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Graphic Design

GR DES 18, Introduction to Graphic Design Applications    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This computer course provides an overview of digital applications used in the field of Graphic Design: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Also covered: Operating Systems, file management and computer navigation basics.

2227   9:30a-12:35p F   AET 106   Hill R L

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Above section 2227 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2228   2:00p-5:05p M   AET 105   Lancaster W F

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Above section 2228 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2229   2:00p-5:05p T   AET 106   Armstrong R W

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Above section 2229 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4237   6:30p-9:35p Th   AET 105   Armstrong R W

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Above section 4237 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 21, Electronic PrePress and Publishing    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course provides an introduction to electronic publishing, printing, and the history of printing and other areas of graphic communications. It includes orientation to the computer, typesetting, electronic page layout software, camera work, basic stripping, platemaking, proofing, presswork, quality control techniques, and post-press operations. Students will learn to operate Macintosh computers and various models of printing presses to reproduce various types of camera-ready artwork.

2230   2:00p-5:05p F   AET 105   Johnson B T

Above section 2230 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 31, Graphic Design Studio 1 (2,2)   2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This studio course introduces the graphic design process including concept, visualization, documentation, and professional presentation. With an emphasis on visual communication strategies, students will explore the fundamental text and image interaction and develop various types of graphic identity designs including symbolic, pictorial, or typographic. This is the first in a sequence of three courses.

2231   10:00a-2:05p Sat   AET 104   Donon S G

Above section 2231 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2232   1:00p-5:05p M   AET 104   Wood S J

Above section 2232 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4238   5:30p-9:35p W   AET 104   Wood S J

Above section 4238 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 33, Typography Design 1    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 18.

This studio course introduces classical typography--tradition, terminology, specification, and production. With an emphasis on legibility and craftsmanship, students will develop rectilinear typographic compositions while learning type indication, comping, and professional presentation techniques. This is the first in a sequence of two courses.

2233   1:00p-5:05p W   AET 104   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 2233 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4239   5:30p-9:35p Th   AET 104   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 4239 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 34, Publication and Page Design I    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This computer course introduces students to Adobe InDesign, a page layout computer application. Students will learn to incorporate type and imagery into creative projects, such as brochures, print publications and posters.

2234   2:00p-5:05p W   AET 106   Lancaster W F

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Above section 2234 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4240   6:30p-9:35p T   AET 105   Lancaster W F

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Above section 4240 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 35, Drawing for Graphic Design    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This studio course is an introduction to quick sketching techniques for graphic design students. Students will develop and practice techniques employed by working graphic artists to quickly create drawings for concept, layout development and communication to clients, photographers, illustrators and associates, utilizing a variety of media, including pen, pencil, and markers.

2235   9:30a-1:35p T   AET 202   Robinson K C

Above section 2235 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2236   1:00p-5:05p M   AET 202   Gerds D A

Above section 2236 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4241   5:30p-9:35p Th   AET 202   Robinson K C

Above section 4241 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 38, Digital Illustration 1    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Graphic Design 35.

This computer course is designed for students interested in the computer as a digital illustration tool and covers the basics of computer illustration and its use in print and web-based media. Students will create vector-based artwork, manipulate type and learn how to create dynamic content and illustrations for print and online delivery using an industry standard application, Adobe Illustrator. This course also explores fundamental design concepts and finding creative solutions using Illustrator’s multiplicity of tools.

2237   12:30p-4:35p W   AET 123   Baduel Z M

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Above section 2237 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2238   1:00p-5:05p Th   AET 123   Baduel Z M

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Above section 2238 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4242   5:30p-9:35p W   AET 123   Baduel Z M

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Above section 4242 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 41, Graphic Design Studio 2   2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 31.

This studio course introduces the application of graphic identity designs to corporate identity programs, retail identity systems, and other uses, primarily in 2D. With an emphasis on visual problem-solving strategies, students will generate design criteria research, analysis, design implications, and design system development. This is the second in a sequence of three courses.

2239   1:15p-5:20p T   AET 104   Baduel Z M

Above section 2239 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4243   5:30p-9:35p T   AET 104   Baduel Z M

Above section 4243 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 43, Typography Design 2    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 33. • Advisory: Graphic Design 31 and 34.

This studio design course provides a survey of typography history and current design directions to inspire the development of dynamic, contemporary typographic compositions. With an emphasis on visual communication strategies, students will explore the metaphoric and stylistic refinement of text - the fundamental element of graphic design style. This is the second in a sequence of two courses.

2240   1:15p-5:20p Th   AET 104   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 2240 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 44, Publication and Page Design 2   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 34.

