Summer Courses

Summer Courses
     Due to high demand, DMD courses are typically closed to non-majors. However, summer 2019 courses will be open to all. Please contact stacy.webb@uconn.edu with questions.

     Some courses require the use of a laptop and specific software, including Adobe Creative Cloud. Students are responsible for purchasing the latest version of Adobe’s Creative Cloud for education apps and installing it on their personal computer. UITS offers a discounted rate for UConn students. Please be sure to read the detailed information to see whether or not you need a laptop or specialty software for the course.
*All Online Courses require a computer and internet access.

Online Courses

** All Online Courses require the use of a computer and internet access. Additional requirements listed below.

May Term: May 13 - May 31, 2019 (No classes on May 27)

ARTH 3570 History and Theory of Digital Art (online)
Professor Kelly Dennis
     Most of the digital communications technologies in use today had their beginnings in Cold War era American military. But even in the earliest days at Bell Laboratories, programmers and inventors sought to make art with computers. This upper-division art history course investigates the role played by digital and electronic technologies in art and art making and the attendant impact on received modes of art’s production and reception.
     How does art that utilizes or produces forms that are alterable, copied, or obsoletized by hard- and soft-ware upgrades affect longstanding ideals about authenticity, uniqueness, and materiality? How do we understand the public sphere for digital and Internet art’s reception? How have artists internationally responded or adapted these technologies to confront and negotiate U.S. imperialism? Finally, how might artists maintain a critical stance while utilizing military, corporate, and consumer technologies to produce their art?
** Note: the 2019-20 BFA plans of study will require three art/film/design history/theory courses, which this course fulfills.


Summer Session 1: June 3 - July 5, 2019 

DMD 3998: Variable Topics: Human Development, Digital Media, and Technology (online)
Professors Annamaria Csizmadia & Matthew Worwood
     This new course examines the social, economic, and cultural influences on youths’ interactions with, and use of technology for formal and informal learning. 
Prerequisites: English 1010/1011 or English 2011; open to all majors

DMD 1070 Web Design I (online)
Professor Joel Salisbury
     This course provides a practical introduction to the concepts, technologies and strategies for building contemporary websites. Prerequisite of DMD 1000 is waived for summer 2019. 

DMD 3305 History of Computer Graphics  (online)
Professor Heejoo Kim
     This course provides an overview of the history of computer-generated imagery (CG) from its beginnings to the present.
** Note: the 2019-20 BFA plans of study will require three art/film/design history/theory courses, which this course fulfills.


Summer Session 2: July 15 - August 16, 2019

DMD 4310 3D Rigging (online)
Professor Dan Pejril
     Concepts of rigging, with emphasis on animated characters in Cinema 4D software. Learn the techniques for using and creating bones, constraints, skeletons, skinning and weight painting.
Prerequisites: DMD 2300 or equivalent proficiency in animation and a 3D application (Contact Professor Pejril with questions about proficiency)
Software required: Cinema 4D (free for students, download HERE), stock operating system paint program

Stamford Courses

     UConn students taking classes, holding internships, or working in the area, have access to on-campus housing only from June 2, 2019- August 17, 2019 unless you qualify for transition housing. All summer assignments will be made in double occupancy rooms in 900 Washington Blvd. Students should expect to have up to 4 apartment mates. More info on Stamford Summer Housing. 

     The UConn Stamford summer housing application is online via the Storrs Residential Life website.
 

May Term: May 13 - May 31, 2019 (No classes on May 27)

DMD 2210 Moving Image & Sequence
Professor Samantha Olschan / samantha.olschan@uconn.edu 
MoTuWeTh 9:30am‑4:30pm and Fr 9:30am‑12:30pm
DWTN 3.114
     Introduction to digital editing, project management, working with sound and time-based storytelling. Students will have access to the Adobe Creative Suite in the classroom / computer lab. 
Prerequisites of DMD 1000 and 1030 are waived for summer 2019. Not open to students who have passed DMD 3210 or 3220.


Summer Session 2: July 15 - August 16, 2019

DMD 2200 Motion Graphics I
Professor Steven Harper
MoTuWeThFr 9:00am‑12:15pm
DWTN 3.114
     Introduction to creating visual effects and animated graphics. Students will have access to the Adobe Creative Suite in the classroom / computer lab. 
Prerequisites of DMD 1000 and 1030 are waived for summer 2019.  Not open to students who have passed DMD 3200, 3210, 3220, or 3230.

Storrs Courses


May Term: May 13 - May 31, 2019 (No classes on May 27)

DMD 2500 Intro to Digital Game Design
Professor Ken Thompson
MoTuWeTh 9:00am‑4:00pm and Fr 9:00am‑12:00pm
Bishop 006
     This course provides an introduction to the principles of video game design and development. Students explore the history of the industry, investigate the theory of story, game mechanics and level progression, develop creativity skills that can be applied through an ideation process, and design and develop a 2D video game. Participation for this course will be conducted in a game-based environment. A personal laptop is required for this course; Access to Adobe Creative Suite preferred but not required.
Prerequisites of DMD 1000 and 1030 are waived for summer 2019.  Not open for credit for students who have passed DMD 3522 or 3560.


Summer Session 1: June 3 - July 5, 2019 (No classes on July 4)

DMD 3522 Interactive Storytelling
Professor Stephen Slota
MoWe 9:00am‑11:00am and Fr 9:00am‑12:00pm
Bishop 136
     A project-based exploration of the relationship between story, character, and player. Interactive Storytelling introduces students to narrative, the means by which humans share and contextualize information. Diving into the construction and evolution of various stories and story universes, we will think critically about features of fictional worlds—the social, political, and economic structures that govern daily life—to develop compelling characters and situations as well as better understand the real world we share. A personal laptop is required for this course.
Prerequisite of DMD 2010 is waived for summer 2019.  

DMD 3720 Digital Media Analytics
Professor John Murphy
Mo 12:30pm‑4:30pm and We 12:30pm‑3:30pm
Bishop 136
     This course provides a working knowledge of the array of metrics and analytics needed to understand the digital consumer and measure the effectiveness of digital media marketing. Digital media (which includes social media) continues to grow as an important part of marketing plans for all companies, big and small.  As more resources are allocated to digital and social media, marketers need to understand the effectiveness of these tools and efforts. The skills learned in this course lend themselves more toward being a sleuth, a Sherlock Holmes of the digital world, than it is of math or statistics. A personal laptop is required for this course.
Prerequisite of DMD 2700 is waived for summer 2019. Recommended preparation: 1000 level statistics course.