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  • Advertising
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 (classic, modern, slab serif, script and sans serif) 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. Drawing techniques, both sketch and rendered, will be practiced in applied and experimental exercises. Pencil, pen, brush and ink, and computer programs will be used, with attention given to both personal style and craftsmanship.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intermediate Advertising

      ACN-174

      With a primary focus on conceptual development, students in this intensive intermediate advertising course will develop a strong body of work ranging from print to interactive advertising. Coursework is focused on creating strategically sound campaigns through ongoing presentations, critiques, art direction and execution. By applying these studies and techniques to clients, deadlines and processes, students will experience what it's like to work in the industry. This course is ideal for students refining their portfolios for admission to Art Center's undergraduate Advertising program, as well as practicing artists and designers seeking professional development or new skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Advertising, or by permission of an Art Center advisor, plus knowledge of, and access to, Adobe Photoshop. Course meets off-campus in west Los Angeles. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions by email.

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Advertising

      ACN-181

      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. This course meets off campus in El Segundo.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • The Art of the 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Political Poster Design

      ACN-255

      Political issues shape our lives and the lives of others around the globe. As graphic designers, you need to be knowledgeable and engaged with the world around you, develop tools to understand and have responsible discussions about controversial subjects, and begin the process to create change through design. You will research up to five political issues using proper research techniques to reinforce your poster designs. As a class, we will help each student choose two thought-provoking political issues with design potential. Group and individual critiques will help you expand your design horizons by requiring you to contemplate concepts and viewpoints that you might not usually ponder. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design, and Mastering Color for Artists and Designers, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic typography recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 case studies, product categories, themes and other business basics. Hands-on projects will include employing repeat patterns, taking a collection from concept through refinement, and applying designs to products. An overview of opportunities for surface design 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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
      SEP 17 - NOV 19
      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

    • Creative Intelligence

      ACN-317

      Creative intelligence is about transforming companies by aligning creative pursuits with business objectives. By incorporating research and logic with business rationale and a common sense approach, you will learn to build a roadmap for your creative and entrepreneurial pursuits with actionable items that can enhance a firm's visibility, differentiate it from the competition, streamline operations and impact sales, brand, and social media. Principles explored in class are applicable to personal creative projects or professional endeavors. An ideal course for design and advertising students, professionals who work in in-house design/creative departments, and entrepreneurs seeking to transform their business through creative means.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Personal Branding

      ACN-319

      In today's highly competitive world of seven billion people, a strong brand identity lies at the foundation of an enterprise's business success. Similarly, establishing an effective personal brand identity is vital to an individual's success. This course will help you define yourself by uncovering your untapped potential, unique value proposition and competitive advantage. Learn to identify your strengths, weaknesses and career opportunities through positioning mapping and by conducting a comprehensive analysis. You will learn how to create a compelling personal branding strategy to differentiate yourself and stay ahead of your competition. At the end of the course, you will have created a branding strategy and a brand book that will guide you as you pursue your passions and career goals. Prerequisites: passion, commitment, plus prior experience using Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint or Keynote.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-370

      IDEAtion to CREATION, designed for intermediate-advanced students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, will guide students through the development of an innovative product or idea through to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, each student will select one of their ideas to focus on for the rest of the term. The goal of the course is for each student to create a fully formed brand for their product including advertising, logo, web design, and packaging. Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career 1

      ACN-473

      An invaluable class for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level! Change naturally occurs as careers evolve. Sometimes change is forced upon us; sometimes we have to make it happen ourselves. Ask yourself, "Isn't it time to shake things up and reach deeper into my talent?" Based on the principles laid out in his book, "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" (Allworth Press), Tony Luna has created this engaging class for mid-career professionals who want to revitalize their career perspectives. He has been a creative consultant, artist representative and producer for 35 years. His lectures, workshops and classes have inspired a generation of creative entrepreneurs. This empowering class follows in that tradition, drawing on interviews with veteran commercial artists and testimonials from past clients and students. Students have used this information to rediscover their passion, embrace risk, create a new artistic voice and take control of their creative destiny.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Design Thinking Process/Method

      ACN-588

      This course will introduce you to the emerging field of Design Thinking, an approach that combines creativity, technology and business strategy in order to create practical and innovative solutions to problems. Design Thinking can be applied to a broad range of fields and is increasingly utilized by leading companies such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and Intuit in order to design, improve and create innovation in products, services and experiences. Class projects will be developed using a team-based approach. Open to designers of all disciplines, as well as engineers, marketing professionals, managers, teachers, business leaders, and decision-makers in the research and development of products, services and experiences. No prerequisite. Required textbook: Design Thinking Process and Methods Mannual, by Robert A. Curedale. Can be purchased at www.createspace.com/4127650.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital & Social Marketing

      ACN-606W

      This weekend intensive introduces the creative tactics and consumer psychology behind winning digital campaigns on platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and other digital channels. Case studies from Netflix, Match.com, Glit Group, Ford and Converse will be used as real world examples. Learn the brainstorming and planning skills required to produce an effective campaign and how to apply them to your work or business. This is an ideal class for you if you want to promote your start-up, get ahead at your agency, or learn to work with the best multi-channel marketers. No prerequisite, just an interest in marketing or advertising. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Design 1 (Film)

      INT-101X

      The primary goal of this class is to build a solid foundation for your expanding abilities as artists and professionals. Problem solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship are emphasized in various compositional and color exercises. This course provides an introduction to major design principles and theories, in addition to contemporary and historical art and design references. This section is designed to address specific media and content needs of film and the moving image. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilitis 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, in addition 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 Art Center 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 Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

    • Design 1 for Photo/Fineart

      INT-103X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers builds 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, in addition to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and coloe exercise. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Transferable for Phototgraphy and Fine Art majors. *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.*Transferable.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Archetype Press
    • Contemporary Letterpress

      ACN-556

      This class will cover aspects of the revolutionary new processes used for the relief printing of digital imaging, including typographic and image design, digital prepress, plate processing and letterpress printing. Lab work will includes demonstrations of digital imaging and font requirements as well as printing on the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. Other forms of alternative letterpress will also be examined. Students will complete several printed projects to reinforce processes learned during the term, plus a final edition printed project. Optional additional lab time can be purchased separately.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and 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 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19 - SEP 20
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      DEC 05 - DEC 06
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 12
      Noncredit / $249

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Exp: Interaction Design

      ACN-202

      Creating Brand Experience through Interaction Design. As brands attempt to stay competitive and connected with their customers, more brands are strategically morphing to multi-threaded brands to enhance as well as optimize their brand experiences for their target audience. Brands are now more relevant, personal, immersive and experiential in their customers' daily lives. Branding strategists and interaction designers will need to collaboratively play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. In this 14-week class, students will learn to collaboratively play a key role in building successful brands and delivering immersive brand experiences through trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects that deliver immersive, personalized and enriching experiences for their target audience. This class is ideal for design professionals, branding strategists, corporate executives, as well as students applying to Art Center's full-time programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising. Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework is highly recommended, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Creative Intelligence

      ACN-317

      Creative intelligence is about transforming companies by aligning creative pursuits with business objectives. By incorporating research and logic with business rationale and a common sense approach, you will learn to build a roadmap for your creative and entrepreneurial pursuits with actionable items that can enhance a firm's visibility, differentiate it from the competition, streamline operations and impact sales, brand, and social media. Principles explored in class are applicable to personal creative projects or professional endeavors. An ideal course for design and advertising students, professionals who work in in-house design/creative departments, and entrepreneurs seeking to transform their business through creative means.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career 1

      ACN-473

      An invaluable class for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level! Change naturally occurs as careers evolve. Sometimes change is forced upon us; sometimes we have to make it happen ourselves. Ask yourself, "Isn't it time to shake things up and reach deeper into my talent?" Based on the principles laid out in his book, "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" (Allworth Press), Tony Luna has created this engaging class for mid-career professionals who want to revitalize their career perspectives. He has been a creative consultant, artist representative and producer for 35 years. His lectures, workshops and classes have inspired a generation of creative entrepreneurs. This empowering class follows in that tradition, drawing on interviews with veteran commercial artists and testimonials from past clients and students. Students have used this information to rediscover their passion, embrace risk, create a new artistic voice and take control of their creative destiny.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Business Art Digital Designers

      ACN-482W

      Do you freelance? Gain insights and skills useful in obtaining clients in this 5-week workshop for digital designers (animators, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists). Learn how to identify your target market, discover best methods to market your creative services and negotiate terms and conditions. Class will also cover networking, brand development, promotions and crowdfunding.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 24 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $249

      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.

      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.

