Digital Arts & User Design
These classes are held at the Peekskill Extension Center, located at 27 N. Division Street in Peekskill. For more information or to register, call 914-606-7300. Software versions are subject to change.
Certificate in User Experience (UX)
User Experience Design is a 48-hour, non-credit certificate that prepares graduates for working in interactive technologies and provides them with industry literacy through applied practice. The program will offer a foundation in user experience strategies, design thinking, and interactive design. Students will acquire skills in Web Programming, Interactive Design, Mobile App Development, and UX/UI Design. Prerequisite: basic computer experience.
Intro to Information Architecture
The Information Architecture (IA), or organization, of a website or application is one of the most important areas of UX. It helps you understand how your users think about the content and functionality in a site, in order to create a usable site. This course will explain the fundamentals of IA and why it’s important. It introduces the concepts of user research, hierarchies and structure, labeling, navigation and search, and covers different types of deliverables and the IA process.
CE-DGART 2078PE, 1 Tues., May 29, 6:00-9:00 pm, $200. #5881
User Experience / User Interaction
Introduces the field of user experience and explores the different areas of expertise in UX. Learn the essential principles of human-centered design: human-computer-interaction theory and its application through current case studies. Explore the design process and get hands-on experience creating a persona, site map, and wireframe; learn about usability testing and pair collaboratively to conduct a sample test.
CE-DGART 2072PE, 2 W/Th, May 30 & 31, 6:00-9:00 pm, $200. #5882
Mobile Applications Development
Investigate Mobile Device user interface and responsive design of applications on cell phones and other small portable devices. Learn how websites look on mobile devices and to assess quality across devices. Specific topics include configurations and profiles; standard and custom user interface elements and events; text and multimedia messaging; and an investigation into current technologies. Students will prepare a mobile app prototype upon completion.
CE-COMP 2138PE, 4 M/T/W/Th, June 11-14, 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. #5884
Focuses on collaboration in the design thinking process. Work in groups to brainstorm an interactive experience and determine the look and feel of an interactive product(s). Group brainstorming, design principles, elements and features lists, and brand identity will be the outcomes of this class. Students will take away the essentials of the design process.
CE-DGART 2073PE, 2 T/Th, June 19-21, 6:00-9:00 pm, $175. #5885
This course will teach HTML, CSS, XML, and PHP programming languages and focus on front-end web development to actualize dynamic web pages and apps. Students will be utilizing a variety of web tools and resources.
CE-COMP 2157PE, 4 M/T/W/Th, June 4-7, 6:30-9:30 pm, $300. #5883
Website Optimization, AdWords and Analytics
Provides an overview and understanding of how website analysis works and how Google Analytics enables website managers to analyze website visitor traffic, including analyzing traffic sources, top landing pages, top exit pages, number of visits, and bounce rates. Learn how to enhance website copy, navigation, and design to improve successful website conversions and how to test different website versions to attract and retain visitors.
CE-COMP 2131PE, 1 Tues., July 10, 6:30-9:30 pm, $200. #5886
Mindfulness movement specifically targeted to business people/practitioners/independent sole practitioners. Time out for breathing, meditation, taking a break to be strategic about decision making, trying to be present. These practices help you keep mindful and have the ability for creative generation. Expose them to some strategies to access for practices and stress reduction. Coloring activity or deep breathing exercise.
CE-BUS 2074PE, 1 Thurs., July 12, 6:30-9:30 pm, $100. #5888
This course will provide an overview of interactive advertising and social media marketing across multiple platforms and surfaces of display including mobile. Brand identity will also be included. Writing for the internet will be a focus of this course.
CE-BUS 2075PE, 1 Wed., July 11, 6:30-9:30 pm, $100. #5887
Save $$ when you register for all eight classes during the term for only $1,415. Savings will reflect when course fees are calculated after enrolling.
Open Studio Access Package
The Center for the Digital Arts at Peekskill is an artist’s space and a friendly environment in which to work. The Center hosts five Apple post-production studios including two video labs, an animation studio, and facilities for other digital projects. The studio also offers large format printing, 3D MakerBot printers and 3D scanners for use by artists enrolled in this program. This package is for the professional or aspiring artist with competent computer skills who wants to continue to develop a portfolio and use the Center’s resources. Note: Interview with Technical Support Manager required; choose daily access fee or package fee.
CE-DGART 2003PE, M/T/W/Th, May 21-July 26, 9:00 am-9:00 pm and Fri., 9:00-11:30 am, Package Fee $302. #5889
CE-DGART 2050PE, Daily access subscription fee of $27 per day.
Adobe Photoshop for Certification
An Adobe expert certification can help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC exam, which measures your skill, and proficiency in Photoshop. This is not a course on how to use Photoshop; it is a course to help those with a high level of knowledge in Photoshop to pass the certification exam. You might also learn some great features or functions within Photoshop that you never knew existed.
