June 9, 2006

Summer Night Courses Offer Filmmaking, Photography, Leadership, Alabama History & Culture

"...Samford will offer arts, history and leadership courses in its Samford After Sundown non-credit community course program this summer..."

Samford After SundownSamford will offer arts, history and leadership courses in its Samford After Sundown non-credit community course program this summer.

In The Art of Independent Filmmaking, students will use up-to-date technology to learn to produce a film or to enhance home movies with a professional touch. The class, taught by independent filmmaker Steve Moon, will meet on Tuesdays, June 20-Aug. 15, 6-8 p.m. The course fee is $139.

Alabama Off the Beaten Path, a photography course that begins June 20, will explore the beauty of the state's back roads. Instructor Paul Franklin, a professional photographer and field guide, will help students depict the story of Alabama's people, buildings and events through photographs. The six-week course will meet at Samford and other sites around the state on Tuesdays, excluding July 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Registration fee is $99.

Alabama's Hidden Treasure will examine forgotten and lost artifacts and other articles of historical interest found in Birmingham and around the state. Instructor Jim Phillips, a historian and antiques appraiser, will discuss relics from Alabama's earliest Native American and European settlers, antebellum plantations and railroads, and late 1800s Birmingham. The eight-week course begins June 14, meeting on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Registration fee is $99.

Several courses are designed to improve performance in the workplace, including a leadership essentials certificate program in collaboration with the Moser Group. The five-part series begins this summer with Foundations of Leadership, meeting on three Tuesdays, June 13-June 27; and The Leader as Trainer and Developer, meeting on three Tuesdays June 25-Aug. 8. Both courses meet 6-8 p.m. The fee for each is $149.

For information on these or any other summer non-credit offerings, visit the Samford After Sundown web site or call the Samford After Sundown office at (205) 726-2898.

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