Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
Th        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  19004 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-08:20PM LAB J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103    


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 19-Dec 14
M         05:15PM-06:05PM LEC C.Martinez           Off Campus Natomas N201  13060 
Textbook
W         05:15PM-06:05PM LEC C.Martinez           Off Campus Natomas N202  13060 Textbook
M         06:15PM-07:35PM LAB C.Martinez           Off Campus Natomas N201    
W         06:15PM-07:35PM LAB C.Martinez           Off Campus Natomas N202    


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 19-Dec 14
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 161        13288 
Textbook
M         06:00PM-09:10PM LEC S.Mehallo            Off Campus Natomas N203  19006 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 artists' 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 19-Dec 14
MW        04:30PM-05:20PM LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    18940 
Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB K.Hendrickson        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 19-Dec 14
Adobe Illustrator CC
TBA       TBA             LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online          10754 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Online            
Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html. This class will be taught using D2L, you may login at https://d2l.losrios.edu/.

Adobe Illustrator CC
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Online          11087 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Online            
Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html. This class will be taught using D2L, you may login at https://d2l.losrios.edu/.


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 19-Dec 14
Adobe Photoshop CC
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10480 
Textbook
F         11:10AM-02:25PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Adobe Photoshop CC
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Online          12045 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Online            
Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html This class will be taught using D2L, you may login at https://d2l.losrios.edu/.


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 ARC's 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10966 
Textbook
TTh       02:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10966 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Rochford           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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11413 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 373    Storyboarding    3 Units

Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 372 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the storyboarding process for a range of industries, from film and game entertainment to the industrial and medical industries. It includes creating artwork for the visual interpretation of scripts and provided concepts, as well as developing original ideas. In addition, conceptual exercises, drawing practice, and the use of cinematic rules used in the industry are covered. Topics also include scale and camera angle, camera movement, character staging, composition, basic editing processes, creating animatics, and story reels.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        11:30AM-12:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    13410 
Textbook
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LAB M.Stoehr             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 19-Dec 14
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotShp CC
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Mead               ARC MAIN Online          13289 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Mead               ARC MAIN 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 19-Dec 14
Adobe Flash CC/TVPaint 11
TTh       09:00AM-09:50AM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12043 
Textbook
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM 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-generated three-dimensional, or CG 3D, modeling using industry standard software. The primary focus of this course is modeling using polygons, surfaces, and curves to produce quality demo reel renders of the models. Objects range from simplistic primitive shapes to sophisticated models of animals and plants. Software application tools, such as Autodesk Maya and Pixologic Zbrush, are applied to produce content for use in 3D printing, film, game, fine art, broadcast, medical and industrial animation, and more.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Autodesk Maya 2017
TTh       11:30AM-12:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11920 
Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM 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 19-Dec 14
Autodesk Maya 2017
F         04:30PM-06:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    18936 
Textbook
F         06:45PM-10:10PM 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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 12441 
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 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11422 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 11422 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 14 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 2 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 126    11423 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11423 Textbook
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 16-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11426 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11426 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 21 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 9 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017