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Christine Heusner

Senior Lecturer

Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4627
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Christine Heusner

Senior Lecturer

Department of Graphic Media Science and Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BA, Elmira College; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-4627

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Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Heusner, Christine. James, 2010, The Professional Juried Photography Exhibition.The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD. 2-31 October 2010. Exhibition.
Heusner, Christine. Dre, Don, James, Jenny, Sara. Through Women’s Eyes. Image City Photography Gallery.Rochester, NY. 19 May - 13 June, 2010.Exhibition.

Currently Teaching

MAAT-446
3 Credits
This class is an introduction to the concepts and methods of magazine design and production workflow, with the practical experience of producing a cross-media magazine for output to a digital device and print. Special attention is given to the use of images in integration with text, grids. The role of experimentation and innovation in the modern magazine is emphasized.
PHMS-743
3 Credits
This course will examine how media has evolved and how it has responded to changes in technology and social habits. Course content will cover various forms of media communication using both historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include: trend recognition, monetization in media communications, materials, processes, audience, usability, accessibility, aesthetics, content, typography, copyright issues, and innovations in publishing. At the completion of this course, students will gain an understanding of various media structures and communication types through the analysis of audience and content.
PPRT-703
3 Credits
This course is designed to expose students to all the elements needed to execute media projects across platforms. Students will learn concepts in project management as it applies to leading cross media projects and teams. Concepts and tools necessary for the implementation of a cross media workflow will be discussed and reinforced with hands-on exercises. Additionally, content management and industry standards and practices such as color management, asset management, and image optimization for output will be studied and applied through the context of cross media workflows.
PHMS-731
3 Credits
This course will explore the subject of digital asset and content management. Course exercises will investigate the organization of digital media and optimized architecture of storage systems. Students will learn how to manage and optimize digital content efficiently in various traditional and emerging applications. At the completion of this course, students will be able to articulate, analyze, and apply digital content solutions in various business and workflow models in media organizations.
MAAT-599
1 - 6 Credits
The Independent Study in media arts and technology provides students with the means for obtaining academic credit for work and/or research on topics related to the media arts and technology curriculum but not covered in the desired breadth or depth. The student works with an instructor to establish the objectives, content, and evaluation protocol for the study.
MAAT-401
3 Credits
This course will engage students in a capstone production experience. Students will work in teams and interact with select industry clients to design, budget, and complete a multi-media project.
MAAT-301
3 Credits
This course introduces the fundamental design elements of databases constructed for activities that support the publishing process. This includes building databases comprised of information and digital assets. Projects may include composing publications, creating and distributing personalized documents through the web and in print.
PPRT-790
6 Credits
To conduct research on a topic relevant to the graphic arts industry. Topic must be approved by a committee comprising graduate faculty and an advisor.
PPRT-799
1 - 6 Credits
The student will work with a faculty adviser to create a series of readings, writings, or original research that addresses a key concern in the field of graphic communications.**NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
MAAT-571
3 Credits
This course will focus on the development and application of digital asset management strategies for cross media production workflows. Project work will include the development of asset management strategies and the utilization of both small business and enterprise-level digital asset management (DAM) tools and systems.
MAAT-377
3 Credits
This course demystifies the process for digitally enhancing, retouching, and restoring images with industry standard raster software, using best practices for image acquisition and specialized image manipulation techniques. Students should have a solid working knowledge of current industry standard raster software.