Interested in satisfying your intellectual curiosity, developing skills for professional development or finding an outlet for your creative energies? SVA’s Continuing Education department offers a wide range of courses that offer something for everyone. Registration for select spring courses is still open. Here’s a look at some that are still available.
The Art of Editing
Professional film editor, author and faculty member Vincent LoBrutto (BFA 1974 Film and Video) will instruct students on the distinctive concepts, skills, processes and editing grammar essential to creative postproduction and narrative filmmaking. Different techniques will be discussed weekly through screenings and analysis of films such as The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Wild Bunch, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Jaws, among others. Perfect for novice editors who are not yet trained in the techniques of creative editing, as well as experienced editors interested in learning more about their craft. Begins Thursday, February 11 at 6:30pm for 10 sessions. Course Number: CFC-2017-A
From Fantasy to Reality: Production/Concept Design
What distinguishes a good story from a great story are the details of setting. Production and set designer Simona Migliotti Auerbach teaches this course in which students will research historical periods and learn how to create concrete designs and plans of interior and exterior spaces that convey narrative content. Begins Thursday, February 11 at 6:00pm for 10 sessions. Course Number: ILC-2548-A
Memory, Imagination and Mixed Media
During the course’s six week duration, students will develop projects based on imaginative imagery. Guided by instructor Seth Michael Forman (MFA 1989 Fine Arts), the projects will use memory, dreams, fiction and literature as a basis for subject matter, and students can also use source materials such as photos, collages and sketches to develop finished works. Begins Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30pm for six sessions. Course Number: FIC-2551-A
Blogging as Branding Workshop
Writer, consultant and Mashable contributor Nate Cooper leads this intensive, two-day workshop that teaches methods in building successful and consistent online branding, whether personal or professional, through blogging platforms such as WordPress and Tumblr. Cooper will advise on content planning and strategy, social media production and communication techniques. Prerequisite: SWC-1012, Macintosh Basics, or equivalent. Meets Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 10am to 5pm. Course Number: SWC-2431-A
Continuing Education Online Courses
If you live outside the metro New York City area, or prefer to learn remotely at your own convenience, consider Continuing Education’s online courses. Such as:
Writing for Comics
Fully online and available to students on their own schedule, this course offers an in-depth exploration of the narrative possibilities of comics, the role of the comic writer and how to write sequential narratives. Students will compose full comic scripts, though no art or writing background is required. See the online courses section of the Continuing Education website for technical requirements. Begins Monday, February 15. Course Number: OLC-2619-A
Visit sva.edu/continuing-education/course-finder for more information and registration details for these and other Continuing Education courses.