Art (Art)

600 Typography I

(3) CSU

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS.

A study of letterforms with emphasis on their use in graphic communication. Focus is placed on style/matrix, spacing regarding positive/negative space, proportion and their applied use in Graphic Design. Technical and conceptual skills in the use of typography are stressed.


601 Typography II

(3) CSU,  Prerequisite: Art 600

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is an advanced study of letterforms with emphasis on their use in graphic communication. Focus is placed on digital use and digital font creation.


604 Graphic Design I

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 501

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course introduces beginning graphic design students to the concepts, principles, and procedures used in the field of graphic design.


605 Graphic Design II

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 604

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is a continuation of the principles of Art 604 and continues beyond the basics to advanced principals and procedures in advertising and graphic design. It includes projects in advertising, publication design, packaging, and corporate identity.


606 Graphic Design III

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 605

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is a continuation of principles of Art 605 and emphasizes advanced problem solving skills and solutions to more advanced advertising/promotional graphic design. It includes a graphic design workshop and computer graphics. Emphasis is placed on corporate identity (logos, letterheads and promotional communications) and portfolio preparation and evaluation.


633 Introduction to Computer Graphics

(3) CSU (C-ID ARTS 250)

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course serves as an introduction to basic computer graphics with the emphasis and focus being on how it is employed in the fields of Graphic Design and Art. Basic design principles, typography, and color theory are also introduced.


635 Desktop Publishing Design

(3) CSU

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS.

This course serves as an introduction to basic computer graphic layout and composition with the emphasis on how it is employed in the fields of Graphic Design and Art. This course can also be applicable for advertising design, journalism and fine art. Software includes, but is not limited to the current versions of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, with a major emphasis on InDesign and multi-page layout design. The class focuses on creating strong designs and layouts featuring both text and image. Basic concepts relating to typography, page layout, and grid systems are explored.


639 Introduction to Digital Imaging

(3) UC:CSU

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS.

This is an introductory computer graphics course that focuses on the manipulation of still images. Software includes, but is not limited to, the current version of Adobe Photoshop. Topics presented include, but are not limited to, image editing, application of filters, integration of text, restoration of photographs, and the fundamentals of basic two-dimensional design as applied to both fine art and graphic design.


641 Advanced Desktop Publishing

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 635

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY 4 HOURS

This is an advanced course in computer graphic layout and composition with the emphasis on how they are employed in the fields of Graphic Design and Art. The content builds upon Art 635 and focuses on the creation of strong, multi-page designs and layouts featuring both typography and visual imagery. This is a project-oriented course where the work is more advanced and more complex than that in Art 635. Software includes, but is not limited to, the current versions of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, with a major emphasis on InDesign and multi-page layout design.


645 Introduction to Web Site Design

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 639

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This course is designed to give students a basic introduction to the concepts and techniques used in designing websites employing the principles of design, color theory, typography, and composition. Software includes, but is not limited to the current versions of Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop.


646 Intermediate Web Site Design

(3) CSU, Prerequisite: Art 645

LECTURE, 2 HOURS; LABORATORY, 4 HOURS

This is an intermediate course designed to build upon the content from Art 645. It focuses on the creation of strong, multi-page website designs and layouts employing the principles of design, color theory, typography, and composition. This is a project-oriented course where the work is more advanced and more complex than that in Art 645. Software includes, but is not limited to, the current versions of Adobe Dreamweaver and Photoshop.