DMAD 431 Digital Imaging I: Photoshop (3 units)

Focus on the creation and editing of digital images for use in art and design with Adobe Photoshop. Also listed as ART 431.

DMAD 432 Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop (3 units)

This project-based course will expand on the tools and techniques necessary to further explore the image making process using raster based software such as Adobe Photoshop. Students develop strategies for content development, visual cohesiveness, and graphic production techniques. Topics include design, layout, typography, color principles, and project preparation for print, web, and animation. Also listed as ART 432.

DMAD 475 Digital Filmmaking I (3 units)

Concentration on production techniques used in movies, television, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. This hands-on class includes digital camcorder (or DSLR) operation, basic composition, camera movement, and use of natural lighting. Other topics include on-location audio recording, composition aesthetics, digital video fundamentals, editing, and career options. Also listed as ART 475.

DMAD 476 Digital Filmmaking II (3 units)

This intermediate hands-on production class will cover the various film crew positions including director, cinematographer, boom operator, audio engineer, production assistant, and script supervisor. Students will gain experience in working together in a film crew to produce various digital filmmaking projects. Other topics include single camera production, multiple camera production, and artificial lighting techniques.

DMAD 477 Digital Filmmaking III (3 units)

This advanced hands-on production class will concentrate on writing, directing, and teamwork. Students will work together with actors and produce several short films in class. Other topics include basic original screenwriting, pre-production, and advanced editing.

DMAD 478 Audio for Digital Filmmaking (3 units)

Audio production techniques in the digital filmmaking process. Hands-on production begins with basic audio principles and digital audio fundamentals including sound characteristics, sampling rates, bit depth, codecs, and file types. Other topics include location recording, editing, and mixing.

DMAD 500 User Experience Design I: Fundamentals (3 units)

An introduction to the fundamentals of user experience design. Concepts like usability and interaction design principles and processes will be covered. Students will learn to use today’s industry standard software to create simple prototypes.

DMAD 501 User Experience Design II: Discovery (3 units)

Provides an overview of methodologies and hands on practice in the first critical phase of designing a product: Product Discovery. Includes core discovery activities such as interviewing users, crafting personae, writing scenario, concept models and more.

DMAD 502 User Experience Design III: Ideation (3 units)

Learn ideation techniques, and develop sketches, wireframes, and prototypes to envision solutions. Explore how to use concept testing to receive user feedback that drives research based design.

DMAD 503 User Experience Design IV: Delivery (3 units)

Learn how to develop multiple visual user interface directions, map out an application's architecture, and detail out key user task flows. Wireframes, UI mock-ups, and designing for scale will be covered.

DMAD 504 User Experience Design V: Portfolio (3 units)

Create a portfolio and presentation for sharing with potential employers. Receive insights and guidance for starting and pursuing an exciting and rewarding career in User Experience Design.

ART 101 History of Western Art I (3 units)

Comprehensive survey of the history of arts (architecture, painting, sculpture and other media) in the Western traditions and the understanding of art as reflections of the cultures from which the art emerged. Survey of the arts from the historic periods of the Prehistoric to the late 1300’s.

ART 102 History of Western Art II (3 units)

Comprehensive survey of the history of arts (architecture, painting, sculpture and other media) in the Western traditions and the understanding of art as reflections of the cultures from which the art emerged. Survey of the arts from the historic periods of the Renaissance to contemporary times.

ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East (3 units)

Survey of Asian and Near Eastern Art, especially India, China and Japan, and Persia. Investigation of the cultural sources of art work as well as their aesthetic qualities.

ART 107 Art of Our Times (3 units)

An introduction to the American visual experience of today including painting, sculpture, architecture, industrial, interior, package, advertising, furniture, design, etc.

ART 115 Art, Music and Ideas (3 units)

A multi-faceted examination and analysis of art and music as reflections of cultural ideas and traditions. The student will develop an informed appreciation of the visual arts, performance arts and musical works. Also listed as MUS. 115.

ART 117 Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora (3 units)

Introductory survey of the arts in Africa and the cultures of the African diaspora. Analysis of the history, diaspora and cultural contexts of the Art from prehistoric to contemporary times.

ART 120 Art of the Americas (3 units)

An examination of the diverse indigenous arts and cultures of the Americas, the impact of colonialism and the development of ethnic arts in the 19th and 20th centuries in the Americas.

ART 130 Art Appreciation (3 units)

A brief survey of the concepts and traditions of art through history and diverse cultures. Historical events, customs, traditions, and technology are evaluated as integrated and interactive elements which influence the creation of art. Through recognition of the communicative abilities of art, the functions and values of art to cultures and the individual are explored.

ART 171 Visual Theory and Practice: B/W Photography (3 units)

Introduction to the history, culture and technologies of the art of film-based photography. Integrating social and art histories with the theories of visual literacy, students will engage in analysis and critique of photographs. Through practices of contemporary b/w film photography, students will create images which simulate or recontextualize historic examples of photographic art. The images will demonstrate the communicative abilities of photographic images to present personal perceptions, cultural values and understandings of their world.

ART 175 Visual Theory and Practice: Ceramic Art (3 units)

An introduction to a broad spectrum of ceramic art from diverse cultures, with a focus on visual theory, aesthetics, criticism, and historical context. Students will develop critical thinking skills through the analysis of cultural and technological constructs which influenced the creation of specific genres. In addition, students will produce original works of ceramic art by reinterpreting the traditions they study in a contemporary context, with an emphasis on creative problem solving skills.

ART 204 Drawing I (3 units)

Introduction to principles, elements, and practices of drawing, employing a wide range of subject matter and drawing media. Focus on perceptually based drawing, observational skills, technical abilities, and creative responses to materials and subject matter.

ART 205 Drawing II (3 units)

Exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. Students will build on fundamental drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.

ART 207 Life Drawing (3 units)

The study of the human form as art using the techniques and materials of drawing in several media. Application of fundamental studies of anatomy in the pursuits of expressive representations of the human figure. Studio practice drawing from live models.

ART 214 Color (3 units)

A study of the principles, theories, and applications of color in two dimensional art practice. Topics include major historical and contemporary color systems, production of art projects using the elements of design as they apply to color.

ART 217 Intermediate Life Drawing (3 units)

Continued study of the human form as art using the techniques and materials of drawing and painting in pastels, acrylics, oil and watercolor paints. Application of more advanced studies of anatomy and chromatic expressions through different skin palettes. Use of expressive representations of the human figure in different environments. Expression of complex narrative contexts in the human figure. Studio practice drawing and painting from live models.

ART 221 Painting I (3 units)

Introduction to principles, elements, and practices of painting. Exploration of painting materials, perceptual skills, and paint mixing technique, as well as creative responses to materials and subject matter.

ART 222 Painting II (3 units)

An intermediate level course in techniques, materials and theories of painting using oil or acrylic paints. Students will develop strategies for image development and visual cohesiveness, with topics including composition design, color principles, and concept ideation.

ART 231 Watercolor I (3 units)

Introduction to transparent and opaque Watercolor. Varied approaches and techniques.

ART 232 Watercolor II (3 units)

Additional exploration of watercolor painting as a vehicle for creative art expression.

ART 234 Printmaking I (3 units)

Basic introduction to printmaking using techniques and materials to create limited edition prints in a variety of media. May include: Monotype, Drypoint, Collagraph, Lithography, Intaglio and Lino-cut.

ART 239 Printmaking II: Monotype, Monoprint and Mixed Media (3 units)

Advanced practice in monotype, monoprint, and mixed media print processes.

ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design (3 units)

Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to two-dimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, problem solving, and written assignments. Exploration of drawing and painting materials and techniques to explore two-dimensional design concepts.

ART 350 Visual Perception Through Photography (3 units)

The evaluation of photographs as a means to share observations and critiques of oneself, culture and history. Students will make their own images to further explore the relationships of images and perceptions; to examine how photographs impact our understanding of our world.

ART 351 Black and White Photography I (3 units)

An introduction to film-based 35mm black and white photography. Students will gain skills to view and produce photographs as an alternative means of sharing personal observations and perceptions. To develop personally meaningful images, the knowledge and application of the photographic equipment, materials and techniques are emphasized.

ART 352 Black and White Photography II (3 units)

An intermediate course expanding upon concepts and techniques developed in ART 351. Students will enhance skills to produce photographs to better share personal observations and perceptions. Critical considerations of style, content and presentation will be fundamental components of students' projects.

ART 353 Black and White Photography III (3 units)

An advanced course expanding upon concepts and techniques developed in ART 351 and ART 352. Major emphasis of course is the critical considerations of the application of skills to produce photographs that share personal perspectives based upon observations and perceptions.

ART 354 Digital Photography I (3 units)

Introduction to the use of digital color photography as an alternative means of sharing personal observations and perceptions. In addition to the knowledge and application of the photographic equipment, materials and techniques; students are introduced to the concepts and principles of using images as a means of communication and expression.

ART 355 Digital Photography II (3 units)

A continuation of ART 354. The introduction of advanced and specialized techniques in camera use and manipulations in PhotoShop to expand upon the understanding and use of images as a means of sharing personal perspectives and expressions. An important emphasis of this course is the production of artworks that reflect upon personal observations, perceptions and considerations of one's world.

