|FD101Visual Elements 2D||3||*|
|FD102 Visual Elements Digital Tools||*||3|
|FD105-106 Basic Drawing||3||3|
|FD111 3-D Design||3||*|
|FD112 Time Arts||*||3|
|** FN100 First Year Seminar (see note below)||1|
|LA121-122 Writing in Context||3||3|
|LA125 Exploring Visual Culture||3|
|*Can be taken Fall or Spring|
|**FN100 First Year Seminar is required of all freshman with fewer than 30 transfer credits. Revised 3/5/14|
The Animated Arts concentration within the Media Arts major embraces the hybrid-moving image by combining fine art practice and digital technologies. At a time when the boundaries between live action, animation, painting, photography, illustration, and design are dissolving, an interdisciplinary fine art approach encourages students to reimagine and create frame-based work for multiple contexts.
In addition to learning principles of animation, students can expect to experiment with a variety of media, production methods, and narrative strategies as they produce work for multiple or varied platforms. A history of animated arts will be taught in the context of a broad engagement with both cinema and fine art. Students will engage in research to probe and hone their ideas in a setting that values innovative thinking, risk taking, collaboration, and fine craftsmanship. The curriculum is structured with low walls in order to offer students from diverse disciplines expanded opportunities to pursue their own relationship to the creation of animated art.
Boundary Crossings Institute in Animated Arts
PNCA’s biennial Boundary Crossings Institute in Animated Arts is a two-week intensive institute open to working professionals and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students interested in a hands-on exploration of animated installation as a medium and a site for investigation of moving image interdisciplinary practice.
Boundary Crossings explores animated spaces, expanded screens, and cinema. It embraces the hybrid moving image by combining digital technology, fine art practices, and critical theory.
With a faculty of internationally renowned teachers, scholars, and practitioners, the two -week institute includes hands-on making, intensive tutorials, skills-based learning, lectures and screenings, and theory and practice sessions. The goal is to provide an intensive experience of being on the cutting edge of animation and fine arts. Boundary Crossings culminates with a public exhibition on August 7, 2015 of animated installations created during the two-week Institute.