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With over 30 years of

Table of Contents Introduction........................................................................2

experience in the art and photography fields, we at the Academy know what it takes to turn a talent into a

School Profile......................................................................2

future! Under the direction

General Description...........................................................3

of our outstanding staff

School Philosophy..............................................................4 Faculty..................................................................................4 Admissions.......................................................................4-5 Orientation..........................................................................5 Activities & Events..............................................................5

of professional artists, we are dedicated to providing the high quality education and hands-on experience necessary to compete in today’s job market.

Basic Kit................................................................................6

Oakbridge Academy of Arts

Enrollment...........................................................................6

will provide you with the

Financial Aid........................................................................7 Scholarships........................................................................7

training required for life-long career success.

Placement Assistance........................................................8

J. Bryant Mullen

School Calendar..................................................................9

President

General Information................................................. 10-18 Veterans’ Information..................................................... 19

Michelle Mullen Vice President

Overseas Study Tours...................................................... 21 Programs/Curriculum............................................... 22-33 Tuition, Estimated Fees.................................................. 34 Application................................................................. 35-36

June 2013 Volume 42, Issue 1

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Oakbridge Academy of Arts The Oakbridge specializes in career educational opportunities and training for the student who wants to gain the working knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s competitive society. The curricula at Oakbridge is designed to offer students concentrated study in their chosen program. Our instructors work with each student individually to help them learn the skills necessary to become professional visual designers and Accredited by the

Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges. Licensed by Pennsylvania

Department of Education. Authorized by the

Pennsylvania Department of Education to award the Associate in Specialized Technology degree.

Approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents. Commonwealth of

Pennsylvania Office of

Vocational Rehabilitation.

photographers. Our school is located just 20 miles from the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We invite you to visit us at 1250 Greensburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. To arrange a visit, please call our main office at 800-734-5601.

Our Profile Oakbridge Academy of Arts is a private school, licensed and approved by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools. We specialize in career education geared toward training individuals to obtain and enhance skills within the Visual Design and Photography fields.

Our History Oakbridge received licensing by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, State Board Private Licensed Schools on February 25, 1972 and enrolled its first seven students on March 13th. By their enrollment, these students were the start of a new creative era in the Alle-Kiski Valley. In May of 1995, Oakbridge joined with the Newport Business Institute under the ownership of the Nicolette Monet Corporation. In January of 1998, the school moved from its first home in downtown New Kensington to new expanded facilities at 1250 and 945 Greensburg Road in Lower Burrell. Since its beginnings in 1972, Oakbridge has become an established member of the community and continues its creative presence in visual design and photography.

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General Description of Premises Ten working studios that include: • Wireless computer graphics labs • Drawing, painting and airbrush studios • Three photography studios equipped with professional lights, props and backdrops • A black & white darkroom and film processing room • Complete digital color photography lab • Ceramics studio • Metal sculpting studio

Member of International Council of Design Schools Member of Armstrong County Art League Member of Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators Member of Chamber of Commerce Member of Pennsylvania Guidance Counselors Member of the Interior Design Society

Class Size

Career College Association

Although our student/instructor ratio does not exceed one instructor to 25 students. The average class size is 15 students to one instructor. This permits more personal attention by the instructors.

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Officers & Board of Directors Michael J. Lawer..........................................................Chief Executive Officer J. Bryant Mullen..................................................................President/Treasurer Michelle L. Mullen..................................................Vice President/Secretary Oakbridge Academy of Arts is owned by Nicolette Monet, Inc.. J. Bryant Mullen and Michelle L. Mullen jointly own this corporation.

Administrators Our Philosophy Oakbridge Academy of Arts is an institution that provides a foundation on which we build futures. It builds a structure to support the shape of lives that will be an integral part of productivity and success in the world. Our philosophy at Oakbridge is to expose and promote hands on experience of skills, material and equipment usage, techniques and procedures to equip the student with the necessary knowledge to contribute to the professional world of graphic communications, photography, and business in today’s society.

Michael J. Lawer..........................................................Chief Executive Officer J. Bryant Mullen.........................................................................................President Michelle L. Mullen.........................................................................Vice President Janie Gatty.......................................................................................................Director Clifford McGuire..................................................................... Assistant Director Aaron McGregor........................................................... Director of Education Debra Wells...........................................Registrar/Administrative Assistant Mark Lowe.............................................................................................. Art Director Rose Leipertz..............................................................Director of Financial Aid Sharon Farster................................Assistant to Director of Financial Aid Nancy M. Donatucci................................. Director of Graduate Services Sharon Panaia........................................................... Admissions Coordinator Todd Tondera............................................................ Admissions Coordinator

Faculty Sam Andrew...........................................General Education/Visual Design Christopher Lane............................................................................. Photography Mark Lowe............................................................................. Computer Graphics Aaron McGregor*................................General Education/Photography Clifford McGuire*.............................................................................Visual Design Kevin Ritchey..........................................General Education/Photography Kira Santucci.......................................................................................Visual Design Denise Shean.....................................................................................Visual Design Diana Zourelias.................................................................................Visual Design * Indicates Department Heads

Admissions The student applying for admission to Oakbridge must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. Copies of either of these should be submitted upon application. Academic qualifications are important but the willingness to learn and succeed are equally important.

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Transfer students must provide a transcript of academic progress and financial aid for review. Oakbridge will send for these with student’s written permission.


Each applicant will be interviewed by an admissions representative, with respect to course study and a financial aid officer, to determine his/her eligibility for all possible grants and student loans. Prior to acceptance, students enrolling into the Digital Communications Program are required to complete and pass a reading test provided by Oakbridge.

Optional Portfolio Review The portfolio is not required but is strongly encouraged and should consist of eight, but not more than 15 pieces of original art or photography. If you do not have a portfolio, the following projects can be considered: pencil or pen and ink sketches, photography, oil, acrylic, or watercolor paintings, some lettering samples and designs using multi-media. (Your choice of subject matter.) Most portfolio evaluations are conducted at the time of the interview and can be brought along when the student tours the academy. Under some circumstances, prospective students may be asked to leave a portfolio for evaluation, to be returned as soon afterward as possible. Tours and interviews can be arranged by calling our office. The best time for tours is during class hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you cannot come during these hours, special appointments will be made to accommodate your needs. Oakbridge admits students without regard to race, religion, age, gender, or national origin.

Oakbridge Academy of Arts does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, or disability in the administration of its educational programs, activities, or respect to admission or employment. Inquiries may be directed to the Director or Admissions Office, 1250 Greensburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068, 724-335-5336.

Orientation Orientation is held during the week prior to the beginning of the term. New students are provided with a handbook which details the rules of the academy, attendance, field trips, report cards, Dean’s List, etc.

Activities & Events Student life at the Oakbridge is a mixture of school and community affairs. Educational events include international trips, field trips to museums, trade shows, art galleries, Three Rivers Arts Festival, and a variety of local churches, parks and arts and crafts fairs held throughout the year.

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Enrollment After admission requirements have been met, the applicant will be notified in writing of the Admissions Officer’s decision. Those applicants accepted will complete an enrollment agreement specifying their term start date. This should be completed and submitted with a non-refundable $50 registration fee.

Basic Kit Upon entering Oakbridge, each student in our degree programs is required to purchase a basic kit valued at $250.00 (subject to change) which contains some of the equipment and tools needed for class projects.

Supplies Students may charge their supplies to their tuition accounts, pay by cash or check, or purchase their supplies off of school premises. No interest is charged to student’s balance for supplies or tuition. However, tuition must be paid before entering the next term. Billing occurs approximately two weeks prior to each term. The registration fee is a one-time charge which accompanies your enrollment agreement. Additional art supplies average $225 to $250 per term. Visual Design students are required to have a double action air brush and hose, as well as a 35mm single lens reflex camera, and interchangeable lenses upon entering their second year. Additional photography supplies average $300 to $375 per term. Photography students are required to have a 35mm single lens reflex film camera and interchangeable lenses upon entering their first term. As a requirement for all programs, students are expected to provide their own laptop computer and software for all classes and labs. Minimum system and software requirements are available in the Admissions office or can be obtained from any faculty member. These system and software requirements are subject to change as technology and courses advance.

