AHT 530

Graduate Theory and Criticsm

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2018-2019 As needed Main campus No

Level: Graduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: None

The course examines the diversity of processes and concepts in computer graphic art and 3D animation art in particular. Students are expected to recognize and critique artistic themes and ethical statements conveyed through computer animation works. Weekly group and individual critiques are mandatory. Through careful review and evaluation of a cutting edge, international award winning animation collection, this course broadens students’ horizons regarding the latest achievements and developments in the computer animation industry and in computer artistry itself. Case studies and company profiles of the most prominent firms guide students to a closer look at some of animation’s masterpieces and the techniques and visions of their creators. Each student learns to analyze and evaluate an animated production for its aesthetic and technical merits. With deeper critical and empirical understanding of the important achievements undertaken thus far, students empower themselves to develop their own contributions to the animation field.