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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.

2363   9:30a-12:35p F   AIR 133   Hill R L

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 2363 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2364   2:00p-5:05p T   AIR 133   Mazzara E

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 2364 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2365   2:00p-5:05p F   AIR 133   Hill R L

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 2365 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4261   6:30p-9:35p M   AIR 137   Armstrong R W

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4261 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 31, Graphic Design Studio 1    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.

2366   9:30a-1:35p Sat   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 2366 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2367   1:00p-5:05p T   AIR 132   Wood S J

Above section 2367 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4262   5:30p-9:35p M   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 4262 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2368   1:00p-5:05p W   AIR 132   Lancaster W F

Above section 2368 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4263   5:30p-9:35p Th   AIR 132   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 4263 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2369   9:30a-12:35p W   AIR 133   Mazzara E

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 2369 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2370   Arrange-10 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mazzara E

Above section 2370 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 26 to Oct 18, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

2371   9:30a-1:35p T   AIR 131   Robinson K C

Above section 2371 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2372   1:00p-5:05p W   AIR 131   Robinson K C

Above section 2372 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2373   12:30p-4:35p W   AIR 137   Baduel Z M

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Above section 2373 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4264   5:30p-9:35p W   AIR 133   Baduel Z M

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4264 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2374   1:15p-5:20p Th   AIR 132   Baduel Z M

Above section 2374 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4265   5:30p-9:35p T   AIR 132   Baduel Z M

Above section 4265 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

4266   5:30p-9:35p W   AIR 132   Lancaster W F

Above section 4266 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2375   9:30a-12:35p Th   AIR 133   Lancaster W F

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 2375 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2376   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kasra M

Above section 2376 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4267   6:30p-9:35p T   AIR 133   Lancaster W F

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4267 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2377   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Cavanaugh J Y

   2:00p-5:05p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

Above section 2377 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 29 to Oct 17, and is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Airport Arts Campus, 2880 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

2378   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Cavanaugh J Y

   2:00p-5:05p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

Above section 2378 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 24 to Dec 12, and is a hybrid class taught online via the Internet and at the Airport Arts Campus, 2880 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4268   6:30p-9:35p T   AIR 137   MacGillivray I J

   Arrange-1 Hour        

Above section 4268 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2379   2:00p-5:05p M   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2379 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4269   6:30p-9:35p M   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4269 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 71, Motion Graphics 1    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Graphic Design 64.

This hands-on course focuses on communication design for motion. Students will conceptualize, design and produce innovative visual communication solutions using motion. Motion Graphics is a form of communication with a range of applications: film, television, communication design, branding and advertising. Projects will cover best practices for animation and visual effects in broadcast design, film titles, and video production by combining graphics, typography and narrative storytelling.

2380   9:30a-12:35p Sat   AIR 133   Zenhari E F

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Above section 2380 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4270   6:30p-9:35p F   AIR 133   Gerds E L

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4270 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 75, Mobile Design 1    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Graphic Design 66.

This course focuses on designing for mobile touchscreen interfaces including smartphones and tablets. Mobile design requires the skill of designing for smaller, hand-held devices and has its own set of characteristics and constraints. Students will conceptualize, design, and implement front-end development to prototype designs for mobile devices. Projects will cover best practices for designing for mobile devices and will cover the basics of mobile Web and mobile app prototyping including design process, interface design, and interaction design patterns.

4271   6:30p-9:35p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

   Arrange-2 Hours        

Above section 4271 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 88A, Independent Studies in Graphic Design    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

   Arrange-1 Hour    AIR 102   Lancaster W F

Above section meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 90A, Internship    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in the class.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the students with “real life” experience in a graphic design environment. Students will work with a local firm to apply graphic design principles.

   Arrange-4 Hours   AIR 102   Lancaster W F

Above section meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 90B, Internship    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in the class.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the students with “real life” experience in a graphic design environment. Students will work with a local firm to apply graphic arts principles.

   Arrange-8 Hours    AIR 102   Lancaster W F

Above section meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

GR DES 90C, Internship    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in the class.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a graphic design environment. Students will work with a local firm to apply graphic arts principles.

   Arrange-12 Hours    AIR 102   Lancaster W F

Above section meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.