Computer Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts - Ringling College

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Computer Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts First Year MEDA 111 Drawing I (IL,CA,GA) MEDA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to the representation of three-dimensional forms in two- dimensional space. Focus on drawing one-, two-, and three-point linear perspective systems from observation and imagination. Develop: Measuring and sighting techniques; drawing skills; value and lighting; design approaches. Prerequisite(s): None. MEDA 112 2-D Design (IL,CA,GA ) MEDA (0,6,3,3) Develop understanding of structure and application of color in two- dimensional visual arts. Color instruction is augmented by instruction in basic design elements and principles. Focus on abstract imagery. Prerequisite(s): None MEDA 115 Figure Drawing I MEDA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to figure drawing. Use observational gesture and expressive drawing to demonstrate: proportion and measurement; volume and space; basic anatomy; format and composition; balance and movement; focus and edge; relation of figure to environment. Prerequisite(s): None. LIBA 112 Film & Narrative LA (3,0,3,6) Introduction to the visual techniques and language of film, exploring how they are used to define character and communicate narrative and theme. Examines connection between visual design and storytelling by focusing on editing, mise-en-scene and narrative. Prerequisite(s): None. WRIT 151 Writing Studio LA (3,0,3,6) Introduction to academic and professional writing. Emphasis on: rhetorical knowledge; critical thinking, reading and writing processes and conventions. Analysis and evaluation of multiple reading strategies; composition; use of research tools; development of research process; documentation techniques and incorporation of sources; peer review; editing and proofreading strategies. Prerequisite(s): None. MEDA 125A Figure Drawing II for CA MEDA (0,6,3,3) Continued study of observational gesture and expressive drawing to demonstrate: proportion and measurement; volume and space; basic anatomy; format and composition; balance and movement; focus and edge; relation of figure to environment. Create believable figures and animals through observation. Emphasis on sequential poses and anatomy as related to movement. Prerequisite(s): MEDA 115. MEDA 123A 3D Design for CA & IL MEDA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to elements and principles of 3D design: space; form and mass; scale; proportion; gravity and equilibrium; research; drawing. Work from observation to acquire understanding of human body relative to invention of character. Emphasis on application of the following to human gesture and movement in dimensional space: skeletal structures; narrative; observation and invention; reference and interpretation. Emphasis on maquette-making and sculpting in clay; importance of craftsmanship. Expand understanding of color, patina, and surface. Prerequisite(s): None. MEDA 126B Drawing II for CA & GA MEDA (0,6,3,3) Continued study of the representation of accurate three-dimensional forms in two-dimensional space. Focus on drawing one-, two-, and three-point linear perspective systems from observation and imagination. Develop: measuring and sighting techniques; drawing skills; value and lighting; design approaches. Prerequisite(s): MEDA 111.

ANIM 208 Traditional Animation I CA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to principles of animation. Development of drawing and observational skills through exercises in traditional 2D animation. Prerequisite(s): MEDA 115, MEDA 112, MEDA 111. ARTH 123 History of Computer Animation LA (3,0,3,6) Survey of history of American animation. Examines technological, conceptual, and aesthetic landmarks from the early 1900s to the present. Prerequisite(s): None.

Second Year ANIM 220 Computer Animation I CA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to 3D computer animation. Explore principles of computer animation. Introduction to basic processes for animating synthetic objects in 3D animation software. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of Cin ANIM 208, MEDA 125A, MEDA 126B, MEDA 123A ANIM 227 Concept Development I CA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to concept development processes. Explores techniques for creating ideas for effective animation: research; critical analysis; brainstorming; improvisational techniques. Material created in this class forms foundation for subsequent conceptual work in the animation major. Prerequisite(s): None. Minimum grade of C- in ANIM 208, MEDA 125A, MEDA 126B, MEDA 123A. ANIM 209 Traditional Animation II CA (0,6,3,3) Continuation of ANIM 208 – Traditional Animation I. Continued study of principles of animation. Development of drawing and observational skills, and sensitivity to timing through exercises in traditional 2D animation. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in ANIM 208, MEDA 125A, MEDA 126B, MEDA 123A LMST 282 Literature & Media Studies LA (3,0,3,6) Introduction to literary study and critical thinking about media. Prerequisite(s): None. ANIM 222 Computer Animation II CA (0,6,3,3) Continuation of ANIM 220 – Computer Animation I. Continued study in principles of computer animation, and basic processes for animating synthetic objects in 3D animation software. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in: ANIM 209; ANIM 220; ANIM 227. ANIM 228 Concept Development II CA (0,6,3,3) Continuation of ANIM 227 – Concept Development I. Focus on concept development for the animated short: film theory; language; story development; character; content. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of Cin: ANIM 220; ANIM 227. ARTH 111 Development of Art & Ideas LA (3,0,3,6) Introductory art history survey. Presents important masterworks from across the globe, from the prehistoric period to the present. Considers art within cultural and historical contexts. Prerequisite(s): None

