In ACT 123—Improvisation 1 students will engage in experiential activities that involve risk taking, creativity, and spontaneity. Students will play off their partner's suggestions, connect with characters, create environments, and articulate a story on the spot with confidence.

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Animation & Visual Effects

In ANM 180—Introduction to Animation Principles & Techniques you will gain hands-on experience with techniques including the media of clay, paper cutouts, found objects, pixilation, and stop motion puppets.

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Drone Production

In COM 208—Fundamentals of Drone Production, students will be introduced to and gain hands-on experience with exciting capabilities presented by the emerging field of drone photography. Students will conduct aerial photography and cinematography exercises by flying various drones to create dynamic aerial footage.

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In FSH 184—Styling provides the foundation of a styling portfolio as students gain hands-on experience developing concepts and assembling compelling outfits for photo shoots. Fashion culture, working with a model, photographer, and a make-up artist will be covered.

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Game Development

In GAM 110—Introduction to Game Development students will be introduced to the fundamentals of game design and development with an emphasis on the various roles that facilitate professional video game production. Students will get basic experience with development tools like Maya, Photoshop, and Unity while learning about the concepts and best practices that drive successful studios.

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Game Programming

In GAP 125—Programming for Games 1 introduces students to object-oriented programming with a focus on developing proficiency in the core C++ language. Topics will include program structure, functions, console input, variables, branching, looping, and programming statements. Students will diagram program flows, break down technical tasks, solve problems, and practice finding and removing bugs.

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In ILL 177—Drawing for Tattoo and Skin Art students will learn the basics of designing tattoo art, tattoo art history, and business practices for the art of tattooing. Topics will include tattoo line and color techniques, and communicating custom work ideas to clients.

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Jewelry & Metal Arts

In JEM 110—Jewelry & Metal Arts 1 students will create fine metal arts objects and jewelry using precious metals and learn basic fabrication, stone setting, metal forging, chasing, simple sinking, and die forming.

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Motion Pictures & Television

In MPT 106—Edit 1: The Art of Editing introduces students to visual storytelling through the creative use of video editing. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, students will learn the concepts of montage, screen direction, continuity and the elements of style while editing a narrative scene.

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Music Production

In MUS 120—Music Production 1 students will learn traditional music composition principles and apply them to 21st century production tools to create original musical sketches. Students will use digital audio workstations (DAW), virtual instruments and loops to sync music to video with SMPTE time code.

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PRO PH510—Digital Photography: Shooting teaches camera operations, exposure, and the essential elements of good composition.

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In FASCU 231—Ceramic Sculpture introduces the techniques of hand building with clay as well as covering clay bodies, kiln firing, and an overview of the contemporary ceramic scene.

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Silk Screen

FA 143—Silkscreen 1 offers an exploratory introduction to the art of prints using the direct photo emulsion stencil method of printing with water-based inks. Students develop specialized knowledge for using a variety of papers and inks to create works of fine art and contemporary communications.

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Social Media

In PRO 314—Social Media Content Development you will focus on producing content for cross-platform social media channels utilizing text, video, audio, and visual images. Emphasis will be on developing a unique social media voice and footprint for established, such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, and emerging social media channels.

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Virtual Reality

In MPT 135—Virtual Reality/360 Production: The New Frontier students will get hands-on experience working with different camera rigs, stitching footage together, and exploring storytelling techniques.

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Web Design Technology

In WNM 105—Design Technology: Visual Design Tools you will cover a wide range of fundamental technologies involved in professional digital design and production. Topics include: preparing graphics with emphasis on the use of vector graphics, font technologies and typography, color manipulation, the Mac OS, production efficiencies, presentation and output methods.

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