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Course of Study

The credit counts and Course of Study programs here apply to students entering in 2014. Those who matriculated prior to 2014 are subject to the requirements agreed to upon entering.

 

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN - CONCEPT DESIGN TRACK

TERM 1 (Concept)

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio: Intensive
3
Viscom Fundamentals 1
3
3D Fundamentals 1
3
Design Process 1
3
Study Models
2
Way Things Work
2
Design Fundamentals 1
3

TERM 2 (Concept)

Art of Research
or
Art of Research
3
Design Process 2
3
Viscom Fundamentals 2
3
3D Fundamentals 2
3
Digital Design 1
3
Design Fundamentals 2
3

TERM 3 (Concept)

Intro to Modernism
3
3rd Term Review
0
Creative ID Process
3
VC3: Photoshop Rendering
3
Analytical Figure Drawing
3
Advanced Perspective
3

TERM 4 (Concept)

History of Entertainment Design
3
VC4: Advanced Material Indication
3
Costume Design
3
Digital Landscape
3
3D3 Maquette
3

TERM 5 (Concept)

Narrative Strategies
or
Screenwriting
3
Theory of Structure
3
Color Theory for Entertainment
3
Character Design 1
3
Architecture Design 1
3
VC5: Figure Rendering
3

TERM 6 (Concept)

Human Factors & Design Psychology
3
6th Term Review
0
Visual Development
3
VC6: Dramatic Narrative
3
Architecture Design 2
3
Character Design 2
3

TERM 7 (Concept)

Business 101
3
Storyboardng-Keyframe-Concept
3
Modo, Speed & Advanced Rendering Techniques
3
Vehicles and Props
3
Originality in Design
3

TERM 8 (Concept)

Advanced Entertainment Design
3
Entertainment Senior Projects
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Concept)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Concept)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
123
  21
144

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN - CHARACTER ANIMATION TRACK

TERM 1 (Character)

Writing Studio/Writing Intensive
3
Design Fund
3
Design Process 1
3
Character Vis Com 1
3
Beginning Anatomy
2
Traditional Animation 1
2
Maya 1
3

TERM 2 (Character)

3 Act Structure
3
Figure Drawing 1/Anatomy
3
Character Vis Com 2
3
Design Process 2/Sound&Lighting
3
Traditional Animation 2
3
Maya 2
3

TERM 3 (Character)

Figure Drawing 2
3
Character Vis Com 3 / Zbrush
3
Nuke/FX / Animation Pipeline
3
Computer Animation 1
3
Acting 1
3
History of Animation
3

TERM 4 (Character)

Character Vis Com 4 / Zbrush
3
Concept Development 1
3
Acting 2
3
Computer Animation 2
3
History of Entertainment Design
3
Performance as Art
3

TERM 5 (Character)

Acting 3
3
Computer Animation 3
3
Character Vis Com 5
3
Concept Development 2
3
Narrative Strategies
3
Character History
3

TERM 6 (Character)

Acting 4
3
Computer Animation 4
3
Assets
3
Animation Dynamics 1
3
Human Factors
3
Thesis Pre Production
3

TERM 7 (Character)

Computer Animation 5
3
Thesis Production
3
Animation Dynamics 2
3
Story-Keyframe
3
Business 101
3

TERM 8 (Character)

Studio Elective
2
Thesis Special Project
3
Thesis Post
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES (Character)

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
3
Science & Technology
9
Business & Professional Practices
6

TOTAL REQUIRED (Character)

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
123
  21
144

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