Third Year ANIM 320 Computer Animation III CA (0,6,3,3) Advanced study in 3D computer animation. Emphasizes principles of designing and producing 3D computer animation through creation of advanced motion studies. Develop advanced skills in: model

building; animation; color; lighting. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in: ANIM 209; ANIM 222; ANIM 228 ANIM 326 Concept Development III CA (0,6,3,3) Advanced study in concept development. Exploration of techniques for more effective visual communication. Storyboarding and animatics used for advanced instruction in: theme; structure; character; shot composition; staging; lighting; editing; sound. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in: ANIM 209; ANIM 222; ANIM 228. ANIM 335 Drawing for Animators I CA (0,6,3,3) Instruction in visual development artwork. Focus on exploration of ideas and generation of character, environment, and prop designs/paintings with strong story potential. Introduction to basic elements of gesture drawing, quick sketch, volume, and depth techniques to capture action and attitude. Emphasis on drawing for: weight; force; thought; emotion; movement. Character development and design realized through descriptive drawing and sound draftsmanship. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in: ANIM 209; ANIM 222; ANIM 228. ANIM 322 Computer Animation IV CA (0,6,3,3) Advanced study in 3D computer animation. Emphasizes principles of designing and producing 3D computer animation through creation of advanced motion studies. Develop advanced skills in: model building; animation; color; lighting. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in: ANIM 320; ANIM 326; ANIM 335. ANIM 328 Animation Preproduction CA (0,6,3,3) Preproduction for thesis project in computer animation. Complete preproduction process, including: initial concept creation; animation design; staging design; lighting design; sound design. Elements combined to create: presentation storyboard; process book; timing sheets; timed animatic. Created material used as basis for thesis project. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in ANIM 320; ANIM 326; ANIM 335. ANIM 336 Drawing for Animators II CA (0,6,3,3) Advanced study in descriptive drawing. Advances skills in development of character and environment design in relation to story through descriptive drawing and sound draftsmanship. Continued development of concept art skills; conceptual artwork produced will support senior thesis project. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in ANIM 320; ANIM 326; ANIM 335.

Fourth Year ANIM 420 Computer Animation V CA (6) Advanced concepts in design and production of computer-animated short. Continuation of project begun in ANIM 328, resulting in a short computer- generated animation with sound. Focus on mastery of principles of 3D computer animation, creativity, and knowledge of sophisticated animation techniques. Designed to prepare students for career as a professional in the computer animation industry. Prerequisite(s): minimum grade of C- in ANIM 322; ANIM 328; ANIM 336. INTE 301 Internship Experience AA (0,6,3,3) Builds on summer internship experience. Review work done during summer internships. Develop project to convert practical experience and knowledge developed in the field for elective credit. Prerequisite(s): completion of INTE 301 Internship Guidelines & Handbook; obtain required signatures. INTE 301 Internship Guidelines & Handbook can be found on the Career Services Website; completed handbooks

should be returned to: Office of Advising, Records & Registration Services. Grading: Credit/No Credit; up to three credits based on internship and project adherence to College and department criteria. Enrollment Deadline: May 31. ANIM 422 Computer Animation VI CA (6) Continuation of ANIM 420 Computer Animation V. Advanced study of principles of 3D computer animation, lighting, and compositing. Develop and practice observational skills that aid in understanding motion. Completion of additional advanced animation exercises may be required in order to complete this course. Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in ANIM 420.

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Computer Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts - Ringling College

Computer Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts First Year MEDA 111 Drawing I (IL,CA,GA) MEDA (0,6,3,3) Introduction to the representation of three-dimension...

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