Michael McRuiz, Assistant Professor of Digital Media
Tulsa Community College
Metro Campus
909 S. Boston Ave., MC4C 3016
Tulsa, OK  74119-2095
918.595.7051 
Fax: 918.595.7038 
michael.mcruiz@tulsacc.edu

Educational Background
B.F.A., M.A., University of Tulsa

Courses Taught
ART 2853 - Photography

A comprehensive course in darkroom photography. Topics include historical techniques, black and white film exposure, processing and printing, equipment selection, image manipulation, color theory, and digital applications. Emphasis will be placed in the production of informative images that effectively communicate with the viewer and adapting those images to publication requirements. 

CSCI 1283 - Adobe Flash
Key Flash concepts and techniques plus the more advanced features and tools in the latest version of the software will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on Flash basics, the work area, working with graphics, creating and editing symbols, working with text, adding animation, creating interactive files, ActionScript basics, using components, working with sound and video, loading and optimizing Flash content and publishing Flash documents. Students will be encouraged to obtain Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and/or Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status through industry certification. Offered Fall and Spring terms. Prerequisite: CSCI 1203 or instructor approval. 

CSYS 1073 - Advanced Photoshop
An advanced course in Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn professional Photoshop techniques to enhance and alter digital photographs and illustrations and prepare them for Web and print output, using Macintosh computers. Emphasis will be placed on masking, shortcuts, and choosing a non-destructive workflow that will raise skill levels to new heights. Students will be encouraged to obtain Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and/or Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status through industry certification. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. PrerequisiteCSYS 1211 and CSYS 1033 or instructor approval.

CSYS 2673 - Adobe Illustrator
Key Illustrator concepts and techniques plus the more advanced features and tools in the latest version of the software will be covered. Emphasis on Illustrator basics, the work area, selecting and aligning, creating shapes transforming objects, drawing with the pen tool, working with type, layers, brushes and symbols; blending shapes and colors, applying effects, appearance attributes and graphic styles; combining Illustrator graphics with the Creative Suite, printing artwork and producing color separations. Students will be encouraged to obtain Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and/or Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status through industry certification. Offered Fall and Spring terms. PrerequisiteCSCI 1203 or instructor approval.  

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