Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

Th06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N10313034Textbook
Th07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N103

ARTNM 303    Graphic Design: Typography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the art of visual communication and introduces the tools and concepts of visual thinking. It emphasizes the potential of typography as an effective communications tool. Additionally, it also covers historical overviews, portfolio development, and client presentations, paired with the terminology and visual language of design through the creation and evaluation of individual projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

M05:15PM-06:05PMLECC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N20112721Textbook
W05:15PM-06:05PMLECC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N20212721Textbook
M06:15PM-07:35PMLABC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N201
W06:15PM-07:35PMLABC.MartinezOff 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 UC/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. This course focuses primarily on analysis of design from a wide range of sources and cultures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECS.MehalloARC MAIN Raef 16112845Textbook
M06:00PM-09:15PMLECS.MehalloOff Campus Natomas N20313036Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

TTh04:30PM-05:20PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50512992Textbook
TTh05:30PM-06:50PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20
Adobe Illustrator CC

TBATBALECK.HendricksonARC MAIN Online 10698Textbook
TBATBALABK.HendricksonARC 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
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Adobe Illustrator CC
TBATBALECC.MartinezARC MAIN Online 11015Textbook
TBATBALABC.MartinezARC 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 Canvas, you may login at https://canvas.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 25-Dec 20
Adobe Photoshop CC

TBATBALECC.MartinezARC MAIN Online 10457Textbook
TBATBALABC.MartinezARC MAIN Online
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Adobe Photoshop CC
TBATBALECD.HerreraARC MAIN Online 11858Textbook
TBATBALABD.HerreraARC MAIN Online
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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 25-Dec 20

TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50510897Textbook
TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 50510897Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20
Adobe Photoshop

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 50511310TextbookFree Digital Book
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20

MW11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50512932Textbook
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotShp CC

TBATBALECW.MeadARC MAIN Online 12846TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABW.MeadARC 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 25-Dec 20
TVPaint 11/Adobe Animate CC

TTh11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511856Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20
Autodesk Maya 2018

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511742Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20

MW02:00PM-02:50PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50519055Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABM.Stoehr TBA TBA12205Textbook

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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 18-Dec 14

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11319TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11319TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611320TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11320TextbookFree Digital Book
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

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19199TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA19199TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 15-Dec 01

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11321TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11321TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: June 20, 2018