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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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3DMA 1141 - Concept Art

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 1
Course Description: Understanding the process of creating Concept Art is essential to the 3D Animation industry. This course emphasizes the digital drawing process, from conceptualization and brainstorming to iteration and final products: drawing props, environments, and characters for various animation scenarios. Additional topics include visual storytelling, rapid visualization, and an introduction to color theory.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Basic Computer skills

Major Content
  1. The basics of digital drawing
  2. Conceptualization and iteration
  3. Rapid visualization
  4. Visual storytelling
  5. Concept drawing: Props
  6. Concept drawing: Vehicles
  7. Concept drawing: Environments
  8. Concept drawing: Character drawing for animation
  9. Establishing personality, mood, and emotion through color theory

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. develop multiple versions of a solution to a given scenario.
  2. perform multiple brainstorming strategies.
  3. create concept artwork for a variety of deployments.
  4. apply the principles and elements of design to concept drawing.
  5. create thumbnails and roughs.
  6. demonstrate concepts and ideas through drawing, roughs, and iteration.
  7. describe the importance of concept art to the production pipeline within the 3D Animation industry.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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