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Computer Technology: Design and Video Descriptions

CTD 100 Illustrator I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or equivalent for Mac sections
Adobe Illustrator is a must for any design professional. Learn to set up a document, create basic illustrations with lines and points, and edit your artwork. Program includes spacing, scaling, rotating graphics, and importing and auto-tracing objects. Creating text paths and aligning text to a circle are also covered. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 110 Illustrator II: Fashion Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is a great software tool for drawing fashion designs and illustrations. Learn to use this popular vector-based package to create flats and patterns and to incorporate garment details. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 111 Illustrator II: Graphic Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Expands upon and develops the skills learned in Adobe Illustrator I. Create dynamic graphics using advanced editing and drawing tools, path editing techniques, filter effects, and masks. Explore the transparency palette, live effects, and the appearance palette. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 112 Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is widely used in the textile industry. This hands-on workshop teaches you to apply your Illustrator skills to textile design and product development. Generate drawings for surface and structural design. Create color combinations and colorways for specific target markets. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 120 Illustrator III: Fashion Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 110
Students will build on the skills learned in Adobe Illustrator II for Fashion Design. Industry techniques used to illustrate garments, work with licensed images, and create original artwork are covered. Students learn to work back and forth between Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Bring your fashion book/portfolio to the first class.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 121 Illustrator III: Graphic Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 111
This course builds on the topics covered in Illustrator levels I and II. Program features that will be covered include live trace and live paint; recoloring art to change color; custom graphics; working with vectors and pixels; converting raster images to vector using live trace; using the appearance panel and live effects together; creating, editing and experimenting with color groups; working with opacity masks; and isolated blending.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100
This course demonstrates how to make sample tech packs that effectively communicate with sample makers and factories to assure accuracy in the sample making process. Using Adobe Illustrator, you will create custom branded templates and learn how to efficiently convey all the information needed to make a sample. Save time and money by minimizing first sample errors.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 133 Designing Apparel Graphics with Illustrator
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Learn the design and production process used in creating graphics for T-shirts. Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are essential tools. Learn how professionals use the two together to create exciting graphics for apparel especially the ever-popular T-shirt.

CTD 200 Photoshop I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or equivalent for Mac sections
This hands-on workshop teaches you how to apply Adobe Photoshop to your photography or print media-related business. Functions and controls of each of the program's major tools are introduced as well as layers, scanning, adjustments, and the principles of file size.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 211 Photoshop II: Graphic Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 200
This program gives in-depth exposure to Adobe Photoshop software technology. Hands-on approach concentrates on scanning images and using Photoshop tools to achieve optimal results. Layering masks and analyzing visual problems are covered.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work. Bring to the first session an image to scan and magazine pictures or ads you believe have been manipulated in some way.

CTD 212 Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 200
Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used design software in the textile industry. This hands-on workshop teaches you to apply your Photoshop skills to textile design and product development. Scan images and generate drawings for surface and structural design. Create color combinations, repeats, and colorways for specific target markets. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 213 Photoshop II: Fashion Design
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 200
Photoshop has become an important fashion tool. Learn how it is currently being used by fashion professionals for textiles, silhouette design and presentation. Work with custom brushes and patterns, brush techniques, and color techniques, use smart objects, and masks, retouch photographs and other images, and learn realistic manipulation techniques for more professional looking work.

CTD 230 Mastering the Pen Tool
1.2 CEU
Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and Mac experience is essential. Of all the digital drawing tools, the Pen Tool is the most difficult to master, yet it's the most powerful for creating completely scalable digital graphics. Whether drawing corporate logos, fashion illustrations, designing typefaces, or creating motion graphics for web and video, the Pen Tool is indispensable. Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Flash, students will study exercises and techniques specifically designed to attain mastery of the Pen and related Path tools, while exploring the different uses for Paths throughout four of the Creative Suite applications.

