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Storytelling for Visual Artists and Designers

ARTDES 354.001


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: $150
Instructor(s): Shapiro, Ali
Schedule: TueThu 11:00a-1:15p
Location: 2440


Winter 2023

Prerequisites: All OF THE FOLLOWING: ARTDES 125: Studio: 4D.

Description: This course is intended for students interested in comics, book, animation, sound, performance, video, and graphic design. It will provide students with the basic vocabulary of narrative structures and form, particularly plot and character development. Students will explore the foundations of narrative structure by academic readings, will be exposed to a diverse set of narrative artists and designers who exemplify key principles, and learn to apply these tools in a set of four assignments culminating in a final project. The class will introduce the foundations of storytelling for visual artists and designers, using both academic sources and creative work, and a progression of assignments in which students have the opportunity to apply narrative skills in a series of assignments that culminate in a final project –- a completed story in the media and genre of the student’s choosing.

Frequency: This course is typically offered in the winter term of odd-numbered years, though scheduling may vary according to future term circumstances.