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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Art

ART105 - Fundamentals of Two-Dimensional Art I
Course explores basic flat art design fundamentals and media, image, technique, concept, and vocabulary of design. Content includes pencil, pen and ink, brush and ink, charcoal, pastel and designers’ colors or acrylics, relationships ofvisual imagery through depth in plastic illusion, elements of design (line, value, texture, color, contrast, balance) and composition. Studio work outside regular class time required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $30

ART107 - Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Art I
Course explores basic media and form leading to expression of personal concept. Topics in media include clay, plaster (additive or subtractive), wood, plaster casting and other construction materials such as metal, paper and epoxy. Topicsin form cover relationships of masses, lines and textures to each other. Studio work outside of regular class time required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $30

ART108 - Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Art II
Course continues ART 107, concentrating on more advanced exploration of media and form in relation to personal concept. Content includes clay, plaster, wood, epoxies (optional) and plastics (optional). Focus is on developing personal concept. Studio work outside of regular class time required. Prerequisite: ART 107 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $30

ART109 - Art History: Jewish Art from Antiquity to Modern Israel
Course explores Jewish artists searching for original style from the building of the tabernacle in the desert till the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Focus is on the influences of non-Jewish styles on Jewish art and architecture in the Diaspora as a reflection of diversity and assimilation and the new challenges after the re-establishment of the state of Israel.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

ART110 - History of Photography
Course presents visually oriented history of development of commercial and creative photography and photographic technology. Focus is on understanding how photography fits into past and present human experience and how photographer reflects self within social context of culture.IAI F2 904
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: F2 904

ART111 - Art History: Prehistoric to Renaissance
Course is comparative study of art as expression of human experience from prehistoric to Renaissance period. Content includes major artists, styles and movements. Focus is on development of perceptive stylistic analysis and ability to understand a work of art in relation to cultural context.IAI F2 901
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: F2 901

ART112 - Art History: Renaissance to Modern
Course is a comparative study of art as expression of human experience from Renaissance to modern period. Content includes major artists, styles and movements. Focus is on development of perceptive stylistic analysis and ability to understand a work of art in relation cultural context.IAI F2 902
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: F2 902

ART113 - Art History: Modern Art (Twentieth Century)
Course is comparative study of modern art as an expression of the human experience. Content includes major artists, styles and movements. Focus is on development of perceptive stylistic analysis and ability to understand a work of art in relation cultural context.IAI F2 902
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: F2 902

ART114 - Art History: Art of the Non-Western World
Course is a comparative study of non-Western art as an expression of the human experience. Content includes art of China, Japan, India, Africa and native Americas from prehistoric to modern times. Focus is on the development of perceptive stylistic analysis and ability to understand a work of art in relation to its cultural context.IAI F2 903N
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)
IAI Code: F2 903N

ART115 - Beginning Photography
Course explains basic photography. Student, using their own cameras, explore basics of film exposure, development and printing. Focus is on realizing camera’s ability to record fine delineation of tone and detail using black and white materials.Content includes use of studio cameras, studio lighting, brief history and basic aesthetics of photography. Studio work outside of regular class timerequired. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART116 - Alternative Photographic Processes
Course utilizes basic photographic principles and tools and deals with development of manipulative and experimental nature of medium. Focus is onstudent’s work. Studio work outside of regular class time is required. Prerequisite:ART 115 or ART 117 or consent of instructor or department chair. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART117 - Digital Photography
Course introduces potentials and realities of digital photography. Digital darkroom is constructed and necessary software explored. Content includes fundamentals of photography and their relation to digital imaging, basic electronic imaging principles, and scanning techniques.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART118 - Photographic Retouching and Finishing
Course covers topics in photographic finishing practices, focusing primarily on standard negative and print retouching as well as digital retouching. Content includes advanced mat cutting, frame making, and sequencing images for a portfolio presentation, as well as storage and conservation issues. Prerequisite: ART 115 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART120 - Introduction to Museum Studies
Course examines role of art museum curator. Content includes collection management and exhibit preparation, application of basic principles to other types of museums such as history, science or nature. The Koehnline Museum of Art at the Des Plaines campus serves as lab for course.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

