Art of Digital Photography I

Email: chester.maharaj@sausd.us

Room: 1152

Phone: 714- 433-6625

THE ART OF GRAPHIC DESIGN I (UC)

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the art of graphic design. Students learn about the history and development of this art form, explore cultural influences and examine its role in societies from different parts of the world. Study of the aesthetics of art and graphic design will allow students to develop perception and analysis skills that they can employ to critically examine their own work and the work of others. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design while developing and refining their creative skills utilizing a variety of media including digital. This course is approved for UC Fine Arts credit.

The Art of Graphic Design II (UC)

Course Description:

Building on the skills learned in The Art of Graphic Design I, students will develop 2D and 3D visual communications of increasing sophistication and complexity. They will learn to critically observe their visual environment, solve design problems, and influence behavior through the use of graphic art. Through directed projects, they will explore the relationship of graphic imagery to the cultural, political, and psychological dynamics of information exchange. Students will understand, through their own research, the contributors, innovations, and breakthrough technologies that have shaped graphic art in the 20th century. Emphasis will be placed on the development of written reflections and critiques in a journal and the development of high-quality graphic art images for their portfolio and presentation.

THE ART OF ANIMATION I (UC)

Course Description:

This course is designed to teach students the basics of animation. Students learn how to plot, script, storyboard, present, and create animations using the principles of animation and basic techniques including staging, timing, mechanics and kinetics. Drawing skills, life drawing, storytelling, mechanics of motion and animation camera techniques will be an integral part of the course. The format of classroom instruction will be lecture, demonstration, individual and team-based projects, presentations and hands-on classroom work

THE ART OF ANIMATION II

Course Description:

This course is designed to broaden and refine the skills and techniques presented in The Art of Animation I and to add advanced computer animation, production and performance skills. The format of classroom instruction will be lecture, demonstration, individual and team-based projects, presentations and hands-on classroom work