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Transfer Courses
All courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to the California State Universities (CSU). Courses that are transferable to the University of California are designated 'UC.' Some of these courses have limits on the amount of credit that is granted. See the UC Transferable Course List available in the Counseling Center or Transfer Center for these limitations. Courses that are non-credit or not AA degree applicable are designated with the letter 'N' preceding the course number. Identification of courses that have been accepted into the California Articulation Number (CAN) system appears after the course title.
DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS AND DESIGN

Digital Media Arts & Design A115- Letter/Digitl Typogrphy (4)
Lettering and digital typography. Lettering as a design form is emphasized. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A117- Rapid Illustration Tech (4)
Graphic, advertising, industrial and interior design. Emphasis on building portfolio. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A150- History of Media Arts (3)
History of media arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries covering video art, digital art, and media in performance by artists. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A151- History of Graphic Dsgn (3)
This course will cover the history and development of graphic design from written communication to current trends as professional and artistic endeavors. The influence of graphic design upon the prevailing culture and the influence of culture upon graphic design will be explored. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A181- Intro to Computer Graph (3)
A hands-on approach to computer graphics which applies theoretical ideas discussed in the lecture portion to student-designed computer lab projects. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A181L- Intro Computr Graph Lab (0)

Digital Media Arts & Design A182- Graphic Design (4)
An introduction to the basic concepts and techniques of graphic design. Students will be given creative assignments that promote strong conceptual thinking and an understanding of the visual elements and principles of design. This course may be taken three times. PREREQUISITE: Digital Media Arts and Design A181. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A183- Digital Prepress (4)
Using industry-standard hardware and software, students will create digital files that, once output, will print correctly on a printing press. PREREQUISITE: Digital Media Arts and Design A181. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A190- Illus w/Adobe Illustr 1 (4)
Investigation into the use of computer graphics in various disciplines emphasizing illustration and the principles of color and design. Students will complete a portfolio of computer generated graphic designs and illustrations. ADVISORY: Digital Media Arts and Design A181. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A193- Photo/Grphcs Photoshp 1 (4)
Integrates photography, art, design, and computer graphics processes and images. Lectures and demonstrations familiarize students with image processing software which alters photographs. Students will learn basic digital retouching skills, image processing and manipulation techniques as well as digital camera basics. This course may be taken three times. ADVISORY: Photography A120 and A125 or Digital Media Arts and Design A181

Digital Media Arts & Design A195- Photo/Grphcs Photoshp 2 (4)
Lectures and demonstrations to familiarize students with advanced techniques in digital photography and image manipulation. Both fine art and commercial applications are covered. This course may be taken three times. ADVISORY: Digital Media Arts & Design A193 or Photography A125

Digital Media Arts & Design A200- Innovative Web Design (4)
Investigates design and communication on the Internet. Primary Software: Adobe Dreamweaver (other applications as needed). Web content and website structure are explored by emphasizing strategies for the designer and the fine artist. Projects incorporate use of audio, video and animation. Concentration on Web Design, communication and experimentation. This course may be taken two times. ADVISORY: Digital Media Arts & Design A181, A182, A193, A263, A280

Digital Media Arts & Design A262- Digtl Vdeo Fnal Cut Pro (4)
Students learn the art of combining computer generated imagery with digital video to create experimental, fine art and commercial videos as seen in music videos and on television. Students will create their own original videos on the computer using transitions, filters, alpha channels and keying effects, and digital animation. This course may be taken three times. ADVISORY: Digital Media Arts & Design A181 and Film/Video A110. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A263- Motin Grphc Aftr Effcts (4)
Develop skills in the art of animated graphics and digital video compositing, which are used in film and television titles and advertisements, music videos, web sites, multimedia concerts and fashion shows. Create original artwork with complex layers of graphics, video, text, photography, and audio using masking, keying, layering, transparency, effects, sweeping camera paths and 3D elements. This course may be taken three times. ADVISORY: Digital Media Arts & Design A181, and A190 or A193. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A280- 2D Animation (4)
An investigation into the theory and practice of temporal image handling in communication media utilizing computer graphic technology. This course may be taken three times. PREREQUISITE: Digital Media Arts & Design A181. ADVISORY: Art A120 and Digital Media Arts & Design A190. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Digital Media Arts & Design A281- 3D Comptr Graph Animatn (4)
Investigation into the theory and practice of 3D temporal image handling using digital media technology. This course may be taken two times. PREREQUISITE: Digital Media Arts & Design A280. Transfer Credit: CSU.