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Digital Design

From media post-production techniques to computer animation and AutoCAD, we offer art classes in multiple digital media. We offer classes in Photoshop skills and strategies, in graphic arts, and in other digital media. Learn cutting-edge strategies and techniques for print, web, and combined media arts.

Course and Registration Information

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3D Printed Science and Math
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through October 27, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.91
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
A 3D printer can be used to teach science and math in two ways: when a teacher creates an accurate 3D model of a concept for students to handle, or designs a 'starter set' model that students can then alter and use as the basis for explorations. The instructors will impart ideas for developing appropriate content of concepts ranging from kindergarten to grad school and will teach participants to use the free and open-source 3D modeling program OpenSCAD. The class assumes participants already know the basics of using a 3D printer, from the UGotClass 'Intro to 3D Printing' or equivalent experience.

Graphic Design with Photoshop
Course Offerings (1)
Instructors: Laurie Ulrich Fuller Randy Rolen
CRN: ED2GO115.516
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Translate your creative talents into an enjoyable and in-demand career!  This nationally recognized training program will teach you the fundamentals of Photoshop CS5, the gold standard for image creation and editing. You¿ll start with the basics of graphic design and build your skills step by step, mastering the terms and processes that professional graphic artists use. You¿ll learn the rules and standards for effective graphic design and discover strategies for creating graphics that convey just the right message, style, and tone. By the time you¿re done, you¿ll be ready to create images that stand out from the competition¿and you¿ll be poised to begin a rewarding career in graphic design.

Introduction to 3-D Printing
Course Offerings (1)
September 5, 2017 through September 29, 2017
Instructor: LRN Staff
CRN: LRN118.42
Fee: $195
Online. Offered through our partnership with LERN.
Description
3D printing has been hailed as the solution to all manufacturing problems. Obviously that is exaggerated, but what is it good for, and when is traditional manufacturing still the better choice? In this course you will learn how to separate the real promise of the technology from the hype, and understand the workflow for a consumer-level 3D printer. You will become familiar with some typical online databases of objects available to print, and get a bit of experience with free or open-source software for all stages of the process. This class will be primarily focused to introduce you to the tools of the open 3D printer ecosystem, but the principles will apply to consumer 3D printers in general.

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: Beverly Richards Schulz
CRN: ED2GO316.06
Fee: $95
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Learn to use digital editing techniques to show off your photos and memorabilia in Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking! Using Photoshop Elements 11, 12, or 13, this course will teach you how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine traditional and digital scrapbooking.

Video Game Design and Development
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: ed2go Instructor
CRN: ED2GO216.605
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Description
Using a comprehensive and analytical approach to game engine architectures, this program offers you the opportunity to learn how to effectively implement game ideas. The curriculum is divided into eight modules covering five major areas of study: programming languages, mathematics skills, 3D graphics pipeline programming, real-time game engine architectures, and artificial intelligence algorithms. Developing and managing the complex environments for games and related visualization applications is a challenging task, but with the right training and professional guidance, the challenge becomes much less daunting.

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Manager
Enrichment & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
mraymond@richmond.edu