Fall 2015 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 22-Dec 17
Intro to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  11297 
Textbook
M         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


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 22-Dec 17
F         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  10226 
Textbook
F         08:15PM-11:30PM LAB C.Martinez           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 22-Dec 17
MW        08:20PM-09:40PM LEC S.Mehallo            Off Campus Natomas N103  18810 
Textbook


ARTNM 322    Beginning Digital Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2015)
Course Transferable to UC/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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    13339 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:25AM LAB L.Hohlwein           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 22-Dec 17
Adobe Illustrator CC
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          10852 
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 CC
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          11240 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online            
For more information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 fundamental principles of color, drawing, and painting using the basic tools of Corel Painter. Visual communication skills of color, drawing, and painting are applied to produce individual portfolio-quality projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Corel Painter 2015
F         02:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Herrera            ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12520 
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

T         05:30PM-06:20PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19687 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Online          19687 Textbook
T         06:30PM-07:50PM LAB J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Rochford           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


ARTNM 328    Beginning Digital Photo Imagery    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to computer-based photographic imaging with emphasis on utilizing cutting edge digital imaging tools to realize design objects. Basic operating principles of Adobe Photoshop are covered. Topics include scanning, basic photo correction, selections, layer basics, adjustment layers, basic masking and channels, typography, vector drawings, and compositing. Design fundamentals are discussed. Topics include positive and negative space relationship, unity, balance, and basic color theory. Concept development is also introduced.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Adobe Photoshop CC
M         05:30PM-07:40PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10540 
Textbook
M         07:50PM-11:05PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
W         06:00PM-08:10PM LEC K.Hendrickson        Off Campus Natomas N103  18811 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        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

Adobe Photoshop CC
TBA       TBA             LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Online          12446 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Online            


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 22-Dec 17
TTh       02:40PM-03:30PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11099 
Textbook
TTh       02:40PM-03:30PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11099 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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11646 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 401    Introduction to Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 303, 310, 324, and 328
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotShp CC
Th        04:00PM-05:50PM LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN FineArts 508    18894 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Worsfold           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


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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          12833 
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 22-Dec 17
Adobe Flash CC
TTh       11:45AM-12:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12444 
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 22-Dec 17
Autodesk Maya 2015
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12284 
Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 422    3D Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 375, DANCE 390, or TAP 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides 3D animation techniques using industry standard software. The traditional principles from the golden years of Disney Studios are applied and translated to the computer generated 3D (CG 3D) environment and also to characters that walk, breathe, and act according to the twelve principles of animation. In addition, topics of focus are weight, thought process, and the wave principle. Technical issues, such as walking along an uneven ground and locomotion around obstacles, are addressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Autodesk Maya 2015
Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    18892 
Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 423    3D Texturing    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 328, ARTPH 300, and ARTPH 305
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides texturing techniques, or image mapping, using industry standard software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Pixologic Zbrush, and Autodesk Maya. Topics include photo-manipulation, unwrapping and painting hard-surface and sub-division surface models and creating a texture library. Environment and character-texture maps are created using image-mapping techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Autodesk Maya 2015
F         04:00PM-05:50PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    18890 
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 22-Dec 17
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 13076 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 20556 Textbook


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

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to art new media with a cooperating site supervisor. 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 Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend 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. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         06:30PM-08:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 111  11655 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11655 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11657 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11657 Textbook
W         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A201 11658 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11658 Textbook
The first class meeting is mandatory for all students.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11659 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11659 Textbook



Schedule: Online Class
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN Online          11660 Textbook
NOTE:This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 22 at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 10th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 12th at 10:00AM-11:30AM in RM 126.
Course information will be emailed to your Los Rios Gmail account. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015