Spring 2020

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ACCAD 5001: Motion Studies Through Hand-Drawn Animation - 3 cr.

Class #: 34633  (Undergrad)
Days and Times: Tues/Thurs;  1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Location: Denney Hall, Rm 060
Instructor: Benny Zelkowicz

The principles of animation as demonstrated through various animation techniques. The work produced serves as a tool for comprehending the underlying process of any animation technique.


ACCAD 5002: 3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion I - 3 cr.

Class #: 19529  (Undergrad)
Class #: 19528  (Grad)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri;  9:35 am - 11:25 am
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Kyoung Lee Swearingen

Overview of 3D computer animation components and stages of production. Prereq: ACCAD 5001 for students enrolled in the MIP (Moving Image Production) program.


ACCAD 5003: 3D Computer Animation: Form, Light and Motion II - 3 cr.

Class #: 19523  (Undergrad)
Class #: 19522  (Grad)
Days and Times: Tues./Thurs;  9:35 am - 10:55 am
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Stephen Conroy

Advanced topics in 3D computer animation production. Prereq: 5002 or Instructor Permission.


ACCAD 5102: Programming Concepts for Artists & Designers - 3 cr.

Class #: 27704 (Undergrad)
Class #: 27703  (Grad)
Days and Times:  Wed/Fri; 12:45 pm - 2:05 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Matthew Lewis

Fundamental programming concepts useful to artists and designers for creating algorithmic -based graphics and graphics tools . Pre-requisites: Instructor permission required for undergraduate section.


ACCAD 5141: Interactive Arts Media: UI/UX - 3 cr.

Class #: 19512  (Undergrad)
Class #: 19511  (Grad)
Days and Times: Mon/Wed.; 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Jeremy Patterson

In this course students will learn the processes of concept development for an interactive mobile application. Students will gain exposure to the methods involved in designing and crafting a user interface that is both usable in a utilitarian sense but also provides a cohesive, subjectively satisfying experience that in turn motivates the user to repeatedly utilize the application. 


ACCAD 6003: Computer Game Art II - 3 cr

Class #: 19513  (Grad only)
Days and Times: Tues./Thurs; 11:10 am - 12:50 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Scott Swearingen

Advanced topics for design and production of both fun and serious games including networked multi-player and mobile devices. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
this course is combined with Design 4154: Intermediate Game Design II, Class# 34054  for undergraduates.


ACCAD 7102: Motion Capture Production and Experimentation - 3 cr.

Class #: 19514 (Grad only)
Days and Times: Mondays;  2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A & Motion Lab, Room 350
Instructor: Vita Berezina-Blackburn

This course provides a survey of motion capture and virtual production concepts and technologies. It focuses on the optical motion capture pipeline for recording, real-time re-targeting and post-processing of full body human motion and props. In addition, students are encouraged to develop their own methods and processes for experimenting with capturing and visualizing motion as well as write about their work. Prereq: Graduate standing.


ACCAD 7504: Animation Production - 3 cr.

Class #: 19531 (Grad only)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri;  1:50 pm - 3:55 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Shadrick Addy

This course challenges students to embark on collaborative animation projects that are currently in-house at ACCAD. This year, the course will explore the use of virtual reality technology for preserving architectural and intangible cultural heritage endangered by conflict, emergency and humanitarian crises. Students will develop skills in conceptualization, pre-production, planning and production of immersive and interactive experiences that serve as time capsules for at-risk cultural heritage. This course will be co-taught with Computer Science and Engineering Prof. Huamin Wang, for the CSE undergraduate capstone course: CSE 5913 (class #33307 & #33710).  Arts & Science undergraduate students can enroll in ACCAD 5500 (class# 19530).


MUSIC 5636.02: Electronic Music Synthesis - 3 cr.

Class # 27761  (undergrad)
Class # 27760 (grad
Days and Times: Tues/Thurs, 12:40-1:35 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-B (Sonic Arts Lab)
Instructor: Marc Ainger

Principles of audio engineering, relationships to other communications media. Prereq: 5636.01, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 636.