Web & Graphic Design

Delaware College of Art and Design
"The instructor was super prepared and went above and beyond to help us learn and understand the subject."
Angela M.
Website Design and Graphic Design


For those interested in visual communication via the web or print, DCAD offers introductory and advanced classes to enable students to keep abreast of the latest technology through small, personalized classes taught by working professionals in each field.  Through demonstrations, discussions and hands-on, project-focused work, students build their creative toolbox.
All Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education Exhibition.

Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.

Join us!  Whether you are interested in sharpening your skills, enhancing your artistic abilities, or advancing your career, we have classes that fit your interests and schedule.  For information, advisement or a tour, contact jcampbell@dcad.edu at 302.622.8867 x.110.

Register online or via phone at 302.622.8867 ext. 110.

Summer Courses include:

Instructor: Joy Smoker
Tuesday, June 10 – August 26; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $490/Lab Fee $35; 3.9 CEUs
This introduction to current computer graphics
technology includes an overview of page-layout,
vector-based illustration and pixel-based digital
imaging software. Publishing techniques, rough
composition skills, concept development and
fundamentals of typography are introduced as
students learn how such technology is used in real
world applications. Mac OS knowledge required.

Instructor: Joy Smoker
Thursday, June 12 – August 28; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $490/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Learn to communicate effectively using principles
of design and typography. Issues of space, texture,
color, rhythm and meaning are addressed. Type
and visual elements are combined to create
effective layouts. Computer typography is
introduced. Prerequisites: Quark I or InDesign I; Mac
OS competency.
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Instructor: David Manzolillo
Wednesday, June 11 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
InDesign is the latest tool for page layout and
electronic pre-press preparation. Because it’s an
Adobe product, InDesign is designed to work with
Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat. In this course
you will gain basic experience with the software
as you work with page layout creation, creating
and formatting text, inputting and manipulating
images, and gain a basic understanding of color as
it relates to printing. Exercises are designed to take
full advantage of the basic tools within InDesign.
Macintosh knowledge required.

Instructor: David Manzolillo
Wednesday, July 23 – August 27; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Expand your knowledge of this powerful layout
and production tool. Students will learn to create
complex multi-page documents utilizing master
pages and advanced paragraph and character
styles (including the new nested styles feature).
The use of tables within InDesign will be explored
to automate design tasks. InDesign’s robust PDF
export capabilities, along with its helpful preflight
and document packaging functions, will also be
explored. Prerequisite: Adobe InDesign I.

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Instructor: Jason Olney
Monday, June 9 – July 14; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
One of the backbones of modern graphic design
and electronic publishing, Illustrator is the leading
vector-based illustration software available.
This course instructs the beginning student in
the software’s typical uses in today’s design and
publishing environment – covering basic drawing,
tracing and typographic techniques. Mac OS
competency required.

Instructor: Jason Olney
Monday, July 21 – August 25; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Build on your basic understanding of Illustrator
in this hands-on course. Explore the advanced
capabilities of the software by creating dynamic
type effects and using blends for realistic
illustrations. Learn to integrate illustrations with
Adobe Photoshop and web applications through a
variety of problem solving exercises. Prerequisite:
Adobe Illustrator I.

Instructor: Warren Chase
Tues. & Thurs., June 10 – July 17; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $490/Lab Fee: $35; 3.9 CEUs
The first course in the Web Design Certificate
program is open to Certificate and non-Certificate
students and explores the major components of
website development, including HTML, Cascading
Style Sheets (CSS) and Graphic creation. Students
will learn how to format text and control
page layout; create compressed graphics and
manipulate color schemes; understand hyperlinks
and build comprehensive web navigation; develop
online forms; understand website directory
structure; and apply basic guidelines for search
engine optimization. Students will employ their
new knowledge to construct a functional website
for a final project. Prerequisite: Photoshop I.

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Instructor: Jason Olney
Saturday, June 14 – July 19; 10 AM – 1 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/ Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
This course introduces the new user to Photoshop,
the most widely-used image processing and
manipulation application for the desktop. Students
explore this program’s powerful painting, colorcorrection
and retouching tools and investigate
the relationship between image capture,
resolution and output quality. Basic computer
knowledge required.

