Art - Animation (ARTA)

ARTA 123 Lights! Camera! Action3 Credits

Exploration of fundamental components of animation, digital filmmaking, and motion design. Students explore character design, styles of animation, digital filmmaking, and motion design while focusing on the elements of light, sound, and motion as key time-based design factors. Individual and group projects.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 222 Principles of Digital Photography3 Credits

Exploration of photographic principles through the use of the digital single lens reflex camera.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 223 Image and Motion3 Credits

Introduction to tools, techniques, and practices relating to images and time-based media. Integration of images, typography, digital film, and sound.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 224 Principles of Film and Motion Design3 Credits

Exploration of motion design and time-based visual imagery. Includes history of motion design, application of motion design as visual communication, and the integration of animation, film, images, typography, and sound. Current trends in motion design media and technologies.

Prerequisites: ARTE 101 and ARTE 102.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 225 Principles of Animation3 Credits

Introduction to the creation of animated works. Survey of animation principles, history, tools, and techniques. Additional focus on story development, storyboarding, and stop motion animation.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 296 Topics1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTA 322 Intermediate Photography3 Credits

Discovery of vision and the art of seeing through the lens of a camera.

Prerequisites: ARTE 101 and ARTA 222.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 323 Character Design and Story Concepts3 Credits

Animators, filmmakers and motion designers tell stories. Stories have scripts, characters, props, and environments. This course is designed to guide students in developing their stories, characters and the related content. It is also an area of specialization within time-based media.

Prerequisites: ARTA 223, ARTA 224, and ARTA 225.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 324 Two-Dimensional Animation and Motion Design3 Credits

Exploration of the creation of two-dimensional animation and motion design utilizing multilayered time-based compositions, compositing, special effects, puppet animation, and time manipulation. Additional focus on storytelling, storyboards, pre-production, production, and post-production.

Prerequisites: ARTA 223, ARTA 224, and ARTA 225.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 325 3D Digital Modeling3 Credits

Exploration of the basics of 3D animation. Focus on modeling, texturing, lighting, cameras, animation, and rendering. Emphasis will also be on creative expression in these areas.

Prerequisites: ARTA 223, ARTA 224, and ARTA 225.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 326 Digital Filmmaking3 Credits

Exploration of advanced motion design techniques. Manipulation of related audio, image, animation, typography, and visual effects. Focus on movement, cutting, shot selection, timing, rhythm, matching action, story arc, typography, choreography, light, and color. Historical progression of editing techniques. Production includes output to various web, mobile, or digital devices.

Prerequisites: ARTA 223 and ARTA 225.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 327 Sound Principles and Production3 Credits

Examination of techniques and applications of sound as a component of time and time-based media. Technical, historical, aesthetic, conceptual, recording, and editing issues will be explored in depth. Designed to introduce the student to some of the major modes of working with sound through projects that explore the relationship of sound to image.

Prerequisites: ARTA 223 and ARTA 225.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 396 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTA 421 Advanced Filmmaking3 Credits

Advanced studies in digital filmmaking focusing on each student's individual creative interests such as experimental filmmaking or the combination of film with additional media.

Prerequisites: ARTA 326.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

ARTA 422 Advanced Photography and Studio Lighting3 Credits

Exploration of light and the development of a studio lighting portfolio.

Prerequisites: ARTE 101, ARTA 222, and ARTA 322.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 424 Animation, Film, Photography and Motion Design Studio I3 Credits

Exploration of advanced individual projects in animation, film, photography and motion design. Students are encouraged to focus on advanced individual projects based on perfecting their personal interests and focusing on career goals.

Prerequisites: ARTA 322, ARTA 323, ARTA 324, ARTA 325, ARTA 326 and ARTA 327.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 425 Animation, Film, Photography and Motion Design Studio II3 Credits

Continuation of ARTA 424. Students submit proposals for individual projects focusing on singular or combined work in animation, film, photography and motion design. Emphasis is placed on the professional presentation of finished projects.

Prerequisites: ARTA 424.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 426 Advanced Motion Studio3 Credits

Development of emerging personal direction. Opportunities for unique, experimental, and personal projects working individually or in collaboration with other students.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and permission of instructor.

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 6 credit hours.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 427 Portfolio and Demo Reel3 Credits

Preparation of demo reel, resume, and promotional materials for entry into the professional job market.

Prerequisites: ARTA 424.

Fees: Yes.

ARTA 496 Topics:1-3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.

ARTA 499 Internship3 Credits

Course may be taken multiple times up to maximum of 15 credit hours.