Courses

ARTC 100  Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Advisory: ARTD 15A and ARTD 20

Fundamentals of graphic design for the commercial art industry. Technology, creativity, design, and production. Adobe Photoshop to produce effective commercial art.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730107ARTC:100MTWR9:00am - 10:14amC. Hartmann13-2440
MTWR10:15am - 1:15pmC. Hartmann13-2440
Winter 201731147ARTC:100MTWR9:00am - 10:14amT. Howland13-2445
MTWR10:15am - 1:15pmT. Howland13-2445

ARTC 120  Print Design and Advertising

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20 (May be taken previously)

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and layout of printed commercial art. Covers typical printed products including advertisements, flyers, brochures, posters, books, and catalogs. Focuses on using Adobe InDesign with additional exposure to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

ARTC 140  Vector Design and Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and illustration of vector commercial art. Students design and produce vector illustration projects including characters, products, posters, and info graphics. Adobe Illustrator is the primary development tool.

ARTC 160  Typography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20 (may have been taken previously)

Design and use of basic letterforms, type families, characteristics, history, and principles of typography in graphic design. Traditional and digital skills for the art of typeface design, typographic layout, expressive typography, and conceptual thinking.

ARTC 163  Dynamic Sketching

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A or ANIM 104

Tools to conceptualize, communicate, and express creative ideas dynamically through the art of sketching. Emphasis on problem solving through the sketching process for illustrators, animators, entertainment designers, and fine artists. Off-campus meetings required.

ARTC 165  Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A or ANIM 104
Corequisite: ARTD 20 or ARTD 21 or ARTD 17A or ANIM 101A (any of which may have been taken previously)

Contemporary illustration with an emphasis on story, editorial, and advertising applications. Proper uses of illustrative rendering techniques in traditional drawing and painting media, paper, and their integration to electronic media. Using professional illustration software, peripherals, and color laser printing, students advance to produce more complex illustrations.

ARTC 167  Visual Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 163 or (ANIM 101A AND ARTD 16)

Development of conceptual designs for illustration in video games, film, animation, and comic books, using composition, shape, value, and color as visual tools for storytelling. Students cannot receive credit for both ARTC 167 and ANIM 167.

ARTC 169  Contemporary Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A and (ARTD 25A or ARTC 165)
Advisory: ANIM 101A

Development of visual concepts to create unique and provocative illustrations based on social, cultural, and political issues. Exploration of personal style and media with emphasis on contemporary art trends.

ARTC 200  Web Design

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and production of websites. Covers usability, interactivity, responsive design, web animation, multi-media integration, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), and JavaScript. Focuses on using Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop as the primary development tools.

ARTC 210  Corporate Identity and Branding

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 140 and ARTC 160

Creative techniques, design theory, and process methods for developing effective logos, corporate identity systems, and brands.

ARTC 220  Creative Design and Compositing

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100 and ARTD 20
Advisory: ARTC 140

Advanced creative and compositing skills for graphic designers. Covers advanced photo editing and photo retouching techniques for the development of photo-illustrations, editorial compositions, advertisements, and other commercial art. Focuses on using Adobe Photoshop as the primary development tool with some exposure to Adobe Illustrator.

ARTC 272  Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100 or ANIM 100

Elements of motion graphics and visual effects including design, typography, animation, compositing, and editing in a production environment (i.e. TV, Film, DVD, or Web). Focuses on using Adobe After Effects and other industry standard software. ANIM 172 and ARTC 272 cannot both be taken for credit.

ARTC 290  Portfolio

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 15 semester units in one of the following programs: Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation and Gaming, Architectural Design, Art, Fashion Merchandising, Industrial Design, Interior Design, or Photography.

Selection, preparation, and assembly of a portfolio, book, or package of works of art, including digital and multimedia formats, that represent individual interests and strengths of students from the visual arts disciplines for use in entering a four-year institution, professional art school, or professional field of choice. Also includes cover letter and resume preparation. The instructor will verify that the prerequisite has been met.

ARTC 299  Work Experience in Graphic Design

1-3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-225
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog
Advisory: ARTC 100 AND ARTC 120 AND ARTC 140 AND ARTC 200 AND ARTD 20 AND PHOT 5

Work experience in graphic design, web design, media design, advertising design, illustration or other graphic design related field in an approved work site. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester.