SRJC Course Outlines

8/11/2022 3:48:35 AMAPGR 52A Course Outline as of Spring 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 52ATitle:  INTRO CMPTR BSD DESIGN  
Full Title:  Introduction to Computer Based Design
Last Reviewed:2/11/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.504 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APGR 91

Catalog Description:
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A basic course in micro computer operations specific to the graphic design field.  Emphasis is placed on design, computer skills on the Macintosh platform using graphics software packages, dealing with type in a professional manner, graphic imaging and digital print production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A basic course in micro computer operations specific to the graphic design field.  Emphasis is placed on design, computer skills using the Macintosh platform using graphics software packages, dealing with type in a professional manner, graphic imaging and digital print production.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of microcomputer operations by saving
   files in various file formats, moving files, using a hierarchical
   folder system to organize files, and use Chooser to select a printer
    or server.
2.  Generate effective layouts using the design principles of proximity,
   alignment, repetition, and contrast.
3.  Create dynamic type using the principles of concordance, conflict,
   contrast, readability, and legibility.
4.  Use a page layout program such as QuarkXpress to create a two-page
   document exhibiting a basic command of text input and manipulation,
   paragraph spacing, character spacing, tabs and indents, and style
   sheets.
5.  Demonstrate a working knowledge of scanning, resolution, resizing, and
   file formats by creating effective images for design ,layouts.
6.  Use an image editing program such as PhotoShop to create a photo
   montage, applying such features as layer masks, layer effects, color
   adjusting, and opacities.
7.  Create basic file setups suitable for output at a printing service
   bureau.
8.  Demonstrate an understanding of basic font management by using ATM to
   open fonts from a folder.
9.  Outline the basic design process and simple offset printing workflow.
10.  Mount and present work in a professional manner using such skills as
    cutting with and Xacto knife and mounting work on presentation boards
    with proper adhesives in a neat and precise manner.

Topics and Scope
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1.  PhotoShop basics (tools, menus, palettes, color picker) opening &
   saving a document
2.  Design proximity: the anatomy of an ad
3.  PhotoShop: Selections: using the selection tools; marquee lasso;
   adding to a selection; removing part of a selection. Shrinking
   selections; inverse, magic wand quick mask. Saving and loading a
   selection; feathering a selection
4.  Design process: alignment
5.  PhotoShop: Layers: creating a new layer; merging and flattening,
   creating a drop shadow; transparency; layer masks & layer effects
6.  Scanning and file formats
7.  Design; Repetition
8.  PhotoShop: working with text & paint tools: Brushes - airbrushing;
   colorizing an image; working with text tool
9.  Design Contrast
10. PhotoShop: Working with paths; creating, saving, filling, creating
   clipping, shapes
11. Design: Creating effective montages
12. PhotoShop: working with filters
13. QuarkXpress Basics: (tool, measurement, document layout, color, style
   sheets) menus, creating a new document text boxes, building a page,
   saving and templates printing
14. Design: Designing with type: Concord, conflict, contrast
15. QuarkXpress: Document orientation - rulers, guides, text boxes, drag
   copying/cutting, text, measurement, point of origin
16. Design: Typography & professional type formating
   QuarkXpress: text input and manipulation; text rotation frames,
   vertical alignment, text inset, box and text color specifying,
   runaround
17. QuarkXpress: Paragraph spacing, leading, baseline shift, space before
   and after. Rules, Initial Caps
18. QuarkXpress; Character spacing, kerning, tracking, scaling, layering,
   grouping, editing within groups and ungrouping boxes
19. QuarkXpress: Indents: First line, hanging, right & left;
   Tabs: right, left, leader, center, decimal
20. QuarkXpress: Style sheets: creating, applying editing,Introduction to
   Quark's Beziers features, Scanning & resolution: importing images;
   manipulating step & repeat, working with picture boxes
25. Getting ready for the Service Bureau

Assignments:
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1.  Create a magazine advertisement illustrating basic design principles
   and photoediting skills.
2.  Create a working clock using photo montage skills.
3.  Create a two-sided, laminated diner menu inspired by '50s design and
   illustrating such skills as style sheets, tabs and indents, and
   professional typographic style.

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%
None
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
10 - 30%
Quizzes, Exams, PROJECTS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
PROJECTS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 50%
Completion, IN-CLASS PRACTICUMS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
BOOK REPORT


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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QuarkXpress 4 Visual Quickstart Guide by Elaine Weinmann,
  Peachpit Press 1998
PhotoShop 6.0 Visual Quickstart Guide y Elaine Weinmann,
  Peachpit Press 2000

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