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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 16, 2014
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ARTD 2350 - Photo Basics for Nonmajors
Offers a basic photography course that introduces students to the use of camera controls, computer-based image and file management systems, lighting, and final printing. Additionally, books on demand, slide shows, and image archiving are demonstrated and then explored by students. No previous experience is necessary. Does not fulfill major or minor requirements for students within the Department of Art + Design. Prereq. Not open to majors or combined majors in the Department of Art + Design.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2360 - Photo Basics
Offers an introductory lecture/lab photography class. Explores the technical and theoretical concepts throughout the history of photography. The lab component of the course covers processing, editing, and output of images. Culminates in a final project designed to demonstrate both technical and conceptual knowledge of the medium. Prereq. ARTF 1122. Coreq. ARTD 2361.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2361 - Photo Tools
Offers an introductory photography lab designed to enable the student to acquire basic technical camera usage and digital capture. Explores photographic image management applications. Coreq. ARTD 2360.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2370 - Animation Basics
Offers an introductory studio course that explores the creative potential of animation. Exposes students to a variety of traditional animation processes and techniques through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments. Provides an historical survey of animation art through the twentieth century. Emphasizes using the computer to develop concepts creatively while learning the fundamental skills of constructing animated images and forms. Prereq. ARTF 2220. Coreq. ARTD 2371.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2371 - Animation Tools
Introduces intermediate skills and software used in creating 3D animation. Explores modeling, surfacing, lighting, key framing, and rigging in this technology workshop. Coreq. ARTD 2370.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2380 - Video Basics
Offers an introductory exploration into the moving image as an art form. Covers the fundamental technical and aesthetic aspects of video production and also offers a theoretical and historical context in which to think about film and video art. Prereq. ARTF 2220. Coreq. ARTD 2381.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 2381 - Video Tools
Introduces intermediate skills and software used in capturing, manipulating, and editing video and audio in this technology workshop. Coreq. ARTD 2380.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 3460 - Photography 1
Continues ARTD 2360, spending significant time on idea generation and research based on contemporary theoretical principles. Explores digital capture and image management in conjunction with project development. Requires a final project based on individual research and the establishment of a concise point of view. Prereq. ARTD 2360; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 3470 - Animation Studio 1
Introduces the fundamentals of three-dimensional computer animation. Class lectures and demonstrations are followed by substantial hands-on exploration. Students gain fundamental skills for modeling, surfacing, and animating. Projects progress from creating simple geometric objects to realistic organic characters. Basic systems for animating are introduced and explored. Prereq. ARTD 2370; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 3480 - Video 1
Continues the study of video as an art form with a focus on the dynamic relationship between sound and the moving image. Begins with audio exercises exploring the various aspects of sound design, which are integrated into an in-depth video production. Emphasizes producing innovative video with powerful visual imagery, complex editing rhythms, and creative sound design. Prereq. ARTD 2380.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Arts Context, NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTD 4530 - Contemporary Directions in Digital Art
Explores the criticism and theory associated with digital art. Offers students an opportunity to apply this knowledge to research in one of the digital media (photography, animation, and video) in preparation for completion of their degree project. Prereq. (a) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (b) junior or senior standing; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4560 - Still Digital Imaging
Offers a project-based course for majors/minors only and covers all aspects of digital capture, image management, and outputting. There is extensive use of the program’s digital equipment and a final project for successful completion of the course. Prereq. ARTD 2360.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTD 4565 - Photography 2
Continues ARTD 3460 with intensive project research based on specific theoretical principles chosen by the student. Explores various photographic formats, digital scanning, and Web usage. Requires a final written theoretical and visual project for successful completion of the course. Prereq. ARTD 3460; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4570 - Animation Studio 2
Continues ARTD 3470. Focuses on seamless integration of animated three-dimensional models with digital photographic backgrounds. Continued emphasis on building comprehensive modeling, surfacing, and animation skills. Students develop original content based on course objectives. Complex systems for creating realistic movement are introduced. Exposes students to compositing and animation processes through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments. Prereq. ARTD 3470; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4575 - Animation Studio 3
Continues ARTD 4570. Focuses on building comprehensive modeling, animation, and compositing skills in this advanced studio course. Students explore creating special effects through seamless mixture of computer-generated imagery and digital video footage. Advanced compositing and lighting techniques are introduced and explored. Students create original characters using organic modeling and surfacing techniques. Exposes students to animation and compositing processes through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on assignments. Prereq. ARTD 4570; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4580 - Video 2
Focuses on the many innovative ways in which human locomotion has been used to create an exhilarating cinematic experience. Video production assignments explore how directing, blocking, and choreographing human movement can be utilized to create a dynamic, three-dimensional cinematic space. Considers a wide range of movement styles, including pedestrian movement and dance as well as choreography for fight scenes, athletic events, and blocking for large-scale ensembles. Prereq. ARTD 2380; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4660 - Studio Photography
Examines studio practices and lighting techniques. Offers students an opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding and working knowledge of contemporary practice in the photography studio. Includes comprehensive exercises and assignments with various types of lighting equipment. Prereq. ARTD 3460; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4661 - Alternative Photographic Processes
Focuses on analog-based conventional black-and-white photography. Explores, demonstrates, and uses nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographic processes to explore alternative delivery systems for creative and professional applications. Prereq. ARTD 3460; art, digital art, and studio art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design, Ryder Hall Access

ARTD 4670 - Digital Art Degree Project
Continues ARTD 4530. Offers students an opportunity to research and produce a final semester project and a written thesis. Prereq. ARTD 4530 and junior or senior standing; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Experiential Learning, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTD 4680 - Video 3
Emphasizes postproduction in this advanced video production course. Reviews editing techniques. Focuses primarily on the use of digital effects, including keying, compositing, and video compression for the Web. Prereq. ARTD 2380; art and digital art majors and students in related combined programs only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Studio

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
UG Col of Arts, Media & Design

ARTD 4992 - Directed Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Art and Design Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG Col of Arts, Media & Design


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