CTD 250 Power User
1.8 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 100, CTD 520 and CTD 200
Optimizing the four most popular Adobe publishing tools--InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat--for maximum results is the goal of this course. Explore how all these programs can be used together and separately to obtain the best results. Learn to make effective tool choices, reformat text and graphics, and utilize materials from one application in another.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 310 Colour Matters I
1.2 CEU
Don't be left behind professionally. Learn to use a computer as a creative design tool. Get started by using the popular Colour Matters CM32 software package. Learn to create sketches, illustrations, textile prints, and patterns on a computer. Program covers computer color principles, fabric design repeats, and preparations for production and presentations. Marry your creativity to the computer and improve your design skills and your chances for job advancement.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 320 Fashion Studio Suite/NedGraphics
1.2 CEU
Own a fashion company? Freelance fashion or textile designer? A converter? This introductory course will give you a hands-on overview of textile design development using the popular CAD software, Fashion Studio Suite by NedGraphics. We will cover textile design collection development including product concept and color development, color reduction and cleaning of scanned artwork, design and textile print repeats and introduce the CAD weaving tools. No technical knowledge is needed. Bring a USB drive for file storage to the first session.

CTD 350 Kaledo Print, Knit and Weave 
1.8 CEU
Successful designers are always aware of the latest trends. Kaledo is in the next generation of professional design solutions dedicated specifically to the textile and fashion industry. Translate your ideas into creative textiles and, in just a few hours, build the first level of your collection assortment. Create color palettes (via Pantone, measured colors, or specified RGB) and use "palette data" to generate all related technical information. Create innovative wovens and knits and see them, three-dimensionally, onscreen. Combine with sketches to visualize final products with their colorways.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 351 Kaledo Style
1.8 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 350
Develop your skills in Kaledo Style. Sketch styles quickly with an option to draw the left and right sides of garments simultaneously with fashion-specific vector tools, including tools to measure and quickly add specs to product. Fill sketches with fabrics such as wovens, knits, and prints that were created in CTD 350. Colorways and palettes created in Kaledo Suite will automatically be available as you fill bodies. Transform your design project into a professional presentation package and enhance your career opportunities. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Bring the images you created in CTD 350 to apply to Kaledo Style.

CTD 361 AutoCAD I
1.8 CEU
This course moves quickly through the basics of AutoCAD and explores the more advanced commands for the creation of professional two-dimensional construction and presentation drawings. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 362 AutoCAD II
1.8 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 361
Use your own project to brush up your skills and implement the commands learned in Part I. Use AutoCAD efficiently to create, view, manage, plot, share, and reuse accurate, information-rich drawings. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 371 SketchUp Pro 3D
1.2 CEU
Google SketchUp Pro is an easy to use 3D modeling program and it’s free! Virtually every industry uses SketchUp for modeling and animating. In this class you will create a floor plan and design a room including windows, doors, shelves, lamps, and other objects with textures. In addition, the extensive Google library of buildings, objects, and locations will be utilized. Upon completion of this course you will be able to create, animate and display a three-dimensional environment.

CTD 429 Introduction to Rhino for the CAD Novice
0.6 CEU
Rhinoceros is one of the foremost applications used, in jewelry design and other industries, for the creation of three-dimensional models for prototyping, mechanical drawings, and layouts. This course is designed for those students who are new to computer-aided design, helping them better determine if they are ready to move on to Rhino I, or should instead gain further experience with less demanding computer graphics applications.

CTD 430 Rhino I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 429 or equivalent experience
Rhinoceros is one of the foremost applications used to create three-dimensional models for prototyping, in jewelry design and other industries, and to create mechanical drawings and layouts. This first course will cover two-dimensional digital drawing and drafting. Class exercises will include jewelry-related material. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at FIT bookstore.

CTD 431 Rhino II
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 430
This course will build on Rhino modeling fundamentals, with students progressing on to three-dimensional surface and solid modeling. Class exercises will include jewelry-related material. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at FIT bookstore.

CTD 432 Rhino III
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 431
This course continues to focus on the creation of three-dimensional surfaces and solids. Students learn how to create, manipulate, and edit three-dimensional objects for the making of models. Class exercises include jewelry-related material.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at FIT bookstore.

