Academics . Courses
Sound Art + New Media
Course No. HCS 411 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christopher Auerbach-Brown
A course on how visual artists (and some composers) use sound in their works. Works discussed in class will include "stand alone" works of sound art, musique concrete, sound sculptures, installation works (using sound as a main component), radio art, film, and internet-based works. Students will be expected to identify differing qualities of sound, and there will be regular listening and reading assignments for each class. Students will also be given written assignments, and will have to compose a work of sound art or sound sculpture as a final project. May be applied as Visual Culture Emphasis course.
This class is focused on aspects of sound design related to the practice of sonic arts. Sound art is flourishing in museums and galleries, on networks, and performed at festivals and performance venues around the world. Like many genres of contemporary art, sound art is interdisciplinary with investigations in: digital manipulation of sound, sound synthesis, sound installation, sound sculpture, psychoacoustics, field recording, noise composition, integrated sound and image works for pre-recorded presentation or performed live. The influence of these forms on popular music, television and cinema scores will also be explored.
Course No. TIM211.1 Credits: 3.0
This class is focused on aspects of sound design related to the practice of sonic arts. Sound art is flourishing in museums and galleries, on networks, and performed at festivals and performance venues around the world. Like many genres of contemporary art, sound art is interdisciplinary with investigations in: digital manipulation of sound, sound synthesis, sound installation, sound sculpture, psychoacoustics, field recording, noise composition, integrated sound and image works for pre-recorded presentation or performed live. The influence of these forms on popular music, television and cinema scores will also be explored.expand collapse
Space + Planning Fundamentals
Course No. INTA 231A Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sherri Appleton
This course will cover the basic understanding of space planning and documentation, floor planning and elevations material selection, sample and presentation boards, space and lighting relationships, furniture and mechanical layouts, flow and movement. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered fall.
Special VFX/Simulation + Virtual Reality
Course No. GAME 430 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Jared Bendis
This course explores various aspects of special effects/simulation and virtual reality in game design and multimedia. The course aims to provide a critical vocabulary and historical context of the cutting edge of input and output technologies and their application as well as the underlying biology and psychology. Students will learn how to create robust and immersive experiences by combining the elements of graphics, animation, video, and audio using leading industry software. Students will complete various assignments and create projects that demonstrate their understanding of Special VFX, Simulation + Virtual Reality. Offered fall.
Course No. LLC 309X Credits: 3.0
Faculty Katherine Clark
In this seminar we will discuss spying in its many manifestations including the reasons and justifications offered for spying; the different types of spying; the means by which spying is conducted; and whether or not spying is a necessary evil. We will use a variety of texts in the class, non-fiction historical works as well as fictional works. Through a variety of media including film, hypertext, popular culture essays, fiction, and radio programs, we will explore the fascination with spies and what spies represent culturally and historically. Our object is that by the end of the semester we will be better readers of texts and more knowledgeable about issues of identity, deception, and information gathering. Fulfills Humanities/Cultural Studies distribution requirement. Creative Writing Concentration course.
Storyboarding + Sequential Art
This course covers the areas of sequencing and storyboard development. This is a growing field within the traditional print illustration discipline. New techniques, ideas and concepts will be threads throughout the class as students explore character development, lighting and perspective and background concepts development. Offered spring.
String, Felt, and Thread
Course No. FIB267 Credits: 3.0
Faculty William Lorton
This is an introduction to Fiber and Material Studies. Students will follow materials from the raw state to the finished form, learning how to manipulate them at every stage. Material and process are often bound together, so a wide variety of techniques of making form from string, thread and fiber will be covered. Students will learn to make informed material choices based on an understanding of the history and associations of each material. Students will be introduced to contemporary criticism, and questions surrounding craft and the history of art. Required 2nd year FMS Majors. Open Elective. Offered fall.
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