Maya 3D – This class covers understanding and utilizing the basic tools and commands necessary to create 3D projects. Attention is given to the particular design challenges encountered while working in three dimensions. Students are introduced to 3D animation and scene building.
Prerequisite: Associate of Arts in Graphic Design or satisfactory completion of courses ART111 through EM253 or an appropriate amount of industry experience.
Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro – This class covers the digital video editing programs most frequently used in the multimedia design industry. Students develop the necessary skills required to enter the field of digital video and are able to define and utilize the appropriate time base, compiling, animation, editing, and compression and output skills used in creating motion graphics.
Macromedia Flash – Interactive Multimedia presentations for networks, CD’s and the Internet. Combines and animates sound, picture and video files into a user-navigated presentation. Light computer programming is involved for advanced management of responses to user actions.
Continuing to develop the various drawing skills from the first drawing course, students will focus on depicting gesture and motion, capturing the essence of movement and form in space, and creating compositions based on the three basic lighting situations.
Advanced vector-based illustration: Advanced Illustrator and intermediate Flash. Apply and develop advanced design and production skills in vector-based illustration, culminating in the completion of two portfolio design pieces. More vector-based animation will be explored with continued emphasis on key frames and the timeline in Flash. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process will continued to be emphasized on all projects. Continued development of sketching and illustration skills.
At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify and apply advanced techniques in photo editing, scanning, image compositing, file formats, selections and masks. They will incorporate the use of color theory and design principles and demonstrate their abilities by creating three portfolio pieces. Optimizing files for the web and preparing files for output to a printer and business skills are emphasized. Continued development of sketching and illustration skills.
This course provides an introduction to many basic concepts, issues and techniquesrelated to designing, developing and deploying web sites. Emphasis is placed on theimportance of organizing and preparing graphics and content for the web. Studentswill the learn the fundamentals of HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Designprinciples, typography and grid systems will be presented as foundations for effective sitedevelopment. Students will also build their understanding of print design by creating aneditorial layout for both print and web.
Introduction to vector-based illustration: Intermediate Illustrator and beginning Flash. Apply and develop intermediate design and production skills in vector-based illustration, culminating in the completion of portfolio pieces, and an introduction to vector-based animation. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and drawing skills.
Introduction to raster based image manipulation: Beginning Photoshop. Apply and develop beginning design and production skills in a raster-based photo manipulation, culminating in the completion of at least two portfolio design pieces. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and illustration skills.
Introduction focused on the basic tools and commands necessary to design and layout files in the industry standard publishing software. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process. Continued development of sketching and drawing skills.