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ARTC 1305 - Basic Graphic Design (3-2-4)
A study of two-dimensional (2-D) design with emphasis on the visual communication design process. Topics include basic terminology and graphic design principles. Introduction to the fundamentals of design that lead to the discovery and comprehension of the visual language. Form, balance, structure, rhythm, and harmony are studied in black and white and in color. Various media are used. Foundation laid for advanced courses in design.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 1310 - Design Concepts (3-2-4)
Fundamental techniques in conceptualizing. Includes all procedures from initial research to creating strategies to finalizing a project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1305. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 1353 - Computer Illustration (3-2-4)
Use of the tools and transformation options of an industry-standard vector drawing program to create complex illustrations. Includes principles of layout and design and manipulation of text and graphics.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402 or GRPH 1459 or ARTV 1472. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 1371 - Color Theory for Design (3-2-4)
Study of the additive and subtractive principles of color theory as they apply to the visual communication design process. Emphasis placed on color mixing, color relationships, visual impact as well as psychological and symbolic uses of color.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1305 and GRPH 1359. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 1391 - Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration (3-2-4)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 1402 - Digital Imaging I (4-3-3)
Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. A solid introduction to Adobe® Photoshop® with specific attention to practical applications of digital imaging to include preparing images for print (halftone theory) and web output. Gain proficiency with palettes, selections, layers, masks, image editing and painting. Introduction to layer styles, type effects, and filters. Gain specific understanding of image resolution and pixel depth for variety of output needs. Encourages creative studio skills.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1409 - Basic Illustration (4-3-3)
Introduction to drawing techniques, skills, and concepts using various black and white media. Emphasis on perspective construction of the human figure and principles of shading as they pertain to the illustration industry. Introduction to drawing skills using various media. Includes study of one and two point perspective, fundamental construction of the human head figure, and the principles of shading. Emphasizes natural and technical drawing, and working in both the studio and the outdoor environment. Foundation laid for advanced courses in illustration.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1413 - Digital Publishing I (4-3-3)
The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout. Topics include an overview of industry standard software for page layout and design, and various methods of reproduction for print and electronic delivery. An introduction to Adobe® InDesign® and other tools and skills used to prepare electronic pre-press art for print reproduction with a goal of economy, neatness and faithfulness to the designer’s layout or written instructions. Material covered will include graphic terminology, type specification, and evolution of the printed piece from concept to final printed project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1417 - Design Communication I (4-3-3)
Study of design development relating to graphic design terminology, tools and media, and layout and design concepts. Topics include integration of type, images and other design elements, while developing computer skills in industry standard computer programs. Study of design development pertaining to color theories, publications, and advertising. Projects will emphasize relating form to content through selection, creation and integration of typographic, photographic, illustrative and design elements. Concept production using Adobe Creative Suite® software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: ARTC 1310, and ARTC 2417 or ARTC 1427. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1421 - Illustration Techniques I (4-3-3)
A study of illustration techniques in various media. Emphasis on creative interpretation and disciplined draftsmanship for visual communication of ideas. Study of drawing in various contemporary media, from still life, nature, photographs, and the imagination. Emphasizes creative interpretation, memory of observation, and disciplined draftsmanship. Continuation of the study of perspective through the development of perception of appearance and form. Lays groundwork for advanced illustration classes.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1409. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
ARTC 1427 - Typography (4-3-3)
A study of letterforms and typographic concepts as elements of graphic communication. Emphasis on developing a current, practical typographic knowledge based on industry standards.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1413. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1459 - Visual Design for New Media (4-3-3)
Visual design elements as they relate to new media. Emphasizes aesthetics and visual problem solving such as typographic issues, color management, hierarchy of information, image optimization, and effective layout.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 1491 - Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1401. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 2311 - History of Communication Graphics (3-3-0)
Survey of the evolution of graphic arts as it relates to the history of art. Topics include formal, stylistic, social, political, economic, and historical aspects. Emphasis on the art movement, schools of thought, individuals, and technology as they interrelate with graphic arts. Survey course of the history of commercial art, starting with the visual communication found in the cave paintings through the creation of the letter form and its expansion due to the Gutenberg Press to the present state of commercial art and its impact on world history as it reaches the masses through various media. This course allows students to better understand the context within which graphic artists work.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 2317 - Typographic Design (3-2-4)