      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. Oct 4 + 5, and Oct 18 + 19 (2 Weekends)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      OCT 24 - OCT 25
      OCT 10 - OCT 11
      Noncredit / $495

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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

    • Design Thinking Process/Method

      ACN-588

      This course will introduce you to the emerging field of Design Thinking, an approach that combines creativity, technology and business strategy in order to create practical and innovative solutions to problems. Design Thinking can be applied to a broad range of fields and is increasingly utilized by leading companies such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and Intuit in order to design, improve and create innovation in products, services and experiences. Class projects will be developed using a team-based approach. Open to designers of all disciplines, as well as engineers, marketing professionals, managers, teachers, business leaders, and decision-makers in the research and development of products, services and experiences. No prerequisite. Required textbook: Design Thinking Process and Methods Mannual, by Robert A. Curedale. Can be purchased at www.createspace.com/4127650.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital & Social Marketing

      ACN-606W

      This weekend intensive introduces the creative tactics and consumer psychology behind winning digital campaigns on platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and other digital channels. Case studies from Netflix, Match.com, Glit Group, Ford and Converse will be used as real world examples. Learn the brainstorming and planning skills required to produce an effective campaign and how to apply them to your work or business. This is an ideal class for you if you want to promote your start-up, get ahead at your agency, or learn to work with the best multi-channel marketers. No prerequisite, just an interest in marketing or advertising. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Digital Media
    • Digital Design 1

      ACN-101

      This introductory class covers the processes and tools involved in digital publishing for print and the Web. Students 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 are explored while students learn techniques required to design and produce various assignments. Must have Macintosh proficiency.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab 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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Interaction + Design/Tablets

      ACN-276

      Learn the language of tablets without coding and use interactivity, motion and gestures to design publications, tell stories, gather information and make presentations. Through lecture, group critique and homework assignments, you will create a distinct project that will allow you to practice these skills, as well as develop a portfolio piece. Learn and use Adobe InDesign Digital Publishing Suite to build your project. This is a perfect course to learn how to develop materials for the iPad, Android and Kindle Fire platforms, whether narrative, corporate or for your portfolio. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Access to an iPad or tablet is required. (Formerly titled Editorial Design for the iPad).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to InDesign

      ACN-285

      Using Adobe InDesign as a layout tool, this seven-week course offers an introduction to designing successful layouts and compositions. Learn how to utilize this popular publishing application as a print media design tool for publication design and business applications.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      Photoshop can be overwhelming for first-time users. Even those who have used the software for a while may find themselves wasting time trying to understand the tools. Maybe you're new to the current version of Photoshop and are 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, taught by York Knowlton, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This 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. Specifically, you will learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process. An animated project of at least 30 seconds will be produced. This course is part of Art Center's Undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited.Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

      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 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      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. Students 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Illustration

      ILL-258X

      Using Adobe Illustrator, students in this class will develop vector-drawing abilities through a variety of skill-based assignments. Course material covers drawing logo concepts and creating cartoon-style characters. Students will learn to execute technical renderings of 3D objects and create two-point perspective for architectural renderings, packaging, page layout and typography.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • Entertainment Design
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      (Section 3) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Environments for Entertainment

      ACN-062

      Designing compelling environments and creating beautiful worlds is an integral component of the entertainment industry and essential to the arsenal of the conceptual artist. This new course will take you through the process of designing concepts for intriguing environments for feature films, video games or theme parks. Course will cover research, observational studies of landscape elements, effective ideation techniques, composition, lighting and storytelling through environments. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop is also highly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      Noncredit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intro to Character Design

      ACN-193

      This new course takes you through the creative process of conceptualizing iconic characters for the entertainment industry and focuses 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 class for aspiring concept artists or students who are preparing admissions portfolios to Art Center's Entertainment Design major. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design and Introduction to Figure Drawing are recommended but not required. Although this class will primarily focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, access to a laptop or tablet with a recent version Photoshop is also recommended.

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Tron: Legacy's light cycles to Star Wars' pod racers, GM's EN-V people mover to Honda's U3-X personal mobility device, 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 new 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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • The Art of Visual Storytelling

      ACN-369

      A cohesive, coherent narrative is critical for exploring and developing the visual elements of any entertainment property, whether it's a film, game, TV show, theatrical production or theme park. Learn the foundations of storytelling as well as how to apply them to your project. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Environmental Design
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Environments for Entertainment

      ACN-062

      Designing compelling environments and creating beautiful worlds is an integral component of the entertainment industry and essential to the arsenal of the conceptual artist. This new course will take you through the process of designing concepts for intriguing environments for feature films, video games or theme parks. Course will cover research, observational studies of landscape elements, effective ideation techniques, composition, lighting and storytelling through environments. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop is also highly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to 3D Printing

      ACN-073W

      Take some of the mystery out of the current hype about 3D Printing and find out what, how, and why people are using 3D printers. Learn about the different types of machines and materials available (hobby, desktop, and large industrial machines; plastics, metals, waxes), create part files and send them to different printers for a hands-on experience. Course will include a field trip to see how major industries are using rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Develop a good foundation to go forward and incorporate 3D printing in some of your upcoming projects, and find out what's coming in the future of these machines and how we create things to print. Access to Art Center's Model Shops and Digital 3D Labs is limited to class time during the term in which you are enrolled. No outside lab time is permitted. Projects are limited to the 3-4 small scale models developed during the course; no outside projects are allowed.

      Class regularly offered in 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 excercises 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
      SEP 29 - NOV 12
      2 units / $830 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      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
      SEP 14 - NOV 30
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. This course emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology. You will make several quick experimental lights. 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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

    • Intro to Environm. Design 2

      ACN-460

      Building upon the design fundamentals and basic presentation techniques covered in Introduction to Environmental Design 1, this course involves more layered scopes and complex parameters as devices for developing individual voices and intellectual processes. Through two projects, students will distill the essence of abstract concepts and translate them into cohesive environments that evoke a range of specific emotional experiences and/or convey a message or brand philosophy through a specific form language and materials palette. Emphasis will be on more advanced-level portfolio quality presentations using scale models and 2D drawings. One or more field trips will be planned, to be determined based on current design events, exhibitions, availability of locations, etc. Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-11:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $75 Digital Lab Fee

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Fashion
    • Kiln-Fired Glass Workshop

      ACN-044W

      This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce you to the exciting art of fused glass. Learn the fundamental properties of glass as you work with cut glass, glass chips, stringers, confetti and powders. Discussions will cover the compatibility of glass, vitrification and tacking/slumping/fusing temperatures. Each student will have an opportunity to create four to six small items such as jewelry, tiles, frames and plates. A lab fee of $35 paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop will cover the glass, kiln firing and lunch. Instructor will supply the necessary tools and equipment. Beginners are welcome. More advanced students will appreciate the use of a large kiln and are welcome to buy or bring larger pieces of glass and to work on fine art pieces. Class meets off campus at the instructor's studio. Enrolled students will receive class location and directions.Please note: This workshop focuses on the kiln forming of glass; it is not a glass blowing class.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • Film
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Contemporary Photo Methods

      ACN-248

      With interpretive assignments ranging from still life and portraiture to advertising and conceptual thinking, this intermediate course emphasizes visual communication, lighting and composition. This course will challenge how you think about and execute your work and also provide you with an artistic "palette" to guide your personal vision into today's marketplace of advertising, editorial and fine art. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Prerequisites: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • The Art of the 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Interm Filmmaking: Online

      ACN-262

      How do you effectively communicate your ideas on film? What makes an idea appropriate for the film form versus another mode of creative expression (e.g. writing, theater)? Through readings and filmmaking assignments, you will explore the development of a filmic concept and its effective (and affective) cinematic expression as you make original short films (narrative, documentary, and experimental). Emphasis is on clearly and visually communicating your creative ideas through film (image and sound). Prerequisite: Intro to Filmmaking, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Requires access to a basic digital camera, editing software and a computer with Internet connection. Art Center's cameras and computer facilities are not available for student use. Course offered online only.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Visual Storytelling

      ACN-369

      A cohesive, coherent narrative is critical for exploring and developing the visual elements of any entertainment property, whether it's a film, game, TV show, theatrical production or theme park. Learn the foundations of storytelling as well as how to apply them to your project. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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
      OCT 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

  • 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
      SEP 24 - DEC 04
      Noncredit / $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      (Section 3) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Drawing: Summer Intsv

      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.

      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 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 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
      SEP 08 - OCT 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Kiln-Fired Glass Workshop

      ACN-044W

      This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce you to the exciting art of fused glass. Learn the fundamental properties of glass as you work with cut glass, glass chips, stringers, confetti and powders. Discussions will cover the compatibility of glass, vitrification and tacking/slumping/fusing temperatures. Each student will have an opportunity to create four to six small items such as jewelry, tiles, frames and plates. A lab fee of $35 paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop will cover the glass, kiln firing and lunch. Instructor will supply the necessary tools and equipment. Beginners are welcome. More advanced students will appreciate the use of a large kiln and are welcome to buy or bring larger pieces of glass and to work on fine art pieces. Class meets off campus at the instructor's studio. Enrolled students will receive class location and directions.Please note: This workshop focuses on the kiln forming of glass; it is not a glass blowing class.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $195

      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
      SEP 26 - NOV 14
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 13 - OCT 25
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 10
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's book illustration 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
      OCT 06 - DEC 08
      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
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm. Painting: Composition

      ACN-156

      Building on the fundamentals of painting, this course will give students the opportunity to investigate the structure and design of a painting. Course will focus on the composition of paintings using live models, props and lighting with different colored gels. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of light scenarios, and both traditional and non-traditional palettes will be explored. Lectures and discussions will include painters, past and present, who use composition and design in their work to help communicate a mood, idea or concept. Creativity and experimentation are also encouraged to help students acquire a personal vocabulary.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157

