Courses

Undergraduate Graduate
ATEC 6300 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of mutual interactions between technology and the creative arts. Establishes basic theoretical concepts and principles underlying the graduate program in Arts and Technology. Required of all degree candidates in Arts and Technology. (3-0) Y
W
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Roger Malina
W
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Maximilian Schich
ATEC 6331 Aesthetics of Interactive Arts (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of aesthetic principles underlying the interactive electronic arts, their relation to and divergence from aesthetic principles underlying traditional forms of artistic expression. Topics will include interactive games, animation, and new modes of narrative. Required of all degree candidates in Arts and Technology. (0-3) Y
T
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Mihai Nadin
T
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Lucy Petrovic
ATEC 6341 Game Design (3 semester credit hours) Advanced study of the structure and design of digital, analog, narrative, and social game systems. Course focuses on theory, critical analysis, innovation, and prototype creation. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) Y
T
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Timothy Christopher
ATEC 6342 Game Studies (3 semester credit hours) Advanced study of the computer game as cultural artifact, procedural system, social space, and artistic medium. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
M
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Adam Brackin
ATEC 6345 Game Production Lab (3 semester credit hours) This course functions as a simulation of the game development industry. This course utilizes various aspects of all areas of game development including programming, art, animation, sound design, game design, level design, project management, and project direction. Games developed in this course emphasize innovation, aesthetics, unique or experimental mechanics and technological achievement. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. (0-3) T
T
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Monica Evans
ATEC 6346 Game Pipeline Methodologies (3 semester credit hours) This course functions as a simulation of the game development industry. This course utilizes various aspects of all areas of game development including programming, art, animation, sound design, game design, level design, project management, and project direction. Games developed in this course emphasize innovation, aesthetics, unique or experimental mechanics, and technological achievement. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
M
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Monica Evans
ATEC 6351 Digital Arts (3 semester credit hours) Exploration and application of advanced methods and techniques for the creation of visual images through the use of digital media. May be repeated as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) Y
R
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Kyle Kondas
W
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Kyle Kondas
F
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Todd Fechter
ATEC 6352 Motion Capture (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of advanced methods and techniques in motion capture animation. Course culminates in a professional-quality animation project. May be repeated (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
M
10:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Midori Kitagawa
ATEC 6353 Visualization Research (3 semester credit hours) Exploration and application of advanced techniques in animation, visualization, simulation, and interactivity. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
MW
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Paul Fishwick
ATEC 6354 Virtual Environments (3 semester credit hours) Advanced research in the conceptualization, creation, and application of interactive immersive environments, including research in synthetic spaces, interactive game engines, and hybrid physical/virtual worlds. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
R
1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Scott Swearingen
ATEC 6355 Animation Production Lab (3 semester credit hours) Exploration and application of advanced concepts and techniques involved in the development of animated shorts and features. Includes participation in development team for creation of an animated short or feature-length animated film. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
T
10:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Todd Fechter
ATEC 6356 Interactive Narrative (3 semester credit hours) Advanced research in the analysis and creation of interactive narrative systems, designs, and models through various philosophical and mechanical approaches. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
W
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Adam Brackin
ATEC 6361 Creating Interactive Media (3 semester credit hours) This course covers theory, principles, and practice of media objects created for an interactive environment. Sections may be devoted exclusively to a single aspect of emerging media and communications or to a multiplicity of subjects related to the field. May be repeated (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
T
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Cassini Nazir
ATEC 6372 (EMAC 6372) Approaches to Emerging Media and Communication (3 semester hours) This course focuses on the conceptual study of emerging media. Course may explore the theoretical, political, technological, cultural, cognitive, and historical forces which inform the way media and communication develop. (3-0) T
M
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Cuihua Shen
ATEC 6373 (EMAC 6373) Emerging Media Studio I (3 semester hours) This course explores media production across multiple media. Students work in teams to develop meta-media projects in a variety of content delivery environments. Class will require students to develop a range of rhetorical (text, audio) and visual (image, video) strategies appropriate for emerging media. (May be repeated for credit as topics vary to a maximum of 9 credit hours maximum). (3-0) T
T
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Dean Terry
ATEC 6375 Topics in Emerging and Cognitive Design (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of the underlying psychological issues of users that can be taken into account in the design and assessment of interactive technologies, such as online personas, virtual humans and cultures, brain-computer or human-robotic interfaces, and e-behavior. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (3-0) T
R
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Marjorie Zielke
ATEC 6383 Special Topics in Sound Design (3 semester credit hours) Advanced research in digital music and sound design. Topics may include advanced visualization of music and sound, sonification of images and data, and advanced research in interactive sound applications. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) R
W
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Scot Gresham Lancaster
ATEC 6384 Special Topics in Game Studies (3 semester credit hours) An examination of the links between technology, play, and culture. Topics may include the ethics of game development, serious and persuasive games, simulation and training, interactive education, identity and culture in virtual worlds, multilinear narrative, and philosophical origins of games as a medium. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) R
M
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Monica Evans
T
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Phillip Johnson
M
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Jacob Naasz
ATEC 6385 Special Topics in Animation (3 semester credit hours) Advanced research in animation, including concept development, character development, advanced techniques and methods in 3D animation, and animation production techniques. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) R
R
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Todd Fechter
ATEC 6389 Topics in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) The study of specific issues, problems, methods, or practices relevant to arts and technology. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). (3-0) R
R
4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Maximilian Schich
ATEC 6397 Independent Readings in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Department consent required. (3-0) R
Frank Dufour
Lucy Petrovic
Phillip Johnson
Eric Farrar
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
Cassini Nazir
Roger Malina
ATEC 6398 Independent Research in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Department consent required. (3-0) R
Frank Dufour
Lucy Petrovic
Phillip Johnson
Cuihua Shen
Eric Farrar
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
David Parry
Kyle Kondas
Cassini Nazir
Roger Malina
ATEC 6V90 Internship in Arts and Technology (1-3 semester credit hours) Students undertake a learning experience at a supervised work situation related to their graduate area of study. An internship provides exposure experience to a professional working environment, application of theory to working realities, and an opportunity to test skills and clarify goals. Course requirements include formal and reflective writing. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) R
Kim Knight
ATEC 6V95 Advanced Project Workshop (3-6 semester credit hours) Students will engage in the creation of an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of the arts with digital technology. Required of all MA and MFA degree candidates in Arts and Technology. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([3-6]-0) Y
Phillip Johnson
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Monica Evans
ATEC 7331 Research Methodology in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) This course presents students with a variety of research methods that are appropriate for advanced research in Arts and Technology. Methods will include ethnographic, experimental, descriptive, historical, and philosophical. (3-0) R
R
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Frank Dufour
ATEC 7V81 Advanced Project Workshop (3-6 semester credit hours) Students will engage in the creation of an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of the arts with digital technology. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([3-6]-0) R
Frank Dufour
Monica Evans
ATEC 8303 Independent Readings in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent required. (3-0) R
Frank Dufour
Lucy Petrovic
Eric Farrar
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Dean Terry
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
David Parry
Kyle Kondas
Roger Malina
ATEC 8305 Independent Research in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent required. (3-0) R
Frank Dufour
Lucy Petrovic
Phillip Johnson
Eric Farrar
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
David Parry
Adam Brackin
Roger Malina