This course is a continuation of Life Drawing I with emphasis on the gesture using live models. The student will learn anatomy, muscle and bone structure of the human body. The student will develop skills in using the following media: Conte crayon, pencil, and charcoal. At the end of the course, the student will have executed a fully rendered drawing.
Maya 3D — This class covers understanding and utilizing the basic tools and commands necessary to create 3D projects. Attention is given to the particular design challenges encountered while working in three dimensions. Students are introduced to 3D animation and scene building.
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals 2D animation using Adobe Flash. Topics will include the history of 2D animation and digital animating and current trends. Emphasis will be placed on key, Flash Features, & animation. Students will design and create a 2D animation for their multimedia portfolio.
In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of Web Design using HTML, CSS, and Adobe DreamWeaver. Topics will include the history of the web and current trends. Emphasis will be placed on the key concepts of Web Coding, DreamWeaver features, and designing and creating a website for their multimedia portfolio.
Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro — This class covers the digital video editing programs most frequently used in the multimedia design industry. Students develop the necessary skills required to enter the field of digital video and are able to define and utilize the appropriate time base, compiling, animation, editing, and compression and output skills used in creating motion graphics.
Interactive course focusing on the individual student’s needs dealing with preparing oneself for the job market. Interviewing techniques, resume production, personal letterhead, professional business practices, portfolio development, self-marketing tools, appropriate methods for contacting potential employers, personal dress, and attitudes related to the interview process will be covered.
Students will learn how to interpret a story, via script form, and draw the story into storyboard panels. The course will cover history, terminology, camera direction, scene interpretation, composition, symbology and types of storyboarding (such as feature film, animation and commercial).
Continuing to develop the various drawing skills from the first drawing course, students will focus on depicting gesture and motion, capturing the essence of movement and form in space, and creating compositions based on the three basic lighting situations. Continuing to develop the various drawing skills from the first drawing course, students will focus on depicting gesture and motion, capturing the essence of movement and form in space, and creating compositions based on the three basic lighting situations.
Advanced vector-based illustration: Advanced Illustrator and intermediate Flash. Apply and develop advanced design and production skills in vector-based illustration, culminating in the completion of two portfolio design pieces. More vector-based animation will be explored with continued emphasis on key frames and the timeline in Flash. Preparation of files for use in the industry printing process will continued to be emphasized on all projects. Continued development of sketching and illustration skills.