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ARTG 10 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS FOR GRAPHIC ARTS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course provides students with essential computer hardware and software skills in the graphic arts field. Students learn about the desk- top computer environment, operating systems, and graphic design computer terms and principles. Topics include creating vector artwork and bitmap images with Adobe Illustrator software. Students are introduced to color on the computer, scanning, file formats, and other concepts related to the commercial design industry.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTG 11 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course is an introduction to digital imaging with Adobe Photoshop software, the industry standard for digital imaging, electronic photo retouching, illustration, and web content creation. Students learn to create, scan, and manipulate images for graphic and fine arts in an Apple computer environment.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU, UC


ARTG 12 PAGE LAYOUT AND TYPOGRAPHY

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course introduces students to industry-standard software for page layout and print publishing. Students will learn how to produce quality single- and multi-page documents for print. An emphasis will be placed on the role of page layout software in graphic design and publishing, terminology, and establishing competency in page layout software.

Advisories: ARTG 10 (or ART 45); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTG 13 GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR THE WEB

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course is an introduction to graphic and information design methodologies for the web in an Apple computer environment. Comparisons are made to print media, as traditional design concepts are adapted to electronic form. Design trends and technology stan- dards are considered, as students are introduced to industry-leading web design software applications.

Advisories: ARTG 11 (or ART 46); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTG 14 INTRODUCTION TO WEB ANIMATION

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course investigates interactive media design in the form of web animation in an Apple computer environment. Adobe Flash, a leading web development and design tool, is used to add motion to student web page design. Emphasis is placed on planning and creating effi- cient, professional-quality web animation effects.

Advisories: ARTG 10 (or ART 45); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTG 15 GRAPHIC DESIGN: IMAGES AND TYPE

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course builds on basic design principles to explore the combination of images and type in a graphic design context. It examines graphic communication’s history, techniques, and ties to commerce. Students learn to conceptualize and develop graphic form for the printed page and the computer screen.

Advisories: ARTB 2 (or ART 22); and/or ARTG 10 (or ART 45); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU


ARTG 16 GRAPHIC ARTS PRODUCTION AND PRE-PRESS

4 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture; three hours studio

This course introduces graphic arts production and digital pre-press procedures related to commercial printing and imaging. Course topics include the desktop production of single- and multi-colored print projects, proofing, pre-flighting electronic files, and the vocabu- lary needed to communicate with service bureaus and commercial printers.

Advisories: ARTG 10 (or ART 45); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU 


ARTG 17 GRAPHIC ARTS PORTFOLIO

1 unit • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture

This is a culminating course for the Graphic Arts program. Students plan and construct a portfolio based on their aptitudes, areas of inter- est, and market requirements/expectations. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating proficiency in commercial art concepts, techniques, and software applications. Employment and educational advance- ment goals are addressed.

Advisories: ARTG 10 (or ART 45); or ARTG 15 (or ART 41); eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU