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Art
Art 1
Art in Modern Life
Art 25abcd
Life Painting II
Art 75abcd
Jewelry Casting
Art 2
History of Western Art - Prehistoric to Gothic
Art 29ab
Fundamentals of Color
Art 81ab
Beginning Sculpture
Art 3
History of Western Art - Proto-Renaissance to 19th Century
Art 31abcd
Three-Dimensional Design
Art 82abcd
Life Sculpture
Art 4
History of Western Art - 19th Century to Contemporary Times
Art 34ab
Gallery Management and Artist Career Issues
Art 83abcd
Bronze Casting
Art 5A
History of Asian Art - India and Southeast Asia
Art 37ab
Two-Dimensional Design I
Art 87ab
Beginning Printmaking
Art 5B
History of Asian Art - China, Korea and Japan
Art 38abcd
Two-Dimensional Design II
Art 88abcd
Etching/Relief
Art 6
Cross-Cultural Art
Art 39ab
Advertising Design I
Art 89abcd
Silkscreen/Lithography
Art 7
Art History of Mexico and Central and South America
Art 40abcd
Advertising Design II
Art 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education
Art 9
History of African Art
Art 41ab
Lettering and Typography
Art 99abc
Independent Study
Art 10ab
Drawing Fundamentals I
Art 42abcd
Lettering II
Art 100
Supervised Tutoring: Computer Applications
Art 11abcd
Drawing Fundamentals II
Art 50
Special Topics in Art
Art 141abcd (formerly 141ab)
Digital Art
Art 12ab (formerly 301)
Perspective Drawing
Art 52abcd
Rendering
Art 142abcd
Digital Photography
Art 17ab
Life Drawing I
Art 52abcd
Rendering
Art 143abcd (formerly 48abcd)
Digital Design and Publishing
Art 18abcd
Life Drawing II
Art 54abcd
Illustration II
Art 144abcd (formerly 49abcd)
Three-Dimensional Computer Animation
Art 19ab
Water Color Painting I
Art 61ab
Beginning Ceramics
Art 145abcd (formerly 46abcd)
Multimedia Design
Art 20abcd
Water Color Painting II
Art 62abcd
Intermediate Ceramic
Art 146abcd
Designing for the World Wide Web
Art 22ab
Fundamentals of Painting I
Art 63abcd
Advanced Ceramics
Art 147abcd
Digital Video Design
Art 23abcd
Fundamentals of Painting II
Art 73ab
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Art 195ab
Portfolio and Career Planning for Artists and Designers
Art 24ab
Life Painting I
Art 74abcd
Jewelry Fabrication
 



Art 1
Art in Modern Life

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introductory study of the visual arts designed to increase the student’s ability to understand and evaluate art. The course surveys a broad range of art forms, styles, and techniques from various cultures and periods; examines art in relation to its socio-cultural context; and considers the impact of art on modern life.

Art 2
History of Western Art - Prehistoric to Gothic

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 2; Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

This course surveys the history of Western art from prehistoric through Gothic periods with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Key art works are studied in relation to historical and cultural contexts that consider the casual effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on the production of art.

Art 3
History of Western Art - Proto-Renaissance to 19th Century

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

A study of the history, development, and evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, and related art forms in Western culture and their integration with changing social, political, religious, and philosophical conditions from the 14th through the 18th centuries. This course, the second in a series of three on the history of Western art, focuses on the Proto-Renaissance (1300-1400), Renaissance (1400-1525), Mannerism (1525-1600), and Baroque (1600-1750) periods in Italy, Spain, Flanders, The Netherlands, France, England, and Germany.

Art 4
History of Western Art - 19th Century to Contemporary Times

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(Art 2, 3, 4 = CAN ART SEQ A)

This course is a survey of the history, development, and evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and related art forms of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Artworks, art movements, and art styles are studied in relation to relevant social, political, philosophical, and technological factors and the accelerating changes that characterize the modern era.

Art 5A
History of Asian Art - India and Southeast Asia

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the arts of India and Southeast Asia from their earliest beginnings in Indus Valley cultures through the 18th century with an emphasis on Buddhist and Hindu art forms. Key artworks are studied in relation to historical, cultural, and religious contexts.

Art 5B
History of Asian Art - China, Korea and Japan

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, the second in a series of two on the history of Asian art, surveys the arts of China, Japan, and Korea from the Neolithic period through the 19th century in relation to cultural, political, religious, and philosophical contexts. It traces the transmission of cultural ideas and art forms from one civilization to another and considers the effect of Western art’s historical methodologies on the study and appreciation of Asian art and culture.

