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Animation

Course Code
ANIM 113  Credits
Title MAYA 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The course structure revolves around the areas of solid modeling, organic modeling, lighting, texturing and basic animation. Interaction with Mud Box, 3DS Max and Motion Builder is also presented in the course as well as special effects and video compositing. 



Course Code
ANIM 216  Credits
Title 3D Modeling 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description 3D Modeling is a course about building 3D CAD models for a variety of disciplines. Forensic animators use these models to demonstrate how accidents happen. Engineers use them to show how machines and systems work. Architects use them to let their clients participate in the design process. Video game developers use them to create virtual worlds populated with people, places, and things that exist only in the imagination (Same as TECH 216). 



Course Code
ANIM 290  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Animation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in Animation course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ANIM 316  Credits
Title 3D Animation 
Prerequisite ANIM 216 FILM 100 FILM 172 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Study of animation techniques used in the graphic communications industry. Prime emphasis is on using 3D Studio Max software to design and animate scenes of various complexity. 



Course Code
ANIM 366  Credits
Title Motion Graphics 
Prerequisite FILM 172 FILM 100 or consent of the instructor 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Continued practical study of interactive 3D, audio, and motion graphic applications used in the multimedia industry. Emphasis is on production processes, game UI, DVD-CD ROM, Web processes. 



Course Code
ANIM 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Animation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in Animation course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ANIM 416  Credits
Title Animation Studio 
Prerequisite ANIM 316 FILM 100 FILM 172 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Advanced study in 3D Graphic Applications such as 3D Studio Max and MAYA, on both Mac and Windows platforms. Study includes animation, sound, video, Special FX, Game UI, and Virtual World Development. 



Course Code
ANIM 469  Credits 1-12 
Title Internship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Internship in Animation 



Course Code
ANIM 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Animation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in Animation course which may be repeated when the topic changes. 



Course Code
ANIM 492A  Credits
Title Capstone Research 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description A preparatory practicum class involved in research and pre-production activities designed to facilitate the senior Capstone Project class (ANIM 492B). 



Course Code
ANIM 492B  Credits
Title Capstone Project 
Description Capstone course for Animation majors; proposal, completion, and presentation of projects; pre-professional skills; written exam integrating and applying knowledge from separate courses. Grade of "C" or higher is required for graduation. 



Course Code
ANIM 494  Credits 1-5 
Title Undergraduate Research in Animation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Guided research designed to increase professionalism of the student's creative work in all aspects of design production. 



Course Code
ANIM 497  Credits 1-3 
Title Independent Study in Animation 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Independent Study in Animation