your only requirement is that you be curious about how humans are exploring the universe today, and what we're finding. The course an interactive, high-fidelity survey of disciplines and projects in today's interplanetary flight will involve participants in a variety of techniques, including visuals, design-based learning, hands-on physics, brainstorming, lecture, demonstrations, a stellar guest speaker or two and much more. More info: people.artcenter.edu/doody South Campus

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      Noncredit / $350

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Introduction to 3D Design

      ACN-089

      A hands-on studio format provides students with the opportunity to explore elemental principles of design in real space. Concepts of form, space, balance, mass, gravity, color and texture will be presented, with conceptual 3-dimensional problem-solving, research, observation, drawing and building. Creative awareness, design thinking and problem-solving, process, and technical ability are stressed. This is a great foundation course for students interested in packaging, industrial design, transportation design, fashion, accessories, set design, sculpture, furniture, and interior design, architecture, environmental design. Open to beginning and intermediate-level students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perspective

      ACN-106

      Increase your understanding of 3D perception and linear perspective systems. Through a series of exercises, develop your technical skills and improve your ability to simulate 3D space on a 2D plane. Theories explored in class apply to traditional and digitally generated images. Primary applications are to illustration and to industrial and environmental design. A foundation course for many majors. Transferable for Illustration majors (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 01:30PM-06:30PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-134W

      This class will focus on visual communication skills for transportation design and vehicles for entertainment design. Learn to communicate ideas through a variety of techniques using traditional media (pencil, pen, markers, chalk and gouache) and refine your skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. This is an ideal course for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and for those who are refining sketching and rendering for transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Visual Communication and Form Development is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers

      ACN-139

      Learn to communicate your ideas through quick sketching techniques using a variety of media, including pencil, pen and markers. Emphasis is on developing visual communication skills for graphic design and packaging, product and advertising. Class will cover type indication, 3D form development and observational sketching through still life. This is an ideal class for designers who need to brush up on freehand drawing skills.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Modeling & Rendering With Modo

      ACN-201

      As the newest industry-leading 3D software, modo provides the best modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering experience. This user-friendly, but robust software allows students to take their imagination and creativity to a whole new level with efficiency and ease of use. In this course, you will learn the basics of modo, such as navigation, using the modeling tool set,texturing, lighting, and rendering. Through specific projects, you will gain knowledge on best modeling approaches, problem solving and achieving finished and professional results. This course is an ideal for anyone interested in 3D modeling for illustration, product design, props, environments or character visualization for entertainment design. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Prior design experience or coursework is strongly recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Rey's speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Phaeton air vehicle in Halo 5: Guardians to Virgin Galactic's spaceship and Mercedes' Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept, the lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. Automotive design is often energized by the open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry and, likewise, vehicles designed for entertainment purposes need a sense of realism through the fundamentals of transportation design. This intermediate-level transportation/entertainment vehicle design course embraces and nurtures these notions by exploring what it takes to transport humans (and other creatures) from point A to point B. This course examines buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development is strongly recommended.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 05
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Rendering for I.D.

      ACN-309

      For those interested in taking their industrial design rendering skills to the next level, this digital rendering course builds upon fundamental knowledge of manual techniques and applies it digitally using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn to use basic Photoshop functions such as masking, airbrushing and image manipulation to create realistic, 3D-looking products. Materials, textures and lighting will be covered through design projects ranging from consumer electronics to automobiles.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intermediate Transp Design

      ACN-353

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and other industry information. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm. Transportation Design

      ACN-355

      Expand and strengthen your creative processes, automotive design knowledge, and visual and verbal vocabulary through two seven-week projects. Learn about basic vehicle packaging, product planning and strategy, brand considerations, basic feasibility issues and more. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeeting. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. These off-campus courses are taught in professional design firms by ArtCenter alumni. Registration and all inquiries are handled by ArtCenter's Public Programs office in Pasadena. Please do not contact the locations hosting these classes. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email after confirmation of registration. If you have any questions, please call 626 396-2319 or email your questions to acn@artcenter.edu.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design for Sustainability

      HSCI-251X

      "Design" is being redefined and designers must now use their unlimited ingenuity to consider the environmental consequences of materials, production methods, performance, and life cycling. Students learn the fundamental principles of the science of ecology, study methods for evaluating environmental performance of design/product concepts, and learn current strategies for creating a sustainable interface between design and the environment.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a collegel-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable for non-Environmental Design majors.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research:Prod/Tran/Env

      HSOC-101X

      This course examines research techniques, methodologies and strategies and their benefits to the design world. Discover methods designers use to integrate research into the design process to enhance and supplement their original concepts. Through case studies, guest speakers, observation and hands-on research, learn how to design and analyze research studies, and use the findings to support, persuade and sell your designs. This course is relevant to many design diciplines.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      MAY 15 - AUG 19
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Perpetual Motion

      HSOC-202X

      This academic course will introduce you to new ways of understanding the modern city as a dynamic-rather than static-entity. It will focus on how cities and regions are conceived, how they function, thrive, move, and sometimes fail. Early suburban utopias, contemporary edge cities, squatter cities of the South, and the shrinking cities of the North will all be analyzed. Readings and discussions will emphasize mobility, and often times the lack of it. In short, this course will serve as a primer for the problems and challenges associated with the built environment and its integrated and overlapping systems that require great expense to be built, maintained and changed.

