DGMA - Digital Media and Animation

DGMA 4900 - Directed Study

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
1
2
3
4
Description: 

A student may contract for one to four credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chairperson. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.

DGMA 6413 - Advanced Animation

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

CIAT 5403 with grade C or better or DGMA 5403 with grade C or better

Description: 

This course is a continuation of the sequence of animation, focusing on more in depth and complex character animation as well as the animation of organic and non-organic shapes and object. Areas covered in this class include: pre-visualization, advanced character set-up and animation, facial animation, soundtrack synchronization, and advanced animation principles and techniques.

DGMA 8106 - Senior Studio Project II

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

CIAT 7403 with C or better or DGMA 7403 with C or better

Description: 

This is a cumulative two-part course where students will integrate aspects from their studies of the previous three years. Students will use this semester to create one of the following: a 3D animated film; a 2D animated film; an Experimental Animation film (Stop Motion, Mixture of 2D and 3D animation or a fully Interactive/Informative Media project). Students will produce all pre-production work including proposal, storyboards and animatics.

DGMA 8103 - Portfolio II

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

CIAT 7403 with C or better or DGMA 7403 with C or better

Description: 

This course will prepare students for the task of finding the next opportunity to advance their professional career be it graduate school, employment in industry, exhibition and/or freelance work. Study will include an overview of the rapidly changing and emerging opportunities for media artists. The students will develop a strategy to promote skills in an ever-changing field. Instruction will be given to develop a professional identity that is conveyed in the design of their portfolio.

DGMA 7403 - Senior Studio Project I

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(CIAT 6103 with C or better or DGMA 6103 with C or better) and (CIAT 6403 with C or better or DGMA 6403 with C or better)

Description: 

This is a cumulative two-part course where students will integrate aspects from their studies of the previous three years. Students will use this semester to create one of the following: a 3D animated film; a 2D animated film; an Experimental Animation film (Stop Motion, Mixture of 2D and 3D animation or a fully Interactive/Informative Media project). Students will produce all pre-production work including proposal, storyboards and animatics.

DGMA 7203 - Senior Seminar

Level: 
Upper
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This seminar will serve two purposes. The first is to enhance students' understanding of opportunities in the field of animation and digital media through presentations, workshops and discussions. The second is to generate new techniques for problem solving in digital media projects. The course will include in-class exercises, discussions and responses to visiting artist presentations.

DGMA 7106 - Senior Studio Project I

Credits: 
6
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(CIAT 6203 with C or better or DGMA 6203 with C or better) and (CIAT 6403 with C or better or DGMA 6403 with C or better)

Description: 

This is a cumulative two-part course where students will integrate aspects from their studies of the previous three years. Students will use this semester to create one of the following: a 3D animated film; a 2D animated film; an Experimental Animation film (Stop Motion, Mixture of 2D and 3D animation or a fully Interactive/Informative Media project). Students will produce all pre-production work including proposal, storyboards and animatics.

DGMA 7103 - Community Service in Digital Media & Animation

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(CIAT 6103 with C or better or DGMA 6103 with C or better) and (CIAT 6203 with C or better or DGMA 6203 with C or better) and (CIAT 6403 with C or better or DGMA 6403 with C or better)

Description: 

This course, offered in the final year, provides the students with practical application of skills developed in the Digital Media and Animation major. This directed study provides valuable real-life experience while extending the skills and good-will of the students towards the community. The student will be responsible for all aspects of the project for a community organization while under the guidance of the curriculum faculty. Internships outside the Alfred community are also an option and will be discussed throughout the students' junior year.

DGMA 6403 - Adv. Texturing, Lighting & Rendering

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

(CIAT 5103 with C or better or DGMA 5103 with C or better) and (CIAT 5403 with C or better or DGMA 5403 with C or better)

Description: 

This course is a continuation of the sequence of 3D classes. It takes the projects introduced the previous semester in Advanced Modeling (CIAT 6303) and applies texturing, lighting, and rendering for 3D animation. Students will create professional quality textures using traditional means as well as using software. They will design and use complex lighting systems and rendering techniques.

DGMA 6203 - Motion Graphics

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Upper
Prerequisites: 

CIAT 5103 with C or better or DGMA 5103 with C or better

Description: 

From experimental video and film title sequences to revolutionary TV commercials, broadcast design and motion graphics are used to inspire and influence. Through a series of exercises and projects, students will learn to design and create graphic-based imagery and be able to integrate typographical skills in their work.

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