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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.
1341 1:00p-4:00p TWTh AET 105 Armstrong R W
Above section 1341 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.
1342 2:00p-6:00p TWTh AET 104 Tanaka Bonita R
Above section 1342 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.
1343 Arrange-15 Hours ONLINE-E Mazzara E
Above section 1343 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).
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.
1344 1:00p-5:00p TWTh AET 106 Lancaster W F
Above section 1344 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.
1345 Arrange-15 Hours ONLINE-E Kasra M
Above section 1345 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).
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.
4027 6:30p-9:30p TWTh AET 105 MacGillivray I J
Above section 4027 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.
4028 5:45p-10:00p TTh AET 106 Zenhari E F
Above section 4028 meets at the Academy of Entertainment and Technology, 1660 Stewart Street.
IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the "Labs" link.