PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Spring Session: April 12 – June 17, 2021
  • Classes meet once weekly Monday - Thursday, from 6:30 pm EST – 9:30 pm EST
  • In response to COVID-19, all ACE Spring 2021 Courses are running virtually
  • Looking to complete your certificate within one year? The recommended course load is two classes per quarter.

Each Adult Continuing Education (ACE) course creates a dynamic environment where students build self-confidence along with a foundation of creative and technical skills.

Our impressive roster of ACE Faculty are members of Moore’s extended network of qualified and established teaching communities. You may recognize our faculty from international and local interior design, digital design, and fashion companies, independent businesses, exhibitions, residenciesfilm festivals, and game conferencesAll of our professional faculty have active networks in the area of their creative practice, regularly bringing their industry-standard knowledge and contacts to the tableTo see more about our faculty achievements, please check out Moore’s official blog at www.moore.edu/news. 

In response to COVID-19, Moore College of Art & Design is offering remote learning for all Continuing Education Spring 2021 programs. We’re committed to keeping our students safe and offering course options that will set you on the path to career success. 

"[ACE] has been a major help in my work. It is so helpful having an above-average knowledge of these programs so I can better understand and articulate my thoughts and show off my skills!" - ACE Online Student

ACE Course Guide for Spring 2021

Adobe After Effects is used to design motion graphics for broadcast, film, video, and web. Learn the essentials for realizing multimedia projects, importing digitized video and creating dynamic visual effects and animations. Projects cover the use of basic tools, composition and design, storyboarding, project planning, music and sound synchronization, applying effects, and animating text. Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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Designed for participants with no previous CAD experience, this intensive course introduces the general concepts and applications of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting. Participants learn the process for drafting interior rooms, elevations, floor plans, furniture plans, sections, and details. Step by step instruction is given for developing skills in AutoCAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts, dimension drawings, plotting, and printing. Projects focus on the fundamental requirements of interior designers for using AutoCAD software as a basic tool for design and drafting. Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Principles of Interior Design or equivalent experience and basic computer navigation skills.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course teaches the students the research and analysis of political, historical and/or social events and their impact in the dress code. Students will also be given the opportunity to create their own line of clothing, which are critiqued by industry professionals.  Students will develop design concepts through construction, draping, and pattern drafting. Garments are fitted on standard size models and critiqued by industry professionals. Industrial machinery is used in the translation of designs from 2D to 3D. Prerequisites: CAD for Apparel & CAD for Patternmaking.

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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Develop proficiency in operating the Mac while learning the basic design tools and protocols of Adobe Creative Suite’s major programs. There is a combined emphasis on acquiring hardware and software skills with an understanding of design fundamentals in contemporary digital design. Hands-on projects include creating, importing and editing images, as well as text and graphics in a variety of formats to develop a better understanding of computer-aided design, digital workflow and visual communication. Prerequisite: Basic computer navigation skills. 

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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Photoshop is the essential tool for digital image manipulation in graphic design, web design, and photography. Participants develop digital imaging software skills, as well as applied theoretical and technical skills in solving visual design problems. Projects cover Photoshop’s vast array of tools, filters, and procedures including resolution issues, retouching, color work flow, camera raw, image adjustments, compositing, and masking. A folio of digitally generated and manipulated images is completed. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or basic computer navigation skills and equivalent knowledge.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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Learn the art and craft of editing videos through exploring techniques applied in Adobe Premiere Pro, the non-linear editing program most used in the industry, alongside the art behind video editing.  Projects include editing a commercial, interview, narrative scene, music video and text title sequence. The focus is on providing a foundation in basic editorial techniques with digital video, audio and graphics in order to tell a story effectively and efficiently with control of rhythm, motion, and continuity. Prerequisite: Digital Design or Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course introduces drawing skills essential for successfully delineating interior design concepts and communicating projects to clients. Participants learn basic drafting and rendering techniques including space planning, elevation drawings, 1- and 2-point perspective, and depicting finish materials. A variety of media for representing light, texture, color, value and form are explored. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of spatial relationships intrinsic to interior design. It is intended for students with no previous drawing experience and should be taken as one of the first three courses in the program. No prerequisites.

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course addresses key foundation skills needed for success in all areas of the fashion world. Topics cover analyzing fashion trends, forecasting consumer demand, understanding garment construction techniques, and interpreting the styles of distinguished designers. Hands-on projects include building a fashion line, choosing a target market, creating a mood board, developing fashion sketches, and presenting a cumulative final project that can be used in your portfolio. No prerequisites.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course provides an overview of the styles, movements, and major figures in the history of interior design and furniture. Participants explore important interiors as they trace stylistic developments in furniture, furnishings, and decorative materials through slide-illustrated discussion. Topics include the influence of technology, as well as cultural and social factors. Emphasis is on major contributions to shaping architecture and interior design today. This course may be taken at any point in the program. No prerequisites.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course introduces the tools, techniques, and principles of lighting design that are basic to all interiors. Participants investigate materials, color, lighting fixtures, lighting selection, layout, and systems for establishing function and atmosphere. Specific topics include lamping, beam spread, color effects, illumination and calculation, and light manipulation. Projects focus on developing creative, functional lighting plans that meet the requirements for a range of interior spaces. Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Principles of Interior Design or equivalent experience.

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This course surveys surface materials, finishes, and products integral to defining interior spaces. Participants explore characteristics of a wide range of fabrics, wall coverings, paints, wood, ceramic, metal, glass, plastics, carpet, and more to learn about their suitability for specific applications and their economic and ecological impact. Topics include availability, installation, transition, substructure, and code considerations. Hands-on design projects focus on gaining technical knowledge for creative usage based on appropriate selection and methods for evaluating the sustainability of the built environment. Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Principles of Interior Design or equivalent experience.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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InDesign is a sophisticated publishing software tool combining powerful typographic and page layout controls with many creative options. Encompassing design concept, final packaging and PDF creation, projects develop proficiencies for both print and web. Topics include importing text, manipulating graphics, controlling colors, setting master pages, and working with layers. Students progress from the basics of creating a single page to advanced skills for publishing complex materials with dynamic professional effects. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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This studio course focuses on the fundamental principles of interior design, as well as the responsibilities and business aspects of the profession. Hands-on projects for both residential and commercial spaces develop skills in applying visual design schemes that integrate color, materials, and textures. Topics include using core elements (scale, proportion, light, and the interdependence of space and form) to translate functional, aesthetic and expressive objectives into creative design solutions. Developing insight into environmental factors such as location and culture and other methods for meeting client needs are explored. Prerequisite: Drawing for Interiors or equivalent knowledge.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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Building upon a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Photoshop, students learn user experience fundamentals and advanced coding methods for developing web sites based upon professional standards. Projects incorporate the fundamentals of interaction design principles and production values for creating high-quality web pages. Topics include working between software applications, advanced CSS and HTML, file management, and advanced grid systems. At course end, students have generated a site that is visually dynamic, user-friendly, and technically complex. Prerequisites: Digital Imaging with Photoshop and Web Design I or equivalent knowledge.

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST

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