SRJC Course Outlines

8/19/2022 7:25:09 AMGD 61 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  GD 61Title:  COLOR IN DIGITAL WORLD  
Full Title:  Color in the Digital World
Last Reviewed:8/31/2009

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
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Catalog Description:
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An intensive course on how to set up and manipulate files as well as profile and calibrate equipment in order to obtain reliable color output for print design.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive course on how to set up and manipulate files as well as profile and calibrate equipment in order to obtain reliable color output for print design.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 70.11A ( or CIS 73.21 or CIS 73.31)
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Define the color spaces a graphics professional must work in, and outline the special concerns of each color space
2.  Define how to create "color by the numbers"
3.  Calibrate computer monitors, scanners, and other peripherals
4.  Create color profiles for desktop computer systems
5.  Operate color architecture in PhotoShop, InDesign, and Illustrator
6.  Proof color on the desktop system
7.  Use Camera Raw settings for color adjustments

Topics and Scope
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1.   Introduction to color management systems
2.   Computers and color:  defining the color space
3.   Defining color management
4.   Calibrating your equipment
5.   Creating "color by the numbers"
6.   Defining color profiles
7.   Building and refining color profiles
8.   Color management and the operating system; Macintosh and PC [personal computer]
9.   The Adobe common color architecture:  PhotoShop, Illustrator, and InDesign
10. Color management and the PDF [Portable Document Format]
11. Building color managed workflows
12. Proofing and color management
13. Using Camera Raw and color adjustments

Assignments:
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1.  30 pages of reading per week
2.  Weekly 25-point quizzes over the reading material
3.  Ten to twelve lab exercises with specified output demonstrating lecture concepts
4.  Equipment evaluations
5.  Midterm exam
6.  Final exam

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 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 - 40%
Equipment evaluations; Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
12 lab exercises with specified output
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 60%
Weekly 25-point quizzes over the reading material; Midterm exam; Final Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Real World:  Color Management, by Bruce Fraser, Christ Murphy, and Fred Bunting.  Peachpit Press, Berkeley, California, 2005.

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