Fine Arts & Communications

Chris Cutri

Christopher Cutri graduated from BYU in 1995 with a degree in humanities and a minor in film. Upon graduation he was accepted to the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. There he received an M.F.A. in film directing. Cutri has been signed with several film production companies to direct commercials. His academic focus is on creative concepting for advertising and the production of television commercials. 
 
 
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2D Animation Production

BYU Course Code: 
DESAN 363R
Course Description: 

Develop basic knowledge of two-dimensional animation; emphasizing acting and performance of individual projects.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAANM 250R & VAANM 260 & VAANM 262.
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

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

Concept Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESIL 457
Course Description: 

Application of illustration methods and creative process to solve visual problems for entertainment production design. Faculty-led teams work within given parameters to research, visualize, and render original compositions, characters, environments, creatures, vehicles and props.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAIll 310, VAIll 350R, VAIll 351.
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

Advanced Concept Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESIL 458
Course Description: 

Synthesis of advanced principles and methodologies in illustration to solve complex visual problems of production design. Students work within stated narrative and aesthetic perimeters to develop original ideas from research to production-ready concept artwork.

Department: 
Does the course meet general education requirements?: 
No
Prerequisites: 
VAILL 457; or VAANM 361R. (Recommended: VAIll 358, VAIll 410, VAIll 453.)
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

App Creative/Critical Thinking

BYU Course Code: 
ART 340
Course Description: 

The business of being an artist, exploring career options, alternative applications, interdisciplinary/trans-disciplinary opportunities, and requisite preparation for each option.

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

Packaging Design

BYU Course Code: 
DESGD 341: 3-Dimensional Design
Course Description: 

Packaging and its function in the marketplace; current packaging technology and aesthetics.

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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