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SLCC Catalog

   
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010 ); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010 ); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990 ).

 

Visual Art & Design

  
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    ART 1010 - Exploring Art (FA)

    Credits: 3
    Introduces visual art to the non-major. Provides historical perspective of visual art development. Study of major principles, elements, media, and techniques. Nonjudgmental art project, reading, writing, required.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1020 - Intro to Drawing (non-maj)(FA)

    Credits: 3
    An introductory drawing course for non-majors. Line, shape, perspective and light logic will be discussed. Using these techniques, students will develop their drawing skills. Some reading and writing will be required.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1040 - Jewelry:Culture & Creation(FA)

    Credits: 3
    Jewelry has been a factor in the culture of many civilizations. This course teaches art and construction techniques. Students will design and create several unique jewelry pieces during the class using various techniques.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1050 - Intro to Photography (FA)

    Credits: 3
    Examines the important contribution of photography and photographers in the field of art. Students will learn basic operations of a digital or film SLR camera (which is required for course), perform shooting assignments, learn visual rules of composition, and conduct research. For non-art/photography majors.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1060 - Hist/Art Lettering/Callig.(FA)

    Credits: 3
    A study of the development of lettering throughout history. Several historic alphabets are studied and written. Various writing fluids and papers are explored. An introduction to bookmaking is part of this course. Extra cost for supplies.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1070 - Introduction to Printmaking

    Credits: 3
    This is an introduction to relief, intaglio, and monotype printmaking. Technical and creative aspects of printmaking will be practiced through hands-on processing and printing of plates. Aesthetic use of design will be emphasized. Students will study the history of printmaking.  Safe and proper handling of equipment, and tools will be stressed.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 1080 - Photoshop & Digital Media (FA)

    Credits: 4
    This course offers non-art majors an opportunity to become intermediate users of the world’s leading professional CG application and gain a familiarity of skills required to develop and produce digital media at a professional level within the life-long learning expectations of a General Education environment. The course focus will be on using Adobe Photoshop as a tool to produce CG imagery for web design, video production, photo illustration, digital publishing and animation. Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, inDesign HTML, and Autodesk Maya will be introduced as required.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1110 - Foundation I Drawing

    Credits: 4
    Introduction to principles of visual awareness and drawing. Use of line to describe 3D reality on a 2D surface. Linear perspective will be a primary emphasis. Course will include a study of light logic.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1120 - Design

    Credits: 3
    Students will be introduced to the basic principles (balance, rhythm, emphasis, unity) and elements (line, shape, texture, space, size, value, color) of design. All Visual Art and Design majors are required to take this class.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1135 - Printing Fundamentals

    Credits: 3
    This is a hands-on class in which students will produce actual printed items. Printing history, printing processes, terminology, art preparation, photo reproduction, prepress, bindery, paper, inks and related items will be covered.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1150 - Art Foundation Seminar (HR)

    Credits: 2
    Theory and practice of human relations in artwork environments. Self-concept, interpersonal skills, teamwork, communication, networking, conflict resolution, career development, cross-cultural and gender relations, portfolio development.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1200 - InDesign Software

    Credits: 3
    Students learn the skills, tools and procedures needed to create electronic page layout files for output using leading industry software.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1210 - Math for Visual Arts (QS)

    Credits: 3
    This course covers basic math functions required of visual artists including fractions, decimals, percentages. Concepts specific to working with computers and scanners will be addressed.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1230 - Typography & Layout

    Credits: 3
    This course combines the study of typography with the fundamentals of layout. Students will study the history of letters and will learn to identify various typefaces. They will solve layout problems using design principles and type.

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 1200   (either can be taken concurrently)
    Semester: All


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    ART 1240 - Screen Printing

    Credits: 3
    Students will create designs that they will prepare and print using a direct emulsion stencil. They will learn screen preparation and stencil application. Most projects will be printed on paper.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1250 - Airbrush

    Credits: 3
    This curriculum will include basic use and skill with airbrush; application to a variety of rendering problems including simple dimensional forms and objects and multi-color masking.

    Semester: Fall


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    ART 1260 - Figure Drawing

    Credits: 3
    A study of figure drawing techniques and concepts. Students work directly from the model. Knowledge gained in anatomy, gesture, and structure.

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1280 - Photoshop Software

    Credits: 3
    Students learn foundation through intermediate photo manipulation, processing, and formatting skills necessary for print and non-print media using industry standard software to prepare photo documents.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1310 - Photography I

    Credits: 4
    Discussion and operation of film and digital SLR cameras, along with film and digital lab techniques. Fully adjustable digital or film SLR camera and other photo equipment required.

    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1320 - Photographic Vision

    Credits: 3
    Photographic expression and visual composition are explored through image capture and printing assignments. Emphasis placed on creative exploration, personal expression, and visual arrangement of content.

    Prerequisite: ART 1310  or ART 1050  w/C grade or better (either may be taken concurrently) 
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1340 - Photography Lighting and Equipment 1

    Credits: 4
    Introduction of various lighting and camera equipment used for photographic applications. Including medium and large format cameras, high-end digital capture, studio lighting equipment, lighting modulators, and computer equipment required to create imagery.

    Prerequisite: ART 1380  (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1375 - Photographing Diversity(FA,DV)

    Credits: 3
    Using photography to better understand and relate to diversity. Students will study and photographically document social issues relating to non-dominant cultures, minorities, societies, biases and privileges. Study contributions made by photographers/artists relating to historic and contemporary diversity issues. Operating knowledge of, and access to, a film or digital SLR camera required.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1380 - Photography II

    Credits: 4
    A continuation of Photograhy I, with an emphasis on producing high quality images through advanced camera controls and the applied aesthetics of photography. A digital or film SLR camera is required.

    Prerequisite: ART 1310  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1400 - Copyrights for Creative Professionals

    Credits: 1
    This introductory short course focuses on U. S. copyrights given to creative individuals who produce visual, musical, literary works of art or performing arts. The course also covers licensing and trademarking.

    Semester: Spring


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    ART 1420 - Salesmanship And Promotion For Creative Professionals

    Credits: 2
    This introductory short course will introduce basic sales and self-promotional principles and techniques specifically tailored for creative artists.

    Semester: Spring


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    ART 1440 - Building A Creative Business

    Credits: 2
    This introductory short course will introduce basic business structures and examine the process of setting up a business for creative professionals working in the areas of music, the many forms of visual design, fine art, animation, film and video, and the literary arts.

    Semester: Spring


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    ART 1530 - Beginning Painting-Watercolor

    Credits: 3
    This course will focus on the introduction and exploration of watercolor techniques. Composition and design will be discussed. The subject matter will include still life and occasional outdoor studies.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1540 - Beginning Painting-Oil

    Credits: 3
    This course will focus on the introduction and exploration of oil painting techniques. Composition and design will be discussed. The subject matter will include still life and occasional outdoor studies.

    Semester: All


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    ART 1560 - Head Studies-Portrait Painting

    Credits: 3
    Intermediate oil painting course focusing on painting portraits, observe and interpret planes and anatomy of the human head. Shape, value, light, and color will be the main emphasis. Composition and paint application will be addressed.

    Semester: Spring & Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1580 - Landscape Painting

    Credits: 2
    Understand and apply the basics of painting landscapes. Explore materials, techniques, color theory, and expression. Most class sessions will be held at locations around Salt Lake. Learn skills such as drawing, color, value, edges, and brushwork.

    Semester: Spring & Summer


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    ART 1620 - Intro to Animation

    Credits: 2
    Introduction to the production process, skill sets, foundational principles, and techniques of animation. An intense course with heavy emphasis on drawing.

    Semester: Fall & Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1630 - Computer Graphics Essentials

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to basic techniques and theories used in creating images with a computer. Exploring the fundamentals of scripting, modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, animation, and compositing while applying principles of storytelling and design.

    Recommended Corequisite: ART 1280  
    Semester: All


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    ART 1660 - Storyboarding

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to visual storytelling, as applied to conceptualizing storyboards and animatics for various time based mediums.

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  
    Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1620  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1670 - Character Animation Basics

    Credits: 3
    Expanding on principles of animation, body mechanics, and acting to create animated performances for both traditional and 3D application.

    Prerequisite: ART 1620  (for 2D) or ART 2640  (for 3D) and instructor approval
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1680 - Game Development

    Credits: 3
    Introduction to seminal movements, principles, analysis, mechanics and theories of game play and development. Applied through a collaborative production workflow creating design documentation, and prototyping of physical and software based games.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 1690 - Foundation Level Software Testing for Game Developers

    Credits: 1
    This course covers the basics of software testing; and while geared toward game development, is valid for all forms of software testing. Students will be introduced to forms, strategies and tools of effective software testing.

    Semester: Fall


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    ART 1810 - Intermed. Photoshop/Multimedia

    Credits: 2
    Class required for Multimedia emphasis students. A continuation of Photoshop skills learned in ART 1800. Photoshop will be used to create maps for use in 3D animation, and graphics for web design and digital video production.

    Prerequisite: ART 1800/COMM 1800/EBT 1800/ENGL 1800/FLM 1800
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 1850 - Portfolio/Career Preparation

    Credits: 2
    An introductory course focused on portfolio and freelance career preparation for all creative artists.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 1900 - Special Project

    Credits: 1-4
    This course is an Independent Study course. Any of the VAD courses can be used as curriculum. This is to be done on an individual need basis. With approval of the instructor.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: All


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    ART 2000 - Visual Art CO-OP Education

    Credits: 1-5
    This is a supervised work experience in a business, industrial, or government environment related to the program major. Credit is awarded for successful completion of specific objectives that provide new learning related to the major.

    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, minimum of 2.0 GPA, study-related employment working at least 20 hours per week, and instructor approval
    Semester: All


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    ART 2010 - History of Graphic Design

    Credits: 3
    Students will survey the history of graphic design: illustration, prehistoric proto-alphabets, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, the invention of movable type, and the impact of industrial revolution on printing. The impact of technology over the centuries will also be examined, including digital typographic processes in a globalized world.

    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2040 - Intermediate Jewelry

    Credits: 3
    Continuation of the techniques taught in ART 1040 . Students will learn advanced jewelry fabrication and create several unique jewelry pieces.

    Prerequisite: ART 1040  or instructor approval
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2050 - Visual Dev & Character Design

    Credits: 2
    Design and stylization of human and animal characters, environments, and props for visual storytelling applied to concept art, comic books, and cartoon illustration.

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and  ART 1260  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2060 - Illustration Portfolio Development

    Credits: 2


    A capstone course for second year Illustration major students. This course is focused on portfolio and freelance career preparation for Illustration majors. It will also serve those students wishing to launch a career in Fine Arts, as well as those planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

    Students will develop a portfolio, rework existing pieces, create a resume, and self-promotional strategies. Business practices will also be introduced. Students will tour design studios and visit working illustrators.

    Prerequisite: ART 2270  
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2070 - Graphic Design Portfolio Development

    Credits: 3
    A capstone course for second year Graphic Design major students. Students will develop professional-level digital and traditional portfolio presentations, self promotional materials, resume, cover letter and basic business forms needed as a freelance designer. Students will learn basic design business practices needed as an independent contractor. In conjunction with organizing portfolios, reworking existing pieces and creating new portfolio material, students will tour design studios and advertising agencies to increase their awareness of the work possibilities within the design and visual communication industry.

    Prerequisite: ART 2230  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2080 - VAD Internship

    Credits: 1-3
    Students may elect to participate in visual arts internships through approved employers. Students learn practical work experience as it applies to their career in the visual arts.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval and second-year status
    Semester: All


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    ART 2110 - Foundation II

    Credits: 4
    Value and light logic are explored using paint medium. Course includes fundamentals of color theory. Included: color mixing, painting techniques and materials. Composition, creative use of value, and image building are covered.

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2120 - eDesign & Publishing

    Credits: 3
    This course teaches electronic publishing using MS Publisher (or other layout software) and Adobe Acrobat. Electronic documents contain links, web addresses, movies, and sounds to create marketing pieces, product catalogs, e-brochures and e-forms.

    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2140 - Adv Photoshop Software/Design

    Credits: 2
    This course is for all Visual Art & Design majors wishing to perfect advanced features and skills specific to graphic design application. Students will create and rework portfolio pieces.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2200 - Advanced InDesign Software

    Credits: 2
    Students will develop advanced skills to create electronic files ready for printing. They will also use their skills to produce quality portfolio pieces.

    Prerequisite: ART 1200  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2210 - Illustration I

    Credits: 3


    Various black and white and color media will be introduced to develop editorial and advertising illustration techniques with emphasis on composition, drawing, creativity, exploration of techniques.

    Prerequisite: ART 1110 , ART 2110  (can be taken concurrently), or instructor approval

      
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2220 - Advanced Design

    Credits: 3
    This course builds upon previous Design, Typography and Layout classes as well as introduces students to corporate identity and collateral design problems. Students will produce portfolio and art show quality work.

