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Graphic Design & Digital Media
GDDM 2 Wordpress and Content Mgmt. 3.00 Units
Students will use WordPress to build dynamic websites that can be updated easily. Students are also introduced to PHP & MySQL, theme customization, and other CMS frameworks.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 4 User Interface and Exp. Design 3.00 Units
In this course students are introduced to the fields of User Experience Design and Interface Design. Key topics covered in this course are interaction design, mobile and desktop interface design, information architecture, user research, as well as UX planning documents such as wireframes and personas. Students learn many of the principles, processes, and techniques used to develop effective user interfaces.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 50 Graphic Design/Digital Media 3.00 Units
Introduction to Digital Art and Design Media and their use in the vocations of Graphic Design, Web and Device Design, Information Design, and Digital Art and Photography. An exploration of the methods of conceptual development of visual content and the language of design to direct the use of these digital tools at basic technical level to bring this content to completion in print or on screen.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 51 Color Theory 3.00 Units
A basic-level course highlighting color as an element for communication and expression in all visual fields. Covers key color systems and their relevance to graphic and other visual arts and creative and technical aspects of color.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 52 Introduction to Typography 3.00 Units
This course examines letterforms and fundamental typographic principles, with emphasis on the vocabulary of typographic form and its relationship to message/purpose in graphic design. Typography is the backbone of graphic design, and the ability to design effectively with type is essential for a graphic designer. Course includes applied history and theory highlighting type as an element for communication and expression. In-class focus on type legibility, readability, and visual appropriateness. Strongly Recommended: GDDM 54, GDDM 64 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 53 Photoshop I 3.00 Units
Technical and skill development course using the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop at the introductory to create and manipulate digital images, photographs and illustrations. Emphasis on basic to lower-intermediate level techniques and tools used to create image files suitable for print and screen. Design principles emphasized to create effective output through computer-based composition. Strongly Recommended: GDDM 50 and GDDM 51 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 54 Illustrator I 3.00 Units
Technical and drawing skill development course using the latest version of Illustrator at the basic- to intermediate- level to render 2- and 3-D digital drawings and illustrations. Emphasis on basic- to intermediate-level techniques and tools used to create image files suitable for print and screen. Design principles emphasized to create effective output through computer-based composition. Strongly Recommended: GDDM 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 55 Web Design I 3.00 Units
This introductory web design course takes a visual communications approach to the creation of web sites, and the fundamental techniques required to format text, illustrations, tables, and images for the web. Emphasis is placed on appropriate design for the web - beginning with a graphic user interface balanced with HTML5 code and CSS3 hand-coding that is functional, logical, and attractive, and bringing the concept to life using Dreamweaver. The course also includes detailed instructions on how to use Dreamweaver to create web content, as well as a introduction to Content Management Systems such as Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal. Strongly Recommended: GDDM 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 56 Introduction to Graphic Design 3.00 Units
Design and skills development course exploring the creative processes, methods, strategies and tools used in developing concepts and final designs in any visual field including the basic elements of design: line, texture, value, shape, color, light, and spatial concepts Emphasis is placed on experience applying design principles and conventions to create 2-dimensional work. Use of computers as digital design tool along with basic manual techniques relating to effective preparation, presentation, craftsmanship and professionalism in presentation.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 58 Photoshop II 3.00 Units
Technical and design skill development course using Photoshop to create and manipulate images, illustrations, text and animations. Emphasis on intermediate-through advanced-level techniques and tools used to create photo- realistic composites, special effects, custom brushes, and Photoshop rendered imagery for print and screen. Prerequisite: GDDM 53 with a minimum grade of C Strongly Recommended: GDDM 50
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 59 Illustrator II 3.00 Units
Students in this course will use advanced features in Adobe Illustrator to create a number of illustrations with an emphasis on visual storytelling and development of personal style. Students will learn how to incorporate raster images, apply filters, explore the color guide, and utilize the perspective tool for developing stylistic effects. Prerequisite: GDDM 54 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 64 InDesign I 3.00 Units
This introductory level course in page layout and design uses Adobe InDesign software. Students assemble a variety of pieces such as booklets, brochures, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and other communication materials. Emphasis is on learning techniques used by graphics professionals to create full-color pieces integrating text, photos, and illustrations. Strongly Recommended: GDDM 50 and GDDM 52 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
GDDM 67 InDesign II 3.00 Units
Students will learn to use InDesign to create press-ready layouts using industry standard techniques and best practices. Students create materials suitable for print-on-demand and traditional publishing, e-books, and digital publishing. Students will also learn to create interactive PDFs and fixed-layout EPUBs (PDFs, fixed- layout EPUBs) with slideshows, buttons, and videos. Prerequisite: GDDM 64 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 

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