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Fall 2018 Multimedia Courses:

MM-100 Introduction to Concepts in Digital Media
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of digital technologies and their applications within science, society and art. The course satisfies a GE requirement for Ohlone, CSU and UC:
  • Plan A - District General Education IIIA. Fine Arts Theory
  • Plan B - CSU General Education C2 - Humanities
  • Plan C - IGETC 3B. Humanities
MM-102A Introduction to Multimedia
Explore technical, artistic and creative ways to produce animations, digital imagery and interactive multimedia projects using industry standard software.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
Ramsey Pierson: Utopia
MM-105 Web Site Design
Learn design principles to create web sites using the latest software applications. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML5, JavaScript and slideshows, typography, color, accessibility and techniques to display sound, video and animations on a webpage.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
The course satisfies a GE requirement for Ohlone:
  • Plan A - District General Education, III-B. Humanities.
Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
Mellani Dejesus: Four Horses website
MM-106 Advanced Interaction Design for Web and Mobile
This course introduces you to advanced techniques in web site design and web-based mobile applications. Topics include prototyping user interfaces and building flexible CSS layouts, navigation schemes, and JQuery designs for desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

 
MM-107 WordPress
WordPress is a free and open source content management system (CMS) and one of the most popular online tools to build websites. In this hands-on course, you learn how to install, setup, customize, and publish websites using the WordPress platform.
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This course is a hands-on introduction to digital video to develop media production skills. The course will combine hands-on demonstrations, technical workshops, discussion, and critiques. Topics include preproduction, storyboards, camera shots, composition, editing in Adobe Premiere, transitions, video file formats, compression, special effects, and producing video for YouTube, Websites, and DVD. The course is taught by academy award nominated director Mark Kitchell.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
The course satisfies a GE requirement for Ohlone:
  • Plan A - District General Education, III-B. Humanities.
The course is articulated with:
  • Cogswell: DAA220 Video Editing, CCA, CORES-112: 4-D
  • SJSU: ART 75, Introduction to Digital Video Art
Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
Scott Duncan: Creepy Chrissy
MM-113 Mobile Application Development
This course is a practical and project-oriented introduction to creating Web and native applications for mobile platforms. Topics include user interface design, software design patterns, application architectures, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

 
MM-118 Introduction to Video Game Design
Ever thought about creating video games? This class introduces you to the process of planning, developing, and creating your own video games. You will gain an understanding of the video game industry, and learn how to design characters, levels, and design documents.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
MM-119 Video Game Development
This class focuses on producing video games using 3D software and game engines with an emphasis on VR gaming. Students work in a team environment and follow production practices employed in the video game industry.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.

 
MM-121A 3D Modeling
Learn different techniques to model virtual objects and environments using 3D modeling software. The topics covered in this class are designing characters, modeling, texture mapping, lighting techniques, camera shots, 3D scene layout, rendering and basic 3D animation techniques.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Articulated with:
  • Cogswell: DAA240 Introduction to 3D Modeling
  • CSUEB: Art 246

Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.

MM-121B 3D Animation
This course will focus on how to use 3D Computer Animation Software. Topics covered include storyboarding, principles of animation, function curves, bones, introduction to inverse kinematics, camera motion, scene direction, character rigging and exporting animations for post-production

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Articulated with:
  • CSUEB: Art 246
MM-121C Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation
This class is a continuation of MM-121B and teaches advanced techniques in modeling and animation using 3D animation software. Topics include advanced modeling tools, texture mapping, lighting and reflection effects, function curves, particle systems, camera effects, scene direction, adding sound, basic video editing, and advanced animation using inverse kinematics.

Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Articulated with:
  • Cogswell: DAA244 Introduction to 3D Animation Principles

Student Learning Outcomes

Multimedia AA Degree

  1. Use technical skills and professional workmanship to demonstrate proficiency using multimedia software.
  2. Use conceptual skills by innovating, brainstorming, sketching, problem-solving, building prototypes and scenarios, constructing narratives.
  3. Use visual communication by demonstrating the ability to design projects that communicate specific ideas and illustrate concepts of design.
  4. Exhibit professional behavior and work ethics.
  5. Express recognition of the diverse cultural contributions to art and design.