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Discipline: Certificate: Animation - Game & Multimedia Design II - L0340
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Character Development ANIM 116
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of rendering a basic character, of their choice, with consistency.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to create a model sheets for each of their own characters.
  • Develop and render characters on-model.
  • Create drawings exploring a variety of facial expressions.
  • Render character emotions through body posing.
  • Produce character comparison charts.
  • Create five point character turnarounds.
  • Develop a cohesive cast of characters.
Digital Animation ANIM 175
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to create web compatible animation through the proper use and workflow of the Flash interface.
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to create an animated movement for an object using motion tweening and the motion editor.
  • Manage project timelines, layers, and compositions for efficient animation.
  • Use software and techniques common to the motion graphics field.
  • Create original motion graphics that synthesize the principles of animation, design, and cinematography appropriate to the field.
  • Analyze and evaluate motion graphic projects for content, technique, and design through oral and written critique.
  • Produce motion graphics demonstrating the use of logic and creativity per industry standards.
Drawing - Gesture and Figure ANIM 101A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • MO 1. Create drawings that capture gesture.
  • MO 2. Create drawings that use human proportions.
  • MO 3. Develop quick study drawing skills.
  • MO 4. Create drawings that incorporate drapery and costume.
  • MO 5. Execute drawings demonstrating communicative potential of the human figure.
Drawing Fundamentals ANIM 104
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ANIM 104 curriculum.
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Perceive, comprehend, interpret, and invent imagery
  • Draw in a variety of technique.
  • Create original drawings using design and composition concepts.
  • Apply visual concepts of format, negative and positive shapes, form, shadow, light, value and basic linear perspective in drawings.
  • Sketch or draw complex objects gesturally as basic or modified basic shapes and form to solve complex composition problems
  • Create sketches and finished drawings which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend and interpret the three-dimensional world using various media and techniques.
  • Observe and analyze individual form as seen volumetrically in space and structure that form as part of the whole pictorial composition.
  • Analyze drawings in oral or written critique using design and composition concepts
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings such as the keeping of a visual and/or written journal.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal, contemporary and historical art works and their place in visual and commercial arts using art terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
Fundamentals of Graphic Design ARTC 100
  • ARTC 100 students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of three important design elements: color, shape, and space.
  • ARTC 100 students will produce composites in Photoshop using effective selection techniques and non-destructive editing.
  • Employ appropriate technology (hardware, software, and fabrication tools) to produce graphic design projects.
  • Produce composites effectively using Photoshop selection techniques.
  • Operate effectively within small teams to solve typical graphic design problems.
  • Create thumbnails, sketches, roughs and comprehensives that effectively communicate creative thinking.
  • Design original commercial art, combining text and images to successfully communicate messages to a target audience.
  • Present original graphic design projects, explaining and defending the successful usage of learned skills and concepts.
  • Critique graphic design projects based on learned skills and concepts.
Introduction to 3-D Modeling ANIM 130
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to produce polygonal objects of varying complexity (hard-surface based and organic based) that can be used in games and animation media.
  • Create UV maps and apply simple textures and materials on hard-surface objects.
  • Plan, organize, and execute large scale modeling projects that include over 200 independent objects.
  • Critique polygonal modeling projects based on learned skills and concepts.
  • Students will be able to animate a bouncing ball in 3D Computer Graphics, using squash and stretch deformers, create movements to convey gravity and weight of a bouncing ball.
  • Students will be able to refine the ball?s squash and stretch animation with the Graph Editor.
  • Create a complete scene from photographic reference using all acquired 3D modeling techniques.
Introduction to Gaming ANIM 131
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the following four game types: 1. Shoot-em-ups, 2. First person shooter, 3. Strategy games, 4. Puzzle games
  • The students will be able to use the elements of story by presenting synopses of games utilizing simplicity, consistency, suspense, and fairness.
  • MO1: Demonstrate ability to organize digital assets required for a short game, in a manner that is easy to decipher, and manage.
  • MO2: Demonstrate ability to plan a short game production, and track it through its completion using a simple production planning system.
  • MO3: Demonstrate ability to conceive, design, and create game mechanics for an intended gameplay experience in a computer game.
  • MO4: Shows evidence of understanding the need of the game developer to continually communicate with the player.
  • MO5: Shows ability to implement a short game project, including all the aspects of the development: game design, art assets creation, sound design, coding, bug fixing, testing, and create a working build of the game.
  • MO6: Demonstrate ability to conceive, design, create art assets, interface with a vendor site, and produce a working board game.
Motion Graphics, Compositing and Visual Effects ANIM 172
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will demonstrate the animation principles of 'easing in and out' in motion graphics work.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to create and composite using an alpha channel.
  • Manage project timelines, layers, and compositions for efficient animation.
  • Use software and techniques common to the motion graphics field.
  • Create original motion graphics that synthesize the principles of animation, design, and cinematography appropriate to the field.
  • Analyze and evaluate motion graphic projects for content, technique, and design through oral and written critique.
  • Produce motion graphics demonstrating the use of logic and creativity per industry standards.
Portfolio ARTC 290
  • Select and organize student's art pieces based on their chosen field.
  • Students will be able to build a professional looking digital portfolio targeting a specific audience.
  • Select, organize and create appropriate portfolio pieces based on discipline.
  • Identify and solve specific portfolio problems by applying techniques related to the individual's discipline or art form.
  • Apply principles of composition and design in portfolio creation.
  • Create a printed and digital portfolio, cover letter and resume.
  • Analyze and evaluate personal portfolio.
Principles of Animation ANIM 108
  • Apply critical thinking skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Anim 108 students will be able to successfully execute the "Principles of Animation."
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to render fluid "squash and stretch" movements for a bouncing ball.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to render fluid "arc" movements for a falling leaf.
  • Render basic animation movements for characters or objects while applying the mechanics and timing of squash and stretch, key poses, secondary actions, follow through, staging, overlapping action and weight.
  • Create drawings that convey action in terms of movement, emotion, attitude, and expression.
  • Apply action analysis and observations to animated drawings.
  • Draw to present story points or ideas completely and clearly through staging.
Storyboarding ANIM 115
  • Assess storyboards for continuity
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to identify the formal elements of story.
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to create storyboards that show continuity between shots.
  • Identify the elements of a story.
  • Analyze a story's potential for animation.
  • Synthesize the theme (premise) of a story.
  • Render effective storyboard panels including notation.
  • Sketch key emotions and body language.