    Prerequisite: ART 1135  & ART 1230  
    Recommended Prerequisite: ART 2230  (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2230 - Advanced Typography & Layout

    Credits: 3
    This course is a continuation of ART 1230. Students will explore the design aspects and possibilities inherent in typography as well as more complex layout problems. Students will produce portfolio and art show quality work.

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 1200  and ART 1230  
    Recommended Prerequisite: ART 2230 before ART 2220 (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2240 - Package Design

    Credits: 3
    This course will cover design considerations for basic packaging. Packaging fundamentals & basic materials & processes will be introduced. Projects may include hang-tags, bags, boxes, cylinders or point-of-purchase displays.

    Prerequisite: ART 1135  and ART 2230  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2260 - Advanced Figure Drawing

    Credits: 2
    This is a continuation of ART 1260 . Advanced techniques and principles in figure drawing. Primary emphasis on light logic, gesture and head studies.

    Prerequisite: ART 1260 
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2270 - Illustration II

    Credits: 3
    In-depth development of editorial/advertising illustration will be covered as well as skills using various black and white and color media. Students will produce original art with both traditional and digital media

    Prerequisite: ART 2210   or instructor approval
    Semester: Fall


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    ART 2280 - Advertising Workshop

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to product/service promotion and advertising. Students will gain a basic understanding of the components of an advertising agency; strategies, media choices, budgets, production analysis, proposals and presentations. Professional ethics will be addressed.

    Prerequisite: ART 2230  
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2290 - Advanced Illustration

    Credits: 2
    Creation of an Illustration Portfolio, with finished examples that show pictorial evidence of skill and personal style in chosen medium from the broad spectrum of media reviewed.

    Prerequisite: ART 2270  or instructor approval
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2300 - Alternative Photography

    Credits: 3
    An exploration of a variety of non-traditional photographic processes and techniques. Emphasis is placed on applying these techniques to individual artistic photographic expression and creating a fine-art portfolio.

    Prerequisite: ART 1310  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2310 - Photography Lighting And Equipment 2

    Credits: 4
    Apply photo studio environment and equipment to create images of still-life, product, portrait, and location. Emphasis on light theory, lighting equipment, all camera formats, and refinement of digital exposure and film image capture.

    Prerequisite: ART 1340  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2320 - Documentary Photography

    Credits: 3
    The study of photographic documentary and narrative techniques related to applications for visual communication. Emphasis placed on the emotional impact of photographic images. Editorial and photojournalism tecniques are also explored. Professional ethics will be addressed.

    Prerequisite: ART 1380  w/C grade or better
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2330 - Photography: A Cultural History (HU)

    Credits: 3
    An examination of the art, cultural impact, social connections, and invention of photography. Historic photographers, events, trends, applications, and techniques are explored. Contemporary connections are examined.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2340 - Photoshop for Photographers

    Credits: 3
    Utilize Adobe Photoshop, Camera Raw processing to produce images specific to photography. Emphasis on digital workflow, color gamut, ICC profiles, image scans, file types, shortcuts, digital printing and output.

    Prerequisite: ART 1380  (may be taken concurrently) and ART 1280  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2350 - Photographing People/Portrait.

    Credits: 3
    Techniques to photograph informal, formal, and environmental portraits. Produce aesthetic portraits in the studio or location utilizing electronic flash. Refine posing, composition and conceptual aspects for dramatic portraits of people.

    Prerequisite: ART 2310  (may be taken concurrently)
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2360 - Nature Photography

    Credits: 3
    Explores the principles, philosophies, history, technical aspects and business practices of nature photography. Includes both in-class and on-location image capture assignments.

    Prerequisite: ART 1380  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2370 - Photography Business Practices

    Credits: 3
    Study, research, and implement basic photography business skills. Students learn about photographic careers, self-promotion, image usage/licensing, copyrights, estimating, billing, and examine self-direction related to photography.

    Prerequisite: ART 2310  w/C grade or better or instructor permission
    Recommended Corequisite: ART 2375  and ART 2380  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2375 - Photo Portfolio Development

    Credits: 1
    This course provides advanced photography students additional time and instructional guidance in portfolio development and presentation. Students practice personal portfolio direction and image selection.

    Prerequisite: ART 2310  
    Recommended Corequisite: ART 2370  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2380 - Adv. Studies in Photography

    Credits: 4
    Refinement of all photographic aspects and vital development of individual photographic style. Demonstrate interpretation of advanced lighting applications utilizing photographic equipment for creative studio and location technique.

    Prerequisite: ART 2310  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2400 - Web Project Management

    Credits: 3
    Students will develop the skills necessary to manage web site development and design projects from conception to delivery. Students create project specifications based upon a clients input and then write a project proposal, develop a project plan using the industry-leading project management software, manage a project, react to unexpected issues, and deliver a final product.

    Prerequisite: ART 2440  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2412 - Illustrator Software

    Credits: 3
    Students will create original designs, layouts, and illustrations using Adobe Illustrator vector software. Production issues for print and web media presented. Design, illustration, and multimedia students are required to take ART 2412.

    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2420 - Advanced Illustrator Software

    Credits: 2
    For Visual Art and Design students (2nd yr. status best) or working artists who wish to create/rework portfolio pieces. Advanced use of Adobe Illustrator, and interface with the following: Photoshop, In-Design, Flash. Six original projects required.

    Prerequisite: ART 2412  or instructor approval
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2440 - Web Site Design

    Credits: 3
    Students learn the knowledge and skills needed to build and manage professional web sites that adhere to industry standards. Students design & create interactive web sites, graphs, animation, and advanced styling using HTML, CSS, & JavaScript.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  or ART 1080  or COMM 1800  or ART 1800  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2470 - Digital Video Production

    Credits: 2
    The course is an introduction to the technical issues of digital video production. Including the capturing and editing of digital video and audio for animation, web, mobile, and digital media applications.

    Prerequisite: ART 1800/COMM 1800/EBT 1800/ENGL 1800/FLM 1800, ART 1280, ART 2340, or instructor approval
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2480 - Digital Painting

    Credits: 2
    Expanding on traditional painting techniques using digital painting programs that mimic the use of traditional media. Projects focus on design and application for illustrations, special effects, 3D textures, and concept designs.

    Prerequisite: ART 1800/COMM 1800/EBT 1800/ENGL 1800/FLM 1800 or ART 1280; ART 2110
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2490 - Adv. Studies in Comp. Graphics

    Credits: 2
    This course continues all work begun in other computer graphics classes. Students pursue their own direction in the production of finished projects.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2510 - Mobile Publishing Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Students will refine electronic, mobile, and web publishing techniques to create cutting edge publications and visual based applications for mobile devices and outlets such as the Apple App Store. This capstone course will review the latest trends in social media giving students exposure to many of the most popular trends in graphic arts, mobile publishing, and social media.

    Prerequisite: ART 1200 ART 2120 , and ART 2440  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2520 - Advanced Drawing

    Credits: 2
    Build on knowledge of proportion, line, value and shape. Expressive and imaginative interpretation are encouraged. Textural explorations, symbolic content in drawings and rapid drawing exercises are areas of skills developed.

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  or instructor approval
    Semester: Fall


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    ART 2530 - Advanced Painting - Watercolor

    Credits: 3
    A continuation of ART 1530 . Further development of various watercolor techniques and composition. Students are encouraged to develop their own unique talent. Maturation and experimentation of aesthetic philosophy are expected.

    Prerequisite: ART 1530  or portfolio review by instructor
    Semester: All


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    ART 2540 - Advanced Painting - Oil

    Credits: 3
    A continuation of beginning oil. Further development of oil painting techniques. Composition and color are emphasized.

    Prerequisite: ART 1540  
    Semester: All


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    ART 2550 - User Interface Design (UI Design)

    Credits: 3
    Execute design process in relation to user design and user experience (UI & UX) . Control Information hierarchy, design user behaviors, prototype user interfaces with interactions, and execute responsive web design strategies.

    Prerequisite: ART 2440  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2560 - Figure Painting

    Credits: 3
    Painting the draped and undraped figure in oil or acrylic. Emphasis on light logic, color theory. Painting the human head will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite: ART 1260  and ART 2110  
    Semester: Spring & Summer
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2570 - e-Commerce Design

    Credits: 3
    Covers the strategy and methodology in creating and implementing e-Commerce Websites. Topics include demographics of the Internet, opportunity and risk assessment, competitive analysis, current technologies, and e-Commerce systems & trends.

