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Art New Media - American River College Catalog

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ART NEW MEDIA

Area: Dean: Phone: Counseling:

Fine & Applied Arts Dr. Adam Karp (916) 484-8433 (916) 484-8572

Degree: A.A. - Art New Media A.A. - Technical Communications Certificates: Graphic Design Illustration 3D Animation 3D Modeling and Texturing 3D Rigging Technical Director 3D Technical Director Web Design Technical Communications Department Certificate: Foundation

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES Art New Media Degree
The Art New Media program emphasizes visual arts produced in a digital environment. While all new media are intimately linked to new technology, it is essential for a designer or artist to have a strong foundation in the fundamentals of visual art. Course work includes a wide spectrum of studies in traditional and new media fundamentals relevant to art and design.
Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

• • • •

analyze design principles relevant to new media technology combine various technical skills in the field of art new media create visual images utilizing traditional and/or digital media synthesize concepts of modern art history and apply them to illustration, animation, graphic design and web design • conceive visual solutions for successful visual communication • critique new media works
Career Opportunities

ARTNM 332 ARTNM 352 ARTNM 354 ARTNM 356 ARTNM 358 ARTNM 359 ARTNM 370 or ART 314 ARTNM 372 or ART 317 ARTNM 401 or CISW 307 ARTNM 402 ARTNM 404 ARTNM 405 ARTNM 410 ARTNM 420 ARTNM 421 ARTNM 422 ARTNM 423 ARTNM 431 CISW 300 WEXP 498

Digital Video (3) Design for Publication (3) Digital Prepress (3) Advanced Projects In Graphic Design (3) College Magazine: Art Selection and Editing (1 - 2) College Magazine: Design and Production (3) Introduction to Illustration (3) Introduction to Illustration (3) Character Design (3) Character Design (3) Introduction to Web Design (3) Introduction to Web Development and Design (3) Intermediate Web Design (3) Interactive Basics (3) Digital 2D Animation (3) Interactive Projects (4) Introduction to 3D Modeling (3) 3D Character Modeling and Rigging (3) 3D Character Animation (3) 3D Texturing (3) 3D Short Production (3) Web Publishing (3) Work Experience in (Subject) (1 - 4)

A few career opportunities include Graphic Designer, Character Designer, 3D Animator, Web Designer, 3D Modeler and Texture Artist, 3D Artist, Commercial Illustrator, and Print Designer.
Requirements for Degree 33 Units ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition..........................3 ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)............................................3 or ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3) ART 323 Design: Color Theory....................................................3 ARTH 310 Modern Art.................................................................3 ARTNM 305 History of Graphic Design............................................3 ARTNM 450 Portfolio for Art New Media.........................................3 And a minimum of 24 units from the following:................................15 ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media..............................1.5 ART 306 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) or ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) ARTNM 303 Graphic Design: Typography (3) ARTNM 324 Digital Design (3) ARTNM 325 Intermediate Digital Design (3) ARTNM 326 Digital Painting (3) ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery - PhotoShop Basics (3) ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery (3) ARTNM 331 Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I (3) or ART 339 Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I (3)

Associate Degree Requirements: The Art New Media Associate in Arts

(A.A.) Degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See ARC graduation requirements.

Graphic Design Certificate
The Graphic Design certificate offers a curriculum utilizing software applications, industry-standard hardware as well as developing the typographic/fundamental and technical skills necessary for today’s workplace. This certificate focuses on visual communication through layout design, typography, and the dynamic relationship between image and type; it meets current marketplace demands by incorporating print/ non-print media and the effect new technologies have on a changing communications field. Students are encouraged to continue their studies in graphic design at a four year college, or encouraged to choose an entry level position in the graphic design industry.
Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

