Fast Track: Adobe Creative Cloud
Build Your Creative Literacy with Adobe Creative Cloud
Are you prepared to think and work creatively in the workplace? According to an conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, only 37 percent of employers believed that recent college graduates were "well-prepared with current technologies." These technologies include those traditionally considered limited to creative fields: graphic design and video editing software. These creative tools, as provided by Adobe, are essential for all professions as all industries become more digital.
This 4.5 week program is designed to introduce you to Adobe Creative Cloud, its applications, and the design process. You will select one of three software application tracks: Graphics in Photoshop, Video in Premiere Pro, or Print in InDesign (If you are not current UA student, you must have access to your own Adobe Creative Cloud software). No prior experience is required, just a willingness to try new things!
What is Adobe Creative Cloud?
Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. The University of Arizona has announced an agreement with Adobe to provide its student body the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software, making the institution the company's first West Coast Adobe Creative Campus to earn this recognition for its commitment to creative and digital literacy among its students.
What you'll learn
Over the course of the program, you will explore the concept of creative literacy by creating digital media using your chosen software track, exploring techniques individually, and providing feedback on the work of peers. You should expect to take approximately 25 hours to complete all modules and assignments over a 4.5 week time period. You will present your final projects in a pitch to one of our employer partners for feedback. Your final pitch demonstrates your accomplishments in key skill and knowledge areas and can be used to your advantage in the job market.
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About the program
This hands-on, high-energy, fully-online program will lead you through an iterative process of creating work and receiving feedback from both your facilitator and your peers. Through regular reflections and your final pitch, you will leave with examples of your work that can be shared professionally. Additionally, you will receive a micro credential issued by the Office of Student Engagement via Cred.ly that can be shared over LinkedIn and other social media.
According to an conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities, 65 percent of employers rated a recent graduate's ability to innovate and be creative as "very important," but only 37 percent of employers believed that recent college graduates were "well-prepared with current technologies." You'll be ahead of curve by adding creative literacy and graphic design or video skills to your resume.
starts July 2
Space is limited. Registration and payment must be received by 11:59 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27.
Contact Devon Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can pay for the program by credit card. After you're accepted to Fast Track: Abode Create Cloud, you'll be emailed a link to pay before the program begins.
Who can apply for this program?
Fast Track: Adobe Creative Cloud is open to currently enrolled students and students who have graduated within the past year. If you are not a current UA student, you must have access to your own Adobe Creative Cloud software.
This program is completely online?
Yes. All of the program videos, tutorials, assignments and feedback are administered online via D2L.
Is there any support if I need it?
Yes! You will be able to speak directly to the program facilitator if you run into any issues. Don’t understand a concept? The facilitator - UA's Support Specialist for Adobe Creative Cloud, will be there to answer your questions and check your work. This is where our program rises above other online learning sites.
The program sounds awesome, but $499 is a lot. Can I get help with tuition?
This program may seem expensive, but it is comparable to tuition and fees for one unit of a summer course. (A typical 3-credit course will cost you around $1,400 in the summer!).
*$400 scholarships are available. To apply, upload your Resume/CV to your handshake profile and submit a 250-500 word personal statement describing what you hope to get out of this program in an email to email@example.com by Wednesday, June 27th at 11:59PM to be considered for the scholarship.