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Graphic Design

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.

1210   1:00p-5:00p TWTh   AIR 132   Donon S G

Above section 1210 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.

1365   9:00a-1:00p TWTh   AIR 131   Tanaka Bonita R

Above section 1365 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.

1212   Arrange-15 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mazzara E

Above section 1212 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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.

1213   Arrange-15 Hours    ONLINE-E   Kasra M

Above section 1213 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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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.