Art 6
Cross-Cultural Art

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers the effects of cultural diffusion, cultural pluralism, and globalization on Western civilization as found in modern and contemporary art and popular culture. Topics include Orientalism, Japonisme, and Primitivism as well as Post Modern multiculturalism. Attendance may be required at selected events presented by the El Camino College Center for the Arts and/or art exhibitions presented in the El Camino College Art Gallery.

Art 7
Art History of Mexico and Central and South America

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of art of Pre- Columbian civilizations in Mexico and Central and South America, with emphasis on the development of Mexican art from the Spanish Colonial period through contemporary times.

Art 9
History of African Art

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introductory survey of African art in relation to its historical and cultural contexts. It focuses on specific groups and regions with an emphasis on sub-Sahara West and Central Africa, stressing the different roles of the visual arts within each culture.

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Art 10ab
Drawing Fundamentals I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 8)

This course is an introduction to the techniques, media, and concepts of drawing. Instruction is designed to foster observational, compositional, interpretive, and expressive proficiencies. Representative topics include observation, perception, and the drawing process; contour and line; value, volume, and light theory; composition and pictorial structure; and linear perspective. Also included is an introduction to color theory.

Art 11abcd
Drawing Fundamentals II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides intermediate instruction in drawing with emphasis on media development, pictorial space, composition and interpretation. Students will also be introduced to experimental and improvisational techniques.

Art 12ab (formerly 301)
Perspective Drawing

1 unit; .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Credit, not degree applicable

This course explores the practical application of the principles and techniques of perspective drawing. Students who enroll in this course will be provided the opportunity to upgrade their current drawing skills, prepare for future study in studio art, and enhance their ability to develop portfolio quality work.

Art 17ab
Life Drawing I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
(CAN ART 24)

This course includes drawing from live models with an emphasis on anatomical structure, representation of gestures, foreshortening and proportion.

Art 18abcd
Life Drawing II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 17ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Art 17ab. Advanced problems in representing the human form are covered, with an increased emphasis on research and innovation.

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Art 19ab
Water Color Painting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the student to the concepts and techniques of watercolor painting with emphasis placed on basic washes, media manipulation, color theory, composition and interpretation.

Art 20abcd
Water Color Painting II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 19ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques of watercolor painting. Progressively more challenging problems of technique, color, composition, expression and improvisation will be presented.

Art 22ab
Fundamentals of Painting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 10)

This course introduces instruction in the materials, methods, and techniques of painting. Emphasis is placed on paint manipulation, color mixing, compositional structure, and form translation.

Art 23abcd
Fundamentals of Painting II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 22ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides intermediate instruction in the materials, methods and techniques of painting with an emphasis on developing proficiency in the use of pictorial space, color, composition and interpretation.

Art 24ab
Life Painting I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 22ab and 17ab with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

The techniques and concepts of life painting are introduced in this course. Translation and adaptation of live-model poses are explored in the context of the painting process. The functions and application of anatomy, volume, chiaroscuro, color, space, and composition are also covered.

Art 25abcd
Life Painting II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 24ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of the techniques and aesthetic issues introduced in Art 24ab. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of live-model poses, media manipulation, color, space, composition, and expression.

Art 29ab
Fundamentals of Color

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and application of color. Students will create various designs, diagrams, and art works. Creative problem-solving in art and design is also emphasized.

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Art 31abcd
Three-Dimensional Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 16)

This course is an introduction to the concepts and processes of three-dimensional design. Students will design and construct projects involving linear and architectural models as well as relief and solid forms. Emphasis is placed on creative solutions to design problems using various construction techniques and materials.

Art 34ab
Gallery Management and Artist Career Issues

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab per week to be arranged
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 2R
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of the theory, techniques, evaluation and analysis of gallery operations, the production of art exhibits and the discussion of issues related to the development of artists’ careers.

Art 37ab
Two-Dimensional Design I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 14)

This course introduces the elements and principles of two-dimensional design and provides instruction in the fundamentals of graphic communication including visual perception, color structure, composition, and expression.

Art 38abcd
Two-Dimensional Design II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 37ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an expanded study of the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Special emphasis is placed on pictorial interpretation, conceptual synthesis and graphic purpose. Experimental design strategies will be introduced including variation studies, research and production methods and electronic media applications.

