USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Fine Arts


We are continuing to add new classes to our schedule.  If you have any suggestions for new courses, please send us an email to We are also always looking for knowledgeable instructors! 

Digital Photography...Basic Image Enhancement with Photoshop

Make your images have more impact and take your photography to the next level by learning to utilize the creative power of Photoshop. 



 03/30/14 - 03/30/14Sunday2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration Closed

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Intermediate Digital Photography

This course will focus on the key elements of creating images that have impact!  Camera controls, composition, and subject matter will be discussed in this highly interactive class.

 06/10/14 - 07/15/14Tuesday6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Nighttime Photography - Photography After Dark

This class will explore the many ways to creating dynamic images after dark using a mix of “on camera” flash and long exposures. Photo assignments will include photographing portraits in night scenes (inside and out), mixing flash and ambient light, painting with light, fireworks, and city street scenes after dark. 



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Plein Air Painting Workshop (For Beginners to Intermediate)

En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open air,”
and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. In
this unique class, you will learn to paint with an emphasis on “perspective”
surrounded by the inspiration of the architecture and beauty of
the University of South Carolina Columbia campus. Open to beginners.
Price does not include supplies.

 10/04/14 - 10/25/14Saturdays8:30 am - 11:30 am

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Introduction to Digital Photography

Overwhelmed by your digital camera?   If so, get started with the basics in this introductory course. Become familiar with basic camera operation - taking pictures to storing and printing your favorites.

 04/22/14 - 05/13/14Tuesdays6:00pm - 8:00pm

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