Brenda Newhouse

Residential Faculty - Computer Graphics

Program Director :

Art

Art

Office: AC 30 - Room: AC11

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 
 

Online

  

Online

 By appointment  By appointment

Meetings will be booked in 15-minute sessions so I can be available more easily for those of you who have been asking for extra help with your coursework.

To meet with me, please just message me via Canvas to arrange a time.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

AVC177 Digital Photographic Imaging I 3 Credits

Introduction to multiple elements of digital imaging. Basic foundation in photographic manipulation of images, with special attention to aesthetic foundations underlying photographic composition.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AVC100 or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: Students in this class will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32110

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 32110 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.newhouse@mesacc.edu

AVC190 Art of Web Site Design 3 Credits

Introduction to design production for websites. Layout, typography and presentation style for HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Design of mock-ups using digital design software to produce artistic form and content for the Web using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), digital text, and graphics. Discussion of color, proportion, typography and Web-specific design principles. Emphasizes design of cross-browser compatible interfaces that optimize usability, accessibility and browser interoperability.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AVC100, or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: Students in this class will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32120

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 32120 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.newhouse@mesacc.edu

AVC248 Design Self Promotion 3 Credits

Defining career goals, and developing a self-promotional marketing plan to enter the workplace, including a resume, business card, leave behind, social media presence, interactive portfolio and printed portfolio. Understand business ethics and etiquette, artist's rights, copyright laws and contractual agreements, and develop networking, interview and communication skills. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Students in this class will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32125
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
12:30 PM - 3:10 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 32125 Students may contact instructor at: brenda.newhouse@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

AVC177 Digital Photographic Imaging I 3 Credits

Introduction to multiple elements of digital imaging. Basic foundation in photographic manipulation of images, with special attention to aesthetic foundations underlying photographic composition.

A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: AVC100 or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: This is a beginning Photoshop course. While learning the software, the students create projects that help shape their compositional and typographic skills.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33571
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Closed

AVC190 Art of Web Site Design 3 Credits

Introduction to design production for websites. Layout, typography and presentation style for HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language). Design of mock-ups using digital design software to produce artistic form and content for the Web using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), digital text, and graphics. Discussion of color, proportion, typography and Web-specific design principles. Emphasizes design of cross-browser compatible interfaces that optimize usability, accessibility and browser interoperability.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AVC100, or permission of Instructor.

Course Notes: AVC190 is ideal for Graphic Design majors. In this course, you will learn the web design process used by design firms and freelancers. You will also learn how to plan, design, and build websites that are visually compelling, easy to use, and in accordance with industry standards. You do not need web coding or previous web design experience to succeed in this course.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33581

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: brenda.newhouse@mesacc.edu

AVC248 Design Self Promotion 3 Credits

Defining career goals, and developing a self-promotional marketing plan to enter the workplace, including a resume, business card, leave behind, social media presence, interactive portfolio and printed portfolio. Understand business ethics and etiquette, artist's rights, copyright laws and contractual agreements, and develop networking, interview and communication skills. Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33585
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
4:25 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at: brenda.newhouse@mesacc.edu

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