Graphic and Web Design Catalog

132 TYPOGRAPHY I 3.0 Units

Art 132 is an introduction to basic composi- tion and principles of typography. The course includes a survey of type from its origins to current technology and an introduction to typographic nomenclature and type specifi- cation. Using hand skills and the Macintosh computer, projects focus on typographic design, resonance and composition. Students develop skills regarding visually interesting letter forms and their uses in typographic design. Critiques of final art projects focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest, and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 130 or equivalent.
Transfer Credit: CSU

133 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 3.0 Units

Art 133 is a beginning level digital illustra- tion course. Students explore illustration style, problem solving, and the creative use of Adobe Illustrator on the Macintosh computer. Students create projects using course infor- mation. The course covers various problem- solving methods, appropriate solutions for spot illustrations, and basic Illustrator tools: palettes, creating and converting anchor points, creating and reshaping paths, basic coloring, gradients, layers, and creating, styl- ing, and editing type.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART 130.
Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned.

134 GRAPHIC DESIGN FOUNDATIONS 3.0 Units

Art 134 is an introduction to the tools and techniques of graphic design problem solving. The history of graphic design will be inte- grated as a foundation for current technique. Graphic design software applications on the Macintosh platform and various output tech- niques are utilized for the final production of assigned projects. Projects will explore aspects of graphic imagery, typography, and layout. Presentation skills necessary to communicate with future clients are introduced. Critiques focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART 130.
Transfer Credit: CSU

135 GRAPHIC DESIGN LAYOUT SOFTWARE 3.0 Units

Art 135 focuses on the principles of graphic design using the computer to create layouts that would be used in print media. Empha- sis is placed on industry standard software such as Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress on the Macintosh platform. Students inte- grate typography and graphics to create a variety of projects that explore the technical and aesthetic nature of graphic design. The creation of portfolio level work is stressed throughout the course. Verbal and visual presentation skills necessary to communicate with future clients are emphasized. Critiques focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART 134.
Transfer Credit: CSU

136 GRAPHIC DESIGN IDENTITY AND LOGO DESIGN 2.5 Units

Art 136 is a course that focuses on the creation of logos for use as a distinctive symbol of a company, object, publication, person, service, or idea. Emphasis is placed on the basic graphic design principles of typography and color as well as overall layout, to create effective visual communication. The creation of portfolio level work is stressed throughout the course. During class critiques of assigned projects, the verbal and visual presentation skills necessary to communicate with future clients are a prior- ity. Critiques focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest, and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 1 hour. Prerequisite: ART 135 or equivalent.
Transfer Credit: CSU

137 GRAPHIC DESIGN PORTFOLIO 2.5 Units

Art 137 includes extensive study of visual communication and graphic identities. Course projects provide in-depth investigation of problem solving strategies and design funda- mentals used in the creative process of design. Through the development and synthesis of concept, image, and text, students begin to formulate a personal language to express a personal vision. Multi-faceted projects continue the students’ development of problem solving and project management skills. The most appropriate computer software, hand tools, and techniques are used to produce port- folio quality designs. During class critiques of final art projects the verbal and visual presentation skills needed to communicate with future clients are emphasized. Critiques focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest, and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 1 hour.
Prerequisite: ART 135 or equivalent. Transfer Credit: CSU

139 INTRODUCTION TO PRE-PRESS 3.0 Units

Art 139 is an introduction to pre-press for those desiring retraining and those entering the field. Current pre-press concerns and trends are analyzed and discussed. Topics include: computer software and hardware, chromatics, images, documents, networks and communication, output, reviewing and proofing, paper, and printing.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 4 hours.
Prerequisite: None.
Note: This course may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 9 units may be earned.

142 GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECTS 3.0 Units

Art 142 emphasizes graphic design solutions and professional digital file preparation so that students will be able to communicate their designs effectively and profession- ally to a printer. Advanced graphic design problem solving techniques such as the use of typography and page layout and imagery are integrated throughout the course. Graphic design software applications on the Macintosh platform will be utilized in the creation of a series of assigned projects. Critiques focus on appropriate solutions, visual interest, and craftsmanship.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 136 or equivalent.
Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned.

250 DESIGNING WEB GRAPHICS (Also listed as PHOTO 250) 2.5 Units

Art 250 is an introductory Web graphic course that covers Web design principles and Web graphic creation and preparation for use in the design of Web sites. Emphasis is placed on proj- ect planning and Web environment issues that affect design. Students create assigned projects with industry standard software, Adobe Illus- trator and Photoshop. Concept and design are emphasized throughout the course.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 1 hour.
Prerequisite: None.
Note: Art/PHOTO 250 may be taken 3 times; a maximum of 7.5 units may be earned.

