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Exploring Animation for Non-Majors

ARTDES 178 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 100
Instructor(s): White, Howard
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: Virtual


Fall 2021

Ani­ma­tion as an art form has become increas­ingly promi­nent in such fields as film and video spe­cial effects, games, iden­tity brand­ing, sci­en­tific visu­al­iza­tion, vir­tual real­ity train­ing, and court­room pre­sen­ta­tions. This course is designed for stu­dents in any major who desire to improve their sense of obser­va­tion, tim­ing, and motion through the process of mak­ing ani­ma­tions. A vari­ety of approaches are explored begin­ning with sim­ple ana­log tech­niques and mov­ing quickly to dig­i­tal ani­ma­tion in two and three dimen­sions. Stu­dents become famil­iar with sto­ry­telling, act­ing, char­ac­ter devel­op­ment, and dra­matic struc­ture. They exam­ine the his­tory of the mov­ing image and the power and influ­ence of ani­ma­tion and com­puter-gen­er­ated imagery in con­tem­po­rary cul­ture. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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