CE-DGART 2086PE, 16 T/TH, June 5-Aug. 2 (skip 7/3 & 5), 6:00-8:00 pm, $450. #5891
Design with Code Boot Camp
CE-COMP 2171PE, 8 T/TH, June 5-28, 6:00-9:30 pm, $235. #5890
Weekend Intensive UX/UI
This intensive experience provides a human-centered approach to designing for the user experience. Develop journey maps, flow diagrams, architecture, diagrams, motion prototypes, and wireframes. Investigate user interaction principles and aspects of visual artifacts. Prerequisite: prior digital imaging experience required.
CE-DGART 2087PE, 4 Sa/Su, July 28-Aug. 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, $386. #5892
Introduction to 3D Modeling and Printing
Explore new technology that enables the design of everything from car parts to jewelry. Learn how to be “makers” by using 3D modeling software and 3D scanners to print actual physical objects that you’ve designed. Use a free software package, TinkerCAD, to create 3D forms that you can realize through 3D printing. Our MakerBot studio is equipped with multiple 3D scanners and printers and an array of colors.
CE-DGART 2069PE, $235 (+ $50 lab fee).
Sec. A: 2 T/Th, May 29 & 31, 6:00-9:00 pm. #5893
Sec. B: 2 M/W, July 9 & 11, 6:00-9:00 pm. #5894
This course is a platform for applying practical skills as a visual communicator from the discovery phase (user research, requirements and analysis, cognitive behavior, contextual interviews, in situ observation, competitive benchmarking, creating personas, scenarios, journey maps, and usability testing) to the design phase (framework, interaction design, user interface, and visual artifacts, creating wireframes and prototypes). Each student will walk away with a completed digital portfolio piece that demonstrates real-world occupational experiences, methodologies, and collaborative learning environments that cultivate design thinking.
CE-DGART 2076PE, 6 Sat., June 2-July 14 (skip 7/7), 10:00 am-2:00 pm, $386. #5895
Web Programming 1
Provides the theoretical concept of web services with an overview of what is required to build a website; including HTML, CSS, PHP and JQuery, as well as WAMP (apache, MySQL, PHP). Concepts of server administration, security management, and user interactivity together with the integration techniques of operation systems, web servers, and data base systems will be introduced. Learn about server architectures, and implement a server by scripting programs for business logic and develop user and file security policies.
CE-COMP 2158PE, 11 M/T/W/Th, June 18-July 10, 6:30-9:30 pm & July 11, 6:30-8:30 pm (skip 7/2-5), $425. #5896
Web Programming 2
Provides installation, configuration, and setup of WAMP server on your own PC, using a working webserver (Apache), database (MySQL) and PHP/Python environment. Perform database administration and test PHP server level programs; use Python and PHP to connect to web and database servers; use WAMP to build and test a fully working website. Use MySQL workbench and MySQL command line to create tables and indexes; populate tables with data elements; use PHP to create dynamic web pages with MySQL; use WAMP MySQL console to manage and monitor databases. Recommended prerequisite: Web Programming 1.
CE-COMP 2162PE, 11 M/T/W/Th, July 16-31, 6:30-9:30 pm & Aug. 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, $425. #5897
Quick Start to Photoshop CC in 24 hrs.
Learn to use the latest version of Photoshop with time management features and enhancements for web and video designers. This training package will include imaging formats, use of Photoshop in computer imaging, and output for the web. No previous experience with Photoshop is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2042PE, 8 T/Th, May 29-June 21, 6:00-9:00 pm, $386. #5898
Quick Start to Adobe InDesign CC in 24 hrs.
Learn to use the latest version of InDesign and take advantage of the integrative power and dynamic nature of its print-to-web solutions. Includes: an overview of graphic layout and design, an overview of interface and tools, and a hands-on exercise. No previous experience with InDesign is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2041PE, 8 M/W, June 4-27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $386. #5899
Quick Start to Lightroom in 24 hrs.
For the beginner photographer: learn all aspects of Adobe Lightroom, from the basics of importing photography files to the more complex steps of image post-production and presentation. In addition, students will learn the organizational aspects of the program, including how to safely import and store their files on hard drives, tag and label photos, create image collections, and the importance of backup files. Each student will create a presentation of 15-20 photographs in an online book or website created in Lightroom.
CE-DGART 2077PE, 8 M/W, June 4-27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $386. #5900
Quick Start to Adobe Illustrator CC in 24 hrs.
Learn to use the latest version of Illustrator with new 3D and web features. Includes: digital illustration, drawing tools, Bezier curves, fonts, and use of Illustrator in graphic design and in 3D. No previous experience with Illustrator is necessary; previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2040PE, 8 T/Th, June 26-July 26 (skip 7/3 & 5), 6:00-9:00 pm, $386. #5901
Quick Start to Photoshop Elements
Learn to use the latest version of Photoshop Elements with a focus on personal photo imaging. Step-by-step procedures on how to adjust, fix, and organize your photographs will be demonstrated with the opportunity to practice on instructor-provided images. Perfect for the beginner interested in learning digital imaging for personal use with an eye toward further enhancing their imaging skills.
CE-DGART 2028PE, 2 M/W, July 9-11, 6:00-9:00 pm, $235. #5902