    Prerequisite: ART 2440  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2580 - Interactive Design & Animation

    Credits: 3
    Use interactive design software to create interactive experiences and animations. Learn the basics of scripting to control animations, transitions, and interactions triggered from various forms of user input and interactive devices.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  or ART 1630  or ART 2440  
    Semester: Fall & Spring


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    ART 2590 - Dynamic Web Design

    Credits: 4
    In this capstone web design course students will learn the essentials of designing websites that have dynamically changing content. Basic knowledge and structure of database driven websites with user generated content using PHP and MySQL will be discussed. Foundations in validating and processing form data along with designing themes for open source content management systems are taught.

    Prerequisite: ART 2440  and ART 2550  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2610 - Multimedia Authoring

    Credits: 2
    This is a continuation of ART 2440. Flash and Dreamweaver software will be introduced and used to design and prepare Web pages.

    Prerequisite: ART 2440  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2620 - Motion Graphics

    Credits: 2
    The integration of type and image in motion using design and animation principles in the creation of graphics for time based visualizations.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  
    Recommended Prerequisite: ART 1230  and ART 1620  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2630 - 3D Modeling & Sculpting

    Credits: 3
    Application of modeling, texturing, rendering, lighting and compositing principles using 3D software with emphasis on applying traditional art principles.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  and ART 1630  
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2640 - 3D Animation & Rigging

    Credits: 3
    Application of the various methods for creating animation using 3D software, Including keyframing, simulations, and character set up with emphasis on applying traditional animation principles.

    Prerequisite: ART 2630  
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2650 - 3D Character Design & Rigging

    Credits: 3
    Methodology and strategies for digitally sculpting character models, and creating readily revisable and animator friendly rigs for maximum flexibility in a CG visualization.

    Prerequisite: ART 2640  
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2655 - 3D Character Design & Rigging

    Credits: 3
    Methodology and strategies for digitally sculpting character models, and creating readily revisable and animator friendly rigs for maximum flexibility in a CG visualization.

    Prerequisite: ART 2640  
    Semester: Spring


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    ART 2660 - 3D Lighting & Compositing

    Credits: 3
    Exploring methods to create textures/shaders and effects, as well as techniques and practices for lighting, multi-pass rendering, and compositing for use in CG and VFX visualizations.

    Prerequisite: ART 1280  and ART 1630  and ART 2630  
    Semester: Fall
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2665 - 3D Lighting & Rendering

    Credits: 3
    Exploring procedural and painting methods to create art-directable surface textures/shaders utilizing different rendering engines & software, also techniques and practices for lighting, multi-pass rendering, and compositing for use in CG visualizations.

    Prerequisite: ART 2630  
    Semester: Fall


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    ART 2670 - Animation Production Workshop

    Credits: 4
    Student driven portfolio development based on animation/design projects that emphasize working in a production pipeline.

    Prerequisite: ART 1660  and 50 completed credit hours toward an Animation Emphasis
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2680 - Game Assets & Production

    Credits: 3
    Applying principles and process from Game Development in a collaborative production by creating assets and implementing them in an engine to produce a prototype game.

    Prerequisite: ART 1680 , and ART 2630  or ART 2640  
    Semester: Fall


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    ART 2900 - Visual Art & Design Seminar

    Credits: 1-3
    Students may elect to participate in visual arts seminars and workshops, which may include travel. There may be additional costs.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2910 - Photo Fieldtrip Workshop

    Credits: 3
    Multiple-day, off-campus fieldtrip relating to photographic studies. Students tour world-class galleries/museums, attend private displays of historic and contemporary art, perform photographic work, keep a reflective journal.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2940 - Special Topics Graphc Design

    Credits: 1-6
    This course allows design majors to learn special skills, hone specific skills, learn new software or explore special graphic design topics in a classroom setting.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: All


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    ART 2950 - Special Topics in Illustration

    Credits: 1-6
    This course allows Illustration majors to learn special skills or techniques, hone specific skills, learn new software or explore special illustration topics in a classroom setting.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2960 - Special Topics in Animation

    Credits: 1-6
    This course allows animation majors to learn special skills, hone specific skills, learn new software or explore special animation topics in a classroom setting.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: All
    Additional Course Fee Required


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    ART 2970 - Special Topics in Photography

    Credits: 1-6
    VAD Photo majors to learn special techniques, hone specific skills, learn new software and/or explore special photographic topics in a classroom setting.

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval
    Semester: Fall & Spring
    Additional Course Fee Required


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