      Building on the fundamentals of painting, this 6-week intensive course will give students the opportunity to investigate the structure and design of a painting. Course will focus on the composition of paintings using live models, props and lighting with different colored gels. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of light scenarios, and both traditional and non-traditional palettes will be explored. Lectures and discussions will include painters, past and present, who use composition and design in their work to help communicate a mood, idea or concept. Creativity and experimentation are also encouraged to help students acquire a personal vocabulary.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Composition and Drawing

      ACN-160

      This course will strengthen and enhance the concepts introduced in Introduction to Figure Drawing. During the first several weeks, students will review skills in gesture, proportion, contour and analysis of form. Later, anatomical observation (skeletal and muscle structure), mechanical function and foreshortening will be introduced and integrated into class drawings and assignments. In the final weeks, students will have the opportunity to explore light theory and apply all the concepts they have 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fine Art Professional Practice

      ACN-179

      A fine art studio practice is never in isolation, but how do you merge with the real world, apply to schools, court exhibition opportunities and plan a show? This course, taught by Jessica Rath, an artist with a 20-year exhibition history, provides an introduction to documenting and editing your work, which includes: artist websites; in-person presentations; and writing an artist's statement, C.V. and an image list. We will also investigate building a sustainable practice through marketing strategies, online fundraising platforms, grant writing and studio management. At its core, this course helps you set realistic goals as an emerging artist and creates a roadmap to achieve them. Weekly writing is required. Bring samples of current work and a camera to class for initial documentation workshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Best Practice for 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19
      Noncredit / $249

      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.)

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Drawing with Color

      ACN-209

      People often think of figure drawing merely as black lines on white paper, but it can be so much more. In this course, you will develop creative expression through gesture, movement, color and form as you draw the human figure from a model using a variety of mediums, including pastels, colored pencils, inks, prepared grounds and mixed media. Class projects will be inspired by the techniques and color palettes of artists who drew with color, progressing from historical drawings to the more modern, expressive and experimental. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Fashion & Costume Drawing

      ACN-212W

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, in the course you 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. 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

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Illustration Techniques/Concpt

      ACN-224

      In this course, conceptual problem solving will be emphasized as students explore various media and techniques - including acrylic, watercolor and mixed-media - to illustrate ideas for magazines, newspapers and books. An overview of the field of illustration is provided. Demonstrations are given for each technique, and practical compositional and design elements will be addressed with each assignment. Projects are editorial in nature; later projects can be self-directed to reflect individual interests or portfolio needs. Some prior drawing experience is required. For more information visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 tools of the trade 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.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Visual Literacy: Art/Photo

      ACN-246

      Today we are all inundated with images. Visual literacy is perhaps the most urgent issue for artists working in photography, a medium that now pervades every corner of daily life. Learning to read pictures and think critically provides advantages in both work and life. But how do you create a single photo that distinguishes itself from the rest? This course focuses on what you need to learn to identify, read, and construct meaning from visual images in order to communicate successfully in our increasingly image-saturated culture. Assignments include readings, field trip, writings and production of a new body of work for an exhibition at the end of the course. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or Intermediate Photo Methods, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • The Art of the 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • On the Page: Making Books

      ACN-275

      In this studio course, you will make your own photo book and explore new ways to tell a visual story. Learn to use online publishing and carefully consider each and every aspect of the book-shape, size, title, color, sequencing and design-with the goal of combining content, form and technical ability into a cohesive project. For inspiration we will look at different types of artist's books, paying attention to the decision-making process involved in bookmaking. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critique and through discussing contemporary art works. You will engage your creative process by working out problems and understanding the general logistics of how and why to make a book. Prerequisite: Introductory photography coursework, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Please bring your portfolio to the first day of class. Note: Costs for book publishing are not included with course tuition and may range from $7-40 per book, depending on type of cover, paper, size and quantity.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sculpting and the Human Form

      ACN-338

      Take your life-drawing skills to the third dimension. In this class, you will use clay to sculpt life studies based on the human form. Class will emphasize working with a live model to create quick studies that emphasize the rhythm, gesture and interplay of volume in the model's poses. Open to students of all levels. OPTIONAL: For students who wish to take their clay figures to the next level, Mr. Slatoff has made arrangements with a local foundry to have both molds and wax castings made of your work. Please note: Additional fees will apply (see below). In class, you will chase (re-sculpt and clean) the wax pattern, which will then be cast into bronze by the foundry. Also in class, you will chase the bronze with files and sandpaper, and eventually patina the finished bronze sculpture with cold patina chemicals. The foundry has generously offered to do all this work for $375. If you prefer, you can have a similar experience with a casting in plaster for $175. At the end of class, you will have a permanent finished sculpture and a mold that you can use to make additional copies in the future.

    • 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Printmaking Studio

      ACN-367

      Explore the 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, stone and plate lithography, as well as alternative photographic techniques that include photogravure, photoengraving, platinum palladium, salt printing and cyanotype. Class includes weekly demonstrations, assignments, presentations and group critiques. Individual projects will emphasize independent thought, creativity, problem solving and technical ability. Open to beginning-intermediate-level students, but previous coursework in art, design or photography is strongly recommended. Class size is limited.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Direct Painting Intensive

      ACN-523W

      "Direct Painting" refers to the technique of completing a painting in one session and working wet into wet. The term also suggests an attitude of the mind, that of moving beyond hesitation and taking a leap. Confidence, skill and idea emerge from a connection with our materials, our subject, and our selves. This class is concerned with deepening our personal sense of color, painting and subject matter. Working from the figure as well as still life, students will complete one or more paintings per session in this intensive course that meets twice per week. Slide lectures will suggest a direction for the day and will feature the following artists: Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Giorgio Morandi, Alice Neel and others. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Contemporary Letterpress

      ACN-556

      This class will cover aspects of the revolutionary new processes used for the relief printing of digital imaging, including typographic and image design, digital prepress, plate processing and letterpress printing. Lab work will includes demonstrations of digital imaging and font requirements as well as printing on the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. Other forms of alternative letterpress will also be examined. Students will complete several printed projects to reinforce processes learned during the term, plus a final edition printed project. Optional additional lab time can be purchased separately.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Painting Strategies

      ART-111X

      This class provides a rigorous introduction to both technical and formal problems in painting. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals of the painter146s craft through a range of available materials 150 including pigments and paints, structures, surfaces and grounds, brushes and tools, varnishes and preservation strategies. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of mediums. Subject matter is explored through traditional painting genres of still life, landscape, figure and portrait, symbol and allegory.

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

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Passion for Painting

      ART-161X

      This studio workshop examines issues confronting contemporary painting and is taught by a notable contemporary painter(s). Through lectures, readings and discussions, the class will explore tools, mediums and techniques for painting. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for Art Center at Night students is limited. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Studies-Contemporary Sculpture

      ART-162X

      This class is for the student who wishes to explore other methods of art production and to expand their conceptual development, as well as technical skills, and awareness of contemporary sculpture. We will discuss a wide range of ideas that pertain to sculpture, its history and status as: object, materials, process, craft, space, the temporal, and the experiential. There will be three projects along with several homework assignments. The materials and processes we will focus on are: wood, steel, plaster, sheet metal, and plexiglass. Other materials such as fiberglass, clay, fabric, found objects, etc. and other media are also available for any of the projects. Each project will be guided in regard to the required materials (wood, steel, plastic) but will allow for an expanded application of craft, spatial exploration, and conceptual issues. The idea of this class is to engage you with the subject of sculpture for the entire term and to use the full range of facilities that are available here at Art Center. We will use the room 106 as a classroom for lectures, crits, and general working and storage. This will be augmented by the usage of the technical studios: such as the woodshop, plaster room, spray booth, plastics and vacuum-forming studio and welding shop and computer labs. Think of the shops and labs as your workspaces and as an extension of this classroom. The shops are staffed with highly skilled technicians who are available to assist you with the technical aspects of your projects. The class discussions will play a crucial role in contextualizing the projects and will be motivated from the readings of "Passages in Modern Sculpture" by Rosalind Krauss. Other reading assignments will be in handout format that might include current reviews of exhibitions, artist interviews, and technical overviews. "Passages in Modern Sculpture"" is available in the ACCD bookstore.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Drawing As Process

      ART-171X

      Explores the role of drawing in contemporary art through projects & lectures on subjects ranging from keeping a sketch book to drawing as installation & beyond. Learning Objectives: Develop & maintain a sketch book, understand the difference between drawing from direct observation & drawing from phtotgraphy, explore abstraction & nonobjective drawing as well as develop drawings for site specific projects. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Painting Materials/Techniques

      ART-261X

      What is painting now? This course examines opportunities for painting inthe 21st Century - looking at how artists make work now. With a focus on acrylic paint, this class offers a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and contemporary methods and materials used in painting. It provides a basic knowledge of application tools and brushes, preparation of grounds and surfaces, color and pigments, painting mediums and preservation strategies.Through an examination of both the process and effects of painting, including demonstrations and exercises, students learn to how to analyze and execute various painting techniques while developing an awareness of contemporary painting strategies.

