PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Summer Session: July 12 – September 16, 2021
  • Classes meet once weekly Monday - Thursday, from 6:30 pm EST – 9:30 pm EST
  • In response to COVID-19, all ACE Summer 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 Summer 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 Summer 2021

User interface design is a multi-faceted and challenging role responsible for the transference of a product’s development, content and layout into an attractive and responsive experience for users.  Focusing on the areas of design, implementation and evaluation, this course explores the principles and practices of user interface development.  Projects cover how to design good interfaces, techniques for building interfaces including sophisticated interactive prototypes, and techniques for evaluating and measuring interface usability.  You will learn industry-standard theory and methods for developing successful interfaces based on using CSS frameworks, JS code libraries and emerging technologies such as Sketch and Invision. Prerequisites: Web Design II: UX & Advanced Codes or equivalent knowledge.

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, ONLINE

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The course provides the opportunity to develop work that demonstrates your cumulative skill-set and interests. Through consolidating work in a manner that best expresses your abilities, you will learn to showcase your style and expertise. Special attention is given to packaging, marketing, and delivering your portfolio. Prerequisites: 6 courses in Animation + Motion Graphics Design or equivalent experience.

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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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.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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This course addresses the dimensions of color and the principles of color relationships that are fundamental for creating interior design solutions. Through designing comprehensive color schemes for residential and commercial settings, participants explore how the effective use of color is integral to purpose. Projects include a wide range of approaches and practical applications to develop a thorough understanding of color’s relationship to form, space, and light, as well as its expressive possibilities. Prerequisites: Drawing for Interiors and Principles of Interior Design or equivalent experience (Principles may be taken concurrently).

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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Learn processes, color management, and quality control procedures for graphic communications production. Acquire skills in all phases of prepress and preparation of full-color, print-ready digital files for service bureaus and printers. Best practices leading to professional output are emphasized. Pantone Matching System and four-color process CMYK applications are covered, as well as offset lithography, digital printing and specialty printing techniques. A field trip providing first-hand experience is included. Prerequisites: Digital Design or Page Layout with InDesign and Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, ONLINE

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Adobe Illustrator is used to create the high-resolution illustrations essential for contemporary print, web, video, animation, and multimedia design. Participants learn techniques for developing professional images and working efficiently with various modes, panels, and settings. Projects utilize the full range of selection, organization, drawing and editing tools used to create quality vector artwork. Color and typographic libraries are explored along with basic design disciplines for both. Prerequisite: Digital Design, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent knowledge.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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Mixing interactivity with creativity, participants learn to design for mobile devices. Topics include understanding how users approach mobile websites, designing for small screens, developing page layouts and navigation systems, and selecting appropriate content, as well as generating handheld style sheets and methods to test mobile websites. Projects incorporate effective web design principles, best practices for writing code, and creating graphics for mobile platforms. Responsive web design is addressed in setting up interfaces for various devices including desktop presentation, mobile and tablet. Prerequisites: Digital Imaging with Photoshop, Web Design I and Web Design II or equivalent knowledge.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, ONLINE

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In this course students are introduced to the design sustainability system. This course covers current sustainability frameworks, principles, and materials assessments, as well as the history and logic behind them, providing students with useful research tools to apply to the ever- changing demands of sustainable design, business, development, and policy-making. No prerequisites.

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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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. 

Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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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.

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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What's the difference between credit and noncredit course sections?

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, ONLINE

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This survey of fashion introduces historic dress as inspiration and design resource for fashion design and fashion merchandising students. The evolution of silhouette and the cut and construction of garments are analyzed. Contemporary examples are compared to historic sources. Topics include design aesthetics, iconic design, key designers, the role of celebrities in modern fashion, sustainability, and the way in which fashion trends mirror contemporary values and culture. No prerequisites.

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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This course focuses on the development of a complex interior design project specific to each student’s interests. Projects incorporate the full range of interior design components and processes from needs assessment and concept development to professional presentation techniques and review. Business methods, budgeting, and client record-keeping systems are included. Topics include professional standards and practices, including client relationships and marketing. Prerequisites: 6 courses in Interior Design Studies or equivalent experience. 

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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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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Web Design I introduces best practices in web and user interface design as well as HTML (HyperText Mark-Up Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and related coding languages that provide the foundation for building web sites. Instruction includes the following topics: user experience design, design criticism, grid systems, typography for the web, and technical troubleshooting. At the end of the course, students will have generated a site that is based on current professional practices in web design. Prerequisite: Digital Imaging with Photoshop or equivalent knowledge.

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm EST, ONLINE

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