UArts Pre-College Course Registration

Pre-College Saturday School

Writing, performing & visual art classes for high school students.

Courses

To be a successful actor, you must learn how to navigate the audition. Gain critical feedback that will guide you through the entire audition preparation process-from selecting a script and doing a character breakdown, to rehearsal and a preparing a digital audition for when you aren't live in the room with the casting team.


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A professional animator provides guidance as you learn the basics of motion studies-experimenting with traditional hand-drawn and stop-motion animation. Over the course of the program, you'll execute your own short animated movie and demo reel


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Looking to create the perfect protagonist-or adversary-for the story you want to tell? Work from your imagination to develop original characters and create works suitable for various applications-illustration, animation, comic books, cartoons or graphic novels.


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Conjuring up a plot is one thing; executing it effectively is another. Learn the elements and subtleties that transform thoughts and observations into enduring writing. Through a series of exercises in form, content, building characters and developing settings, you'll learn how to make the stories you imagine come alive.


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Explore basic digital audio theory, as well as fundamental application and strategy, using Ableton Live. This class includes tutorials in arranging and mixing concepts, with a special focus on electronic music techniques and digital synthesis. (Ableton Software will be provided to students)


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Drawing is the most basic art and design tool, and it's a fundamental component of all disciplines. Become a better observer by learning to find meaningful subject matter wherever you are - from drawing everyday objects and the view outside your window to accessing memories and incorporating found sources. With encouragement and feedback from a professional artist, you'll grasp essential techniques such as composition, light, value and perspective as you work through drawings made in graphite, pen and color pencil.


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Make short personal films from the comfort of your desktop using contemporary and experimental approaches. With the instruction of a professional filmmaker, you'll work with techniques developed by artists that utilize found footage and the "remix" concept to create your own boundary-pushing new work.


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Design rules our visual world: Advertising; digital design; and print media like books, posters and publications use graphic design to communicate messages. Focus on the principles of design and the possibilities of visual communication, type design, layout, image treatment and sequence. Students will create an effective final design using visual problem solving techniques, mixed-media and Adobe Creative Suite.


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Gain an understanding of both hand-drawn and digital processes of picture-making that blend story, concept and design in comics, children's books, advertising, editorial and other applications. You'll encounter subject matter sourced from various fields and be prompted to respond with imaginative illustrations that articulate insight and draw an emotional response.


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Sharpen your observational, color, and spatial understanding in this course. Receive instruction on fundamental painting techniques and processes such as color mixing, composition, light, value, and atmospheric perspective. Explore techniques in paint application and various compositional elements. Through personalized instruction and class critiques, you'll develop your critical and technical foundation. Students may use oil or acrylic paints.


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Create and critically evaluate your visual arts college application portfolio. Work with a variety of 2-D media to create new works, with a focus on observational drawing. Review your portfolio with a UArts admission counselor to assess its strengths and areas for improvement. This course is open to high school juniors and seniors. Nude figure models will be used.


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An engaging screenplay is essential to a compelling movie. Explore industry terminology, character development, scene building, story structure and the importance of conflict. Through screenings, class discussions and exercises, learn how to create a story for the screen, write a detailed outline and draft a short screenplay.


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Learn how to use images and visual elements to communicate ideas and tell stories more effectively. Create stories and concept drawings that showcase your visual voice for use in a portfolio or future project. This class is perfect for students interested in film, animation, illustration, photography, writing, graphic design, game design or any form of visual storytelling.


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