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Course Descriptions ARTNM

ARTNM 302
Digital Basics for Art New Media
1.5 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to the digital environment for Art New Media. Topics of Mac OS, digital vocabulary, scanning, saving and file formats will be included. Distinctions between vector, bitmap, and page layout applications will be made using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and/or Painter.
ARTNM 324
Digital Design
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300, ART 320, CISC 302, or JOUR 330
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is an introduction to computer-based design using the basic operating principles of vector graphics software. Design skills and the tools of the software application will be applied to produce in individual portfolio of projects. Field trips may be required for this course.
ARTNM 420
Introduction to 3D Modeling
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320 and 370 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course introduces computer-generated three-dimensional, or CG 3D, modeling using industry standard software. The primary focus of this course is modeling using polygons, surfaces, and curves to produce quality demo reel renders of the models. Objects range from simplistic primitive shapes to sophisticated models of animals and plants. Software application tools, such as Autodesk Maya and Pixologic Zbrush, are applied to produce content for use in 3D printing, film, game, fine art, broadcast, medical and industrial animation, and more.
ARTNM 495
Independent Studies in Art New Media
1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 162 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
ARTNM 499
Experimental Offering in Art New Media
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
See UC Limitations & Counselor
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB