Digital Art & Design (DART)

DART-120 3 Units Intro to Digital Art & Graphic Design

36 hours lecture; 54 hours lab; 90 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ARTS-101 with a minimum grade of C.

This course provides an introduction to visual design concepts and contemporary professional practices in graphic art using industry-standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DART-125 3 Units Animation

36 hours lecture; 54 hours lab; 90 hours total

An introductory course in the basic principles and technology of animation. Both traditional and alternative animation styles will be covered with an emphasis on creating effective sequences appropriate for the subject or narrative.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DART-130 3 Units Introduction to Digital Imaging

36 hours lecture; 54 hours lab; 90 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DART-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This course focuses on the creation and editing of digital images using Adobe Photoshop. Students in this course will learn to fuse traditional artistic concepts with contemporary digital tools to create original art work.

Transfers to CSU only

DART-140 3 Units Drawing & Typography

36 hours lecture; 54 hours lab; 90 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of DART-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This course focuses on the creation and editing of vector-based art and graphic design using Adobe Illustrator, with an emphasis on drawing and typography.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DART-160 3 Units Introduction to Flash

36 hours lecture; 54 hours lab; 90 hours total

Introduction to Flash providing a foundation in streaming media, interactive principles, action scripting, and animation for creating rich media websites.

Transfers to CSU only

DART-170 3 Units Digital Video Editing

108 hours activity; 108 hours total

Introduction to non-linear editing on the computer. Includes historical development, digital video and audio formats, techniques and theory of editing, aspect ratios, organization of the edit, desktop environment, importing digital elements, project organization, video and audio files, non-linear editing skills, applying transitions, designing titles, applying filters, digital and time line effects, importing graphics, mixing audio and video elements, synchronize sound with video, and exporting digital video projects.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

DART-171 3 Units Intermediate Digital Video

108 hours activity; 108 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of DART-170 with a minimum grade of C.

Students will learn advanced video compositing methods, image control and key effects in the digital world specific to the Final Cut Pro environment. Basic and advanced titling and graphic animation will be explored as well as storyboarding, sound design and title effects. This class will explore video for performance and as narrative.

Transfers to CSU only