Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join us for the Opening of Dialogues: Friday March 13, 2015 at City Gallery 6-9pm. Free Event


Graphic Design Certificate and Degree Program

Visual and Performing Arts
Art: Graphic Design
Living in an information-seeking society, we are surrounded by words and pictures. It is the task of the graphic designer to research, analyze, organize and make artistic order out of chaos. Graphic design students must learn to speak a global visual language and develop an awareness of the meanings and power of symbols and words. The products and services they design and promote will make a social and ecological impact. An emphasis is placed on using design to make a difference through social and humanitarian projects and practices.
Program Emphasis
Early emphasis is on the design process, form, color and typography. The elements and principles of design are applied to projects which include packaging, magazine production, and design and production of posters, logos and brochures. Guided by instructors who are working design professionals, students learn to design for the real world. They make decisions about issues of concept, format, imagery, type, printing and methodology. Computer and traditional methods are used to solve graphic problems. The program culminates in a professional portfolio which can be used to continue studies to a four-year university or obtain employment. The portfolio is critiqued by practicing design advisors and alumni.

Faculty Office Telephone
Candice Lopez AH402A  619-388-3560 calopez@sdccd.edu

Career Options
Some careers in graphic design-related work require education beyond the associate degree. This list is not all-inclusive: advertising designer, art director, environmental graphic designer, graphic designer, type designer, illustrator, and magazine/editorial designer, multimedia designer, web page designer.

Certificate of Achievement: Visual and Performing Arts, Graphic Design
Students are provided with skills for entry-level employment in the graphic design field while also developing a portfolio in graphic design for jobs and/or specific university admission requirements.
*NOTE Take all beginning level classes first, followed by intermediate and advanced as the classes build on skills learned in previous courses.
BEGINNING LEVEL
ARTG 100 Basic Graphic Design
ARTG 106 Typography
ARTG 125 Digital Media
ARTG 118 Graphic Design History
ARTG 174A Book Arts or ARTG 120 Illustration

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
ARTG 124 Page Layout
ARTG 133 Identity and Packaging
ARTG 206 Typography 2

ADVANCED LEVEL
ARTG 148A Portfolio A[Fall only]
ARTG 148B Portfolio B [Spring only]

Associate Degree: Visual and Performing Arts, Graphic Design
The Associate Degree includes the same courses listed above plus one elective. Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the catalog.

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
ARTG 144 Web Page Design
ARTG 148C Portfolio Building
ARTG 225 Advanced Digital Media/Mobile Experience Design



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

March 13, 2015 Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union

Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union
OPENING: Friday March 13, 2015   6-9pm

City Gallery
San Diego City College
AH 314
1508 C Street

In 1989 the Soviet government offered an opportunity to U.S. Citizens-a chance to view contemporary Soviet life through the loan of 75 posters. They were displayed at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art and dealt with political themes, social issues and the arts in the period between Perestroika to Glasnost. The original show was organized by members of AIGA San Diego chapter and supported by a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The show went on to other U.S. locations as part of a traveling exhibition sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Dialogues: Poster Art of the Soviet Union was created and organized by the faculty and students of the San Diego City College graphic design program. Thanks to Ron Miriello, the owner of the poster collection for sharing these treasures with our community. Soviet historical posters are featured alongside new works created by contemporary artists, designers and illustrators for Dialogues. Like their historical counterparts the contemporary works feature political, social and arts themes but include a visual or conceptual reference to Soviet culture. This show will be free and open to the public at the stunning new City Gallery and will run from March 13-April 13, 2015.


Photography in Europe this Summer

Join SDCC Photo Professor David Eichinger in Europe this Summer. 
June 11-20, with optional extensions to Rome, Venice, etc.
Barcelona, French Riviera, Italian Riviera / Cinque Terre, Pisa, & Florence.  
http://www.efcollegestudytours.com/professors-trip/1579991PD
http://www.eurofoto.info
http://eichfoto.com 
 
Beginners to professionals… all are welcome!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

San Diego City College American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter Spring Events








































Feb 19th
1:00 - 2:30pm. A306
Third Thursday Film Series
Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Feb 20
1:00 - 3:00pm
Diego and Sons
Bullet Proof your Design. How to set-up your files for print, learn about bleeds, CMYK, transparencies and tons of shorts that will save you time.
Diego & Son Printing, 2104 National Avenue, San Diego (619) 233-5373, ext. 130.
Note: There is no parking on National Avenue.
You can park a block away on Logan Avenue for 2 hours.
Please RSVP to: aigasdcc@gmail.com by Friday, February 13th.

Feb 26
1:30 - 3:30pm. AH406
WordPress Workshop Series 1 of 5 with amazing alumni, Chris Ford!
Free workshop and secure hosting for the SDCC design students through Flywheel.
Note: In order to participate, you need to commit to all four workshops. Email aigasdcc@gmail.com to secure your spot.*

Feb 26
6:00 - 9:00pm
AIGA SD 25th Membership Bash at Panama 66 in Balboa Park
AIGA members are free, student non-members $10, non-students $20
Panama 66. 1450 El Prado, San Diego, 92101. (619) 696-1966
Register at https://sandiego.aiga.org/event/25th-anniversary-membership-bash/

Mar 5
1:30 - 3:30pm. AH406
WordPress Workshop Series 2 of 5 with amazing alumni, Chris Ford!
Free workshop and secure hosting for the SDCC design students through Flywheel.
Note: In order to participate, you need to commit to all four workshops. Email aigasdcc@gmail.com to secure your spot.*

Mar 12
9:35 - 10:40am. AH 401
Third Thursday Film Series
The Art of Russia: Smashing the Mould

Mar 12
1:30 - 3:30pm. AH406
*WordPress Workshop Series 3 of 5 with amazing alumni, Chris Ford!
Free workshop and secure hosting for the SDCC design students through Flywheel.
Note: In order to participate, you need to commit to all four workshops.

Mar 13
6:00 - 9:00pm
Dialogues: Soviet Poster Exhibition Opening

Mar 19
1:30 - 3:30pm. AH406
*WordPress Workshop Series 4 of 5 with amazing alumni, Chris Ford!
Free workshop and secure hosting for the SDCC design students through Flywheel.
Note: In order to participate, you need to commit to all four workshops.

Mar 26
1:30 - 3:30pm. AH406
*WordPress Workshop Series 5 of 5 with amazing alumni, Chris Ford!
Free workshop and secure hosting for the SDCC design students through Flywheel.
Note: In order to participate, you need to commit to all four workshops.

Mar 27 and 28
Y Conference
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, 92110
Register at https://sandiego.aiga.org/y20/
 
Apr 16
1:00 - 2:30pm. AH306
Third Thursday Film Series
Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight

AIGA UNITE: Date TBA

May 21
1:00 - 2:30pm. AH306
Third Thursday Film Series
PressPausePlay

May 23
Portfolio Review
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park

San Diego, 92110

AIGA SDCC Co-Presidents: Diolinda Monteiro and Sam Spratt
Faculty Advisor: Candice López
Questions: diolinda@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AIGA San Diego 25th Anniversary Bash

AIGA San Diego is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary at Panama 66. This amazing new restaurant is located at the Museum of Art in Balboa Park. Show up in black and gold to get an extra raffle ticket to win cool prizes. An evening with friends, new and old, delicious appetizers, a photo booth where you can take your best shot.

AIGA Members: FREE/ Non-Members: $20, Non-Member Students: $10 with valid student I.D.