Creative Outlets

Challenge your creative side by registering for one of these classes today! Have questions? Contact us 501.450.3118 or outreach@uca.edu.

Certificate in Healing Environments for Body, Mind, and Spirit

Optimal Healing Environments (OHEs) are those environments in which characteristics of the individuals and various elements of the organization are focused on social, psychological, physical, cultural, and spiritual components that support and enhance the inherent healing capacities of the individuals who live and work in the environment. Healing relationships, the powerful effect of evidence-based design and all its elements (color, sound, light, art), a focus on nature, the impact of technology on health, and the important environment aspects of health such as clean air and water are all explored in this innovative certificate program. The outcome of this certificate is for the learner to describe the various elements of optimal healing environments and how they impact the health of individuals and communities on a physical, social, psychological, and spiritual level; and describe methods of enhancing personal and work environments so they support the health of individuals and surrounding communities in a sustainable, healing manner. (16 contact hours)

Regular Fee: $96

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/16 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart. Or choose Self-Paced, study on your schedule.

Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Digital Game Artist Certificate

This online course will train you to become a professional video game artist. Training centers around developing core skills for jobs related to Digital Art, 3D Art, Modeling, Character Design and Environmental Art Design. Once completed, you will have multiple employable skills including modeling game props and characters, importing required elements into game specific software, animation of game assets, and more. This is a skills-based course which will teach the key components and competencies needed to excel in positions related to 3D Art for Games and Environmental Art for Games. Beyond software and game related techniques, the course touches on just about everything, including general design and concept art. You will learn the fundamental principles of what makes good art great and the key social aspects needed for continued growth and professional development.

Regular Fee: $2595

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Christian Bradley

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Discover Digital Photography

Discover Digital Photography is designed for the novice photographer with no previous experience with digital cameras. This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for. You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography. And if you have old slides, negatives, or prints, this course will also teach you how to scan those "old school" photo assets. After completing the course, you will understand how the process of composing photos has changed with the evolving capabilities of digital photography.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17& APRIL 14. Self Paced can start anytime.

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be! You'll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles, rendering techniques, and the basic principles of perspective, layout, design, lighting, volume, and space. If you have an interest in learning what it's like to draw or would love to increase your current knowledge in the field of art and illustrating, then this course aims to fulfill all of your needs.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/24 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart.

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Introduction to Guitar

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western. And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

Regular Fee: $115

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. Course is 6 weeks/24 Course Hours. Choose your start date in cart.

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Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera

Nature photography can be a fun, relaxing, and exciting hobby! In this course, you'll learn about the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera's controls and features. With the knowledge you gain in this course, you'll be taking exceptional nature photos in no time. You'll explore composition and lighting issues and find out how to take beautiful photos of landscapes, flowers, trees, and water. Along the way, you'll delve into your camera's shutter speed and aperture controls so that you'll be able to capture the photos you really want. You will discover how to use your computer to process your photos and digitally correct the most common problems. You'll see how your photos can become works of art rather than just snapshots of nature. By the end of this course, you'll have become the nature photographer you always wanted to be!

Regular Fee: $115 - instructor led; $100 - self-paced

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INSTRUCTOR-LED BEGINS JAN 13, FEB 10, MAR 17 or APR 14. SELF-PACED CAN START ANYTIME. Choose your start date in cart.

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Video Game Design and Develpment

Video game design and development is challenging, but the rewards are worth it. With this unparalleled comprehensive training course, you'll master skills that open doors to the growing video game industry. By the end of the course, you will have designed and created your own video game for the PC and will stand ready to join a team working on projects with larger scope or pursue independent development. Using a comprehensive and analytical approach to game development, this course offers you the opportunity to learn how to effectively implement technical game ideas, assuming no prior training or experience. The curriculum is divided into four major areas of study: programming languages, mathematics skills, game asset creation, and modern real-time game engines. It will conclude with an independent study phase where you will design, document, and create your own game using all of the programming and game art skills you learned in the core classes. This course is entirely online and is completed at your own pace.

Regular Fee: $1995

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Location: Online - Ed2Go

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Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health

Food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, yet many of us are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where our food originates. The goal of this course is to provide a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Regular Fee: $96

3 Months Access / 16 Cours Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Write Like a Pro

Learn how to use story outlines like a professional writer with the help of lessons developed by a published author. This course will show you how to apply narrative structure to lend your fiction writing the maximum dramatic effect.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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How to Make Money From Your Writing

Learn the secrets, methods, and tips to help you generate money with your writing. Whether you want to create your own business, add to your income, supplement your retirement, or boost what you're earning as a writer, this class includes practical information that rarely gets taught in writing classes.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Banish writer's block forever with these techniques from the published writer's toolbox. This course will show you how to liberate the imaginative, inventive genius that is inside of you and transform your visions into the written word.

Regular Fee: $100

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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Mastering Your Digital SLR Camera

Break through the technology barrier and discover how to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. This course will help you learn about features and controls, proper lenses, metering, exposure, and more to take your photography to the next level.

Regular Fee: $115

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs,

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Location: Online

Instructor: Ed2Go

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