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Analytical Figure Drawing

      ILL-204X

      This class provides intensive study of human anatomy. Principles of foreshortening, development of visual memory, observation of gesture, visual viewpoint and sequential figures in motion are addressed. Course material provides an overview of mainstream figural concepts in contemporary art, illustration, entertainment design and animation. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Illustration program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      This foundation level course is dedicated to enhancing your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects. In this class, you will broaden your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960 + $200 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Adv Photography for Non-Majors

      INT-210X

      This class is designed for a variety of design, film or fine art majors who want to continue working in the photographic medium. There will be extensive lighting assignments, both location and studio, blending available light with tungsten and strobe lighting. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, and new ways of thinking about the meaning of images. Students will produce a personal body of work in addition to participating in a class project. You will also explore antique and non-traditional forms of printing including platinum and palladium prints, experiment with pinhole cameras and Lomography, and digital photographic processes (Photoshop and Lightroom). Prerequisite: Intermediate Photo Methods or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

  • 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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 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. Students 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Graphic Design
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 (classic, modern, slab serif, script and sans serif) 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. Drawing techniques, both sketch and rendered, will be practiced in applied and experimental exercises. Pencil, pen, brush and ink, and computer programs will be used, with attention given to both personal style and craftsmanship.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Advertising

      ACN-181

      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. This course meets off campus in El Segundo.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Exp: Interaction Design

      ACN-202

      Creating Brand Experience through Interaction Design. As brands attempt to stay competitive and connected with their customers, more brands are strategically morphing to multi-threaded brands to enhance as well as optimize their brand experiences for their target audience. Brands are now more relevant, personal, immersive and experiential in their customers' daily lives. Branding strategists and interaction designers will need to collaboratively play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. In this 14-week class, students will learn to collaboratively play a key role in building successful brands and delivering immersive brand experiences through trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects that deliver immersive, personalized and enriching experiences for their target audience. This class is ideal for design professionals, branding strategists, corporate executives, as well as students applying to Art Center's full-time programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising. Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework is highly recommended, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Political Poster Design

      ACN-255

      Political issues shape our lives and the lives of others around the globe. As graphic designers, you need to be knowledgeable and engaged with the world around you, develop tools to understand and have responsible discussions about controversial subjects, and begin the process to create change through design. You will research up to five political issues using proper research techniques to reinforce your poster designs. As a class, we will help each student choose two thought-provoking political issues with design potential. Group and individual critiques will help you expand your design horizons by requiring you to contemplate concepts and viewpoints that you might not usually ponder. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design, and Mastering Color for Artists and Designers, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic typography recommended but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 case studies, product categories, themes and other business basics. Hands-on projects will include employing repeat patterns, taking a collection from concept through refinement, and applying designs to products. An overview of opportunities for surface design 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Interaction + Design/Tablets

      ACN-276

      Learn the language of tablets without coding and use interactivity, motion and gestures to design publications, tell stories, gather information and make presentations. Through lecture, group critique and homework assignments, you will create a distinct project that will allow you to practice these skills, as well as develop a portfolio piece. Learn and use Adobe InDesign Digital Publishing Suite to build your project. This is a perfect course to learn how to develop materials for the iPad, Android and Kindle Fire platforms, whether narrative, corporate or for your portfolio. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Access to an iPad or tablet is required. (Formerly titled Editorial Design for the iPad).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to InDesign

      ACN-285

      Using Adobe InDesign as a layout tool, this seven-week course offers an introduction to designing successful layouts and compositions. Learn how to utilize this popular publishing application as a print media design tool for publication design and business applications.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      Photoshop can be overwhelming for first-time users. Even those who have used the software for a while may find themselves wasting time trying to understand the tools. Maybe you're new to the current version of Photoshop and are 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, taught by York Knowlton, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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
      SEP 17 - NOV 19
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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

    • Creative Intelligence

      ACN-317

      Creative intelligence is about transforming companies by aligning creative pursuits with business objectives. By incorporating research and logic with business rationale and a common sense approach, you will learn to build a roadmap for your creative and entrepreneurial pursuits with actionable items that can enhance a firm's visibility, differentiate it from the competition, streamline operations and impact sales, brand, and social media. Principles explored in class are applicable to personal creative projects or professional endeavors. An ideal course for design and advertising students, professionals who work in in-house design/creative departments, and entrepreneurs seeking to transform their business through creative means.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Personal Branding

      ACN-319

      In today's highly competitive world of seven billion people, a strong brand identity lies at the foundation of an enterprise's business success. Similarly, establishing an effective personal brand identity is vital to an individual's success. This course will help you define yourself by uncovering your untapped potential, unique value proposition and competitive advantage. Learn to identify your strengths, weaknesses and career opportunities through positioning mapping and by conducting a comprehensive analysis. You will learn how to create a compelling personal branding strategy to differentiate yourself and stay ahead of your competition. At the end of the course, you will have created a branding strategy and a brand book that will guide you as you pursue your passions and career goals. Prerequisites: passion, commitment, plus prior experience using Adobe Creative Suite and PowerPoint or Keynote.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-370

      IDEAtion to CREATION, designed for intermediate-advanced students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, will guide students through the development of an innovative product or idea through to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, each student will select one of their ideas to focus on for the rest of the term. The goal of the course is for each student to create a fully formed brand for their product including advertising, logo, web design, and packaging. Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career 1

      ACN-473

      An invaluable class for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level! Change naturally occurs as careers evolve. Sometimes change is forced upon us; sometimes we have to make it happen ourselves. Ask yourself, "Isn't it time to shake things up and reach deeper into my talent?" Based on the principles laid out in his book, "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" (Allworth Press), Tony Luna has created this engaging class for mid-career professionals who want to revitalize their career perspectives. He has been a creative consultant, artist representative and producer for 35 years. His lectures, workshops and classes have inspired a generation of creative entrepreneurs. This empowering class follows in that tradition, drawing on interviews with veteran commercial artists and testimonials from past clients and students. Students have used this information to rediscover their passion, embrace risk, create a new artistic voice and take control of their creative destiny.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Contemporary Letterpress

      ACN-556

      This class will cover aspects of the revolutionary new processes used for the relief printing of digital imaging, including typographic and image design, digital prepress, plate processing and letterpress printing. Lab work will includes demonstrations of digital imaging and font requirements as well as printing on the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. Other forms of alternative letterpress will also be examined. Students will complete several printed projects to reinforce processes learned during the term, plus a final edition printed project. Optional additional lab time can be purchased separately.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19 - SEP 20
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      DEC 05 - DEC 06
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Design Thinking Process/Method

      ACN-588

      This course will introduce you to the emerging field of Design Thinking, an approach that combines creativity, technology and business strategy in order to create practical and innovative solutions to problems. Design Thinking can be applied to a broad range of fields and is increasingly utilized by leading companies such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and Intuit in order to design, improve and create innovation in products, services and experiences. Class projects will be developed using a team-based approach. Open to designers of all disciplines, as well as engineers, marketing professionals, managers, teachers, business leaders, and decision-makers in the research and development of products, services and experiences. No prerequisite. Required textbook: Design Thinking Process and Methods Mannual, by Robert A. Curedale. Can be purchased at www.createspace.com/4127650.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital & Social Marketing

      ACN-606W

      This weekend intensive introduces the creative tactics and consumer psychology behind winning digital campaigns on platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and other digital channels. Case studies from Netflix, Match.com, Glit Group, Ford and Converse will be used as real world examples. Learn the brainstorming and planning skills required to produce an effective campaign and how to apply them to your work or business. This is an ideal class for you if you want to promote your start-up, get ahead at your agency, or learn to work with the best multi-channel marketers. No prerequisite, just an interest in marketing or advertising. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This 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. Specifically, you will learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process. An animated project of at least 30 seconds will be produced. This course is part of Art Center's Undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited.Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

      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 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilitis 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, in addition 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 Art Center 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 Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

    • Design 1 for Photo/Fineart

      INT-103X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers builds 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, in addition to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and coloe exercise. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Transferable for Phototgraphy and Fine Art majors. *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.*Transferable.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Humanities + Design Sciences
    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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).

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 real world companies and the challenges they 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center 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) THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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

    • Future of Science & Technology

      HSCI-216X

      The future isn't just something that happens but something that can and should be shaped by people with vision; choosing the correct path cannot be left entirely to the scientists and technologists, nor to politicians and entrepreneurs. This class will focus on understanding the basic science behind the upcoming revolutions in bio-technology, artificial intelligence, and quantum science, and on engaging students in developing a shared vision of a desirable future. Topics will include: robotics and artificial intelligence; quantum, nano, and bio-technology; future energy sources; and mankind's possible future in space. The range of problems that 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 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

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research - Fine Artists

      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 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

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • 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
      SEP 24 - DEC 04
      Noncredit / $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      (Section 3) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Drawing: Summer Intsv

      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.

