Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

Th06:00PM-06:50PMLECJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N10319465Textbook
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 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 13-May 16

MW07:00PM-08:20PMLECS.Mehallo TBA TBA13123Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECB.NelsenARC MAIN FineArts 51010983Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABB.NelsenARC 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 13-May 16

M06:00PM-08:05PMLECC.MartinezOff Campus Natomas N10312804Textbook
TBATBALABC.MartinezOff 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 Illustrator CC
TBATBALECK.HendricksonARC MAIN Online 12078Textbook
TBATBALABK.HendricksonARC MAIN Online
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 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 13-May 16

W06:00PM-08:05PMLECJ.RochfordOff Campus Natomas N10313192Textbook
TBATBALABJ.RochfordOff 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 CC
TBATBALECD.HerreraARC MAIN Online 10787Textbook
TBATBALABD.HerreraARC MAIN Online
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 13-May 16
Adobe Premiere CC

F08:00AM-09:50AMLECS.MehalloARC MAIN FineArts 50510575Textbook
F10:00AM-01:05PMLABS.MehalloARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-09:50AMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50511399Textbook
MW10:00AM-11:20AMLABC.MartinezARC 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 13-May 16

F01:15PM-02:25PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50510995Textbook
F02:35PM-04:05PMLABC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 505
TBATBALABC.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 13-May 16

T05:30PM-07:20PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN Arts & Sci 10110987Textbook
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 13-May 16
Dreamweaver CC

TBATBALECW.MeadARC MAIN Online 10993Textbook
TBATBALABW.MeadARC MAIN Online
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 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 13-May 16
Adobe Flash CC/TVPaint 11

TTh09:00AM-09:50AMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50511784Textbook
TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLABM.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, Jan 13-May 16
Autodesk Maya 2017

TTh11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50510959Textbook
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.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 13-May 16
Autodesk Maya 2017

MW11:30AM-12:20PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50513135Textbook
MW12:30PM-01:50PMLABM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 505

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 13-May 16

MW02:00PM-02:50PMLECM.StoehrARC MAIN FineArts 50519989Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABM.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 13-May 16

MW07:00PM-07:50PMLECC.MartinezARC MAIN FineArts 50511143Textbook
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 13-May 16

TBATBALABM.Stoehr TBA TBA12396Textbook

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, Mar 13-May 10

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11331Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA11331Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 7 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715.
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 13-May 16

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA20301Textbook
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA20301Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 716, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 3 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 716 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 716.
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 HeEd 71511334Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11334Textbook
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 10-Apr 28

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11333Textbook
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA11333Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeEd 715.
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

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017