Art: Graphic Design and Illustration (ARTC)

ARTC 100  Fundamentals of Graphic Design

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ARTS 250)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Advisory: ARTD 15A and ARTD 20

Fundamentals of graphic design for the commercial art industry. Technology, creativity, design, and production. Adobe Photoshop to produce effective commercial art.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943193ARTC:100MW8:00am - 9:05amB. Bouskill13-2440
MW9:15am - 11:20amB. Bouskill13-2440
Spring 201943194ARTC:100MW11:30am - 12:35pmB. Bouskill13-2440
MW12:45pm - 2:50pmB. Bouskill13-2440
Spring 201943198ARTC:100MW6:30pm - 7:35pmA. Dennis13-2440
MW7:45pm - 9:50pmA. Dennis13-2440
Spring 201943199ARTC:100TR8:00am - 9:05amS. Burgoon13-2440
TR9:15am - 11:20amS. Burgoon13-2440
Spring 201943200ARTC:100TR11:30am - 12:35pmS. Burgoon13-2440
TR12:45pm - 2:50pmS. Burgoon13-2440
Spring 201943201ARTC:100TR3:00pm - 4:05pmC. Hartmann13-2440
TR4:15pm - 6:20pmC. Hartmann13-2440

ARTC 120  Print Design and Advertising

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20 (May be taken previously)

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and layout of printed commercial art. Covers typical printed products including advertisements, flyers, brochures, posters, books, and catalogs. Focuses on using Adobe InDesign with additional exposure to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943203ARTC:120TR3:00pm - 4:05pmE. Garcia13-2445
TR4:15pm - 6:20pmE. Garcia13-2445

ARTC 140  Vector Design and Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and illustration of vector commercial art. Students design and produce vector illustration projects including characters, products, posters, and info graphics. Adobe Illustrator is the primary development tool.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943211ARTC:140MW6:30pm - 7:35pmS. Burgoon13-2445
MW7:45pm - 9:50pmS. Burgoon13-2445

ARTC 160  Typography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20 (may have been taken previously)

Design and use of basic letterforms, type families, characteristics, history, and principles of typography in graphic design. Traditional and digital skills for the art of typeface design, typographic layout, expressive typography, and conceptual thinking.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943219ARTC:160F10:00am - 12:05pmP. Minassian13-2445
F12:15pm - 4:40pmP. Minassian13-2445

ARTC 163  Dynamic Sketching

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A or ANIM 104

Tools to conceptualize, communicate, and express creative ideas dynamically through the art of sketching. Emphasis on problem solving through the sketching process for illustrators, animators, entertainment designers, and fine artists. Off-campus meetings required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943707ARTC:163F10:00am - 12:05pmC. Smith1B/C-3
F12:15pm - 4:25pmC. Smith1B/C-3

ARTC 165  Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A or ANIM 104
Corequisite: ARTD 20 or ARTD 21 or ARTD 17A or ANIM 101A (any of which may have been taken previously)

Contemporary illustration with an emphasis on story, editorial, and advertising applications. Proper uses of illustrative rendering techniques in traditional drawing and painting media, paper, and their integration to electronic media. Using professional illustration software, peripherals, and color laser printing, students advance to produce more complex illustrations.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943708ARTC:165TR11:30am - 12:35pmK. Batcheller1B/C-3
TR12:45pm - 2:50pmK. Batcheller1B/C-3
Spring 201943710ARTC:165MW8:00am - 9:05amC. Smith1B/C-3
MW9:15am - 11:20amC. Smith1B/C-3

ARTC 167  Visual Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 163 or (ANIM 101A AND ARTD 16)

Development of conceptual designs for illustration in video games, film, animation, and comic books, using composition, shape, value, and color as visual tools for storytelling. Students cannot receive credit for both ARTC 167 and ANIM 167.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943711ARTC:167TR8:00am - 9:05amF. Tedja Kusuma1B/C-3
TR9:15am - 11:20amF. Tedja Kusuma1B/C-3

ARTC 169  Contemporary Illustration

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTD 15A and (ARTD 25A or ARTC 165)
Advisory: ANIM 101A

Development of visual concepts to create unique and provocative illustrations based on social, cultural, and political issues. Exploration of personal style and media with emphasis on contemporary art trends.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943713ARTC:169MW11:30am - 12:35pmC. Smith1B/C-3
MW12:45pm - 2:50pmC. Smith1B/C-3

ARTC 200  Web Design

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100
Corequisite: ARTD 20 (may have been taken previously)

Theories, concepts, and skills for the design and production of websites. Covers usability, interactivity, responsive design, web animation, multi-media integration, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), and JavaScript. Focuses on using Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop as the primary development tools.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943442ARTC:200MW6:30pm - 7:35pmT. Howland13-2460
MW7:45pm - 9:50pmT. Howland13-2460

ARTC 210  Corporate Identity and Branding

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 140 and ARTC 160

Creative techniques, design theory, and process methods for developing effective logos, corporate identity systems, and brands.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943581ARTC:210TR3:00pm - 4:05pmB. Bouskill13-2460
TR4:15pm - 6:20pmB. Bouskill13-2460

ARTC 220  Creative Design and Compositing

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100 and ARTD 20
Advisory: ARTC 140

Advanced creative and compositing skills for graphic designers. Covers advanced photo editing and photo retouching techniques for the development of photo-illustrations, editorial compositions, advertisements, and other commercial art. Focuses on using Adobe Photoshop as the primary development tool with some exposure to Adobe Illustrator.

ARTC 272  Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: ARTC 100 or ANIM 100

Elements of motion graphics and visual effects including design, typography, animation, compositing, and editing in a production environment (i.e. TV, Film, DVD, or Web). Focuses on using Adobe After Effects and other industry standard software. ANIM 172 and ARTC 272 cannot both be taken for credit.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943649ARTC:272TR11:30am - 12:35pmG. Chu13-2460
TR12:45pm - 2:50pmG. Chu13-2460

ARTC 290  Portfolio

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 15 semester units in one of the following programs: Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation and Gaming, Architectural Design, Art, Fashion Merchandising, Industrial Design, Interior Design, or Photography.

Selection, preparation, and assembly of a portfolio, book, or package of works of art, including digital and multimedia formats, that represent individual interests and strengths of students from the visual arts disciplines for use in entering a four-year institution, professional art school, or professional field of choice. Also includes cover letter and resume preparation. The instructor will verify that the prerequisite has been met.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Spring 201943651ARTC:290MW3:00pm - 4:05pmT. Howland13-2445
MW4:15pm - 6:20pmT. Howland13-2445

ARTC 299  Work Experience in Graphic Design

1-3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-225
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog
Advisory: ARTC 100 AND ARTC 120 AND ARTC 140 AND ARTC 200 AND ARTD 20 AND PHOT 5

Work experience in graphic design, web design, media design, advertising design, illustration or other graphic design related field in an approved work site. A minimum of 75 paid clock hours or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester.

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