Fall 2014 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GCOM 295    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to have a learning experience in the areas of graphic design, Web design, motion, animation, 3D modeling, or game design that is not currently covered by other course curriculum. Students will gain new skills, a real-world experience, and portfolio pieces while independently studying under the advisement of a current Graphic Communication faculty member.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 20106 
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The instructor's permission is required to enroll.
On-Campus



GCOM 313    Digital Layout 1    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to graphic design principles related to page layout, composition, and electronic publishing, utilizing an industry-standard software. Students will discover how to effectively utilize the software and the design process to create brochures, newsletters, catalogs, and a variety of other digital materials that follow basic layout and design principles.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17091 
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M         10:00AM-11:30AM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17235 Textbook
M         01:00PM-02:30PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 19026 Textbook
M         03:30PM-05:00PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website.

TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.

Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.


This course will be taught using Adobe InDesign


GCOM 319    Print and Multimedia Publication Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 (Digital Layout 1) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces beginning level newspaper, magazine, web, and multimedia publication design. Students will learn how to design and produce the award-winning Sacramento City College school newspaper, the bi-annual student magazine, and their accompanying web sites and multi-media content. Using fundamental design concepts and theory involving grid, page layout, typography, and visual communication, students will work alongside journalism, photography, and intermediate- and advanced-level design students to produce a variety of content. This course offers an opportunity to build a portfolio and gain experience while working on real-world projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3           17138 
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W         04:00PM-07:05PM LAB K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3             
This class will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus



GCOM 320    Print and Multimedia Publication Design II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 319 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines intermediate-level newspaper, magazine, web, and multimedia publication design. Students are responsible for the design and produc­tion of the award-winning Sacramento City College school newspaper, the bi-annual student magazine, and their accom­pa­nying web sites and multimedia content. Using funda­mental design concepts and theory involving grids, page layout, typog­raphy, and visual communication, students will work alongside journalism and photography students and beginning- and advanced-level design students to plan and produce a variety of content. This course offers an opportunity to build a portfolio and gain experi­ence while working on real-world projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3           18281 
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W         04:00PM-07:05PM LAB K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3             
This class will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus



GCOM 321    Print and Multimedia Publication Design III    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines advanced level newspaper, magazine, web, and multimedia publication design. Students are responsible for the planning, art direction, and production management of the award-winning Sacramento City College school newspaper, the bi-annual student magazine, and their accompanying web sites and multi-media content. Using fundamental design concepts and theory involving grids, page layout, typography, and visual communication, students will work alongside student editors and beginning- and intermediate-level design students to plan and produce a variety of publication content. This course offers an opportunity to build a portfolio and gain experience while working on real-world projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3           18283 
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W         04:00PM-07:05PM LAB K.Murphy             SCC MAIN T03 3             
This class will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus



GCOM 330    Digital Imaging 1    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course covers the core concepts associated with digital imaging. Adobe Photoshop is used for creating, manipulating, and enhancing digital images for print and screen-based media. Students learn how to effectively use this software in a graphic design environment; planning and carrying out professional digital imaging projects. This course introduces both basic visual design concepts and a comprehensive understanding of digital workflow, providing the student with a foundation for print, web, interactive, animation, and game design projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18076 
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T         10:00AM-11:30AM LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Tom Cappelletti at capalet@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18077 Textbook
W         10:00AM-11:30AM LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Tom Cappelletti at capalet@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18078 Textbook
T         03:00PM-04:30PM LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Tom Cappelletti at capalet@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website.

TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.

Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop



GCOM 331    Digital Imaging 2    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course centers on graphic design process and production employing advanced image editing techniques using the current version of industry-standard software. In addition to learning advanced capabilities, students will learn how to alter existing images realistically, creatively apply techniques to original artwork and images, visually communicate ideas and messages successfully, and prepare and present their projects to meet professional industry standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 17628 
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Th        09:00AM-10:30AM LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Tom Cappelletti at capalet@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 17626 Textbook
Th        11:00AM-12:30PM LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Tom Cappelletti at capalet@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website.

TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, and half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.

Students will need a computer, software, and internet accessto complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.



GCOM 340    Digital Illustration for Graphic Design 1    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course familiarizing students and engaging them in theories of form making, design research, composition, and typography using the medium of digital illustration. Course projects encourage students to experiment, work within creative and technical limitations, and communicate visually. Additionally, students learn how digital illustrations are created, are exposed to a variety of different illustration styles, practice contemporary design methods and thinking, and study a designers' use of digital illustration as a communication tool. This course offers students several processes for designing original graphics and illustrations for graphic design. This course may have up to 90 hours scheduled as To Be Arranged (TBA).

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17084 
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F         01:00PM-02:05PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17084 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC A.Perez              SCC MAIN TEC 100         16725 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Perez               TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Adriana Perez at pereza@scc.losrios.edu
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

W         10:30AM-12:20PM LEC R.Waxman             Davis Cntr Davis 202     17786 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab (located at SCC Main Campus) hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