      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 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 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
      SEP 08 - OCT 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 26 - NOV 14
      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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 13 - OCT 25
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 10
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's book illustration 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
      OCT 06 - DEC 08
      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
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Interm. Painting: Composition

      ACN-156

      Building on the fundamentals of painting, this course will give students the opportunity to investigate the structure and design of a painting. Course will focus on the composition of paintings using live models, props and lighting with different colored gels. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of light scenarios, and both traditional and non-traditional palettes will be explored. Lectures and discussions will include painters, past and present, who use composition and design in their work to help communicate a mood, idea or concept. Creativity and experimentation are also encouraged to help students acquire a personal vocabulary.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Composition and Drawing

      ACN-160

      This course will strengthen and enhance the concepts introduced in Introduction to Figure Drawing. During the first several weeks, students will review skills in gesture, proportion, contour and analysis of form. Later, anatomical observation (skeletal and muscle structure), mechanical function and foreshortening will be introduced and integrated into class drawings and assignments. In the final weeks, students will have the opportunity to explore light theory and apply all the concepts they have 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Fine Art Professional Practice

      ACN-179

      A fine art studio practice is never in isolation, but how do you merge with the real world, apply to schools, court exhibition opportunities and plan a show? This course, taught by Jessica Rath, an artist with a 20-year exhibition history, provides an introduction to documenting and editing your work, which includes: artist websites; in-person presentations; and writing an artist's statement, C.V. and an image list. We will also investigate building a sustainable practice through marketing strategies, online fundraising platforms, grant writing and studio management. At its core, this course helps you set realistic goals as an emerging artist and creates a roadmap to achieve them. Weekly writing is required. Bring samples of current work and a camera to class for initial documentation workshop.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Best Practice for 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19
      Noncredit / $249

      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.)

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Character Design

      ACN-193

      This new course takes you through the creative process of conceptualizing iconic characters for the entertainment industry and focuses 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 class for aspiring concept artists or students who are preparing admissions portfolios to Art Center's Entertainment Design major. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design and Introduction to Figure Drawing are recommended but not required. Although this class will primarily focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, access to a laptop or tablet with a recent version Photoshop is also recommended.

    • Drawing with Color

      ACN-209

      People often think of figure drawing merely as black lines on white paper, but it can be so much more. In this course, you will develop creative expression through gesture, movement, color and form as you draw the human figure from a model using a variety of mediums, including pastels, colored pencils, inks, prepared grounds and mixed media. Class projects will be inspired by the techniques and color palettes of artists who drew with color, progressing from historical drawings to the more modern, expressive and experimental. Prerequisite: Introduction to Figure Drawing or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Fashion & Costume Drawing

      ACN-212W

      Working from live fashion and costumed models, in the course you 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. 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

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Illustration Techniques/Concpt

      ACN-224

      In this course, conceptual problem solving will be emphasized as students explore various media and techniques - including acrylic, watercolor and mixed-media - to illustrate ideas for magazines, newspapers and books. An overview of the field of illustration is provided. Demonstrations are given for each technique, and practical compositional and design elements will be addressed with each assignment. Projects are editorial in nature; later projects can be self-directed to reflect individual interests or portfolio needs. Some prior drawing experience is required. For more information visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 tools of the trade 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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 17 - NOV 19
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sculpting and the Human Form

      ACN-338

      Take your life-drawing skills to the third dimension. In this class, you will use clay to sculpt life studies based on the human form. Class will emphasize working with a live model to create quick studies that emphasize the rhythm, gesture and interplay of volume in the model's poses. Open to students of all levels. OPTIONAL: For students who wish to take their clay figures to the next level, Mr. Slatoff has made arrangements with a local foundry to have both molds and wax castings made of your work. Please note: Additional fees will apply (see below). In class, you will chase (re-sculpt and clean) the wax pattern, which will then be cast into bronze by the foundry. Also in class, you will chase the bronze with files and sandpaper, and eventually patina the finished bronze sculpture with cold patina chemicals. The foundry has generously offered to do all this work for $375. If you prefer, you can have a similar experience with a casting in plaster for $175. At the end of class, you will have a permanent finished sculpture and a mold that you can use to make additional copies in the future.

    • 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Printmaking Studio

      ACN-367

      Explore the 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, stone and plate lithography, as well as alternative photographic techniques that include photogravure, photoengraving, platinum palladium, salt printing and cyanotype. Class includes weekly demonstrations, assignments, presentations and group critiques. Individual projects will emphasize independent thought, creativity, problem solving and technical ability. Open to beginning-intermediate-level students, but previous coursework in art, design or photography is strongly recommended. Class size is limited.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career 1

      ACN-473

      An invaluable class for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level! Change naturally occurs as careers evolve. Sometimes change is forced upon us; sometimes we have to make it happen ourselves. Ask yourself, "Isn't it time to shake things up and reach deeper into my talent?" Based on the principles laid out in his book, "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" (Allworth Press), Tony Luna has created this engaging class for mid-career professionals who want to revitalize their career perspectives. He has been a creative consultant, artist representative and producer for 35 years. His lectures, workshops and classes have inspired a generation of creative entrepreneurs. This empowering class follows in that tradition, drawing on interviews with veteran commercial artists and testimonials from past clients and students. Students have used this information to rediscover their passion, embrace risk, create a new artistic voice and take control of their creative destiny.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Business Art Digital Designers

      ACN-482W

      Do you freelance? Gain insights and skills useful in obtaining clients in this 5-week workshop for digital designers (animators, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists). Learn how to identify your target market, discover best methods to market your creative services and negotiate terms and conditions. Class will also cover networking, brand development, promotions and crowdfunding.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 24 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Direct Painting Intensive

      ACN-523W

      "Direct Painting" refers to the technique of completing a painting in one session and working wet into wet. The term also suggests an attitude of the mind, that of moving beyond hesitation and taking a leap. Confidence, skill and idea emerge from a connection with our materials, our subject, and our selves. This class is concerned with deepening our personal sense of color, painting and subject matter. Working from the figure as well as still life, students will complete one or more paintings per session in this intensive course that meets twice per week. Slide lectures will suggest a direction for the day and will feature the following artists: Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Giorgio Morandi, Alice Neel and others. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Contemporary Letterpress

      ACN-556

      This class will cover aspects of the revolutionary new processes used for the relief printing of digital imaging, including typographic and image design, digital prepress, plate processing and letterpress printing. Lab work will includes demonstrations of digital imaging and font requirements as well as printing on the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. Other forms of alternative letterpress will also be examined. Students will complete several printed projects to reinforce processes learned during the term, plus a final edition printed project. Optional additional lab time can be purchased separately.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19 - SEP 20
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design Thinking Process/Method

      ACN-588

      This course will introduce you to the emerging field of Design Thinking, an approach that combines creativity, technology and business strategy in order to create practical and innovative solutions to problems. Design Thinking can be applied to a broad range of fields and is increasingly utilized by leading companies such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and Intuit in order to design, improve and create innovation in products, services and experiences. Class projects will be developed using a team-based approach. Open to designers of all disciplines, as well as engineers, marketing professionals, managers, teachers, business leaders, and decision-makers in the research and development of products, services and experiences. No prerequisite. Required textbook: Design Thinking Process and Methods Mannual, by Robert A. Curedale. Can be purchased at www.createspace.com/4127650.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Passion for Painting

      ART-161X

      This studio workshop examines issues confronting contemporary painting and is taught by a notable contemporary painter(s). Through lectures, readings and discussions, the class will explore tools, mediums and techniques for painting. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for Art Center at Night students is limited. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Studies-Contemporary Sculpture

      ART-162X

      This class is for the student who wishes to explore other methods of art production and to expand their conceptual development, as well as technical skills, and awareness of contemporary sculpture. We will discuss a wide range of ideas that pertain to sculpture, its history and status as: object, materials, process, craft, space, the temporal, and the experiential. There will be three projects along with several homework assignments. The materials and processes we will focus on are: wood, steel, plaster, sheet metal, and plexiglass. Other materials such as fiberglass, clay, fabric, found objects, etc. and other media are also available for any of the projects. Each project will be guided in regard to the required materials (wood, steel, plastic) but will allow for an expanded application of craft, spatial exploration, and conceptual issues. The idea of this class is to engage you with the subject of sculpture for the entire term and to use the full range of facilities that are available here at Art Center. We will use the room 106 as a classroom for lectures, crits, and general working and storage. This will be augmented by the usage of the technical studios: such as the woodshop, plaster room, spray booth, plastics and vacuum-forming studio and welding shop and computer labs. Think of the shops and labs as your workspaces and as an extension of this classroom. The shops are staffed with highly skilled technicians who are available to assist you with the technical aspects of your projects. The class discussions will play a crucial role in contextualizing the projects and will be motivated from the readings of "Passages in Modern Sculpture" by Rosalind Krauss. Other reading assignments will be in handout format that might include current reviews of exhibitions, artist interviews, and technical overviews. "Passages in Modern Sculpture"" is available in the ACCD bookstore.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Painting Materials/Techniques

      ART-261X

      What is painting now? This course examines opportunities for painting inthe 21st Century - looking at how artists make work now. With a focus on acrylic paint, this class offers a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and contemporary methods and materials used in painting. It provides a basic knowledge of application tools and brushes, preparation of grounds and surfaces, color and pigments, painting mediums and preservation strategies.Through an examination of both the process and effects of painting, including demonstrations and exercises, students learn to how to analyze and execute various painting techniques while developing an awareness of contemporary painting strategies.

