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GID (Graphics and Interactive Design): Formerly GRDS (Graphic Design)

36 Course Descriptions found.

GID 1 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN4 Units
Study of the development of visual communication in art, graphic design, illustration and popular culture. Emphasis on the role, impact and interpretation of images, symbols, and typography used in informative and persuasive media.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 36 or GRDS 36.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 2 THE HISTORY OF THE PRINTED BOOK4 Units
A study of the Printed Book covering the last 500 years before and after Gutenberg. Emphasis will be on significant milestones of published books from Incunabula (1400-1500) to present covering printing, papermaking, bookbinding and typography. Manuscripts, hand printed books, machine printed books, and fine press/artist books will be discussed. All major type designers, type-cutters and printers will be covered.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 33 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO I4 Units
Formerly: GID 50
Introduction to graphic design and visual communication. Projects include composition, typography, image editing and logo design. Design principles are explored through creative projects. Students practice fundamental software skills using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to complete the graphic design activities in this course.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 50 or GRDS 53.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 34 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO II4 Units
Formerly: GID 51
Continuation of GID 33. Students engage in problem solving with real-world graphic design projects. Focus on creative solutions that effectively use type, image, and layout. Projects include brochure, advertisement, interface, and package design. Creative ideas are explored in sketches, rough layouts, and finished comps. Students learn software skills using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop to complete the graphic design activities in this course.
Prerequisite: GID 33.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 51.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 35 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO III4 Units
Formerly: GID 52
Continuation of GID 34. Students design and produce a real-world graphic design campaign. Focus on creative solutions that effectively use type, image, and layout. Projects include branding, identity, newsletter, web site, and package design. Creative ideas are explored in sketches, rough layouts, comps, and final presentations. Students learn software skills using Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver to complete the graphic design activities in this course.
Prerequisite: GID 33.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 52.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 36 TYPOGRAPHY4 Units
Formerly: GID 54
Exploration and experimentation with letter forms and page layout for expressive communication. Fundamental typographic principles, font recognition, and analysis of both historical and post modern design theory. Emphasis on content, form, and technique for effective use of typography in ads, posters, newsletters and other visual communications.
Advisory: GID 33 and 41 or proficiency using Illustrator software; not open to students with credit in GID 54 or GRDS 62.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 37 CARTOONING4 Units
Formerly: GID 72
Fundamentals of drawing cartoons for mass communication with a variety of styles and techniques. Emphasis on skills, concepts, humor, and design. Exploration of career opportunities.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 72 or GRDS 73A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 38 PRINT ARTS I4 Units
Introduction to the printmaking processes of relief, intaglio, screenprinting and monoprinting. Theory and practice making limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: ART 4A and 5A; this course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 69 or GRDS 69.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 39 PRINT ARTS II4 Units
Continuation of GID 38. Multi-color printing and photographic processes for relief, intaglio, screenprinting and lithography. Theory and practice making limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Prerequisite: GID 38.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 40 DIGITAL PRINTMAKING4 Units
Introduction to the creative, expressive and experimental possibilities of using digital media to produce fine art prints. Emphasis on image creation, printing technologies and printing techniques.
Advisory: ART 14D or GID 41; not open to students with credit in GRDS 71.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 41 DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS4 Units
Formerly: GID 74
Introduction to using computers and software for painting, drawing, image processing, photo composites and typography. Emphasis on image making and creative problem solving.
Advisory: Familiarity with computer operating systems, ART 4A or GID 70; ART 5A; PHOT 1; not open to students with credit in GID 74 and GRDS 56.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 42 ETCHING & INTAGLIO PRINTING4 Units
Beginning techniques in printmaking, including embossing, monoprinting, chine collee, drypoint, softground, line etching, handcoloring, printing and the editioning of plates.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 37 or 75.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 43 ILLUSTRATION & DIGITAL IMAGING4 Units
Formerly: GID 76
Creation of images to communicate ideas. Traditional and digital media. Emphasis on concept development and communication effectiveness. Development of personal visual vocabulary while learning art making techniques and media, reproduction processes and illustration business practice.
Advisory: ART 4A or GID 70; GID 41 or familiarity with painting and drawing software; not open to students with credit in GID 76 or GRDS 90.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 44 RELIEF PRINTING4 Units
Introduction to relief printing processes, exploring the techniques of embossing, linoleum block, and collagraph printing. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 38.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 45 DIGITAL SOUND, VIDEO & ANIMATION4 Units
Formerly: GID 80
Basic instruction using the computer for emerging media technologies; digital sound, video editing, and animation. Emphasis on time based media and creative problem solving.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 88, DRAM 86, GID 80, GRDS 86, MUS 12 or VART 86.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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GID 46 SCREENPRINTING4 Units
Introduction to screen printing processes, exploring the techniques of hand cut stencils , direct drawn stencils and photographic processes. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 39.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 47 MOTION GRAPHICS4 Units
Formerly: GID 84
Basic instruction using the computer for motion graphic design, animation, and composite digital video production. Emphasis on time based media and its application to creative problem solving and communication solutions.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 84, GRDS 87, MDIA 32 or VART 87.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 48 MONOPRINTING4 Units
Introduction to monoprinting processes, exploring the techniques of painting, drawing and stencils to make unique prints. Theory and practice making images for one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 49.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 53A BEGINNING T-SHIRT DESIGN & GARMENT PRINTING4 Units
Formerly: GID 53
Basic instruction in design and printing for wearable art. Students learn techniques for image creation and preparation of artwork for screenprinting on t-shirts. Development of personal visual style while learning workflow of a professional printing studio.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 53.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 53B INTERMEDIATE T-SHIRT DESIGN & GARMENT PRINTING4 Units
Continuation of GID 53A. Intermediate instruction in design and printing for wearable art. Students learn digital skills for image creation and preparation of multi-color artwork for screenprinting on t-shirts, fabrics and wearable substrates. Focused development of personal visual style with emphasis on portfolio quality work. Basic business procedures of the garment printing industry are put into practice.
Prerequisite: GID 53A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 53C ADVANCED T-SHIRT DESIGN & GARMENT PRINTING4 Units
Continuation of GID 53B. Advanced instruction in design, printing, management and business operations of a full-service garment printing business.
Prerequisite: GID 53B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 56 WEB SITE DESIGN4 Units
Basic instruction using the computer for web site and interface design. Emphasis on interactive media and creative problem solving.
Advisory: Proficiency using Adobe Photoshop software; not open to students with credit in GRDS 94.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 57 WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT II4 Units
Introduction to HTML/XHTML for coding fully functional Web pages and websites. Emphasis on writing well-formed markup using current Web standards and coding technologies, design concepts, usability, accessibility, and browser compatibility. Brief introduction to JavaScript, HTML5, and XML.
Advisory: GID 56.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 58 WEB DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT III4 Units
Website design and production using an HTML editor software, with an emphasis on application of current HTML/CSS coding technologies, design concepts,, usability and accessibility, organizing page content, producing dynamic pages, incorporating rich media, and reusable elements. Large scale website development with emphasis on site management, and web page delivery to multiple platforms. Develop proficiency with web production software Adobe Dreamweaver.
Advisory: GID 56 and 57.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 60 CAREERS IN THE VISUAL ARTS2 Units
Exploring the field of visual arts including commercial arts, graphic design, photography, video arts, web site design, and illustration. Survey of career paths including art studios, company art departments, advertising agencies, freelance, and other job opportunities for creative services professionals.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GRDS 50 or VART 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 61 PORTFOLIO4 Units
Design and creation of digital and traditional portfolios for designers, illustrators, photographers. Planning and implementation of individual professional portfolios using a variety of delivery systems.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GRDS 77.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 64A GRAPHIC & INTERACTIVE DESIGN EXPERIENTIAL INTERNSHIP4 Units
Off-campus supervised experiential education of graphic and interactive design students. Opportunity for practical application of knowledge, skills and abilities acquired in graphic and design as well as other related course work. Opportunity for additional hands-on training in all aspects graphic design. Exposure to varied protocols, methodologies and practices in a professional working environment.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours laboratory. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 70 GRAPHIC DESIGN DRAWING4 Units
Developing drawing skills for communicating ideas. Learning to simplify complex realistic images to express design concepts rapidly and effectively.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GRDS 60.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 71 STORYBOARDING4 Units
Fundamentals of creating storyboards and flowcharts for media projects. Emphasis on technique, concept development and design of storyboards. Exploration of storyboard applications for new media content.
Advisory: GID 70; not open to students with credit in GRDS 76.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 73 PAPER ARTS I4 Units
Formerly: GID 30
Introduction to the skills and techniques of the paper arts. Mold and cast hand-made paper from various cultures. Embedded and surface structural and decorative techniques. Construction of basic paper making tools. Exploration of paper as applied to print arts, book arts and graphic design projects. History of papermaking. Emphasis on materials, processes and techniques while exploring form and content.
Advisory: This course is included in the Book Arts & Paper family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 30 or GID 30.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours labratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 77 ADVANCED WEB SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT4 Units
Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 for advanced Web development and design. Prepares students and working professionals to use advanced tags and layout. Emphasis on writing well-formed markup using current Web standards and coding technology, design concepts, usability, accessibility, and browser compatibility. Includes minor elements of JavaScript. Intended for students with a basic working knowledge of HTML/CSS and Web design.
Advisory: GID 56 and 57.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 78 RAPID WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT4 Units
Introduction to Drupal and WordPress for rapid website development. Prepares students and working professionals to use rapid development tools to create and customize websites for small and large applications, from blogs to commercial development. Emphasis on authoring, modules and architecture, CMS (Content Management System), and administrative tools.
Advisory: GID 56, 57 and 58.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 90 BOOK ARTS I4 Units
Introduction to the skills and techniques of the book arts. Students will learn construction and mounting skills for books, boxes and portfolios. Traditional and non-traditional binding formats include stab, accordion, concertina and signature sewing. Emphasis on form building while exploring content and narrative.
Advisory: This course is included in the Book Arts & Paper Family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 96 or GRDS 96.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 91 BOOK ARTS II4 Units
Continuation of GID 90. Studio experiences in making art that takes book form. Students will learn strategies for content development; design, layout and typography; and narrative structures, pacing and sequencing. Reproduction techniques include traditional and digital media including relief printing, stencil printing, transfer printing and commercial printing. Emphasis on content and narrative while advancing book construction skills.
Prerequisite: GID 90.
Advisory: This course is included in the Book Arts & Paper Family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
GID 92 LETTERPRESS PRINTING4 Units
Studio practice in letterpress printing to create limited-edition prints and books. Introduction to handset type, hand-carved relief plates and photopolymer plates. Emphasis on technical skills with tools and media, visual communication, and aesthetics of print media.
Advisory: GID 50 and 74; not open to students with credit in GRDS 40.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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GID 93 LETTERPRESS PROJECTS4-24 Units
Application of principles and theories introduced in previously taken letterpress courses to student-motivated projects. Projects address information gathering, idea generation, concept development, production and distribution.
Advisory: GID 92 or equivalent skills.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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