MULTIMEDIA

MULTIMEDIA

Note: Multimedia courses are offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts.

MULTIMEDIA 1000
Introduction to Multimedia

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

A survey of artistic developments related to the electronic era, the relationship of computer-facilitated arts to traditional genres and a critical examination of selected contemporary works.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.F.A. (Multimedia) program.

MULTIMEDIA 1010
Introduction to Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

A survey of animation using traditional and contemporary techniques.

Note: Not counted in the 14 core Multimedia courses in the B.F.A. (Multimedia).

MULTIMEDIA 2000
Interactive Technology (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Offerings in subject areas dealing with interactive technology.

Prerequisite: Fine Arts 2020.

Note: Not counted in the 14 core Multimedia courses in the B.F.A. (Multimedia).

MULTIMEDIA 2010
Static Image Processing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Creation and manipulation of static images.

Prerequisites: Multimedia 1000, and Art 2030 or 2315.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Multimedia 2010 and Multimedia 2020.

MULTIMEDIA 2030
Moving Image Processing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Multimedia production emphasizing elements of design and incorporating movement, music, typology and storyline. Non-linear editing.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 1000.

Corequisite: Multimedia 2010.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Multimedia 2030 and Multimedia 3020.

MULTIMEDIA 3030
3-D Computer Modelling and Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Theory and professional practice of 3-D computer modelling, animation, lighting, texturing and rendering.

Prerequisites: Multimedia 2010 and 2030.

MULTIMEDIA 3150
Seminar in Multimedia and Interactive Technology Studies

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Seminar presentation on contemporary issues related to multimedia and interactive technology in a critical and theoretical context.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3030.

MULTIMEDIA 3420 (2420)
Writing for Multimedia I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exercises in script writing. Fundamentals of narratology, style and genre for cinema, games and educational applications.

Prerequisites: Multimedia 2010 and 2030.

MULTIMEDIA 3520 (2520)
Web-Based Art

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Design practices and aesthetics for print and the World Wide Web.

Prerequisites: Multimedia 2010 and 2030.

MULTIMEDIA 3620
Advanced 3-D Modelling, Animation and Special Effects

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0

Modelling, animation, special effects for gaming, character animation, industrial/ architectural visualization, and internet activity.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3030.

MULTIMEDIA 3680
Interactive Multimedia Sequencing

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Creation of interface using materials from original sources to produce user-driven projects.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3620.

MULTIMEDIA 3700
Production Management

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Group project experience emphasizing production with instruction in the following areas: budgeting, team building, software and hardware evaluation, and project marketing and management.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3620.

MULTIMEDIA 4040
Alternative Realities Studio

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-4-0

Creation of computer facilitated environments. The principles of dramatic interaction, computer-based composition, and sound and movement manipulation.

Prerequisite: Two 3000-level Multimedia courses.

MULTIMEDIA 4050
Professional Placement

Credit hours: 9.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-21

Supervised internship providing direct involvement in the multimedia industry either locally or out of town. Arrangements to be made by the Faculty of Fine Arts internship coordinator.

Prerequisites: Completion of all course requirements for the B.F.A. (Multimedia) program, except for Fine Arts 4060.

Grading: Pass/Fail.

MULTIMEDIA 4420
Writing for Multimedia II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Script development for educational, entertainment and business applications, with an emphasis on script planning and structural formats. Outlining, story boarding and production planning as the genesis of creative writing.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3420 (2420).

MULTIMEDIA 4620
Character Animation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1-3-0

Character animation production process. Storyboarding, lip sync motion capture, data filtering and application, character modelling and animation strategies.

Prerequisite: Multimedia 3620.