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: Techniques and concepts of drawing for animation. Topics include 2- and 3-point perspective, anatomy (human, animal, and comparative), gesture, quick sketch, and sequential drawing. Emphasis on capturing movement and pose using line. Transfer: CSU.
Description: Video game art-specific production techniques, asset delivery, and workflow. Texture, bump, specular, and alpha maps to create the illusion of complexity in models. Focus on low polygon modeling techniques, tiling, photorealistic textures, and character animation loops. Basic Mel scripting, workflow and asset delivery methods to increase productivity and efficiency when generating game graphics. Prior experience with digital imaging and 3D software is recommended. Transfer: CSU.
Description: In this oil painting course, students paint the landscape directly on location. The class meets at various locations on the Peninsula to work from nature. Emphasis is on the study of composition, color, and light while working quickly and directly. Students must provide their own transportation. Transfer: CSU, UC.
Description: Drawing from the live model emphasizing underlying structure of the human body and the expressive use of drawing media. Portraiture is covered as it relates to individual characterization and expression. ART 201 or 204 are recommended. Transfer: CSU, UC
Description: Introduction to digital audio production utilizing Digidesign’s Pro Tools to familiarize students with diverse production techniques, most common file formats, and compression methods used in digital media applications. The course focuses on digital audio for the web, CD-ROM based productions, and digital video projects. The fundamentals of digital audio theory, digital sound recording, editing, mixing, and encoding sound files are also covered. Transfer: CSU.
Description: An introductory studio course in the fundamentals of art and design. Students use a variety of art media in creating work that explores the use of the basic elements of two dimensional art including line, shape, value, color, space, texture, and pattern. Transfer: CSU, UC.
Description: The fundamentals of representation and pictorial composition with emphasis on the use of line, mass, shape, value, and space organization. Students complete both drawing and painting projects. Field trip required. Transfer: CSU, UC.
Description: This is an introductory course in page layout for graphic design, using computers to design and layout text and graphics for publication. Through projects and assignments, students integrate sound design principles and desktop publishing skills. Both Macintosh and Windows environments are supported. Transfer: CSU.