Art: Graphic Design (ARTG)
ARTG 261 Graphic Design I 3 Units
This studio art course will give students an introduction to the study of graphic design, as they are exposed to the history of visual communication, typography, advertising, and learn how to identify the elements and principles of design by creating image and text related projects. Students will also develop skills using the digital techniques of scanning, typographic adjustments, vector drawing, exporting, and printing. Prerequisites: ART 201 and ART 251 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 270 Digital Publishing 3 Units
In this course students will develop page layout skills utilizing composition and typographic principles while learning to use Adobe InDesign and the creation of images in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, including text to produce flyers, posters, newsletters, magazines, brochures, calendars, etc.
ARTG 271 Digital Image Manipulation 3 Units
Students will become proficient using Adobe Photoshop in this course, including its applications in graphic design, advertising, web design, animation, and multimedia. Examination of the ways in which complex ideas and messages can be interpreted and represented in visual form will also be included. A lab fee is required.
ARTG 272 Digital Illustration 3 Units
In this course students will acquire type manipulation and digital illustration skills through exercises, demonstrations, and practical assignments using Adobe Illustrator, including the development of an individualized artistic process to produce digital illustrations that convey specific messages. A lab fee is required.
ARTG 300 History of Graphic Design 3 Units
This survey course will examine the history of graphic design as students gain a broader understanding of how design affects and is affected by the culture; identify individual illustrators, designers, and artists; and recognize specific styles and movements.
ARTG 315 History of Contemporary Art 3 Units
This course will examine the art of the last half of the 20th and 21st centuries as it explores the ideas that became seminal points of interest for contemporary artists during this period. Students will study how art reflects history; how style communicates the concerns of the artist and his/her culture; and how symbols, techniques, materials, and subjects are used to convey the issues important to contemporary artists.
ARTG 360 Typography 3 Units
This course will give a historical overview of type and typographic technologies that will introduce students to the formal qualities of different typefaces and teach them to use type as an expressive communication tool. This is an essential course for anyone wishing to communicate with the printed word. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: ARTG 270 or ARTG 272 or consent of the instructor. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 361 Graphic Design II 3 Units
Students will produce intermediate design projects that emphasize aesthetics, the theory of design, and the relationship between text and image in this course including the development of digital imaging and layout skills using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. A portion of this course will be devoted to a service learning assignment creating design projects for a nonprofit organization within the community. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: ARTG 261. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 390 Practicum: Graphic Design 1-4 Units
This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor, or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience. A lab fee may be required for some courses.
ARTG 460 Typography II 3 Units
As a continuation of ARTG 360, this course will begin the exploration of personal expression and experimentation typographically with course assignments designed to focus on the issues of denotation, connotation, hierarchy, context and theme, image-type relationships and interaction, and typographic history and expression. Prerequisite: ARTG 360.
ARTG 461 Graphic Design III 3 Units
This course will allow students to complete advanced graphic design projects to fill gaps in their portfolios, emphasizing their preparation to become professional graphic designers through the production of strong portfolios that can be used to gain internships or employment. Prerequisite: ARTG 361. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 471 Video Art 3 Units
In this studio course, students will create relationships between image and sound by using the time-based medium of video with an emphasis on students developing strong concepts for their projects and learning to create a storyboard, film, and edit video art pieces together using Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Prerequisites: ARTG 271 and ART 301 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 472 Web Design I 3 Units
Students will plan, design, and produce user interfaces in this course that will incorporate interactive elements with Dreamweaver Instruction that begins with planning and designing a Web site, including page content, interactive (intuitive) site navigation, menus, buttons, and graphics as they gain valuable experience in the research, planning, and design of interactive communication. Prerequisites: ARTG 261, ARTG 271, and ARTG 272.
ARTG 473 Motion Graphics 3 Units
Students will go through the various stages of creating a title sequence for a film in this course as they create several projects including storyboards, animatics, and one full-motion sequence, learning to use the best technique that better serves the idea. The course will include a brief introduction to Adobe AfterEffects or Motion. Prerequisites: ARTG 261, ARTG 271, ARTG 272, and ARTG 360.
ARTG 481 Digital Photography 3 Units
This course will provide students with an introduction to visual concepts, basic image capture, and camera functions with digital cameras, including software basics for photographic imaging and digital printing. A lab fee is required. Offered alternate years.
ARTG 482 Web Design II 3 Units
This course will explore Flash as a web design solution, focusing on the use of vector-based multimedia interactivity and the use of animation, sound, and video in website development. Prerequisite: ARTG 472.
ARTG 490 Internship: Graphic Art 1-8 Units
This course is an intense, practical, full- or part-time experience outside the classroom that is an integral part of a professional program, contributing significantly to the student's preparation for entrance into a profession. Approximately forty (40) contact hours are required for each unit of credit. Each department may limit the maximum number of internship credit. A lab fee may be required for some courses.