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
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7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Robert Rodriguez
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
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Mihai Nadin
ATEC 6332 Design Principles (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of advanced design principles and practices common to most design professions. Topics include the language of design, core design concepts, analysis of design, and specialized design practices. (0-3) Y
R
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Cassini Nazir
ATEC 6335 Research in Sound Design (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of the relationship between sound, music, and the visual arts. This course covers the history of art and technology as applied to the domain of sound, with a special focus on interactive applications. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
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1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Scot Gresham Lancaster
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
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Timothy Christopher
ATEC 6343 Interactive Environments (3 semester credit hours) Exploration of design principles and practices for the creation of interactive experiential spaces. Course focuses on atmosphere, flow, interactivity, spatial narrative, and user experience. 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 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
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1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Kyle Kondas
ATEC 6348 Educational Games (3 semester credit hours) Advanced research in the design, creation, and implementation of game-like systems towards new research in pedagogy, simulation, training, and formal and informal education. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (0-3) T
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Timothy Christopher
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
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10:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Midori Kitagawa
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1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Eric Farrar
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Kyle Kondas
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
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Maximilian Schich
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
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10:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Scott Swearingen
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
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1:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Monica Evans
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7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Adam Brackin
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
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Marjorie Zielke
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
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4:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Kyle Kondas
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
TR
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Ryan McMahan
ATEC 6390 Special Topics in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Independent study course that may count toward minimum course requirements for the MA or MFA degree. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. (3-0) R
R
7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Frank Dufour
Todd Fechter
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
Eric Farrar
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
Kyle Kondas
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
Eric Farrar
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Dean Terry
Todd Fechter
Moon Kim
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
Kyle Kondas
Adam Brackin
Maximilian Schich
Scott Swearingen
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
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
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
John Pomara
Eric Farrar
Thomas Linehan
Todd Fechter
Midori Kitagawa
Monica Evans
Scott Swearingen
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
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7:00 - 9:45 p.m.
Roger Malina
ATEC 7390 Advanced Special Topics in Arts and Technology (3 semester credit hours) Independent study course that may count toward minimum course requirements for the PhD degree. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. (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
Midori Kitagawa
ATEC 7V82 Advanced Projects in Interactive Media (1-9 semester credit hours) Students will complete an advanced creative and/or research project exploring the interaction of communication and digital technology. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R
Monica Evans
Cassini Nazir
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
Frank Dufour
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Thomas Linehan
Dean Terry
Thomas Linehan
Harold Wood
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
David Parry
Bruce Barnes
Adam Brackin
Maximilian Schich
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
Cuihua Shen
Kim Knight
Thomas Linehan
Thomas Linehan
Thomas Linehan
Harold Wood
Todd Fechter
Marjorie Zielke
Midori Kitagawa
Mihai Nadin
Monica Evans
Scot Gresham Lancaster
Roger Malina
Paul Fishwick