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2021 Summer Classes

Current PCA&D students, alumni, and community members are invited to learn with us this summer

Our summer classes run from June 1 through August 1 and courses will extend across either the entire eight-week term or be delivered as accelerated four-week offerings. Spend your summer learning with PCA&D.

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Many of our summer classes are part of Certificate Degree programs. These are 15-18 credit-hour programs that enrich a student’s or community member’s professional profile by giving them a broader range of employable skills.

Intro to Game Art

June 1 – June 25, Tues & Thurs, 10am – 5pm

This course focuses on the game industry standards and introduces students to them through hands-on experience. This course will focus on the pipeline of the game industry, the structure of the game studio, and the job markets in the departments of the game studios.

Instructor: Johan Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Story & Screen I

July 6 – August 1, Mon & Wed, 10am – 5pm

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of visual storytelling, storyboarding, and film language as relevant to the fields of animation, film, and video games. Students will develop sensitivities and skills essential to design and communication for the screen. 

Instructor: Norma Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Computer Animation I

July 6 – August 1, Tue & Thu, 10am – 5pm

This course will explore contemporary 2D and 3D animation techniques and genres while keeping a strong focus on traditional techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed on the 12 principles of animation in both traditional and digital applications. 

Instructor: Johan Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Traditional Animation

June 1 – June 25, Mon & Wed, 10am – 5pm

This course introduces and explores the 12 principles of animation through hand-drawn animation exercises using digital tools. Both physical and theatrical fundamentals will be addressed.

Instructor: Norma Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Story & Screen I

July 6 – August 1, Mon & Wed, 10am – 5pm

This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of visual storytelling, storyboarding, and film language as relevant to the fields of animation, film, and video games. Students will develop sensitivities and skills essential to design and communication for the screen. 

Instructor: Norma Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Computer Animation I

July 6 – August 1, Tue & Thu, 10am – 5pm

This course will explore contemporary 2D and 3D animation techniques and genres while keeping a strong focus on traditional techniques and aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed on the 12 principles of animation in both traditional and digital applications. 

Instructor: Johan Klingler

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Intro to Live Experience Design

June 1 to August 1, Mon, 10am – 5pm

This course introduces students to the scope and nature of the live experience industry. It surveys design processes and practices such as scenic design, concept art, storyboarding, 3D rendering, lighting design, sound design, and architectural design. Professional practices and entrepreneurial skills are introduced, including project management and team experience.

Instructor: Troy Holleman

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

Introduction to Business I

June 1 – August 1, Mon & Thu, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

This course is the first in a two-part series that introduces students to the dynamic business environment. Topics covered include risk, globalization, economics, ethics and socially responsible behavior, forming a business, management, and leadership, and human resources. Students will begin to create a professional portfolio in this course that will be expanded on throughout the program.

Instructor: Holly Mosher

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Introduction to Business II

June 1 – August 1, Tue & Fri, 9am – 12pm

This course is the second in a two-part series that introduces students to the dynamic business environment. Topics covered include marketing and promotions, basic accounting and financial terms and functions, the legal environment, and technology in business.

Completion of Introduction to Business I is required.

Instructor: Holly Mosher

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Introduction to Western Art I

June 1 to August 1, Tue & Thu, 9am – 12pm

This course examines the major monuments of Western art and the philosophical foundations of Western art history. We’ll investigate the major styles and movements in architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts created in Europe and North America from the prehistoric period to 1300 within their historical context. Students will be introduced to the basic foundations of visual analysis and art historical theory. 

Instructor: Angela Kost

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

Typography I

June 1 – June 25, Tue, 6pm – 9pm

In this class, students will initially work manually with letterforms to gain a craft-based aesthetic knowledge of type and eventually move toward a digital application of type and typographic design. Projects will stress the importance of appropriate type usage while addressing issues of craft, readability, message, and style. The software of the Adobe Creative Suite will also be explored.

Digital Technology I can be taken in conjunction with this class.

Instructor: Maria Hostetter

1.5 Credits | Online

$1,672.50

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Digital Technology I

June 1 – June 25, Mon, 6pm – 9pm

While good design and creativity will be expected, the goal of this course is to teach students how to use the computer as a production tool. Software of the Adobe Creative Suite will be taught in order to address current industry standards and requirements. Utility programs, prepress and web issues, and file preparation and management skills will also be taught.

Typography I can be taken in conjunction with this class.

Instructor: Troy Holleman

1.5 Credits | Online

$1,672.50

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Typography II

June 1 – August 1, Wed, 6pm – 9pm

Typography II deals with type as a “volume” and in multi-page productions such as newsletters, magazines, and annual reports. Projects will stress the importance of grids, style sheets, master pages, etc. while exploring the nuances of the software Adobe InDesign.

Digital Technology II can be taken in conjunction with this class but only after completion of Typography I and Digital Technology I.

Instructor: Maria Hostetter

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Digital Technology II

July 6 – August 1, Mon, 6pm – 9pm

While good design and creativity will be expected, the goal of this course is to teach students how to use the computer as a production tool. Software of the Adobe Creative Suite will be taught in order to address current industry standards and requirements. Utility programs, prepress and web issues, and file preparation and management skills will also be taught.

Completion of Digital Technology I is required.

Instructor: Adam DelMarcelle

1.5 Credits | Online

$1,672.50

This course fulfils a requirement in:

Visual Communication

June 1 – August 1, Thu, 6pm – 9pm

This is an entry-level, concept-based studio class stressing concept, process, and creative problem-solving. Throughout the course, students will use these skills in a variety of theoretical and practical applications. Emphasis will be placed on learning the process that takes an idea through a linear progression of refinements to a finished piece.

Instructor: Adam DelMarcelle

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

This course fulfils a requirement in:

3D Design I

June 1 – August 1, Wed & Fri, 2pm – 5pm

This course will deal with the fundamental elements of design and the design process as they apply to the ordering of space. 3D Design will also teach students ways in which the physical character of materials can formally and conceptually direct the design process.

Instructor: Justin Phillips

3 Credits | Online

$3,345.00

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