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Course Descriptions DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS AND DESIGN Digital Media Arts and Design A115 — Lettering and Digital Typography — 4 units Covers the history and development of basic letterforms with calligraphic origins. Lettering as a design form is emphasized. Hand lettering, logotype, symbol, and digital typography will be discussed from the professional’s point of view. Class projects oriented toward portfolio samples. Recommended for Digital Media Arts and Design majors, as well as practicing art professionals. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A117 — Rapid Illustration Techniques — 4 units Course expands upon freehand drawing skills. Rapid illustration methods of determining design solutions and as final presentations. Techniques drawn from areas of graphic and advertising design, industrial design, and interior design. Emphasis on acquiring art suitable for student’s portfolio. Recommended for Digital Media Arts and Design majors, as well as practicing professionals. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A150 — History of Media Arts — 3 units A critical history of media arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries. The course will examine media arts’ roots and developments in the overlapping fields of video art, digital art, and media in performance by artists. Major artists, exhibitions, and critical writings of the period will be surveyed. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC. Digital Media Arts and Design A151 — History of Graphic Design — 3 units This course will cover the history and development of graphic design from written communication to current trends as professional and artistic endeavors. The influence of graphic design upon the prevailing culture and the influence of culture upon graphic design will be explored. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A181 — Introduction to Computer Graphics — 3 units Designed to introduce the lay person or computer professional to the rapidly expanding field of computer graphics. The subject will be approached from an application perspective. Course will include guest speakers and field trips. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture, Lab.Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A182 — Graphic Design — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. This course introduces students to the basic concepts and techniques of graphic design to encourage the beginning design student to develop and master the basic conceptual thinking, visual, and technical skills that distinguish graphic designers from desktop technicians. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A183 — Designing for Print — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. Using industry-standard hardware and software, students will create digital files that, once output, will print correctly on a printing press. The course will explore aspects of page layout, image manipulation, color separation, printing technologies, and output methods. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A190 — Illustration and Computer Graphics with Adobe Illustrator 1 — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. Investigation into the use of computer graphics in various disciplines emphasizing illustration and the principles of color and design. Students will complete a portfolio of computer generated graphic designs and illustrations. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A193 — Photography and Graphics with Photoshop — 4 units Prerequisite: Photography A120 and A125 or Digital Media Arts & Design A181. Integrates photography, art, design, and computer graphics processes and images. Lectures and demonstrations familiarize students with image processing software which alters photographs. Students will learn basic digital retouching skills, image processing and manipulation techniques as well as digital camera basics. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A200 — Web Design for Artists and Graphic Designers — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. Advisory: Digital Media Arts & Design A182, A193, A263, A280. Investigates design and communication on the Internet. Primary Software: Adobe Dreamweaver (other applications as needed). Web content and website structure are explored by emphasizing strategies for the designer and the fine artist. Projects incorporate use of audio, video and animation. Concentration on Web Design, communication and experimentation. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A202 — Internship — 2 units A supervised internship related to classroom-based learning at a work site related to the student’s certificate program. This course is open to students who have completed four courses in one of the digital media arts and design certificate programs. 119 hours field; Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A263 — Motion Graphics and Video Compositing with Adobe After Effects — 4 units Advisory: Digital Media Arts & Design A181 and A190 or A193. Develop skills in the art of animated graphics and digital video compositing, which are used in film and television titles and advertisements, music videos, web sites, multimedia concerts and fashion shows. Create original artwork with complex layers of graphics, video, text, photography, and audio using masking, keying, layering, transparency, effects, sweeping camera paths and 3D elements. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A280 — 2D Animation — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. Advisory: Art A120 and Digital Media Arts & Design A190. An investigation into the theory and practice of computer generated 2D animation. Lectures, demonstrations, and graphic examples introduce students to the technical and creative aspects of 2D animation as seen in communication media. Through classroom assignments students will investigate both commercial and fine art applications. Lecture, Lab.Transfer Credit: CSU. Digital Media Arts and Design A281 — 3D Computer Graphics Animation — 4 units Prerequisite: Digital Media Arts & Design A280. Investigation into the practice of 3D temporal image handling utilizing computer graphics technology. Students will explore artistic applications in various fields. Instruction is offered at beginning and advanced levels. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. DISPLAY AND VISUAL PRESENTATION Display and Visual Presentation A180 — Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation — 3 units Provides an opportunity to learn display and exhibit design for business and museum/gallery. Areas covered include trade show, hard-line product, themed design, space development for store planning, museum exhibition, advertising, and all aspects of visual presentation, to include: windows, point of purchase, websites, and packaging. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. EARLY CHILDHOOD Early Childhood A126 — Teaching in a Diverse Society — 3 units Prerequisite: Human Development A180 or concurrent enrollment. An overview of the different micro cultures to which students belong and the importance of understanding their own culture. Micro cultures discussed are class, ethnicity and race, gender, exceptionality, and age. Emphasis will be placed on the social and cultural conditions that influence education. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. C-ID ECE 230. Early Childhood A127 — Health, Safety, and Nutrition — 3 units Prerequisite: Human Development A180. Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies and procedures and early childhood curriculum related to child health, safety, and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. C-ID ECE 220. Early Childhood A130 — Language Arts for Children — 3 units Prerequisite: Human Development A180 or concurrent enrollment. This course covers the development of literacy skills in children ages birth to 5 years. Included are activities such as book selection, storytelling, finger plays, flannel stories, language centers, early writing, alphabetic and phonemic awareness. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Early Childhood A131 — Creativity for Children — 3 units Prerequisite: Human Development A180 or concurrent enrollment. Methods for fostering creativity in children and teachers. Emphasis will be on cultivating music and art expression through application of developmental theory. TB clearance required. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. 175