    • 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

    • Analytical Figure Drawing

      ILL-204X

      This class provides intensive study of human anatomy. Principles of foreshortening, development of visual memory, observation of gesture, visual viewpoint and sequential figures in motion are addressed. Course material provides an overview of mainstream figural concepts in contemporary art, illustration, entertainment design and animation. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Illustration program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • 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. Students 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 1 for GPK/ILL/ADT

      INT-102X

      Are your abilitis 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, in addition 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 Art Center 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 Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

    • Design 1 for Photo/Fineart

      INT-103X

      Are your abilities as an artist and professional expanding? This course offers builds 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, in addition to contemporary and historical art and design references, with an emphasis on problem-solving processes, analytical thinking and craftsmanship via compositional and coloe exercise. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Transferable for Phototgraphy and Fine Art majors. *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

    • Wet Paint

      TDS-342X

  • Industrial Design
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 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 Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Environments for Entertainment

      ACN-062

      Designing compelling environments and creating beautiful worlds is an integral component of the entertainment industry and essential to the arsenal of the conceptual artist. This new course will take you through the process of designing concepts for intriguing environments for feature films, video games or theme parks. Course will cover research, observational studies of landscape elements, effective ideation techniques, composition, lighting and storytelling through environments. Although the class will focus on hand-sketching and rendering skills, digital painting techniques will also be covered. Prerequisite: Introduction to Entertainment Design; Digital Painting for Entertainment recommended but not required. Access to a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop is also highly recommended.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to 3D Printing

      ACN-073W

      Take some of the mystery out of the current hype about 3D Printing and find out what, how, and why people are using 3D printers. Learn about the different types of machines and materials available (hobby, desktop, and large industrial machines; plastics, metals, waxes), create part files and send them to different printers for a hands-on experience. Course will include a field trip to see how major industries are using rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Develop a good foundation to go forward and incorporate 3D printing in some of your upcoming projects, and find out what's coming in the future of these machines and how we create things to print. Access to Art Center's Model Shops and Digital 3D Labs is limited to class time during the term in which you are enrolled. No outside lab time is permitted. Projects are limited to the 3-4 small scale models developed during the course; no outside projects are allowed.

      Class regularly offered in 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 excercises 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
      SEP 29 - NOV 12
      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 07:00AM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      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
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      1.5 units / $475

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-138W

      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 their skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design. Concurrent enrollment in Intermediate Transportation Design or Advanced Vehicle Design is recommended. This is an ideal class for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and those who are refining sketching and rendering for a transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation design or Introduction to Transportation design, plus Visual Communication and Form Development.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 26 - DEC 07
      Noncredit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Exp: Interaction Design

      ACN-202

      Creating Brand Experience through Interaction Design. As brands attempt to stay competitive and connected with their customers, more brands are strategically morphing to multi-threaded brands to enhance as well as optimize their brand experiences for their target audience. Brands are now more relevant, personal, immersive and experiential in their customers' daily lives. Branding strategists and interaction designers will need to collaboratively play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. In this 14-week class, students will learn to collaboratively play a key role in building successful brands and delivering immersive brand experiences through trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects that deliver immersive, personalized and enriching experiences for their target audience. This class is ideal for design professionals, branding strategists, corporate executives, as well as students applying to Art Center's full-time programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising. Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework is highly recommended, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      SEP 14 - NOV 30
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. This course emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology. You will make several quick experimental lights. 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 Tron: Legacy's light cycles to Star Wars' pod racers, GM's EN-V people mover to Honda's U3-X personal mobility device, 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 new 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.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Intro to Environm. Design 2

      ACN-460

      Building upon the design fundamentals and basic presentation techniques covered in Introduction to Environmental Design 1, this course involves more layered scopes and complex parameters as devices for developing individual voices and intellectual processes. Through two projects, students will distill the essence of abstract concepts and translate them into cohesive environments that evoke a range of specific emotional experiences and/or convey a message or brand philosophy through a specific form language and materials palette. Emphasis will be on more advanced-level portfolio quality presentations using scale models and 2D drawings. One or more field trips will be planned, to be determined based on current design events, exhibitions, availability of locations, etc. Prerequisite: Introduction to Environmental Design 1.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-11:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $75 Digital Lab Fee

    • 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      This foundation level course is dedicated to enhancing your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects. In this class, you will broaden your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960 + $200 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Exp: Interaction Design

      ACN-202

      Creating Brand Experience through Interaction Design. As brands attempt to stay competitive and connected with their customers, more brands are strategically morphing to multi-threaded brands to enhance as well as optimize their brand experiences for their target audience. Brands are now more relevant, personal, immersive and experiential in their customers' daily lives. Branding strategists and interaction designers will need to collaboratively play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. In this 14-week class, students will learn to collaboratively play a key role in building successful brands and delivering immersive brand experiences through trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects that deliver immersive, personalized and enriching experiences for their target audience. This class is ideal for design professionals, branding strategists, corporate executives, as well as students applying to Art Center's full-time programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising. Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework is highly recommended, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Interaction + Design/Tablets

      ACN-276

      Learn the language of tablets without coding and use interactivity, motion and gestures to design publications, tell stories, gather information and make presentations. Through lecture, group critique and homework assignments, you will create a distinct project that will allow you to practice these skills, as well as develop a portfolio piece. Learn and use Adobe InDesign Digital Publishing Suite to build your project. This is a perfect course to learn how to develop materials for the iPad, Android and Kindle Fire platforms, whether narrative, corporate or for your portfolio. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Adobe InDesign. Access to an iPad or tablet is required. (Formerly titled Editorial Design for the iPad).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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).

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 real world companies and the challenges they 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center 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) THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Future of Science & Technology

      HSCI-216X

      The future isn't just something that happens but something that can and should be shaped by people with vision; choosing the correct path cannot be left entirely to the scientists and technologists, nor to politicians and entrepreneurs. This class will focus on understanding the basic science behind the upcoming revolutions in bio-technology, artificial intelligence, and quantum science, and on engaging students in developing a shared vision of a desirable future. Topics will include: robotics and artificial intelligence; quantum, nano, and bio-technology; future energy sources; and mankind's possible future in space. The range of problems that 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 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

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art of Research - Fine Artists

      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 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

    • 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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-202X

      This course introduces you to general 3D design and animation techniques using Cinema 4D. By creating an animated project of at least 30 seconds, you will learn basic 3D modeling, lighting, textures, effects and animation. You will also plan the creation of 3D elements to be used for compositing and learn the post-treatment process of 3D renderings. Prerequisite: Motion Design 1. Transferable.* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 in the most efficient manner, with the goal of creating a dynamic motion piece for your portfolio. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and other tools will be used to develop a motion design project starting with an original concept and moving on to a detailed storyboard presentation and final motion execution with music. Each student will work on a series of short animation projects or one longer project (minimum 30 seconds). This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for Art Center 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 Art Center advisor.

      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 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

    • Advanced 3D Motion Graphics

      GMOT-302X

      This 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. Specifically, you will learn how Cinema 4D fits into the design process. An animated project of at least 30 seconds will be produced. This course is part of Art Center's Undergraduate Graphic Design program. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited.Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

      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 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $1,525 + $125 Lab Fee

      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.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 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 Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intermediate Advertising

      ACN-174

      With a primary focus on conceptual development, students in this intensive intermediate advertising course will develop a strong body of work ranging from print to interactive advertising. Coursework is focused on creating strategically sound campaigns through ongoing presentations, critiques, art direction and execution. By applying these studies and techniques to clients, deadlines and processes, students will experience what it's like to work in the industry. This course is ideal for students refining their portfolios for admission to Art Center's undergraduate Advertising program, as well as practicing artists and designers seeking professional development or new skills. Prerequisite: Introduction to Advertising, or by permission of an Art Center advisor, plus knowledge of, and access to, Adobe Photoshop. Course meets off-campus in west Los Angeles. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions by email.

    • 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. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email.

      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

    • Interm Filmmaking: Online

      ACN-262

      How do you effectively communicate your ideas on film? What makes an idea appropriate for the film form versus another mode of creative expression (e.g. writing, theater)? Through readings and filmmaking assignments, you will explore the development of a filmic concept and its effective (and affective) cinematic expression as you make original short films (narrative, documentary, and experimental). Emphasis is on clearly and visually communicating your creative ideas through film (image and sound). Prerequisite: Intro to Filmmaking, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Requires access to a basic digital camera, editing software and a computer with Internet connection. Art Center's cameras and computer facilities are not available for student use. Course offered online only.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

  • 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.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

  • Photography & Imaging
    • B&W Darkroom Additional Lab

      ACN-004L

      Art Center at Night students who are enrolled in Intermediate Photo Methods, Photographing People, or Conscientious Photography may purchase a limited amount of lab time at the Hillside Campus. Lab hours are: Wednesday Thursday and Friday, 4 - 8pm. Note: Lab time is extremely limited.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) WEDNESDAY , THURSDAY , FRIDAY 04:00PM-08:00PM
      SEP 23 - DEC 04
      Noncredit / $100 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photo Field Trip: Explore LA

      ACN-136W

      Learn about photography while exploring the natural beauty and some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in Los Angeles in this 10-week class. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing nature and urban areas including use of telephoto, macro and wide-angle lenses, photographing wildlife, people and architecture, long exposure, composition and forced perspective. Open to students of all skill levels. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of manual camera operations, plus access to a digital SLR camera with manual exposure capabilities, a tripod, and access to a form of transportation. Be prepared for some walking and moderate hiking. Some locations require an entrance fee (not included with course tuition).

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - NOV 14
      Noncredit / $525

      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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 12
      Noncredit / $249

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Visual Literacy: Art/Photo

      ACN-246

      Today we are all inundated with images. Visual literacy is perhaps the most urgent issue for artists working in photography, a medium that now pervades every corner of daily life. Learning to read pictures and think critically provides advantages in both work and life. But how do you create a single photo that distinguishes itself from the rest? This course focuses on what you need to learn to identify, read, and construct meaning from visual images in order to communicate successfully in our increasingly image-saturated culture. Assignments include readings, field trip, writings and production of a new body of work for an exhibition at the end of the course. Prerequisite: Basics of Digital Photography or Intermediate Photo Methods, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Contemporary Photo Methods

      ACN-248

      With interpretive assignments ranging from still life and portraiture to advertising and conceptual thinking, this intermediate course emphasizes visual communication, lighting and composition. This course will challenge how you think about and execute your work and also provide you with an artistic "palette" to guide your personal vision into today's marketplace of advertising, editorial and fine art. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Prerequisites: Basics of Digital Photography or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • The Art of the 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Interm Filmmaking: Online

      ACN-262

      How do you effectively communicate your ideas on film? What makes an idea appropriate for the film form versus another mode of creative expression (e.g. writing, theater)? Through readings and filmmaking assignments, you will explore the development of a filmic concept and its effective (and affective) cinematic expression as you make original short films (narrative, documentary, and experimental). Emphasis is on clearly and visually communicating your creative ideas through film (image and sound). Prerequisite: Intro to Filmmaking, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Requires access to a basic digital camera, editing software and a computer with Internet connection. Art Center's cameras and computer facilities are not available for student use. Course offered online only.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      Photoshop can be overwhelming for first-time users. Even those who have used the software for a while may find themselves wasting time trying to understand the tools. Maybe you're new to the current version of Photoshop and are 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, taught by York Knowlton, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Social Media for Entrepreneurs

      ACN-303W

      Set up the tools and protocols 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      OCT 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Art of Visual Storytelling

      ACN-369

      A cohesive, coherent narrative is critical for exploring and developing the visual elements of any entertainment property, whether it's a film, game, TV show, theatrical production or theme park. Learn the foundations of storytelling as well as how to apply them to your project. Prerequisites: Intro to Figure Drawing and Perspective or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Crafting a Meaningful Career 1

      ACN-473

      An invaluable class for mid-career professionals eager to take their careers to the next level! Change naturally occurs as careers evolve. Sometimes change is forced upon us; sometimes we have to make it happen ourselves. Ask yourself, "Isn't it time to shake things up and reach deeper into my talent?" Based on the principles laid out in his book, "How to Grow as a Photographer: Reinventing Your Career" (Allworth Press), Tony Luna has created this engaging class for mid-career professionals who want to revitalize their career perspectives. He has been a creative consultant, artist representative and producer for 35 years. His lectures, workshops and classes have inspired a generation of creative entrepreneurs. This empowering class follows in that tradition, drawing on interviews with veteran commercial artists and testimonials from past clients and students. Students have used this information to rediscover their passion, embrace risk, create a new artistic voice and take control of their creative destiny.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      Noncredit / $595

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and 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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $249

      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

    • Design Thinking Process/Method

      ACN-588

      This course will introduce you to the emerging field of Design Thinking, an approach that combines creativity, technology and business strategy in order to create practical and innovative solutions to problems. Design Thinking can be applied to a broad range of fields and is increasingly utilized by leading companies such as GE, Target, SAP, Procter & Gamble, IDEO and Intuit in order to design, improve and create innovation in products, services and experiences. Class projects will be developed using a team-based approach. Open to designers of all disciplines, as well as engineers, marketing professionals, managers, teachers, business leaders, and decision-makers in the research and development of products, services and experiences. No prerequisite. Required textbook: Design Thinking Process and Methods Mannual, by Robert A. Curedale. Can be purchased at www.createspace.com/4127650.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center at Night students is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.*Transferable.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Adv Photography for Non-Majors

      INT-210X

      This class is designed for a variety of design, film or fine art majors who want to continue working in the photographic medium. There will be extensive lighting assignments, both location and studio, blending available light with tungsten and strobe lighting. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, and new ways of thinking about the meaning of images. Students will produce a personal body of work in addition to participating in a class project. You will also explore antique and non-traditional forms of printing including platinum and palladium prints, experiment with pinhole cameras and Lomography, and digital photographic processes (Photoshop and Lightroom). Prerequisite: Intermediate Photo Methods or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

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    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to 3D Printing

      ACN-073W

      Take some of the mystery out of the current hype about 3D Printing and find out what, how, and why people are using 3D printers. Learn about the different types of machines and materials available (hobby, desktop, and large industrial machines; plastics, metals, waxes), create part files and send them to different printers for a hands-on experience. Course will include a field trip to see how major industries are using rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Develop a good foundation to go forward and incorporate 3D printing in some of your upcoming projects, and find out what's coming in the future of these machines and how we create things to print. Access to Art Center's Model Shops and Digital 3D Labs is limited to class time during the term in which you are enrolled. No outside lab time is permitted. Projects are limited to the 3-4 small scale models developed during the course; no outside projects are allowed.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 excercises 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
      SEP 29 - NOV 12
      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

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 07:00AM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      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
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      1.5 units / $475

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Brand Exp: Interaction Design

      ACN-202

      Creating Brand Experience through Interaction Design. As brands attempt to stay competitive and connected with their customers, more brands are strategically morphing to multi-threaded brands to enhance as well as optimize their brand experiences for their target audience. Brands are now more relevant, personal, immersive and experiential in their customers' daily lives. Branding strategists and interaction designers will need to collaboratively play key roles in determining how brands grow and thrive. In this 14-week class, students will learn to collaboratively play a key role in building successful brands and delivering immersive brand experiences through trends and consumer insights research, interaction design and branding strategy projects that deliver immersive, personalized and enriching experiences for their target audience. This class is ideal for design professionals, branding strategists, corporate executives, as well as students applying to Art Center's full-time programs in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and Advertising. Prerequisites: Passion and creativity! Prior design experience or fundamental design coursework is highly recommended, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Basic computer skills and access to a tablet or computer (desk or laptop) are required.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      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
      SEP 14 - NOV 30
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Lighting Design

      ACN-263

      Explore lighting design through hands-on experimentation. This course emphasizes a resourceful, innovative approach to materials, form and lighting technology. You will make several quick experimental lights. 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830 + $125 Lab Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-370

      IDEAtion to CREATION, designed for intermediate-advanced students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, will guide students through the development of an innovative product or idea through to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, each student will select one of their ideas to focus on for the rest of the term. The goal of the course is for each student to create a fully formed brand for their product including advertising, logo, web design, and packaging. Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      1 unit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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
      OCT 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Materials of Art and Design

      INT-158X

      This foundation level course is dedicated to enhancing your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects. In this class, you will broaden your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960 + $200 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Toy Design

      PRD-276X

      This class is designed to teach students basic skills and concepts necessary for the application of their product, illustration, and graphic work in the field of Toy Design. With a focus on play patterns and storytelling students will create a product concept or world of characters, plots and environments. From this concept or world they will design a line of marketable and manufacturable toys. Each week different aspects of product development are covered from the design and business perspective including developing a business plan, manufacturing and production strategies, marketing methods, financial planning, sales and contract negotiations. Outcomes: Students will: -Build a prototype and packaging for one design in the line. -Develop a professional licensing proposal to distribute to potential manufacturers. -Have a final exam on the business content of the class. Topics included in class Toy design: Play Patterns, validating toy concepts, character design and story building, style guides. Research: Toy industry, competitive products, intellectual property, focus groups Marketing: Distribution networks, marketing strategies, sales Modeling and prototyping: Materials selection, packaging design Manufacturing and production: Manufacturing process overview, working with vendors Financing: Sources of investment money, terms of the deal for licensing Intellectual property Character licensing, copyright, patent, and trademark Required texts: Toy and Game Inventors Handbook by Richard Levy and Ronald O. Weingartner

  • Summer Workshop
    • 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 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 Summer

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157

      Building on the fundamentals of painting, this 6-week intensive course will give students the opportunity to investigate the structure and design of a painting. Course will focus on the composition of paintings using live models, props and lighting with different colored gels. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of light scenarios, and both traditional and non-traditional palettes will be explored. Lectures and discussions will include painters, past and present, who use composition and design in their work to help communicate a mood, idea or concept. Creativity and experimentation are also encouraged to help students acquire a personal vocabulary.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Direct Painting Intensive

      ACN-523W

      "Direct Painting" refers to the technique of completing a painting in one session and working wet into wet. The term also suggests an attitude of the mind, that of moving beyond hesitation and taking a leap. Confidence, skill and idea emerge from a connection with our materials, our subject, and our selves. This class is concerned with deepening our personal sense of color, painting and subject matter. Working from the figure as well as still life, students will complete one or more paintings per session in this intensive course that meets twice per week. Slide lectures will suggest a direction for the day and will feature the following artists: Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Giorgio Morandi, Alice Neel and others. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

  • Transportation Design
    • Design 360 At Art Center

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 21 - DEC 07
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Design 360 Summer Intensive

      ACN-008

      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.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      2 units / $830

      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 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 Honda R&D Americas Inc.,Torrance; enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      SBAY CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 excercises 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
      SEP 29 - NOV 12
      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

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Molecules + Design

      ACN-085W

      Recent years have witnessed a 'molecular revolution'. Science has made great strides in understanding the molecular world and given way to interdisciplinary fields such as nanotechnology and molecular biology. A striking feature of molecules is how their structural design dictates their properties and hence their function. A basic understanding of molecules and how they can form complex patterns with unique properties will provide you with an inspirational platform for an array of creative projects and the emergence of innovative ideas and designs. This course will explore topics from various fields in the molecular sciences, will cover basic concepts of bonding, review literature from cutting-edge research, draw inspiration from areas such as organic chemistry, biomimicry, nanoscience, while discovering how they can be applied in art and design.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-138W

      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 their skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design. Concurrent enrollment in Intermediate Transportation Design or Advanced Vehicle Design is recommended. This is an ideal class for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and those who are refining sketching and rendering for a transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation design or Introduction to Transportation design, plus Visual Communication and Form Development.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 26 - DEC 07
      Noncredit / $415

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Tron: Legacy's light cycles to Star Wars' pod racers, GM's EN-V people mover to Honda's U3-X personal mobility device, 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 new 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.