ART125 - History of Graphic Design
Course presents visually-oriented history of development of commercial and creative Graphic Design and Graphic Design technology. Content includes how Graphic Design fits into past and present human experience and how Graphic Design reflects itself within social context of culture. Focus is on the concepts of design and the work of the designer in order to assess the significance of Graphic Design as a cultural, social, and political activity.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

ART131 - Drawing I
Course examines basics of drawing. Focus is on development of fundamental skills in proportion, value (shading) and perspective, use of form for personal expression. Content includes work from still life, live models and outside subject matter, media use of pencil, charcoal, conte, ink and pastels. Studio work outside of regular class time required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $25

ART132 - Painting I
Course provides basic understanding of painting materials. Content includes watercolors, oils/acrylics, development of line, shape, spatial characteristics and color in terms of concept of work. Studio work outside of regular class timerequired. Prerequisite: ART 105 or ART 131.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $40

ART134 - Ceramics I
Course examines techniques of hand-built and wheel-thrown ceramics. Content includes decorating and glazing techniques, understanding of appropriate form. Studio work outside of regular class time required.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $60

ART145 - Watercolor I
Course provides basic understanding and working practice of watercolor as a painting medium. Content includes use of watercolor and component materials, tools and techniques associated with this medium, development of line, shape, spatial characteristics, color mixing, and their use in terms of the concept of the work. Studio work outside of scheduled class time required. Prerequisite: ART 105 or ART 131 or ART 132 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $40

ART214 - Advanced Experimental Photographic Techniques
Course expands experimental and manipulation techniques available in photography. Focus is on using current digital media in conjunction with analog photographic practices. Content includes survey of modern interpretations of 19th century processes and more demanding contemporary photographic processes. Prerequisite: ART 116.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART215 - Color Photography
Course explores aesthetics, techniques and theory of color photography. Content includes color theory, nature of light and its relationship to the additive and subtractive system of color theory, and color balance in relationship to light source and color corrected photographs. Focus is on student camera work to shoot and develop color positive and negative film, with the goal of making color photographs, applying history of photography and function of color aesthetics to photography, and to individual work. Prerequisite: ART 115 or ART 117 or consentof instructor. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART216 - Digital Imaging
Course surveys production, manipulation and output of photographic images electronically. Students will use photographs to be digitized and put into a computer for manipulation, to create output of images to paper prints. Content includes aesthetics of photographic image manipulation in context of student work and historical perspective. Implication of photographic electronic imaging tolegal, moral and social issues discussed and related to commercial and fine arts applications. Adobe Photoshop used as the main software.Recommended: ART 115.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART217 - Advanced Digital Imaging
Course uses advanced computer methods to cover highly developed techniques of photographic electronic imagery used by graphic designers and photographers to enhance images, including airbrush and shadow making, contour shading and texture additions, retouching, montaging and coloring. Additional content includes examining traditional tasks of line drawing, pattern and texture creation that thecomputer can produce in exacting detail. Students will use photographs for digitization and computer manipulation. Photoshop used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 216 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART218 - Advanced Black and White Photography
Course refines darkroom technique of ART 115. Content includes issues of film exposure and development in order to produce “perfect” negatives, various films, developers, chemicals, papers and toners, and advanced studio lighting; mediumand large format photography introduced. Focus is on student assignments and personal projects. Prerequisite: ART 115 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART219 - Photographic Lighting
Course presents techniques of photographic lighting. Content includes using light as a creative tool, exploring tungsten light and electronic flash in studio situations. Studio and fieldwork outside of regular class time is required. Prerequisite: ART 115 or ART 117 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART220 - Advanced Digital Photography
Course expands basic principles and tools of digital photography used in ART 117 and deals with the manipulative and experimental nature of the medium. Focus is on creation of original work utilizing the digital camera, study of developmentof manipulative photography. Studio work outside of regular class time required. Prerequisite: ART 117 or equivalent.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART222 - View Camera
Course deals with large format photography, at advanced level. Students use College-provided equipment. Content includes techniques used in large format film exposure, development and printing. Focus is on discovering benefitsassociated with view camera in various aspects of the photographic field. Lab and studio work outside of regular class time required.Prerequisite: ART 115.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART223 - Landscape Photography Field Study
Course covers aesthetic and historical developments of landscape photography. Content includes impact on artistic, cultural, social, economic and political issues, survey of historical photographers and modern practitioners of the medium. Week-long field study provides chance to employ techniques and ideas learned in class. Prerequisite: ART 115 or ART 117.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART224 - Graphic Design I
Course explores fundamental concepts of visual design. Content includes range of functional aspects of design, such as communication and the production process, to visual aspects of design. Vector drawing used as medium for designprocess examination. Adobe Illustrator used as the main software.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART225 - Layout Design and Typography
Course examines common graphic tools available in layout design, typography, and underlying design principles. Content includes typography and type design, ways of using illustrations and photographs in layouts., basic tools of graphic design for specific desktop publishing projects, properties of letter forms and converting letter forms into legible work. Student project to create type, modify it, and add it to existing fonts. Course project oriented and uses software for manipulation of layouts and typography for purpose of making final output. QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign used as the main software.Prerequisite: ART 224 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART226 - Commerical Digital Photography
Course covers aspects of digital photography as required in field of commercial photography. Content includes efficient in use of high-end input and output digital devices, color consistency from camera to scanner to computer monitor to print,and skills needed in modern digital photography commercial environment. Prerequisite: ART 117 or consent of instructor. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART227 - Medium Format Photography
Course introduces Medium Format camera system and its format advantages forphotographer. Content includes numerous Medium Format systems used in field ofprofessional photography, use of specialized equipment to reveal form and function of variety of subjects, enhancement of experience in basic photography with refinement of film exposure and development, technical operation of the Medium Format camera, and selection of appropriate equipment and materials. Focus is on practical, problem-solving applications. Prerequisite: ART 115 or consent of instructor. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART229 - Advanced Studio Lighting
Course presents advanced study of studio lighting practices required in field of professional photography. Content includes further exploration of techniques specific to using electronic flash in unique photographic assignments, and fields offashion, wedding, product, location/event-specific portraiture and layout-specific photography. Studio and fieldwork outside of regular class timerequired. Prerequisite: ART 219. *Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College bypaying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specific due date.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART230 - Architectural Photography
Course covers esthetic and historical developments architectural photography. Content includes impact on artistic, cultural, social, economic, legal, and political issues; historical survey of architectural photographers, including modernpractitioners of the medium. Students will produce a portfolio of work employing techniques and ideas learned in class. Course maybe repeated up to three times on different topics for maximum of twelve credits. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART231 - Drawing II
Course is continuation of ART 131, focusing on personal approach to media and subject matter. Studio work outside of regular class time required.Prerequisite: ART 131 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $25

ART232 - Advanced Painting
Course is a continuation of ART 132, focusing on personal approach. No media restrictions. Studio work outside of regular class time required.Prerequisite: ART 132 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $30

ART234 - Ceramics II
Course is a continuation of ART 134, further exploring ceramic techniques, glaze calculation and aesthetic evaluation. Focus is on development of personal visual language. Studio work outside of regular class time is required.Prerequisite: ART 134 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $60

ART237 - Documentary Photography
Course covers esthetic and historical developments documentary photography. Content includes impact on artistic, cultural, social, economic, legal, and political issues; historical survey of documentary photographers, including modern practitioners of the medium. Students will produce a portfolio of work employing techniques and ideas learned in class. Course maybe repeated up to three times on different topics for maximum of twelve credits.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART240 - Museum Studies: Field Experience
Course offers on-site experience in museum field. Students serve internship (paid) or practicum (unpaid) for 10 hours weekly at a Chicago area museum (art, history, natural history, science, botanic garden). Job appropriate to student¿s skills. Regular meetings with instructor to provide detailed reports of work experience required. Prerequisite: ART 120.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 10)

ART243 - Life Drawing I
Course explores structure and expressive potential of the form. Focus is on drawing from model, using various media. Prerequisite: ART 231 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $45

