Provides on-the-job learning to develop effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness in paid or unpaid internships that are related to the discipline. Involves the development and documentation of learning objectives and the completion of an internship paper, presentation, or project. Includes both workplace supervisor and faculty adviser feedback and/or written evaluations. Course Credit Limitation: To take this course, contact the Career Transfer Center. Requires orientation sessions. Students receive one unit of credit for each 60 hours unpaid or 75 hours paid work. May enroll in up to 4 units a semester with a maximum of 16 total units of any type of work experience.
Examines the fundamentals of design including design theory, the language and history of design, and contemporary design practices. Emphasizes the basic principles and the human experience in design, including graphic design and advertising, industrial design, environmental design, and media arts.
Examines the fundamentals of design including design theory, the language and history of design, and contemporary design practices. Emphasizes the basic principles and the human experience in design, including graphic design and advertising, industrial design, environmental design, and media arts. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments, real-world applications and enrichment opportunities.
Examines the major issues in twentieth century design and identifies possible future trends. Focuses on the period beginning with the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth century and continuing through the modern and postmodern design movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Explores relationships with history, culture, technology, art, and social values.
Examines the major issues in twentieth century design and identifies possible future trends. Focuses on the period beginning with the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late nineteenth century and continuing through the modern and postmodern design movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Explores relationships with history, culture, technology, art, and social values. Honors work challenges students to be more analytical and creative through expanded assignments, real-world applications and enrichment opportunities.
Introduces visual technologies, concepts and principles of production used by designers and media artists. Explores software applications as they relate to current methods of design and media arts production. Emphasizes the development of fundamental computer skills and an understanding of the relationship between digital media and visual design.
Introduces the tools and techniques, as well as the concepts, and principles of design and production in Digital Media. Includes basic computer skills, digital image capture, image manipulation, illustration, layout, time-based media, 3D, web design, and emerging technologies. Investigates the historical and conceptual relationship between art, media, and technology.
Focuses on digital illustration, currently using Adobe Illustrator for illustration, design, and media arts. Explores appropriate techniques for drawing vector-based paths, perspective, color systems, rendering of light and shade, and Illustrator's typographic capabilities.
Focuses on image editing, currently using Adobe Photoshop for photography, design, and media arts. Includes appropriate techniques for tonal and color adjustments, creating masks, non-destructive editing, adjustment layers, retouching, and compositing.
Focuses on producing single-page and multi-page documents, preparing documents for print, and creating press-ready output. Explores the page layout, font and color management, formatting type, working with paragraph styles, importing images, defining and applying color and graphic effects, creating PDFs and packaging files for printing. Introduces the printing processes, papers, bindings and proofing methods.
Provides a solid foundation in the use of the elements and principles of visual design, concept development, the creative design process, production, presentation techniques, and visual storytelling. Requires hands-on experience in visual problem solving through a variety of media.
Furthers basic design skills and develops conceptual and technical abilities to amplify content through form, image, typography, symbolism and experimentation. Requires hands-on experience in creative problem solving including the exploration of rhythm and balance, texture, figure/ground, visual hierarchy, color, time and motion, and other components, through a variety of media.
Provides an advanced level knowledge in the use of the elements of visual language and their relationship to experience, expression and communication. Emphasizes, through projects and exercises, the different aspects of analytical and inventive design thinking through concept development, design and composition using type and image, production and presentation skills.
Introduces the fundamentals of typography, letterforms, typographic terminology, and methods. Explores type families, grid construction, typographic hierarchies, organizations, and selecting and combining type. Surveys the histories of some important typefaces and the conventions and best practices that govern how type is organized, composed, and set; and explores the expressive potential of typography.
Furthers and refines the basic typographic skills using scale, hierarchy, composition, and type choice in creating a variety of forms, including publications, posters, screen-based media, and environments. Emphasizes the clarity and legibility of the message; sequential page design and detailing; integration of type and image; hierarchies and scale relationships; display typography; typographic word-marks as identities.
Introduces the tools, techniques, and the strategies for visual communication across the social media channels. Explores the creation of solutions to clearly communicate visual messages online. Emphasizes creative problem solving and strategies as applied to social media design.
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of advertising with emphasis on conceptual process and development, and basic advertising methodologies and techniques. Emphasizes the application of conceptual advertising principles and design. Examines the importance of research, copywriting and marketing knowledge in the development of advertising campaigns.
Emphasizes the fundamental digital media skills required to design and create professional media products for the BioTech field. Focuses on conceptual pathways related to interdisciplinary STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math); experiments with mixed digital arts and media, including 3D modeling. Explores the importance of research, models, and props in the design and execution of the final product.
Focuses on the creation of well-formed, believable, and memorable characters with interesting personalities. Includes visual communication through illustrating a character, starting with concept sketches, exploring shapes through iteration and refinement, and creating a basic 2D animation rig to bring it to life.
Focuses on fundamental principles of animation, study of the basic theory and mechanics of the discipline and development of simple animation. Includes storyboarding, visual storytelling, character development and environments. Applies techniques such as stop-motion, onionskin, and follow-through using industry-standard software used for animation development.
Introduces motion graphics fundamentals, including compositing, visual effects, type in motion, and animation techniques. Includes concept development, storytelling, and aesthetics in creating motion graphics, including composition, color, motion, and timing. Produces animated sequences by using digital images, vector-based content, video, and audio.
Introduces the fundamental concepts and tools used in the creation of 3D digital animation, including modeling, texture mapping, lighting, animation, and rendering. Explores the creation of characters, environments, and animation through visual narrative and design strategies, as well as a working knowledge of the industry standard software.
Introduces web design fundamentals, including the design process, target audience, site maps, information architecture, interface design, and usability. Includes web hosting, file management, FTP, optimizing images, color theory, web typography, HTML, CSS, and the basics of responsive web design. Using current industry standard technology develops the necessary skills for design and development of websites.
Introduces all stages of the UI/UX development process, from user research to defining a project’s strategy, scope, and information architecture, to developing sitemaps and wireframes. Emphasizes current best practices and conventions in UX design and applies them to create effective and compelling screen-based experiences, interface design and interaction design for websites or apps.
Provides students the opportunity to create new projects and refine existing projects for entry-level positions and for transfer institutions. Includes design process, message making, building form and composition, and technical execution. Requires completed projects which meet the professional standards.
Explores opportunities for employment in the design community, best practices for freelance design, and methods for overseeing the production of finished design artifacts. Emphasizes knowledge in all steps of design from concept and copyright to manufacturing, retail, and billing clients.
- Animation Basics, Certificate of Achievement
- BioTechnology Media Design, Certificate of Achievement
- Design, Certificate of Achievement
- Digital Effects, Certificate of Achievement
- Digital Film/Video Production Basics, Certificate of Achievement
- Graphic Design, Certificate of Achievement
- Media Arts, Certificate of Achievement
- UI/UX Design Basics, Certificate of Achievement
- Web Design Basics, Certificate of Achievement