Non Credit and Certificate Programs
Interactive Design & Digital Arts
These classes are held at the Center for the Digital Arts, located at 27 N. Division Street in Peekskill. For more information or to register, call 914-606-7300. Software versions are subject to change.
Courses in this section are offered through the Peekskill Extension Center
Digital Imaging for Photography
Students will learn the fundamentals of digital photography, from learning the more advanced manual functions in their cameras to how to create strong and dynamic compositions. The course will include slideshows and lectures on important contemporary photographers’ critique sessions of new work. This course provides the opportunity for aspiring amateur photographers to push their work to the next level.
CE-DGART 2090PE, 6 T/Th, June 2-18, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, $259. #5689
In Python Programming, students will be introduced to the basic aspects of problem solving, data representation, algorithm design, and object-oriented design and programming. The Python programming language will be used as the means to implement programs. This course prepares students for problem analysis and solution design. Stu- dents will also discuss ethical and social issues relating to computing.
CE-COMP 2213PE, 14 T/W, June 2-July 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, $325. #5690
Weekend Front End Coding Boot Camp
CE-COMP 2172PE, 9:30 am-4:30 pm (30-minute lunch break), $285. 4 Sa/Su, June 6-14. #5691 4 Sa/Su, Aug. 8-16. #5692
Learn how to navigate the Google Analytics interface. In this course, beginner and intermediate-level attendees gain insight into dashboard metrics, platform terminology, campaign tracking, filters, custom reports, and more. Discover how to set up campaign tracking and how to analyze basic reports on audience, acquisition, and behavior. Learn how to work with important dashboard metrics to improve website conversions and traffic.
CE-COMP 2179PE, 3 Mon., June 22-July 6, 6:00-9:00 pm, $362. #5693
Design and Edit Photos with Free and Low Cost Software Alternatives
Are you are you a designer or photographer, amateur or pro looking for professional software on a budget? This course could be an eye-opener for you! Learn digital imaging, retouching, and animation with tools such as Krita, Photoshop Elements, Canva, and Spark. There is an array of free and low cost creative apps that provide creative solutions for all of your design needs. This provides the indie designer an opportunity to compete in a new market place, free of monthly subscription fees. There are a number of software applications available that meet the needs of many budget-minded creatives. Do not miss out on kick starting your career in digital media design-begin your journey here!
CE-DGART 2109PE, 6 M/W, July 6-22, 6:00-9:00 pm, $318. #5694
Marketing with Social Media
In this course, you will learn how to leverage Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for business. From profile creation to posts and advertising to analytics, attendees will take a deep dive into each platform’s unique opportunities for marketing use. Demographic research and best practices for each platform will be shared to help you determine the right platform for your business. In-class assignments and homework activities will be required.
CE-BUS 2104PE, 4 Tues., July 7-28, 6:00-9:00 pm, $450. #5695
Artist Friendly Introduction to Python in Maya
Python is a great language for learning scripting in 3D applications. Many industry standard 3D applications allow for Python scripting. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Python and how to utilize it inside of Maya. You will learn skills that will help you work faster by automating repetitive tasks and be more efficient. By the end of the course, students should have a fundamental understanding of the Python language, Maya commands and be able to create small scripts for Maya.
CE-DGART 2104PE, 6 Sat., July 11-Aug 15, 1:00-4:00 pm, $350. #5696
How to Create Effective Google Ad Campaigns (AdWords)
Learn how to navigate the Google Ads interface and to create effective ad copy, tracking URLs, calls-to-action, and budgeting that works. In this course, beginner and intermediate-level attendees will have hands-on activities to help develop effective text and graphical ads using the Google Ad (AdWords) interface. A review of keywords and URL structure are included. In-class assignments and homework activities will be required.
CE-COMP 2195PE, 3 Mon., July 13-27, 6:00-9:00 pm, $350. #5697
Quick Start to Adobe 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 necessary, previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2042PE, 8 M/W, June 1-24, 6:00-9:00 pm, $413. #5700
Quick Start to Adobe Illustrator CC in 24 hrs
Learn to use this industry-standard vector image creation program for print and web. Includes digital illustration, drawing tools, Bezier curves, fonts, and use of Illustrator in graphic design. No previous experience with Illustrator necessary, previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2040PE, 8 T/Th, June 2-25, 6:00-9:00 pm, $413. #5701
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 necessary, previous computer experience required.
CE-DGART 2041PE, 4 Sa/Su, June 6-14, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $413. #5698
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. Learn organizational techniques, including how to safely import and store files on hard drives, tag and label photos, create image collections, and the impor- tance 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, 4 Sa/Su, Aug. 8-16, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, $413. #5699