Saturday School 2014-15 Brochure
Courses designed for high school students offered by the Pre-College Saturday School program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
HOW ARE YOU S WANT TO INDULGE YOUR CREATIVITY, EXPLORE NEW MEDIUMS AND MAKE YOUR WEEKENDS MATTER? SPENDING YOUR Whether prepping for a career in art or just looking for a fun introduction to a new interest, UArts Saturday School for high school students has something for everyone. We offer innovative classes that will challenge and inspire your inner artist. Tour galleries, museums and artist studios; take your own art to the fast-paced streets of Philly. Discover untapped talents with our nationally recognized UArts professors, who are practicing artists, writers and performers. For over 130 years, UArts has defined creativity. At Saturday School youâ€™ll go beyond the basics. Have you ever wanted to design a video game, create an animated movie, construct your own fabrics, use a blow torch to solder jewelry, illustrate a book, make a graphic novel, study photography, drawing, painting, graphic design, or fill your portfolio while having a great time? You can. One day, three hours, eight weeks. HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SATURDAY? 1 FALL 2014 OCTOBER 18 – DECEMBER 13 EIGHT SATURDAYS, 10 AM – 1 PM SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 NO CLASS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SPRING 2015 FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 28 EIGHT SATURDAYS, 10 AM – 1 PM SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 PARENTS OF CREATIVES LECTURE SERIES See page 9 for details 2 UARTS.EDU/SATURDAYSCHOOL | 215.717.6006 COURSES OFFERED DURING THE FALL SEMESTER SS 220 SS 219 Acting Studio Alternative Painting SS 103 SS 104 Figure Drawing Graphic Design I: The Essentials SS 112 Animation SS 123 SS 131 SS 101 SS 125 SS 141 SS 213 Illustration SS 127 SS 108 SS 132 SS 102 SS 122 SS 218 Creative Writing: Short Story Digital Filmmaking Drawing I: The Essentials Drawing II: Advanced Projects Fashion + Fibers: Sewing + Pattern-Making Basics Interactive Game Design Painting I Photography I: The Essentials Portfolio Preparation Product Design Skateboarding + Media COURSES OFFERED DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER SS 219 Alternative Painting SS 210 SS 126 SS 107 SS 108 SS 208 SS 132 SS 189 SS 102 SS 115 SS 124 SS 218 SS 121 SS 120 SS 150 Graphic Novel Intro to the Music Industry Jewelry + Metal Design Painting I Painting II Photography I: The Essentials Photography II: Advanced Projects Portfolio Preparation Screen Printing Sculpture + Installation Skateboarding + Media Street Art: Fibers Street Photography Theater Improv SS 112 Animation SS 154 SS 109 Creative Writing: Memoir Darkroom Photography: Experimenting with Film Documentary Film Drawing I: The Essentials Drawing II: Advanced Projects Fashion + Fibers: Surface Manipulation + Dyeing Figure Drawing Graphic Design I: The Essentials Graphic Design II: Advanced Projects SS 130 SS 101 SS 125 SS 168 SS 103 SS 104 SS 204 3 SS 220 ACTING STUDIO In acting studio script analysis and the Stanislavski method will be used to get students to work truthfully, deeply and collaboratively. Instructors will teach you how to honor your impulses, break scenes down into beats, work with action and intention and objective, navigate obstacles, as well as develop full and complex characters. Offered in Fall SS 219 ALTERNATIVE PAINTING SS 123 CREATIVE WRITING: SHORT STORY Express yourself through the art of the written word and learn the fundamentals of what makes a good short story. Study basic strategies of writing dialogue, developing scenes and characters, creating settings and more. This class emphasizes generating new material, in-class discussions and revision. Offered in Fall SS 109 DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPERIMENTING WITH FILM Art was never made to have boundaries and this painting course is about the lack thereof. If you are open to rinsing off painted surface, redefining parameters and using unconventional tools, then this class is for you. We will explore batik surfaces, recreate edges and create imagery in unconventional ways. Prior knowledge of color theory is helpful as space and rhythm will be discussed. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 112 ANIMATION This class begins with the basic fundamentals of hand-drawn animation, timing and motion studies. You will work with a professional animator to master a variety of techniques, including stop-motion animation. By the end of the class, you will create a short animated movie recorded on DVD. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 154 CREATIVE WRITING: MEMOIR This course introduces you to the basic techniques for working with black-andwhite film, including processing your film, and making silver prints in a wet darkroom. This course also looks at experimental photo processes and nontraditional ways to consider the photographic image by exploring processes such as pinhole cameras and cyanotypes. You will need a 35mm manual film camera for this course. Offered in Spring SS 131 DIGITAL FILMMAKING Learn to enhance the quality and look of your video images. This course is devoted to the development of digital video camera skills. Techniques in shot composition, lighting and exposure are covered in detail for both beginners and those with prior experience. Learn to position the camera and study the cinematography secrets of independent films and Hollywood classics. You will complete hands-on production exercises each week and leave with a team-developed, portfolio-quality final project. Offered in Fall Everyone has a story to tell, whatâ€™s yours? Learn the art of writing compelling creative nonfiction, the fastest growing genre in publishing. This class will teach you how to focus your story and draw out key elements like setting, plot, character and dialogue. Students will have the opportunity to workshop material created both in and out of class. Offered in Spring 4 UARTS.EDU/SATURDAYSCHOOL | 215.717.6006 SATURDAY SCHOOL SS 130 DOCUMENTARY FILM Learn the fundamental tools of documentary filmmaking including producing, directing, camera, lighting and editing. Apply what you learn by creating a short observational film and producing group projects under the guidance of an experienced instructor. Following production and post-production of your projects, screen your work with classmates and engage in critiques and discussion. Offered in Spring SS 101 DRAWING I: THE ESSENTIALS SS 141 FASHION + FIBERS: SEWING + PATTERN-MAKING BASICS Every great fashion begins as a pattern. In this class you will copy a pattern from an already existing garment to design your own unique piece. Learn how to manipulate patterns and utilize drafting changes to create new styles. This class will focus on basic sewing and pattern-making skills, with a brief tutorial on fabric dyeing. Offered in Fall SS 168 FASHION + FIBERS: SURFACE MANIPULATION + DYEING Explore the fundamentals of basic drawing by honing your observation skills while working from still life, models and landscapes. Work with charcoal, pencil and ink to develop basic skills such as perspective, light and shadow, composition and tonal variations. A historical understanding of drawing is also part of the coursework. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 125 DRAWING II: ADVANCED PROJECTS In this class you will design a garment from an existing pattern to create a new unique piece with an emphasis on dyeing and surface manipulation of cloth. In addition to dyeing, you will also learn advanced sewing machine skills such as embroidery and drawing with a sewing machine. Offered in Spring SS 103 FIGURE DRAWING Working with line and tone in black and white and color, you will explore issues of structure, space and light. Emphasis is on design and composition as you work toward more sustained studies and finished drawings. Work from still life, the urban landscape and nude models while experimenting with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, contĂŠ crayon, pastels, and toned and colored papers. Prior drawing experience required. Offered in Fall + Spring This course introduces you to the fundamentals of anatomy and drawing from the nude. Develop drawing and visual skills while working primarily from the skeleton and nude models. You will learn basic anatomy, gesture, structure, proportion, line and tone. Prior drawing experience is required. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 104 GRAPHIC DESIGN I: THE ESSENTIALS Learn fundamental design processes and master visual knowledge by experimenting with form, space and composition. In this course, you will focus on key elements for visual communication such as type design, layout and image treatment. You will work in various media and ultimately produce work digitally. Projects may include a poster or a cover for a CD or book. Offered in Fall + Spring 5 SS 204 GRAPHIC DESIGN II: ADVANCED PROJECTS SS 127 INTERACTIVE GAME DESIGN This class explores methods available to those in graphic design, advertising and other commercial arts. You will become familiar with and develop projects in various computer software programs such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. The fundamentals of typography including composition, layout and interaction with text and image are also explored. Previous drawing, design and computer experience is required. Offered in Spring SS 210 GRAPHIC NOVEL In this class, you will explore how games work, how to make them, why they are important and how they