ART244 - Designing Branding and Logos
Course provides an examination of the role of graphic design in brand identity and brand marketing. Topics include current design strategies for developing integrated digital branding solutions and practical application by hands-on experience in designing, application, and presentation of a company identity and brand program.Prerequsite: ART 224 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART245 - Watercolor II
Course continues ART 145 Watercolor I, with further development of techniques, style, approach, concept and content. Advanced studies and exercises to produce more finished and accomplished work. Individual approach (style) and self- directed concepts stressed. Studio work outside of scheduled class time required.Prerequisite: ART 145 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $40

ART250 - Computer Art
Course provides hands-on experience with graphic arts, using computer as primary tool for generation and manipulation of visual images. Content includes use of computer hardware, software as well as additional peripheral components as media to create, store, sort, alter, combine and otherwise manipulate images as ideas for use in both fine and applied art and design. Fractal Painter used as the main software.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART251 - Advanced Computer Art
Course explores different media in making electronic images using many techniques which draw upon common skills and procedures. Content includes application processes using various computer software related to specificimages, relationships to other techniques, customizing brushes, applying textures, creating dramatic borders, making mosaics, applying paint and sketches, transforming photographs, and animation. Production of finished output majorgoal of course. Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 250 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART253 - Life Drawing II
Course advances further development of structural and compositional skills in life drawing. Prerequisite: ART 243 or consent of instructor or department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $45

ART256 - Advanced Graphic Design
Course covers advanced techniques of vector drawing. Content includes a broader and deeper exploration of artistic communication and design, as well as the production process of vector drawing. Prerequisite: ART 224.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART257 - Advanced Masking and Compositing
Course presents techniques used in creating complex selections and masks with Adobe Photoshop to produce creative composite images—from realistic to abstract. Techniques include the creation, manipulation and output of images via inkjet printer to a variety of art papers using photographs, other original artand found objects that will be scanned into the computer. Topics include the aesthetics of image manipulation, both in the context of the student’s development of style and from an historical perspective, and the legal, moral and social issues of commercial and fine arts applications of photographic electronic imaging. Prerequisite: ART 216 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART259 - Web Graphic Page Design
Course covers use of graphics, animation, and multimedia in web page design and production. Content includes fundamentals of graphic production, layout design principles, animation, and engineering principles of multimedia. Finalproject incorporates graphics, sound, and movies. Dreamweaver used as the main software. Recommendation: Experience with digital imaging using Photoshop.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART260 - 3D Animation and Multimedia
Course explores design and production of animation and multimedia applications. Content includes three-dimensional rendering; its relationship to traditional two-dimensional graphic production, computer animation, and multimedia concepts and production procedures. Different media of computer sound, text, and imaging, and combinations of multimedia productions also covered.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART261 - 3D Advanced Animation and Multimedia
Course presents working knowledge of 3-D modeling, rendering transparency control, and compositing. Content includes combining images, type, 3-D models, and illustrations into complex animation sequences; assembling animations,involving 2-D graphics, type, and logo animation; and practical issue of frame-by- frame versus real-time recording. Alias Maya used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 260 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART262 - Multimedia Sound Production
Course explores musical instrument digital interfaces and synthesizers. Content includes how technologies change way music is conceived, performed, produced, recorded, and published; midi synthesizers as musical instrument and sound source, as well as input/output device for computer; sequencing, algorithmic composition, extended performance application, creative possibilities of sound and picture, and temporal aspect of music to moving images. Prerequisite: ART 260 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART263 - Computer Graphics and Video in Multimedia
Course explores methods used in professional video and film production. Content includes storyboard, structure, and production of short video piece; computer-generated material, such as 2D and 3D graphics and animations, in combinationwith scanned photographs and digitized video production. Focus is on software manipulation of video, including distorting video segments with custom filters, and special effect techniques such as compositing, rotoscoping, and morphing.Practical considerations of graphic format, resolution, color and saturation limitation are explored. Key peripherals explained in context of real world production situations. Adobe Aftereffects used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 260 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART264 - Multimedia Authoring
Course covers the use of authoring tools and issues affecting multimedia production projects from design phase through completion. Projects completed in software package. Content includes basic programming techniques, animation control, software engineering principles for multimedia environment, use of color images and sound, incorporation of movies, CD-ROM production, testing and mastering. Prerequisite: ART 260.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART265 - Prepress and Press
Course presents background information and methodology for production of high quality publications in desktop environment. Content includes powerful tools available for the electronic prepress and press imaging, assembly of publications with computer tools, and most common publishing problems. Adobe InDesign and Photoshop used as the main software.Prerequisite: ART 225 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART266 - Computer Graphics Using Macintosh Platform
Course covers production of computer graphics, using Macintosh platform in graphic design production environment. Prerequisites: ART 216 andART 225, or consent of instructor.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 2)
Fee: $25

