Course Information

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

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Course Descriptions

Animation

This two-course program offers an in-depth exploration into the process of creating animation. We highly recommend students take part in both courses.

Animation 1: Fundamentals

The first course focuses on the foundation upon which all good animation is produced. Examples of actual production pencil tests will be examined to showcase how an animator thinks. You will then learn to create your own animation using pencil and paper, and the finished animation will be scanned for digital playback.

  • Instructor: Rudy Agresta
  • Session 1 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)
  • Credit Hours: 2

Animation 2: Production

The second course is designed to develop your proficiency in using computers for the production of animation. You will be instructed in two different approaches to animation using Adobe's Animate CC program. In addition, you’ll build practical skills by creating your own piece of animation and formatting it for digital playback.

  • Instructor: Rudy Agresta
  • Session 2 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)
  • Credit Hours: 2

Cybersecurity and Forensics

Explore the latest practices in data security and management. Learn the fundamentals of preventing and investigating email and malware intrusions, as well as the damage it can cause. You will also become familiar with various techniques for retrieving digital evidence from GPS devices and cell phones, and expand your knowledge of stenography and cryptography.

  • Instructor: Michael D. DeVito
  • Session 1: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)
  • Session 2: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)
  • Credit Hours: 2

Discovering Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Explore the limitless potential of robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). In this course, you will build a small robot and program it to perform specific tasks. Gain hands-on experience working with basic robotic components including motors, sensors, microcontrollers and guidance systems. Learn AI coding processes to ensure the robot is navigationally functional and can achieve the desired task.

  • Instructor: Sai Sankar
  • Session 1: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)
  • Session 2: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)
  • Credit Hours: 2

Digital Video Production for YouTube

Master a range of essential video production techniques. This course will take you through all of the stages, from pre-production planning through uploading the final video onto YouTube. Discover how to put the storyboarding process to work for you in developing a video script, learn the technical aspects of film production, and edit your video using the latest software to complete the storytelling process.

  • Instructor: Sai Sankar
  • Session 1: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)
  • Session 2: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)
  • Credit Hours: 2

Introduction to Digital Image Editing

Discover the many possibilities of digital illustration, in which your creations can appear as realistic as actual drawings and paintings. In this class, you will learn to set up and optimize your workspace, import sketches and prep your document for illustration. Build your skills as you create an illustration in Photoshop using an array of tools, including the brush and lasso, to manipulate its look and feel.

  • Instructor: Janet O'Neil
  • Session 2 only: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)
  • Credit Hours: 2

 

Individual courses are subject to cancellation for under-enrollment (minimum of 10 students per class).