Spring 2022

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ACCAD 5001: Animation Techniques and Practices - 3 cr.

Class #: 24009  (Undergrad)
Class #: 24008  (Graduate)
Days and Times: Tues/Thurs;  12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
Location: 180A - Hopkins Hall
Instructor: Benny Zelkowicz

Description: The course introduces the principles of animation as fundamental knowledge in animation filmmaking. Students will learn how to apply these concepts in the creation of their own short animations. The course will provide a practical understanding of various animation techniques while exploring a variety of tools ranging from the traditional to contemporary.

ACCAD 5001: Animation Techniques and Practices - 3 cr.

Class #: 35629  (Undergrad)
Class #: 35628  (Graduate)
Days and Times: Tues/Thurs;  2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Location: 180A - Hopkins Hall 
Instructor: Benny Zelkowicz

Description: The course introduces the principles of animation as fundamental knowledge in animation filmmaking. Students will learn how to apply these concepts in the creation of their own short animations. The course will provide a practical understanding of various animation techniques while exploring a variety of tools ranging from the traditional to contemporary.

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

Class #: 14144 (Undergrad)
Class #: 14143 (Grad)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri;  11:10 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A 
Instructor: Zach Winegardner

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

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

Class #: 21873 (Undergrad)
Class #: 21872  (Grad)
Days and Times:  Tues/Thurs; 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Instructor: Matthew Lewis

Description: 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 II: UI/UX - 3 cr.

Class #: 14127  (Undergrad)
Class #: 14126  (Grad)
Days and Times: Mon/Wed.; 5:30 pm - 6:50 pm
Location: Stillman Hall, Rm 135
Instructor: Jeremy Patterson

Description: 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 5150: Emerging Trends in Data Visualization - 3 cr.

Class #: 36556 (Undergrad)
Class #: 36555 (Grad)
Days and Times: Thursdays; 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Distance Learning)
Location: Online only
Instructor: Weidi Zhang

Description: This course enables students to explore new and emerging visualization approaches, topics and trends in visualization research and their applications. Students will research, write about, create, and experience visualization trends.

ACCAD 5301: Devising Experiential Media Systems - 3 cr.

Undergraduate Sections:
Lecture
Class #: 35697  (Undergrad)
Lab Class #: 35698 (Undergrad)

Graduate Sections: 
Lecture
Class # 35644 (Graduate)
Lab Class #: 35645 (Graduate)

Lecture Days and Times:  Tuesdays: 2:45 pm - 4:35 pm
Location:  Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A
Lab Days and Times:  Thursdays: 2:45 pm - 5:35 pm
Location: Motion Lab, Sullivant Hall, Rm 350
Instructors: Alex Oliszewski and Oded Huberman

Description: This course focuses on the creation of interactive and responsive spaces through the design of experiential media systems within the context of their underlying history, methodology, technology, and theory. Using a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, students create hybrid digital-physical experiences which investigate the application of the technology used in experiential media design. Prereq: Graduate standing for Graduate section.

ACCAD 6003: Computer Game Art II - 3 cr

Class #: 14128  (Grad only)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri; 12:15 pm - 2:05 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A 
Instructor: Scott Swearingen

Description: 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.
NOTE:
this course is combined with Design 4154: Intermediate Game Design II, for undergraduates.

ACCAD 6651: Digital and Physical Lighting - 4 cr

Class #: 35649  (Grad only)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri;  12:45 pm - 2:05 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A and Rm 350 (motion lab)
Instructors: Kyoung Swearingen and Alex Oliszewski

Description: Introduction to the principles and concepts of lighting as used in theatre and computer graphics. Working in collaborative teams, students develop and execute digital and analog lighting schemes. Prereq: Grad standing. Note: Undergraduate students can enroll in this course under ACCAD 5500 (Integrated Tech Lab) with permission of instructor. 

ACCAD 7103: Designing Immersive Virtual Environments - 3 cr.

Class #: 35643 (Grad only)
Days and Times: Wed/Fri;  2:20 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 349-A 
Instructor: Shadrick Addy

Description: Creative and technical concepts for the development of simulations, installations, augmented reality and responsive spaces using 3D computer graphics with gesture-based and alternative input systems combined with immersive display methods. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

ACCAD 7893: Interdisciplinary Creative Research Studio - 3 cr.

Class # 14130 (Grad only
Days and Times: Wednesday, 12:15-2:15 pm
Location: Sullivant Hall, Rm 332 ACCAD Conference Room (Motion Lab)
Instructor: Norah Zuniga-Shaw

Description: Open to graduate students in any discipline, this studio course fosters creative interdisciplinary research thinking and practices that integrate computing and other technologies. Students bring to the course a project idea that is clearly formed or already in progress and a desire for interdisciplinary exchange. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 cr hrs.

MUSIC 5636.02: Electronic Music Synthesis - 3 cr.

Class # XXXXX  (undergrad)
Class # XXXXX (grad
Days and Times: TBD
Location: 349-B Sullivant Hall (Sound Lab)
Instructor: Marc Ainger

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