GCOM 343    Graphic Design Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 313 or GCOM 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students pursuing a career in the graphic communication fields with an in-depth exploration of the principles of graphic design. Strong emphasis is given to development of visual acumen. Specific focus will be on design and gestalt principles; integration of text and image on the two-dimensional page; and introduction to typographic exploration. This course is a foundation course for all design students and explores interactivity across all forms of visual communication. This course is relevant to students studying graphic design, Web design, and computer animation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         17075 
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F         03:15PM-04:45PM LAB C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 347    Typography: Principles and Creation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Typography is the most essential ingredient for successful graphic design, including print, web, and all other new media. The first half of this introductory course serves as an essential primer for graphic designers in understanding the history and core principles of typography. The second half focuses on students digitally creating their own fonts and typefaces with an introduction to the professional font creation and editing software Fontlab Studio.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         17435 
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Th        03:00PM-04:15PM LAB C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 349    Portfolio    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: Prior to taking this course, students will need to have completed at least five design or animation projects to use in the creation of their portfolio in this course.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course is intended for design and animation students who wish to present a portfolio of work in the Graphic Communication-related and creative industries for the purpose of job interviews or admission to a four-year art/design school. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on methods, students will gain understanding of the aesthetics, organization, and physical preparation of creating a portfolio of work. Topics include portfolio mediums, digital presentations, resumes, pursuing a job or transfer school, interviewing for a creative position, and getting your design work noticed.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 23-Oct 15
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17086 
Textbook
F         11:15AM-12:30PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 350    Skills and Resources for Graphic Professionals    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students pursuing a career in the graphic related arts with industry skills essential to this occupation. Topics include: job searches, soliciting and performing freelance work, setting up a studio, working in an existing firm, winning work, developing client relationships, self-promotion, sustainability issues, and other resources. Using a combination of lectures with speakers from the industry, this course will offer practical advice and philosophical guidance towards gaining a rewarding career in the graphic arts industries.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         10:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         18261 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.



GCOM 360    Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment in GCOM 330 or CISW 350.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals and principles of contemporary Web design, interactive and motion design, and the current technologies used. The course will provide students with the basics of Web literacy, site and interactive development, information architecture, accessibility, wireframes, prototypes, web coding and scripting, visual design principals, and graphics and motion for the Web. This course is a required prerequisite for GCOM 361, GCOM 380, and GCOM 390.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17581 
Textbook
Th        01:00PM-02:30PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 19030 Textbook
Th        03:30PM-05:00PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website.

TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.

Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.



GCOM 401    Introduction to Computer Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 400 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent course.
Advisory: ART 304 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Students are introduced to the creation of 3D animation using the personal computer. The principles of animation and the use of 3D animation tools are emphasized through lecture and hands-on projects. Students experience the animation production process and are exposed to industry trends. Students work on projects creating 3D animations, animatics, and short films.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC H.Santos             SCC MAIN COS 110         17996 
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T         07:45PM-09:15PM LAB H.Santos             SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 402    Beginning 3D Modeling and Rigging    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 341, GCOM 400, and ART 304 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the student to 3D modeling and character rigging using industry standard 3D modeling software. Through exercises and hands on projects, students explore concepts, principles, and techniques in 3D modeling and character rigging. Topics include: 3D modeling, character rigging, texturing, lighting, and rendering.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         20064 
Textbook
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Crandley            TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes each week of assigned lab work.

W         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17784 Textbook
W         07:30PM-08:45PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes each week of assigned lab work.



GCOM 410    Advanced Computer Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 401 or 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: GCOM 400, GCOM 341, ART 304, and TA 331 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course consists of a hands-on study of the challenging subject of computer animation. Areas of focus include advanced 3D modeling, rigging, and character animation using industry standard software, as well as the synchronization of voice, sound effects, and music. Students will explore advanced techniques in camera tracking, photo realistic rendering, compositing, and video publication. The animation production process and principles of animation will be reinforced throughout this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17998 
Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class.
This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes each week of assigned lab work.



GCOM 424    Video Game Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: GCOM 360; GCOM 360 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: In this course, students will explore the production of video game graphics. The course follows the role of the video game artist through the game development process. Using industry standard graphic software, students will develop and refine three-dimensional video game assets. Topics covered include concept art, understanding and developing game assets, and troubleshooting. The artistic side of video game design will be emphasized; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17630 
Textbook
W         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class.
This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes each week of assigned lab work.



GCOM 426    Video Game Level Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 424 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: In this course, students will explore the art of video game level design. The course follows the level designer through the game development process. Using industry standard software, students will develop and refine a three-dimensional video game level. Topics covered include theme, audience, mood, player challenges, level narrative, puzzle design, diagram design, template creation, play-testing, and troubleshooting. The artistic aspects of game design will be emphasized; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        01:15PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         19034 
Textbook
Th        03:15PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes each week of assigned lab work.
On-Campus



GCOM 490    Graphic Communication Studio    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 and either GCOM 340 or GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalents -OR- GCOM 360 or GCOM 361 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent -OR- GCOM 400 or GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio introduces career-driven design students to producing real-world graphic design, Web design, or animation projects for non-profit organizations and the Sacramento community. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, how to set pricing for projects, and strategies for presenting concepts and design work.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18000 
Textbook
Th        05:30PM-07:00PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 491    Graphic Communication Studio II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 490 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio III introduces intermediate-level skills to career-driven design students. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, how to set pricing for projects, and strategies for presenting concepts and design work.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18265 
Textbook
Th        05:30PM-07:00PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 493    Graphic Communication Studio III    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 491 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio III introduces advanced-level skills to career-driven design students. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, how to set pricing for projects, and strategies for presenting concepts and design work.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18267 
Textbook
Th        05:30PM-07:00PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 495    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty members, and students. Independent Studies in Graphic Communication offers students a chance to do research and/or experimentation that is more typical of advanced studies in this program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18385 
Textbook
The instructor's permission is required to enroll.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Crandley            TBA TBA                 20309 Textbook
The instructor's permission is required to enroll.
On-Campus



Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 12, 2014



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