Two-Dimension Design

Two dimensional composition explored through hands-on projects using a variety of media. Assignments stress problem solving using art elements and principles. Course includes an introduction to color theory. Some prior art experience recommended. [48-48-96] Lab Fee

Elementary Arabic 2

Review of elements of basic and advanced grammar, conversation, and comprehension practices. Reporting on cultural aspects and simple short stories in the language for individual credit. Lab Fee

Elementary Arabic 1

Introduction to the phonology and script of Modern Standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structure. Lab Fee

Introduction to Anthropology

Adapting to varied and changing environments is examined through the cross-cultural study of social institutions, technologies, and ideologies. The implications of different ways of life for the understanding of human behavior worldwide are also considered. It is recommended that the student’s reading score on the ACCUPLACER® test fall within the 60-120 range.

Advanced Animation

Using the techniques developed in the first three animation courses, the student will complete an animated project demonstrating knowledge of both 2-D and 3-D animation techniques, through motion studies, storyboard composition, character development, refinement of timing, use of exposure sheets, and basic lip-synch techniques. Final projects will be retained electronically for portfolio development. Other current technology will be introduced to direct the shooting, digitization, and efficient inclusion of the project into interactive formats. [48-48-96] Lab Fee

Intermediate Animation

Character development in a variety of methods will be explored by students in this course in order to enhance students’ understanding and appreciation for the effect of strong visual techniques. Further depth in the concepts of storyboards and production design will be explored. Students will learn layout scenes around character action, work with camera fields, deal with issues of composition, and create mood. While advance instruction on the principles and concepts of character development will be used, students are encouraged to develop their own aesthetic. [48-48-96] Lab Fee

Introduction to 3-D Animation Techniques

This course will explore the foundations of 3-D animation environments, as well as animation techniques unique to digital imagery. Students will develop a series of projects using software designed for the Internet, as well as other 3-D computer-based platforms. Projects will explore a variety of possibilities for 3-D interactive design. Special regard will be given to portfolio development. [48-48-96] Lab Fee

Introduction to 2-D Animation Techniques

Students will study the basic principles of animation with an emphasis on the analysis of motion. An overview of the evolution of animation techniques will provide the student with examples of independent film work from early productions to the present day. Students will develop an understanding of basic animation terminology and will complete several individual animation exercises, as well as work on a group project. Appropriate software will be discussed and introduced within the context of each exercise. [48-48-96] Lab Fee

Intermediate Video Art

In this video art course, students will further expand their knowledge of video operation, cinematography, and non-linear editing with Apple Macintosh computers and industry standard video editing software programs. Emphasis will be on comprehensive understanding in the art of the moving image. Students will be challenged to develop their own ideas and showcase skills and techniques. [48-48-96] Lab Fee