2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: ARTC 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Digital Imaging I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1402. The student may register for either ARTC 1302 or ARTC 1402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Basic Graphic Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Graphic design with emphasis on the visual communication design process. Topics include basic terminology and graphic design principles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Basic Illustration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to drawing techniques as they pertain to the commercial illustration industry. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Digital Publishing I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARTC 1302.
Course Description: The fundamentals of using digital layout as a primary publishing tool and the basic concepts and terminology associated with typography and page layout. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, ECC, RLC

Course Title: Design Communication I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of design development relating to graphic design terminology, tools and media, and layout and design concepts. Topics include integration of type, images and other design elements, and developing computer skills in industry standard computer programs. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Graphics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of computer design concepts, terminology, processes, and procedures. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, vector-based graphics, and interactive multimedia. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1425. The student may register for either ARTC 1325 or ARTC 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): EFC

Course Title: Typography

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of letterforms and typographic concepts as elements of graphic communication. Emphasis on developing a current, practical typographic knowledge based on industry standards. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC

Course Title: Art Direction I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Creation of projects in art direction for advertising graphic campaigns for products, services, or ideas. Topics include all campaign procedures from initial research and creative strategy to final execution and presentation of a comprehensive project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Illustration

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Use of the tools and transformation options of an industry-standard vector drawing program to create complex illustrations or drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Visual Design for New Media

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Visual design elements as they relate to new media. Emphasizes aesthetics and visual problem solving such as typographic issues, color management, hierarchy of information, image optimization, and effective layout. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1459. The student may register for either ARTC 1359 or ARTC 1459 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1392 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, NLC

Course Title: Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC, MVC

Course Title: Digital Imaging I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Digital imaging using raster image editing and/or image creation software: scanning, resolution, file formats, output devices, color systems, and image-acquisitions. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1302. The student may register for either ARTC 1302 or ARTC 1402 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): MVC

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Graphics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of computer design concepts, terminology, processes, and procedures. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, vector-based graphics, and interactive multimedia. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 1325. The student may register for either ARTC 1325 or ARTC 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Course Title: Digital Imaging II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARTC 1302.
Course Description: Principles of digital image processing and electronic painting. Emphasis on bitmapped- or raster-based image marking and the creative aspects of electronic illustration for commercial and fine art applications. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: History of Communication Graphics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: Survey of the evolution of graphic arts as it relates to the history of art. Topics include formal, stylistic, social, political, economic, and historical aspects. Emphasis on the art movement, schools of thought, individuals, and technology as they interrelate with graphic arts. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: ARTC 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC

Course Title: Digital Publishing II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: ARTC 1313.
Course Description: Includes layout procedures from thumbnails and roughs to final comprehensive and print output. Emphasis on design principles for the creation of advertising and publishing materials, and techniques for efficient planning and documenting projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, CVC

Course Title: Typographic Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of typographic design including computer generated letterforms as elements of design. Includes theory and techniques of traditional, contemporary, and experimental typography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, NLC

Course Title: Portfolio Development for Graphic Design

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Advanced standing or instructor approval.
Course Description: Preparation of a portfolio comprised of completed graphic design projects. Evaluation and demonstration of portfolio presentation methods based on the student's specific area of study. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 2435. The student may register for either ARTC 2335 or ARTC 2435 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC, EFC, RLC

Course Title: Computer Illustration II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced use of software applications and/or various media with emphasis on output procedures, the resolution of complex design issues, and concept development. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Design Communication II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: ARTC 1317.
Course Description: An advanced study of the design process and art direction. Emphasis on form and content through the selection, creation, and integration of typographic, photographic, illustrative, and design elements. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: ARTC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


Course Number: ARTC 2388 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): CVC, EFC, NLC

Course Title: Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. An internship may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (15 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.