SRJC Course Outlines

6/1/2023 11:46:27 AMAPGR 53A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 53ATitle:  ADV DESIGN GRAPHICS  
Full Title:  Advanced Design Graphics
Last Reviewed:5/6/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled2.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 140.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Theory and practice of graphic design in a project oriented atmosphere. Student will be exposed to the design process, four-color process, and basic color rendering techniques and digital imaging and production.

Course Completion of APGR 51B ( or APGR 52)

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Survey of graphic design emphasizing hands-on skills development in a project oriented atmosphere.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APGR 51B ( or APGR 52)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Spring 2011
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will demonstrate a knowledge of:
1.  the principles of design and how they relate to practical design
   problems by applying them to projects.
2.  typographic design by applying them to practical design projects.
3.  methods of putting together working film in a manner acceptable
   to a high quality printer.
4.  color comping techniques and be able to communicate graphic concepts
   in a professional manner.
5.  the four color printing process and be able to specify a job to print

Topics and Scope
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1.  Introduction to Advanced Design Graphics
2.  Issues and Methods of Poster Design
3.  Using Spot Color Effectively
4.  Issues and Methods of Book Design
5.  Book Binding and Finishing
6.  Working with Four Color Process:  Tint Combos
7.  Case Study #1
8.  Issues and Methods of Paper Promotions
9.  Duotones, Tritones, Quadtones
10. Case Study #2
11. Issues and Methods of Wine Label Design
12. Specialty Processes:  Embossing, Foil Stamping, Die Cutting
13. Graphic Presentations

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1.  Case Study #1: Shopping Bag
2.  Case Study #2: Hot Sauce Label
3.  Book Review
1.  Poster Project
2.  Book Jacket
3.  Paper Promotions Piece
4.  Wine Label

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 50%
Class performances, PROJECTS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Step by Step" - A Design Journal by Dynamic Graphics 1995

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