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College of the Canyons

Film Aesthetics ( CINEMA 120 )

Surveys the motion picture both as a medium of mass communication and as a developing art form. Analyzes representative feature films as to genre, technique, aesthetics, and sociological impact.

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College of the Canyons

Film Aesthetics ( CINEMA 120 )

Surveys the motion picture both as a medium of mass communication and as a developing art form. Analyzes representative feature films as to genre, technique, aesthetics, and sociological impact.

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College of the Canyons

Film Aesthetics ( CINEMA 120 )

Surveys the motion picture both as a medium of mass communication and as a developing art form. Analyzes representative feature films as to genre, technique, aesthetics, and sociological impact.

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Chaffey College

Introduction to Media Writing ( CINEMA-22 )

Writing for film, television, documentary and electronic media with an emphasis on preparing scripts in proper formats. Fundamental technical, conceptual and stylistic issues related to writing fiction and non-fiction screenplays.

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Chaffey College

Beginning Motion Picture Produciton ( CINEMA-30 )

Theory, terminology, and processes of motion picture production for film and television. Students write, produce, direct and edit basic projects.

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Chaffey College

Producing for Broadcast and Cinema ( CINEMA-80 )

An in-depth exploration and discussion on producing content for the broadcast and cinema industries. Topics include various programming in the broadcasting, motion picture, corporate and entertainment industry. Students create professional cover letter and resume. Prepares students to plan and achieve educational and career goals in broadcasting, motion picture, media and entertainment industry

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Las Positas College

DESKTOP PUBLISHING ( CIS 89B )

Design professional-looking documents such as newsletters, flyers, and brochures quickly and easily using Microsoft Publisher.

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Bakersfield College

Illustration ( CMRT-P103 )

This introductory course in illustration balances an emphasis on concept and individual expression with continuous development of skills. Students will work in drawing, painting, and digital media to produce illustrations with commercial applications, such as for books, magazines, and graphic novels, and for advertising, editorial, and technical purposes. Required for the Commercial Art major. (A/CSU)

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Bakersfield College

Illustration ( CMRT-P103 )

This introductory course in illustration balances an emphasis on concept and individual expression with continuous development of skills. Students will work in drawing, painting, and digital media to produce illustrations with commercial applications, such as for books, magazines, and graphic novels, and for advertising, editorial, and technical purposes. Required for the Commercial Art major. (A/CSU)

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Evergreen Valley College

Introduction to Programming ( COMSC 020 )

This course is an introduction to basic computer programming concepts using both the procedural and an object-oriented paradigm. It is intended for non-computer science majors, and for students interested in COMSC 075 but would like a more gradual entry into computing fundamentals. Topics include hands-on practice with software engineering tools, simple programs, variables, control structures, functions, input/output and introduction to abstraction. Specifications, adherence to style guidelines, and the importance of testing to ensure that programs are usable, robust and modifiable, will be addressed throughout the course.

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Evergreen Valley College

Computer Systems ( COMSC 077 )

The course covers the organization, systems, and machine-level programming of computer systems. Topics include mapping of high-level language constructs into assembly code, internal data representations, numerical computation, virtual memory, pipelines, caching, multitasking, MIPS architecture, MIPA assembly language code, interrupts, input/output, peripheral storage processing, and comparison of CISC (Intel) and RISC (MIPS) instruction sets.

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Saddleback College

INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA, TELEVISION, AND RADIO ( CTVR 100 )

Overview of the technologies and organizational structure of the industry with emphasis on career opportunities in radio, TV, and film. Investigation of skills needed to be successful in broadcasting and film business.

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Saddleback College

RADIO BROADCASTING ( CTVR 113 )

Development of "on-air" skills for a variety of radio formats. Exploration of radio career opportunities in programming, promotion, news, sales, and music industry relations.

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Saddleback College

HISTORY AND APPRECIATION OF TELEVISION BROADCASTING ( CTVR 2 )

Evaluation of television broadcasting as a medium of mass communication through exploration of its history, creative techniques, and relationship to society. Exploration of historical development and analysis of major works (formerly CTVR 102).

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Saddleback College

FILM PRODUCTION I ( CTVR 31 )

ingle-camera style narrative film production from pre-production and shooting to post-production.

