Spring 2019 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 19-May 22

Th06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N10313061Textbook
Th07:00PM-08:20PMLABJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N103

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, Jan 19-May 22

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECS.MehalloARC MAIN Arts & Sci 11112704Textbook

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 are addressed through a series of projects. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 306.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 51010885Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 510

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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh02:00PM-02:50PMLECJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 50520425Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.RochfordARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Jan 19-May 22
Adobe Photoshop CC

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This section will be taught online using Canvas and you may login to your class sections at
https://Canvas.losrios.edu.
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
For more information regarding online classes at ARC, please see the Introduction to Online Learning webpage.


ARTNM 330    Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 328 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the intermediate techniques of digital photo imagery in Adobe Photoshop. 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 19-May 22

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This section will be taught online using Canvas and you may login to your class sections at
https://Canvas.losrios.edu.
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
For more information regarding online classes at ARC, please see the Introduction to Online Learning webpage.


ARTNM 332    Digital Video    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTNM 302
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 19-May 22
Adobe Premiere CC

F03:30PM-05:20PMLECS.MehalloARC MAIN FineArts 50510522Textbook
F05:30PM-08:35PMLABS.MehalloARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 19-May 22

F12:15PM-01:25PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50510897Textbook
F01:35PM-03:05PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505
TBATBALABC.Martinez TBA TBA
TBA Lab hours = 9 hours. Will be fulfilled through a mandatory photo shoot - dates TBA


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 19-May 22

T05:30PM-07:20PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110889Textbook
T07:30PM-10:35PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN Arts & Sci 101

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, Jan 19-May 22
Dreamweaver CC

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This section will be taught online using Canvas and you may login to your class sections at
https://Canvas.losrios.edu.
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
For more information regarding online classes at ARC, please see the Introduction to Online Learning webpage.


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, Jan 19-May 22

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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 19-May 22
Adobe Flash CC/TVPaint 11

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511573Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50520492Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

ARTNM 431    3D Short Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 or 422 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course surveys and practices the pipeline of computer generated three dimensional (CG 3D) imagery based on real world short production scenarios; productions that are three minutes or less. The essential skills needed to survive in the Sacramento Valley CG 3D markets are covered. Areas of focus include a variety of real world short production scenarios, such as court room scene reenactment, work-at-home online markets, small business CG 3D logo, as well as visualization projects in the medical, invention, architectural, and landscaping fields.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Autodesk Maya 2018/Adobe CC

MW11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50519454Textbook
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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: The course provides essential skills, strategies and processes involved in organizing, selecting, writing and marketing one's creative work. Topics include file organization, file accessibility and backup, research techniques, target identification, resume building, letter of interest, portfolio construction, building resumes, interview techniques, interview body language, job research, and portfolio presentation. The portfolio can be tailored for application for jobs in the creative industry, transfer to 4-year art or graphics programs, graduate schools, gallery exhibitions, artist residencies, scholarships and artist grants.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW07:00PM-07:50PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50511029Textbook
MW08:00PM-09:20PMLABC.MartinezARC 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, Jan 19-May 22

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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, Mar 19-May 16

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00PM-8:00PM 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, Jan 19-May 22

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00PM-8:00PM 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

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311196TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11196TextbookFree 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

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 16-May 04

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 4 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


ARTNM 499    Experimental Offering in Art New Media    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
Monetizing Social Media for the Artist

TTh11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50521242Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505
Units: 3
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Prerequisite: ARTNM 359, 370, 372, 373, 423, 431, or 450 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ARTNM 320, 326, 328, 372, and 373 with grades of "C" or better
Monetizing Social Media for the Artist
Description: This course introduces an artist to the use of social media and online markets with the intent to generate an income solely with the creation of the artist's work. The primary focus of this course is to build effective working habits that enable an artist to fully take advantage of the many social media sites to focus an audience onto the artist's product and define a market flow, or the rate of released art. Topics include creating and maintaining a web presence to generate followers, creating campaigns using patron-driven models, running a 3D model market, and self-management strategies.

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 12, 2018