2D Animation & Motion Graphics

2200. Motion Graphics I
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions per week. Prerequisite: DMD1000, DMD 1030 and instructor consent. An introduction to creating visual effects and animated graphics.

2210. Moving Image & Sequence / Editing
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD 1030 and instructor consent. An introduction to digital editing, project management, working with sound and storytelling through images in time.

3200 Motion Graphics II / Advanced
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030, DMD2200 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent. This course is designed to allow digital animators and filmmaker to develop advanced skills drawing from a combination of techniques and effects; including green screen, 2D particle systems, mattes, rotoscoping, sound sync and 2D character animation.

3205 History of Animation (McKay to Today)
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent. A survey of animation taking us from the early magic lantern shows or the late nineteenth century to modern cel animation, to contemporary and emerging digital technologies.

3210 Experimental & Alternative MGFX Techniques
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030, DMD2200, DMD2210 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent. An exploration of non-traditional techniques & mediums for creating motion graphics and animation.

3220 Broadcast Graphics & Title Sequence
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030, DMD2200, DMD2210 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent. A survey of broadcast design and title sequences made for film, games and television. Students will develop a deep understanding of the evolution of broadcast television and film graphics, as well as a command of several methods of producing graphics.

3230 Cinematic Storytelling (w/ Animation)
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent. A survey of film and media, in particular, the close analysis of graphic storytelling techniques in television, animation, shorts, and movies.

3030 Narrative Workshop
Three credits. Two 3-hour studio sessions. Prerequisites: DMD1000, DMD1030 and instructor consent. Open to Digital Media and Design majors and minors, others by instructor consent.  An open forum where students will “workshop” their own narratives and works-in-progress, using each other as collaborators, editors, and ideators to investigate emerging forms of storytelling.