Thesis I, II III and IV are the summation of graduate studies in computer animation.Thesis I focuses on the initial phase of the thesis project – modeling and basic animation. The class guides students through the first phases of thesis animation production to develop a state-of-the-art production and accompanying paper in a graduate thesis project that reflects the student’s mastering of high- level animation techniques with Maya and other software. The course helps students solve technical problems they encounter during their thesis project development. A formal written proposal is required, involving research, writing of an original script, production planning, and detailing of technical issues. Successful completion of the course involves a positive full faculty review and a graduate committee review measured against defined benchmarks for the MFA program. Note: CG 671 Thesis I is delivered in 7.5 weeks within a 15 week semester. Each session is assigned 3 credits and a grade.