Animation Game Design (AGD)

AGD 11003     SOLID MODELING      3 Credit Hours

Instruction given in the best usage approaches for parametric design philosophy through a hands-on, practice-intensive curriculum. Students acquire the knowledge needed to complete the process of designing models from conceptual sketching, through to solid modeling, assembly design and drawing production with rendering techniques for presentation.

Prerequisite: Animation Game Design major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 12000     TWO DIMENSION GRAPHICS      3 Credit Hours

Introductory course for creation of two-dimension graphics using vector and raster imaging for use in mapping and character development in animation and gaming.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 12001     MODELING AND TEXTURING I      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the basic concepts of three-dimension modeling and animation. Topics include terminology, techniques of creating textures and imaging for mapping, three-dimension modeling, lighting, shading and rendering.

Prerequisite: AGD 12000 with a minimum grade of C; and Modeling, Animation and Game Creation major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 21000     FUNDAMENTALS OF MIXED REALITY      3 Credit Hours

Course explores the fundamentals of virtual and augmented reality available today (education, medical, games, architecture, etc.).

Prerequisite: Animation Game Design major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor; and sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 21092     ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN PRACTICUM (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Supervised work experience. One credit hour for 50 work hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 3.333-10 other

Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AGD 22000     TWO-DIMENSION COMMUNICATION      3 Credit Hours

Comprehensive training with 2D and 3D elements of computer-aided-design (CAD) from the foundation to advanced techniques applicable to design in the graphics, mechanical, industrial and electronics fields.

Prerequisite: Animation Game Design major or Game Creation minor or Modeling and Animation minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 22001     MODELING FOR ARCHITECTURE      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to building information modeling (BIM) fundamentals using an industry-standard architectural software application, including creation of full 3D architectural project into working drawings.

Prerequisite: Animation Game Design major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 22004     MODELING AND TEXTURING II      3 Credit Hours

3D modeling and computerized techniques. Introduction to the basic concepts, terminology and techniques of 3D modeling, lighting, shading, imaging and animation.

Prerequisite: AGD 12001 with a minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 22005     MULTIMEDIA AND GAME DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

2D and 3D game development which includes the creation of flowcharts, roughs and interactive navigation systems. Integration of images, animation, video, sound and custom code for the app or game for mobile device.

Prerequisite: AGD 12001.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 22010     DIGITAL SCULPTING      3 Credit Hours

This course will explore interactive 3D sculpting to create highly-detailed and realistic models for use in games, film, animation and illustration.

Prerequisite: AGD 12001; and Animation Game Design major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 22095     SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Special topics in animation and game design. Repeated registration permitted.

Prerequisite: None.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 23020     GAMING AND CULTURE      3 Credit Hours

Familiarize students with the basic issues of culture and social aspects in different contexts including the relationship between culture and gaming. What is play, what is experiencing, and what are the cultural determinants that are at work in the process.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 33010     COMPETITIVE GAMING      3 Credit Hours

Introduction to eSports cultures and exploration of streaming techniques and layouts. The business culture of eSports, developing teams, communities, competitive gaming, event marketing and organizing an eSports event.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 33030     GAMES FOR EDUCATION      3 Credit Hours

This course explores using games for education and industry training.

Prerequisite: AGD 12000; and Computer Design, Animation and Game Design concentration in the Engineering Technology major or Game Design minor or Modeling and Animation minor; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 33095     SPECIAL TOPICS ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit). Topic varies per course offering.

Prerequisite: Animation and Game Design major.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 1-3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 34000     CHARACTER ANIMATION      3 Credit Hours

Continuation of the study and technology applications of computer animation with emphasis on camera usage and the production of a comprehensive animation project involving the animation thought process (ATP).

Prerequisite: AGD 22004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 34001     ANIMATION PROJECT      3 Credit Hours

Continued study of practical technology applications of computer animation with emphasis on scripting code writing, systems line variables and fluent realism factors within the ATP.

Prerequisite: AGD 34000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 34003     ANIMATION THEORY      3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive course covering the fundamentals of storytelling with animation and motion graphics. Coverage of concept development, pre-production, storyboarding, color and design.

Prerequisite: AGD 22004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 34005     ENVIRONMENTAL GAME DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

In this course, we will learn the essentials of game environment creation. We will look at how textures, terrains, foliage, particle effects, lighting and blueprinting work and are created in a computer-aided software. We will also learn to import 3D models in to our game environment.

Prerequisite: AGD 22004; and junior standing.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 43000     INTERACTIVE GAME DESIGN      3 Credit Hours

This course is the continuation of AGD 34005 and a group project based course. We will be covering how to add characters and blueprint scripting aspects in Unreal Engine. Our purpose is to create a playable 3D game in Unreal Engine

Prerequisite: AGD 34005.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 43001     ANIMATION PRODUCTION AND VISUAL EFFECTS      3 Credit Hours

A course dealing with the technical and business aspects of pre-and post production planning for multimedia video or film projects. Covers a systematic approach to content organization and development, scripting, visualization. We will explore effects such as particles and volumes (fire, smoke, liquids) inside 3D scenes as well as compositing effects.

Prerequisite: AGD 22004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 43002     GRAPHICS DESIGN TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

A course of study in the technology of creating knowledge and effects using computer-graphics concepts to create photo-realistic composite images and to restore and enhance a wide array of images.

Prerequisite: AGD 22004.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 43025     REAL-TIME RENDERING FOR ANIMATION      3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on using a game engine, also known as a real-time renderer, to present stories and animation in real-time. This includes meeting performance targets, interactivity, and animation. Prerequisites: AGD 34001 and AGD 34005

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 43092     INTERNSHIP IN ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN (ELR)      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) A credit-bearing work experience with educational outcomes, utilizing and enhancing a student's academic learning in practical occupational situations. The student is expected to complete pre-determined assignments, which may include a weekly journal, final paper, or an experience report.

Prerequisite: Animation Game Design major and junior standing; and special approval.

Schedule Type: Practical Experience

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement

AGD 43096     INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ANIMATION AND GAME DESIGN      1-3 Credit Hours

(Repeatable for credit) Research or individual investigation in areas not covered in the existing curriculum for baccalaureate level students at or above the junior level.

Prerequisite: Special approval.

Schedule Type: Individual Investigation

Contact Hours: 1-3 other

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

AGD 49999     SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT (ELR)      3 Credit Hours

This is a senior project class allowing students to work in an area of interest.

Prerequisite: AGD 43000 and AGD 43025; and senior standing.

Schedule Type: Combined Lecture and Lab

Contact Hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Attributes: Experiential Learning Requirement