Nicholas Gratzl

Adjunct Faculty

Art

Art

Classes Taught

Summer 2024

AVC169 2D Media Design 3 Credits

Generation of two-dimensional (2D) images, designs, and media using digital and traditional methods of visual problem solving. Understanding digital and design-based techniques and workflows.

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
17037

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Class Started

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: nicholas.gratzl@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

AVC169 2D Media Design 3 Credits

Generation of two-dimensional (2D) images, designs, and media using digital and traditional methods of visual problem solving. Understanding digital and design-based techniques and workflows.

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

Course Notes: ART169 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Web Design, Digital Illustration and Graphic Design. It is also required for the following tracks in the AAS Digital

Arts Degree Web Design, Digital Illustration and Graphic Design. Software used: Adobe Illustrator

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.

Introduction to vector art creation using Adobe Illustrator, introduction to elements of design & principles of design, introduction to font, layout composition and hierarchy, intermediate color theory, usability, and accessibility in design.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33564

Online Course

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

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

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: nicholas.gratzl@mesacc.edu

AVC183 Digital Graphic Arts I 3 Credits

Graphic design use in microcomputer; black and white graphics, standard and color brushes, lines, shapes, area fills and fonts. Application to illustration, advertising graphics, typography, and video interaction.

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

Course Notes: ART183 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Web Design and Graphic Design. It is also required for the following tracks in the AAS Digital Arts degree: Web Design and Graphic Design. Software used: Adobe InDesign.

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.

This course teaches beginning InDesign techniques, page layout composition, photo imaging, typography, and color separation.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33576

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.

This class requires the following: Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Graphics Tablet: Wacom entry level or similar required Computer/laptop with the following Minimum system requirements: PC - Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor - Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10* (64-bit) - 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended) Mac - Multicore Intel processor - macOS version 10.15 (Catalina), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), and macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra) - 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

Students may contact instructor at: nicholas.gratzl@mesacc.edu

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