• analyze and formulate visual communication ideas using graphic design principles and standards
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... This certificate focuses on skill sets in both the traditional arts. Web................................................... to animated product placement...........3 or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3) ARTNM 324 Digital Design ............................... • create animation in various 2D and 3D software programs and apply the principles regardless of the software differences........................3 or ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3) Students can apply their 3D animation skills in film........................... Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program............................ Requirements for Certificate 18 Units ART 375 Figure Sculpture.3 Introduction to Illustration (3) Interactive Basics... • create a portfolio quality 3D animation demonstration reel............ • create the motions.. Animations created will range from flying logos for broadcast television...........5 Units ART 323 Design: Color Theory ............................. Career Opportunities • create drawn and painted objects and the human figure from direct observation • analyze the principles of color theory • assess the most effective color harmony to enhance the viewer’s understanding of the content of an illustration or animation • synthesize concepts of modern art history and apply them to illustrations and animation effectively communicate within contemporary culture • create images utilizing traditional and/or digital media • conceive visual solutions for a client within a defined time frame Requirements for Certificate 37.....3 ARTNM 405 Digital 2D Animation........................................3 ART 304 Figure Drawing and Composition........... being able to use the right tool for the right job • evaluate problems generated by clients and execute visual responses through research....... • finish work for approval in a timely manner...............4 ARTH 310 ARTNM 302 ARTNM 310 or ART 320 ARTNM 324 ARTNM 326 ARTNM 370 or ART 314 ARTNM 404 ARTNM 405 ARTNM 450 Modern Art.... and digital environments to create believable animations.............................................................3 ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media ................................. and entrepreneurial................3 ART 323 Design: Color Theory............5 ARTNM 303 Graphic Design: Typography................... 3 ART 306 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) or ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) ART 317 Character Design (3) or ARTNM 372 Character Design (3) A minimum of 3 units from the following:..........................3 ART 327 Painting (3).... roughs...1..... technical and book illustration......................3 ARTNM 450 Portfolio for Art New Media .............................3 ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery ..................................4) 93 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 ... and broadcast......... or encouraged to choose an entry level position in the illustration industry......... game.................. thumbnails..........3 ARTNM 305 History of Graphic Design ....................................3 Design: Fundamentals (3) Digital Design...3 ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery .....5 Units ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition............................................ and expressions of threedimensional computer graphics characters and objects.................................. video reference..3 Digital Painting ...........3 ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling..............3 Introduction to Illustration (3)...3 ARTNM 325 Intermediate Digital Design ..........................................3 Digital Basics for Art New Media..... engineering......................... advertising.......3 ART NEW MEDIA 3D Animation Certificate The 3D Animation certificate focuses on traditional animation principles to create believable animations...........................3 ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3) ..............................................5-41.................................. and animate the models for use in demonstration reels............................................. design development and presentation Requirements for Certificate 38...3 Digital 2D Animation...... color and hierarchy of information • manage and use technological tools used by the graphic design industry.... legal........................... the student will be able to: • research and demonstrate application of the principles of animation to tell a story with meaning through movement.. as well as local industries....... Students can continue their studies in 3D animation at a four year college or choose an entry level position in any of the 3D animation industries..............1..... fine art.......... to characters used for the telling of fantastic stories.................................................... 1 ........ • critique animation and regularly improve upon demonstration reels.............. This certificate focuses on drawing and painting skills in both the traditional and digital environments................................. composition....5 Design: Fundamentals (3)..............(Graphic Design Certificate continued) • justify the historical role of typography as a communication device and know how the graphic design field fits into today’s multimedia environment • create and assemble two-dimensional media projects taking into account form........................ gestures.....................3 ARTNM 352 Design for Publication ..........3 ARTNM 422 3D Character Animation. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program....................... Students are encouraged to continue their studies in illustration at a four year college......................3 ARTNM 356 Advanced Projects In Graphic Design .......................................... • create high quality 3D models from live or image reference...............................3 WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) ........ 3 ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3) WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 ........ and from hand drawn imagery................ such as medical.....3 ARTNM 354 Digital Prepress ....... Illustration skills are used in animation and concept and character development as well as the traditional areas of editorial..... • create animation from live reference.......PhotoShop Basics ..............3 Portfolio for Art New Media...........3 A minimum of 3 units from the following:.......................................... • block in movements in rough animation and show for the approval in a weekly review..... the student will be able to: Illustration Certificate The Illustration certificate combines a strong foundation of traditional fine arts courses and courses using digital media.......

