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Creating Site-Specific Dance and Performance Works

Performance Arts
College | Online class

About this Course Welcome! This project-based course focuses on the creation of live site-specific choreography and performance works from conception to production to performance. It is geared...

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Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Graphic Design
College | Online class

About this Course Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the...

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Game Design Document: Define the Art & Concepts

Video Game Design
College | Online class

The Capstone project is a place for you to develop your game idea into a fully-fleshed proposal. A game design document is your game bible, the go-to document that defines the genre of your game,...

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History of Graphic Design

Art History
7th - College | Online class

This condensed survey course focuses on four major areas of design and their history: Typography, Image-Making, Interactive Media, and Branding. In each class, we’ll start by observing the factors...

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Introduction to Game Design

Video Game Design
College | Online class

Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will...

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Introduction to Imagemaking

Imagemaking
College | Online class

About this Course During this course, we’ll be making exploratory images to expand your visual vocabulary. We’ll create pieces that are expressive, meditative, or ‘design-y’ to instigate, evoke,...

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Introduction to Typography

Graphic Design
College | Online class

About this Course Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers....

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Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop

Poetry
College | Online class

Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft. It is specifically for folks who believe that...

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Story and Narrative Development for Video Games

Video Game Design
College | Online class

In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward. Looking at several historical and contemporary games, you will be asked to evaluate...

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World Design for Video Games

Video Game Design
College | Online class

Start creating your world. A game world is not just a backdrop for your game—be it minimal or detailed, contained or part of a much bigger universe, it provides the context for your player....