Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GCOM 105    Photoshop Special Features    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent experience.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: Students will learn how to use Adobe Photoshop techniques in the process of creating artistic pieces and a final design project. Through lecture and hands-on exercises, students will learn to create and edit digital image types for any digital, creative, or visual situation. Topics include the use of channels, layers, brushes, filters, typography, color, gradients, and adjustments. Emphasis is placed on gaining creative control over every step in the creative process as well as efficient practices in handling the program. The techniques covered in this course can be applied to various digital media output methods including print design, Web design, 3D animation, and digital video.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC A.Newbold            SCC MAIN COS 108         28404 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Newbold             TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 170 minutes (2 hours and 50 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 313    Beginning Page Layout, Using Adobe InDesign    3 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         01:00PM-03:15PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 108         27380 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

M         09:30AM-11:45AM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN LRC 120         30253 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                   
Interactive Television Class. Students must attend the first day of instruction and all scheduled exams.
For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.


GCOM 314    Advanced Page Layout Using Adobe InDesign    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an in-depth course about page layout design, multipage production and electronic publishing, utilizing a page layout industry standard software- Adobe InDesign. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on methods, as well as class/instructor critiques, students will employ the graphic design process for page layout design from creative concept to printed page. Topics include multipage publications, using a grid, typography, composition, and interfacing with professional printing services. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC M.Wacker             SCC MAIN TEC 100         29690 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB M.Wacker              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 319    Print and Multimedia Publication Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 OR GCOM 316 OR GCOM 361 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course examines newspaper, magazine, web, and multimedia publication design. Students are responsible for the design and production of the award-winning Sacramento City College school newspaper, 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 and photography 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. This course may be taken three times for credit as students acquire more advanced skills and project responsibilities.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN T03 3           27058 
Textbook
M         06:05PM-06:30PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN T03 3             
W         04:00PM-06:30PM LAB A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN T03 3             
On-Campus


GCOM 330    Beginning Photoshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Discover the ultimate power of creating, manipulating, and enhancing images by using the professional graphic design and Web design imaging software of choice, Adobe Photoshop. This beginner's course covers how to effectively use this software for the graphic design industry, as well as how to plan and carry out a digital imaging project. This course may be taken twice for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         10:00AM-11:50AM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN COS 108         25632 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN COS 108         24400 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

T         01:30PM-03:20PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN LRC 120         24396 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN LRC 120           
Interactive Television Class. Students must attend the first day of instruction and all scheduled exams.
For further information, please contact Tom Capaletti at cappelt@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.


GCOM 332    Advanced Image Editing for Web/Multimedia, Using Adobe Photoshop    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivelent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course centers on advanced image editing techniques for Internet, multimedia, 3D and video applications, using the latest version of Photoshop. In addition to learning advanced capabilities of Photoshop, students will learn how to alter existing images realistically, creatively apply techniques to original artwork, prepare static and animated graphics for use on the Internet and other new media. and how to import and alter 3D and video images. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 108         30255 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN LRC 120         29500 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                   
Interactive Television Class. Students must attend the first day of instruction and all scheduled exams.
For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.


GCOM 340    Beginning Adobe Illustrator    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: When illustrating digitally for print or Web media, one of the skills designers and illustrators need to have is the ability to draw with vector digital tools. This beginner's course provides professional tips and techniques in Illustrator software, while introducing graphic design and Web design students to theories of composition, typography, and color theory. Students learn how digital illustrations are produced, are exposed to a variety of different illustration styles, learn about the current trends, and discover the designers using digital illustration as a communication tool. This course gives students the foundation to create original graphics and illustrations digitally. The course may be taken up to three times for credit if the software version has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         28138 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

W         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         25900 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 341    Advanced Digital Illustration, Using Adobe Illustrator    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent
Advisory: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course takes an in-depth look at digital illustration, using Adobe Illustrator software. Work in this course focuses on using graphic design problem solving in conjunction with developing an individual art style. Topics include color, typography, composition, visual theme, drawing technique, using images for the Web, and understanding the offset printing process. Students complete the course with several professionally designed, original illustrations for their portfolios. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC J.Adkins             SCC MAIN TEC 100         29640 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Adkins              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


