This is a visual rendering course in the Digital Media and Animation major. Broad experience is emphasized with diverse graphic tools and techniques to develop observation of and analyze visual information. This course is designed to deconstruct preconceived ideas of form/space relationships and replace them with objective understandings.
This is an introductory digital media course that focuses on the manipulation of both raster and vector-based imagery. Students will learn the basics of Photoshop as well as digital photography and use the software to develop their skills in the visualization of motion and time. The course will have a strong emphasis on principles of lighting, layout and composition.
This course will take students through a comprehensive history of animated films beginning with their conception in the early 1900's through the present. Students will learn how the medium reflects social issues, political views as well as human creativity. The various types of animation and how they were created in different countries and cultures will be the major focus. The screenings and discussions will span various genres and styles of animation including anime, experimental, commercial, computer, and independent film as well as gaming.