Design characters, props, and environments for various uses in animation and print.
Introductory course that explores visual communication through the study of form, visual principles, theoretical and visual experimentation, concept development, and creative thinking. Students examine the connection between visual form, context, and the creation of meaning.
Develop basic knowledge of two-dimensional animation; emphasizing acting and performance of individual projects.
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.
The principles of design, research, timing, and movement of effect animation in a traditional drawing format.
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.
Credit for work experience in animation.
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.
Continuation of VAGD 443.
The business of being an artist, exploring career options, alternative applications, interdisciplinary/trans-disciplinary opportunities, and requisite preparation for each option.