.......... Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program..... Career Opportunities Students can apply their 3D rigging skills in film... Career Opportunities Students can continue their studies in 3D modeling and texturing at a four year college or choose to apply their 3D modeling and texturing skills in the film....................3 ARTNM 431 3D Short Production.. Web........ or bringing the character to life.. such as medical.................. high polygon count.. polygon meshes ready for production...... In addition.. Requirements for Certificate 19 Units ART 375 Figure Sculpture...... • create believable textures from reference images............. characters.......3 MATH 330 Trigonometry..... • create a concise set of animation controls.... • create a portfolio quality modeling and texturing demonstration reel...3 A minimum of 3 units from the following:............. legal. or hand drawn reference......... • create accurate models of the human anatomy with a clear and clean polygon flow showing muscle. as well as local industries.... environments.. and broadcast............ • differentiate the deformation needs of realistic musculature and traditional cartoon movement......... students will be expected to increase efficiency of production by creating rig building tools............ 3 ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) or ART 306 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3) ARTNM 372 Character Design (3) or ART 317 Character Design (3) A minimum of 3 units from the following:.. engineering....... Rigging is the process of giving a character controls for movement.. and broadcast industries..........3 ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging.. fine art. therein “articulating” its range of motion... skin......... interfacing tools will be created to increase efficiency and usability of the rigs in production......... • analyze and assess the needs of a project and determine the complexity of the models and textures to match the project. create new tools.......... Texturing will focus primarily on the use of manipulated and painted imagery to create complex surfaces...3 ARTNM 423 3D Texturing............... game........ Also...... Standard rigs for vehicles........... or applying existing rigs to newly created character sculpts............ • create clean............3 ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging.................... • design and maintain master rigs that can be re-used as a basis for articulating similar characters....3 ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling.....1 CISP 300 Algorithm Design/Problem Solving....... and bone topology... and entrepreneurial.............. and quadrupedal characters will be created. the student will be able to: 3D Rigging Technical Director Certificate This certificate offers training on the articulation of movement for 3D objects........ game......... • analyze the animator’s needs to provide and refine an articulation of the full range of expressions and body movement needed to support a character’s acting range..............4) • differentiate the types of deformers to achieve a specific deformation called for by animation. 3 ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3) WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 .....3 CISC 323 Linux Operating System..3 ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling........... • create facial structures and shape targets preparing the character for facial animation.......................................... engineering... • create a portfolio quality demonstration reel of their rigs animated......... bipedal.. such as cartoon rigs to maximize flexibility....... Requirements for Certificate 18 Units ART 375 Figure Sculpture.................... such as medical........... photographs............. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program.......... Web.......... • create believable models of objects from life....3 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 94 ............... the student will be able to: • create complex 3D environments.. and fine art..ART NEW MEDIA 3D Modeling and Texturing Certificate This certificate combines a foundation of traditional sculpture and painting with computer generated three dimensional digital modeling and painting............... and props to be used in the any production. fat..... and characters. Students can continue their studies in 3D rigging at a four year college or choose an entry level position in any of the 3D animation industries..... as well as other local industries. High polygon modeling techniques are used to create assets for any industry in need of 3D modeling and texturing.............. as well as rig variations............ • proficiently use math to solve rigging problems............ • proficiently use a programming language to solve rigging problems..... and create interfacing tools for the animator................ legal......

.......... A broad range of topics are covered... • apply to any entry level 3D position calling for a 3D Technical Director or 3D Generalist.............. this certificate would be ideal for any 3D Generalist position......4 ARTNM 450 Portfolio for Art New Media............. 6 ART 304 Figure Drawing and Composition (3) ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3) ART 375 Figure Sculpture (3) ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3) or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3) ART 372 Sculpture (3) ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy (3).......3 WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject).....5 Units ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media................3 ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery............................................. Students are encouraged to continue their studies in interactive design at a four year college....3 ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling.......................... and rigging....... Web............. such as medical..........3 ARTNM 332 Digital Video............. translate the medium and apply them in the computer generated environment.............5 ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals (3)....... legal..... the student will be able to: Web Design Certificate The Web Design certificate incorporates graphic design.....3 CISP 300 Algorithm Design/Problem Solving.................................. • differentiate art mediums and physical materials..1................... In addition to technical direction. Requirements for Certificate 30 Units ART 300 Elementary Drawing and Composition............ game............3 MATH 330 Trigonometry..............3 ARTNM 352 Design for Publication. 9 ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling and Rigging (3) ARTNM 422 3D Character Animation (3) ARTNM 423 3D Texturing (3) ARTNM 431 3D Short Production (3) WEXP 498 Work Experience in (Subject) (1 ........ and entrepreneurial......................... modeling.3 ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery ........... Web design skills are used in business...................3 A minimum of 6 units from the following:..... fine art.... It’s designed for self-learners........ and web technology through the fundamentals of design and industry standard software applications....3 ARTNM 404 Interactive Basics (3)......................... texturing...4) 95 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 ............... or encouraged to choose an entry level position in the web design industry.............. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program. government................................................. This certificate focuses on the visual aspect of web design.......3 CISW 300 Web Publishing..............3 ARTNM 325 Intermediate Digital Design....... entrepreneurs.................... educational institutions......4 Students can apply their 3D skills in film........3 or ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3) ARTNM 324 Digital Design..................... and the entertainment industry.3 or CISW 365 Interactive Multimedia Basics (3) ARTNM 410 Interactive Projects.......................................... • differentiate various 3D software strengths and weaknesses.....................3 or CISW 307 Introduction to Web Development and Design (3) ARTNM 402 Intermediate Web Design... as well as local industries...3 or ARTNM 372 Character Design (3) A minimum of 9 units from the following:........... • create portfolio quality demonstration reels with animation............. Students can continue their studies in 3D at a four year college or choose an entry level position in any of the 3D animation industries............................................ and developers of independent content or someone looking for a high level position in a 3D animation company.....3 ARTNM 401 Introduction to Web Design (3).... Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program.............................. Career Opportunities • assemble complex static and dynamic web pages/web sites using current technology • design complex static and dynamic web pages/web sites using visual design concepts • evaluate content needs for target audience • assess the most effective navigation flow • create digital layout utilizing traditional and/or digital methods • conceive visual solutions for a client within a defined time frame Requirements for Certificate 42..............3D Technical Director Certificate This certificate offers a comprehensive understanding of the computer generated three dimensional (CG 3D) production process....................5-45..................................................... multimedia... 1 ................................... the student will be able to: ART NEW MEDIA • plan a production pipeline and solve 3D production issues with a holistic understanding of 3D........... engineering...........PhotoShop Basics... and broadcast.... from traditional sculpting to digital rendering..............................................