      Prerequisite: Writing Studio or completion of a college-level English composition course with a grade of B or better.

      Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      Enhance your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects, while broadening your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments in this foundation-level course will be experimental to allow you to discover innovative solutions to the development of form, structure and texture. Materials may include wood, plastics, plaster, metal and paper. Topics of instruction will include the safe operation of woodworking and some metalworking machines, techniques of mold-making and material safety.

      No prerequisite.

      Transferable.* *Not applicable to current ArtCenter degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Workshop
    • Photo 101: Analog to Digital

      ACN-011W

      This seven-week crash course in the principles of photography is ideal for anyone who wants to gain confidence in basic camera operations and develop a strong technical foundation. Techniques and concepts covered include aperture settings, shutter speed, depth of field, film selection/ISO setting and proper exposure for both 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. Students must have access to a 35mm SLR or digital SLR camera with manual capabilities. No darkroom work is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exploring Light Fundamentals

      ACN-014W

      Lighting skills are essential to good photography practice. In this seven-week course, you will explore the potential of light using simple tools to illustrate and control many aspects of continuous light sources. Traditional and digital photographers alike will benefit from the skills taught in this course. No darkroom work is required. Students must have access to a 35mm camera SLR or digital SLR and possess basic camera-operation skills.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Fig. Drawing: Summer

      ACN-015

      In this intensive summer course, you will develop observational drawing skills as you investigate proportion, form and gesture. Working from a model, the elements of drawing the human figure and the principles of composition will be examined. The ability to draw the human figure is a vital skill for academic and professional success in many areas of art and design. This class is an essential first step for those planning to study animation, illustration, costume design, character design and concept design. Charcoal, graphite pencil and various other media are used.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 22
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Painting/Sum. Intsv.

      ACN-016

      This intensive summer course provides an in-depth presentation of the fundamentals and motives of painting. Both traditional techniques and contemporary attitudes are explored with an emphasis on color, composition and form. You will engage in a series of exercises using simple subject matter, study the human figure to learn painting principles, and develop creative approaches.

      Some prior drawing experience is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 29
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Direct Painting: Still Life

      ACN-017W

      This workshop is meant for students with some painting background who want to get back in touch with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from still-life set-ups, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Eduard Manet, Giorgio Morandi, Paul Cezanne, Marsden Hartley, Vanessa Bell, Gabriele Munter, Henri Matisse and Nicolas de Stael.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Direct Painting: Figure

      ACN-020W

      This workshop is designed for students with some painting experience who are seeking to reconnect with paint, color and brush. Working quickly from live models, students will complete one or more paintings per session. Short presentations will suggest a direction for the day and will cover some of the following artists: Lucian Freud, Eduard Manet, Alice Neel, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, Chaim Soutine and Henri Matisse.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Quick Sketch for Entertainment

      ACN-069W

      A "quick sketch," a sketch done quickly from live action, differs from the classroom sketch/gesture poses done from a model. The challenge of this class is to learn how to quickly capture on paper the impression of a one-time event or gesture, and to plainly depict the personality and actions of a subject. During the first class meeting you will learn to recognize and apply four basic shapes to your drawings, and examine anatomy (human and animal), balance and line of action. Subsequent class sessions are "hands on" and will be held off campus at locations where people gather-the zoo, local parks, shopping centers-where you will sharpen your sketching skills and learn to analyze your subject quickly.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to I.D. Modeling

      ACN-076

      This course provides an introduction to the techniques that will allow you to develop and execute well-crafted models and gain an increased awareness of 3D form. In this seven-week workshop, you will be introduced to the Art Center Technical Skills Center and become familiar with many of the materials that are used to build models for industrial design presentations. Some of the materials you will work with are styrene, urethane foam, and polyester resin. Hands-on exercises include wood lathing, vacuum forming, and mold making. Fiberglass layup and two-part molding/casting may also be covered, if time allows.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - JUL 20
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics: Interplanetary Flight

      ACN-078W

      Humans today are encountering new worlds. Thanks to robot emissaries, we are in the extraordinary position of experiencing these places up close for the first time. This raises a myriad of questions for designers: How do you design a spacecraft to travel among the planets? Under what conditions does it have to operate? How do you make it fly? How do you tell it what to do? What information does it send back? You don't have to know the first thing about space flight to participate fully in this course. Your only requirement is that you be curious about how humans are exploring the universe today, and what we're finding. The course an interactive, high-fidelity survey of disciplines and projects in today's interplanetary flight will involve participants in a variety of techniques, including visuals, design-based learning, hands-on physics, brainstorming, lecture, demonstrations, a stellar guest speaker or two and much more. More info: people.artcenter.edu/doody South Campus

