Spring 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, Jan 18-May 21
Intro to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
T         02:30PM-03:20PM LEC J.Rochford           Off Campus Natomas N103  11736 
Textbook
T         03:30PM-04:35PM 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
.4 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 18-May 21
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC S.Mehallo            ARC MAIN Raef 161        11884 
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 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN FineArts 510    11415 
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Adobe Illustrator CS6
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10230 
Textbook
T         10:50AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 CS6
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19664 Textbook
M         07:45PM-11:05PM LAB K.Hendrickson        ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Adobe Illustrator CS6
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC K.Hendrickson        Off Campus Natomas N103  11740 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


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, Jan 18-May 21
Corel Painter 12
Th        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10232 
Textbook
Th        10:50AM-11:20AM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 12
F         01:25PM-02:15PM LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12627 Textbook
Corel Painter 12
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Online          12627 Textbook
F         02:25PM-03:45PM LAB J.Rochford           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Rochford           ARC MAIN 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, Jan 18-May 21
Adobe Photoshop CS6
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC D.Herrera            Off Campus Natomas N103  11738 
Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:35PM LAB D.Herrera            Off Campus Natomas N103    
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Herrera            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 CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          10939 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 CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Driscoll           ARC MAIN Online          11108 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
M         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12207 
Textbook
M         11:05AM-11:35AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Online            


ARTNM 331    Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I    3 Units

Same As: ART 339
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
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. It explores a wide variety of ideas, tools, and resources. Topics include history, theory, and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation, 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. This course is not available to students who have taken ART 339.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        09:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  12209 
Textbook
Th        11:40AM-12:30PM LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12209 Textbook
Th        10:00AM-11:20AM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    
Th        12:40PM-01:55PM LAB J.Young              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Field trips are mandatory. Students who qualify due to a lack of sufficient funds may request the field trip fee be waived.


ARTNM 332    Digital Video    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 302
Enrollment Limitation: with a C or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course applies the principles of cinematography and editing to the production of digital video. Industry standard software is employed to capture/import, edit, and produce high-end visual productions. The course includes transitions, multiple layers, alpha channels, and composite green screen segments. Evaluation of multimedia projects containing video segments in terms of design aesthetics and technical competence is included. This course examines the genres of documentary, short narrative film, title sequencing, and experimental film.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Final Cut Pro X
F         08:00AM-09:50AM LEC L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10805 
Textbook
F         10:00AM-01:05PM LAB L.Hohlwein           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Adobe InDesign CS6
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    10228 
Textbook
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Sa        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    12205 
Textbook
Sa        11:00AM-01:50PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 provides instruction in the editing 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 implementation of a submission process for art work including art handling, tracking of submissions, photography for print and evaluation of submissions. It may be taken four times for credit. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 6-20 hours which may include photographing 2D and 3D artwork, scanning or photographing photographic artwork, downloading or scanning digital submissions, and production organization such as reformatting and naming files, organizing files into media groups for evaluation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         02:00PM-03:10PM LEC B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11432 
Textbook
W         02:00PM-03:10PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11432 Textbook
W         03:20PM-04:40PM LAB B.Nelsen             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
W         03:20PM-04:40PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Nelsen              TBA TBA                   
TBA Lab hours = 9 hours. Will be fulfilled through a mandatory photo shoot - Feb. 11, 12, & 13

TBA       TBA             LAB C.Martinez            TBA TBA                   
TBA Lab hours = 9 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 18-May 21
Th        02:30PM-04:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101  11419 
Textbook
Th        04:30PM-07:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101    


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Dreamweaver CS6
Sa        01:15PM-03:20PM LEC W.Mead               Off Campus Natomas N103  12635 
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 CS6
TBA       TBA             LEC B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN Online          11428 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB B.Worsfold           ARC MAIN Online            
Mandatory Orientation:     Saturday, January 18    02:00PM-03:30PM    Room 127
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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
DrmWvr/ImgRdy/PhotShp/FirWrCS6
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Young              ARC MAIN Online          10234 
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 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, Jan 18-May 21
Adobe Flash CS6
M         11:40AM-01:50PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    13106 
Textbook
M         02:00PM-05:15PM 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, Jan 18-May 21
Autodesk Maya 2014
T         11:40AM-01:30PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11377 
Textbook
T         01:40PM-04:45PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      
Autodesk Maya 2014
Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11867 Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


ARTNM 429    3D Rigging and Rig Building    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ARTNM 421 and 422
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides skills for the articulation of computer-generated three-dimensional, or CG 3D, objects. Projects include the creation of rigs for inanimate objects with the intent to animate, and the creation of a full body rig for bipedal and quadrupedal characters. Scripting languages and rig building tools are utilized to expedite the rigging process. 3D production issues, such as interfaces for animators, are addressed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Autodesk Maya14/Softimage14
F         04:00PM-05:50PM LEC M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    19678 
Textbook
F         06:00PM-09:10PM LAB M.Stoehr             ARC MAIN Lib Arts 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 traditional art and/or computer generated (CG) art works. Topics include techniques for presenting and photo-documenting the work for a traditional and web presence, as well as, developing a resume.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127    11658 
Textbook
W         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB C.Martinez           ARC MAIN Lib Arts 127      


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

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC M.Stoehr              TBA TBA                 19938 
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, Mar 18-May 15
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB E.Yeung              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11994 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB E.Yeung               TBA TBA                 11994 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
W         12:00PM-12:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11995 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11995 Textbook
T         04:00PM-04:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    11996 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11996 Textbook
M         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         Off Campus Natomas/Ik G224 11998 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 11998 Textbook
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 157    11997 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 11997 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          11999 Textbook
Orientation:    Wednesday, January 15,    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 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014