Instructor: Jason Olney
Saturday, July 26 – August 30; 10 AM – 1 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Build on your basic understanding of Adobe
Photoshop. Learn to unleash the power of this
program through an exploration of layers, masks,
paths and channels. Customize the application by
combining multiple images from diverse sources.
Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop I/Beginning Photoshop

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Instructor: Charley Parker
Mon. & Wed., June 9 – June 25; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Learn the basics of motion graphics and animation
for websites and banner ads, using Adobe Edge
Animate to create HTML5 website animations
and Adobe Flash to create animated banner
ads. Students will learn to prepare and import
graphics and create an HTML5 animated motion
graphics presentation, as might be used for the
introduction for a website. Students will also
create a Flash animated banner ad, with attention
to typical requirements for commercial banner
ad placement. The course includes an overview of
HTML5 animation options for publishing to various
platforms, including the iPad and other mobile
devices, and the changing role of Flash (still the
required platform for most animated banner ads
and also a surprisingly effective tool for making
animated GIFs.)

Instructor: Charley Parker
Mon. & Wed., June 30 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Learn more sophisticated web animation
techniques, with attention to issues of timing,
easing, encapsulating motion (“symbols”) and
the use of simple scripting to control timeline
functions. Students will learn, both in HTML5
animations and Flash, how to provide interactivity
for linking to other pages and websites and for
responding to user input within an animation.
There will also be an overview of the use of HTML5
animation tools to prepare static webpages, and
the incorporation of existing HTML elements
into HTML5 animations. The course includes
discussion of the current state of HTML5 and Flash
animation, and potential future trends, including
the increasing importance of mobile devices and
electronic publishing (“eBooks”).

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Instructor: Rob Whitehead
Tuesday, July 22 – August 26; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee $35; 2 CEUS
Adobe® Muse™ is part of the Creative Cloud™
software that allows you to create a compelling
website without writing any code. Similar to
Adobe InDesign (with master pages and layers),
the site is developed visually, so users do not
need to be concerned about the underlying code.
The course will begin with an overview of Muse
and then students will quickly begin building a
complete website with functional navigation,
a Google map, a contact form, an image gallery,
and employ some of the new web fonts available
from the Adobe Edge Web Fonts. The class is
very hands-on and no knowledge of web coding
is required. The class is geared for beginner and
intermediate levels of design.

Instructor: Brad Wason
Saturday, July 12; 10 AM – 4 PM
NON-CREDIT Tuition: $100
This one-day workshop focuses on self-promotion
for graphic designers that will get you noticed.
Challenge yourself with some new ideas to
re-invigorate your business cards, books,
posters, announcements and more. Whatever
your approach (or budget) – graphic designers
will learn to explore their creativity in pursuit
of self-promotion – whether hand-crafted or
extravagantly produced. A lunch break will
be provided; students may bring lunch or visit
a local eatery.

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Instructor: Herb Sparks
Mon. & Wed., July 14 – July 30; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
Unleash the power of Dreamweaver, a professional
authoring tool for creating and managing web
pages. Learn the palettes and inspectors used to
construct web documents. Beginning with text
formatting and tables, the class will cover the use
of frames and the construction of image maps.
Prerequisite: Web Design Fundamentals.

Instructor: Herb Sparks
Mon. & Wed., August 11 – August 27; 6 PM – 9:15 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $300/Lab Fee: $35; 2 CEUs
In this intermediate level class, students will
expand their understanding of Dreamweaver by
exploring advanced programming capabilities,
including behaviors, cascading style sheets, and
Dynamic HTML. Prerequisite: Dreamweaver I.

Instructor: Rob Whitehead
Saturday, July 26; 1 – 5 PM
NON–CREDIT Tuition: $65
Painting with Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud will
begin with a photo of your choosing that you wish
to convert to a digital painting. From there you will
learn about proper brush selection, color selection
& mixing, which details to keep and which to
lose in your finished piece; creating a pleasing
rendition of your original photograph. Because
this workshop is focused on teaching techniques
for digital painting in Photoshop, it is highly
recommended that you are already familiar with
Photoshop before getting started. This workshop
will focus on a using a landscape image for the
class tutorial as opposed to a portrait photo. If you
do not have an original landscape image, one will
be provided by the instructor.




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