This Fall NSA is proud to launch its state of the art Media Lab. The digital Lab is equipped with Mac Pro work stations with specialized hardware and software allowing users to play, compose, edit and program digital music, create and produce work.  Also new this year is the use of software for fashion design and graphic design.  


Young Music Producers  (Ages 9-12)  Saturdays 10:00 am

Music Producer Saturdays 11:00 AM

In this class, students become music producers as they compose original tracks using professional, but easy to use, computer software and technology. No prior knowledge of music theory required, students will have fun learning the basics or making use of the skills they’ve developed in other classes. Students will explore their creativity as they layer beats, rhythms, and melodies with loops, sequencers, and synthesized sounds. There are so many instruments and effects that students can choose from, genres they can work in, and methods for orchestrating their songs, that every composition comes out unique.

Advanced Music Producers

Saturdays 3:00 PM

Here’s your opportunity to gain real-world recording experience; becoming your own audio engineer and music producer while learning in-depth skills using state-of-the-art technology! Students will be hands-on with Logic Pro X music production software, microphones, audio interfaces, and more. We’ll record in the classroom, in a vocal booth, and even at live performances. Classmates will collaborate as they create original songs and  podcasts layer by layer, turn them into MP3s, and then upload them to music sharing sites like Soundcloud. This class will be a fun introduction to the world of music and sound recording, but also a serious one as we use math and science in addition to creativity to solve problems. It’s called engineering for a reason!

Coding from Scratch

Ages 8 and Up

Saturdays 1:00 PM

(12 Weeks, starts 1/31/17)

Students will learn basic coding techniques through interactive and exciting projects. The students will use “Scratch™" to create computational artifacts like games, animations, music composition and other applications using ideas from their lives and interests. The goal of this class is to increase fluency with computational thinking and programming concepts.

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Graphic Design for Kids

Ages 12+ Taught by VIS+COM+CODE

Saturdays, 2:00 PM (12 weeks, starts 2/4/17)

In this 12 week course you will learn what it means to be a creative thinker and to unlock your inner creative genius!  You’ll gain access into what controls our psychology and how our decisions and thoughts are controlled by what we see, hear, read and watch. 

You will be able to bring your ideas to the table and bring them to life using the tools that the professionals use everyday.  And you will leave the course with a higher understanding of the world around you. 

 Enter the Digital Age of Professional Creativity! 

• Learn from working professionals how to create a brand from the ground up! 

• Learn how value is created. 

• Learn Skills that will make you stand out in today’s job market

• Bring your projects and passions to life!


Advanced Design

Taught by VIS+COM+CODE (12 weeks, starts 2/4/17)

Tuesday, 6:00 PM (You may be able to test into this course by taking the speed test which will test you on your skill using the computer). 

In this course, you will start to learn some more advanced professional techniques we will begin the process of learning how to create business cards, brochures, and website interfaces using the professional tools and concepts marketing and design professionals use daily. 

Advanced Professional Development

16 and up (12 Weeks, starts 1/31/17)

Wednesdays at 6pm

The world keeps changing and so do roles at the job. The boss may one day ask you to help them manage the company social media page, or create some imagery for the website and manage then ultimately update and manage the website. They may ask you to create a new postcard or flyer to promote the business. In order to keep your job you will need to keep up with the time and increase your skills to stay competitive in the workforce. Bring your projects to us and we will help you learn to tackle these type of tasks and give you a leg up so you can get a new job or you can get a raise at your current job.