A continuation of Graphic Design 34, this lecture-lab course stresses the use of Adobe InDesign to develop professional solutions to page layout design problems.

2241   2:00p-5:05p W   AET 105   Mazzara E

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Above section 2241 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 50, Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 34.

This studio course focuses upon the development of an effective graphic design portfolio-refining existing work and also defining and executing additional portfolio projects to meet a student’s need for transfer application or employment in the field.

4244   5:30p-9:35p M   AET 104   Donon S G

Above section 4244 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 51, Graphic Design Studio 3    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 41.

This studio course introduces the development of multi-faceted promotional design programs with applications in 2-D and 3-D. With an emphasis on unifying concepts, students will create comprehensive design programs which may include print, packaging, advertising, media, and environments. This is the third in a sequence of three courses.

4245   5:30p-9:35p T   AET 106   Warren L S

Above section 4245 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 54, Digital Illustration 2   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 38. • Advisory: Graphic Design 35.

Created for students interested in the computer as an illustration tool, this extension of Graphic Design 38 begins with simple black and white drawings and progresses to advanced techniques for more involved, multi-layered color illustrations. This class is taught with Macintosh computers.

4246   6:30p-9:35p W   AET 105   Moody J M

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Above section 4246 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 64, Digital Imaging for Design    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Using Adobe Photoshop, this computer class teaches students how to scan, manipulate, and enhance digital images for graphic reproduction and use on the web. Includes retouching, color adjustment and color correction techniques.

Graphic Design 64 is the same course as Entertainment Technology 37. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

2242   2:00p-5:05p Th   AET 106   Lancaster W F

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Above section 2242 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2243   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E    Kasra M

Above section 2243 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4247   6:30p-9:35p M   AET 105   Lancaster W F

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Above section 4247 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 65, Web Design 1    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Graphic Design 18 or Entertainment Technology 11.

This course is designed as an introduction to web design for students with a basic knowledge of computers and graphic design applications. Students will learn to think critically about web design and apply basic conceptual design principles. Components of design such as color, typography, layout and composition will be discussed. Other topics include: an overview of the web and how it works, designing a navigation interface, web graphics, information architecture, HTML, web hosting, and file/site management. Students will design and create a simple web page utilizing basic features of a web authoring software.

2244   2:00p-5:05p T   AET 105   MacGillivray I J

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Above section 2244 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2245   2:00p-5:05p Th   AET 105   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2245 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 16 to Apr 05, and is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2246   2:00p-5:05p Th   AET 105   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2246 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 19 to Jun 07, and is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4248   6:30p-9:35p F   AET 105   MacGillivray I J

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Above section 4248 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 66, Web Design 2    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 65 and Graphic Design 64, or Entertainment Technology 37.

This computer-based course is focused on the successful design and implementation of web sites and builds on the concepts and fundamental techniques covered in Graphic Design 65. Students will learn different approaches and technologies in delivering online content. Topics include: Dynamic HTML, web hosts and servers, search engines, web graphics, web animation, and web authoring tools. Design issues such as effective communication, technical constraints, typography, navigation interface, and information architecture will be addressed. Students will design and create a multi-page web site utilizing advanced features of a web authoring software.

This course is the same as Entertainment Technology 14. Students may earn credit for one but not both.

2247   10:00a-1:05p Sat   AET 106   Zenhari E F

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Above section 2247 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

2248   2:00p-5:05p M   AET 123   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2248 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4249   6:30p-9:35p M   AET 106   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 4249 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 67, Web Design 3    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 66, Entertainment Technology 34.

This computer-based advanced web course builds on the conceptual and technical knowledge acquired in Graphic Design 66, and focuses on developing and creating complete, commercial quality web sites. Working in teams, students will participate in a directed design and implementation of a medium-sized commercial web site. Technical topics include: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), advanced page slicing, layer-based menus, optimization schemes, and site maintenance. Students will also learn how to embed audio, video and vector-based animation on their web sites. Other topics include: client management, production methodology, content accessibility, teamwork, and site production budgets. Students will conceptualize, design, and produce a complete and dynamic commercial-quality web site with multimedia components.

4250   6:30p-9:35p Th   AET 106   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 4250 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

GR DES 71, Motion Graphics    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Graphic Design 64.

This hands-on course focuses on bringing together the elements of photo, text, movies and sound to create a complete video project. Students will concentrate on the techniques, skills, and theory of video editing and how to apply those techniques to enhance, pace and set the mood for film or video projects. Included will be demonstrations of a variety of available editing equipment.

2249   2:00p-5:05p F   AET 106   Zenhari E F

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Above section 2249 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

4251   6:00p-9:05p F   AET 106   Gerds E L

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Above section 4251 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.

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