Josiahs Scott’s SFC Transcript
ADV1210 INTRODUCTION TO ADVERTISING DESIGN AND GRAPHICS 3.02
ART2253C ILLUSTRATION METHODS I 3.03
CGS1563 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN/MACINTOSH PLATFORM 3.0. 3
PGY2801C ELECTRONIC STILL PHOTOGRAPHY 3.0. 3
ADV1212 ADVERTISING GRAPHICS & PRODUCTION 3.0. 3
GRA2740C ELECTRONIC IMAGING & PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES 3.0. 3
GRA2802C COMPUTER GRAPHICS FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS 3.0. 4
GRA2841C DESIGNING WEB PAGES 3.04
ADV2211 ADVANCED ADVERTISING DESIGN & GRAPHICS 3.0. 4
PGY2221 COMMERCIAL/ILLUSTRATION PHOTOGRAPHY 3.0. 4
GRA2143C ADVANCED WEB PAGE DESIGN 3.0. 4
GRA2501 PREPRESS AND PRINTING METHODS 3.05
GRA2801 COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION METHODS 3.05
GRA2940 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 4.0. 5
ADV2803 Advertising Campaign 3.05
The Result: I Received an A.S. in Graphic Design Technology6
The following is the original “Unofficial Transcript” that I got off of Santa Fe College’s (SCF’s) website, except that I added some linking to define course numbers (as seen in “Class Explanations” afterward) and I underlined some words to clarify course descriptions.
To request an “Official Transcript” (one sealed and sent to you directly by SFC) please contact me and give me the address you would like it sent to.
The following explain some of the course numbers referenced previously. Numbers that follow the titles are the number of credits for each course.
Some of the following quotes were compiled from the following sources. Emphasis is sometimes added.
1. Newer Descriptions: http://epublic.sfcollege.edu/eSfcc?hptAppId=SR1097P&hptExec=Y&hptRecord=SR1097UI1&BEG_ACAD_YR=&ORG_TITLE_NAM=GRAPHIC+DESIGN+TECHNOLOGY+%28ITE%29&ORG_CD=3880
3. Descriptions when I went to SFC: http://dept.sfcollege.edu/catalog/2000-2001/old_course/graphicdesign.htm
I have summarized this as an advertising course
“An introduction to visual communication theory and methodology, and principles of design. Lectures include such topics as symbolism, visual perception, conceptualization and layout stages, design principles, typography, illustration and imaging, and color. Prerequisite: GRA1500”3
“An introduction to visual communication theory and methodology, and principles of design. Lectures include such topics as symbolism, visual perception, conceptualization and layout stages, design principles, typography, illustration and imaging, and color. This course will focus on expanding the student’s knowledge of basic design principles. It will introduce the student to visual communication theory and devices including their use in the creation of graphics. Composition, typography, and color application will form their foundation for learning to communicate to target audiences. This is a hands-on course that enables students to develop their skills through the creation of various projects throughout the semester.”1
“Illustration for advertising art. You will study the principles of illustration as used by graphic designers for advertising art. Includes a survey and the application of illustration techniques with various mediums: pencil, pen and ink, markers, and colored pencils. Prerequisite: GRA1500”3
I have summarized this course as “Mac/Quark” (although the description below does not mention “Quark” for some reason, we did have this as a major focus of our class);
“This course is an introduction to the Macintosh computer platform. Through lectures and hands-on lab experience, the student will become acquainted with basic computer hardware, software, file management and issues related to desktop publishing.”3
I have summarized this class as a “Photography” Class; (Compare PGY2221)
This is like the course I did:
“This course is an introductory course designed to teach the student basic photography and darkroom skills in both a traditional lab setting and a computer lab setting. Students will use both a 35mm camera and a digital camera to capture images. Prerequisite: ADV1210, GRA1500, GRA2800C”3
Notice that they latter removed the antiquated
elements like the “35mm camera[s]”:
“This course is an introductory course designed to teach the student basic photography and computer resolution skills in the computer lab setting. Students will use a digital camera to capture images and implement their compositions into actual design layout concepts on the computer using Adobe Photoshop. Co-rerequisite: GRA2135C.”1
I have summarized this class as an “advertising” course, although this was specifically done in the context of “Print” advertising; I think this was the class where we visited and took a tour of a bill board center. I picked up an entire folded vinyl “skin” for a bill board on this trip.
“Designed to acquaint students with print production techniques. Emphasis is placed on techniques related to the advertising business. Lectures review specific uses of design, typography, and print production with sessions dedicated to practicing computer layout and production techniques. Prerequisites: ADV1210, GRA2800C”3
“Prerequisites: GRA2135C, GRA2100C, and GRA2124.”1
I have summarized this as a Photoshop Class – This is the class were my teacher docked my grade for being a Christian and being unwilling to turn in a photo alteration project with a girl in a bathing suit in it. Although I went beyond the call of duty and also removed an immoral reference in the picture, because my teacher was a pagan and did not like my standards, she docked my grade. This kind of pagan persecution has become greatly popularized, and sometimes standardized in Colleges and Universities in the last number of decades.
“Using a Macintosh computer, high resolution scanner and color printer, the student will create original artwork, correct and re-touch color and black-and-white scanned images with Adobe Photoshop. Students will also learn to design and produce high quality slides and overheads using professional presentation software. Prerequisites: GRA2800C, GRA2802C”3
I have summarized this class as an “Illustrator” class; (Compare GRA2801)
“An advanced course in the use of computer graphics in the design profession. You'll use the Macintosh computer with Adobe Illustrator to create original artwork and illustrations which will subsequently be used in layouts for various business publications. Prerequisite: GRA1500”3
Note: The web authoring software below was replaced with Adobe GoLive by the time I took this class
“This course is designed to give graphic design students an
introduction to the Internet and Web page design. It will cover basic design
concepts of building web pages by creating frames, links, images, animations,
sounds, forms, and tables. Adobe
Pagemill is the page authoring software
program used and Adobe Photoshop will also be used to create images.
