Classes & Studio Hours

Fall 2017 Open Lab Hours

By Arrangement Hours:

Check with your instructor regarding the required hours-by-arrangement for their classes. Please remember to sign in and out using the sign-in computers in each studio and in the Learning Center when you work there. If you work off-campus for these assignments, you are required to complete an off-campus Lab Hours form. Click to download it here.

Reminder: The Studio Hours may change without notice. Please read our Studio Policies.

Class Dates Instructor Notes
MART 389 Digital Media Careers By Arrangement Naas 08/16-10/10
MART 418 History of Animation By Arrangement
Naas 10/12-12/14

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45 MART 362
Digital Photography I

McInnis
MART 362
Digital Photography I

McInnis
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15 MART 314
Intro to Comp. Graphics

Lacefield
MART 314
Intro to Comp. Graphics

Lacefield
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00 MART 372
Digital Illustration

Khazar
MART 372
Digital Illustration

Khazar
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30 Gabi 2:30 - 6:30 Chris 2:30 - 6:30 Chris 2:30 - 6:30 Gabi 2:30 - 6:30
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
Night Classes
6:00
6:30
7:00
7:30
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00
1:15
1:30
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30 Gabi 2:30 – 6:30
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
Night Classes
6:00
6:30
7:00
7:30
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00
11:10 – 12:25
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00 MART 385
Coding For Designers and Artist

11:10 – 12:25
MART 385
Coding For Designers and Artist

11:10 – 12:25
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
1:00
1:15 MART 366
Color Management and Theory

Lacefield
1:30 Chris 1:30 – 6:30 Stanley 1:30 – 6:30
1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30
2:45
3:00
3:15
3:30
3:45
4:00
4:30 Stanley 4:30 – 6:30pm Stanley 4:30 – 6:30pm
Night Classes
6:00
6:30 MART 420
3D Modeling and Animation I

Naas
6:30 – 9:35
MART 430
3D Character Animation

Naas
6:30 – 9:20
MART 431
Special Effects & Compositing

Allen
6:30 – 9:20
MART 422
Introduction to Rigging

Naas
6:30 – 9:20
7:00
7:30
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00

The library is located on the Cañada College campus at 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in Redwood City on the top floor of Building 9, above the Learning Center.

  • Files will be automatically deleted from the lab computers at 12:00am every night. (Pending start date). Do not save files on lab computers.
  • Lab Hours are tracked using SARS computers found in each lab. You must clock in and out for your hours to count. If you fail to logout, you will only get 15 minutes of lab hour time.
  • No food or drink on or near the computers. There is a designated spot at the front of the classroom where you can place your bottles, cups or food items.
  • Do not change the settings on the computers. This includes the desktop attributes, display settings, resolution and other preset characteristics of the machines.
  • It is not permitted to download and/or install extraneous software to the computers without previous consent from an instructor.
  • Please do not create software “short cuts” on the desktop, or leave any other files on the desktop of the computer. These will be deleted and you may lose your work.
  • Do not remove any of the equipment, books, supplies or artwork from the studio.
  • Save all your files in a folder with your name in the Documents or My Documents folder. Remember to back up all your files on zip disks or CD-ROMs because we cannot guarantee that they will not be erased.
  • The studio will be open for homework and lab hours during the week at specifc times. Please check the schedule before you come in, it is very important that you do not interrupt ongoing classes.
  • It is very important that you take care of the equipment, the installations and the supplies. There are many people that will be using them, so be respectful and leave things as you found them.
  • There are two laser printers available to all the students, both color and greyscale. Use them, but don’t abuse them. The Epson large format deskjet printer is also available, but only with the assistance of an instructor or a lab tech. Any custom paper you want to use must be okayed by the lab assistant or instructor before printing.
  • The printers are for printing projects and lab assignments from the multimedia classes only. Please use other printers on campus for printing from the web, email, assignments from other classes or personal documents.
  • If you do not know how to use some equipment please ask for help.

MART 366 Color Management & Theory

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/32-36 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; MART 376 is strongly recommended; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

MART 416 Drawing for Animation

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture/32-36 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

MART 440 Video Game 3D Production Techniques

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture/16-18 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

ART 229 Landscape Painting

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture/24-27 lab hours/ semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

ART 206 Figure Drawing and Portraiture

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture/72-81 lab hours/ semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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

MART 373 Digital Audio

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: 16-18 lecture/16-18 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

ART 303 Color Design

Course Description Not Found

ART 301 Two-Dimensional Design

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture/72-81 lab hours/ semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

ART 201 Form and Composition 1

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture/72-81 lab hours/ semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.

MART 378 Digital Page Layout

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/32 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

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.