Description: This course teaches the fundamentals of creating a website through a mixture of hands-on exercises, lecture, and demonstration. Topics include site layout principles, a discussion of HTML, color and image preparation, for the web, browser compatibility, graphic user interface design, usability and internet ethics and copyright issues. Students build a basic website following accepted design layout standards. The class focuses on Dreamweaver®, but also uses Adobe Photoshop®, ImageReady® and a basic demonstration of Flash®. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Techniques for the creation of special effects through digital compositing for film and video. Merging original 2D images such as photographs or other still images generated in Photoshop or Corel Painter with 3D images created in Autodesk Maya. Different output formats and uses for these compositing techniques in diverse industries. Prior experience in After Effects or equivalent is recommended. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Course covers the creation of 3D worlds and modeling of non-organic forms such as vehicles, surroundings, architecture and mechanical devices as well as developing the look and feel of 3D environments where characters interact. Students learn to use different reference materials and research inspirational resources when generating a world concept. Various rendering techniques and the creative presentation of final work are also covered. MART 420 or 3D software experience are recommended. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Intermediate to advanced photographic techniques covering the complete cycle of production from image setup to output. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in creating digital photographic imagery for creative and professional expression through a mixture of exercises, lecture, and demonstration. Topics include advanced camera skills, composition, color management Light room and other asset management systems. Transfer: CSU, UC.
Description: A project-based course in which both traditional and digital animation techniques such as storyboarding and frame-by-frame animation are explored through the use of Adobe Flash® as a medium for the development of creative computer-based animations. Other topics included in this course deal with the implementation of successful graphic user interface solutions for web design and stand-alone applications using the scripting capabilities of the software. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Continuation of MART 420. Further development of concepts and techniques introduced in MART 420 to establish a solid foundation in storytelling, modeling, animation, texture creation and lighting. Rendering professional final scenes state-of-the-art 3D animation software such as Autodesk Maya. Also covered is the production process and pipeline used in video game companies and animation studios and the final delivery of projects created for various media. Transfer: CSU.
Description: An introduction to the theory and technology of digital photography. Exploration of the digital camera in both professional and consumer use. Techniques of taking a photograph, types of storage, transferring of images, image editing, and optimizing final output are evaluated. Transfer: CSU, UC*.
Description: Create a successful color management workflow from digital image to digital print. Understand and use color, calibration, and create profiles to get the desired color output. Topics include pre-press file management, RGB to 4-color ink, paper, output, proofing, and industry standards. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Introduction to the digital media job market and employment niches. The class describes multimedia and the varied work environments including full time and contract opportunities, as well as job search techniques, resume and cover letter writing skills. Transfer: CSU.