Prerequisites: GRA2740C, GRA2800C, GRA2802C”3
I have summarized this class as “Logo Design” – It was basically like a miniature campaign that focused on logo development. We worked on logos (and some design themes) for a “Benefit Ball” fundraiser. Looking back, although I liked working on this multi-part project at the time, I do not think I would be able to do it now because of an increase in purity standards regarding separation from pagan celebrations.
“Advanced design projects in visual communications. Concentration will be on analysis and application of design principles for logos and trademarks, brochures and flyers, and newsletters. Other topics include psychology of color, typography, color and black-and-white visuals. The focus of this class will be to combine the knowledge acquired in Photoshop and InDesign with Illustrator and to apply this knowledge to real-life situations. In some cases the student may be dealing directly with outside clients. Prerequisites: GRA2135C, GRA2100C, GRA2124.”1
I have summarized this class as a “Photography” Class; (Compare PGY2801C)
“Materials and techniques of commercial photography intended for advertising. In a commercial studio environment/lab, students will learn lighting techniques, multi-image techniques, product photography and work with live models for use in subsequent ad layouts. Prerequisites: GRA2135C, PGY2801C.”1 “Prerequisite: PGY2801C”3
In this class we focused on making animations and animated web pages with Adobe Flash. This was both very time consuming and very fun. Creating animations was my favorite part of web design for my classes.
“This course is designed to give students an in-depth look at advanced issues in Web design and to give students experience in adding interactivity and animation to their Web sites. It is intended for students who have mastered the skills of building a basic Web site and who are looking for more sophisticated interface design and technique. Prerequisites GRA2135C and GRA2144C.”1
I really had fun in this class, because I really like print design. We got to take a tour of the printing press where my teacher worked at, and I learned a lot about how and why we should always remember to “communicate with our printer”. I learned a lot about the involved and technical process of working in and with professional printing presses. After this class I kind of wanted to possibly work at and or possibly eventually own a printing press.
“An overview of the commercial printing process. This course is designed to teach you how to identify and determine the appropriate methods of printing for a particular job as well as to identify special and speciality printing methods. Prerequisites: ADV1212, ADV2211, GRA2800C, GRA2802C, GRA2740C”3
I have summarized this class as an “Illustrator” class (even though, for some reason, they do not mention this by name in the description below); (Compare GRA2802C)
Note: I do not remember a focus on “pixel based editing” in this class, and that might be because we ended up covering that so much in our other classes. As for this class, according to my memory, it seems getting more instruction and skill development with Illustrator was the main benefit and focus.
“Using a computer as a tool, this course is designed to give graphic design students an in-depth study of object oriented drawing applications and pixel based editing. Prerequisites: GRA2800C, GRA2802C, GRA2740C”3
My Internship: Various graphics needs for a church, especially for their christian club on college campus. Designed logo, flyers, posters and did computer illustration (etc.).
“Practical experience in the application of graphic design knowledge acquired in the classroom. You will work in a) a graphics related business or b) independently as a consultant to an established business with varied graphics needs. You will be required to conduct job interviews, work a minimum of 100 (unpaid) hours, maintain information log sheets, secure samples of your work, satisfy two employer evaluations, produce a resume and a portfolio. Prerequisites: GRA2802C, ADV2211, ADV1212, GRA2500, GRA2740C, PGY2221”3
They later reduced the required hours for this
“Practical experience in the application of graphic design knowledge acquired in the classroom. Students will work in a graphics related business or independently as a consultant to an established business with varied graphics needs. Students will be required to conduct job interviews, work a minimum of 75 unpaid hours, maintain information log sheets, secure samples of their work, satisfy two employer evaluations, and produce a resume and a portfolio. The Graphic Design Internship program has been designed to give trained students the opportunity to work in an area graphics-related business prior to graduation. Prerequisites: GRA2135C, GRA2100C, GRA2124, GRA2203, and ADV1212.”1
This was originally called our “Advertising Campaign”3 but was later renamed “Professional Practicum” 1
This was the most notable class in my schooling career. I was the (initiating) lead speaker in a graphic campaign presentation as our final project. We not only won the campaign, but also they liked our presentation so much that after we graduated they called us back to present the campaign again before multiple University presidents regarding “The League for Innovation” on behalf of Santa Fe College
“An advanced advertising course requiring the students to prepare and produce a complete general advertising campaign. Emphasis is placed on accurately identifying the targeted audience (s) , campaign design, production methods, research and media analysis. Prerequisites: ADV1212, ADV2211, GRA2800C, GRA2802C, GRA2740C, and PGY2221”3
“An advanced advertising course requiring the student to prepare and produce a variety of general advertising campaigns, working individually as well as within a group. Emphasis is placed on accurately identifying the targeted audience, campaign design, production methods, media analysis and research. This class is a combination of working with real clients on real projects and will also cover the practical aspects of working as a graphic designer. We will discuss billable hours and design a form to keep track of the time spent on design work for each client. The focus of this class will be to synthesize all of the knowledge gained in this program to apply in real-life situations. Projects will be strictly client-based and will be covered at a professional pace. Discussions will include topics relevant to current business practices in the industry. Prerequisites: ADV1212 and ADV2211. ”1
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