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→ CONTENTS "If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing." Benjamin Franklin No matter what your preferred path, come and take your next step with UC San Diego Extension. Our programs are developed with adult learners in mind by a knowledgeable staff and experienced instructors. We keep class sizes small and manageable so that you get the full benefit of the class time. We’re accredited (where so many are not) and we attract other motivated adults who share the same interests. We also offer $25 discounts on a wide range of classes every quarter.*

Enroll in select courses by March 10th, save $25*




UC San Diego Extension…Your Next Step




Arts, Humanities, Languages and Digital Arts 858.534.5760 Visit for course descriptions, extended instructor bios, new course additions and more.







Acknowledgment Special thanks to Blair Thornley (Cover, see more at for allowing us to use her artwork, as well as for the kind words from all of our students in quarterly evaluations. * Applies to most, but not all, courses. See program page for details.


ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Enroll by March 10th, save $25.

(Applies to select courses. See website for details.)

Art History


• Architectural History of San Diego • Art of the High Renaissance & the Baroque Age • Introduction to Western Art History: Prehistory to Ancient Rome*

• Alternative Photographic Processes • Capturing Time: Beyond the Basic Exposure • Digital Camera Basics • Digital Darkroom I, II • Event Photography Drawing • Intermediate Photography • Drawing: Focus on Perception (Beginning) in the Digital Age • Drawing Ideas: • Introduction to Black & White Developing Your Sketchbook Photography • Drawing: Refining Technique • Introduction to Photography (Intermediate) in the Digital Age* • Nature Photography: From Vision to Print Mixed Media • Photo Silkscreen I • (Un)glued: Focus on Collage • Sports Photography: • Contemporary Floral Design Capturing Dynamic Moments with Spring Flowers • Travel Photography • Creative Process II • Understanding Photographic Light: • Introduction to Illustration Studio & Location • Variations on Photographic Portraiture


• California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting • Chinese Brush Painting • Introduction to Painting • Watercolor I: Basic Techniques and Materials

*Indicates an online course. May also be offered onsite. See website for details.

“This class was superb. Pia [Stern] is an outstanding teacher in every way. She is prepared and offers a great deal of information relevant to the particular unit each session; her ability to critique well in a supportive manner without being in any way hurtful in spite of her honesty, is without equal in my history of painting classes.” Abstract Painting student, Fall 2013

Certificate Programs > Art and the Creative Process/Photography: Images and Techniques Learn more >

→ SPRING 2014 “This is the first design course I've taken and I really like the community aspect. I like that my peers can evaluate my work subjectively, and I can get feedback on my design.” Design Essentials A online student, Fall 2013


Enroll by March 10th, save $25. (Applies to select courses. See website for details.)

Animation • Animation I: Introduction to Disney’s 12 Principles of Animation*

Computer-Aided Design • 3DS Max I • AutoCAD I, II, III • Revit I, II

Whether you want to change your career, earn a credential, or take a course, we've got you covered. The Digital Arts Center offers one year Professional Certificates that are career focused: • Graphic & Web Design • Mobile Application Development • Video & Editing Learn more: or 858-534-6704

Core Design Skills • Digital Arts Center Professional Certificates - Information Session* • Digital Arts Specialized Certificates Information Session* • Digital Media Content Creation Professional Certificate - Information Session*

Graphics & Digital Design • Adobe Illustrator* • Adobe InDesign* • Adobe Photoshop I*, II* • Design Essentials A: Elements of Design* • Design Essentials B: Advanced Applications of Design* • Digital Media: Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite* • Graphics for Digital

Certificate Programs > AutoCAD / Design Media / Digital Media Content Creation / Web Media Learn more >

Media Content Creation* • Introduction to Digital Media Content Creation*

Mobile Media • Adobe InDesign: Creating eBooks and Digital Magazines for Mobile Devices

Video • Adobe After Effects I: Introduction to Motion Graphics* • Final Cut Pro I: Introduction* • Introduction to Video Production* • ProTools I: Introduction to Audio Production*

Web Design • Adobe Dreamweaver I*, II* • User Interface Design I*, II* • Web Design I: HTML5 & CSS for Designers* • Web Media: Principles & Techniques of Web Design* • WordPress I: Introduction to Blogging* * Indicates an online course. May be offered onsite. See website for details.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES Enroll by March 10th, save $25

(Applies to select Foreign Language courses. See website for details.)

Arabic • Arabic for Communication II • Modern Standard Arabic I

Chinese (Mandarin) • Chinese for Communication I, II

French • French for Communication I, II, III, IV • Refining Fluency in French, Part B

German • German for Communication I

Italian • For Travelers: Italian • Italian for Communication I, II


“Great teacher. Great book. I love how you can take quizzes at will now with the Internet connection to the textbook, Puntos de Partida. It allows a person to master the various concepts more quickly than old fashioned flash cards and just reading the text.”

• Japanese for Communication I, II, III, IV, VII

Portuguese (Brazilian) • For Travelers: Brazilian Portuguese • Portuguese for Communication I, II, III

Spanish • Conversations in Spanish: News and World Issues • Refining Fluency in Spanish: Mexico & the Southern Cone

• Spanish for Communication I, II, III, IV, V, VI • Spanish for Healthcare Professionals I • Spanish Language and Culture through Film

Translation & Interpretation • English to Spanish Translation I*, II • Introduction to Interpretation* • Introduction to Translation* • Legal Interpretation in Criminal Proceedings • Medical Interpretation* • Sight Translation: Theory & Practice • Simultaneous Interpretation: Theory & Practice • Spanish to English Translation I* • Strategic Marketing & Branding for Translators & Interpreters • Theory and Practice of Translation* • Tools and Technology in Translation* • Translation & Interpretation Program Information Session *Indicates an online course. May also be offered onsite. See website for details.

Spanish for Communication II student, Fall 2013

Certificate Programs Spanish Language / Translation & Interpretation (Spanish/English) / Translation (Spanish/English) Learn more >

→ SPRING 2014 HUMANITIES, BREWING, AND PERFORMING ARTS Enroll by March 10th, save $25

(Applies to select courses. See website for details.)

Acting • Acting I, II • Effective Public Speaking for Business Professionals • How to Get Cast: The Business of the Business • Improv 101

Brewing • Brewing Certificate Information Session** • Finishing Practices • Marketing and Distribution • Operations Management • Overview of Brewing Science and Technology • Sensory Evaluation and Beer Styles • The Origins and History of Beer** • Yeast & Fermentation Processes

Literature • Beyond Catcher in the Rye: The Genius of J.D. Salinger, Part II • Major 19th & 20th Century Authors*

Music • Beginning Flamenco Guitar • Beginning Piano, Level I, II • Guitar I, II • Intermediate Piano • Music Theory 101 • Singing I • The History of Jazz: A Cultural and Musical Exploration* *Indicates an online course. May also be offered onsite. See website for details. **This Brewing course is open to the public.

“This was one of the most engaging courses I have ever taken. It was informative, interactive, practical, and for me, transformative in the way that I interact and understand food and drink. Gwen [Conley] was a fantastic instructor and a wealth of information.” Sensory Evaluation and Beer Styles student, Fall 2013

Certificate Programs > Brewing Learn more >


WRITING Register early! Many of our classes fill up quickly. Copyediting • Copyediting I*, II*, III* • Digital Skills for Editors* • Marketing for Copyeditors: How to Get the Word Out*

Core Writing Skills • Grammar Lab* • Writing Program Information Session*

Creative Writing Enroll by March 10th, save $25 ** • Creative Writing I*, II • Exploring Poetic Form • Memoir Writing I • Novel Writing II • Screenwriting I • Writing for Children II

Technical Communication • Information Design for Technical Communicators* • Technical Communication I*, II* • Writing Online Documentation* *Indicates an online course. **Discount applies only to select Creative Writing courses. See website for details.

“Sarah [Tomp] is a great instructor and was very knowledgeable and open about all subject matter. Also provided great resources, feedback, and instruction.” Writing for Children I student, Fall 2013

Certificate Programs > Copyediting / Technical Communication Learn more >

→ SPRING 2014


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INFORMATION SESSIONS → Brewing (On-site, April 14) → Digital Arts Center (Online) → Digital Arts Specialized Certificates (Online) → Translation & Interpretation (On-site, March 18) → Writing Programs (Online) For dates and registration, visit > EXTENSION.UCSD.EDU/INFOSESSIONS

SPECIAL PROGRAMS UC SAN DIEGO JAZZ CAMP June 22 – 27, 2014 A five-day summer program designed for intermediate to advanced musicians ages 14 to adult. UC San Diego Jazz Camp offers a unique journey into the world of jazz with workshops, private lessons, faculty concerts and more. For details, visit > JAZZCAMP.UCSD.EDU


Enrich Yourself | Spring 2014 | UC San Diego Extension  

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