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 in-depth course is an introduction to the principles of graphic design. Specific focus will be on gestalt principles of design; balance and visual hierarchy; integration of text and image on the two-dimensional page; and introduction to typographic exploration. This course is a foundation course for graphic design students, but is also relevant to students studying Web design and computer animation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100         26900 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Anapolsky           TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 345    Advanced Graphic Design Production    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent AND GCOM 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent AND choose one page layout course: GCOM 310 or GCOM 313 or GCOM 316 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an in-depth graphic design course focusing on page layout design, production techniques, and electronic publishing. Students will utilize different industry standard software applications to complete projects containing "real world" challenges. Students will develop and follow a graphic design process (from concept to printed page), resulting in several new portfolio pieces. Topics include logo design, branding, working with a service bureau, multi-page publication design, packaging design, good environmental sustainability practices, and proper planning for a graphic design project.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         28142 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
The above GCOM 345 section (28142) is a designated Service-Learning Class. The instructor will provide Service-Learning opportunities.
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 essential ingredient to 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, Jan 15-May 18
Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         30261 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Anapolsky           TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 360    Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies    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 primer course introduces the fundamentals and principles of contemporary Web design, interactive and motion design, these industries, 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 GCOM361, GCOM380, and GCOM390.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        10:00AM-11:50AM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         30263 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

Th        01:30PM-03:20PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN LRC 120         30265 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                   
Interactive Television Class. Students must attend the first day of instruction and all scheduled exams.
For further information, please contact Tom Capaletti at cappelt@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.


GCOM 361    Beginning Creative Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: 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 a range of approaches in designing for the World Wide Web, while introducing students to an industry-standard Web authoring tool. Through a series of incremental assignments, students will explore fundamental Web design concepts within a non-static, non-linear environment, culminating in the development of a live and functioning website. Additionally, this course provides an overview of standards-compliant HTML/CSS, techniques for adding interactivity, accessibility, and support in preparing graphics for Web use and for prototyping site designs.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN TEC 100         30257 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Hogan               TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus

Th        05:30PM-07:20PM LEC D.Lake               SCC MAIN TEC 100         26558 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Lake                TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 362    Intermediate Creative Web Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 361 with a grade of "C" or better or the equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: In this course, students will explore intermediate concepts of contemporary website design. As a result of taking a deep look at graphic design principles and their application to website design, students will also discover effective and standards-compliant HTML and CSS applications, as well as techniques for adding interactivity. Additionally, this course will provide an overview of on-line tools and an introduction to dynamic site design, data-driven languages and server processes.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         05:30PM-07:45PM LEC A.Winters            SCC MAIN TEC 100         26562 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Winters             TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 380    Beginning Interactive Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces basic interactive communication and development processes / techniques using the current version of ActionScript. Concepts include basic user interface design, development methodologies, scripted events, separation of design and data, object-oriented programming, and various applications of these technologies (Web, RIA, kiosk, device UI). Assignments and projects emphasize the application of design principles to the elements of motion and interactivity. Students will learn the principles of interactive design in an effort to create Web sites with animation, interactive buttons, and sound. The course also covers creative processes for Web design, working with a client, and optimal delivery.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         03:00PM-04:50PM LEC P.Nguyen             SCC MAIN TEC 100         30259 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Nguyen              TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Software: Adobe Flash CS5, Actionscript 3, JQUERY, HTML5
On-Campus


GCOM 390    Beginning Motion Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the student to creating and animating 2D motion graphics using using industry-standard applications. Students will explore the tools and techniques needed to produce motion graphics and animations for television, film, and the web. Topics will include a basic overview motion design principles, 2D animation practices, audio integration, advanced video effects, and the technical challenges of working with video and film materials.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         29502 
Textbook
T         07:30PM-08:45PM LAB P.Crandley           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.

Software: Adobe After Effects CS5
On-Campus


GCOM 400    Introduction to the Principles of Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 or ART 304 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the animation industry: a historical perspective, industry overview, and the principles and theory that guide animation. The principles of animation are emphasized through lecture and the use of 2D drawing tools. Students learn the animation production process and industry trends. Students work on hands-on projects creating 2D animations. A grade of "C" or better is required in the course in order to take GCOM 401.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Sa        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC A.Williams           SCC MAIN COS 110         26896 
Textbook
Sa        11:00AM-12:15PM LAB A.Williams           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


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: In this course, 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, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC H.Santos             SCC MAIN COS 110         27234 
Textbook
M         08:15PM-09:30PM 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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
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, Jan 15-May 18
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         26134 
Textbook
W         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


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, Jan 15-May 18
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         28408 
Textbook
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 420    Video Game Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course to video game design studies the art, technology, and science involved in the creation and development of computer games. The course covers video game history, game theory, design of computer-based games, delivery systems, development cycle, case studies, ethical and social issues, and emerging technologies and trends. This course emphasizes the understanding and the interdisciplinary nature of video game design; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         28412 
Textbook
W         07:30PM-08:45PM LAB P.Crandley           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 424    Video Game Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: GCOM 361 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 in 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, Jan 15-May 18
F         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         29504 
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F         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           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 - 10:00pm, F 8:00am - 5:00pm, and SaSu 10:00am - 5:00pm.
On-Campus


GCOM 495    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: See Independent Studies. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Williams            TBA TBA                 31580 
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On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011