251 WEB DESIGN WITH DREAMWEAVER (Also listed as PHOTO 251) 3.0 Units

Art 251 is an intermediate-level web design course. Using industry standard wysiwyg software, students design and create web pages, using layout controls, tables, frames, layers, cascading style sheets, form creation, various types of links, rollovers, and layer animation. Design quality and concept are emphasized throughout the course.
Note: Students who have completed Photography 251 may not take this class for credit. Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent.
Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned.

255 WEB DESIGN WITH FLASH (Also listed as PHOTO 255) 3.0 Units

Art 255 is a web design course using industry standard software to create full-page, interac- tive vector-based web animations. Students learn the construction of multiple-layered animations with interactive buttons, movie clips, graphics, and embedded sound files with optimization for the web. Design qual- ity and concept are emphasized throughout the course.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART/PHOTO 250 or equivalent.
Note: Students who have completed Photography 255 may not take this class for credit. ART/PHOTO 255 may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned.

257 ADVANCED WEB DESIGN WITH FLASH (Also listed as PHOTO 257) 4.0 Units

Art 257 is an Adobe Flash course that covers Action Scripting for Web designers. Emphasis is placed on project planning and Web environ- ment issues that affect design. Students create projects with industry standard software such as Adobe Illustrator in addition to Adobe Flash. Aesthetic presentation and its relationship to design ergonomics are emphasized through- out the course.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 4 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART/PHOTO 255 or equivalent.
Note: ART/PHOTO 257 may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 8 units may be earned.
Additional Art Courses to supplement Graphic and Web Design Curriculum

121 PHOTOSHOP I 3.0 Units

PHOTO 121 introduces students to basic imag- ing techniques using Photoshop, an industry standard graphics software and image editor. Students will work with tools, layers, adjust- ments, and layer masks to create graphics, enhance images, and composite. Students create projects using course information.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: None.

122 PHOTOSHOP II 3.0 Units

PHOTO 122 is a second level Photoshop course for students who already have a solid understanding of Photoshop basic tools and techniques. Existing Photoshop skills are built upon to create high-resolution composited images. Special effects, and advanced methods of layout, compositing, masking, and image enhancing are covered in the course. Students create projects using course information.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: PHOTO 121 or equivalent.

150 DRAWING I 3.0 Units

Art 150 is a basic drawing course dealing with the fundamentals of pictorial organi- zation. The various means of representing the three-dimensional aspects of forms on a flat surface are emphasized. Drawings for this course are normally size 18’ x 24’ unless otherwise specified for special projects.
Note: Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (CEEB) in Studio Art may be given credit for Art 130 or 150 at Glendale Community College contingent upon approval of their portfolio by the art faculty.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Recommended preparation: ART 130 or equivalent.
Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned. Students receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination (CEEB) in Studio Art may be given credit for Art 130 or 150 at GCC contingent upon approval of their portfolio by the art faculty.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

151 DRAWING II 3.0 Units

Art 151 is a second semester drawing course designed to enable students to further their abilities in drawing forms in depth, composi- tion, and various drawing techniques.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 150 or equivalent.
Note: This course may be taken 2 times; a maximum of 6 units may be earned.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

152 LIFE DRAWING I 3.0 Units

Art 152 is a beginning course in drawing the figure from life. Quick drawings, as well as progressively longer drawings are done to explore the relationship of movement to form. Emphasis is placed on personal expression and interpretation as well as on proportion and structure. Special studies in artistic anatomy are also developed. This course is recommended for all art majors.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 150 or equivalent. (ART 150 may be taken concur- rently.) Recommended preparation: ART 130.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

153 LIFE DRAWING II 3.0 Units

Art 153 is the continuation of basic studies in drawing the figure from life. Further empha- sis and attention is given to arrangement and compositional studies incorporating the figure. Expressive use of media for drawing the figure is explored.
Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 152 or equivalent.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

154 ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING I 3.0 Units

Art 154 is the continuation of basic studies in drawing the figure from life. Emphasis is placed on using the figure in compositions. Creative use of the figure is stressed. Drawings should extend beyond ‘studies’’ and become personal statements. Increases emotional expression in drawings. Students may do one or more problems in three dimensions. Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: Art 153 or equivalent.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

155 ADVANCED LIFE DRAWING II 3.0 Units

Art 155 is the continuation of basic studies in drawing the figure from life. Figure composi- tions are stressed. Students are encouraged to use the figure in creative and expressive drawings. A major project is required, this may follow an avenue of individual interest. Lecture 2 hours/Studio 2 hours.
Prerequisite: ART 154 or equivalent.
Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC

 

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