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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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CMPU 379 - Computer Animation: Art, Science and Criticism


1 unit(s)
(Same as ART 379 , FILM 379 , and MEDS 379 ) An interdisciplinary course in Computer Animation aimed at students with previous experience in Computer Science, Studio Art, or Media Studies. The course introduces students to mathematical and computational principles and techniques for describing the shape, motion and shading of three-dimensional figures in Computer Animation. It introduces students to artistic principles and techniques used in drawing, painting and sculpture, as they are translated into the context of Computer Animation. It also encourages students to critically examine Computer Animation as a medium of communication. Finally, the course exposes students to issues that arise when people from different scholarly cultures attempt to collaborate on a project of mutual interest. The course is structured as a series of animation projects interleaved with screenings and classroom discussions. Thomas Ellman, Harry Roseman.

Prerequisite(s): permission of the instructor.

Not offered in 2017/18.

Two 2-hour periods.



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