ART 201 introduces students to drawing for animation. Learning to draw from the imagination is a primary goal of this course. Students learn to analyze and construct the human fi gure and animals as well as to create environments for animated characters. Topics discussed include gesture and attitude drawing, structure, weight, anatomy, and perspective. Drapery and lighting are also be discussed.
A survey course for artists and designers, using digital software as a medium of artistic expression. An introduction of fundamental concepts, practices, and theories of digital art production. Student projects will explore the creative and artistic potential of introductory software and experience how each one relates to today's artistic and digital media environment. Topics will include the integration of traditional design, color, and compositional principles with contemporary digital tools. Introductory use of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign.
This course looks at visual storytelling techniques using storyboards and the principles of animation to effectively communicate a story through pre-visualization and hand drawing of sequences for a liveaction production, graphic novel illustration or a character-based animation project. (This course is not open to students who are enrolled in or who received credit in ART 114.)