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      Noncredit / $350

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-086

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 27
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-087

      Students with basic skills in product design will learn to apply more advanced "design processes" through one intense project. In-class demonstrations of more advanced rendering and presentation techniques will also be covered. This course is recommended for intermediate or returning industrial design students, as well as design professionals. For individuals interested in applying to Art Center's industrial design or interaction design programs, the project created in this course will be suitable for use as part of your application portfolio.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 11 - AUG 15
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 1

      ACN-090W

      Meditation is not just about mindfulness. It's also seeing things as they truly are, developing clarity and manifesting our vision. Through a series of class exercises you will learn how our perceptions inform and, at times, fail us. Discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression in this eight-week course that offers both meditation and meditation-in-action exercises such as non-objective brush and ink painting, collage, journaling, free-form poetry, and object arranging, all designed to help you better connect to the presence of things, the world, and yourselves. Two sessions will be field trips to art museums to practice contemplative viewing. This class goes to the very heart of art-making and -viewing, by showing how meditation benefits benefits both the creative and viewing processes. No prerequisite. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 1.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:50PM
      JUN 03 - JUL 29
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Meditation, Perception + Art 2

      ACN-091W

      In Meditation, Perception + Art 1, you learned how meditation benefits our creative and viewing processes. In this eight-week continuation course, you will explore meditation-in-action practices that reveal not only the simplicity, but also the complexity, of seeing things as they are-the natural connections between colors, shapes, seasons, elements, emotions, truths and wisdoms. These discoveries become an unlimited palette to draw upon for inspiration. Because the gap between inspiration and manifestation can be huge and often filled with obstacles like negativity and self-consciousness, you will explore the editing process-a process in which obstacles can be transformed into challenges, and negativity into greater vision and truth. Class will include two museum field trips. Prerequisite: Meditation and the Creative Mind 1, or Meditation, Perception, + Art 1. Formerly titled Meditation and the Creative Mind 2.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Photo 102: Taking the Streets

      ACN-102W

      In this course, you will fine-tune your camera skills and publish a collection of photographs online. You will learn how to focus your "photographer's eye," discover your photographic "nouns"-the persons, places and things that speak to you-and clarify your personal vision as you refresh or continue your visual voyage. You may choose to shoot traditional or digital imagery. Access to a 35mm SLR or a digital camera with manual capabilities is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 11 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

      This course introduces new and intermediate students to the skill sets needed in the design and illustrative fields. Each week students are introduced to a variety of core fundamentals necessary to succeed in the applied arts. Topics covered include an overview of comp sketching (people, places and objects), perspective (to create accurate space and dimension in indoor and outdoor environments), composition, color theory and visual communication. Ideal for those interested in the fields of graphic design, advertising and illustration, this course is designed to support and reinforce the skills necessary in the creation of successful content. More info: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

    • Draw/Paint From Square One

      ACN-111W

      This is an opportune course for anyone who wants to improve their skills in painting, increase their creativity and expand their habits of seeing. In this drawing and painting workshop you will increase your visual awareness and synchronize your mind, eye and body with the creative process. Working with quick as well as sustained drawing and painting, you will reach for clear observation and authenticity, and create work that combines color, line, image, texture, layers and monotype using wet and dry media. Simple awareness and mindfulness exercises are woven into the course. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Plein Air Painting

      ACN-114W

      In this course, you will explore the on-site plein-air experience of landscape painting and examine the technical questions and formal issues that arise in this genre. Painting on location, you will discover that landscape is more than subject matter; it is a way to explore how an artist organizes elements in a visual field to make a dynamic, coherent and paintable composition. Color theory, composition and quick painting techniques will be the main focus of this seven-week course. Atmosphere and depth-crucial elements in achieving believability-will be studied extensively. First class meeting will be held at Art Center's Hillside Campus; subsequent class meetings will explore various sites around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SUNDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 04 - JUL 12
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Basics of Painting: Figure

      ACN-115W

      Learning to paint the human figure is a natural progression from still life painting. This second class in the Basics of Painting series uses the figure to explore issues such as composition, proportion, shape and value. Students who have an understanding of these essential skills will be more confident painting the figure with conviction. Prerequisite: Basics of Painting: Part 1 Still Life, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Basics of Painting: Still Life

      ACN-116W

      This seven-week Basics of Painting class will explore the fundamentals of painting using objects and still life, allowing beginning students the opportunity to learn basic techniques without the pressure that the human figure presents. Students may paint in the medium of their own choosing: oil, acrylic or watercolor. No prerequisite.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's books and learn what is needed to approach a publisher. Through individual and group critiques, in-class lectures and visual presentations, you will learn the process of writing and illustrating a children's book, including character development, revisions, pacing and design. Discussions will also cover the business side of the industry, including topics like payment, royalties and licensing. The goal? By the end of the term you will be able to develop a presentable picture book dummy suitable for submitting to a publisher.

      Basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-127

      Developing a keen awareness of the communicative power of shapes and designing expressive compositions are the foundations of visual expression. In this seven-week class, you will learn to use design and compositional elements to enhance the effectiveness of your work. Composition will be discussed at two levels: the micro level, managing shapes inherent in the design process; and the macro level, learning effective ways to compose on the page. Time will be spent learning how to effectively control visual priorities on the page, whether in a painting, logo, website or drawing. With open assignments based on a student's area of interest, this course can serve to enhance ongoing projects and inform new ones. This course is suitable for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Color for Illustrators and Designers. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Color:Artist/Design

      ACN-128

      Color is one of the main communicators in any visual endeavor. In this seven-week workshop, students will learn to use color in ways that enhance the aesthetics and usability of their work. Topics covered include: understanding and controlling the three characteristics of color; dealing with tonal and color keys; developing proficiencies using the inherent relationships of colors within the color wheel; and the psychology of color. Discussions of color throughout the visual arts, including photo and film, will also be covered. Class projects will help students become proficient in color mixing and deciding which colors are the best ones relative to a given assignment. This class is ideal for those interested in illustration, design, advertising and fine art, and may be taken in conjunction with Mastering Composition and Design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 29
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Letterform

      ACN-133W

      In Creative Letterform, you will learn to use letterforms as design elements and as a means of communication to convey verbal, emotional and associative information. Gain an understanding of the illustrative and character qualities of letterforms and become familiar with the personalities of various letterforms as you explore contrast, shape, size, color and direction. Discover how to create compositions using the form and construction of letters-straights and curves, verticals and horizontals can produce strong directional movement; thick and thin strokes and varying weights of letterforms can create textures, patterns and rhythms.

      No prerequisites.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-134W

      This class will focus on visual communication skills for transportation design and vehicles for entertainment design. Learn to communicate ideas through a variety of techniques using traditional media (pencil, pen, markers, chalk and gouache) and refine your skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. This is an ideal course for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and for those who are refining sketching and rendering for transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Transportation Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Visual Communication and Form Development is recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 06 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DAM! Digital/Mgt for Photo

      ACN-149W

      As photographers in the Digital Age, we now produce tens-of-thousands (if not hundreds) of images. Creating a sensible workflow that protects and optimizes your images is crucial. In this one-day intensive workshop you will learn best practices for managing your library of images, utilizing Adobe Lightroom as the hub to your photographic workflow. Concepts that will be covered include: proper file naming, organizational structure, archiving & proper back-up, Metadata, export & delivery, file formats, rating & tagging, round-tripping to Photoshop and building a repeatable workflow structure. Having a basic knowledge of Adobe Lightroom is beneficial. Please bring a portable USB hard drive (and cable) with images to work with.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Best Practices / Oil Painting

      ACN-186W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression in the use of oil paints, a painting medium that has been in use for 1000 years. Many artists never go beyond the basics because so little information beyond the basics is readily available, or they are scared off from oil paints believing they are complicated and dangerous. This seminar will provide you with the knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential of this medium, as well as how to use it safely and simply. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions, we will explore why you should choose one oil painting medium over another, one pigment over another, how to produce artwork that will will last for generations, and how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled Mastering Oil Painting.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Best Practice/Waterborne Paint

      ACN-187W

      This one-day seminar will show you how to unlock the endless possibilities for painterly expression when using acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums. Many artists never go beyond the basics because, sadly, so little information beyond the basics is available. This seminar will provide you with the kind of knowledge necessary to explore the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussions we will explore why you should choose one medium over another, one pigment over another, how you can work more safely, how to produce artwork that will last for generations, as well as how you can take advantage of recent technological advances. Appropriate for painters of all levels. (Formerly titled: Mastering Acrylics & Watercolors.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Color in Painting 3-Day Intsv

      ACN-189W

      To focus on color that creates space, mood and light, this three-day intensive will use the "light keys in nature" approach to color that originated with American Impressionist Henry Hensche, the direct successor to the great Charles Hawthorne. Relating this to Monet's ideas on color, we will examine how composition and form can be expressed through color planes. Using Hensche's approach as a basis, we will also examine principles of composition as an example of monumental space. Students will also be encouraged to read Hensche's and Hawthorne's books on painting.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Electronics

      ACN-203W

      Take your ideas from basic concept to high tech. Today's small, inexpensive and easier-to-use microcontrollers allow creatives to incorporate functionality into just about any project or art installation. This seven-week course explores the basics of electronics and coding through easy hands-on examples. Projects will demonstrate how to use microcontrollers such as Arduino; colorful LED displays; sensors to explore the real world; IoT (Internet of Things) to link all things to the cloud; and the code that makes it all work.

