Art (Computer Graphic)

Name Title Credits School
ARTC 201 Computer Graphics I 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Introductory course in digital image-making which surveys the currently used application packages in the computer graphics field. Hands-on experience with emphasis on developing and understanding of the workings of a digital design system.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 251 Computer Graphics II 3 College of Arts & Sciences
In-depth use of commercial computer graphic design packages. Lecture topics include: preparation, input, manipulation, display and output of digital images.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 201

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 260 Introduction to 3D Modeling & Animation 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This course is an introduction to 3D modeling and animation using industry standard software. Topics covered include introductory 3D modeling, texturing, animation, lighting, and rendering in three dimensions. Students will bring together these techniques into 3D workflows to complete 3D animation projects from start to finish, using the single artist pipeline.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 201 and ARTC 251

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 270 Intro to Interactive and Game Design 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Using simple electronics and programs, students will research and develop foundational knowledge of interactivity, including various user interfaces and interactive experiences. They design a rudimentary game while being exposed to the latest in video game development engines and high-end technologies including motion capture. Recommended for any students who wishes to gain an introduction to interaction design and its various digital arts applications.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 301 Computer Graphics III 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Advanced work in two-dimensional computer graphic design with emphasis on the process for creating digital compositions.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 251

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 351 Computer Graphics IV 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Introduction to multimedia creation utilizing a computer graphic system and commercial software. Final project includes production and presentation of a complete digital portfolio of student work.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 360 Intermediate 3D Modeling and Animation 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This intermediate studio course focuses on 3D character creation. Various 3D character creation concepts and skillsets will be investigated, including organic character modeling, character texturing, rigging, posing, acting, and basic character animation. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 1-3-3

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 361 Advanced 3D Modeling and Animation 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This advanced studio course focuses on 3D character animation. Various 3D character animation concepts and skillsets will be explored, including walk cycles, body mechanics, animating with weights, acting, and lip-synching. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 1-3-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 360

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 370 Interactive and Game Design Production I 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Students will produce digital games that apply various interface/interactive design practices. Topics include theory of interactivity, game theory, game feel, working in 3D for games, software engines, and shipping a finished product.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 371 Interactive and Game Design Production II 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This course provides an advanced application to skills developed in Interactive/Game Design Production I. Students will complete a polished game that incorporates researched methods of play, custom objects and scripts, user testing, and market-relevant production.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 370

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 380 2D Animation 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A course intended to introduce the fundamental concepts of cell animation while utilizing contemporary digital technologies. Students will develop storyboards; design characters, scenes, and actions; and create 2-D animations. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 1-3-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 301

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 400 Senior Thesis: Preproduction 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A course for juniors in which students execute the preproduction for their senior thesis project. Students utilize research, concept development, and visual planning to create and present a cohesive proposal. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 351

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARTC 401 Senior Project in Computer Graphics I 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A final project for the senior student in computer graphics involving a team approach to formulating and executing a professional 3-D production.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 351

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

ARTC 402 Senior Thesis in Computer Graphics I 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A writing course in which the senior student presents a thesis in computer graphics on either its technical or conceptual aspects. This thesis may be related to a concurrent senior project.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

ARTC 404 Special Project A 4 College of Arts & Sciences
Advanced work in 3-D computer graphics with an emphasis on the development of a singular directed project. The student will be responsible for concept development, storyboard creation, technical and aesthetic problem solving, and final product presentation.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

ARTC 405 Senior Thesis: Production I 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A course dedicated to the production of the senior thesis project. Students will work in groups or individually and execute the proposal developed in Senior Thesis Preproduction. The course will consist of lecture, studio, and technical workshops. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-6-4

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 400

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

ARTC 406 Senior Thesis: Production II 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A course dedicated to the production and post-production of the senior thesis project. Students will work in groups or individually and execute, revise, and refine the proposal developed in Senior Thesis I. The course will consist of lecture, studio, and technical workshops. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 2-6-4

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 405

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

ARTC 410 Portfolio 3 College of Arts & Sciences
In this course, students will finalize their portfolio through self-directed projects to prepare for entry-level jobs and/or graduate programs. The class will consist of research, production, workshops, and critiques. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 1-3-3

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 405, Corequisite: ARTC 406

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 1-3-3

ARTC 451 Senior Project in Computer Graphics II 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A continuation of Senior Project I in which the project or series of projects in Computer Graphics are finalized. Presentation of final work for critique is required.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 401

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-6-4

ARTC 452 Senior Thesis in Computer Graphics II 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A continuation of senior thesis I in which a new thesis may be introduced. The previous thesis may also be extended if the scope of the proposal warrants.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ARTC 402

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3