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PHOTO 121 (3.0 Units) - PHOTOSHOP I

Photography 121 introduces students to basic imaging techniques using Photoshop, an industry standard graphics software and image editor. Students will work with tools, layers, adjustments, and layer masks to create graphics, enhance images, and composite. Students create projects using course information.
Prerequisite: None.

PHOTO 124 (4.0 Units) - PHOTO RETOUCHING
Photography 124 is a second level Photoshop course focusing on professional methods in retouching photographs for publication. The course covers background removal advanced masking, hair masking, beauty retouching, body reshaping, contrast and color corrections, sharpening, workflow strategies, and non-destructive methods of working. Students work with their own photos to apply course information.
Prerequisite: PHOTO 121 or equivalent.

PHOTO 125 (2.5 Units) - PHOTOSHOP TEXTURES
Photography 125 is a second level Photoshop course in which students create textures such as fabric, metal, wood, stone, and elements such as rain, lightening, oceans, skies, and planets, using the application's filters, painting tools, and other features. Students create projects using course information. Image designs and concepts are emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: PHOTO 121 or equivalent.

PHOTO 127 (2.5 Units) - PHOTOSHOP TEXT EFFECTS
Photography 127 is a second level Photoshop course in which students create text effects such as fire, plastic, neon and metal text using the application's filters, layer styles, channels, painting tools, and other features. Students create projects using course information. Image designs and concepts are emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: PHOTO 121 or equivalent.

PHOTO 250 (2.5 Units) - DESIGNING WEB GRAPHICS
Photography 250 is an introductory Web graphic course that covers Web design principles and Web graphic creation and preparation for use in the design of Web sites. Emphasis is placed on project planning and Web environment issues that affect design. Students create assigned projects with industry standard software, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Concept and design are emphasized throughout the course.
Prerequisite: None.

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ART 220 (3.0 Units) - INTRODUCTION TO MOTION GRAPHICS  (taught by Ben Bardens)
Art 220 provides students with introductory instruction in motion graphics, compositing, visual effects, and animation techniques using Adobe After Effects. Students learn to use digitally scanned photography or artwork, vector based content, video, and audio to create animated sequences. Fundamental aesthetic concepts in creating motion graphics are covered, including composition, color, motion, and timing. Students are exposed to basic technical concepts, such as aspect ratio, output type, and compression/decompression.
Prerequisite: PHOTO 121 or equivalent.

ART 221 (3.0 Units) - ADVANCED MOTION GRAPHICS (taught by Ben Bardens)
Art 221 provides students with advanced instruction in motion graphics and compositing techniques using Adobe After Effects. Students learn to create broadcast-quality motion graphic animations. Building on the skills learned in Art 220, students are required in this course to realize their designs with a high degree of fidelity to their original design concepts.
Prerequisite: ART 220 or equivalent.

ART 230 (3.0 Units) - INTRODUCTION TO 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Art 230 introduces students to the Maya user interface and essential modeling, rendering, character set up, and animation tools and techniques. This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of theoretical concepts required for future projects. Note: Current industry standard digital animation software will be used.
Recommended preparation: CABOT 206 and ART 152.

ART 125 (3.0 units) - MOTION PICTURE HISTORY AND CULTURE (taught by Ed Douglas)
Description: Art 125 is an introduction to the history of cinema from the perspective of its influence on popular culture, as well as the reverse influence of historic events and cultural shifts upon the creation of cinematic art. Other topics will include the assimilation of major artistic movements within the art of cinema, and the development of film theory. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
Prerequisite: None.

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T ART 101 (3.0 units) - INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (taught by Anita Bloom)
Description: Theatre Arts 101 is designed to give students a first or renewed appreciation of theatre as a collaborative art form. While exploring its elements, practices, and collaborators, its historical,social, political, and economic context will be examined. During the term, students are expected to attend professional and Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department productions as part of the learning process. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
Prerequisite: None.

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ENGL 112 (3.0 units) - SCREENWRITING (taught by Michael Schilf)
Description: English 112 is a basic course in the principles and practice of writing for film and cinema. Emphasis is placed upon the essentials of screenplay structure, format, sequence, characterization, and the dramatic scene. The course will include critical analysis through reading selected screenplays and viewing specific dramatic scenes portrayed on film. Students will learn fundamentals of dramatic screenwriting and be familiarized with the elements and tools of screenwriting. Students must complete a finished short script by the end of the course. Transfer Credit: CSU
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.

ENGL 117 (3.0 units) - FILM AS LITERATURE (taught by Denise Ezell)
Description: English 117 is the study of film as literature from thematic, cultural, historical, and aesthetic perspectives. Students are encouraged to incorporate analytical perspectives from literary and film criticism into discussion and written work. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.

ENGL 049 (3.0 units) - INDEPENDENT STUDIES
Description: GCC may make available in the curriculum of each division, lower division units of study, known as Independent Study. The purpose of the Independent Study course is to provide gifted students with an opportunity to explore a subject in greater depth than usual, to familiarize students with some basic research techniques, to interest students in possible career areas, and to take advantage of special academic interests. Emphasis shall be on individual research projects, library research and preparation of research papers. There is no prescribed course outline. Students develop a research project, have it approved by the sponsoring instructor and appropriate division chairperson, then submit the finished project, which may be library research, or perhaps a supervised experimental program related to a specific course of instruction. This course may be offered in all disciplines. Registration is open to any student at GCC who is currently registered for 6 or more units and who is admitted to Independent Study by the instructor. A student is limited to one Independent Study per semester and no more than 12 units credit toward the AA Degree or Certificate, and no more than 6 units per di
Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in 6 or more units.

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MCOMM 101 (3.0 units) - INTRO TO MASS COMMUNICATIONS (taught by Mike Eberts)
Description: Mass Communications 101 is an introductory course exploring the history, institutions, and social impact of mass communication media, including print, photography, recordings, film, television, computers, and the role of advertising and public relations. The course is taught from a perspective of theories of persuasion, the symbolic power of images, and the relationship between information and knowledge. Special attention is given to the impact of these media on how we live and believe as individuals and as a society. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC, USC
Recommended preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 101.




 

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