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Winter 2016 Registration Begins Today!

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Registration for Winter 2016 quarter begins November 2, 2015. The quarter starts on January 4 and ends March 27. 

Winter 2016 registration is officially open! To view a listing of classes offered this quarter, browse our catalog by clicking here or on the image on the left. You can also search for specific courses online.

Are you a new student? Use the Quarterly Curriculum Sequence Chart plan your quarterly class schedule.

Certificate students can view a list of all the Foundation Level courses offered this quarter here.

To order a printed copy of the catalog, please complete the Catalog Request form.

 

Students can enroll online or over the phone by calling the UCLA Extension registration department at (310) 825-9971. Please have the Reg # and a credit card number ready. For more information about enrolling, please see How to Enroll.

Remember: Sign up early to take advantage of the early-bird discount! 

Last chance to sign up for Fall 2015 classes!

Fall 2015 is just around the corner! Most of you have your schedules set already, but just in case you’re still looking for one or two more classes to enroll in this quarter, check out the following still-open or newly added Fall 2015 classes:

Due to popular demand, we’ve added another section of Lighting Design to the Fall 2015 schedule!

Lighting Design
Reg#: 261948
Location: 1010 Westwood Center, Room 310
Meeting Start/End Dates: September 22-December 8 (12 mtgs)
Meeting Time/Day: Tuesdays from 7-10pm
Instructor: Mark Lewison, MS Interior Design, University of Massachusetts, has been principal of Mark Lewison Design over 25 years and has completed custom residential projects throughout the United States and Caribbean. In addition to his design practice and teaching, Mark also designs and markets interior design centered software applications to both professional designers and end user clients for smart devices, as Mark on Call/PTRMRK, INC. Mark has utilized his professional background including lighting and specifications as well as actual Industry and client scenarios to teach Lighting Design, Surface Materials and Specifications and Design Studio courses since 2007.

Click here to register for this class online!

Other Interior Design Certificate classes that are still open for Fall 2015 quarter:

260010 – Design Communication III
Wednesday, 7-10pm
September 23 – December 16 (12 mtgs; no mtg 11/11)

260015 – History of Environmental Arts: Part III
Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm
September 30 – December 16 (12 mtgs; no mtg 11/11; 1 mtg to be arranged)

259435 – Digital Presentation II: 2D CAD/AutoCAD (Online)
Online class (students will be able to login to the Canvas classroom starting on September 20)
September 22 – December 8 (12 mtgs)
Prerequisite: X 468.20 Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator or previous Photoshop & Illustrator experience.

259437 – Digital Presentation III: 3D CAD/AutoCAD (Online)
Online class (students will be able to login to the Canvas classroom starting on September 20)
September 22 – December 8 (12 mtgs)
Prerequisite: X 468.20 Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator or previous Photoshop & Illustrator experience.

259439 – Revit Architecture II
Saturday, 1-4:30pm
September 26 – December 5 (10 mtgs; no mtg 11/28)
Prerequisite: X 438.13A Revit Architecture I or prior Revit experience.

Open classes for Master’s students:

260052 – Research & Programming Methodologies
Wednesday, 7-10pm
September 30 – December 9 (11 mtgs; no mtg 11/11; 1 mtg to be arranged)
Prerequisite: X 427.20 Understanding Building Codes, X 430C Interior Architecture Studio III, and X 467.27B Interior Detailing and Building Systems. Follow-on courses: X 498.1 Master’s Project Interior Architecture Studio and X 498 Master’s Project Interior Architecture Documents. 

260059 – The Ecology of Design
Thursday, 7-10pm
September 24 – October 29 (6 mtgs)

Open Elective classes:

259441 – Photographing Architecture & Interiors (Online)
Online class (students will be able to login to the Canvas classroom starting on September 21)
September 23 – December 9 (12 mtgs)

259442 – SketchUp (Online)
Online class (students will be able to login to the Canvas classroom starting on September 21)
September 23 – October 28 (6 mtgs)

259446 – Interior Design Law I
Thursday, 3:45-6:45pm
September 24 – October 29 (6 mtgs)

259447 – Interior Design Law II
Thursday, 3:45-6:45pm
November 5 – December 12 (6 mtgs; no mtg 11/26; Last meeting held on Saturday, Dec 12 from 11am-2pm)

259448 – Feng Shui for Designers & Architects
Wednesday, 7-10pm
October 28 – December 9 (6 mtgs; no mtg 11/11)

1-Day Lecture:

260089 – Early American Furniture
Saturday, 10am-1pm
October 3
Certificate students receive a discount on this class!

To register for any of these classes online, click on the hyperlinked course title listed above then select “Add to Cart” and complete the Checkout. To register over the phone, please call (310) 825-9971 from 8am-5pm on Monday-Friday. Have the Reg# for the class and your credit card information ready.

