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Design Projects - Online

You bring your creative interests – Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects, and Visual Communication Design – and our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars will work one-on-one with you to push your skills to the next level. You will learn about contemporary designers and build design skills from drawing, drafting, researching, and ideation.  We will introduce you to both traditional materials as well as software such as Adobe (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop). The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising.   You’ll be introduced to both concepts and processes to storyboard and develop narratives. You’ll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs.

Note: Students are required to have their own computer.  

1.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $1,666
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.

Registration for this course is closed.

Course start date
Course end date
Class meeting time 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. CST
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1507
Course instructor David Thomas, Terry J. Surjan