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.
Saturdays, 10:00 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
Ages 13+ and Adults
Saturdays, 11:00 AM
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
Saturdays, 1:00 PM (1 hour)
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.
Intro to Software Design
Thursdays, 6:30 PM (1 hour)
Using Jupter via web browser, this class will touch on programming platforms such as the Python, Git, and GitHub, just to name a few. Students can expect to develop basic skills to write scripts and programming blocks.
Intro to Graphic Design
Saturdays, 3:00 PM (1 hour)
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!
Introduction to Digital Video Creation
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM
Nothing tells a story like video! By 2020,82% of all on-line activity will be video streaming. Join the video revolution and learn how to start your own channel or make and edit digital videos that will amaze your friends, and clients.
Saturdays, 2:00 PM (1 hour)
Become a successful DJ playing the music YOU love using today’s digital technology. Learn the turntablism techniques of beat-matching, scratching &live remixing to rock a party. Delve into hip hop history, DJ terminology & song structure to strengthen your musical knowledge. In the end, you’ll be able to express your creativity in the art of DJing!