help us understand our world and social interactions. Learn to construct logical narratives and rules that will create an active space in which gaming can take place. Use interface and experiential design skills to program, write and design interactive games. Offered in Fall SS 126 INTRO TO THE MUSIC INDUSTRY This course is an introduction to the basic organization, interaction and function of the many arms of the music industry. By exploring how entrepreneurship, marketing, copyright, law, technology and distribution operate in the modern industry, this course will help illuminate the complex relationships that define and shape the industry now, historically and in the future. Offered in Spring SS 107 JEWELRY + METAL DESIGN Learn the elements involved in making your own graphic novel and comic illustrations— from conceptual stage to illustration and beyond. This class will emphasize character and narrative development and expand your writing and drawing skills. Strong storytelling and drawing skills are required. Offered in Spring SS 213 ILLUSTRATION In this class you will bring stories to life by making images that can be masterful works of art or practical illustrations. Learn both the hand-drawn and digital processes used to create images for a number of exciting applications such as children’s books, advertising campaigns, music promotion, clothing apparel, packaging and comic books. Strong drawing skills are essential. Offered in Fall Work in the University’s metals studio to learn sawing, piercing, soldering, riveting and finishing techniques. You will gain a foundation in metalsmithing and design while creating unique jewelry or small sculptural objects. Offered in Spring SS 108 PAINTING I In this course, your heightened perception is developed as you explore the study of color, surface and composition using acrylic paints and working with still life and nude models. Color theory and paint mixing techniques are addressed as you learn the fundamentals of painting. Prior drawing experience is required. Offered in Fall + Spring 6 UARTS.EDU/SATURDAYSCHOOL | 215.717.6006 SATURDAY SCHOOL SS 208 PAINTING II SS 102 PORTFOLIO PREPARATION In this class you have the opportunity to work on paintings of the nude figure over multiple sessions. Explore composition, balance, proportion, scale and shape. Technical aspects of painting such as value, color, form and style are also addressed. You may work in your preference of oil or acrylic. Prior drawing and painting experience is required. Offered in Spring SS 132 PHOTOGRAPHY I: THE ESSENTIALS What are colleges looking for in a fine art portfolio? Work with a variety of 2-D media to create between four and six pieces suitable for a college application portfolio. Subjects of study include the human figure (nude models), portraiture, design and still life. You will have an opportunity to review work you created in and outside of class with a UArts admissions counselor. This course is limited to high school juniors and seniors. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 122 PRODUCT DESIGN This course is for those wanting to move past shooting in automatic mode to gain more control of your pictures. Learn the foundations of photography—aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lenses and depth of field—while also exploring how to use composition, light, color, and tonality to create more dynamic images. This class will include hands-on shooting opportunities, analysis and critique. Create a solid foundation in the medium and take your images to the next level. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 189 PHOTOGRAPHY II: ADVANCED PROJECTS Creating a better human experience by making enhancements to everyday design is at the center of product design. Instructors teach three-dimensional design and assist students in fabricating finished products as well as prototypes. In class, learn how to recognize a product’s meaning in culture and context and what is effective design in today’s world. Offered in Fall SS 115 SCREEN PRINTING If you know photography basics and are ready to expand your creative and technical skills, this class is for you. Learn the power of your digital SLR by shooting RAW files. Also explore the power of Adobe imaging programs, where you can make adjustments and manipulate your images. Through lectures and assignments, take on aesthetic and compositional aspects of photography, as well as conceptual ideas to work toward developing a body of images. Offered in Spring Study the craft of silk screen printmaking by mastering the photo-emulsion process and building an edition of prints. Learn to layer colors and images onto a variety of papers or fabrics. You can print your own hand-drawn images or use photographic or digital images to create your compositions. Offered in Spring 