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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.

2298   9:30a-12:35p M   AIR 133   Armstrong R W

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Above section 2298 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2299   9:30a-12:35p Th   AIR 137   Armstrong R W

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Above section 2299 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2300   9:30a-12:35p F   AIR 133   Hill R L

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Above section 2300 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2301   2:00p-5:05p F   AIR 133   Hill R L

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Above section 2301 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.

2302   9:00a-1:05p Th   AIR 132   Fischer K K

Above section 2302 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2303   9:30a-1:35p Sat   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 2303 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2304   1:00p-5:05p T   AIR 132   Wood S J

Above section 2304 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.

2305   1:00p-5:05p W   AIR 132   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 2305 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4232   5:30p-9:35p Th   AIR 132   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 4232 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.

2306   9:30a-12:35p Th   AIR 133   Lancaster W F

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Above section 2306 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4233   6:30p-9:35p M   AIR 137   Lancaster W F

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Above section 4233 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2307   9:00a-1:05p M   AIR 132   Gerds D A

Above section 2307 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2308   9:30a-1:35p T   AIR 131   Robinson K C

Above section 2308 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2309   1:00p-5:05p W   AIR 131   Robinson K C

Above section 2309 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.

2310   1:00p-5:05p W   AIR 133   Baduel Z M

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Above section 2310 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4234   5:30p-9:35p W   AIR 133   Baduel Z M

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Above section 4234 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.

2311   1:15p-5:20p Th   AIR 132   Baduel Z M

Above section 2311 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4235   5:30p-9:35p T   AIR 132   Baduel Z M

Above section 4235 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2312   9:30a-1:35p F   AIR 132   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 2312 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

2313   2:00p-5:05p T   AIR 133   Mazzara E

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Above section 2313 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

4236   5:30p-9:35p M   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 4236 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.

4237   5:30p-9:35p W   AIR 132   Warren L S

Above section 4237 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

4238   6:30p-9:35p T   AIR 133   Moody J M

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Above section 4238 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.

2314   9:30a-12:35p T   AIR 133   Lancaster W F

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Above section 2314 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2315   Arrange-5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kasra M

Above section 2315 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4239   6:30p-9:35p W   AIR 137   Lancaster W F

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Above section 4239 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.

2317   9:30a-12:35p F   AIR 137   MacGillivray I J

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Above section 2317 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

2318   2:00p-5:05p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2318 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 20 to Apr 10, 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).

2319   2:00p-5:05p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2319 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 24 to Jun 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).

4240   6:30p-9:35p T   AIR 137   MacGillivray I J

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Above section 4240 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.

2320   2:00p-5:05p M   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 2320 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

4241   6:30p-9:35p M   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 4241 meets at the Airport Arts Campus, 2800 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica Airport.

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.

4242   6:30p-9:35p Th   AIR 133   Cavanaugh J Y

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Above section 4242 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.

4243   6:30p-9:35p F   AIR 137   Heaton W B

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Above section 4243 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.

4244   6:30p-9:35p Th   AIR 137   Staff

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Above section 4244 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.