GRAPHIC AND MULTIMEDIA DESIGN

Associate in Arts Degree: Graphic & Multimedia Design - Graphic Design

This program offers an associate degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design with an emphasis in graphic design. The primary goal of this degree is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technical abilities required of a graphic design position. Elective courses provide preparedness to specific industry requirements. All courses are sequenced to facilitate transferability to an art or design program at a four-year university. Along with the transferability aspect of this program, the associate degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design with an emphasis in graphic design will also provide students with basic skills and competencies.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in a graphic design position.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 30
 

    Units
ART-110 Art History: Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART-111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
ART-140 Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media 3.0
GMD-101 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
GMD-142 2-D Computer Illustration 3.0
GMD-144 Graphic Design I 3.0
GMD-145 Type and Typography 3.0
GMD-242 Graphic Design II 3.0


Certificate of Achievement: Graphic & Multimedia Design - Graphic Design

The Graphic Design certificate develops students’ creative and technical skills by providing hands-on training in current technologies. The two-year program prepares students for employment in graphic design, graphic arts, computer illustration, digital photography and art direction.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in a graphic design position.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 19
 

    Units
GMD-101 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
GMD-142 2-D Computer Illustration 3.0
GMD-144 Graphic Design I 3.0
GMD-145 Type and Typography 3.0
GMD-242 Graphic Design II 3.0
     
Plus a minimum of one unit from the following:  
     
CWE-188GMD Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0


Associate in Arts Degree: Graphic & Multimedia Design - Multimedia

The primary goal of the Graphic and Multimedia Design degree with emphasis in multimedia is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and technical abilities required of a multimedia position. Elective courses provide preparedness to specific industry requirements. All courses are sequenced to facilitate transferability to an art or design program at a four-year university. Along with the transferability aspect of this program, the associate degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design with an emphasis in multimedia will also provide students with a set of basic skills and competencies.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in a multimedia position.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 30
 

    Units
ART-110 Art History: Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART-111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
ART-140 Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media 3.0
GMD-101 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
GMD-173 Motion Design 3.0
GMD-175 Flash for the Web 3.0
GMD-177 Web Page Design I 3.0
GMD-277 Web Page Design II 3.0


Certificate of Achievement: Graphic & Multimedia Design - Multimedia

Multimedia is a rapidly growing industry combining video, sound, animation and graphics with digital technology into an interactive environment. The Multimedia certificate develops students’ creative and technical skills by providing hands-on training in current technologies. The two-year program prepares students for employment in Web design, interface design, motion graphics, digital photography, graphic arts, digital video production and game design.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in a multimedia position.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 19
 

    Units
GMD-101 Introduction to Digital Media 3.0
GMD-105 Digital Imaging 3.0
GMD-173 Motion Design 3.0
GMD-175 Flash for the Web 3.0
GMD-177 Web Page Design I 3.0
GMD-277 Web Page Design II 3.0
     
Plus a minimum of one unit from the following:  
     
CWE-188GMD Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0


GMD 041 INTRODUCTION TO INDESIGN
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces page layout for print media using Adobe InDesign. Students learn how to utilize layout features for both text and images. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 044 INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATOR
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces computer illustration using Adobe Illustrator, including how to create images, use type and layout features, use filters, and format images for print, Web and multimedia formats. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 047 INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop, including how to composite, work with layers, select pixels and adjust digital images. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 070 INTRODUCTION TO WEB GRAPHICS
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces the design and creation of Web graphics using Adobe Photoshop. Topics include how to apply specialized effects to create and optimize dynamic graphics for the Web. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 071 INTRODUCTION TO DREAMWEAVER
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces dynamic Web page design using Adobe Dreamweaver. Topics include how to insert images, hypertext, movies, sound, forms, email links, tables, frames and style sheets. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 074 INTRODUCTION TO FLASH
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces 2D vector-based animation using Adobe Flash. Topics include how to create, animate and export vector graphics for multimedia, web and entertainment applications. Basic computer knowledge is assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 077 INTRODUCTION TO AFTER EFFECTS
Units: 1.00
13.50 hours lecture, 13.50 hours lab
Introduces motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Topics include how to sweeten video, by introducing specialized effects applied to video, graphics and text. Basic computer skills are assumed. Offered pass/no-pass only.


GMD 094L GRAPHICS LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently-enrolled graphics student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the graphics lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the graphics program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


GMD 097L MULTIMEDIA LAB
Units: 1.00
54.00 hours lab
May be taken four times for credit
A lab for the currently-enrolled graphics student who wishes to increase skills through the use of the graphics lab facility. Note: Students must attend faculty supervised weekly scheduled class time posted in printed schedule. Hours must be accrued at a time separate from any other class in which the student is also registered. This course is not a required course for any certificate or degree in the graphics program. Offered pass/no-pass only. Units do not apply to the associate degree.


GMD 101 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the concepts and practices applicable in digital media, including digital imaging, audio, video, graphic design and multimedia. Includes instruction in several software applications.


GMD 105 DIGITAL IMAGING
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications of digital imaging using industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop. Through application of theory, students explore both the technical aspects of image manipulation, as well as the artistic aspects of creating images. Note: In order to access the multimedia and graphics labs outside of class time, students must register for GMD-094L or GMD-097L.


GMD 120 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Surveys the origin and evolution of graphic design, including the development of typography, advertising, poster design, illustration, corporate identities and trademarks.


GMD 142 2-D COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces methods, materials, and techniques of commercial illustration for magazines, books, editorials, and graphic communications. Emphasizes two-dimensional aspects of computer illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.


GMD 144 GRAPHIC DESIGN I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the design of print graphics, covering various page layout formats and the fundamentals of typographic design. Includes instruction in several software applications.


GMD 145 TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the history, development and use of type and typography in all areas of communication arts. Traditional and contemporary methods for creating type and typography are combined to provide an understanding of the aesthetic qualities of letterforms. Basic computer knowledge is assumed.


GMD 173 MOTION DESIGN
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
The fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of motion-based design using industry standard software such as Adobe AfterEffects. Through application of theory, students will explore the basic principles of compositing, animation, typography, audio, video and graphics. Note: In order to access the multimedia computer lab outside of class time, students must register for GMD-097L.


GMD 175 FLASH FOR THE WEB
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of Flash-based Website design using industry standard software such as Adobe Flash. Through application of theory, students will explore the basic principles of animation, aesthetics, graphics, sound, video and interactive design. Note: In order to access the multimedia computer lab outside of class time, students must register for GMD-097L.


GMD 177 WEB PAGE DESIGN I
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of Web page design using industry standard software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver including principles of Web graphics, type, color, layout, interactive design, and usability.


GMD 242 GRAPHIC DESIGN II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Introduces advanced visual communication skills in print graphics, using graphic software applications to explore logo, advertising and publication design.


GMD 277 WEB PAGE DESIGN II
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
May be taken two times for credit
Recommended preparation: GMD-177

The advanced concepts, terminology, techniques and applications of Web page design using industry standard software such as Macromedia Dreamweaver. Through application of theory, students will explore the basic principles of dynamically driven Websites using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) while advancing interactive design, graphics, type, color, and layout skills. Note: In order to use the multimedia computer lab outside of class time, students must register for GMD-097L.


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