Students are taught the foundational skills needed to create effective Website Design and Digital Media solutions. Website Design and Digital Media solutions require the designer to be versed in the manipulation of visual imagery, the use of typography, as well as the principles and elements of design. Research and development of both the client and audience are also essential components in creating effective Website Design and Digital Media solution concepts.
Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
|GDSN 150 - TypographyM||3.0|
GDSN 150 - Typography (3.0 units)
Advisory: READ 022 or appropriate placement; NVOC 285, ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
This course is for the student interested in the history, theory and practice of Typography as it applies to graphic design, advertising and other areas of design and visual communication. Students will learn and practice hand-rendered and mechanical aspects of Typography and how Typography attracts, informs, educates, inspires and creates retaining impressions and modifies human actions and behavior. Through discussions, exercises, and projects, students will develop an understanding leading to the clearer interpretations of Typography and it's role in human history, communication, design and art. Activities include the history and principles of typography, letter structure, typeface selection, fundamentals of typesetting and introductory typographic layout.
|GDSN 162 - Introduction to Web Design: User Experience Design (UX)M||3.0|
GDSN 162 - Introduction to Web Design: User Experience Design (UX) (3.0 units)
Advisory:NVOC 285; READ 022 or appropriate placement; ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement
This introductory Web Design class is a practical introduction for students interested in UX (user experience) and visual interface design and the challenges it poses for the Graphic Designer. Using Web Design applications (like Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop), students are introduced to the steps involved in creating a basic functional interactive website. Topics include aesthetic design considerations, front-end technology, interaction, UX, UI and CSS design, file optimization, and website principles and practices. For the student interested in a degree or certificate in Graphic Design and those interested in web design and interactive design.
|Total Semester Units:||6.0|
|GDSN 163 - Intermediate Web Design: Interactive DesignM||3.0|
GDSN 163 - Intermediate Web Design: Interactive Design (3.0 units)
Prerequisite: GDSN 162
Focusing on usability, this intermediate class offers broader and more advanced instruction into the ‘front-end’ visual design and aesthetics of interactive media as well as the technical and design requirements of designing a fully functional website. Using intermediate web design applications like Adobe Dreamweaver, students are instructed in the techniques needed in increasing the quality of user experience (UX). Students continue to perfect the creation of a fully functional website using multifaceted applications. Topics include interactive design software, front-end aesthetics, technology, interaction, UX, UI and CSS design, the principles and elements of digital design and aesthetics, and interactive design business practices. This course is for the student interested in a degree or certificate in Graphic Design or those interested in expanding their knowledge of web design and interactive design.
|GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging DesignM||3.0|
GDSN 178 - Digital Imaging Design (3.0 units)
Advisory: NART 285; READ 043 or appropriate assessment; ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment
This introductory graphic design course uses bitmap software as the principal digital tool. Topics include the principles and elements of design, typography, color, photo/raster/bitmapped-based scanning, vector graphic integration, time-based design, image formats, optimization, re-touching, adjustments, compositing, blending, color, conceptual, narrative and time-based techniques, technical and creative methods and styles employed by graphic designers as well as well as introductory critical concepts and professional practices. This course includes exercises, projects, and portfolio building with an emphasis on professional standards. This course is for the student interested in obtaining a degree or certificate in graphic design, transfer, and those seeking to pursue a career in graphic design or related professions.
|Total Semester Units:||6.0|
|Total Units for Graphic Design - Website Design COA program||12.0|
|AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.|
|M||Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement|
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921