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Art 39ab
Advertising Design I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course presents a fundamental overview of advertising design and stresses creative problem solving. Topics such as marketing, demographic studies, client/agency relationships and American advertising are covered. Through the synthesis and application of design principles and elements, research and layout methods, and production and printing processes, individual projects will be completed representing various types of advertising: magazine, newspaper, broadcast, outdoor, product, and in-store.

Art 40abcd
Advertising Design II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 39ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a continuation of Advertising Design I. Emphasis is placed on the development of a strong foundation for visualizing design problems and formulating their solutions as well as the correlation of form with content, function and context. Materials will be prepared for portfolio presentation.

Art 41ab
Lettering and Typography

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides a foundation in typography for students interested in graphic design and digital arts. Lettering techniques from calligraphy to digital typesetting will be covered. The use of type in printed publications, advertising, web design, and motion graphics will be explored. Students will create typographic designs for both page and screen layout.

Art 42abcd
Lettering II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 41ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course continues the study of lettering fundamentals. Included is the Roman alphabet and its various categories, families and related fonts. Additional strategies for the formation and utilization of letters in a variety of contexts will be presented along with the strengthening of basic techniques previously taught. Special attention is placed on creative problem solving including self-generated project themes and solutions, inventive production strategies and experimentally-derived aesthetic content. The creation and presentation of a portfolio of art work is also included.

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Art 50
Special Topics in Art

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/ lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Art more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Art 52abcd
Rendering

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers the basic methods and techniques of rendering. Emphasis is placed on the use of various art media such as markers, water-based paint, ink, graphite, pastel and colored pencil within an illusory and sharp-focused context. Materials will be prepared for portfolio presentation.

Art 53ab
Illustration I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Recommended Preparation: Art 52abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to illustration and stresses the creative interpretation of various subjects, situations and themes within the context of commercial art applications such as advertising, editorial and institutional. Special emphasis is placed on the creation of illustrations from rough concept sketches through finished art work. Production and media processes, color analysis and application, and portfolio development and presentation will be presented.

Art 54abcd
Illustration II

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 53ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a continuation of the concepts and techniques presented in Illustration I. Increasingly more advanced illustration projects, techniques, concepts and methods will be presented. Emphasis is placed on the development of original concepts, the refinements of techniques and production methods, and the development and presentation of portfolio-quality art work.

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Art 61ab
Beginning Ceramics

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC
(CAN ART 6)

Survey of the history and techniques of ceramics. Basic methods of hand-building with clay and techniques for glazing and decorating with an introduction to wheelthrowing.

Art 62abcd
Intermediate Ceramics

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 61ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course will explore the basic functional forms, surface decoration, glazing techniques, clays and clay bodies with an emphasis on the use of the potter’s wheel. The course will also consider the history of Early American, Far East and Western European ceramics.

Art 63abcd
Advanced Ceramics

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 62abcd with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course includes the study of highfire clays and glazes. The student will continue to explore functional forms and surface enrichment and will experiment with glazing techniques. Kiln loading and the theory of firing will be introduced. A brief history of ceramics will be included.

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Art 73ab
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

Introduction to fundamental jewelry and metalsmithing design and techniques. Emphasis placed on the techniques and design potential of metal fabrication.

Art 74abcd
Jewelry Fabrication

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 73ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course that focuses on intermediate topics in jewelry fabrication, surface embellishment, forming, stone setting and tool making. The student will develop design skills and concepts through individual projects.

Art 75abcd
Jewelry Casting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 73ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the casting process as it relates to the field of jewelry. Modelmaking, lost wax casting, and mold making will be introduced. Design skills and concepts will be developed through individual projects.

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Art 81ab
Beginning Sculpture

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 12)

This course is an introduction to the techniques, materials, and concepts of sculpture. Instruction is designed to foster observation, composition, interpretation, and expression. Representative topics include clay modeling, casting, and bas relief. Emphasis is placed on design, form, materials, and process.

Art 82abcd
Life Sculpture

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 17ab with a minimum grade of C
Recommended Preparation: Art 81ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course explores the anatomical structure of the human figure through sculptural studies. Students will develop technical and creative skills, including observation, drawing and modeling. Students will work from live models.

Note: This course is offered in the fall semester only.

Art 83abcd
Bronze Casting

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 81ab with a minimum grade of C or
one semester of Art 31abcd with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the aesthetics and processes used in the making of bronze sculpture. Topics covered include the elements of sculptural design, wax formulation and fabrication, the spruing process, the investing of wax patterns, mold making, finishing techniques, and bronze foundry procedures.