. 1... Career Opportunities Technical Communications Certificate The Technical Communications certificate offers an interdisciplinary program of courses in writing........ grants and proposals. education.. web site creation.... design background.... and written content.... natural resources........... scientific firms...... high tech......... Requirements for Certificate 21.................... scientific...5 JOUR 300 Newswriting and Reporting........................ They may write white papers. organization...................... and the use of industry standard applications...... 3 ENGWR 344 Technical/Professional Communication: Writing Reports................ Art/New Media.. • compose professional prose for a variety of audiences with a variety of purposes.3 ENGWR 342 Introduction to Technical/Professional Communication...... help development.... • evaluate organizations’ communication goals with technical writing ethics in mind....ART NEW MEDIA Technical Communications Degree The Technical Communications degree program is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to prepared students for employment as professional writers and communicators in a variety of media intended to instruct and inform audiences. Requirements for Degree 32 Units CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing ... information design...... The degree program includes substantial course work in writing...... Career Opportunities Technical communicators may be employed in a variety of occupations in government......... plus general education requirements............. plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total... content................. The certificate includes the theory...1.6 ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery .......3 ENGWR 342 Introduction to Technical/Professional Communication............. 3..................... American River College Catalog 2013-2014 96 ......A........ business........PhotoShop Basics (3) ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery (3) ARTNM 401 Introduction to Web Design (3) ARTNM 402 Intermediate Web Design (3) ARTNM 404 Interactive Basics (3) CISW 307 Introduction to Web Development and Design (3) CISW 310 Advanced Web Publishing (4) Associate in Arts (A.....5 ENGWR 348 Technical/Professional Communication: Plain English...... help systems. • demonstrate basic skills in the use of key word processing.............5 ENGWR 350 Technical/Professional Communication: Proposal Writing...) Degree may be obtained by completion of the required program. editing..3 ENGWR 353 Technical/Professional Communication: Developing Help Systems.. and indexing............. 1.PhotoShop Basics (3) ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery (3) ARTNM 352 Design for Publication (3) or [ CISA 330 Desktop Publishing (2) and CISA 331 Intermediate Desktop Publishing (2) ] ARTNM 401 Introduction to Web Design (3) or CISW 307 Introduction to Web Development and Design (3) ARTNM 402 Intermediate Web Design (3) ARTNM 404 Interactive Basics (3) CISW 310 Advanced Web Publishing (4) Associate Degree Requirements: The Technical Communications And a minimum of 12 units from the following:...3 ENGWR 353 Technical/Professional Communication: Developing Help Systems.. the student will be able to: • analyze audience information needs and propose solutions to aid the audience.3 ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery .....5 And a minimum of 6 units from the following:..... tutorials............2 CISW 300 Web Publishing ..... enhance readability. and government settings.........2 CISW 300 Web Publishing .............. and more...... See ARC graduation requirements.....1................. • create and use style templates in a variety of industry standard software... and Computer Information Systems to prepare students for a variety of technical writing and professional communication careers.... writing skills...5 Units ARTNM 352 Design for Publication (3) ............5-22.................. reference and procedure manuals......... • design and create web sites and help systems with effective visual design.... and computer applications knowledge needed for jobs in technical communication....... finance.5 ENGWR 352 Technical/Professional Communication: Writing Technical Manuals ............ and are easy to use.......... • design and publish printed pages with effective design...4 or [ CISA 330 Desktop Publishing (2) and CISA 331 Intermediate Desktop Publishing (2) ] CISA 305 Beginning Word Processing .... nonprofits... clearly written professional documents organized with the audiences’ needs in mind.. user assistance video scripts... online help development............... • design technical communication solutions for a variety of industry and government purposes. • compose and edit professional documents in grammatically correct....... navigation............ concise English....3 ENGWR 352 Technical/Professional Communication: Writing Technical Manuals ............... the student will be able to: Technical communicators find employment in medical...............12 • analyze audience information needs... university........ page design................................ Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program.... page design. Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program.. 1.............. and web design applications. • design printed pages and online screens that communicate organizations’ values.. • compose concise............ and high tech........

