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ARTV 1303   Basic Animation (3)
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Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 1341   3-D Animation I (3)
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Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 1343   Digital Sound (3)
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Digitizing sound and incorporating it into multimedia or web titles for various delivery systems. Emphasizes compression issues, sampling, synchronizing, and resource management. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 1345   3-D Modeling and Rendering I (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 1351   Digital Video (3)
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Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1451. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 1402   Introduction to Technical Animation and Rendering (4)
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Basic study of technical computer models and animation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 1403   Basic Animation (4)
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Examination of animation concepts, principles, and storyboard for basic production. Emphasizes creating movement and expression utilizing traditionally or digitally generated image sequences. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 1441   3-D Animation I (4)
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Intermediate level 3-D course introducing animation tools and techniques used to create movement. Emphasis on using the principles of animation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 1445   3-D Modeling and Rendering I (4)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1302 or instructor approval.
Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 1451   Digital Video (4)
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Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation. This course is cross-listed as ARTV 1351. The student may register for either ARTV 1351 or ARTV 1451, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 2301   2-D Animation I (3)
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Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2330   2-D Animation II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 2301 or instructor approval.
Advanced study of technical aspects of animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an animation project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2335   Portfolio Development for Animation (3)
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Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student''s skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2341   Advanced Digital Video (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1351 or instructor approval.
Advanced digital video techniques for post-production. Emphasizes integration of special effects and animation for film, video, and the Internet. Exploration of new and emerging compression and video streaming technologies. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2345   3-D Modeling and Rendering II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1345 or instructor approval.
A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2351   3-D Animation II (3)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or instructor approval.
Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2401   2-D Animation I (4)
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Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
Skill development in the use of software to develop storyboards and two-dimensional animation including creating, importing, and sequencing media elements to create multimedia presentation. Emphasis on conceptualization, creativity, and visual aesthetics. (3 Lec,. 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 2430   2-D Animation II (4)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 2401 or instructor approval.
Technical aspects of traditional animation. Emphasizes aesthetic design and completion of an advanced animation project. Includes application of advanced skills and knowledge. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2435   Portfolio Development for Animation (4)
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Prerequisite: Prior interactive media courses, experience with interactive media software or instructor approval.
A course in the development of a professional portfolio to showcase the student's skills in animation. Includes self-promotion, resumes, portfolio distribution, and interview techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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ARTV 2445   3-D Modeling and Rendering II (4)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1445 or instructor approval.
A studio course focused on advanced 3-D modeling and rendering techniques using industry standard software, modeling techniques, camera settings, lighting, and surfacing to develop detailed environments. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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ARTV 2451   3-D Animation II (4)
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Prerequisite: ARTV 1341 or ARTV 1441 or instructor approval.
Advanced level 3-D course utilizing animation tools and techniques used to develop movement. Emphasis on advanced animation techniques. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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