7 SS 124 SCULPTURE + INSTALLATION This class focuses on the use of found objects and non-traditional materials to realize a three-dimensional form or installation. The emphasis is on generating ideas and using these ideas to create large-scale objects and environments. Challenging your notions of what art is and what it can be, by experimenting with different media and manipulating materials to best express your ideas is encouraged. Offered in Spring SS 218 SKATEBOARDING + MEDIA If you are a skateboarder or skate videographer/photographer, you’ve come to the right place. This class will have skate sessions at local skate spots such as Paines Park, FDR, Pops and Greys Ferry to photograph and film classmates and locals as they skate. Classes will focus on video and photo techniques to use while capturing skateboarding, as well as introduce new techniques and equipment. Images and clips will be brought back into the classroom to print and edit what is captured. You will need to bring your skateboard and one video or digital photography camera to class. It is recommended you have enough skateboarding skill to comfortably follow behind someone on a skateboard. Offered in Fall + Spring SS 121 STREET ART: FIBERS Use knitting, crocheting, weaving and other techniques to participate in the guerilla-style graffiti technique of yarn-bombing. This course will explore the history and concepts behind this growing art form. Using these techniques, you will learn how to create “cozies” and turn ordinary objects into new works of art. All skill levels welcome. Offered in Spring SS 120 STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Follow in the footsteps of great street photographers like Cartier-Bresson, Atget and Friedlander by capturing everyday life with your lens. Explore concepts such as “the decisive moment,” camera controls and historical context. You’ll put these concepts to use on walking trips to local Philadelphia parks, markets and galleries to transform the conventional into the exceptional. Offered in Spring SS 150 THEATER IMPROV Nothing unlocks impulse and frees an actor’s creativity like improvisation. This class, based on long form improv, teaches you to be in the moment, listen to your fellow actors and make big and bold choices. Offered in Spring 8 UARTS.EDU/SATURDAYSCHOOL | 215.717.6006 SATURDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION We accept registration online, by fax, by mail, in person or by phone. Note: Online and phone registration are NOT available for scholarship applicants. To register, you must submit a completed registration form with payment in full. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. TUITION + FEES: $375 Tuition is $310 for each course, plus a $50 nonrefundable registration fee and $15 required materials fee. Total tuition and fees due at time of registration is $375. PAYMENT Payment must be received in full at the time of registration and discounts must be calculated and reflected in payment; no refunds will be issued to correct overpayment. Payment may be made either in the form of a check or money order made payable to: The University of the Arts, or by credit card – American Express, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. We do not accept cash payments. SCHOLARSHIPS A limited number of partial-tuition scholarships are awarded to students each semester. Details about scholarship opportunities and an application can be found online at uarts.edu/saturdayschool. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES Fall 2014: Friday, October 10 Spring 2015: Friday, January 30 DISCOUNTS •Returning Student • Child of Alum 10% Tuition Discount 25% Tuition Discount PARENTS OF CREATIVES LECTURE SERIES Fall 2014: 4 Saturdays, November 1 - 22 Spring 2015: 4 Saturdays, February 14 - March 7 Join us for a series of free lectures for the parents of Saturday School students. Topics will include Parenting a Creative Child, Pathways + Careers in the Arts, and Creative Impulses. For more information visit uarts.edu/saturdayschool INFORMATION + POLICIES Please see our website for information about refund policies, course cancellations, changing courses, supplies, snow days, models and all UArts policies. This brochure is not a contractual document. The University of the Arts reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy or financial regulation described in this brochure. The University of the Arts gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission and scholarships and conducts all educational programs, activities and employment practices without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin or disability. OTHER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS The University of the Arts offers an intensive Summer Institute for high school students in July. Programs are one, two, three or four weeks in length and include Art, Media + Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Music Performance, and Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology. Saturday School students receive a 10% tuition discount. To request a brochure, call 215.717.6006 or visit uarts.edu/summerinstitute. ONLINE REGISTRATION: UARTS.EDU/SATURDAYSCHOOL PHONE REGISTRATION: 215.717.6006 Please note students are eligible for either a scholarship or a discount, not both. See our website for further information about discounts and scholarships. 