10 Coolest Courses at Suffolk University

Suffolk University

Suffolk University is a private institution located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and law degree programs. The University also offers flexible learning programs such as part-time, evening schedules, and online classes. Below is a list of 10 of the coolest courses offered at the institution.

1. ADPR-257 – Advertising

A computer-generated poster written ADVERTISING

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of advertising from various perspectives. Students will engage in both theory and practical sessions where they will develop several advertisements for various forms of media. This course is recommended for students that wish to pursue a major in advertising.

2. CJN-354 – Digital Cinema

A cinema hall with a wide screen and  seats

This is a very practical course where students study cinematography techniques as applied in various projects. They will throughout the course interact with video cameras, learn about lighting, and composition to create images and scenes. Students will also be required to produce their own content in different environments including stage and on-location shoots.

3. ADI-254 – Lighting

A room with different kinds of lighting

Students that are interested in interior design are recommended for this course. They will be introduced to the art and technology of lighting and explore the use of lighting as a design element in the interior environment. The course also involves studio projects where students are expected to prepare a lighting plan for an interior environment.

4. ADF-S156 – Imaging

A graphic designer imaging on a computer

In the 21st Century, digital visual image generation and modification are essential skills for artists and designers. This course introduces techniques of image capture, manipulation, and output. Students will engage in practical sessions throughout the course that will focus on improving their creative and innovative skills.

5. ENG-212 – Introduction to Creative Writing

An open book with the words Creative WRITING written above it.

If you love creative writing, this course suits you. You will learn the techniques of writing all the major genres in creative writing such as fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Students will read through and analyze already published works from renowned writers to understand the techniques used. Students will also write a series of their own original works.

6. UES-107 – Introduction to Drones

a drone with a camera

This is a very interesting course where students are taught how to operate drones. The course is very practical and students will be outdoors most of the times practising how to start, navigate, land, and troubleshoot different types of drones. At the end of the course, students are expected to operate commercial drones on their own.

7. ISOM-212 – Web Design

A poster written WEB DESIGN

This course introduces students to the concepts and procedures associated with website design. Students will interact with different website development tools as part of the course work. Students will also be expected to develop their own webpages as part of the class project. This course is recommended for students that wish to pursue a major in information systems.

8. RS-111 – Introduction to World Religions: Western Traditions

The world surrounded by symbols from different religions

This religious studies course explores the history, traditions, and structure of Western religious and their impact on other world religions. Students will learn very interesting facts about various religions including Greek and Roman religion, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam among others. The course is recommended for students that wish to pursue a major in religious studies.

9. ADPR-289 – Social Media

Icons of various social media platforms

This is a very interesting course that examines social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter from a cultural and critical perspective. Students will interact with the various social media platforms and discuss their roles in advertising, creating public relations, social presence, identity building, social activism, and branding.

10. THETR-129 – Acting

A male actor holding an acting mask  in front of a red curtain

This is a very practical course that introduces acting as an art and prepares students for work in production. Students will practice the acting techniques taught as they try to perfect their skills. Students will also watch plays from other actors and analyze the acting techniques used. The course is a requirement for all Theatre Majors.

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