...... and file formats.5 ARTNM 303 Graphic Design: Typography. 54 hours LAB Graphic design is the art of visual communication and this course introduces the tools and concepts of visual thinking..... It defines the elements of graphic design. form. Adobe Photoshop..... entertainment.. the student will be able to: ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals • • • • • construct visual composition using design fundamentals....... typographic development and technological invention..... saving. 3 Units ARTNM 325 Intermediate Digital Design ARTNM 303 Graphic Design: Typography Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. digital vocabulary........... spatial relationships... 1... These positions include internship and entrylevel visual communication opportunities within industries such as design..... shape...... Issues of expression as it relates to skeletal and muscular anatomy will be addressed through a series of 2D and 3D projects... Design skills and the tools of the software application are applied to produce individual portfolio quality projects. and Adobe InDesign.. 54 hours LAB This course focuses on the fundamentals of design..... 54 hours LAB This course covers human facial expression and anatomy using live models.....3 ARTNM 310 Design: Fundamentals. OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 General Education: AA/AS Area I.. Topics include operating system(s). and page layout applications are made using Adobe Illustrator...... This course is not open to students who have taken ART 306. dominance.3 ARTNM 305 History of Graphic Design. The elements of line.. 54 hours LAB This course introduces the basic operating principles of Corel Painter to create and manipulate images.... such as typography. 3 Units 97 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 .. and presentation techniques... 54 hours LAB This course is an introduction to fundamental design principles using the basic tools of Adobe Illustrator......... 3 Units ARTNM 326 Digital Painting ARTNM 305 History of Graphic Design General Education: AA/AS Area I... Historical overviews.. This course is not open to students who have completed ART 320... Career Opportunities This program prepares students to apply their knowledge and experiences in many industries that require basic digital design skills.. 3 Units ARTNM 324 Digital Design Art New Media ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 18 hours LEC. with an emphasis on the potential of typography as an effective communications tool.. The fundamental skills of drawing and painting are applied to individual portfolio quality projects....... 27 hours LAB This course is an introduction to the digital environment for Art New Media..... Projects utilize a wide range of tools.... and ENGRD 116 with a grade of “C” or better......... An analysis of design from a wide range of sources and cultures is a primary focus...... and color.... OR placement through assessment process.3 ARTNM 331 Media Studio I: Pigment-Based Media... Student Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program.. and ART 300 or 320 and ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC..... 3 Units Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC...DEPARTMENT CERTIFICATE Foundation Certificate This entry level certificate introduces the tools and context fundamental for the field of digital media.....5 Units ARTNM 302 Digital Basics for Art New Media. and education...... Concepts emphasize typographic design and the relationship between type and image.. integrate traditional media and digital media. value and color are analyzed in concert with their use by artists throughout history... portfolio development and client presentation paired with the terminology and visual language of design are applied through the creation and evaluation of individual projects... Design principles are applied through a series of studio projects that are derived from the study of both historical schools of art as well as contemporary theory...... balance......5 Units Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103....... construct composition based on the history of graphic design.... 3 Units Prerequisite: ARTNM 324 with a grade of “C” or better Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC... Requirements for Certificate 13. It includes modern graphic design movements of the 20th century through the expansive media innovations of today. These issues are applied to the typographic tools and imaging capabilities of Adobe Illustrator. establishing a foundation for intermediate and advanced art courses as well as developing a visual and verbal vocabulary essential to understanding and appreciating art and design esthetics. business.. Distinctions between vector. (C-ID ARTS 100) 3 Units ART NEW MEDIA ARTNM 320 Facial Expression and Anatomy Same As: ART 306 Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ART 304 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC...... OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of “C” or better.. construct visual composition using typography principles.1...... scanning.. CSU Area C1 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 54 hours LEC This course covers the history of visual communications as developed by ancient cultures through the present with an emphasis on commercial design. illustration.... media.. bitmap.. create basic digital composition using industry-standard tools. CSU Area C1 Course Transferable to UC/CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC......3 Same As: ART 320 Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116.. 54 hours LAB This course is a continuation of ARTNM 324. gestalt.. anatomical references and imagination. hierarchy.. arts.

