Ohlone College Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department

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Fall 2020 Multimedia Courses

Please note that all classes are online via zoom​​​​​​

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
MM-102A is approved for C-ID ARTS 250, part of the ADT Studio Arts
Articulations:
MM-102A is articulated with ART 74: Introduction to Digital Media (SJSU)
MM-102A is articulated with ART 104: 4D Processes (CSUEB)
Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
Ramsey Pierson: Utopia
 
MM-103 History of Games and Play
This course examines the history and the cultural role of games, the present gaming industry, and possible future developments. Students explore and analyze games while reading current research and theory from a variety of sources.
The course satisfies the following GE requirements:
  • Plan A - Area II, Social Science 
  • CSU Plan B Area D, Social Science 
 
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 typography, color, accessibility and techniques to display sound, video and animations on a
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU
The course satisfies a GE requirement for Ohlone:
  • Plan A - District General Education, III-B. Humanities.

Articulations:

  • CSUEB, Art 152 – Web Design
  • Cogswell: DAA109 Web Design
  • Chico State: MADT 222 Basic Web Design
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 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 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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Scott Duncan: Creepy Chrissy
 
MM-110 Digital Video for Web and DVD
This course provides you with a hands-on introduction to digital video and helps you develop your media production skills. The course will combines hands-on demonstrations, technical workshops, discussion, and critiques. You’ll learn about preproduction, storyboards, camera shots, composition, editing (Final Cut), post-production and special effects, video file formats, compression, and producing video for YouTube, Websites, and DVD.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU
Articulations:
  • Cogswell: DAA220 Video Editing
  • CCA: CORES-112: 4-D
  • CSUEB: Art 243
  • SJSU: ART 75 Introduction to Digital Video Art
 
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, Mobile and PhoneGap.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU.
Articulations:
CSUEB: Art 259, Interaction Design Studio I
 
MM-114 Textures for 3D
In this class you learn different techniques to enhance 3D objects and environments using 3D modeling software. The topics covered are painting textures, manipulating digital images, texture mapping, lighting techniques, camera shots, applying principles of art and design to 3D imagery, and rendering images for multimedia and games.
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU
Articulations:
Cogswell: DAA245 Texturing
 
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.
Articulations:
CSUEB: Art 255, Game Design 1
Cogswell: GAM225 Introduction to Game Production

Ohlone Multimedia and Graphic Arts.
 
 
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
Articulations:
Cogswell: DAA240, Introduction to 3D Modeling
CSUEB:  Art 246, 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (MM-121A: 3D Modeling and MM-121B: 3D Animation)
 
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MM-121B 3D Animation
This course will focus on how to use Topics covered include principles of animation, function curves, bones, introduction to inverse kinematics scene direction, character rigging and exporting animations for post-production
Credit, Degree Applicable, Transferable to CSU
Articulations:
CSUEB:  Art 246, 3D Modeling & Animation 1 (MM-121A: 3D Modeling and MM-121B: 3D Animation)
Cogswell: DAA244, Introduction to 3D Animation Principles
 
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
 
MM-122 Digital Sculpting
This course introduces students to digital sculpting to create ultra-realistic, lifelike 3D characters with a high level of detail utilizing industry-standard software.
Transferable to CSU
 

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.