Housing Oakbridge will assist in locating proper housing for students in either apartments or rooms in private homes.

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Financial Aid Oakbridge makes every effort to provide information to our students regarding financial aid. We offer counseling and assistance throughout the application process. Various types of aid for the eligible student may include:

The Financial

Aid Officer is

Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA) Federal Grant (PELL) Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits (OVR) Veterans Administration Benefits Stafford Loans Plus Loans Supplemental Loans

• Grants are monies you do not repay • Loans are borrowed monies you must repay with interest NOTE: Students from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, and West Virginia should contact their state’s higher education assistance agencies for information on the appropriate application to submit for their state grant. These states have executed reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania. Students are encouraged to check with organizations in their areas to assess the availability of scholarships. At times, organizations, businesses and professional associations, service clubs, companies and unions may offer help for the prospective student.

Scholarships Oakbridge awards three merit scholarships valued at one-half of total tuition. The Jeanne H. Mullen Scholarship and the Lance R. Lauffer Scholarship are each awarded annually to a high school senior who is enrolled to attend Oakbridge in the Visual Design Program for the summer or fall term following their high school graduation. The Bill Larkin Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a high school senior who is enrolled to attend Oakbridge in the Photography Program for the summer or fall term following their high school graduation. For scholarship eligibility, applicants must be current high school seniors and have not completed any formal post-secondary art or photography courses for credit. All scholarships are awarded through a competitive process held early each year. Scholarship applicants must present six (6) pieces of original artwork or photography for consideration. The distribution of the scholarship’s funds will be prorated per term. Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average and have good attendance by missing no more than three days per term in order to maintain their scholarship in their second year.

available to work with families on an individual basis to help them determine how they can best utilize their own resources and other funds to meet educational expenses.

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for Financial Aid i n f o r m a t i o n and scholarship application.

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Library Resource Center & Wireless Internet Services Oakbridge maintains a library and wireless internet services for students. Students may use both the library and internet during and after classroom hours.

Externship Program As a requirement of our Visual Design and Photography programs, students are required to work in the industry to gain on-the-job practical experience through our extern program. This required externship will develop and strengthen the student’s educational and career preparation and expose the student to interpersonal relationships a job requires, both with co-workers and supervisors.

Placement Assistance The Placement Office assists all students until they are placed (unless they sign a form stating they are not available or not seeking employment). A placement file is started on each student prior to graduation and contains a list of contacts given to the student by the school. The placement file will also contain information regarding the student’s involvement in acquiring an externship: appointments, interviews, resume submissions and phone calls made to potential employers. Weekly contact is maintained by the school to furnish each student with leads. The school continues contact until a student is successfully placed. The school requires that all students contact the school in writing or by phone immediately upon receiving employment. They are required to give the company name, address, phone number, as well as position title and starting wage. All job leads that come into the school from employers are given to recent graduates and 8th term students nearing graduation. Graduate survey forms are sent out on a yearly basis, so the school can have a consensus of previous student success in their field. The Placement Office does random mailings on an annual basis to area employers. Doing so helps bring leads of job openings to the attention of the Placement Officer. We encourage students to take freelance assignments in order to learn proper business techniques as they pertain directly to placement. The ultimate responsibility of finding suitable employment lies with the graduate, but Oakbridge is committed to making every reasonable effort to assist each qualified graduate in finding the right starting job.

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School Schedule FALL TERM Begins Veterans Day Fall Term Ends WINTER TERM Begins Christmas Break Martin Luther King Jr. Day Winter Term Ends

September 4, 2012 November 9, 2012 November 13, 2012

November 26, 2012 December 24 - January 1, 2013 January 21, 2013 February 13, 2013

SPRING TERM Begins Easter Spring Term Ends EuroTour 2013 (Greece)

March 4, 2013 March 29 - April 1, 2013 May 14, 2013 May 15 - 23, 2013

SUMMER TERM Begins July 4th Holiday Summer Term Ends

June 3, 2013 July 4-5, 2013 August 13, 2013

FALL TERM Begins Veterans Day Fall Term Ends WINTER TERM Begins Christmas Break Martin Luther King Jr. Day Winter Term Ends

Inclement Weather School closings or delays due to bad weather will be announced on: KDKA Television/Web** WTAE Television/Web** WPXI Television/Web** www.oaa.edu ** Texting options are also available.

ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

September 3, 2013 November 11, 2013 November 12, 2013

December 2, 2013 December 24 - January 1, 2014 January 20, 2014 February 20, 2014

SPRING TERM Begins EuroTour 2014 (France, Switzerland, Austria & Germany) Easter Spring Term Ends

March 10, 2014 March 26 - April 3, 2013 April 17 - 21, 2014 May 21, 2014

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for up-to-date school schedule.

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Performance Standards & Grading Grading & Progress Reports

The grading system is based upon an analysis of the student’s progress and completion of assignments. A progress report is issued at the end of each term. The following grading scale is used: A Excellent........................................................90% to 100%................................... 4.00 A* No QPA Computed.................................90% to 100%................................... 0.00 B Good................................................................80% to 89%...................................... 3.00 B* No QPA Computed.................................80% to 89%...................................... 0.00 C Average..........................................................70% to 79%...................................... 2.00 C* No QPA Computed.................................70% to 79%...................................... 0.00 D Danger............................................................60% to 69%...................................... 1.00 D* No QPA Computed.................................60% to 69%...................................... 0.00 F Failure..............................................................Below 59%........................................ 0.00 F* No QPA Computed.................................Below 59%........................................ 0.00 I Incomplete..................................................Credit Withheld............................. 0.00 P Passing............................................................Credit Granted............................... 0.00 CR Pre-tested Credit......................................Credit Granted............................... 0.00 TR Transfer Credit............................................Credit Granted............................... 0.00 NC Non Credit....................................................Credit Withheld............................. 0.00 AU Audited Class..............................................Credit Withheld............................. 0.00 W Withdrawal...................................................Credit Withheld............................. 0.00

Withdrawal (W) Any student who withdraws from a course or from the program will be assigned a “W” code for each course. The “W” code is not used in the computation of the student’s grade point average.

Incomplete (I) An incomplete code “I” is assigned by the instructor should the student fail to complete the required course work. In the event of postponed course work, due to extenuating circumstances, such as illness, death, or other causes, the “I” code is assigned by the instructor upon approval of the director. The student must provide documentation of the situation and present documentation to the Director of Education. In all cases, the director will inform the student as to an Academic Improvement Plan and make-up work procedures. An incomplete code “I”, will then be removed from the grade report upon satisfactory completion of make-up work prior to the first day of the following term. If the term concludes and the “I” code is not removed before the start of the next term, it reverts to an “F” code.

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Failure (F) Any student who receives an “F” code in a particular course must repeat that class and receive a passing grade. This must be done prior to the student’s final term of study in order to graduate. When a repeated course is successfully completed, just the passing grade will be computed in the cumulative grade point average. The student will be required to pay tuition for repeated courses. Once a final course grade has been established and recorded in the student’s record, the grade can not be changed without the approval of the director.

Satisfactory Progress Policy Satisfactory Academic Progress Satisfactory academic progress toward a degree requires that the student maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. In addition, it is required that the student maintain adequate progress in keeping pace with the program completion time frame. Satisfactory progress is measured at the end of each term.

Unsatisfactory Progress Warning A student will be placed on Unsatisfactory Progress Warning when the course grade is below the 2.0 minimum for that term. A student placed on Unsatisfactory Progress Warning may be required to initiate an academic improvement plan for that term. A mid-term progress report is issued on the fifth or sixth week to students who are failing or in danger of failing a course. Failure to comply with the academic improvement plan will lead to academic probation.

Academic Probation Any student who fails to achieve the required cumulative grade point average of 2.0, for a specific term, will be placed on academic probation. Any student placed on academic probation will be required to initiate an academic improvement plan for that term, and this academic improvement plan will be issued and monitored by the director.

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Academic Termination Should a student placed on Academic Probation not attain the required cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at the completion of the probationary term or before the scheduled start of the next term, he/she will be terminated. It will be upon the decision of the director as to when the student is removed from academic probation status. The terms of the probation must be documented and maintained in the student’s academic file. A student terminated for unsatisfactory academic progress may also be readmitted at the discretion of the director on the condition that an academic improvement plan has been approved. A student will not have more than two consecutive probationary periods in any program of study. A student who fails to achieve a 2.0 GPA or who is not at a level consistent with graduation will be terminated.

Program Completion Time Frames All degree programs require a minimum of 24 months (2200 clock hours) to complete. Diploma programs require a minimum of 6 months (600 clock hours) to complete. The maximum allotted time frame for course completion is 1.5 times the normal duration of the program. If a student fails to complete the course of study within the maximum allotted time frame, he/she will be terminated.

Student Work Collection Upon enrollment, each student will be asked to sign a release for one or more samples of artwork or photography to be retained in the school’s permanent collection. From time to time, these works are exhibited in the school’s gallery.

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Transfer Credits Credit will be given for courses successfully completed at other institutions which are equal or similar to those offered by Oakbridge, and wherein the student received a 3.0 or better. No more than 36 credits earned at other institutions may be transferred toward the 110 total credits which are required for graduation. In determining grade point averages, transfer credits are not considered. A credit hour is a unit of measure, not necessarily an indicator of transferability of credit. The receiving institution, rather than the previous institution, decides whether to accept credits for transfer.

Late Registration Due to the nature of the programs, students will not be permitted to enroll after the first five days of class in a new quarter.

Attendance/Tardiness

Definition of a Credit Hour A credit hour is defined as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement for academic activities as established by the institution comprised of the following units: didactic learning environment; supervised laboratory setting of instruction; externship; and out-of-class work/preparation. The following are the measures of these units for establishing credit hour awards: Credit Hour: One semester credit hour equals 45 units (and one quarter credit hour equals 30 units) comprised of the following academic activities: • One clock hour in a didactic learning environment = 2 units • One clock hour in a supervised laboratory setting of instruction = 1.5 units

Students are required to attend all of their classes as scheduled; on time, and in a manner reflecting maturity and responsibility. To prospective employers good attendance shows dependability. All absences will be documented. Excessive absence or lateness, unexcused or without documentation, will result in probation, suspension, or dismissal from the school.

• One hour of externship = 1 unit

Make-Up Work

School Year & Grade Level

All Make-up work must be turned in by the predesignated period of time as indicated by the instructor. Those students not complying with their extension dates may fail the course as governed by your program’s grading system.

School years and grade levels are defined as a minimum of 36 quarter credit hours and a maximum of 42 quarter credit hours.

• One hour of out-of-class work and/or preparation for the didactic learning environment or supervised laboratory setting of instruction that are designed to measure the student’s achieved competency relative to the required subject matter objectives = 0.5 unit

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Leave of Absences A student must request in writing a leave of absence stating medical or personal in nature. Medical leaves may be varied in length and must be supported by a doctor’s excuse. If your medical leave is for only a portion of a quarter, see your director regarding ability to complete make-up work, or receive an incomplete or withdrawal grade. Personal leaves may only be considered in increments of full terms. If the student re-enters within three years, he/she may continue their studies uninterrupted from the last satisfactorily completed term. If beyond three years, an assessment of completed programs will be required, and term placement relative to the current curriculum will govern academic standing.

Progress Reports & Portfolio Reviews Each student will receive a progress report and will participate in a portfolio review at the end of each term. These will help the student clarify his or her areas of interest, indicate strengths and weaknesses and how his or her skills might best fit the needs of employers.

Student Conduct, Termination & Dismissal In addition to unsatisfactory grades, a student will be suspended or expelled for unacceptable behavior, malicious damage or theft of school property, disorderly or disruptive conduct, excessive absences, and the use, sale or possession of illegal drugs, narcotics, alcohol or any other controlled substances. Oakbridge reserves the right to suspend or permanently dismiss any student whose conduct is detrimental to the training environment. We further reserve the right to dismiss any student whose conduct, work, or attendance is for any reason unsatisfactory. A student may also be dismissed for financial delinquency. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistant with the best interest of their own careers, the entire student body and the school administration.

Student Handbook Issued during orientation, the Student Handbook outlines in more detail the policies and general information as to the school’s operations, academic procedures and individual performance requirements.

Academic Honesty Students are expected to maintain the standards of the school in academic, professional and personal achievement. Any student found cheating in any capacity will be subject to immediate suspension.

Individual Instruction Because Oakbridge is comparatively a small school, our instructors have the time to offer individual instruction to each student when necessary, both before and after class. This is most beneficial to a student who would be lost in the environment of a very large class, and helps the student progress at a rate most suitable to him/her as an individual.

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Graduation Requirements Degree Programs To graduate a student must: 1. Complete the required program work with grade average, clock hours and credits as indicated • CGPA - 2.0 or better • Clock Hours - 2200 • Credits - 110 2. Repeat and pass any classes which an F, I or W was received 3. Satisfy his/her financial obligation to the school 4. Complete all required categories in their portfolio in a professional manner Upon successful completion of the Visual Design or Photography programs, a student will be awarded the Associate Degree in Specialized Technology. Diploma Program To graduate a student must: 1. Complete the required program work with grade average, clock hours and credits as indicated • CGPA - 2.0 or better • Clock Hours - 600 • Credits - 30 2. Repeat and pass any classes which an F, I or W was received 3. Satisfy his/her financial obligation to the school 4. Complete all required categories in their portfolio in a professional manner Upon successful completion of the Digital Communications & Design for the Web Program, a student will be awarded a Diploma.

Dress Code Students are expected to have good taste in grooming and be neat and clean.

Personal Property The school is not responsible for loss or damage of student’s personal property.

Change of Status The school keeps records on each student; therefore, important changes such as address, phone number, marital status, emergency numbers and names should be kept current. Report all status changes to administration in a timely manner.

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Transcripts On written request, Oakbridge will issue one free transcript of the graduate’s student record. A charge of $3.00 will be made for each additional copy. Transcripts may not be issued if there is an outstanding financial amount due by the student.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act Pursuant to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, a student or former student has the right to inspect his or her educational record maintained by Oakbridge. A student must request in writing that the Program Director make his or her file available for inspection.

Disclaimer Statement Decisions concerning the acceptance of credits by any institution other than the granting institution are made at the sole discretion of the receiving institution. No representation is made whatsoever concerning the transferability of any credits to any institution. Students considering continuing their education at, or transferring to other institutions must not assume that credits earned at this school will be accepted by the receiving institution. An institution’s accreditation does not guarantee the credits earned at that institution will be accepted for transfer by any other institution. Students must contact the registrar of the receiving institution to determine what credits, if any, that institution will accept.

Satellite Facility Oakbridge operates a satellite location at 945 Greensburg Rd., Lower Burrell, PA 15068.

Comparable Information Regarding Program Length & Tuition Comparable information regarding program length and tuition can be obtained from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges at : 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201 703-247-4212

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Minimum Cancellation Settlement Policy All student refunds will be issued within 30 days after the last day of attendance. Applicants who have not visited the school prior to enrollment will have the opportunity to withdraw without penalty within three business days following either the regularly scheduled orientation procedures or following a tour of the school facilities and inspection of equipment where training and services are provided. All monies paid by an applicant must be refunded if requested within three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment. An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the school, is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus a registration fee of 15% of the contract price of the program, but in no event may the school retain more than $150.

Refund Policy If any student withdrawing has received a Federal Stafford Loan and the loan has been negotiated by the school and the student, any refund due to the student must be returned to the lender as payment on the student’s loan. If the student is attending Oakbridge for the first time, the student must be enrolled 30 days before the school may negotiate the loan check. The unused proceeds will be returned to the lender. For students withdrawing from school after classes begin, the refund of tuition charges for each term will be as follows according to the Pennsylvania State board of Private Licensed School regulations: • First Week- For a student terminating after entering school and starting the course, but within the first seven calendar days of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 25% of the tuition for the quarter. • After the first seven calendar days- For a student terminating after the first seven calendar days but within the first 25% of the quarter, the tuition shall not exceed 45% of the tuition for the quarter. • After 25%-For a student terminating after completing 25% but within 50% of the quarter, the tuition charges shall not exceed 70% of the tuition for the quarter. • After 50%-No refund for the quarter. • All refunds of prepaid tuition shall be made by the school within 30 days of termination of student attendance. The termination date for refund computation purposes is the last day of recorded attendance.

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Return of Title IV Funds Policy A portion of Title IV Aid may have to be returned to the appropriate agency when a student withdraws or is terminated. The amount of Title IV Aid to be returned will depend upon the date of the student’s last day of attendance. Official notification of withdrawal must be either in writing or orally to: Ms. Janie Gatty, Director. In accordance with federal regulations, those students who receive federal financial aid and who withdraw from Oakbridge during the first 60% of the billing period will have their federal financial aid adjusted based on the percent of the period completed prior to withdrawal. That is, students will be entitled to retain the same percent of the federal financial aid received as a percent of the billing period completed. This percent is calculated by dividing the number of days in the billing period (less any consecutive breaks of 5 days or more) into the number of days completed prior to withdrawal or termination. There will be no adjustment to federal financial aid after the completion of at least 60% of the billing period. Example: # of days completed # of days in the billing period 100% - % of aid earned

= % of aid earned = % of funds to be returned

Student withdraws with a last day of recorded attendance on the 32nd day of the billing period. There are 78 days in the billing period: 32 78 100% - 41.0 %

= 41.03% of aid earned = 59% of funds to be returned

This policy applies to all federal financial aid. It includes PELL grants, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, Academic Competiveness Grant, and National Smart Grant. Please note that students who receive a refund of financial aid for educational expenses prior to withdrawing from Oakbridge may owe a repayment of those funds. Students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office in such situations and will be given procedures to follow to take care of the overpayment. In most cases of overpayment, the student may consider the repayment of the Federal Stafford Loan as satisfactory repayment arrangements.

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Veteran’s Administration Attendance/Absence Policy Illness, death in the immediate family, and/or other unavoidable circumstances are considered reason for excused absence. Notification must be sent to the Veteran’s Administration when a veteran eligible person/reservist fails to meet the school’s attendance standards.

Leave of Absence Leave of absence is granted only to students who wish to temporarily interrupt their training for personal reasons. A request for leave must be made in advance in writing, or time away from school will be considered an absence. The Veterans Administration will be notified immediately when a veteran student is granted a leave of absence.

Make-Up Work Make-up work is not permitted for the purpose of receiving Veterans Administration training allowances.

Tardiness Any student not actually present at the beginning of the scheduled class period will be marked tardy. When the student arrives, he or she must sign in at the office to receive credit for attendance.

Unsatisfactory Progress Students not maintaining satisfactory progress are placed on probation for one term. If unsatisfactory progress continues beyond the probationary period, the student’s training will be immediately interrupted and all concerned will be notified accordingly. Students dismissed because of unsatisfactory progress may apply for re-entrance; however, each case will be considered on the basis of the facts involved.

Involuntary Termination The school reserves the right to terminate any student for insufficient progress, non-payment, failure to comply with the rules, such as unexcused absences and other behaviors as indicated under the dismissal section of the Oakbridge catalog. Unless deviation is severe, the student will be placed on probation for one school quarter with termination resulting if improvement is not demonstrated. Those students the school terminates will be liable for the $150.00 withdrawal fee; however, all other fees are governed by the refund policy stated above.

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Oakbridge Complaint Procedures Questions or concerns may be directed to Janie Gatty, Director, Michelle Mullen, Vice President, or J. Bryant Mullen, President. The school is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools. Questions or concerns that are not satisfactorily resolved by the school officials designated above or by other school officials may be brought to the attention of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, and our Accrediting Commission, The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, or telephone 703-247-4212.

STUDENT COMPLAINT & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE Schools accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges must have a procedure and operational plan for handling student complaints. If a student does not feel that the school has adequately addressed a complaint or concern, the student may consider contacting the Accrediting Commission. All complaints considered by the Commission must be in written form, with permission from the complainant(s) for the Commission to forward a copy of the complaint to the school for a response. The complainant(s) will be kept informed as to the status of the complaint as well as the final resolution by the Commission. Please direct all inquiries to: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201 703-247-4212 • www.accsc.org A copy of the Commission’s Complaint Form is available at the school and may be obtained by contacting J. Bryant Mullen, President, Michelle Mullen, Vice President, or Janie Gatty, Director.

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Best of Greece

Oakbridge Overseas Study Tours:

2013 College & Adult Study Tour May 15 - 23, 2013 Day 1 • DEPART FOR GREECE

Day 5 • Delphi & Tolo

Overnight Flight to Athens

Travel to Tolo via Olympia Olympia Site Guided Visit

Day 2 • Yassou Athens

Athens City Walk Plaka district, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch

Day 3 • Athens Landmarks

Athens Guided Sightseeing Tour Parthenon, Acropolis visit, Temple of Athena Nike, Omonia Square, Syntagma Square, Olympic site

Day 4 • Athens & Delphi

Travel to Delphi Delphi Guided Sightseeing Tour Delphi site visit, Temple of Apollo

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Day 6 • Saronic Gulf Cruise Saronic Gulf Cruise Excursion Ports of call include Hydra & Spetses

Day 7 • Tolo & Athens Travel to Athens Mycenae & Epidaurus Excursion Corinth Canal, Greek dinner in Plaka, Plaka Treasure Hunt

Ireland 2006 • 2009 • 2012

Wales 2006 • 2009

England 2006 • 2008 • 2009

Scotland 2006 • 2012

Northern Ireland

Day 8 • Cape Sounion

2012

Cape Sounion Guided Excursion Temple of Poseidon

France

Day 9 • depart for home Travelers have the option to extend their stay beyond scheduled itinerary. Itinerary Subject to Modification

2007 • 2008 • 2011 • 2014

Vatican 2011

Italy 2011

Northern Ireland

EuroTour 2014

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France, Switzerland, Austria & Germany March 26 - April 3, 2014* Day 1 • DEPART FOR France Overnight Flight to Paris

Day 2 • Bonjour Paris

Paris City Walk & Louvre Visit Ile de la Cité, Notre Dame Cathedral visit, Ile St. Louis, Latin Quarter

Day 3 • paris Landmarks

Paris Guided Sightseeing Tour & Siene River Sightseeing Tour Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, Champ de Mars, École Militaire, Les Invalides, Conciergerie, Tuileries, Place Vendôme, Opera House

Day 4 • Paris & Lucerne

Travel to Bern on the TGV Bern Sightseeing Tour

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Day 5 • Lucerne Landmarks

Lucerne Sightseeing Tour Löwendenkmal, River Reuss, Kapellbrücke

Day 6 • Lucerne & Innsbruck Travel to Innsbruck via Liechtenstein Innsbruck Sightseeing Tour Golden Roof, Triumphbogen, Olympic site

Day 7 • Innsbruck & Munich

Travel to Munich & Neuschwanstein Castle Visit

Day 8 • Munich Landmarks

Munich Guided Sightseeing Tour Residenz, Nymphenburg Palace, Alte Pinakothek, Deutsches Museum, BMW Headquarters, Olympic site of 1972, Frauenkirche, Neues Rathaus, Marienplatz, Hofbräuhaus Dachau Visit

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Greece 2013

Switzerland 2014

Liechtenstein 2014

Austria 2014

Germany 2014 Study tour travelers have the opportunity to earn credit while on tour by taking “ST-101 Travel & Arts Abroad” in conjuction with the tour. For more information, greece. oaa.edu visit oaa.edu

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Visual Design Program Awards the Associate in Specialized Technology

School of

Visual Design

The two year Visual Design Program is designed to cover every facet of visual communications. This program prepares the student for an entry-level position in newspapers, magazines, industry, and every aspect of business that needs to stimulate the sales of their product or service. All Visual Design courses are designed to build on each other, to meet the challenge that our competitive society demands.

Associate Degree Program

Listed are several areas of employment a student should be prepared to enter: • Computer Design • Graphic Designer • Illustrator • Free-Lance Artist • Package Designer • Advertising Layout • Book Design & Illustration • Catalog Design • Company Artist • Web Page Designer

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On the job experience, gained through the Academy’s externship, is a valuable learning tool that prepares each student for the transition into employment.


Visual Design Curriculum Core Courses (Must Complete All • 81 Credits Needed) Course

Clock Credit Hours Hours

CA 105 Advertising Design I CA 106 Advertising Design II CA 110 Graphic Design I CA 111 Graphic Design II CA 112 Graphic Design III CA 115 Design and Composition I CA 116 Design and Composition II CA 120 Perspective CA 125 Anatomy CA 126 Cartooning CA 130 Drawing & Painting CA 135 Airbrush Rendering CA 205 Advanced Advertising Design CA 210 Advanced Graphic Design CA 220 Illustration CM 178 Digital Publishing CM 179 Digital Image Editing CM 277 Vector Illustration CM 278 Digital Pre-Press CM 279 E-Advertising & Production CM 283 Multimedia Presentation CM 290 Introduction to Web Design PH 101 Basic Photography EX 200 Externship Program

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 300

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 12

Visual Design Graduation Requirements • CGPA - 2.0 or better • Clock Hours - 2200 • Credits - 110 Upon successful completion of the Visual Design program, a student will be awarded the Associate Degree in Specialized Technology.

Applied General Education Courses (Must Complete All • 14 Credits Needed) Course

GE GE GE GE GE GE GE

101 102 103 104 201 202 203

Clock Credit Hours Hours

Keys to Successful Thinking Art History I Art History II Writing for Art Professionals Practical Math for Artists Legal Responsibilities for the Artist Career Development

30 30 30 30 30 30 30

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Elective Courses (Must Complete Minimum of 5 Below • 15 Credits Needed) Course

CA CA CA CA CA CA CA CM CM CM CM FA FA FA PH ST

221 230 231 233 235 236 299 291 292 293 295 151 290 291 136 101

Clock Credit Hours Hours

Advanced Illustration Acrylic Painting Painting II Advanced Drawing & Painting Adv. Airbrush Architectural Rendering Commercial Art/Business Advanced Web Design Animation for the Web 3D Animation Digital Video Production ‘Zine Machine Ceramics I Metal Sculpture Abstraction Travel & Arts Abroad

Elective options and availability are subject to change.

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

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Photography Program Awards the Associate in Specialized Technology

School of

Professional Photography

Associate Degree Program

Listed are several areas of employment a student should be prepared to enter: • Commercial Photography • Advertising Photography • Photojournalism • Digital Photography • Portrait Photography • Darkroom Technician • Digital Photo Retouching

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Surrealist photographer Man Ray once said “It has never been my objective to record my dreams, just determination to realize them.” Using this as inspiration, the Photography Program at Oakbridge strives to create a productive learning environment in which students are imparted with the knowledge, skills and creative capacity to develop successful careers in the field of photography. Focusing on developing precise technical skills and cultivating the creative eye, the Photography Program at Oakbridge equips graduates with the necessary expertise to make them highly marketable in a competitive job market. Students entered in the Photography Program are exposed to professional photographic methods, troubleshooting exercises and a variety of hands-on, real-life situations designed to challenge their minds while enhancing their artistic range. Knowledgeable instructors coupled with equipment and technology provide a dynamic environment for Oakbridge students to grow their talents, build their portfolios and expand their creative vision.


Photography Curriculum Core Courses (Must Complete All • 81 Credits Needed) Course

Clock Credit Hours Hours

PH 109 Fundamentals of Photography PH 119 Architectural Photography PH 124 Fashion Photography PH 129 Elements of Photographic Design PH 134 Photojournalism I PH 136 Abstraction Photography PH 144 Black & White Lab I PH 145 Black & White Lab II PH 146 Black & White Lab III PH 154 Commercial Photography I PH 179 Fundamentals of Portraiture PH 244 Color Lab I PH 246 Color Lab II PH 247 Color Lab III PH 254 Commercial Photography II PH 284 Photographing People CA 130 Drawing & Painting CM 180 Intro to Digital Production CM 181 Advanced Digital Production CM 280 Post-Production Editing CM 281 Digital Photography CM 282 Advanced Digital Photography CM 283 Multimedia Presentation EX 200 Externship Program

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 300

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 12

Applied General Education Courses (Must Complete All • 14 Credits Needed) Course

GE GE GE GE GE GE GE

101 102 103 104 201 202 203

Clock Credit Hours Hours

Keys to Successful Thinking Art History I Art History II Writing for Art Professionals Practical Math for Artists Legal Responsibilities for the Artist Career Development

30 30 30 30 30 30 30

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Photography Graduation Requirements • CGPA - 2.0 or better • Clock Hours - 2200 • Credits - 110 Upon successful completion of the Photography program, a student will be awarded the Associate Degree in Specialized Technology.

Elective Courses (Must Complete Minimum of 5 Below • 15 Credits Needed) Course

PH PH PH PH PH PH PH PH PH CM CM FA FA ST

135 229 235 239 248 269 279 281 298 290 295 151 291 101

Clock Credit Hours Hours

Photojournalism II Advanced Lighing Techniques Event Photography Positive Color Transparency Experimental Darkroom Fine Art Photography Advanced Portraiture Interpretive Photography Photography as a Business Introduction to Web Design Digital Video Production ‘Zine Machine Metal Sculpture Travel & Arts Abroad

Elective options and availability are subject to change.

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

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Digital Communications & Design for the Web Awards a Diploma

Diploma Program

Listed are several areas of employment a student should be prepared to enter; • Newspaper Advertising • Magazine Layout

The six month Digital Communications program is designed to cover digital skills that prepare a student for visual communications in an entry-level position with newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and every aspect of business that needs to stimulate sales through the use of digital media. This program is designed to raise the student’s confidence level by improving skills and methods of providing services. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates are prepared for entry-level careers in newspaper advertising, computer aided layout and design, advertising and Web site design.

• Advertising Services • Digital Photography

Digital Communications Curriculum

• Promotional Services

Core Courses (Must Complete All • 30 Credits Needed)

• Web Site Design

Course

CM CM CM CM CM CM CM CM CM PH

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178 179 277 278 279 283 290 291 292 101

Clock Credit Hours Hours

Digital Publishing Digital Image Editing Vector Illustration Digital Pre-Press E-Advertising & Production Multi-Media Presentation Introduction to Web Page Design Advanced Web Design Animation for the Web Basic Digital Photography

60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Digital Communications & Design for the Web Graduation Requirements • CGPA - 2.0 or better • Clock Hours - 600 • Credits - 30 Upon successful completion of the Digital Communications and Design for the Web program, a student will be awarded a Diploma.


Course Descriptions: Visual Design CA-105 Advertising Design I This course explores symmetrical and asymmetrical design, textures and patterns. These techniques are applied to market directed layouts for magazine promotions. An emphasis on understanding gender differences to promote products to a specific market is the goal of this course. CA-106 Advertising Design II Design as part of advertising and marketing is explored in depth for online promotions, webpages and business stationaries. The student will explore various color pallets, hues and transparencies to create exciting graphics, attention holding layouts and effective transmission of information. CA-110 Graphic Design I This course deals with arriving at solutions to given problems through visual layouts. Projects completed in preliminary form, stress thinking and problem solving capabilities. Students will develop an understanding of the layout artist’s job, tools, materials, drawing basic letter forms, the spacing and forming of words and lines of words, fitting typefaces, the point system, and page proportion and its practical application to print media. CA-111 Graphic Design II This course is designed to promote creative thinking as applied to typography. The artist will achieve an understanding of how to solve design problems that are applied to logo design and promotions. The ability to creatively transfer ideas through manipulated typography and the use of color will be explored. CA-112 Graphic Design III A n a d v a n c e d l e v e l d e s i g n c o u r s e fo c u s i n g on organizational skills and media requirements. Typographical publications and additional advertisements are explored from a production standpoint and specific attention to type families, faces, line, letter and word spacing, grouping display lines, upper case, lower case, italics, and the psychology of type used in layouts are addressed. CA-115 Design & Composition I This course explores a variety of ideas and themes while creating exciting compositions. It includes the study of existing art and artists as inspiration for the students own creations. The class also explores a variety of mediums to achieve the ultimate design look.

CA-120 Perspective A foundation course focusing on the presentation of three dimensional reality, on a two dimensional surface. This course deals with the basic aspects of one and two point perspective, heights, widths, and depths, inclined planes, foreshortening and convergence circles, cylinders, and cones, in depicting objects, people and buildings. CA-125 Anatomy An introductory course familiarizing students with the realistic rendering of the human figure. Studies of hands, arms, feet, legs and torso are explored in detail. The elements of the human head are drawn in detail then combined with lessons in portraiture. Gesture drawings and drawing from a live model completes the course. CA-126 Cartooning This is an intermediate course delving into different aspects from styles to the use of cartooning. Cartoon characters are developed and used in storyboards, cels and comic strips. Exaggerated caricatures and political cartoons are also studied. The goal is for each student to develop their own style. CA-130 Drawing and Painting A foundation course focusing on the characteristics of drawing objects and environments from observation. Basic solids, shading, textures, and composition are explored as a means of visualizing form. CA-135 Airbrush Rendering An introduction to the airbrush and its care and maintenance. The identification of the parts and the discipline for proper use. Hard edge masking, graduated washes, creating lines and curves, spot lighting, soft edge blends and textures, and special effects are explored in values of black and white. CA-205 Advanced Advertising Design An advanced level course furthering the study of design problems as part of the advertising industry. Emphasis is on visual design systems, trademark and corporate identification, close specifications, dynamic shape creation, dynamic movement and distortion, arrangement, typography, multiple elements, ornamentation, and patterns, are the layout themes. CA-210 Advanced Graphic Design A more in-depth study of design and problems that require multi-level solutions. Emphasis is on continuity in campaigns which have many components. Books, newspapers, brochures, folders, booklets, posters, and promotional materials are further explored.

CA-116 Design & Composition II The art of creatively combining typography, graphics and photography in promotional product packaging and advertisements is learned. The manipulation and management of these elements to create dynamic and flowing messages that produce market results.

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CA-215 Advanced Design & Composition The purely aesthetic concerns of ordering two dimensional space is stressed. Abstractions influence on the picture plane, and further focus on the principles of design are emphasized through color combinations, black and white, triads, compliments, analogous, color wheel relationships, and color preferences.

CA-244 Fashion Illustration Drawing the male, female and childrens’ fashion figures, focusing on proportion and expression. The students will develop an approach to rendering elongated figures, converting photos to renderings, rendering textures, shadows, swim wear, and the movements of folds of clothing.

CA-220 Illustration Individual artistic styles and creative techniques are encouraged to produce dynamic and attention grabbing illustrations that are applied to various publications. Analyzing manuscripts and publications in order to produce effective illustrations will be required. Work flow and digital file transfer will be involved.

CA-245 Career Portfolio Presentation Students prepare for a career and learn basic job hunting skills. A cover letter and resume are written. Final development of portfolio work, portfolio presentation techniques, research of the job market and interview skills are learned.

CA-221 Advanced Illustration Prerequisite: CA-220 From working sketch to completed assignment, further development of how to analyze manuscripts and interpret them into illustrations are the focus. Students will use these articles and stories to produce illustrations as they would appear in brochures, posters, books, articles, and short stories. CA-230 Acrylic Painting An entry level study of paint, brushes, sub straights, color mixing and cleaning is covered. The painter will learn how to use the background, middle and foreground to create a well balanced painting. Atmospheric perspective and emotion will also be involved. CA-231 Painting II This course continues the study of color mixing and value control, emphasis is on color intensity and color temperature in application to pictorial design. Developing compositions from observation using wash, impasto, and knife painting as they apply to traditional subjects and landscapes. CA-233 Advanced Drawing & Painting Advanced Drawing & Painting is an extension of CA-130 Drawing & Painting, focusing on the characteristics of drawing objects and environments from observation. This advanced course explores composition, environment and life studies. CA-235 Advanced Airbrush Prerequisite: CA-135 Building on previous skills, students will further explore the capabilities of the airbrush. Special effects, textures such as glass, metal, wood and plastic, and additional soft and hard edge techniques will be developed in full color illustrations. CA-236 Architectural Rendering Architectural images, as seen under various lighting conditions are explored. Foliage, entourage, and textures of modern and historical buildings/sites, and their presentation in various media are studied.

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CA-299 Visual Design as a Business Focus on personal development is addressed in this course. Skills needed to operate and manage the art studio or business are discussed and taught. Targeting markets, self promotion of the artist, including production of business cards, resumes, letters, establishing clients, and contract management skills are presented. Using established pricing guidelines, estimating costs, and the creation of marketing plans are explored.

Fashion Design & Merchandising FDM-105 History of Costume This course teaches costume development from prehistoric to modern times. It includes the study of cultural forces in relation to the evolution of costume.

Fine Arts FA-151 ‘Zine Machine Art ‘Zines or artist’s magazines are a great medium for artists to express their ideas to a mass audience. This class focuses on the collaborated effort to produce ‘Zines that express your creative endeavours through text, comics, illustrations, printing techniques and photographs. Projects will consist of a cooperative effort documenting activities and happenings that occur at Oakbridge each term and creating a unique and expressive ‘Zine for distribution. FA-290 Ceramics I In this course, the student will have a basic introduction to the design and production of ceramics, by hand building and wheel throwing techniques. The class includes an examination of clay, glaze, decoration methods and firing processes. FA-291 Metal Sculpture An introductory course focusing on all basics needed to create multi-metal art. This course includes all safety precautions for equipment used. The benefits of cutting or gas welding ferrous metals, and brazing to bond multiple types of metals will be examined, as well as techniques on hand forging ferrous metals.


Interior Design ID-101 Color Theory This course presents theories of color, contrast, and harmony. It also details the use of color in design projects and its relationship to space, form, and light. This course will emphasize developing the student’s color rendering skills and presentation methods. The student will quick sketch, draft and color render floor plans, elevations and perspective drawings with a variety of techniques.

PH-109 Fundamentals of Photography In this elemental class, aspiring photographers will explore the manual SLR camera through black and white film. Students will learn a variety of techniques to enhance their photographic vision while gaining an understanding of shutter speed and aperture to obtain exposure control. The final project consists of creating a pinhole camera to assist students in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the photographic medium.

ID-102 Drafting I This course is an introduction to drafting; it prepares the student to understand the tools and instruments of the drafting profession. Students will learn to read blueprints, and drafting symbols, draw floor plans and elevations.

PH-119 Architectural Photography This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of photographing the interiors and exteriors of structures. Assignments expose students to a variety of architectural elements ranging in scope from residential and commercial to industrial. A 4x5 view camera is utilized to attain perspective control.

ID-107 Textiles & Furniture This course emphasizes the technical specification of textiles, furnishings, and equipment needed to complete a variety of interior environments. Product knowledge, available resources, industry procedures, and terminology are incorporated. Liabilities and regulations as they pertain to the professional interior designer are covered. Textiles, furnishings, and equipment estimated and specified are graphically designated on drafted plans and evaluations.

PH-124 Fashion Photography Photography techniques in the studio and on location are explored in creating images for the fashion industry. In addition to being the fashion photographer, assignments give students experience as the art director, by designing a creative photo session; the stylist, by applying make-up, styling hair and making the clothes look great; and the editor and printer, by performing all post-production work.

ID-108 Visual Merchandising In this course the student will learn to plan interior space for retail utilization. They will develop working solutions for presentation standards. This course offers a unique opportunity for the student to pull all interior design elements together in the fashion world. The emphasis is on establishing a design vocabulary with material awareness. ID-114 Introduction to Interior Design This course introduces the students diverse backgrounds to interior design as an academic discipline and as a profession. Students explore issues that affect interior design, establish personal goals of achievement and begin to develop a personal philosophy of design.

Photography PH-101 Basic Digital Photography This is an introductory course devoted to understanding the fundamentals of digital photography. Students explore the manual camera functions of shutter speed and aperture to achieve exposure control and special effects. Assignments focus on exploring the creative aspects of the medium.

PH-129 Elements of Photographic Design In this course, students learn to create great photographic images by mastering the essential elements of photographic design. Curriculum includes instruction on the proper methods of incorporating line, texture, shape, pattern and isolation to enhance the student’s personal style of photography. PH-134 Photojournalism I This introductory course exposes the photographer to conditions prevalent in the field of photojournalism. Assignments are based upon effectively telling a story by capturing events at a decisive moment. In addition, other projects will emphasize the ability to tell stories through the use of the photo essay. Topics covered include spot news, sports, editorial and environmental portraits. PH-135 Photojournalism II Prerequisite: PH-134 This advanced photojournalism course is an intensive study that explores the effective nature of the photo essay. Students will investigate and research an event in its entirety, within the parameters of the photographic medium. The final result will be to compile a visually cohesive book employing the photographic essay. PH136 Abstraction Photography Critical thinking and acute observation of detail are the cornerstones of this class. Projects center on creating photographs founded in the strong compositional techniques of photographic design.

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PH-144 Black & White Lab I The fundamentals of developing black and white negatives and prints are explored in this darkroom course. Aspiring photographers learn about darkroom safety, photographic chemistry, equipment and a variety of techniques used in printing for correct tonal control. PH-145 Black & White Lab II Prerequisite: PH-144 In this intermediate lab course, students learn advanced black and white printing techniques to build a stronger body of work. The photographer utilizes creative photo manipulations including solarization, sandwich negatives, the use of vignettes, painting with developer, sepia toning, and high-key and low-key printing techniques. PH-146 Black & White Lab III Prerequisites: PH-144 & PH-145 Building on the previous lab courses, the photographer creates custom black and white prints in this advanced darkroom class. In addition to creating custom prints, assignments focus on mounting and framing techniques, masking negatives, constructing collages, creating montages and using a medium format camera efficiently. PH-149 Survey of Photography Students are taught the history of photography beginning with the 1st Generation Salon in the 1860s up to the recent photographic trends of our contemporaries. The evolution of photographic styles is studied as is the work of several fine art photographers. PH-154 Commercial Photography I This studio class explores the use of various lighting techniques and trouble shooting strategies that challenge the student to create well lit products as they pertain to the advertising field. The range and scope of the assignments consist of but are not limited to photographing a boxed product, transparent glass, shiny metal object, jewelry and a themed still-life advertisement. PH-179 Fundamentals of Portraiture In this portrait class, students experience how to properly light their subjects in studio and on-location. In addition to the study of lighting ratios, assignments address a variety of lighting techniques used in the profession that include Rembrandt lighting, short and broad lighting, overhead lighting and the usage of fill flash. PH-229 Advanced Lighting Techniques Building on lighting techniques studied in other studio courses, the photographer will study advanced methods that expand their creative vision and scope. Emphasis on exposure control is stressed in assignments that explore painting with light, strobe and burn, multiple strobe strategies and the psychology of color through the use of gels.

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PH-235 Event Photography This is an advanced course focusing on the capture of the decisive moment of an activity that encapsulates the event as a whole. Building on your photo journalistic abilities, this class will enhance your skills in telling a story when covering any sporting event, wedding, birthday or any other fast-paced activity. Photo placement within a series will be examined as it will enhance the event’s narrative and expand your creative scope. PH-239 Positive Color Transparency The study of color slide film is examined to train the student in understanding exposure control and enhancing their creative vision. The various color temperatures of light are researched to further understand the nature of the color spectrum as it relates to daylight balanced film. PH-244 Color Lab I In this fundamental course, students will explore digital color printing techniques while learning how to properly use editing software to color correct photos for digital output. The objective of this course is for the student to learn how to color correct skin tones, adapt to mixed lighting situations, and correctly use various output methods. PH-245 Career Portfolio Presentation Students learn effective strategies in preparing a dynamic portfolio, creating eye-catching business cards and writing successful cover letters and resumes. The goal of the photographer is to create a theme specific portfolio that is inherent to their career aspirations. In addition, the importance of researching the job market, effective job hunting strategies and successful interviewing skills are examined. PH-246 Color Lab II Prerequisite: PH-244 Building on techniques learned in Color Lab 1, students will learn to keep consistent color corrections throughout multi-page projects. Projects include a color themed abstraction, themed calendar, dual page magazine layout with text, and a tri-fold, selfpromotional brochure. Students will utilize this course to advance their color correcting skills and create more interesting work. PH-247 Color Lab III Prerequisites: PH-244 & PH-246 This advanced color class prepares students for the professional level by fine-tuning their color correcting abilities. Through a variety of exercises, the photographer will learn skills that prepare them for real world situations. Projects include a mixture of self-portraits, photographic set designs and portfolio presentations.


PH-248 Experimental Darkroom This advanced class permits the photographer to express their creativity through the use of several experimental photographic processes and to enhance their portfolios. Projects encourage students to explore the nature of the medium in the form of liquid light, Polaroid transfers, emulsion transfers, photomontages and hand-tinted photos. Alternative concepts of photography and its dependence on light as an expressive medium are analyzed. PH-254 Commercial Photography II Prerequisite: PH-154 Building on the techniques learned in Commercial Photography I, the photographer creates attention grabbing advertisements on location and in studio. Assignments challenge the student to combine properly illuminated products and use innovative computer techniques to create stunning advertisements as they apply to the commercial field. PH-269 Fine Art Photography This advanced class examines the solutions as they pertain to the presentation of fine art photography. Assignments focus on the creation of a cohesive body of work with emphasis being placed on technical proficiency, professional presentation, mastering the printing process as well as the preservation of the archival image. PH-279 Advanced Portraiture Prerequisite: PH-179 In this course, students further their study of various lighting situations encountered on location and in studio as they pertain to portrait photography. In addition to portraits done in high and low key lighting styles, the photographer studies relevant portrait strategies in creating successful band, glamour, environmental and self portraits. It is commonly believed that to know others, one must know themselves. PH-281 Interpretive Photography This advanced class is designed to challenge the photographer to create exceptional images based on thematic project assignments. The objectives for the assignments are similar to the interpretation, conception, creation and the execution phases based on criteria assigned by an art director. Unless otherwise noted, you are free to choose the subject matter for your assignments be it portraiture, food, commercial or fine art photography. This will ensure that each photographer will have their own unique and personalized portfolio.

PH-284 Photographing People The photographer will be challenged to capture people of different ages in a variety of environments. The objectives of this class are to create photos of people within their environments that augment their subject’s personalities. With emphasis placed on understanding signifiers and the signified, critical analysis will develop skills for photographic interpretation and teach students to fine tune their observational tactics. PH-298 Photography as a Business This class introduces the photographer to successful business practices and provides them with the knowledge to own and operate a studio. Projects include writing a business plan, applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and developing both successful marketing strategies and advertising techniques. Through these projects, students learn how to utilize the tools required for running an efficient and profitable company.

Computer Graphics CM-176 Introduction to Computerized Scanning A foundation course introducing the primary concerns with quality scanning using proper tone, color balance, and resolution. Assignments and exercises will build computer skills in scanning line art, halftones, gray scales and color materials. CM-177 Introduction to Computer Science This course deals with the basic computer skills and aspects of computer vocabulary and terminology. Hardware and software, applications, operating systems, navigation, networking basics, and internet browsing techniques are introduced and studied. CM-178 Digital Publishing This course focuses on the development of layout and desktop publishing skills. Adobe InDesign is used in combining text and graphics for advertising purposes. Page setup, grids, placing and editing text, drawing tools, templates and style sheets are used to create layouts.

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CM-179 Digital Image Editing This foundation course teaches the artist Adobe Photoshop skills and strategies. Assignments explore the use of computer modifications by employing layers, paths, channels, masks, filters and a plethora of Adobe Photoshop tools and techniques. At the completion of this class, the student will be more prepared and marketable for the graphic design field. CM-180 Intro to Digital Production In this fundamental course, aspiring photographers are introduced to a variety of Adobe Photoshop skills and strategies. Projects explore the importance for using Adobe Photoshop tools, making selections, incorporating color techniques, employing layers, using text and applying filters. CM-181 Advanced Digital Production Prerequisite: CM-180 This intermediate course is a continuation of learning Adobe Photoshop to achieve important photographic manipulations. The photographer deepens their understanding of the software by studying the relevance of clipping masks, paths and shapes, transforming type, liquefying an image and performing image surgery. The goals for this class result in building a high-quality portfolio. CM-277 Vector Illustration The use of computerized drawing tools to produce compositions. Students use Adobe Illustrator to produce logos, graphics, or illustrations. Students will learn how to stretch and shape typefaces, morph shapes, and layout full color designs. CM-278 Digital Pre-Press This course is to educate graphic designers about prepress. Prepress is the term used in the printing and publishing industries for the processes and procedures that occur between the creation of a print layout and the final printing. We will cover file management, preflighting, packaging, color management, fonts, press, binding/finishing, digital output and using the correct software to set up layouts. CM-279 E-Advertising & Production Prerequisites: CM-178, CM-179, CM-277, CM-278 This course studies the production of advertisements, publications, and the skills needed to solve visual problems with computer software. Students create images ranging from photo-realistic to painting to graphic. Assignments include working with a wide variety of drawing tools and transformational effects in production of renderings, brochures, packages, and logos.

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CM-280 Post-Production Editing Prerequisites: CM-180, CM-181 In this advanced course, the photographer will apply all the knowledge gained in the prerequisite classes. All assignments are photographed and digitally manipulated by the student in order to create outstanding portfolio pieces. In addition to creating self-portrait manipulations, photographers will study the restoration of old photos, strategies for photographing and designing CD covers, the creation of effective advertising campaigns and techniques to create a dynamic movie poster. CM-281 Digital Photography This course explores the fundamentals of the digital camera and requires students to photograph and download images. Emphasizing both color management and creativity, projects include retouching images and using portable lighting on location and in studio. Students will be required to resize and email assignments while meeting deadlines. CM-282 Advanced Digital Photography Prerequisite: CM-181 This is an advanced class in creating and managing your digital files. Students will study the use of studio lighting, natural lighting, and creating images for print advertisements. For the final project, students are required to create a multi-media presentation complete with title page, credits and music. CM-283 Multi-Media Presentation This course combines digital images with audio tracks to create themed slideshows for today’s advertising world. Working with new creative software, students will be required to build a dramatic digital DVD to complete the artist’s/photographer’s portfolio. CM-290 Introduction to Basic Web Page Design This course introduces the student to basic HTML codes using FTP’s, image maps, e-commerce, as well as some JAVA codes. The students will use HTML code along with Macromedia Dreamweaver with a strong emphasis on layout design, color theory, and optimizing computer graphics. By the end of the term, students will be able to put their own web page on the internet. CM-291 Advanced Web Design Prerequisite: CM-290 In this course, students further explore web design with advanced authoring codes such as XML, XHTML, DTD, XSL & CSS, along with the incorporation of multimedia technology. Design, layout, color, typography, optimizing images and e-business will also be stressed for the design and construction of a complete interactive website.


CM-292 Animation for the Web Prerequisite: CM-290, CM-291 This course will use two-dimensional animation and drawing programs to design, create, and edit creative animation sequences. Emphasis on drawing skills, fluid motion and timing for use in web design will be stressed. CM-293 Introduction to 3D Animation The course introduces all major elements of 3D art and animation. 3D modeling software will be learned to model, texture, light and animated 3D forms. Ingenuity and creativity will be stressed as students explore various industry techniques. CM-295 Digital Video Production In this course, the student will study the principles of video production, including pre-production and all aspects of studio and field production. Students will also produce two promotional videos.

Externship Course Description EX 200 Externship Program Prerequisite: 126 Credit Hours Completed The Oakbridge externship program is designed to prepare a student with hands-on experience in a quality working environment, utilizing digital hardware/software systems, materials and scheduled production criteria. The externship program will develop and strengthen the student’s educational and career preparation and expose the student to inter-personal relationships a job requires, both with co-workers and supervisors. These competencies are essential in maintaining a successful and satisfying career.

Study Tours ST-101 Travel & Arts Abroad Travel & Arts Abroad is designed for the student who will be traveling abroad and visiting foreign galleries, museums, architectural sites and other places of artistic and historic interest. The focus will be on how visual art can reflect the values, aesthetic appreciation and attitudes of the travel country or countries. Using art and photography as the medium, the student will develop a cultural understanding of the travel country by maintaining a written journal and photo journal with notations on artworks, architectural sites, landmarks and/ or buildings observed during the overseas experience.

Applied General Education GE-101 Keys to Successful Thinking This course provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques needed to achieve success in school, on the job and in their personal lives. In addition, students are taught methods associated with stress and time management, study skills, comprehensive reading abilities, successful test taking, leadership attitudes, career planning decisions, diversity and understanding the human mind. GE-102 Art History I This course introduces the student to major periods of Western Art ranging from the pre-historic era through the 18th Century. A variety of cultures along with their aesthetics, genres, technical innovations and artistic motivations are examined to further understand the role of art in influencing our society. GE-103 Art History II Prerequisite: GE-102 This course is designed to further our understanding of the role art has in shaping Western civilization. The major Western Art periods studied range from the 18th Century through the current trends of our contemporaries. Masterpieces from each period are featured to highlight technical innovations and artistic motivations of Western cultures. GE-104 Writing for the Art Professional This course is effective in teaching students the principals of the written English language. With the ability to express oneself, this class will help students write an impressive resume, cover letter and artist statement; keys to forging a successful career path. GE -201 Practical Math for Artists This fundamental class teaches students the importance of making business calculations to achieve financial success in their personal lives and careers. The assignments explore mathematical procedures such as addition, subtraction, division, multiplication and calculating percentages. GE-202 Legal Responsibilites for the Artist This course covers legal fundamentals, business transactions, contracts and sales, government regulations and licenses as it applies to art and photography. Students will discuss common legal situations, terminology and develop an awareness of legal rights for professional purposes. GE-203 Career Development This class presents various approaches for designing and writing resumes and employment letters. Interview preparations will be discussed, including questions asked, proper dress, positive characteristics, and negatives to avoid. In addition, human relations, telephone techniques and job advancement will be emphasized.

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Tuition Visual Design Program 80 Weeks • 2200 Clock Hours • 110 Credit Hours First Term Registration Fee.......................................................................................... $50.00 Tuition...................................................................................................................$4,025.00 Starting Kit.............................................................................................................$250.00 General Fee...........................................................................................................$300.00 Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Terms Tuition Each Term..........................................................................................$4,025.00 General Fee...........................................................................................................$300.00

Graduation Fee .................................................................................................... $30.00 Applied Final Term

Photography Program 80 Weeks • 2200 Clock Hours • 110 Credit Hours First Term Registration Fee.......................................................................................... $50.00 Tuition...................................................................................................................$4,025.00 Starting Kit.............................................................................................................$250.00 General Fee...........................................................................................................$300.00 Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Terms Tuition Each Term..........................................................................................$4,025.00 General Fee ..........................................................................................................$300.00

Graduation Fee .................................................................................................... $30.00 Applied Final Term

Digital Communications Program 20 Weeks • 600 Clock Hours • 30 Credit Hours First Term Registration Fee.......................................................................................... $50.00 Tuition...................................................................................................................$4,025.00 General Fee...........................................................................................................$300.00 Second Term Tuition.................................................................................................$4,025.00 General Fee...........................................................................................................$300.00 Graduation Fee..................................................................................................... $30.00

Estimated Consumable Expenses Per Term Visual Design........................................................................................................$250.00 Photography.........................................................................................................$375.00 Digital Communications...............................................................................$100.00

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Oakbridge Academy of Arts Catalog of Programs 2013-2014