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Discipline: Certificate: Virtual Reality Designer - N0644
Course Name Course Number
Building Worlds in Virtual Reality ANIM 210
  • Tell stories through virtual spaces.
  • Source art and animation assets that are usable in VR projects.
  • Design sound to enhance immersiveness in VR worlds.
  • Build virtual spaces using the game engine.
  • Planning the production of a VR experience.
Demo-Reel ANIM 148
  • Create demo-reel of appropriate art work, cover letter and resume that will assist in entering animation field or baccalaureate institution.
  • Discuss, analyze and evaluate work with appropriate terminology for content, technique and style.
  • Identify and solve demo reel problems by applying animation concepts and techniques.
  • Evaluate how animation and images work together in a demo reel as a strategic tool for entering animation fields.
  • Apply principles of composition and animation in objective and subjective analysis of work appropriate for demo reel.
  • Identify area of focus within animation fields based on interest, skill and strength.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will create a demo-reel of appropriate artwork based on the research produced in the class.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to identify an area of focus within the 3D animation field.
Digital Paint and Ink ANIM 100
  • Export digital content for use in other software programs.
  • Synthesize painting and drawing techniques to create stylized artwork.
  • Demonstrate the use of digital drawing tools for both bitmap and vector software.
  • Use Bezier paths to digitally ink vector graphic drawings.
  • Create drawings and paintings using custom brush libraries.
Electronic Music MUSA 120
  • Students will be able to complete a creative audio project from conceptualization to distribution.
  • Students will be able to apply effects processing appropriately for compositional effect.
  • Students will be able to create compositions or live performances using a digital audio workstation.
  • Students will be able to create prescribed sounds utilizing various synthesis and sampling techniques.
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of digital audio workstations.
Game Prototype Production ANIM 151
  • Set up 3D characters and animate them using motion libraries.
  • Construct environments in the game engine.
  • Source and edit 2D and 3D art assets suitable for game engines.
  • Build props and environments in Maya, and integrate them into a game engine.
  • Create and edit materials and textures in a game engine.
Intermediate 3D Animation ANIM 146
  • Present plan of production of a short animation.
  • Animate ambient objects.
  • Set up scenes for rendering.
  • Convey the story with thumbnail scenes.
  • Set up scenes for animation.
Intermediate 3D Modeling ANIM 132
  • Create real time materials and textures for 3D models.
  • Set up lighting for animation scenes.
  • Unwrap UV on organic models.
  • Post process rendered images.
  • Render a scene in passes.
Introduction to 3-D Modeling ANIM 130
  • Develop scenes with over 50 individual 3D objects
  • Build 3D objects with proper topology
  • Build organic models that demonstrate proper Edge Flow
  • Render objects with three point lighting techniques
  • Design the UV layout of simple polygonal objects
Introduction to 3D Animation ANIM 140
  • Critique character animations based on learned skills and concepts.
  • Use appropriate tools and techniques to produce the walk cycle of a humanoid character that can be used in games and animation media.
  • Create thumbnails and sketches that effectively communicate storytelling and narration.
  • Create animation that conveys storytelling using harmony in poses, pauses, and motion that is timed well.
  • Create animation following the classic principles of animation consistent with animation industry standards.
Introduction to Gaming ANIM 131
  • Create the layout of a game level in a computer game
  • Design art and animation for a computer game
  • Build simple game mechanics for a computer game using the game engine provided.
  • The student is able to improve a game iteratively.
  • Develop a prototype of a board game.
Introduction to Virtual Reality Design and Technology ANIM 122
  • Write a suitable story that takes advantage of the Virtual Reality technologies.
  • Identify current tools and technologies in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Extended Reality and Extended Reality.
  • Find assets online and process 3D art assets suitable for VR projects
  • Design VR experiences in a game engine using game mechanics.
  • Design virtual spaces, sound and light for immersive experiences suitable for evoking emotions and narrating stories in a game engine.
Principles of Animation ANIM 108
  • Create drawings that convey action in terms of movement, emotion, attitude, and expression.
  • 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.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to render fluid "arc" movements for a falling leaf.
  • Outcome/Objective Students will be able to render fluid "squash and stretch" movements for a bouncing ball.
  • Anim 108 students will be able to successfully execute the "Principles of Animation."
  • Draw to present story points or ideas completely and clearly through staging.
  • Apply action analysis and observations to animated drawings.
Storyboarding ANIM 115
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to create storyboards that show continuity between shots.
  • Outcome/ Objective Students will be able to identify the formal elements of story.
  • Render effective storyboard panels including notation.
  • Synthesize the theme (premise) of a story.
  • Analyze a story's potential for animation.
  • Identify the elements of a story.
  • Sketch key emotions and body language.