CTD 520 InDesign I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or Mac experience
InDesign, Adobe's full-featured page layout program, allows you to work seamlessly with other Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, LiveMotion, and Acrobat, giving you unprecedented control over the printed piece. This course introduces you to the InDesign interface, including the tools and palettes, and explains how to create and navigate a document, work with text and objects, use pen tools, add color, import and manipulate graphics, and manage long documents and styles. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 525 Interactive Design for Tablets and Smart Phones
1.8 CEU
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to effectively create content for e-publishing platforms (iPad, iTunes, Amazon Kindle). Utilizing the tools of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) you'll learn to size and create interactive content for the new media. This is a great course for anyone looking to independently publish of find employment in this new publishing area.

CTD 600 HTML
1.2 CEU
Given the high-level website development tools available to create web content today, does it make any sense to learn how to make websites "by hand," the old-fashioned way, using nothing but a text editor? Yes it does. Learn the system of tags (syntax) needed to make a web page and you will be able to use applications like WordPress and Dreamweaver more effectively. This course teaches web design standards which is today's mainstream approach to web design at work and beyond.
Once registered, go to www.fitnyc.edu/onlinelearning for information on accessing your course online.

CTD 605 Cascading Style Sheets
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: HTML knowledge or CTD 600
Learn Cascading Style Sheets -- the language of web design style -- by hands-on excercises demonstrating the use of typography, white space and layout for your web pages. Includes an exploration of some CSS3 properties.
Required: Knowledge of HTML.

CTD 606 HTML5 & CSS3
1.2 CEU
Knowledge of HTML and CSS required.
Take your web design and development skills to the next level with HTML5 and CSS3. In this class you will learn the new features of HTML5 and CSS3 that make creating web pages easier. Some of the topics covered: Add new semantic elements to your pages. Embed multimedia files natively. Add stunning visual effects with CSS3.

CTD 610 Dreamweaver I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 600 or equivalent
What are the components of a successful website? This seminar takes you through the process of web design from the beginning of design to launch. Learn the basics of Dreamweaver, how to optimize graphics and photos for reliable color and quick downloading, and how to create easy animations. Explore the web with guidance, looking for the sites that work and those that don't. Develop an eye for effective design and graphic communications in cyberspace.  Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 611 Dreamweaver II
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 610
Build on the basics and become a pro with Dreamweaver. This course will expand your understanding of this cutting-edge web development software and show you how to use Photoshop, QuickTime, and Fireworks to enhance your design without sacrificing usability. Learn how to register a domain, select a web host, and configure FTP, email, and more. Bring a flash drive or CD to class to save your work.

CTD 612 JavaScript
1.2 CEU
Many of today's "Web 2.0" applications rely on JavaScript to create rich and dynamic user interfaces. In this course students will learn the fundamentals of the JavaScript programming language along with the Document Object Model, the key component to producing interactive web pages. From there, students will use jQuery, a third party JS library, to make JS programming easy and fun. Learn simple patterns for creating reusable widgets such as dynamic tabs, accordions, and image galleries.

CTD 613 WordPress
1.2 CEU
WordPress is the world's leading Blogging/Content Management System because anyone can make any kind of web site with it. In this class you'll be learning the fundamental things you need to know to make your web site. Here are the things you are going to learn:

WordPress dashboard overview
How to create pages and posts
How to work with the Visual Editor to add images, videos and Links within pages or posts
Managing site links and working with permalinks
Working with Themes
Using Plugins
Hooking your WP site into the social networks
Some advanced topics such as how to change a theme's appearance and how to add templates and the file structure of WP
You will be making a small web site for the class project.

CTD 615 Web Accessibility (GUI)
1.2 CEU
What makes a person click one item and not another? What is the best way to structure an interface? Do you, for example, select an aggressive linear approach or instead choose a multiple option approach allowing viewers to use their judgement? It all depends on what you as the designer (and your clients) are trying to accomplish. In this class you will learn what differentiates one "graphical user interface" from another, explore examples of good and bad GUIs, learn how to build the all important sitemap or functionality outline and design your own website interface.

CTD 620 Flash I
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 002 or Mac experience
This is an introductory level Flash class. Upon completing this course, students will be familiar with the Flash development environment, the tool menu, drawing tools, and the Flash timeline. They will know how to create basic tween animations, create symbols, and understand how to customize SWF settings. Students will be able to create simple animated banner ads.