retouching. magazine. Field trips may be required. and 352 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. ENGWR 102 or 103. and experimental film. alpha channels. Advisory: ART 320 or ARTNM 310 AND ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. This course is not available to students who have taken ART 339. issues surrounding dynamic range. 3 Units ARTNM 354 Digital Prepress ARTNM 330 Intermediate Digital Photo Imagery Prerequisite: ARTNM 328 with a grade of “C” or better. 3 Units Prerequisite: None Advisory: ARTNM 324. 3 Units American River College Catalog 2013-2014 98 . paper selection. Topics include history. Emphasis is on applying graphic design principles and elements in the development of three dimensional products. such as fliers. Evaluation of multimedia projects containing video segments in terms of design aesthetics and technical competence is included. posters. 328. 54 hours LAB This course combines the materials and techniques used in both new media technology and traditional art practices. 54 hours LAB This course is an introduction to computer-based photographic imaging using the basic operating principles of Adobe PhotoShop. working with large format images and commercial printers. CISC 300 (Macintosh). A portfolio of professional level projects will be developed and presented. and newspaper design. and the language necessary to properly communicate with commercial printers. and the integration of graphics and photographs. title sequencing. OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of “C” or better. and presentation. production. and practice surrounding digital and traditional image generation. Topics include color field variation. like Adobe InDesign. intermediate black and white techniques. Course Transferable to UC/CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. tools. channel and curve techniques. and composite green screen segments. 54 hours LAB This course introduces digital prepress for graphic design using industry standard software. An overview of promotionals. The course emphasizes developing unique forms of portfolio quality projects demonstrating new approaches and methods of integrating digital media with traditional media forms. printing and/or transferring images onto various different media. edit. Principles of typography and the development of the printed page are applied to individual portfolio-quality projects. The course includes transitions. Topics include the terminology of digital photo imaging. and resources. as well as publications such as newsletters. and catalogs. Projects will be produced through the integration of major graphics applications in page layout. 54 hours LAB This course introduces the basic operating principles of digital page layout software using Adobe InDesign. and ENGRD 116 with a grade of “C” or better. intermediate masking. 3 Units ARTNM 355 Packaging Design ARTNM 331 Integrating Digital Media with Traditional Media I Same As: ART 339 General Education: AA/AS Area I Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. color correction. Areas of focus include desktop production for commercial offset printing. and material exploration. short narrative film. A portfolio of professional level projects is developed and presented. exploration of Layer Blending Modes. Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. The tools of the software application are applied to produce individual portfolio quality projects. This course examines the genres of documentary. OR placement through assessment process. image manipulation. 54 hours LAB This course addresses the intermediate techniques of digital photo imagery. features of the Action and History palettes. 54 hours LAB This course introduces the basic principles of package design using multiple software applications. 3 Units Prerequisite: ARTNM 352 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ARTNM 302 AND ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116 OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. 3 Units ARTNM 356 Advanced Projects In Graphic Design ARTNM 332 Digital Video Advisory: ARTNM 302 Enrollment Limitation: with a C or better Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. 54 hours LAB This course applies the principles of cinematography and editing to the production of digital video. preparation of print-ready digital files. journals. It explores a wide variety of ideas. Projects are created emphasizing the application of visual identity elements. Emphasis will be placed on project analysis. 54 hours LAB This course covers project development and multiple software applications. theory. and produce high-end visual productions. 3 Units Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. or placement through the assessment process. vector based graphics and digital imaging. and brochures is also included. photomontage history and techniques. research. Industry standard software is employed to capture/import. Areas of focus include book. multiple layers. such as branding and color themes that would be effective in the commercial marketing environment.ART NEW MEDIA ARTNM 328 Digital Photo Imagery – PhotoShop Basics ARTNM 352 Design for Publication 3 Units Advisory: ART 320. image transfer.