Exploration of typographic design including computer generated letterforms as elements of design. Includes theory and techniques of traditional, contemporary, and experimental typography. Projects will involve the manipulation of type, use of type accessories and choice of type styles most suited to the page layout. Concept production using Adobe Creative Suite® software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1427. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
ARTC 2335 - Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (3-2-3)
Preparation of a portfolio comprised of completed graphic design projects. Evaluation and demonstration of portfolio presentation methods based on the student’s specific area of study. This course is designed to help the student gather all previous projects together and prepare a graphic design portfolio consisting of the projects developed in Typographic Design, Design Communication I and II. Special Approval Required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/28/2014
 
ARTC 2401 - Illustration Techniques II (4-3-3)
Continued study of illustration media and techniques using digital and/or traditional tools. Emphasis on conceptualization and composition as they relate to "real world" assignments. Advanced study for exploring the different illustration media and their application in general composition or related visual communication media such as magazines, books, jacket covers, etc. Emphasis on experimentation and development of solution to visual problems.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1353, ARTC 1409, ARTC 1421, and ARTC 2440. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 3/28/2014
 
ARTC 2405 - Digital Imaging II (4-3-3)
General principles of digital image processing and electronic painting. Emphasis on bitmapped- or raster-based image making and the creative aspects of electronic illustration for commercial and fine art applications. This includes an introduction to color management and correction for output to print as well as optimizing images for the web. Intermediate techniques using Adobe® Photoshop® will be reviewed to gain greater efficiency using masks and channels; pen and vectors; short cuts and actions; type effects; and controlled use of layer styles, blending modes, filters and other special effects.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 2413 - Digital Publishing II (4-3-3)
Layout procedures from thumbnails and roughs to final comprehensive and printing; emphasis on design principles for the creation of advertising and publishing materials, and techniques for efficient planning and documenting projects. Emphasis on the effective use of a variety of stylistic approaches to visual communication and the development of effective work habits and studio skills. Advanced projects using computer programs InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop with an emphasis on preparing electronic pre-press art for print reproduction, 4-color separation, special effects, stages of the production process, printing economy, and comprehensive application of printing papers.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1413. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 2440 - Computer Illustration II (4-3-3)
Advanced use of software capabilities with emphasis on various output procedures, the resolution of complex design issues, and concept development.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1353. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTC 2447 - Design Communication II (4-3-3)
An advanced study of the design process and art direction. Emphasis on form and content through the selection, creation, and integration of typographic, photographic, illustrative, and design elements. Concept production using Adobe Creative Suite® software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1417, ARTC 1427. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTC 2472 - Pre-Certification for Graphics Arts (4-3-3)
This is a capstone course for the Graphic Arts Technology degree and certificate. Certification is industry standard excellence that is used to demonstrate the students' product knowledge and expertise. Students will practice graphic arts technology skills and study the topics covered in exam preparation guides. Student will explore job descriptions and skills needed for their area of interest. Special Approval required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: ARTC 2405, ARTC 2413, and GRPH 1359. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1211 - Storyboard (2-1-2)
Introduction to the technique of storyboarding including organizing a project’s content and arranging it in a visual format.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1409 or ARTV 1473. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
ARTV 1302 - Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering (3-2-4)
Basic study of technical computer models and animation. This is a pipeline course geared toward animators. It offers a broad overview of typical studio workflow and how each aspect affects another. Focus will be on how models, UVs, Texture, character rigging, animation, rendering will produce a final product.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1403 - Basic Animation (4-3-3)
Examination of concepts, characters, and storyboards for basic animation production. Emphasis on creating movement and expression utilizing traditional or electronically generated image sequences. An introduction to traditional animation. Gives students a working knowledge of animation techniques necessary to design animated sequences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1409 or ARTV 1473. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1441 - 3D Animation I (4-3-3)
Instruction in three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques including lighting, staging, camera, and special effects. Emphasis on 3-D modeling building blocks using primitives to create simple or complex objects. Emphasis on practicing the principles of animation with 3-D software and how to show weight and emotion through movement.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1445, ARTV 1403. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1445 - 3D Modeling and Rendering I (4-3-3)
Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1451 - Digital Video (4-3-3)
Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. Beginning course in the use of Adobe Production® bundle for creating video compositing and motion graphics. Emphasis on technical and aesthetics aspects of production.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402 or ARTV 1472. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
ARTV 1472 - Digital Painting (4-3-3)
A comprehensive course on digital computer painting techniques with a focus on animation backgrounds and 3D textures and surfaces. The student will also receive extensive training in the use of computer drawing tablets.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1409 or ARTV 1473. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1473 - Drawing for Animation (4-3-3)
A foundation course for the animation student aimed at developing the drawing skill sets particular to the practice of animation, 2D and 3D.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1477 - Stop Motion Animation (4-3-3)
This is an intermediate course in stop motion animation production which includes set design, character design, staging, lighting, storyboarding, scriptwriting, and video production and editing. Students will produce live action, stop motion animation sequences and will study the history of stop motion animation.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1403. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1478 - Advanced Animation (4-3-3)
Further study of movement in character with emphasis on specific scenes and actions. Course is project based to give students the experience of creating their own characters and stories.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1403. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 1491 - Special Topics in Visual and Performing Arts (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Motion Graphics Skills and Techniques - Advanced topics in Motion Graphics address current industry skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes pertinent to the professional development of the student’s portfolio.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2271 - Portfolio Workshop (2-1-2)
A course in the development of a portfolio website showcasing the student’s skill in all forms of 2D Animation. Includes branding, resume writing, professional correspondence and interview techniques. Departmental approval required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2335 - Portfolio Development for Animation (3-2-4)
A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student’s skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTV 2370 - Digital Animation Techniques (3-2-4)
Intermediate study of 2 dimensional animation in a 3D environmental workspace. Includes camera and layer multi-planing, advanced character development and compositing. Study includes use of exposure sheets and advanced lip-sync techniques as well as compression, output and HD quality video.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2401. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
ARTV 2374 - Advanced Animation II (3-2-4)
Advanced study of complex character animation techniques including the creation of exposure sheets, animation charts, audio production and the digital clean up process.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1478. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2376 - Digital Animation Techniques II (3-2-4)
Advanced study of digitally produced 2D animation and skill development in the use of advanced digital animation tools.  Includes advanced integration of 2D and 3D assets and work spaces.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2370. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2401 - 2D Animation I (4-3-3)
Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. A course which takes the student through various aspects of animation using a variety of two-dimensional software. Developing concepts, storyboarding, and production of several two-dimensional animations will be accomplished.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2430 - 2D Animation II (4-3-3)
This course will focus on the production of a short animated feature produced in a group situation. Students will write, design, and execute a short feature while experiencing various aspects of a studio environment.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2370 and ARTV 2401. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2441 - Advanced Digital Video (4-3-3)
Instruction in the use of advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasis on generation and integration of special effects, 2-D animation, and 3-D animation for film, video, CD-ROM, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2445 - 3D Modeling and Rendering II (4-3-3)
A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software: spline modeling, patch modeling, and other organic modeling techniques; learn advanced use of camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to create detailed environments; cover advanced topics such as particle and volumetric effects, and setting up a model with weight maps, hierarchies, bones, and constraints.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1305, ARTC 1402, ARTV 1445. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2451 - 3-D Animation II (4-3-3)
Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1441. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2455 - Character Rigging and Animation (4-3-3)
Advanced work in 3-D animation. Emphasis on character modeling, rigging and animation. This course focuses on the set up and rigging of bipedal characters, creatures and props for animation. Specific topics cover, bone/joint creation, skinning, constraints, blend shape creation, creating special attributes, weighting, and introduction to scripting a rig for characters, objects and facial set ups.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1302, ARTV 2451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2470 - Digital Animation Techniques III (4-3-3)
A studio based class which will focus on advanced special effects tools and the entire production process. Course will include skill development in character design and execution, layout, line testing, clean up and final output procedures.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2376. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2471 - 3D Lighting and Surfacing (4-3-3)
Lighting, shading, and texture painting for 3D models using digital painting techniques. Emphasizes lighting, shading, and texture creation of limited resolution to increase system performance for digital games and simulation training models.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1445, GAME 1475. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2473 - Character Design for 2D Animation (4-3-3)
A comprehensive course devoted to the development of skills in creating characters for 2D animation that are aesthetically pleasing and are of industry standard.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
ARTV 2475 - 3D Modeling and Rendering III (4-3-3)
An advanced studio course in the theory and technique of three-dimensional (3D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Topics include advanced modeling tool sets and techniques, including the preparation and implementation of 3D models into interactive applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2445. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTV 2476 - 3D Animation III (4-3-3)
An advanced studio course in the theory and technique of three-dimensional (3D) animation utilizing appropriate software. Topics include advanced animation tools sets and techniques, including the preparation and implementation of 3D animation into interactive applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
ARTV 2479 - 3D Animation IV (4-3-3)
An advanced studio course in the theory and technique of three-dimensional (3D) animation utilizing appropriate software. Topics include advanced animation tool sets and techniques, including the preparation and implementation of 3D animation into interactive applications. Emphasis on advanced, industry standard character animation techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2476. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 1201 - Computer Ethics (2-2-0)
A study of ethical issues that apply to computer related professions, intellectual property and privacy issues, professional responsibility, and the effects of globalization. Emphasizes the practical application of computer ethics through case studies and current events in the game and simulation industry.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1212 - Game Theory (2-1-2)
Game and simulation design. Application of design theories to production-based projects from the conceptual stage to a completed project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1303 - Introduction to Game Design and Development (3-3-1)
Introduction to electronic game development and game development careers. Includes examination of history and philosophy of games, the game production process, employee factors for success in the field, and current issues and practices in the game development industry.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 1304 - Level Design (3-2-4)
Introduction to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1303. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1406 - Design and Creation of Games (4-3-3)
Introduction to game and simulation development. Includes analysis of existing applications and creation of a game using an existing game engine. In-depth coverage of the essential elements of game design. Also covers an overview of cultural history of electronic games, survey of the major innovators, and examination of the trends and taboos that motivate game design.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1475. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1434 - Video Game Art I (4-3-3)
Explores the role of the artist in the gaming industry. Introduces tools and techniques used in the creation of assets for a game engine. Covers art pipeline, team integration and communication.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1445, GAME 1475 or ARTV 1472. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 1472 - Design and Creation of Games II (4-3-3)
Intermediate level course that includes video game projects and game designer tasks. Includes pre-production, design phase, production, and post-production. Addresses game systems, technical tools, scripting, level editors, level design fundamentals, power-up design, and enemy design. Also covers an analysis of contemporary game industry platforms and their specific challenges. Class project will include creating a video game.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1406. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1474 - Level Design II (4-3-3)
Intermediate approach to the tools and concepts used to create levels for games and simulations. Incorporates an intermediate exploration of level design, architecture theory, concepts of critical path and flow, balancing, play testing, and storytelling. Includes utilization of toolsets from industry titles.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1304. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1475 - 2D Design for Games (4-3-3)
A basic course for beginning game art and game design students wanting to gain knowledge in the creation of 2d game collateral assets.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1476 - Art Creation for Mobile Devices (4-3-3)
A practical exploration of the process of creating assets for mobile devices. Students will create 2d Sprites using industry standard tools and wire assets into one or more game engines.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1475. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 1494 - Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Game Animation - Advanced level course in the management techniques translated to video game teams. Includes deliverable character animation assets as a class project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2455. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 2308 - Portfolio for Game Development (3-2-4)
Design and management of an industry standard portfolio. Includes techniques in self-promotion, resume writing, portfolio distribution systems, and interviewing.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 2338 - Game Testing (3-2-4)
Testing and debugging gaming and simulation applications in the alpha and beta stages of production. Includes critiques of the product and written documentation of the testing and debugging processes.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1303. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 2359 - Game and Simulation Group Project (3-2-4)
Creation of a game and/or simulation project utilizing a team approach. Includes animation, titles, visualization of research results, modeling with polygon frames, curves and surfaces, 3D text and animation with keyframes, paths (objects and curves), morphing, vertex keys, skeletons, and lattices.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
GAME 2409 - Video Game Art II (4-3-3)
A study of industry-used, game-art techniques and its applications of game art assets. Utilizes tools and advanced techniques in the creation of assets for a game engine.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1434. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 2471 - Design and Creation of Games III (4-3-3)
Advanced level course in the management techniques translated to video game teams. Includes video game creation as a class project.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1472. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 2476 - Video Game Production (4-3-3)
Intermediate course in the phases of game development and publishing. A production-centric course, which includes issues of design documentation, content creation, team roles, group dynamics, risk assessment and management, people management, and process management. Covers phases of product development: requirements, technical definition, development plan construction, plan management, problem management, process assessment, improvement and quality assurance/test. Also addresses development for personal computers versus console or wireless.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 1303. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 2477 - Technical Art Explorations (4-3-3)
Exploration of the technical side of art creation and implementation of game assets.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 2445, ARTV 2471, GAME 2409. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GAME 2478 - Video Game Art III (4-3-3)
Create a revised complete asset for a game including low poly modeling, textures, collision, simple game scripting, and lighting. Industry professionals will advise students on revisions necessary to bring the level to industry quality.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: GAME 2409. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
GRPH 1359 - Vector Graphics for Production (3-2-4)
A study and use of vector graphics for production. Skill development in the use of the tools and transformation options of Adobe® Illustrator® to create complex vector illustrations for print and web-based media. Mastery in manipulation of both text and graphics with emphasis on the use of the pen tool as well as the correct use and management of different color modes.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
IMED 1270 - The Business of Design (2-1-2)
Basics of design industry marketing, proposals, legal considerations and working with clients. Bridging the gap between creative knowledge and essential business acumen required to be successful. Additional topics - graphic styles for digital media, marketing and advertising concepts, image selection, style guides, branding concepts for the web, social media, and internet applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 1416 - Web Design I (4-3-3)
Instruction in web page design and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, and browsers.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
IMED 1441 - Interface Design (4-3-3)
Skill development in the interface design process including selecting interfaces that are meaningful to users and relative to a project’s content and delivery system. Emphasis on aesthetic issues such as iconography, screen composition, colors, and typography.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
IMED 1445 - Interactive Digital Media I (4-3-3)
Exploration of the use of graphics and sound to create time-based interactive multimedia animations using industry standard authoring software. This course is an introduction to Adobe® Flash® CS5 for interactivity. Drawing tools and basic animation techniques are covered, as well as video components and audio are introduced and student projects are directed toward the design of interactive environments for the web and applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/20/2014
 
IMED 1491 - Special Topics in Educational/Instructional Media Technology (4-3-3)
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
 
 Website Design and Development - Introduction to the web site planning process including costing, preparation, production, and accessibility issues. Creation of a comprehensive design document including target audience analysis, purpose and goals, user feedback, flow chart, and storyboard. Emphasis on content design and production management.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2388 - Internship - Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia (3-0-13)
An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: P Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2411 - Portfolio Development (4-3-3)
Preparation and enhancement of portfolio to meet professional standards, development of presentation skills, and improvement of job-seeking techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2413 - Project Analysis and Design (4-3-3)
Application of the planning and production processes for multimedia or web projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: IMED 1441, IMED 1445, IMED 2415. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2415 - Web Design II (4-3-3)
A study of mark-up language advanced layout techniques for creating web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing web sites according to accessibility standards, cultural appearance, and legal issues. A comprehensive use of HTML tags will be used in conjunction with up-to-date authoring software to publish a complete website for a corporate identity.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: IMED 1416. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2459 - Interactive Web Elements (4-3-3)
Production of projects using current web development tools that may incorporate dynamic data, web graphics, animation, video and audio streaming. Take concurrently with IMED 2451.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: IMED 1416, IMED 1470. Corequisites: IMED 2451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2470 - User Experience Design (4-3-3)
A study of interface design techniques with considerations for convergence design. Including client and cloud computing, multi platform design, apps and digital tools, mobile devices, UI systems and frameworks, touch technologies, gesture and tap interaction design, next level of accessibility, shared experience design, and considerations of human factors. Students will learn to design for a consistent user experience across devices, and across multiple settings and contexts.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: IMED 1441. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
IMED 2471 - Component Based Design II (4-3-3)
Advanced study in the development of interactive projects using component based design software. Students will learn the workflow from designer to developer in order to communicate with programmers and smooth the transition from design prototypes to fully functional applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: IMED 1471, IMED 2451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 1470 - Type for Digital Media (4-3-3)
History and practical usage of typography for on-screen use, including television, film, game console, web video and mobile devices. Stressing aesthetics, technical issues, trends and branding considerations for font selection.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTC 1402. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 1471 - Post Production for Digital Media (4-3-3)
Instruction in basic practices and workflows for post production including video capture, basic editing, color correction, monitoring, standards compliance, rendering, basic compression schemes, and exporting high-quality video for broadcast, film, game consoles, web and mobile devices.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1211, ARTV 1451 and MOTG 1473. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
MOTG 1472 - Styleboarding (4-3-3)
Instruction in creating series of still-frame, highly-finished compositions representing progression of motion graphics sequences; convey flow, mood, concept, style. Display solid designs in terms of color, layout, and typography. Clearly convey story, message, and/or marketing information. Styleboards created using industry standard software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: MOTG 1470. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 1473 - Motion Graphics I (4-3-3)
Instruction in establishing motion graphics fundamentals including visual rhythm, kinetic typography, contagion, staying on-brand, multiplanar effects and other intermediate industry techniques.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: ARTC 1305. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 1474 - Motion Design Concepts (4-3-3)
A course in using motion graphics as a solution to solve common design problems. Emphasis on the design process including identifying problems, researching, analyzing, generating ideas, designing and presenting solutions using traditional media and basic software functions.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 2470 - 3D for Motion Graphics (4-3-3)
Introduction to common industry practices in creating 3D elements for motion graphics. Emphasis on elements for logo and title design as well as ambient and atmospheric effects commonly used in film, commercials, and marketing using industry standard software.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1451 and MOTG 1472. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 2471 - Motion Graphics II (4-3-3)
Advanced course focused on creating motion graphics work in a realistic studio environment. Small teams of students generate a script from which they produce a high quality video presentation using knowledge acquired in all previous classes. Emphasis on showing the full motion design creation workflow from concept to final output, troubleshooting, time management and managing the rigors of being part of a design team.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: MOTG 1473, MOTG 2470. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
MOTG 2472 - Motion Graphics Project (4-3-3)
An advanced studio course focused on creating high quality motion graphics work based on the instructor’s evaluation of existing work and the student’s post-graduation goals. This is an advanced course that relies heavily on the skills learned in previous classes. Special approval required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/20/2014
 
MOTG 2473 - Portfolio Development (4-3-3)
A course in the development of a demo reel to showcase the student's skills in motion graphics and 2D animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. Special approval required.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
MOTG 2474 - Visual Effects (4-3-3)
A study of the techniques and practical application of visual effects to motion graphics sequences using specific software. Topics address simulation of natural environmental effects, realistic compositing of pyrotechnic footage, motion tracking and match-moving. The focus will be centered on industry standards and procedures for planning, creating and applying such effects.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: G Prerequisites: ARTV 1451. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014