Fall 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3375 Section 001
W Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

ARTS 3375 Sculpture: Masks, Models, Monsters

This course examines the history of both traditional and contemporary character design and development, comparing characters, creatures and madmen in art, theater, cinema and puppetry.

Students will invent their own characters, through the construction of masks, puppets and model armatures, progressing from simple to complex, and from physical material to digital enhancement. While employing a traditional ‘thinking hands’ technique with materials such as wood, clay, found objects, fabric and foam, students will compare and contrast design innovation with that of technological development via Zbrush, Photoshop or Maya. This is an experimental foray into hybridized mediums and how these processes and methodologies can be used to design new characters.

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Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Suggested pre-requisite: Intro to Sculpture ARTS 2381
Knowledge of Maya, Zbrush or Photoshop is helpful

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