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ANM 100 Adobe Creative Suite
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course provides an overview of the various processes involved in gathering and arranging written and visual messages and graphic elements to produce the best possible documents for printed and online communication. Emphasis on hands-on experience on Macintosh computers with the industry standard software, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), will be explored. Corequisite: ART 101. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 101 History of Illustration
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 In this course, the history of illustration will be examined from before the invention of the printing press to present, including poster and advertising art, cartooning, comics, science fiction, 3-dimensional illustrations and the illustration of children's books. A survey of contemporary and historical illustration techniques and movements will also be studied. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 102 History Graphic & Web Design
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 In this course, the history of graphic design as it relates to print and web will be explored. Emphasis will be on examining the philosophies and practices of influential designers from the 20th century to present. Students will also study the influences of the digital revolution on web, social media, and how we interact visually. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 103 History Animation/Gaming/TBM
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 This course will explore the aesthetic and technical aspects of the time-based media. This includes animation, photography, videography and film, as well as how gaming came to be, the key players, genres, technology, job positions, current and past trends in design, the gaming culture, controversies (violence, role of parents, the media, etc.), and how games are being used as positive tools for learning. Students will examine the universal appeal and communication possibilities inherent in this ever changing medium. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 111 2D Animation
3-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course will introduce and implement fundamentals of traditional 2D animation. Students will be introduced to experiences starting with hand drawing animation and ending with multimedia environment, using still images, incorporating pixel and vector files, audio tools, and special effects, keyframes and animation. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 and ANM 105 are REQUIRED. ANM 102 is recommended.

ANM 120 Bus Practices/Creative Careers
3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 This course is designed to give students an introduction into the opportunities and challenges of business practices for creative careers. Students will explore the importance of intellectual property, invoicing, contracts, and managing clients. This course will focus on self-promotion through online blogs and social media, owning and operating your own business and capitalizing on freelance opportunities. Professional panels and guest speakers will contribute real-world experience to the classroom. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 131 Intro to 3D Animation
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 The focus of this course is the basic knowledge, use, and application of 3D software techniques in conjunction with the various fundamental techniques of animation. This hands-on course will be focused on creating work which may contribute to a student's professional portfolio/demo reel. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100, ANM 105, and ART 212 are REQUIRED.

ANM 132 Character Design
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course focuses on the creation of dynamic and engaging characters for illustration, games, film, television, and other media. This course utilizes time tested, industry standard practices to help the student design character concepts for use in other media. Students will learn about the fundamental techniques of drawing and painting and acquire hands-on experience with both traditional and digital media. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100, ANM 105, and ART 212 are REQUIRED.

ANM 133 Adobe InDesign
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course teaches the relative importance of design, page layout, and composition through a variety of projects with different audiences, objectives, scale, and scope. It provides hands-on exposure using the industry standard page layout software, Adobe InDesign, on Macintosh computers. Emphasis will be on the design aspects of effective page layout software and the importance of visual storytelling in solving specific communication problems. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 is REQUIRED.

ANM 140 Typography
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course involves the study of type as an art form and an integral element with digital communication. Students will study the structure, classification, and history of typography as well as its creative applications in art and design for print and web. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 is REQUIRED. Corequisite: ANM 143.

ANM 141 Graphic Design
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course involves understanding the various stages of developing layouts for print and web. A focus on the organization of visual information (type, imagery) will be emphasized through the creation of specific visual communication exercises. Students will be exposed to contemporary design issues and be expected to expand their understanding of formal design principles, type as imagery, creative brainstorming, critical thinking, group work, presentation, and craftsmanship. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 is REQUIRED. ANM 105 and ANM 140 are recommended.

ANM 142 Adobe Photoshop
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is an introduction to the manipulation of digital images using Photoshop via the Mac OS. Hands-on scenarios and challenging exercises will give students exposure to scanning techniques, color control, image compositing, typography use, digital painting, web design, and automation. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 143 Adobe Illustrator
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is an introduction to vector based drawing using the current industry-standard vector software used in digital design, illustration and animation. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of object-oriented graphics, line art and shaded artwork by mastering the pen tool, using tracing templates, creating and editing display type and type outlines, working with 4-color process and custom spot color, and working with layers and masks. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 171 Video Production
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course introduces the principles of video production through a hands-on experience of creating time-based media design. It involves concepts which transfer into the world of film and marketing. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 172 Audio Production
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course introduces the principles of audio editing through a hands-on experience with creating time-based media design. The course will focus on the basics of creating and using audio, editing software, and developing skills as a storyteller. Students will create podcasts in the subject matter of music, foley sounds, documentaries, comedy, and epic storytelling. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 is REQUIRED.

ANM 173 Storyboarding
3-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course applies the principles of storytelling in a sequence of visual images. Students will learn the importance of storyboards and how to create dynamic and informative compositions. Using terms and techniques of today's multimedia industry, students will learn the fundamentals of creating storyboards. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100, ANM 103, and ANM 105 are REQUIRED.

ANM 174 Script Writing
3-3-0 (Composition)/Online/Blended Contact Hours: 3 This introductory course is designed to teach students how to write scripts for radio, television and film. Students will learn standard formats and techniques used by professional scriptwriters including preliminary proposals, outlines, treatments, screenplays, and shooting scripts, as well as key terms and concept development and analysis. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ENG 110 or ENG 160 is REQUIRED.

ANM 186 Multimedia
3-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course applies the elements of storytelling in multiple medium forms. Using audio, photography, videography, marketing, and web to convey an idea that compliments the other mediums. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 and ANM 105 are REQUIRED. ANM 102 is recommended.

ANM 187 Web Design
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of web design using relevant design strategies, current e-business practices, plus optimal production processes and research strategies. Through the use of WYSIWYG design software, code editors, and various graphic design applications students will participate in hands-on experience with an emphasis on rationale and execution. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 and CIS 170 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 201 Prof Practices in New Media
1-0-0 to 6-0-0 (Independent Study) Contact Hours: 1 to 6 This course serves as an independent study course in advanced field work in the areas of graphic design, web design, animation, illustration, game art, or time-based media. It provides students with an opportunity to work independently with specific industry-related projects and serves to provide advanced exploration not included in their specific program plans. Arrangements must be made with the supervising instructor prior to registering for this course. Instructor permission is REQUIRED. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 219 Experimental Animation
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 The course introduces the fundamentals of stop motion animation. With the combination of photography and storytelling, students will learn to animate just about any "real" object. Students will learn about the fundamental techniques of time-based photography and acquire hands-on experience with both traditional and digital media. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100, ANM 103, and ANM 111 are REQUIRED.

ANM 240 Adv Typography Print & Web
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course will explore more advanced principles of type usage relative to printed as well as web and interactive media. Students will apply their knowledge of anatomy, structure, and form in the creation of original typeface. The course involves hands-on work using the Adobe Creative Suite as well as other interactive media software. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 140 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 241 Advanced Graphic Design
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course will engage students in advanced design projects enabling them to both understand and function in a professional design environment at a highly conceptual and collaborative level. Emphasis will be on developing industry quality, campaign-based projects created for potential inclusion in a final portfolio. Class projects will be based on real-world business requirements, allowing students to transition confidently into a variety of creative workforce positions. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 141, ANM 142, ANM 143, ANM 245, and ANM 254 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 250 Digital Painting
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course teaches students how to create paintings, drawings, etc., using digital tools to simulate traditional art materials. Students will participate in hands-on experiences using Macintosh computers and Wacom tablets to create original works of art. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 and ART 103 are REQUIRED.

ANM 251 Drawing Human Figure Motion
3-1-2 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 3 This course further develops a student's ability of drawing through observation and interpretation of the human form using live models. Students will experience increased opportunities to study the human form and to create more fully developed drawings. Coursework will also include studies of the human figure in motion. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ART 103 and ART 212 are REQUIRED.

ANM 256 Concept Development
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is an advanced class in digital artwork application and production. It enables the advanced student in new media to demonstrate, expand, and interrelate his or her competencies through experimentation with traditional and digital media. It focuses on making connections between ideas and visualization in order to solve visual communication problems in design, illustration and animation. The initial stages of the design process: brainstorming, research, and various forms of conceptualizing and thumbnailing will be emphasized throughout the course. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 100 is REQUIRED. ANM 141 is recommended.

ANM 271 Advanced Video Production
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course applies the principles of video production to the art direction, creating a stylized time-based media design. In this class, the students learn some of the history of cinematography and motion graphics and see how the two are constantly evolving. Students will learn and apply different editing techniques, tools of the trade, and special effects to enhance their video productions. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 171 is REQUIRED.

ANM 278 Art & New Media Internship
1-0-0 to 9-0-0 (Variable) Contact Hours: 1 to 9 The Art & New Media internship is a supervised on-the-job learning experience designed to provide students the opportunity to apply ANM competencies in a work environment. Prerequisite: With some exceptions, students must have completed 75% of the coursework in the pursued degree/certificate program and have a grade point of 2.5 in the program and 2.0 overall. Comment: See Internships under Permission Codes for more information. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 282 Design Crew Merit Course
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course is an advanced-level design course. It is a designated SERVICE LEARNING COURSE. This means that in addition to your normal coursework you will be expected to execute a service learning project. The course will provide students with an opportunity to work with real clients on visual communication projects. Clients include the college, nonprofit agencies, and other organizations. These projects are by definition independent and will vary greatly depending on the needs of the client. Students will have the opportunity to use their technical and conceptual skills within a team format, reflecting the reality of the design industry. The Design Crew Merit course imparts a culture of creativity, a high level of professionalism and high expectations. In the direction of continuing development, students will be raising expectations of themselves. ANM 282 Design Crew Merit course is a benchmark course within the Art & New Media Guided Pathways. In order for the student to advance, a 2.0 GPA is required upon completion of the course. Students are encouraged to be proactive about seeking advice from faculty or academic counselors for problems affecting performance or participation in their courses. Instructor permission is REQUIRED. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.

ANM 287 Advanced Web Design
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course applies the principle of ANM 187 while building on web design strategies, e-business practices, art direction, optimal production processes plus research and project management strategies. Through the use of WYSIWYG design software, code editors, and various graphic design applications students will participate in hands-on experience with an emphasis on rationale, execution, management, and marketing. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of ANM 187 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 298 System Projects
3-2-3 (Lecture/1 Standard Lab/2 Open Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course provides an opportunity for the student to develop a specific Web project for a client. This course examines the defining characteristics of Web projects, especially involving the development of software intensive systems. While Web projects are similar in some ways to other types of projects, they pose unique challenges for the developers that undertake them. Web project management is particularly challenging because of several factors including: the rapid pace of technological changes occurring in the Web field and the ever-present pressure to add new features and functionality to systems. PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of CIS 170, CIS 174, CIS 193, ANM 187 and ANM 287 or instructor permission is REQUIRED.

ANM 299 Conceptual Studio Portfolio
3-2-3 (Lecture/Standard Lab) Contact Hours: 5 This course provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate accomplished skills through the creation of either a transfer or go-to-work portfolio. The portfolio will contain either professional-quality pieces for creative job interviewing and/or art exhibition/gallery application; or be customized to meet individual 4-year institution's portfolio requirements. Emphasis will also focus on verbal and written communication/presentation skills, and self-promotion. Instructor permission is REQUIRED. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.