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ARTC 1194   Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects (1)
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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. (1 Lec.)

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ARTC 1294   Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects (2)
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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. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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ARTC 1302   Digital Imaging I (3)
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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.)

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ARTC 1305   Basic Graphic Design (3)
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Graphic design with emphasis on the visual communication design process. Topics include basic terminology and graphic design principles. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1309   Basic Illustration (3)
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Introduction to drawing techniques as they pertain to the commercial illustration industry. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1310   Design Concepts (3)
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Fundamental techniques in conceptualizing. Includes all procedures from initial research to creating strategies to finalize a project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1313   Digital Publishing I (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1302.
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.)

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ARTC 1317   Design Communication I (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1302, ARTC 1305, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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.)

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ARTC 1321   Illustration Techniques I (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1309.
A study of illustration techniques in various media. Emphasis on creative interpretation and disciplined draftsmanship for visual communication of ideas. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1325   Introduction to Computer Graphics (3)
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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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1341   3-D Animation I (3)
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Instruction in three-dimensional (3-D) modeling and rendering techniques including lighting, staging, camera, and special effects. Emphasis on 3-D modeling building blocks using primitives to create simple or complex objects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1353   Computer Illustration (3)
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Use of the tools and transformation options of an industry-standard vector drawing program to create complex illustrations or drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1359   Visual Design for New Media (3)
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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.)

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ARTC 1374   Visual Storytelling (3) New course added May 26, 2009
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1302 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Principles of story development, digital photography workflow, field recording, interviewing techniques, and image editing as it relates to communication in photography, video and film will be presented. The use of photography in relation to creative visual thinking and the development of story telling of written narration will also be covered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1391   Special Topics in Graphic Design, Commercial Art and Illustration (3)
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Prerequisite: Visual Communications Core Curriculum or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, 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.)

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ARTC 1392   Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications (3)
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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.)

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ARTC 1394   Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects (3)
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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.)

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ARTC 1402   Digital Imaging I (4)
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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.)

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ARTC 1425   Introduction to Computer Graphics (4)
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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. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTC 1459   Visual Design for New Media (4)
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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 1359. The student may register for either ARTC 1359 or ARTC 1459, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 1494   Special Topics in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects (4)
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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. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 2301   Illustration Techniques II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1321.
Continued study of illustration media and techniques using digital and/or traditional tools. Emphasis on conceptualization and composition. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 2305   Digital Imaging II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1302.
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.)

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ARTC 2311   History of Communication Graphics (3)
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Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1301, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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.)

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ARTC 2313   Digital Publishing II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1313.
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.)

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ARTC 2317   Typographic Design (3)
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Corequisite/Concurrent: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in ARTC 1317 or instructor approval.
Exploration of problems in typographic design including computer generated letterforms as elements of design. Includes theory and techniques of traditional, contemporary, and experimental typography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 2333   Publication Design (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1313 or instructor approval.
Development of skills and advanced knowledge of publishing software, with emphasis on the maintenance of visual continuity in documents for publication. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 2335   Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (3)
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Prerequisite: Advanced standing or instructor approval.
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.)

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ARTC 2340   Computer Illustration II (3)
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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.)

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ARTC 2347   Design Communication II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTC 1317.
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.)

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ARTC 2348   Digital Publishing III (3)
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Prerequisite: 00
A project based page layout course from concept to completion addressing design problems, preflight of files, color separations, and trapping techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTC 2380   Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art (3) New course added May 26, 2009
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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.)

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ARTC 2388   Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art (3)
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Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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.)

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ARTC 2435   Portfolio Development for Graphic Design (4)
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Preparation of a portfolio comprised of completed graphic design class projects. Evaluation and demonstration of portfolio presentation methods based on the student's specific area of study. This course is cross-listed as ARTC 2335. 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.)

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ARTC 2488   Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art (4)
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Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
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. (20 Ext.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.

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