      Prerequisites: This class assumes no prior knowledge of electronics or programming. Access to a personal laptop during class time is recommended starting on Week 1, but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Thread Painting

      ACN-205W

      Fabrics are your canvas, thread is your paint, and a stitch is your brush with this innovative, easy-to-master method of creating detailed, dimensional artwork using a sewing machine. Learn how to blend/"mix" color, shade and highlight, how to layer color, stitch for dimensional effects, and create a convincing yet artistic image. Your subjects might include landscape, face/figure, still life or abstraction, as each of these subjects will be demonstrated. We will also discuss and use a variety of mixed media and embellishments.

      Course meets Oct 8-Dec 17 (plus two additional sessions - dates to be determined).

      Prerequisites: As this is a class about applying fine art techniques and principles to thread, foundation drawing and/or painting coursework (or equivalent experience) is essential. You must also have access to, and be familiar with, a portable sewing machine with straight and zigzag stitch capability.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shibori Dyeing

      ACN-206W

      "Shibori" is the Japanese word for embellishing textiles through the shaping and securing of the cloth before dyeing. Chance and accident are inherent in this "wabi sabi" dyeing method that dates back to A.D. 700 and which is currently enjoying a resurgence, appearing in blockbuster musicals like The Lion King, high-end runway fashion apparel, and even trendy interior designs. Explore traditional and contemporary approaches to shibori while working with a variety of fabrics and papers. Master shibori techniques using your own fabrics, garments, and/or home décor items. And learn resist pattern making with Japanese stencils ("katazome") and how to incorporate this technique into shibori dyeing. Prerequisites: Knowledge of color theory; basic drawing skills are recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 19
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Surrealist Pen and Ink

      ACN-210

      This new summer-only course is designed for those who want to hone their skills in pen and ink, explore the use of collage techniques in drawing, or gain some hands-on experience with surrealist art. Learn techniques of contour line drawing, shading, pointillism, scumbling, cross hatching, and design fundamentals in ink drawings. Experiment with typography, adding prose and poetry to your work. Create surreal collages based on the techniques perfected by Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, and Man Ray. For the experienced and the beginner alike.

      No prerequisites, however prior drawing experience is recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 17
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, students will explore: transitioning from life drawing to fashion and costume drawing; rendering draped fabric on the figure; drawing garment details; drawing historic costume; figure proportion; and experimentation with an assortment of media techniques. Digital illustrators working on laptops are welcome; please bring your own laptop if you wish to work digitally. This beginning-to-intermediate class is designed for: students working on college degree program entrance portfolios; fashion and costume teachers; illustrators; fashion and costume designers and entertainment business artists and designers. Beginning to intermediate level. Please bring the following supplies to the first class: Biggie drawing pad (14x 17" or larger), drawing board, two black Tombow pens and a water brush.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

      Explore the conceptual garment design and illustration methods of the entertainment and fashion design industries. This class will cover design foundations, concept development methods, marker and colored pencil illustration techniques, historic costume research and contemporary fashion. Students may use manual or digital methods to execute project concepts and may choose to focus on designs for costume, fashion or video game character costumes. No sewing is involved. Ideal for students interested in costume design, fashion design, and video game character design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 23 - AUG 15
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Furniture Design

      ACN-260W

      Explore the diverse discipline of furniture design through various projects, such as functional furniture, interior systems, hybrid objects and lighting. Learn how to develop a concept into an actual object through various exercises in ideation, sketching, model building and materials exploration. Students will design and develop final models and basic production drawings, as well as design and fabricate a final 1:1 scale project. Class will meet at South Campus for the first few weeks; remaining classes will be held at the Hillside Campus model shop facilities.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 15 - AUG 14
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      New to the current version of Photoshop and a little lost as to what's different or where to find the features you're used to using in earlier versions? This skills-based class is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and prior experience with an earlier version of Photoshop. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY Graphic Design

      ACN-290W

      Employing strong original and conceptual thinking, this class will explore the craft and language of visual communication in a non-digital environment, expanding students' awareness and appreciation of the tactile quality of hand-crafted artwork. Traditional graphic design techniques will be the preferred method for producing class projects; students will use computers only in the production of artwork and to output digital prints. This class will introduce students to British trailblazers in the field of graphic design during the non-digital era. These designers, who produced record sleeves, posters, magazines and more, are the inspiration for this class.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 15 - AUG 17
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 2

      ACN-296

      This course continues where Photoshop Kick-Start 1 left off. Many of the skills introduced in Kick Start 1 will now be taken to the next level, with higher expectations, and will include color correction, selection techniques and layer masks. The class will focus on two assignments throughout the seven-week course, giving students ample opportunity to develop their concepts into strong portfolio pieces.