ART 401 Three-Dimensional Design (3 units)

Introduction to fundamental concepts and the historical references of organizing forms in three dimensions. Studio application involving various materials to explore 3-D concepts.

ART 405 Sculpture I (3 units)

An introduction to the sculpture processes. Studio practice using a variety of materials. e.g. wood, metal, plaster, clay, stone, and mixed media assemblage to make three-dimensional works of art.

ART 406 Sculpture II (3 units)

Advanced study and practice in three dimensional form; a continuation of Art 405 in developing mastery of the media of sculpture, e.g. wood, metal, plaster, clay, stone, and mixed media assemblage.

ART 407 Sculpture III: Direct Metal (3 units)

Creation of sculptural form in metal using welding, brazing, and soldering techniques for fabrication of line, plane, found-object and mixed media composition.

ART 411 Ceramics I (3 units)

Basic introduction to ceramics and the creative process. Students will learn ceramic hand-building, glazing, and firing methods as a means of self-expression and communication.

ART 412 Ceramics II (3 units)

Additional study of ceramic processes and their application in art.

ART 417 Ceramic Glazing Techniques (3 units)

Advanced glazing techniques including special glazes, glaze composition and multi-firing techniques. Projects with emphasis on glaze effects.

ART 418 Ceramics III (3 units)

Advanced study of ceramics with a focus on either sculptural or functional artworks in clay. A series of focused ceramics pieces will culminate in the creation of a portfolio.

ART 430 Introduction to Digital Art (3 units)

Explores creative uses of digital technologies, and introduces digital art from historical and contemporary perspectives. Learn a range of skills and software used in the creation and editing of digital artworks for print, web, and multimedia.

ART 431 Digital Imaging I: Photoshop (3 units)

This course focuses on the creation and editing of digital images for use in art and design with Adobe Photoshop.

ART 432 Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop (3 units)

This project-based course will expand on the tools and techniques necessary to further explore the image making process using raster based software such as Adobe Photoshop. Students develop strategies for content development, visual cohesiveness, and graphic production techniques. Topics include design, layout, typography, color principles, and project preparation for print, web, and animation.

ART 435 Digital Illustration (3 units)

Learn skills for creating digital illustrations, designs, and artworks through creative projects using Adobe Illustrator. This course will utilize the industry standard vector-based illustration software to create vector graphics for use in art, design, digital publishing, and the web.

ART 440 Introduction to Web Design (3 units)

An introduction to creating web sites and web graphics using popular industry-standard authoring tools and design software. The course introduces the basics of layout for visual communication by integrating design concepts with technical execution in a web environment.

ART 441 Intermediate Web Design (3 units)

Exploration of intermediate design processes for the web with an emphasis on visual design and web technologies. Various industry standard software applications and web technologies are employed to create original graphics, control layout and type, process images, and publish professional websites. Topics may include in-depth discussions on the design strategies used for combining text, images, animation, video, audio, and third party API’s to create compelling visual experiences for web users.

ART 479 Typography (3 units)

Explores the history and perceptual development of letterforms and the application of typography in art and design. Language and technology will be reviewed. Creative Projects will demonstrate theoretical concepts and their application.

ART 665 Special Topics in Art (0.5- 3 units)

Lecture-based sections (1 or 2 or 3 units): Hours/semester: 16-18, 32-36 or 48-54 lecture/additional hours by arrangement where indicated. Studio-activity sections (.5 or 1 or 2 or 3 units): Hours/semester: 24-27, 48-54, 96-108 or 144-162 lab/additional studio hours and/or hours by arrangement. Specialized courses in Art designed for the focused investigation of a particular issue or topic. The courses are designed to address either artistic theoretical or rhetorical issues, or to acquire technical or craftsmanship skills of particular materials and processes associated with a specific studio art.

ART 667 Special Topics in Art (0.5- 3 units)

Lecture-based sections (1 or 2 or 3 units): Hours/semester: 16-18, 32-36 or 48-54 lecture/additional hours by arrangement where indicated. Studio-activity sections (.5 or 1 or 2 or 3 units): Hours/semester: 24-27, 48-54, 96-108 or 144-162 lab/additional studio hours and/or hours by arrangement. Specialized courses in Art designed for the focused investigation of a particular issue or topic. The courses are designed to address either artistic theoretical or rhetorical issues, or to acquire technical or craftsmanship skills of particular materials and processes associated with a specific studio art.

ART 695 Independent Study in Art (0.5- 3 units)

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline.