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Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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MMART 48UA-ZZ, .5-9 Units

Selected Topics in Multimedia Arts

0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

MMART 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Multimedia Arts

0-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

MMART 101, 3 Units

Writing Basics For Multimedia

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Essentials of writing for multimedia arts majors: Developing well-focused prose based on established conventions of grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph organization; overview and practical examples of writing in the multimedia field.

 

MMART 110, 3 Units

Scriptwriting and Storyboarding I

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ENGL 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to storytelling as an art: Pre-production planning for linear and interactive multimedia; development of treatments, scripts and storyboards; organization of drama through effective pacing and design.

 

MMART 111A, 3 Units

Narrative Scriptwriting I

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 110. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of narrative scriptwriting: Industry-accepted formatting, story research/planning, story structure, plot points, characters, scene development; critical analysis of professional screenwriting, films; developing a full-length feature script.

 

MMART 111B, 3 Units

Narrative Scriptwriting II

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 111A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced workshop in revising and completing a professional-level narrative script: Critique and discussion of individual student scripts; revision and review, professional screenplay and film analysis; dissection of complex narrative elements such as voice, character, pacing; agent and producer pitch and strategy sessions.

 

MMART 112, 3 Units

Writing for News and Documentary

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 101. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Writing and producing nonfiction stories for news and documentary: Breaking news, feature stories, broadcast and multimedia formats; development of sources and interview subjects, news coverage analysis, hands-on projects in the field, visits to local news media organizations, and lectures by working journalists.

 

MMART 114, 3 Units

User-Centered Design

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 110 and 160A/160LA. Corequisite: MMART 114L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

User-centered design concepts: Creating an interactive project utilizing interviews, user profiles, flow charts, and structured walk-throughs for a client, focusing on professional principles of the user/designer/client development process and logical design structures.

 

MMART 114L, 1 Unit

User-Centered Design Lab

3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Corequisite: MMART 114. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 114.

 

MMART 116, 3 Units

Storytelling in Animation

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 110. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Animated project design using storytelling elements, improvisation and brainstorming: Developing effective characters, story arcs, primary and secondary action, pacing, and layout.

 

MMART 120, 3 Units

Media and Communications

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Critical appreciation of media as expressive and communicational systems: Brief survey of the history of media as a communication tool and transmitter of culture; analysis of image, language, voice, gesture, music, technology, and interactive multimedia; individual, social, and global effects of interactive digital media.

 

MMART 121, 3 Units

Digital Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 101. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Analysis of the emerging digital culture within contemporary society: Impact of computer use and digital reproducibility on art, culture, perception, work, and social relations.

 

MMART 122B, 3 Units

From Movies to Multimedia

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 101, Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Analysis of film, animation, video, and other time-based multimedia art forms: Elements of linear and interactive structures; history, aesthetics, and cultural significance of the various forms; impact of digital technologies on production and reception of motion pictures; practices of analysis, interpretation, and criticism.

 

MMART 123, 3 Units

The Documentary Tradition

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

History and analysis of documentary film: Critical and historical approaches to non-fiction film form and content; objectivity and point of view; aesthetics and ethics and the evolving impacts of documentary films on American politics and new technology on the genre.

 

MMART 129, 2 Units

Contemporary Color

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 129L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 130/130L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Fundamental elements of color: Application of subtractive color principles through art exercises using traditional pigments; application of additive color principles through art exercises using computer imaging software.

 

MMART 129L, 1 Unit

Contemporary Color Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Corequisite: MMART 129. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 129.

 

MMART 130, 2 Units

Survey of Digital Imaging

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 130L. Recommended preparation: ART 41 and MMART 200. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to digital imaging for the multimedia industry: Scanned resources, vector drawing, bitmap painting, and rendering from 3-D models; appropriate file formats for animation, web, and CD-ROM production.

 

MMART 130L, 1 Unit

Survey of Digital Imaging Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 130. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 130.

 

MMART 131A, 2 Units

Photoshop I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 131LA. Recommended preparation: ART 41 and MMART 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to basic image editing and digital illustration using a bitmap imaging program: Survey of elementary design principles used to create effective visual communication with emphasis on practical computer-based compositions.

 

MMART 131LA, 1 Unit

Photoshop I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 131A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 131A.

 

MMART 132A, 2 Units

Illustrator I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132LA. Recommended preparation: ART 41, and MMART 130/130L and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to basic image editing and digital illustration using a vector-based drawing program: Survey of elementary design principles used to create effective visual communication with emphasis on practical computer-based compositions.

 

MMART 132LA, 1 Unit

Illustrator I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 132A.

 

MMART 132B, 2 Units

Painter I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132LB. Recommended Preparation: ART 20, 41; CIS 1 or 200; MMART 132A/132LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to basic drawing and painting principals using computer software that emulates traditional media: Oil, watercolor, chalk, charcoal, pen, and pencil.

 

MMART 132LB, 1 Unit

Painter I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 132B.

 

MMART 132C, 2 Units

Painter II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 132B/132LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to basic drawing and painting principals using computer software that emulates traditional media: Oil, watercolor, chalk, charcoal, pen, and pencil.

 

MMART 132LC, 1 Unit

Painter II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 132C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 132C.

 

MMART 133A, 2 Units

Digital Photography I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 133LA. Recommended preparation: ART 41 and MMART 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Digital camera and materials fee required.

Introduction to digital camera operation: Settings, composition, media considerations, image editing, proofing, and final print on digital printer.

 

MMART 133LA, 1 Unit

Digital Photography I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 133A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 133A.

 

MMART 133B, 2 Units

Digital Photography II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 133A/133LA. Co-requisite: MMART 133LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intermediate theory and practice of digital photography: Advanced composition, black and white conversions, channels, scanning, blending, stitching, macrophotography, digital printing, and framing.

 

MMART 133LB, 1 Unit

Digital Photography II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 133B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 133B.

 

MMART 133C, 2 Units

Digital Photography III

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR). Co-requisite: MMART 133LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 133B/133LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Digital camera required.

Advanced theory and practice of digital photography: Archival quality prints and online galleries; professional level portfolio development.

 

MMART 133LC, 1 Unit

Digital Photography III Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR). Co-requisite: MMART 133C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 133C.

 

MMART 134A, 2 Units

Digital Printmaking I

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 134LA. Recommended Preparation: MMART 131A/131LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Materials fee required.

Introduction to digital printmaking: History of multiples, marketing techniques, output issues, and exploration of the creative digital process.

 

MMART 134LA, 1 Unit

Digital Printmaking I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 134A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 134A.

 

MMART 134B, 2 Units

Digital Printmaking II

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 134LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 134A/134LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Materials fee required.

Intermediate digital printmaking: Major projects such as bookmaking and printing on canvas; advanced presentation, marketing and promotional techniques; aesthetic development.

 

MMART 134LB, 1 Unit

Digital Printmaking II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 134B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 134B.

 

MMART 135A, 2 Units

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking I

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135LA. Recommended Preparation: MMART 134B/134LB , ART 41. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital printmaking: Focus on enhancing basic technological and visual skills; history and theory of printmaking, hands-on projects using advanced digital technologies, class critiques of projects, portfolio development, operation of digital printing technologies.

 

MMART 135LA, 1 Unit

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 135A.

 

MMART 135B, 2 Units

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking II

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 135A/135LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital printmaking: Focus on advancing input and acquisition skills to realize artistic vision; history and theory of printmaking, hands-on projects using advanced digital technologies, class critiques of projects, portfolio development, operation of digital printing technologies.

 

MMART 135LB, 1 Unit

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 135B.

 

MMART 135C, 2 Units

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking III

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 135B/135LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital printmaking: Focus on output and presentation techniques for conceptual realization; history and theory of printmaking, hands-on projects using advanced digital technologies, class critiques of projects, portfolio development, operation of digital printing technologies.

 

MMART 135LC, 1 Unit

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking III Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 135C.

 

MMART 135D, 2 Units

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking IV

1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135LD. Recommended Preparation: MMART 135C/135LC. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital printmaking: Focus on preparation for participation in the cultural dialectic of digital print media; history and theory of printmaking, hands-on projects using advanced digital technologies, class critiques of projects, portfolio development, operation of digital printing technologies.

 

MMART 135LD, 1 Unit

Advanced Practices for Digital Printmaking IV Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 135D. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 135D.

 

MMART 136, 2 Units

Digital Printing for Photographers

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 136L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to digital printing for photographers: Prepress considerations and techniques, operation and care of digital printing technologies, history of printmaking, client management, hands-on projects.

 

MMART 136L, 1 Unit

Digital Printing for Photographers Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 136. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 136.

 

MMART 148A, 2 Units

Sound Design I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 148LA. Recommended preparation: MMART 150A/150LA and 200. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Theory and practice of sound design: Survey of sound-recording formats and mechanics, professional editing systems, preparing sound for postproduction, integrating sound and video editing software, techniques of sound editing and sound-sweetening, export and output issues, project management.

 

MMART 148LA, 1 Unit

Sound Design I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 148A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 148A.

 

MMART 148B, 2 Units

Sound Design II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 148LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 148A/148LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced practice and theory of sound design: Video, the internet, and live performance settings; advanced sound editing techniques using industry-standard tools, research/screenings of influential sound artists and revolutionary sound technologies.

 

MMART 148LB, 1 Unit

Sound Design II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Corequisite: MMART 148B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 148B.

 

MMART 149, 2 Units

The Music Video

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 149L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 148A/148LA, 150A/150LA, 152A/152LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of postproduction for music videos: Advanced projects editing a music video, applying effective sound and visual design, synch and non-synch sound, musical structure and visual narrative, illustrative and expressive edit techniques, project management, industry standards, and career options.

 

MMART 149L, 1 Unit

The Music Video Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 149. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 149.

 

MMART 150A, 2 Units

Video Editing I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150LA. Recommended preparation: CIS 1 or 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of digital video editing: Film aesthetics and time-based media design; video and audio acquisition, editorial, effects, and output; basic project and media management; industry standards, career opportunities, and copyright law.

 

MMART 150LA, 1 Unit

Video Editing I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 150A.

 

MMART 150B, 2 Units

Video Editing II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 150A/150LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuing theory and practice of digital video editing: Intermediate film aesthetics and time-based media design; basic compositing and rotoscoping; luma and color correction; advanced project and media management; industry standards, copyright law, and ethics.

 

MMART 150LB, 1 Unit

Video Editing II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 150B.

 

MMART 150C, 2 Units

Video Editing III

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150LC. Recommended Preparation: ART 98/ENGL 21/HUMAN 21, or MMART 122B, 150B/150LB, 152B/152LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of motion picture editing style: Development of distinctive editing technique and style through lectures, demonstrations, group critiques, practical exercises, and final projects focused on strong composition, editorial “voice,” and innovation.

 

MMART 150LC, 1 Unit

Video Editing III Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 150C.

 

MMART 150D, 2 Units

Video Editing IV

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150LD. Recommended Preparation: MMART 148A/148LA, 150C/150LC and 151A/151LA.

Acceptable for credit: CSU

Finishing techniques and distribution planning for a broadcast-ready video program: Refinement of editorial structure, pacing, visual style, sound design; advanced finishing techniques; developing a distribution plan and submission packet; broadcast and related output considerations; legal and permissions issues and ethics.

 

MMART 150LD, 1 Unit

Video Editing IV Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 150D. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented MMART 150D.

 

MMART 151A, 2 Units

Digital Video Production I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 151LA. Recommended preparation: MMART 110. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Theory and practice of shooting video in studio and field environments: Recording formats and mechanics, basic cinematography styles and techniques, lighting, sound recording, make-up; planning shoots with scripts, directorial guidance, and postproduction specifications.

 

MMART 151LA, 1 Unit

Digital Video Production I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 151A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Practical training for development of production skills presented in MMART 151A.

 

MMART 151B, 2 Units

Digital Video Production II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 151LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 151A/151LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Design for video production: Script analysis from pragmatic and aesthetic perspectives; advanced cinematography, studio and field lighting theory and techniques, audio composition and foley technique, appropriate microphone selection and use, art direction, and location selection.

 

MMART 151LB, 1 Unit

Digital Video Production II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 151B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 151B.

 

MMART 151C, 2 Units

Digital Video Production III

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 151B/151LB. Co-requisite: MMART 151LC. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Video production emphasizing the development of advanced skills in one area of the student’s choice: Direction, preproduction planning, cinematography, sound design, lighting or art direction.

 

MMART 151LC, 1 Unit

Digital Video Production III Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 151C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART151C.

 

MMART 152A, 2 Units

Motion Graphics/After Effects I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152LA. Recommended preparation: MMART 130/130L and 150A/150LA and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to motion graphics and 2D animation for the current industry standards: Importing source files including photographs, illustrations, video clips and 3D animation; compositing source imagery, keyframing, animating, and effects; compression and outputting for video and web; critical discussion and assessment of work on technical, aesthetic, conceptual, and philosophical level.

 

MMART 152LA, 1 Unit

Motion Graphics/After Effects I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 152A.

 

MMART 152B, 2 Units

Motion Graphics/After Effects II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 152A/152LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intermediate motion graphics and 2D animation for the current industry standards: Compositing source imagery, keyframing, animating, and effects; compression and outputting for video and web; critical discussion and assessment of work on technical, aesthetic, conceptual, and philosophical level.

 

MMART 152LB, 1 Unit

Motion Graphics/After Effects II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 152B.

 

MMART 152C, 2 Units

Motion Graphics/After Effects III

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 152B/152LB. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced motion graphics and 2D animation for the current industry standards: Compositing source imagery, keyframing, animating, effects, masks, 3D layers, and parenting; compression and outputting for video and web; critical discussion and assessment of work on technical, aesthetic, conceptual, and philosophical level.

 

MMART 152LC, 1 Unit

Motion Graphics/After Effects III Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 152C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 152C.

 

MMART 153, 1.5 Units

Digital Cinematography Basics

1.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: MMART 151A/151LA or MMART 154. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Digital camera use: Manual functions and settings, camera movement, pre-production preparation, on-set protocol, motion picture aesthetics, industry and on-set terminology, duties and responsibilities of the camera team.

 

MMART 154, 1.5 Units

Video Production Fundamentals

1.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to project planning and video production basics: Pre-production, local resources, on-set etiquette, camera operation, lighting, sound recording, preparation for post-production.

 

MMART 155A, 2 Units

Special Projects in Digital Photography A

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 133A/133LA. Co-requisite: MMART 155LA. Recommended Preparation: MMART 131A/131LA and MMART 136/136L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital photography: Low light and night photography; portraiture; use of flash on camera + reflectors; natural light; development of photographs in Adobe Lightroom 2; history of photography; critiques.

 

MMART 155LA, 1 Unit

Special Projects in Digital Photography A Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 155A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 155A.

 

MMART 155B, 2 Units

Special Projects in Digital Photography B

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 133A/133LA. Co-requisite: MMART 155LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 131A/131LA and MMART 136/136L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital photography: use of off-camera flash; advanced use of Adobe Lightroom 2; printing; landscape/cityscape; documentary photography; history and theory of photography; critiques.

 

MMART 155LB, 1 Unit

Special Projects in Digital Photography B Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 155B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 155B.

 

MMART 155C, 2 Units

Special Projects in Digital Photography C

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 133A/133LA. Co-requisite: MMART 155LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 131A/131LA and MMART 136/136L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital photography: location shooting with supplemental light; making composite images in Adobe Photoshop; printing; the constructed image; still life; history and theory of photography; critique.

 

MMART 155LC, 1 Unit

Special Projects in Digital Photography C Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 155C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 155C.

 

MMART 155D, 2 Units

Special Projects in Digital Photography D

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 133A/133LA. Co-requisite: MMART 155LD. Recommended Preparation: MMART 131A/131LA and MMART 136/136L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of digital photography: production of an extended series of related images; portfolio development; printing; presentation strategies; critiques.

 

MMART 155LD, 1 Unit

Special Projects in Digital Photography D Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 155D. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 155D.

 

MMART 156, 3 Units

Documentary Production Intensive

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: MMART 154 or MMART 150A/LA or MMART 151A/LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of documentary video production: Creating non-fiction treatment and script, filming interview subjects and supporting visuals, editing a short non-fiction video program.

 

MMART 157, 1.5 Units

Beginning Motion Picture Lighting

1.5 hours lecture (GR/PNP).

Lighting basics for motion picture: Lighting theory, electricity and safety, use of lighting equipment, accessories and tools, on-set protocol, motion picture aesthetics, industry and on-set terminology, duties and responsibilities of the lighting team.

 

MMART 160A, 2 Units

Web I: Dreamweaver

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160LA. Recommended preparation: MMART130/130L and 162/162L and 200. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to the theory, practice, and aesthetics of web-page layout and design: Use of web layout/graphics programs including preparation of images for the web, interface design, interactivity, and web animation.

