Fall 2014 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 include operating system(s), digital vocabulary, scanning, saving, and file formats. Distinctions between vector, bitmap, and page layout applications are made using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Intro to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  11419 
Textbook
T         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 23-Dec 18
F         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10240 
Textbook
F         08:15PM-11:30PM LAB S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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 23-Dec 18
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 161        10005 
Textbook


ARTNM 322    Beginning Digital Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory digital art course focuses on digital media processes, including software and hardware tools that facilitate creative visual and conceptual approaches to digital art making. A wide range of digital imaging techniques are explored, and time-based processes are introduced, leading to the creation of digital images, animations/videos, and mixed media objects. The course also explores artistsā uses of new technologies in contemporary art-making practices. A vocabulary of new media terms and practices is developed through discussions and critiques.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19822 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Adobe Illustrator CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          10935 
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 CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          11353 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online            
Orientation:    Tuesday, August 21    10:00AM-11:00AM Room LRCFor more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Adobe Illustrator CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          12977 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN 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 23-Dec 18
Adobe Illustrator CS6
Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11204 
Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 326    Digital Painting    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302
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 are applied to individual portfolio quality projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Corel Painter 12
M         02:40PM-04:45PM LEC D.Herrera            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12975 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Herrera            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

Corel Painter 12
F         12:15PM-02:20PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  12562 Textbook
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


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Adobe Photoshop CS6
M         05:30PM-07:40PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10559 
Textbook
M         07:50PM-11:05PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Adobe Photoshop CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          12815 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          13444 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Adobe InDesign CS6
F         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10242 
Textbook
F         11:00AM-02:10PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 provides instruction in the design and production of ARCās college magazine, the American River Review, for national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. The course focuses on the graphic design, digital production, and printing of a literary and fine art magazine as well as the publicity, marketing, fund-raising, and distribution of the magazine. It provides the design staff a collaborative experience with the editorial staff taught by the English Department. It may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       02:40PM-03:30PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11202 
Textbook
TTh       02:40PM-03:30PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11202 Textbook
TTh       03:40PM-05:00PM LAB J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TTh       03:40PM-05:00PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11811 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Dreamwvr/ImageReady/PhotoShopCS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          10244 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
This course offers Dreamweaver/ImageReady/PhotoShop CS6

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 rich interactive content suitable for graphical experiences across personal computers, mobile devices, and screens. Topics include generating interactivity between vector-based graphics, animation, 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          18507 
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 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: This course provides techniques for using the traditional principles of animation with industry-standard software. Topics include animating a bouncing ball, ball with a tail, ball with legs, full body bipedal, and a face synchronized to audio. Character animation topics involve locomotion, such as walking and jumping, using the traditional principles. Technical issues, such as frame-by-frame animation (cell animation), rotoscoping, interpolated or f-curve animation, are discussed and applied. Projects can be published on the Web, CD-Rom, DVD, and video.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Adobe Flash CS6
TTh       11:45AM-12:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12811 
Textbook
TTh       12:45PM-02:05PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Autodesk Maya 2015
MW        11:45AM-12:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12590 
Textbook
MW        12:45PM-02:05PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 421    3D Character Modeling    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 375
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a continuation of ARTNM 420. Industry techniques and issues related to humanoid character modeling are analyzed and applied. Industry issues, such as the topology flow of human anatomy, facial blend targets, and joint correction, are developed. Clothing, hair, and accessories are added to the characters, strictly following concept designs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         04:00PM-05:50PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    18509 
Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 495    Independent Studies in Art New Media    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 19104 
Textbook


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 16-Dec 12
W         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 206  11820 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 11820 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 104  11821 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11821 Textbook
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11822 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11822 Textbook
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A105 11823 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11823 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 129    11824 Textbook



Schedule: Online Class
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11825 Textbook
Orientation: Saturday, August 23
01:00PM-02:30PM    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 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014