Fall 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ARTNM 302    Digital Basics for Art New Media    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the digital environment for Art New Media. Topics of MAC OS, digital vocabulary, scanning, saving and file formats will be included. Distinctions between vector, bitmap, and page layout applications will be made using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Intro to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  14036 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-07:50PM LAB J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103    
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
0.6 hours per week online


ARTNM 303    Graphic Design: Typography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic design is the art of visual communication and this course introduces the tools and concepts of visual thinking, with an emphasis on the potential of typography as an effective communications tool. Historical overviews, portfolio development and client presentation paired with the terminology and visual language of design are applied through the creation and evaluation of individual projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN FineArts 505    10594 
Textbook
F         08:15PM-11:30PM LAB S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN FineArts 505      


ARTNM 305    History of Graphic Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the history of visual communications as developed by ancient cultures through the present with an emphasis on commercial design, illustration, typographic development and technological invention. It includes modern graphic design movements of the 20th century through the expansive media innovations of today. An analysis of design from a wide range of sources and cultures is a primary focus.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 160        10010 
Textbook


ARTNM 324    Digital Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process; and ART 300 or 320 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to fundamental design principles using the basic tools of Adobe Illustrator. Design skills and the tools of the software application are applied to produce individual portfolio quality projects. This course may be taken four times on different versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe Illustrator
W         12:30PM-01:50PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          10602 
Textbook
Adobe Illustrator
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Nelsen              TBA TBA                 10602 Textbook
W         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Nelsen              TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2.8 online hours per week TBA

Adobe Illustrator
Th        08:00PM-09:45PM LEC K.Hendrickson        Off Campus Natomas N103  14754 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson         TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
3.3 hours per week TBA

Adobe Illustrator
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          12522 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online            
Online Orientation For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Adobe Illustrator
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          13772 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Tuesday, August 23    10:00AM-11:00AM Room LRCFor more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 325    Intermediate Digital Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 324 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of ARTNM 324. It defines the elements of graphic design, such as typography, gestalt, dominance, hierarchy, balance, and color. These issues are applied to the typographic tools and imaging capabilities of Adobe Illustrator. Concepts emphasize typographic design and the relationship between type and image.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe Illustrator
F         01:30PM-03:35PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          13266 
Textbook
F         03:45PM-07:00PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 326    Digital Painting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ARTNM 302, ART 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic operating principles of Corel Painter to create and manipulate images. The fundamental skills of drawing and painting will be applied to individual portfolio quality projects. This course may be taken four times on different platforms.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Corel Painter
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas ONLINE 15016 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas ONLINE   
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 328    Digital Photo Imagery - PhotoShop Basics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320; CISC 300 (Macintosh); ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; OR placement through assessment process.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to computer-based photographic imaging using the basic operating principles of Adobe PhotoShop. Topics include color field variation, retouching, and the integration of graphics and photographs. The tools of the software application are applied to produce individual portfolio quality projects. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different version.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe Photoshop
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC C.Schindler          ARC MAIN Rm 127          11358 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LAB C.Schindler          ARC MAIN Rm 127            
Adobe Photoshop
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          12794 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
No face-to-face orientation. Students will be contacted via email before the first week of classes.For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Adobe Photoshop
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          13258 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online            
Online Orientation For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 330    Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 328 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course addresses the intermediate techniques of digital photo imagery. Topics include the terminology of digital photo imaging, intermediate masking, channel and curve techniques, photomontage history and techniques, intermediate black and white techniques, issues surrounding dynamic range, color correction, features of the Action and History palettes, exploration of Layer Blending Modes, printing and/or transferring images onto various different media, working with large format images and commercial printers. This course may be taken four times for credit on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Intermed Adobe Photoshop
W         09:00AM-10:40AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127          11362 
Textbook
W         10:50AM-11:55AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
2.0 hours per week TBA


ARTNM 331    Media Studio I: Pigment-Based Media    3 Units

Same As: ART 339
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2010)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course combines the materials and techniques used in both new media technology and traditional art practices and explores a wide variety of ideas, tools, and resources associated with pigment-based media. Topics include history, theory, and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation, as well as image manipulation, image transfer, and material exploration. The course emphasizes developing unique forms of portfolio quality projects demonstrating new approaches and methods of integrating digital media with traditional media forms. ARTNM 331 and/or ART 339 may be taken a total of 4 times for credit using different techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
F         09:00AM-11:10AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127          15232 
Textbook
F         11:20AM-02:35PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN FineArts 504      


ARTNM 352    Design for Publication    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320 or ARTNM 310 AND ARTNM 302.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the basic operating principles of digital page layout software using Adobe InDesign. Principles of typography and the development of the printed page are applied to individual portfolio-quality projects. Areas of focus include book, magazine, and newspaper design, as well as publications such as newsletters, journals, and catalogs. An overview of promotionals, such as fliers, posters, and brochures is also included. This course may be taken four times on different software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe InDesign
M         11:30AM-01:35PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          10598 
Textbook
M         01:45PM-04:25PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 359    College Magazine: Design and Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ARTNM 302, 324, 328, 352, or 354.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is for the design and production of the American River Review. It incorporates creative writing from the English program and visual art from Fine Arts and Art New Media as the content for the college magazine, American River Review. Practical experience with layout is offered, establishing an esthetic relationship between the literary content and the visual image. Print production issues are addressed through the digital preparation of the magazine for print distribution. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          13262 
Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-03:50PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          13262 Textbook
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 372    Character Design    3 Units

Same As: ART 317
Prerequisite: ART 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the visual development of characters including anatomical structure, environment, social and psychological concerns, and costume. Both digital and traditional media are applied. This course covers the graphical development of characters for animation, games, comics, graphic novels, children's books, and illustrated novels. ARTNM 372 and/or ART 317 may be taken two times for credit covering different characters.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          15376 
Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 401    Introduction to Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces technical and conceptual aspects of creating interactive visual media for screen-based delivery. It concentrates on designing standards-based web sites and applying standardized best practices to web design. The course introduces the basics of layout for visual communication by tightly integrating the design concepts with technical execution in a web environment. Industry-standard authoring tools are applied. Meaning and validity of interactivity are closely examined. This course may be taken 4 times for credit on different platforms or software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Dreamweaver
M         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN Rm 127          14642 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Worsfold            TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
3.3 hours per week TBA


ARTNM 402    Intermediate Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 328, ARTNM 401, or CISW 307 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
Advisory: ARTNM 330 and CISW 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers production and intermediate design processes for the web with an emphasis on visual design. Various industry standard software applications are employed to create original graphics, control layout and type, process images, and publish professional web pages and/or sites. Topics include an in-depth discussion on the processes and the strategies of combining text, images, animation, video and audio elements to create compelling visual experiences for web users. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Dreamwvr/ImageReady/PhotoShop
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          10606 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
No face-to-face orientation. Students will be contacted via email before the first week of classes.For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


ARTNM 404    Interactive Basics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 324 or 402
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the design and delivery of Flash-based rich interactive content suitable for immersive graphical experiences across personal computers, mobile devices, and screens. Topics include generating interactivity between vector-based graphics, animation and movies, and the integration of sound, raster graphics, and video. Industry standard workflow from image authoring to interactive authoring is discussed in detail. Visual design principles and interface design concepts are integrated into the making of portfolio-quality rich media projects. This course may be taken 4 times for credit on different platforms or software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe Flash
M         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Pedersen           ARC MAIN Rm 128          13820 
Textbook
Adobe Flash
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Pedersen            TBA TBA                 13820 Textbook
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB D.Pedersen           ARC MAIN Rm 128            
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Pedersen            TBA TBA                   
Online & In-class
The above class meets both online and in the classroom. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online
3.6 hours per week TBA


ARTNM 405    Digital 2D Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: The course studies techniques in 2D animation and 2D character animation incorporating sound and effects, using industry standard software. Animation topics include 2D animation structure and concepts on the development of a story and storyboard, the use of the timeline and stage, the development of content, imagery and graphics, frame by frame animation (cell animation), rotoscope, digital tweening, camera moves, camera angles, cuts and transitions. Character animation techniques include movement and walk cycles, facial expressions and lip-sync. Projects can be published on the Web, CD-Rom, and video. The course may be taken four times for credit on a different software version.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Adobe Flash
T         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          13776 
Textbook
T         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 420    Introduction to 3D Modeling    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320, ART 370, ARTNM 302, ARTNM 310, or ARTNM 370
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces computer 3D modeling, lighting, and rendering, using industry standard software. The primary focus of this course is modeling using polygons, surfaces, and curves. Other areas of focus include studio lighting and simulated lighting, such as global illumination and color bleeding, to produce quality demo reel renders of the models. Software application tools are applied to produce images for use in fine art, design, broadcast, film, games, and the Web. This course may be taken four times for credit on different software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Autodesk Maya
Th        05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          16210 
Textbook
Th        07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
Autodesk Maya
W         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          14518 Textbook
W         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 423    Special Effects and Texturing in 3D Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ART 411 or 419; ARTNM 326.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides complex texturing techniques and special effects using industry standard software. Scenes are created using texture mapping and shader trees, and atmospheres created using particles and volumetrics. Animation topics such as explosions and the breaking of objects are included. This class may be taken four times for credit on different software packages or versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          28598 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-11:00PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 498    Work Experience in Art New Media    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116, ENGWR 102, ENGWR 103, ESLR 320, or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer position, or job related to art new media. Students are advised to consult with the Art New Media Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of art new media. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants; returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 09
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15394 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 15394 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
T         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15396 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15396 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 101  15398 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15398 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A104 15400 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 15400 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  15402 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 15402 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          15404 Textbook
Orientation:    Thursday, August 18     06:00PM-07:30PM    Rm 126
Orientation for this online course is mandatory for all students. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2011