Sep 26, 2022
MDIA 1350 - Animation Foundation
This course is an exploration of 2D digital graphics specifically for animation. Students explore basic concepts of typography, composition, color theory, illustration and motion. Projects focus on quality of design and a creative approach to problem solving.
Requisites: C or better in MDIA 1010
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to describe the basic process of creating 2D computer-generated animation.
- Students will be able to explain how timing and spacing can give meaning to motion.
- Students will be able to describe and practice skills in software-independent design and animation.
- Students will be able to discuss terms and concepts related to the creation and manipulation of computer graphics.
- Students will be able to describe and practice skills for both collaborative and independent production work.
- Students will be able to discuss a methodology for analysis and problem solving as they relate to 2D computer graphics.
- Students will be able to critique the work of peers and of self in informed, constructive, technical and aesthetic discussions.
- Students will be able to describe and practice skills related to specific computers and software used in the course.
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