For additional questions about these classes or other Arc+ID classes, please email arc_id@uclaextension.edu or call (310) 825-9061.

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Welcome our new Arc+ID Instructor: Tricia Chin

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Patricia “Tricia” Chin will be starting in the Fall 2015 quarter teaching the online section of Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator.

Patricia is a multi-faceted creative person who began her career in advertising and has expanded her talents into many areas beyond. She is a graduate of the prestigious New York Institute of Technology with a Masters of Art and a Bachelors of Fine Art.

Patricia started her career at the in-house ad agency of NBTY, Incorporated, a manufacturer of vitamins and food supplements. Where she worked on a myriad of different projects ranging from ads to packaging to in-store graphics. After several years of working in the vitamin industry for NBTY and then for it’s competitor Twinlab, Patricia started her own creative consulting business. Clients include Disney, Showtime, McGraw-Hill and various ad agencies in New York and Los Angeles.

Her first client was for the venerable Madison Avenue ad agency, Young & Rubicam. Where she worked on-site as an Interactive Art Director creating web graphics for major pharmaceutical accounts such as Shire and Novo Nordisk. She moved on to EMI Music Group becoming the Associate Creative Director of the new artists division. Where she managed a creative team of designers, production artists and web developers.

Additionally, Patricia has been teaching in the evening at a college level for the past 5 years. She is currently an adjunct professor at Glendale Community College, where she teaches graphic design.

SIGN UP FOR TRICIA’S CLASS: Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator – Online

We are happy to have Tricia as a new addition to the UCLA Extension Arc+ID family!

 

Fall 2015 Registration Begins Today!

Fall 2015 CoverRegistration for Fall 2015 quarter begins July 27, 2015. The quarter starts on September 21st and ends December 13th. 

Fall 2015 registration is officially open! To view a listing of classes offered this quarter, you can search courses online or browse our catalog by clicking the image on the left.

Are you a new student? Use the Quarterly Curriculum Sequence Chart plan your quarterly class schedule.

Certificate students can view a list of all the Foundation Level courses offered this quarter here.

To order a printed copy of the catalog, please complete the Catalog Request form.

 

 

Students can enroll online or over the phone by calling the UCLA Extension registration department at (310) 825-9971. Please have the Reg # and a credit card number ready. For more information about enrolling, please see How to Enroll.

Remember: Sign up early to take advantage of the early-bird discount! 

 

UCLA Extension Alumni: Sheldon Nemoy will be a guest speaker at this year’s UCLA Alumni Day on May 16th, 2015!

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UCLA and UCLA Extension Alumni are getting together on May 16th to share an amazing afternoon filled with entertainment and surprise with family and friends. Explore the ways in which campus continues to transform. Get inspired by an extraordinary alumni panel, which by following their passion, change lives everyday. Celebrate fellow Bruins who are revolutionizing their communities and industries at the UCLA Awards ceremony. Settle in, as day fades into evening, on Wilson Plaza. Enjoy a sumptuous meal, entertainment and camaraderie and experience the contentment of being “Undeniably Bruin.”

For the first-time, UCLA Extension certificate graduates are included in the celebration which includes content sessions, tours and a welcome back to campus affinity presentation. Dean Wayne Smutz is giving a presentation on online education from 1:45 to 2:30 pm, which will detail UCLA Extension’s vision for the future of education that entails the advantages of online learning.

To enhance the Online Education Learning Beyond Westwood content session, our very own instructor Sheldon Nemoy will be demonstrating his dynamic online course, Digital Presentation I: Photoshop/Illustrator, which students have found to be one of the best online classes out there!

Click here for more information about UCLA Alumni Day 2015!

 

Summer 2015 Registration Begins Today!

Registration for Summer 2015 quarter begins April 27, 2015. The quarter starts on June 22nd and ends September 13th. 

Summer 2015 registration is officially open! To view a listing of classes offered this quarter, you can search courses online or browse our catalog by clicking the image on the left.

Certificate students can view a list of all the Foundation Level courses offered this quarter here.

To order a printed copy of the catalog, please complete the Catalog Request form.

Students can enroll online or over the phone by calling the UCLA Extension registration department at (310) 825-9971. Please have the Reg # and a credit card number ready. For more information about enrolling, please see How to Enroll.

Remember: Sign up early to take advantage of the early-bird discount! 

Interview with Henry Lien, our Interior Design Law I & II Instructor

Gallery LectureWhat sort of material is covered in the Law I class?

I know that for most non-lawyers, you read a contract and the only words in it you understand are “the” and “and”. Interior Design Law I is devoted to the designer-client contract, helping you understand the contract, and making sure yours is doing what you want it to do. Designers need to have not only a good contract with their client but also to understand what you agreed to in the contract, so that you can conduct business accordingly. While the course is not offering legal advice or training you to be a lawyer per se, it does seek to impart some basic legal street smarts to help minimize the chance of legal problems in your client relationships. Also, fun and law don’t usually occur in the same sentence, but the course is designed to be as enjoyable as any course on law can be. Students learn better when they are engaged and they are engaged better when they aren’t bored unconscious by the material. That’s where the fun can be useful.

Do students need to have previous Law or Interior Design Law knowledge to take these classes?

Nope. Just bring your brain and willingness to learn. The course is also structured so that there is no textbook to purchase. All materials were created by me and given to the students free of charge, and will include numerous actual court cases involving sad stories of interior designers and the legal mishaps they got into. There are no assignments and no homework. Just the weekly quizzes testing the reading for the week.Gallery Lecture 2

Is Interior Design Law II a continuation of Interior Design Law I?

Not per se. Interior Design Law II is not a sequel, nor a prequel, but an equal. Interior Design Law I covers just the designer-client relationship. Interior Design Law II covers more exotic topics like intellectual property rights, employment issues, business competition issues, and insurance issues, but requires no prior legal knowledge or instruction. You can take Interior Design Law I first, and then Interior Design Law II, or Law II first and then Law I, or just keep enrolling in them every quarter in an endless cycle of lifelong learning.


For more information about Henry Lien and for a listing of his upcoming classes, please visit his instructor page.

 

Canvas: The New Online Learning Management System (LMS) of UCLA Extension

Canvas“…I’ve had the daunting task of being the main point of contact between UCLA Extension and Canvas, and their support structure has been flawless. After comparing Canvas to our previous Learning Management System, I have no doubt that we made the right decision to go with Canvas…”

– Vartan Adamian (UCLA Extension Office of Instructional Enhancement)

 

The rumors are true folks! Beginning in fall 2014, Canvas will be the official online platform of UCLA Extension.

For those of you who already take online courses through UCLA Extension, you’ll be delighted by how much more user-friendly Canvas is over Extension’s previous online platform. And for those of you who up until now have been leery of online learning, trust me when I say that there’s never been a better time to give it a try. Canvas is easy to learn and easy to use. In fact, if you know the basics of getting around the internet, you’ll be maneuvering through Canvas with such ease that you may never return to the confines of a brick and mortar classroom.

Here are five good reasons why Canvas surpasses other learning management systems, and why all of us at Extension are so excited to be making the transition:

1. It’s Like Taking Candy from a Baby

Canvas is web browser accessible and uses familiar, standard web navigation techniques. In other words, if you know the basic functions of surfing the net, you already possess the skills necessary to make your way around Canvas. And less time spent dealing with an unwieldy interface means more time to focus on your writing.

2. Can We Talk?

Remember how Extension’s previous LMS forced you to click several buttons just to see the latest student post? Or how posts you already read still showed up as “unread”? With Canvas, all of those headaches are in the past. The peer feedback link on your sidebar lets you avoid having to click on numerous buttons just to go back to that one comment you saw earlier. And, with an email-style format, you don’t have to leave Canvas in order to send comments or messages to your instructor or your classmates.

3. You’ve Got Mail!

Ever log onto Blackboard, eager to see what your classmates or teacher said about your latest pages, only to be disappointed to find there aren’t any new comments? With Canvas, you can adjust the settings so you’re immediately notified, by your choice of text or email, about any new activity that relates to you. It’s brilliant really, for a media-junky like me, or for any student who simply wants to be kept in the loop. But don’t worry. If you’re one of those people who enjoy the element of surprise, Canvas gives you the option of turning off all notifications so you’ll never be bothered by unwanted clicks or dings.

4. You Want it When?

Wait, what?? For those procrastinators among you, Canvas has a calendar to notify you of upcoming deadlines and due dates. You can even link the calendar to your Google, Outlook, and/or iCal calendar feed. Create multiple personal calendars and consolidate them into a single viewable format. If you’re an overachiever who’s balancing more than one class, this nifty little feature is certain to come in handy.

5. Have Cell Phone, Will Travel

With the latest iPhone 6/6 Plus release, some of you are no doubt wondering if Canvas is mobile-friendly. Yes it is! Canvas is fully accessible on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Palm, and Blackberry. And while you might be hard-pressed to pound out your novel or TV pilot on your cell, imagine how convenient it will be to respond to your instructors’ and classmates’ posts while waiting in that 6-people-deep line at Starbucks.

Now, as simple as Canvas is, we realize there will still be a learning curve no matter how much online learning you’ve done in the past. Don’t panic, because Extension has your back. Check out the Canvas student portal that includes videos on how to navigate through your course, workshop with other students, and prepare for class.

Need more convincing? Then click here to browse through some Canvas video tutorials.

If you still have questions, you can always contact us at 310-825-9061 or arc_id@uclaextension.edu. We’re happy to help make your transition to Canvas as seamless as possible.