Fall 2015 - 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
Wed 1-3:45
This course examines the history of both traditional and contemporary character design and development, comparing charactersf, creatures and madmen in art, theater, cinema, animation 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. Employing a traditional ‘thinking hands’ technique with materials such as wood, clay, found, 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 and innovate new characters, art forms and installation adaptations.

Required Texts:

There is not assigned textbook: All sources are on line and 'open source' accessible

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Arts 2381 Intro to Sculpture, or any 3D design course or character development related visual arts course, or by instructors approval. There are material fees to accommodate processing (approximately $120)

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