Senior Level Digital Art and Animation Project courses at Cogswell College

Senior Level Digital Art and Animation Project Courses

ANIMATED FILM PRODUCTION

Students work in teams to create a short animated film. Focus is on working as effective team while delivering individual specialized skills, the animation pipeline, project management, and communication skills are covered in depth. Students may enter as any of the following, concept artist, modeler, rigger, animator, technical director, and compositor. Training in all of these fields is comprehensive and will prepare student for entry into the job market.

STAR THIEF STUDIO

This course continues the opportunity to learn from professionals and mentors to develop a professional level animated short and interactive book. Students may enter as any of the following: concept artist pre-vis, modeler, rigger, animator, technical director and compositor. Project based-training will prepare the student for entry into the job market. Prior approval required.

ANIMATION PORTFOLIO 1

Students write a project proposal and production schedule as they develop an animated short film that will be completed in Animation Portfolio 2. Students proceed through the film making process: concept develoment, storyboards, animatics, layouts, audio, and production scheduling. Students assemble a rough demo reel that demonstrates competency in the discipline.

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN PORTFOLIO 1

Potfolio 1 is the preparatory class for Portfolio 2, the final element in the DAA program. Students will use their skills in traditional and digital painting, texturing and lighting of 3D models, and portfolio preparation to scope and design a finished portfolio that demonstrates their abilities in Entertainment Design. The portfolio will have a recognizable aesthetic and professional presentation quality.

MODELING PORTFOLIO 1

Students produce a demo reel to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of modeling and proficiency in its techniques.

ANIMATION PORTFOLIO 2

Continuation of Animation Portfolio 1. Production of animated short film begun in Animation Portfolio 1. Final animated film along with expanded final proposal is completed. Students present their project to the DAA faculty and discuss the production process and their challenges. Students assemble a finished demo reel that demonstrates competency in the discipline.

ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN PORTFOLIO 2

Portfolio 2 is the final element in the DAA program. Students will use their skills in traditional and digital painting, tecturing and lighting of 3D models, and portfolio preparation to create a finished portfolio that demonstrated their abilities in Entertainment Design. The portfolio will have a recognizable aesthetic and professional presentation quality.

MODELING PORTFOLIO 2

Continuation of Portfolio 1 to complete the Modeling capstone project. Students learn to demonstrate their competency through the development of a demo reel.