Summer Online 2021
CPE class; $47/term non-refundable reg. fee + $402/credit.
Refund and class swap policies differ from Univ. day classes; please see www.UMassULearn.net for more information.
Instructor: Hongbing Tang
This course will explore various techniques to bridge the gap between traditional and digital representations in spatial design. Students will learn to use Adobe Sketch and Adobe Fresco to draw and paint on iPad/iPhone, and use Adobe Photoshop to create digital watercolors on computer. Basic Sketchup will be touched for creating 3D views. This digital art course is project-based. Students will end the course with a collection of digital representations that can be part of their portfolio.
For college students at all levels who are interested in architecture, landscape architecture, or digital design.
Instructor: Alicia Coleman
Green Infrastructure planning requires a systems approach to improving ecological function while providing vital ecosystem services for human populations. This course will introduce students to the concepts, theories, and applications of green infrastructure planning at multiple scales, including the site-level, neighborhood, and regional scales.
A particular area of focus will be the use of green infrastructure for improving hydrology as part of comprehensive green space planning for human use. Transportation systems are another focused area of study. Case studies will be used to examine green infrastructure projects both domestically and internationally from a planning and policy perspective, as well as implementation.
Instructor: Carolina Aragon
The course will cover principles of graphic design, visualizing information, information graphics, and portfolio design. Course lectures will be complemented by digital skills workshops where students will become familiar with graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign). Through weekly exercises, students will build the skills necessary to complete a portfolio of creative work, or a visual book or project showcasing a body of research. For students interested in visual communication, data visualization, graphic design and portfolio design.