The Digital Lounge is a creative maker space where members of the Annenberg community can learn to experiment and play with the digital tools they have received as part of the Digital Literacy Initiative.
Located on the third floor of the new, state-of-the-art building, Wallis Annenberg Hall, right in the heart of campus and literally designed to foster creativity, collaboration and media. Through workshops, events, help desk support and Adobe Certification Courses, DL aims to promote a DIY culture that empowers the students to create and learn, regardless of their background or prior experience.
Adobe Certified Associate Program (ACA)
Validate your Skills
The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.
Required reading for the programs offered in USC Annenberg DL: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere
Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing graphics.
Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules for artwork, graphics, and graphic use.
Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities. Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.
Demonstrate knowledge of design principles, elements, and graphic composition.
Demonstrate knowledge of graphic resolution, graphic size, and graphic file format for Web, Video & Print
Demonstrate knowledge of typography.
Demonstrate knowledge of the use of symbols and representative graphics.
Understand key terminology of graphics.
Adobe Illustrator ACA Class
The industry-standard vector graphics app lets you create logos, icons, sketches, typography, and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video, and mobile.
Over 10 weeks, we will go over 5 major objectives that will prepare you for the test, as well as learning to design and use Adobe Illustrator and prepare you to apply for a Job in the professional world.
Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator Objectives
1. Understanding Adobe Illustrator
2. Create graphics using Adobe Illustrator
3. Archive, export, and publish graphics using Adobe Illustrator
Understanding of vector drawing concepts.
Adobe Photoshop ACA Class
Adobe Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
The world’s best imaging and design app is at the core of almost every creative project. Work across desktop and mobile devices to create and enhance your photographs, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.
Over 10 weeks, we will go over 5 major objectives that will prepare you for the test, as well as learning to design and enhance images using Adobe Photoshop.
1. Understanding Adobe Photoshop
2. Manipulating Images by using Adobe Photoshop
3. Publishing Digital Images by using Adobe Photoshop
Understanding Image Size and Resolution, working with pixel-based program