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Art 87ab
Beginning Printmaking

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 10ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC;
(CAN ART 20)

This course is a survey of the fundamental processes of printmaking. Instruction includes Relief (woodcut and linoleum), Intaglio (drypoint and etching), and Serigraph (silkscreen) methods of printmaking. This course also includes Lithography, printing in black and white and in color, as well as limited edition printing by hand and by press. A brief historical survey of printmaking is also included.

Art 88abcd
Etching/Relief

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 87ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Intaglio and Relief printing processes and includes potentials of various plate development techniques. The student will be introduced to multicolor prints involving the use of relief, multiple plates, collagraphs and viscosity printing methods.

Art 89abcd
Silkscreen/Lithography

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 87ab with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a continuation of Silkscreen and Lithographic printing processes. Emphasis is placed on resist, photographic, multi-technical and multi-color techniques.

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Art 96abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:
Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major
Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Art field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Art 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Art with a minimum grade of B in each
and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Art not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Art projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Art 100
Supervised Tutoring: Computer Applications

0 units; minimum 1 hour lab per semester
Corequisite: enrollment in an El Camino College studio art course
Non-credit

This course provides supervised laboratory time on computer applications for the studio art student. The student will develop skill in operating computers and software programs relating to the creation and design of visual art, including graphics, desktop publishing, illustration, animation and multimedia.

Note: This course is repeatable.

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Art 141abcd (formerly 141ab)
Digital Art

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: one semester of Art 10ab or Art 37ab with a minimum grade of C;
eligibility for English 2R;
working knowledge of the computer and operating system
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course provides students with a foundation in the two basic types of graphics software, vector (drawing) and raster (painting/photography), with a focus on the principles of two-dimensional design. Students will work on a variety of digital projects involving drawing, design, typography, and photographic manipulation.

Art 142abcd
Digital Photography

3 units; 2 hour lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Photography 51
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course introduces the computer as a tool for creating, modifying, and manipulating photographic images. Topics covered include scanning and digitizing images, output to print and film, color, photo-retouching and photo-montage. Emphasis is placed on art and design concepts.

Art 143abcd (formerly 48abcd)
Digital Design and Publishing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 41ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to the use of the computer in producing visuals and designs for print media. Areas covered include hands-on experience with desktop publishing software, scanning, and printing. Emphasis is placed on art and design concepts of visual organization and effective communication.

Art 144abcd (formerly 49abcd)
Three-Dimensional Computer Animation

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 10ab
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional animation concepts and skills using the computer. Students will receive hands-on experience with animation software, digitizing images, and three-dimensional output to video. Emphasis is placed on art and design concepts of expression and communication.

Art 145abcd (formerly 46abcd)
Multimedia Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd or Art 144abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed to enable the student to create two-dimensional animation and interactive multimedia for the World Wide Web. Hands-on exercises lead students through screen and interface design, principles of animation, typography, digital imaging, digital sound, and digital video. Various examples of web animation and online interactive media will be discussed. Assignments result in the creation of original web animations that include interactivity.

Art 146abcd
Designing for the World Wide Web

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd and either Art 39abcd or Art 143abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will focus on applying art and design concepts to designing for the World Wide Web. Topics covered will include: a history and survey of the Internet; analysis of selected Web sites; effective use of topography, images, animation and sound in Web design; flow-charting, story boarding, organizing content, and designing an effective interface. Technical issues such as file formats, compression, testing and debugging will also be covered. Students will have hands-on experience with graphics software, Hypertext Mark Up Language (HTML) and Web authoring software to produce their own Web page.

Art 147abcd
Digital Video Design

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: one semester of Art 141abcd with a minimum grade of C or equivalent experience
Recommended Preparation: Art 142abcd
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will cover creating digital movies and non-linear editing techniques. Topics covered will include: a history and overview of analog and digital video; analysis of selected commercial and fine art video pieces; use of sound effects and music; effective use of transitions; incorporating still images and text. Technical issues such as file formats, compression options, and hardware requirements will be covered relative to creating projects for output to videotape, multimedia and the World Wide Web. Students will create an original digital video project.

Art 195ab
Portfolio and Career Planning for Artists and Designers

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course analyzes various sectors of the art and design industry and provides instruction in portfolio planning and resume preparation for specific career areas. Management skills for independent freelance projects will also be covered.

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