Spring 2012 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19142 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-09:15PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
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.

M         02:45PM-05:00PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN LRC 120         20761 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                   
Interactive Television Class. The ITV class meets in a TV studio classroom in the LRC. The lecture
is broadcast live over several local public access channels and the internet, as well as archived for later internet viewing or download. Students can choose to attend the live class in person, watch it live on TV or internet, or watch the archived stream at a later time. 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: 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. Students will need a computer, software, and internet access, or they can utilize the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Design lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.


GCOM 314    Digital Layout 2    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 covering advanced creative layout, production, and electronic publishing in the graphic design industry. Utilizing industry-standard software and process, students will conceive and produce dynamic portfolio-quality projects. Topics include brand and identity design, advertising design, typography, grid, color theory, composition, multipage publication design, brochure and packaging layout, basic interactive media design, book design, working with clients, and working with professional printing services.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
F         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC M.Wacker             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19042 
Textbook
F         06:15PM-07:45PM LAB M.Wacker             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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
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 14-May 16
M         04:00PM-06:05PM LEC A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN T03 3           18212 
Textbook
M         06:05PM-06:45PM LAB A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN T03 3             
W         04:00PM-06:30PM LAB A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN T03 3             
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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         17575 
Textbook
Th        03:00PM-04:15PM LAB T.Capaletti          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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         17005 Textbook
Th        07:00PM-08:15PM LAB T.Capaletti          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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

W         10:00AM-11:50AM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN LRC 120         17003 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 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.


GCOM 332    Digital Imaging 3    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 advanced digital imaging and image editing techniques for Internet, multimedia, 3D and video applications, 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, prepare static and animated graphics for use on the Internet and other new media, import and alter 3D and video images, visually communicate ideas and messages successfully, and prepare and present their projects to meet professional industry standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19144 
Textbook
W         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB D.Button             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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


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 beginner's course introduces student to and engages 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18686 
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
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 - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17699 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

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 - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 341    Digital Illustration for Graphic Design 2    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 builds from the thinking and making skills developed in GCOM 340 and takes an in-depth look at applying digital illustration tools to graphic design investigations. The course work encourages students to experiment and communicate with digitally illustrated and typographic form making. Topics include color, typography, composition, visual theme, drawing technique, and understanding the offset and digital printing processes. Students complete the course with several professionally designed, original illustrations for their portfolios.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         03:30PM-05:20PM LEC C.Seddon             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19032 
Textbook
W         05:30PM-06:45PM LAB C.Seddon             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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
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 14-May 16
W         03:00PM-04:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky           TBA TBA                 18143 
Textbook
W         05:00PM-06:15PM 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 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 14-May 16
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         19150 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-08:15PM 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 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         20404 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-08:15PM LAB C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108           
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 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 GCOM 361, GCOM 380, and GCOM 390.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
Th        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19152 
Textbook
Th        11:00AM-12:15PM LAB D.Button             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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

Th        03:00PM-04:50PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN LRC 120         19154 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 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 - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.


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 14-May 16
M         09:00AM-11:15AM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN TEC 100         19146 
Textbook
M         11:25AM-12:55PM LAB H.Hogan              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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
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 14-May 16
M         01:00PM-03:15PM LEC A.Winters            SCC MAIN TEC 100         17993 
Textbook
M         03:25PM-04:55PM LAB A.Winters            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 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 370    Web Projects    3 Units

Same As: CISW 470
Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following: CISW 300, CISW 320, CISW 325, CISW 400, CISW 410, CISW 420, GCOM 361, GCOM 362, GCOM 363, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course focuses on Web project management on a real-world Website. Emphasis will be placed on the project development life cycle including design specification, research, production, modification, and presentation. Web projects utilized in the class will be multifaceted, approaching the complexity that individuals would be expected to encounter in the Web development industry. (Students may bring their own Web Projects to class.) This course may be taken two times with different projects. Credit can be given for either CISW 470 or GCOM 370, but not both.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC S.Feder              SCC MAIN BUS 151         19995 
Textbook
M         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC A.Winters            SCC MAIN BUS 151         19995 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Feder               TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated above, and will need a computer with Internet access for the online portion.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Winters             TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated above, and will need a computer with Internet access for the online portion.
On-Campus


GCOM 390    Motion Design 1    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 360 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 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 14-May 16
W         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18980 
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 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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 14-May 16
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18141 
Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:45PM 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 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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 14-May 16
M         05:30PM-07:45PM LEC H.Santos             SCC MAIN COS 110         18283 
Textbook
M         07:55PM-09:25PM 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, and 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, Jan 14-May 16
Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17806 
Textbook
Th        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 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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 14-May 16
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18981 
Textbook
W         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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, Jan 14-May 16
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         20473 
Textbook
T         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 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 490    Graphic Communication Studio    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: OPTION 1 (Graphic Design): GCOM 313 or GCOM 316 AND GCOM 340 or GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalents OR OPTION 2 (Web Design): GCOM 361 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent. OR OPTION 3 (Computer Animation): GCOM 400 or GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 43 hours LEC ; 87 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio will introduce career-driven design students to producing, creating, and completing real-world graphic design, or 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. This course may be taken up to 3 times if there is a change in design medium (graphic design, Web design, or Animation).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         20475 
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F         01:00PM-02:30PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
3 Units - 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
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, and closed Sunday.
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 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 21062 
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TBA       TBA             LAB D.Button              TBA TBA                 21303 Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 26, 2012