Industry-standard authoring tools are applied. Meaning and validity of interactivity are closely examined. 3 Units ARTNM 405 Digital 2D Animation ARTNM 372 Character Design Same As: ART 317 Prerequisite: ART 302 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ART 304 and ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. control layout and type. ball with a tail. Topics include an in-depth discussion on the processes and the strategies of combining text. The course introduces the basics of layout for visual communication by tightly integrating the design concepts with technical execution in a web environment. and screens. animation. It may be taken four times for credit. and publish professional web pages and/or sites. and illustrated novels. 324. Both digital and traditional media are applied. 3 Units Advisory: ARTNM 324 or 402 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. It provides the design staff a collaborative experience with the editorial staff taught by the English Department. or placement through the assessment process. 352. 54 hours LAB This course provides instruction in the design and production of ARC’s college magazine. 3 Units Prerequisite: ARTNM 328. The appropriate use of materials. digital production. ball with legs. 54 hours LAB This course introduces the visual development of characters including anatomical structure. Topics include generating interactivity between vector-based graphics. It concentrates on designing standards-based web sites and applying standardized best practices to web design. and distribution of the magazine. The course focuses on the graphic design. It may be taken four times for credit. social and psychological concerns. DVD. such as walking and jumping. environment. and printing of a literary and fine art magazine as well as the publicity. mobile devices. images. Industry standard workflow from image authoring to interactive authoring is discussed in detail. 36 hours LAB This course provides instruction in the editing of ARC’s college magazine. and video. Illustration is analyzed as a method of visual problem solving through a series of projects with varied applications. graphic novels. Advisory: ARTNM 330 and CISW 300 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. 3 Units ARTNM 404 Interactive Basics ARTNM 370 Introduction to Illustration Same As: ART 314 Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. and costume. the American River Review. for national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. for national competitions sponsored by organizations such as the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. organizing files into media groups for evaluation. Topics include animating a bouncing ball. Visual design principles and interface design concepts are integrated into the making of portfolio-quality rich media projects. defining areas of specialization and the illustrator’s role in visual communication. children’s books. raster graphics. A portion of this course may be offered in a TBA component of 6-20 hours which may include photographing 2D and 3D artwork. 3 Units ART NEW MEDIA ARTNM 402 Intermediate Web Design ARTNM 359 College Magazine: Design and Production Advisory: ARTNM 302. marketing. and video. Technical issues. 54 hours LAB This course covers production and intermediate design processes for the web with an emphasis on visual design. Projects can be published on the Web. rotoscoping. The course focuses on the implementation of a submission process for art work including art handling. 3 Units 99 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 . are discussed and applied. 328. integration of sound. 54 hours LAB This course provides techniques for using the traditional principles of animation with industry-standard software. CD-Rom. games. ARTNM 401. tools and methods is evaluated. or CISW 307 with a grade of “C” or better. such as frame-by-frame animation (cell animation). or 354 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. animation. 3 Units Advisory: ART 300 and ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. This course is not open to students who have taken ART 314. the American River Review. This course covers the graphical development of characters for animation. 54 hours LAB This course introduces technical and conceptual aspects of creating interactive visual media for screen-based delivery. Various industry standard software applications are employed to create original graphics. scanning or photographing photographic artwork. process images. photography for print and evaluation of submissions. using the traditional principles. and a face synchronized to audio. full body bipedal. comics. video and audio elements to create compelling visual experiences for web users. 54 hours LAB This course introduces the design and delivery of rich interactive content suitable for graphical experiences across personal computers. interpolated or f-curve animation. 54 hours LAB This course is a survey of the history of illustration. downloading or scanning digital submissions. and production organization such as reformatting and naming files. fund-raising. tracking of submissions. Character animation topics involve locomotion.ARTNM 358 College Magazine: Art Selection and Editing ARTNM 401 Introduction to Web Design 1-2 Units Advisory: ARTH 300 and ARTNM 302 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 24 hours LEC. Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC.

