COMPUTER GRAPHIC ARTS (CART)

1101 Computer Graphic Arts Orientation

This lecture course serves as the entry-level course for incoming freshman entering the computer graphic arts program. The course will cover curriculum issues, industry norms and standards, curriculum expectations, and graphics standard practices.

1301 Introduction to Computer Graphic Arts

This studio/lecture course is a basic overview of computer graphics. Hands-on training with web browsing, word processing, page layout, digital image making, scanning and printing. Topics include computer graphics concepts, terminology, processes and procedures. This course fulfills the UIW Computer Literacy core requirement for CART majors only. Fee.

1302 Digital Imaging

This studio/lecture course covers principles of digital image processing and electronic illustration. Emphasis on raster and vector image making and the creative aspects of electronic illustration for commercial and fine art applications. Topics include integration of text and images, creative drawing and painting, photography concepts and printing practices. Fee.

1310 Visual Language

This studio course examines concepts that allow design and visual media to communicate a specific message. Students will undertake projects that examine the role of visual semantics, syntatics, and pragmatics in order to better understand the role of design in communication. Pre-requisites: CART 1101, 1301, 1380.

1380 Foundations of Digital Design

This studio/lecture course investigates the fundamental concepts of two-dimensional design elements and principles and how they relate to visual communication design. Emphasis for this course is in the theory of design incorporating standard digital tools to aid in this exploration period. Topics include understanding communication design using two-dimensional design elements and principles, comparing and contrasting various design styles using digital techniques and tools, and a historical overview and analysis of design through art and design history. Fee.

1390 Typography

This studio/lecture course explores fundamental concepts of typography and the relationship between typography and communication. Topics may include letterforms, the expressive qualities of type, typographic systems and use of type as a visual problem-solving tool. Fee.

2300 Web Design I: Basic Web Design

This studio/lecture course covers internet web page design, web page animation and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, Internet access software, and interactive topics. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 1301, 1302, 1380, 1390.

2301 3D Animation I: Modeling

This studio/lecture course covers basic 3D modeling and rendering techniques. Emphasis on building and modifying 3D geometry, defining surface materials, lights and cameras, rendering still images. Topics include historical overview and theoretical analysis of digital 3D modeling and rendering. Fee.

2301 3D Animation I: Modeling

This lecture/studio course focuses on the design process as it is used to enhance creative visual communications. Emphasis will be placed on throughly exploring multiple solutions through drawing and on the critical analysis needed to develop ideas into successful and refined design solutions. Students will use a combination of drawing techniques, problem solving methods and verbal/visual ideation. Pre-requisites: CART 1301, 1302, 1380, and 1390.

2310 Print Design I: Basic Print Design

Basic Print Design. This studio/lecture course covers basic issues in page layout, development of grid systems and page design for sequence and series applications. Also covered are print and pre-press production concepts. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 1301, 1302, 1380, 1390.

2311 3D Animation II: Animation

This studio/lecture course covers basic 3D animation techniques. Emphasis on keyframe animation, hierarchical motion, inverse kinematics, morphing and camera motion. Topics include historical overview and theoretical analysis of digital 3D animation. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 2301

3300 Web Design II: Advanced Web Design

This studio/lecture course is an advanced seminar in a web design. Topics include scripting, web site planning, testing, security, production, and marketing. Incorporation of recent developments in the field of Internet communications into a web site. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 2300

3301 3D Animation III: Narrative Animation

This studio/lecture course covers narrative 3D computer animation. Emphasis on storytelling, continuity, virtual cinematography, and digital editing. Topics include historical overview and analysis of 3D special effects in cinema and video. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 2311.

3310 Print Design II: Visual Systems

Intermediate Print Design. This studio lecture course covers concepts and techniques used in establishing visual identity, establishing brand identity and working on multiple platforms (PC and Macintosh). Also covered are additional commercial print and production concepts. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 2310.

3311 3-D Animation IV : Character Animation

This studio/lecture course covers 3D character animation. Emphasis on the creation of a detailed character with personality and complex, expressive movement. Topics include historical overview and analysis of 3D animated characters in cinema and video. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 3301

3315 Visual Narrative Conventions

This lecture course applies the concepts in visual literacy towards understanding core concepts of narrative structure. How to create mood and message through lighting, music framing, composition, and duration will be analyzed through film vocabulary, cinematic technique observation, and film history overviews. Prerequisite: Admission to the BFA Graphic Design track in Computer Graphic Arts. CART 1301, 1302, 1380, 2311, and 3321.

3321 History of Animation

This lecture course is a survey of the history of animation and special effects. Overview includes traditional, experimental, and digital media. Emphasis is placed on the history of US animation; however, international animation will also be covered extensively.

4100 Commercial Arts Seminar

This lecture course services as an introduction to the trends of the business. It includes presentations by professional digital artists, business people, and vendors. Also includes research projects to increase awareness of digital media source information. This one credit course must be taken three times. This course must be repeated six times for graduation.

4300 Web Design III; Advanced Multimedia and Database Integration

This studio/lecture course covers integration of e-commerce centered web design. Emphasis on online purchasing, multimedia content optimization, and web content delivery. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 3300.

4301 Advanced Projects Practicum

This studio/lecture course covers gives students an opportunity to apply all the skills and concepts gained in earlier classes. Emphasis on producing large-scale, high-quality, creative work for inclusion in the Senior Portfolio. Topics focus on areas of specialization, thoroughly investigating issues of current interest in Computer Graphic Arts. Prerequisite: CART 4311 (3D) or both CART 4300 and CART 4310 (GD).

4302 Cooperative Education Internship

On-the-job training and observation at a Computer Graphic Arts related business. Work 15-20 hours per week and meet with instructor 1 hour per week. Topics include 'real-world' work place conditions and standards. Prerequisite: Level IV in an area of concentration.

4303 Senior Portfolio

This studio/lecture course is the final course for the CART Degree. Emphasis on preparation and enhancement of a professional portfolio. Topics include job-seeking strategies, presentation skills, and enhancement of a professional portfolio. To be taken in the final semester. Prerequisite: CART 4301 (or concurrent enrollment) and CART 4311 or both CART 4300 and CART 4310.

4310 Print Design III: Information Design

Advanced Print Design. This studio/lecture course covers concepts and techniques of informational and way finding design. Also covered are additional print and production concepts. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 3310.

4311 3D Animation V: Production

This studio/lecture course covers theories and procedures for producing digital video/audio files using desktop computers. Much focus will be on the team aspect of 3D production. Fee. Prerequisite: CART 3311 4320 Web I Bridge: Introduction to Design for Web Basic Web Design for transfer students. This studio/lecture course covers Internet web page design, web page animation and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, Internet access software, and interactive topics. Fee. Prerequisites: CART 3311

4320 Web I Bridge: Introduction to Design for Web

Basic Web Design for transfer students. This studio/lecture course covers Internet web page design, web page animation and related graphic design issues including mark-up languages, web sites, Internet access software, and interactive topics. Fee. Prerequisites: CART 1301, 1302, 1380, and 1390.

4330 History of Communication Design

This lecture course covers the history of contemporary communication design with an emphasis on the design in the context of society and culture. The focus will be on 20th century to present. Prerequisites: Admission to the BFA Graphic Design track in Computer Graphic Arts. ARTH 2362

4340 3D Animation I: Bridge

This studio/lecture course covers basic 3D modeling and rendering techniques for transfer students. Emphasis on building and modifying 3D geometry, defining surface materials, lights and cameras, rendering still images. Topics include historical overview and theoretical analysis of digital 3D modeling and rendering. Fee. Prerequisites: 1301, 1302, and 3321.

4350 3D Animation II: Bridge

This studio/lecture course covers basic 3D animation techniques for transfer students. Emphasis on keyframe animation, hierarchical motion, inverse kinematics, morphing and camera motion. Topics include historical overview and theoretical analysis of digital 3D animation. Fee. Prerequisites: CART 2301 or CART 4340.

4390 World Graphics Study Away

This lecture/travel course provides students a chance to see how the graphics industry operates throughout culture hubs of the world. Course content includes required travel to city or cities of focus each semester. Fee. Prerequisites: ARTH 2361 and ARTH 2362.

COMPUTER GRAPHIC ARTS (CART)