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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.

1401   9:00a-12:00p TWTh   AIR 133   Armstrong R W

   Arrange-6 Hours        

Above section 1401 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.

1402   1:30p-5:30p TWTh   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 1402 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.

1403   9:00a-1:00p TWTh   AIR 132   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 1403 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.

1404   Arrange-15 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mazzara E

Above section 1404 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.

1405   12:30p-4:30p TWTh   AIR 133   Lancaster W F

   Arrange-6 Hours        

Above section 1405 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.

1406   Arrange-15 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kasra M

Above section 1406 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.

4042   5:00p-9:30p MW   AIR 133   MacGillivray I J

   Arrange-3 Hours        

Above section 4042 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.

1409   Arrange-12 Hours        Lancaster W F

Above section 1409 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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.

1410   Arrange-24 Hours        Lancaster W F

Above section 1410 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 15.

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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.