Academic Catalogs

Digital Arts

DART G1003 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Introduction To Digital Arts  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This hands-on introductory course covers the fundamental use of digital tools in the creation of digital art including the use of digital cameras, scanners, and printers. Students will also learn how to acquire and edit digital art and use it to create effective design communications. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G100

    DART G1033 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
    Digital 2D Design  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU.

    This course is an introduction to the basic visual vocabulary used by visual artists and designers. Using Macintosh computers and software programs such as Illustrator, PhotoShop and Painter, students will explore the use of the computer as a design tool. Students will explore the concepts of line, mass, texture, color, light, harmony, composition, perspective, pattern, and illusion to develop an awareness of elements used to indicate form. Hue, value and saturation will be explored as an introduction to color theory. Students will learn ways to observe details in the environment around them and are encouraged to create meaningful art utilizing the visual elements of design. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G103

      DART G1353 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
      Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU.

      Formerly: Introduction To Adobe Illustrator This course provides an introduction to digital illustration and 2D graphics. Students will use the latest versions of industry-standard software such as Adobe Illustrator to create vector-based artwork. The class will utilize the digital tools of the software to create simple platonic shapes that will serve in the building of more complex 2D graphics in continuing projects. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G135

        DART G1503 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
        Digital Image Editing I: Beginning Photoshop  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        Formerly: Photoshop, Beginning This course is an introductory course in using computer software to learn the tools and techniques for editing digital images. Course content focuses on creation, photo-editing and repair, scanning, image compositing, file formats of digital images. Students will incorporate the use of color theory and design principles and demonstrate their abilities by creating signature portfolio pieces. Centrally, students will learn how to make selections and masks and to use the basic functions and tools of Adobe Photoshop to create multi-layered images. Consideration will also be given to managing the digital workflow and the legal guidelines for image usage and digital copyright laws. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G150

          DART G1523 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
          Digital Imaging II: Intermediate Photoshop  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU.

          This course is an intermediate course using Adobe Photoshop for digital image editing, filter usage, typography and outputting as used in graphic design, advertising, and web design. Consideration is also given to Photoshop terms, modes, color balance, shadows/reflections, light sources, the Photoshop digital working environment, the tools and the advanced functions of the software. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G152

            DART G1703 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
            Graphic Design Principles  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU.

            Introduction to visual communication principles as practiced in the graphic design profession. These principles relate to the choice, placement, organization and theme management of graphic elements. These graphic elements are illustrations, photographs, symbols, blocks of type and decorative accessories. Class projects are fashioned after real world projects encountered in the first years of professional work. These projects are produced on computers in the Macintosh Lab using important computer applications encountered in most job sites. The class introduces process selection, problem solving, client relations, production techniques, and print or multi media connections. Required of all graphic design majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G170

              DART G1743 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
              Print and Digital Publication Design  

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU.

              Formerly: Introduction To Page Layout & Design - Adobe Indesign. An introduction to electronic page layout and design using today's popular software such as Adobe InDesign. This course includes beginning principles of document design combined with detailed software instruction that will enable the student to master basic principles of topography and publishing. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G174

                DART G1773 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                Graphic Design Principles On The Computer  

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU.

                A studio format class in the new computer lab where students use their acquired graphic techniques and talents to prepare portfolio quality graphic design. Using a variety of software programs, the course combines graphics, illustration, lettering and photography to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G177

                  DART G1783 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                  Introduction To Web Page Design  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  This course provides a basic introduction to designing and preparing images and media for the Web. The student will learn how to make interesting and dynamic-looking Web sites and Web graphics with the popular applications Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and WordPress. The student will learn to identify the audience, determine appropriate content, and assemble a Web site. The class will cover classic principles of design, how the principles apply to Web design, and the issues and constraints of designing complex, multi-layered sites. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G178

                    DART G1793 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                    Prepress  

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                    Transfer Credit: CSU.

                    Preparing documents for output for both commercial printing and online distribution presents its own set challenges. This advanced Publishing & Prepress course is designed to use today’s software such as QuarkXpress, or Adobe InDesign to prepare not only a commercially acceptable portfolio, but to prepare the student to output professional quality documents for use in both print media and electronic media, using software with built-in support for both HTML and PDF files. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G179

                      DART G1803 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                      Introduction To Web Animation  
                      Advisory: DART G178.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                      Transfer Credit: CSU.

                      Formerly: Introduction To Web Animation Using Flash. A basic introduction into what web designers and multimedia developers need to know. Using Adobe Animate CC (Formally known as Flash CC) to create expressive animation and interactive content. Enabling publication to multiple platforms, including Flash Player and AIR, Apple iOS, Google Android, Windows, and OS X desktop, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, or even custom platforms like Animated SVG, and reach viewers on virtually any desktop or mobile device. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G180

                        DART G2003 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                        Advanced Web Design  
                        Advisory: DART G178.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                        Transfer Credit: CSU.

                        This course provides students with advanced web site production techniques. Exploration and projects in complex Internet communications using multiple computer applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver and Wordpress to produce state of the art commercial web sites and e-commerce shopping carts. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G200

                          DART G2223 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                          Digital Imaging  

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                          Transfer Credit: CSU.

                          An introduction to digital imaging techniques with an emphasis on commercial subject matter. This course covers basic concepts, processes, and aesthetic interpretation of making digital imagery. It includes an overview of various computer applications using illustrative techniques as well as image and photographic manipulation. Two hours lecture, two hours non-lecture a week. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G222

                            DART G2303 Units (36 lecture hours; 36 lab hours)  
                            3d Computer Modeling  
                            Advisory: DART G103.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                            Transfer Credit: CSU.

                            Using a 3D Modeling program, this course is an introduction to the design and planning of objects and lettering to be built into the wire frame components of computer animation. The student will create the parts that will combine to form such complex forms as wire frame objects, feature characters or title lettering. The objects will then be covered with surface material and rendered as a single frame 3D object for desktop publishing or put into an animated sequence to become a segment in a computer animation project. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing DART G230