      Prerequisite: Photoshop Kick-Start 1 or equivalent working knowledge of Photoshop, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Access to a computer with current version of Photoshop is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Manufacturing Techniques

      ACN-298W

      As a manufacturing center, Los Angeles provides a tremendous resource for designers; just about anything you want to create or put into production can be made here. In this seven-week course, you will receive information on how to work with a wide range of materials and industrial processes including glass, wood, metal, plastic and ceramics. Materials, technologies, processes, production, product planning and the business context of manufacturing will be explored. This class also includes information about working with vendors in the United States and outsourcing overseas, lifecycle analysis, recycling and lean manufacturing methods. Design exercises will be given to explore materials and manufacturing processes.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Invention Innovation: Products

      ACN-300W

      This course builds the skills independent designers need to develop, produce and distribute their own products. You will design and develop a product line and a manufacturing company, identify and secure intellectual property, write a business plan, evaluate its feasibility and raise funds. You will also apply the same knowledge to license a product line to an actual manufacturer, as well as generate a business plan and licensing packet to send out to potential licensees. The course uses weekly visual, verbal and writing exercises to show designers the similarities between business and design.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols needed to effectively brand, publish and market your work online. In this seven-week course, you will create a personal identity, edit your work to showcase your talents in a visually compelling way, learn to tell the story of who you are and what you do, find and grow your audience, and build an online presence. Learn methods to effectively engage with followers and maximize the power of search. An ideal workshop for sculptors, artists, photographers, clothing designers, illustrators, jewelry designers, product designers, and any creative with a skill or product they would like to sell.

      Prerequisites: Internet proficiency, an interest in social media, plus images of work you would like to sell or promote.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Beauty Intensive

      ACN-304W

      In this 2-day workshop, you'll learn advanced techniques on beauty retouching from retouching expert, Lisa Carney. Using only a few of tools in Photoshop, you'll learn efficient techniques that will help you render professional results quickly, without sacrificing quality. Major areas discussed will be skin, hair, lips and eyes, with emphasis on techniques for perfect textured skin and how to get it; how to clean and add pop to eyes, create eyelashes for a variety of situations; cleaning extra lines on lips, adding shine and creating gloss, matching lipstick colors and reshaping. You will also learn how to create sophisticated masks and use them for color correcting skin and hair. Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced Photoshop skills plus experience using Wacom tablet and pen.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Rey's speeder in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the Phaeton air vehicle in Halo 5: Guardians to Virgin Galactic's spaceship and Mercedes' Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile concept, the lines between sci-fi, production, concept and entertainment are becoming blurred. Automotive design is often energized by the open-minded spirit of the entertainment industry and, likewise, vehicles designed for entertainment purposes need a sense of realism through the fundamentals of transportation design. This intermediate-level transportation/entertainment vehicle design course embraces and nurtures these notions by exploring what it takes to transport humans (and other creatures) from point A to point B. This course examines buyer/character, usage/theme, ideation sketch development and final renderings through two intensive projects.

      Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation Design or Introduction to Entertainment Design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Concurrent enrollment in Introduction to Communication Sketching or Visual Communication and Form Development is strongly recommended.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 03 - AUG 05
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Sketchbook Seminar

      ACN-356W

      Develop creative ideas, imagery and your own personal style, all within a sketchbook format. The sketchbook is the most unintimidating place to explore and is the perfect vehicle for creating the seeds of future projects. It can also become a fascinating work of art unto itself. In this inspiring one-day workshop, students will explore a variety of media and creative exercises including collage, evidence journaling and collaboration. Great for beginners or beleaguered professionals longing for some creative fun. Bring a new sketchbook,pencils and box lunch. Optional supplies: Collage materials/found papers, acrylic paints, inks, brushes, pastels, glue sticks, aluminum foil and blow-dryers.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      JUN 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-373

      In this course designed for intermediate- to advanced-level students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, you will be guided through the development of an innovative product or idea to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, you will select one of your ideas to focus on for the rest of the term, with the goal of creating a fully formed brand for your product including advertising, a logo, web design and packaging.

      Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Product -1

      ACN-374

      This 7-week course focuses on completing a previously developed project appropriate for submission as part of the application for ArtCenter's undergraduate Product Design department (and other product design programs). Course will cover storyboarding the user-scenario, in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and will also help you clarify the product development process and provide guidance if there are any missing elements. Prerequisites: Product Design: Basics and Product Design: Process, and/or previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 17 - JUN 28
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contemporary Sculpture

      ACN-381

      Contemporary Sculpture is an introduction to sculptural approaches in a variety of media, including traditional and experimental. The aim of this course is to enable students to explore sculptural processes through the body and space, considering visual aesthetics. Emphasis will be on the integration of studio practice and critical thought. Students will be encouraged to setup their own artistic problems, explore their own creative ideas, and required to produce new bodies of work, as well as talk and write about their work. Assignments are broad frameworks in which students may explore their individual creative voice and identity; as such, the class relies on students to be self-motivated and able to explore the sculptural realm under the guidance of the professor. Materials used may include plaster, wire, foam, air-dry clay, papier-maché, found objects. Portions of this class will be held outside in an open area near the South Campus shop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 31 - AUG 16
      1.5 units / $625

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molding and Casting/Silicone

      ACN-383W

      This workshop will provide you with an introductory experience with the materials, techniques, and physical skills required to replicate a three dimensional object. You will explore one- and two-part silicone molds (RTV- Rubber), materials for rapid casting, and learn safety and environmental considerations of said materials. No previous shop experience required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Product -2

      ACN-384

      In this continuation of Intermediate Product Design, you will focus on completing a previously developed product, explore in-depth material and finish exploration, assembly methods and retail options, and develop a prototype of your design.

      Prerequisite: Intermediate Product Design 1.0, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor, and previously developed work ready for completion.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 05 - AUG 16
      1.5 units

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Abstract Painting: Summer Intv

      ACN-388

      In this 6-week intensive, you will explore the abstract visual principles and processes that underlie all traditional art. Course examines formalist art theory and the rise of modernism, deep space versus flat space, monumental space, and color versus field painting, as well as the exploration of the creative process. Traditional abstract as well as contemporary painters will be explored for analysis and discussion. You may work in a variety of mediums, including watercolor, acrylic and oil. In-class exercises will offer you an opportunity to discover your individual psychological space and to understand color as a method of tapping into the creative process.

      Prerequisite: Introduction to Painting or equivalent, or by permission of an ArtCenter advisor; no prior abstract painting experience is required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY , WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      MAY 16 - JUN 21
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Surface Design: Photoshop

      ACN-433W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Photoshop tools, tips, tricks and best work practices necessary in creating commonly used repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. In-class hands-on projects will be done to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, define pattern, pattern layers, manual pattern layout using both transform and offset options, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Photoshop is ideal for continuous tone artwork and is equally important as Adobe Illustrator is for vector artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1 or basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 27
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Surface Dsn With Illustrator

      ACN-434W

      This one-day workshop provides an overview of Adobe Illustrator tools, tips, tricks and best work practices needed to create commonly used vector-based repeat patterns for the surface/textile industry. Hands on projects during the workshop will allow you to practice full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scatter-toss repeats. Other topics include precise measurements, color editing, pattern swatches, pattern maker, manual pattern layout, custom brushes, technical requirements for mass production, and more. Adobe Illustrator is ideal to use for vector-based artwork and is equally important as Photoshop is for continuous tone artwork. Equal knowledge of both programs is crucial for professional level work in the field of surface/textile design.

      Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      MAY 20
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      Are you a DIY home improvement enthusiast who would rather give up your firstborn than let anyone else design your dream project? Then this hands-on introduction to "architectural thinking" workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), is for you. Having experienced the thrill and satisfaction of forging her own path, DIYally encourages self-reliance in others and, as "architect on demand," spurs others into action by offering advise with no strings attached. Through brainstorming exercises like mind mapping, collaging and 3D diagraming, you will become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. No prerequisite other than a desire for self-expression.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SUNDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      JUN 25 - JUL 09
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Launching Your Art Career

      ACN-485W

      Maybe you've just finished art school. Maybe you've been perfecting your craft for years and are finally ready to put yourself out there. Whatever the situation, if you're eager to start exhibiting your work but you aren't sure what steps to take, this practical no nonsense seminar will help get you started. Topics include: setting goals, creating effective support materials, making connections, researching and understanding different exhibition opportunities, submitting your work, managing your time, studio visits, art world etiquette, pricing your work, selling your work and creating an action plan. Open to students and emerging artists who are looking to launch or refocus their art careers, find exhibition opportunities, etc.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 09:00AM-04:00PM
      JUL 15
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The 'Business' of Photography

      ACN-494W

      During this jam-packed one-day seminar, instructor Dana Hursey will discuss "The Business"-how to launch your photography business and keep it growing.Hursey will share his insider's knowledge and business practices on the day-to-day operations of running his company. He will discuss business considerations, needs and professional practices. Topics will also include: equipment, estimating, production, pre- and post- production, invoicing and getting paid. Please bring your portfolio to class. Class meets off campus in the Pasadena area. Enrolled students will recieve address and directions.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Forming the Dream: Cmc 2

      ACN-496W

      Now that you have completed Crafting a Meaningful Career, you are ready to progress to the next level. To do that, you will need to: define your goals; create your vision and mission statements; identify your market; research the impact of your concept in the marketplace; develop fee structures; and market your concept. To provide you with a roadmap to success, in this class you will begin the process of creating either a business plan or life plan. You will meet with your fellow classmates each week to refine and add value to your concept. And you will discover how others have met the challenges of creating a new way of life for themselves.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      MAY 18 - JUN 22
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Fulfilling the Dream: Cmc-3