9 The University of the Arts Pre-College Saturday School 320 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 PRE-COLLEGE 2014/2015 REGISTRATION FORM The University of the Arts PRE-COLLEGE SATURDAY SCHOOL 2014-2015 REGISTRATION FORM This form must be completed and returned with payment in full. Fall 2014 Spring 2015 STUDENT INFORMATION Male Female Last Name First Name Middle Initial Street Address Apt # City State Zip Home Phone # Student Cell Phone # Student Email Address Social Security # Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) Name of High School Year of Graduation 2015 2016 2017 2018 High School: Public Private Parochial/Religious Charter/Magnet Home School Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic/Latino (optional)? In addition, select one or more of the following racial categories to describe yourself: B lack or African American A merican Indian or Alaska Native A sian N ative Hawaiian or Pacific Islander White Yes No COURSE SELECTION 1st Choice (Course title and number) I prefer a refund if my first choice is not available. 2nd Choice (Course title and number) PROGRAM COSTS / TUITION + FEES TUITION $310 +$65 $375 DISCOUNT OR SCHOLARSHIP? (See Below)* Yes - $ No REGISTRATION + MATERIALS FEE TOTAL COST OF PROGRAM STUDENT/SCHOLARSHIP DISCOUNT TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $ PAYMENT Visa MasterCard AmEx Check or Money Order (Payable to: The University of the Arts) Payment Amount Credit Card # Expiration Date Security Code Name on the Card (please print) Billing Address Signature Date *DISCOUNT INFORMATION Only one discount may be applied to a student’s account per semester. Please note: Discounts must be calculated and reflected in payment made at the time of registration — no refunds will be issued to correct overpayment. Tuition discounts cannot be combined with scholarships. CHILD OF AN ALUM (25% Discount on Tuition Only) PAST STUDENT OF UARTS PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM (10% Discount on Tuition Only) Attended: UArts CAD CPA CMAC Attended: Summer Institute Parent/Guardian’s Last Name / First Name Saturday School School / Degree and Year of Graduation Date(s) and course(s) of Summer Institute and/or Saturday School Participation PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION Last Name First Name Relationship to Student Home Phone # Email Address Cell Phone # Address Same As Student? Yes No (If no, complete below) Street Address City State Zip PARENTAL CONSENT I hereby give my consent for my son/daughter to participate in the above courses including the possibility of nude models or field trips, as scheduled by instructors at the University of the Arts Saturday School. I hereby grant to the University of the Arts the right to the use of or to reproduce, exhibit, display, broadcast and distribute photographic, videotaped or other images of my child and/or their artwork, as well as University-related works derived from said images, for use in connection with the activities of the University or for promoting, publicizing or explaining the University or its activities. This grant includes without limitations, the right to publish such images as public relations/promotional materials such as marketing and admissions publications, advertisements, fundraising materials and any other University-related publications. Each student is responsible for observing all regulations in the brochures and website of the Division of Continuing Studies that may affect academic progress, financial obligations, relationships with University authorities, transferability of credits, and acceptance of credits for certification, as well as knowing regulations regarding withdrawals, refunds, deadlines, program changes and academic policy. Parent/Guardian Signature Date MAIL COMPLETED FORM TO PRE-COLLEGE SATURDAY SCHOOL The University of the Arts 320 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 215.717.6006 215.717.6538 fax uarts.edu/saturdayschool firstname.lastname@example.org WALK-IN LOCATION PRE-COLLEGE SATURDAY SCHOOL Terra Hall, 9th Floor, Room 901 211 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 FOR OFFICE USE ONL Y STUDENT ID # SCHOLARSHIP OR DISCOUNT: YES NO SCHOLARSHIP CODE: DATE PROCESSED: INITIALS: