MacDirectory Magazine

Fall-Winter 2011

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CLOSER LOOK PRATT INSTITUTE > CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES WORDS BY CLAUDIA PAREDES Choosing the right place to further one's education is not always easy. Finding the right school can be a challenge. However, Pratt Institute's Center for Continuing and Professional Studies has what any professional needs to achieve greatness. There your portfolio will achieve its maximum potential and truly reflect all your accomplishments. "Our goals are to enhance our students' creativity, professional expertise, and networking opportunities in their chosen fields," said director Charles W. Munster. "Our courses are designed for working adults who want to maximize their time, effort and financial investment in education. We give them the technical tools and workplace credentials they need to get ahead." There are many programs to choose from at Pratt. Through advanced technique, the certificates provide a firm understating about the basic design elements. Due to the nature of this fast-moving field, at Pratt there are various types of specialized equipment that exist in the electronic design and animation studios. The certificate program in computer graphics are designed to provide graphic and fine artists with the skills necessary to utilize computers as a graphics tool, enabling them to incorporate computer graphics technology into their work. Get a chance to use the latest technology and software. The curriculum includes terminology, software instruction, conceptual development, and hands-on experience. The Center for Continuing and Professional Studies offers its students the latest in computer graphics education through collaboration with leading hardware and software vendors involved with computer graphics. Get the basic elements that you need to succeed in today's electronic design offices. Pratt's approach consists of a foundation designed to teach computer literacy, and a media. This program is ideal for people with a wide range of skills and passion for theater, the web, writing, publishing and film. The Electronic Publishing program explores new tools of desktop design. Get a solid understanding of typesetting, page layout, color separation, comp production by the end of the program. Another certificate available is the Electronic Imaging and Illustration program, which is more targeted for the designer or fine artist. Learn how to create commercial illustrations by combining your photography, typography, drawing skills, and computer graphics knowledge. However, if it is film what you want to get more involved with; then the Computer Animation and Video program is for you. This program focuses on special effects, game and broadcast design. Specialize on 2D or 3D animation, and learn all about sequences. And if you are more of an engineer, interior or industrial designer, then the Computer-Aided Design and Visualization program is for you. Learn about 3D design and visualization, plus customize the program to your core interests. personalized course of study tailored to the specific educational goals and career needs of different types of students. This method combines theoretical and practical knowledge that is essential to effective education in this field. Getting and completing a Computer Graphics Certificate Program has never been more rewarding. There are five main career paths at Pratt that will teach, engage and prepare you for the future. The Interactive Media program deals with the construction and delivery of interactive information in today's world. There are many courses that will teach you various tools, design issues, and burgeoning technology of various forms of interactive Pratt offers a rich and wide-range curriculum filled with the latest innovations. Choose from Digital Photography II, and learn all about Adobe Lightroom or take Intro to iOS4 App Creation and Submission and create your own app and submit it to the Apple App Store. Also you can take the AutoCADĀ® 2012 Professional Level I, which will teach you how to create basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. You will find everything you need to excel in your career. For more information please visit 92 MacDirectory h n s e , C o t t s s r 4 Y N t e i t N f W k p r o e e : / f n 1 e r / r S P 4 w1 e o w o d r w o a 4 w p i e e 0 w C u t k l h ot Y a n s t 0 . n i e 1 t S r r t t ut i . e n d g u & / p r 1 1 o s t u d : i e s

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