Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
Intro to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
T         11:00AM-11:50AM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  12247 
Textbook
T         12:00PM-01:05PM 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
.7 hours per week online


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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 161        12430 
Textbook


ARTNM 320    Facial Expression and Anatomy    3 Units

Same As: ART 306
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ART 304
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers human facial expression and anatomy using live models, anatomical references and imagination. Issues of expression as it relates to skeletal and muscular anatomy will be addressed through a series of 2D and 3D projects. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 306.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11833 
Textbook
MW        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510      


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, Jan 14-May 16
Adobe Illustrator
T         02:00PM-03:40PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          10280 
Textbook
T         03:50PM-04:40PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Nelsen             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

Adobe Illustrator
T         01:15PM-03:20PM LEC K.Hendrickson        Off Campus Natomas N103  12253 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
3.4 hours per week online

Adobe Illustrator
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          11549 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online            
Online
This class meets entirely 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: 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, Jan 14-May 16
Corel Painter
Th        11:50AM-01:30PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          10282 
Textbook
Th        01:40PM-02:30PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Nelsen             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
Th        05:30PM-07:10PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Rm 127          20215 Textbook
Th        07:20PM-10:25PM LAB J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


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, Jan 14-May 16
Adobe Photoshop
Th        11:00AM-01:05PM LEC C.Schindler          Off Campus Natomas N103  12251 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Schindler          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
3.4 hours per week online

Adobe Photoshop
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          11181 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
Online
This class meets entirely online. For further 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          11397 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online            
Online
This class meets entirely online. For further 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        09:00AM-10:40AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127          12992 
Textbook
Th        10:50AM-11:40AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            


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, Jan 14-May 16
W         09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN FineArts 502    12994 
Textbook
W         11:20AM-12:10PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127          12994 Textbook
W         09:50AM-11:10AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN FineArts 502      
W         12:10PM-01:30PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 332    Digital Video    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ARTNM 302 and 328.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the principles of cinematography to the production of digital video. Software applications such as Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, will be employed to capture/import, edit and produce high-end visual productions. The course includes transitions, multiple layers, alpha channels and composite blue screen segments. Evaluation of multimedia projects containing video segments in terms of design esthetics and technical and technical competence will also be included. This course may be taken four times on a different software package or version.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Final Cut Pro
F         08:00AM-09:40AM LEC L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Rm 127          11001 
Textbook
F         09:50AM-12:55PM LAB L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


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, Jan 14-May 16
Adobe InDesign
Sa        09:00AM-10:40AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          10278 
Textbook
Sa        10:50AM-01:55PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 354    Digital Prepress    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 352 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 302 AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces digital prepress for graphic design using industry standard software, like Adobe InDesign. Areas of focus include desktop production for commercial offset printing, preparation of print-ready digital files, paper selection, and the language necessary to properly communicate with commercial printers. Field trips may be required. This course may be taken four times for credit on different software or software versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          12990 
Textbook
M         11:15AM-01:55PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 356    Advanced Projects In Graphic Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ARTNM 324, 328, and 352.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers project development and multiple software applications. Emphasis will be placed on project analysis, research, production, and presentation. Projects will be produced through the integration of major graphics applications in page layout, vector based graphics and digital imaging. A portfolio of professional level projects will be developed and presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
F         01:00PM-02:40PM LEC G.Ensign             ARC MAIN Rm 127          11848 
Textbook
F         02:50PM-05:55PM LAB G.Ensign             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 358    College Magazine: Art Selection and Editing    1-2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ARTNM 302
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces production techniques and evaluation criteria for art submissions for a college level magazine. Techniques for print quality photography of art are demonstrated. Criteria for the selection of artwork are defined and applied to the editing process. Art works such as drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and digital media are selected and digitized for production. These images are used as visual content for the American River Review. This course may be taken two times for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         02:00PM-03:10PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127          11850 
Textbook
W         03:15PM-04:35PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Nelsen              TBA TBA                   
TBA Lab hours will be fulfilled through a mandatory photo shoot - Feb. 11, 12, & 13


ARTNM 370    Introduction to Illustration    3 Units

Same As: ART 314
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a survey of the history of illustration, defining areas of specialization and the illustrator's role in visual communication. The appropriate use of materials, tools and methods is evaluated. Illustration is analyzed as a method of visual problem solving through a series of projects with varied applications. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 314.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
F         09:00AM-10:40AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN FineArts 501    11837 
Textbook
F         10:50AM-01:55PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN FineArts 501      


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, Jan 14-May 16
Sa        09:00AM-11:05AM LEC W.Mead               Off Campus Natomas N103  20228 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB W.Mead               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
3.4 hours per week online

Dreamweaver
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Ruess              ARC MAIN Online          11846 Textbook
Dreamweaver
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Ruess              ARC MAIN Online            
Online
The above class meets online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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, Jan 14-May 16
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotoShop/FireWr
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          10284 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            
Online
This class meets entirely online.
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 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, Jan 14-May 16
Adobe Flash
M         03:00PM-03:50PM LEC D.Pedersen           ARC MAIN Rm 127          11600 
Textbook
Adobe Flash
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Pedersen           ARC MAIN Online          11600 Textbook
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB D.Pedersen           ARC MAIN Rm 127            
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Pedersen           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 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        01:15PM-03:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             Off Campus Natomas N103  20230 
Textbook
Th        03:30PM-06:40PM LAB M.Stoehr             Off Campus Natomas N103    


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, Jan 14-May 16
Autodesk Maya
W         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          12410 
Textbook
W         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            
Autodesk Maya
T         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          11787 Textbook
T         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 421    3D Character Modeling and Rigging    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. Human character modeling techniques are analyzed and applied. Techniques for creating animation controls, commonly known as rigging, are applied to create a digital marionette. Full body and facial character animation controls are examined. Industry issues, such as the topology flow of human anatomy and rig interfacing for animators, are developed. This course may be taken four times for credit on different software packages or versions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127          19813 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-11:00PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Rm 127            


ARTNM 450    Portfolio for Art New Media    3 Units

Prerequisite: Completion of 9 units from one Art New Media Certificate with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides the fundamentals of designing and assembling an Art New Media portfolio of art and/or graphic works. Topics include techniques for presenting and photo-documenting the work and developing a resume.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         09:00AM-10:40AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Rm 127          12124 
Textbook
T         10:50AM-01:55PM LAB C.Martinez           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, Mar 13-May 10
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 102  12601 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 12601 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Rm 157          12602 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12602 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 157          12603 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12603 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik A217 12605 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 12605 Textbook
T         02:00PM-02:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Rm 154          12604 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 12604 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          12606 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 11,    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

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012