Visual Arts

Character Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESIL 358
Course Description: 

Concepts and projects dealing with the interpretation and stylization of human and animal characters applied to children's markets, caricature, animation, and humorous illustration.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAILL 251; or VAANM 265.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Intro to Digital Imaging

BYU Course Code: 
DESPH 120
Course Description: 

Photography-based digital imaging, including film scanning, digital capture, color management, Photoshop instruction, fine art and commercial print output, and archiving.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAPHO 116.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Introduction to Media Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESGD 280 Media Design 1
Course Description: 

Introduction to the process and methodology of creating graphic design across multiple media types. An introduction to designing interactive experiences, interfaces for digital applications, and communicating by applying motion to design.
Students learn standard graphic design software as a tool to implement creative solutions to visual design problems. Lots of focus on creative/design process, ideation, revision, planning, etc.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
Acceptance into Visual Arts.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
Focus Area: 
Visual
CID Category: 
Design

Intro to 2D Animation Skills

BYU Course Code: 
DESAN 160
Course Description: 

Foundational principles and techniques for animation, storyboarding, design, and a variety of two-dimensional animation skill sets.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
Pre-animation major status.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Bus Practices for Graphic Des

BYU Course Code: 
DESGD 488: Studio Practices for Graphic Design
Course Description: 

Business aspects of the graphic design profession.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
BFA acceptance.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Comp Apps Studio for Graph Des

BYU Course Code: 
VAGD 410R
Course Description: 

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.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
Acceptance into Visual Arts.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Vis Dev + Character Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESAN 361R
Course Description: 

Design characters, props, and environments for various uses in animation and print.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAANM 250R & VAANM 265.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Special Effects

BYU Course Code: 
DESAN 468R
Course Description: 

The principles of design, research, timing, and movement of effect animation in a traditional drawing format.

Professor: 
Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAANM 262 & VAANM 265 & STANM 350; or VAANM 262 & VAANM 265 & CSANM 350.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Directed Studies in Animation

BYU Course Code: 
DESAN 498R
Course Description: 

Credit for work experience in animation.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
BFA advisor's consent.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

Spec Problems Graphic Des 2

BYU Course Code: 
DESGD 444
Course Description: 

Continuation of VAGD 443.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
BFA acceptance.
Prerequisites Yes/No: 
Yes, there are prerequisites
CID Category: 
Design

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