ART267 - Web Layout Design and Typography
Course covers applications of common graphic tools available in web layout design and typography. Content includes artistic principles and techniques of web page design and layout, and examination of graphic design process from concept to production. Dreamweaver is used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 259 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART268 - Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia I
Course covers some major animation packages available for web, including GIF, Shockwave and Flash. Content includes development of effective animation design within the limitations of the medium, and methods of using digital sound tocomplement visual graphics in production of web page designs. Macromedia Flash is used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 259.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART270 - 3D Illustration
Course covers fundamentals of 3D image making. Content includes traditional use of media and compositional skills combined with technical material necessary to produce high-end illustrative art. Focus on landscape, seascape and urbanscapeimaging. Daz Bryce is used as the main software. Final output involves large size printing.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART271 - Advanced Multimedia Authoring
Course covers in-depth understanding of interactive presentations, for students with basic knowledge of Macromedia Director as a tool for multimedia design and production. Content includes how media such as sound, video, Flash, QTVR, fonts, text and graphics are controlled by Lingo to create interactive presentations, with final output to CD-ROM and the web (via Shockwave); practical and aesthetic considerations of projects such as games, instructional or promotional pieces, or other artistic expressions through multimedia. Integration with Internet is stressed. Prerequisite: ART 264 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART272 - Portfolio Development
Course covers developing appropriate portfolios. Content includes examining different media, and developing types of portfolios for the commercial world, for transfer to other art schools, and for exhibiting fine art. Prerequisites: ART 216, ART 224, and ART 225.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

ART273 - Advanced Web Animation and Multimedia II
Course examines combining graphic animation tools and procedures with accepted principles of web layout design and typography. Content includes artistic principles and techniques of web page design and layout, to create web sites withenhanced interactivity and multimedia integration. Macromedia Flash used as the main software. Prerequisite: ART 268.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART274 - Game Modeling and Character Development
Course explores animation, modeling and texturing specific to games and post-production. Content includes character animation involving looping, character interacting and timing, modeling and texturing in different resolutions, and vertex coloring. Alias Maya used as the main software. Prerequisites: ART 260 and ART 261.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART275 - Game Systems and Design
Course covers practical aspects of game design. Content includes interface design, game documentation, working with game tests, experimental and conceptual topics of play mechanics, experience design, design of gaming spaces, and game balancing. Prerequisite: ART 260 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART277 - Color Management
Course focuses on the use of Color Management to get consistent color from input through editing through output and color correction techniques. Topics include creation and use of ICC color profiles for scanners, digital cameras, monitors, and inkjet printers; choosing hardware, types of ink, using art papers, proofing, and related techniques. Prerequisite: ART 216.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART278 - The Digital Darkroom
Course provides students of digital photography with an integrated approach to the digital darkroom. Students will learn to organize digital images for effective workflow. Content includes color management techniques, such as monitorcalibration, image editing capabilities of Adobe Bridge/Camera RAW and Lightroom, Photoshop techniques for professional digital photographers, fine tonal and color adjustments, noise reduction, sharpening techniques, use of ICC color profiles in their printing procedures and a variety of fine art inkjet papers. Prerequisite: ART 216.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

ART290 - Topics in Photography and Graphic Design
Course offers specialized instruction in current topics in art, photography and/or graphic design. Topics will be identified for each section of the course. May be repeated up to three times on different topics for maximum of twelve semestercredit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-8)

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