One of the critical goals for IDEAS is curriculum development. Its primary strategy is to develop workshops that will help train current professionals in the entertainment industry in order to improve their active skills or to move to a new area of employment in the industry.
When workshops find a certain degree of success they are candidates for consideration to move into the college's credit program. The popular "Photoshop and After Effects Together" workshop, which has been offered several times and has spawned an Intermediate level workshop (See the projects in our gallery), is now a prime candidate for entering the curriculum as a three-credit class in Media Arts.
Even while the After Effects class goes "Prime Time," it will still be offered as a workshop fashioned to meet the schedule needs of working professionals and educators.
Another class in development is an advanced non-linear editing class using Final Cut Pro. Its origins are from the fine teaching of Mr. Larry Jordan and the work of Richard Harrington in his book, Photoshop for Non-Linear Editors.