and delivery of product are discussed in detail. and ARTPH 305 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. building of a prototype. using industry standard software. In addition. Standard design processes of pre-production. and the creation of a full body rig for bipedal and quadrupedal characters. small business CG 3D logo. or image mapping. games. 54 hours LAB This course surveys and practices the pipeline of computer generated three dimensional (CG 3D) imagery based on real world short production scenarios. and act according to the twelve principles of animation. or 404 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ARTNM 324 and 328 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 54 hours LEC. such as Adobe Photoshop. students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. The essential skills needed to survive in the Sacramento Valley CG 3D markets are covered. thought process. and landscaping fields. hair. topics of focus are weight. 3D production issues. ARTNM 310. 3 Units Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ARTNM 421 and 422 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. often times multimedia in nature. while working independently of a formal classroom situation. facial blend targets. invention. are addressed. using industry standard software. such as interfaces for animators. 54 hours LAB This course provides skills for the articulation of computer-generated three-dimensional. or CG 3D. 54 hours LAB This course focuses on designing real-world interactive projects. 54 hours LAB Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject. to produce quality demo reel renders of the models. Scripting languages and rig building tools are utilized to expedite the rigging process. 402. such as court room scene reenactment. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. are developed. 3 Units ARTNM 429 3D Rigging and Rig Building ARTNM 420 Introduction to 3D Modeling Advisory: ART 320. and joint correction. testing. and the Web. and Autodesk Maya. surfaces. lighting. as well as visualization projects in the medical. architectural. Clothing. ARTPH 300. production. The traditional principles from the golden years of Disney Studios are applied and translated to the computer generated 3D (CG 3D) environment. Industry issues. interactivity. Technical issues. 54 hours LAB This course introduces computer 3D modeling. 3 Units ARTNM 450 Portfolio for Art New Media ARTNM 422 3D Character Animation Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ART 375 and DANCE 330 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. film. Projects include the creation of rigs for inanimate objects with the intent to animate. Industry techniques and issues related to humanoid character modeling are analyzed and applied. 54 hours LAB This course provides texturing techniques. such as the topology flow of human anatomy. advertising. ARTNM 302. and the wave principle. the construction of a design brief. content analysis and strategy. Other areas of focus include studio lighting and simulated lighting. also to characters that walk. or simulated projects that approach the complexity that individuals would be expected to encounter in the interactive multimedia design industry. and post-production including client meetings. To be eligible for independent study. such as global illumination and color bleeding. Software application tools are applied to produce images for use in fine art. Pixologic Zbrush. Topics include photo-manipulation. 3 Units Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of “C” or better Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. 3 Units ARTNM 431 3D Short Production ARTNM 421 3D Character Modeling Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ART 375 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Environment and character-texture maps are created using image-mapping techniques. The primary focus of this course is modeling using polygons. 4 Units ARTNM 423 3D Texturing Prerequisite: ARTNM 420 with a grade of “C” or better Advisory: ARTNM 328. and accessories are added to the characters. 3 Units Prerequisite: Completion of 9 units from one Art New Media Certificate with a grade of “C” or better Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. 54 hours LAB This course provides character animation techniques using industry standard software. design. and rendering. information architecture. Areas of focus include a variety of real world short production scenarios. work-at-home on-line markets. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed. objects. ART 370. are addressed. productions that are three minutes or less. and curves. or ARTNM 370 Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 36 hours LEC. unwrapping and painting hard-surface and sub-division surface models and creating a texture library. 54 hours LAB This course is a continuation of ARTNM 420. 3 Units American River College Catalog 2013-2014 100 . breathe. such as walking along an uneven ground and locomotion around obstacles.ART NEW MEDIA ARTNM 410 Interactive Projects Prerequisite: ARTNM 401. strictly following concept designs. Projects assigned are multifaceted real-world projects from the community. broadcast.

students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce. or ESLW 320 Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or non-paid internship. the student is required to fulfill a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience. ENGWR 102. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed. 1-3 Units ARTNM 498 Work Experience in Art New Media Advisory: ENGRD 116. Students are advised to consult with the Art New Media Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements. ESLR 320. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. or job related to art new media. or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit.ARTNM 495 Independent Studies in Art New Media ART NEW MEDIA Prerequisite: None Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 54 hours LEC. To be eligible for independent study. General Education: AA/AS Area III(b) Course Transferable to CSU Hours: 300 hours LAB This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of art new media. The weekly orientation is required for first time participants. 1-4 Units 101 American River College Catalog 2013-2014 . ENGWR 103. and developing workplace skills and competencies. 54 hours LAB Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject. volunteer position. returning participants are not required to attend the orientation weekly but are required to meet with the instructor as needed to complete all program forms and assignments. During the semester. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. completion of required forms which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site.

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