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Saddleback College

FILM PRODUCTION II ( CTVR 32 )

Production of short films to compete in film festivals. Emphasis on professional level films and personal development of skills. Single-camera narrative film style production with advanced digital film production equipment and non-linear editing programs.

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Saddleback College

COMMERCIAL MUSIC ( CWE 180 )

Provides hands-on experience for students in Commercial Music. Includes direct application of theory in music business, commercial music performance and music technology.

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Antelope Valley College

Beginning Ballet ( DA-102 )

A beginning course that introduces the student to the basic vocabulary, movements, and discipline of classical ballet. (CSU, UC, AVC) (R3#) #Enrollment in any combination of DA 102 or DA 122 is limited to 4 times.

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Antelope Valley College

Beginning Modern Dance ( DA-103 )

An introduction to the fundamentals of creative expression, and development of bodily strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and rhythm through dance techniques. (CSU, UC, AVC) (R3#) # Enrollment in any combination of DA 103, DA 123 or DA 203 is limited to 4 times.

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Antelope Valley College

Intermediate Ballet ( DA-122 )

A course which uses the basic movements of beginning ballet as a base and progresses to a higher level of technical difficulty and competency. BEFORE ENROLLING, students should have completed one year of ballet training and/or completion of DA 102. (CSU, UC, AVC) (R3#) # Enrollment in any combination of DA 102 or DA 122 is limited to 4 times.

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Antelope Valley College

Intermediate Modern Dance ( DA-123 )

A study of dance techniques developed by outstanding dancers in the modern dance field, which uses beginning modern dance as a base and progresses to a higher level of technical difficulty and competency. BEFORE ENROLLING, students should have completed one year of dance training and/or completion of DA 103. (CSU, UC, AVC) (R3#) # Enrollment in any combination of DA 103, DA 123 or DA 203 is limited to 4 times.

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Las Positas College

INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ( DANC 1 )



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Golden West College

Dance for Musical Theater ( DANC G130 )

This course provides instruction & practice of choreography from famous stage and film musicals.

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Santa Ana College

COMMERCIAL CONTEMPORARY DANCE ( DANCE 122 )

Instruction for the advanced dance student in commercial contemporary dance including the technical steps, styles, audition techniques, and performance skills necessary to be a successful dancer in commercial settings such as industrials, cruise ships, music videos, etc.

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Fresno City College

THEATRE PERFORM ( DANCE 22 )



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Fresno City College

THEATRE PERFRM 2 ( DANCE 32 )



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Laney College

DANCE PRODUCTION ( DANCE 6 )

Development of elements, specific tasks necessary for production and performance

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Los Angeles City College

Choreography I ( DANCEST 301 )



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Los Angeles City College

Choreography II ( DANCEST 302 )



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Los Angeles Pierce College

Modern Dance I ( DANCEST 801 )

Offers in depth instruction and practice in the fundamentals of modern dance technique. Course includes theory, historical context, improvisation, and instruction in the elements of space, time, and energy.

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Los Angeles Pierce College

Modern Dance II ( DANCEST 802 )

This class offers in depth instruction and practice of the fundamentals of modern dance technique. The course also includes theory, history and terminology of dance and theater. Studies on rhythm, alignment, dynamics and design are incorporated.

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Los Angeles Pierce College

Modern Dance III ( DANCEST 803 )

This class continues the dancers development and progression in all areas of modern dance techniques; including musicality, expressivity, dynamic alignment and incorporation of biomechanics principles. The course also includes theory, historical context, terminology of dance theater and instruction in the design elements of space, time and energy. This course will allow aspiring dancers to deepen their range in technique, performance dynamics, the craft of choreography and artistic expression. Students will begin to distinguish their artistry from their technique.

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Los Angeles Harbor College

History and Appreciation of Dance ( DANCEST 805 )

This course provides a historical perspective of dance from ritual to contemporary theatrical dance forms. Primarily, this course will focus on how dance reflects the historical, social and political

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Los Angeles Mission College

History and Appreciation of Dance ( DANCEST 805 )

Course will examine the historical evolution of dance throughout western society in the forms of court dance, ballet, modern dance, musical theater, dance theater, tap, jazz, social dance and ballroom dance. Will consider the impact of dance on the western world and some other cultures and how it has been affected by the different dance traditions world-wide and how the historical evolution, culture and social events, political, and philosophical climate of the period reflects on dance and its

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Los Angeles Valley College

Dance Production I ( DANCEST 814 )



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Los Angeles Harbor College

Modern Dance Techniques I ( DANCETQ 141 )

This fundamental course in modern dance provides a foundation for the appreciation of how to take a modern dance class through an exploration into body movement skills, introductory performance qualities and fundamental modern dance principles.

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Los Angeles Mission College

Modern Dance Techniques I ( DANCETQ 141 )

Teaches technique, principles, terminology and the practice of modern contemporary dance at the introductory level. Students will undergo an in depth exploration of how the body is used in modern dance technique with a focus on alignment, body part initiation, body organization and sequencing. The course will also include the history of modern dance and an introduction to the elements of space, time, and energy through improvisational and choreographic exercises. Students will develop coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular strength using various movement combinations.

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Los Angeles Mission College

Modern Dance Techniques II ( DANCETQ 142 )

Teaches technique, principles, terminology and the practice of modern (contemporary) dance at the beginning level. Emphasis is on the correct placement and execution of beginning level modern dance movements, and will include an in-depth exploration of the choreographic element of space through improvisational and choreographic exercises. Students will develop coordination, flexibility, and cardiovascular strength using various movement combinations.

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Fullerton College

Introduction to Digital Art ( DART 100 F )

This course is a general introduction to digital art for visual artists. This course teaches the use of computers, printers, scanners and networks in addition to the major graphics programs. The emphasis is on ways that digital tools fit into artists? creative strategies

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Napa Valley College

Intro to Digital Art & Graphic Design ( DART 120 )

This course provides an introduction to visual design concepts and contemporary professional practices in digital art and design using industry-standard software including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Transfers to: CSU

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Napa Valley College

Introduction to Digital Imaging ( DART 130 )

This course focuses on the creation and editing of digital images using Adobe Photoshop. Students in this course will learn to fuse traditional artistic concepts with contemporary digital tools to create original art work. Transfers to: CSU

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Napa Valley College

Digital Video Editing ( DART 170 )

Introduction to non-linear editing on the computer. Includes historical development, digital video and audio formats, techniques and theory of editing, aspect ratios, organization of the edit, desktop environment, importing digital elements, project organization, video and audio files, non-linear editing skills, applying transitions, designing titles, applying filters, digital and time line effects, importing graphics, mixing audio and video elements, synchronize sound with video, and exporting digital video projects.

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Golden West College

Introduction to Web Animation ( DART G180 )

A basic introduction into what web designers and multimedia developers need to know to develop highly interactive content and animation graphics for the web and multimedia using Adobe Flash and Adobe Edge.

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Palomar College

Digital Television Production ( DBA/ENTT 120 )



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Folsom Lake College

Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting and Design ( DESGN 100 )

This course is an introduction to computer-assisted drafting and design (CADD) and basic technical drawing. It covers orthographic and isometric projection concepts, utilizing CADD to produce basic technical drawings. It introduces basic drawings from architecture, mechanical design, electronics and space planning.

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Cabrillo College

Digital Publishing I ( DM 2 )

Builds on InDesign basics taught in DM 1 covering page design and layout, typographic fundamentals, and precise formatting to produce print-ready documents and publications. Taught on Macintosh. Adaptable to Windows. Prerequisite: DM 1 or equivalent skills. Transfer Credit: Transfers to CSU

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Cabrillo College

Digital Publishing II ( DM 6 )

Builds on experience in prerequisite disciplines to apply advanced InDesign techniques for professional typography, graphic design, color theory, page layout, imagery, and visual communication principles to create, design, and produce original promotional materials for diverse cross-media projects. Prerequisite: DM 2 and DM 4 or equivalent skills. Transfer Credit: Transfers to CSU

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Cabrillo College

Digital Publishing II ( DM 6 )

Builds on experience in prerequisite disciplines to apply advanced InDesign techniques for professional typography, graphic design, color theory, page layout, imagery, and visual communication principles to create, design, and produce original promotional materials for diverse cross-media projects. Prerequisite: DM 2 and DM 4 or equivalent skills. Transfer Credit: Transfers to CSU

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Irvine Valley College

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA ( DMA 10 )

An overview of digital media fundamentals. Emphasis placed on extensive hands-on projects to develop skills and techniques for digital imaging, illustration, and animation. Prior software experience not required.

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Long Beach City College

INTRO TO DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS ( DMA 201 )



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