      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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. Enrolled students will receive location address and directions via email.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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
      OCT 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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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 Art Center degree students. See "Course Credit" menu under https://www.artcenter.edu/acn/resources.jsp for additional details.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      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

      This foundation level course is dedicated to enhancing your understanding of the inherent characteristics of a variety of materials in order to explore their best applications for art or design projects. In this class, you will broaden your understanding of creative problem solving, originality and analysis of visual information. Assignments 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 12
      3 units / $960 + $200 Shop Fee

      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.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to Drawing: Summer Intsv

      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.

      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 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 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
      SEP 08 - OCT 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 03:00PM-06:30PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Kiln-Fired Glass Workshop

      ACN-044W

      This one-day hands-on workshop will introduce you to the exciting art of fused glass. Learn the fundamental properties of glass as you work with cut glass, glass chips, stringers, confetti and powders. Discussions will cover the compatibility of glass, vitrification and tacking/slumping/fusing temperatures. Each student will have an opportunity to create four to six small items such as jewelry, tiles, frames and plates. A lab fee of $35 paid directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop will cover the glass, kiln firing and lunch. Instructor will supply the necessary tools and equipment. Beginners are welcome. More advanced students will appreciate the use of a large kiln and are welcome to buy or bring larger pieces of glass and to work on fine art pieces. Class meets off campus at the instructor's studio. Enrolled students will receive class location and directions.Please note: This workshop focuses on the kiln forming of glass; it is not a glass blowing class.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $195

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Intro to 3D Printing

      ACN-073W

      Take some of the mystery out of the current hype about 3D Printing and find out what, how, and why people are using 3D printers. Learn about the different types of machines and materials available (hobby, desktop, and large industrial machines; plastics, metals, waxes), create part files and send them to different printers for a hands-on experience. Course will include a field trip to see how major industries are using rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. Develop a good foundation to go forward and incorporate 3D printing in some of your upcoming projects, and find out what's coming in the future of these machines and how we create things to print. Access to Art Center's Model Shops and Digital 3D Labs is limited to class time during the term in which you are enrolled. No outside lab time is permitted. Projects are limited to the 3-4 small scale models developed during the course; no outside projects are allowed.

      Class regularly offered in 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

      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 07:00AM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      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
      OCT 27 - DEC 08
      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
      SEP 26 - NOV 14
      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.

      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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 20
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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
      SEP 13 - OCT 25
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 27 - DEC 10
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Write/Illus Books for Children

      ACN-122W

      Explore the principles of children's book illustration 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
      OCT 06 - DEC 08
      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
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photo Field Trip: Explore LA

      ACN-136W

      Learn about photography while exploring the natural beauty and some of the most beautiful and historic landmarks in Los Angeles in this 10-week class. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing nature and urban areas including use of telephoto, macro and wide-angle lenses, photographing wildlife, people and architecture, long exposure, composition and forced perspective. Open to students of all skill levels. Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of manual camera operations, plus access to a digital SLR camera with manual exposure capabilities, a tripod, and access to a form of transportation. Be prepared for some walking and moderate hiking. Some locations require an entrance fee (not included with course tuition).

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - NOV 14
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sketching for Designers Transp

      ACN-138W

      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 their skills through quick sketch techniques taught in class. Note: This class will not focus on design and concept; projects will emphasize drawing skills fundamental to industrial design. Concurrent enrollment in Intermediate Transportation Design or Advanced Vehicle Design is recommended. This is an ideal class for those who need to strengthen their drawing skills and those who are refining sketching and rendering for a transportation or entertainment design portfolio projects. Prerequisites: Introduction to Product and Transportation design or Introduction to Transportation design, plus Visual Communication and Form Development.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 26 - DEC 07
      Noncredit / $415

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 12
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157

      Building on the fundamentals of painting, this 6-week intensive course will give students the opportunity to investigate the structure and design of a painting. Course will focus on the composition of paintings using live models, props and lighting with different colored gels. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of light scenarios, and both traditional and non-traditional palettes will be explored. Lectures and discussions will include painters, past and present, who use composition and design in their work to help communicate a mood, idea or concept. Creativity and experimentation are also encouraged to help students acquire a personal vocabulary.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Best Practice for 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.)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19
      Noncredit / $249

      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.)

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 01:00PM-04:00PM
      SEP 12 - OCT 24
      1 unit / $415

      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
      SEP 15 - DEC 01
      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
      SEP 14 - NOV 30
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 Shop Fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm Filmmaking: Online

      ACN-262

      How do you effectively communicate your ideas on film? What makes an idea appropriate for the film form versus another mode of creative expression (e.g. writing, theater)? Through readings and filmmaking assignments, you will explore the development of a filmic concept and its effective (and affective) cinematic expression as you make original short films (narrative, documentary, and experimental). Emphasis is on clearly and visually communicating your creative ideas through film (image and sound). Prerequisite: Intro to Filmmaking, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Requires access to a basic digital camera, editing software and a computer with Internet connection. Art Center's cameras and computer facilities are not available for student use. Course offered online only.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Introduction to InDesign

      ACN-285

      Using Adobe InDesign as a layout tool, this seven-week course offers an introduction to designing successful layouts and compositions. Learn how to utilize this popular publishing application as a print media design tool for publication design and business applications.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photoshop Kick-Start 1

      ACN-286

      Photoshop can be overwhelming for first-time users. Even those who have used the software for a while may find themselves wasting time trying to understand the tools. Maybe you're new to the current version of Photoshop and are 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, taught by York Knowlton, an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) is specifically designed to give you the kick-start you need to further explore Photoshop so that you can create with confidence.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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
      SEP 17 - NOV 19
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 29 - DEC 10
      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 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Transpor-Tainment

      ACN-307W

      From Tron: Legacy's light cycles to Star Wars' pod racers, GM's EN-V people mover to Honda's U3-X personal mobility device, 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 new 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.

      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
      OCT 11
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • IDEAtion to CREATION

      ACN-370

      IDEAtion to CREATION, designed for intermediate-advanced students studying graphic design, advertising, art direction or product design, will guide students through the development of an innovative product or idea through to its creative completion. After thorough brainstorming and research, each student will select one of their ideas to focus on for the rest of the term. The goal of the course is for each student to create a fully formed brand for their product including advertising, logo, web design, and packaging. Prerequisite: intermediate coursework or experience in graphic design, advertising or product design, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Knowledge of and access to Adobe Creative Suite is also required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      1 unit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Business Art Digital Designers

      ACN-482W

      Do you freelance? Gain insights and skills useful in obtaining clients in this 5-week workshop for digital designers (animators, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic artists). Learn how to identify your target market, discover best methods to market your creative services and negotiate terms and conditions. Class will also cover networking, brand development, promotions and crowdfunding.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 24 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      OCT 03
      Noncredit / $249

      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.

      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.

      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. Oct 4 + 5, and Oct 18 + 19 (2 Weekends)

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      OCT 24 - OCT 25
      OCT 10 - OCT 11
      Noncredit / $495

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Direct Painting Intensive

      ACN-523W

      "Direct Painting" refers to the technique of completing a painting in one session and working wet into wet. The term also suggests an attitude of the mind, that of moving beyond hesitation and taking a leap. Confidence, skill and idea emerge from a connection with our materials, our subject, and our selves. This class is concerned with deepening our personal sense of color, painting and subject matter. Working from the figure as well as still life, students will complete one or more paintings per session in this intensive course that meets twice per week. Slide lectures will suggest a direction for the day and will feature the following artists: Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, Peter Doig, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Giorgio Morandi, Alice Neel and others. Prerequisite: Intermediate Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 26
      Noncredit / $249

      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 10:00AM-05:00PM
      SEP 19 - SEP 20
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-05:00PM
      DEC 05 - DEC 06
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 Materials Fee

      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
      OCT 07
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital & Social Marketing

      ACN-606W

      This weekend intensive introduces the creative tactics and consumer psychology behind winning digital campaigns on platforms like Google, Facebook, Twitter, e-mail and other digital channels. Case studies from Netflix, Match.com, Glit Group, Ford and Converse will be used as real world examples. Learn the brainstorming and planning skills required to produce an effective campaign and how to apply them to your work or business. This is an ideal class for you if you want to promote your start-up, get ahead at your agency, or learn to work with the best multi-channel marketers. No prerequisite, just an interest in marketing or advertising. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring