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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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Graphic Design

      ACN-030

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Copywriting

      ACN-041

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Color:Illust/Design

      ACN-105W

      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 11 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-107W

      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 30 - DEC 11
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Beyond Story Concept

      ACN-151W

      An insider's guide to developing and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching an idea to the studio executive (the buyer)who is evaluating the viability of the project. The class goal is to move students from concept to a fleshed-out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      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 13
      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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Essential Typography

      ACN-175

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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

    • Write, Pitch/Packg Your Story

      ACN-244W

      An insider's guide to developing, pitching and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching and packaging the story to managers, agents and potential buyers. The goal of this 10-week class is to move students from concept to a fleshed out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace and mastering the three minute "elevator" pitch, as well as a fleshed out twenty minute pitch. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. Becca Topol has over 12 years of experience working in Hollywood as a screenwriter and studio executive. She has worked for Paramount (Nickelodeon Movies Division) and Fox Television Studios. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Documentary Film

      ACN-251

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 13
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Digital Magazines for IPad

      ACN-277

      In this new course, you will take publications already designed for print and repurpose them for the iPad and similar devices by integrating rich media like video, audio, Web and animation. Learn to navigate technical intricacies and problem-solve design challenges to create functional high-end digital magazines using many of the tools you already know. This seven-week course will take you through the process of learning about interactivity and applying the elements to your new digital magazine, including how to compile them into an app without writing a line of coding. This course will also demystify the concepts and jargon that come with this rapidly changing market. This course is perfect for students interested in editorial design who wish to bring their designs to a mobile device, and ideal for students concurrently enrolled in, or who have already completed, ACN-337 Editorial Design for the iPad and want to take their designs to the next level of publishing. Required: Students must have a fundamental understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

      Class regularly offered in 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 11 - NOV 13
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-291W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this seven-week workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. This class is beneficial for students and creative professionals with an interest in advertising,illustration, graphic design, photography, film and product design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      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

    • 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

    • Branding Strategy and Design

      ACN-323

      As businesses increasingly recognize the vital importance of building a strong brand to stay competitive in a global economy, there is a critical need for designers to have a more comprehensive understanding of product branding strategy. This course will address how a successful brand creates strong loyalty and builds valuable equity by establishing crucial connections with its target customers through strategically designed products and services. This is an ideal course for product designers, graphic and packaging designers and entrepreneurs.

      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Ad Portfolio Workshop

      ACN-342W

      The focus of this intermediate advertising workshop is your portfolio. Facilitated by Gary Goldsmith, Chair of Art Center's Advertising program, you will improve, add to, tighten up, and edit your books. The limited size of this workshop will permit individual attention from guest professionals and off-campus visits. Upon completion, students will have a comprehensive, well-conceived, well-produced and memorable body of work. Bring you portfolio to the first class session. Prerequisite: Introduction to Advertising or by permission of an Art Center counselor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Empowering Innovator Intensive

      ACN-474W

      What makes an innovator tick? This fast-paced intensive taught by Lynn Shook puts you center stage in the innovation equation. Abstractly, the consciousness of the innovator is infused into the innovation. With expanding awareness of the innovator, the quality of the output improves. You will engage in assessing your own skillset as an innovator; explore your inner terrain as to skillful / unskillful behaviors and thinking in the creative process; learn about ever-changing external forces that limit or support innovation; and be presented with examples of tools for finding innovative solutions. The second day of this weekend intensive will end with open sharing of student's insights.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Empowering the Innovator Lab

      ACN-475W

      This lab, taught by Lynn Shook, is a deep dive into the mind of the innovator and world in which they navigate. With expanding awareness and skillsets, the innovator gains confidence and expertise delivering a more focused, robust output. This course will bring together various perspectives and dynamics to the innovation equation to expand the innovator's awareness, weaving the humanities, transformative techniques and processes with real business issues. Key topics include: the innovator's inner world and behavioral traits/skillsets; navigating the innovator's ever-changing external world and influences; the innovator's drive to transcend limitations and test the status quo; and the nature of self/ego as friend and foe. Classes will include lectures, group discussions, video viewings and presentations. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Strategies in Inno-Visioning

      ACN-476

      Innovation is a core leadership strategy, but often approached in business in an ad hoc manner. This fast-moving course will take the mystery out of accelerating ideation to identify new sources of opportunity and value for your company. This course offers a proven proprietary step-by-step framework that has been designed to put structure in the creative process. During the 14-week experience, you will use your own company, or a selected company, to model your project.Through classroom lectures, online research and invididual and collaborative exercises you will learn how to: springboard new or re-visioned products, services, and brands; gather and translate research and creative content to produce a written/visual narrative; and present your final product, service or brand for early go/no go evaluation. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive or Empowering the Innovator Lab. A laptop with PowerPoint is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 15
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Email Strategy and Design

      ACN-594W

      As digital marketing continues to evolve, so must creative professionals. Today's sophisticated clients demand engaging, relevant and personalized content that can be read across multiple devices. This two-day hands-on workshop has been designed to help you leverage one of the most cost effective and powerful forms of digital marketing. Learn the best way to create and distribute emailsfrom developing strategies and objectives and designing engaging content, to working with responsive design, optimizing your workflow and ensuring deliverability. Topics include: pros and cons of technologies, tools, and approaches; social media integration; optimal sizes and dimensions; responsive design; layout styles; mobile optimization; key elements; text vs. HTML; graphics; links; forms; deliverability; platforms; best methods and practices, and how to effectively market your services. This workshop is essential for designers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs looking to gain a competitive edge. Does not include programming. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to a laptop with Internet access is recommended. Course formerly titled HTML Email for Designers.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Launch/Lean Design Start Up

      ACN-595W

      This weekend intensive introduces best practices and crucial tactical advice for launching a new company. Starting a new company can be very rewarding but there are many pitfalls for first-time entrepreneurs. Instructor Grant Hosford has based this workshop on his experience as a 5-time entrepreneur and his work at Pasadena incubator, Idealab (the launchpad for over 125 companies). Hosford will cover each step of defining, validating and launching your company idea. Key topics include defining your key business assumptions, testing your idea, naming and branding, identifying your early adopters, fundraising, revenue models and team building. No prerequisite, just an interest in start-ups and becoming an entrepreneur. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Video Marketing: Must Know

      ACN-600W

      Video is the medium of choice for online communications. Agencies and clients today demand engaging and interactive content that is relevant, shareable and measurable. And whether you are involved in creating websites, point of purchase displays, trade shows, exhibits or signage, video knowledge is imperative. In this one-day workshop, you'll gain the strategies, tactics and knowledge needed to enhance your marketing initiatives. Discover how to leverage the power of video, develop a video strategy, evaluate tactics and select distribution methods. Learn how to use online video to improve the reach and effectiveness of brand communications and promotions, educate and train, demonstrate, engage and sell. Topics include: content; production; pre- and post-production; encoding; budgets; delivery; optimization; measurement; challenges; OVPs; YouTube; and social media integration. This workshop is a must for designers, and marketing professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage through sought-after video marketing skills. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and access to a laptop to bring to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production class.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Response Marketing/Designers

      ACN-602W

      Direct response marketing for designers, entrepreneurs, and marketers is THE most cost effective way to get new customers for your business! However, getting consumers to do what you want, when you want, requires being well versed in media platforms, creative tactics, psychology and data analysis. In this intensive weekend course, students review actual campaigns from direct response masters Netflix, Match.com, Ford, Dollar Shave Club and more. Hear from top agency executives like Jason Burby, Chief Performance Officer at Possible Worldwide about what makes a winning campaign. Plan the launch of your own email and Google Adwords campaigns. This class is useful for designers, entrepreneurs and brand marketers - really anyone that wants to help their company grow effectively. Learn how to write powerful ad copy, pick the right keywords and measure your success. 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 Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 20 - SEP 21
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Visual Narrative Workshop

      FILM-563X

      An analysis, critique, and practice of metaphorical "visual montage" storytelling techniques created by selected iconic filmmakers. The course is designed to encourage the use and enhance comprehension of metaphorical/abstract imagery in filmmaking. Students practice montage techniques through a variety of personal visual experimentations and interpretive critiques. The ability to effectively communicate concepts without the use of traditional language can provide a "universal voice" for filmmakers. This course may be taken multiple times if appropriate and supported by the course professor. + Production Sound An extension to Visual Storytelling Workshop that covers the fundamentals of recording sound on set, and provides an introduction to using sound practically and creatively. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • Visual Storytelling Tech

      FILM-630X

      Students will experiment with how to creatively use various aspects of the cinematographer's craft -- lighting, camera movement, framing, lens choice, depth of field, color, composition, etc. as they relate to telling the story through visual means. + Production Workflow An extension to Advanced Cinematography Seminar, with a condensed introduction to professional production workflow methods and standards. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 11:00AM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      OCT 24
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Archetype Press
    • Traditional Letterpress

      ACN-553W

      Learn to appreciate the beauty and craft of hand-set type using Archetype Press' extensive collection of wood and foundry type. This seven-week course expands upon the basic foundation covered in Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Short assigned projects will deepen your understanding of the traditional analog methods explored in this class. Note: no photopolymer plates will be utilized.

      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 13
      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 27 - SEP 28
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 materials fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Valentine Card Letterpress Wk

      ACN-580W

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Business & Design Management
    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      In Rapid Problem Solving: The Art of Invention, students will 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 undergraduate Product Design major or graduate Industrial Design program. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Invention Innovation Seminar

      ACN-099W

      Do you dream of moving your design ideas into production? Is self-manufacturing or product licensing your best option? Krystina Castella is an industrial designer with more than 60 product lines distributed throughout the world, including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, and housewares. In this one-day seminar, she will teach you how to get an idea for a product out of your head and into the stores by uniting design and business strategies throughout the entire process. Learn more about market research, structuring product lines, prototyping, working with manufacturing vendors, building distribution systems and finding sales representatives. Discover what to include in a business plan that will attract investors. Leave the class with sample contracts, agreements, and an information sourcebook in hand. Concurrent enrollment in Invention Innovation: Manufacturing and Licensing Products is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • All About the Lens

      ACN-100W

      Have you been thinking about purchasing a new DSLR? Not so fast! Professionals all over the world agree that you should really be investing in your lenses. While new cameras come and go every year, a quality lens can last decades and open doors to your creativity. But why are some lenses so expensive, what types of lenses are best for digital photography and what lens is right for you? Join Dylan Borgman, an accomplished photographer and digital capture technician, for a one-day workshop where you will learn everything you need to know about lenses so you can make informed decisions about your next equipment purchase. Course will cover: Zooms and Primes, Aperture, Distortion,Chromatic Aberration, Transmittance, Sharpness, Image Stabilization and Lens Accessories. Prerequisite: Photo 101 or Basics of Digital Photography strongly recommended but not required.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-291W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this seven-week workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. This class is beneficial for students and creative professionals with an interest in advertising,illustration, graphic design, photography, film and product design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      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

    • Branding Strategy and Design

      ACN-323

      As businesses increasingly recognize the vital importance of building a strong brand to stay competitive in a global economy, there is a critical need for designers to have a more comprehensive understanding of product branding strategy. This course will address how a successful brand creates strong loyalty and builds valuable equity by establishing crucial connections with its target customers through strategically designed products and services. This is an ideal course for product designers, graphic and packaging designers and entrepreneurs.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Service-Based Products: Design

      ACN-350W

      Expand your knowledge of product design in this introductory course that focuses on the design and development of service-based products for categories such as Internet, software, financial, insurance and healthcare services. Whether you are designing an intangible experience or creating a service-based extension to a tangible product, many of the fundamental design processes for services are similar to designing a product you can touch. You will be introduced to the front-end innovation stages for services, learn key distinctions between tangible and intangible service-based product design, and design a service-based product as a standalone offering or as a value-added extension of a tangible product. Class discussions will include case studies of service-based adjacencies offered by different companies and regulatory, legal or other design or development activities specific to services. This is an ideal course for those interested in product design, product development or product management of service-based products for individual or commercial consumers. It is especially useful for individuals interested in service-based extensions to tangible products.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Empowering Innovator Intensive

      ACN-474W

      What makes an innovator tick? This fast-paced intensive taught by Lynn Shook puts you center stage in the innovation equation. Abstractly, the consciousness of the innovator is infused into the innovation. With expanding awareness of the innovator, the quality of the output improves. You will engage in assessing your own skillset as an innovator; explore your inner terrain as to skillful / unskillful behaviors and thinking in the creative process; learn about ever-changing external forces that limit or support innovation; and be presented with examples of tools for finding innovative solutions. The second day of this weekend intensive will end with open sharing of student's insights.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Empowering the Innovator Lab

      ACN-475W

      This lab, taught by Lynn Shook, is a deep dive into the mind of the innovator and world in which they navigate. With expanding awareness and skillsets, the innovator gains confidence and expertise delivering a more focused, robust output. This course will bring together various perspectives and dynamics to the innovation equation to expand the innovator's awareness, weaving the humanities, transformative techniques and processes with real business issues. Key topics include: the innovator's inner world and behavioral traits/skillsets; navigating the innovator's ever-changing external world and influences; the innovator's drive to transcend limitations and test the status quo; and the nature of self/ego as friend and foe. Classes will include lectures, group discussions, video viewings and presentations. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Strategies in Inno-Visioning

      ACN-476

      Innovation is a core leadership strategy, but often approached in business in an ad hoc manner. This fast-moving course will take the mystery out of accelerating ideation to identify new sources of opportunity and value for your company. This course offers a proven proprietary step-by-step framework that has been designed to put structure in the creative process. During the 14-week experience, you will use your own company, or a selected company, to model your project.Through classroom lectures, online research and invididual and collaborative exercises you will learn how to: springboard new or re-visioned products, services, and brands; gather and translate research and creative content to produce a written/visual narrative; and present your final product, service or brand for early go/no go evaluation. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive or Empowering the Innovator Lab. A laptop with PowerPoint is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • The 'Business' of Photography

      ACN-494W

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Forming the Dream: Cmc 2

      ACN-496W

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

      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)

      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 27
      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

    • Extreme Negotiations

      ACN-569W

      The successful negotiation of deals and contracts is a vital life skill. Whether you are negotiating jobs and salaries, or you are an employee making business deals on behalf of an organization, this one-day seminar will arm you with the necessary skills to negotiate difficult situations. During the seminar, you will tackle both short and longer negotiations as you evaluate both your own skills and those of your classmates. By understanding your own strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator, you will learn how to play to your style and how to assess the style, strengths and weaknesses of the other side. Learn how to say "yes" or "no" graciously, how to handle the evolution of the negotiation, how to assess what happened in a negotiation, and how to move forward. Seminar will include a "lunch negotiation," so please bring cash for lunch (you are also welcome to bring a box lunch instead). Please also bring your laptop to conduct quick research for in-class scenarios. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following this seminar to answer follow-up questions from enrolled students.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Business Info: Arts/Designers

      ACN-586W

      Whether you're an established professional or embarking on a new creatively entrepreneurial adventure, this intensive seminar covers a range of business topics vital to artists and designers. After an overview of copyright, trademark and patent issues, the discussion will move to negotiating deals, contract basics for design and other services rendered on a freelance or employment basis, and contracts you need to understand to make the most of your business opportunities to sell or license creative works. Ms. Katz will be available via email for one month following this seminar to answer questions from enrolled students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 15
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Email Strategy and Design

      ACN-594W

      As digital marketing continues to evolve, so must creative professionals. Today's sophisticated clients demand engaging, relevant and personalized content that can be read across multiple devices. This two-day hands-on workshop has been designed to help you leverage one of the most cost effective and powerful forms of digital marketing. Learn the best way to create and distribute emailsfrom developing strategies and objectives and designing engaging content, to working with responsive design, optimizing your workflow and ensuring deliverability. Topics include: pros and cons of technologies, tools, and approaches; social media integration; optimal sizes and dimensions; responsive design; layout styles; mobile optimization; key elements; text vs. HTML; graphics; links; forms; deliverability; platforms; best methods and practices, and how to effectively market your services. This workshop is essential for designers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs looking to gain a competitive edge. Does not include programming. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to a laptop with Internet access is recommended. Course formerly titled HTML Email for Designers.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Launch/Lean Design Start Up

      ACN-595W

      This weekend intensive introduces best practices and crucial tactical advice for launching a new company. Starting a new company can be very rewarding but there are many pitfalls for first-time entrepreneurs. Instructor Grant Hosford has based this workshop on his experience as a 5-time entrepreneur and his work at Pasadena incubator, Idealab (the launchpad for over 125 companies). Hosford will cover each step of defining, validating and launching your company idea. Key topics include defining your key business assumptions, testing your idea, naming and branding, identifying your early adopters, fundraising, revenue models and team building. No prerequisite, just an interest in start-ups and becoming an entrepreneur. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Social Media Marketing

      ACN-599W

      Old days: "Didn't you read my blog?" Today: "Didn't you read my post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+." Marketing today isn't about e-mail blasting; it's about relationships and how you can creatively deliver a concept that's going to work for your client. In this seven-week intensive we will examine how to present yourself as the brand, show you how to present your work in a professional manner, fine-tune what is right for you and create a network to launch you to your next step. We will also explore the myriad ways to connect with and stay connected with your clients. This class is ideal for illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and other working professionals who need a push, a portfolio refresh or inspiration. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Video Marketing: Must Know

      ACN-600W

      Video is the medium of choice for online communications. Agencies and clients today demand engaging and interactive content that is relevant, shareable and measurable. And whether you are involved in creating websites, point of purchase displays, trade shows, exhibits or signage, video knowledge is imperative. In this one-day workshop, you'll gain the strategies, tactics and knowledge needed to enhance your marketing initiatives. Discover how to leverage the power of video, develop a video strategy, evaluate tactics and select distribution methods. Learn how to use online video to improve the reach and effectiveness of brand communications and promotions, educate and train, demonstrate, engage and sell. Topics include: content; production; pre- and post-production; encoding; budgets; delivery; optimization; measurement; challenges; OVPs; YouTube; and social media integration. This workshop is a must for designers, and marketing professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage through sought-after video marketing skills. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and access to a laptop to bring to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production class.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Response Marketing/Designers

      ACN-602W

      Direct response marketing for designers, entrepreneurs, and marketers is THE most cost effective way to get new customers for your business! However, getting consumers to do what you want, when you want, requires being well versed in media platforms, creative tactics, psychology and data analysis. In this intensive weekend course, students review actual campaigns from direct response masters Netflix, Match.com, Ford, Dollar Shave Club and more. Hear from top agency executives like Jason Burby, Chief Performance Officer at Possible Worldwide about what makes a winning campaign. Plan the launch of your own email and Google Adwords campaigns. This class is useful for designers, entrepreneurs and brand marketers - really anyone that wants to help their company grow effectively. Learn how to write powerful ad copy, pick the right keywords and measure your success. 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 Fall and Spring

    • YouTube Marketing Strategy

      ACN-603W

      With over a billion videos watched everyday, YouTube has profoundly changed the way we produce, watch and share video content. Essential for every successful marketing program, YouTube can increase your visibility, generate leads and give you a competitive advantage. Whether you are new to YouTube or need to advance your video marketing skills, this one-day hands-on workshop will give you a better understanding of the video sharing network and demonstrate how to design and optimize your YouTube channel and videos. You'll learn how to: start an account; view, upload, and share videos; build a following; and promote videos on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Topics include: best practices; video production tips; channel development, design and optimization; branding and customizing; annotations, captions and subtitles; uploading and publishing; playlists; integration; promotion/advertising; engagement; sharing; monetizing; and analytics. This course is a must for entrepreneurs, brand marketers, and creative professionals who are ready to generate leads and grow business. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and Adobe Photoshop, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Bring an Internet-ready laptop to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production course.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Social Media Design & Marketin

      ACN-605W

      Are you a creative, marketing professional or business owner? Are you looking to build your business using LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook? Whether you are just starting out or have a well-defined social marketing plan, social media knowledge is essential. Social media marketing today is vastly different than it was even three years ago-new channels, platforms and devices have led to the expectation that creative and marketing professionals will deliver engaging, highly relevant and personalized experiences. In this two-day hands-on workshop you will learn-without any programming required-how to develop a solid foundation and social marketing strategy; how to set up and brand accounts; and how to optimize, integrate and measure your social media channels. Discover must-have third party tools to help you easily and efficiently manage your multiple accounts and budget-friendly and enterprise level resources to help you leverage those accounts. Topics include: key channels and tactics; tools and resources; content; visual requirements and specifications; best practices; building relationships; engagement opportunities; blogging; promoting; monitoring; and sharing. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and Adobe Photoshop, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to an Internet-ready laptop to bring to class.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 20 - SEP 21
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

  • Digital Media
    • Adv Photoshop: Selections Pro

      ACN-065W

      Adv. Photoshop: make Selections Like a Pro This highly interactive 3-week workshop will introduce you to the broad array of selection methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered are the Pen Tool, Lasso Tool, Color Range, Refine Edge, Quick Mask, Alpha Channels as well as learning how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, students are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. The workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2 or equivalent skills.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Adv Photoshop Color Adjustment

      ACN-066W

      Adv. Photoshop: Advanced Color Adjustments This highly interactive 3-week workshop introduces students to the broad array of color-altering methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered include Curves, Selective Color, advanced use of Hue Saturation, as well as how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, you are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. This workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisite: Adv. Photoshop: Make Selections Like a Pro.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Adobe Muse: Web Design

      ACN-067W

      Adobe Muse: Web Design Made Simple Learning Dreamweaver is great for professional website developers, but what about the graphic designers, artists and non-designers who cannot take the time to learn Dreamweaver, HTML code, CSS or Java Script? Adobe Muse offers an easier alternative; at the end of this 7-week introductory course, you can have a functioning website live on the Internet. While Muse is not a replacement for Dreamweaver, it offers unparalleled control over website design when compared to the generic "themed templates" of other applications. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2, or equivalent skills, plus access to Adobe Muse outside of class (available as a monthly or annual subscription).

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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 13
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Fashion Illustration

      ACN-109W

      While hand-drawing is still a must, the fashion industry increasingly demands more productivity and versatility from those who are starting out. This course will provide a constructive lesson on using Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based fashion industry standard design application, and skills that are essential for those pursuing careers in fashion. Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to create flats of simple items such as tops, skirts, and shirts, then gradually learn more advanced vector-based illustration skills. Hone your presentation techniques and develop skills in drawing fashion croquis, fashion apparel, fashion flats and textile design.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 13
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals

      ACN-194

      This course presents a practical introduction to the challenges of designing for the Web. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization, page layout and design for online media. Photoshop and Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a Web site incorporating Web code such as cascading style sheets, the format and layout standard in Web page layout. This class is ideal for those who are new to Web site design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class. 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 13
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-196

      An online, practical introduction to the challenges of designing for the Web. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization, page layout and design for online media. Photoshop and Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website incorporating Web code such as cascading style sheets, the format and layout standard in web page layout. This class is ideal for those who are new to design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Magazines for IPad

      ACN-277

      In this new course, you will take publications already designed for print and repurpose them for the iPad and similar devices by integrating rich media like video, audio, Web and animation. Learn to navigate technical intricacies and problem-solve design challenges to create functional high-end digital magazines using many of the tools you already know. This seven-week course will take you through the process of learning about interactivity and applying the elements to your new digital magazine, including how to compile them into an app without writing a line of coding. This course will also demystify the concepts and jargon that come with this rapidly changing market. This course is perfect for students interested in editorial design who wish to bring their designs to a mobile device, and ideal for students concurrently enrolled in, or who have already completed, ACN-337 Editorial Design for the iPad and want to take their designs to the next level of publishing. Required: Students must have a fundamental understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

      Class regularly offered in 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 11 - OCT 23
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to ZBrush

      ACN-292

      Open your eyes to a revolution in digital art. 3D sculpting using zBrush is a vital tool in the creation of complex models, textures and digital illustration. Beginners and intermediate students alike will find the artistic interaction between Wacom tablet and computer liberating as they mold virtual clay into complex and photographically realistic organic forms. zBrush easily integrates with leading 3D software such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Modo. Take your digital work to the next level with zBrush and sculpt your future.

    • 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 30 - DEC 11
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Email Strategy and Design

      ACN-594W

      As digital marketing continues to evolve, so must creative professionals. Today's sophisticated clients demand engaging, relevant and personalized content that can be read across multiple devices. This two-day hands-on workshop has been designed to help you leverage one of the most cost effective and powerful forms of digital marketing. Learn the best way to create and distribute emailsfrom developing strategies and objectives and designing engaging content, to working with responsive design, optimizing your workflow and ensuring deliverability. Topics include: pros and cons of technologies, tools, and approaches; social media integration; optimal sizes and dimensions; responsive design; layout styles; mobile optimization; key elements; text vs. HTML; graphics; links; forms; deliverability; platforms; best methods and practices, and how to effectively market your services. This workshop is essential for designers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs looking to gain a competitive edge. Does not include programming. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to a laptop with Internet access is recommended. Course formerly titled HTML Email for Designers.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Social Media Marketing

      ACN-599W

      Old days: "Didn't you read my blog?" Today: "Didn't you read my post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+." Marketing today isn't about e-mail blasting; it's about relationships and how you can creatively deliver a concept that's going to work for your client. In this seven-week intensive we will examine how to present yourself as the brand, show you how to present your work in a professional manner, fine-tune what is right for you and create a network to launch you to your next step. We will also explore the myriad ways to connect with and stay connected with your clients. This class is ideal for illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and other working professionals who need a push, a portfolio refresh or inspiration. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Video Marketing: Must Know

      ACN-600W

      Video is the medium of choice for online communications. Agencies and clients today demand engaging and interactive content that is relevant, shareable and measurable. And whether you are involved in creating websites, point of purchase displays, trade shows, exhibits or signage, video knowledge is imperative. In this one-day workshop, you'll gain the strategies, tactics and knowledge needed to enhance your marketing initiatives. Discover how to leverage the power of video, develop a video strategy, evaluate tactics and select distribution methods. Learn how to use online video to improve the reach and effectiveness of brand communications and promotions, educate and train, demonstrate, engage and sell. Topics include: content; production; pre- and post-production; encoding; budgets; delivery; optimization; measurement; challenges; OVPs; YouTube; and social media integration. This workshop is a must for designers, and marketing professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage through sought-after video marketing skills. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and access to a laptop to bring to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production class.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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 13
      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 08 - NOV 24
      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 13
      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: Digital Painting for Entertainment. Access to a laptop with a recent version of Photoshop is also highly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-063

      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. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. Enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Digital Painting Entertainment

      ACN-068

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13 - OCT 25
      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
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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

    • Animated Illustrations

      ACN-183

      With the advent of social media, blogs and new venues for illustrators to promote themselves, understanding how to create moving illustrations is becoming a necessary skill. This class takes you on a digital adventure through the world of animation for the Internet. Using Photoshop, Fireworks and After Effects, this class will teach you how to animate your illustrations and export them as gifs, movies, and other media to post on the web, to your blogs and in your online portfolio. Skills learned in this class can be applied to advertising, editorial for online articles, web comics, animated headers and banners, and anything else that takes an illustration and adds motion to it. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      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.

      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.

      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

  • 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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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

    • 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 23 - NOV 06
      2 units / $830 + $100 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Invention Innovation Seminar

      ACN-099W

      Do you dream of moving your design ideas into production? Is self-manufacturing or product licensing your best option? Krystina Castella is an industrial designer with more than 60 product lines distributed throughout the world, including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, and housewares. In this one-day seminar, she will teach you how to get an idea for a product out of your head and into the stores by uniting design and business strategies throughout the entire process. Learn more about market research, structuring product lines, prototyping, working with manufacturing vendors, building distribution systems and finding sales representatives. Discover what to include in a business plan that will attract investors. Leave the class with sample contracts, agreements, and an information sourcebook in hand. Concurrent enrollment in Invention Innovation: Manufacturing and Licensing Products is strongly recommended.

      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 13
      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 08 - NOV 24
      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.

      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

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-318W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this one day workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      An ideal course for DIY home improvement enthusiasts who would rather give up their first-born than let anyone else design their dream project for them. This workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), offers a hands-on introduction to "architectural" thinking that can be adopted by anyone. Having been able to experience the thrill, the satisfaction of forging her own way, DIYally strongly believes in encouraging self-reliance in others. And, as architect on demand, she incites DIY home improvement enthusiasts by offering advice without strings. Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. Learn how to develop a parti - a singular bold idea that allows you to define something without knowing what it is yet. Discover how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process. Prerequisite: desire for self-expression.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and 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.

    • 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 27
      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
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 04
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Fashion Illustration

      ACN-109W

      While hand-drawing is still a must, the fashion industry increasingly demands more productivity and versatility from those who are starting out. This course will provide a constructive lesson on using Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based fashion industry standard design application, and skills that are essential for those pursuing careers in fashion. Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to create flats of simple items such as tops, skirts, and shirts, then gradually learn more advanced vector-based illustration skills. Hone your presentation techniques and develop skills in drawing fashion croquis, fashion apparel, fashion flats and textile design.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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.

      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.

      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Quick Sketch for Entertainment

      ACN-069W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY 09:00AM-12:00PM
      SEP 13 - OCT 25
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Creative Writing

      ACN-121

      Do you dream of being a published author, or just want to open up a new mode of self-expression? Whether you're a seasoned writer or just testing the waters, this course will help you realize your ambitions to put word to page whether you gravitate to fiction, poetry, or something in between. Under the guidance of long-time Art Center professor Dennis Phillips, author of over a dozen books of poetry and fiction, this course offers a workshop-setting in which the skills and practice of writing meet the limitless frontiers of the imagination.

      Class regularly offered in 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

    • Intermediate Photo Methods

      ACN-143

      This intermediate class emphasizes visual communication, lighting, composition and developing a personal point of view. Assignments range from still life and portraiture to advertising and conceptual thinking. Students work in black and white and may choose between traditional silver-based or digital imagery. Interpretive assignments are designed to challenge how students think about and approach their work. Please bring portfolios to the first class meeting.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Beyond Story Concept

      ACN-151W

      An insider's guide to developing and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching an idea to the studio executive (the buyer)who is evaluating the viability of the project. The class goal is to move students from concept to a fleshed-out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Write, Pitch/Packg Your Story

      ACN-244W

      An insider's guide to developing, pitching and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching and packaging the story to managers, agents and potential buyers. The goal of this 10-week class is to move students from concept to a fleshed out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace and mastering the three minute "elevator" pitch, as well as a fleshed out twenty minute pitch. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. Becca Topol has over 12 years of experience working in Hollywood as a screenwriter and studio executive. She has worked for Paramount (Nickelodeon Movies Division) and Fox Television Studios. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Filmmaking 2

      ACN-252

      In this new course that expands and refines filmmaking techniques learned in Introduction to Filmmaking, students will take a 10- to 15-minute narrative film from concept through pre- and post-production to a completed presentation suitable for general viewing. Students will also: expand their knowledge of screenwriting and production scheduling; refine their directorial and editing techniques; and have a chance to produce a meaningful portfolio-quality film.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Documentary Film Production 2

      ACN-253

      Have you successfully completed Introduction to Documentary Film and want to further hone your skills in non-fiction filmmaking? In this follow-up class modeled after a small production unit, you will work in a group of 3-5 students on a number of projects. Classes will include screenings of dailies, rough cuts and related works and be followed by discussions of research methodology and production issues. To provide you with a broad spectrum of styles and approaches to the non-fiction form, films and videos by other filmmakers will be regularly screened and discussed. Prerequisite: Introduction to Documentary Film or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Students are required to have their own digital video cameras and access to digital editing systems.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      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 15
      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

  • Fine Art Media
    • Printmaking: Optional Lab

      ACN-001L

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY , FRIDAY 10:00AM-10:00PM
      SEP 25 - DEC 05
      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Figure Drawing

      ACN-009

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-03:00PM
      (Section 3) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Drawing From Square One

      ACN-010W

      "Square One" is the starting place for any genuine expression. Its qualities are openness, inquisitiveness, directness and, often, bewilderment. Even a long-term project can be approached with a fresh start at any point. This workshop is designed to help you develop trust in your perceptions by working with instinct and investigation, and challenge your preconceptions by experimenting with scale, rhythm, line, contrast and color. A variety of wet and dry media will be used. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Meditation / Creative Mind

      ACN-018W

      "My creative process is a meditation," a phrase often spoken. The creative process is inherently contemplative, however it is not the same as meditation. Meditation serves to significantly enhance our creative process and our viewing process. It does so by helping us synchronize mind and body, right and left hemispheres of the brain, and our intuitive and intellectual abilities. By engaging in the mindfulness and awareness practices found in meditation we discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression. Through a series of practices, you will experience that creativity is more about relaxing boundaries than gearing up to accomplish a goal. This course 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 us better connect to ourselves, our experience, and the world as it is. Two sessions will be museum field trips to practice contemplative viewing.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 27 - NOV 15
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in 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 04
      Noncredit / $195

      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Color:Illust/Design

      ACN-105W

      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 11 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      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 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-107W

      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 30 - DEC 11
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • The Modern Figure

      ACN-110W

      The human body has long been an inspirational catalyst to the creation of art. Drawings of the human figure can be traced back to prehistoric time. But how the human body has been depicted, described, recreated and re-imagined has been as varied as human history itself. In this class, we will draw from the live model and create figurative artwork (drawings) starting with an emphasis on abstraction, then moving towards realism and then back to abstracting the human body. We will look at a variety of figurative art, from cave paintings to contemporary figure drawings.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Meditation / Creative Mind 2

      ACN-112W

      In part one of Meditation and the Creative Mind, you learned the benefits of meditation and the importance of seeing things as they truly are in our creative and viewing processes. In this eight-week continuation course, you will explore meditation-in-action practices that reveal not only the simplicity of seeing things as they are, but also the complexity of seeing things as they are-the natural connections between colors, shapes, the seasons, the elements, our emotions, and 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, negativity and self-consciousness, you will explore the editing process where these 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.

      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 14 - OCT 26
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 11
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Children's Picture Books

      ACN-120W

      This weekend intensive, co-taught by author-illustrator Marla Frazee and editor-publisher Allyn Johnston, will shed light on what picture books are, why they matter and move us, the editorial/author-illustrator relationship and process, and what a person needs to know in order to submit their work to publishers. This informative workshop is ideal for writers, illustrators, designers or anyone with an interest and passion for children's books. Open to adults of all levels of ability. Supplies needed: please bring notebook, paper, pencils, scissors, tape/glue sticks, and googly eyes (optional).

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Creative Writing

      ACN-121

      Do you dream of being a published author, or just want to open up a new mode of self-expression? Whether you're a seasoned writer or just testing the waters, this course will help you realize your ambitions to put word to page whether you gravitate to fiction, poetry, or something in between. Under the guidance of long-time Art Center professor Dennis Phillips, author of over a dozen books of poetry and fiction, this course offers a workshop-setting in which the skills and practice of writing meet the limitless frontiers of the imagination.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 23 - DEC 02
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exploring Dynamic Objects

      ACN-137

      Before you can successfully create sculptures or make art, this course will challenge you to expand your definition of objects and object-making past the notion of craftsmanship to consider how objects can engage us emotionally and conceptually. Hands-on projects will allow you to practice a range of conceptual as well as practical skills in order to expand your awareness of three-dimensional objects beyond height, width, and length and delve into the dynamics of interaction, representation, and environment. Each project will offer you the opportunity to work with new tools and materials as you explore how these relate to the concepts presented in class. This course is ideal for fine art, illustration, environmental design, and industrial design students who want to incorporate three-dimensional objects into their work.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Beyond Story Concept

      ACN-151W

      An insider's guide to developing and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching an idea to the studio executive (the buyer)who is evaluating the viability of the project. The class goal is to move students from concept to a fleshed-out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      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 Fall and Spring

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157W

      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intermediate Figure Drawing

      ACN-161

      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.

      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 13
      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

    • Figure Drawing: Beyond B/W

      ACN-170

      People often think of figure drawing merely as black lines on white paper, but drawing 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 media, including pastels, colored pencils, inks, prepared grounds and mixed media. Class projects will be inspired by the techniques and color palettes of various 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 Summer

    • Mastering Oil Painting

      ACN-171W

      After more than 700 hundred years, oil painting is still the ultimate artist's medium. Mastering this unparalleled means for visual expression is more dependent on the knowledge of its materials than any other painter's medium. Yet, little comprehensive information is readily available, and what is found is often confusing, contradictory, or shrouded in mystery. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion, this one-day intensive seminar on oil painting materials will offer the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to tame this medium and explore its vast potential for expression. This seminar will also offer solutions to working safely as well as how to produce artwork that will last for generations. Appropriate for painters of all levels.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Acrylics/Watercolors

      ACN-172W

      Acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums provide endless possibilities for painterly expression, and yet few of us ever go beyond the basics. This one-day seminar provides the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to master the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion 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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Grant Writing and Exhibitions

      ACN-180W

      Finding the Fit: Grant Writing and Exhibitions A career is not the lottery nor waiting around for the lucky break. It's finding a good fit, or several dozen, and courting them with your ideas, work and voice. This seven-week intensive provides an introduction to: building a long-term network of curators, gallerists and artist colleagues; creating unique and tailored writing for grants and exhibition opportunities; and identifying what is a good fit for your work and your future. This course focuses on in-person networking, letters of introduction, developing a website, power point lectures, email blasts and grant research and writing. Exhibition space field trip included.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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.

      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.

      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Comic Book/Graphic Novels

      ACN-229

      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

    • 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

    • Write, Pitch/Packg Your Story

      ACN-244W

      An insider's guide to developing, pitching and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching and packaging the story to managers, agents and potential buyers. The goal of this 10-week class is to move students from concept to a fleshed out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace and mastering the three minute "elevator" pitch, as well as a fleshed out twenty minute pitch. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. Becca Topol has over 12 years of experience working in Hollywood as a screenwriter and studio executive. She has worked for Paramount (Nickelodeon Movies Division) and Fox Television Studios. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • 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.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Shoebox Tales

      ACN-259W

      Shoebox Tales Mixed media and sequential art are combined to create a unique visual storytelling experience in this new summer workshop. You will explore different techniques for creating compelling stories and use characters created from clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric as elements in these stories. Containers such as (shoe)boxes and frames become the foundation for your dioramic compositions. This is an ideal course for illustration and fine art students seeking a unique addition to their portfolio. Prerequisites: Prior coursework in figure drawing, character design, or illustration, or by permission of an Art Center counselor. Experience working with polymeric clay, paper clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric is also required.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Photography As Contemp Art

      ACN-273

      In this studio course, students will investigate new ways to map and represent temporal, spatial and personal experiences. To help expand and stimulate visual perception, students will explore a variety of strategies used in the production of photo-based art, including documentation, series, performance, collaboration and text. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critiques, viewings and discussions of contemporary art works. A field trip, guest lectures and readings will cover issues in contemporary art relevant to photography. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process, experimentation, and on how artists express their ideas. An exhibition of work produced during the term will be discussed. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Photography As Contemp Art

      ACN-273W

      In this studio course, students will investigate new ways to map and represent temporal, spatial and personal experiences. To help expand and stimulate visual perception, students will explore a variety of strategies used in the production of photo-based art, including documentation, series, performance, collaboration and text. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critiques, viewings and discussions of contemporary art works. A field trip, guest lectures and readings will cover issues in contemporary art relevant to photography. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process, experimentation, and on how artists express their ideas. An exhibition of work produced during the term will be discussed. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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

    • Love for the Drawing Line

      ACN-320

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Experimental Illustration Wksp

      ACN-326

      In a competitive marketplace, refining your individual point of view is critical to a successful and rewarding career in the visual arts. This is an ideal portfolio refinement class for art students to develop and produce dynamic work for exhibition, print and multimedia projects. Explore a variety of media and techniques. Class projects can be tailored to meet individual needs. Please bring samples of recent art projects to the first class meeting. Prerequisite: Illustration Techniques or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Head Painting: Part 1

      ACN-330W

      This course is divided into two distinct seven-week parts. In Part 1, you will become familiar with the "classical method," a method used by the great masters of the Renaissance and the Northern European traditions and which remains unequalled in its expressiveness and understanding of the human form, tone and color. From this method, you will learn to break up the painting process into different phases, while enhancing your capacity for creative expression. The classical method provides all the tools you will ever need to evaluate your work and to avoid getting stuck in a painting gone wrong. You will know what to do to solve common problems.

      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Head Painting: Part 2

      ACN-331W

      In this seven-week follow-up class, you will use methods learned in Head Painting: Part 1 to 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. You are encouraged to explore and develop individual techniques and styles.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sculpting/Human Form Intensive

      ACN-338W

      Take your life-drawing skills to the third dimension. In this course, you will use clay to sculpt life studies based on the human form. Class will stress working with a live model to create quick studies that emphasize the rhythm, gesture and interplay of volume in the model's poses.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Collage Club

      ACN-361W

      Come join Sketchbook Club! Enjoy a fun, relaxing and inspiring class where you can learn new creative techniques and approaches to image-making and book arts. We'll meet on campus once a month, then 'meet' online in between class sessions via the class' Facebook page. You'll also use Facebook as you continue to work on projects at home and to stay in contact with your classmates and instructor. The first hour of each in-class meeting will begin with a light potluck/snack-time and a sociable "show and tell" of recent work and inspirations, followed by a featured mixed media sketchbook project that incorporates various elements of drawing, painting and collage. Great for beginners, intermediate students or professionals longing for some creative fun. Recommended supplies: one or more sketchbooks, acrylic paints, water cup, brushes, Yes! paste, glue stick or Linco adhesive, scissors, old magazines, books, maps, collage papers, photo's, pencils, pens, markers, rubber stamps. Please also bring some artwork (sketchbook-related or otherwise) for show-and-tell. Light snacks will be provided, but students are invited to bring potluck items to share.This class meets once a month on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, + August 12.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Free to Create

      ACN-363W

      Learn the skills necessary to move the creative process from struggle to ease. We were designed to create; the right brain contains everything necessary. But often history and thoughts hinder results. Get clarity about the creative dreams already inside. Remove the blocks that hinder their expression such as procrastination, perfectionism and self-doubt. Learn how to manage the creative process so that creative action will be taken. The class uses the writings of Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way to guide weekly discussions and invites connection within to find solutions. This experiential approach to coaching brings new awareness and the tools needed to remain productive and happy. Business expertise guides dreams to reality. For those tired of struggling, this is the way to get out of the rut, or the hamster wheel, and move onward toward your creative potential.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Collage

      ACN-366

      Explore the beauty and richness of a wide variety of materials as you create small and large mixed media works of art. Experience the powerful synergy of combining traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques to express your uniquely personal vision. The two- or three-dimensional projects you create can range from abstract to representational, and can include photographs, drawings, writing, found objects, textiles and papers. Open to students of all levels.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 13
      2 units / $830 + $85 materials fee

      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 13
      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.

      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 13
      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 15
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 contrasting values, methodologies and strategies for painting today. Students will work in class and explore various painting 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Installation Concepts

      ART-231X

      This class investigates everything outside the gallery, starting with the history of landscape painting. The relationship of site to the viewer is examined with regards to gardens, earthworks and performance. Issues of context and collaboration are explored through a curated show of site specific works.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Properties: Artistic Materials

      HSCI-218X

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

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

    • Drawing for Illustration

      ILL-305X

      Life drawing from the nude and clothed model forms the foundation of in-class drawing exercises. In addition, you will explore other media including pen and ink as well as sculptural materials for individual expression. Twentieth-century art is presented as a means of understanding the range of possibilities of formal and conceptual relationships. Personal expression is encouraged as you begin the process of finding your own artistic voice and direction. 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
      MONDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960 + Lab Fee $125

      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 13
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Japanese Art Techniques

      INT-352X

      This course combines both theory and hands-on practice of Japanese papermaking, watercolor and sumi-e painting techniques. Using the Nagashi-Zuki method of papermaking, students will learn two distinctive Japanese papermaking techniques-cast paper and decorative paper-and how to integrate them in the creation of colorful 3D works of art. Learn hand-casting techniques such as draping, wrapping, tying, twisting and hand-forming. The course also covers color and pattern control through decorative papermaking techniques using dyes, stencils and watercolors. An additional fee of $65 to be paid directly to the instructor for imported materials provided in class.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • TDS: Second Nature

      TDS-320X

      A trans-disciplinary studio exploring ideas on cultural representation of nature and new strategies for depicting landscape. In this class there will be two major projects, critiques, lectures and related field trips.

  • 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.

      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 13
      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Graphic Design

      ACN-030

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Copywriting

      ACN-041

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Color:Illust/Design

      ACN-105W

      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 11 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-107W

      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 30 - DEC 11
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      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 13
      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 13
      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-194

      This course presents a practical introduction to the challenges of designing for the Web. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization, page layout and design for online media. Photoshop and Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a Web site incorporating Web code such as cascading style sheets, the format and layout standard in Web page layout. This class is ideal for those who are new to Web site design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class. 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 13
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-196

      An online, practical introduction to the challenges of designing for the Web. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization, page layout and design for online media. Photoshop and Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website incorporating Web code such as cascading style sheets, the format and layout standard in web page layout. This class is ideal for those who are new to design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Package Design

      ACN-256

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Magazines for IPad

      ACN-277

      In this new course, you will take publications already designed for print and repurpose them for the iPad and similar devices by integrating rich media like video, audio, Web and animation. Learn to navigate technical intricacies and problem-solve design challenges to create functional high-end digital magazines using many of the tools you already know. This seven-week course will take you through the process of learning about interactivity and applying the elements to your new digital magazine, including how to compile them into an app without writing a line of coding. This course will also demystify the concepts and jargon that come with this rapidly changing market. This course is perfect for students interested in editorial design who wish to bring their designs to a mobile device, and ideal for students concurrently enrolled in, or who have already completed, ACN-337 Editorial Design for the iPad and want to take their designs to the next level of publishing. Required: Students must have a fundamental understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

      Class regularly offered in 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 11 - OCT 23
      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 11 - NOV 13
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-291W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this seven-week workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. This class is beneficial for students and creative professionals with an interest in advertising,illustration, graphic design, photography, film and product design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 30 - DEC 11
      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

    • 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

    • Branding Strategy and Design

      ACN-323

      As businesses increasingly recognize the vital importance of building a strong brand to stay competitive in a global economy, there is a critical need for designers to have a more comprehensive understanding of product branding strategy. This course will address how a successful brand creates strong loyalty and builds valuable equity by establishing crucial connections with its target customers through strategically designed products and services. This is an ideal course for product designers, graphic and packaging designers and entrepreneurs.

      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Ad Portfolio Workshop

      ACN-342W

      The focus of this intermediate advertising workshop is your portfolio. Facilitated by Gary Goldsmith, Chair of Art Center's Advertising program, you will improve, add to, tighten up, and edit your books. The limited size of this workshop will permit individual attention from guest professionals and off-campus visits. Upon completion, students will have a comprehensive, well-conceived, well-produced and memorable body of work. Bring you portfolio to the first class session. Prerequisite: Introduction to Advertising or by permission of an Art Center counselor.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Collage Club

      ACN-361W

      Come join Sketchbook Club! Enjoy a fun, relaxing and inspiring class where you can learn new creative techniques and approaches to image-making and book arts. We'll meet on campus once a month, then 'meet' online in between class sessions via the class' Facebook page. You'll also use Facebook as you continue to work on projects at home and to stay in contact with your classmates and instructor. The first hour of each in-class meeting will begin with a light potluck/snack-time and a sociable "show and tell" of recent work and inspirations, followed by a featured mixed media sketchbook project that incorporates various elements of drawing, painting and collage. Great for beginners, intermediate students or professionals longing for some creative fun. Recommended supplies: one or more sketchbooks, acrylic paints, water cup, brushes, Yes! paste, glue stick or Linco adhesive, scissors, old magazines, books, maps, collage papers, photo's, pencils, pens, markers, rubber stamps. Please also bring some artwork (sketchbook-related or otherwise) for show-and-tell. Light snacks will be provided, but students are invited to bring potluck items to share.This class meets once a month on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, + August 12.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Empowering Innovator Intensive

      ACN-474W

      What makes an innovator tick? This fast-paced intensive taught by Lynn Shook puts you center stage in the innovation equation. Abstractly, the consciousness of the innovator is infused into the innovation. With expanding awareness of the innovator, the quality of the output improves. You will engage in assessing your own skillset as an innovator; explore your inner terrain as to skillful / unskillful behaviors and thinking in the creative process; learn about ever-changing external forces that limit or support innovation; and be presented with examples of tools for finding innovative solutions. The second day of this weekend intensive will end with open sharing of student's insights.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Empowering the Innovator Lab

      ACN-475W

      This lab, taught by Lynn Shook, is a deep dive into the mind of the innovator and world in which they navigate. With expanding awareness and skillsets, the innovator gains confidence and expertise delivering a more focused, robust output. This course will bring together various perspectives and dynamics to the innovation equation to expand the innovator's awareness, weaving the humanities, transformative techniques and processes with real business issues. Key topics include: the innovator's inner world and behavioral traits/skillsets; navigating the innovator's ever-changing external world and influences; the innovator's drive to transcend limitations and test the status quo; and the nature of self/ego as friend and foe. Classes will include lectures, group discussions, video viewings and presentations. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Strategies in Inno-Visioning

      ACN-476

      Innovation is a core leadership strategy, but often approached in business in an ad hoc manner. This fast-moving course will take the mystery out of accelerating ideation to identify new sources of opportunity and value for your company. This course offers a proven proprietary step-by-step framework that has been designed to put structure in the creative process. During the 14-week experience, you will use your own company, or a selected company, to model your project.Through classroom lectures, online research and invididual and collaborative exercises you will learn how to: springboard new or re-visioned products, services, and brands; gather and translate research and creative content to produce a written/visual narrative; and present your final product, service or brand for early go/no go evaluation. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive or Empowering the Innovator Lab. A laptop with PowerPoint is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Traditional Letterpress

      ACN-553W

      Learn to appreciate the beauty and craft of hand-set type using Archetype Press' extensive collection of wood and foundry type. This seven-week course expands upon the basic foundation covered in Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Short assigned projects will deepen your understanding of the traditional analog methods explored in this class. Note: no photopolymer plates will be utilized.

      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 13
      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 27 - SEP 28
      Noncredit / $200 + $25 materials fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Valentine Card Letterpress Wk

      ACN-580W

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 15
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Launch/Lean Design Start Up

      ACN-595W

      This weekend intensive introduces best practices and crucial tactical advice for launching a new company. Starting a new company can be very rewarding but there are many pitfalls for first-time entrepreneurs. Instructor Grant Hosford has based this workshop on his experience as a 5-time entrepreneur and his work at Pasadena incubator, Idealab (the launchpad for over 125 companies). Hosford will cover each step of defining, validating and launching your company idea. Key topics include defining your key business assumptions, testing your idea, naming and branding, identifying your early adopters, fundraising, revenue models and team building. No prerequisite, just an interest in start-ups and becoming an entrepreneur. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Social Media Marketing

      ACN-599W

      Old days: "Didn't you read my blog?" Today: "Didn't you read my post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+." Marketing today isn't about e-mail blasting; it's about relationships and how you can creatively deliver a concept that's going to work for your client. In this seven-week intensive we will examine how to present yourself as the brand, show you how to present your work in a professional manner, fine-tune what is right for you and create a network to launch you to your next step. We will also explore the myriad ways to connect with and stay connected with your clients. This class is ideal for illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and other working professionals who need a push, a portfolio refresh or inspiration. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Response Marketing/Designers

      ACN-602W

      Direct response marketing for designers, entrepreneurs, and marketers is THE most cost effective way to get new customers for your business! However, getting consumers to do what you want, when you want, requires being well versed in media platforms, creative tactics, psychology and data analysis. In this intensive weekend course, students review actual campaigns from direct response masters Netflix, Match.com, Ford, Dollar Shave Club and more. Hear from top agency executives like Jason Burby, Chief Performance Officer at Possible Worldwide about what makes a winning campaign. Plan the launch of your own email and Google Adwords campaigns. This class is useful for designers, entrepreneurs and brand marketers - really anyone that wants to help their company grow effectively. Learn how to write powerful ad copy, pick the right keywords and measure your success. 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 Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 20 - SEP 21
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Visual Narrative Workshop

      FILM-563X

      An analysis, critique, and practice of metaphorical "visual montage" storytelling techniques created by selected iconic filmmakers. The course is designed to encourage the use and enhance comprehension of metaphorical/abstract imagery in filmmaking. Students practice montage techniques through a variety of personal visual experimentations and interpretive critiques. The ability to effectively communicate concepts without the use of traditional language can provide a "universal voice" for filmmakers. This course may be taken multiple times if appropriate and supported by the course professor. + Production Sound An extension to Visual Storytelling Workshop that covers the fundamentals of recording sound on set, and provides an introduction to using sound practically and creatively. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • Visual Storytelling Tech

      FILM-630X

      Students will experiment with how to creatively use various aspects of the cinematographer's craft -- lighting, camera movement, framing, lens choice, depth of field, color, composition, etc. as they relate to telling the story through visual means. + Production Workflow An extension to Advanced Cinematography Seminar, with a condensed introduction to professional production workflow methods and standards. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 11:00AM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      OCT 24
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Humanities + Design Sciences
    • Creative Writing

      ACN-121

      Do you dream of being a published author, or just want to open up a new mode of self-expression? Whether you're a seasoned writer or just testing the waters, this course will help you realize your ambitions to put word to page whether you gravitate to fiction, poetry, or something in between. Under the guidance of long-time Art Center professor Dennis Phillips, author of over a dozen books of poetry and fiction, this course offers a workshop-setting in which the skills and practice of writing meet the limitless frontiers of the imagination.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Critical Practice 1

      HCRT-100X

      This course will provide a basic visual vocabulary or rhetoric. The primary learning objective is to understand how images work--successfully or not--to convey the intended meaning of the artist/designer to a desired audience. Rather than ask what images mean, the emphasis is on how they work in a variety of contexts. In other words, students will learn the rhetoric of visual communication, with "rhetoric" understood here as a form of persuasion that produces an intellectual and physica transformation in the viewer. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Short Story

      HNAR-301X

      Students will learn a variety of short story techniques, including interior/dramatic monologue, letter narration, diary narration, memoir or observer narration, biography or anonymous narration, single character point of view and dual character/multiple character/no character point of view, with the goal of writing at least one finished short story during the term. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Genre Literature

      HNAR-313X

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art & Practice of Leadership

      HPRO-330X

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Physical Anthropology

      HSCI-210X

      This course studies human biology within the framework of evolution. The emphasis is on primates, primate behavior and evolution, leading to human evolution, as well as changing ancestral human physiology as evidenced by the fossil record.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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.

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

      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for 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.

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

      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 25 - DEC 05
      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Introduction to Figure Drawing

      ACN-009

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) SATURDAY 09:00AM-03:00PM
      (Section 3) THURSDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Drawing From Square One

      ACN-010W

      "Square One" is the starting place for any genuine expression. Its qualities are openness, inquisitiveness, directness and, often, bewilderment. Even a long-term project can be approached with a fresh start at any point. This workshop is designed to help you develop trust in your perceptions by working with instinct and investigation, and challenge your preconceptions by experimenting with scale, rhythm, line, contrast and color. A variety of wet and dry media will be used. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and 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 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Color:Illust/Design

      ACN-105W

      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 11 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      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 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-107W

      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 30 - DEC 11
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Fashion Illustration

      ACN-109W

      While hand-drawing is still a must, the fashion industry increasingly demands more productivity and versatility from those who are starting out. This course will provide a constructive lesson on using Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based fashion industry standard design application, and skills that are essential for those pursuing careers in fashion. Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to create flats of simple items such as tops, skirts, and shirts, then gradually learn more advanced vector-based illustration skills. Hone your presentation techniques and develop skills in drawing fashion croquis, fashion apparel, fashion flats and textile design.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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 14 - OCT 26
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 11
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Children's Picture Books

      ACN-120W

      This weekend intensive, co-taught by author-illustrator Marla Frazee and editor-publisher Allyn Johnston, will shed light on what picture books are, why they matter and move us, the editorial/author-illustrator relationship and process, and what a person needs to know in order to submit their work to publishers. This informative workshop is ideal for writers, illustrators, designers or anyone with an interest and passion for children's books. Open to adults of all levels of ability. Supplies needed: please bring notebook, paper, pencils, scissors, tape/glue sticks, and googly eyes (optional).

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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
      SEP 23 - DEC 02
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Finding Your Voice

      ACN-123

      When an illustrator's style or "voice" is uniquely their own, we sit up and take notice. Finding that voice is often the largest hurdle upcoming illustrators face and it may be the most important aspect of illustration. Narrative picture-making can offer a direct route to this process of discovery. Through assignments focused on visual storytelling and children's book illustration, this class will help students define themselves to themselves, with the goal of moving toward a more personally satisfying, creative, and ultimately, marketable illustration voice. Prerequisites: Basic picture-making skills are recommended, but not required.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intermediate Figure Drawing

      ACN-161

      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.

      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 13
      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

    • Mastering Oil Painting

      ACN-171W

      After more than 700 hundred years, oil painting is still the ultimate artist's medium. Mastering this unparalleled means for visual expression is more dependent on the knowledge of its materials than any other painter's medium. Yet, little comprehensive information is readily available, and what is found is often confusing, contradictory, or shrouded in mystery. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion, this one-day intensive seminar on oil painting materials will offer the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to tame this medium and explore its vast potential for expression. This seminar will also offer solutions to working safely as well as how to produce artwork that will last for generations. Appropriate for painters of all levels.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Acrylics/Watercolors

      ACN-172W

      Acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums provide endless possibilities for painterly expression, and yet few of us ever go beyond the basics. This one-day seminar provides the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to master the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion 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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Grant Writing and Exhibitions

      ACN-180W

      Finding the Fit: Grant Writing and Exhibitions A career is not the lottery nor waiting around for the lucky break. It's finding a good fit, or several dozen, and courting them with your ideas, work and voice. This seven-week intensive provides an introduction to: building a long-term network of curators, gallerists and artist colleagues; creating unique and tailored writing for grants and exhibition opportunities; and identifying what is a good fit for your work and your future. This course focuses on in-person networking, letters of introduction, developing a website, power point lectures, email blasts and grant research and writing. Exhibition space field trip included.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Animated Illustrations

      ACN-183

      With the advent of social media, blogs and new venues for illustrators to promote themselves, understanding how to create moving illustrations is becoming a necessary skill. This class takes you on a digital adventure through the world of animation for the Internet. Using Photoshop, Fireworks and After Effects, this class will teach you how to animate your illustrations and export them as gifs, movies, and other media to post on the web, to your blogs and in your online portfolio. Skills learned in this class can be applied to advertising, editorial for online articles, web comics, animated headers and banners, and anything else that takes an illustration and adds motion to it. Prerequisite: Digital Design 1, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, 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.

      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.

      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Comic Book/Graphic Novels

      ACN-229

      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

    • 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

    • Shoebox Tales

      ACN-259W

      Shoebox Tales Mixed media and sequential art are combined to create a unique visual storytelling experience in this new summer workshop. You will explore different techniques for creating compelling stories and use characters created from clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric as elements in these stories. Containers such as (shoe)boxes and frames become the foundation for your dioramic compositions. This is an ideal course for illustration and fine art students seeking a unique addition to their portfolio. Prerequisites: Prior coursework in figure drawing, character design, or illustration, or by permission of an Art Center counselor. Experience working with polymeric clay, paper clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric is also required.

      Class regularly offered in 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 11 - NOV 13
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-291W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this seven-week workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. This class is beneficial for students and creative professionals with an interest in advertising,illustration, graphic design, photography, film and product design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Introduction to ZBrush

      ACN-292

      Open your eyes to a revolution in digital art. 3D sculpting using zBrush is a vital tool in the creation of complex models, textures and digital illustration. Beginners and intermediate students alike will find the artistic interaction between Wacom tablet and computer liberating as they mold virtual clay into complex and photographically realistic organic forms. zBrush easily integrates with leading 3D software such as Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Cinema 4D and Modo. Take your digital work to the next level with zBrush and sculpt your future.

    • 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

    • Love for the Drawing Line

      ACN-320

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Head Painting: Part 1

      ACN-330W

      This course is divided into two distinct seven-week parts. In Part 1, you will become familiar with the "classical method," a method used by the great masters of the Renaissance and the Northern European traditions and which remains unequalled in its expressiveness and understanding of the human form, tone and color. From this method, you will learn to break up the painting process into different phases, while enhancing your capacity for creative expression. The classical method provides all the tools you will ever need to evaluate your work and to avoid getting stuck in a painting gone wrong. You will know what to do to solve common problems.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Sculpting/Human Form Intensive

      ACN-338W

      Take your life-drawing skills to the third dimension. In this course, you will use clay to sculpt life studies based on the human form. Class will stress working with a live model to create quick studies that emphasize the rhythm, gesture and interplay of volume in the model's poses.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Collage Club

      ACN-361W

      Come join Sketchbook Club! Enjoy a fun, relaxing and inspiring class where you can learn new creative techniques and approaches to image-making and book arts. We'll meet on campus once a month, then 'meet' online in between class sessions via the class' Facebook page. You'll also use Facebook as you continue to work on projects at home and to stay in contact with your classmates and instructor. The first hour of each in-class meeting will begin with a light potluck/snack-time and a sociable "show and tell" of recent work and inspirations, followed by a featured mixed media sketchbook project that incorporates various elements of drawing, painting and collage. Great for beginners, intermediate students or professionals longing for some creative fun. Recommended supplies: one or more sketchbooks, acrylic paints, water cup, brushes, Yes! paste, glue stick or Linco adhesive, scissors, old magazines, books, maps, collage papers, photo's, pencils, pens, markers, rubber stamps. Please also bring some artwork (sketchbook-related or otherwise) for show-and-tell. Light snacks will be provided, but students are invited to bring potluck items to share.This class meets once a month on the following dates: May 20, June 17, July 15, + August 12.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Free to Create

      ACN-363W

      Learn the skills necessary to move the creative process from struggle to ease. We were designed to create; the right brain contains everything necessary. But often history and thoughts hinder results. Get clarity about the creative dreams already inside. Remove the blocks that hinder their expression such as procrastination, perfectionism and self-doubt. Learn how to manage the creative process so that creative action will be taken. The class uses the writings of Julia Cameron in The Artist's Way to guide weekly discussions and invites connection within to find solutions. This experiential approach to coaching brings new awareness and the tools needed to remain productive and happy. Business expertise guides dreams to reality. For those tired of struggling, this is the way to get out of the rut, or the hamster wheel, and move onward toward your creative potential.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Collage

      ACN-366

      Explore the beauty and richness of a wide variety of materials as you create small and large mixed media works of art. Experience the powerful synergy of combining traditional and non-traditional materials and techniques to express your uniquely personal vision. The two- or three-dimensional projects you create can range from abstract to representational, and can include photographs, drawings, writing, found objects, textiles and papers. Open to students of all levels.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 13
      2 units / $830 + $85 materials fee

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Strategies in Inno-Visioning

      ACN-476

      Innovation is a core leadership strategy, but often approached in business in an ad hoc manner. This fast-moving course will take the mystery out of accelerating ideation to identify new sources of opportunity and value for your company. This course offers a proven proprietary step-by-step framework that has been designed to put structure in the creative process. During the 14-week experience, you will use your own company, or a selected company, to model your project.Through classroom lectures, online research and invididual and collaborative exercises you will learn how to: springboard new or re-visioned products, services, and brands; gather and translate research and creative content to produce a written/visual narrative; and present your final product, service or brand for early go/no go evaluation. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive or Empowering the Innovator Lab. A laptop with PowerPoint is required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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 13
      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.

      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 13
      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 27
      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 27 - SEP 28
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 contrasting values, methodologies and strategies for painting today. Students will work in class and explore various painting 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Visual Narrative Workshop

      FILM-563X

      An analysis, critique, and practice of metaphorical "visual montage" storytelling techniques created by selected iconic filmmakers. The course is designed to encourage the use and enhance comprehension of metaphorical/abstract imagery in filmmaking. Students practice montage techniques through a variety of personal visual experimentations and interpretive critiques. The ability to effectively communicate concepts without the use of traditional language can provide a "universal voice" for filmmakers. This course may be taken multiple times if appropriate and supported by the course professor. + Production Sound An extension to Visual Storytelling Workshop that covers the fundamentals of recording sound on set, and provides an introduction to using sound practically and creatively. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 09:00AM-11:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • Visual Storytelling Tech

      FILM-630X

      Students will experiment with how to creatively use various aspects of the cinematographer's craft -- lighting, camera movement, framing, lens choice, depth of field, color, composition, etc. as they relate to telling the story through visual means. + Production Workflow An extension to Advanced Cinematography Seminar, with a condensed introduction to professional production workflow methods and standards. Transferable. Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 11:00AM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $2,490

    • 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).

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for 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 13
      3 units / $1,245 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Drawing for Illustration

      ILL-305X

      Life drawing from the nude and clothed model forms the foundation of in-class drawing exercises. In addition, you will explore other media including pen and ink as well as sculptural materials for individual expression. Twentieth-century art is presented as a means of understanding the range of possibilities of formal and conceptual relationships. Personal expression is encouraged as you begin the process of finding your own artistic voice and direction. Enrollment for Art Center at Night students is extremely limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    • 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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      OCT 24
      DEC 12
      3 units / $960

    • Garden As Site: Nature/Culture

      TDS-342X

      In this class you will explore the connections between art and gardens, between the cultivated and the wild. As a context for creative production, the garden is an alternative to the gallery, an open and varied framework that engages in different and challenging ways. Throughout this course, you will look carefully at the many manifestations of garden and horticulture that have entered current cultural discourse, looking at contemporary art, artists, and designers who engage the garden and cultivation as a response to climate change, the politics of food and power, issues of public and private, the economy of art production, and the gallery system. This course is part of Art Center's undergraduate Fine Art program; space for Art Center at Night students is limited. Prerequisite: Passion for Painting or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      MONDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960

  • 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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-046W

      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 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-047W

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      In Rapid Problem Solving: The Art of Invention, students will 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 undergraduate Product Design major or graduate Industrial Design program. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      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 13
      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 23 - NOV 06
      2 units / $830 + $100 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Interm Product Design: Retail

      ACN-082

      Take your product idea from initial seed concept to ready for retail. Concept development, user research, model building (with functional elements), manufacturing, packaging requirements, retail logistics and costing will all be covered. Class will meet every two weeks, allowing more time for development and exploration than a typical seven-week course. In between class sessions, online reviews will be conducted to maintain momentum and provide guidance. This course is recommended for motivated and advanced students seeking to take their design concepts beyond the theoretical stage and want to create a robust portfolio piece or personal project. Prerequisites: Product Design: Process, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Due to the digital nature of the class, access to a digital camera and familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 27 - DEC 08
      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 13
      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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 08 - NOV 24
      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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-318W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this one day workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Branding Strategy and Design

      ACN-323

      As businesses increasingly recognize the vital importance of building a strong brand to stay competitive in a global economy, there is a critical need for designers to have a more comprehensive understanding of product branding strategy. This course will address how a successful brand creates strong loyalty and builds valuable equity by establishing crucial connections with its target customers through strategically designed products and services. This is an ideal course for product designers, graphic and packaging designers and entrepreneurs.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Service-Based Products: Design

      ACN-350W

      Expand your knowledge of product design in this introductory course that focuses on the design and development of service-based products for categories such as Internet, software, financial, insurance and healthcare services. Whether you are designing an intangible experience or creating a service-based extension to a tangible product, many of the fundamental design processes for services are similar to designing a product you can touch. You will be introduced to the front-end innovation stages for services, learn key distinctions between tangible and intangible service-based product design, and design a service-based product as a standalone offering or as a value-added extension of a tangible product. Class discussions will include case studies of service-based adjacencies offered by different companies and regulatory, legal or other design or development activities specific to services. This is an ideal course for those interested in product design, product development or product management of service-based products for individual or commercial consumers. It is especially useful for individuals interested in service-based extensions to tangible products.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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 13
      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

    • Advanced Vehicle Design

      ACN-439

      Expand your knowledge of dynamic vehicle design while increasing your understanding of the creative process from a contemporary perspective. While breaking away from some of the traditional methods of industrial design, learn to explore a unique and personal approach to the design process. Students will focus on quick and conceptual mini-projects, relevant to the changing nature of the world and its views on transportation. Contemporary issues such as battery-electric and other alternative fuels will be discussed and explored. In addition to demonstrations and lectures, a series of discussions on vehicle history, innovative packaging and future trends will also be included. This "out of the box" approach to vehicle design and creative conceptualization makes this an ideal class for transportation, product, and entertainment designers.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      An ideal course for DIY home improvement enthusiasts who would rather give up their first-born than let anyone else design their dream project for them. This workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), offers a hands-on introduction to "architectural" thinking that can be adopted by anyone. Having been able to experience the thrill, the satisfaction of forging her own way, DIYally strongly believes in encouraging self-reliance in others. And, as architect on demand, she incites DIY home improvement enthusiasts by offering advice without strings. Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. Learn how to develop a parti - a singular bold idea that allows you to define something without knowing what it is yet. Discover how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process. Prerequisite: desire for self-expression.

      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design Fundamentals 1

      INT-112X

      This first half of a two-term class integrates basic principles of 2-D and 3-D design with the fundamentals of letterform design. Students continue to study over the two terms with a team of instructors expert in these two disciplines. The primary goal of this class is to build a solid foundation for the students' 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 course section is designed to address specific media and content needs of prospective Entertainment Design, Product Design, and Transportation Design students. Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      3 units / $960 + $200 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Interaction Design
    • Visual Communication

      ACN-063

      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. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. Enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • Critical Practice 1

      HCRT-100X

      This course will provide a basic visual vocabulary or rhetoric. The primary learning objective is to understand how images work--successfully or not--to convey the intended meaning of the artist/designer to a desired audience. Rather than ask what images mean, the emphasis is on how they work in a variety of contexts. In other words, students will learn the rhetoric of visual communication, with "rhetoric" understood here as a form of persuasion that produces an intellectual and physica transformation in the viewer. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) MONDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      (Section 2) THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Short Story

      HNAR-301X

      Students will learn a variety of short story techniques, including interior/dramatic monologue, letter narration, diary narration, memoir or observer narration, biography or anonymous narration, single character point of view and dual character/multiple character/no character point of view, with the goal of writing at least one finished short story during the term. Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for details).

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Genre Literature

      HNAR-313X

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Art & Practice of Leadership

      HPRO-330X

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      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 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Physical Anthropology

      HSCI-210X

      This course studies human biology within the framework of evolution. The emphasis is on primates, primate behavior and evolution, leading to human evolution, as well as changing ancestral human physiology as evidenced by the fossil record.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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
      WEDNESDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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.

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

      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      Transferable (see REGISTRATION INFO-COURSE CREDIT for 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.

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

      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Essential Typography

      ACN-175

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 01:00PM-03:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $1,525 + Lab fee $125

      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-09:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 04:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      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.

      OFFP CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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

  • Online
    • Web Fundamentals: Online

      ACN-196

      An online, practical introduction to the challenges of designing for the Web. Work toward designing or redesigning a site of your own. Topics to be covered include interaction and information design, site architecture, image optimization, page layout and design for online media. Photoshop and Dreamweaver will be used to design and produce a prototype of a website incorporating Web code such as cascading style sheets, the format and layout standard in web page layout. This class is ideal for those who are new to design, as well as designers who want to expand their practice onto the Web. This is not a programming class.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

  • Orange County
    • Intro to Transportation Design

      ACN-051

      This course is strongly recommended for beginning students who want to enter the automotive design field. Class projects involve fundamental design principles and procedures, industrial drawing techniques and presentation methods. The role and responsibilities of the professional industrial designer as well as career information and opportunities are discussed. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine.

      OC CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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

  • 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 24 - DEC 05
      Noncredit / $100

      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photo 101: Analog to Digital

      ACN-011W

      This seven-week crash course in the principles of photography is ideal for anyone who wants to gain confidence in basic camera operations and develop a strong technical foundation. Techniques and concepts covered include aperture settings, shutter speed, depth of field, film selection/ISO setting and proper exposure for both 35mm film and digital SLR cameras. Students must have access to a 35mm SLR or digital SLR camera with manual capabilities. No darkroom work is required.

      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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Adobe Muse: Web Design

      ACN-067W

      Adobe Muse: Web Design Made Simple Learning Dreamweaver is great for professional website developers, but what about the graphic designers, artists and non-designers who cannot take the time to learn Dreamweaver, HTML code, CSS or Java Script? Adobe Muse offers an easier alternative; at the end of this 7-week introductory course, you can have a functioning website live on the Internet. While Muse is not a replacement for Dreamweaver, it offers unparalleled control over website design when compared to the generic "themed templates" of other applications. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2, or equivalent skills, plus access to Adobe Muse outside of class (available as a monthly or annual subscription).

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Photo 102: Taking the Streets

      ACN-102W

      In this course, you will fine-tune your camera skills and publish a collection of photographs online. You will learn how to focus your "photographer's eye," discover your photographic "nouns"-the persons, places and things that speak to you-and clarify your personal vision as you refresh or continue your visual voyage. You may choose to shoot traditional or digital imagery. Access to a 35mm SLR or a digital camera with manual capabilities is required.

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Exploring Studio Lighting

      ACN-126

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

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Basics of Digital Photography

      ACN-142

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830 + $125 lab fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Intermediate Photo Methods

      ACN-143

      This intermediate class emphasizes visual communication, lighting, composition and developing a personal point of view. Assignments range from still life and portraiture to advertising and conceptual thinking. Students work in black and white and may choose between traditional silver-based or digital imagery. Interpretive assignments are designed to challenge how students think about and approach their work. Please bring portfolios to the first class meeting.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • How to Manage a Photo Shoot

      ACN-144W

      Photographic images are essential in branding and marketing communications. In order to create successful images within a timeline and budget, designers and commercial photographers must both grasp the financial, technical and conceptual side of the craft and be able to collaborate on the production of photographic images. Working together is essential. With an emphasis on visual solutions, production, workflow and image optimization techniques, this one-day intensive workshop is ideal for designers and photographers looking to expand their skills and gain insight into the collaborative process of producing a photo shoot. The problem-solving, visual and production skills, and collaborative experience gained in class will enable you to produce more confident, powerful and marketable work. Class meets off campus in the Pasadena area. Enrolled students will receive address and directions.

      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 13
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Beyond Story Concept

      ACN-151W

      An insider's guide to developing and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching an idea to the studio executive (the buyer)who is evaluating the viability of the project. The class goal is to move students from concept to a fleshed-out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Photo Field Trips LA's Beauty

      ACN-158W

      Learn about photography while exploring the natural beauty of Los Angeles in this 7-week field-trip oriented class. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing nature including use of telephoto and macro lenses, tripods and monopods, photographing wildlife, long exposure and astrophotography. 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). This is part one of a two-part workshop.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Photo Field Trips 2: Landmarks

      ACN-159W

      Discover some of the most beautiful landmarks in Los Angeles in this field-trip oriented class. This seven-week session will meet at well known urban areas of greater Los Angeles including The Getty Villa and historic buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing cities including the use of wide angle lenses and flashes, photographing people and architecture, 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, and access to a form of transportation. Be prepared for some moderate walking. Some locations require an entrance fee (not included with course tuition). This is the second part of a two-part workshop.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Write, Pitch/Packg Your Story

      ACN-244W

      An insider's guide to developing, pitching and packaging a story for the Hollywood market. Learn the fundamentals of creating a strong story structure from the perspective of the writer (the seller) and pitching and packaging the story to managers, agents and potential buyers. The goal of this 10-week class is to move students from concept to a fleshed out story treatment that can be shaped for the current marketplace and mastering the three minute "elevator" pitch, as well as a fleshed out twenty minute pitch. By the end of the course, students will have created an outline for a full length feature, short film, or TV script. Becca Topol has over 12 years of experience working in Hollywood as a screenwriter and studio executive. She has worked for Paramount (Nickelodeon Movies Division) and Fox Television Studios. This is an ideal class for aspiring writers, directors and producers looking to develop original material or adaptations, and is a vital course for students seeking careers in the industry. Please bring your story ideas/concepts to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Filmmaking 2

      ACN-252

      In this new course that expands and refines filmmaking techniques learned in Introduction to Filmmaking, students will take a 10- to 15-minute narrative film from concept through pre- and post-production to a completed presentation suitable for general viewing. Students will also: expand their knowledge of screenwriting and production scheduling; refine their directorial and editing techniques; and have a chance to produce a meaningful portfolio-quality film.

      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.)

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Photography As Contemp Art

      ACN-273

      In this studio course, students will investigate new ways to map and represent temporal, spatial and personal experiences. To help expand and stimulate visual perception, students will explore a variety of strategies used in the production of photo-based art, including documentation, series, performance, collaboration and text. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critiques, viewings and discussions of contemporary art works. A field trip, guest lectures and readings will cover issues in contemporary art relevant to photography. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process, experimentation, and on how artists express their ideas. An exhibition of work produced during the term will be discussed. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Photography As Contemp Art

      ACN-273W

      In this studio course, students will investigate new ways to map and represent temporal, spatial and personal experiences. To help expand and stimulate visual perception, students will explore a variety of strategies used in the production of photo-based art, including documentation, series, performance, collaboration and text. Presentation and analytical skills will be developed through group critiques, viewings and discussions of contemporary art works. A field trip, guest lectures and readings will cover issues in contemporary art relevant to photography. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process, experimentation, and on how artists express their ideas. An exhibition of work produced during the term will be discussed. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      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 11 - OCT 23
      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 30 - DEC 11
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Creative Strategies Pro

      ACN-344

      Creative Strategies for Professional Services. Design is frequently tied to commercial audiences and consumer goods. But global multi-billion dollar B2B and professional services industries also use design to convert complex business ideas into effective brand strategies and integrated marketing campaigns. 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, and more. 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. 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). Multimedia skills(Web/video/animation) are encouraged, but not mandatory. Students must have access to a personal computer with Adobe Creative Suite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Art of Storytelling

      ACN-352

      The art of storytelling is the earliest form of communication. At the heart of every good book or screenplay lies a powerful story. But how do you transform a simple idea or experience into a compelling narrative? In this course you will explore the essential storytelling methods, including story structure, subtext and character development. An excellent course for filmmakers, photographers, animators and illustrators.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      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.

      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      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.

      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • 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 15
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Social Media Marketing

      ACN-599W

      Old days: "Didn't you read my blog?" Today: "Didn't you read my post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+." Marketing today isn't about e-mail blasting; it's about relationships and how you can creatively deliver a concept that's going to work for your client. In this seven-week intensive we will examine how to present yourself as the brand, show you how to present your work in a professional manner, fine-tune what is right for you and create a network to launch you to your next step. We will also explore the myriad ways to connect with and stay connected with your clients. This class is ideal for illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and other working professionals who need a push, a portfolio refresh or inspiration. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Basics of Photo for Non-Majors

      INT-108X

      This class provides an exceptional introduction for non-photo majors to the world of photographic image making. Assignments are designed to encourage personal expression, conceptual thinking, new ways of thinking about the meaning of images that will be carried into digital applications for improved problem solving ability in all fine art and communication design fields. The 5-hour format allows time for extended experience in the darkroom, in-studio lighting, and location shooting. No prerequisite.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      MONDAY 08:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $960 + Lab Fee $125

      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) FRIDAY 02:00PM-06:50PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Product 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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-046W

      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 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-047W

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Rapid Problem Solving

      ACN-048

      In Rapid Problem Solving: The Art of Invention, students will 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 undergraduate Product Design major or graduate Industrial Design program. Prerequisite: Product Design: Process, or by permission of an Art Center advisor.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-063

      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. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. Enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      Class regularly offered in 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

    • 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 23 - NOV 06
      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

    • Interm Product Design: Retail

      ACN-082

      Take your product idea from initial seed concept to ready for retail. Concept development, user research, model building (with functional elements), manufacturing, packaging requirements, retail logistics and costing will all be covered. Class will meet every two weeks, allowing more time for development and exploration than a typical seven-week course. In between class sessions, online reviews will be conducted to maintain momentum and provide guidance. This course is recommended for motivated and advanced students seeking to take their design concepts beyond the theoretical stage and want to create a robust portfolio piece or personal project. Prerequisites: Product Design: Process, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Due to the digital nature of the class, access to a digital camera and familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Invention Innovation Seminar

      ACN-099W

      Do you dream of moving your design ideas into production? Is self-manufacturing or product licensing your best option? Krystina Castella is an industrial designer with more than 60 product lines distributed throughout the world, including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, and housewares. In this one-day seminar, she will teach you how to get an idea for a product out of your head and into the stores by uniting design and business strategies throughout the entire process. Learn more about market research, structuring product lines, prototyping, working with manufacturing vendors, building distribution systems and finding sales representatives. Discover what to include in a business plan that will attract investors. Leave the class with sample contracts, agreements, and an information sourcebook in hand. Concurrent enrollment in Invention Innovation: Manufacturing and Licensing Products is strongly recommended.

      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 13
      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 13
      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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      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 08 - NOV 24
      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.

      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

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-318W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this one day workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Branding Strategy and Design

      ACN-323

      As businesses increasingly recognize the vital importance of building a strong brand to stay competitive in a global economy, there is a critical need for designers to have a more comprehensive understanding of product branding strategy. This course will address how a successful brand creates strong loyalty and builds valuable equity by establishing crucial connections with its target customers through strategically designed products and services. This is an ideal course for product designers, graphic and packaging designers and entrepreneurs.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Service-Based Products: Design

      ACN-350W

      Expand your knowledge of product design in this introductory course that focuses on the design and development of service-based products for categories such as Internet, software, financial, insurance and healthcare services. Whether you are designing an intangible experience or creating a service-based extension to a tangible product, many of the fundamental design processes for services are similar to designing a product you can touch. You will be introduced to the front-end innovation stages for services, learn key distinctions between tangible and intangible service-based product design, and design a service-based product as a standalone offering or as a value-added extension of a tangible product. Class discussions will include case studies of service-based adjacencies offered by different companies and regulatory, legal or other design or development activities specific to services. This is an ideal course for those interested in product design, product development or product management of service-based products for individual or commercial consumers. It is especially useful for individuals interested in service-based extensions to tangible products.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      An ideal course for DIY home improvement enthusiasts who would rather give up their first-born than let anyone else design their dream project for them. This workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), offers a hands-on introduction to "architectural" thinking that can be adopted by anyone. Having been able to experience the thrill, the satisfaction of forging her own way, DIYally strongly believes in encouraging self-reliance in others. And, as architect on demand, she incites DIY home improvement enthusiasts by offering advice without strings. Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. Learn how to develop a parti - a singular bold idea that allows you to define something without knowing what it is yet. Discover how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process. Prerequisite: desire for self-expression.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Protect/Sell/License Your Work

      ACN-561W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-02:00PM
      SEP 27
      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 15
      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      3 units / $720

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design Fundamentals 1

      INT-112X

      This first half of a two-term class integrates basic principles of 2-D and 3-D design with the fundamentals of letterform design. Students continue to study over the two terms with a team of instructors expert in these two disciplines. The primary goal of this class is to build a solid foundation for the students' 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 course section is designed to address specific media and content needs of prospective Entertainment Design, Product Design, and Transportation Design students. Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      3 units / $960 + $200 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • 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

    • Adv Photoshop: Selections Pro

      ACN-065W

      Adv. Photoshop: make Selections Like a Pro This highly interactive 3-week workshop will introduce you to the broad array of selection methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered are the Pen Tool, Lasso Tool, Color Range, Refine Edge, Quick Mask, Alpha Channels as well as learning how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, students are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. The workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2 or equivalent skills.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Adv Photoshop Color Adjustment

      ACN-066W

      Adv. Photoshop: Advanced Color Adjustments This highly interactive 3-week workshop introduces students to the broad array of color-altering methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered include Curves, Selective Color, advanced use of Hue Saturation, as well as how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, you are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. This workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisite: Adv. Photoshop: Make Selections Like a Pro.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157W

      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 08 - NOV 24
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Intro to Communication Sketch.

      ACN-038

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) THURSDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      (Section 2) WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 13
      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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • 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 13
      2 units / $830

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Visual Communication

      ACN-063

      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. Class meets at Mazda Design North America, Irvine. Enrolled students will receive details via email a few days before the term begins.

      Class regularly offered in 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
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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 23 - NOV 06
      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

    • Oasis Spaces

      ACN-079

      Long commutes and extended work hours mean today's office workers require more creative interior solutions to feel rested and recharged. In this course, you will explore creative solutions to transform existing lobbies, break rooms and company lounges into "tangible mirages." You will also develop an office product to enhance employees' daily tasks. Other in-class projects such as rest pods and retreat-type environments that utilize green spaces can also be applied to hotels, schools and other large organizations. This course will cover a basic understanding of blueprints, but the emphasis will be on sketching and presentation techniques.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Invention Innovation Seminar

      ACN-099W

      Do you dream of moving your design ideas into production? Is self-manufacturing or product licensing your best option? Krystina Castella is an industrial designer with more than 60 product lines distributed throughout the world, including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, and housewares. In this one-day seminar, she will teach you how to get an idea for a product out of your head and into the stores by uniting design and business strategies throughout the entire process. Learn more about market research, structuring product lines, prototyping, working with manufacturing vendors, building distribution systems and finding sales representatives. Discover what to include in a business plan that will attract investors. Leave the class with sample contracts, agreements, and an information sourcebook in hand. Concurrent enrollment in Invention Innovation: Manufacturing and Licensing Products is strongly recommended.

      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 13
      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 27 - DEC 08
      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 13
      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
      MONDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

      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 13
      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

    • Advanced Vehicle Design

      ACN-439

      Expand your knowledge of dynamic vehicle design while increasing your understanding of the creative process from a contemporary perspective. While breaking away from some of the traditional methods of industrial design, learn to explore a unique and personal approach to the design process. Students will focus on quick and conceptual mini-projects, relevant to the changing nature of the world and its views on transportation. Contemporary issues such as battery-electric and other alternative fuels will be discussed and explored. In addition to demonstrations and lectures, a series of discussions on vehicle history, innovative packaging and future trends will also be included. This "out of the box" approach to vehicle design and creative conceptualization makes this an ideal class for transportation, product, and entertainment designers.

      Class regularly offered in 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 27
      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 15
      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 13
      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.

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

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 09:00AM-11:50AM
      SEP 08 - DEC 13
      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.

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Design Fundamentals 1

      INT-112X

      This first half of a two-term class integrates basic principles of 2-D and 3-D design with the fundamentals of letterform design. Students continue to study over the two terms with a team of instructors expert in these two disciplines. The primary goal of this class is to build a solid foundation for the students' 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 course section is designed to address specific media and content needs of prospective Entertainment Design, Product Design, and Transportation Design students. Transferable* *Not applicable to current Art Center degree students.

      Class regularly offered in 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 13
      3 units / $960 + $200 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Workshop
    • Smartphone Pro

      ACN-008W

      Learn to shoot quality, professional photographs on your iPhone or other smartphone. Journal your life and your travels as you refine your lighting and composition skills. You will revisit photographic basics like point-of-view, perspective, light and more light, composition and storytelling. Learn to utilize the latest photo apps and techniques. You will design a book of your images, shoot and edit a short video, and utilize free and effective image retouching software. Class lighting demonstrations and guest photographers will expand your understanding of this ever-present, sophisticated successor to your dusty old snapshot camera. Required: access to a smartphone (iPhone 4S highly recommended). Optional expenses will include approx. $50 in photo apps, online book printing costs (if ordered), and other fun gadgets.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Drawing From Square One

      ACN-010W

      "Square One" is the starting place for any genuine expression. Its qualities are openness, inquisitiveness, directness and, often, bewilderment. Even a long-term project can be approached with a fresh start at any point. This workshop is designed to help you develop trust in your perceptions by working with instinct and investigation, and challenge your preconceptions by experimenting with scale, rhythm, line, contrast and color. A variety of wet and dry media will be used. All levels of experience are welcome.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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
      SEP 10 - OCT 22
      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
      OCT 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Meditation / Creative Mind

      ACN-018W

      "My creative process is a meditation," a phrase often spoken. The creative process is inherently contemplative, however it is not the same as meditation. Meditation serves to significantly enhance our creative process and our viewing process. It does so by helping us synchronize mind and body, right and left hemispheres of the brain, and our intuitive and intellectual abilities. By engaging in the mindfulness and awareness practices found in meditation we discover a path to genuine spontaneity and unselfconscious expression. Through a series of practices, you will experience that creativity is more about relaxing boundaries than gearing up to accomplish a goal. This course 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 us better connect to ourselves, our experience, and the world as it is. Two sessions will be museum field trips to practice contemplative viewing.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      SATURDAY 10:00AM-12:50PM
      SEP 27 - NOV 15
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • 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
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in 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 04
      Noncredit / $195

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Process

      ACN-046W

      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 28 - DEC 09
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Product Design: Basics

      ACN-047W

      Housewares, appliances, electronics, toys, soft goods, sporting goods, tools, lighting and other lifestyle products are just some of the items that product designers create. This seven-week crash course is designed for beginners seeking to explore educational and career opportunities in product design fields and learn basic industrial design sketching and fundamental design processes through hands-on projects. No prerequisite.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Adv Photoshop: Selections Pro

      ACN-065W

      Adv. Photoshop: make Selections Like a Pro This highly interactive 3-week workshop will introduce you to the broad array of selection methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered are the Pen Tool, Lasso Tool, Color Range, Refine Edge, Quick Mask, Alpha Channels as well as learning how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, students are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. The workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2 or equivalent skills.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Adv Photoshop Color Adjustment

      ACN-066W

      Adv. Photoshop: Advanced Color Adjustments This highly interactive 3-week workshop introduces students to the broad array of color-altering methods available in Photoshop. Skills covered include Curves, Selective Color, advanced use of Hue Saturation, as well as how to get the most from these selection methods by combining them together. Each week following the lecture/demo, you are challenged with specific images and given immediate feedback via one-on-one time during the in-class lab that is a part of each class session. This workshop will emphasize the use of key-commands and professional production practices for using these tools. Prerequisite: Adv. Photoshop: Make Selections Like a Pro.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Adobe Muse: Web Design

      ACN-067W

      Adobe Muse: Web Design Made Simple Learning Dreamweaver is great for professional website developers, but what about the graphic designers, artists and non-designers who cannot take the time to learn Dreamweaver, HTML code, CSS or Java Script? Adobe Muse offers an easier alternative; at the end of this 7-week introductory course, you can have a functioning website live on the Internet. While Muse is not a replacement for Dreamweaver, it offers unparalleled control over website design when compared to the generic "themed templates" of other applications. Prerequisites: Photoshop Kickstart 1 and Photoshop Kickstart 2, or equivalent skills, plus access to Adobe Muse outside of class (available as a monthly or annual subscription).

      Class regularly offered in Fall 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 13 - OCT 25
      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

    • Invention Innovation Seminar

      ACN-099W

      Do you dream of moving your design ideas into production? Is self-manufacturing or product licensing your best option? Krystina Castella is an industrial designer with more than 60 product lines distributed throughout the world, including furniture, toys, clothing, stationery, and housewares. In this one-day seminar, she will teach you how to get an idea for a product out of your head and into the stores by uniting design and business strategies throughout the entire process. Learn more about market research, structuring product lines, prototyping, working with manufacturing vendors, building distribution systems and finding sales representatives. Discover what to include in a business plan that will attract investors. Leave the class with sample contracts, agreements, and an information sourcebook in hand. Concurrent enrollment in Invention Innovation: Manufacturing and Licensing Products is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Photo 102: Taking the Streets

      ACN-102W

      In this course, you will fine-tune your camera skills and publish a collection of photographs online. You will learn how to focus your "photographer's eye," discover your photographic "nouns"-the persons, places and things that speak to you-and clarify your personal vision as you refresh or continue your visual voyage. You may choose to shoot traditional or digital imagery. Access to a 35mm SLR or a digital camera with manual capabilities is required.

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Make it Great:Design Concepts

      ACN-104W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      TUESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 21
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Color:Illust/Design

      ACN-105W

      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 11 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Composition + Design

      ACN-107W

      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 30 - DEC 11
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Fashion Illustration

      ACN-109W

      While hand-drawing is still a must, the fashion industry increasingly demands more productivity and versatility from those who are starting out. This course will provide a constructive lesson on using Adobe Illustrator, the vector-based fashion industry standard design application, and skills that are essential for those pursuing careers in fashion. Starting with the basics, you'll learn how to create flats of simple items such as tops, skirts, and shirts, then gradually learn more advanced vector-based illustration skills. Hone your presentation techniques and develop skills in drawing fashion croquis, fashion apparel, fashion flats and textile design.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • The Modern Figure

      ACN-110W

      The human body has long been an inspirational catalyst to the creation of art. Drawings of the human figure can be traced back to prehistoric time. But how the human body has been depicted, described, recreated and re-imagined has been as varied as human history itself. In this class, we will draw from the live model and create figurative artwork (drawings) starting with an emphasis on abstraction, then moving towards realism and then back to abstracting the human body. We will look at a variety of figurative art, from cave paintings to contemporary figure drawings.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Meditation / Creative Mind 2

      ACN-112W

      In part one of Meditation and the Creative Mind, you learned the benefits of meditation and the importance of seeing things as they truly are in our creative and viewing processes. In this eight-week continuation course, you will explore meditation-in-action practices that reveal not only the simplicity of seeing things as they are, but also the complexity of seeing things as they are-the natural connections between colors, shapes, the seasons, the elements, our emotions, and 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, negativity and self-consciousness, you will explore the editing process where these 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.

      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 14 - OCT 26
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      OCT 28 - DEC 11
      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.

      HILLSIDE CAMPUS
      (Section 1) TUESDAY , THURSDAY 07:30PM-10:00PM
      SEP 09 - OCT 23
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Children's Picture Books

      ACN-120W

      This weekend intensive, co-taught by author-illustrator Marla Frazee and editor-publisher Allyn Johnston, will shed light on what picture books are, why they matter and move us, the editorial/author-illustrator relationship and process, and what a person needs to know in order to submit their work to publishers. This informative workshop is ideal for writers, illustrators, designers or anyone with an interest and passion for children's books. Open to adults of all levels of ability. Supplies needed: please bring notebook, paper, pencils, scissors, tape/glue sticks, and googly eyes (optional).

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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
      SEP 23 - DEC 02
      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 27 - DEC 08
      Noncredit / $415

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • How to Manage a Photo Shoot

      ACN-144W

      Photographic images are essential in branding and marketing communications. In order to create successful images within a timeline and budget, designers and commercial photographers must both grasp the financial, technical and conceptual side of the craft and be able to collaborate on the production of photographic images. Working together is essential. With an emphasis on visual solutions, production, workflow and image optimization techniques, this one-day intensive workshop is ideal for designers and photographers looking to expand their skills and gain insight into the collaborative process of producing a photo shoot. The problem-solving, visual and production skills, and collaborative experience gained in class will enable you to produce more confident, powerful and marketable work. Class meets off campus in the Pasadena area. Enrolled students will receive address and directions.

      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 13
      Noncredit / $249

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Interm Painting: Composition

      ACN-157W

      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

    • Photo Field Trips LA's Beauty

      ACN-158W

      Learn about photography while exploring the natural beauty of Los Angeles in this 7-week field-trip oriented class. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing nature including use of telephoto and macro lenses, tripods and monopods, photographing wildlife, long exposure and astrophotography. 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). This is part one of a two-part workshop.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Photo Field Trips 2: Landmarks

      ACN-159W

      Discover some of the most beautiful landmarks in Los Angeles in this field-trip oriented class. This seven-week session will meet at well known urban areas of greater Los Angeles including The Getty Villa and historic buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Photographer Dylan Borgman will lead the class with discussions and demos relevant to photographing cities including the use of wide angle lenses and flashes, photographing people and architecture, 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, and access to a form of transportation. Be prepared for some moderate walking. Some locations require an entrance fee (not included with course tuition). This is the second part of a two-part workshop.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Mastering Oil Painting

      ACN-171W

      After more than 700 hundred years, oil painting is still the ultimate artist's medium. Mastering this unparalleled means for visual expression is more dependent on the knowledge of its materials than any other painter's medium. Yet, little comprehensive information is readily available, and what is found is often confusing, contradictory, or shrouded in mystery. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion, this one-day intensive seminar on oil painting materials will offer the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to tame this medium and explore its vast potential for expression. This seminar will also offer solutions to working safely as well as how to produce artwork that will last for generations. Appropriate for painters of all levels.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Mastering Acrylics/Watercolors

      ACN-172W

      Acrylic, vinyl, watercolor, gouache, and egg tempera paints and their respective mediums provide endless possibilities for painterly expression, and yet few of us ever go beyond the basics. This one-day seminar provides the kind of in-depth knowledge necessary to master the vast potential that these materials offer. Through a combination of video demonstrations, slides, and discussion 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.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Grant Writing and Exhibitions

      ACN-180W

      Finding the Fit: Grant Writing and Exhibitions A career is not the lottery nor waiting around for the lucky break. It's finding a good fit, or several dozen, and courting them with your ideas, work and voice. This seven-week intensive provides an introduction to: building a long-term network of curators, gallerists and artist colleagues; creating unique and tailored writing for grants and exhibition opportunities; and identifying what is a good fit for your work and your future. This course focuses on in-person networking, letters of introduction, developing a website, power point lectures, email blasts and grant research and writing. Exhibition space field trip included.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Fashion + Costume Drawing

      ACN-219

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Costume + Fashion Design

      ACN-223W

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Shoebox Tales

      ACN-259W

      Shoebox Tales Mixed media and sequential art are combined to create a unique visual storytelling experience in this new summer workshop. You will explore different techniques for creating compelling stories and use characters created from clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric as elements in these stories. Containers such as (shoe)boxes and frames become the foundation for your dioramic compositions. This is an ideal course for illustration and fine art students seeking a unique addition to their portfolio. Prerequisites: Prior coursework in figure drawing, character design, or illustration, or by permission of an Art Center counselor. Experience working with polymeric clay, paper clay, cardboard or stuffed fabric is also required.

      Class regularly offered in 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 08 - NOV 24
      Noncredit / $625 + $100 shop fee

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Digital Magazines for IPad

      ACN-277

      In this new course, you will take publications already designed for print and repurpose them for the iPad and similar devices by integrating rich media like video, audio, Web and animation. Learn to navigate technical intricacies and problem-solve design challenges to create functional high-end digital magazines using many of the tools you already know. This seven-week course will take you through the process of learning about interactivity and applying the elements to your new digital magazine, including how to compile them into an app without writing a line of coding. This course will also demystify the concepts and jargon that come with this rapidly changing market. This course is perfect for students interested in editorial design who wish to bring their designs to a mobile device, and ideal for students concurrently enrolled in, or who have already completed, ACN-337 Editorial Design for the iPad and want to take their designs to the next level of publishing. Required: Students must have a fundamental understanding of InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

      Class regularly offered in 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 11 - OCT 23
      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 11 - NOV 13
      Noncredit / $525

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • The Next Great Idea

      ACN-291W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this seven-week workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. This class is beneficial for students and creative professionals with an interest in advertising,illustration, graphic design, photography, film and product design. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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 30 - DEC 11
      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

    • 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 Next Great Idea

      ACN-318W

      Processes and Solutions For Future Creative Professionals. In this one day workshop, students will gain a keen awareness and understanding of the methods that artists and designers use to expand upon their creativity, with a special emphasis on creative problem solving in a visually oriented workplace. This class will explore visual and verbal methods of idea generation, the rules and processes of brainstorming and how to put yourself in a creative state of mind. The class will also break down the creative process-from idea to final execution-and explore how it differs from other processes that most people use today. For more info visit: www.artcenter.robertpastrana.com

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Head Painting: Part 2

      ACN-331W

      In this seven-week follow-up class, you will use methods learned in Head Painting: Part 1 to 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. You are encouraged to explore and develop individual techniques and styles.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Sculpting/Human Form Intensive

      ACN-338W

      Take your life-drawing skills to the third dimension. In this course, you will use clay to sculpt life studies based on the human form. Class will stress working with a live model to create quick studies that emphasize the rhythm, gesture and interplay of volume in the model's poses.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Service-Based Products: Design

      ACN-350W

      Expand your knowledge of product design in this introductory course that focuses on the design and development of service-based products for categories such as Internet, software, financial, insurance and healthcare services. Whether you are designing an intangible experience or creating a service-based extension to a tangible product, many of the fundamental design processes for services are similar to designing a product you can touch. You will be introduced to the front-end innovation stages for services, learn key distinctions between tangible and intangible service-based product design, and design a service-based product as a standalone offering or as a value-added extension of a tangible product. Class discussions will include case studies of service-based adjacencies offered by different companies and regulatory, legal or other design or development activities specific to services. This is an ideal course for those interested in product design, product development or product management of service-based products for individual or commercial consumers. It is especially useful for individuals interested in service-based extensions to tangible products.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • 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.

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • DIY like an Architect

      ACN-459W

      An ideal course for DIY home improvement enthusiasts who would rather give up their first-born than let anyone else design their dream project for them. This workshop, taught by architect Alla Kazovsky (aka "DIYally), offers a hands-on introduction to "architectural" thinking that can be adopted by anyone. Having been able to experience the thrill, the satisfaction of forging her own way, DIYally strongly believes in encouraging self-reliance in others. And, as architect on demand, she incites DIY home improvement enthusiasts by offering advice without strings. Through particular brainstorming exercises, such as mind mapping, collaging and 3-D diagraming, become familiar with the range of tools an architect employs while moving from concept to solution. Learn how to develop a parti - a singular bold idea that allows you to define something without knowing what it is yet. Discover how a parti can serve as a frame of reference, informing and guiding every aspect of the planning process. Prerequisite: desire for self-expression.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Empowering Innovator Intensive

      ACN-474W

      What makes an innovator tick? This fast-paced intensive taught by Lynn Shook puts you center stage in the innovation equation. Abstractly, the consciousness of the innovator is infused into the innovation. With expanding awareness of the innovator, the quality of the output improves. You will engage in assessing your own skillset as an innovator; explore your inner terrain as to skillful / unskillful behaviors and thinking in the creative process; learn about ever-changing external forces that limit or support innovation; and be presented with examples of tools for finding innovative solutions. The second day of this weekend intensive will end with open sharing of student's insights.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • Empowering the Innovator Lab

      ACN-475W

      This lab, taught by Lynn Shook, is a deep dive into the mind of the innovator and world in which they navigate. With expanding awareness and skillsets, the innovator gains confidence and expertise delivering a more focused, robust output. This course will bring together various perspectives and dynamics to the innovation equation to expand the innovator's awareness, weaving the humanities, transformative techniques and processes with real business issues. Key topics include: the innovator's inner world and behavioral traits/skillsets; navigating the innovator's ever-changing external world and influences; the innovator's drive to transcend limitations and test the status quo; and the nature of self/ego as friend and foe. Classes will include lectures, group discussions, video viewings and presentations. Prerequisite: Empowering the Innovator Intensive is strongly recommended.

      Class regularly offered in Fall

    • The 'Business' of Photography

      ACN-494W

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

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Forming the Dream: Cmc 2

      ACN-496W

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

      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)

      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

    • Traditional Letterpress

      ACN-553W

      Learn to appreciate the beauty and craft of hand-set type using Archetype Press' extensive collection of wood and foundry type. This seven-week course expands upon the basic foundation covered in Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Short assigned projects will deepen your understanding of the traditional analog methods explored in this class. Note: no photopolymer plates will be utilized.

      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 27
      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

    • Extreme Negotiations

      ACN-569W

      The successful negotiation of deals and contracts is a vital life skill. Whether you are negotiating jobs and salaries, or you are an employee making business deals on behalf of an organization, this one-day seminar will arm you with the necessary skills to negotiate difficult situations. During the seminar, you will tackle both short and longer negotiations as you evaluate both your own skills and those of your classmates. By understanding your own strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator, you will learn how to play to your style and how to assess the style, strengths and weaknesses of the other side. Learn how to say "yes" or "no" graciously, how to handle the evolution of the negotiation, how to assess what happened in a negotiation, and how to move forward. Seminar will include a "lunch negotiation," so please bring cash for lunch (you are also welcome to bring a box lunch instead). Please also bring your laptop to conduct quick research for in-class scenarios. The instructor will be available via email for a period of one month following this seminar to answer follow-up questions from enrolled students.

      Class regularly offered in 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 27 - SEP 28
      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

    • Business Info: Arts/Designers

      ACN-586W

      Whether you're an established professional or embarking on a new creatively entrepreneurial adventure, this intensive seminar covers a range of business topics vital to artists and designers. After an overview of copyright, trademark and patent issues, the discussion will move to negotiating deals, contract basics for design and other services rendered on a freelance or employment basis, and contracts you need to understand to make the most of your business opportunities to sell or license creative works. Ms. Katz will be available via email for one month following this seminar to answer questions from enrolled students.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Summer

    • Letterpress Pop-Up Workshop

      ACN-587W

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

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Powerful Presentations

      ACN-589W

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

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      WEDNESDAY 07:00PM-10:00PM
      OCT 15
      Noncredit / $135

      Class regularly offered in Fall, Spring and Summer

    • Email Strategy and Design

      ACN-594W

      As digital marketing continues to evolve, so must creative professionals. Today's sophisticated clients demand engaging, relevant and personalized content that can be read across multiple devices. This two-day hands-on workshop has been designed to help you leverage one of the most cost effective and powerful forms of digital marketing. Learn the best way to create and distribute emailsfrom developing strategies and objectives and designing engaging content, to working with responsive design, optimizing your workflow and ensuring deliverability. Topics include: pros and cons of technologies, tools, and approaches; social media integration; optimal sizes and dimensions; responsive design; layout styles; mobile optimization; key elements; text vs. HTML; graphics; links; forms; deliverability; platforms; best methods and practices, and how to effectively market your services. This workshop is essential for designers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs looking to gain a competitive edge. Does not include programming. Prerequisites: Introduction to Graphic Design and experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to a laptop with Internet access is recommended. Course formerly titled HTML Email for Designers.

      Class regularly offered in Spring and Summer

    • Launch/Lean Design Start Up

      ACN-595W

      This weekend intensive introduces best practices and crucial tactical advice for launching a new company. Starting a new company can be very rewarding but there are many pitfalls for first-time entrepreneurs. Instructor Grant Hosford has based this workshop on his experience as a 5-time entrepreneur and his work at Pasadena incubator, Idealab (the launchpad for over 125 companies). Hosford will cover each step of defining, validating and launching your company idea. Key topics include defining your key business assumptions, testing your idea, naming and branding, identifying your early adopters, fundraising, revenue models and team building. No prerequisite, just an interest in start-ups and becoming an entrepreneur. Access to a laptop with Internet access is helpful but not required.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Social Media Marketing

      ACN-599W

      Old days: "Didn't you read my blog?" Today: "Didn't you read my post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+." Marketing today isn't about e-mail blasting; it's about relationships and how you can creatively deliver a concept that's going to work for your client. In this seven-week intensive we will examine how to present yourself as the brand, show you how to present your work in a professional manner, fine-tune what is right for you and create a network to launch you to your next step. We will also explore the myriad ways to connect with and stay connected with your clients. This class is ideal for illustrators, photographers, graphic designers and other working professionals who need a push, a portfolio refresh or inspiration. Please bring your portfolio to the first class meeting.

      Class regularly offered in Spring

    • Video Marketing: Must Know

      ACN-600W

      Video is the medium of choice for online communications. Agencies and clients today demand engaging and interactive content that is relevant, shareable and measurable. And whether you are involved in creating websites, point of purchase displays, trade shows, exhibits or signage, video knowledge is imperative. In this one-day workshop, you'll gain the strategies, tactics and knowledge needed to enhance your marketing initiatives. Discover how to leverage the power of video, develop a video strategy, evaluate tactics and select distribution methods. Learn how to use online video to improve the reach and effectiveness of brand communications and promotions, educate and train, demonstrate, engage and sell. Topics include: content; production; pre- and post-production; encoding; budgets; delivery; optimization; measurement; challenges; OVPs; YouTube; and social media integration. This workshop is a must for designers, and marketing professionals looking to gain a competitive advantage through sought-after video marketing skills. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and access to a laptop to bring to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production class.

      Class regularly offered in Summer

    • Response Marketing/Designers

      ACN-602W

      Direct response marketing for designers, entrepreneurs, and marketers is THE most cost effective way to get new customers for your business! However, getting consumers to do what you want, when you want, requires being well versed in media platforms, creative tactics, psychology and data analysis. In this intensive weekend course, students review actual campaigns from direct response masters Netflix, Match.com, Ford, Dollar Shave Club and more. Hear from top agency executives like Jason Burby, Chief Performance Officer at Possible Worldwide about what makes a winning campaign. Plan the launch of your own email and Google Adwords campaigns. This class is useful for designers, entrepreneurs and brand marketers - really anyone that wants to help their company grow effectively. Learn how to write powerful ad copy, pick the right keywords and measure your success. 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 Fall and Spring

    • YouTube Marketing Strategy

      ACN-603W

      With over a billion videos watched everyday, YouTube has profoundly changed the way we produce, watch and share video content. Essential for every successful marketing program, YouTube can increase your visibility, generate leads and give you a competitive advantage. Whether you are new to YouTube or need to advance your video marketing skills, this one-day hands-on workshop will give you a better understanding of the video sharing network and demonstrate how to design and optimize your YouTube channel and videos. You'll learn how to: start an account; view, upload, and share videos; build a following; and promote videos on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Topics include: best practices; video production tips; channel development, design and optimization; branding and customizing; annotations, captions and subtitles; uploading and publishing; playlists; integration; promotion/advertising; engagement; sharing; monetizing; and analytics. This course is a must for entrepreneurs, brand marketers, and creative professionals who are ready to generate leads and grow business. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and Adobe Photoshop, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Bring an Internet-ready laptop to class. Note: This is not a video editing or production course.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • Social Media Design & Marketin

      ACN-605W

      Are you a creative, marketing professional or business owner? Are you looking to build your business using LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook? Whether you are just starting out or have a well-defined social marketing plan, social media knowledge is essential. Social media marketing today is vastly different than it was even three years ago-new channels, platforms and devices have led to the expectation that creative and marketing professionals will deliver engaging, highly relevant and personalized experiences. In this two-day hands-on workshop you will learn-without any programming required-how to develop a solid foundation and social marketing strategy; how to set up and brand accounts; and how to optimize, integrate and measure your social media channels. Discover must-have third party tools to help you easily and efficiently manage your multiple accounts and budget-friendly and enterprise level resources to help you leverage those accounts. Topics include: key channels and tactics; tools and resources; content; visual requirements and specifications; best practices; building relationships; engagement opportunities; blogging; promoting; monitoring; and sharing. Prerequisites: Experience using the Internet and Adobe Photoshop, or by permission of an Art Center advisor. Access to an Internet-ready laptop to bring to class.

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring

    • 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.

      SOUTH CAMPUS
      (Section 1) SATURDAY , SUNDAY 10:00AM-04:00PM
      SEP 20 - SEP 21
      Noncredit / $315

      Class regularly offered in Fall and Spring