      ACN-497W

      Building on the first two sections of this class, you will now be ready to address other important issues necessary to begin a successful new career. Continuing on the development of your business plan or life plan, you will address such issues as: forms of management; intellectual property; team building and communication; identifying the competition; identifying your competitive advantage; location; financing your new venture; and defining success. Once finished, you will have the tools necessary to proceed, confident that you have examined the necessary aspects of a fulfilling career, and ready to embrace a new career dimension of your own design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUL 06 - AUG 10
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Right Brain Business Plan

      ACN-500W

      Is it time to step away from working in your business to work on your business? Most businesses fail because they don't have a business plan. But now, finally, there is a creative method of designing a business plan tailored specifically to creatives. In this four-session workshop, you will sidestep the traditional, dry approach to business plan creation and instead you will cut and paste, dream and collect, and organize and create a comprehensive, visual road map to the future. Gain clarity and momentum as you align your business with your values, identify your ideal clients and create a marketing strategy that reflects the real you. This class will inspire a business plan as unique as you are. Class meets over 2 weekends.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Self Branded Letterpress Wkshp

      ACN-550W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own business cards, calling cards or personal note cards using Archetype Press' large collection of wood type, lead foundry type, ornaments and decorative rules. Learn the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on Vandercook proof press.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 10 - JUN 11
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Printing Wood Type

      ACN-552W

      Get your hands dirty! Experience Archetype Press' collection of vintage wood type. Learn how to hand-set type and print on a Vandercook cylinder proof press. Explore the process of letterpress printing through composition, press lock-up, inking techniques and more. Over the course of four sessions, you will design and print a limited edition of 11" x 14" posters with two or more colors.

      No previous experience necessary. Note: Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting stained with ink.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      JUN 03 - JUN 04
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Letterpress Holiday Card Wkshp

      ACN-557W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique holiday cards, notes or gifts, using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing on the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press. Limited to 10 students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

      The Legal Side of What to Do and How
      This intensive seminar covers a full range of intellectual property issues, including the language used in contracts that affects the license, sale and creation of designs and other original works. This course will cover: the basics of copyright law; fair use and copyright defenses; trademark law and registration; maintaining trademark rights and avoiding infringements; and patent law. Other topics include: privacy and publicity; legal clearance issues that affect your work; and a variety of contracts and contract clauses necessary to make the most of your business opportunities. Learn the best avenues of protection for the type of work you have produced. Bring in a sample of your work, and we will practice filing a copyright application, searching the availability of a trademark and filing a trademark application.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Contracts/Artists + Designers

      ACN-562W

      This class, taught by Michelle Katz, an attorney specializing in copyright, trademark, licensing and promotions law, will cover contracts and deal structures for artists and designers who work on a freelance basis, run their own companies and/or take a business or leadership role as artists, designers or business developers. The terms and provisions of employment, confidentiality, project agreements, work-for-hire agreements, licensing, promotion and marketing agreements as well as your rights and obligations under these various agreements will be covered. Forms and reference materials will also be provided. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following the seminar to answer students' questions.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Letterpress Printing

      ACN-574W

      Explore the art of letterpress printing in this hands-on workshop. This is a great introduction to setting and printing metal type, where you can take advantage of more than 2,500 drawers of foundry type in the Archetype Press collection. Learn how to use a pica rule, composing stick, leading, spacing, the layout of the California Job Case, mix ink and how to operate a Vandercook proof press. You will set, proof and print multiple copies of a poem or a few lines of text. We will then distribute type and clean up. No prerequisites or previous experience required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      MAY 20 - MAY 21
      JUN 24 - JUN 25
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Valentine Card Letterpress Wk

      ACN-580W

      Design, hand-set and letterpress print your own unique valentine cards, notes or gifts using Archetype's extensive collection of foundry type, ornaments, dingbats, and decorative rules. Students will be introduced to the basics of hand-set typography and letterpress printing of the Vandercook proof press. Class meets at Art Center's Archetype Press.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

      Once you have printed at Archetype, you will want more...and more, and more. Bring your creativity and explore one of the largest foundry type collections in the United States. Create your own unique announcements, notecards, stationery, calling cards and beyond. No experience required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

      How to tell it so you can sell it. Whether you are a creative or business professional, you must learn to connect effectively with your audience and communicate your ideas in a compelling way. This inspirational workshop will help you hone one of the most critical and often overlooked skills that everyone must possess: the professional presentation. Learn how to take your presentation skills to the next level using words, voice, body language and visuals. Mastering these skills is vital to your professional success whether you are a designer, artist, entrepreneur or business leader.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      JUN 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer