IA / INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE
Learn the principles of navigation, content strategy and site design as well as user testing.
Understanding the web, the building blocks of front-end design and CSS to make your design look great.
A review of the most popular web applications including PHP, Python and Ruby, and various frameworks like Django and Rails.
Back end developers
Understanding design and implementation of databases using MySQL and working with API’s and web applications.
Design for Mobile
All design types
A review of the most popular platforms like Android and iOS, and app stores plus building for mobile using 3rd-party platforms and Jquery to install apps using web applications.
SEO & ANALYTICS
Google certified SEO and Analytics instructions. Also, review of best practices for banner ad, adwords and email strategies.
Boring statistics can’t look boring! Learn to translate and summarize complex information into cool and clever pictographs, charts, diagrams, tables, and symbols.
Campaigns are really brand stories with a consistent voice, tone and character told across all channels. Learn to tell good stories that are true and persuasive.
The digital people
Nothing elevates a portfolio like great use of type. The ability to choose the best typeface, wrap text like a ninja and pair fonts is what separates the wanna’s from the be’s.
Digital strategist folks
Working with the most popular CMS systems like Drupal, Wordpress and Expression Engine.
After Effects, Final Cut, and Flash using video and audio for sites and interactive presentations.
Learn Flash timeline animation, ActionScript and other Adobe based development tools like Flex to make RIA's.
Think up something cool. And then build it!
UX - User Experience
Time to take back the web from the nerds! User experience is everyone’s job now. A review of the interactive ecosystem and the channels plus learning about site maps, use cases and personas.
Meet at a real agency once a week to work on actual clients, projects, briefs, deadlines and budgets. It’s like having a teacher and a boss.
Everyone that needs help
They teach CPS students Adobe Creative Suite apps, Motion Graphics using Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and site design and development at 80% off regular price. Use it or lose it.
Marketing Your Book
Everyone who wants a job!
Samples are the best examples of your talent but there’s more to it than that. Resume, interview, emails, site, tweets, etc. are all a reflection of your get it-ness.