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This Spring – Shoot a film! Up your photo skills! Build some vectors!

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Photography, filmmaking, and graphic software headline the Visual Communications late afternoon, evening, and online classes this spring.

You do not need to be a VC program student to enroll in these courses, but some do have prerequisites.

All courses listed meet for the full eleven-week term. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register for these classes. For questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

 

Photography

Photo by Brian Wytcherle

Photography 1

ART 265 | 4 credits | Fridays 9:30am–3:20pm

Spend your Fridays working with amazing photographer Brian Wytcherley. Investigates digital photography stressing competent SLR camera handling. Covers exposure control, digital management, image editing, printing, and presentation. Emphasizes important photographic themes, including still life, lighting, and composition. Instructor: Brian Wytcherley

Digital Photography 2

ART 266 | 4 credits | Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am–12:20pm

Apply the basics you learned in Digital Photography 1 (ART265) to include studio work with an emphasis on lighting. Work with VC instructor Bret Malley in this advanced class. Prerequisite: ART265. Instructor: Bret Malley

Photo by Kelly James

Documentary Photography

ART 268 | 4 credits | Thursdays 6pm-9:50pm

Learn the art of storytelling! This course covers the concepts and aesthetics of documentary photography. Prerequisite: ART265. Instructor: Kelly James

Photo by Laura Lawn

Intro to Photography

ART 142 | 3 credits | Mondays evenings 6:00 – 9:50pm

Learn to get more from your digital camera and inkjet printer. Covers camera controls, exposure methods, basic image adjustments and composition. Previous computer experience required. Instructor: Laura Lawn

Filmmaking

Documentary Filmmaking

FLM 265 | 3 credits | Tuesday evenings 6:00–9:50pm

Taught by Portland filmmaker Christian Bergmans, Documentary Filmmaking students work with camcorders or DSLRs and editing software to produce their own personal mini-documentaries in this entry-level course designed to explore filmmaking and professional production. Equipment provided. Instructor: Christian Bergmans

Design Software

Photoshop 1

VC 130 | 2 credits | Mondays 6pm-8:50pm or Online

This is an entry-level class for students with no previous experience in Photoshop. Previous computer experience required. Projects Include: Photo Restoration, Color Correction, Digital Illustration, Compositing, Type Effects. Instructor: Julian Harkema

Adobe Illustrator 2

VC 140 | 2 credits | Tuesdays 6pm–8:50pm

Have fun, as you explore the advanced techniques of vector software.  Prerequisite: VC139. Instructor: Carson Brown

Dreamweaver 1

VC 134 | 2 credits| Online

Entry-level class for students with no previous experience in web design. Introduces the concepts and techniques of web design software. PC or Mac acceptable. Dreamweaver CS5 or higher required on your home computer. Instructor: Heidi Shamberger

Spring into Creativity with Courses from VC

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Photography, filmmaking, and graphic software headline the Visual Communications late afternoon, evening, and online classes this spring.

You do not need to be a VC program student to enroll in these courses, but some do have prerequisites.

All courses listed meet for the full eleven-week term. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register for these classes. For questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

 

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Get graphic: Learn something new this fall!

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

You do not need to be a Visual Communications student to enroll in these courses, but check the catalog for any course prerequisites. Enrollment is limited so that students may have maximum hands-on experience. For questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register.

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Visual Communications: Twilight & Online in Spring

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Filmmaking, photography, and Illustrator headline the Visual Communications late afternoon, evening, and online classes this spring.

You do not need to be a VC program student to enroll in these courses, but some do have prerequisites.

All computer classes are on Macintosh platform. For more questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at 503.399.6473. All courses listed meet for the full eleven-week term. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register for these classes.

 

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Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter! Work with dedicated professional designers, illustrators and photographers in small classes in our Mac lab and other facilities. For more information about these or other classes in graphic design or interactive media, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu or 503.399.6473.

Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for online registration. All courses listed meet for the full ten-week term.

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Photography: The Professional Series

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Photo by Kelly James

We are very pleased to announce the return of professional photographer Kelly James to teach a series of classes designed to take your photography to new levels. Classes will run on Thursday evenings through the year with additional studio opportunities to be announced later.

  • ART267 Portrait Photography will be offered this winter Thursday evenings 6pm-9:50pm.
  • ART268 Documentary Photography will be offered this spring

Enrollment is now open for Portrait Photography during winter quarter. This is the only time the class will be offered during the 2012-2013 school year. Register today!

Check out Kelly’s work at kellyjamesphoto.com.

Get Graphic: Learn something new this fall!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

You do not need to be a Visual Communications student to enroll in these courses, but check the catalog for any course prerequisites. Enrollment is limited so that students may have maximum hands-on experience. All are on Mac OS X platform but are suitable for those who work on a PC at home. For questions about these or other classes, contact Christine Linder at christine.linder@chemeketa.edu. See the schedule timetable for additional information on how to register.

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Spring Forward with Classes from Visual Communications

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Chemeketa’s Visual Communications Program continues to offer popular afternoon and evening classes in their graphics lab and in online classes. All classes fill very quickly. The classes are on Macintosh platform.

You do not need to be a Visual Communications student to enroll in these courses, but some classes do have prerequisites.

For more information about the Visual Communications program contact Christine Linder at 503–399–6473. Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for registration. All courses listed meet for the full eleven-week term. (more…)

Hot Winter Graphics

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Explore your creativity in new mediums this winter! Work with dedicated professional designers, illustrators and photographers in small classes in our Mac lab and other facilities. For more information about these or other classes in graphic design or interactive media, contact Christine Linder at 503.399.6473.

Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for online registration. All courses listed meet for the full ten-week term.

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Be Creative this Spring with Classes in Visual Communications

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Chemeketa’s Visual Communications Program continues to offer popular afternoon and evening classes in their graphics lab and in online classes. All classes fill very quickly. The classes are on Macintosh platform.

You do not need to be a Visual Communications student to enroll in these courses, but some classes do have prerequisites.

For more information about the Visual Communications program contact Christine Linder at 503–399–6473. Check the schedule timetable for additional information needed for registration. All courses listed meet for the full ten week term. (more…)