CTD 641 Search Engine Optimization
1.2 CEU
This course will give web designers, programmers, webmaster, and online marketers a thorough understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and its importance in today’s highly competitive web design and development field. The focus will be on understand the various ins and outs of SEO, on-page and off-page, how search engines read, understand and learn a website and what needs to get done in order to strengthen a websites overall search-ability and online presence.

CTD 702 Creating an iPhone App
1.8 CEU
With the growing popularity of the iPhone and iPad many traditional businesses are rushing to get a share of the gold rush. If you want to start a small business or already have one, this course will add a powerful tool to promote your ideas. This is an intuitive hands-on workshop to learn how to create and sell your own iPhone and iPad small business apps. Come to class with app ideas and leave with a functioning app and the knowledge needed to build more on your own! No programming experience necessary and no iPhone required; we will be using a iPhone/iPad simulator in class.

CTD 800 Final Cut Pro X
1.8 CEU
This hands-on Apple certified course introduces the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro X. In this course you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple, roll, and slip and slide tools; audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output.

CTD 802 Adobe Premier
1.8 CEU
Adobe Premiere is swiftly becoming the standard editing software in the film industry. In this hands-on class you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple roll and slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output.

CTD 805 iMovie and GarageBand
.6 CEU
In this course you will learn how to create and edit compelling multimedia content using iMovie and GarageBand — applications included with Apple’s iLife suite. Taking existing audio/video content and capturing new audio/video content, you will edit and create a short movie. Your movie will include sound effects, music, and voice, over audio tracks. In addition, you will learn how to create titles and video transitions, and use filters‚ including professional tools like color correction. Finally, you will learn how to export your multimedia content to mobile devices (e.g. iPad) and the web (e.g. YouTube).

CTD 810 Digital Toolbox 
1.2 CEU
So you've learned how to edit your footage using iMovie or Final Cut Pro to create compelling video content for the web, but is that all you need to know? Want to pull footage into your movie but it's on a DVD or posted to YouTube? Have an Adobe Flash formatted video you need to convert to a format your editing program can read? Digital Toolbox will arm you with all those extra skills you now need to know when creating video content using iMovie and/or Final Cut Pro. PreRequisites: Working knowledge of iMovie and/or Final Cut Pro 7/X.

CTD 860 After Effects I
1.2 CEU
Introduction to After Effects Animation Animation is the attempt to inspire, heighten or intensify the visual experience. An animated sequence seeks to more beyond a static representation of text or imagery and convey to it the illusion of life. In the task of animation, there are few tools more powerful than Adobe After Effects. It is the industry standard tool for creating engaging motion graphics and broadcast animation, and can be seen in use in nearly every television and post production facility in the world.

This course will focus on the use of After Effects as a broadcast animation tool. Topics will include, timeline based animation, applying and animating effects, working with imported Photoshop and Illustrator content, and an introduction to using Expressions to automate animation.
Knowledge of Photoshop is recommended for this course.

CTD 861 After Effects II
1.2 CEU
Prerequisite: CTD 860
Compositing & Advanced Animation in After Effects Compositing is the process of combining visual images from different sources into a single, unified image. It is often though not always used to give the impression that the different source images are all a part of the same scene. This may involve combining different pieces of live action footage or more often than not these days, combining live action footage with 3D or 2D elements.

This course will focus on elements of composting techniques such as Chroma Keying, as well as advanced animation topics such as a more detailed use of Expressions, plugins, scripts, camera tracking and planar mapping.

CTD 875 Video Production for Web - Summer Intensive 8 Day Certificate
Recommended: Pair with CTD 800
Web video has become both a critical component to the success of any enterprise and a growing art form for creative film makers. Learn how to create and publish online video to market your business, get your message out, or distribute original digital shorts.

The Video Production for the Web certificate program will teach you the essentials of cost-effective digital video production and web delivery. Examine current trends and cultivate strategic thinking about the future of video. Learn the entire creative process from conceptualization to delivery. Gain the technical skills to shoot effectively and develop the capacity to analyze your work critically and work collaboratively.

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