Fine Arts & Communications
Studio course instructing students in the art of design and communication with motion. Graphic design principles and narrative concepts employed to create short motion design projects.
Design characters, props, and environments for various uses in animation and print.
Survey of visual communication.
Market applications, portfolio preparation, and other aspects of graphic design. Individual portfolio projects designed to develop graphic design skills.
Current philosophy in corporate identification and trademark design. Design trademarks, logotypes, and identity programs.
Exploring the professional practices of storyboard artists in advertising, film, TV, and animation through individual and group projects.
Fundamental principles of two-dimensional animation: timing, acting, performance, overlapping action, volumes, etc. This is a traditional two-dimensional drawing course.
Advanced assignments in graphic design; individual portfolio development.
Continuation of VAGD 441 - Opportunity for senior class members to work as a group in solving design problems for real clients on major projects.