 

MMART 160LA, 1 Unit

Web I: Dreamweaver Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 160A.

 

MMART 160B, 2 Units

Web II: Advanced Design Projects

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 160A/160LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Advanced concepts in web-page design and implementation: Advanced technologies including streaming audio/video, research and development for client contact and presentations; team-based projects.

 

MMART 160LB, 1 Unit

Web II: Advanced Design Projects Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 160B.

 

MMART 160C, 2 Units

Web III: Web Commerce Applications

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160LC. Recommended Preparation: MMART 160B/160LB, 161A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the principles of e-commerce and merchant website development: Analysis and application of advanced concepts in web-page design and development including server and client-side scripting, database development, and shopping cart implementation; application of site design for users with disabilities.

 

MMART 160LC, 1 Unit

Web III: Web Commerce Applications Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 160C. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 160C.

 

MMART 161A, 3 Units

Information Architecture I: Interface Design

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: Art 41, and MMART 130/130L and MMART 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to information architecture and interface design: Graphic and information design principles used to organize, navigate, and develop successful interfaces for new media projects.

 

MMART 163, 2 Units

Survey of Web Design

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 163L Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the fundamental principles, theory, and concepts of web site design: History, languages, browser platforms, hyper-text, graphics and compression, design and typography principles, copyright, usability, accessibility, and SEO.

 

MMART 163L, 1 Unit

Survey of Web Design Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 163 Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of Multimedia skills presented in MMART 163.

 

MMART 174A, 2 Units

Web Development: Flash

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 174LA. Recommended preparation: MMART 130/130L and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the theory and practice of creating interactive web multimedia products using Macromedia Flash: Screen and interface design, time-based visual and sound design; typography and digital imaging; concepts of “interactivity,” “hypermedia,” and “virtuality”; project production phases; industry standards; philosophy and ethics.

 

MMART 174LA, 1 Unit

Web Development: Flash Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 174A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 174A.

 

MMART 175B, 3 Units

Game Design

3 hours lecture, (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: MMART 175A/175LA, 110. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to game theory and interactive computer game design: Analysis and application of the concepts of pattern recognition, spatial reasoning, branching storytelling, interactive parameters, interface design through the use of flow charts, storyboards, story scripts and programming languages.

 

MMART 177, 2 Units

Introduction to Animation Principles

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 177L. Recommended Preparation: ART 25, MMART 110. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the principles of animation: Creating characters; drawing key poses and in-betweens; designing movement paths, pose manipulation and cycles; timing movement based on sound tracks; utilizing storyboards and dynamic composition to create animated scenes; testing motion studies and scene storytelling with software.

 

MMART 177L, 1 Unit

Introduction to Animation Principles Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 177. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 177.

 

MMART 178, 2 Units

Drawing for Animation

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 178L. Recommended preparation: ART 20. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Freehand drawing techniques in traditional animation: Gesture drawing, designing key poses, drawing figures in motion, capturing motion in fast sketches, analysis and development of motion paths.

 

MMART 178L, 1 Unit

Drawing for Animation Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 178. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 178.

 

MART 181, 2 Units

Experimental Animation

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 181L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 177/177L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Exploration of alternative forms of traditional animation: Analysis and application of the techniques of claymation; stop-motion, paper cut-outs, puppets, color sand, mixed media, and set construction and sculpture; digital video manipulation.

 

MMART 181L, 1 Unit

Experimental Animation Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 181. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 181.

 

MMART 185A, 2 Units

3-D Illustration/Cinema 4D I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 185LA. Recommended preparation: Art 41 and MMART 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the theory and practice of 3D modeling/animation: Hands-on projects using modeling/animation applications combined with lectures on lighting, digital cinematography, character development, and other relevant topics.

 

MMART 185LA, 1 Unit

3-D Illustration/Cinema 4D I Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 185A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 185A.

 

MMART 185B, 2 Units

3-D Illustration/Cinema 4D II

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 185LB. Recommended Preparation: MMART 185A/185LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intermediate 3D modeling, texture mapping, lighting and animation, theory, and practice: Hands-on projects using modeling/animation applications, photo-realistic modeling, character animation; practice with small team projects.

 

MMART 185LB, 1 Unit

3-D Illustration/Cinema 4D II Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 185B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 185B.

 

MMART 186, 2 Units

Flash 2D Animation

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 186L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 177/177L. Acceptable for credit: CSU

2D animation using a vector-based imaging and animation program : Survey of traditional animation techniques; importing graphics; creating and manipulating symbols; using keyframes; designing motion paths; using Motion Tweens and Shape Tweens to animate symbols; and publishing the animations to various formats.

 

MMART 186L, 1 Unit

Flash 2D Animation Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 186. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 186.

 

MMART 187, 2 Units

Animation Practice I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 187L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 177/177L., ART 25. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Project-based study of animation: Developing movement based on the principles of animation; designing characters; timing based on lip-synching; rotoscoping; coordinating sound to animated shorts and exploring the themes of American animation history.

 

MMART 187L, 1 Unit

Animation Practice I Lab

4 hours lab (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 187. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 187.

 

MMART 188, 2 Units

Introduction to 3D Animation I

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to the theory, history and production techniques of 3D Animation: Pre-production through post-production and deliverables; considerations for game and other industries.

 

MMART 195A, 3 Units

Special Project: Digital Arts Festival Organization

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 195LA. Recommended preparation: ART 98/ENGL 21/HUMAN 21, and MMART 122B and 150A/150LA and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Collaborative project-based study of media arts festival development and organization, culminating in the planning, jurying, and preparatory organization of a digital arts festival: Contemporary media art and festival trends; professional jurying criteria, standards, and protocols; venue selection; project management, copyright issues, financing and publicity.

 

MMART 195LA, 1 Unit

Special Project: Digital Arts Festival Organization Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 195A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 195A.

 

MMART 195B, 3 Units

Special Project: Digital Arts Festival Production

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 195LB. Recommended preparation: ART 98/ENGL 21/HUMAN 21, and MMART 122B and 150A/150LA and 195A/195LA and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Collaborative project-based study of digital arts festival creation, culminating in the production of a media arts festival: Programming of juried entries, standard exhibition display practices, publicity, hospitality, budgeting, negotiating with venue, project management, copyright issues, postproduction mastering of festival program tape.

 

MMART 195LB, 1 Unit

Special Project: Digital Arts Festival Production Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 195B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 195B.

 

MMART 196A, 2 Units

Art Marketing and Portfolio Management

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 196LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Principles of marketing digital artwork: Business models and marketing structures, professional collaboration, systems approach to marketing digital artwork, portfolio development, networking opportunities, and career management for the professional digital artist.

 

MMART 196LA, 1 Unit

Art Marketing and Portfolio Management Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 196A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 196A.

 

MMART 197, 2 Units

Multimedia Portfolio/Sample Reel Development

1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 197L. Recommended Preparation: MMART 130/130L, 150A/150LA, 159, 160A/160LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Development of professional-level portfolio in printed form, on the web, and/or on CD/DVD in the context of job-search preparation: Portfolio design and production, resume refinement, interview and customer relations skills, job-search activities, and networking in the multimedia field.

 

MMART 197L, 1 Unit

Multimedia Portfolio/Sample Reel Development Lab

4 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Co-requisite: MMART 197. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Practical training for development of multimedia skills presented in MMART 197.

 

MMART 198,3 Units

Multimedia Project Management

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ART 41, and MMART 130/130L and 200. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practices for multimedia project management: Applying time management, creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, both in individual and team-based interactions, to manage assets, plan schedules, control costs, ensure quality, deliver the media, and communicate with clients, using real-world templates, examples, case studies, and contracts.

 

MMART 199, 3 Units

Multimedia Special Projects

1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: ART 41, and MMART 110 and 130/130L and 150A/150LA and 175A/175LA. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Collaborative project-based study of different multimedia specializations combined to produce a multimedia product or event: Internet web site, digital video documentary, animation, public-service commercial, public-access television program, online art and literary journal, digital art exhibit, CD Rom, or video festival.

 

MMART 200, 3 Units

Digital Media Literacy

2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

Introduction to Mac OS X and iLife: Basic hardware and software components; user interface; digital media including digital photos, digital music, and digital video; DVD based media presentations and ergonomics; ethics and legal issues.

MMART 224, 3 Units

Beginning Art Gallery Management

2 hours lecture, 3 hours labaratory (GR or P/NP). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ART 230.

Practical experience in all phases of art exhibit: Research in art exhibit design and philosophy; includes field trips.

 

MMART 248UA-ZZ, .5-9 Units

Selected Topics in Multimedia Arts

0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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