Summer ComputerTeens Program Offers College Credit to High School Students
Teaneck, NJ (February 22, 2007) – Looking to add some animated education to your teen’s summer? Fairleigh Dickinson University will offer three college credits to high school students who enroll in the two-week ComputerTeens Academic Program. The course, entitled “Multimedia for the Internet,” will be held on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, in Teaneck, NJ, on weekdays from July 30–August 10, 2007, from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
The course is also offered on a non-credit weekly basis, in which case a student may choose “Developing Creative Ideas” (from July 30-August 3) or “Multimedia Interactivity using Flash” (from August 6-10). A student may choose to take both courses on the non-credit basis.
Classes will be led by Yelena Aronson, professor in FDU’s School of Art and Media Studies, and Luis Garcia, an adjunct professor at FDU and a consultant in the gaming industry. The instructors will guide students as they each develop a concept for a computer game, animated tale, or another related project.
During the first few days of class, students will discover the features of Adobe PhotoShop, the leading image-editing software for design professionals. Students will then enhance their unique theme using Adobe Illustrator, a design and layout program that is used to create images for print, web, video and mobile devices. Finally, their creations will come to life using the animation software tool, Macromedia Flash MX.
Each student will be assigned a workstation in the university’s multimedia computer lab. Mornings will include demonstrations and instruction in computer graphics software. Following lunch break, students can explore their own talents and develop their individual projects under the professor’s supervision.
The Summer ComputerTeens is offered by FDU Office of Continuing Education. Tuition fee for the two-week class is $1300 plus a $40 processing fee. For non-credit students, each week is $650, and there is no processing fee. Class size is limited. To register or for more information, call 1-800-338-3887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more about the course, visit http://www.fdu.edu/computerteens.